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Access Bank To Reward 14 Customers With N1m Each

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Access Bank Plc is set to reward 14 customers with N1million each in the DiamondXtra Independence Splash to commemorate Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary.

Mr Victor Etuokwu the bank’s Executive Director, Retail Banking, made this known in a statement made available to the newsmen in Lagos on Monday.

“The DiamondXtra Independence Splash draw which is going to take place on Oct. 1 is a testimony to our commitment to empower Nigerians financially, irrespective of their educational, religious, and social status.

“We will be rewarding 14 customers, two from each geographical zone in the country with N1million each.
“This is our own little way of giving back to the society and to empower our loyal customers.’’

Etuokwu also said that the bank would also be giving out N5million monthly to customers who participate in their daily cluster draws across the nation.

“Customers in any of these clusters through their associations, societies, market, clubs among others stands a chance to win cash prizes ranging from N10,000 to N50,000.

“The DiamondXtra Independence Splash draw is open to new and existing customers of Access Bank.

“To be part of the winning train, simply fund your DiamondXtra account with a minimum of N5,000 or more and stand a chance to become a winner in the Independence Splash and Quarterly draws.

“New customers can dial *901*5# from their mobile phone or walk into any Access Bank branch close to them to open a DiamondXtra account,” he said.

Adaeze Umeh the Group Head, Consumer Banking, Access Bank, said that the bank would be rewarding customers with cash prizes of N1million, N500,000, and business grants worth N1million for five winners.

She said there would also be a price of rent for a year to be won by 14 families, family health coverage for seven families and Salary for life (N100,000 every month for 20 years) for one special winner.

According to Umeh, the bank has kept its promise of keeping the initiative alive for more than a decade and changed the lives of over 22,000 customers with cash prizes of over N5 billion.

“The DiamondXtra reward scheme is one of the many ways the bank creates value and meets the needs of its loyal customers.

“Apart from the Diamondxtra Independence Splash draw to reward lucky customers with N1million in all geographical zones, we are also going to reward more winners in the Diamondxtra Quarterly draw which will take place mid-October.

“Diamondxtra Cluster draws will be held daily for customers in various associations, Clubs, Groups, Societies…, and they stand a chance to win from N10,000 to N50,000.

“To qualify for a cluster draw, a minimum of 80 to 100 members of the association/club will have to open and fund their account with a minimum of N5,000 to stand a chance to win.’’

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UBA To Sponsor ECOWAS Mining Forum, Elumelu To Deliver Keynote Address

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United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has been announced as the official sponsor of the 4th edition of the ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2024) scheduled to take place at the Palais des Congrès in Cotonou, Benin from February 22 to February 24, 2024.


The regional event is expected to see a large gathering of key players and stakeholders in the mining and petroleum sectors of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and as the financial institution of choice, with presence in 20 African countries and active involvement in major continental development projects, UBA is the preferred partner for the event, underlining the bank’s commitment to the growth of mining and Petroleum industry in the sub-region but to the whole not African economic development.

UBA Group chairman, Tony Elumelu, would give the keynote address during the opening ceremony of this all-important event.

Elumelu who doubles as Chairman of Transcorp Group, with extensive interests in energy and power, will be speaking on the theme: “Geo-extractive Resources and Technologies: what pooling strategies for Value Creation in West Africa”

His speech is expected to highlight UBA’s increasing effort to support and develop the African continent through strategic investments in the key sectors of mining and petroleum.

Under the esteemed leadership of the President of the Republic of Benin, His Excellency, Patrice Talon, and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and current President of ECOWAS, His Excellency Mr. Bola Tinubu, UBA Group will at the forum aim to restate its commitment towards supporting economic and social development across the continent.

The focus of ECOMOF 2024 underscores the significance of transforming the mining and oil sectors into economic pillars by formulating attractive policies for investors, essential for the sectors’ substantial contribution to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of ECOWAS member states.

The Transnational Corporation Group (Transcorp Plc) – a diversified conglomerate with strategic investments in various sectors, including power and energy – will also actively participate in the forum.


Key officials from UBA Group and Transcorp Plc, including the Chief Executive Officer UBA Africa, Abiola Bawuah; UBA’s Group Head, Corporate and Energy Bank, Ebele Ogbue, and President/ Chief Executive Officer, Transcorp Group, Owen Omogiafo will be actively involved in discussions and panels on the sidelines of the event.

Anticipated to attract over 2,000 participants from diverse sectors, including representatives from mining and oil industries, government officials, international and national investors, industry experts, ECOWAS delegates, and international organisations, ECOMOF 2024 promises to be a significant platform for collaborative dialogue and partnership building.

United Bank for Africa is one of the largest employers in the financial sector on the African continent, with 25,000 employees’ group wide and serving over 35 million customers globally. Operating in 20 African countries and in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France and the United Arab Emirates, UBA provides retail, commercial and institutional banking services, leading financial inclusion and implementing cutting edge technology.

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Access Bank Unveils Exclusive Valentine Offers To Spread Love And Joy This Season

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As the season of love approaches, Access Bank is delighted to announce a range of special Valentine offers designed to make this love season memorable for its valued customers.The ‘Love is more’ themed campaign limited-time offers are aimed at spreading love and financial well-being all through the month of February.

According to the Bank’s Group Head, Consumer Banking, Njideka Esomeju’ “Access Bank is committed to enhancing the financial well-being of our customers while celebrating love in all its forms. These Valentine offers are a token of our appreciation for their continued trust and loyalty. To celebrate more love this season, we are going to select 4 lucky couples who will enjoy a romantic dinner in a 5-star hotel in Lagos, Abuja, or Port Harcourt. All you have to do to stand a chance of being selected is to upload a short video on Instagram or Facebook sharing your Valentine’s love story and why you deserve this special date night and a feature of AccessMore that is beneficial to you as a couple using the hashtag #MyAccessMoreValetineStory. We will also select and reward 20 single individuals with a prepaid card loaded with N50,000 each when they upload a short video on Instagram or Facebook sharing their experience using the AccessMore’s lifestyle features with #MyAccessMoreValetineStory.

To welcome our new customers who want to enjoy special privileges and sign up on Xclusiveplus annual plan, we will reward them with an instant 20GB data for free. Other benefits for them include priority treatment, international airport lounges access, movies, and event tickets and more. Our existing Xclusiveplus subscribers will get up to 50 per cent discount and up to N5000 cashback, when they make purchases on Konga with their Visa Signature card. While our first 180 customers to perform a minimum of 10 transactions daily on *901# between 12 -16th of February will stand a chance to win N5,000.


For our SME customers, simply initiate a minimum of 10 transactions totaling N500,000 every week from February 7th to 29th. The top 3 transacting MSMEs will be rewarded with N200,000 weekly for 3 Weeks of the love season and the MSME customer with the highest transactions by the end of the love season will receive a grant of N1 Million. Other incentives include: 12 lucky winners to be onboarded on Konga with the 3-month free subscription and an end-to-end user support of listing their products on Konga and Free business registration to new to bank customers with indicated interest.


Customers can also purchase their dream car through our vehicle finance scheme with a 10 per cent equity contribution payment. The customer will also get a free vehicle registration and a free auto gift pack.

Every customer can get access a wide range of amazing discounts and offers on our products this season. Bancassurance, Vehicle Finance, Savings Account, Everyday banking Account, XclusivePlus, XtraWins, Digital lending, Switch to Solar, Diamond Business Advantage Account(DBA).

Access Bank is a subsidiary of Access holdings and a leading financial institution dedicated to providing innovative and personalized banking solutions to customers. With a strong commitment to customer satisfaction, the Bank strives to make banking a delightful experience for all segments. Access Bank operates through a network of more than 700 branches and service outlets spanning 3 continents, 20 countries and over 70 million customers. The Bank employs over 28,000 thousand people in its operations in Africa and Europe, with representative offices in China, Lebanon, India, and the UAE.

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Wigwe’s Death: Access Holdings Appoints Bolaji Agbede As Acting CEO

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Access Holdings Plc on Monday announced the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer.

This follows the death of its former Group Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe, who died alongside his wife, son, and a former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimboloa Ogunbanjo on Friday.

A statement made by the company’s Board of Directors and dated February 12, 2024, stated that the appointment was subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“Further to its announcement dated February 11, 2024, the Board of Directors of Access Holdings Plc (‘the Company’) has today announced the appointment of Ms Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company following the unfortunate demise of its former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr Herbert Wigwe, on February 9, 2024.


Agbede who joined Access Bank in 2003 as an Assistant General, has nearly three decades of professional experience cutting across banking and business consultancy services.

She served in different roles at the bank including, Head, Group Human Resources between 2010 and 2022 before she was appointed the company’s founding Executive Director, Business Support in 2022, a role she held until her new appointment

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Cranfield University UK in 2002.

She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management UK and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.

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