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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

HP Introduces New Multifunctional Printers for Nigerian Families

...Model offers more options at low-costs

HP Inc. has introduced new printing devices for home use for its consumers in Nigeria, and around the world. They include the Deskjet 2300, Deskjet 2700, Deskjet Plus 4100, DeskJet Plus Ink Advantage 6000 and DeskJet Plus Ink Advantage 6400. The new multi-functional products are designed specifically for today's families who keep an active lifestyle whilst effectively combining work, study and entertainment.

Global experts call for a radical health policy shift in post COVID-19 Africa

Global health experts and practitioners at a policy webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) called for a “Marshall Plan on Inclusive Health in Africa.” 

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

BCW Shines at the Provoke 2020 EMEA SABRE Awards

BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency, today announced it was honoured with six awards at PRovoke’s 2020 EMEA SABRE Awards virtual ceremony held yesterday, including BCW Nordics being named Nordics Consultancy of the Year. The EMEA SABRE Awards recognize superior achievement in branding, reputation and engagement.

Vodacom Nigeria Appoints Valentine Chime As New MD

Vodacom Business (Nigeria) Limited has appointed Valentine Chime as the Managing Director of its operations. Mr Chime will now drive the company’s vision of becoming Africa’s leading cloud and digital service provider.

BUA Cement set to establish Ultramodern 3million Cement Plant, 50mw Power Plant in Adamawa

BUA Cement, One of West Africa’s largest Cement companies has announced that it is set to establish a three million metric tonnes cement plant and 50 megawatts power plant in Guyuk and Lamurde local governments of Adamawa state in the North Easter region of Nigeria. This was revealed when the Chairman of BUA, Abdul Samad Rabiu led the BUA Cement Management team on a courtesy call to the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in the Government House, Yola.

MTN Sponsors Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020

Feet ‘N’ Tricks International, the organisers of the Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020 has announced MTN as the headline sponsor for the fourth annual games kicking off on Monday, July 1, 2020.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Emirates to fly A380 to London Heathrow and Paris, adds Dhaka and Munich to net

….Nigerians travelling to London can benefit from this

The highly popular Emirates A380 aircraft will begin serving travellers on flights to London Heathrow and Paris starting from 15 July. This marks the return of Emirates’ flagship aircraft on scheduled services since the pandemic forced the temporary grounding of the airline’s passenger fleet in March.

Saturday, 4 July 2020

GBfoods completes N20 Billion Tomato Processing Factory in Kebbi

GBfoods, a global leader in culinary product manufacturing, in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kebbi State Government and the Emirate of Yauri recently built a N20 billion Tomato processing factory, in Kebbi State.

The factory is the second largest in Nigeria and the only fully backward integrated plant in ECOWAS – and has the largest single tomatoes farm in Nigeria. When all phases of the project are finished, the factory will be the largest fresh tomatoes processing factory in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Why Opera's OPay shut down ORide, OCar, OExpress Businesses in Nigeria

Opera’s fintech startup, OPay yesterday announced the discontinuation of some of its businesses including its bike hailing service, ORide; ride-hailing business, OCar; food delivery business, OFood and its logistics business, OExpress in Nigeria. This is according to a report a statement posted on the company's social media.

Canon Opens Registration For REIMAGINE: Its Biggest Product Launch Yet

Canon today announces details of REIMAGINE – a live-streaming event revealing and discussing its biggest product launch yet.

European Travel Bans are counter-productive and hurting the Oil & Gas Sector’s ability to support Africa’s Economic Recovery

The continuation of travel restrictions and suspension of visas and travel between Africa and Europe is heavily restraining the oil & gas industry’s recovery efforts. Because of its international nature, the oil & gas sector relies on global value-chains and successful cooperation and movement of people, goods and services between foreign and local contractors. The ongoing travel bans and restrictions of visa issuance are de facto preventing a lot of projects to move forward and to successfully contribute to the recovery of the continent.

LASUTH Holds First Virtual Meeting on Managing COVID-19 Incidence

The management of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital held its first virtual meeting on managing COVID-19 through a virtual platform recently. The well-attended meeting drew about 250 participants from various parts of the State and the United Kingdom.

Reignite Public Affairs partners BusinessDay to Host National Dialogue Series

Reignite Public Affairs, Nigeria’s first full-service public affairs consultancy in partnership with West Africa's leading business media group BusinessDay Media will be hosting Reignite Public Affairs National Dialogue Series (RPA NDS).

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Mbari Uno Launches Open Innovation Platform

…To positively impact social well-being  

Mbari Uno (House of Collaboration), a design hub in Lagos has officially launched its open innovation platform, the Mbari Uno Forum (MUF); a nonprofit organization. The forum is a Collective of designers and professionals using design thinking rooted in indigenous realities to develop culture, products and services that solve social problems in Africa. The group is set to begin its first innovation cycle in the Public Health sector in line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 3: Health & Wellbeing.

Entries Open For The AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020

Entries are now open for the sixth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and technology from across Africa.