Thursday, 23 November 2017

Nigerian retailers ready systems and employees for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

November 24 – the date for this year’s Black Friday – is fast here. Considered the unofficial beginning of the December shopping season, it will be followed by Cyber Monday. Together, these dates offer major sales opportunities for Nigerian retailers, both online and bricks-and-mortar.

Students Charged On Talents, Career Development At Nigerian Breweries’ 2017 Beyond The School Programme

Students have been advised to focus on their abilities and talents in order to take advantage of opportunities in their chosen career. Speaking on Thursday in Lagos at this year’s edition of Beyond the School, an initiative of the Nigerian Breweries/Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, Emilia Asim-Ita, a Senior Consultant with Thistle Praxis Consulting, enjoined the participants on how to make a success of their career choices.

P&G to Build Indigenous Manufacturing Capacity through Local Supply in Nigeria

Procter and Gamble (P&G) Nigeria, leading manufacturing company and makers of brands like Always and Pampers recently engaged select local raw material suppliers in Nigeria to an interactive meeting with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and representatives from the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).

Towards local manufacturing capability. From L-R: Bala Mohammed, Deputy Director, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment ; George Nassar, Managing Director P&G Nigeria, Dr. Francis Alaneme, Deputy Director Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and Temitope Iluyemi, Director of Government Relations P&G, Africa Operations; during the Supplier’s Meeting organized by P&G Nigeria in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on Thursday the 23rd of November 2017.
The meeting was convened to assess the capability of local businesses and seek their participation in strengthening our raw material localization objectives in line with the Backward Integration Program (BIP) of the Federal Government.

Paxful joins in the drive for financial inclusion, educates Nigerians on Bitcoin

As part of efforts to help people from different walks of life transact online without limitations and make money, Paxful unveiled Blockchain and Cryptotalk at Pelican Hotel and Resort Lekki, Lagos.

Five Reasons to be Bullish on Nigerian Real Estate in 2018

As the city gears to host the globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment Summit (WAPI) next week, there is a renewed sense of investor confidence in the Nigerian real estate sector.

Facebook Launches Nigeria Initiative in its Ambition to Drive Innovation

Facebook yesterday announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Incorporating a series of high profile partnerships, training programmes and a physical space that will serve as a center for learning and skills development, this set of initiatives is aimed at helping to develop and nurture communities, including small businesses, the tech and start-up ecosystem, youths and creatives.

Bharti Family pledges US $1.1 billion of their wealth towards Philanthropy

The Bharti Family, which has built one of India’s leading business enterprises, today pledged a part of their personal wealth for philanthropic purposes.

National Aviation Services (NAS) Partners with #VisaFreeAfrica

The Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, for an exclusive sponsor of #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA), a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Lagos Business School Launches Human Resources and Sales & Marketing Academies

Lagos Business School announces the launch of two academies focused on Human Resources Management and Sales & Marketing, today, Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017. The academies have been designed to help professionals in these disciplines close competency gaps that impede their performance and position them to deliver immediate bottom-line impact for their organisations.

iSON Group Shines at the 2017 SERAS Awards

iSON Group, Africa’s Leading IT and Its Company bagged two awards at the 2017 Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs) for Best Company in Poverty Eradication and Best New Entrant in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The award ceremony was held at the Shell Hall, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria on Friday November 17th, 2017.

Riyadh to host Inaugural Meeting of IMCTC Ministers of Defense Council

Riyadh will play host to the inaugural meeting of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Ministers of Defense Council which will take place on Sunday, November 26, 2017 / 8 Rabea al Awal 1439 H.

Shell, bio-bean and coffee-drinkers collaborate to help power buses

Shell and bio-bean are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds, a development that has triggered renewed challenge to Nigerian beneficiaries of Shell’s LiveWIRE programme to join in the innovative search for bright energy ideas.

Abidjan hosts the 1st Africa - Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments

Abidjan, the economic capital of the Republic of Ivory Coast, will host the First Africa-Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments at the Abidjan District Hotel on November 27, 2017.

Vantage Capital provides $12.5 million of funding to Purple Capital

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced Tuesday that it has provided $12.5 million of funding to Purple Capital, a prominent Nigerian real estate company and financial service provider. Purple Capital is the developer of the iconic 6,000m² Maryland Mall, a neighbourhood shopping centre in the Ikeja district of Lagos.

Zimbabwe: Social Media Reacts To Robert Mugabe’s Resignation

Robert Mugabe’s surprise announcement of his resignation Tuesday came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against him in a joint sitting of parliament.

The impeachment proceedings was put in motion yesterday when the President did not announce his resignation in a televised broadcast on Sunday, 19th of November.