Apathy reigns as 86 million Nigerians still have no policy
Concerted efforts by the insurance industry to get Nigerians renew their confidence and appreciate benefits inherent in its policies seem not to have recorded the much-desired response, as a recent survey showed that more than 86 million Nigerians do not have any form of cover. For the operators and allied stakeholders, insurance business remains a…
Who wants to be a billionaire?
Without the generosity of Kabiyesi, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, I may not have gained entrance into the fertile mind of Jim Ovia, the founder and first chief executive of Zenith Bank. Baba Akiolu was kind enough to lend me a copy of Ovia’s Africa: Rise and Shine. The 224-page book is part…
Tinubu, Ambode meet at Jim Ovia’s book launch
Nothing betrayed the animosity between them. It was a perfect act. The tension between All Progressives Congress National Leader Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over who steers the state in 2019...
Jim Ovia inspires success with Africa Rise and Shine
Jim Ovia, founder of one of Africa’s largest and most respected banking institutions, Zenith Bank, has finally released his much-awaited memoir, Africa Rise and Shine, a personal account of the author’s journey from his days as a modest but wide-eyed youngster to founder of Nigeria...
Experts task government on insurance adoption to boost economy prosperity
To break the poverty cycle and ill-health in Nigeria, there is a need for federal government to make insurance adoption a priority, stakeholders in the industry have said. The stakeholders, who spoke at just concluded 2018 National Insurance Conference, with the theme: “Insurance Industry & Financial Inclusion,” in Abuja, noted that insurance remains one of…
Zenith Bank assures of more returns, begins payment of 270k dividend
The Chairman of Zenith Bank (Nigeria) Plc, Jim Ovia, has reiterated the company’s commitment to delivering superior returns to its valuable shareholders in Nigeria.
FG willing to partner private sector on infrastructure, says Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government is willing to partner with the private sector to build infrastructure and make necessary progress in the economy.
As I was saying . . . the age of knowledge
As I was saying the other day: For ages learning has been regarded as the route to knowledge. The urge for learning led to the advent of the book culture—writing and reading.
‘Ovia’s N490b petrochemical, gas firm will transform Nigeria’
The plan to set up Quantum Petrochemicals in Akwa Ibom State by Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia, has been described as a giant stride that would reduce unemployment and boost the economies of state and the country.