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.

Mastercard backs women's football with Arsenal & Lyon deals

Mastercard has stepped up its commitment to women’s football by signing sponsorship deals with Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

"5G is not the future anymore, It's here' - Nokia's CEO Rajeev Suri

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Nokia Corporation is being held today, Tuesday 21 May 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.

Smile Telecoms Appoints New Group Chief Executive Officer

Smile Telecoms, a Pan-African telecommunications group, Tuesday announced the appointments of Mr. Ahmad Farroukh as Group Chief Executive Officer and Ms. Irene Charnley as Deputy Chairman, respectively, effective 1 June 2019.

Biodun Shobanjo To Bag Brandcom Awards’ Hall Of Fame

Doyen of advertising in Nigeria and Chairman, Troyka Holdings, Biodun Shobanjo will be honoured at the maiden edition of the Brandcom Awards with a prestigious ‘Hall of Fame’ recognition, the biggest honour for the night.