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Kaymu expands into Abuja
Kaymu expands into Abuja

Nigerian online marketplace Kaymu.com.ng, will be expanding its operations to the nation's capital, Abuja. The new office will serve as a base for the entire northern region by providing more efficient customer service and a point of contact for business owners situated in the surrounding area....

Spinlet presents Industry Nite in Feb 2013

Industry Nite, presented by Spinlet, is a weekly event pulling together up and coming artists, established artists, record label execs, brand managers and fans in one venue for entertainment and networking. The next event takes place on 20 February 2013 from 9PM at The Oriental Hotel in Lagos,...

Standard Bank appoints head of transactional products and services

Standard Bank Group has announced the appointment of Babatunde Macaulay as its new head of transactional products and services for West Africa. Hasan Khan, Standard Bank's head of transactional products and services in Africa, says Tunde, who will be based in Lagos, will have the core responsibility...

Glo launches in Ghana
Glo launches in Ghana

Nigerian telecommunications company, Glo officially launched in Ghana on 30 April 2012. Glo's launch has been a long time coming and henceforth, all 1.5 million Ghanaians who successfully reserved 023-3 and 023-5 Glo numbers can go to any of the 25 GloWorld Shops across the country to activate them...

WAITEX 2012 - an export opportunity
WAITEX 2012 - an export opportunity

Following the success of the 2011 edition of Africa's Big Seven (AB7), Exhibition Management Services announced the launch of a new event, The West African International Trade Exhibition (WAITEX) which will take place from 8-10 May 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. WAITEX follows a combined format of the AB7...

Coca-Cola relaunches "Mystery Shoppers" in Lagos
Coca-Cola relaunches "Mystery Shoppers" in Lagos

Coca-Cola Nigeria has relaunched the Mystery Shopper campaign activation as part of its 125 years celebrations which was held recently. First held in 2010, the campaign uses experiential marketing tactics where several Mystery Shoppers around town surprise anyone found drinking Coca-Cola products...

Looking for African women leaders

The Kuwa Ajabu Foundation ("be extraordinary") is a non-profit organisation which empowers and builds sustainable capacity in the form of job creation for young, unemployed people across Africa. Affiliate partners include the UN, Women In Finance, Menprow and the fully black-owned Blue Rain...

DStv Ad Sales to host mini expo in Nigeria
DStv Ad Sales to host mini expo in Nigeria

DStv Ad Sales plans to host an exclusive mini expo for their clients in Nigeria on 1 February 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos to showcase the various DStv channels, plus the commercial TV offerings available across the bouquet. DStv Ad Sales sells airtime on 30 Pay TV commercial channels across...

Western Union, United Bank for Africa expand relationship

The Western Union Company and United Bank for Africa (UBA), a pan-African banking group with operations in 19 African countries, announced late last week that the Western Union Money Transfer service is now live across more than 500 UBA locations in Nigeria. This adds to their existing joint...

New sales exec for DStv Ad Sales Nigeria
New sales exec for DStv Ad Sales Nigeria

Esther Odoh has been appointed sales executive at DStv Ad Sales Nigeria. Odoh was formerly at Optima Sports Management International before joining the DStv Ad Sales team. Says Odoh: "I look forward to sharing the wealth of knowledge and experiences gained, especially those from the media industry."...

Firehouse Group signs Arik Air International account
Firehouse Group signs Arik Air International account

Communications agency, The Firehouse Group, has signed the Arik Air International account; the partnership begins in June 2010. Arik Air International is a Nigerian commercial airline that has been operating daily flights to Lagos from Johannesburg since launching the route on 1 June 2009. "The...

Victoria N'dee Uwadoka, keynote speaker at BarCamp Nigeria

Victoria N'dee Uwadoka will be speaking at the BarCamp being hosted in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, 25 April, 2009. BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences open, participatory workshop events, with content provided by participants. Uwadoka works with Microsoft Nigeria as the...

Justin Hartman to present at BarCamp Nigeria
Justin Hartman to present at BarCamp Nigeria

click to enlargeSouth Africa's Justin Hartman will be speaking at the BarCamp being hosted in Lagos, Nigeria. BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences open, participatory workshop events, with content provided by participants. BarCamps Nigeria will take place on Saturday, 25...

W880i is phone of the year
W880i is phone of the year

click to enlargeSony Ericsson's W880i walkman handset has been named best phone of the year at the 2007 Nigerian Telecoms Awards in Lagos, hosted annually by Logica Telecom Awards Limited. Other nominees in this category included the Nokia E61i and the Motorola V3. The W880i sports a brushed...

Journalists in exile

Over the past six years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented 243 cases of journalists who have been forced to flee their home country to avoid harassment and imprisonment. On average, three journalists a month make this escape, with less than 15% of them ever seeing home again....

NBCC partners PR Africa on London trade exhibition

Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) in collaboration with Pielle/Africa PR International are planning a week-long trade conference and exhibition to take place in London in July. The "Opportunity in Nigeria Investment" conference will, among other things, be aimed at presenting business...

Get connected via mobile broadband

Nigeria's second national operator, Globacom, has awarded Alcatel-Lucent the contract to install a wireless network in selected Nigerian cities, including Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin and Ibadan. The network is to be based on UMTS/HSPA (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service/High Speed...

Saatchi wins four awards in Nigeria
Saatchi wins four awards in Nigeria

click to enlargeSaatchi & Saatchi Africa scooped the top four awards at the Nigerian National Institute of Marketing Awards held in Lagos this week, walking away with Advert of the Year 2006 for Guinness FES (Stout Category), Sales Promotion of the Year for Guinness FES (Stout Category), Advert of...

Comedian to host Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards

Channel O has announced that comedian David Kau will host the Channel O Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards, to be held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Sunday, 15 October 2006. Kau will be assisted by the Channel O VJs who will be presenting the different awards in the 19 categories. Guest...

SABC Africa backs Pan African Show at Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week

SABC Africa is the main broadcast sponsor for this year's Pan African show at the annual Nokia Cape Town Fashion show this week. "We are particularly excited that people in the African continent will get a chance to witness what is being showcased in one of the most prestigious fashion shows in...

Putting youth under the lens

MTV base has revealed the final lineup for MTV base Uncensored, its new 16-week TV series which aims to get young Africans talking candidly about love, sex and emotions. Joining previously announced Sizwe Dhlomo will be Nigerian 'roving reporter' Karima Onitiri and South African kwaito star and...

Nigeria too pricey for Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to entering the Nigerian market and has been pursuing the acquisition of a controlling interest in V-Mobile, one of the four cellular operators in Nigeria. The asking price is considered too high, however, and the acquisition will only be pursued should the opportunity arise to...

New leadership for Media24 Africa

Media24 Africa, a division of Media24, has appointed Glynis O'Hara as the editorial director of its Africa operations. O'Hara will assume editorial responsibility for Drum East Africa and True Love East Africa, True Love West Africa, Kick Off Nigeria, weekly soccer newspaper GOAL! and the soon-to-be...

Instant Grass takes root in Russia

Instant Grass, the youth trendspotting agency, has set up shop in Moscow in its first step to providing youth insights and strategies to marketers operating in key developing markets across the globe. The network of trendspotters or 'grasses' in Russia will initially focus on Moscow, St Petersburg...

Ajax scores with Puma

South African soccer has received a major boost with global sports brand Puma signing a kit sponsorship deal with PSL stars Ajax Cape Town. Ajax Cape Town will wear their new Puma kit for the first time in their African Champions League game against defending champions Enyimba of Nigeria on 26 June...

False sales figures leave ThisDay down

Management at the Nigerian owned ThisDay newspaper overstated circulation by more than 50% in the second half of last year, forcing the upmarket daily into a dramatic restatement of its figures yesterday. Figures published yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) show that ThisDay's...

ThisDay stores face closure

Cash-squeezed ThisDay is looking at closing 24 of the 75 CNA stores which the Nigerian-based company bought at the end of last year and is in talks with about 80 staff members about their future. CE Graeme King says that despite the setback with the stores the planned launch of a daily newspaper in...

Rhodes University ripped off by Nigerian web scam

A supposed Nigerian college, 'Sefcody's International College of Nigeria', is using campus pictures of Rhodes University and claiming them as their own. The 'registrar' also uses an identical website message to that of Rhodes. To teach at this "upmarket institution" you are asked to first pay a $350...

Voice of Nigeria to come to South Africa

Nigeria's national radio station, Voice of Nigeria (VON), will soon be opening a regional bureau in Pretoria to serve countries in the Southern African region.

This Day finally gets to buy CNA stores

This Day, a group of Nigerian investors who made an unsuccessful bid against Edgars Consolidated for some of the CNA stores in liquidation, has bought 71 CNA-branded stores that were never in liquidation and which were owned by a separate company. "This Day shall, within a few weeks, rebrand the...

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