Friday, 20 April 2018

World Book Day: Airtel Nigeria donates books to Underprivileged Children

…Holds Book Reading Session Across the Country 

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, will commemorate the 2018 World Book Day with public primary school pupils across different locations in the country with the donation of 5000 books and hosting of book-reading sessions.

Accenture Innovation Index 2018 Entry Opens

The rapid changes in the world we live are increasingly rewarding those who are innovating. Adoption of new ways of doing things is driving growth in companies, expanding opportunities in economies and increasing the quality of life in nations that embrace it. The outliers in innovation and those who are improving their position have some things common - they bolster their innovation capacities through positive-sum policies such as investments in Research & Development, Education, Tax incentives for innovation that contribute positively to the global body of knowledge and stock of innovation.

Indomie Noodles renews partnership with Fab-5 Initiative

In line with its commitment to empower Nigerian child, Dufil Prima Foods, makers of Indomie Noodles, has renewed its partnership with the Fab-5 Football Initiative to encourage sport and education among children.

Ecobank Wins 3 Awards at 2018 Asian Banker Awards

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) and its two affiliate countries - Nigeria and Ghana- have emerged winners in three strategic categories of The Asian Banker – West Africa Awards 2018. The annual awards saw ETI winning the Best Financial Inclusion Initiative Application or Programme with its innovative Xpress Account, while Ecobank Nigeria carted home the Best Transaction Bank in Nigeria, West Africa award. Ecobank Ghana also won in the Best Transaction Bank in Ghana, West Africa category.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

IKEJA ELECTRIC ATTRIBUTES ZERO FATALITY IN Q1 TO EFFECTIVE SAFETY POLICY

… Advises customers on safety measures as rainy season begins

Ikeja Electric (IE), Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, has attributed the zero fatality record attained by the company in Q1 of 2018 to its highly effective safety policy and programmes.

Central Africa Region Ready for Africities Summit 2018

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) Regional Strategic Meeting for Central Africa, was held at Le Méridien Re-Ndama Hotel in Libreville, Gabon, April 16-17, 2018.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Accelerator 2018: She Leads Africa to Train, Fund Over 10 Women led Technology Enabled Businesses

Applications are now open for the She Leads Africa (https://SheLeadsAfrica.org) Accelerator 2018, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs building technology enabled businesses across Nigeria are eligible to apply for coaching, networking opportunities and the chance to receive funding for their business.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Jumia records a whopping 120.1m EUR net loss

Despite Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) increase of 41.8 per cent year-on-year from 357.5 million EUR in 2016 to 507million EUR, the leading online eCommerce ecosystem in Africa, Jumia on Tuesday announced its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017 and for the full year 2017, with Adjusted EBITDA has declared a negative 120.1 million EUR for the full year.

Zlatan Ibrahimović Joins Visa Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Visa Inc. Tuesday announced professional footballer, Zlatan Ibrahimović, will be the new face of its global marketing campaign in anticipation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. As the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, Visa, in collaboration with Zlatan, will help fans not miss a moment of the action this summer.

Cheers in all cabin classes, as Emirates revamps its spirits offering

Emirates has refreshed its spirits offering across all classes with a range of premium brands. Spirits on board are served complimentary across all classes and routes and include a range of whiskeys, cognacs, gins, vodka and flavoured liqueurs amongst others.

Approach to Strategic Outsourcing from large and evolved brands

People often ask what is the best approach to be used by organizations who have taken the strategic outsourcing decision for their non-core business processes – like back office, clerical activities, customer services and care activities, retention and outbound campaigns, KYC and customer on-boarding solutions, documentations, data entry, verification works, customer contact centers, digital care, social media solution etc.

Application Now Open to African Entrepreneurs For Alibaba eFounders Fellowship

African entrepreneurs can now apply for the Alibaba eFounders Fellowship which will be held at The Alibaba Xixi Campus, Hangzhou, China. From the applications, 40 African start-up entrepreneurs will be selected.

Deep learning creating a lot of hype and for good reason

Deep learning is a type of machine learning, based on a set of algorithms that model high-level abstractions in data, by using multiple processing layers with complex structures. Instead of organising data to run through predefined equations, deep learning sets up basic parameters about the data and trains the computer to learn on its own by recognising patterns using many layers of processing. This means it can train computers to perform human-like tasks, such as recognising speech, identifying images or making predictions.

Siemens, Anglo American Platinum collaborate on digital and automation skills development in Africa

Currently, one of the most debated topics influencing innovation is digitalization and its impact on the future of employment. It is met with equal parts excitement and trepidation. No matter how you look at it, digital transformation and a truly connected global economy is already upon us.

Pengage Organizes Training to improve Education

….To empower Teachers with relevant Digital Tools for Improved learning

To improve the interactive learning process in schools using the aid of technology, Pengage Technologies Limited, a dynamic information and communications company is organizing digital training sessions to empower teachers with the required skills to promote education in secondary schools. The e-learning program known as e4engage creates an audio visual experience for teachers in all subjects taught in secondary schools.