Dokpesi calls for immediate sack of Kawu, NBC DG

The management of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Nigeria’s foremost private television station AIT has held a world press conference at it’s headquarters in Abuja. The Chairman Emeritus of DAAR communications, Chief Aleogho Dokpesi, called for the immediate sack of the Director General of the NBC, Ishaq Modibo Kawu, over what he described as high handedness, tyranny, harassment of the press, especially AIT, amongst others. Dokpesi decried the latest effort of the NBC to intimidate the AIT and it’s attempt at placing a ban on #KakaakiSocial, a popular segment on…

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We are ready for 5G Technology -NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said Nigeria was ready for 5G network. Executive Director of the commission, Prof. Umar Dambatta, who disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, yesterday, said with the enlisting of leading mobile operator into the Stock Exchange, other operators, including Bharti Airtel, Globacom and 9mobile were getting set to join the fray. He said NCC, apart from holding a stakeholders’ forum to come up with a roadmap on 5G, the commission had opened consultations on spectrum for drones and was proactively leading…

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Samsung Unveils Foldable Phone as it Tries to Regain Edge on Apple

Samsung unveils foldable phone as it tries to regain edge on Apple The Korean company pins hopes on the pocket-sized device that gives users a tablet-sized screen Samsung has unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone and urged Android developers to start writing apps for the new device. The South Korean tech company needs to perfect the foldable phone to reverse steep declines in profit for its mobile division and restore some of the cachet its brand has lost to Apple. Foldable phones promise the screen of a small tablet in a…

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You Can Cook Rice on the Go While Driving the New Audi A8 5.5

Audi A8 5.5 makes it possible to cook while driving The Audi A8 5.5 gets its name from 5(five) Go and 0.5(half) Han, coming from the term “gohan”, which means rice in Japanese. Audi A8 5.5 comes equipped with a rear console-mounted rice cooker designed specifically for the full-size luxury sedan that can cook the “perfect rice ever” thanks to its intense heat convection inside the Japanese rice cooking pot called Hagama. The owner can use an onboard touchscreen menu panel to select from various cooking options while an Audi-branded…

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OLX Shuts Down Nigeria Outlet

OLX, one of Africa’s leading e-commerce platforms, is shutting its Kenya and Nigeria outlets. According to a source at the firm, the staff in those countries were formally informed of the decision on February 6. Staff were reportedly notified of their termination beginning in March. It is not clear the number of workers who have been affected by the decision. OLX has been struggling to make its businesses in Kenya and Nigeria viable since it entered markets in 2012. In Kenya, many people use the platform to buy goods, sell…

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BMW wows the world with futuristic motorcycle model

BMW, A GERMANY-BASED COMPANY WHICH CURRENTLY PRODUCES AUTOMOBILES AND MOTORCYCLES, AND PRODUCED AIRCRAFT ENGINES UNTIL 1945 IS DESIGNING A STRANGE MODEL OF MOTORCYCLE FOR THE FUTURE. This exotic model of motorcycle has been dubbed the ‘KHAN’. The sharp motorcycle concept depicts the future of motorcycle brand, BMW. Turkish designer, Mehmet Erdem, has created several motorcycles and otherworldly vehicle concepts in the past. Based in Istanbul, Erdem has created no less than eight other captivating BMW motorcycles, which all exhibit a unique and authentic interpretation of the brand. In addition to…

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$14bn illegal Funds Transfer- Senate drops case against MTN

Lawmakers were probing whether funds illegally transferred out of the country No evidence found that MTN had committed a crime, report says MTN extended gains after Nigerian lawmakers ruled that allegations of illegal repatriation of almost $14 billion were unfounded and the wireless company hadn’t violated the law. There were no “proofs of collusion to contravene the foreign exchange laws,” a Senate investigative committee said in its report released on Wednesday in the capital, Abuja. “There was evidence of massive capital outflow but that alone is not conclusive that a…

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Samsung S8 and S8+ released into Nigerian market

The all new Galaxy S8 and S8+, has been launched into the Nigerian market by Samsung Electronics. The Nigerian launch event recently took place at the Renaissance Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. Speaking at the event, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Paul Lee said, “Samsung consistently pushes the boundaries of possibilities with a focus of unlocking value by delivering products that are, not only stunning to look at but, also comfortable to hold.” Phone Specifications The devices which are available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold colours…

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South African Agency wins pitch to develop Brand Identity of Providus, Nigeria’s new Bank Entrant

Hitchcock Michalski won the opportunity, in a three-way pitch, to develop a brand-new identity, visual language, collateral and full environmental experience for a new Nigerian bank. ProvidusBank was positioned as a smart, innovative bank that values customer partnerships. The essence of the brand, Future Forward Banking, speaks to customised business banking solutions and smart, simple retail solutions. We were tasked with developing the new corporate identity for the bank along with the implementation of the visual language into multiple platforms, ranging from stationery, digital, social media, literature, advertising campaigns, bank…

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Sterling Bank launches five-year strategic plan

Sterling Bank Plc has launched a new five-year strategic plan that will enable the bank optimise its potential and generate better returns for stakeholders. The new strategic plan 2017-2021 will see aggressive growth in the bank’s retail banking business with several innovations to consolidate the steady growth of the bank over the years. Its Managing Director, Mr. Yemi Adeola, who outlined the plan agaainst the background of the release of the bank’s 2016 audited report and accounts, said the bank will over the next five years grow its retail banking…

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