Friday, February 21, 2020

Adonko Unveils Jim Iyke, Ini Edo, Uti Nwachukwu, Teddy A and others As Brand Ambassadors

Adonko Unveils Brand Ambassadors 


Adonko, a leading Bitters in the Nigerian market has recorded another milestone as Ambassadors for the brand were unveiled in Lagos recently.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

NEW BOOK: The Political Phenomenon of President Muhammadu Buhari

The Political Phenomenon of President Muhammadu Buhari 

The incumbent President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, an outstanding graduate of the United States Army War College  (USAWC) is turning his presidential reelection campaigns into the most colourful political carnivals in Africa's largest democracy with overwhelming majority of supporters and voters trooping to his rallies for the presidential election coming up on February 16, 2019.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

From The Archives: Nasir el-Rufai Has No More Questions To Answer

Subject: [Nigerians Report] Robert Amsterdam: Nasir el-Rufai Has No More Questions To Answer:

An Interview with Robert Amsterdam on the International Defense Team of Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR), the former Minister of Abuja Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Nigeria resigned the appointment in June 2008.

Monday, February 17, 2020

WHAT'S YOUR BRAND?: 4 Tips to Create Powerful Brand Storytelling

4 Tips to Create Powerful Brand Storytelling

How do you connect your audience to your brand? One of the best ways to build trust, is via brand storytelling. Adding a background helps to humanize your brand and engage with your audience. Hence, it is no surprise to see this being one of the biggest buzzwords in recent times. So here are four tips to help businesses create powerful brand storytelling. 

1. Have a unique brand story

Your brand story is only as good as your brand value. So think of your story like your individual identity. Who are you? Where do you come from? What are some of your beliefs? All these questions help shape a brand’s identity. 

The key here is to be honest with the answers to the questions because a false statement will be reflected in your identity and people will be able to see through it. After all, the last thing you want is to be fake. Hence, always remember it pays to be truthful.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Epidemic of Poverty in Northern Nigeria, Dangote and Girl Rising

The Epidemic of Poverty in Northern Nigeria, Dangote and Girl Rising


The World Bank has estimated that 87% of all the poor people in Nigeria are in the north. ... Poverty was significantly higher in rural areas of the country in 2016. “An estimated 64 percent of all poor lived in rural areas and 52 percent of the rural population lived below the poverty line in › world...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Nigerian Startup Qualifies for US$1m Chivas Venture 2020

Ifeoluwa Olatayo from Soupah wins local heat of the Chivas Venture 2020 and will now represent Nigeria at the $1m Global Final.

LONDON, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Social enterprise, Soupah, is preparing to go head-to-head in a series of spirited pitches with 25 of the hottest start-ups from around the world. Ifeoluwa Olatayo and her business Soupah has won the Nigerian final of the Chivas Venture; a global competition from leading blended Scotch whisky Chivas that gives away $1 million in no-strings funding every year to social businesses that blend profit and purpose to have a positive impact on the world.

Soupah tackles inefficiencies in the food supply chain in Nigeria by connecting small scale rural farmers with urban retailers. The innovative corporation engages in rooftop farms, fortified food processing and farm linkages for rural smallholders into urban markets.

Safer Internet Day: Facebook and 9 Partners Across Africa To Work Together for a Better Internet

Safer Internet Day: Facebook and 9 Partners Across Africa To Work Together for a Better Internet

11 February 2020 - Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated today, 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”. The partners Facebook is working with this year include:
Watoto Watch Network, Kenya, Paradigm Initiative, Nigeria, Child Online Africa of Ghana, Youth First of Madagascar, Computing and Information Association of  Tanzania, Asikana Network of Zambia, Digify Africa of South Africa, Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC of South Africa, Diana Schwarz Attorneys of South Africa.

Monday, February 10, 2020

16 Countries Nigerians Can Visit Without Visa

16 countries Nigerians can visit with a Nigerian passport without visa:

1. Barbados (visa free for 6 months)

South Korean Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho Breaks the Highest Ceiling At the 92nd Academy Awards

South Korean Filmmaker,  Bong Joon-ho shattered the highest ceiling at the 92nd The Academy Awards!

Thank you. After winning best international feature, I thought I was done for the day and was ready to relax.
Thank you so much. When I was young and studying cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart, which is that "The most personal is the most creative."
That quote is from our great Martin Scorsese. When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese's films. Just to be nominated was a huge honor. I never thought I would win.
When people in the U.S. were not familiar with my films, Quentin [Tarantino] always put my films on his list. He's here, thank you so much. Quentin, I love you.
And Todd [Phillips] and Sam [Mendes], great directors that I admire. If the Academy allows, I would like to get a Texas chainsaw, split the award into five and share it with all of you.
Thank you. I will drink until next morning, thank you.
It was an historic Sunday night of February 9, 2020 at the 92nd Academy Awards held in Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, honouring the best films released in 2019.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

#GlobalMovieDay: We Celebrate Nigerian Born Two Oscars Nominee, Cynthia Erivo!

#GlobalMovieDay: We Celebrate Nigerian Born Two Oscars Nominee, Cynthia Erivo!

To celebrate the inaugural #GlobalMovieDay of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), we celebrate Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo, the first Nigerian born two Oscars nominee for the Best Actress in a leading role and the Best Original Song; the first ever Nigerian born to be nominated in this category. And she is the only black nominee in the Academy’s acting categories at the 92nd Academy Awards tomorrow, February 9, 2020 (Date: Mon, 10 Feb • 2:00 am WAT) at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

EKENYERENGOZI Michael Chima: Completed New Books

1. NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series, 3 Edition
The first book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry printed in Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, USA; known for its universities, including North Carolina State University. The number of technology and scholarly institutions around Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham make the area known as the Research Triangle. The third edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is dedicated to 33 Nigerian female filmmakers in Nigeria and the Diaspora. It will be distributed by @amazon , @barnesandnoble and other booksellers worldwide.
2. Biafran Child ( collection of my original short stories on the Biafran war, Tsunami and other existential occurrences on love, politics and survival.
3. The Political Phenomenon of President Muhammadu Buhari; my second book on the political history of Nigeria from the presidential elections of 2015 to 2019.
4. Barack Obama and the American Dream.

- By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
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Ban Ki-moon, Goodluck Jonathan and other World Leaders Brave Coronavirus for Peace Talks in Asia

(From Right) Former President of Albania Alfred Moisiu, Advisor to the President of Libya Dr. Fathi Noah, Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, UPF Co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, President Hun Sen of Cambodia, Vice-President Leni Lobredo of the Philippines (Photo credit: Graeme Carmichael)

Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan at the summit.

World Leaders Brave Coronavirus for Peace Talks in Asia

Universal Peace Federation Hosts World Summit 2020

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 5, 2020 /CNW/ -- Despite the global panic around the coronavirus outbreak, 7,000 heads of state, entrepreneurs, academics, media and religious leaders journeyed to the KINTEX Exhibition Center in Korea from February 3-5 for peace talks to contribute their expertise to bringing solutions to conflict on every level of society.

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4 Promising Oil Trends To Watch In 2020

Nigeria's current system gives Nigeria between 60 percent and 70 percent of all deepwater revenues,  which includes taxes, royalties, along with state-run NNPC's share of production.  While Nigeria has given majors

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