KongaPay enhances customers’ online shopping experience
Nigeria’s largest online marketplace, Konga.com has disclosed that its revolutionary online payment platform, tagged KongaPay, will allow customers pay for their orders without using their debit cards or having access to the internet.
Daniel Pearl Foundation opens application for fellowship
To foster continuing ties between free press institutions and journalists in the United States and their counterparts in other countries, the Daniel Pearl Foundation has announced that interested and qualified journalists can apply to be picked as a Daniel Pearl Fellow.
Gains of joining Open Government Partnership, by Media Rights Agenda
MEDIA Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assert Nigeria’s leadership on the African continent by taking urgent steps to secure its membership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) ahead of his scheduled meeting with United States President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. on July 20, 2015.
Newsroom and classroom… ACSPN, UNESCO strengthen bond
THE Empowerment Series initiated, last year, by the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) is growing in leap and bound as its 9th edition, holding tomorrow, June 30, 2015 at The Regent Luxury Suites, 25 Joel Ogunnaike Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos has secured the support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
XLR8 to manage Guinness Nigeria Corporate Brand
A communications management consultancy firm, XLR8 has been appointed by Guinness Nigeria to manage its corporate brand. The appointment follows an extensive selection process that included an open pitch for credentials presentations followed by panel discussions.
Promoting, celebrating journalistic excellence through award
It was indeed a night of glamour, glitz and surprises for some journalists in Nigeria at the recently held 2015 Promasidor Quill Awards in Lagos. Reporters were pulled away from the ‘frenzy’ of the newsroom to the prestigious Sheraton Hotel, Lagos to celebrate and honour the best hands in journalism. The high point of the…
MTN boosts its ambassadors’ fortune with millions
In line with its commitment to enhancing the lives of Nigerian musicians by providing platforms through which they can get lucrative value for their intellectual properties, leading ICT Company, MTN has concluded plans to boost the financial fortune of is brand ambassadors with several millions of naira in the next one year.
Brand marketing unites MediaReach OMD, Google
To ensure that brand’s marketing communication messages on the digital platforms make needed impact in its interaction with the consumers, the Country Manager, Google Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan Chiazor, has said the process must maintain emotional engagement besides creating awareness.
Sports betting assists govt’s infrastructural projects, says Gbajabiamila
For those who see sports betting as mere gambling, with its attendant addiction, there’s a need to have a rethink. Education, health, environment and infrastructural projects are some of the ways government deploys taxes derived f rom sports betting. This was the submission of CEO, Lagos State Lotteries Board, Nigeria, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila, at the maiden edition of West Africa’s betting and lottery conference was held recently in Lagos. The conference was designed to highlight the strategies of growth and market development for West Africa’s sports betting and lottery sector, and also included an exhibition. It also took into account the challenges and opportunities of the region’s gaming markets and how to improve them for long term development. The exhibition brought together participants representing Africa and European sports betting, gaming companies and industry experts to mulls strategies needed to excel in sports betting and lottery markets. The submit also covered the latest online and mobile sports betting innovation, new sports betting regulations, player acquisition approaches for sports betting and the future of gaming in Africa. In his address, keynote speaker Gbajabiamila stated that the conference was brought to Lagos, as a pioneer regulator of the gaming industry, adding that a lot of people regarded sports betting as gambling because they were not enlightened about what the industry is all about. According to him, “Sports betting is a form of entertainment because people love to use their knowledge of football to entertain themselves. They bet on their favourite teams and if they win, they get their money but if not, they still contribute to a good cause. Indirectly, they make contribution for taxes that are being used for four sectors of the state which includes education, infrastructure, health and environment.” He further argued that Lagos State Lottery Board was engaged in activities to help strengthen the education sector in Nigeria, part of which is helping to construct a place where the students of LASU have meetings and also to distribute materials to help the health sector. He added that with the new government in place, pNigerians will begin to see a lot of things that will be done for sports, infrastructure and education in the near future through revenues realized from sports betting. Gbajabiamila also stressed that the challenge in sports betting was illegality, and said in conjunction with the government, the board has a monitoring and enforcement unit that arrests, persecutes and jails offenders, adding that it had helped to sanitise the industry. Partner, Law Allianz & President, Nigeria Gaming Association,Mr. Yahaya Maikori, noted that sports betting business is barely 20% of the market potential, as there are many places in Nigeria without betting shops. According to him, “For Lagos alone, the unutilized potential is about 30 to 40 billion naira annually. The biggest companies in Europe are online, and whether there is legislation or not, people can bet on their phones and make money, while the states are losing.” He emphasized that legislation was needed so that sports betting could make money for the state. He urged the states to put mechanism or laws in place to deal with those who were prone to addiction, adding, “There is a lot that happens in the sports betting industry. There are software, apps, internet, property and young people who can design soft wares. All these only shows there are opportunities for employment.
Nigeria’s first only women radio station launched in London
Nigeria’s first and only radio station dedicated to women and their families, WFM 91.7 was launched at Holiday Inn, Mayfair, recently by Toun Okewale Sonaiya, a former broadcaster with RayPower FM, Lagos, Nigeria.
‘How mobile research can unlock new opportunities for brands, consumers’
The Managing Director of TNS RMS, Thomas Walker, has said that mobile platforms, as new ways of conducting market research, can unlock new doors and possibilities for the research industry and for clients
When will Nigeria sign off digital TV switchover?
IT is not news that Nigeria failed to meet up with the digital TV transition deadline of June 17, 2015. But the question of when exactly the country’s digitization process, which officially began in 2007, will be finalized is yet to get a definite answer.