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Asha Ahmed Mwilu & Rashid Idi Named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016

Yemisi Akinbobola, Ogechi Ekeanyanwu & Paul Bradshaw, IQ4News for Premium Times, Nigeria scoop Sport Reporting Award Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi have been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards Ceremony. The pair shared the overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award for their combined work ‘Terror Crossing’ which was chosen …

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Wizkid, Sauti Sol Join Future, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Others on MAMA 2016 Stage

Lighting up the MAMA stage on 22 October with dazzling live performances will be Nigerian AfroBeat giant Wizkid, Angolan “Kizomba” icon C4 Pedro, Kenyan AfroPop supergroup Sauti Sol, and legendary South African “House” DJ and producer, DJ Maphorisa – as they all head to Johannesburg to perform at MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016. The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 will …

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Timaya Announced as ‘Oracle’ For Biggest Lagos Concert ‘3 Thrones’

…Set to perform alongside Davido, Phyno and Tiwa Savage on October 23rd Organizers of upcoming concert ‘3 Thrones’ appear to not be holding back on their frequent surprises as popular dancehall sensation Timaya is the latest addition to the list of artistes set to perform at the highly anticipated concert holding on the 23rd of October, 2016 at EKO Convention …

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DStv Launches Four HD Channels in October

Exciting changes are coming on DStv this month where customers will now be able to experience crystal clear quality content on four HD channels, launching on Monday 17 October. Viewers will tap into a cinematic world of better picture quality and sharper imagery on Vuzu HD Amp, M-Net Edge West HD, M-Net East HD, M-Net Action + HD. These channels …

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Air Europa, Turkish Airlines Sign Codeshare Agreement

Air Europa and Turkish Airlines have jointly announced the start of a code-sharing partnership effective as of 1st October, 2016 that enables both carriers to tap into new markets and offer their passengers more travel options.  At the initial stage of their cooperation Air Europa will place its marketing code on Istanbul-Madrid v.v. route operated by Turkish Airlines while Turkish …

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Maryland Mall Unveils Africa’s Largest LED Advertisement Screen

Four months after the $25 million strategic positioning of Maryland Mall threw its doors open to shoppers; it has officially commissioned a light-emitting diode (LED) advertisement screen, the largest in Sub Saharan Africa and the 50th in the world. It took the developers, Purple Capital Partners Limited about 18 months to finish the mall which sits on a land size …

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UBA Grows Profit To N62 Billion In Nine Months   

Leveraging its expansive footprint, pan-African banking group, United Bank for Africa Plc (“UBA” or “the Bank”), announced its unaudited Third Quarter Financial Results, showing a 7% year-on-year growth in profit before tax to N62 billion despite the challenging macro-economic environment. This represents an impressive 18.2% annualized return on average equity. The Bank recorded an appreciable growth in both funding and fee income lines. …

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Jumia Travel Launches New Web Extranet for Hotel Managers

Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel-booking company, has officially launched the web version of the Extranet App, an application that aims to give more flexibility and independence to hotel managers. Jumia Travel is seeking to further empower its hotel partners across all markets with top-notch technology by unveiling the Web Extranet, a web version of the previously launched Extranet App …

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Brand Building, an Integral Part of Competitiveness and Sustainability for SMEs – Interswitch CMO Advises

On Saturday, 8th October, at the 2016 Purpose Summit themed, Nigeria Beyond Oil (2), which held at the Oakwood Park Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, Chief Marketing Officer, Interswitch Group, Mrs Cherry Eromosele, engaged SMEs, sharing her wealth of experience in brand building and marketing. Highlighting the importance of branding in a competitive environment, She stated that, “for economic growth and development through empowerment of …

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European Investment Bank and UBA Agree Record EUR 60 million New Private Sector Investment Programme

The European Investment Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have agreed a new EUR 60 million lending programme to support private sector investment across Nigeria. This represents the EIB’s largest ever loan to UBA and will allow UBA to provide longer term loans than currently available to private companies in Nigeria. The new private sector lending programme was formally …

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