Monday, 24 September 2018

Sterling Bank Transforms Internal Service Desk with Freshworks

Freshworks Inc., a leading US-based provider of cloud-based business software, recently announced its partnership with Nigeria’s prestigious Sterling Bank Plc as a client.

Being a technology pioneer in Nigeria, Sterling Bank realized the importance of upgrading its current IT service desk to a modern, robust, cloud-based platform to empower its employees and also enhance the business efficiency of its technology teams. The 2014 CIO imperative pushed the Bank to align with industry best practices and comply with the CBN IT roadmap for financial institutions in Nigeria.

Heritage Bank wins three prestigious awards in Agric, SME

Heritage Bank Plc, ­­­­­­­­Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider, has been adjudged “Best SME Bank Nigeria 2018” by Capital Finance International and “Agriculture Bank of the Year 2018” by the Nigeria Agriculture Awards (MAA).

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Delivering Ecobank Brand Promise As Platform of Choice is my Mandate – Akinwuntan

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Mr Patrick Akinwuntan has reaffirmed that his mandate in Nigeria is to grow the Ecobank brand by delivering it as a brand of choice. The bank Managing Director stated that Ecobank service will be available and within the reach of every Nigerian either in their homes or locality through any of the bank’s versatile touch points.

Why Polaris Bank Takes Over Skye Bank

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revoked the licence of Skye Bank Nigeria Plc and announced the change in the name to Polaris Bank which takes over the bank.

Will Uber Introduce Keke Napep in Nigeria?

It is a fact that transportation is a serious business. And many countries across Africa have embraced car hailing taxi such as Uber as solution for easy and affordable transportation.

So, Uber has quietly introduced the use of the 3-wheeled vehicle popularly referred to as Tuk Tuk in Mombasa. The service is known as uberPOA.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Hyde Limited Satisfies Consumer Demands with New Retail Station

Hyde Limited, a global oil and commodities trading company and producer of premium lubricants in Nigeria, has launched a new retail station in Egbeda, Lagos. This station, the sixth from the company, is in line with the company’s vision to be one of the top five most respected brands in petroleum products trading and delivery in Nigeria.

Be present at Africa’s Investment Table, African Development Bank President urges Canada

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, has appealed to Canadian business leaders to “be part of the action and seize investment opportunities on the continent.” Adesina made the call while meeting with 80 leading representatives of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce in Toronto.

YahClick extends its broadband connectivity in Nigeria

UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat on Thursday announced the expansion of its YahClick satellite broadband service in Nigeria, bringing reliable Internet access to all areas across the country. The announcement comes on the back of the recent commercial readiness of Yahsat’s third satellite, Al Yah 3.

Milan Fashion Week: Moschino Teams Up With Wizkid For Partnership With Ciroc

Jeremy Scott, the creative director of Moschino has announced his collaboration with Nigerian pop star, Wizkid and Ciroc, for the Milan Fashion Week.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Airtel Rolls Out 4G LTE in Anambra State

...4G Service now live in Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi, other key towns

Airtel Nigeria has reaffirmed its positioning as a leading mobile Internet services provider as it announced the deployment of 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution Service) in Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi and other major cities and towns in Anambra State.

Huawei Technologies Unveils Kirin 980, the world's first 7nm process mobile phone

Technology Giant Huawei Technologies has unveiled the world's first 7nmprocess mobile phone SoC chipset, the world’s first cortex-A76 architecture chipset, the world’s first dual NPUdesign, and the world’s first chipset to support LTE Cat.21.

Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters dynamic new wave of convergence – 3.0

...11.6% CAGR will take Nigeria to US$2.9 billion in 2022 from US$1.7 billion in 2017

Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence. The borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising.

Nigerian Travellers To Enjoy Food And Wine Channels On ICE

Nigerian travellers can now enjoy the newly introduced Food and Wine Channels on the award winning Inflight, Communication and Entertainment channel in order to get the behind-the-scene view of how the airline make its on-board menus and its works with global partners.

Demographic Trends Threaten Global Progress, Goalkeepers Data Report Reveals

...Urgent Need to Increased Focus on Health and Education in Poorest Countries

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report, pointing to demographic trends that could stall unprecedented progress in reducing global poverty. While 1 billion people have lifted themselves out of poverty over the past 20 years, rapid population growth in the poorest countries, particularly in Africa, puts future progress at risk. If current trends continue, the number of extremely poor people in the world could stop its two-decade decline-and could even rise.

Stanbic IBTC takes financial literacy campaign to Covenant University

In a move to impact financial knowledge on Nigerian youths, Stanbic IBTC Bank, in partnership with Creative Youth Community Development Initiative, a Wole Soyinka Foundation, has organized a Financial Literacy forum for students of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State during which they were taken through basis issues in finance, banking and the economy.