Monday, 20 May 2019

Cisco Reinforces Commitment to Nigeria through New Partner Repair Centre

… To train 1 Million New Members of Networking Academy in Africa 

Cisco, global technology leader, has reinforced its commitment to support the digitization of Africa’s communities, businesses and governments through several initiatives for skills and talent development, innovation and job creation. 

PAU Holds Strategic PR & Media Writing Workshop for Military, Para-Military PROs

The School of Media and Communication (SMC), Pan-Atlantic University, in collaboration with Synthesis Communications - a Lagos based strategic PR Consultancy Firm, and the Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACREC) is set to revolutionize PR practices among the military and para-military security PROs, as they plan to host them to a unique public relations (PR) and Media Writing Workshop. The 3-Day Workshop is billed for Wednesday, June 19, through Friday, June 21, 2019, at the University’s Ibeju-Lekki Main Campus.

Wanneka Hosts Classy and Glamorous Event To Unveil Super Pack Hair

On Sunday, May 26, 2019  young and prominent entrepreneur, Wanneka will host a talk-of-the-town cocktail to unveil a new and classy super pack hair from her already monstrously successful hair brand, Wanneka Hair.

Development Bank of Nigeria MD, Okpanachi, Becomes CIBN Fellow

The Managing Director of the Development Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Tony Okpanachi, has become a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. The event was held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Friday, 17 May 2019

MTN Nigeria confirms signing of 7-year N200bn medium term facility

MTN Nigeria Plc, has announced the signing of a seven-year N200 billion medium term facility as part of efforts to enhance its service delivery.

Mouka Rewards Mum in Business with $1,000 on Mother’s Day

To cap up its “Mum in Business Pitch Competition”, Mouka Limited, Nigeria’s foremost foam and mattress manufacturing company, has rewarded one mother in commemoration of Mother’s Day.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

H+K Strategies Appoints New Global CEO As Jack Martin Takes A Bow

H+K Strategies has appointed former DuPont CCO AnnaMaria DeSalva as its global chairman and CEO, following Jack Martin exit after eight years in charge of the WPP firm. The appointment takes effect from 24th of June, 2019.

Turkish Airlines to Open Five Lounges at the New Istanbul Airport

With the completion of its “Great Move” a brand new home base, Istanbul Airport, one of the most significant cornerstones of the Turkish aviation history, Turkish Airlines will open five passenger lounges available for Business Class, Miles & Smiles Elite Plus & Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers.

Enyo Retail launches Lekki Mega Station to celebrate its second year anniversary

To mark its second year anniversary, Enyo Retail and Supply, has launched its Stillwater mega station at Lekki-Epe expressway. The second anniversary celebration was dedicated to the company’s growing customer base especially in the Lekki axis of Lagos. Enyo Retail uses a popular tag line” our litre is a litre” derived from a feedback from customers after a recent customer survey on why motorists consistently patronise their stations and prefer them over most other stations in the country.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Euracare performs first TIPS procedure in Nigeria

Euracare Multi-Specialist Hospital, leading multi-specialist hospital in Lagos, has performed the first TIPS procedure in Nigeria. The minimally invasive liver procedure was performed by a team of local medical specialists at Euracare Multi-Specialist Hospital Lagos.

Examining Stanbic IBTC vis-à-vis banking industry compliance and corporate governance practices

At a recent function in Abuja, the Managing Director/CEO of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, delivered a lecture where he revealed that there has been a consistent decline, over the past three years, in the recorded rate of successful fraud incidences, thefts and forgeries in the banking industry. Specifically, Ibrahim said such cases had declined by almost half, 48.12%, of the rate it was in 2015.

Ecobank Nigeria Offers Cash to Lagos Residents for Used Plastic Bottles

Ecobank Nigeria has announced that residents in Lagos should take used plastic materials, especially soft drink and water bottles amongst others to its head office on Victoria Island and exchange them for cash being part of activities of the bank to removes non-biodegradable materials from the environment as part of its sustainability week that started Monday and will run till Friday the 17th, May.

Mouka Salutes Muslim Faithful as Ramadan Continues

As Muslim faithful across the globe are currently observing the month-long Ramadan fast, Mouka Limited, foremost Nigeria’s foam and mattress company, wishes Muslim brothers and sisters in Nigeria and the world over a successful Ramadan fast.

Landmark Conference Using Data Science To Plan For Africa's Future Labor Market

The Rockefeller Foundation and the Dalberg Group are proud to announce a landmark convening focused on advancing initiatives that recognize the role of data science in addressing systemic challenges linked to unemployment and the future of work in Africa.

International Breweries Appoints Olutoyin Odulatean as an Independent Non-Executive Director

The Board of International Breweries Plc has appointed Olutoyin Mobisola Odulate as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Do ethics and reputation matter in Africa?

“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking,” ~ C.S Lewis

Ethics is the invisible driving force on many aspects of people’s lives. It enables people to achieve their personal visions and helps them to do their daily activities in the right way. This is one of the key findings of the African Public Relations Association’s (APRA’s) second ethics and reputation research study, powered by reputation research agency, Reputation Matters.

Airtel Wins Businessday Next Bull’s Award for contributions to economy, job creation

Nigeria’s leading Business and Economic Newspaper, Businessday in collaboration with the Nigerian Stock Exchange has honoured Airtel Nigeria for its contributions to the economy and for creating employment opportunities across the country.

Canon launches iconic lens for a new generation – RF 85mm F1.2L USM

...Offering Canon’s highest resolution yet

Canon, world leader in lens manufacturing, Wednesday builds on its ongoing commitment to photographers, with the launch of the latest generation of Canon’s iconic 85mm f/1.2L lens, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM. Offering the highest resolution of a Canon lens launched to date, it features a super-fast aperture and outstanding AF speeds, making it ideal for capturing candid portraiture and wedding photography.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Mahama chairs African PR Conference in Rwanda

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama will today, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 Chair the opening of the 31st Annual African Public Relations Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

Cowbellpedia Semi-finalist Emerges Overall Second Best in 2019 UTME

A semi-finalist in the 2018 editions of Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show, Master Emmanuel Chidiebube Igban has emerged the second-best candidate in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME)

adidas and Kid Cudi Officially Announce Partnership

adidas and Kid Cudi have agreed to an official partnership, with new products set to drop later this year.

Lenovo Unveils World's First Foldable PC, Target 2020 Launch

Lenovo has unveiled the world’s first foldable PC and it is part of its ThinkPad X1 line. The device was unveiled at Lenovo’s Accelerate 2019 event yesterday.

Brand Communicator set to Organise Brandcomfest in Lagos

BRAND COMMUNICATOR, Nigeria’s most consistent brand and marketing communications magazine is set to organise BRANDCOMFEST scheduled for Thursday and Friday, May 23rd and 24th at the prestigious Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

Monday, 13 May 2019

eTranzact Receives Award for Best Corporate Turnaround and Transformation

eTranzact, Africa’s premier e-payments solution provider, has been specially recognized with the Best Corporate Turnaround and Transformation award at the Business Day Top 25 CEOs & Next Bulls Awards.

IAA, Nigeria and Ghana Chapters set to host its 3rd Africa Rising Conference

The International Advertising Association (IAA) Nigeria and Ghana Chapters, is set to host the 3rd edition of the Africa Global Leadership Conference with the theme, “What’s Coming Next”. The must attend gathering is expected to have Current and Future business leaders from all over Africa and the world. The event is scheduled to take place in May, 21st-22nd 2019 at Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra-Ghana.

Future of Power Whitepaper takes center stage at Africa Utility Week

Whitepaper highlights the future game-changers in the energy landscape in Sub- Saharan Africa; Discusses the factors contributing to energy transformation and the enabling environment; Outlines the market’s response through region-specific case studies and the path forward.

Ecobank Campus Activation Resumes, Holds Concert in OAU

Ecobank Nigeria has announced the return of its financial inclusion and youth engagement tour across tertiary institutions in the country. This campus tour is geared at educating students about the various digital products available to them and encouraging easy adoption of these channels in a fun and exciting manner

Stanbic IBTC launches game-changing micro pension campaign – “Retire Well”

Following the formal launch of the micro pension plan (MPP) by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 28 March, 2019, Nigeria’s biggest pension fund administrator (PFA), Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, has taken the lead to unveil a game-changing nationwide micro pension campaign tagged ‘Game Plan - Retire Well.’

Hogan Lovells ranked third most innovative law firm in 2019

Hogan Lovells has been recognized as the third most innovative international firm in the Asia Pacific region in the 2019 Financial Times Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards, produced by the paper in collaboration with RSG Consulting.

Ringier Digital Marketing Improves Service Offering in Africa with frontline Digital Solutions

In order to continuously provide world class services to clients, Ringier Digital Marketing (RDM) has assembled a team of creative strategists - content creators, developers and managers, who update their skills and knowledge regularly with up-to-date industry trends and tools so as to offer top notch advisory and executions to clients.

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation appoints New Technical Director

In a bid to improve the development of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF), Abubakar Yakubu also known as Yaro has been appointed as the acting technical director of the federation.

Friday, 10 May 2019

OVH Energy Rewards Customers with Oleum Scratch and Win Promo

… Car, Generator, Motorcycles, Prizes worth Millions of Naira to be won

OVH Energy Marketing Ltd, licensee of the Oando retail brand and Nigeria’s leading provider of trusted petroleum products and services, has launched a promotional campaign to reward its loyal lubricant customers.

Makupedia app can fix issue of poor Academic performances among students – Peter Akukalia

As the Nigerian government continues to grapple with a myriad of challenges facing the education sector, creative scientist, Mr. Peter Matthews –Akukalia has invented a human mind computer that is capable of increasing the success rate of students in their areas of human endeavours. According to Peter Akukalia, ‘‘the makupedia is a mind database also known as ‘Mind app’ that allows students to ascertain their true human potentials and capabilities’’.

Mouka Limited Wins Foam and Mattress Company of the Year Award

Mouka Limited, Nigeria’s foremost foam manufacturing company, has been declared the Foam and Mattress Company of the Year at the 2019 Nigerian Real Estate and Property Awards in Abuja on Friday.

Emirates Group Announces 2018-19 results, Reports profit of US$ 237 million

The Emirates Group today announced its 31st consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion.

Genesys Hires Former Cisco and Skype Exec Tony Bates as CEO

Genesys, the global leader in omni-channel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced Tony Bates as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Bates succeeds Paul Segre, who will continue with Genesys as chairman of the company.

LG Electronics Launches Artcool Dual Inverter AC in Nigeria

...Offers 10-year warranty on Compressor

Leading consumer electronics company, LG Electronics (LG) is set to impress the residential air conditioner market with the launch of its new Artcool Dual Inverter AC equipped with the Genmode function, which makes it possible for the AC to work on small Generators (12kBtu; 0.9kVA, 18kBtu; 1.5kVA). During the use of the Air Conditioner with PHCN, irregular supply of power or low voltage does not affect the normal functioning of the AC with its inbuilt voltcare function.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

LaLiga grows 20.6% and posts revenue of €4.479 billion

According to the latest Financial Report of Spanish professional football, corresponding to the latest complete season (2017/18), LaLiga's clubs posted revenue of €4.479 billion, representing growth of 20.6% over the previous season.

Real Madrid extend Adidas kit deal until 2028

Sportswear giant, adidas has extend its sponsorship of LaLiga club Real Madrid from 2021-21 to 2027-28 after a keen competition in Europe from Nike and a resurgent Puma.

Former Andelan, Babajide Duroshola joins SafeBoda as Country Head, Nigeria

Babajide Duroshola, Community Manager, Technical Talent at Andela  has resigned to join SafeBoda as its Country Head in Nigeria.

Fifa Upholds Chelsea Transfer Ban, Club Heads to CAS

English Premier League club Chelsea has suffered a major blow, after football’s global governing body FIFA chose to uphold the club's transfer ban that was imposed in March.

Africa Netpreneur Prize Applications to close on June 30

The application process for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) which was announced in March will close on June 30, according to the organizers.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Mouka Salutes Muslim Faithful as Ramadan Begins

As Muslim faithful across the globe commenced the month-long Ramadan fast, Mouka Limited, foremost Nigeria’s foam and mattress company wishes Muslim brothers and sisters in Nigeria and the world over, a successful Ramadan fast.

Jumia, Uber, Travelstart, Others to Create 3 Million New Jobs by 2025, Report Says

Online marketplaces such as Jumia, Uber and Travelstart could create 3 million new jobs in Africa by 2025 according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group, in which e-commerce firm made some significant contributions to the report, and has already created 5,000 direct jobs on the continent.

Zedvance Restates Commitment To Quality Education With Back-To-School Campaign

Leading consumer finance company, Zedvance, has restated its commitment to provide support for quality education in Nigeria; urging parents, guardians, teachers and proprietors to take advantage of its Back-to-School offerings.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Donald Trump awards highest U.S. civilian honor to Tiger Woods

When Tiger Woods won the Masters on April 14, lettle did he know that the Presidential Medal of Freedom will be awarded to him.  United States President, Donald Trump upon Wood's heroic performance pledged to bestow the nation's highest civilian honour on the golfer and on Monday, he fulfilled that during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.

MTN Nigeria Appoints New Chief Technical Officer

MTN Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mohammed Rufai as its Chief Technical Officer.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Mathematics Education Can Make Nigeria Giant of Africa – Abiodun Ayodeji

Mathematics education which is the bedrock of science and technology can truly make Nigeria the giant of Africa and the black race.

Stanbic IBTC announces N59b earnings for Q1 2019, as liquidity remains robust

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has announced a gross earnings of N58.7 billion for the first quarter of 2019 as it released its unaudited financial results for the period to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Nigeria’s Kiki Okewale dazzled all with her collections at Dubai Fashion Week

Kiki Okewale, the talented Nigerian behind Lagos-based Couture Hope Fashions was recently in her designs-creating, the fabric-spinning element at the last Dubai Royal Gala and Fashion Show, which took place last April 27, 2019, at the 5-star Palazzo Versace Hotel, Dubai.