First Bank Announces Gbenga Shobo as new MD/CEO, Adeduntan Retires

Posted by - April 29, 2021

The Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited has approved the appointment of Mr. Gbenga Shobo as its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective today. Until the appointment, Shobo was the bank’s Deputy Managing Director. Shobo succeeds Mr. Adesola Adeduntan, who will be leaving the financial institution in accordance with its term limits

First Bank distributes N100 Billion into Agro Sector

Posted by - September 9, 2019

Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has distributed over N100 billion in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) initiative in order to strengthen agricultural sector which includes small, medium and large-scale enterprise in the agricultural value chain. This was disclosed recently by the Chief

FIRST BANK: STILL STANDING GIDIGBA 125 YEARS AFTER

Posted by - March 27, 2019

This week marks the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the existence of the First Bank franchise in Nigeria. This stands the bank out as one of the earliest institutions established in West Africa, and obviously, one of the handful still in existence today. The bank began as the Bank of British West Africa (BBWA)

Microsoft, First Bank push digital transformation of SMEs

Posted by - March 25, 2019

Multinational technology giant, Microsoft, has teamed up with First Bank in a partnership that will assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria to adopt digital transformation of their businesses. The partnership, seen as a win-win for all parties, offers SMEs in Nigeria a more flexible way of accessing business tools that will aid their

Azuri, First Bank merges on off-grid solar supply

Posted by - February 11, 2019

Azuri Technologies Limited has partnered First Bank of Nigeria, to produce next generation power to off-grid consumers in Nigeria. The partnership is required to give rural customers modern financial and digital services while also enabling access to financial services, irrespective of the power challenges experienced at any point in time. While announcing the partnership that

#FirstBankIssaVybe is a case study for any brand – Folake Ani-Mumuney

Posted by - January 21, 2019

In December 2018, FirstBank promoted a social media campaign tagged #FirstBankIssaVybe, #DecemberIssaVybe. It involved massive ticket giveaways to premium events in Lagos including the FirstBank sponsored Burna Live. Over 500 mostly VIP tickets, which cost from N15,000 to N50,000 – were given away and money raised for Down Syndrome when tickets to Burna Boy’s concert

First Bank Appoints New Executive Director

Posted by - July 13, 2017

Abdullahi Ibrahim has been appointed by First Bank of Nigeria as an Executive Director. Prior to this appointment, Abdullahi held a position as the bank’s Group Executive, Retail Banking, North. Ibrahim’s appointment comes in line with the bank’s strong corporate governance credentials and best practice, ensuring that there is balance of knowledge, judgment and experience