Sunday, 21 January 2018

Aurecon young Civil Engineer selected for Davos

Young Civil Engineer, Shamiso Kumbirai, at global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon, has been chosen to represent Southern African youth at the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is taking place in Davos on 23 – 26 January 2018. Kumbirai is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, a network of inspiring young people under 30 working to address local, regional and global challenges.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Etihad Airways Executive Embarks On Round The World Record Attempt

Senior Etihad Airways executive, Andrew Fisher, embarks on a journey of a lifetime on 21 January when he attempts to break the world record by flying around the globe in the shortest time frame on scheduled flights, and with the fewest number of sectors.

Analysts Predict Bullish Future for Nigeria’s Real Estate Investment Trust Market

The globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment (WAPI) Summit which recently took place between the 28th and 29th of November 2017 provided delegates with insight into a real estate sector that is set to rebound strongly in 2018.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Stanbic IBTC target youths with inaugural Youth Leadership Series

Nigeria’s leading one-stop financial services provider, Stanbic IBTC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has said it plans to deepen financial and entrepreneurial knowledge among Nigeria’s younger generations through a Youth Leadership Series. Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mr. Yinka Sanni, in a statement stated that the organization has finalized plans to host the inaugural edition of its youth empowerment motivational series – the Youth Leadership Series dubbed - Against The Odds on Thursday 25 January, 2018.

How new Pan-Africanist business men, women are driving Africa’s economic transformation - Osinbajo

Africa's impressive economic transformation is currently being driven by ambitious businessmen and women who are stepping beyond national borders and going global, says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the inaugural Africa Rising lecture of the Harvard University Business School on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

CABSAT 2018: Canon showcases its latest innovation for broadcast and cinema industry

Canon showcased its latest industry-leading innovations at CABSAT 2018, the leading broadcast, satellite and creative media event in the Middle East and Africa region. The leader in imaging solutions also provided visitors with the opportunity to experience its full range of security solutions, Pro Video portfolio and professional imaging products first-hand at dedicated shooting areas and end to end workflow scenarios.

Cowbell Celebrates 20 Years of Support for Mathematics As 2018 Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show Opens

The 2018 edition of Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz show and the search for the next inventor opened with enthusiasm on Tuesday in Lagos as Promasidor Nigeria Limited marked 20 years relationship of Cowbell and Mathematics.

Mzamo Masito appointed Google CMO for sub-Saharan Africa

Google has appointed Mzamo Masito as its chief marketing officer for sub-Saharan Africa. Masito joins Google from Vodacom, where he held a senior position. He has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) as well as a post-graduate diploma from UCT.

GAC Motor Secures Exclusive Rights for the Second Season of Forbes Africa

Guangzhou Automobile Company (GAC Motor), one of the top five biggest Chinese automobile manufacturers, has secured the exclusive rights for the flagship FORBES AFRICA television show, My Worst Day with Peace Hyde.

Lanre Adisa announced as first Jury President for Pitcher Awards

The organizers of the Pitcher Awards and Cannes Lions Official Festival representative in Nigeria, CHINI productions, have announced Mr. Lanre Adisa, Managing Director/CEO, Noah’s Ark as the Jury President for the Heritage category of the Pitcher Awards.

Nine bidders line up for 2020 Uefa Super Cup

Uefa, the governing body of European football, has revealed that nine member associations have expressed an interest in hosting the 2020 edition of its Super Cup match.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Turkish Airlines has performed well beyond expectations in 2017

Turkish Airlines has completed the year 2017 with a great success. The number of passengers in 2017 compared to previous year was increased of 9.3 percent and the flag carrier carried 68.6 millions passengers. Compared to the previous year the load factor reached 79.1% by increasing 4.7 points. The flag carrier has reached highest December load factor rate with 79.5% in the last month of 2017 in its history.

African Billionaires Rise From 21 to 23 on Forbes’ List; Dangote Remains Richest On the Continent

Number of billionaires in Africa on Forbes' list grew from 21 to 23, collectively now worth $75.4 billion. Nigerian Aliko Dangote still remains the richest African worth $12.2 billion, up $100 million from a year ago. This is the seventh time in a row. The second on the list is the South African diamond mining heir, Nicky Oppenhiemer, with a net worth of $7.7 billion, up $700 million from last year.

Monday, 15 January 2018

LaLiga Hires Hill+Knowlton Strategies as PR Agency in Nigeria

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has been appointed as LaLiga de Fútbol Professional’s (LaLiga) PR agency in Nigeria. Headed out of the H+K Lagos office, the team will help to develop the Spanish national football league’s communications strategy all across Africa.

Customs targets N1.5trn in 2018

The Nigeria Customs Service has set a revenue target of N1.5 trillion for 2018.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hammed Ali, disclosed this at the first management meeting for 2018 held in Abuja.