Delta Air to Launch First Biometric Terminal in U.S

Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is launching the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta. According to the airline beginning from late this year, customers flying direct to an international destination have the option of using facial recognition technology from curb to gate, transforming the customer journey with a seamless travel experience through the airport. This optional, end-to-end Delta Biometrics experience includes…

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Tony Elumelu Foundation, GIZ partner to Empower Young Entrepreneurs across East and West Africa

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading entrepreneurship philanthropy, is partnering with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Government’s Agency for International Cooperation. GIZ will support the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to empower 210 young African entrepreneurs, focusing specifically on female entrepreneurs and tech-enabled businesses. The Entrepreneurship Programme of TEF was launched in 2015, having supported more than 4,000 entrepreneurs with seed capital pan-African wide. The announcement is coming ahead of the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs – The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum – which…

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United Capital Launches its New, Improved Online Investment Platform, InvestNow.Ng

United Capital Plc, a leading financial services group just launched its new, improved online investment platform, InvestNow. The company, which prides itself in being innovative and customer-centric rolled out this platform as part of its retail strategy and unwavering commitment to excellent service experience. The platform was first released in 2014 as a securities trading platform but has gone through series of upgrades and improvements. Some of the new, unique products and features include the direct debit functionality which helps make saving and investment easy for the customer by allowing…

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Entrepreneurship Key to Unlocking Economic Development on Our Continent,” —Tony Elumelu at The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

5,000 African entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem convened in Lagos for the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum. The event which is the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs in the world is a unique opportunity to bring together young business talents, creating dynamic networks and transmitting the message to policymakers that a vibrant and responsible private sector will deliver economic transformation.  Now in its fourth year, the Forum marked the graduation of the 2018 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, following a rigorous…

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DHL Global Forwarding, Ethiopia Air Sign JV Deal

DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services and Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, today signed a new agreement to form a joint venture company; DHL/Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services Ltd. The essence of the agreement is to build the leading cargo logistics provider JV company in Africa. The company according to Ethiopian Airlines will be based in Ethiopia and will do business in the entire continent of Africa, enhancing Ethiopia’s logistics infrastructure and connections. Ethiopian Airlines, which assumes a majority stake…

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Alarm Bell Tolls for MTN AS South African Conspiracy against Nigeria Continues to Increase

From every indication, this may be the last straw for the South African company, MTN. Informed sources believe that it was a strategic move by the government to ensure that the company never recovers, thereby providing a convenient pretext to acquire it. As the biggest and arguably most profitable company in the country, the government is somewhat jittery and troubled by its operations especially as a foreign-owned firm. Still reeling from the previous fine which was occasioned by its disregard to the regulation requiring all telecoms to register their SIMs before…

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Africa Prudential Partners Cooperative Societies on Technology Adoption

Africa Prudential Plc, a leading share registration, and investor services firm has partnered with the International Co-operative Alliance-Africa (ICA) to deploy technology solutions for a more efficient administration of co-operatives and thrift societies across Africa. The commitment was made public at the 12th African Ministerial Co-operative Conference in Abuja, Nigeria this year. The theme for this year’s conference centered on leveraging the recently signed African Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement. According to the World Co-operative Monitor, the Co-operative bodies provide jobs to 10 percent of the World’s employed population and generate…

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UBA Foundation, Gavi Launch a New Partnership for Africa

The UBA Foundation and Gavi will leverage the United Bank for Africa’s network and expertise to invest in Africa’s health system, starting with Nigeria. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the UBA Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Group, have joined together to strengthen health systems and raise awareness of immunization across Africa, starting in 2018 with Nigeria. “We are delighted to work with the UBA Foundation to help protect children across Nigeria against some of the world’s deadliest diseases,” said Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO…

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Heritage Bank Plans to Boost Capacity of SMEs

Heritage Bank Plc says it plans to boost the capacity of the Small Medium Enterprises through its annual entrepreneurial reality show, tagged ‘The Next Titan The Divisional Head, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, Fela Ibidapo, while speaking at a press conference in Lagos recently said the fifth season of the entrepreneurial show had kicked off, according to a statement. Ibidapo assured the public that the bank would sustain its interest and sponsorship of the programme as its goal aligned with the corporate aspiration of the bank. “The management of the bank…

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