Nigeria’s first Islamic bank begins business in three branches

Date: 16-02-2012 11:04 am (10 years ago) | Author: fehin tola
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ABUJA — Nigeria’s first licenced Islamic bank, Jaiz Bank Plc, has commenced full operation of non-interest commercial banking in Nigeria from three branches in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano.

A staff of the bank in Abuja Office said most of the early customers were groups of business institutions and private individuals from different religious persuasions making enquiries as well as opening different accounts.

The officer in Operations Department said the service of the bank was opened to everyone that is interested in the non-interest products.

The introduction of Islamic banking is part of a drive by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to propel Nigeria’s economy and promote financial inclusion by introducing alternative products. The non-interest regime offers veritable incentives and attractive options for investors.

At its inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM), Chairman of Jaiz Bank, Alhaji Umar Mutallab said: “The whole idea of the banking option is to bring more people into banking in Nigeria that provides banking without interest.”

Mutallab, who was Chairman of FirstBank, further added: “This kind of banking is for all religions because no religion wouldn’t want to help, especially funding critical project without using interest elements.

“Whether it is Christianity or Judaism, every community wants to borrow money without being bugged down with multi-layer interest structure.

“This banking option is a product with a difference. We hope our brothers from the divide will see it as an ethical bank which is not meant to promote a particular religion. It is for all Nigerians and not Muslims alone. Once you have a viable project proposal which is ethical, which doesn’t cater for such things as liquor, gambling etc, it becomes a halal (lawful) project and would be looked into by the bank.”

Islamic banking, also known as participant banking, is banking activity that is consistent with the principles of Islamic law and its practical application through the development of Islamic economics. The system prohibits the fixed or floating payment or acceptance of specific interest or fees like usury for loans of money.
reference:http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/nigerias-first-islamic-bank-begins-business-in-three-branches/

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- verah at 16-02-2012 12:38 PM (10 years ago)
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congratulations to them...... abi wetin i for talk? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 16-02-2012 12:38 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Katee at 16-02-2012 12:43 PM (10 years ago)
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Passing.......with my mouth sealed with Superglue. Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: at 16-02-2012 12:43 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ikwo1 at 16-02-2012 12:45 PM (10 years ago)
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So, they hve open bank for terrorist like ajanni and his brodas abi.den go  hear am for 9jar.
Posted: at 16-02-2012 12:45 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- malvin2525 at 16-02-2012 12:53 PM (10 years ago)
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signs of end time
Posted: at 16-02-2012 12:53 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bachelorette at 16-02-2012 12:57 PM (10 years ago)
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ok... na 4 only Aboki ppo ba?

Posted: at 16-02-2012 12:57 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Katee at 16-02-2012 01:00 PM (10 years ago)
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I go run comot 4 Naija b4 dis people take over d country.
Posted: at 16-02-2012 01:00 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DrSoba at 16-02-2012 01:03 PM (10 years ago)
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There is a motive behind these, if only our eyes will be open to see this.
Posted: at 16-02-2012 01:03 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 16-02-2012 01:03 PM (10 years ago)
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is Good to give back what u have taking from d country.na 9ja money them take open the bank.
Posted: at 16-02-2012 01:03 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Nonso85 at 16-02-2012 01:06 PM (10 years ago)
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Muttallab, Underwear USA bomber "Abdul Mutallab" Papa, is the Chairman!!!!! He said it's for all Nigerians but opened branches in business unfriendly towns of KADUNA AND KANO..........then Abuja certain for those Jihadist's in Abuja....Watching..
Posted: at 16-02-2012 01:06 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- purityjustice at 16-02-2012 01:10 PM (10 years ago)
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i can't open account there boko haram fit bomb the bank.
Posted: at 16-02-2012 01:10 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kattie77 at 16-02-2012 01:12 PM (10 years ago)
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passing jejely oooo
Posted: at 16-02-2012 01:12 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- 53787 at 16-02-2012 01:14 PM (10 years ago)
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Hmmmm very soon, dis ppl will be demanding for islamic court, Islamic Police Station, Islamic Prison, even Islamic Judges & Lawyers. Almighty God av ur way in dis our Isreal ( Nigeria )
Posted: at 16-02-2012 01:14 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- fehinty at 16-02-2012 01:17 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: 53787 on 16-02-2012 01:14 PM
Hmmmm very soon, dis ppl will be demanding for islamic court, Islamic Police Station, Islamic Prison, even Islamic Judges & Lawyers. Almighty God av ur way in dis our Isreal ( Nigeria )
they av islamic courts in
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- FinlandGuy at 16-02-2012 01:22 PM (10 years ago)
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What do you expect from a criminal Abdul Mutallab the Father of a Terriost.His son has been sentenced to Life In Prison in the US.
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- FinlandGuy at 16-02-2012 01:24 PM (10 years ago)
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Islamic bank A.K.A Terrorist Bank. I am not a member and will never be.
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- fehinty at 16-02-2012 01:38 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: FinlandGuy on 16-02-2012 01:22 PM
What do you expect from a criminal Abdul Mutallab the Father of a Terriost.His son has been sentenced to Life In Prison in the US.
y did they give him life? thot they will kill him ni? what if he had successfully killed those people on xmas day?
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- rayOFsunshine at 16-02-2012 01:39 PM (10 years ago)
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I dey watch
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- fuckinjoe at 16-02-2012 02:23 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: teebaz990 on 16-02-2012 01:09 PM
Now it will be easy for them to finance boko haram
i was about to say the same thing before you stroked it first..........believe me ABU QAQA  and UMAR SOKOTO will be the first to go and borrow money from that Islamic jihadist bank, few days later, there will be triple bomb explosion in every city in the north.
     everything in Nigeria is now been Islamised.......... Islamic school, Islamic market,  Islamic bus travel,  Islamic university,  Islamic banking.......very soon it will be Islamic republic of Nigeria.
   

Posted: at 16-02-2012 02:23 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- patiwezue at 16-02-2012 02:32 PM (10 years ago)
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Dis is boko haram banking no be only lslamic banking oooooooo
Posted: at 16-02-2012 02:32 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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