Thursday, 26 November 2020

Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2020-21

...Revenue down 74% to AED 13.7 billion (US$ 3.7 billion) due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Emirates Group this month, announced its half-year results for its 2020-21 financial year. Group revenue was AED 13.7 billion (US$ 3.7 billion) for the first six months of 2020-21, down 74% from AED 53.3 billion (US$ 14.5 billion) during the same period last year. 

YouTube hosts first virtual Black Africa Creators Week

This week, YouTube is holding its first virtual YouTube Black Africa Creators Week, a week dedicated to engaging, educating and inspiring African creators to grow on the platform. 

LASG, Eko Innovation Centre Set to Hold Second Edition of Art of Technology Lagos 2.0

In line with its SMART City agenda of making Lagos a 21st-century economy, the Lagos State Government (LASG) through the Office of Innovation and Technology is organising the second edition of Art of Technology Lagos 2.0. curated by Eko Innovation Centre, the two-day conference will bring together the best of tech minds from across the globe physically and virtually on the 3rd and 4th of December 2020.

WorldRemit Launches a New Price Drop on Transfers to Nigeria this Black Friday

...Customers in all send markets will enjoy 0% on all transfers to Nigeria

WorldRemit, a leading global digital payments company, has announced the launch of its new zero per cent pricing for international transfers to Nigeria. The new lowered price allows customers to send more to family and friends in Nigeria with absolutely no fees and FX margins.

Visa report highlights e-commerce as key to unlocking merchant revenue growth during the festive season

If small businesses can provide easy access to information, frictionless payments, a simple returns policy, and personalized shopping options, they are likely to have an immediate advantage in the marketplace.

Mining Indaba Launches Brand-New Virtual Investment Programme

Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) has announced the launch of its Virtual Investment Programme, taking place 30-31 March 2021. The Programme is a new service for mining companies, investors and analysts to raise capital, pitch their companies and originate deals.

The MTV Africa Music Awards is Here!

MTV Africa and MTV Base announced the return of the continental flagship award show in 2021. The Iconic MTV Base celebration, MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), which showcases the ultimate in African culture, music, and creativity, will be held in a re-imagined virtual format in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa on February 20th 2021. 

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Irantiola's drama, ‘With our Uniform’ mirrors Societal Injustice amongst others

To showcase societal decadence and the ruthless use of force by uniformed men, “With our Uniform” a satirical stage drama written by Olutayo Irantiola came alive at the just concluded Lagos Fringe Festival. The play was staged between 20th and 22nd November at Freedom Park, Lagos Island.

Four New Boomerang Tunes Filled with those African Vibes

The festive season is a time for families and friends to come together, share special moments, and have tons of fun! This year is particularly unique as many have been living apart, and connecting with family and friends matters more than ever before. But, what’s a festive celebration across Africa without music and dance? On Friday, 4 December, Boomerang will release the last four songs from the second edition of the Boomerang Tunes playlist, sung in English, Pidgin English, and Swahili.

Emirates crowned Best Airline and Best Long-Haul Airline

Emirates has been recognized as the Best Airline for 2020 at The Sun Travel Awards, and the Best Long-Haul Airline at The Times and The Sunday Times Travel Awards.

Shoprite surprises customers on a bumper Black Friday

Shoprite Nigeria’s supermarkets have offered early Black Friday deals and big discounts on everyday essentials as customers are increasingly looking for value, given the pressure many households are currently experiencing.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Hold your heads high', Fabamwo charges newly inducted Doctors

At the induction and graduating ceremony of the 15th set of Medical Doctors and 5th set of Dental Surgeons of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) held over the weekend. Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, the Chief Medical Director of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), admonished the new doctors to thirst for knowledge and skills as they begin their journey in the medical profession.

Coronation Merchant Bank Appoints Funke Feyisitan-Ladimeji as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Nigeria’s leading financial institution; Coronation Merchant Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Funke Feyisitan Ladimeji as an Executive Director of the Bank with effect from November 18, 2020, consequent to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

GDM Group Elevates Omolabake Yussuff To Managing Director

GDM Group, a marketing solutions company, has announced the appointment of Omolabake Yussuff as its new Managing Director, the first woman to hold the position.

Monday, 23 November 2020

African Development Bank’s AgriPitch competition awards $120,000 in prizes to African youth “agripreneurs”

The founder of a cassava processing business in Kenya, a co-founder of a novel food processing technology start-up, and the owner of a smallholder farmer food procurement company in Nigeria won the top cash prizes in the African Development Bank’s $120,000 AgriPitch competition on Tuesday.