Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Airtel Restores Hope for Family of Five in Second Episode of ATL 4

The second episode of Airtel Touching Lives (ATL) Season 4, which aired last Sunday, June 17, documented how Airtel literally touched the lives of the Olanrewaju Komolafe family; a family of five, battling with a streak of unending tragedies.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Summer Travelers on Emirates to Enjoy Complimentary Ice Cream

Are you travelling from or through Dubai this summer? If yes, then you can now enjoy a refreshing Emirates' complimentary ice cream at Dubai International Airport. Ice cream cups will be given out at the Terminal 3 departure and transit areas from 15 June to 31 August for customers travelling from or through Dubai.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

FIFA signs first African sponsor for 2018 World Cup

Egyptian government have filled the first of four African slots in FIFA's program for third-tier commercial deals with "Egypt - Experience & Invest" deal, just few hours to the kick-off of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Tourism Minister, Rania Al-Mashat and-Minister of Investment & International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr during the announcement of the sponsorship deal 
The North African country is now an official regional supporter of the game which begins today Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Fifa likely to beat profit target with Russia World Cup

The 2018 World Cup has cost Russia billions of dollars to stage and will make Fifa, football's world governing body, hundreds of millions in profit.

Aiteo Sponsors Hit Theme Song for Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup Campaign

...Pledge to donate $50,000 to the team ‘for every unreturned goal’ scored at the Mundial

Aiteo Group, the Official Optimum Partner of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), last Saturday premiered to industry applause, an official theme song to mentally boost the Super Eagles of Nigeria to go for glory at the Russia 2018 World Cup. This is also as they pledged to donate $50,000 to the team ‘for every unreturned goal’ scored at the Mundial.

Volkswagen gets $1.2 billion fine in Germany for diesel fraud

For “breaches of supervision” in its engine department which led to the diesel-emission manipulation of almost 11 million cars from 2007 to 2015, German prosecutors have placed a penalty of €1 billion ($1.2 billion) on automobile manufacturer Volkswagen.

Atlético Madrid takes a ride with Hyundai

...Secure three-year sleeve sponsorship deal

Spanish football club, Atlético Madrid have penned a new sleeve sponsorship deal with Korean automotive company Hyundai.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Airtel Touching Lives: Four Years of Selfless Social Impact

Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR for short, is the idea that a company should be socially involved with the environment around itself. This can range from engaging in nonprofit causes, to bettering the community, or creating stronger connections between employees. Ultimately, a company’s CSR is established to increase overall engagement. It is created to make employees, and employers, feel more connected with society.

End of an Era: Yahoo Messenger Will Shut Down on 17 July

Just six months after Yahoo and AOL parent company Oath discontinued AIM, Yahoo Messenger one of the few old-school messaging services will now be shutting down forever after 20 years.

Facebook Messenger Launches Football World Cup Features and Games

For all football fan globally, Facebook has join you in the FIFA World Cup fever. Facebook Messenger has gotten into the football spirit with the launch of a new World Cup themed features, camera effects, filters, and hidden games.

What Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe Merger Mean for Partner Agencies Across Africa - Robyn de Villiers

Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe recently announced the merger of both giant firms which will now be refered to as Burson Cohn & Wolfe.

In a chat with South Africa's Media Update, Robyn de Villiers, chairman & CEO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe, following the merger of the two brands, said part of the advantages for clients of the firm is that "Burson-Marsteller has unmatched strength in public affairs, corporate and crisis management and research. Cohn & Wolfe is well-known for expertise in digitally driven, creative content and integrated communications across the consumer, healthcare and technology sectors.

Sahara Power forum urges cooperation among stakeholders

Despite the challenges impeding its development, Nigeria’s energy sector still holds enormous potentials to deliver the desired expectations and further stimulate socio-economic growth if stakeholders deepen their collaboration and commitment to develop the sector.

Yahoo Gets $330,000 Fine in the UK Over 2014 Data Breach

About four years after the data breach that hit Yahoo users gloablly, Yahoo’s British subsidiary has been fined $330,000 by the UK’s data watchdog after losing the data of more than half a million people.

Arik Air introduces new mobile booking app

Arik Air has introduced a new mobile booking app to further enrich customer experience. The app gives passengers instant access to the information they require when they need it all the time.

Dolika Banda takes a bow as non-executive director on ETI Board

Ms Dolika Banda has decided to take a bow as a member of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) board of directors.

All set for 2018 Digital Transformation Congress in Johannesburg

The Digital Transformation Congress, hosted by IT News Africa, is scheduled for 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. The conference will bring together hundreds of senior executives who will explore emerging technology trends such as AI, IoT, blockchain, GDPR, IT security, 5G and robotics, and how they impact business operations. It is the key meeting place for business and IT leaders seeking to advance their knowledge of the latest business technologies and innovations.

EMEA Finance bestows on AFC President & Chief Investment Officer

Champion of finance awards bestowed on Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and its leadership. These awards are given to those individuals whose lifetime contributions to finance and the EMEA region have demonstrated excellence and provided an impactful result for shareholders and clients alike.

P&G Bags Outstanding Talent Strategy Awards

In recognition of its commitment to talent growth initiatives, Procter and Gamble (P&G) has been awarded the Outstanding Talent Strategy Award by the HR People Magazine Awards due to the Company’s Grow from Within culture.

Nigerian Breweries Reiterates Commitment to Media Excellence, Announces 10th NB Golden Pen Awards Entry

Nigerian Breweries Plc has restated its commitment to excellence in the practice of journalism as the 10th edition of the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards opened with a promise to honour journalists who abide by the fine ethics of the profession.

L-R: Mr. Chukwuemeka Aniukwu, Media Relations Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc and Mr. Patrick Olowokere, Corporate Communications and Brands PR Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, at the flag-off of the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards in Lagos on Wednesday.
Kufre Ekanem, Nigerian Breweries’ Corporate Affairs Adviser affirmed that the Golden Pen Awards has greatly impacted the role of the press in the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

Oby Ezekwesili, INT Advocate for More Women’s Participation in Nigerian Leadership

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) of the Institute for National Transformation (INT) organized a one-day consultative meeting with the theme “Enhancing Women’s Transformative Leadership in Nigeria – Positioning for 2019”

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Atlantic Hall Flag-off Multi-million Naira Ultra-modern Sports Complex Construction

...Calls For Stakeholder Support on Project 

One of the leading co-educational secondary schools in Nigeria, Atlantic Hall is set to begin construction of the biggest sports complex in any school in Nigeria with the aim of promoting grassroots sports and early talent discovery. A tree planting exercise at the project site in the school premises on Friday, June 8, 2018 marked the plan kick-off.

Innoson Fears Contempt of Court Charges, Deletes False Claim on Supreme Court from Social Media

After falsely claiming a victory at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Chairman of Innoson Motors, Dr Innocent Chukwuma has deleted his declaration on social media that the apex court has ordered GTBank to pay him N14bn within 14 days.

Airtel Touching Lives Season Four Broadcast Schedule Announced

…. As Africa Magic Urban Broadcasts First Episode Sunday, 10th June at 6.30pm

Following the premiere at a colourful ceremony in Lagos on June 3rd, the fourth season of Airtel Touching Lives will begin airing on television from Sunday, June 10th.

Friday, 8 June 2018

OVH Energy Partners With African Clean-Up Initiative In The Fight Against Malaria

OVH Energy, Nigeria’s leading downstream marketing company and licensee of the Oando retail brand has partnered with African Clean-up initiative in the global fight against malaria. The ‘Roll Back Malaria Campaign’ is an initiative organized and executed to educate beneficiaries on malaria prevention tactics especially in the riverine communities.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Pay Expo 2018: Ecobank showcases Bouquet of Digital Products

Ecobank Nigeria, a member of the leading Pan African Banking Group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated is showcasing a bouquet of Digital Products at the Digital Pay Expo 2018 that opened yesterday in Lagos.

Heritage Bank, FG, UN partner to position Nigeria as tourist destination in Africa

In a bid to transform Nigeria into a tourist sector destination in Africa and position it as lever of Nigeria's economic growth and development, Heritage Bank Plc has partnered federal government and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

African Development Bank Partners With Three Tech Giants To Launch Coding for Employment Program

The African Development Bank in partnership with global tech giants, Microsoft, The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new Program prepares Africa’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs and unleashes the next generation of young digital innovators from the continent. Coding for Employment will create over 9 million jobs and reach 32 million youth and women across Africa.

Promasidor Commemorates World Milk Day At Orphanages

One of the leading FMCGs in Nigeria, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, recently marked the 2018 World Milk Day by donating its products to five orphanages in Lagos.

Stanbic IBTC wins Best Sub-custodian in Nigeria for the 8th consecutive year

Stanbic IBTC Bank’s experience, competence and expertise in the provision of custody services in Nigeria has again been reaffirmed as the bank was named the “Best Sub-Custodian” in Nigeria for 2018 by Global Finance magazine.

Africa Magic Appoints Debbie Odutayo as Head Judge for 2018 AMVCAs

As plans for the forthcoming sixth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) ante up, Africa Magic, the continent’s leading provider of entertainment content, has announced the appointment of veteran film and television professional, Deborah “Debbie” Odutayo, as Head Judge.

Communications Minister, Shittu Commends Airtel, Urges Corporate Nigeria to Emulate Telco

The Honorable Minister of Communications Technology, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has appealed to corporate organizations and wealthy Nigerians to support humanitarian causes as this can help reduce the rate of poverty in the country. 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Lara Day School Holds Family Fun Day

…Advocates for Skill-based Education 

Lara Day School, one of Nigeria’s foremost private schools recently hosted its annual Family Fun Day – encouraging family bonding and skill-based education. The event had in attendance parents, pupils, alumni and other stakeholders of the school community.

Companies Leveraging Platforms, Data and External Expertise Are Set To Outpace Those Clinging To ‘In-house’ Mindset

Think about a typical South African business and you’ll likely be thinking about a company where everything, or nearly everything, remains insourced. From HR to finance, supply chain and procurement, an ‘in-house’ mindset often pervades.

Kabelo Makwane, Managing Director for Accenture Operations in Africa
At the same time, when management is focused mainly on the business’s ”core” operations, the upshot is often inefficiency in the non-core functions. And when it comes to ‘non-core’ functions – including procurement, marketing, HR, finance and others – many South African companies haven’t considered outsourcing. Yet, internationally, that inclination exists – tapping into business process services (BPS) and leveraging smart partnerships are far more the norm, and with good reason.

Etihad Airways Paris Flights to Go All-Airbus A380 From October 1

Effective 1 October, 2018, Etihad Airways will operate the Airbus A380 on its second daily service linking Abu Dhabi and Paris Charles de Gaulle. This will transform the airline’s operation between the UAE and French capitals into a year-round all-A380 service, joining London Heathrow as the second European destination enjoying daily multiple visits by Etihad’s award-winning double-decker aircraft.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Airtel Promotes Corporate Philanthropy at Premiere of Touching Lives Season 4

From left: Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Sen. Olabiyi Durojaiye; wife of Airtel CEO, Mrs Ronke Ogunsanya; MD/CEO, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya; Minister for Communications Technology, Barr. Adebayo Shittu; House Committee on Communications, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ujani, during the premiere of Airtel Touching Lives Season 4, held at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos on Sunday, June 3, 2018. 
Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has reaffirmed its positioning as a key promoter of corporate philanthropy and responsible social investments as it calls on corporate Nigeria to embrace the culture of giving during the premiere of season 4 of its award-winning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Airtel Touching Lives.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

NECO Releases 2018 Cowbellpedia Qualifying Exam Results

Three perfect scores from two schools highlighted the release of the results of the 2018 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show qualifying examination by the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Peak Milk, Health Care Practitioners Promote Healthy Living on World Milk Day

In celebration of the World Milk Day, Nigeria’s leading dairy nutrition company, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak milk and Three Crowns milk hosted top government functionaries, health and nutrition specialists to an event themed ‘Raise a Glass’ advocating the goodness of milk, June 1 in Lagos.

addidas extends kit supply with Russian Football Union

As the world gear up for the biggest football event, the FIFA World Cup 2018, German sportswear brand addidas has announced the extension of the host nation (Russia) kit supply until 2022.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Ikeja Electric Celebrates Children, affirms support for quality education

…Donates bags, books to school to commemorate Children’s Day 2018

As global attention turned to children across the world on Children’s Day 2018, Ikeja Electric Plc, one of Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, has reaffirmed its commitment to support quality primary education and contribute to the growth of the education sector through its Personal-Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiatives.

Mukhtar Sirajo Officially Takes Over From Rotimi Oladele as NIPR President

Malam Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo yesterday officially succeeded the immediate past President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Dr. Rotimi Oladele as the new President at a handing over ceremony held at the Radio House Press Centre in Abuja.

Driving the Niger Delta New Vision through the SIWP

Niger Delta, the region that produces the lifeline of Nigeria’s economy – oil, is home to about 31 million people in nine states. Oil was discovered in the region in Oloibiri, which is in present day Bayelsa State, in 1956. However, ever since oil was discovered in the region, there has been a roller coaster of security and development issues.

How Real Madrid's First Africa Football Academy Will Impact Football Talents

Spanish Football Club, Real Madrid recently flagged off a Football Academy in Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State in Nigeria.