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Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge Expands to Africa

Google today announced that the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge is launching in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey in June. The GNI Innovation Challenge is inviting proposals for projects from news organisations of every size to address increasing engagement with readers and/or exploring new business models in any form such as subscriptions, membership programs, and so on. Traditional …

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Battle of the Brands British Airways Takes the Top Spot for Britain

LONDON, UK: British Airways BEA, BOAC, Negus, Chatam Dockyard and Landor liveried aircraft at Engineering, London heathrow on 09 April 2019 (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways) British Airways has been voted the number one British brand in both the consumer and business Superbrands lists for 2019. Over 1,500 brands were included in both surveys and British Airways was voted in …

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Google AI Accra – AI in Africa, for the World

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 05: A Google logo is shown on a screen during a keynote address by CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group Richard Yu at CES 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 8 and features 3,800 exhibitors …

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NOVA Merchant Bank Limited Rated Investment Grade by 2 Leading Rating Agencies

Phillips Oduoza, Chairman, NOVA Merchant Bank In furtherance of its plans to scale its operation this year, NOVA Merchant Bank Limited, in yet another milestone, has received an investment grade rating from both Agusto & Co (Bbb) and Global Credit Ratings (BBB-). The reasons given for the Bank’s rating include the strength of the Board and management team, robust capitalisation, …

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Google Announces 30,000 Google Africa Certifications Scholarships for 2019

Google today announced that applications are open for the next round of Google Africa Certifications Scholarships. In line with its commitment to provide mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world class apps, Google today said it is offering 30,000 scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications.   The …

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CMC Connect Board Member, Justin Green Appointed President of Global Alliance

Board member of Nigeria’s foremost perception management company, CMC Connect, Justin Green has been appointed President of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA). He was appointed at the 17th Annual General Meeting of GA which recently held in São Paulo, Brazil. Justin Green will be taking over from Jose Manuel Velasco who congratulated the incoming president …

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Airtel Elevates Dinesh Balsingh to Chief Commercial Officer

Appoints Solanke and Kupoluyi Directors Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has elevated Dinesh Balsingh, erstwhile Marketing Director, to the position of Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. The company has also announced the appointments of Seun Solanke as Information Technology Director and Femi Kupoluyi as Sales & Distribution Director. In his new role, Dinesh will directly supervise Airtel’s Sales & …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts European Commission, Leading Development Finance Institutions and Think Tanks in Brussels

Highlights the Relevance and Urgency to Support Entrepreneurial Led Economic Growth in Africa At a time when Europe’s relationship with Africa is high on foreign policy and developmental agendas and with the European Union beginning to deliver on its 2017 External Investment Plan, targeted at attracting investment and job creation in Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation brought together leading stakeholders …

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Cannes Lions will Appreciate us Better if we Tell our Stories – FAB

Media and Lifestyle entrepreneur, Familusi Akin Babajide popularly known as Mr. FAB has stressed on the need for Nigerian creatives to focus more on telling the Nigerian stories through their campaigns, if they hope to get more recognition from the organisers of the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of creativity. FAB’s comment came against the backdrop of the continued failure …

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Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy launches first ever digital coaching platform in Africa

The Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy (OLCA) has officially launched the first ever digital coaching platform in Africa, CoachME Online. The CoachME Online app was created months after the Chief Catalyst at the OLCA, Lanre Olusola’s 37 days #BoostYourDoseofDOSE campaign.  According to Olusola, “times are changing in the fast paced world and over 60% of the world’s populations are on the …

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