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Thursday, 9 April 2020

Simple Ways of Ensuring Business Continuity During COVID-19

By Segun McMedal

The first quarter of the year 2020 was very unusual – it was the period the world stood still; one we can never forget no thanks to COVID-19 – described as a pandemic threatening the survival of humanity. The impact of the virus is unprecedented in world history. But governments and partners are working assiduously together to stop its transmission and keep children and their families safe through isolation and social distancing.

Why this lockdown could be the best thing for Online Travel since the Internet - Marek Zmyslowski

 “By the end of April, the impact of the coronavirus on the (USA) industry is expected to add up to a loss of 5.9 million jobs and $910 billion in travel-related economic output. That’s seven times the impact of 9/11”, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics

Weber Shandwick Appoints Ipelegeng Thibedi As New CEO, Africa Operations

Leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick has announced the appointment of Ipelegeng (Ipi) Thibedi as the new CEO of its African operations.

Facebook launches Coronavirus Information Centre in Nigeria, 16 Other African Countries

Facebook is expanding its Coronavirus Information Centre to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria. The Information Centres form part of Facebook’s effort to help the global fight against COVID-19 by providing people with the latest news and information from trusted health authorities as well as resources and tips to stay healthy and support their family and community.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

African Energy Chamber Appoints President for East Africa

The African Energy Chamber has appointed Eng. Elizabeth Rogo, Founder & CEO of TSAVO Oilfield Services, as its President for East Africa. Elizabeth is based in Nairobi and will represent the Chamber across the region, including Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

WhatsApp Reduces Forward Message Limit to one Chat at a Time to Curb Fake News During COVID-19 Outbreak

With billions of people unable to see their friends and family in person due to COVID-19, people are relying on WhatsApp more than ever to communicate. People are talking to doctors, teachers, and isolated loved ones via WhatsApp during this crisis. That’s why all your messages and calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted by default to give you a secure place for your most personal conversations.

African Development Bank Announces New Management Shakeup

African Development Bank  Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Nourredine Lafhel as Acting Chief Risk Officer, effective 6th April 2020 and Mr. Pepin Vougo as Acting Director, Corporate Information and Technology Department effective 1 April 2020.

Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative Launches Search for “Africa’s Business Heroes” 2020

The Jack Ma Foundation announced today it has officially launched the second edition of the “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition with applications now open to African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, as well as every sector, age group, and gender. Applications will also now be available in both French and English.

Mastercard champions safe and secure payment transactions in MEA with increase to contactless payment limits

Mastercard announced today that it is championing efforts to increase contactless payment limits across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region as people look for safer ways to pay in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

COVID-19: Airtel Announces Free SMS to all Customers

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced it is offering all customers on its network Free SMS to enable them connect with loved ones at this critical time

Magic of Unseen: TECNO Mobile Brings Wizkid and Guinness World Record Title to Africa’s first online launch

TECNO recently released its new camera phone, CAMON 15 series through an online launch event, which became a milestone event in the smartphone industry as the first online product launch in Africa. The online launch themed "Magic of Unseen" was not long, but the content was extremely rich: TECNO CAMON 15 unveiling its SONY camera and the trademarked TAIVOS technology, official spokesman Wizkid appearance, Largest flip book with Guinness World Records ™ Title, and much more.

We Did Not Issue Licence For 5G Network Deployment in Nigeria - Isa Patanmi

The Nigerian government has debunked the rumours making the rounds that the Nigeria Communications Commission has issued 5G license to mobile telecommunications companies in the country.

COVID-19: Dufil Committed to Making Life Better, makes donations to State Governments

In times of crisis, particularly when movement is restricted, availability of food is an essential requirement for people generally but even more so for the vulnerable and under privileged.

Pfizer Hires Oluwayemisi Adekunle As Head, Corporate Affairs And Communications

Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company has hired the service of former Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications of SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc, Oluwayemisi Adekunle as the company's new Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications.

WarnerMedia announces partnership with Nigerian media sales agency, Trending Media Africa

WarnerMedia and Trending Media Africa are pleased to announce the commencement of a strategic partnership that will further diversify WarnerMedia’s business streams, while offering Trending Media Africa (TMA) clients access to advertising solutions on the high-quality American blockbuster movie channel, TNT, as well as WarnerMedia’s iconic kids’ channels, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.