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UK adds loss of taste, smell to coronavirus symptoms

Britain added a loss of taste and smell to its list of coronavirus symptoms Monday and broadened eligibility for tests as it seeks to prevent a second wave of cases when the lockdown eases. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is racing to implement a new “track and trace” regime to control COVID-19, after nearly 35,000 […]

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Facebook adds GIF company Giphy to its portfolio in $400m deal

Tech giant Facebook announced on Friday that it had acquired the animated-image database Giphy in a deal that’s worth a reported $400 million. New York-based Giphy — whose trove of looping clips of cute animals, bizarre cartoon characters and mugging celebrities are popular on social media and messaging apps — will remain its own brand […]

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Oxford Dictionary Adds ‘Okada, ‘Danfo,’ ‘Mama Put,’ Others To Dictionary (Full list)

Oxford Dictionary Some popular Nigerian English words have made it into the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time. These words are typically those which Nigerians have coined from Nigerian languages since the 1970s and 1980s. The words include; Buka: a word borrowed from Hausa and Yoruba which refers to a roadside restaurant sells local […]

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The Oxford Dictionary recognises Nigerian English as it adds words “Tokunbo,” “Danfo” & “Buka”

It was especially after the disqualification of “Lionheart” from the Oscars foreign feature category that the distinctiveness of Nigerian English made it into the mainstream. Folks debated on Twitter about how exactly Nigerian English differs from the British or American one, how it carries the peculiar cadence of Nigerians. And now, the Oxford English Dictionary […]

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MTN adds 059 network code to existing ones

<p class="">MTN Ghana has announced an addition of a new network code (059) to the existing ones.</p> <p class="">This new 059 block of numbers was allotted by the National Communication Authority (NCA). This is an addition to MTN Ghana’s existing number block with codes: (024), (054) and (055).</p> <p class="">The new code will mean that […]

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Globacom tops NCC’s Ratings, Adds 2 Million New Subscribers in September

Globacom, the grandmasters of data, has added a total of two million new subscribers in Nigeria in the month of September, according to the current ratings released by the Nigerian Communications Communication (NCC). In the NCC report for September 2019, Globacom increased its customers by a whopping 1,945,846 new subscribers. With this development, the company’s […]

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Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway adds five coaches to keep up with demand as tourism peek knocks on the door

<ul><li><strong>Kenya Railways has announced through its Facebook page that it will be adding five additional coaches from August 19th to 22nd, due to high demand for Madaraka Express tickets.</strong></li><li><strong>The announcement was warmly received by a section of Kenyans.</strong></li><li><strong>August is usually a peak season, which means increased numbers of passengers travelling or flying to various coastal […]

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Obaseki, Edo’s political reformer adds another year today

Less than three years into his first term as Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, with his governance style, has etched his name in Edo people’s hearts. Continue reading Obaseki, Edo’s political reformer adds another year today at Vanguard News.

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Emirates Adds Nigerian Films, Music To In–flight Entertainment Channels

LEADERSHIP: Starting from April, 2019, Emirates has started offering popular Nigerian films and music on its award-winning in–flight entertainment, ice which has of over 4,000 channels of on-demand. With a diverse mix of African and Nollywood films and music, Nigerian customers can fly comfortably while savoring a taste of home on every Emirates flight from […]

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American Singer, SZA, Adds Nigerian Names To Instagram Profile

American singer and songwriter, SZA, has made a move that has really got Nigerians in that amazing and confident realm. The singer has added a Nigerian name to her bio on Instagram which comes as an exciting news to Nigerian music fans. She updated her bio on Instagram by adding two Igbo names to her […]

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LG adds more value to products with 80% Zenith Insurance cover

Device and home equipment maker, LG Electronics has teamed with Zenith Insurance to add more value to its products.  The partnership gives up to 80 percent cover against fire and accidental damage to electronics purchased from any of its outlets. Continue reading LG adds more value to products with 80% Zenith Insurance cover at Vanguard […]

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