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Glamour, excitement as MTN, TD Mobile unveil Google-backed Freetel ICE 2 Android smartphone

Glamour, excitement as MTN, TD Mobile unveil Google-backed Freetel ICE 2 Android smartphone When a revolutionary smartphone is the subject of focus, the entry has to be grand… Thursday, September 14, 2017, witnessed a night of glitz, glamour and an unveiling like no other as telecoms giant, MTN and Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest mobile device distributor, TD Mobile, officially launched the much-anticipated Google-backed AndroidTM smartphone,...... more

UBA relishes investment in Tchad, invites potential investors

UBA relishes investment in Tchad, invites potential investors The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has spoken highly of the investment potentials of the Republic of Tchad, declaring that it has no regret over its decision to set up business in the country some 10 years ago. CEO, UBA Francophone Africa, Emeke E. Iweriebor, made the declaration while speaking...... more

FG set to kick-start $5.79b Mambilla Hydro-Power project, seals deal with Chinese consortium

FG set to kick-start $5.79b Mambilla Hydro-Power project, seals deal with Chinese consortium The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, today approved $5.792 billion (about N1.140 trillion) for the construction of the Mambilla Hydro-Power project at Gembu in Taraba. It will generate 3,050 megawatts. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this while addressing State House...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Shake-up in NNPC; 55 management staff affected

BREAKING NEWS: Shake-up in NNPC; 55 management staff affected Fifty five management staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC were affected today in a massive reshuffle ordered by Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru. Baru told NNPC staff shortly before the announcement was made public that the new appointments would not only help to position the Corporation for the...... more

BREAKING: Samsung heir jailed for corruption

BREAKING: Samsung heir jailed for corruption A court in South Korea has sentenced Samsung’s billionaire heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong to five years in prison for corruption. Mr Lee was accused of bribery in a scandal that also saw the impeachment of South Korea’s former president. The case has gripped the public amid growing anger against South Korea’s biggest...... more

6 disruptive influences of artificial intelligence

6 disruptive influences of artificial intelligence The world has gone digital. In fact, we are approaching the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also described as Industry 4.0: an age in which a range of new technologies is expectedly fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds in addition to impacting all disciplines, economies and industries. This is an age marked...... more

Dangote, Niger State strike $450m sugar production jumbo deal

Dangote, Niger State strike $450m sugar production jumbo deal In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group today in Minna, Niger State signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government for the establishment of a jumbo $450million state-of-art and fully integrated sugar complex. On completion,...... more

Hope rises for improved gas supply as Shell JV’s Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2 comes on stream

Hope rises for improved gas supply as Shell JV’s Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2 comes on stream The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture has commenced production at Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2, a key project in the Niger Delta that will help to boost gas supply to the domestic market and maintain supply to the export market. Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2 follows the success of the...... more

Senate orders arrest of CEOs of Glo, Indomie, 28 other big firms (FULL LIST)

Senate orders arrest of CEOs of Glo, Indomie, 28 other big firms (FULL LIST) The Senate has ordered the arrest of the chief executive officers of 30 companies for allegedly failing to appear before it. The companies are alleged to have been involved in the N30 trillion revenue loss believed to have been suffered by the country in its maritime sector. The companies include mobile...... more

Nigerian pirates kidnap Moroccan crew

Nigerian pirates kidnap Moroccan crew Nigerian pirates have kidnapped five crew members, three of them from Morocco, from a general cargo vessel identified as the Panama-flagged Oya 1 around 15 nautical miles south west of Bonny Island. The kidnapping, according to World Maritime News, quoting Moroccan media, occurred 31 July. The attack was confirmed by IMB...... more

Anambra, abx world partner on $150m export facility project

Anambra, abx world partner on $150m export facility project abx world Nigeria’s agricultural revolution has reached Anambra State, with the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting presided by Governor Willie Obiano this week approving the company’s proposal for the construction of an export processing facility estimated to cost about $150 million. News Express learnt that the “Ndi Anambra Export Facility Project”,...... more

Bill Gates dethroned as world’s richest man

Bill Gates dethroned as world’s richest man A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person. Shares of the online retailer rose 1.3 percent to $1,065.92 at 10:10 a.m. in New York, giving Bezos a net worth of...... more

TD Africa hosts Google senior executives, flaunts Nigeria’s booming ICT potential

TD Africa hosts Google senior executives, flaunts Nigeria’s booming ICT potential Technology Distributions Ltd. (TD), Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) distributors, made a strong case for more significant investments in Nigeria’s booming ICT sector as it showcased the huge potential of the market when it hosted a high-powered team of executives from the headquarters of global digital giants, Google....... more

Diamond Bank strengthens Board with world-class technocrats

Diamond Bank strengthens Board with world-class technocrats Diamond Bank Plc, Nigeria’s fastest growing retail bank, has appointed Dele Babade, an Advisor to Carlyle Group’s Sub-Saharan Africa Fund, to its Board of Directors. Babade, who will join as a Non-Executive Director, will replace Carlyle Group’s existing representative Genevieve Sangudi, who has served on the board since 2013. Juliet Anammah,...... more

Shell shuts down key supply oil pipeline in Ogoniland

Shell shuts down key supply oil pipeline in Ogoniland Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell said Tuesday it has shut down a key crude supply pipeline in Nigeria’s restive south because of a leak. Shell subsidiary the Shell Petroleum Development Corporation of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) said the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) was shut on July 21 at B-Dere in Ogoniland. “Efforts are...... more

Etisalat gets NCC approval, to unveil new name tomorrow

Etisalat gets NCC approval, to unveil new name tomorrow Nigeria’s telecoms regulator has approved Etisalat Nigeria’s name change after its Middle East parent pulled out following regulatory intervention to save the local company from collapse due to debt, the company said. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been notified of the new name, 9mobile, the company said, adding that Etisalat...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Etisalat changes name to 9mobile

BREAKING NEWS: Etisalat changes name to 9mobile Telecoms operator Etisalat Nigeria has officially changed the company’s corporate identity to 9mobile. This comes after the company’s largest shareholder, emirates Telecommunications Corporation, directed Etisalat Nigeria to stop using its brand name within the next three weeks, after terminating management agreement with its Nigerian arm. Etisalat, which controls 13 per cent...... more

Etisalat pulls out of Nigeria

Etisalat pulls out of Nigeria Abu Dhabi’s Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with its Nigerian arm and given the business time to phase out the brand in Nigeria, the chief executive of Etisalat International told Reuters on Monday. Nigerian regulators intervened last week to save Etisalat Nigeria from collapse after talks with its lenders to...... more

Nigeria LNG restates commitment to cleaner energy, environment

Nigeria LNG restates commitment to cleaner energy, environment Nigeria LNG’s commitment to the sustained supply of cooking gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, into the local market is premised on the need to ensure the use of cleaner energy for the health benefit of Nigerians and cleaner environment in line with the mission of the company to help to build a...... more

IT giant plans 2,000 new tech jobs in U.S. technology hub

IT giant plans 2,000 new tech jobs in U.S. technology hub India-based Infosys, an information technology outsourcing firm, announced Thursday it will hire 2,000 workers over the next four years for a technology hub in North Carolina, the second of four planned hubs in the U.S. Infosys executives were joined by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper at a news conference in which...... more

CBN appoints new Chair for Etisalat

CBN appoints new Chair for Etisalat The Central Bank of Nigeria has appointed a Deputy Governor of the bank, Dr. Joseph Nnanna, as the Chairman of Etisalat Nigeria. Etisalat Nigeria is a private telecommunications company in trouble with 13 local lenders over a multi-million dollar loan. Nnanna replaces Etisalat Nigeria’s founding Chairman, Hakeem Belo-Osagie who resigned from...... more

PRNigeria shines in South Africa, wins Best African PR Platform award

PRNigeria shines in South Africa, wins Best African PR Platform award The PRNigeria has won the African Excellence Award 2017 for the best PR Platform at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa. The PR outfit had previously received SABRE African Public Affairs Award hosted by African Public Relations Association (APRA) in Casablanca, Morocco and Golden World Award (GWA) on Crisis Management from...... more

MTN to list stock on Nigerian Exchange soon

MTN to list stock on Nigerian Exchange soon MTN on Friday in Abuja said it would list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange this year. MTN General Manager, Mr Nikiwe Tsaagane, made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology. Tsaagane said the efforts would help to fast-track improvement...... more

BREAKING: Global ransomware attack causes chaos

BREAKING: Global ransomware attack causes chaos Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted as a consequence. Ukrainian firms, including the state power company and Kiev’s main airport were among the first to report...... more

Global economy forecast for strong growth in 2018

Global economy forecast for strong growth in 2018 Global economic growth is expected to rise from 2.5 percent last year to 2.9 percent in 2017 and 3.1 percent in 2018 – its highest rate since 2010 – rating agency Fitch Ratings said Monday. “Faster growth this year reflects a synchronised improvement across both advanced and emerging market economies,” Fitch...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Banks take over Etisalat

BREAKING NEWS: Banks take over Etisalat Some banks have now taken over the management of telecommunication company, Etisalat Nigeria. The Banks, led by Access Bank PLC and other local and foreign banks have taken over the telecommunication company effective June 15. The take-over came as a result of a futile effort by Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services, EMTS,...... more

British Airways cancels flights as global IT outage takes toll

British Airways cancels flights as global IT outage takes toll British Airways has cancelled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travellers. The airline said it has suffered a “major IT systems failure” and apologised to its passengers. BA said terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick have become extremely congested and it...... more

MTN in fresh trouble, fined $8.5m

MTN in fresh trouble, fined $8.5m Rwanda’s telecom industry regulator has fined MTN Rwanda, a division of South Africa’s MTN Group, 7 billion francs (8.5 million dollars) for running its IT services outside the country in breach of its licence. The regulator said in a ruling posted on its website in Kigali that MTN Rwanda was hosting...... more

Shell JV pays $29bn to Nigeria •Says commitment to the country remains strong

Shell JV pays $29bn to Nigeria •Says commitment to the country remains strong Shell remains strongly committed to the development of Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, said in Lagos, while announcing that The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture alone contributed $29 billion to the Nigerian purse between 2012 and 2016. Also in 2016, the...... more

NLNG cries out over amendment of Act by Reps, says action not in Nigeria’s interest

NLNG cries out over amendment of Act by Reps, says action not in Nigeria’s interest The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) on Tuesday evening cried out over the amendment, earlier in the day, of the passing of a bill for the amendment of the NLNG (Fiscal Incentives, Guarantees and Assurances) Act by the Federal House of Representatives. It said in a statement signed by Kudo Eresia-Eke, General...... more

 

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