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: www.Facebook.com/Ime.

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.

PROMASIDOR SALUTES MUSLIMS AT RAMADAN

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of highly nutritious and fortified Cowbell and Loya Milk, has felicitated with Muslims in the country as the holy month of Ramadan gradually comes to an end.

Ramadan is the month in the Islamic calendar (Hijrah) and it is obligatory for Muslims to fast during this period as this is considered the fourth pillar of Islam.

Abiodun Ayodeji, Promasidor’s Category Manager - Dairy, acknowledged that Ramadan is a period when Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk and therefore prayed for Allah’s bountiful blessings and rewards on their lives for this sacred obligation.

Banks to take over Etisalat Nigeria as loan restructuring talks fail - Reuters

Etisalat has been instructed to transfer its 45 percent stake in Etisalat Nigeria to a loan trustee after debt restructuring talks with lenders failed, the Abu Dhabi telecoms company said on Tuesday, according to this report by Reuters.

Etisalat Nigeria had been in talks with Nigerian banks to restructure a $1.2 billion loan after missing repayments but those discussions failed to produce an agreement on restructuring the debt, Etisalat said in a statement.

Ariya Repete Academy: K1, Shina Peters and Puffy Tee Mentor 40 Quarter Finalists

King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (KWAM1), Sir Shina Peters and Puffy Tee are among music veterans that will mentor the 40 Ariya Repete quarter finalists at the Ariya Repete Academy scheduled for July 3 at the Conference Hotel, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

This is part of the ongoing Ariya Repete initiative, an expanded music talent hunt for Fuji and Juju artistes organised by Goldberg, from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Florentino Perez to Continue as Real Madrid President Until 2021, Emeges Unopposed

Florentino Pérez will remain the president of Spanish LaLiga football club Real Madrid until 2021 having emerged unopposed in presidential election which ended on Monday.

The 70-year-old returned as Real president in 2009 and has since been through three elections, each without a rival coming forward.

Google Unveils New Strategies to Combat Terrorism

Extremist content on social media is increasing day by day. Many tech companies are struggling hard to curb extremist content from various online platforms. One of such companies is Google. The firm has kicked of new efforts to filter or remove fundamentalist content from YouTube.

Kent Walker, Google’s General Counsel recently described terrorism as an attack on open societies, and addressing the threat posed by violence and hate is a critical challenge for us all.

“Google and YouTube are committed to being part of the solution. We are working with government, law enforcement and civil society groups to tackle the problem of violent extremism online. There should be no place for terrorist content on our services,” Walker said.

Arsenal Players to Star in Trailers for Upcoming Universal Pictures Releases

English Premier League football club Arsenal has partnered with US film studio Universal Pictures to help promote a number of upcoming film releases, including Illumination’s Despicable Me 3.

The agreement will see the Premier League side help to promote a number of the film company’s upcoming movie releases, including LED perimeter board exposure at domestic games played at the team’s Emirates Stadium.