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Thursday, 23 January 2020

NIPR Fellows To Host Night Of Tributes For Alex Akinyele

The Body of Fellows of the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, (NIPR), will on Thursday 23rd January 2020 host a Night of Tributes in honour of the late High Chief (Sir) Alex Akinyele, who died on Thursday, 14th November 2019, after a brief illness, aged 81years.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Divine Oduduru joins Team Visa program for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Visa announced that Nigerian Athlete Divine Oduduru has been signed on to their global Team Visa program for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Alex Okosi Joins YouTube As MD, Emerging Markets

YouTube has announced the hire of Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Okosi will be responsible for running YouTube's business and partnership teams across emerging markets in EMEA, including Russia, the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa.

How Banks’ Loan to Deposit Ratio Will Minimising Risk in Developing Countries

In developing economies, the key to socio-economic growth is access to finance, but the challenge is to increase loans to individuals and SMEs without suffering the fall-out of bad debt.

United Nations Launches 75th Anniversary Dialogues

...The Biggest Global Conversation On The World's Future Starts Now

January 1, 2020 saw the launch of the UN75 initiative - the largest, most inclusive conversation on the role of global cooperation in building a better future for all. The initiative will see the UN spark dialogues throughout 2020 in diverse settings across the world.

Keynote Speech by Akinwumi Adesina at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, “Sustainable Infrastructure Forum”

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank delivered the keynote speech at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, themed “Sustainable Infrastructure Forum”.

Below is the full keynote speech: 

Nigeria presents a USD114 billion opportunity for the private sector

...To invest in sustainable development, says Standard Chartered

The Standard Chartered SDG Investment Map reveals an almost USD10 trillion (USD9.668 trillion) opportunity for private-sector investors across all emerging markets to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with Nigeria representing USD114.2 billion of that total.

AppsFlyer Secures $210 Million in a Series D Funding

Mobile marketing analytics startup, AppsFlyer has secured $210 million in a Series D funding round led by General Atlantic with participation from its existing investors.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Nexcel Marketing Partners Veative Labs To Deliver Experiential Learning

Nexcel Marketing and Communications Limited has partnered with Veative Labs, a global provider of interactive Virtual Reality Education Content, with a view to boosting the learning and teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts.

Marley Family, Island Records, Others To Celebrate Bob Marley’s 75th Birthday

The Marley family, Island Records, UME, and Primary Wave Music Publishing will honor the legacy of Bob Marley commemorating his 75th birthday milestone and his importance in the history of global music with a year-long celebration.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Stanbic IBTC Zero Balance Account Gives Savers an Edge

If you are like the average Nigerian youth who is just starting out and needs an account that allows you to start from scratch and grow your savings while giving you access to your money 24/7, then the Stanbic IBTC Blue Edge Savings Account is perfect for you.

Janngo pledges €60 million at Davos to back African startups leveraging technology to achieve the SDGs

On the eve of its participation to the 50th World Economic Forum, Janngo pledges 60€ million to back technology startups with a double bottom line approach through its dedicated investment vehicle Janngo Capital Startup Fund. The fund is a first of its kind Venture Capital & Impact vehicle investing from seed through growth stage across Africa and targeting at least 50% of startups founded, co-founded or benefiting women.

FFAF celebrates womanhood at the annual Women on the Winning Edge

Reverend Funke Felix- Adejumo Foundation today celebrated womanhood at the 4th edition of Women on the Winning Edge at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Lagos Nigeria.

Instagram to Remove IGTV Button from App

Instagram is taking off the IGTV shortcut button from the top right corner of the app’s home screen due to low usage by Instagramers.

Samsung Electronics Appoints New Mobile Chief

Samsung Electronics has appointed Roh Tae-moon as the new head of its smartphone unit. He will take over from co-ceo Dj Koh who will continue to coordinate the chaebol’s IT and mobile communications division.