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Federal High Court directs meeting to consider the transfer of GTBank into a Holding Company



A Federal High Court has coordinated that a gathering of the holders of GTBank Plc, be assembled to consider the exchange of the bank to a holding organization.

The Board of Directors and the executives of Guaranty Trust Bank has unveiled that the Federal High Court of Nigeria on November 6, 2020, coordinated that a gathering of the holders of the completely paid normal portions of GTBank Plc, be assembled on December 4, 2020 to consider the exchange of the bank to a holding organization.

This data was passed on through a Notice of Court-Ordered Meeting by the bank, and distributed on the site of the NSE. It was endorsed by the bank’s secretary, Erhi Obebeduo, and the Nigerian lawful insight to the bank, Aluko and Oyebode.

As per the data contained in the exposure, the court-requested gathering of the holders of the completely paid customary portions of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc to be met to consider and whenever thought fit, endorsing, with or without alteration, a Scheme of Arrangement according to Section 715 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 between the bank and the holders of the completely paid normal portions of 50 Kobo each in the bank.

The gathering will be held at the Oriental Hotel, 3, Lekki Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, at 10:00 a.m. or then again before long, at which spot and time the Holders are mentioned to join in.

Goals to be proposed at the gathering

Coming up next are a portion of the sub-joined goals that will be proposed, and whenever thought fit, passed as unique goal at the gathering:

The Scheme of Arrangement dated November 4, 2020, a printed duplicate of which has been delivered for the gathering and, endorsed by the Chairman be and is thusly affirmed.

As per the Scheme, the 29,431,179,224 common portions of 50 Kobo each in the gave and settled up share capital of the Bank held by the investors be and are therefore moved to Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (the Holdco) in return for the apportioning of 29,431,179,224 standard portions of 50 Kobo each in the offer capital of the Holdco to the investors in a similar extent to their shareholding in the Bank credited as completely paid with no further demonstration or deed.

As per the Scheme and compliant with the outline gave by the Holdco, each current holder of the Global Depositary Receipts gave by the Bank (the Existing GDRs) get, as thought for each current GDR held, one new Global Depositary Receipt gave by JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. (JP Morgan Chase), the Depositary Bank for the Holdco GDR program (the Holdco GDRs).

The Board of Directors of the Bank be and is thusly approved to make all fundamental moves to delist the portions of the Bank from the official rundown of The Nigerian Stock Exchange.

What you should know

Review that we revealed before that Guaranty Trust Bank Plc had gotten an endorsement on a fundamental level from the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) to work as a monetary holding organization.

Under the rebuilding, it is suggested that the gave portions of the bank will be traded on a one-for-one reason for the offers in a budgetary holding organization. The bank’s current Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) are additionally proposed to be traded on a one-for-one reason for new GDRs to be given by the budgetary holding organization.

Subject to the endorsement of the Scheme by the Bank’s investors, the applicable administrative specialists, and the Federal High Court of Nigeria, the holding organization will have a hierarchical structure that is utilized by countless major money related foundations all around the world.

In any case, remarking on the improvement in March was Segun Agbaje, the Chief Executive official of GTB. He said that a holding organization structure would empower the bank to stay aware of the most recent patterns in the Nigerian budgetary administrations industry.

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Josh2Funny releases visuals for “Don’t Leave Me” remix featuring Falz, Magnito, Vector and AO



Inventor of the #DontLeaveMe challenge that made massive wave last year, Josh Alfred, better known by his comedian name – Josh2Funny – puts out the video for the remix to his rap song —“Don’t Leave Me” single featuring rappers Falz, Magnito, Vector and AO.

L-R: Vector, AO, Josh2Funny, Falz, Magnito (behind Falz) for Don’t Leave Me official music video.

The #DontLeaveMe has always been a thing for the popular online comedian, he started it by forming a hypothetical situation, then ending it with a funny bar, which makes sense but no sense at the same time for comedic purpose.

For instance, a lyric from his verse: “If I frame a picture of my mother, does that mean I’ve been framed for murder?”; Josh2Funny calls on rap enthusiast in Falz, Vector and Magnito to add their own quota of bars, making for a fun and enjoyable listen.

The majority of the music video was shot in a boxing ring where each rapper dish out their punchlines. Don’t Leave Me is produced by Caution LXE while the music video is directed by Bash ‘Em.

You can watch it here: Don’t Leave Me (official music video).

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Bitcoin breaks above $38,000, shows no sign of slowing down




Bitcoin is unquestionably on steroids, as it got through another record high a couple of mins prior.

What you should know

At the hour of composing this report, Bitcoin exchanged at $38,049.23 with an every day exchanging volume of $80.3 billion.

Bitcoin is up 8.95% for the afternoon.

The world’s most mainstream crypto now has a market cap of $707 billion.

The cost of the world’s lead crypto set another untouched high of $38,500, prior to settling down to $34,200, up 8.59% at the time this report was refreshed.

Just yesterday, bitcoin flooded from $36,000 and $37,000 unexpectedly and still gave no indications of easing back down.

Six days into 2021, the most mainstream crypto resource has picked up about 28.3%, or about $9,000 this year alone in the midst of solid purchasing pressure from the main monetary brands across the world.

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Nigeria, other African oil-producing countries will lose $1tn oil revenue in 20 years – PWC




PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has anticipated that Nigeria and other oil-creating African nations will lose an expected $1 trillion in oil send out incomes throughout the following 20 years, because of likely low costs.

This is contained in its Africa Oil and Gas Review 2020, themed invigorating another tomorrow.

The survey noticed that Covid-19 conveyed a worth obliteration of the oil market in Africa; adding that African nations, of which many are reliant on oil and gas incomes, have needed to redirect financial assets to supporting medical care and government assistance reactions to the pandemic, prompting more prominent monetary pain.

Key features from the survey

Oil creation in Africa saw a slight increment of 0.5% from 2019 adding up to 8.3 mmbbl/d. This records for 8.82% of worldwide creation.

In 2020, creation saw a decrease of 10% comparative with the earlier year driven by the Covid-19 interest log jam for sends out.

Oil holds: Africa’s demonstrated oil saves have stayed static at 125.7 Bbo from the finish of 2019 to 2020. 41% of these stores are found seaward while 59% are coastal.

Fares stayed static at 7.1 mmbbl/d somewhere in the range of 2018 and 2019. Nonetheless, because of Covid-19 of every 2020, trades saw a decrease of over 10%.

Utilization at 4 mmbbl/d stayed unaltered from 2018 to 2019. Utilization fell by under 10% in 2020. Africa’s homegrown market devours around half of its absolute oil creation. Africa has restricted treatment facility limit and imports around 48% of its completed item fuel interest.

Africa’s demonstrated gas holds have stayed at 527 tcf somewhere in the range of 2019 and 2020 — 34% of these stores are arranged seaward.

Gas creation saw a slight increment of 0.36% from 2018 to 238 bcm in 2019. Be that as it may, creation declined by 9% in 2020 because of COVID-19.

Gas utilization somewhat expanded by 0.4% from 2018 to 150 bcm in 2019 while it declined by over 10% in 2020 comparative with the earlier year.

Africa burns-through 63% of its all out gas creation, dominatingly for power age.

African gas sending out nations saw an all out decrease of over 6% in 2020 from 39.7 mtpa in 2019 to 37.3 mtpa in 2020.

The survey demonstrates that oil request worldwide shows a checked recuperation throughout the following not many years following the Covid-19 prompted request droop, with costs anticipated to arrive at a roof of around $54 per barrel, contrasted with a pre-Covid-19 gauge of long haul estimating going somewhere in the range of $60 and $70 per barrel.

As per the audit, “It is assessed that this lower value conjecture will cost Africa a potential $1 trillion in fare incomes from oil throughout the following 20 years.”

What they are exhorting

In the wake of this turn of events, PwC has exhorted in the audit that the appropriation of the energy change can give a ‘life saver’ considering declining oil interest.

The survey proposed that the energy progress does indeed make critical positive monetary effect and openings, and Africa can profit enormously from the innovation establishments and expectations to absorb information generally paid for by the created world.

By considering the African energy strategy climate one can derive with regards to whether nations are establishing a dynamic or static arrangement climate according to catching the advantages and monetary development that can be utilized from the energy progress.

The survey additionally pointed that as fare incomes and homegrown interest change, energy progress preparation will be a significant supportability factor for some nations that have depended on their oil and gas blessings.

What you should know

Energy progress alludes to the worldwide energy area’s work day from fossil-based frameworks of energy creation and utilization — including oil, flammable gas and coal — to sustainable power sources like breeze and sun oriented, just as lithium-particle batteries.

The expanding entrance of sustainable power into the energy supply blend, the beginning of zap and enhancements in energy stockpiling are largely key drivers of the energy change.

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