Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Western Digital Expands Its Product Range in Nigeria

Western Digital Corporation, a global leader in data technology, has expanded its portfolio of data storage devices in Nigeria. The expansion will allow consumers to access a wide range of WD- and SanDisk-brand products while positioning Western Digital as a premier data technology company for Nigerians.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

P+ Measurement extends partnership with Global Communications Agency

Media monitoring and evaluation agency, P+ Measurement Services has announced an extension of its media monitoring and evaluation partnership with global communications firm, Burness Communications for 2019. The extension will enable P+ to continue providing print, online, TV and radio monitoring and evaluation services to Burness in the Ghana market.

US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fuelled spending for economic stability, China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa. This is one of the key findings of RiskMap 2019, a publication forecasting political and security risk for business leaders and policy makers across the world, by specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks.

2018 SERAS Award: iSON Emerges Best Company for Work Place Practices

iSON Xperiences, formerly iSON BPO, the leading Business Process Outsourcing firm, with a strong focus in sub-saharan Africa with presence in 14 countries was has been awarded ‘Best  Work Place Practice” under the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs) 2018. iSON Xperiences competed and defeated 55 companies in Africa to clinch the award. The prestigious award ceremony was held at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos on Saturday December 1st, 2018.

MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke adjudged “Business Leader of the Year”

The Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) Awards has announced MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke, the 2018 Data Centre Dynamics Business Leader of the Year during the 2018 edition at the Royal Lancaster, London on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Promasidor Unveils SunVita, Sources Raw Materials Locally

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk, Loya Milk, Miksi Milk, Onga seasoning, Top Tea and other quality food products, has unveiled Nigeria’s first zip-lock packaged ready-to-go cereal.

Verdant Zeal Marketing and her subsidiaries relocate to Opebi, Ikeja

The Pan- African marketing communications group, Verdant Zeal Group has moved office from Ikeja GRA to the Opebi area of Lagos. This move also include all the subsidiaries of the company namely RedGecko Public Relations Limited; Gr8 Measures Media Limited; BrainBox i-Media Limited; Neo-Mantra Limited; Sizuul Africa Limited; First2Market Limited and Traxeon Limited. The new office is located on 3, Aderoju Adewuyi Street off Alfred Olaiya Street, Opebi.

LAUTECH Alumni Association Congratulates New Vice Chancellor

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Alumni Association Abuja Chapter has congratulated the New Vice Chancellor Designate, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde of the Department of Food Science and Engineering in the University who will succeed the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Suleiman Gbadegesin.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Heritage Bank promotes culture, as winner emerges at 42nd edition of Miss Nigeria

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking services provider; has partnered with Folio Group, owners of Daily Times, the organizers of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant to host the 42nd edition of the contest.

Lagosians upbeat with free WiFi from Sanwo-Olu

Lagosians, at various locations, are having swell time as they surf the internet for free, courtesy of the free WiFi deployed at selected areas by Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the upcoming general elections.

African youth the future of the world economy and entrepreneurship - Al Sisi

With a majority of African nations diversifying from traditional sources of income, entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as a key to economic growth. Leading business forum Africa 2018, which kicked off in Sharm El Sheikh today recognised this fact by hosting Young Entrepreneurs Day (YED) which brought Africa's most inspiring business leaders as well as renowned captains of industries and key actors from the tech world to provide first-hand insights on business, leadership, technology and disruptive business models to support young entrepreneurs developing their business skills.

Dangote Group shines at 2018 SERAS

In recognition of its 2017 Sustainability Report and significant progress in Sustainability Best Practices and Reporting in 2018, Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) received two awards at the 12th edition of the annual Sustainability Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS), which took place in Lagos Nigeria.

L-R: General Manager/Head Sustainability, Dangote Cement Plc, Eunice Sampson; Group Chief Sustainability and Governance, Dangote Industries Limited, Dr. Ndidi Nnoli; Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Dangote Cement Plc, Musa Rabiu; and Senior Adviser, Stakeholder Relations, DIL, Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman, celebrating the 'Best in Supply Chain Management' award won by Dangote Cement at the 12th Edition of the Sustainability Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS), which took place at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos recently
Two DIL subsidiaries received the SERAS Sustainability Awards for 'Best Company in Hunger & Food Security' as well as 'Best in Supply Chain Management' categories. In special recognition of its pioneering Sustainability Journey in 2018, Dangote Group was also named by SERAS one of the Top 5 "Most Responsible Business in Africa/Overall Winner."

Sunday, 9 December 2018

141Worldwide Gets New Brand Name, Logo... Launches School Initiative

In a major rebranding exercise that kicked off a new journey, leading marketing communications company, 141Worldwide has changed its name to NITRO121 and have adopted a new identity and logo.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Enugu State Hails Promasidor for Career Guidance Initiative

The Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson has pledged the commitment of the company to its career guidance initiative, “Harness Your Dream” as well as other youth development projects.

Visa Expands Global Football Portfolio Connecting with Fans around the World

Visa will build upon success of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to bring more one-of-a-kind experiences to football fans globally.

Visa, the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, has announced partnerships with the Union of European Football Associations’ (UEFA) Women’s Football Competitions and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament to evolve its sponsorship portfolio and connect with fans around the world.

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal at Lagos Garage Week 2018

In line with its commitment to skills development and the empowerment of entrepreneurs in Nigeria, GE, the world’s premier digital industrial company, yesterday launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program with the objective of extending the training program’s reach to thousands of Nigerians across the country.

Visa signs seven-year women's football partnership with UEFA

Global payments technology company Visa has signed a landmark seven-year deal with Uefa for women’s football.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Nokia Bell Labs Prize

Nokia has announced the top three winners of its fifth annual Bell Labs Prize, an international competition for innovators with ideas that will significantly 'change the game' in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10. The winners collectively earned $175,000 in cash prizes and are given the unique opportunity to collaborate with Nokia Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision.

This year's Bell Labs Prize winners are:

China Reacts Over Canada Arrest of Huawei CFO

China has demanded that the United States and Canada should clarify why Canadian authorities since Saturday, December 1, has detained Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei’s chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US government.

Zenith Bank Wins Best Institution in Sustainability Reporting in Africa

Zenith Bank Plc has emerged the ‘Best Institution in Sustainability Reporting in Africa’ for the second consecutive year.

The bank won the award at this year’s Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS) held in Lagos, in recognition of the publication of its 2017 Sustainability Report.

Applications for 2019 edition of $100m Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme opens Jan 1

On the 1st of January 2019, at 12 am, WAT, the Tony Elumelu Foundation will begin accepting applications for the fifth cycle of its Entrepreneurship Programme. 1,000 selected applicants will join the current 4,470 beneficiaries of the Programme.

Catalan Capital Derby Headlines LaLiga Santander Matchday 15 Schedule

The Catalan capital derby headlines this weekend’s LaLiga Santander Matchday 15 schedule, with current table-toppers Barcelona travelling to neighbours Espanyol in a schedule packed with neighbourly and historic rivalries.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Industrial Expansion, Infrastructure Drive Take Centre Stage In Latest Report On Nigeria

Nigeria’s plans to boost the role played by manufacturing in the broader economy as part of its diversification efforts are analysed in a new report from the global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG).

AEC2018: Moving the Africa Free Trade Area agreement ahead with quick win solutions

A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying the accord, but policy makers say there is time enough - and practical solutions - to move the process ahead.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

And the Winner of the 2018 Nigeria Bankers Football Game is UBA!

The 2018 edition of the Nigeria Bankers Games came to a climax at the weekend at the YabaTech Sports Complex, Yaba Lagos, as United Bank for Africa (UBA) emerged champions of football event the of Games.

Ikoyi Club Set To Host Maiden Edition of Secondary School Tennis Tourney

 As part of its commitment to promote Lawn tennis game development in Nigeria. Tennis section of the prestigious Ikoyi Club is set to host the maiden edition of secondary school lawn tennis competition in partnership with Seven-Up bottling company in Lagos.

Coca-Cola Nigeria’s Safe Birth Initiative Recognized at 12th Annual SERAS Awards

Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd has emerged best company in the Good Health and Well-being category at the 12th SERAS Awards.

LaLiga Stars Shine As Luka Modrić Wins Ballon D’or

For the past 10 years, the best footballer of each calendar year has been playing for a Spanish club.

The very best players in the world call LaLiga their home. The Ballon d’Or award for the best player in each calendar year has been running since 1956 and the prize has been given to a Spain-based player on 22 occasions, this year going to Real Madrid’s midfielder Luka Modrić. The Croatian finished top of the podium, ahead of his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and ahead of Atlético Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.

143 Apartments Set For Completion at Kuramo Beach Residence

Kuramo Beach Residence is a new residential project located at Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. This Architectural master piece is set for completion by ITB Nigeria Ltd., an innovative engineering and construction company in Nigeria.

ECOBA Lagos Honours Dig Omeben, Others at 2018 Dinner

Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and Archbishop of Jesus Family Ministries Church, Lagos, Most Rev. Dr. Christopher Omeben has been recognized by the Edo College Old Boys Association (ECOBA), Lagos Chapter with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tecno, Infinix, Itel Control 58.2% Of Africa’s Feature Phone Space

According to the latest figures announced on Monday by International Data Corporation (IDC), Africa’s mobile phone market declined 2.1% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q3 2018.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Facebook heads to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2018 in Lagos

In line with its commitment to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem and its passion for developing diverse, young talent, Facebook is returning as the headline sponsor of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. The event, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria — will search for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs.

Bet9ja presents King Coal Live in concert

Nigeria’s most talented vocalist and CEO of Black Diamond, Wande Coal, has announced his first headline concert in Lagos this Christmas. The concert tagged ‘King Coal in Concert’ is sponsored by Bet9ja, the Nigeria-based sports-betting company and it will feature the legendary artist performing hit songs such as Ololufe, The kick, Baby Hello, Ashimapeyin, Turkey Nla and So Mi So on a night of musical bliss.

Twinwaters Excites Customers With Yuletide Season Offerings

In the spirit of Christmas, people all over the world have begun counting down to the hearty cheers this festive period brings. During this special season, families usually take the opportunity to reconnect with life, laughter, love and warmth, as well as take advantage of the immense benefits that come with being able to spend more time with relatives and friends. We see strong emotional bonds being formed, nurtured relationships, enhanced communication, improved sense of wellbeing in children, and an overall happy state of mind.

Huawei Appoints Burson Cohn & Wolfe and Edelman For PR Duties

Chinese technology company Huawei has appointed global marketing communications giants, Burson Cohn & Wolfe and Edelman to handle its Public Relations duties as the company continues to navigate geopolitical opposition to its rapid worldwide expansion.

TVCs & Storytelling: Is Globacom's Creativity at the Shadows of Airtel Nigeria?

Airtel Nigeria says Data is Life.  Globacom Nigeria says Data is Oxygen. Airtel's recent award-winning storytelling TVC which has now become a series focuses on rivalry between to two mother in-laws (Meet-the-inlaws). Glo recent commercial (Glo Oga SIM)  in similar fashion is about rivalry between two friends/traders.

Third Edition of African SABRE Awards Competition Now Open For Entries

The Holmes Group in partnership with the African Public Relations Association (APRA) have announced entries for the third Africa SABRE Awards.

Dentsu Aegis Network Clinches FM AdFocus African Impact Award

Dentsu Aegis Network sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has bagged Adfocus African Impact Award at the annual Financial Mail AdFocus Awards, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Host communities commend Dangote Refinery’s CSR initiatives

Impressed with the provision of communal infrastructures for their communities by Dangote Oil Refining Company (DORC) as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility service, traditional rulers and community leaders from host communities in Ibeju-Lekki Free Trade Zone area of Lagos have expressed appreciation at the timely intervention of the Company to their needs.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Why GTBank maintains leading position as Best Bank in Nigeria

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has won the award for "Bank of the Year Nigeria” for the second year in a row at The Banker's Bank of the Year Awards, regarded as the industry standard for excellence within the global banking sector.