Month: August 2019

  • If there is a bank on ground to help the country address geographical gaps in terms of financial inclusion, it is FirstBank’

    If there is a bank on ground to help the country address geographical gaps in terms of financial inclusion, it is FirstBank’

    Adesola Adeduntan is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank of Nigeria Ltd. In this interview with BusinessDay’s Patrick Atuanya & Endurance Okafor, he shares insight on how the commercial bank is driving financial inclusion in Nigeria, especially in the Northern region where exclusion rate is high. With over 31,000 agent network, the lender plans…

  • DUBAI FIRMS UP POSITION AS REGION’S TOP CRUISE DESTINATION WITH 51% RISE IN TOURIST FOOTFALL

    DUBAI FIRMS UP POSITION AS REGION’S TOP CRUISE DESTINATION WITH 51% RISE IN TOURIST FOOTFALL

    Bolstering its position as a premier international cruise destination, Dubai concluded its 2018/2019 cruise season with a record increase of over 51 per cent in cruise tourist footfall and a 38 per cent increase in cruise ship calls season-on-season. Dubai welcomed through Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal, the award-winning cruise tourist destination in the Middle East,…

  • 9mobile’s 9x Offer Excites Customers

    Months after innovative and customer-friendly telecommunications company, 9mobile launched its newest 9x Offer which rewards subscribers with bonus airtime on their recharges for calls and data, customers of the network provider have been basking in excitement. The 9x Offer is a big boost for customers who recharge more as they will get bonus airtime for…

  • 9mobile growth plan gets $230 million boost from Africa Finance Corporation

    9mobile growth plan gets $230 million boost from Africa Finance Corporation

    Efforts by the new Board and Management of Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), trading as 9mobile, to reposition the company have started yielding positive results as the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), has approved a $230 million (two hundred and thirty million US Dollars) loan facility to help it attain its long-term growth plans. The…

  • African Governments, are you ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

    By Amrote Abdella, Regional Director of Microsoft 4Afrika At a recent conference in Johannesburg, a young college student posed a question to the Presidency of South Africa: “If we are introducing into basic education new subjects to be competitive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, like coding, why do we have ministers of education that are…

  • Facebook Celebrates ‘Icons of Change’ from across Sub-Saharan Africa with a Youth Gathering in Accra, Ghana

    Facebook Celebrates ‘Icons of Change’ from across Sub-Saharan Africa with a Youth Gathering in Accra, Ghana

    Facebook is bringing together 40 young leaders, developers, entrepreneurs and change-makers from across Sub-Saharan Africa, to a two-day event in Accra, Ghana, titled “Celebrating Icons of Change”. Taking place on 23 & 24th August, the event aims to celebrate Africa’s next generation of leaders and innovators, whilst providing opportunities to network, connect and create a…

  • INFOGRAPHICS: Nigerian Banks Advert Spend for JULY 2019

    INFOGRAPHICS: Nigerian Banks Advert Spend for JULY 2019

    P+ Measurement Services, media intelligence and audit agency and MediaTrak, undertook the analysis to show, Nigerian Banking Industry Advertisement spend and placement in the month of July 2019. The report shows that there was an increase of 163,762,442 in the total Nigerian Banking Industry media adverts spend in July compared to the month of June.…

  • IYD: 9mobile hails ingenuity of Nigerian youths, assures of continuous support

    IYD: 9mobile hails ingenuity of Nigerian youths, assures of continuous support

    As the world marks this year’s International Youth Day (IYD), the youth-friendly telecommunications company, 9mobile, has praised the resilience and ingenuity of Nigerian youths, assuring that it remains committed to helping them achieve their set goals, particularly in the area of education. In a message to commemorate the 2019 United Nations International Youth Day themed…

  • Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative Announces World-Class Semi-finalist Panel of Judges

    Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative Announces World-Class Semi-finalist Panel of Judges

    The semi-finalist judging panel for this year’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) have been announced. The ANPI is a prize competition for African entrepreneurs spearheaded by the Jack Ma Foundation. For the next ten years, the ANPI will be hosted across Africa culminating in an annual finale where ten finalists will compete in a pitch…

  • Stanbic IBTC: Impacting communities through CSI and employee volunteerism

    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. The National Emergency…

  • FCT NSE SEEKS WELFARE OF INMATES

    FCT NSE SEEKS WELFARE OF INMATES

    The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Maitama Branch, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has called on government and privileged Nigerians to support inmates serving jail terms, in order to improve their living standard and give them hope when they are eventually released. Maitama Branch Chairman, Engr. Markus Dye, who was represented by Engr. Henry Okoye, Publicity/Welfare…

  • Dell Technologies and AT&T Collaborate on Open Source Edge Computing and 5G Software Infrastructure

    Automated, programmable and intelligent bare-metal cloud operations to speed new service delivery Dell Technologies and AT&T* are jointly exploring the development of key open infrastructure technology areas for the next-generation network edge that will be required by service providers to support new use cases and service opportunities in a cloud-oriented 5G world. 5G is not…