When Your Advert Is Irresponsible

[Guardian] Many advertisers and their advertising agencies often miss the social responsibility embedded in their jobs. As a rookie reporter with The Guardian in 1990, I took an interest in advertising messages and my opinion was that most of the adverts I saw were below par in terms of how effectively they communicated brand benefits. When I had an opportunity to speak with one of the leading lights in Nigerian advertising at the time, Julia Oku of S O & U (later S O & U Saatchi & Saatchi), I told her I

[Guardian] Many advertisers and their advertising agencies often miss the social responsibility embedded in their jobs. As a rookie reporter with The Guardian in 1990, I took an interest in advertising messages and my opinion was that most of the adverts I saw were below par in terms of how effectively they communicated brand benefits. When I had an opportunity to speak with one of the leading lights in Nigerian advertising at the time, Julia Oku of S O & U (later S O & U Saatchi & Saatchi), I told her I

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Agent Provocateurs,’ President Calls Protesting Parties

[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, through her press secretary Jerolimmek Piah, has termed the ruling Unity Party(UP), as well as the oppositions Liberty Party (LP) and the All Liberian Party (ALP), as “agent provocateurs to undermine Liberia’…

[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, through her press secretary Jerolimmek Piah, has termed the ruling Unity Party(UP), as well as the oppositions Liberty Party (LP) and the All Liberian Party (ALP), as "agent provocateurs to undermine Liberia's democratic process," following their joint statement alleging "widespread, systematic elections fraud" at the hands of the National Elections Commission (NEC), and with the President's interference.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Social Security Agency, Post Office Agree to Secure Grants Deal

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) will “sit through the night” to thrash out a deal for the social grants scheme before Wednesday evening, MPs have heard.

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) will "sit through the night" to thrash out a deal for the social grants scheme before Wednesday evening, MPs have heard.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

WFP Begins Harvesting, Donates Rice Thresher to Women’s Group

[Observer] The World Food Program (WFP) on last Friday kicked off the Magarma Farm Rice Harvest in Kpekor, rural Montserrado County. The rice harvesting, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), brought together local farmers and p…

[Observer] The World Food Program (WFP) on last Friday kicked off the Magarma Farm Rice Harvest in Kpekor, rural Montserrado County. The rice harvesting, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), brought together local farmers and partners.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Alleged Police Assault Angers Zogos

[Observer] Armah Barrie, dead or alive, was deposited before the LBS gate, as by his friends who riot police eventually pushed away to secure the entrance to the broadcast station

[Observer] Armah Barrie, dead or alive, was deposited before the LBS gate, as by his friends who riot police eventually pushed away to secure the entrance to the broadcast station

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

House Committee Probes Activities of Telecoms Operators, Banks, Others

[This Day] Abuja -The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the operational activities of telecommunications equipment and service companies/vendors in Nigeria has concluded plans to commence hearing into allegations of various infrac…

[This Day] Abuja -The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the operational activities of telecommunications equipment and service companies/vendors in Nigeria has concluded plans to commence hearing into allegations of various infractions among key stakeholders in the telecoms sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Labour On Invoking Employment Equity Act to Reverse Non-Compliance With Legislation

[Govt of SA] Government closer to invoking Employment Equity Act to reverse Non-Compliance with Legislation – Labour Deputy Minister, Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa

[Govt of SA] Government closer to invoking Employment Equity Act to reverse Non-Compliance with Legislation - Labour Deputy Minister, Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa