Leo Stan Ekeh, the Zinox Group
The Zinox Group has reportedly concluded the acquisition of e-commerce powerhouse, Konga after successfully rounding off months of long-drawn negotiations with major investors, Naspers and AB Kinnevik in a landmark development that will expectedly provide employment opportunities for thousands of Nigerians and reposition Konga for a greater share of the e-commerce market in Nigeria and beyond.
Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency in Africa, will hold the second edition of the Africa Travel Awards on Thursday January 25, 2018. For this edition, the ceremony will be held simultaneously in 8 countries: Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Uganda, Senegal and Tanzania.
Leading beverage Company, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, has announced the launch of Schweppes Novida, a new sophisticated fruit flavoured light malt non-alcoholic beverage in Nigeria. This announcement was made at the official launch of the new product on Friday. Schweppes Novida is available in a pineapple flavour 35cl PET bottle.
Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger, has partnered with Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, to launch the Uber ride-on-demand service within BBM Messenger.
…. To feed 5,000 Nigerians across five cities
In the spirit of the yuletide season, leading telecoms services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has partnered with Chicken Republic, a subsidiary of Food Concepts Plc, to feed over 5,000 less privileged Nigerians as part of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility initiative dubbed ‘Airtel Five Days of Love.’
Two indigenes of Ekwulobia, Aguata Council Area of Anambra State have manufactured a power generating set which requires neither fuel nor diesel to run.
Infinity Tyres Limited, Nigeria’s leading tyre, battery and premium automobile accessories brand, has flagged off the 15th edition of its annual promo tagged, “Value Drive Promo”, even as the company has diversified into the business of premium quality solar and standby power solutions.
KPMG, leading advisory services provider has offered internship to the top ten participants of the recently concluded Data Science Nigeria (DSN) Bootcamp hackathon. Some of the qualified participants will also be provided full employment opportunities, subject to other recruitment considerations.
… Wins ESQ Nigerian legal awards
Non-alcoholic beverage giant, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has been named Manufacturing Company of the Year in the Soft Drinks Category of the Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Award 2017, by The Guardian Newspaper, in collaboration with the African Development Studies Centre. The Award ceremony which took place at the prestigious Eko Hotel, in Lagos recently,witnessed a large turnout of industry stakeholders, from the private and public sector.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday commenced public hearing on a Bill to empower Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to control Close Circuit Televisions (CCTV) in the country.