Sterling Bank; We Hail Thee!

Shareholders of Sterling Bank Plc have commended the board and management of the bank for the display of resilience, improved financial performance and returns on investment in 2020 despite the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global and local economic environment. They also approved resolutions for the declaration of a dividend of five […]

30 Days at Sterling

 “At Sterling, we have adopted recycling processes and our employees have bought into the cause to protect the environment” Abubakar Suleiman MD, Sterling Bank. 2021 is in full swing for us here at Sterling, and that means constantly creating sustainable solutions for you while simultaneously working on keeping Mother Earth safe 😉 and as proof […]

Your Business Just Got Reclassified!

Business reclassification in Nigeria

Just when you thought you had transitioned from a small business to a medium scale enterprise, the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) popped the question; where do you think you’re going? Jokes aside though; the Director General and Chief Executive of SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, recently declared here that Micro […]

Jack & Jill Went Up The Hill!

A man on the hill side

Dear Jill, Are you back? Yes; down from the hill of advocating for Nigeria because of Jack Dorsey’s tweet a few days ago. Let me not lie; I really didn’t know we loved Naija this much until Baba made that ‘proclamation’ and everywhere scatter. Considering the number of ‘Japa’ applications being processed by the month, […]

I Just Said, ‘Lemme Ask You’

Is the lockdown over yet or should we wait for another? The truth is that despite the pandemic which was the major reason for the lockdown, I can bet you that some people are really for the time when we did not need to go to work. A lot of emphasis was placed on the […]

From ‘the Abroad’ with Love!

by Kyrian Offor Click here for some bit of background. Done? Now continue below. First, his responses were humor-filled. Soon they were laughing. While the chats went on and on, she deduced something about him. He was simply intelligent. Smart. With a unique standpoint of life. A young, handsome young man with an extraordinary prospect. […]

It’s Not That Difficult!

Before we get into it, it’s important to make this Public Service Announcement: Girls are not upset… Girls are not angry… Girls just wanna have Fundamental Human Rights A round of applause, please for all the women and everyone ‘fighting’ to ensure every female is treated fairly and equally, without any form of gender bias. […]

Don’t You Want to Get Married?

by Kyrian Offor She returned from work. Exhausted. And so she sat on her kitchen table, ate the dinner she bought on her way back. Rested for a minute before she headed to her bedroom to have a shower. Fifteen minutes later, she was lying on the bed. In her nightie. Head placed on the […]

Even On Mothers’ Day Too?

I cannot lie; the power situation in this Nigeria cannot just let you be great. A whole Mother’s day and to call my Mama na wahala. One whole week and no light and you’ll at least believe that with the increased price per barrel of oil in the international market, pump price will be cheaper […]

To She Who Rarely Comes To Mind!

Happy International Women’s day to all women around the world.  Today we celebrate strength, innovation, passion and strides that have heavily impacted the world and given the next generation something to aspire to. We join the world to laud the efforts of female professionals who have risen above the tides, walked in territories they were told […]

New Month; ‘March’ On!

It’s a new month; welcome! Here are some of the things you may have missed from last month. First, can we have a round of applause for February for being such a perfect month? 👏If February were a person, they would be one of those people who are never caught unfresh; prime, proper and smell […]

The Journey to Number 1

If you think that Game of Thrones was mere fiction, please think again. You know how sometime last month, Elon Musk, who held the title of World’s Richest Man for a week or thereabouts, was dethroned by Jeff Bezos. It felt like something that happened in the comic series, Flash when right before our very […]

The Featherington Effect!

Sterling Valentine post

Akuko!’, I muttered to myself, as he went on about some global incident. That is what the Igbos say when a discussion is beginning to enter voicemail. If you know me, you can sense when I’m not interested in something and it gets worse because when I begin to lose my patience, I make it […]

Frequently Asked Questions on The Foreign Exchange Bid Process

Sterling FX

Q. What  CBN FX intervention windows are available to importers? A. The CBN Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (this takes place fortnightly) and the CBN Special Sales to Local Corporates (At CBN’s discretion) Q. What are the currencies supplied by the CBN in the Retail Secondary Market intervention Sales? A. At the moment there are […]

The Fastest So Far In The History Of ‘Januarys’

Running towards Sterling products

I was going to ask, ‘is the plural of January going to carry the conventional ending of ‘ies’ or should we just leave it with an ‘s’ instead? You know you can help me in the comment section; no one is the custodian of all knowledge. Anyways, people have been saying this January is the […]

COVID Tested Positive For Ice-Cream!

Ice-cream positive for COVID-19

I’m not happy, at all. Something just happened this morning and me, I must talk. I don’t know who sent me message but that was how I left my house to the supermarket yesterday evening. I left the closest one to my house and went all the way to the one very far from the […]

Frequently Asked Questions on Foreign Currency Domiciliary Transfers

While we’re on the subject of foreign currency withdrawals in line with the CBN mandate, it won’t hurt to answer a few questions that might be burning in your hearts as per this issue. Here goes: Q: Can a customer transfer funds from his domiciliary account with Sterling Bank to his domiciliary account with another […]

Any Side You Dey, We Gat You!

How Oliver De Coque came back from the dead is beyond me. I remember my Daddy always singing and dancing to ‘Funny funny identity’ as a young child, only to wake up a few mornings ago to hear the Marvin Boss launch the ‘Stingy Men Association of Nigeria’ (SMAN), singing the infamous De Coque anthem. […]

Fighting COVID In A Recession

Definitely not a walk in the park. Just a few months ago, we slid into a recession after an 8-month lockdown, characterized by job losses and skeletal business activities. Last week, we talked about how the year ‘Chwenchi Chwenchi‘ went and how all of a sudden, ‘money no dey Lagos‘ and just yesterday, we were […]

Money No Dey Lagos!

First, the Lagos Anthem (In English 😅) Every night, Bentley,Every night, Rolls RoyceOn the toll gate road, we are going to chop lifeMy friend is driving an Aston Martin, I’m driving a BugattiEvery Friday night, we are going to chop lifeYet, they will say… —————————–Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, World President. Eko WenjeleLet’s get it straight, there […]