Monday, 19 August 2019

UNILAG gets BOI support to provide entrepreneurship grants for students

In a bid to promote young entrepreneurs in the school, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has announced that the institution will be establishing grants of between N1 million and N2 million to support students.

Lagos set to host Turkish Airlines’ World’s Largest Amateur Golf Tournament

With a fleet of 333 aircrafts flying to more than 306 destinations in 124 countries around the world, Turkish Airlines, who carried over 75 million passengers in 2018, a record for the Star Alliance member airline, will be hosting the largest golf tournament in Lagos on September 5, 2019. The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, which is also the world’s largest corporate golf tournament, will be played in Lagos for the fourth time.

Stanbic IBTC: Impacting communities through CSI and employee volunteerism

Global climate change affects countries differently. The negative consequences such as flooding are usually more pronounced in developing countries. Poor urban planning, population growth and poor regional cooperation in the use of natural resources such as rivers and lakes are also factors that contribute to incidences of flooding, for instance, in Nigeria.

Jean Marie, Akinwunmi, Acheampong, Others to Speak at Inaugural Advertising Week Africa

...Event to hold from October 28-31, 2019 at 1FOX Precinct, Johannesburg 

Advertising Week Africa – the very first African edition of the world’s premier event for advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology professionals – will be held in Johannesburg from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 October 2019 at 1FOX Precinct.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Zedcrest Capital Named Best Financial Management Firm in Nigeria

New-age financial solutions powerhouse, Zedcrest Capital Limited has been named the Best Financial Management Firm in Nigeria by International Business Magazine. The Dubai-based publication made the announcement on its official website on Monday, 12 August 2019.

Eat’N’Go Limited celebrates its 7th Year anniversary in Nigeria

...Opens new outlet in Calabar

Eat’N’Go Limited, leading franchisee for No. 1 Pizza company in the world - Domino’s Pizza and its 2 other global brands, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry Gourmet Frozen Yoghurt, is celebrating 7 years of continuous growth since it began operations in Nigeria in August 2012. This anniversary, further throws a spotlight on the company’s success and immense progress in the dynamic quick service restaurant industry in Nigeria.

When Will Realme Berth in Africa?

Realme, an independent entity from Chinese smartphone major OPPO has continued to expand its market share in many developing nations across the world. The brand now boast of an estimated 4 million users in India and has announced plans to extend its operations to the Middle East and Africa.

CNN’s African Voices Changemakers explores aid through the arts

On this week’s African Voices Changemakers, CNN highlights the work of two people empowering children through the arts. In Nigeria, choreographer Seyi Oluyole is giving kids a better life through dance and in South Africa, Gcina Mhlophe’s passion for story-telling is inspiring children to open books.

Former Kia Motors CMO Moves To Volkswagen

Saad Chehab, who spent almost two years as Chief Marketing Officer at Kia Motors, managing global marketing for Maserati, will join Volkswagen America as senior Vice President of VW brand marketing.

Hands Over Centralised TV Rights to World Cup Qualifiers to Double Revenue, FIFA tells CAF

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has called on Confederation of African Football (CAF) to hand over centralised TV rights to World Cup qualifiers to double its revenue.

Uber Appoints Ex-Google Executive as VP of Global Marketing

In what seems to be the culmination of departmental upheaval and leadership overhauls, ex-Google marketer Thomas Ranese has been picked up by Uber to serve as VP of global marketing.

John Ugbe, Adebise, Ndidi, Others To Headline WIMCA 2019

A leading brands and marketing publication, Brand Communicator has announced the third edition of its annual Women In Marketing and Communications Conference/Awards (WIMCA) event scheduled to hold on August 30, 2019 at Muson Centre, Lagos from 9am prompt.

WorldRemit extends partnership with Arsenal hold second edition of Future Stars 

English Premier League football club Arsenal has renewed its partnership with digital money transfer business WorldRemit.

WorldRemit partners with Arsenal on Future Stars programme. Image source:
The partnership extension will see the North London Club continue to support WorldRemit’s impressive global expansion, whilst also rolling out the second edition of the popular Future Stars programme.

Battle of Speed, Accuracy as Cowbellpedia TV Quiz Show Season 5 Begins

The mental fireworks for season five of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show sponsored by Cowbell Milk, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, began last weekend in Lagos with high expectation on the part of the participating students and their teachers.

Basketball Africa League Appoints John Manyo-Plange Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, today named NBA ( Africa Head of Business Operations and Ghana-native John Manyo-Plange as BAL Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations.