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Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Maxymilliano(m): 7:55pm On Apr 18
The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria on Monday described as offensive and provocative, an Easter advert by Sterling Bank Plc comparing the resurrection of Christ with the rising of Agege Bread.

APCON also said the advert copy was not submitted for approval before it was made public.

In a statement on Monday signed by its Registrar and Chief Executive, Olalekan Fadolapo, APCON said the advert was distasteful, noting that Sterling Bank Plc would be punished for the action.

The bank, in the now-deleted social media post over the weekend, had attracted criticisms as the same copy was sent to the email of the bank’s customers.

The copy showed a puffed, golden brown, halved Agege Bread with the caption, ‘Like Agege Bread, He Rose… Happy Easter’.

Many social media users had lambasted Sterling Bank Plc over the denigratory comparison and the bank had deleted the posts on its social media handles amid the swelling outrage, mostly by Christians.

The bank subsequently uploaded another copy of an opened tomb significant of Christ’s departure from the grave and added the caption, ‘…let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.’

Reacting, however, in its statement, APCON condemned the action of the bank which it said was blasphemous.

The statement was titled, ‘Sterling Bank Agege Bread Easter Advertisement’

It read, “The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria has observed with displeasure the insensitive and provocative Easter celebration advertisement by Sterling Bank Plc which compared the resurrection of Christ with Agege Bread.

“The distasteful advertisement was neither submitted nor approved for exposure by the Advertising Standards Panel, the statutory Panel charged with the responsibility of ensuring that advertisements conform with the prevailing laws of the federation as well as the code of ethics of Advertising in Nigeria.

“APCON will take necessary actions to ensure that Sterling Bank is sanctioned for the exposure of such offensive advertisement according to law and that no religious belief or faith is ridiculed or any blasphemous advertisement exposed in any guise.”


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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Ethannathan(m): 8:02pm On Apr 18
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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Administration1: 8:02pm On Apr 18
Of course they fvcked up,
who never fvcked up hands in the air,
No hands?


If the tables where turned i believe some Muslims would have razed all Sterling Bank buildings in Nigeria. This is from experience with the Charlie cartoon in France

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Bugatie(m): 8:02pm On Apr 18
Sterling bank is not serious.

Such distasteful clip, how can a reasonable person bring in agege bread and the risen Christ in the same subject!
How can you be genuinely asking for your recent mistake and you’re telling anyone who have not sinned before to cast the first stone.

Oga you never ready to ask for forgiveness.

Apcon bill them abeg

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Vlibray: 8:02pm On Apr 18
dumb and insensitive advert

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by sotall(m): 8:02pm On Apr 18
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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Uprightness100(m): 8:02pm On Apr 18
Thank GOD we are not in the Old Testament, where taking the name of the LORD launches Instant Judgement.

Due to the Merciful nature of JESUS Christ and the Fact that as Christians we don't fight for GOD, people feel free to do anyhow in the name of being Heard.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Oluwapresley(m): 8:02pm On Apr 18
Na this news carry me come Nairaland.

Let me now calm down and read.

Modified:
Now I have read. It might be distasteful to some quite alright. But APCON should pumpi jare. It's not as bad as how I had expected it to be before reading. It's more or less a situation of a missed attempt at being funny rather than it being an attempt to be blasphemous.

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Hope these guys quoting me and saying all sorts also went all ballistic when the Will Smith - Chris Rock saga happened. Cox it's religion now, everyone going haywire. Lol. But then, it seemed right cox everyone was saying it was just a joke and blah blah.

Anyways. Like I said, I don't think the intent was blasphemy. It was just a case of an innocent wrong joke. At least, that's what I can see from the content. I have seen outright blasphemy and this is not it. Nigerians, channel your energy else where!

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by 9japarts: 8:03pm On Apr 18
Very anyhow post.

Obviously an overzealous social media handler trying to be funny.


If you have a car, check my signature

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by triple996(m): 8:03pm On Apr 18
This country na cruiz

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by englishmart(m): 8:03pm On Apr 18
First thing tomorrow, I will head to the nearest sterling bank, withdraw my last 11k and then close the useless account.
Nonsense.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by decub: 8:03pm On Apr 18
Nothing weh no go be wahala!

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Dare1971(m): 8:03pm On Apr 18
Not too good.
Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by tutudesz: 8:03pm On Apr 18
I hope the same power will be used when APC campaign start O!! Because APC is known for provocative campaign posters

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Tonymegabush1(m): 8:03pm On Apr 18
Are you normal undecided
Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Asabe4(f): 8:03pm On Apr 18
I think sterling Bank deliberately put up controversial posts on every celebration.

For a country as "religious" as Nigeria,the Easter Post was poorly thought out.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Basheer22: 8:03pm On Apr 18
Sterling Bank had it coming. Their adverts were always in bad taste and they took it to the extreme
Imagine Sterling Bank saying Muhammed (SAW) is risen like Agege bread, Sterling Bank branches in the North would have been up in flames.
Abubakar Suleiman the MD of Sterling Bank is a Muslim and that further puts the bank out there as a very foolish organisation run by a religious bigot.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by stiles009(m): 8:03pm On Apr 18
I saw this and I was furious too. But then, I assumed since I'm a Muslim, that's why I couldn't relate to it.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Olasyke: 8:03pm On Apr 18
angry grin grin grin grin grin
The ad agency had atheists or progressive minded folks as workers.
By the way, I see nothing wrong with the ad.
I mean, Jesus rise every year? I don't understand. After he rises, would he go back to die and rise up again Easter next year?


If it were something relating to islam, headslammers upnorth would have burnt up several sterling bank branches.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Creditalerts: 8:03pm On Apr 18
Like agege bread Mohammed never rose angry

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by chiefolododo(m): 8:03pm On Apr 18
It is demonic to speak evil of sacred things.


But I have learnt that no matter how you value a person , if he is not regenerated, redeemed,washed in the blood, satan can enter him anytime

it was around this period satan entered Judas

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Nobody: 8:04pm On Apr 18
Advert gone wrong grin

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by flexyrule(m): 8:04pm On Apr 18
This pilot has overshot the runway.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Kaysnow(m): 8:04pm On Apr 18
You can’t try this with Mohamed.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Candidlady(f): 8:04pm On Apr 18
Ihave been hearing this AGEGE BREAD ... still don't know what it means! Is the bread special and who owns the AGEGE bread

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Akwamkpuruamu: 8:04pm On Apr 18
If na Islam now, dem for don burn down the bank for trying to compare Mohammed with an inanimate object.

Christianity is indeed a religion that let God to fight his wars and not man fighting for God

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by AllKnowing: 8:04pm On Apr 18
Even Jesus will not take this matter as personal as APCON is taking it.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by nairavsdollars(f): 8:04pm On Apr 18
Useless One Chance (Customer) Bank

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Comedian2019: 8:04pm On Apr 18
If na one terrorist religion like that, dem for don dey draw sword and dagger.

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by jimmyolasun: 8:04pm On Apr 18
Naa mumu dey apologize for Nigeria.. Dem for no admit but just twist the narrative..


Mumu bank, mumu apcom


He riced

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Iceberg3: 8:04pm On Apr 18
Administration1:
Mumu post. Most useless Apcon
Shut up, thank you very much

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Re: Easter: APCON To Sanction Sterling Bank For ‘Provocative’ Agege Bread Advert by Mandate2023: 8:04pm On Apr 18
I saw there mail telling me christ has risen like agege bread.......dey r using agege bread to describe d resurrection of our lord


I don't find it annoying tho.....everything about dis country na cruise moreover we Christian don't practice religion of violent

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