Monday, 20 November 2017

Etihad Airways Swiss Flights Become All-Boeing 787 Dreamliner Services

Etihad Airways’ flights to and from Switzerland will become an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner operation with the aircraft being deployed on the Abu Dhabi – Geneva route, effective 25 March 2018.

Nigeria and Kenya Stock Exchanges Discuss Measures to Enhance Liquidity

Chairmen of stock exchanges in Nigeria, Pakistan and Kenya joined EFG Hermes Frontier CEO, Ali Khalpey for a panel discussion on the second day of the London Conference.

The panel noted the importance of regulation in driving liquidity into frontier markets. All three markets are expecting active IPO pipelines following a period of political and economic instability:

Airtel Adjudged Best Company in Stakeholder Engagement at SERAS 2017

Leading telecommunication service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has been awarded the Best Company in Stakeholder Engagement at the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS) 2017 for its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative dubbedAirtel Touching Lives.

Mercer Launches Francophone Africa Hub in Morocco

Mercer, a global consulting leader in health, wealth and career and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., has announced an expanded footprint as part of an important initiative to strengthen service to the Francophone region of Africa. Through its new Casablanca Financial City hub in Morocco, Mercer will bolster its Health business and further penetrate the African market with Wealth and Career solutions.

Satellite: Accelerating Digital Transition

It has been two years since the digital migration deadline set by the ITU for Africa expired and yet only six African nations have completed digital transition. This slow progress is largely due to the steep challenges faced by countries with a large landmass, mountain ranges or islands that typically remain beyond range of terrestrial network, or with interferences issues in border regions, as well as by the question of funding.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Femi Kuti releases first single off “One People One World” album

Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti has just released a single off his upcoming album titled “One People One World”. The song which premiered on Billboard on Tuesday was the first single off the singer’s upcoming 10th Studio album of the same name which will be released on the 23rd of February 2018.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

PyeongChang 2018: Visa Welcomes Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa

Visa today announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa, currently training to become the first ever African representatives, men or women, to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games in the sport of Bobsled. Together, Bobsled pilot Seun Adigun, and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, combine their elite track backgrounds to chase their bobsled dreams.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

China To Build World First Artificial Intelligence Powered Police Station

Welcome to the future! Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be playing a significant role in global security. As China prepare to lead the world to the AI in 2025, China has announced that it will build an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered police station.

Nigerian Fintech Startup Amplify Set To Enable mTransfer Via Social Media

Lagos-based startup fintech company, Amplify in collaboration with leading local banks is set  to launch a new payment solution called mtransfers.

48 Hours Left For Ericsson Innovation Awards Application

Interested innovators have until November 15, 2017 to apply for the Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) which will see the winning innovation walk away with EUR25, 000 (US$29,0
00) in cash.

Tolet.com.ng Swallows Jumia House, Becomes Propertypro.ng

Following its acquisition of Jumia House for an undisclosed amount, the biggest property classified startups in Nigeria, ToLet.com.ng has metamorphosed into ProperPro.ng.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Why Africa needs blockchain

Bitcoin may make headlines when its value crashes or climbs, but the blockchain technology behind the controversial cryptocurrency could help Africa overcome some of its biggest developmental challenges.

Etihad Airways Marks Opening Of Louvre Abu Dhabi With Spectacular A380 Fly-By

Hundreds of visitors from around the world, attending yesterday’s official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, were treated to a low-level fly-by of the Jean Nouvel designed museum by one of Etihad Airways’ flagship Airbus A380 aircraft.

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers pays over N279 billion to retirees

Affirming its status as Nigeria’s largest Pension Fund Administrator (PFA), Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited has paid over N279 billion to retirees since its inception in 2006.

Lagos to open six new theatres in 2018

Lagos State Government on Monday said that the six `Eko Theatres’ under construction across the state would be ready before the end of next year.

The State Commissioner of Information, Mr Steve Ayorinde, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the six theatres were located in Badagry, Epe, Ikorodu, Ikeja, Igando and Lagos Island.