Friday, 12 October 2018


The quest for the best teacher in secondary schools in Nigeria  in 2018 came to a glorious end on Thursday, when Olasunkanmi Samuel Opeifa, a teacher from Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja emerged as the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year.

Data & Tech to transform Nigerian Retail Market

The convergence of AI, tech, and data on Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar plus retail market – will be a strategic focus to local & international developers, investors and retailers at the 4th annual West Africa Property Investment Summit taking place on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Lagos.

Airtel Nigeria Marks Customer Service Week in Style

In line with its commitment to providing excellent customer experience to telecoms consumers across the country, leading telecoms services provider, Airtel Nigeria, commemorated the October 1st International Customer Service Week with carefully planned activities in honour of its customers.

Experience exclusive Emirates First Class products in the comfort of your own home

Take home a piece of Emirates’ iconic First Class amenities this month. Shop at the Emirates Official Store for some of the airline’s most exclusive items, provided exclusively as part of the First Class travel experience. From Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones, hydra-active sleepwear pyjamas and warm, fluffy blankets – ultimate travel luxury products are right at your doorstep! 

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Google appeals its $5 billion EU antitrust fine

Google has appealed a record $5 billion fine that European Union authorities levied against the tech giant for allegedly abusing the dominance of its Android operating system to stifle competitors.

Turkish Airlines partners with IOM to promote the “MigApp”

The promotion of safe, orderly and regular migration is at the heart of the long-term partnership agreement signed between The UN Migration Agency (IOM) and Turkish Airlines, one of the largest carriers in the world. 

ADVAN Announces 8th Edition of Marketing Excellence Awards; Calls for entries

The Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) has announced the commencement of preparations for the 8th edition of its Awards for Marketing Excellence. The ADVAN Awards recognizes commitment and the fostering of professional excellence in advertising and marketing practice in Nigeria by recognizing good works by practitioners and institutions in the industry. This year’s event is scheduled to hold on Sunday 18th November at the Civic Center Victoria Island.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Meet the Winners of Multi-million Naira Scholarships at Indomie Awards

Fifteen-year-old boy, Masters Victor Olayiwola, who had his left leg amputated for saving his mother’s life during a car accident in 2012, was among three winners for this year’s Indomie Independence Day Awards (IIDA), which held in Lagos.

LaLiga Stars Dominate Ballon D’or Shortlist Once Again

France Football, the magazine behind the Ballon d’Or award for the best footballer in each calendar year, revealed their 30-man shortlist for the 2018 prize this week and nearly half of the players play their football in LaLiga Santander.

Fintech: Stanbic IBTC Bank Deepens Customer Experience With Robotics

Stanbic IBTC Bank, a member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, has taken another bold step towards service efficiency and enhanced customer experience with the deployment of robots to drive various dimensions of its operations.

Hamisi Mohamed emerges winner of “Future Stars” Youth Coaching Programme

Arsenal FC and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit, today announced that Hamisi Mohamed from Nairobi has won the public vote determining the winner of their Future Stars programme.

Competing against five other youth football coaches from across Africa, Hamisi secured over 35% of the votes on to win the chance to train with coaches from Arsenal Soccer Schools. Hamisi will now prepare to travel to London to attend a customized training programme to support him in building a legacy of positive social impact through football in Kenya.

Most Nigerians Not Meeting Fruit Intake Requirement – Nutritionist

A renowned nutritionist, Dr. Bisi Abiola has identified cultural and natural restrictions as the major problems preventing a greater percentage of Nigerians from meeting the recommended daily fruit servings.

Dangote urges deepening of African economy through free trade

Foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote has in London called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments to aid rapid growth and development of the Continent’s economy.

Monday, 8 October 2018

P&G Wins National Occupational Safety and Health Standards Award

Procter and Gamble (P&G), leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company in Nigeria and makers of Pampers and Ariel, has received the National Development Safety and Health Award as a testament to the Company’s strict adherence to proper safety and health practices.

Nigerian Breweries, FRSC Flag off 2018 Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign

Nigerian Breweries Plc in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has kicked off the 2018 edition of the Don’t Drink and Drive campaign aimed at creating safety awareness on Nigerian roads in order to minimise the dangers of drink driving.

Heritage Bank backs global movement for affordable solar electricity in Lagos

Heritage Bank Plc has aligned forces with ‘Liter of Light Nigeria’, a global open source movement, to provide sustainable solar electricity for Itomaro community in Lagos State.

H+K Announces New Global Leadership Team

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has announced a new global leadership team as its plans for the future. As part of the changes, Lars Erik Grønntun and Richard Millar, who have led Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ impressive resurgence in Europe over the past five years, have been promoted to global presidents at the firm, sharing a new leadership role that is designed to replicate their EMEA success across the entire agency.

GTBank Leading the Digital Banking Race in Africa — The Economist

Leading African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) is atop a new generation of multinationals in developing markets with the competitive strength and capacity to become a major player in the global scene, says the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of the world-leading business media platform, The Economist.

Honeywell Group Vs. Ecobank: Bank Insists Debt Must Be Paid

Ecobank Nigeria Limited says it would continue to strongly resist any attempt to use a frivolous N72 billion claim to derail it from continuing to pursue the recovery of monies owed and overdue for payment by Honeywell Group.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Ooni of Ife Applauds Airtel for Supporting Olojo Festival

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has commended leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, for its sponsorship of Olojo Festival.

L-R: Oluseye Odunsi, Zonal Business Manager, West Central, Airtel Nigeria; HRM Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife and Femi Oshinlaja, Regional Operations Director, West, Airtel Nigeria during the presentation of Airtel souvenir to the Ooni at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State following Airtel sponsorship of Olojo Festival 2018. 
Speaking on Friday, October 5, when the Airtel team paid him a courtesy visit, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Ogunwusi expressed appreciation to Airtel for sponsoring the Olojo Festival.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

From Football Pitch To Recording Studio: LaLiga Players Who Embarked On Music Careers

Many LaLiga players are famous not only for their footballing exploits but also for their musical talents!

Mendieta.   Photo credit: Batiste Safont
Football and music go hand in hand. Listen closely and there’s music all around football, from the songs sung by fans in the stands to the motivational tunes blaring in dressing rooms before kick-off.

Stanbic IBTC, CYCDI energize youths at Global People’s Summit

In commemoration of the 2018 Global People’s Summit, Stanbic IBTC Bank, in collaboration with Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI), and Covenant University, Ota, over the weekend engaged the youth on better understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their role in its attainment.

Lagos to Partner FBRA to Rid Environment of PET Waste

The Lagos State government has indicated interest to partner with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) on the eradication of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that are improperly disposed thereby blocking drainages and canals in our environment.

2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year Grand Finale Holds October 11

The grand finale of the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year will hold on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Muson Centre, Marina-Lagos, with high-profile guests expected to be in attendance.

Jameson Connects Hosts Independence Day Celebration At The Shrine

As we celebrated Nigeria’s Independence at The New Afrika Shrine, a key Lagos landmark brimming with historic and cultural relevance, Jameson Irish Whiskey created an immersive brand experience by transforming The Shrine into an Afrocentric festival.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Why Air Peace should be adopted as national carrier- Obiano

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has urged for the Federal Government of Nigeria to adoption Air Peace as national carrier for Nigeria; stating that the failure of the proposed airline should not make the nation gloss over the need for a flag carrier, but should rather make the nation work towards promoting an already existing airline in the country that would turn out to be the pride of all Nigerians.

Union Bank: Re- igniting the Nigerian Dream

As Nigeria marks another milestone in its post-independence journey, one Bank has demonstrated its faith in the country and her people with the release of an indigenous television production that seeks to rekindle flames of hope in the hearts of the people.

Nigerian Breweries Fulfils Promise to Maltina Teachers of the Year

...Donates Block of Classrooms

Nigerian Breweries Plc has donated a six-classroom block, library and conveniences to Mastercare International School, Asaba, through its Felix Ohiwerei Educational Trust Fund, in honour of the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year, Mr. Felix Ariguzo, who teaches at the school.

RECMA Ranks mediaReach OMD Leading Media Agency

The Research Company (RECMA), which evaluates Media Agency Billing and Ranking globally, has ranked mediaReach OMD the leading media agency in Nigeria with a 20.7 percent share of media buying/billing, having grown by seven percent in 2017 compared to 2016.

Disgraced Chinese tycoon building Angola’s new airport

The construction of a new major airport in Angola is confirmation of a disgraced Chinese billionaire’s clutch on infrastructure projects in the economically-struggling Southern African country and his infamous influence in the continent’s political crises and human rights violations.

Customer Service Week: “Our Huge Opportunity To Say Thank You” – Ecobank Teller, Patrick Akinwuntan

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan has restated the bank’s commitment to excellent service delivery to meet the needs and aspirations of its customers at all times. Flagging off the 2018 Customer Service Week at the Ikorodu branch of the bank on Tuesday, the Managing Director, said the week is a huge opportunity to say thank you and to celebrate customers of the bank. He assured that the bank will  remain committed to excellence in products and services delivery at all its touch points.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Accenture Partners AB InBev to Improve Sales, Distribution Operations in Africa with new DMS

Leading global professional services company, Accenture is helping AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, better manage its sales and distribution operations in Africa with the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System (DMS).

Lee Dawson, Vice President, AB InBev 
A fully integrated distributor management and sales force automation system, Accenture DMS covers the complete down-stream supply chain, providing consumer goods companies with accurate, reliable data on secondary sales to help them control promotions; improve productivity; and streamline inventory and sales processes and distributor claims.

Marriott International reveals Robust Expansion Plans across Africa

From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, Marriott International has announced rapid expansion plans across Africa. Strong demand for select-service brands and conversion opportunities are driving the momentum of growth for the company, amplified by five new hotel signings.

Amosun commissions Gateway Polytechnic Apps Development Centre

Determined to ensure that Nigerian youths explore the opportunities that abound in the information, Communication and technology sector, Ogun state governor,  Ibikunle Amosun has commissioned the Gateway ICT Polytechnic apps development centre.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Rivers State Government Commends Airtel for 4G Launch

The government of Rivers State has commended Airtel Nigeria for its recent launch of 4G LTE (Fourth Generation – Long Term Evolution) network in the State, reaffirming the government readiness to partner with the telco to enrich lives of residents in the State.

Kenya to host the International Open Data Conference in 2020

The 6th International Open Data Conference (IODC) will be held in Africa for the first time, in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2020. The Announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the 5th IODC 2018 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 27 – 28, 2018 under the theme “The Future is Open.” This year’s IODC was organized by the Government of Argentina, the World Bank, IDRC and OD4D with the support of Google, amongst others.

MultiChoice Appoints New CEO for M-Net in Sub-Saharan Africa

MultiChoice has announced the appointment of Nkateko Mabaso as the CEO of M-Net in Sub-Saharan Africa, effective immediately. Mabaso succeeds Yolisa Phahle who has stepped into the role of CEO of General Entertainment for the Video Entertainment segment.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Nigeria’s Latest FTA Local Channel Bouquet via SES Unveiled

Local television broadcast audiences will now have access to 13 new free-to-air (FTA) channels delivered as a multi-channel bouquet branded ‘PREMIUM.FREE’. The bouquet’s launch channels will be supplied by AfricaXP and delivered via SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East, SES announced on Thursday, September 25, 2018.