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Top 5 Banks in Nigeia by Assets

1. Guarantee Trust Bank Plc
GTBank as it is fondly called is a name to reckon with in Nigerian banking sector as it is first among all on the list. Founded in July 1990, GTBank has total assets of $22.3billion and with over 10,000 staffs on its payroll.
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2. First Bank of Nigeria Plc
Established in 1894, it was first called Bank of British West Africa, it later changed its name to first bank in 1979. First Bank of Nigeria is the oldest bank in Nigeria and the second largest by assets totaling about $21.3billion. The bank has grown over the years and now has branches across Nigeria including, Ghana, The Gambia, United Kingdom, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
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3. Zenith Bank of Nigeria Plc
Founded in May 1990 Zenith Bank has become one of the top banks in Nigeria with a shareholder base of about $15.7billion in assets. It has over 6,600 employees and over 500 branches across states in Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia, United Kingdom, etc.
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4. Access Bank Plc
Access Bank was founded in the year 1989; it has a total asset of $12.6billion and over 9,000 staff. The Bank has over 300 branches in Nigeria with subsidiaries in other African countries like Congo, U.K, etc.
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5. United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)
UBA is a name to be noted in the Nigerian Banking sector as it hits top five. Founded in 1949 it has spread to over 19 African countries including the U.S. UBA has over 600 branches with a customer base of over seven million. Currently UBA is worth over $12.3billion in assets and is a product of the successful merger of Standard Trust Bank Plc and Continental Trust Bank Limited.
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