Monday, 26 June 2017

Oby Ezekwesili debuts in first episode of Forbes Woman Africa, Against The Odds with Peace Hyde

The highly anticipated women empowerment show, Against The Odds with Peace Hyde is set to premier on Friday June 30th 2017 on Pan African Business Channel CNBC Africa Channel 410 on DSTV.

The show is the latest installment from Forbes Woman Africa depicting the journey of some of the most influential women in West and South Africa who have achieved remarkable feats whiles defying the odds.

Schalke Strikes Umbro Deal, Ends 55 Years Adidas Kit Partnership

German Bundesliga football club Schalke 04 has ended its long-standing relationship with Adidas after 55 years -- replacing the kit partner with rival sportswear manufacturer Umbro.

The club on Sunday, June 25, officially announced a deal with the Double Diamond brand Umbro from the 2018-19 season.

Infinix Set To Release A New Device On July 3

One of the leading OEM companies in Nigeria, Infinix Mobility is set to launch a new addition to the brand's product portfolio on July 3, 2017.

Albeit the company had not confirmed the name of the new smartphone, BrandArena gathered that the new device will likely be the much anticipated Infinix Note 4.

Datatex Announces New Version of Leading Software – AMETHYST2

Datatex, the leader in innovative telephony software solutions, recently announced the official release of a fully re-engineered version of AMETHYST, its exceedingly popular, industry leading, web-based telephone call recording system and quality management software.

“The original AMETHYST which we developed 15 years ago, remains without question, a really solid software solution, but the reality is that there are only so many upgrades you can do – especially in a 15 year time frame.” says Datatex CEO, Johan Landman.

TechPlus 2017: N3.5m Jackpot Raves up Interest of Video Gamers in West Africa

With a mouth-watering jackpot of N3.5million naira across various categories, video gamers from Nigeria and neighboring African countries are not leaving anything to chance. Top-notch gamers across the continent are putting finishing touches to their strategies to pocket all packages at this year’s TechPlus Conference & Expo.

July 6-8 is the date and the venue is the Landmark Event centre in Victoria Island, Lagos where top-flight gamers in Africa will converge to display their skills and secure the top dog bragging rights of the gaming world.

TPT’s Adetokunbo Modupe Emerges PR Personality of the Decade

Adetokunbo Modupe, the Lead Strategist and Chairman of TPT International Limited, has emerged Outstanding PR Personality of the Decade. His overwhelming recognition was the highpoint of the 2017 Marketing Edge Awards, held at the Federal Palace Hotel, last weekend in Lagos.

According to the organisers, the programme is aimed at recognising and rewarding excellence in Nigeria’s Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing Communications sectors.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Lagos Business School Hosts, Trains South African Bankers

Lagos Business School in partnership with Duke Corporate Education (South Africa) is hosting an International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) for the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA), in Lagos, Nigeria.

The programme, which started on Monday, June 19, 2017, is currently immersing the participants through an action-based learning intervention to ensure that they have hands-on best practices experience in the industry through discussion sessions with thought leaders in different sectors of the Nigerian economy.

The MasterCard Foundation Appoints Three New Members to its Board of Directors

The MasterCard Foundation today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. They include Zein Abdalla, former President of PepsiCo, Inc.; Rt. Honorable Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and former Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations; and Jay Ireland, President and CEO, GE Africa.

"We are delighted that these outstanding global leaders are joining our Board of Directors," says Jim Leech, Chair, The MasterCard Foundation Board of Directors. "Our mission will be well served by the breadth and depth of their expertise, insights and experiences living and working in Africa."

Airtel Adjudged Best Company in Recruitment Strategy

Barely three months after being named amongst the top best three employers in Nigeria, leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has been adjudged the company with the best recruitment strategy by the HR People Magazine, a highly respected thought leader in the HR profession across Africa.

The colourful awards ceremony, which held on Thursday, 15th June, 2017, at the Lagos Oriental Hotel attracted top HR practitioners drawn from across the public and private sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro, Abeokuta Receive A Boost

…Named  as one of the ICD-11 Field  studies centers in Nigeria

Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, a foremost Psychiatric Hospital in Nigeria has been named by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the two (2) sites conducting the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) field studies in Nigeria.

Speaking about the programme, Dr. Adebowale Timothy, the Acting Provost and Medical Director said that the Research capacity of the Hospital has received a boost with her involvement in the WHO International classification of Diseases and Related Health problems (ICD-11) field studies.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Skytrax Hat-Trick For Etihad Airways First Class

Airline wins three major awards for its industry-leading First Class at the annual World Airline Awards

Etihad Airways has once again been presented with three coveted awards for the World’s Best First Class, Best First Class Onboard Catering, and Best First Class Airline Seat at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards. The event was held at the Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace, as part of the bi-annual Paris Airshow.

Richard Quest explores growth and the future of business in Nigeria on ‘CNN Business Traveller’

This month, CNN Business Traveller travels to Nigeria where host Richard Quest examines the country’s growth, infrastructure and what it means to do business in Africa.

The programme reports from the commercial hub of Lagos, which is battling ailing infrastructure to continue to develop and expand. Quest explores the etiquette of doing business in the country, as well as meeting key industry figures looking to put Nigeria on the map.

Indomie Celebrates Lagos State 2017 Spelling Bee Champions

DUFIL Prima Foods Plc, makers of Nigeria’s number one instant noodles Indomie, has congratulated Miss Zoffun Bukola for becoming Lagos State’s 2017 Spelling Bee champion in the Secondary School Category.

The 16 year-old from Awodiora Senior Secondary School, Awodi-Ora in Ajeromi Local Government Area in Lagos, made history to become the 17th winner of the competition. She came tops out of the 113 finalists across the six educational districts of the state at the Spelling Bee Grand Finale which was held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium of Lagos State Secretariat.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook selected three winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.

The 3 winners won a prize of $20,000 USD and three months of Facebook mentorship. In addition from the Middle East and North Africa, three runner-up teams won $10,000 and three months of Facebook mentorship. The announcement was made via Facebook Live by Ime Archibong, Facebook's Vice President of Platform Partnerships, on Monday, June 19th on his Facebook Page:

Partner Mobile Marks First Anniversary, Unveils PS 3

Partner Mobile, one of the Nigeria’s fastest growing mobile phone brands has launched PS 3 into the market to celebrate its one year of bringing innovative mobile devices into the Nigerian mobile market.

L-R:  Technical Partner, Partner Mobile, Sola Akintola, Marketing Manager, Partner Mobile, Ife Akerele-Molokwu and Chief Operating Officer, Partner Mobile, Simon Klepper at the launch of PS 3  to celebrate Partner Mobile 1st anniversary at the weekend in Lagos.
PS 3 is coming into the market to consolidate on the innovative ingenuity of the brand following the success of PS1 PS2 and PS Power.