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LEAH SHARIBU TURNS 16 TODAY, IN CAPTIVITY!!!

Leah Sharibu was among the abducted 109 girls of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State. The girls were abducted by the terrorist group, Boko Haram on February 19, 2018. Leah Sharibu who was aged fifteen at the time of the abduction in March 2018 turn 16 today, Monday. While 104 abducted girls were released to their parents, Leah Sharibu was held back by the captives because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
“Monday, May 14 , 2018, our daughter, Miss Leah Sharibu , will be 16 years . If she were here with us , we would have been celebrating her 16 th birthday with her . “She is not with us and all we can do is fast and pray for her as a family and I want to appeal to all Nigerians and other concerned people around the world to help us pray for her safety wherever she is and for her return as well. “President Buhari seemed to have forgotten about Leah but we know God who brought her forth will not forget her . We believe that God is keeping watc…

$100 MILLION FOR SMEs IN AFRICA - CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK, UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA


United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and China Development Bank (CDB), the world’s largest development finance institution, have both signed a $100million seven-year loan agreement. The $100 million loan will enable UBA’ to easily finance the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in African countries where UBA currently operates.

Group MD/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, said, “We are excited to partner with China Development Bank (CDB), the Development Financial Institution of the Chinese Government, on this historic transaction, as we strongly believe that the facility will serve as a catalyst to the sustainable development of commerce and industry in Africa through provision of critical financial interventions to SMEs across our presence countries.” 

Uzoka noted that this line of credit is timely, as it should complement the recovery of economic activities. It will also further encourage African entrepreneurship particularly as the funds will be applied to SMEs, which are important for inclusive growth on the continent. 

At the signing ceremony, Chairman of UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu said the fund will boost small and medium scale enterprises across Africa. According to him, CDB’s interest in supporting SMEs aligns with UBA’s vision in growing business across Africa.

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