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63 Customers Emerge Winners in UBA Savings Promo

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Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc on Tuesday delighted 63 of its customers spread across its various saving products at its ‘super savers promo draw. The 63 lucky winners who will now have a merry Christmas courtesy of UBA, comprise 12 new millionaires, 20 kiddies and teens account holders who won N200,000 each as educational grant, 10 Next Gen customers who won N15,000 every month for a year, totalling N180,000 per person.

Also, 20 Lucky customers won N100,000 each, one lucky customer who won N500,000, another lucky customer smiled home with N1.2 million, while another customer got N2 million and 10 other customers emerged winners, winning N1 million each.

The draw which was held virtually on Tuesday through Facebook and Youtube platforms in strict compliance with social distancing rules as directed by the Federal and Lagos State Governments had representatives from the Consumer Protection Council(CPC), the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), and the Lagos State Lottery Board to ensure transparency and accountability.

Winners who emerged on Tuesday amid great excitement from the draw, include Ogbenjuwa Divine Ishor; Ayomide Christianah Omogbehin; Bariweni Ebimoboere; Muslimah Funmilayo Saleeman; Oladejo Emmanuel Ayomide; Osinachi M Anugom; Precious Enyo-Ojo Obetta; Smart Ejiroghene Angel; Chinedu-Chika Mmesoma Angel; Ndikwomfu Chamberlain Chidumebi; Adagbada Eunice Doyinsola; Emmanuel Durotimi A Babatunde; Atafo David Izebere; Osakuade Esther Oluwadamilola’ Janet Okafor Chichebem; Ahmad Tijani Ayuba; Amblessed Chukwuechetagom Nnaekezie; Onyinye Christina Olisakwe; Charles, Janet; Ibekwe Chikammara Tochukwu; Precious Chioma Chukwunyere; Ibimina Naomi Green; Uthman Adebayo Bakare; Onmonya Ogaba Lewis; Chukwuemeka Favour Elesa; Abosede  Isiaka; Irene Chiamaka Nwoye; Patience Gift Abu; Isaiah, Sunday Oluwaseun; Ahmad Safiya Umar; Anwuacha O Oscar; Udu Ifeanyi; Faruq Muyiwa Onilude; Okeke C Chuka; James Ruth; Dasen Dapan; Idongesit F Udoh; Emmanuel E Isong; Pamela Orji;

Others lucky winners who equally had something to cheer were,  Agada, George; Miracle Joshua Ogbu; Prosper Nebeife; Blessing Inyang Cyril; Nuhu Yahaya; Oscar Rowland Oyekachi; Blessing Prosper Porole; Destiny Osemwengie; Margaret Ifedun Omodanisi; Bashirat Eniola Ayantola; Ifeanyi Sunday Okorie; Rita Ifesinachi Dickson; Akanni Biliaminu; Enyoyi Oghenevovwoo Emmanuel; Mohammed Abubakar; Adamu Babagida; Yibaikass Bello; Antorufa Anne Oguta; Ramota Abdulraheem; Grace Eleojo Gabriel; Esther Steiner Obo; Valerie Chimdi-Oluwaseun Vishnay; Kefas Ayuba.

Speaking at the draw, the Head of Personal Banking, Ogechi Altraide noted that the bank is committed to creating a positive impact in its customers and urged them to maintain and cultivate a lasting savings culture that is sure to be beneficial to their overall growth.

She said: “At UBA, the welfare and ultimate success of our customers and their financial freedom is at the Centre of everything that we do and this is why we are making millionaires, either by supporting your businesses, or by rewarding you for saving.

“And I’m happy that today we have witnessed the super savers promos, the draws and we have made 63 winners who have won amazing prizes this Christmas.  With this win they definitely will have a merry Christmas indeed as 12 of them actually have been made million years today and I’m happy that I can say that UBA has kept its word, we have rewarded our customers with the happiness and love they truly deserve.”

Head Marketing, Diana Uba, also expressed happiness at the emergence of new set of UBA millionaires and winners who are sure to have a memorable Christmas with their bumper wins as she said “I would like to congratulate all the winners and I’d like to encourage you all to not relent and continue to save with UBA, if you did not win today, there is an opportunity for you to win every month as UBA will always keep its word. And I’d like to thank all our customers who have kept faith with us this year with a firm promise that next year will even be bigger and better “, she said.

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FIRSTBANK REWARDS CUSTOMERS IN TRANSACT AND WIN PROMO

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Getting rewarded for spending money is a dream that is probably going to remain exciting for many people, but not for the Firstmonie Wallet users. In a two-month Transact and Win campaign that started on November 22, 2021, First Bank of Nigeria Limited is rewarding several customers for carrying out transactions on its Firstmonie Wallet application. 

The e-wallet is useful for conveniently paying utility bills, purchasing airtime and data, transferring and receiving money, and many other digital transactions. Just for using the mobile-friendly wallet app, Customers got rewarded with mouth-watering prizes both in cash and kind. The number of transactions done on the app determines the price a user could win.

100 customers who had done 1-15 transactions through Firstmonie Wallet within the month won N10,000 cash price; 53 25kg bags of rice and 50 units of standing fans were also won by customers who carried out 16 – 30 transactions with the Firstmonie Wallet; 2 units of power generating sets, 1 unit of Air Conditioning systems and 1 unit LED Televisions went to customers who carried 31 – 50 transactions; while 2 units of iPhone 12 were won by customers who had carried out over 50 transactions on the app within the month.

Victor Nnanna Onyedikachi, a student of the University of Abuja was one of the winners of the iPhone 12, and while receiving his gift, he admitted that he did not expect to win the prize.  “I used the Firstmonie Wallet App, and just like that, I was told that I had qualified. I did not believe it until I saw it myself. I am truly grateful to FirstBank” he said.

Other winners also expressed their pleasure at being rewarded for using a completely user-friendly app. “There is no issue of service error when using it for any transaction. The service is seamless and the app is easy to use” one of them said.

The Group Executive, e-Business & Retail products, Mr Chuma Ezirim had noted that the promo was targeted at appreciating customers for their patronage; and in line with the Bank’s December-is-a-Vybe campaign. “This promo is hinged on the need to appreciate our customers for their patronage, especially as we have had an increased engagement and usages of the various services offered by our mobile-friendly wallet product,” Ezirim said when the promo was being launched.

Interestingly, the promo also includes new customers and users of the app. By simply downloading the mobile app from the play store, or using the *894# USSD string to sign up, anyone can qualify for the promo. The promo runs till January 22, 2022, so what are you waiting for as you could be the next winner of any of these fantastic prizes.

As the premier Bank in West Africa and the leading financial inclusion services provider in Nigeria for over 127 years, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has remained at the forefront of promoting digital payment in the country, and the Firstmonie Wallet is one of the channels for digital transactions.

Little wonder FirstBank was named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row (2011 – 2016) by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” and “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” for seven consecutive years (2011 – 2017) by the Asian Banker International.  FirstBank also bagged the Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards and “Best Bank in Nigeria” by Global Finance for 15 years.

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PRUDENTIAL ANNOUNCES AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2021 SPONSORSHIP

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…Sponsorship underscores the life insurer’s commitment to grow and to invest in Africa

Prudential Africa has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to become the official insurance partner of the ongoing 33rd edition of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021.

At a press conference to announce the sponsorship, Eric Mboma, Chief Representative Officer, Prudential Northern Africa Region noted that the sponsorship underscores Prudential’s commitment to the African continent.

“As we grow our business in Africa, we also want to support the passion and talent of its people. Africans share a common love for football and we are honored to be part of a tournament that unites the continent and brings together the brightest talents of African football”, he said.

Mr. Mboma added, “Through sports, Prudential wants to encourage people to stay active and lead more healthy lifestyles. As a life insurer, we believe that health and wellness are important for people to live fulfilling lives.”

Commenting on the partnership, Confederation of African Football (CAF) General Secretary Mr. Véron Mosengo-Omba said, “We are excited and pleased to have on board Prudential as a partner. We share a common purpose in our commitment to developing local talent as well as driving prosperity for the people of Africa.”

AFCON 2022 started on January 9 and will run till February 6, 2022 with Cameroon as the host nation.

Prudential is a global financial services group providing life insurance, pensions and asset management products and services to approximately 20 million customers in Asia and Africa.
Prudential has life insurance operations in eight countries across Africa: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria. For nearly a decade, the life insurer has been providing affordable insurance and health solutions. Today, it serves more than 1.7 million customers through a distribution network of more than 13,000 agents and 600 branches.

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‘WHY CLUB INVOGUE REMAIN THE BEST IN TOWN’: CHRIS ERONDU SPEAKS

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In the last couple of years, the adverse effect of the Coronavirus pandemic has indeed eaten deeply into the economy around the world. In Nigeria, particularly in Lagos State, the entertainment industries like Lounge and Night Clubs have been one of the most strangulated, due to the restriction placed on re-opening of Clubs by the government to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

Most entertainment places like Night Clubs only started skeletal operations some months back. Club In-vogue and Lounge owned by one of the best entertainment sensations in town, Chris Erondu is one of those affected in this regard. The entertainment hub has adhered strictly with Lagos State government rules and protocol against the spread of Covid-19.

Regardless of the situation, the Club formerly known has Page-Night Club, tucked inside the serene downward of Opebi, Ikeja, has continued to experience huge patronage and turn-up regularly by nightcrawlers who seek the best atmosphere to unwind, especially on the mainland. Club In-Vogue which boast of the best environment, exquisite three different dance floor, classy big bar and a mini eatery has carve a niche needed to relax & have fun.

According to the quiet dude around behind the effervescent haven, Chris Erondu who has maintained the longest reign as a Club owner in Nigeria, “ by God grace, Club In-Vogue has continued to wax stronger because we don’t only plan for today, we always planned ahead years to come. Bringing newness to your brand at every point is what can edge you ahead of your competitors and this is what we have been doing even before the name was changed from Page to In-Vogue”

 

Speaking on the toll taken on the industry by the spread of Covid-19, Erondu says “ we practically shutdown like a year, we are law abiding company that obeys the rules of where we operate, hence, we followed Lagos State Government dictates, even now, we observed all covid-19 protocols and tried as much as possible to control influx of crowd to the club, especially on weekends”

Mr Erondu also disclosed that, “ things were slowed down at some point here because the brand was in Owerri, Imo-State to situate a branch of our Club there, when the time comes we shall give you more details about that. We shall also be re-launching Club In-vogue soon, where we shall invite our friends in the music and entertainment industry to grace the day. It will serves as part of our rebranding”

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