Saturday, 19 August 2017

German defender to donate one per cent of wages to charity

Following Juan Mata's example of salary pledge, German footballer, Mats Hummels has promised to donate one per cent of wages to charity.

Hummels pledged his support to collective fund Common Goal, a charity run by the Berlin-based streetfootballworld, which represents a group of 120 charities in 80 countries.

P&G Deepens Affinity in Asian Market With Barcelona Partnership

Spanish LaLiga football club Barcelona has entered into a regional partnership with Procter & Gamble brand soaps brand Safeguard.

The company will serve as Barcelona’s official shower gel in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The two-year deal will run until 2019.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Mayweather Prepares For Life After Boxing, Enter Gym Business

US boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been begun to prepare for life after boxing by launching a new gym and fitness venture.

After his upcoming superfight with mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, the new business, entitled Mayweather Boxing & Fitness, will launch with the opening of a flagship gym in Southern California.

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

The people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa have said that the mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy.

Access to power is a major constraint for Nigeria’s SMEs, and thousands are now using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service (, which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity.

Lagos, FG sign MoU transfering ownership of State House, Marina to LASG

The Federal and Lagos State Government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding formally transferring ownership of the State HOUSE Marina to the State Government with a promise by the state that it would not compromise its structural integrity while preserving the architectural finesse and beauty.

Speaking at the ceremony which took place at the main conference room in Marina, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello who led the State officials including exco members said the administration of , Akinwunmi Ambode will ensure becomes a tourist destination.

Cowbell Milk Brings Back Memories of Samuel Okwaraji

Twenty-eight years after, memories of his life and times have faded out. Not even members of his primary constituency remembered to commemorate his skilful style last Saturday. But Cowbell Milk, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, made the difference.

At that same main bowl of the National Stadium, Lagos, where Samuel Okwaraji slumped and died while in the colours of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Cowbell Football Academy (CFA) remembered the national hero exactly 28 years after. And for kids and parents that participated at the final ceremony of the Cowbell Summer Camp, a programme organised by the CFA to groom young talents, it was a date with the history with the late midfielder looming large.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Airtel Nigeria’s CEO, Ogunsanya, to lead discourse on African Business at NBA Conference

The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, has been listed among important thought leaders in the corporate and government circles that will speak at this year’s edition of the prestigious Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Conference.

Ogunsanya, who was recently named African CEO of the Year by a pan African platform that recognizes customer service, innovation and excellence in Africa Telecom and Information Technology Industry, will join other panelist to discuss the theme,  “African Business: The Road Less Travelled,” at the week-long NBA conference, which will kick off on Friday, 18th August, 2017.

Osinbajo pledges support for IPI 2018 in Abuja

In line with its commitment to promote private sector partnership, the Buhari administration will partner the Nigerian chapter of the International Press Institute (IPI) to host a hitch-free 2018 World Congress of the Global Network of Free Media, according to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Prof. Osinbajo gave the assurance when the board of the Nigerian chapter of the International Press Institute (IPI), paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa earlier today to intimate him on plans for the forthcoming event scheduled for Abuja in June 2018.

Viewers Gear Up For Final Battle Rounds of Airtel TVN 2

With only two possible steals and one battles round remaining, the rest of the contestants aspiring for a spot in the Live Show of Airtel’s The Voice Nigeria will on Sunday, August, 2017 have their chance to sway the coaches in their duet performances.

Knowing that the road to the Lives has worn thin, viewers are anxious to see stellar performances from talents despite the tension and pressure of the battle at this stage.

2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year Attracts Record Entries

As entries closed for this year’s Maltina Teacher of the Year, organizers of the initiative, Nigerian Breweries Plc, has said the edition attracted entries from all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, who disclosed this last week as the panel of judges met to commence assessment of the entries, said that over 300 valid entries were received, compared to 176 received in 2016. According to him, “all 36 states and the FCT will be up in battle for the third edition of the Maltina Teacher of the Year.”

Catch the New Season of La Liga Now on DStv Family

The 2017/18 drama of the Spanish La Liga is set to play out on the World of Champions from Friday 18 August, showcasing all 380 matches, with at least 300 of them live. Even better for DStv subscribers, SS7, the Home of La Liga which is simulcast in HD & SD, has recently joined the DStv Family line-up of exciting entertainment channels added to the package at no extra cost!

“Bringing our customers quality entertainment has always been our key focus and we are excited to continue building our DStv entertainment options at every price point,” Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, MultiChooice Nigeria, said. “Last year we added more content and more importantly, brought down the English Premier League to the DStv Compact packages. And now we are further entrenching the notion of DStv being all about real value and the ‘Home of Football’ by bringing ALL Spanish La Liga games in HD down to the DStv Family package at no extra cost.”

#AMECMM 2017: P+ Measurement Services to host AMEC Measurement Month in Nigeria

P+ Measurement Services, the first independent PR Measurement Agency in Nigeria and the only indigenous member of the International Association for the Measurement & Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) in Nigeria, will be hosting the AMEC Measurement Month in Nigeria for its first time, since the birth of the leading agency.

AMEC’s Measurement Month is a global programme of activities to spotlight attention on the importance of PR measurement. It’s a simple idea which benefits members, clients and the industry by putting measurement on a world stage. And any AMEC member, irrespective of size, can take part!

Nobel Carpets Co-Host PWOBFON Empowerment Initiative

Lucky Fibers Plc, indigenous makers of Nobel Carpets and Rugs, with Prime Women Builders Foundation of Nigeria (PWOBFON) is organizing a vocational training to both men and women on how to effectively run their businesses in order to help them reach their full potential.

According to the General Manager of Lucky Fiber Plc, Mr. Jitesh Pamnani, being a made in Nigeria brand that believes in the well being of Nigerians, the company is co-hosting this initiative in order to provide valuable business information and support so as to alleviate poverty in the society. Pamnani said that “This event is organised to equip participants with basic, yet necessary skills and relevant equipment to be self reliant and also provide the necessary support in becoming a business owner in their various communities.”

Promasidor Wins MAN “Best Kept Industrial Premises Award”

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell milk, Loya milk, Top tea and Onga food seasoning, has been bequeathed with the “Best Kept Industrial Premises Award” by the Ikeja branch of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).

The Award, under MAN’s Total Compliance Inspection Competition initiative, is aimed at encouraging members’ adherence to environmental regulations and standards, and to also improve their environmental friendliness.

UNIDO Introduces COMFAR App For Small Businesses

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s (UNIDO)’s Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) said it is set to equip Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria with its Computer Model for Feasibility Analysis and Reporting –COMFAR tools and methodologies for project appraisal.

The United Nations projects that Nigeria’s population would increase to 200 million in two years and most of these people are entrepreneurs. The UN believes that if they are trained now, it will affect the economy positively, especially when the population increases further.