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Friday, 13 December 2019

Fast growing financial services provider, Keystone Bank Limited, has unveiled series of exciting rewards for its customers to celebrate the yuletide season.

According to the lender, in the spirit of the season and as a gesture to loyal customers, the bank is giving out free debit cards to customers who reactivate their dormant or inactive accounts, make a deposit of N2500 into the account and carry out at least one transaction on any of the electronic channels.

Keystone Bank electronic channels include the USSD *7111#, Keystone Mobile, Online Banking or OXYGEN.

Commenting, Keystone Bank’s Executive Director, Olaniran Olayinka reiterated, “At Keystone Bank, customers are more than kings; they are our partners; hence we are always exploring all possible avenues to ensure they find their relationship with us memorable. Giving out free debit cards is one of the numerous customer loyalty rewards this festive season

“Beyond offering free debit cards, we are fully committed to delivering superior customer experience across all our banking channels in ensuring they get the best of banking services which they truly deserve.”

The offer, which commenced in November, is scheduled to run till January 2020.

Keystone Bank is a technology and service-driven commercial bank offering convenient and reliable solutions to its customers.

Published in Bank & Finance

Due to repeated cases of poor passenger treatment by Turkish Airlines, the Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered the international carrier to suspend its operations into the country.

The government through the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority directed the airline to suspend its operations until it was ready to operate with the right size of aircraft that could transport all passengers with their baggage at the same time.

It was gathered that the government’s directive came as a result of recent cases in which the airline failed to bring in passengers into Nigeria together with their checked-in baggage.

In a letter to the airline by the acting Director-General, NCAA, Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, which was made available by the Federal Ministry of Aviation in Abuja on Thursday, December 12th the authority expressed displeasure at the incidents, which it said had been going on for over two weeks.

Sidi said the incidents had become so bad that most recent Turkish Airlines flights arrived in Nigeria without more than 85 per cent of passengers’ baggage on board.

He said, “Our airport authority has been facing a serious crisis controlling the passengers at the airport whenever they arrive without their baggage. This issue has made passengers to carry out several mob actions at our airports and it is a great threat to our airport facilities.

“In view of all these, and a series of meetings held with the Turkish Airlines personnel, which did not yield any solution to this problem, the NCAA is therefore left with no option than to direct Turkish Airlines to suspend its operations into Nigeria until such a time when the airline is ready to operate with the right size of aircraft that can transport all passengers with their baggage at the same time.

“If no remedial action is carried out by your airline, this suspension shall be effective from the 16th of December, 2019.”

Published in Travel & Tourism

The European Union member states have agreed on a goal of achieving carbon neutrality in the European Union by 2050.

The agreement was reached after marathon talks ended early Friday, though Poland exempted itself.

Warsaw, which is heavily reliant on coal as an energy source, doubts it can implement the goal and now has until June to decide.

Poland will reach the EU goal of achieving climate neutrality at its “own pace,” Polish ambassadors to the EU tweeted.

“There is no division of Europe into different parts, but there is a member state that still needs a bit more time,” German Chancellor Angel Merkel said.

Scientists warn that drastic action is needed to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as laid out in the Paris Agreement climate pact.

The new goal is meant to bring the EU in line with the Paris Agreement, though its pathway to get there and crucially where exactly the funds will come from remain to be seen.

Meeting the 2050 neutrality target will entail slashing the EU’s carbon emissions generated by fossil fuels as well as finding ways of capturing or offsetting the remaining emissions.

According to dpa news, it was the second time this year that EU states had debated the goal. Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic blocked the move last time round.

One bone of contention at Thursday’s talks is whether nuclear power projects would be eligible for EU funds – something which Warsaw, Prague and Budapest claim is necessary but several other member states, including Germany, view skeptically.

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