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‘Style By Zenith’ Debuts In Lagos

Zenith Bank Plc is set to light up the social and entertainment scene this December with the launch of “Style by Zenith”.

“Style by Zenith”, a flagship Lifestyle, Beauty, Fashion, Accessories and Entertainment fair, powered by Zenith bank in conjunction with Fashion One, a foremost international lifestyle and entertainment company, would hold in Lagos on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Open Ground by Four Points Hotel, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The two-day fair is a potpourri ofLifestyle activities featuring runway modelling by leading Nigerian and international models accessorized by top designers, beauticians, beauty and lifestyle products manufacturers, accessory makers, food and confectionary, entertainment for adults and children as well as performances by top Nigerian artistes, amongst other activities.

Speaking on the launch of the platform, the General Manager of Zenith Bank Plc. and Coordinator of the event, Mrs. Adobi Nwapa, noted that: “‘Style by Zenith’ is a unique platform through which the bank will connect with and create value for its customers by focusing on various aspects of their lifestyle. It is an all-inclusive fair that seeks to engage and entertain both the young and old during this festive period ’”.

“Style by Zenith” is geared towards engaging the Lifestyle ecosystem and connecting the consumers to every aspect of quality and affordable living, thereby helping them live their best lives in their own interest.

It is a holistic eventaimed at connecting the SMEs and retail segment to a multiplicity of clientele through multiple factors which dictate and direct their everyday lifestyle choices ie;beauty, fashion, entertainment, food and general lifestyle (Travel, automobile, houses) thus facilitating the growth of the individual retail and SME businesses.

The crux of the ‘Style by Zenith’ campaign is the by-line… Live your best life. It is an aspirational call to people on all socio-economic strata of society, telling them they deserve and can indeed get, not just more, but the BEST QUALITY, out of life at affordable prices.

The fair will be multi-media and experiential as well,covering as much of human lifestyle existence as possible by taking advantage of all the product offerings by the exhibitors.

Established in 1990, Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s biggest bank by tier-1 capital, provides corporate, business retail and personal banking products through its network of over 500 branches and business offices, serving millions of customers.

The Zenith brand, which centres on “People, Service and Technology”, proudly identifies with the ‘Style by Zenith’ Fair, which offers the retail space quality and affordable lifestyle, enabling us all to live our best lives.


Nsima Ekere Picks New Telegraph’s Leadership Award

Dignified personality, Nsima Udo Ekere, the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate for Akwa Ibom State for the 2019 election, sparkled like a cluster of shinning stars at the 2018 edition of New Telegraph Awards that took place at the expansive Balmoral Hall of Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos in the early hours of today Saturday the 18th 2018 as The New Telegraph Newspaper honoured him with an award.
The event had some prominent Nigerians likes of the Chairman, BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chief Dan Chukwudozie of Dozzy Group, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi who all came in good numbers to the colourful ceremony.
Interestingly, Ekere was recognised and honoured with Corporate Leadership Award for the second consecutive year. Despite exhibiting profound humility his sterling qualities can not be in any way caged that no matter how he tries to conceal his valour and feat, he is always espied like the golden fish.
One thing that has remained on the lips of many is that Esima remains impressively humble and immune to conceit, treading a rare path to acclaim thus, attracting honour in torrents, from home and abroad.
A reason why he is extremly popular among his people and the outside world.
Dr. Ekere, while thanking the Management and Staff of the New Telegraph, for finding him worthy of the honour, promises not to come short in his mission to impact positively in the lives of people both home and abroad to improve the quality of lives they live in any way possible to him.
To those who know him, one of the things that has worked in his favour is his exploit at the NDDC where he is serving as the substantive MD. The very humane figure keeps getting approval and commendstion from the his people because of his effort at that federal agency.
No one can doubt his competence on the job because he has been delivering. little wonder the leaders of the APC queued up behind the native of Ikot Oboroenyin, Edemaya Clan in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, for his emergence as the flagbearer for the coming governorship election in the state.
Following Ekere’s emergence as governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the nooks, crannies and political circuits of the state are ecstatic with joy with songs on the lips of everyone is “Ekere is the Best Man For The Job”!

‘Be disciplined’ Zenith Bank Boss, Amangbo Charges Golden Eaglet, Affirms Bank’s Commitment To Sports

The MD/CEO of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has charged the players of the country’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, to be more disciplined as their talents alone cannot take them to the pinnacle of their career.

Amangbo made this appeal during the visit of the Golden Eaglets and the Nigeria Football Federation Executive board members led by its president, Amaju Pinnick, to the headquarters of the bank on Friday.

According to him, the future is bright for the boys but without discipline, hardwork and dedication to their work, it might be difficult for them to get to the top as he also adviced them to do away with some vices that might cut short their career.

“I am delighted to have everyone here and I wish to thank the NFF for the great job they have been doing in the past few years,” Amangbo said.

“Today (Friday) is not about the NFF but the footballers (Golden Eaglets). From this moment, they are now members of the Zenith Bank family as we have opened an account for them with a token as I really want them to imbibe the culture of saving so as to secure their future.

“You guys have a great future ahead of you but I will advice you to be disciplined, skills alone cannot take you there. You must always listen to your coaches, take your training seriously and also be hard working.

“I also want to advice you to avoid some substances like drugs, smoke, always stay focus, eat moderately so as not to get pot belly, drink moderately and also becareful of women because I cannot ask you to stay away from them.”

In his closing remark, he asked the players to take their education seriously as they are going to fall back on it after their career.

NFF President Pinnick stated that the federation was elated about the progress of the youthful footballers.

“We are always happy with Zenith Bank because the support was total from the beginning. We have also made progress with the youth team. Many of the U-17 players graduated from the Zenith U-15 team. We believe more successes will be recorded with this partnership,” Pinnick said.

written by Ayanda Ayotunde

As The Beard Gang Invades Ilorin This Weekend

The Beard Gang movement is set to hold another edition of its party in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The Beard Gang party started with a bang in Ibadan some months ago and since then the group have moved forward while spreading a message of love, anti-rape, humanity and selflessness during their parties for the young people all over Nigeria.
The next event tagged ‘the Ilorin invasion’ kick started with a visit by the Beard Gang to some selected orphanages and special homes where gifts and items were freely distributed.
The Beard Gang convener,Akintayo Akinade revealed his dreams to gather bearded and non-bearded people together with the mission of spreading love among the people irrespective of class, background, age and culture. His dream is to have the Beard Gang movement in all the states of the federation where they can reach out to the people and at the same time use entertainment and recreation to capture the hearts of the teeming youths.
He revealed that the group picked Ilorin as the next venue of its quarterly event based on the proximity and historical nature of the city.

written by Ayanda Ayotunde

U.S. Promotes Cross-Cultural Collaboration as 13 American Writers Participate in Ake Festival

The United States Mission in Nigeria has renewed its support for Nigeria’s burgeoning community of creative writers and artists with its participation at the 2018 Ake Arts and Book Festival.
The U.S. Mission was one of the major sponsors of the 2018 Ake Arts and Book Festival, an annual event which showcases the best of contemporary African literature, poetry, music, art, film, and theatre.
In its sixth year, the Festival with the theme “Fantastical Futures” held from October 25 to 28, 2018.

Delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of the Festival, the Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Russell Brooks expressed admiration for the creative abilities of Nigerians across various forms of human endeavor.

“Nigerians definitely make things happen and they do so with ingenuity and resourcefulness. That creative quality is sure to generate a fantastic future! ” Brooks said at the event, attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo along with several diplomats and a broad range of Nigeria’s creative community.

With the support of the U.S. Mission, thirteen leading American writers also participated in the Ake Arts and Book Festival.

The American authors included Elizabeth Bird, Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida; Mona Eltahawy, New York-based columnist and international public speaker; Nnedi Okorafor, award-winning novelist and professor at the University of Buffalo; and Tochi Onyebuchi, author of the widely-acclaimed fantasy “Beasts Made of Night.”

In addition to the participation of the American writers, visiting U.S. Arts Envoy Wanjiru Kamuyu performed a dance, “Portrait in Red,” for the Festival’s guests.

The Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, in Abuja and Lagos, supports programs that bring American cultural leaders to Nigeria to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate with Nigerian cultural leaders. Through these people-to-people connections, the U.S. Mission hopes to foster a deeper relationship between the people of Nigeria and the United States.

written by Ayanda Ayotunde

Zenith Bank Delta Principals’ Cup starts Oct 31 

The third edition of the Delta State Principals’ Cup organized for all secondary schools in the state and sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc starts next week.
According to the organisers, the preliminaries of the revived annual ‘catch-them-young’ initiative will kick-off on October 31.
The competition which was been grounded for many years came back to life courtesy of  Zenith Bank and  will be competed for by over 1,200 private secondary schools and 446 public government secondary schools in the state.
On November 1, the preliminaries will start in all the 25 Local Governments in the state with all registered schools competing for just a single slot in each LG.
Commissioner for basic and Secondary Education in Delta State, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, is expected to play a supervisory role to ensure the smooth-running of the competition which is very dear the heart of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has assured that the competition this time would be an improvement on the last edition.
Amangbo stated that the bank was always elated to contribute to the development of the youth in the various endevours in the country.
“This is youth football competition but we do much more than that. We are also into other sports and we try to bring out talents for the country and also to engage the youth positively in their various areas of competence.
“We are going to make this edition better because improvements must be recorded as we move on. So far, we are proud of this partnership with the Delta State Government and we expect all the participants to enjoy themselves.” Amangbo said.
Already, the media conference to herald the competition will take place on Monday October 29.