Saturday, 25 May 2019

Access Bank, MTN Others Bag BrandCom Awards as Biodun Shobanjo Gets Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

It was a night to recognize excellence, professionalism, innovations and creativity at the maiden edition of the BrandCom Awards that held at the Shell hall of the MUSON Centre yesterday as deserving individuals, brands and organisations were variously awarded.

EFCC shuts down MTN head office over manipulations in NSE listing

Telecoms company, MTN is now in trouble as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed and halted all activities at MTN head office in Lagos yesterday.

Disruptive Innovation Crucial to the Future of PR Practice – Adetokunbo Modupe

The Chairman and Lead Consultant of TPT International, Mr. Adetokunbo Modupe has expounded that disruptive innovation remains the critical life support that will define the future of Public Relations (PR) practice in Nigeria.

Ecobank Nigeria Celebrates ‘Africa Day’

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan has stated that Africa is the strategy of Ecobank. Akinwuntan who was speaking in commemoration of Africa Day 2019 noted that Ecobank’s “approach to doing business in Africa is to create a united and integrated brand and platform that reflects the values of Africa as a whole whilst leveraging its diverse talents and resources to tackle its common challenges and realize its immense opportunities as one market”.

Friday, 24 May 2019

BREAKING: UK Prime Minister Theresa May resigns amid Brexit pressure

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has resigned as UK Prime Minister, after three bruising years that saw her fail to deliver Brexit.

Fake News, Hate Speech: How Facebook is Enforcing Its Content Policy

Facebook has released it's most recent Enforcement Report detailing the steps it is taking toward policing the content and misuse of its platform, including the removal of more than three billion fake accounts and over seven million posts deemed to contain hate speech.

Malawi Election Handled with “Professionalism and Dedication” - Observer Group

As Malawians await the results of their general elections, the Commonwealth group observing the polls has commended the country for ensuring a peaceful electoral process to date.

Hogan Lovells hosts GC's in Nigeria to discuss Brexit and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

Global law firm Hogan Lovells hosted a roundtable discussion forum for General Counsel to deep dive into the hot topics affecting regional and global businesses. The session provided a platform for GC's from key industry players to discuss global legal practices and trends as well as explore the issues and opportunities within the across various sectors.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

World Cup: Fifa drops plans to expand Qatar 2022 to 48 teams

Fifa has scrapped a proposal to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 nations.

Guinness Nigeria announces fully paid 26-week parental leave for female employees

Guinness Nigeria employees will begin to enjoy some of the best parental leave benefits in the country, with the business announcing a new policy that offers female employees 26 weeks fully paid parental leave and male employees 4 weeks paternity leave on full rate of pay.

Coca-Cola Makes a U-turn, Retains Majority Stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will maintain its majority stake in African bottler Coca-Cola Beverages Africa for the foreseeable future.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

FBRA Encourages Waste Recycling, Launches Buy-back Initiative at Orile Community

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on citizens of Lagos State to imbibe the culture of recycling. This is as it reinstated its unwavering commitment to a cleaner environment through its buy-back campaign on recyclable waste launched at Orile community, Lagoson Saturday, May 25, 2019.

MainOne to commit N25billion to digitisation of Lagos

West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, MainOne launches its “Digital Lagos: Broadband for All” campaign initiative to enable the digital transformation of Lagos state through deployment of ubiquitous broadband infrastructure across the state.

Olaoluwa Akinnusi leaves Jumia, joins Bolt as new Country Manager for Kenya

Ride-hailing company Bolt has hired Jumia’s global head of logistics and operations, Olaoluwa Akinnusi, to be the firm’s new country manager in Kenya. He takes the place of Alex Mwaura who recently left the company.

Facebook Celebrates One Year of NG_Hub

Celebrating exactly a year to the day since the doors of NG_Hub opened in Lagos, and Facebook further cemented its ambitions to train users across Nigeria in digital skills, Facebook released an infographic highlighting key milestones over the past year.