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Naija Lyrics Wiki is reported to have taken over the Nigerian music and entertainment industry by increasingly attracting an average of over 100 000 downloads in average statistics. That is apparently over 2000 downloads daily.
15 Oct 2012
The rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), David Newton has entreated health reporters to establish a cordial relationship with health workers, as a means of gathering accurate information for their reports.
Maame Agyeiwaa Agyei 4 Oct 2012
Journalism is considered a noble profession, and those in such practice are expected to be responsible, truthful, and transparent and balanced in their reportage. Owing to the fact that journalists may also be considered as researchers and serve as medium through which information is exchanged, they are the mirror of society.
Edwin G. Genoway 3 Oct 2012
Bloomberg, the site for business and financial market news, is calling on freelance reporters with English-language capabilities to cover business and general news.
2 Oct 2012
Alcatel-Lucent and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), the information and communications technology (ICT) policy arm of Ghana's Ministry of Communications, are expected to expand communication links between central and regional administration offices in support of 'e-Ghana', a national initiative to develop local IT services and improve the transparency and efficiency of government functions.
1 Oct 2012
Phone manufacturing company, Nokia in partnership with Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a social innovation centre in Nigeria, have embarked on an academy program called 'Nokia/CCHub Growth Academy' which is aimed at accelerating Nigerian mobile software companies in growing their companies on regional and international levels.
27 Sep 2012
Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, reportedly Nigeria's first structured outdoor media regulator, is set to introduce Skype video as part of steps to improve customer engagement and delivery of its services to stakeholders.
26 Sep 2012
Three years ago I decided to bring a major tech conference to Africa - Tech4Africa. The incredible personal journey that I have been on since the conference's inception has tested my resolve to the limits as there have been many obstacles to overcome and it would have been so easy to have compromised my ideals or given up altogether.
Gareth Knight 25 Sep 2012
In an effort to improve Ghana's technology education system, a pilot internet-based software has been introduced to 15 high schools across the country's four key regions.
Masahudu Kunateh 25 Sep 2012
The Executive Mansion Reporters Association (EMRA) has with immediate effect placed an indefinite blackout on the office of president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The EMRA took the decision on Tuesday, 18 September 2012, at a news conference held on the ground floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.
19 Sep 2012
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria on Saturday, 8 September 2012, clinched three industry awards at the 8th edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Awards. Airtel Nigeria beat competitors to emerge as the industry's Most Innovative Telecom Company of the Year, Telecom Brand of the Year and Customer Friendly Operator of the Year.
10 Sep 2012
National leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has set up a four man caretaker committee to run the affairs of the union in Edo State for three months, pending the election of a new state executive.
5 Sep 2012
CNBC Africa is expected to open its ninth African bureau in Rwanda as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau in partnership with Rwanda TV and the Rwanda Development Board, will be based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali and opens for business in September 2012.
4 Sep 2012
The African Cristal Festival, reportedly the first 'Summit for Media and Communication' dedicated to the African continent, will take place from 25-27 October 2012 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. This event aims to bring together the media and communication industry to promote regional culture through competitions that will showcase and reward creativity with a local approach that will celebrate the different languages, dialects and formats of advertising specific to the region.
31 Aug 2012
ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: Opposition newspapers in Ivory Coast that once supported ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, on Friday [24 August 2012] suspended publication for two days following an arson attack on a press group.
27 Aug 2012
iROKING, the legal distributor of Nigerian music, has announced that it has reached 100 000 subscribers in just seven months, following its launch in January this year.
27 Aug 2012
The 5th Edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code was on Friday in Abuja formally presented to operators and other stakeholders in the industry.
27 Aug 2012
On Thursday, 9 August 2012, a photojournalist with the independent daily, Leadership, Benedict Uwalaka, was attacked and brutalised on the premises of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) by persons believed to be mortuary attendants.
13 Aug 2012
The Publishers Association of Liberia (PAL) says the undue withholding of payments for legitimate media services rendered to government constitutes gross violations of international media rights, warning that the Liberian Government would risk being declared as media enemy number one.
13 Aug 2012
Governor Abdulfatal Ahmed of Kwara State has warned that the way Nigeria's image was being portrayed by the international media would not do the country any good. He noted that unless Nigerians join hands to address the trend, the much desired investors may be scared away from the country.
10 Aug 2012
The world has caught Olympic fever and South Africans are glued to their TV screens thanks to the likes of Chad Le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and the lightweight men's four rowing team, who have bagged three gold medals at the London 2012 Games.
Donna Rachelson 8 Aug 2012
The publishers of IT News Africa have launched African Innovator magazine, a quarterly magazine dedicated to the coverage of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its impact on Africa.
8 Aug 2012
Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.
7 Aug 2012
The new board of advisers of the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) was on Thursday last week inaugurated at the Gambia Press Union secretariat in Fajara.
25 Jul 2012