Introducing, the New Blackberry Z10 from Airtel

Blackberry z10 from Airtel

One of the leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has become the first mobile operator in the country to announce the availability of latest BlackBerry Z10 Smartphones in its show rooms across the country.

Airtel Customers who had pre-ordered for the device online and through its retail outlets across the country can now take delivery of the Smartphones at their preferred locations.

Speaking at the prestigious Ikoyi Club, venue of the launch, Airtel’s Chief Marketing Officer, Olu Akanmu said the company is delighted to be the first operator in the country to move beyond the pre-ordering process to the commencement of actual sale and distribution of the BlackBerry Z10 device to Nigerians. Continue reading

Banky W Seeks Wizkid’s Mum’s Intervention As Contract Saga Rages

Wizkid and Banky W

Information reaching us confirms that spirited efforts to get Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, to retrace his steps back to the label that gave him the platform to become the superstar he is today, has shifted to his mum.

According to reports we are monitoring, Banky W supposedly went to Wizkid’s mum seeking her intervention in the crisis as it was becoming clearer that they (EME) were losing their hottest prospect yet.

Banky was said to have reminded her of how he helped propel Wizzy’s career to greatness and being a mother, she reasoned in that direction.

“You know women, she felt compassion for Banky and promised to talk to her son,” a source privy to the trouble-shooting meeting squealed.

Banky, also has not failed in dousing the media speculation that his prodigy has left EME as he described such reports as ‘nothing but rumours’. Continue reading

Interswitch poised for expansion in Africa

Considering the phenomenal and remarkable growth of Mobile technology and the accelerated activities of the Information technology sector in the dark continent of ‘Africa’, Mobile integrated systems network ‘Interswitch’ says it is ready to expand its network in the continent.

This was part of the statements of the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr Mitchell Elegbe as the Group marked its 10th year Anniversary in operations.
He was proud to say that Interswitch was the first Nigerian company to offer payment infrastructure and technology integration.

He Further stated that “We are a Nigerian financial services powerhouse, and with over 70 per cent of government and 90 per cent of private companies that rely on us for their monetary transactions, the company looks poised to venture into other African countries.”

Speaking further on the operational capacity of his Company, Mr Ellegbe said “Interswitch, through its Super Switch, provides online, real-time transaction switching that enables businesses and individuals have access to their funds across the 20 banks in Nigeria and across a variety of payment channels such as Automated Teller Machines (ATMS), Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, Mobile Phones, Kiosks, Web and Bank Branches.”

On the growth of its financial and market base, Mr Ellegbe highlighted that the Company which started with a financial base of N200 million can now boast of about N30 billion as its current resource base a tremendous development.

The company has also been instrumental to the Point of Sales technology transactions across the country, facilitating transactions through the ATM cards for Nigerian shoppers. Through the company today, there are 10,000 ATM stations, 12,000 point of sales locations and 400 online locations, as disclosed in the statement.

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EMEA Award...Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank), Mr. Bisi Onasanya has emerged the winner of the 2012 EMEA Finance “CEO of the Year Award”. At the well-attended ceremony, organised under the aegis of Annual African Banking Awards, now in its fifth edition, First Bank of Nigeria Limited also won the “Best Local Bank in Nigeria for 2012”.

FirstBank had won two previous editions of the award in 2009 and 2010. The African Banking Awards is regarded as the industry standard for banking excellence. Individual nominees are judged by their ability to deliver shareholder returns and gain strategic advantage in terms of market visibility and positioning, while institutions are appraised based on the performance of their critical fundamentals.

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Two new babies from RIM

Two new babies from RIM

Research in Motion has officially released the q10 and z10 in their Blackberry Smartphone series.

According to the Managing Director, Alexandra Zagury, the two new releases are distinctive improvements on the previous productions.

We are hoping their words will be their bond this time.

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105-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier recently renewed her California drivers license

There apparently isn’t much that can slow down Edythe Kirchmaier. The 105-year-old California resident made headlines on Monday when she passed her driving test – continuing 86 years without a blemish on her driving record and maintaining her status as the state’s oldest living driver.

“I just couldn’t imagine myself without a car,” said Kirchmaier. “It just didn’t feel very good.”

And that’s far from the only bit of notoriety to crop up recently in Kirchmaier’s life. Facebook has declared her its most senior user, she’s the University of Chicago’s oldest living former student, last week she appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to celebrate her birthday and she has been a volunteer with the Direct Relief International (DRI) organization for 40 years.

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Behold Genevieve Nnaji 10 years ago

Behold Genevieve Nnaji 10 years ago

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Behold Genevieve Nnaji 10 years ago

Behold Genevieve Nnaji 10 years ago

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Firefox Launches Mozilla mobile phone

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Mozilla, one of the foremost internet browser providers, has dolled out details of it’s plans to launch new smartphones to be powered by its Firefox operating system.

It disclosed that two mobile phones would be introduced by a fast growing Spanish firm called Geeksphone and will be targeted at developers before the system is formally launched.

The system will be based on the HTML5 web programming language and is being sold as offering software writers more “freedom” than alternatives” Continue reading

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A Nigerian court based in the capital Abuja has ordered a 16-year-old girl, Maryam Suleiman, and her parents to refund N570,000(about $4,000) to her husband, Mukailu Naibi, over a fraudulent Imagemarriage.

The judge in the Area Court sitting in Lugbe, Haruna Masanawa, ruled that Suleiman and her parents must refund the money to Naibi within 30 days. Masanawa also ordered that Naibi’s estranged wife, who had filed for divorce, must remain married to him pending the full refund of the amount.

“Based on the evidence before me, the court is convinced that the plaintiff’s parents are dubious people that no child should be proud of.

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