Saturday, 4 February 2023

Digital Cooperation Organization Set to Host Second General Assembly in Riyadh

...Aim to notarize international cooperation between govts, enhance global collaboration on the digital economy

The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) will host the 2nd General Assembly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on the 5th of February, bringing together DCO Member States to discuss strategic directions and initiatives to enable digital prosperity for all nations. Ministers representing the 13 DCO member states, along with high-level delegations from DCO observers, as well as representatives from guest countries and international organizations will convene for the General Assembly, to discuss the state of the digital economy and the challenges facing all nations in achieving equitable global digital growth and development.

Friday, 3 February 2023

LG Electronics Donates “Gencool, Artcool Inverter” Air Conditioning Units, Mosquito Nets to Gbagada General Hospital Lagos

The General Hospital Gbagada received air conditioners and Mosquito Nets, a donation from LG Electronics, a global leader in consumer electronics. In accordance with the needs of the hospital, this donation is intended to improve the conditions of patients and staff, providing means for more efficient work of the administrative office. The donation is part of LG Electronics strategy for corporate social responsibility and concern for society.

Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria PMI: Employment growth quickens amid efforts to deal with workloads

The Nigerian private sector registered a slight loss of growth momentum in January. Output and new business continued to rise markedly, but at softer rates than at the end of 2022. On a more positive note, firms raised employment at the fastest pace since June 2018 as part of efforts to complete work on time. On the price front, rates of inflation of input costs and output prices softened in January, but remained elevated. Analysis by Stanbic IBTC Bank showed that the headline figure derived from the survey is the Purchasing Managers’ IndexTM (PMI). 

Bank of Nevis International Becomes First Caribbean Bank to Launch Tookitaki Anti-Money Laundering Tech

Bank of Nevis International Ltd. (BONI) (, a leading provider of holistic wealth management and portfolio management services for clients from around the world, has partnered with Singapore-based Tookitaki to become the first Caribbean bank to launch the tech firm’s award-winning Anti-Money Laundering Suite (AMLS).

Meet the Players for 2023 NBA Jordan Rising Stars

Four Seven-Player Teams to Compete in a Mini-Tournament on Friday, Feb. 17 at NBA All-Star 2023 (9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT, TNT); NBA Rookies and Sophomores to Be Drafted onto Three Teams; NBA G League Players to Comprise Fourth Team, NBA Legends Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Jason Terry and Deron Williams to Serve as Honorary Head Coaches.

Mouka Partners with GNOSIS Help Initiative In Providing Succor for Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse

Mouka, Nigeria’s preferred brand of mattresses, pillows and other sleep products, has comforted domestic violence and abuse victims by providing free mattresses to GNOSIS Help Initiative, a non-governmental organisation (NGO). In line with its mission of adding comfort to life, Mouka has helped improve the living condition of these displaced persons sheltered by the NGO.

Equatorial Guinea Appoints Antonio Oburu Ondo as Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons

...Gabriel Obiang Lima Moves to Minister of Finance, Economy and Planning

In a recent cabinet shuffle, Equatorial Guinea’s President, H.E. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has appointed Antonio Oburu Ondo, former Managing Director of national oil company GEPetrol, as the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, with Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima – current President of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum - moving to the Ministry of Economy and Planning.

Summit focuses on impact of data mining, policy shift on marketing, consumers

The fourth edition of ‘The Industry Summit/Awards’ has released the theme and topics for the 2023 summit, which focuses on the effective usage of data for intelligence in marketing and the impact of government policy on fast-moving consumer goods.

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

PR Practitioners Must Embrace Innovation to Grow the Industry – Folusho Phillips

The Chairman of Phillips Consulting Limited, Mr. Folusho Phillips, has urged Public Relations practitioners on the need to embrace innovation in other to stay relevant in the industry. As consultants, it is important to be aware of their role as role models who should be rendering tangible services, building institutions and also innovating as there is a huge paradigm shift taking place every day, he noted.

Monday, 30 January 2023

LIRS Boss, Ayodele Subair, Bags Vanguard's Public Sector Icon Award

Executive Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr Ayodele Subair, has been conferred with the 2022 Public Sector Icon of the year at the 11th edition of the Vanguard Personality of the Year Award held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday, January 27, 2023.

Ecobank wins Best Place to Work in Africa 2022 Award

Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank, has won the highly coveted Best Place to Work in Africa 2022 Award from the Best Place to Work organisation. The Award honours organisations that exhibit the highest standards of excellence in Human Resources (HR) practices and employees’ experience. Ecobank is the first Pan-African bank to have been awarded the certification.

Wakanow Partners with ValueJet to Boost Local Flight Inventory

Wakanow, Africa’s foremost travel tech company, has today announced an exclusive distribution partnership with ValueJet, a Fly for Value Aviation Company and Nigeria’s newest domestic airline, to host ValueJet’s inventory on their website and increase local flight inventory available to local travelers.

British International Investment appoints Chris Chijiutomi as MD, Head of Africa

British International Investment (BII), the UK's development finance institution (DFI) and impact investor, has announced the appointment of Chris Chijiutomi as MD, Head of Africa.  Moving on from his previous role at BII as MD and Head of Infrastructure Equity, Chijiutomi will now lead the DFI’s operations in Africa and work to further strengthen its longstanding presence across the continent.

Saturday, 28 January 2023

CBN, NIBSS Unveil ‘Afrigo’ the Nigerian National Domestic Card Scheme

The Central Bank of Nigeria today officially unveiled the Nigerian National Domestic Card Scheme - AFRIGO, in conjunction with the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems (NIBSS) Plc, the Bankers Committee, and other financial ecosystem stakeholders. Afrigo card is operated by AfrigoPay Financial Services Limited (AFSL), a national domestic card scheme duly licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Canon launches Auto Tracking and Auto Loop apps for its Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera to streamline content capture

Canon Europe has expanded the functionality of its PTZ cameras with two new apps available via its Add-On Applications System, enabling users to add new functionalities for video production. Canon’s new Auto Tracking Application RA-AT001 and the Auto Loop Application RA-AL001 build on market demand to create a powerful standalone solution for video production without the need for external hardware. These new paid applications are easy to configure, and coupled with Canon’s 4K camera technology, make the ideal solution for a broad range of scenarios, from higher education, corporate, live events, broadcast and houses of worship.