Zenith Bank Plc. has upgraded its mobile banking application to ensure its services are more aptly suited for the lifestyle needs of its customers.
The upgraded mobile app has an improved user interface and more offerings such as QR payments, biometric sign-on for android users, and a help menu for prompt challenge resolution to guarantee a more rewarding bank experience.
Speaking on the launch of the new Mobile App, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, said the new features were designed to ensure a truly amazing experience that will further create value for its teeming customers.
To download the Zenith mobile app, customers need to uninstall the former application to be able to install the new one.
The Zenith mobile app is available for free download on the android and IOS app stores by following this link https://ww.zenithbank.com/smartlink.
Zenith Bank Plc is recognized as one of the most innovative financial institutions in Nigeria and was adjudged as the most customer- focused bank in Nigeria for the Retail and SME segments in the 2018 KPMG Annual Banking Industry Customer Satisfaction Survey (BICSS).
Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye, has said that the current crisis rocking the state legislature was a smokescreen by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to eventually deny the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki of a second term.
Fielding questions from newsmen on the crisis rocking the state legislature, the speaker said the planned take over of the state Assembly by the Senate is capable of destabilizing Edo State, adding that the Red Chamber should act as agents of peace and not merchants of crisis.
He said: “The truth is that the Edo State Assembly and my office as the speaker are not the real targets of this crisis. The plot is actually aimed at Governor Obaseki and the endpoint is to stop him from getting a return ticket as governor next year.
“Comrade Oshiomhole is actually after Obaseki, the state Assembly was only a smokescreen to his plans. The idea now is to take over the house, destabilize the state and possibly impeach the governor. The Edo Peoples Movement that originated this crisis has boasted that they will ensure that the governor does not come back for the second tenure.”
Noting that the threat of takeover from the National Assembly was part of the grand plot of Oshiomhole, who was the immediate past governor of the state, Okiye said: “I have said it before on several occasions that we know who is beating the drum for them in the National Assembly. They have found themselves in the position of stooge to make it look like they cannot think outside the box, it’s unfortunate.”
Urging his aggrieved colleagues to come over to the Assembly and regularized their documents as lawmaker elect, the Assembly Speaker said plenary activities is in full swing as lawmakers are considering bills, screening commissioners and aides and other legislative activities.
“We have been sitting as a parliament. I just drove out office after the plenary session. Lawmakers are going about their committee work. We just invited Commissioner for Works to appear before the House over a matter of public importance.
“The door is open for the remaining lawmaker-elect, they should come to Assembly, complete and regularize their documentation and they will be sworn in.
“The constitution says when the House is unable to sit, that means when it cannot perform the function it was supposed to perform. And this notification was supposed to be given or declared by the governor who will say that there is no one to clear my commissioners, oversee my legislative requests and so on. That was what the constitution contemplated, not the National Assembly sitting over a state Assembly as if we are a colony under them.
Speaking on the next line of action, he said, “We are in court; we have sued them and got two separate injunctions and we are going to cite all the cases in court on the pages of newspapers. The other twelve member-elect have also sued and challenged the legitimacy of my speakership.
“So, which means all the parties in this issue have cases in court already. We have a restraining order against the National Assembly, against the security agencies, against the party and their agents. So, why is the National Assembly trying to usurp the function of the court” he said.
CNN Style spoke to Nigerian fashion designer, Kenneth Ize about how he is redefining African luxury.
On how he makes a busy schedule work by enthusiastically embracing multi-tasking, Ize told CNN Style: “As a younger brand and as a millennial, I am in the space to do more things … and not have anybody (telling me) how to do it,” he said. “The actual beauty people can see in the work is (because) we have freedom to create what we want to create. And the whole point for me is about being really real.”
Ize explains the importance of authenticity and heritage to his work, including him modernizing the ancient craft of aso oke handweaving, a technique developed by the Yoruba people of south-western Nigeria. He describes his hopes for the craft to be taught more widely: “The goal now is to actually bring weaving into the Nigerian school curriculum… But we also want to train adults, so we are building a site in Ilorin, as I want people to be able to come to my home country and learn something.”
Speaking about the benefits of educational and cultural exchanges, with his experience of studying at Vienna’s Institute of Design, and the need for more diversity in fashion Ize said: “At the same time we are teaching people … we are shifting the narrative.” He continues, highlighting the importance of his garments to demonstrate “the stories that we as Nigerians have to tell.”
Citing the experiences and stories from Nigeria influencing his designs, he explains the narrative behind his latest men’s collection: “For this season’s menswear, it’s a story about what happens after Christmas, a time when our parents — I mean the privileged ones — gave us pocket money, so there are new coats in the wardrobe.”
CNN Style highlights that for lots of his customers, Ize’s clothes might be their first engagement with high-fashion made in Africa, which, as a continent, has long been excluded from conversations about luxury. Ize said: “I believe I am a professional in this industry and I force myself to do more each season… I am telling the international audience it’s possible here.”
Courtesy: CNN Style
MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that its flagship corporate shared value (CSV) initiative, MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), will hold another Masterclass. The Mastercalss, which holds in Lagos on 13 August, will be in Cinematography.
In the upcoming edition of the Masterclass, MultiChoice will be bringing international award-winning film expert, Christian Epps as a resource person to teach cinematography and help upskill Directors of Photography in the film and television industry to help them take their craft to the next level.
Speaking the one-day Masterclass, Femi Odugbemi, MTF (West Africa) Academy Director said: “We recognize the importance of continuous improvement in visually telling our stories and Cinematography is a key pillar of that objective.”
Epps is the founder/CEO Of Lights, Camera, Diaspora!, a Los Angeles-based social enterprise non-profit that bridges the gap between the African and African-Diaspora entertainment industries.
His career as a lighting designer has spanned more than three decades across major motion pictures, broadcast television, commercials, live theatre, dance, music videos and special events. He supervised the critically acclaimed award-winning film, Selma, featuring Oprah Winfrey, and has also worked with many renowned filmmakers, including Spike Lee.
In 2006, Epps was hired to design the THISDAY! Festival, which led to multiple concert and television projects every year in Nigeria. Among his many achievements in Nigeria, Epps in 2017 received Africa Diaspora Awards’ Creative Person of The Year Award.
Speaking on the upcoming Masterclass, John Ugbe, Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria said: “MultiChoice is committed to enriching lives by improving the skills of talent in the film and television industry in Nigeria and the success of these MTF Masterclasses will over time, deliver a more professionalized, networked film and television industry across Africa and an expanded community of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about creating quality home-grown content.”
Participants of the Masterclass should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in cinematography. These participants would be drawn from across the film and television industry, with delegates from leading Nollywood professionals across the country.
It would be recalled that February this year, MultiChoice successfully delivered the first in a several series of sound-focused masterclasses in Nigeria supported by the Dolby Institute