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Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers revamps sanitary facilities at Nigerian Prisons Training School Kaduna

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Nigeria’s leading Pension Fund Administrator (PFA), Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, in furtherance of its commitment to corporate social investment (CSI) and environmental sustainability, has commissioned three blocks of sanitary facilities it renovated at the Nigerian Prisons Training School, Kaduna These facilities are expected to uplift the health and living conditions of personnel of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS).

 

The renovated sanitary facilities, which will enable its beneficiaries maintain better standard of living and sanitary condition and hopefully lead to healthier and more humane lives, was commissioned on Thursday July 13, 2017 by the Controller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Ahmed Ja’afaru, who was represented by the Zonal Coordinator Zone B, NPS Kaduna, Assistant Controller General, Musa Mayaki.

 

The PFA said the project, which is line with the Stanbic IBTC Group’s CSI focus areas, falls under the health pillar, others being education and economic empowerment. Its decision to renovate the toilet facilities is part of a business strategy to support the wellbeing of the people and communities where it operates. A celebratory mood enveloped the community following the commissioning of the project.

 

Ja’afaru expressed appreciation to Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers for recognizing the need to invest in a correctional facility which is not common among corporate organisations. He noted that a prison service is a full-fledged community in the security-maintenance architecture with the relevant personnel, their families and inmates, all constituting part of the larger societyHe said the project would bring great relief to the personnel and trainees as the community hitherto had to make do with less than fitting sanitary facilities.

 

“The successful execution of this project is immensely useful to the cadets and officers as clean and satisfactory sanitary facilities means better disposal of human waste, reduced chances of disease outbreak and better living condition,” he stressed.

 

In his remarks, Executive Director, Investments, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, Mr. Oladele Sotubo, said the execution of the project was in recognition of the fundamental importance of the right of every human to have access to decent sanitary facility and living condition. The PFA, he said, clearly understands the interconnection between good health and good sanitation in ensuring a healthy populace and overall wellbeing of the people.

 

“This project is an integral part of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers’ corporate social investment initiatives, which is anchored on our strong belief in adding value to the communities where we operate. We understand the difficult conditions that often results from lack of access to amenities, the deplorable state even where available and we will continue to explore opportunities to provide support in this regard,” he said.

Sotubo said the model the PFA has used and that has worked for it overtime, is investing in projects it believes have the greatest impact, widest reach, and highest sustainability ratio. He identified other community development projects undertaken by Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers over the years to include the installation of water projects at NYSC Camp in Kubwa, Abuja, Police College in Kaduna and Calabar; donation of chairs to Police College, Ikeja; painting of administrative block of Kaduna Police College and the donation of crash helmets to motorcyclists in Lagos, Ado-Ekiti, Ibadan and Oshogbo, among other interventions.

Nike Bajomo, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited’s Head of Business Development, said the project complements the efforts of government to provide requisite infrastructure to benefit communities across the country. “We are more than happy to do our part in building projects and amenities that address the needs of every cadre of society, in the same way that the core of our business is to ensure comfort in retirement,” she stated.

 

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers is a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, a member of Standard Bank Group, a full service financial services group with a clear focus on three main business pillars – Corporate and Investment Banking, Personal and Business Banking and Wealth Management. Stanbic IBTC belongs to the Standard Bank Group, the largest African financial institution by assets and earnings. It is rooted in Africa with strategic representation in 20 countries on the African continent. Standard Bank has been in operation for 154 years and is focused on building first-class, on-the-ground financial services institutions in chosen countries in Africa; and connecting selected emerging markets to Africa by applying sector expertise, particularly in natural resources, power and infrastructure.

 

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GTCO Rated Nigeria’s Strongest Brand and Best Banking Brand in Nigeria

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Africa’s leading financial services institution, Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (“GTCO” or “the Group”), has added to its impressive haul of accolades as it was recently named Nigeria’s strongest brand and Best Banking Brand in Nigeria by Brand Finance and Global Brands Magazine, respectively. These awards not only reaffirm GTCO’s position as a leading financial services group but also spotlights the Group’s enduring reputation as a customer-focused brand.

Over the years, GTCO has demonstrated remarkable commitment to shaping the future of financial services in Africa and is renowned for its innovative approach to customer service and stakeholder engagement. The Group’s brand strength is underpinned by a strong commitment to delivering cutting-edge financial solutions, fostering meaningful customer relationships, and Promoting Enterprise using its proprietary free business platforms. Commenting on the two awards, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Segun Agbaje, said: “These achievements are a reflection of our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction, as well as to building a truly international brand from our proudly African roots. We are delighted to receive these recognitions and inspired to continue delivering our promise of enriching lives with every opportunity.”

GTCO is a leading financial services group with banking operations in Nigeria, West Africa, East Africa, and the United Kingdom alongside non-banking verticals in HabariPay, Guaranty Trust Fund Managers, and Guaranty Trust Pension Managers. Its leadership in the banking industry and efforts at empowering people and communities has earned it many prestigious awards over the years. The Group’s flagship banking franchise, Guaranty Trust Bank, was named Nigeria’s Best Bank and Best Bank in CSR at the 2023 Euromoney Awards for Excellence, Best Banking Group in Nigeria by World Finance, and Best Bank in Nigeria by Global Finance. Guaranty Trust Bank is featured in the Top 1000 Banks in the World and Top 100 Banks in Africa rankings by The Banker.

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Nigerian Barrister Orbby Vanessa Agwuncha aka BossLadyLaw Honored at Visionary African Women Summit in Kigali*

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**Nigerian Barrister Orbby Vanessa Agwuncha aka BossLadyLaw Honored at Visionary African Women Summit in Kigali*

 

 

KIGALI, RWANDA – Barrister Obiageli (Orbby) Vanessa Agwuncha, popularly known as BossladyLaw, a distinguished Nigerian lawyer, was recently recognized and awarded at the Visionary African Women Summit, held from June 12th to June 16th, 2024, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The summit gathered influential women from across Sub-Saharan Africa who have significantly impacted their communities through their careers, philanthropy, and community development efforts. The event focused on ensuring women are seen as positive contributors to society, moving beyond traditional objectification and specialization roles often depicted in the media.

This summit marked a departure from the typical portrayal of African women, emphasizing their positive and contributory roles in various sectors. Barr Orbby, in her address, highlighted women’s rights and the legal protections available to them, using Nigeria as a case study. She discussed the existing legal loopholes and suggested improvements to better protect women’s rights.

In her speech, BossladyLaw expressed her gratitude to the organizers for inviting her as a guest speaker and recognizing her achievements in Nigeria’s legal profession.

She also severed the rights to women empowerment. where women can have financial stability.

“It imperative that Every women should attain a source of income no matter how small”

During the summit, Prof Ogechi Adeola the Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Kigali Rwanda presented an award to Barr Orbby Vanessa Agwuncha, (BossladyLaw), she was elated.

The Visionary African Women Summit aims to create a thriving community of African women from various fields to inspire, empower, and equip them as nation builders. The event featured insightful keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, networking sessions, award presentations, exhibitions, entertainment, and a tour of Kigali.

 

Nigerian Barrister Orbby Vanessa Agwuncha aka BossLadyLaw Honored at Visionary African Women Summit in Kigali*

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Detained Binance executive Gambaryan has access to quality medical care, Nigerian govt Reveals

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Detained Binance executive Gambaryan has access to quality medical care, Nigerian govt Reveals

 

 

The Nigerian Government has denied keeping Binance Executive, Tigran Gambaryan in unsavory prison conditions.

The government said Gambaryan is being lawfully detained and has access to quality healthcare facility.

Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, said Gambaryan also has access to consular services from his country.

 

Detained Binance executive, Gambaryan has access to quality medical care, Nigerian govt Reveals

 

A statement by Idris reads: “It has become necessary for the Federal Government of Nigeria to address claims that Binance Executive, Tigran Gambaryan is being held in unsavory prison conditions in Nigeria, or that his health is deteriorating.

 

 

“We would like to state that these allegations are false and should be ignored.

“Gambaryan is being held in lawful detention and has access to quality medical care whenever required.

“He also has full access to consular services from his home government.

 

 

“The Federal Government will not do anything to jeopardize his fundamental rights to lawful trial, and to quality care, including healthcare, even as he undergoes trial by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

 

“It is worth reiterating that his detention is a court-ordered one, and only the court can alter the terms or direct his release.

 

 

“The Federal Government of Nigeria will continue to follow due process in its quest to bring Binance to justice — a legitimate sovereign quest that is similarly being pursued in several other countries around the world.

 

 

“This adherence to legal and diplomatic standards underscores Nigeria’s dedication to upholding justice and maintaining the integrity of its judicial processes.

 

 

“The executive is being treated with the utmost fairness, and his legal and human rights are being protected throughout the judicial proceedings.”

 

 

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