Nigeria needs all the positive publicity that she can get so we are always glad to hear of positive achievements.

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The list for the Top 1000 world backs has been released and Nigeria gets 13 positions. The list was revealed by The Banker, a journal of the Financial Times Group of London. 13 Nigerian banks made the list after the top 290.

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According to the report, Zenith Bank leads at 293. Following are Guaranty Trust Bank at 415, First Bank of Nigeria at 424, Access Bank at 532, United Bank for Africa at 539, and Fidelity Bank at 622. Also listed were Ecobank Nigeria, Skye Bank, First City Monument Bank, Diamond Bank, Stanbic IBTC Holdings, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria and Union Bank of Nigeria.

It is a great feat for the country as no other African country had up to 13 banks on the list.

A total of 31 banks in Africa make the list, including Nigeria’s top 13 representing 41.94%. Other African countries on the list are South Africa, Egypt, Angola, Gabon, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco and Togo.

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