Wednesday, 19 June 2019

BREAKING: Otedola confirms sale of Forte Oil

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has announced his exit from Forte Oil. This comes months after he informed the public that he would sell his shares to Prudent Energy, a local oil trading firm.

Decision On AfCFTA Will Be Guided By National Interest – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will be guided by ‘‘national interest’’ in taking any decision on the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Barça Academy; Grooming Future Football Stars From Nigeria

Nigeria has had a number of footballing greats; from the dancing feet of the super talented Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, to the drag feet roulette of the two times African footballer of the year - Kanu Nwankwo, the heroics of Emmanuel Amuneke at the nations cup and Olympics, to the fleet foot of one the greatest African wingers Finidi George; the line-up of stars paraded by the super eagles over the years has sent shivers into the spines of opponents over the years.

Emirates Announces Additional Flights For Nigerian Pilgrims

Emirates has announced plans to operate additional flights to help facilitate travel for Nigerian pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. The airline will be operating  additional flights between July 27th and August 27th in order to support the Hajj journey of Nigerian pilgrims to the Holy city of Mecca.

Mastercard Foundation Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

The Mastercard Foundation, yesterday, announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, the Honourable Louise Arbour and Dominic Barton.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Donald Trump kicks off his re-election campaign in Florida

The United States president, Donald Trump formally launched his bid for a second term at a rally in Orlando, Florida.

Ecolog Appoints New Management Board CEO

ECOLOG, a leading international provider of solutions and services in supply chain, construction, technology, facility management and environmental applications, has appointed Ali Vezvaei as the Chief Executive Officer and the Spokesperson of the Management Board.

Visa offers customers in Nigeria chance to win tickets to Total AFCON2019 in Egypt

Visa, the global leader in digital payments and proud sponsor of the Total AFCON2019, has launched a promotional campaign giving Visa cardholders in Nigeria the chance to win exclusive tickets to watch selected Total AFCON2019 matches live in Egypt. To win, Visa customers simply need to use their Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid card during the promotion period between 28 May and 19 June 2019.

Monday, 17 June 2019

2019 Africa Shared Value Summit Calls on Business to Take Action for Profit with Purpose


The third annual Africa Shared Value Summit took place last week in Nairobi, Kenya – the first time the event has come to East Africa. The diverse programme of thought leaders engaged a packed hall of delegates with thought-provoking insights and Shared Value case studies over the two days.

Promasidor Introduces Chat Bot For Checking Of Cowbellpedia Result

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the organisers of Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show, sponsored by its flagship brand Cowbell Our milk, has introduced a new channel, dubbed Cowbellpedia Chat Bot on facebook for candidates who sat for the 2019 Cowbellpedia National qualifying examination to check their results.

Turkish Airlines Adjudged Turkey's Most Valuable Brand in all Sectors

Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more destination in the world, has emerged as one of the world's leading independent organizations in brand valuation and strategy consulting. This was made known by Brand Finance during the 2019 result announcement evaluation.

Airtel Africa Targets $749 million from IPO on London Stock Exchange

...Price band between 80-100 pence per share

Bharti Airtel's arm Airtel Africa has set a price range of 80 to 100 pence per share for its planned initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange as the mobile operator seeks to cut its debt levels.

LaLiga Stars to Watch Out For At 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

With the 2019 installment of Africa’s premier international tournament set to kick off in Egypt, here’s a look at some of the very best LaLiga Santander representatives across the 24 competing nations.

Thomas Partey (Atletico De Madrid & Ghana)

As a regular starter at title-challengers Atlético de Madrid, Partey is one of the poster boys for this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations. The 25-year-old tends to play a more attacking role for Ghana than he does for Diego Simeone at Atleti, we may be set to see one or two of his trademark long-range strikes as he looks to lead the Black Stars to their first AFCON title of the 21st century.

91 Nigerian Students Receive 125 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

Cambridge International and the British Council hosted the prestigious annual British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards at a ceremony held at The Civic Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, on 14 June.

Enhancing Energy Security in Africa – the time is now

The African Energy Chamber has called on African governments and oil companies to do more to protect the security of energy infrastructure in Africa.

C. Derek Campbell, CEO, Energy and Natural Resources
Oil and gas infrastructure is quickly becoming a principal target for terrorists, rogue organizations, hostile state and non-state actors, and criminal enterprises. The recent attacks in the Middle East – the drone attack on the Saudi Aramco pipelines and the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman – validate a precedent (and unfortunately techniques, tactics, and procedures for those with malicious intent) of using non-complex attack methods to create complex problems for owners/operators of Energy and Natural Resource assets.