Monday, 11 December 2017

Apple set to acquire Shazam in $400m deal

Apple is on the verge of acquiring Shazam, one of the most popular apps for recognising music, TV shows, films and adverts, in a deal deal reportedly worth $400million.


Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrate the airline’s first 777 Freighter

Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated today the delivery of the airline’s first 777 Freighter. It’s the first of two 777 Freighters, Turkish Airlines has on order for this year.

Etihad Airways Introduces a Range of Comfort Items; Amenities For Purchase On Selected Flights

In addition to its complimentary in-flight service and hospitality offering, Etihad Airways has introduced a selection of in-flight products aimed at enhancing the travel experience and providing more choice for its guests in Economy Class. The items are available for purchase at attractive prices on a selected number of routes to and from Abu Dhabi.

Heritage Bank partners Generation Next to position 1, 500 pupils for leadership roles

Heritage Bank Limited, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Services Provider has partnered with Generation Next, a-non-governmental organisation to prepare over 1, 500 secondary school students for leadership role that will take Nigeria to greater heights in the future.

Nigerian Breweries Announces Changes In Management Team

...Appoints New Managing Director

Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel as the Company’s Managing Director/CEO. The appointment takes effect on January 22, 2018. Mr. Borrut Bel will succeed Mr. Johan Doyer who has served as Managing Director/CEO on an interim basis since June 16, 2017. The Board of Directors (“the Board”) has informed the Nigerian Stock Exchange of the appointment.

MainOne, Tizeti partner with Facebook to improve internet connectivity in Lagos

MainOne and Tizeti on Monday announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos. This partnership will leverage MainOne’s fiber connectivity, Tizeti’s twenty brand-new solar-powered towers, and Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi.


Friday, 8 December 2017

Airtel Announces Return of Touching Lives CSR Initiative

...Calls on Nigerians to nominate beneficiaries by dialling 367

L-R: Spero Patricios, MD, Launch Factory; Segun Ogunsanya, MD & CEO, Airtel Nigeria; Veronica Onoja, Director, Customer Service Delivery, Airtel Nigeria and Emeka Oparah, Director, Corporate Communications & CSR, Airtel Nigeria at the press launch of Airtel Touching Lives season 4 at Airtel Headquarters, Banana Island, Ikoyi Lagos.
Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the commencement of the fourth edition of its award-winning and flagship Corporate Social Responsibity (CSR) initiative, Airtel Touching Lives.

Infinix 1212 Celebration: Brand Offers Discounts, Free tickets to Davido’s 30 Billion Concert, Fans Party

Infinix mobility Nigeria is bringing customers the biggest yuletide season celebration this 2017 ‘The Infinix 1212 Celebration’.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Coca-Cola advises Nigerians to reduce sugar intake, eat more fruits

The Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd. has advised Nigerians to choose a healthy lifestyle by reducing their sugar intake and eat more fruits.

Etihad Airways Introduces Second Daily Flight to Jordan

Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective 25 March 2018.

Accenture Demonstrates Technology Capabilities To Revolutionize Nigeria’s Economy

Accenture Nigeria Tuesday demonstrated its technology capabilities to help businesses across different sectors in the country boost their productivity and efficiency through its recent innovations and investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), robotics and blockchain.

L-R: Virtual Reality & Blockchain, Accenture South Africa, Joshua McDonald; Managing Director Technology, Accenture Nigeria, Niyi Tayo; Augmented Intelligence, Robotics Analyst, Accenture South Africa, Karia Clinniah; and Marketing & Communications Lead, Accenture Nigeria, Segun Olalandu during Accenture Tech Vision 2017 Demo, held at Accenture Office in Lagos.
The global management consulting and professional services company that provides a strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services, demonstrated its recent tech solutions to the media at its Lagos office.

WorldRemit raises $40m to target 5 million customers in Africa

Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa. 

LBS Launches Digital Financial Services, as Experts Seek Collaboration on Inclusion Objectives in Nigeria

Governments and relevant agencies in Nigeria have been challenged to work together and execute policies that will promote financial inclusion in the country.

L-R: Dr Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School; Mrs Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, Head, CBN Financial Inclusion Secretariat; Dr Olayinka David-West, Academic Director, Lagos Business School; Dr Abi Jagun, Program Officer, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Honorable Jones Onyereri, Chairman, House Committee on Banking and Currency, National Assembly; Professor Olawale Ajai, Professor of Legal, Social and Political Environment of Business, Lagos Business School during the Financial Inclusion Conference 2017 hosted by the Lagos Business School in partnership with Businessday, Microsave and International Finance Corporation on Tuesday. 
Speakers and discussants at the Financial Inclusion Conference 2017 organised by the Lagos Business School (LBS), in collaboration with BusinessDay, Microsave and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Tuesday, agreed that Nigeria’s development agenda should incorporate digital financial inclusion.

DO.II Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary With Modupe Cole Memorial Chidcare

DO.II Designs, a reputable Nigerian furniture manufacturing company and one stop shop for all interior design and furniture solutions recently celebrated its 5th Anniversary.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Don’t Miss the Moment with Emirates Special Hello 2018 Special Fares

Emirates yesterday announced its Hello 2018 fare sale, offering special deals on Economy class and Business class flights to popular destinations for Nigerian travellers.

For those looking to take their dream holiday or visit loved ones (for/before) the New Year, take advantage of the sale by booking early.  The special sale includes six (6) destinations across Emirates’ global network for a travel period beginning on 4th December and ending on 17th December. The second phase begins on January 15th and ends June 30th 2018.

Barclays Africa, CDB sign agreement to cooperate on development projects in Africa

Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) and China Development Bank (CDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening cooperation and exploring opportunities to fund development projects in Africa.

Dangote Listed On Bloomberg 50 Most Influential People

Aliko Dangote was honored last night at the Bloomberg 50 annual gala dinner at New York's iconic Gotham Hall. Bloomberg's list of 50 most influential names (http://APO.af/hCnHFd) who have had an impact on the world in 2017 included Dangote, Africa's richest person, for his outstanding commitment of over $4B USD to increase Nigeria's food production capacity.

Broll Showcases Nigeria’s Huge Real Estate Potential at WAPI Summit 2017

As industry analyst forecast shows that the Real Estate business is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.39 per cent between 2017 and 2020, award winning and trends advisory firm, Broll Nigeria has heightened Nigeria’s vast investment potential among the comity of nations. 


Mastercard Launches Kionect for Nairobi's Smallest Shopkeepers

Mastercard today unveiled Kionect, a digital ordering system that empowers small kiosk owners in Nairobi to order and pay for products from wholesalers via SMS. Orders submitted via a feature phone helps create a digital record for kiosk owners to get access to micro-loans to stock inventory and grow their business.

Dr Abdul Zubair Appointed as Acting D-G of SEC

Dr Abdul Zubair has been appointed as acting Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) the Federal Government of Nigeria.

BUA writes Buhari, accuses Dangote, Mines Ministry of Sabotage

The Executive Chairman/CEO, BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and investigate acts of sabotage against BUA Cement operations by Dangote Group in connivance with top officials of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.

Nokia fuel MTN Nigeria's transformation to customer-centric operations

Nokia has been selected to help MTN Nigeria drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers.

Monday, 4 December 2017

More Winners Emerge in Final Rounds of Malta Guinness “Go Get It” Promo

Guinness “Go Get It” National Consumer Promotion (NCP) came to an end on Thursday 30th November, 2017 with rewards of thousands of customers across the Nigeria from the One Hundred Million Naira (N100, 000,000) prize fund.

Stanbic IBTC retains AAA national Fitch ratings

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC and its holding company, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, have retained their AAA national ratings by Fitch Ratings, the global leader in credit ratings, reaffirming their strong fundamentals and stability, especially the ability to meet their financial commitments as they fall due.

ChopUp Collaboration with Paga to Launch Mobile e-Sports Platform

Leading Nigerian mobile gaming company, ChopUp has partnered with Paga, Nigeria’s preferred digital financial services company, to launch Africa’s first mobile eSports platform.This service, which kicks off on the 4th of December 2017, will afford gamers the opportunity to compete for bragging rights and win cash prizes daily. The first game is “Monkey Post” Street Soccer - building on the love we all have for football and childhood memories of playing on the streets.