Author: Deborah Adegoke

Sony has now launched a page for PC games on its PlayStation website as it seeks to grow its user base and increase revenue. The company is expecting to see nearly 50 percent of its game launches to be PC and mobile by 2025. It expects to make $300 million in net sales from PC releases for FY22 (i.e. from April 1 2022 to March 31, 2023) For a long time, Sony kept its franchises off of PC and focus exclusively on console. The “page for PC games” already has games like God of War, Spider- Man Re-mastered, Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone, Predator: Hunting…

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MediaFuse-Dentsu International has been awarded Africa’s Most Innovative Marketing Communication Agency of the Year 2022 by the African Brands Congress. The award was presented to the company during the weekend at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos State, according to a statement by Dentsu Nigeria’s Group Corporate Communications Manager, Sodiq Oyeleke, on Monday. MediaFuse-Dentsu International (Dentsu Nigeria) is a full-service marketing communications agency network offering specialist integrated communication services by design, spanning specialist media services, communication planning, full creative services, production, content development and aggregation, search and performance marketing; social/community management, data planning and implementation as well as effective location service,…

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Nigeria’s inflation hit a near 17-year high in July as the prices of food and services increased in the month by 19.64 per cent on a year-on-year basis, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) Report. It was noted in the CPI Report for July 2022 released on Monday that at 19.64 per cent, this was 2.27 percentage points higher than the rate recorded in July 2021, which was 17.38 per cent, making it the highest surge for goods and services since September 2005. This shows that the headline inflation rate increased…

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The Federal government has announced the launch of a 12-member Flare Gas Commercialisation Programme Team to facilitate its initiative aimed at ending gas flaring by 2025. The 12-member committee was inaugurated by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), on Sunday. Chief Executive Engineer, Mr Gbenga Komolafe, speaking at the weekend, noted that gas flaring in the oil and gas industry has continued to be a menace and the FG is committed to eradicating gas flaring due to its adverse effects on the environment and people. Komolafe stated that monetising gas resources is a positive step towards guaranteeing energy security,…

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History is replete with women of note, who had the most impact on the world, but only a few refine the industrial and humanitarian tropes of endeavor like Dr. Pearl Chidinma Ogbulu, the Erelu Okin of Orile Kemta, Lagos State. An historical figure that Erelu Okin shares split semblance with, in legacy and panache, would be Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1814-1906, the first woman to have been a peer, Burdett-Coutts was made a baroness by Queen Victoria for her humanitarian strides to the poor. Prevented from working at Couttus Bank despite inheriting her grandfather Thomas Couttus’s shares and fortune, Burdett-Coutts instead devoted…

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Nestlé Nigeria Plc has announced the second phase of her community scholarship scheme for youth of her host communities. The scholarship scheme is positioned to enable deserving students of her host communities attain their educational and personal aspirations through financial sponsorship. The scheme which was launched in 2020 for the host communities of the company’s factories located at Sagamu Interchange, Ogun State and Abaji, Federal Capital Territory, has been extended to include the host community of the company’s third factory in Agbara, Ogun State. The scheme which is in two categories, senior secondary and tertiary, will grant funds to cover…

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Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has posted a video to respond to platform users concerning the company’s new focus on video content and also the updates to the app feed. Celebrity sisters Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian criticized Instagram on Monday, urging the app to stop mimicking rival TikTok. To their hundreds of millions of Instagram followers, Jenner and Kardashian posted a message that read, “Make Instagram Instagram Again.” “Strop trying to be tiktok I just want to see cute photos of my friends,” the post said. The two extremely well-known sisters have approximately 686 million Instagram followers combined. It’s no secret that…

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Atletico Madrid has denied reports of its interest in signing Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo. This was made known by Atletico Madrid’s president, Enrique Cerezo who claimed it is quite impossible for the player to come to the club. “I don’t know who invented this story about Cristiano Ronaldo to Atletico Madrid. It’s definitely not true,” Cerezo told radio show El Partidazo de COPE. “It’s practically impossible for him to come to Atletico Madrid,” Cerezo added, further claiming that rumours of interest in the 37-year-old had been “invented”. According to reports, the Manchester United forward is hoping to quit the Premier…

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As the mainstream adoption of digital currency continues to spike, the first crypto ATM has launched in Namibia.  Namibia now has an operational bitcoin Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at Maerua Mall in Windhoek via the Crypto Kiosk. With the Crypto kiosk, this will afford the Namibian residents the ability to convert the two world’s largest cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) to the Namibian Dollar. A bitcoin ATM is similar to a regular cash machine. The only difference is that instead of withdrawing cash from a bank account, you can buy and sell bitcoins against local currency cash using…

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