Stanbic IBTC Bank Offers Customer Relief Initiatives

Stanbic IBTC
Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has introduced customer
relief initiatives aimed at reducing the unease felt by its customers as a
result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. The movements of individuals had to be
curtailed to discourage physical contact between people as a way of containing
the spread of the virus.

Stanbic IBTC
Bank PLC has also announced the closure of some of its branches, to safeguard
the lives of its customers and employees. Branches that are operational can be
found on the bank’s website The bank has also encouraged
its customers to make use of its digital banking platforms for transactions
during this period.

The management of the bank has introduced
further relief measures for its customers beginning from April 1, 2020:

  • Full Waiver of Merchant Settlement Charge (MSC) for two weeks for all merchants who accept payments using Stanbic IBTC Bank Point of Sale (POS) terminal for two weeks
  • Full waiver of Current Account Maintenance (CAM) fees and interbank transfer charges for one month for customer who reactivate their Dormant or inactive accounts
  • Waiver of transfer charges on the first five Interbank transfers they effect within the month of April 2020 for other customers with active accounts.

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Stanbic IBTC Joins Organised Private Sector in The Fight Against COVID-19

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of
Standard Bank Group, has joined other corporate organisations to offer support
to the Federal Government of Nigeria in the fight against the outbreak of the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.

The foremost end-to-end financial services
institution has donated the sum of N250 million to the Nigerian Private Sector
Coalition Against COVID-19, formed recently to combat the virus.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in
partnership with the Nigerian private sector, had formed this alliance to
combat the COVID-19. Other individuals and corporate organizations have shown
their support towards assisting the government and the country at large to
fight the pandemic.

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, made the donation to support the government’s effort
and boost the Nigerian health sector’s capacity to combat the pandemic.

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC is also a member of the
Operations Committee of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.
The Operations Committee is responsible for project management, logistics,
communication, and advocacy.

Yinka Sanni, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC
Holdings PLC, said: “The rate at which the COVID-19 virus is spreading calls
for quick action and collective response to avert unprecedented health, social and
economic crises. This is not the battle which the government can fight alone.
Both public and private sector stakeholders need to muster …read more

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Stanbic IBTC Urges Nigerians To Make Safety Paramount In The Wake Of COVID-19

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member
of Standard Bank Group, has assured its esteemed customers of a continued
commitment to instituting proactive steps to safeguard against the COVID-19

To this end, the financial
institution, in tandem with the World Health Organization’s advisory on social
distancing, has advised limiting person-to-person interactions amidst other
safety measures.

Yinka Sanni, Chief Executive, Stanbic
IBTC Holdings PLC, commended the efforts of various relevant agencies and healthcare
givers as they try to manage the pandemic. He further urged the financial
institution’s customers to adhere to safety and hygienic measures to protect

He said: “Given our commitment to
ensuring unhindered, seamless access to financial services round the clock, we
advise our customers to minimize person-to-person interface and take advantage
of the always-on seamless digital platforms. The full range of our financial
services can be accessed on our various ATMs, Mobile App, Online Banking and
USSD platforms.”

He added that the organisation has also
strategically installed automatic hand sanitizer dispensers in all banking
halls and offices across the country while also increasing the
intensity/frequency of their cleaning processes. He urged all customers to take
full advantage of these as well as other necessary precautions.

“Good hygiene practices such as
cleaning of hands frequently with alcohol-based hand sanitizers or soap and
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DJ TTB, Sose, Crowd Kontroller, Abosede and Others To Host MTV Base’s Instagram Live Party

As part of the brand’s efforts to get young people to stay home, practice social distancing and stop the spread of the Covid – 19 virus, MTV Base has announced that it will be hosting a live party on its Instagram page (@mtvbasewest) every Friday and Saturday nights. The virtual party is modelled after the entertainment channel’s much-loved show, ‘DJ Takeover with DJ TTB’ that airs on MTV Base, DStv channel 322 and GOtv channel 72 by 8 pm on Fridays and 9 pm on Saturdays.
It will see DJ TTB and a number of other renowned celebrity DJs including DJ Crowd Kontroller, DJ Sose, DJ Abosede and others take turns on the wheels of steel to entertain the thousands of fans that will join the Instagram Live sessions.

The Instagram live sessions will be on @mtvbasewest from 7 pm – 8 pm, and 10 pm – 12midnight on Fridays; as well as from 8 pm – 9 pm and 11 pm – 1 am on Saturday nights. It is a 5-hour non-stop entertainment with the best of DJ mixes across MTV Base’s linear (TV) and online platforms.

Speaking on the initiative, Senior Channels Manager, Solafunmi Oyeneye said, “With the COVID-19 pandemic and …read more

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Stanbic IBTC Makes Donation to Abule Ado Emergency Relief Fund

In line with its status as a responsible corporate organization, Stanbic
IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has donated to the Abule Ado
Emergency Relief Fund. The Fund was set up by the Lagos State government in
response to the explosion which occurred in the early hours of Sunday, March
15, 2020 at the Abule Ado axis of Lagos State. The accident claimed several
lives, leaving numerous properties destroyed.

In his
message to the Chairman of the Fund, Yinka Sanni, the Stanbic IBTC Chief
Executive said: “As an organization, we condole with the families who lost their
loved ones to the disaster. While we understand that some losses cannot be
replaced, we are encouraged by the good work that your committee has done in
gathering support for the victims of the blast – especially at the pace at
which this intervention has been coordinated. All efforts toward compensating,
rehabilitating and alleviating the sufferings of the victims are commendable.”

He stated that the
donation made by Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC was in consonance with
organization’s core pillar of contributing to the society and extending aid to
those in need. He noted: “As a responsible corporate citizen, we understand
that an enterprise can only flourish when its stakeholders flourish. We have
been very consistent in our …read more

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Stanbic IBTC To Run Skeletal Operations To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

part of the plans to safeguard the lives of its staff and customers and also
prevent the spread of Covid-19, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard
Bank Group, has announced that it has started running skeletal operations,
effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Sanni, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC said the action was
necessitated by the need to safeguard members of the public, given the rising number
of individuals who have tested positive to Covid-19. He commended the actions
taken by the government thus far, such as banning of large gatherings, closure
of schools and certain offices, all aimed at managing the spread of the virus.

however stated that a lot more needs to be done to manage the situation given
that the Covid-19 is the most serious world health emergency in a century.

Stanbic IBTC Holdings Chief Executive said: “As a responsible corporate
citizen, we will also be playing our own part. Effective immediately, we will
be operating skeletal services in terms of our operations. A good number of our
workforce will work from home and only critical staff will be physically
present at our premises and branches including head office campuses. If you
already haven’t, this is the best time to switch to digital. Our full range of
financial services can be accessed …read more

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4 Emerging Trends in PR

Understanding Public Relations

The 21st
century digital disruption is fast and ruthless. This, coupled with the social
web and smartphone revolution, is rapidly supercharging the global
communication space. Public Relations (PR) is an esteemed member of this space.

Traditionally, the
PR professional’s role was pretty straightforward. He had to retain the
confidence of journalists and other media stakeholders. Today, he, almost, has
to be contortionist to deal effectively with the growing varying demands on his
time, attention and skill.

The PR Professional must now not only deal with people in the traditional media, but also those in the new and emerging digital and sometimes social media. He must understand data, be comfortable with and around technology and also be exceptional at storytelling.

Understanding public relations

Here are four
emerging trends in PR that every PR Professional must become conversant with:

COVID-19: Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive8) Postponed

Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and recent advisory from the Federal Government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on public gatherings, ID Africa and the NECLive Organising Committee are announcing the indefinite postponement of the eighth edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive8), which was earlier scheduled to hold on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

The recent outbreak of the Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) pandemic is challenging the world, including Nigeria with new cases detected over the past weeks. As a responsible organisation dedicated to the wellbeing of NECLive attendees and citizens of Nigeria, we believe this decision is in the best interest of everyone. We are thankful to our partners, sponsors, exhibitors and media friends who all through the years make necessary preparations to support NECLive in various ways.

For the first time in its eight-year history, NECLive, Nigeria’s largest annual gathering of entertainment and creative industry professionals will not hold in April. A new date for the full day conference and its associated satellite events will be announced in the coming weeks.

All attendees who have bought tickets are entitled to a full refund, while interested sponsors and partners can contact the Conference Coordinator on +234 803 788 1838 or [email protected] for …read more

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Nigerian Businesses Need To Position Themselves For Greater Challenges Ahead

Nigerian businesses
need to prepare and brace themselves for a highly challenging period ahead as
the coronavirus pandemic disrupts day-to-day life and commerce.

This follows the
Federal and State Governments’ recent announcements of a set of bold measures
to halt the spread of the coronavirus in Nigeria, including travel bans, school
closures and limits to the size of public gatherings.

“While these actions
are necessary and commendable, they are steering businesses into uncharted
territory,” says Dr. Demola Sogunle, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC. “The
operating environment, already difficult following years of lacklustre growth,
will become even more challenging in the weeks ahead.”

As this health and
economic crisis unfold, large organisations will have to contend with the
challenge of managing complex operations across multiple entities and
geographies – each with its own set of measures in place to tackle the

“There is now a
pressing need for effective risk mitigation and business continuity measures,
and these must include partner firms, suppliers and other stakeholders,” says
Dr. Sogunle.

In numerous
industries, supply chains and cash flows are being severely disrupted,
particularly for those businesses involved in cross-border trade. This makes
planning more crucial than ever.

With this in mind,
organisations should consider the early loading and planning of payments, as
well as intensive cash-flow management and liquidity planning. Those businesses
that have lending facilities in place …read more

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14-Day Work-From-Home Order


14-Day Work-From-Home Order

With effect from today, Monday, March 23, 2020,
and for the next 14 days, all staff of Mediacraft Associates are hereby
directed to work from home. This directive has become imperative in view of the
unfolding global situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which
is spreading rapidly and taking a heavy toll on human lives and businesses.

We will explore every available means to ensure
that our clients continue to be adequately serviced during this period, and our
staff will be appropriately equipped and mobilized to do so.

This situation will be reviewed at the end of
the first 14 days, and any updates will be duly communicated to all
stakeholders accordingly.

We urge everyone to do everything they can to
stay safe during the trying period.

John E. Ehiguese


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