Monday, 13 August 2018

Accenture Nigeria Set to Unveil Innovation Index 2018

…To Reveal Tech and Transformative Trends in Financial Services

Accenture Nigeria has concluded the survey for the maiden edition of its Innovation Index which focuses on disruptive business, market and technology trends in the Nigerian financial services industry.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Ogun Secures First semi-final Tickets in 2018 Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show

The mental fireworks for 2018 Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics Television Quiz Show commenced last weekend with Ogun State representatives grabbing the first semi-final tickets of the competition, sponsored by Cowbell Milk, the flagship brand from Promasidor Nigeria Limited.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Osun State Deploys Drones in Combating Livestock Theft, Attacks

To address the issue of livestock theft and attacks in Osun State, the state government has rolled out plans to employ the use of drones. This was revealed by the state’s Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Oluremi Omowaiye, during the ICTEL Expo 2018 in Lagos.

Global football fans await 2018/19 LaLiga Santander Season

In less than a fortnight, the most thrilling football competition in the world returns. There are plenty of changes afoot for the 2018/19 LaLiga Santander season, with a flurry of activity in the transfer market, three clubs fresh from promotion from LaLiga 1|2|3, and stadiums better equipped than ever to give fans the most thrilling experience possible.

Duet invests $50million in AJEAST Nigeria

Duet Private Equity Limited, a principal investor in emerging and frontier markets, have announced the acquisition of a majority stake in AJEAST Nigeria Limited. DPEL is investing in excess of  $50million into the transaction, a significant share of which is allocated as growth capital. 

GTBank Releases H1 2018 Audited Results, Reports Profit Before Tax Of ₦109.6 Billion

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its audited financial results for the period ended June 30, 2018 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.

CIBN UK to Host Maiden Edition of International Bankers Conference in London

The international branch of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) United Kingdom, has concluded arrangements to hold the 1st Nigerian international Bankers Conference, on: “The Challenges of Regulatory Changes and De-Risking,” scheduled to hold in London, from August 30 to September 1, 2018.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

SPAR Nigeria Partners Leverage Sports to Organize 2018 Sprintstar

As part of her youth engagement plan for pupils and students during the long vacation, SPAR, leading chain of hypermarket stores has organized the 2018 SprintStar Track Competition in partnership with Leverage Sports. The ongoing competition is taking place at the Dr. Philip Adegbile Sports Complex, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.

Africa Communications Media Group appoints new MD

Africa Communications Media Group (ACG), which recently rebranded from Africommunications Group, have announced the appointment of its new Managing Director, Nonye Mpho Omotola. Co-Founder Mimi Kalinda will transition from the Managing Director role to take on the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) function.

Tantalizers Commences Raining Season Promo

Tantalizers Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading Quick Service Restaurant chains has commenced a raining season promotion to reward valuable customers and appreciate their patronage to the brand.

Ecobank announces finalists of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018

Ecobank, the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. The list includes 11 fintech start-ups from across the continent and beyond.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Airtel Reaffirms Commitment to Young Entrepreneurs, SMEs

…backs “25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs’ Award”

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has restated its commitment to the growth and development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria with the view of deepening the economy.

CSR Lead, Airtel Nigeria, Chioma Okolie during the presentation of award to Tomiwa Talabi of Lagos Life at the SME 100 Nigeria’s 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25 Awards held at Terra Kulture on Saturday, August 4, 2018
Speaking on its partnership with SME 100 Nigeria’s 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs Awards, Airtel stated that there is a growing recognition of the vital role that SMEs play in economic development, especially youth-run enterprises and it has become very important for all stakeholders to encourage and support youth entrepreneurs that are creating value.

Africa's rugby fan-bases hit 32.7 million as major global markets show strong growth

Rugby has nearly 800 million followers globally, while more than 338 million considering themselves fans, with India, China and the USA alone constituting almost 33 per cent of the population, according to the largest-ever market research into fan trends and perceptions conducted by World Rugby.

Juventus strengthen China ties with banking deal

Serie A champions Juventus have expanded their footprint in China through a deal with China Merchants Bank. The bank becomes the Italian club's regional partner.

BREAKING: Akpabio resigns as Minority Leader of senate

Senator Godswill Akpabio has tendered his resignation as Minority Leader of the Senate.

Heritage Bank achieves PCI DSS Version 3.2 recertification

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider, has successfully attained recertification of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2, having achieved the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO 27001:2013 recertification recently.

Airtel Donates Educational Materials to Uchi Primary School

…Reaffirms commitment to SDG 4

Leading telecommunication service provider, Airtel Nigeria has demonstrated its commitment to quality education with the donation of educational materials to pupils of Uchi Primary School, Auchi, Edo State.

Corporate Social Responsibility Lead Airtel Nigeria, Chioma Okolie; Secretary to Etsako West Local Government,Edo State, Hon. Abbas Yakubu; Ex Housemate Big Brother Naija, Anto Lecky; Zonal Business Manger South Delta, Edwin Unoko and Airtel Super Mini Franchise(SMF) partner, Augustine Amobi during the recent donation of Educational materials to pupils of Uchi Primary School, Auchi Edo state, nominated by the Ex housemate in fulfillment of the Airtel Touching Lives CSR task in the house.
The donation was in fulfillment of the telco’s pledge to ex Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, Anto Lecky, who won the Airtel Touching Lives ‘Goal for Education’ Challenge.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Grey Group launches Consulting arm

WPP-owned Grey Group has announced the launch of Grey Consulting, a new global enterprise practice for the network which will draw on over 150 professionals across the world, technologists and creative intelligence.

Leo Rayman, CEO of Grey London, has been promoted to CEO of Grey Consulting
According to Michael Houston, worldwide CEO of Grey Group, "This new initiative is a key part of our agenda for Grey's future growth and competitiveness."

Airtel Inaugurates Centre for Mental Health Care

…Says it is Committed to helping underprivileged people 

Leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel has handed over a fully furnished centre for mental health care to She Writes Woman, a non-governmental organization, which focuses on providing care, support and advocacy platform for Nigerians with  mental health disorder.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Fruit Juice Good for Health Conscious People – Nutritionist

A renowned nutritionist, Dr. Bisi Abiola, has recommended 100% fruit juice for people who desire to live healthy as it would help them live disease-free.

Dr. Bisi Abiola
Abiola, who is also the Managing Director of Indulge Nigeria Limited, explained this in her monthly wellness dialogue, a platform that is aimed at correcting the misinformation about fruit juice intake.

ITB Nigeria Ltd Emphasizes Post-tensioning Techniques in Construction

ITB Nigeria Ltd, leader in integrated engineering and construction solutions, has reiterated its commitment to boost innovation in the engineering and construction industry by offering post-tensioning techniques; a unique solution in the global construction industry.

FBRA, Lagos to Clean Waterways' Plastic, Packaging Waste

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), a coalition which include Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Bottling Company, Nestle Nigeria PLC, Seven Up Bottling company and Nigerian Breweries Plc, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Transportation, to rid the state's waterways of plastic and packaging waste.

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: WASCO Ajinomoto Unveils Helen Paul, Miyonse As Brand Ambassadors

Pictures from the facility tour and unveiling of popular comedienne, Helen Paul and former Big Brother Naija contestant, Miyonse Amosu as brand ambassadors of Ajinomoto Umami seasoning at the company's factory in Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.

See pictures below:
Helen Paul and Miyonse Amosu with some staff of WASCO Ajinomoto during the facility tour of the factory in Lagos

Ikeja Electric rewards performance, promotes 299 employees

…employs over 500 new staff in last one year

In line with its commitment to reward productivity and also bolster efficiency within the organization, Ikeja Electric (IE), Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution company, has announced the promotion of 299 employees across various job grades in the business, while employing over 500 new staff in the last one year.

Ozolua Partners with Edo Monarchs to help 271,000 children and women

Empower 54, a non-profit organisation dedicated to humanitarian services eradication of malnutrition in Africa, has partnered with traditional rulers and local government council chairmen in Edo State to distribute medication that will improve children and pregnant women’s health.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

2018 budget: Customs assures officers of better logistics

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has assured its officers and men across the country of better logistics packages, which will assist them in discharging their responsibilities dutifully.

Premier League Clubs Set New Record as Shirt Deal Climb to £313.6 Million

Premier League clubs have generated a record UK£313.6 million (US$412.5 million) from shirt sponsorship deals for the 2018/19 season. A rise of £31.8m on last year.

CMC Connect announces relocation

CMC Connect Limited, one of the leading communications firm in Nigeria, has announced its relocation from 77 Oduduwa Crescent to 88b Oduduwa Crescent, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.

Day Art Collectors, Artists gathered to bid for top quality West African Art pieces at Lagos Art Auction 2018

At the Terra Kulture Mydrim Gallery Auction House (TKMG), located at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, art collectors, artists and art lovers across Africa on Friday, 27th of July, 2018 gathered for the 9th edition of the Lagos Art Auction to bid for top quality West African art pieces.

Ogun Customs seizes goods with DPV worth N1.5b in six months

The Ogun State Area of the Nigeria Customs Service says it made about 298 seizures with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N1.5 from January to July, 2018.

WASCO Ajinomoto Reiterates Commitment to Healthy Living

…Unveils Helen Paul, Miyonse As Brand Ambassadors

West African Seasoning Company Limited (WASCO), an affiliate of the AJINOMOTO Group; a global food giant and makers of AJI-NO-MOTO seasoning products has reiterated its commitment to healthy living, stating that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is good for consumption. 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Adopting Cloud with Conviction

How to Integrate Your New Cloud Business At The Operational Level
Unfortunately, companies can’t simply flip a switch to put their operations on a cloud footing. Instead, they need to manage with one foot in the cloud environment while the other remains planted in the legacy organization, often for an extended period. Companies can succumb to a variety of operational pitfalls during this period, ranging from having the wrong talent to treating the cloud simply as an IT issue, rather than a core business mandate. Making this transition successfully requires resolute leadership, strong operational alignment, a clear execution roadmap based on measurable cloud value metrics, and fearless conviction.

Canon Launches EOS M100 mirrorless camera in Nigeria, Hosts 150 makeup artists

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA), the leader in imaging solutions, has launched the EOS M-100 interchangeable lens camera into the Nigerian market.  The new range, easy-to-use, yet powerful camera, was officially launched at a one day make-up and photography workshop in Lagos.

Verdant Zeal Group Appoints Oladipo Adesida As Pioneer Chief Operating Officer

Verdant Zeal Marketing Communications Group, an emerging marketing and communications conglomerate, has appointed Mr. Dipo Adesida as its pioneer Chief Operating Officer effective from 1st of August, 2018. This announcement was made by the Executive Vice Chairman of the organization, Dr. Tunji Olugbodi on behalf of the Board and Management of the organization.

Heritage Bank supports MSMEs to grow into generational conglomerates

Heritage Bank Plc, ­­­­­­­­Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider, has assured promoters of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of support to enable them grow their businesses into generational conglomerates.

Twitter Names TJ Adeshola As New Head Of U.S. Sports Partnerships

Twitter has appointed TJ Adeshola as its new head of US sports as part of a management shift at the company.

Stanbic IBTC wins Best Investment Bank in Nigeria at Euromoney Awards

Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited, a member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC (Stanbic IBTC), has reaffirmed its position as the leading investment banking institution in Nigeria by winning the Best Investment Bank in Nigeria award at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018 held in London recently.

Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mr Yinka Sanni
Standard Bank, to which the Stanbic IBTC belongs, was also voted Africa's Best Bank for Wealth Management. The award ceremony had almost 700 leading bankers from around the world, including from Stanbic IBTC and Standard Bank, in attendance.

UAE reaffirms readiness to share financial intelligence with Nigeria’s EFCC

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reaffirmed the nations's readiness to share financial intelligence with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to help the agency in the discharge of its mandate of fighting corruption in Nigeria.