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African Cristal: Noah’s Ark leads Nigerian Agencies with awards

African Cristal: Noah’s Ark leads Nigerian Agencies with awards

Noah’s Ark a top communications agency in Nigeria, has added more laurels to its collections with an impressive show at the just concluded African Cristals festival in Marrekesh, Morocco by clinching the highest number of awards at the Pan-African category. At the Pan- African category, Nigeria got 12 awards out of which Noah’s Ark got […]

African Cristal Festival: Airtel ‘Data is Life’ bags three awards

African Cristal Festival: Airtel ‘Data is Life’ bags three awards

Airtel Nigeria, has been recognized for its role in pioneering creativity and innovation across the African continent as it emerged treble winners, last week, at the prestigious African Cristal Festival. The African Cristal Festival is widely considered as a foremost platform to reward the best advertising campaigns created and broadcasted over the African continent, on any media. Airtel Nigeria’s […]

APRA 29th annual conference to hold in Morocco

APRA 29th annual conference to hold in Morocco

The 29th edition of the annual African Public Relations Association (APRA) conference themed “Competitive Africa: Effective Positioning through Integrated Communications” is set to hold in Casablanca, Morocco from the 10th to 12th May, 2017. The Annual Conference which attracts professionals in advertising, brand management, broadcast journalism, publishing, film-making, print journalism, new media and practitioners from […]

Magic Banking: UBA transforms mobile payments with *919#

Magic Banking: UBA transforms mobile payments with *919#

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group, a leading African financial institution, has introduced a full-fledged banking platform, tagged UBA Magic Banking and enabled by dialling *919# within Nigeria. UBA Magic Banking is in line with its determination to dominate Africa’s mobile banking space with the introduction of cutting edge technology-driven products and services. The USSD code […]

Coca-Cola gets Most Innovative Multinational in Nigeria award

Coca-Cola gets Most Innovative Multinational in Nigeria award

Coca-Cola Nigeria has emerged the Most Innovative Multinational Company in Nigeria at the BusinessDay Top 25 Most Innovative Companies & Institutions Awards 2017. The award event was organized by BusinessDay Media, and held at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos recently. Coca-Cola clinched the Most Innovative Multinational category on account of its pioneering the bottles-to-fibre recycling operation in […]

GBfoods, Helios partner for FMCG leadership In Africa

GBfoods, Helios partner for FMCG leadership In Africa

GBfoods, a leading multinational food company headquartered in Barcelona, and Helios Investment Partners, a premier Africa-focused private investment firm, have partnered to create one of Africa’s largest FMCG businesses. GBfoods Africa Holdco B. V., the joint venture owned by GBfoods and Helios, has acquired assets from different African companies including leading brands such as Jumbo (bouillon), […]

Lagos PR Week gets date, theme PR Art for Nation-State Building

Lagos PR Week gets date, theme PR Art for Nation-State Building

The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), has announced the programme of activities for the activation of the Lagos Public Relations Week and Annual General Meeting 2017. The theme of this edition of the Lagos Public Relations Week is tagged ‘Exemplary Leadership: Public Relations Art for Nation-State Building’, and it is […]

Milano design: LG, Yoshioka rake top awards in 2017

Milano design: LG, Yoshioka rake top awards in 2017

LG and world-renowned designer Tokujin Yoshioka made the top prize at Milano Design Award 2017 for the collaborative art installation, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA x LG: S.F_Senses of the Future. The large-scale light installation was praised by Milan Design Week’s judging panel for its “ability to synthesize the conceptual, technological, narrative and emotional aspects in one single project.” […]

MTN Group records 7.1% increase in first quarter 2017

MTN Group records 7.1% increase in first quarter 2017

MTN Group has reported a 7.1 per centrise in first-quarter group revenue aided by a strong performance in data services, the mobile phone operator said recently. MTN Group Chief Executive Officer, Rob Shuter said in Johannesburg that data revenue, which contributed 20 per cent of total revenue, was up 29.4 per cent for the three months ended March […]

Heritage Bank launches MyStocKIT app for MSME businesses

Heritage Bank launches MyStocKIT app for MSME businesses

Heritage Bank has introduced MyStocKIT, an android hand-held solution that enables clients to track stock movements, maintain dynamic stock levels and address fundamental accounting/book keeping management requirements of businesses, in order to enable swift expansion of the micro small medium enterprises (MSME) market segment. Heritage Bank becomes the lead bank to launch this solution driven […]

UBA Group declares unaudited Q1 result of 41% profit growth

UBA Group declares unaudited Q1 result of 41% profit growth

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has released its unaudited first quarter results, showing significant growth across major income lines. Following a sterling performance in 2016 financial year, UBA Group delivered another impressive 41% percent year-on-year growth in profit-before-tax in the first three months of 2017. Leveraging on strong growth in both interest and non-interest income […]

Guinness Nigeria records 29% growth in revenue in Q3

Guinness Nigeria records 29% growth in revenue in Q3

Guinness Nigeria Plc has released its unaudited results for the nine moths ended 31 March, 2017. The results detail revenue growth of 29% and a 6% increase in gross profit when compared to the same nine-month period in 2016. While the first half volume growth continued in the third quarter, the third quarter also benefited cycling […]

Airtel, SOLO, Renmoney offer free smartphones to Nigerians

Airtel, SOLO, Renmoney offer free smartphones to Nigerians

Airtel Nigeria, SOLO and RenMoney have partnered to offer telecoms consumers across the country an opportunity to own premium, quality Smart-phones for free, without charge.  Under this partnership, customers can subscribe to the special Smartphone bundle from Airtel for just N4, 150/month for 12months and walk away with the SOLO Aspire M for free. This special Smartphone bundle gives telecoms […]

Red Star Express boss, Obabori named courier personality award

Red Star Express boss, Obabori named courier personality award

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Red Star Express Plc, Sola Obabori has been named the Courier Personality of the year at the 9th edition of the ‘Beacon of Information and Communication Technology’ award organized by foremost ICT Weekly news publication, Communication Week. According to organizers, the award is “merit-centric and designed to […]

MTN keen to support PRCAN on marketing communication

MTN keen to support PRCAN on marketing communication

MTN Nigeria has shown interest in partnering with the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN) to grow the marketing communication sector in Nigeria and support steps to upscale the capacity of professionals in the industry. Receiving the PRCAN leadership in her office, Omasan Ogisi, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, of MTN Nigeria, urged the body to however present its […]

Photos: Heritage Bank rewards BB Naija 5 top finalists

Photos: Heritage Bank rewards BB Naija 5 top finalists

Heritage Bank Plc, one of the proud sponsors of Big Brother Naija Season-2 reality TV show, has rewarded the five top finalists with financial investment support to enhance their entrepreneur drives. Efe, Bisola, TBoss, Debbie Rise and Marvis who were the top five met with the management on Wednesday, when the Managing Director of Heritage Bank […]

Airtel Nigeria partners ZTE, rolls out 4G service

Airtel Nigeria partners ZTE, rolls out 4G service

Airtel Networks Limited, has announced a strategic partnership with ZTE, Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment Company to launch 4G services in Nigeria. In December, 2012, Airtel became the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a successful 4G trial in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, in line with its commitment to pioneer innovation and lead a mobile Internet […]

Nigerian Breweries declares N11.44bn profit in Q1 2017

Nigerian Breweries declares N11.44bn profit in Q1 2017

The Board of Directors of Nigerian Breweries Plc has declared a profit after tax of N11.44 billion for the first quarter of 2017. The unaudited and provisional results sent to The Nigerian Stock Exchange shows that the amount represents a 9% increase over the N10.45 billion recorded in the same period in 2016. According to the results, […]

The Africa Report: Transcorp makes Africa’s top 500 companies

The Africa Report: Transcorp makes Africa’s top 500 companies

The Africa Report, a leading news magazine publication owned by Paris-based media group, Jeune Afrique, listed Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp) on the list of Africa’s top 500 companies in its February 2017 issue. The list is compiled annually with each company listed assessed based on total turnover as well as net profits. Despite the recent economic […]

UBA celebrates staff integrity, honours Oba Akran security

UBA celebrates staff integrity, honours Oba Akran security

The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) recently demonstrated further commitment to excellence in customer service, by celebrating staff who have strived to implement the Bank’s core values of Enterprise, Excellence and Execution. At the event held at the Eko Hotel Expo Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, UBA gathered customers, captains of industry, dignitaries from politics and diplomacy, […]

Benzoic Standards: CPC’s Investigation Confirms Fanta, Sprite Compliant

Benzoic Standards: CPC’s Investigation Confirms Fanta, Sprite Compliant

Independent laboratory analyses carried and investigations out by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) have confirmed that Fanta and Sprite are fit for human consumption and within the Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS) limits of Benzoic Acid and Sunset Yellow. Making this disclosure last Tuesday at a news conference at the Council’s Abuja Headquarters, the Director General, […]

Goldberg begins expanded music talent hunt, calls for audition

Goldberg begins expanded music talent hunt, calls for audition

“Your Excellency”, Goldberg, has concluded plans for an expanded music talent hunt competition that would encompass Fuji and Juju music under the name Ariya Repete. Over the last years, Goldberg has deepened its bond with the people of the South West with its talent hunt competition, Fuji t’o Bam and has now decided to include […]

Airtel, Lagos train hundreds of youth on leadership development

Airtel, Lagos train hundreds of youth on leadership development

In line with its commitment to empower young Nigerians as well as create a credible platform for youths in Lagos to leverage on, leading telecom operator, Airtel Nigeria, has partnered with the Lagos State Ministry of Youth Development to organize an intensive capacity building workshop for select, exceptional youths across the state. The one-week long training exercise, which climaxed […]

Elumelu lauds FG’s Economic Recovery Plan at UBA’s AGM

Elumelu lauds FG’s Economic Recovery Plan at UBA’s AGM

The Chairman of the United Bank for Africa Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, has strongly commended the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for their efforts in stimulating the Nigerian economy, and bringing to bear a coordinated policy response that will positively jumpstart the Nigerian economy. According to Mr Elumelu, recent actions by […]

Heritage Bank partners Workforce group to promote impactful leadership

Heritage Bank partners Workforce group to promote impactful leadership

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider, has partnered Workforce group in a bid to enhance impactful leadership that will contribute to the financial performance of an organisation. Speaking at a Learning & Development Leaders Conference organised by Workforce group in Lagos, yesterday, Mrs. Tochi Onuoha, Head, Learning and Development with Heritage Bank […]

UBA records PBT by 32%, declares dividend per share of 55kobo

UBA records PBT by 32%, declares dividend per share of 55kobo

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, the pan-African financial services group, operating in 19 African countries, has released its audited 2016 full year results, showing significant growth in gross earnings and profits, an attestation to its resilience, enhanced productivity and geographic diversification, evident in the impressive contribution from its African subsidiaries. The Group recorded an […]

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