Friday, 25 May 2018

Dangote, MTN are the Most Admired African Brands

Brand Africa in association with the JSE, on Friday announced the Top 100 best brands in Africa on their 6th annual Brand Africa 100: Africa's Best Brands at the JSE in Johannesburg.

Thebe Ikalafeng Founder and Chairman of Brand Africa with representatives of Dangote (Most Admired African Brand), Nike (most Admired Brand in Africa), MTN (most Admired African Brand)
South African tele-communications brand MTN is the #1 African brand spontaneously recalled irrespective of continent of origin, while Nigerian industrial brand Dangote is the #1 African recalled when consumers are prompted about the continent (Africa) of origin.

How Healthy Marital Relationship Improves Productivity And Economic Development

Building a healthy relationship begins with love. It develops into a bond that enhances long term commitment between couples. Having a healthy relationship also requires communication. When there is good communication between couples, they have a romantic fulfillment that enables them to be effective in other areas of life.

Google launches Impact Challenge for Nigerians, Four Non-profits to Win $2m

As part of its global empowerment programme, Google has launched the Google Impact Challenge (GIC) Nigeria 2018, committing $2million into the project in form of grants to non-profits using technology to reach their goals.

NIKE is the Most Admired Brand in Africa

Nike x Laolu Senbanjo African mystic design sneakers
Global sportswear brand, Nike has emerged the overall #1 brand in Africa spontaneously recalled by consumers in Africa. In the Top 100 best brands in Africa on their 6th annual Brand Africa 100: Africa's Best Brands, the US-company topped Samsung, addidas, Coka-Cola and Apple in the top 5 position.

Philips, Ethiopia, Netherlands sign seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands, have signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia.

Lidya Raises $6.9 Million in a Series A Round Led by Omidyar Network

Lidya, the digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa, today announced that it has raised $6.9 million in a Series A investment round, one of the largest in Nigerian tech history.


Lidya Co-Founders (L) Ercin Eksin and Tunde Kehinde
The funding was led by Omidyar Network, the Silicon Valley impact investment firm established by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. New investors, Alitheia Capital (via the Umunthu Fund), Bamboo Capital Partners, and Tekton Ventures, also joined the round, which included existing investors Accion Venture Lab and Newid Capital.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

eTranzact Announces Management Shake-up ...Appoints Acting MD/CEO

eTranzact International PLC, Africa’s premier e-payments solution provider, on Monday May 21, 2018, announced that it will be making significant changes to the Company’s management team.

Ecobank Xpress Campus Storm Begins

...As Firm set to Drive Financial Inclusion among the Youth

Ecobank Nigeria has commenced a youth engagement program in tertiary institutions across Nigeria as part of efforts to deepen financial inclusion by banking the youth.

Accenture To Equip Disadvantaged People for Work in the Digital Age

...Commits US$200 Million to Education, Training and Skills Initiatives 

Supporting its vision to improve the way the world works and lives, Accenture is committing more than US$200 million over the next three years to help equip disadvantaged people with job skills for the digital age.

Confectionery firm hosts BBNaija ex-housemates

Infusion Cakes & Cafe, a Lagos-based confectionery firm, has hosted ex-housemates of the reality TV show, Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija), in a meet and greet session in Lagos recently.

Canon CNA celebrates results of African sustainability programme

...Launches new creative training hub in collaboration with The NRB Bus

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA), a provider of imaging technologies and services, is celebrating three years of Miraisha, one of the Canon’s core sustainability programmes. 2017 saw the programme deliver more activities than ever before, with over 3,000 participants taking part in training sessions and workshops since the programme’s inception.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Telecom: Why Terrestrial fibre remains mother of all bottlenecks in Africa

Experts at the Africa Session of the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have described terrestrial fibre constraints as the mother of all bottlenecks hindering increased Internet penetration on the continent. During his presentation on the theme

Monday, 21 May 2018

Airtel’s ‘Meet the in-Laws’ Narrates Power of Mobile Internet, Connectivity

Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has unveiled a new Television Commercial (TVC), ‘Meet the in-Laws’, which demonstrates the power of mobile Internet as a phenomenon that enriches life and keeps everyone connected irrespective of age, class, tribe or gender.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Promasidor Felicitates With Muslims At Ramadan

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of highly nutritious and fortified Cowbell and Loya Milk, has felicitated with Muslims in the country on the commencement of the Ramadan fast.

Pan-African Bank Ecobank Wins Best Digital Strategy Award

Ecobank won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the Retail Banker International’s prestigious awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London last week.