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Heritage Bank, LASG Shows Commitment To Sport Development

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Heritage Bank plc has reiterated its commitment to promoting sports in Nigeria, in partnership with Lagos State Government to back the 3rd Edition of the annual Lagos Value Jet Para Table Tennis championship.

The three-day para table tennis championship hosted 45 table tennis games, which held in the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere Lagos.

L-R: Alanamu Mustapha. Bronze Medal winner of N25K prize; Osagiede Thomas, Bronze Medal N25K; Ozena Utulu, the Ag Group Head, Corporate Communications; Oshinowo Gbenga, Gold Medal N100K and Akintewe Tolulope, Silver Medal N70K, during the prize presentation of winners at the just concluded 2021 ValueJet Para Table Tennis Open, held in Lagos.

Speaking to the media during the games, the MD/CEO of Heritage Bank stated that the bank’s commitment to sports and its partnership with Lagos ValueJet Para Table Tennis resonates from the institution’s brand passion to support sports, especially for the physically challenged that would help in wellbeing, health and by extension nation building.

According to him, Heritage Bank believes in development and having the tenacity to develop Nigerians both young and old, whilst encouraging the physically challenged especially the participants of the para table tennis that this game is capable of helping them to keep healthy and fit.

He commended the Para–division of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), Sunday Odebode’s Para Table Tennis Foundation for organizing the competition as well as the Lagos State Government for playing a leading role in the development of sports in the country.

Sekibo who was represented by Ozena Utulu, the Ag Group Head, Corporate Communications also recalled the support it received from the Lagos State government when it organised the Skoolimpics, its signature sporting event with more than 6,000 students from over 600 public and private secondary schools from the six educational districts of Lagos Sate in attendance at the three-day sporting fiesta held in 2017.

Dr. Grace Igbokwe (Representative of 1st lady of Lagos State); Ozena Utulu, Ag, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank Plc and Hon. Durosimi Eti, Chairman Para Athletics Association Lagos State, at the just concluded 2021 ValueJet Para Table Tennis Open, held in Lagos.

According to him, Skoolimpics is an idea conceived to bring into being a national sports festival for young people in secondary schools aimed at helping the country discover young talents who will re-ignite the spirit of excellence in competitive and recreational sports.

“The idea was intended to be a holistic development of young people in order to foster their physical, social and emotional wellbeing. It is a well-known fact that physical education and sports help in character and community building, delinquency reduction, community safety, economic and social development,” Sekibo stated.

In similar manner, First Lady of Lagos State, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu reiterated the government’s commitment to continually put measures in place to play-up the welfare, wellbeing and interests of the physically challenged.

Sanwo-Olu represented by Grace Igbokwe advised the participants to continue investing the right energy and zeal into training, whilst cautioning them to take their education even more seriously and equally draw inspiration from great Table Tennis players who are making waves nationally and internationally.

Coordinator of the tournament, Sunday Odebode, said fans would witness the emergence of new stars in the kind of Christian Ikpoyi, who is rated number 10 in the world, to replace the ageing Nigerian players.

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Black Market Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 28 January 2023

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Black market dollar to naira exchange rate for today 28 January 2023, Aboki dollar rate can be accessed below.

JomogNews reports that the exchange rate for a dollar to naira at Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market) players buy a dollar for N750 and sell at N755 on Saturday 28 January 2023, according to sources at Bureau De Change (BDC).

Please note that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognize the parallel market (black market), as it has directed individuals who want to engage in Forex to approach their respective banks.

Dollar to Naira Black Market Rate Today

Dollar to Naira (USD to NGN) Black Market Exchange Rate Today

Buying Rate N750 Selling Rate N755

The local currency opened at N750.00 per $1 at the parallel market otherwise known as the black market today Saturday, 28 January 2023, in Lagos Nigeria, after it closed at N750.00 per $1 on Friday, 27 January 2023.

Even though the dollar to naira opened in the parallel market at ₦746 per $1 today, News Online reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognise the parallel market, otherwise known as the black market. The apex bank has therefore directed anyone who requires forex to approach their bank, insisting that the I&E window is the only known exchange.

JomogNews Nigeria reports that in the black market, the players buy a dollar for N750 and sell for N755 on Saturday morning, January 28, 2023, after they purchased N750 and sold for N755 on Friday, 27 January 2023.

Meanwhile, JomogNews reports that the USD started this week at ₦755 in Parallel Market also known as Black Market on Monday, January 23, 2023, in Lagos Nigeria, after it opened at ₦743 last week Monday, January 16, 2023.

Disclaimer: JOMOGNEWS NIGERIA does not set or determine forex rates. The official NAFEX rates are obtained from the website of the FMDQOTC. Parallel market rates (black market rates) are obtained from various sources including online media outlets. The rates you buy or sell forex may be different from what is captured in this article.

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Black Market Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 26 January 2023

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Black market dollar to naira exchange rate for today 26 January 2023, Aboki dollar rate can be accessed below.

JomogNews reports that the exchange rate for a dollar to naira at Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market) players buy a dollar for N750 and sell at N755 on Thursday 26 January 2023, according to sources at Bureau De Change (BDC).

Please note that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognize the parallel market (black market), as it has directed individuals who want to engage in Forex to approach their respective banks.

Dollar to Naira Black Market Rate Today

Dollar to Naira (USD to NGN) Black Market Exchange Rate Today

Buying Rate N750 Selling Rate N755

The local currency opened at N750.00 per $1 at the parallel market otherwise known as the black market today Thursday, 26 January 2023, in Lagos Nigeria, after it closed at N750.00 per $1 on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

Even though the dollar to naira opened in the parallel market at ₦746 per $1 today, News Online reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognise the parallel market, otherwise known as the black market. The apex bank has therefore directed anyone who requires forex to approach their bank, insisting that the I&E window is the only known exchange.

JomogNews Nigeria reports that in the black market, the players buy a dollar for N750 and sell for N755 on Thursday morning, January 26, 2023, after they purchased N750 and sold for N755 on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

Meanwhile, JomogNews reports that the USD started this week at ₦755 in Parallel Market also known as Black Market on Monday, January 23, 2023, in Lagos Nigeria, after it opened at ₦743 last week Monday, January 16, 2023.

Disclaimer: JOMOGNEWS NIGERIA does not set or determine forex rates. The official NAFEX rates are obtained from the website of the FMDQOTC. Parallel market rates (black market rates) are obtained from various sources including online media outlets. The rates you buy or sell forex may be different from what is captured in this article.

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CBN Won’t Extend January 31 Deadline For Naira Deposits – Emefiele

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has ruled out an extension of the January 31 deadline for naira deposits.

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele confirmed this on Tuesday at a meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee in Abuja.

Emefiele responded to a question on the extension of the ultimatum following complaints by a section of Nigerians.

“Unfortunately, I don’t have good news for those who say we should shift the deadline,” he said.

“The reason is because 90 days, in fact, 100 days, is enough for anybody who has the old currency to deposit it in the bank.

“We took every measure to ensure all the banks remain open to receive the old currency, including opening on Saturdays.

“We do not see any reason to begin to talk about a shift. We believe 100 days is more than adequate,” Emefiele added.

On Tuesday, the Senate asked the apex bank to postpone the deadline for phasing out old notes to July 31.

The Red Chamber also urged the CBN to compel banks to open naira exchange windows for those without bank accounts.

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