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Date: 4 Feb 2016
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Three ways Nigerians can use Snapchat for building brand and business marketing
Three ways Nigerians can use Snapchat for building brand and business marketing

Nigeria is still in the process of embracing Snapchat. With over 100 million active users and 400 million snaps per day, the social media platform is one of the fastest-growing social networks in the world...

By Nkem Ndem V 3 Feb 2016 07:45

Sweet FM goes on air in Ogun
Sweet FM goes on air in Ogun

A private radio station, Sweet FM, established in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, went on air on Saturday...

By Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji 1 Feb 2016 09:22

Three reasons Nigerian fashion is taking over the world
Three reasons Nigerian fashion is taking over the world

Nigeria is popular for a lot of things and most recently, fashion is in the fore. People all over the world, including international celebrities like Chris Brown, Rihanna and Beyonce have been spotted wearing different Nigerian clothing...

By Nkem Ndem V 1 Feb 2016 08:36

Govt rejects MTN's out-of-court settlement offer
Govt rejects MTN's out-of-court settlement offer

The federal government has disowned the out of court settlement offer by telecoms firm MTN over the $3.4bn fine slammed on it in December last year...

By Zakariyya Adaramola 27 Jan 2016 09:47

Nigeria's iROKO announces new funding for African content after Netflix arrival
Nigeria's iROKO announces new funding for African content after Netflix arrival

Nigerian online television and film distribution service iROKO on Monday announced $19m worth of new deals, including with French giant Canal+, to boost operations and take-up across Africa...

26 Jan 2016 14:24

Lagos set to host global leaders at The Economist's Nigeria Summit 2016
Lagos set to host global leaders at The Economist's Nigeria Summit 2016

The events' arm of the foremost International socio economics news magazine, The Economist has concluded plans to hold the 11th edition of the annual Nigeria Summit...

25 Jan 2016 13:15

[Infographic] The 12 facts and figures about e-commerce in Nigeria in 2015
[Infographic] The 12 facts and figures about e-commerce in Nigeria in 2015

Pan-African e-commerce Jumia has just released a new Infographic with the objective of shining a light on the key facts and figures of the year that has passed as well as the promise of 2016...

25 Jan 2016 10:58

Nigerian filmmakers: Submit entries for NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival!
Nigerian filmmakers: Submit entries for NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival!

Short or feature films from any Nigerian filmmaker can be submitted for the fourth edition of the NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival. The deadline for entries is 12 February 2016. The official selection will be announced in March 2016...

21 Jan 2016 12:20

Phone subscribers increase to 152.1 million
Phone subscribers increase to 152.1 million

Active lines in the country increased to over 152 million in the month of November 2015, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said...

19 Jan 2016 11:11

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Hello Africa! Tell me how you're doin'!

Many multinational brands approach Africa with a near-desperate bright-eyed eagerness, trying to get to grips with her intricate market dynamics...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg 18 Jan 2016 14:00

Three predictions for tech in Nigeria 2016
Three predictions for tech in Nigeria 2016

It is a new year! We have finally crossed over to 2016, and while everything seems to be taking a new turn, it seems as though very little has changed in the tech world...

By Nkem Ndem V 18 Jan 2016 10:03

Contributors to this piece (top to bottom, L to R): Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA\Africa; Ken Kyaka, TBWA\Redhouse Kenya; Hunsa Chikaha, TBWA\ Khanga Rue, Tanzania; Tumiso Mabusela, TBWA\ Medcom, Botswana; Filipe Braga, TBWA\ Angola; Yosia Lukwago, TBWA\ Limelight, Uganda; Kobby Acquah-Hayford, TBWA\Markcom, Ghana; Kelechi Nwosu, TBWA\ Concept, Nigeria; and Sapi Bachi, TBWA\ Zimbabwe
[BizTrends 2016] Social activism and trench marketing FTW

While TBWA is focused on disruption to grow our client business in Africa, the following trends are bound to be top of mind in the year ahead...

By TBWA Africa 18 Jan 2016 10:00

Four quick ways to become relevant on LinkedIn
Four quick ways to become relevant on LinkedIn

Although LinkedIn has often been referred to as the boring brother of Facebook and Twitter, it remains the most popular social network for professionals around the world...

By Nkem Ndem V 15 Jan 2016 07:17

Fine doesn't keep MTN Nigeria down
Fine doesn't keep MTN Nigeria down

The raging dispute between MTN and Nigerian authorities - now being battled out in court - has not made the cellphone giant shy about expanding in Africa's most populous country...

By Asha Speckman 11 Jan 2016 15:00

Five mobile app trends to look out for in Nigeria 2016
Five mobile app trends to look out for in Nigeria 2016

Nigeria has witnessed an explosion of mobile apps in the last couple years, making it convenient for smartphone users to do everything from paying bills to saving money, shopping, ordering food, keeping up with news...

By Nkem Ndem V 7 Jan 2016 11:55

Jumia Nigeria announces Juliet Anammah as new CEO
Jumia Nigeria announces Juliet Anammah as new CEO

LAGOS, NIGERIA: The e-commerce leader in Africa formalizes the appointment of Juliet Anammah at the head of Jumia Nigeria, Africa Internet Group's (AIG) biggest company on the continent...

4 Jan 2016 09:34

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Freedom of information making global headlines

As the new year beckons, so too does a new way for journalists to work - without fear of punishment for seeking out the truth....

31 Dec 2015 12:00

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Data safari: Mapping emerging Africa's analytics

IQturf Consulting Services, an analytics-driven solution provider, is rolling out a new data solution for Africa's 'emerging set': Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria...

28 Dec 2015 13:01

Four key things to consider before venturing into e-commerce in Nigeria
Four key things to consider before venturing into e-commerce in Nigeria

For many business owners in Nigeria, e-commerce is still an enigma. However, with over 60% of people in the country now using the internet, it has become a valuable tool and popular platform...

By Nkem Ndem V 24 Dec 2015 11:46

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Five African tech hubs you didn't know about

2015 has seen the rise of vibrant tech hubs in places even we didn't expect them. The growth of the pan-African innovation ecosystem...

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Dec 2015 10:50

Honouring Nigeria's enterprising females under 25
Honouring Nigeria's enterprising females under 25

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with one of the largest youth populations in the world. Needless to say, identifying the issues that affect the Nigerian youth...

22 Dec 2015 10:01

MTN confirms it will fight Nigerian fine
MTN confirms it will fight Nigerian fine

Africa's biggest mobile services provider MTN Group (MTN) has confirmed that it is planning to contest a R59bn fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)...

21 Dec 2015 07:34

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'Apping' SA's awesome SMEs

You can be part of the new Awesome South Africa app, designed to promote local business...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2015 12:00

Afrinolly launches app to combat piracy of African films
Afrinolly launches app to combat piracy of African films

Afrinolly has launched MarketPlace, a pay per view, secured mobile platform for the distribution of Nollywood/African movies, short films, series and more to GSM users in Nigeria...

10 Dec 2015 14:13

MTN's Nigeria fine increased again to USD3.9bn
MTN's Nigeria fine increased again to USD3.9bn

The Nigerian fine that precipitated a management shake-up at MTN has been increased again, to $3.9bn from the $3.4bn the company was told on Wednesday it would have to pay by the end of December...

7 Dec 2015 10:08

Nigerians oppose social media bill on social media
Nigerians oppose social media bill on social media

NEWSWATCH: Approximately 15 million people in Nigeria take to social media to express their opinions online. Now the government is attempting to pass a bill that will allegedly muzzle social media...

7 Dec 2015 09:21

Nigerian Communications Commission reduces MTN fine to USD3.4bn
Nigerian Communications Commission reduces MTN fine to USD3.4bn

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has agreed to reduce MTN's (MTN) fine to $3.4bn, payable no later than 31 December 2015...

4 Dec 2015 09:35

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Gambling in Africa

PricewaterhouseCooper's presented its fourth annual edition on the gaming industry, Taking the odds: Gambling Outlook for 2015 - 2019 (South Africa - Nigeria - Kenya), recently at 54 on Bath in Rosebank Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Dec 2015 10:16

Jumia.com celebrates Black Friday success
Jumia.com celebrates Black Friday success

Jumia.com, one of Africa's largest online shopping malls, had a successful Black Friday 2015, with an increase in sales of 900% compared to 2014...

2 Dec 2015 09:32

Samsung Nigeria named best company in youth focused CSR at SERAS 2015
Samsung Nigeria named best company in youth focused CSR at SERAS 2015

Samsung Nigeria was conferred the best company in youth focused CSR at the recently concluded (SERAS) Nigeria CSR Awards 2015...

1 Dec 2015 14:35

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