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20 Feb 2015
BUOYED by the need for the resurgence of investigative journalism among media houses in Nigeria, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism has concluded its training of 203 Nigerian journalists.   The journalists were drawn major newspaper and television houses in Lagos and Abuja.    The initiative, which was in partnership with the British High…
20 Feb 2015
POISED to facilitate business cooperation, collaboration and partnerships between Turkish and Nigerian retail organisations, Bervidson International Limited (Bervidson), a leading Nigerian retail development consultancy, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkish leading retail development and consultancy group, Mia Organizasyon Restorasyon Yayıncılık Ltd. Şti (Soysal).    With the MoU, which was signed recently, Bervidson…
20 Feb 2015
NIGERIAN Entertainment Today (NET) Newspapers, organisers of Nigerian Entertainment Conference, has confirmed partners for the 2015 edition of the show-stopping conference.   They include MTV Base, Beat FM, Classic FM, Hip TV, Ebony Life, AV Edge, TNS, ID Africa, EDS, Top Radio, X3M Ideas and F316. This year’s conference will mark the fifth anniversary of…
20 Feb 2015
IN its resolve to serve as a catalyst for funding innovation and ground-breaking business concepts within the payment industry across Africa, Interswitch, a leading pan-African integrated payment company, has announced the launch of a new US$10 million ‘ePayment Growth Fund.’    The company is seeking to collaborate with African entrepreneurs and start-up businesses developing innovative…
20 Feb 2015
IN line with its tradition of promoting progressive and innovative social conversations through several social media platforms, Trends+Intelligence Network (TINK), has scheduled its Social Media Week for February 25, this year.    Holding at the Landmark Centre-SMW Experience Stage Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 10:30am till 11:30, the public discussion will be held…
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13 Feb 2015
DESPITE the eventual postponement of the presidential election by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, from February 14 to March 28, consumers, shopaholics and particularly the male demography of the Nigerian population, who are the major actors in the lovers’ shopping spree, have partly adduced the highly charged political…
13 Feb 2015
THE Newspaper Vendors Association Abuja (NVAA) has blamed online publications for the declining sale of newspapers in Nigeria in the past two years.    According to them, many people do not bother about buying the hard copies because the stories are already online where they are freely accessible, before papers hit the news. Online news…
13 Feb 2015
AGAINST the backdrop of the flurry of unhealthy and mudslinging political communication that has become prevalent in the Nigerian public space, the President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), Mr Kelechi Nwosu, has implored politicians and their media advisers to show restraint and consideration for national unity.   In a statement released…
13 Feb 2015
AFTER 60 days of dishing out scintillating and unbelievable cash prizes of N60 million and a 2015 Range Rover Vogue to its teeming subscribers across the country, Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecoms service operator, has announced another promotional offering tagged Airtel Touching Lives.    Speaking on the promo, the Chief Executive and Managing Director of Airtel…
13 Feb 2015
THE leading source of news for marketing, media and advertising professionals, AdWeek magazine, has announced OMD as the Global Media Agency for the year 2014. The global media agency is represented in Nigeria by its local affiliate, mediaReachOMD, an IMS company led by Tolu Ogunkoya.   Adweek is a global news platform for marketing, media…
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6 Feb 2015
ONE of the enduring traditions of developed democracies is the creation of fora for contestants for public office to market their programmes to the electorate before live audiences. In 2012, President Barack Obama met a feisty contender in Mitt Romney. Speech analysts and observers agree that Romney virtually pulled the rug off the silver-tongued and…
6 Feb 2015
FOLLOWING the decision of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to approve the appointment of Mr. Udeme Ufot, MON, as the Chairman of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), former APCON chairman appointee, Mr. Ngozi Emioma, has relinquished his earlier mandate.    APCON had been immersed in a crisis of leadership since September 2013 when Mr. Lolu…

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