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Monday, 27 June 2022

AFRIMA 2022: Entry Submission Portal Closes on August 5


The International Committee of the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) is reminding all artistes, music professionals and other relevant stakeholders within Africa and across the diaspora to submit their entries for the 2022 AFRIMA edition, before the portal closes on August 5, 2022. 

Emirates to operate extra flights for upcoming Hajj season


With the significant demand for air travel during Hajj, Emirates is deploying extra flights to ensure more connectivity for the scores of pilgrims making their way to the Holy City of Makkah. Emirates will be operating special flights to Jeddah and Medina during the upcoming Hajj season to carry pilgrims for this special period.

Sunday, 26 June 2022

FBNQuest Merchant Bank and USAID to Support Youth-Powered Ecosystem


In line with its commitment to delivering impactful community-focused initiatives, FBNQuest Merchant Bank, the investment banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on its Youth-Powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health program being implemented by Development Alternatives, Inc (DAI) Nigeria in Lagos State. The bank believes the initiative is one that would ultimately drive economic growth in Nigeria and equip young adults with life-long skills.

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Award-Winning Author Partners with AMA Academy to Host a Masterclass on Creative Writing



With the aim to upskill journalists on fiction storytelling, African Media Agency has announced a creative writing masterclass hosted in partnership with Chigozie Obioma as part of AMA Academy. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Pitch AgriHack 2022: Entries Now Open For Tech Driven Agricultural Enterprises


The call for entry has now commenced for the 2022 edition of the Pitch AgriHack. This year’s edition is supported by AGRF, Heifer International, and Generation Africa, marking the second year the organizations have come together to provide cash grants that accelerate entrepreneurial growth and job creation in Africa’s agriculture sector.

Fintech startup, Thepeer, raises $2.1 million in a seed round led by Raba Partnership


Nigerian tech infrastructure startup connecting businesses’ wallets, Thepeer, has raised $2.1 million in a seed round of funding led by Raba Partnership to further pursue its business objectives. Other participants include Rallycap, BYLD, Timon Capital, Musha Ventures, Sunu, and Uncovered Fund as well as leading African fintech Chipper Cash and Stitch.

VivaTech unveils the 3 winners of AfricaTech 2022


As part of its international outreach, and for the first time this year, VivaTech organised the AfricaTech Awards, alongside the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank. 

Stanbic IBTC Urges Women To Engage in Wealth Building Investments


As part of efforts to continually advance women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group has called on women to engage in wealth-building investments for the collective progress of their finances and businesses.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Financial Inclusion Will Propel Nigeria’s Economic Growth - 9PSB CEO


For SMEs to effectively grow and contribute to the economy, access to finance is key to drive growth and expansion. And to provide this much-needed access, there must be a concerted effort to provide them with the means of creating the income they need to be financially included. The Chief Executive Officer, 9 Payment Service Bank (9PSB), Branka Mracajac, made this known while addressing delegates and participants at the opening of the 22nd edition of the Digital PayExpo Conference and Exhibition, themed: DeFi Africa: Beyond Hype, Understanding Use Cases for the Continent.

Meta launches Digital Training for NGOs across Anglophone West Africa


Meta has officially launched the Meta Non-profit training program, a digital capacity-building program for 1,500 non-profit personnel across Anglophone West Africa. 

Outstanding midwives for recognition at The Rose Awards

“The greatest privilege of a human life is to become a midwife to the awakening of the Soul in another person.” - Plato


The all-important role of the midwife will be brought to the fore at the 2022 edition of BabyFest held in August 2022 as plans to recognize and celebrate outstanding midwives nominated by pregnant women and new mums are in the offing. Tagged The Rose Awards, those who have had exceptional experiences with midwives will nominate them to receive the award in an open process via the website of the BabyFest – www.thebabyfest.com.ng/ after which a shortlisting will be done by a carefully selected panel of judges.

Friday, 17 June 2022

Sanwo-Olu, APCON, SON, others to discuss ‘Ease of Doing Business’ at ADVAN Industry Dialogue


In a fresh attempt to make the business environment becomes friendlier to operators in Nigeria's business landscape, the Advertisers Association of Nigeria, (ADVAN) is organising a business dialogue to discuss the role of regulators in the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

#BBNaija Reunion continues with loads of drama


The much anticipated Big Brother Naija #shineyaeye reunion kicked off recently, and it’s been all shades of drama! With the show host Ebuka shaking tables, new revelations have come to light about some of last season’s housemates. Highlights from different episodes have had #TwitterNaija buzzing daily. Check out updates you missed from the #shineyaeye reunion here.

Heritage Bank wins Lagos Environmental Sustainability Award, commits to nature protection


For its contribution and support towards Environmental Sustainability, especially, in Lagos, the state government, awarded Heritage Bank with its 2022 Environmental Sustainability Award.

LG Laundry-Alleviate the Burden of Daily Cloth Pile-Up

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The first thing many of us do upon arriving home is to change out of the clothes we’ve been wearing all day. While once we might have simply hung those clothes in the wardrobe or even piled up for a week or more, growing concern over allergies and pollutants and the special care that is needed for garments that are made out of sensitive materials has made proper clothing care a little trickier. If you find yourself in need of a smarter way to take care of your clothes, then LG Free Laundromat might just be for you.