Saturday, 16 February 2019

Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria condemn INEC over postponement

The umbrella body of Nigerian bloggers, Guild Of Professional  Bloggers  Of Nigeria (GPBN) has condemned the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) for postponing the Presidential elections scheduled for Saturday 16th February 2019.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Visa Announces Fintech Fast-Track Program in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

Visa Inc. today announced it is expanding its Fintech Fast-Track Program in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region as part of its efforts in developing the next generation of digital payment solutions. Already rolled out in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the program provides innovative fintechs with a faster and easier integration process with VisaNet, Visa’s global network, in addition to a suite of tailored digital solutions and growth capabilities.

Young, African and entrepreneurial? Apply for the US$100,000 Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize program which is a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation has just launched the call for 2019 applications. The prize is looking for Africa's most innovative social and business entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22.

Alhaji siraj Bah, 2018 Anzisha Prize first runner up
Young entrepreneurs who apply will have the opportunity to win a share of US$100,000, connect to a global network of leaders and receive business consulting support. The grand prize winner will win US$25,000, 1st runner-up will receive US$15,000 and 2nd runner-up will receive US$12,500.

President Yoweri Museveni bans betting in Uganda

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni has banned sports betting in the country in a bid to tackle the malaise of idleness among the youths in the country.

Pack Chase LaLiga Leaders Barcelona in Weekend of Friendly Reunions and Head to Head Battles

Barcelona will have their eyes on a big three points against visitors R. Valladolid on Saturday night, coming into the game on the back two successive draws in LaLiga Santander.

Launch of the first ever Africa Protected Areas Congress

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) at Nairobi National Park’s historic Ivory Burning Site. Kenya’s Principal Secretary - State Department of Tourism and Wildlife, Dr. Margaret Mwakima accompanied by Dr.John Waithaka the Congress Director and Mr. Luther Anukur Regional Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), East and Southern Africa presided over the launch.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

56,000 Students Participate As Cowbellpedia Maths Competition Examination Holds Nationwide

About 56,000 students jostled to cross the Stage One hurdle as the qualifying examination of the 2019 Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show, sponsored by Cowbell, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited,held across designated centres nationwide on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

TVC News Unveils New Studio, Facilities, Adopts New Tagline

TVC News, a member of TVC Communications, on Wednesday, unveiled a new high technology news studio and facilities to increase reach and be the first in breaking news.

Mr Andrew Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer, TVC Communications, at a news conference in Lagos, said that the company had invested heavily in technology to become the home of breaking news for Nigeria.

Nigeria 2019 Elections: Bloggers Guild Asks Politicians, Stakeholders To Play By The Rules

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria has urged all stakeholders in the coming elections to play by the rules and ensure free and fair elections nationwide.

LaLiga Derbies Ignite Passion, Emotion and Excitement

…Showcase rich history, tradition and culture of LaLiga derbies

LaLiga derbies are about more than just football, they are about tradition, history, and culture. They are some of the most exciting matches in the world. LaLiga derbies are also some the most fiercely contested rivalries in World football, and a select group of diverse Nigerian media were treated to a vibrant LaLiga Derbies event on February 13th, 2019 at Moist Beach Club, in Oniru Private Beach, Lagos, Nigeria.

How Fintechs Are Closing the Banking Gap

Over 60 million Nigerians are unbanked. This simply means there is a huge banking gap that needs to be bridged. Unfortunately, a large population of the unbanked or underbanked are located in rural areas. In these areas, there are just a handful of financial institutions. This is one of the reasons why Nigeria's apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria is encouraging banks to open more branches, especially in rural areas. The question now is for how long? This question arises because there is a dire need to bridge the gap.

Ronaldo Effect: Juventus Eye International Bond Market to Raise €150m

After paying €100m as signing fee for former Real Madrid star and Portuguese striker, Cristiano Ronaldo last year, Juventus is looking to tap the international bond markets for the first time to raise fresh funding.

A Critical Look at China’s One Belt One Road Initiative

China’s growth rate remains impressive, even if on the decline. The country’s continuing economic gains owe much to the Chinese state’s (1) still considerable ability to direct the activity of critical economic enterprises and sectors such as finance, (2) commitment to policies of economic expansion, and (3) flexibility in economic strategy. It appears that China’s leaders view their recently adopted One Belt, One Road Initiative as key to the country’s future economic vitality. However, there are reasons to believe that this strategy is seriously flawed, with working people, including in China, destined to pay a high price for its shortcomings.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Rise and Rise of Sports Marketing: The Story of German Football League

According to Wikipedia, Sports marketing is a subdivision of marketing which focuses both on the promotion of sports events and teams as well as the promotion of other products and services through sporting events and sports teams. It is a service in which the element promoted can be a physical product or a brand name.

Elections Across Africa: Akua Gyekye Highlights Eight Ways Fake News Will be Curbed on Facebook

Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections, has mentioned eight ways to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent.

Here are the highlighted approaches: