MoneyGram expands outlets into Nigeria with First Bank deal, and low transfer fees
Special to USAfricaonline.com, CLASSmagazine and Nigeria360 e-group (powered by USAfrica)
USAfricaNEWSwire: MoneyGram has announced today June 9, 2010, that it has signed an agreement with Nigeria’s oldest bank, the First Bank, to enhance the money transfer corporation’s outlets by almost 500 national outlets.
An earlier advisory to USAfrica and CLASSmagazine notes that MoneyGram is also “offering a special promotion for sending money anywhere in the world. Customers in the United States can now send up to $50 anywhere in the world for a $5 fee” — from June 1 through July 31 at participating agent locations.
MoneyGram says it has more than “198,000 agent locations world wide and with U.S. agents such as CVS Pharmacy, Duane Reade, Advance America, Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, Cub Foods, Shop N Save and ACME” outlets; with 198,000 agent locations in more than 190 countries and territories.
MoneyGram has been active in the African community here in the U.S, especially through the platforms and special events of USAfrica and CLASSmagazine; and other organizations.
By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher, USAfrica and CLASSmagazine. wireless: 832-45-CHIDO (24436)
USAfricaonline.com goes richly interactive with new look, content….
By Alverna Johnson. Corporate Affairs, Houston:
On 10/10/09, the major redesign and addition of richly interactive options went live on the award-winning web site of the first African-owned, U.S-based professional newspaper published on the internet, www.USAfricaonline.com
“The importance of this latest interactive re-positioning of USAfricaonline.com is to fully tap into the advantages of the digital world to benefit our community and readers. Especially, the key issue and leverage is that we have and own unique content; and with this initiative, USAfrica advances, further, the immigrant African views and news into the international media and public policy mainstream. It leverages the global resources of USAfrica, again, into the electronic frontline of critically informed, responsible discourse and seasoned reportage of African and American interests as well as debating relevant issues of disagreement”, notes Chido Nwangwu, the Founder & Publisher of USAfricaonline.com, AchebeBooks.com, The Black Business Journal, USAfrica.TV and CLASSmagazine.
“Some of the new features on USAfricaonline.com have enabled for our readers and bloggers, the live texting of pages and page links to phones and other multimedia devices, instant sharing across all the leading social networks especially Facebook, Twitter, digg, myspace, Mixx, Technorati, LinkedIn, AIM, LiveJournal and Yigg.”
Chido Nwangwu, recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree in May 2009 and analyst on CNN, VOA, SABC, highlights other advantages as “live RSS feeds and e-syndication of the USAfrica reports and premium content. In terms of graphics and structure, the new USAfricaonline.com has visually refreshing headers and crisp pictures. We’ve also added more columnists, regional news correspondents and incisive special features writers. The site will be updated regularly, especially for significant breaking news.”
The flagship of the American media, The New York Times, several public policy, media and human rights organizations have assessed USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com as the most influential and largest multimedia networks covering the bi-continental interests of Africans and Americans. The first edition of USAfrica magazine was published August 1993; USAfrica The Newspaper on May 11, 1994; CLASSmagazine on May 2, 2003; PhotoWorks.TV in 2005, and dozens of web sites and e-groups/blogs.
The Houston-based USAfrica has a formidable, experienced network of editors and correspondents across the U.S and Africa. Its Publisher served as adviser on Africa business/community to Houston’s former Mayor Lee Brown. http://www.USAfricaonline.com/chido.html
contact: Alverna Johnson (Corporate Affairs). USAfrica Inc. 8303 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77074
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