Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Nokia launches industry-first Edge Cloud data center solution for the 5G era

Nokia has launched the first Edge Cloud data center solution to meet the stringent and diverse low-latency data processing demands of Cloud RAN and advanced applications for consumers and industries.

First-Time OBG Business Barometer: Africa Ceo Survey Published

...Investor sentiment high amid forecasts of solid regional growth

The launch edition of the Business Barometer: Africa CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) indicates high levels of confidence among executives, buoyed by a gradual recovery in commodity prices and strongly performing tertiary sector.

FBNQuest Merchant Bank Holds 3rd Annual General Meeting, Records ₦6.167 Billion PBT

FBNQuest Merchant Bank, the investment banking and asset management group of FBN Holdings Plc, has declared a profit before tax (PBT) of ₦6.17 billion for the year ended 31st December 2017, representing a 25.7% increase from the previous year’s position. This was reported by the Chairman, Mallam Bello Maccido, at the 3rd Annual General Meeting which held on the 24th of April 2018 in Lagos. Total assets of the group grew to N140.701 billion, from N137.2 billion in 2016.

FBNQuest Merchant Bank Holds 3rd Annual General Meeting, Records ₦6.167 Billion PBT

FBNQuest Merchant Bank, the investment banking and asset management group of FBN Holdings Plc, has declared a profit before tax (PBT) of ₦6.17 billion for the year ended 31st December 2017, representing a 25.7% increase from the previous year’s position. This was reported by the Chairman, Mallam Bello Maccido, at the 3rd Annual General Meeting which held on the 24th of April 2018 in Lagos. Total assets of the group grew to N140.701 billion, from N137.2 billion in 2016.

Airtel Partners Runway Jazz to Mark 2018 International Jazz Day

… As Dolapo Osinbajo hosts Fashion Master Class
… Tiwa Savage, Gerard Albright to headline show

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has partnered with Runway Jazz, an initiative aimed at promoting Nigeria’s rich music and culture, to host a two-day jazz music and fashion festival in commemoration of the 2018 International Jazz Day.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Music Streaming Earnings Overtake CD Sales

As tech continues to change the face of business across different sectors, the entertainment industry has been one of the major field that have experience rapid change in the last decade. Just at a time when Compact Disk (CD) seems to be a game changer for marketers, music streaming revolutionized the industry and lifestyle of audience especially millennials. Gradually, online streaming services are taking over the music industry as they now have the single biggest earning source, overtaking physical sales and digital downloads for the first time.

WARIF Boys Conversation Café Initiative

...Educating Boys On Sexual Violence And Understanding The Importance Of The Role They Play

Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organization established to prevent and intervene on the prevalence of sexual violence/rape, has today announced a new initiative called the WARIF Boys Conversation Cafe. This initiative is designed to educate young boys between the ages of 12-16, on the prevalence of sexual violence in Nigeria and aims to change the attitudes, perception and behavioral pattern that exist amongst young group of boys, towards gender inequality and sexual violence against women.

Akinkuowo, Cowbellpedia Champion, Gets Foreign Scholarship

Ayodele Akinkuowo, the 2015 Senior category winner of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show, has secured a scholarship to study Aeronautic Engineering at the University of Moscow, Russia. Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the makers of Cowbell Milk brand sponsors of the Quiz Show also donated the sum of USD $2,500 in appreciation of the feat by a ‘Cowbellpedia Ambassador.’

AXA Mansard Health Promotes Affordable Healthcare with the Launch of Easy Care Health Plan

Nigeria’s leading health care insurance company, AXA Mansard Health, duly regulated by NHIS, and member of the AXA Mansard Group has launched a new health plan called “Easy Care health insurance plan” to help Nigerians access affordable and quality health plan.

Okpekpe Road Race Appoints Ecobank Mobile App as Official Bank Service Platform

Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organiser of the acclaimed Okpekpe International Road Race, has named Ecobank Mobile App as the official Banking Service platform for the 2018 edition of the race slated for Saturday May 12 in Okpekpe, Edo State. 

How LaLiga Stars Spend Their Leisure Time

When not training or playing games, the biggest names in LaLiga all have their own favourite ways to unwind and relax – whether at home, in the garden or on their travels.

Heritage Bank partners CeLD Innovations to launch Cashtoken

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service Provider has partnered with CeLD Innovations to launch CashToken, a consumer electronic reward system into the Nigerian economy.
L-R: Executive Director, Heritage Bank Plc, Jude Monye; Group Head, Energy, Corporate Banking, Afolasade Alonge and Head, Internal Management and sustainability, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, Ozena Utulu, during the CeLD 500 CEOs Conference and official unveiling of the Cashtoken, sponsored by Heritage Bank in Lagos.
The product was launched at the Hyper Consumer Centricity conference held at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos with top 500 Nigerian CEOs in attendance.

GE Power Partnerships with ESKOM to awards 30Million Rand of Student Bursaries in SA

GE’s Steam Power business in collaboration with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company, has awarded needs-based bursaries worth up to 30 Million rands to sixty students from the Mpumalanga province. The bursaries which will run for a period of four years, will cover accommodation costs, books and a living stipend. Eskom, on their part, has donated laptops to each of the bursary recipients.

MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote d’Ivoire. The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, will enable MainOne land its submarine cable and build transmission infrastructure in Cote d’Ivoire, to strengthen connectivity, reduce international capacity costs and support wholesale customers, major operators and Internet Service Providers.

UNWFP Appoints Nigerian Chinedu Moghalu as Head, Communications & Advocacy for Africa Risk Capacity

United Nations World Food Programme, based in Johannesburg, South Africa has announced the appointment of Chinedu Moghalu, a Nigerian, has been appointed the Senior Communications Specialist & Head, Communications & Advocacy for the Africa Risk Capacity.