They give that we may survive
It is the worst of times. But it could be the best of times too. I am pleased to see that fellow Nigerians are finding the soul of goodness in this unmitigated evil called COVID-19 pandemic.
A valentine present to Emmanuel
Last Saturday Awa Iman Village in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was a happy recipient of a stupendous crowd that it has never received in its entire life.
Business and accountable governance obligations of leadership - Part 4
Not surprisingly our pre-independence leaders chose a federal system of governance that will over time build a united but diverse nation of shared values of inclusiveness and national purpose.
Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, others say disruptive technology can transform Africa’s economy
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Lagos State, Jim Ovia and Uyi Akpata have argued that disruptive technology...
Nigeria on growth trajectory, says Ovia
The Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc., Mr. Jim Ovia, has acknowledged that the country’s economic outlook shows that it is now on a growth trajectory even as he commended...
To be the best in 2019
Quote: “Your potential is unlimited. Aspire to a higher place. Believe in your abilities, in your tasks, in your judgment”. - Bryan Adams. My dearly beloved readers...
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…
Jim Ovia: All hail iconic banker at book launch
“When the dust settles and the definitive history of contemporary Africa is written, Jim Ovia will be prominently cited as one of the founding fathers of Africa’s modern banking system.