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UN Headquarters Observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 24 May 2017

2 fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria to be honoured at ceremony at UN Headquarters

The United Nation Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Wednesday, 24 May. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded posthumously to 117 military, police and…

Dangote Group
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    • L-R: Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo, and Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Mrs Aisha Isa; Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo, and Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo; Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe, and Executive Director Commercial, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Halima Dangote, at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Olakunle Alake; Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Mrs Yabawa Lawan Wabi; Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo; Executive Director Commercial, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Halima Dangote, at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
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Gateway Trade Fair: OGUNCCIMA lauds Dangote Group’s collaboration...As Group’s subsidiaries offer products at subsidised prices

A statement from Corporate Communications Unit of Dangote Group, said the fair has become a veritable venue for introduction of new innovations to Dangote products

The Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) has commended the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) for its giant strides in economic development of the country through massive investments in several sectors of the economy describing the feat as worthy of emulation by other Nigerians. President…

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    • L-R: Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google, after the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
    • L-R: Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne and panel Chair; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google; Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms and Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC, during the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
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MainOne advocates need for greater investments to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Based on the theme “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa”, the expert panel session with participation from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid…

Sage
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Nigerian CIOs must focus on the needs of the connected consumer

By Magnus Nmonwu (http://APO.af/mXOM8O), Regional Director for Sage in West Africa

The IDC CIO Summit (http://IDCCIOsummit.com), currently underway in Lagos, is focusing on how the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies will unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise by delivering better employee and customer experiences. These technologies empower people by making apps, services and information accessible…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Trans-Africa Security: Combating Illicit Trafficking and Organized Crime in Africa - Department of Defense Briefing for Foreign Journalists

Department of Defense Briefing for Foreign Journalists: Captain Jeff Davis, USN, Director, Defense Press Operations The Washington Foreign Press Center Washington, DC May 15, 2017 [Excerpted] MODERATOR: Good afternoon, welcome to the Foreign Press Center. Thank you for being with us. We have with us today Captain Jeff Davis, director…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Open letter to media "As a journalist you can make a difference! Call to Action to End Famine"

As a journalist you are valuable, and you can make a difference by depicting the situation in the world in 2017

To journalists and representatives of the media As a journalist you are valuable, and you can make a difference by depicting the situation in the world in 2017. Both local and global are equally important. Thank you for the work that you do. Thank you for being a journalist and…

Aiteo Group
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Aiteo Strengthens Group with the Appointment of International Advisor

Mr Knezevic will lead Aiteo’s funds raising activities from global capital markets with the primary objective of reinforcing the Group’s growth and diversification targets in Nigeria and across Africa as a whole

Aiteo Group (http://AiteoGroup.com) announces the appointment of Mr. Ratko M. Knezevic to its Global Executive Management team as Group Advisor on Business and Capital Development with effect from 5 May 2017. Mr Knezevic will lead Aiteo’s funds raising activities from global capital markets with the primary objective of reinforcing the…

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76 and The Wedding Party win the Public Choice Award for the 2017 edition of the NollywoodWeek Film Festival

Eleven films in total were shown during the four days of the festival, including five films in competition

The NollywoodWeek Film Festival (www.NollywoodWeek.com) has announced today that The Wedding Party and 76 have jointly received the 2017 NollywoodWeek Public Choice Award. The festival trophy was given to Izu Ojukwu, the Director of 76 and Moses Babatope who represented the film in the absence of the film Director, Kemi…

She Leads Africa
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She Leads Africa launches accelerator for women-run businesses with Work in Progress! Alliance

The 2017 Accelerator will consist of 1 week residencies in the four locations where entrepreneurs will receive training from the SLA team and business leaders and experts

She Leads Africa (http://SheLeadsAfrica.org) has just opened applications for the 2017 She Leads Africa Accelerator, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs. SLA’s 2017 Accelerator will take place in 4 locations across Nigeria - Abuja, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Kaduna.…

Source: Opera Software ASA |

Opera announces Victor Moses as brand ambassador in Africa

This coincides with Opera’s recent announcement to invest $100 million USD (30 billion Nigerian nairas) in Africa

Opera (www.Opera.com) is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini (http://APO.af/oO85qy), the most popular browser in Africa. Starting today, Moses will be featured in the new Opera Mini TV commercial (http://APO.af/sDJKir) as…