Thursday, 10 June 2021

Facebook Set to Enter Smartwatch Market With Two Cameras for taking Photos and Videos

Facebook is planning an entry into the smartphone market with two cameras and a sensor for heart rate measurement that will be announced in the summer of 2022, according to emerging reports.

Opera launches Hype, an in-browser chat service for Opera Mini users in South Africa, Zambia and Ghana

Opera has officially launched Hype, an in-browser chat service for Opera Mini users, in Africa, specifically South Africa, Zambia and Ghana. Hype allows users to easily set up an account and start chatting with secure end-to-end encryption. Users can browse the web, chat with friends, and share self-created memes, stickers and GIFs with other Hype users, all in one app.

Denver’s Nikola Jokić wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić is the recipient of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

NDPHC, Eko Disco, address electricity supply shortfall in Lekki and Agbara

In order to improve electricity supply around Ibeju-Lekki area in Lagos and Agbara Industrial area in Ogun State, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) and Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (Eko Disco), have signed a bilateral agreement for the sale of up to 300MW of power from NDPHC’s power plants to customers in these areas within Eko Disco’s franchise areas.

Enyo: Celebrating Four years of Innovation and Customer Loyalty

The impact of many brands in our society is in how well they are positioned to provide solutions that meet the needs of everyday consumers. In today’s world, the dynamic of service delivery continues to evolve, and brands are creating platforms that enable growth and sustenance. In the downstream Oil and Gas sector, organisations like Enyo is creating a prototype for good service delivery and its investment in community support.

Emirates Skywards brings back exclusive Tier Miles offer on everyday spend for the rest of the year

...Members can now earn Tier Miles on all co-branded credit card spends

Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has announced the return of its exclusive offer enabling ADIB Emirates Skywards Cardholders, Emirates-Citibank Credit Cardholders and Emirates NBD Skywards Credit Cardholders the opportunity to earn Tier Miles, in addition to Skywards Miles on everyday spends until 31st December 2021.

Mastercard Empowers Consumers To Choose A Sustainable Future With Eco-Friendly Cards

...New Certification And Recycling Programs to Inform Consumer Choice

According to a recent Mastercard study, 58% of consumers are more mindful of their impact on the environment, with 85% willing to take personal action this year.  

Ogilvy Africa Nigeria strengthens senior leadership team

The First Primus Group (consisting of Nigeria operations of Ogilvy Africa, amongst other subsidiaries) has today announced senior-level appointments to bolster its country’s leadership team and the business.

Monday, 7 June 2021

BREAKING: NBC threatens to sanction TV, radio stations using Twitter

The National Broadcasting Commission has directed all broadcast stations in the country to suspend the patronage of Twitter with immediate effect.

Friday, 4 June 2021

Nigeria 'Indefinitely' Suspends Twitter After President's Tweet Delete

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the suspension of Twitter operations in the country, two days after the social media network removed a post of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Paxful Launches Paxful Pay, E-Commerce Solution to Strengthen Cryptocurrency Adoption

Paxful, the leading global peer-to-peer fintech, today announced Paxful Pay, an e-commerce solution that allows businesses worldwide to receive bitcoin. The service is available today and allows customers to pay with almost 400 payment methods - exchanging into bitcoin that is sent to the merchant’s digital wallet. Businesses can register now to add Paxful Pay as a purchase option to their online checkout process.

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Cars45 gets market leadership recognition, wins auto Leadership Excellence Prize

Cars45, Nigeria's leading tech-enabled automotive trading platform has been recognized as a 2021 Automobile Leadership Excellence Prize winner for its display of uncommon initiative and impressive developmental efforts in charging Africa’s economic aspirations through innovative and creative solutions. Cars45 was formally presented the Prize at an awards ceremony which took place at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Tony Elumelu Foundation and DEG Partner to Empower 200 Additional Entrepreneurs Across Africa

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, has partnered with DEG, the German development financial institution supporting the private sector in emerging-market countries, to empower an additional 200 entrepreneurs across Africa.

Lagos NIPR Unveils 2021 PR Week Programmes & Annual General Meeting

The Lagos State Chapter, the leading branch of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), today unveiled programmes to mark this year’s edition of the Lagos Public Relations Week; themed: Managing Public Communication, Building Trust, scheduled to hold from Friday, June 25th – Thursday, July 1st, 2021.

SERAS CSR Awards Africa calls for 2021 entries, unveils 5 new categories

The organizers of Africa’s foremost, gold-standard Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability awards  –The SERAS CSR Awards Africa have announced the call for entry for the 2021 edition of the awards. The awards, which have grown in popularity across Africa, have become the signature award ceremony that annually celebrates the roles organizations across Africa play in ensuring that the continent meets the sustainable development goals target of the United Nations.