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Following an increased demand from its clients, specialist ICT marketing and PR agency, DUO Marketing + Communications has announced it will be expanding its presence into Nigeria and Kenya.
30 Oct 2012
MTN reportedly delivered a satisfactory set of results for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, increasing subscriber numbers by 3.8% to 182,7 million. The company's performance was underpinned by solid operational management and the rollout of appealing value propositions despite aggressive pricing competition, regulations and economic challenges across the different markets in which the group operates.
30 Oct 2012
Rufai Ladipo has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Scanad Nigeria Limited, the newest subsidiary of marketing services group of Scangroup Limited and partly owned by WPP. Fagbohun Abiodun Mesharck has also been appointed as head of media, while Kenyan Sameer Ambegaonkar has been appointed as managing consultant. The appointments are aimed at supporting the company's growth and expansion strategy in Nigeria.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 30 Oct 2012
MTN will be a key operator in Africa to deliver Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to its customers in South Africa in November, with Ghana and Nigeria following in December.
29 Oct 2012
Visa Inc and Fundamo, the Visa-owned mobile money platform, recently announced the results of a study that reveals consumers in six developing countries are already highly aware of mobile money services - the ability to make payments or send funds simply by accessing an account on their mobile phone. Nearly 90% of consumers surveyed by Visa expressed interest in making use of these services in the future.
29 Oct 2012
Unlike his predecessor, the current executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah, is a taciturn man. Though friendly and brilliant, the NCC boss does not address journalists every now and then except on occasions when serious industry issue crops up. On such occasion, a different Juwah is seen blowing hot, invoking NCC Act to buttress his stance.
Zakariyya Adaramola 23 Oct 2012
19 Oct 2012
As Nigerians await the delivery of the newly launched iPhone 5, Airtel has announced the availability of the special Nano SIM cards specially made for latest iPhone at its stores countrywide.
Henry Ifeanyi 18 Oct 2012
In its first business-to-business showcase, 10 South African wine producers participated in the South Africa-Nigeria Week, held in Lagos earlier this month. The Nigerian wine market is valued at around US$300 million a year.
17 Oct 2012
MTN Group Limited and IHS Holding Limited have announced that they have entered into definitive agreements pursuant to which IHS will acquire up to 931 mobile network towers from MTN Cote d'Ivoire for US$141 million and up to 827 towers from MTN Cameroon for US$143 million.
15 Oct 2012
Naija Lyrics Wiki is reported to have taken over the Nigerian music and entertainment industry by increasingly attracting an average of over 100 000 downloads in average statistics. That is apparently over 2000 downloads daily.
15 Oct 2012
In an effort to eradicate identity theft in the telecommunications sector, MTN Nigeria has introduced a 16 digit security number solution that would make it impossible for hackers and scammers to clone or control subscriber's identity, with intent to commit fraud using a mobile phone line.
Henry Ifeanyi 11 Oct 2012
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) in Nigeria has awarded Airtel Nigeria with the Best Human Resources Practices Award within the telecommunications sector.
10 Oct 2012
In August 2012, Nigeria's Federal Government announced that it planned to invest $15-million in the country's ICT sector to assist growth and generate more jobs. This kind of investment shows that Africa and indeed Nigeria specifically, are poised for expansion and prosperity in the ICT sectors.
Yaron Assabi 10 Oct 2012
Nicholas Jotischky, principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media has made the announcement that RIM will expand its presence in Nigeria by opening up a BlackBerry-branded store in Lagos.
28 Sep 2012
Phone manufacturing company, Nokia in partnership with Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a social innovation centre in Nigeria, have embarked on an academy program called 'Nokia/CCHub Growth Academy' which is aimed at accelerating Nigerian mobile software companies in growing their companies on regional and international levels.
27 Sep 2012
iROKO Partners, the online distributor of Nigerian movies and music, will be partner with Rancard, provider of cloud-based software for mobile content discovery and delivery, at this year's NigeriaCom.
26 Sep 2012
Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, reportedly Nigeria's first structured outdoor media regulator, is set to introduce Skype video as part of steps to improve customer engagement and delivery of its services to stakeholders.
26 Sep 2012
MTN Nigeria recently appointed Z-Card to design and produce a 'MTN Quick Tips' guide about its products and services to bridge the communication gap for its consumers.
20 Sep 2012
Etisalat Group, the telecommunications corporation with operations in 16 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, have announced the commercial launch of a comprehensive and accessible package of mobile commerce features currently available globally in Nigeria.
13 Sep 2012
South African Tourism (SAT) plans to open a regional office in Nairobi during the 2013-2014 financial year, South African Tourism director for Domestic, Africa and Middle East, Phumi Ndlomo has disclosed.
11 Sep 2012
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria on Saturday, 8 September 2012, clinched three industry awards at the 8th edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Awards. Airtel Nigeria beat competitors to emerge as the industry's Most Innovative Telecom Company of the Year, Telecom Brand of the Year and Customer Friendly Operator of the Year.
10 Sep 2012
According to reports, Islamic group Boko Haram has destroyed over 25 mast stations belonging to mobile telecommunication operators in the Northern part of Nigeria. Aside from the attacks, four MTN Nigeria staff were reportedly killed by the group in Maiduguri while trying to bomb the company's base station.
Henry Ifeanyi 6 Sep 2012
Brewing giant SABMiller has opened a new brewery in Onitsha‚ South Eastern Nigeria - the company's first 'greenfield' brewery to be built in that country.
5 Sep 2012
National leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has set up a four man caretaker committee to run the affairs of the union in Edo State for three months, pending the election of a new state executive.
5 Sep 2012
CNBC Africa is expected to open its ninth African bureau in Rwanda as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau in partnership with Rwanda TV and the Rwanda Development Board, will be based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali and opens for business in September 2012.
4 Sep 2012
In an effort to protect subscribers on its network against mobile fraud, MTN Nigeria says it has introduced a four digit security number for all its subscribers.
Henry Ifeanyi 3 Sep 2012