【Issue No.1】Ecobank's Customer Innovation Reaps Rewards|Six News


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1. Uganda:Curtains Down!

The 2016/2017 Uganda Premier League season comes to an end this weekend with a crowning ceremony for the league champions KCCA FC, although there is still a sticking issue of deciding the third and final relegation slot, reports JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE.

The Azam TV cameras will for the last time this season be staged at the Phillip Omondi stadium in Lugogo, where KCCA FC face already-relegated Sadolin Paints FC in the Uganda Premier League.


2. Ecobank's Customer Innovation Reaps Rewards

Ecobank has secured wins in two categories at the Retail Banking Awards in London. The leading pan-African bank was awarded Product Innovation of the Year 2017 and Retail Banking Launch of the Year 2017 at a ceremony hosted by Retail Banker International in London.

Over the course of 2016, Ecobank has focused on improving the user experience of its customers. Shifting focus from physical to digital banking,the bank has launched a wide range of innovative digital products and services,including the Ecobank Mobile App, Masterpass QR and the Ecobank XpressAccount.


3. Nigerian Airline Med-View Banned From European Airspace

Nigerian air operator, Medview airline, has been banned from operating within the airspace of the European Commission.

A statement released by the commission said that a total of 181 airlines have been banned from EU skies.

"Today the European Commission updated the EU air safety list, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union," said the commsision.

"Following today's update, all airlines certified in Benin and Mozambique are cleared from the list, following further improvements to the aviation safety situation in these countries.



4. Kenya: It's a New Day,Africa Only Interested in Win-Win Deals - Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Sunday keen to make the point that any partnerships Kenya enters into must serve the interests of its people.

Addressing a gathering of world leaders in China attending the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, President Kenyatta said his government supported the initiative because it was grounded in the principal ofmutual respect and benefit.


5. Nigeria Resuming Oil Search in Chad Basin Liberated From Boko Haram 'Within Weeks'

The Nigerian government will soon restart oil prospecting in the volatile Chad Basin liberated from the terrorist sect, Boko Haram, arepresentative of the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, said Monday.

Saidu Mohammed, who is the NNPC's Chief Executive Officer in charge of Gas and Power, said light and heavy duty exploration equipment were being moved into the basin to commence full oil prospecting by the end of 2017.


6. China-Made Subway Trains Run in City

China-made subway trains will start operation in the city in May 2017.

Running on Line 2, a 13-kilometer stretch through the northern part of the city to the southern part, the trains are manufactured by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd.

The line held its operation ceremony on Tuesday.

The CRRC is China's rail manufacturer and exporter.


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