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Submissions to Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge now open

Google has announced that the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge is open for application submissions in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. At a GNI Innovation Summit held in Lagos, Google hosted media and publishers to discuss the GNI Innovation Challenge, and help interested parties to successfully enter. The GNI Innovation Challenge is accepting proposals for projects from news …

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The Big Debate: Is Becoming an ‘Ecosystem’ Brand the Only Way to Win Customer Loyalty?

Connected and convenient, ‘ecosystem’ brands like Amazon and Google may have the greatest potential for future growth, but does this model work for every business? By offering a smorgasbord of different services under a single umbrella and streamlining the customer experience, ‘ecosystem’ brands are proving to be some of the most valuable companies in the world. Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon – …

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UBA Foundation Celebrates International Day of the African Child, with Special Reading, Mentoring Sessions

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, on Monday, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of the African Child. The day which has been set aside by the United Nations to celebrate children in Africa, recognises the courage of students who marched for their right to better education …

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Nigerian Students Receive Awards After Excelling in Cambridge Examinations

Cambridge International and the British Council hosted the prestigious annual British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards at a ceremony held at The Civic Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, on 14 June. Ninety one top performing students from 46 schools in Nigeria received 125 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards following their outstanding performance in the November 2017 and June 2018 Cambridge …

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Google Puts the Spotlight on Blood Donation with LifeBank

Nigeria has some of the lowest blood donation rates in the world, with just 10% of the population donating freely. That makes it crucial that what blood there is arrives safely and timeously where it’s needed. Underlining the need for blood donations is the fact that Nigeria has the fourth-highest maternal mortality rate in the world, accounting for 19% of …

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OAAN Converges to Discuss Business Reposition for OOH

The Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) said it will converge in Abeokuta, Ogun State, for the 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association to discuss strategic repositioning for the business.A statement signed by the General Secretary of the association, Femi Ogala, that the theme for this year’s AGM is ”Future of OOH in Nigeria: Debt, Ethics and Best …

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Banky W, Teni, REMA, Adebola Williams Gear Up for Nigeria’s First-ever Prom Concert “Afroprom”

Popular Musician Banky W alongside trending singer Teni, and Mavin’s New Signee Rema are set to thrill graduating secondary school students at the first ever prom concert in Nigeria tagged “AfroProm” holding at Eko Hotel, Convention Centre, Lagos on July 14, 2019. The event is put together to give Nigerian students an opportunity to experience prom, while celebrating, networking, and …

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FrieslandCampinaWAMCO Marketing Director gets jury appointment at African Cristal

Chris Wulff-Caesar, Marketing Director at FrieslandCampina WAMCO, has been selected as one of the jurors for the 2019 Cristal Award, holding in Marrakech, Morocco between 13 to 16 June, 2019. Wulff-Caesar will be judging entries in the Mad Makers category alongside other prominent marketing and advertising professionals from Africa and beyond, including Ikechi Odigbo, Group Managing Director DDB Lagos, Gil …

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Firstbank: Redefining The ‘Heritage Of First’ With Smart Digital Banking

Dr Adesola Adeduntan (FCA), CEO First Bank of Nigeria Limited As information technology evolves rapidly, the disruption or advancement in the banking sector will continue to be digitised. Only the bank that can transform itself into truly effective digital organisation and embrace the changes in digital technologies and consumer behaviour will survive and thrive in both the current and future …

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