Stanbic IBTC Pensions Harps on Benefits of Data Recapture Exercise

In order to enhance seamless
operations and improve customers’ experience, Stanbic IBTC Pensions Managers
Limited has enjoined employers to ensure that their employees participate in
the on-going Data Recapture Exercise being undertaken for the company’s enrollees.

Speaking at the Stanbic IBTC Pension
Employers’ Forum held recently in Abuja, Mr. Eric Fajemisin, Chief Executive,
Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited (SIPML), urged employees to always update
their information with their Pension Fund Administrators to facilitate easy
access to their retirement benefits.

Fajemisin stressed that organisations
should encourage their employees to leverage the Enhanced Contributor
Registration System, newly deployed by the National Pension Commission, to
ensure that their data was up to date.

The Data Recapture Exercise was
introduced to enable Pension Fund Administrators obtain complete and accurate
data of all Retirement Savings Account holders (both active and retired), in
line with the provisions of Section 23 (e) of the Pension Reform Act 2014.

The 2019 edition of the Stanbic IBTC
Employers’ Forum had earlier held in Lagos and Port Harcourt on October 29 and
November 7 respectively.

In Lagos, Fajemisin, who was
represented by the Executive Director, Business Development Directorate, SIPML,
Mrs. Nike Bajomo, stressed that the importance of data cannot be overemphasised
in the pension industry as data is currently being used to sanitize the

He said: “If there was a golden
thread that ties …read more

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Workbarn Consulting Kick Starts Initiative To Help 500 Young Nigerians Secure Jobs By 2020

Consulting, a human resources and management consulting firm, has kick started
a CSR initiative which aims to guide individuals to align their career goals
for professional success. Tagged CareerBanters With Ifeadi, the initiative is the brainchild of Ifeadi Anigbogu,
a human resources, advocacy and management professional.

The first
edition of the initiative was held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the
Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. CareerBanters With Ifeadi played host
to over 30 young professionals who experienced intensive practical coaching
sessions on how to get jobs and excel in their careers.

Speaking on
the initiative, the convener, Ifeadi Anigbogu said: “Having been in the
recruitment space for long, I understand the talent needs of organizations and the
needs of jobseekers. Sometimes, young professionals miss out on great job
opportunities because they lack guidance. CareerBanters With Ifeadi exists to support
them through practical coaching by seasoned HR and hiring professionals to show
them exactly what to do to get jobs and excel on the jobs.”

Some of the
professionals at the event that coached the participants: Temitope Oyadele,
Learning and Development Manager, Nestle Nigeria; Chigbo Okeke, Head of
Business, Avant Halogen and Flora Gabtnoy, from the Centre for Global

Other career
coaches present were Linda Ahaneku, Head, Human Resources, AgroMall Discovery
and Extension Services; Kayode Kolade, Country Manager (Operations &
Strategy), TLScontact, …read more

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#MTVShugaNaija Episode 6: For Diana & Tobi, The Chicken May Have Finally Come Home To Roost

This new season has been serving our boy, Tobi, Gbas Gbos, left, right and centre. And it’s even worse than the legendary punch to the face he received from Leila’s uncle last season.

First, he fell in love with a “runz babe”, and well, that ended in tears. Then his reunion with his sister MJ isn’t exactly the happy family reunion anyone would hope for. And even though he finally grew enough balls to do the right thing by testifying against Bada, his friendship with both Faa and Khalil doesn’t look like it’s ever going to get back on track again. And then to top it all off, his days of reckless sexual activities may have finally caught up with him.

And he isn’t the only one. Diana seems to have gotten herself into a big mess too and she can’t jump her way out of this one.

The episode also sees Faa trying to shake off Angel who has gone from a helper to a full-blown stalker, as she continues on her hustle to create a better life for herself and her family.

Ebisinde and Cynthia’s love story is in full bloom and not even Wasiu or Diana’s taunting can stop them.

Frances …read more

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Nigeria Among Top 20 countries Affected By Spam Calls & SMS Globally

Once again, Nigeria is one of the top
20 countries affected by spam calls and SMSes globally, a recent report by Truecaller
has revealed.

According to the study, the average
Truecaller user in Nigeria receives 8.4 spam calls per month, which is 20% higher
than last year.

This year, Brazil topped the list,
with the average Truecaller user receiving 45.6 spam calls monthly. Brazil is followed by Peru and Indonesia at
30.9 and 27.9 spam calls respectively. This
report had countries in North and South America dominating the list. They were: Mexico, Chile,

USA, Colombia and Canada. The other
continent which featured prominently was Asia, parading countries like
Indonesia, India, UAE, Sri Lanka, Israel, Lebanon and Malaysia.

Besides Nigeria, South Africa and
Egypt were the other African countries affected by spam calls, with the latter
having the least record of spam calls in 2019.

For spam SMSes, Nigeria ranked 7th
among the top 20 countries affected. The
average Truecaller user in Nigeria received 65 spam SMS per month. However, Ethiopia came tops with the average
Truecaller user receiving 119 spam SMS per month, followed by …read more

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Stanbic IBTC Shines at PEARL Awards

Stanbic IBTC Group, Nigeria’s leading
end-to-end financial services provider, has added to the number of laurels and
recognitions for its contributions and performance in Nigeria’s finance sector.
The organization won three awards at the 24th edition of the PEARL
awards which held on recently at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC emerged
winner of the 2019 Sectoral Leadership award (Financial Services – Other
Financial Institution). Two of the subsidiaries of the company were also
recognized for their outstanding achievements in their various sectors. While
Stanbic IBTC Capital won the PEARL Issuing House of the Year award, Stanbic
IBTC Stockbrokers won the PEARL Stockbroking Firm of the year award.

Funso Akere, Chief Executive of
Stanbic IBTC Capital, said while the awards was evidence of the hard work and
the customer-centric culture of the Group, it also reflected the transparency
and high ethical standards of Stanbic IBTC. He hinged his assertion on the fact
that the PEARL awards seeks to celebrate excellent performance as well as

He said: “We are glad that the PEARL
awards has accorded Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Stanbic IBTC Capital and Stanbic
IBTC Stockbrokers this honour. It is common knowledge that winners of PEARL awards
emerge from a painstaking process based on empirical evidence of performance
and strict adherence to the …read more

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I’m Not A Marlian, But The Originality Of Naira Marley’s Art Cannot Be Denied.

The perennial question is, who dictates the direction and movement of trends in the music industry. The artists or the audience?

Does the artist as creator express himself in his art as he wishes, or does he pander himself to the wishes and whims of his audience? At what point does the line cross, between what the artist wishes and desires to create as an original expression of himself and what the audience wishes to hear.

I’m of the opinion that the audience has no right to determine or outrage or dismiss any work of art that has been created. If Art really is the expression of self, then the rejection of a work of art is the rejection of the artist himself in the expression of himself.

This subject is only up for discussion because of the commercialization of Art. I mean, it is only because I want you to put a monetary value on the work that I have created that I would care whether or not you “like it” or want to pay for it.

What really is the test of an artist’s worth? Acceptance? Exhibit one, Naira Marley. This young man, in his own peculiar …read more

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Naira Marley’s Growing Influence And The Music That Define Our Childhood

Things change with time. They really do. The fact that change is one of life’s constants is not new nor profound knowledge but it is a realisation that puts into proper perspective how our time here on planet earth is akin to a river that never stops flowing. That realisation further hit me when, as I walked home from work last night, children aged 6-11 by my wild guess danced happily and carelessly to Naira Marley‘s ‘Soapy’ as it blared out of a road side CD seller’s hefty speakers. My fascination at their carefree demeanor was boosted no less by their adept, rapid feet movements whilst displaying some of the most flawless ‘Zanku’ moves I’ve ever seen. I, along with several others making their journeys home after a long day, was for a moment transfixed by the impromptu roadside merriment before my eyes.

It was a scene to behold and I’d leave with a tingling feeling as I reminisced on my childhood.

Apart from the bittersweet blows adulthood has continuously dealt me since I landed in its sacred territory several years ago, I may not have realised how much I missed my childhood until that moment. Growing up, I was these kids; …read more

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Stanbic IBTC Excites School with One Year Teachers’ Salary

A popular African saying states that
the reward of teachers is in heaven. Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has however chosen to reward teachers for their role
in imparting knowledge on children. The staff of the Transactional Products
& Services unit of the bank donated a year’s teachers’ salary to the
management of Comenius Nursery and Primary School, a tuition-free elementary
school for poor children. The school is an initiative of Street2School, an NGO
that sponsors and supports the education programmes of poor and marginalized

Mr. Inwang Akpan, Head, Transactional
Products and Services and Mrs. Ojinika Shote, Head, Cash Management,
Transactional Products and Services; both of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, made the
presentation of the cheque to Mrs. Oluwatosin Taiwo, the Proprietress
of Comenius Nursery and Primary School.

Akpan stated that the donation was made
to the teachers in appreciation of their dedication to providing quality
education to the less privileged children.

He said: “They say that the reward for
teachers is in heaven, but pending when you receive that reward in heaven,
there is a lot that needs to be done here to support you while we are still on
earth. That is the major reason why we decided to support your efforts.”

Speaking in the same vein, …read more

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Stanbic IBTC Attracts Highest Capital Inflow Into Nigeria For The Third Quarter Of 2019

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary
of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has emerged as the financial institution that
attracted the highest amount of capital investment in the third quarter of
2019. This was contained in the Nigerian Capital Importation report of the
Nigerian Bureau of Statistics. According to the report, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC
attracted $1,630.91 million in Q3 2019, which equates to 30.38% of the total
capital inflow during the same period.

The Nigerian Capital Importation Q2
report earlier released by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics in September,
2019, also revealed that Stanbic IBTC PLC attracted 30.34% of the total capital
inflow into the country.

Dr. Demola Sogunle, Chief Executive,
Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, stated that the report identifying the bank as
facilitating the highest amount of capital inflows reflects the immense
contribution of the financial institution to the Nigerian economy. He added
that the bank would continue to take the lead in the facilitation of business
transactions that would inject foreign capital into the country.

The report reflected that the total
value of capital imported into the country as at Q3 2019 was $5,367.56 million.
A breakdown showed that the largest amount of capital importation by type was
through portfolio investments which amounted to $2,999.5 million (55.88%);
while Other Investment accounted for $2,167.98 million of total …read more

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#MTVShugaNaija Episode 5: Ebisinde And Cynthia Ignite Their Love Interest But Are They Ready For This?

Just when we thought MTV Shuga Naija could not be more exciting this season, Ebisinde and Cynthia surprise us by taking their relationship to the next level, but are they ready for this?

Corper Yasmin and Mahmud’s marriage hangs in the balance as they both have to make some tough choices.

Sergeant Iyanu comes to a compromise with her husband on an important family planning issue.

Khalil meets with his mom, but the truth seems to be too much to bear.

Frances finally takes the first step towards healing as she and her mom visit a Counselling centre.

Simi might be in trouble soon because of a choice she has made.

Watch this intriguing episode of MTV Shuga Naija Season 4.

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