HarvestPlus’ Yellow Cassava… promoting nutrition through TV
DATELINE: Saturday, March 7, 2015. And it was a few minutes past 9pm local time; an important announcement was about to be made. Venue was Expo Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was the third edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). The hall was packed to the brim with…
Youths’ Digest… A new voice for young Nigerians
Gidado Yushau Shuaib is a final year Mass Communication student of Baze Univeristy, Abuja after he transferred from Bayero University Kano due to incessant strike by lecturers and workers. The son of the communications and PR expert, Mallam Abdulhamid Yushau Shuaib, Gidado attended Stella Maries Nursery and Primary School and also Command Secondary School Abuja where he obtained his junior secondary education after which he proceeded to Alhaji Akilu Comprehensive Islamic Secondary School, Madobi Kano and finally obtained his WAEC and JAMB Results while at Nigeria Ghana International College, Abuja. In this online chat, Gidado, as the new publisher in town, spoke on the latest addition to the newsstand and the mission of the specialized magazine. Excerpts
Plotting return of TV serial, Hotel De Jordan
THE above title belongs to an extremely popular television slot started precisely in 1973 at the then Midwest Television (MTV) which later became Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) following the takeover of all television stations nation-wide by the then federal government. It is needless to re-call here the journey in detail what popular concepts suffer at…
Glitz, glamour trail Ace Roots’ debut in Ibadan
AFRICA’S brewing giant, Nigerian Breweries Plc stormed the ancient city of Ibadan on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 with the Trade Launch/unveiling of its new product, Ace Roots to traders, distributors, retailers, entertainment spot operators and teeming consumers in the Ibadan, Oyo, Ogbomosho, Oshogbo, Ilesha/Esa-Oke trade zone.
Alarambara… drama on radio for Sunlight consumers
IN order to meet the demands of its core consumers, Unilever, manufacturers of the Sunlight soap and detergent brand, has packaged its latest gift, Alarambara, for its esteemed consumers.
LinkedIn buys education site lynda.com for $1.5 bn
The career social network LinkedIn said Thursday it was buying the online learning site lynda.com in a cash-stock deal valued at $1.5 billion. The deal ties the 300-million member social network with an educational group which offers language training and other courses to governments, companies and individuals. "The mission of LinkedIn and the mission of…
Court orders DStv to suspend increase in subscription fees
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Nigeria, has ordered MultiChoice, owners of DStv, to stop its recently implemented increase in DStv subscription fees. According to DStv, “the annual price increase, usually in line with the current inflation is necessary in other for it to continue offering quality content to its local and international subscribers.” In…
15 years after, NIMN inaugurates non-factional President
Koledoye, who was elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the institute held in Kaduna last year and expected to run the affairs of the institute till 2016, was formally administered the oath of office at an elaborate marketing event with notable marketing practitioners in the country in attendance.
Why Robyn de Villiers is passionate about communication, Africa
We started working in Africa in early 1990s. My first work in Africa was in Nigeria; we worked during the Africa Head of States Summit. We had a South African team but worked with local people. And I learnt a lesson from there that local people know how the communication industry works in the local market better. The second job was with Multichoice, during the launch of DStv.
Questionnaire as tool for data gathering
The 7th empowerment lecture series of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) had Professor Idowu Sobowale speaking on Questionnaire Construction for Surveys. It was held recently in Lagos. He noted that the dynamism and complexity of the world dictate that new approaches must be found to provide solutions to economic, political…
From Jijiwa to Worlu… change of baton at VON
As expected, the new DG hit the ground running. On assumption of office on March 9, 2015, Worlu assured his Directors of his determination to take the corporation to higher pedestal by building on the achievements of his predecessors in office. He has visited the station’s broadcasting house in Ikoyi and its transmitting stations in Lugbe, Abuja and Ikorodu, Lagos State.
From NBC, kudos for 157 broadcasting firms on election coverage
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has commended a total of 157 broadcasting stations that, in the reckoning of the airwaves regulatory agency, have demonstrated exemplary conduct in their coverage of the presidential campaigns. Such stations, in a statement signed by Director/Head, Public Affairs of NBC, Mallam Awwalu Salihu, “demonstrated high level of professionalism showing balance…