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Olam, a leading food and agribusiness conglomerate, has emerged as an employer of choice in the African region, for 2021. The agri-business firm, which has extensive market operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and South Africa, among others, emerged with a strong score during an HR Best Practice survey conducted by Top Employers Institute, a…

Africa is big on agriculture. It has to be. It is the second-largest continent in the world. It is also the second most populous. So, there’s plenty of space to farm and over a billion mouths to feed. It is no surprise therefore that an estimated 65 per cent of Africa’s population relies on subsistence…

In commemoration of the 2021 International Day of Education, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, reaffirmed its commitment to providing support and ensuring accessible education to the Nigerian child. The United Nations (UN) proclaimed 24 January as the International Day of Education, in recognition of the impact of education in bringing…

Introduction One of the serious problems facing developing countries today is how to match food production levels, particularly proteinous foods, with increasing demand by a growing population. The magnitude of this problem is shown in the prevalence of kwashiorkor and other diseases associated with protein deficiencies. In Nigeria, the average protein intake is low; it…

Stanbic IBTC Asset Management, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has been assigned an AA(IM) investment manager rating with a Stable Outlook by Agusto & Co. Agusto and Co, a leading Pan-African rating agency, stated that this rating is a reflection of the financial institution’s pedigree and provision of exceptional services to its customers….

A leading nutrition expert has called for the establishment of Home Economics and Nutrition Extension agents across the country in furtherance of efforts to curtail the menace of malnutrition, particularly protein malnutrition in Nigeria. Prof. Henrietta Nkechi Ene-Obong of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Cross River State, who…

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has highlighted its array of solutions to support businesses in the country to make the most of 2021. The solutions on offer are geared towards providing access to flexible funding for small, medium and large-scale enterprises thereby addressing inadequate access to capital, exposure to international markets and…

In a bid to improve access to quality education in Nigeria, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC has showcased a bouquet of educational solutions to provide support to schools, parents, guardians and students. The range of financial solutions is targeted at empowering parents and guardians to send their wards back to school with ease, while also enabling…

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has positively impacted its host communities. The Finance Department of the organisation recently built a fully equipped vocational centre at the Borstal Training Institute (BTI), Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative. The BTI is the Nigerian Correctional Service’s juvenile…

Nutrition, whether at the individual, domestic or national level, is an essential part of health and development that cannot be overemphasized. Achieving optimal nutrition is critical to any nation. This is particularly true for the nutritionally vulnerable (pregnant women and their unborn children, elderly, children under five, immune-compromised individuals and people living with chronic illnesses)….

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