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Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in Nigeria, Gear 2 and Gear Fit too



The world’s largest maker of mobile handsets, Samsung Electronics, on Wednesday, April 11,

formally unveiled its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, alongside the latest in its industry-leading wearable

device line, the Gear Fit and Gear 2, in Nigeria. The devices are already on sale at all Samsung

Experience Stores and accredited dealers’ nationwide.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is completely dust proof and can be submerged in up to one metre of

water for about 30 minutes, a feature that was demonstrated by the company at an elaborate launch

in Lagos. The device, which features a screen that is slightly larger than that of the Galaxy S4, has

been described as having the “best smartphone display ever tested’ by highly-respected gadget

display performance calibrators, DisplayMate. The Galaxy S5 offers 27 percent improvement in

display power efficiency over its predecessor, the Galaxy S4, while using 18 percent less display


The highlight of the smartphone is a new fingerprint scanner, which is integrated with the device’s

home button and provides consumers with a safe, biometric screen-locking feature. For fitness

enthusiasts, the Galaxy S5 comes with a heart rate sensor that helps monitor heart rate during

exercise and fitness routines using the S Health service. The new S health application boasts

different fitness management applications that allow users to stay fit the smart way.

Other key features of the Galaxy S5 include an advanced camera system, improved battery capacity

and a download booster that can fuse the device’s Wi-Fi and data connections together to provide

smoother internet connectivity. Its unique ultra-power saving mode shuts down all of the device’s key

functions to allow users make the most of their last bit of battery power. According to Samsung, the

Galaxy S5 can run for up to 24 hours on a 10 percent battery charge when this mode is activated.

Speaking at the unveiling of the device, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr.

Brovo Kim, said the Galaxy S5 will redefine how technology innovation enhances quality of life. “With

the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering capabilities that matter most

to our consumers. Consumers today are on the lookout for mobile tools that inspire and support

them as they improve their everyday lives. The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential

and useful features that focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone on the market today through

people-inspired innovation.” he said.

Also on display at the event were brand new additions to Samsung’s wearable-technology line-
up, the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, offering consumers enhanced connectivity alongside an integrated

communication experience. The Gear 2, an upgrade of Samsung’s original Gear device,

incorporates a 1.63-inch screen, a 2-megapixel camera that is now located on the device’s screen,

a sensor that enables usage of the device as a television remote control and a personal fitness

coaching guide. The device also comes with a range of changeable straps and interface themes that

lets wearers create their own style, with a choice of colours including Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey

and Wild Orange.

The Gear Fit is the industry’s first curved super AMOLED display and merges the convenience

of Samsung Gear technology with comprehensive fitness tools that empower consumers to

stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity. The wrist-worn

device incorporates a built-in heart rate monitor, a lightweight swappable strap and provides

instant notification for incoming calls, e-mails, text messages and much more. Like the Galaxy S5

smartphone, both Gear devices are dust and water-resistant.

Speaking of the Gear Fit and Gear 2, Director, Information Technology and Mobile, Samsung

Electronics West Africa, Mr. Emmanouil Revmatas said: “At Samsung, we understand that the next

generation of wearable mobile solutions must directly reflect the diverse interests and needs of

consumers. Our Gear product portfolio continues to expand with unique devices for a wide range of

lifestyles, including the Gear 2 and the new Gear Fit designed to help those consumers striving to

live fit and active lives without sacrificing their own personal style or their ability to stay connected on

the go.”

Revmatas added that the Gear 2 and Gear Fit can run for between two to six days before requiring a

battery recharge, depending on usage levels and number of connected devices.

In further demonstration of its commitment to providing innovative, consumer-oriented service,

Samsung announced that the new Galaxy S5 smartphone will feature Samsung Premium, an

advanced version of the company’s original 24-month accidental damage from handling (ADH)

warranty. Under the Samsung Premium package, consumers will receive a substitute device in the

event of screen or liquid damage to their Galaxy S5, at no extra charge.

“With the original ADH warranty, our consumers got to take their Galaxy S4 for charge-free and no-
questions asked repairs for screen and liquid damage, not once but twice during the first two years

of the life of their device. For the Galaxy S5, we have upgraded the service. With the Samsung

Premium warranty, instead of two repair claims, users of the device will now get two instant phone

substitutions over the 24-month warranty period, at no extra charge. This value-add represents our

commitment to anticipating the needs of our consumers and providing them with superior service

towards making their lives worry-free,” Revmatas explained.

Samsung will also be offering a trade-in and upgrade programme for consumers who purchase the

Galaxy S5, guaranteeing the future value of the device by up to 25%, to be used on the purchase of

consumers’ next premium Samsung Galaxy device. Customers who purchase the Galaxy S5 will be

able to get 25% back within 12 months, to be used as a discount on their next premium purchase.

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GLOWFUX ’23: FANAFILLIT Embarks on a Mission to Break Barriers and Foster Love




Fanafillit Integrated Concepts, the driving force behind the annual GLOWFUX Charity Concert, has unveiled its ambitious plans for the 2023 edition. This eagerly anticipated event, scheduled for December 2023, aims to unite well-meaning Nigerians in a heartwarming endeavor to bring joy to the lives of special children.


In an official statement signed by Queen Adetutu Oshinowo, the coordinator for this year’s event, Fanafillit Integrated Concepts announced the theme for the 2023 GLOWFUX Charity Concert as “Breaking Barriers: Bonding With Love.” This theme carries a profound message, focusing on the need to bridge the socio-economic gap that divides our society and connect everyone through the power of love.


“This year’s theme, ‘Breaking Barriers: Bonding with Love,’ encapsulates our mission to obliterate the social disparities in our community and bring everyone together through love,” states the press release.


Now in its eighth year, the GLOWFUX Charity Concert continues to raise awareness about the importance of extending love and support to children in orphanages, rehabilitation centers, and other specialized facilities, especially during the festive season. The Lagos leg of GLOWFUX Concert is billed to hold on December 28, 2023, at the Dan and Den Frontage, Elegushi Beach, Lekki, Lagos.


In line with its tradition, the GLOWFUX Charity Concert is open to the public, offering an opportunity for individuals to join in celebrating these special children from organized need homes who are honored as VIP guests. Attendees from the public are encouraged to participate by registering and bringing gift items for the children in need.


In an exciting development, this year’s edition will also mark the launch of an NGO under the GLOWFUX banner. This step, according to the organizers, solidifies GLOWFUX’s transition from a one-time annual celebration to an institution committed to quarterly outreach programs that extend beyond the holiday season.


Furthermore, the organizers are introducing the “GLOWFUX TOP 50 GIVERS” initiative, which celebrates 50 compassionate and benevolent individuals in society. Leading up to the main event, these kind-hearted individuals will be featured on the GLOWFUX social media platforms.


The 2023 GLOWFUX Charity Concert promises a wealth of entertainment, gifts, food, and refreshments for all attendees. While renowned entertainment practitioners, including Da’Fresh Olorin, Vanessa Jones, Ogbono, Talk Talk, Princephelar, Meyrah, First Class Comedy, FKM, and Chief Adigun Olowe, are already confirmed for the event, talk are ongoing to bring in other prominent entertainment brands like Makayla Malaika, Bimbo Oshin, Ikorodu Bois, and more.


The GLOWFUX Charity Concert 2023 boasts the support of esteemed brands such as Elegushi Royal Stool, iCare Foundation, Courteville Solutions PLC, Hands Lifting Hearts Initiatives, Fidson Healthcare, Beloxxi Biscuits, AkModel Properties, Elegushi Private Beach, VIJU Industries, Corsican Brothers, MALENS Diagnostics, Seniors Well Being Foundations, Headway Events, DJ MAPS Productions, Dan & Den Lounge, Zekod Farms, Epee Tech Solution, DBard Creative Media, Sangloos Media, and 3Zs Fabrics. Similarly, efforts are ongoing to secure the participation of brands like 928 Multimedia, KingsMead Schools, Rite Foods, Flour Mills of Nigeria, Digital Landlord, and others.


The event is guaranteed of garnering substantial media support from notable media platforms such as AIT, Global Excellence magazine,, KRAKS TV,,,,,,, IKD 106.1 FM,,,,,,,,, and others.


The GLOWFUX Charity Concert is an annual end-of-the-year charity concert that brings together children from orphanages and special needs homes for a unique end-of-the-year celebration with the general public.


All enquiries for participation, partnership, sponsorship etc can be forwarded to:


– 07085755549

– 07032312815

– 09159712472


To support the noble cause, donations can be made to:


Account Number: 8554972016

Account Name: GLOWFUX Concert

Bank: FCMB


GLOWFUX Charity Concert… Giving Happily to Live Happily

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Lagos Boxing Initiative To Hold 3rd Edition Of ‘Rumble At The Park’ October 15 




Lagos Boxing Initiative in conjunction with Freedom Park Management, in Lagos, has announced plans to hold the third edition of ‘Rumble At The Park’ on October 15th, 2023.


The exercise will parade the best of Nigerian professional boxers both males and females, who are set to compete against their counterparts from the West African coast and other nations of the world.


The 10bouts exercise is a professional boxing showpiece and the 3rd edition is designed as the grand finale of a week-long musical annual entertainment program ‘Felabration’, in memory of the foremost Nigerian music maestro, Fela Anikulapo kuti.


According to Mr Theo Lawson, the Director of Freedom Park located on Campbell St. Lagos Island, the activity, which is a quarterly entertainment programme, will be bringing the best of Nigerian professional boxers to compete against their counterparts around the globe and thus provide boxers the opportunity to earn their living.


He said: “This will enable our boxers take care of themselves and families through their God’s given talents. It is being regulated by the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control.”


In the words of Remi Aboderin, who is the General Secretary of the Nigerian Boxing Board and President of the West African Boxing Union (WABU), Nigerian boxers are capable of projecting the nation positively if the enabling environment is provided.


Aboderin however called on the government and corporate entities scattered all over the nation to support the Association


Recall that the first edition of the show held in January 28, 2023 with over 1,500 people in attendance including the Ambassador of Netherland and his vice.


The second edition, which was equally successful, took place on the 12th of June, 2023, and the third edition is scheduled for the 15th of October 2023.

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Nigerian Business Mogul Dr Abbey Onas Extols Investment Opportunities at Global Economic Forum in Poland





Amidst a resounding call to reshape perceptions about investment in Nigeria by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR and his proactive policies aimed at inviting more foreign direct investments (FDI) for Nigeria, The Coordinator of the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone and Chairman, ZGM Investment Group, Dr. Abbey Onas, passionately urged European foreign investors to seize the burgeoning opportunities within the Ogun Guangdong free trade zone and Nigeria as a whole. Speaking at the 32nd Economic Forum in Karpacz, Southwestern Poland, Dr. Onas asserted that Africa should not be depicted as a challenging investment terrain, emphasizing the presence of highly educated Nigerians and Africans eager to collaborate with global partners in achieving great feats.


In a compelling address to a global audience at the 32nd Economic Forum, Dr. Abbey Onas, stirred enthusiasm among several reputable and highly successful Polish and European investors present at the summit by inviting them to explore the immense prospects and opportunities within Nigeria, using Ogun Guangdong free trade zone as the best entry into a very profitable partnership. Dr. Onas mentioned the relentless efforts of the President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR in his bid to fostering an atmosphere conducive to business growth in the country.

At the heart of Dr. Onas’ message was a call to change the narrative surrounding investing in Nigeria and Africa. With unwavering conviction, he therefore urged the media to desist from portraying Nigeria as a challenging and tumultuous place for business and emphasized that the country is home to a multitude of highly skilled business people, qualified personnel legitimately eager to engage in mutually beneficial business partnerships with investors.


Addressing concerns about Nigeria’s business environment, the Coordinator of OGFTZ acknowledged that while some investors might be tempted to wait for some years before investing out of fear or doubt, the pace with which the present administration is working on securing foreign interests might mean they will miss out on the available opportunities in a few years time and urged that the perfect time to invest in Nigeria is NOW. He briefly cited President Tinubu’s remarkable track record of the economic transformation of Lagos State as evidence of speed of Nigeria’s potential for economic growth and stability.


In a bid to attract more foreign investment, Dr. Onas appealed to the European Union (EU) to take proactive measures in sanitizing, enlightening, and supporting prospective investors eyeing opportunities in Nigeria. His plea underlined the need for collaborative efforts to reshape Africa’s investment landscape and promote sustainable economic growth.


Dr. Onas also expressed his gratitude to the Polish ambassador to Nigeria for her recognition of the vast opportunities presented by Nigeria’s free trade zone. He recounted a recent meeting with the ambassador in Warsaw, where they discussed the potential for fruitful collaboration between Poland and Nigeria in the realm of trade and investment. “Yesterday, I was privileged to meet the Polish ambassador to Nigeria at a forum in Warsaw. She has been doing a lot because she has seen the potentials in Nigeria’s free trade zone,” he stated.


As the world grapples with economic uncertainties, Dr. Abbey Onas’ impassioned call for European foreign investors to consider Nigeria’s Ogun Guangdong free trade zone serves as a powerful reminder of the untapped potential in Africa’s rapidly evolving economic landscape. His message resonates as a clarion call for global collaboration and transformation, dispelling misconceptions and fostering a brighter future for international investment in Nigeria.

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