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May 19, 2019

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As Central Bank Moves to Finance Creativity

It’s a new dawn for the creative industry as the Central Bank of Nigeria makes funds available for creative persons, who genuinely seek financing to grow their businesses under its Creative Industry Funding Initiative, reports Bamidele Famoofo

Just like it did to farmers under its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP), where rice farmers got cheap capital to boost their production capacities, leading to Nigeria becoming one of world’s"...

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May 19, 2019

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Competition Commission South Africa blocks Naspers acquisition of WeBuyCars

The Competition Commission South Africa has recommended to Competition Tribunal that the proposed acquisition of WeBuyCars Ltd by MIH eCommerce Holdings Ltd, an entity of the Naspers Group, be prohibited.

MIH eCommerce wishes to acquire 60% of WeBuyCars. MIH eCommerce is mainly an investment holding company and does not itself supply any products or services in South Africa. MIH eCommerce has investments in OLX and the Naspers’ subsidiary, Car"...

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May 19, 2019

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Africa50 launches Innovation Challenge to help increase access to internet in Africa

Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has launched the first edition of its Innovation Challenge at the 2019 Transform Africa Summit holding in Kigali.

Through this initiative, Africa50 will crowdsource innovative solutions to help increase access to high-speed internet in under-served areas in Africa.

The call is open for ICT developers, innovators,"...

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May 19, 2019

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United Nations Development Programme and Global Environmental Facility partner with Nigeria to invest in food security

The Nigerian Government revealed that it has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to invest $58 million in food security projects in the country.

The partnership will facilitate the Integrated Approach Programme for value chain development in the Agric sector.

The National Coordinator, National Programme Management"...

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May 19, 2019

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MTN Nigeria signs 200 billion naira loan after NSE listing

A day after it listed its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, MTN Nigeria announced that it signed a 200 billion naira loan with seven local banks.

The seven-year loan deal coordinated by Citibank, was signed with a consortium of Access Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank, Fidelity Bank, FCMB, United Bank for Africa and First Bank.

MTN Nigeria, majority owned by South"...

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May 19, 2019

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Ecobank Nigeria offers residents of Lagos cash for used PET bottles

Ecobank Nigeria, which is marking its sustainability week, asked residents of Lagos State to submit used plastic materials including soft drink and water bottles amongst others to its head office on Victoria Island, Lagos, in exchange for cash.

The bank said the idea was to remove non-biodegradable materials from the environment to encourage a healthy and safe living.

Ecobank"...

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May 19, 2019

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During Ramadan, Al Zahia Families Give Back to the Community’s Service Providers

Celebrating the spirit of giving and caring during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Al Zahia partnered with families at Sharjah’s premier lifestyle destination to express their appreciation to the community’s service providers for their exceptional work.

The families prepared a home-cooked Iftar buffet that was enjoyed with Al Zahia’s service providers and workers.

In"...

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May 19, 2019

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Fakih IVF Rolls Out Community Outreach Projects during Month of Ramadan

In their effort to give back to the community, Fakih IVF Fertility Center organized an “Iftar Meal Distribution,” distributing meals to workers across the community. Through this initiative Fakih IVF handed out approximately 1000 meals to workers in labour camps and mosques across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain.

Dr Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF Group said, “Ramadan is known as the month of giving and this is a small effort"...

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May 19, 2019

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AURAK is Wyoming Bound

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Department of International Programs and Partnerships (DIPP) hosted a two-day committee visit for a University of Wyoming (UW) delegation to speculate on the possibility of cultivating a student and faculty exchange program.

The delegation consisted of two members, Dr. Michael V. Pishko, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science and Prof. Brian Toelle, Professor of Practice and Interim Head of"...

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May 19, 2019

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BenQ introduces 32-inch 2560x1440 QHD Screen with 1800R Curvature for Immersive Gaming Experience

BenQ, leading global innovator of displays, announced its latest milestone in visual technology earning VESA DisplayHDR 400 and AMD FreeSync 2 certifications for the EX3203R entertainment monitor. BenQ EX3203R features dazzling HDR performance with stunning gaming capabilities, the curved 32” display delivers immersive viewing, 144Hz helps in ultra-smooth performance and the 90% DCI-P3 for HDR and FreeSyncTM 2 ensures fluid gaming. The screen is also protected by BenQ Brightness Intelligence Plus (B.I.+) eye-care technology.

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