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Burger King announces grand entry into Nigerian market, promises first restaurant in August 2021

Allied Food and Confectionary Services Limited, has announced exciting plans to launch and grow the Burger King® brand in Nigeria, the largest country in Africa. Speaking at the mini pre media launch of Burger King brand in Nigeria, the group managing director of All Food and Confectionary Services Limited, (franchisee...

Xiaomi makes giant stride in smartphone segment as Okocha becomes ambassador for Redmi Note 10 series

At Radisson Blue on 6th April 2021, a Chinese smartphone marker, Xiaomi made history by unveiling the most competitive and yet affordable sophisticated smartphone ranges in Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro. Xiaomi refreshed its Redmi Note-series by announcing a brand ambassador for Redmi Note 10 series in...

Salako-Ajulo to deliver a paper on effect of plastic pollution at BJAN event

The consumer rights activist and member of Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Tribunal, Mrs. Sola Salako-Ajulo would be speaking at the 9th edition of Brand Journalists’ Association of Nigeria’s consumer rights day on the paper entitled: ‘tackling plastic pollution, challenges, solutions and benefits’. The event holds on Wednesday, March...

9mobile concludes plans for virtual mental health awareness March 25th

As part of efforts to cushion the mental health impact of COVID-19 and curb the increasing rate of depression, Nigeria’s caring telecommunication company, 9mobile,is holding the maiden edition of a health talk series themed “Covid-19 and the new normal: Staying mentally healthy in the face of the challenges”. The session which will be...

LASAA wins at Court of Appeal

A Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has affirmed that the Lagos State Structures for Signage and Advertisement Agency Law No. 9 of 2006 is constitutional and valid. According to the Director, Civil Litigation, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Hammed Oyenuga, the Court gave ruling in the matter with...

Awosika, Badejo-Okusanya, Ogunkoya, Eiremiokhae to receive industry’s highest honour in 2021

Ugbe, Ezeud, Chiejina, Adisa, Opayemi, Adeniba, Imoyo win too The executive vice chairman of Troyka Holdings, owners of Insight Redefini, Optimum Exposure, Halogen Security, Feyijimi Awosika, group managing director of CMC BCW, Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, regional group managing director, Omnicom Media Group, West & Central Africa (WeCa), Tolu Ogunkoya and group...

Finally, AAAN replaces Lekan Fadolapo with Kemi Fabusoro

After six months that the former director at the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo was appointed the Registrar/CEO of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria by federal government, the leading sectoral group in the advertising industry has appointed a replacement and new Director to take on the affairs of...

MBA reassures investors of getting back funds amidst challenges

MBA Trading and Capital Investment Limited, a forex training and capital investment company, has reiterated its commitment to pay back investors capital fund after its inability to meet up with the expected investment revenue base due to market volatility among other challenges. Recall that investors have been calling for...

Dangote grooms Nigerian engineers to manage refinery complex on completion

The Management of Dangote Oil Refinery is preparing young Nigerian graduates to take over the management of its 650,000 barrels per day single train refinery when it becomes operational in 2022. Already, the company has trained several Nigerian engineers in some of the world’s biggest refineries in India and other...

Cadbury Nigeria rewards Bourn Factor Season 2 winners

Cadbury Nigeria, a part of Mondelēz International, and producers of the iconic Bournvita, a cocoa beverage drink, has rewarded the top three winning schools in the second edition of the Bourn Factor School Talent Hunt Competition, which took place nationwide, in 2020. The winners were unveiled at a media parley...

Brands must own customer data to survive without cookies, says Elo Umeh

CEO of Terragon, Mr. Elo Umeh has explained the critical role, ownership of Customers First-Party data plays to Brands, and the exponential value they add in Online Advertising.  Umeh who explained this during a chat with our correspondent in his office stated that: “First Party Customer data...

Pepsi’s Fizz campaign stars Messi, Pogba, Beck G and Burna Boy

Pepsi, the world’s leading football entertainment brand, has introduced a new bold global campaign celebrating culture with pop and fizz of the irresistible cola. The campaign stars the world’s best across football and music including Leo Messi, Paul Pogba, Shanice Van De Sandem and Jadon Sancho. Global super star Becky G and Pepsi...

IntraDot launches Nigeria first indigenous online TV App ‘OyaWatch TV

A cross section of Nigerians has expressed delight at the launch of the country's first downloadable online mobile television application 'OyaWatch TV' as they affirmed that it suitability for all major mobile devices and smart TV’s with contents from both local and international broadcasters is a pacesetter. The app is...

Agile Nigeria plans strategic agility conference 2021

The Agile Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Nigeria’s largest Agile professional body,announcedtoday, Monday, February 22, 2021,plans to host the 4th edition of the Annual Agile Nigeria Conference 2021, themed “Strategic Agility – Market Creating Innovations”. In a statement, the association confirmed that this year’s conference would be a virtual event andthat...

Industry experts seek to decipher corporate social investment conundrum at Industry Evening Summit

  Awosika, Ogunkoya, Badejo-Okusanya, Eiremiokhae to be honoured with LIFETIME awards The Industry Evening Summit, a flagship platform to discussing marketing and marketing communications industry in Nigeria, has concluded plan to host its second edition of the event to discuss the balance question in the management of corporate social investment by...

Only Stimulus package advertising industry needs, is for government to enforce existing APCON regulations, says Kelechi Nwosu, former AAAN president

Prior to COVID-19 pandemic, the integrated marketing communication, particularly the advertising industry has had some structural challenges and the pandemic has compounded those challenges. In this interview with GODDIE OFOSE, the managing director of TBWA The Disruption ® Company and former president of Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), KELECHI NWOSU, said...

Tetra Pak West Africa signs recycling agreement with Onward Paper Mill

Tetra Pak West Africa has signed a recycling agreement with Onward paper Mill to develop sustainable recycling solutions for post-consumer beverage cartons in Nigeria. The agreement, it's first in West Africa aims to build Tetra Pak’s sustainability effort to drive recycling and proper management on Used Beverage Cartons (UBC), educate the public on...

PR Slip-Up between BUA Group and CACOVID

GODDIE OFOSE                         For large corporate entities, corporate social responsibility, (CSR) initiatives are low hanging fruits that often offer these top organisations the opportunity to ‘brag’ and leverage the soft side of their brands. This, in a way, takes the brand closer to the benefiting community. Consumers are...

Dangote debunks fraudulent scheme on Aliko Dangote Foundation’s name

The chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has discredited a fraudulent scheme on his foundation targeted at defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians that has gone viral on the internet. In a statement signed by the foundation management, it reads, “Our attention has been drawn to a fraudulent scheme circulating on WhatsApp...

Lagos NIPR felicitates with Okonjo-Iweala over WTO appointment

The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has commended and celebrated the decision of the Board of the World Trade Organisation appointing Nigeria's Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its Director-General concluding a long and arduous process with merit trumping over politics. In celebrating her appointment, the...

Former MTN CEO, Ikpoki joins Unilever Nigeria board

Unilever Nigeria Plc, has announced the appointment of Mr Michael Ikpoki as an Independent non-Executive Director of Unilever Nigeria Plc. with effect from 1 February, 2021. Mr Michael Ikpoki is an accomplished Multinational Business Executive and leader, lawyer by training, with over twenty-four (24) years relevance in African Telecommunications Industry...

Communications service providers must transform themselves to meet customers’ ever-changing needs

The global pandemic has accelerated the need for true digitisation as African customers demand a more seamless digital customer experience from their communications service providers (CSPs), writes Pikie Monaheng, CEO at Amdocs South Africa It’s no secret that CSPs need to transform their businesses to compete in the continent’s highly...

PepsiCo rebrands Aunt Jemima as Pearl Milling Company, coming June 2021

Iconic pancake brand will no longer reference the Aunt Jemima name and characterAunt Jemima will soon become a relic of the past. The pancake brand’s parent company, PepsiCo, Inc., announced it is rebranding Aunt Jemima to Pearl Milling Company. In a press release issued Tuesday, the food...

Africa CDC Director says AstraZeneca vaccine will still “play a major role” in continent’s fight against Covid-19

 In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, Africa CDC Director John Nkengasong spoke about the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Africa, saying the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will still “pay a major role” in the continent’s fight against coronavirus despite questions over how it affects regional variants.  “What we’ve done in the spirit...

Nigerian Idol Season 6 set to hit DStv and GOtv screens in March

All is set for the return of popular singing competition show, Nigerian Idol. The organizer of the show, MultiChoice Nigeria, has announced that the sixth season of the show will start airing on March 14, 2021 on DStv and GOtv. The announcement was made at a virtual media session today, February 18, to...

Elo Iyayi launches AdTraders to offer unmatched service to clients

AdTraders, a young, vibrant and pioneering media buying agency, has been launched to redefine the media buying industry in Nigeria. The agency is for an environment where the only certainty is change said Elo Iyayi, Managing Director of AdTraders. According to Iyayi, no one could have anticipated the effect of...

Nigeria to receive largest share of MTN’s $25m COVID-19 Vaccine

Following MTN’s donation of US$25 million towards the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme, the ICT company has said that Nigeria will receive a significant volume of the seven million doses of the vaccine to be distributed to health workers across the continent. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention...

DHL Express is certified as “Global Top Employer” for the seventh consecutive year

Recognized in 22 countries across Sub Sahara Africa, the world’s leading express provider is one of the best employers represented on each continent; DHL Express is certified as “Global Top Employer” for the seventh consecutive year. DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has again been recognized as...

Goldberg unveils DJ Kaywise as brand ambassador

Joining superstars Olamide and Odunlade Adekola, Nigeria’s turntable sensation Ayorinde Kehinde Okiki, also known as DJ Kaywise, has just secured an ambassadorial deal with one of Nigerian Breweries Plc foremost beer brands, Goldberg Lager Beer. The announcement was made official after fans and followers called on the brand to sign...

CACOVID counters BUA claim, set to buy Vaccines through FG, plans on distribution

The private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has clarified that only the Federal Government, through the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) can obtain any COVID-19 vaccine for Nigeria in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The coalition also explained that the process of buying the vaccines through the...

X3M Ideas conducts research to ascertain the impact of Covid-19 on the industry

As businesses manage the effects of Covid-19, Nigeria’s advertising industry that equally received knocks from the pandemic has put plans together to weather the storm for the operators. Under its umbrella body, Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria, AAAN, the industry is in the process of engaging and registering with...

Hope PSBank begins free NIN registration for Nigerians across offices nationwide

Hope PSBank, a subsidiary of Unified Payment Services Limited and Nigeria’s premier digital-first bank has commenced free National Identification Number (NIN)  for Nigerians including its esteemed customers in  all designated enrolment centres located in its regional officesacross the countryand head office in Lagos. Hope PSBank has 6 regional offices across...

MTN supports orphanages through initiative

In line with the SDGs 1 (No Poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger) and 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), the MTN Foundation, is through the Orphanage Support Initiative, providing support to orphanages across the country in the form of food items, beverages, washing machines, televisions, toiletries and more. Since its inception, over...

Glo promises subscribers a bumper valentine at smartphone festival

Glo, a telecommunication giant that pride itself as the grand master of data, has promised to make this year’s Valentine Season exciting for its subscribers with a special edition of Smartphone Festival which will give them up to 36GB of free data to share with their loved ones. Globacom in...

Ogun State partners with Fan Milk to establish Odeda Farm Institute

Fan Milk Plc, a Danone Company, signed a partnership agreement with the Ogun State Government to establish its flagship dairy farm at the Odeda Farm Institute, in the Odeda Local Government Area. The partnership, an alliance with the state, is to introduce global standards in dairy farming, empower local communities...

Tony Elumelu Foundation announces 3 senior executive appointments

Female appointments demonstrate leadership as a global champion for gender inclusion and equality  The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs, has announced three senior executive appointments, effective February 1, 2021.  This follows the launch of the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, on www.TEFConnect.com, which this year prioritises...

Wunderman Thompson report reveals trends set to shape 2021

GODDIE OFOSE A report by Wunderman Thompson Intelligence tagged ‘The Future 100’  has spotlighted creative innovations set to go mainstream, along with shifts in consumer behaviours across ten different sectors. The report also features expert opinions, including that of Brenda Millis, principal of creative and consumer insights...

A personal reflection on the telecoms industry in the Nigerian context

Optimism to burnout It was October 2015. That time of year when our Chiefs (CEO, CFO, CCO) and a few Directors would fly out to Abu Dhabi for the last board meeting of the year. They would typically go with what we called a “board pack” –...

Union Bank refutes planned divestment of 50% stake

Atlas Mara Limited, the sub-Saharan African financial services group and Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, has responded to media reports that suggest that Atlas Mara has received offers from local banks wishing to buy over Union Bank. In a statement released by the bank, signed by Somuyiwa Sonubi, Company Secretary,...

Neusroom publishes results of political survey polling 7000 young Nigerians

A Nigerian new media organisation, Neusroom, in partnership with marketing technology company, Plaqad, has published the results of an independent online survey polling 7,000 young Nigerians. The poll reached over 420,000 people across different platforms, garnered about 7,000 responses, was shared over 3000 times, and accumulated more than 17,000 engagements.

Showmax and MTN partner to bring more entertainment to Nigeria

Streaming provider Showmax and MTN Nigeria have launched a special data deal for Showmax Mobile subscribers that includes the monthly subscription and 2.5GB data – enough to stream 25 hours’ worth of movies, sports, series, kids’ shows and more. A Showmax mobile subscription gives access to the full Showmax catalogue...

MultiChoice introduces a brand-new channel “HONEY”

MultiChoice- Africa’s most-loved storyteller is proud to announce a brand-new Pan-African lifestyle channel on our DStv platforms, HONEY, on DStv channel 173. As part of our ongoing effort to enhance our customers’ viewing experience and delight them with additional content, MultiChoice is thrilled to bring this latest venture in African...

Bruno Gruwez brings PepsiCo experience to Promasidor as he takes over from Einarsson

Promasidor Nigeria Limited has appointed Bruno Gruwez as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective January 1st 2021. Bruno succeeds Anders Einarsson, who will assume regional responsibilities within the Promasidor Group. Bruno joins Promasidor from PepsiCo, where he was Senior Director, Food Categories Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that he was Senior...

Rising Asia keeps the region prolific with diverse content

ATF’S continued focus on practical issues reveals significant intelligence within the region Despite a difficult 2020, with necessary live events globally having been stifled by the pandemic, the Asia TV Forum & Market 2020 (ATF) made a significant mark in the industry, providing an uncomplicated digital platform aimed to exclusively...

Cars45 announces partnership arrangement with Gokada to drive consumer convenience

Nigeria's leading tech-enabled automotive trading platform, Cars45 and last mile delivery service provider, Gokada, have announced a partnership to provide Lagosians with more options to get their parcels delivered across the state at a cheaper price within the same day.  This is in furtherance of Cars45’s mantra which is to build the commercial...

TNT Africa muscles up with exciting channel for 2021

Modern and sleek logo, new wrestling show and fresh content on the cards As of 1 February, TNT Africa, home of the best contemporary and Hollywood blockbusters, will be revealing its 2021 channel refresh packed with an exciting slate of tailor-made shows and content that will keep African audiences glued...

Cannes Lions finalises in-person jury presidents, and Facebook outsources Trump ban verdict: Friday Wake-Up Call

Plus, the Tokyo Olympics are on the ropes Cannes, contingent Cannes Lions announced its 2021 jury presidents—57% of whom will be women—who are now gearing up for an in-person Festival of Creativity in June. Fortunately, the Ascential-owned event is planning for a switch to remote judging in...

Samsung Electronics prepares to drive market penetration as JoeBoy, Ebuka sign mouthwatering endorsements with the electronics giant

Samsung Electronics Nigeria, recently unveiled Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa popularly known as Joe Boy and media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as ambassadors for the company’s A series and Flagship mobile devices, respectively. The duo was announced at the launch of Samsung Galaxy A series and Samsung Galaxy Unpacked which held in Lagos recently.

Industry players refocus businesses for survival as imc industry continues on slippery slope

For Ayobami Babatunde, an integrated marketing communication consultant in Lagos, 2020 was the most difficult year for the advertising industry. The integrated marketing communication industry comprises core advertising, experiential marketing/brand activation, public relations, brand management, outdoor advertising, digital advertising and media buying and selling. The 2020...

LeBron James is changing teams in the cola wars

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, a pitchman for Coca-Cola since entering the NBA in 2003, is set to land a new deal with PepsiCo. The news was first reported Friday by Front Office Sports, then confirmed by ESPN. James reportedly will endorse Mountain Dew’s new “Rise Energy”...

2021 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals widespread mistrust of societal leaders

The 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer has uncovered a “global infodemic” in which people no longer know where or who to turn to for reliable information. Most respondents to the annual global survey of 33,000 people in 28 countries (57%) believe that government leaders (57%), business leaders (56%) and journalists (59%)...

CAF and StarTimes announce an agreement to broadcast Total CHAN, Cameroon 2020 in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) and the digital television operator StarTimes are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement by which the media group obtains the broadcasting rights for the Total African Nations Championship, Cameroon 2020 (Total CHAN Cameroon 2020), scheduled from 16 January to 7 February 2021 in Cameroon.

Insight Redefini appoints Hughes-Obisesan as group creative director

: Insight Redefini Group, a member of Troyka Holdings has deployedSinmisola Hughes-Obisesan to the role of Group Creative Director Insight Redefini, in furtherance of its Power of One initiative. Formerly playing the role of Creative Director of Leo Burnett Lagos, this new redeployment will see Sinmisola Hughes-Obisesan steer the creative operations of the group....

MultiChoice relaunches Step Up campaign On DStv, GOtv Max

MultiChoice has hearkened to subscribers demand and  has brought back the hugely popular Step Up campaign offer to its DStv and GOtv customers this January. The Step Up campaign offer gives all active and disconnected DStv Compact, Confam and Yanga customers the opportunity to pay for a package a step...

Advertising czar, Udeme Ufot appointed chairman Board of Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort

 A seven-member board to oversee the affairs of Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort has been inaugurated with Mr. Udeme Ufot as Chairman. Inaugurating the board on behalf of the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel recently at Government House Uyo, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem charged members of...

Joshua Agboola emerges MTN mPulse Hackathon champion

Joshua Agboola, a 12-year-old JSS 2 student of Bellina College, Akoka, Lagos has emerged winner of the MTN mPulse Hackathon themed ‘Beyond Covid.’ He won the competition by creating ‘Kagukar Study Buddie,’ a home-schooling, remote education and learning solution. Using Artificial Intelligence, it works as an interactive voice-activated robot that assists students to...

O’Tudor’s ADSTRAT reveals 2021 branding predictions for Nigerian businesses to adopt

GODDIE OFOSE Charles O’Tudor, Principal Consultant, ADSTRAT, brand management consultants has revealed the branding trends 2021 latest predictions that would redefine business environment in Nigeria to include logo adaptability, blandified branding, nostalgic brand marketing, branded visual content, social media branding, official hashtags, online communities and brand authenticity.

Two Verve customers win N1 million cash prize each

Africa’s leading payment technology and card brand, Verve International, has rewarded two lucky cardholders with the N1 million grand prize each at the Verve Good Life Promo grand prize presentation ceremony that held Lagos recently The grand prize winners bring the total number of customers who won various categories...

Emeka Oparah named ‘Best Corporate Communications Director 2020’

The Vice President, Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Airtel Nigeria, Emeka Oparah, has been named the ‘Best Corporate Communications Director of the Year’ by the Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations at the 2020 Lagos Public Relations Gala Awards(LaPRIGA). Oparah was announced winner during the 5th...

Xiaomi penetrates Nigerian smartphone market with MI 10T series

The Nigerian smartphone market has witnessed a new entrance from Xiaomi Nigeria, a Chinese owned mobile phone brand with MI 10T Pro and MI 10T. The series that was unveiled in Lagos recently with the tag ‘Power Your Creativity’, has unmatched specs in its class. Speaking at the launch, Marketing...

Campaign to celebrate Nigeria’s strength, resilience launched

Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited is set to unveil stunning wall murals across the country to highlight the unity and tenacity of Nigerians during the yuletide season. According to a statement from the company, the murals will be painted across key sites in Rivers, Enugu, and Oyo States from early December.

Airtel Feeds 5, 000 IDPs in 5 IDP camps in yuletide initiative

Airtel Nigeria, has announced the commencement of the 2020 edition of its annual ‘5 Days of Love’ Yuletide initiative with a focus on providing palliative packs to five thousand persons across five Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the country. Speaking during a virtual press conference recently, the Managing Director...

Spectranet wins Best 4G LTE At BoICT 2020 Awards

Spectranet 4G LTE has been adjudged the best 4G LTE Internet Service Provider of the year by Communications Week Organizers of the Beacon of ICT (BoICT) 2020awards ceremony. This award is coming three weeks after Spectranet was voted the best 4G LTE Internet Service Provider of the year and Consumer-Friendly...

COVID-19 second wave: FirstBank launches ‘Mask Up, Stay Safe” campaign

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider has announced its ongoing digital campaign “Mask Up, Stay Safe” as part of its advocacy to encourage everyone to consciously protect one another against the COVID-19 pandemic. The digital campaign which is designed to employ a fun...

APCON grants Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria a sectoral body status, admits Association into the Council

GODDIE OFOSE The Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria, (EXMAN) has been recognised by the apex advertising regulatory body, Advertising Practitioner Council of Nigeria, (APCON) as the sectoral body within the advertising sector, hence giving the association a seat in the APCON Council when it is finally constituted by the federal...

Procter & Gamble launches Pampers Rigakafi III programme

One of Nigeria’s consumer goods companies, Procter & Gamble P&G has recently launched its Pampers Rigakafi III program through a partnership with the Tabitha Cumi Foundation (TCF) to reduce infant mortality and increase immunization rate in Nigeria. Through this initiative, Procter & Gamble donated over 180,000 Pampers® diapers to support...

Legend tours Abia with Erica

December has just taken an exciting turn for the Elites as Legend and Star Radler is on a Homecoming Tour with brand ambassador, Erica Nlewedim in Abia State. The tour which started off on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 will continue during the yuletide. The homecoming tour arose from a need...

Lilvera Group bags ‘most customer focused experiential marketing’ award

Lilvera Group, a consultancy firm that is major in integrated marketing communication, has won the 2020 Africa Finance Award for the ‘Most Customer Focused Experiential Marketing category. Lilvera Nigeria was presented with the most customer focused experiential marketing award at the 9th edition of the Award at Sheraton Hotel Lagos...

18 agencies harvest 134 medals at 2020 LAIF

Noah’s Ark confirms number 1 creative agency with 1 grand prix, 8 gold, 10 silver, 9 bronze The total of eighteen advertising agencies entered the Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival otherwise known as LAIF in 2020 with the total of one hundred and thirty four medals harvested, leaving only Streams...

Technology skills will continue to redefine the future of work

Proservices Lead, Bincom Dev Center, Olayinka Isimoya has described the increase in demand for software and technology skills around the world as a critical fulcrum that will continue to set the pace for the future of work and redefine global economy. Isimoya made the remark while sharing data from Nigerian...

Paxful adds Carbon as a payment method to the platform

As part of continuous efforts to deliver a seamless user experience, Paxful, a global peer-to-peer crypto marketplace, has introduced Carbon as one of the payment methods to its platform. The addition will enable users to apply for loans, invest, view credit reports, and track expenses. The partnership will allow Paxful...

Agencies should be daring and innovative during crisis period, Lilvera Chief Ideas Officer, Buchi Johnson

COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a deadly blow on advertising spend and when the industry was preparing to resurrect, recession set in. in the interview, Mr. Buchi Johnson, Chief Idea Officer at Lilvera Group, a front-line consultancy firm in West Africa said that any agency that wants to surmount mirage of challenges facing the...

‘Ensuring observance of COVID-19 protocols more effective than lockdown’

Ugo Aliogo The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos Archdiocese, Rev, Dr.Alfred Adewale Martins, has advised the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to ensure that people continue observe basic COVID-19 Protocols nationwide, rather contemplating another lockdown in 2021. Martins, who gave the charge during his New Year message with the...

SERAs 2020: Dangote wins multiple sustainability awards

Dangote Industries Limited shone like a million stars as its subsidiaries clinched several awards at the just concluded 14th edition of the Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Responsibility Awards (SERAs). Dangote Cement Plc won four major awards, including: The Best Company in Sustainability Reporting, Best Company in Stakeholder Engagement and Overall Winner...

SunTrust Bank boosts SMEs with N23.96billion loan

In its commitment to make the growth of the small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), its primary focus, SunTrust Bank gave out a whopping N23.96 billion as loans and advances to the sector in 2019. This information was contained in the bank’s annual report, made available to our reporter over the weekend.

Lagos NIPR chairman, McMedal joins Mediacraft Associates as director of innovation and business development

Mediacraft Associates, a leading Public Relations consultancy firm,and Nigeria affiliate of the FleishmanHillard global PR network, has announced the appointment of Segun McMedal as the firm’s new Director of Innovation and Business Development. His appointment takes effect from Monday, January 4, 2021. McMedal, an experienced PR practitioner, is the current...

Steve Babaeko’s X3M Ideas scores another first with multi-million Naira Glo Fibre Optic internet connectivity

Leading Nigerian creative powerhouse, X3M Ideas has commissioned a multi-million Naira Glo fibre optic internet connection for its offices to enhance their business operations going forward. The Lagos agency, took the decision to do this as the reality of Work From Home continues to be part of our lives in...

Abia State Gov, Ikpeazu receives Erica Nlewedim, Legend, Star Radler ambassador in government house

Following the two-day Homecoming Tour in Umuahia, Abia State, Legend Extra Stout, and brand ambassador, Erica Nlewedim has paid a courtesy visit to the Abia State Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu at the State Government House on Thursday, December 17, 2020.  This comes barely a month after Erica was...

Heritage Bank partners LAWMA for sustainable greener, cleaner Lagos

Launch Lagos Recycle Initiative  Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider has entered into strategic partnership with Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to attain sustainable greener and cleaner Lagos. The partnership which heralds the launch of Lagos Recycle Initiative is targeted at curbing the huge...

NNPC Retail, CreditVille, Fusion 360 Degree, Lilvera, 16 others shine at 2020 Africa Finance Awards

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Retail, CreditVille, Fusion 360 Degree, Lilvera Group and Olabanjo Obaleye, MD/CEO, Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank have won the 2020 Africa Finance Award for showing dynamism in business during the difficult year. The award that was held at the Sheraton Hotel Ikeja Lagos recently also have...

LAIF 2020: Noah’s Ark Communications named Agency of the Year

Wins 1 Grand Prix, 8 Gold, 10 Silver &9 Bronze Nigeria’s leading Advertising Agency, Noah’s Ark Communications has once again proven its mettle as arguably one of the most creative agencies out of Africa by emerging the Agency of the Year at the 2020 Lagos Advertising & Ideas Festival (LAIF)...

WOMANIFESTO 2020: Fayemi, Ezekwesili, Ezeilo, Others Call for Collaboration among Nigerian Women

GODDIE OFOSE For Nigerian women to compete favourably on the nation’s socio-political field and assume leadership positions in various areas of human endeavour, there is need for them to synergize and work together as one to achieve a common goal. This was the take home and the unanimous conclusion of...

Cerebral palsy caregiver, Oluwatobiloba Ajayi wins Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity 2020

The Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity has announced Oluwatobiloba Ajayi as winner of the maiden edition of the N1million Prize. The announcement was made on December 10, 2020, to commemorate World Human Rights Day. The maiden edition of the Prize was endowed by the co-founder of human flourishing company,...

Boomerang unwraps the fun and cheer with Magic Makers Festive Edition

The festive season is bound to look very different this year, but, there are still a lot of ways to share the love with family and friends. This December, Boomerang is continuing to celebrate the magic of children’s imaginations inits new series of Magic Makers, with a fourth edition of the campaign launching...

Adebola Williams to give Keynote Speech at the Better Together Africa Program

The Better Together Africa Program, aimed at bringing together young people and partners with valuable professional development opportunities in Africa, is empowering young people with the skills to go from “learning to earning”. Through a series of entrepreneurship and innovation seminars, the program aims to tackle the impacts of COVID-19 on education and...

MTN Nigeria, uduX partner to deliver quality music content

MTN Nigeria today announced a new partnership with uduX, Nigeria’s first domestically launched music streaming service which offers users access to high-quality audio and HD music videos. The partnership will see MTN subscribers gain access to discounted data bundles for accessing content and streaming unlimited music on the uduX app.

StarTimes strengthens commitment towards African football

Last month, Africa leading digital TV operator StarTimes became the official broadcaster of two African football leagues in Kenya and Zambia. Following similar partnerships with Ghanaian and Uganda federations, it confirms StarTimes’ commitment to supporting African football development. On November 26 in Nairobi, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has unveiled StarTimes...

Ani-Mumuney, Braimah, Olagesin, 47 others get APCON membership

The Head of Marketing & Communications, FirstBank, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, Chief Executive Officer Neo Media & Marketing, Ehi Braimah, Ropo Alabi, Chief Executive, Linkpoint and Kayode Olagesin, Chief Executive of Towncrier were among 50 newly inducted members of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria yesterday (December 9, 2020) in Lagos.  The...

LAPRIGA goes cultural, set to celebrate professionals in 2020

The Lagos State Chapter; the leading and most populated branch of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations accounting for nearly 60 percent of the communications practitioners in the country, today announced that the fifth Lagos Public Relations Industry Gala and Awards will hold at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre, Lagos on...

Spectranet 4G LTE bags double awards at NiTA

Spectranet 4 G LTE, the pioneer 4 G LTE Internet Service provider has been recognized once again by the organizers of 6th edition of Nigeria Technology Awards as the 4G LTE Internet Service Provider of the year and Consumer-Friendly Internet service provider of the year respectively. The organizers of the...

Outdoor advertising practitioners to honour Akinbobola, Oyekan, Olaghere at ‘Nite Of The Legends’

As part of effort to recognize the immense contributions of its past leaders who had contributed to the growth of the association and the business of out-home in Nigeria, the Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) has concluded plans to honour these leaders at the maiden edition of Nite of the Legends coming...

FCCPC issues merger review regulations 2020, ancillary instruments

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has issued the Merger Review Regulations (MRR) 2020 with ancillary instruments. The Merger Review Regulations 2020 establishes a composite framework for the application of rules with respect to notification and review of mergers under Part XII of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection...

How partnerships can build sustainable business models for TV reality shows

GODDIE OFOSE Television music reality shows are popular for their mouthwatering benefits for participants and eventual winners. These benefits ultimately keep the interest in the shows alive, serving as the recipe for good ratings in a highly competitive era of reality shows. In the past, participants at...

Recession sends panic wave across imc industry

GODDIE OFOSE Panic is sleeping across the Nigerian integrated marketing communication (imc) industry since the announcement of second recession in five years in Nigeria. Both clients and agencies have begun to restrategize in order to battle the long tough marketing environment occasioned by the worst recession in Nigeria history in...

Africa Oil & Gas industry deserves adequate commendation, reward, says Esorougwe

The Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of The Africa Brands magazine, Mr. Desmond Esorougwe, has reiterated the need to properly profile the Africa petroleum industry among its counterparts in other continents of the world. Esorougwe, who made this assertion during the media briefing to unveil the 2020 Africa Oil & Gas Brands Awards in Lagos, said that the...

Marketing lessons at MTN’s ICT and business skills training programme

Growing a business is not a walk in the park. From coming up with creative ideas, to discovering a profitable niche, these activities require a level of expertise to be executed. At the MTN ICT Business Skills Training, participants were taught how to leverage available digital tools to build a thriving online presence...

Why we partnered Mastercard on SME-in-a-Box cashless solution-Innovectives

Innovectives Limited, Nigeria’s fintech firm has said it is excited to work with the amazing team at Mastercard and partner fintechs to unlock rapid growth through digitization for small businesses in emerging markets with SME-in-a-Box cashless solution. Mastercard has launched a new low-cost payments solution that enables small business owners...

9PSB promotes innovative customer service with ‘Our Bank” campaign

As part of efforts to provide exceptional customer service and reduce the financial exclusion ratio among Nigerians, 9PSB, a payment banking company, has unveiled its slogan tagged, Our Bank. Designed to operate simpler, convenient and more reliable channels for customers to conduct financial services, 9PSB is also the first Payment...

MTN is leading the charge for Africa’s fourth Industrial Revolution

It has been predicted that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world. In a keynote session at the African Continental Free Trade Area Strategy Workshop held in Lagos recently, the Chairman, MTN Nigeria Communications PLC, Dr....

Real Estate Brands Africa Awards holds December 3rd

The Most Innovative Real Estate Brands Africa Awards 2020 is a Celebration of Innovation, Leadership and Growth of the Real Estate and Property Industry. The Award will honour Real Estate Game Changers, Companies, Products and Personalities that have made contribution to the development of the sector. The Award Ceremony is...

CACOVID to empower 4million youths with N150billion job program

To renovate 44 burnt Police stations; spend N100bn on Police equipment  The private sector led Coalition Alliance Against COVID 19 (CACOVID), has unveiled plans to empower four million youths with N150 billion employment program, noting that once the nation’s high rate of unemployment is curtailed, social unrest will be significantly...

MTN’s mPulse hackathon offers funding for solutions to COVID-19 challenges

As countries grapple with the realities of the new normal, MTN Nigeria has initiated a call for entries for its mPulse hackathon, themed “Beyond COVID-19.” The project aims at encouraging young innovators in primary and secondary schools who can navigate the barriers of remote engagement to create solutions that can mitigate various challenges...

TBWA Sydney unveils new brand platform for Australian Mushrooms

Australian Mushrooms has unveiled its new brand platform, Add the Mighty Mushie, via TBWA Sydney. The integrated campaign will appear across paid, earned, and owned media highlighting the unique superfood health benefits of Australian mushrooms in order to increase consideration and grow consumption in Australia. "To further...

Shoprite surprises customers on a bumper Black Friday

Shoprite Nigeria’s supermarkets have offered early Black Friday deals and big discounts on everyday essentials as customers are increasingly looking for value, given the pressure many households are currently experiencing. The Shoprite bumper black Friday offer begins from 25th November and ends in 29th November, 2020 and it’s a pan-Nigeria...

Agusto & Co unveils ‘2020 consumer digital banking satisfaction survey’

Leading Research and Credit Rating Agency, Agusto & Co has launched the third edition of its consumer banking satisfaction index which dissects the level of customer satisfaction towards digital banking channels in Nigeria with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) ranking highest in user experience.  According to Agusto & Co, the objective...

Shoprite facilitates customers, farmers meeting through ‘meet the farmers’ initiative

Nigerian farmers will have the opportunity to sell their fruit and vegetables directly to Shoprite customers on Saturday, 28 November, as part of the retailer’s ‘Meet the Farmer’ initiative. Shoprite Adeniran in Lagos will host a fresh produce supplier from 10:00am - 4:00pm. A large percentage of...

Chivita celebrates World Juice Day

Chivita, one of Nigeria’s juice brands holds its second Annual Chivita World Juice Day Event recently. The Annual Chivita World Juice Day is a public interest initiative undertaken by CHI Limited, makers of the Chivita brand of fruit juices, to deepen conversations on consumption of 100% fruit juice thus enabling healthy living and...

MultiChoice Nigeria launches festive season campaign

Multichoice Nigeria has announced that it is set to entertain subscribers during the festive season with its array of entertaining content across different channels on DStv and GOtv, as well as special price offers.  This announcement was made at a media event in Lagos. During the media event, MultiChoice Nigeria...

Insight Publicis founder, Shobanjo’s advertising works for launch 26 November

The much-anticipated biography of Nigeria’s foremost marketing communications practitioner and Chairman of Troyka Holdings, Dr Biodun Olusina Shobanjo has been slated for public presentation in Lagos on Thursday, 26 November, 2020. The book titled, The Will To Win: The Story of Biodun Shobanjo is written by Mr Dotun Adekanmbi, an...

Pinkberry introduces Kafé

Pinkberry Gourmet Frozen Yoghurt has on Monday 16th November, 2020 launched the first Naija Healthy Kafé,  –The Pinkberry Kafé. This is in a bid to offer healthier and delicious food alternatives to its consumers across Lagos.  Over the past two years of its operations in Nigeria, Pinkberry has become prominent...

Elumelu shines in Belgium, wins African philanthropist

The Kingdom of Belgium has conferred the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, the country’s oldest and most important National Honour, on Africa’s leading investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, in recognition of his commitment to poverty eradication and the economic empowerment of young Africans. The...

SBI Media’s media workshop rewards mediaprenuers

SBI Media Limited, a leading media agency in Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment towards youth’s empowerment and development during the maiden edition of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) workshop titled “The SBI Media Workshop” where some upcoming media entrepreneurs and other innovators were rewarded with cash gifts in grant for their viable ideas...

Safety, and the new normal, in focus at leading food & drink trade show

The new normal, emerging trends and safety will be among the hot topics under discussion at food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, the continent’s leading beverage and food processing, filling and packaging industry trade show, next year. food & drink technology (fdt) Africa presents food and drink manufacturing solutions from...

UBA deepens retail products, revamps services via digital channels

Pan African financial services institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has deepened its retail products and services with an aim to delivering services aimed at meeting the needs of its customers across Africa. These services and product offerings, targeting at all classes of customers have been specifically tailored to...

Hakeem Adenekan, CEO Commstrat Associates Group dies

One of Nigeria’s brightest advertising eggheads and chief executive officer of Commstrat Association Group, Hakeem Adenekan, has been reportedly passed in the early hour of this morning, Monday November 11th, 2020 in Lagos Nigeria. Adenekan, who started Commstrat in 2002, had remained a prominent name in the advertising industry in...

P+ Measurement offers 45 brands, 15 PR agencies unique services at 5

P+ Measurement Services, Nigeria's foremost Independent Public Relations (PR) measurement and evaluation agency, marks its fifth-year of successful operation in Nigeria with qualitative offerings that surpasses clients' expectation. The leading agency with expertise in Media Monitoring, PR Measurement and Audit, CEO Media Performance and Advisory, has offered services to over...

Africa Banking Brands Awards 2020 to hold November 19th

Previously scheduled to take place on October 30th, 2020, the Africa Banking Brands Awards 2020, has been rescheduled to hold on November 19th, 2020 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos. The event was postponed due to the #ENDSARS protests that greeted the entire country and snowballed into hoodlums hijacking the peaceful...

PR Report reveals 5% error margin in 3,360 publications in Q3

The P+ Measurement Services, Nigeria’s foremost PR Measurement and Evaluation agency, has revealed in its Quarter 3 report that out of 3, 360 publications monitored, only 5% error margin was found. The report also said that Thisday and BusinessDay newspapers were the most sought after publication in the third quarter of 2020.

AAAN unveils first LAIF virtual awards

The Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAN) has concluded arrangements to organise its first virtual Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF) Awards. Although the 2020 LAIF awards is the 15th edition in its series, it is the first time the awards will be virtual. The event is scheduled to take place on December 12,...

Why Nigeria’s mobile networks experienced service outage

Recently, network subscribers across the country took to social media to share their grievances about service challenges that made it difficult to access the internet and make phone calls. Although the complaints were initially perceived to be around Lagos, customers from other states also reported outages shortly afterwards. Quelling speculations...

Story 3: inq.Digital Nigeria wins 2 awards at NTITA

Inq.Digital Nigeria, has received Telecom Business of the Year and best Unified Communications Provider of the Year in the recently concluded Nigeria Information Technology & Telecom Awards powered by Instinct Wave UK, in partnership with Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). Akin Naphtal, Chief Executive Officer,  Instinct Wave said...

Sunvita Cereal, Onga win Marketing Edge Excellence Awards

2020 has been a turbulent period for most brands and this has also reflected in their performance in their markets. For Promasidor Nigeria, it has been a different and remarkable year of outstanding performance for most of its brands in the different categories despite the challenges. It was indeed a memorable moment to...

: Eagleserve emerges ‘Young Creative Agency’ of the year

Eagleserve Consultants Limited, an Abuja based leading brand building and marketing communications firm has emerged as the winner of the Young Creative Agency of the Year Category at the just concluded 2020 Marketing Edge Brands and Advertising Excellence Award held recently in Lagos. The event, which was organised by Marketing...

Fadolapo has capacity to excel as APCON boss – Iyoha

The immediate past acting Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON Mrs. Ijedi Iyoha, has expressed confident on the capacity of the newly appointed Registrar/CEO of APCON, Dr. Olalekan Olumuyiwa Fadolapo to excel on his position. She expressed this after the new Registrar was announced by the...

I want APCON that is not regulating to strangulate, says Fadolapo

GODDIE OFOSE Having emerged the fourth registrar/CEO of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, (APCON) a couple of months ago, Dr. Olalekan Olumuyiwa Fadolapo said his vision for the advertising apex regulatory body is that will provide a healthy environment for all competitors within the industry. Fadolapo who...

FCCPC places Harzoyka Restaurant under surveillance over gender based discrimination

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, (FCCPC), has placed Harzoyka Restaurant located at 71B, Oduduwa Crescent, Ikeja GRA Lagos under supervision over allegation of gender based discrimination against a female customer. The Commission noted that Harzoyka Restaurant failed to provide appropriate sensitivity training; and exercise sufficient oversight with respect...

Nigerian, Kenyan, South African Banks, Financial Service Companies Jostle For Africa Banking Brand Trophies

Preparations are in top gear as banking and financial service brands across Africa continent are prepared to storm Lagos Nigeria for the 2020 Africa Banking Brands Awards this week. Majority of these brands come from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana organisers have said. The awards, which is organised by Africa Brand Magazine is scheduled...

Phillips Consulting lists benefits of embracing digital revolution

Phillips Consulting Limited has encouraged organisations seeking to move into this new digital-first reality environment to first require an assessment to provide one simple, yet crucial perspective – provide bearings in a digital age. Speaking to the topic ‘Gauging Digital Readiness through Digital Assessment’, Jason Ikegwu, Associate Partner, Digital and...

Businesses need to be digitally ready to compete in new market, says Phillips Consulting

To remain competitive, agile, innovative and responsive, organisations need to be part of the digital revolution. It is reshaping the world right before our eyes in no small measure, said Jason Ikegwu, Associate Partner, Digital and Technology Consulting at Phillips Consulting Limited.

FCCPC signs MoU with EFCC, FTC to curb cross-border consumer fraud

In its bid to curb cross-border consumer fraud and ensure adequate consumer protection in Nigeria, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC, has signed an updated tripartite Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and United States foremost competition and consumer protection authority, the Federal Trade Commission,...

Corporate Service expert, Okigbo trains SMEs on crisis management

Corporate Service and crisis management expert, Tobechukwu Okigbo recently joined other experts to upskill SMEs on stakeholder and crisis management at The Revv Programme masterclass. The masterclass themed, “The Resilient Small Business - A Stakeholder and Crisis Management Perspective” held virtually. Other experts at the masterclass include Prince Arthur Uche,...

Firmus, Infinity Mortgage Bank, win Africa Finance Awards 2020

Names of high profile companies in financial and investment sectors have emerged as winners of 2020 Africa Finance Awards. Some of the companies include Firmus Limited, KCB Bank, Infinity Mortgage Bank Plc, Crystal Finance, Norremberger, Marvellous Mike Press, and Landwey Investment. It would be recalled that the 2020 edition of...

Hope PSBank announces board appointments

Hope PSBank, Nigeria’s premier Digital-first Bank and a subsidiary of Unified Payments has and announced key appointments for the bank. The board has approved the appointment of Alhaji Shehu Abubakar as the Chairman and Ayotunde Kuponiyi as Managing Director. The list of other Directors includes Agada Apochi, Ochanya Dan-Ugo, Festus...

Advertising, media, PR bodies, condemn attacks on #ENDSARS protesters

Some key stakeholders within the integrated marketing communications, (imc) industry, media and public relations, have come down hard on the military, state and federal government over the handling of the #ENDSARS protests that greeted the nation, and which resulted to soldiers allegedly shooting at the protesters on Monday night. In...

Life Lager injects N40million life support for small businesses in the east

Life Lager is set to support over 200 businesses with a cumulative sum of over 40 million, in the “Chop Life” Experience. In a similar vein to the acclaimed Progress Booster campaign, the Chop Life Experience will see Life Lager empower its consumers with cash to support their businesses. This...

NECCI Roundtable on the role of PR in venture capital funding holds Oct 29

The twentieth edition of NECCI Public Relations Roundtable scheduled to hold in Lagos this  month themed: ‘Raising the Venture Capital Funding Clarion - The Role of Public Relations in Growing the Enterprise Base through Venture Capital Funding ,  will focus on the role public relations plays in venture capital funding in growing enterprise.

Out-of-home practitioners urge LASAA to stop charges on vacant hoardings

Goddie Ofose The stakeholders in the Out-of-home advertising industry in Nigeria has called on Lagos Signage and Advertisement Agency, (LASAA), to demonstrate sincerity if it’s truly desired to offer practitioners palliatives by waiving fees on vacant boards. Some industry stakeholders who spoke after LASAA had announced palliatives...

Africa Banking Brands Awards 2020 holds in Lagos October 30th

The African Banking Brands Awards 2020, a platform designed to celebrate leadership, innovation and growth of Banking Brands in Africa will honour Banking and Finance Brands, Payment Solutions providers, their CEO’s, Products and Services and others Personalities that have made significance contribution to the Growth the industry over the years.

Joel Nettey emerges first African IAA president

Joel Nettey, a Ghanaian and the first African to hold such position, has been elected as the Chairman and World President of the International Advertising Association (IAA), the global compass for marketing and communications. His election was held virtually during the World Board Meeting of the International Advertising Association on October 5th 2020.

Eagleserve to unveil ‘The Hedge Foundation’ at 4th anniversary

Abuja based brand building and marketing communication company, Eagleserve Consulting has announced the establishment of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative known as The Hedge Foundation to mark its four years of delivering exceptional marketing communication services to clients and other partners. The Hedge Foundation, according to the company is to...

Media debt comes under review as APCON, NBC move to sanitise Ad, media industry

The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the two government agencies regulating advertising practice and the broadcast media have agreed to collaborate in ensuring the resolution of the age-long industry debt, adherence to advertising code among other critical industry issues. This was part of the...

Lack of APCON governing council posed challenge to my tenure, says Iyoha

The immediate past acting Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON, Mrs. Ijedi Iyoha has revealed that the biggest challenge she faced at the apex regulatory body in the integrated marketing communication in Nigeria was the lack of APCON council. She disclosed this in an exclusive chat...

Phillips Consulting introduces Bite-Sized Micro-Courses to fuel the future of work in Nigeria

Work as we knew it was always poised to undergo a massive transformation driven by several developments. It was characterized by conflicting information and rooted behaviours for almost a decade. This left plenty of room for debates across the advancement of technology, the talent evolution, the data boom, and more....

Firm launches Nigeria at 60 citizens logo design contest

The Introspect Group has announced an alternate online contest as a response to the recently unveiled logo intended to celebrate the country’s sixtieth independence anniversary. This announcement was made recently during a virtual conference organized by the Group to deliberate on the ensuing backlash from Nigerians following the logo’s official unveiling at the...

Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana businesses, others win 2020 Africa Finance Awards

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC Retail), KCB Bank Kenya and Ghana Union Assurance are some of the African top businesses that have won the 2020 Africa Finance Awards. Other winners mentioned in a statement by the organisers include Credit Ville, Infinity Mortgage Bank Plc, Norremberger, Hygeia HMO, Crystal Finance,...

GTBank, Dangote, FirstBank, Airtel, others celebrate Nigeria @ 60 through creative advertising

Goddie Ofose, Lagos Nigeria has attained a milestone of 60 as a nation, the milestones according to Bolaji Alausa, Executive Creative Director at Noah’s Ark Communications, has always been an avenue for brands to connect with their audience. By connecting the iconic moment with their brand narrative, they strengthen their...

Bschool plans ‘immersive experience’ Bootcamp for stakeholders in advertising, marketing

Bschool, Africa’s Pop Culture Academy, has finalized plans to host 202 Strategy Bootcamp tagged ‘Immersive Experience”, from October 21 to 24, 2020 in Lagos. The strategy Bootcamp would impact practitioners in advertising, creative industry, marketing and related sector, The Industry on Sunday Independent gathered. BSchool is a strategy and innovation...

AAAN president to speak on influencer marketing at virtual ad week confab September 30

The President of Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria, (AAAN) and CEO / Chief Creative Officer at X3M Ideas Group, Steve Babaeko, will be speaking on influencer marketing at this year’s Advertising Week’s (AW2020) immersive virtual conference on Wednesday September 30, 2020. The AW2020 starts from September 29 till October...

BrandEye Media makes key changes at the mgt level

The responsibility of running Media Independent Practitioners Association of Nigeria, (MIPAN) bestowed on Femi Adelusi, the Managing director/chief executive officer of BrandEye Media, has inadvertently created a vacuum at the top management level in the company hence the elevation of former Associate Director, Strategy & Planning, Demola Salami to chief operating officer.

Lagos based business man wins TYLgames N1million grand prize, brand promises transparency

A Lagos based young entrepreneur, Emmanuel Umoga, has emerged the first N1million grand prize winner at the inaugural draw and cheque presentation ceremony of the lottery platform, TYLgames in Lagos. The TYLgames grand launch and cheque presentation that took place at Calabar Hall in Surulere, Lagos at the weekend saw...

Lilvera Group Boss, Buchi Johnson advocates 80% budget for digital marketing amid pandemic

The Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Lilvera Group, Mr. Buchi Johnson, has urged clients and corporate organisations to review their marketing plans and budgets as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has redefined the dynamics of the Nigerian marketing communications environment. The London Business School alumnus, who spoke to...

African Consumer Care enters Nigerian surface cleaning market segment with Dazzl Disinfectant

 African Consumer Care, a subsidiary of Dabur International has strengthened the Dabur footprint in Nigeria with the introduction of the surface cleaning product, Dazzl Disinfectant floor cleaner in the Nigerian market. In Nigeria, African Consumer Care Limited (AFCC) is one of the most trusted and reputable manufacturing companies, which has...

Despite COVID-19 disruptions, Comercio Partners keeps leveraging bright investment prospects

The Nigerian economy is currently in dire straits with major economic indicators looking grim due to increasing external shocks. The COVID-19 as well as the drop in crude oil prices, the country’s major source of revenue, indeed exposed Nigeria’s weak underbelly. Crude oil represents over 80 per...

Statement: Nigeria @ 60 logo not plagiarised

The attention of Chain Reactions Nigeria, The Temple Management and TBWA Africa has been drawn to an unfortunate conversation in some sections of the online media regarding the recently unveiled logo for the Nigerian Diamond Jubilee Celebration (Nigeria at 60) by President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR). Few hours after the unveiling...

Co-creators of ‘Nigeria at 60 logo’ refute plagiarism peddled by naysayers

The Nigerian agencies- Chain Reactions Nigeria, TBWA Africa and The Temple Management Company that jointly created the Nigeria @ 60 logo has refuted rumors making the rounds that the logo, which has been appreciated and loved by both highly placed government officials and industry practitioners was never plagiarised.  The rebuttal...

Fadolapo’s era at APCON kicks off with a major project, seeks to collaborate with NILDS on legislative branding

The newly appointed Registrar/Chief Executive of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo, who led a delegation from APCON and Brandmark Communications Limited to pay a courtesy call to the Director General of National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar O. Suleiman, has disclosed that the apex regulatory...

Nigeria 6oth anniversary logo unveiled

Ahead of Nigeria's 60th anniversary on October 1, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled the logo and theme for the country's Diamond Jubilee celebration. President Buhari who disclosed that the word, "TOGETHER," is the single-minded proposition around which the entire anniversary celebration would revolve, also unveiled the Diamond Jubilee anniversary...

Reshaping realities: Africa’s post-pandemic recovery is likely to be prolonged and uneven, but could also be transformative

Risk-reward scores across African continent nosedive Specialist risk consultancy Control Risks  and independent global advisory NKC African Economics, the Africa-focused subsidiary of Oxford Economics, have launched the fifth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. The 2020 Africa Risk-Reward Index and graphics can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/3hwa13P The index offers...

African Leaders for Nutrition urges continent leaders to embed nutrition within COVID-19 response and recovery plan

The African Leaders for Nutrition  (ALN) have unveiled a position paper calling upon African Heads of State and Governments to ensure that financing for nutrition is included in their country’s COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The position paper, titled “Embedding Nutrition within the COVID-19 Response and Recovery,” was sent to African member states by His Majesty King...

Insurance firm seeks to guide SMEs on risk management, cyber security in virtual workshop

FBN Insurance Brokers, a subsidiary of Nigeria’s leading financial services group, FBN Holdings Plc, has announced a webinar to sensitise SMEs on risk management and cyber security. Spearheading discussions at the webinar are seasoned experts on insurance brokerage, cyber security and risk management. The event is themed Risk Management and Business Continuity amidst COVID19 and...

Nitro 121 boss, Omoyele tips to take SMEs through brand marketing post COVID-19 at UBA Series

The managing director of Nitro 121, Lampe Omoyele today by 2pm will be on a driving seat to take small and medium enterprises and business owners through brand positioning and marketing for business post COVID-19 era at the UBA Business series. The series is a quarterly UBA initiative designed to support the growth of...

TYLgames collaborates with 9mobile, MTN to offer unique lottery experience

A new gaming platform named TYLgames has partnered with two telecommunication giants, MTN and 9monile to offer unique gaming proposition in the Nigeria’s lottery industry. TYLgames has turned the focus away from gaming, and now placing it in gamers’  hands the power to transform lives with each game they play hence the acronym “TYL”.

Corporate organisations may not have fought a ‘good’ covid fight

On May 7 and 8, 2013 at the Responsible Business Summit in London, the editor of HRZone, Jamie Lawrence said, “Businesses cannot be successful when the society around them fails.” This cannot be farther than the truth. The recent pandemic has given credence to this assertion from Lawrence, a prominent media and human resources professional...

FG spends 84% of N36.3billion corporates’ COVID-19 response donations

Finally, the Federal Government has come out with details spending of corporate organisations’ donations to fight Coronavirus pandemic in the country with the whooping N30.5 billion spent so far out of N36.3 billion realised. According the FG N30.5 billion spent between April and July to boost the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Coca-Cola’s ‘Catalyst for Change’ berths at Magboro, empowers 1000 women

In what could be described as a feast of empowerment, Coca-Cola Foundation through its corporate social responsibility programme, Catalyst for Change, empowered one thousand women in an Ogun State suburb, Magboro Makogi community. In over 4 weeks, the foundation trained these women on relevant skills with more than 200 empowered to start their own businesses.

OOH practitioner calls on APC to reconcile N500m Buhari/Osinbajo billboard campaign

The managing director/chief executive officer of Spread Out Media, Mr. Churchill Nwagwu, on social media, Twitter, called out the Lagos State All Progressive Congress leadership as well as Lagos State government to fulfill its promise by paying outdoor agencies over N500 million Buhari/Osinbajo campaign in 2015. Nwagwu said, “I am calling on APC reconciliation committee...

“We won’t take briefs from corporate until they pay N.5m pitch fee’

The members of Experiential Marketers’ Association of Nigeria (EXMAN) have maintained a hard stance over the issue of pitch free and said; members would no longer take briefs from organisations that refuse to pay them N.5 million as pitch fee.  According to the association, this N.5million pitch fee should be paid to agencies that...

PR Report revealed Nigeria agencies are struggling

Nigerian PR Report funded by Black House Media (BHM), has revealed in its fourth edition of its annual PR report that over 50% of PR agencies in Nigeria are reporting revenues of less than N5 million. The Nigeria’s first-ever Public Relations annual report,  which is dedicated exclusively to chronicling data on trends, perceptions, challenges and prospects...

LASAA MD, Docemo seeks to collaborate with industry bodies, cautions ADVAN on debts

 The newly appointed Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, LASAA, Prince Adedamola Docemo, has extended hand of followership to industry practitioners, particularly those in out-of-home industry, a clear departure from previous occupants of the office. Prince Docemo, who delivered a good will address at the recently concluded annual general meeting of Outdoor Advertising Association of...

Advertising body commends FG appointment of Fadolapo as APCON CEO

The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) has commended the Federal Government on appointing, Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo as Registrar /CEO of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). Dr. Fadolapo was part of the nine Chief Executive Officers appointed recently by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammad Buhari. The President...

Future Brand Idol holds second edition, gives scholarship to student creative

The Second edition of Future Brand Idol 2020 which was held on 5th September, 2020, recorded yet another milestone giving out another scholarship in partnership with 02 academy, Lagos. The contest, which sought to discover and breed young creative talents in Nigerian Tertiary institutions, had six finalists pitch for the ultimate prize out of...

Graveyard of brand extension in Nigeria

How Harp Lime, Maggi Machop, Indomie Relish, others fared Goddie Ofose, Nigerian corporate organisations particularly the fast moving consumer goods segment of the manufacturing sector, has had a fairly infamy reputation towards brand extension marketing strategy. Most products given birth to, as result of this marketing exercise usually...

Comercio Partners leverages ‘new normal’ to bring best experience to investors

Comercio Partners, a leading investment banking firm in Nigeria is poised to leverage the new business environment in the country, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic to bring the best investors’ experience through its depth of resources. It has been observed that Nigerians have a lax propensity to saving. However, this is not necessarily true....

Nitro121 promises bespoke offerings to clients, celebrates 15th anniversary

The leading brand-building and marketing communication company, Nitro 121 (formerly known as 141 Worldwide, turns fifteen on the 1st of September 2020 and promises to continue to deliver  bespoke marketing communications services to clients and other partners. Founded in 2005, the Agency is known for creating cutting edge and engaging experiences across touchpoints that...

Loud whispers as GTBank chief executive, Segun Agbaje allegedly steps aside

There is unease whispering within the industry that the influential and daring chief executive officer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc fondly called GTBank has retired. The central Bank of Nigeria guideline made it compulsory for every bank CEO to retire after 10 year tenure. Agbaje, who assumed the leadership position of the bank in April...

Buhari appoints AAAN executive secretary, Fadolapo CEO, Registrar APCON, approves eight other agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Olalekan Fadolapo, the executive secretary of Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria, AAAN as the new Registrar/CEO of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). According to the approval letter, which was conveyed to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, by Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to...

Philips Consulting CEO Report predicts August 2021 normalcy for Nigerian businesses

Following the devastating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses globally and locally, the Philips Consulting CEO Report has forecasted August 2021 normalcy for business environment in the country to fully activate and operate optimally.  Phillips Consulting Limited recently engaged 100 Nigeria business leaders on the current economic landscape and presented the insights in its...

Philips Consulting CEO Report exposes real estate industry’s worst fears

About 84 per cent of chief executive officers in Nigeria have agreed that real estate industry in Nigeria is plagued due to the pandemic, especially, companies in the business of office rentals. This revelation is contained in the recently published CEO Report, a Philips Consulting initiative for 100 Nigerian business leaders. The pcl....

FirstBank leads other brands to bankroll ‘The Voice Nigeria’

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has keyed into the massive value proposition presented by The Voice Nigeria by announcing its lead sponsorship of the TV reality musical talent show Season 3. The talent show which is organised by UN1TY Nigeria is created to discover, nurture and bring to the fore musical talents amongst...

Stakeholders reiterate need for APCON Council at OAAN conference

In order to curb the challenges diminishing the growth of advertising in Nigeria, members of Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria, OAAN and other key stakeholders in the Nigerian marketing communications industry have reiterated the need for the Nigerian government to constitute a board for the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON. This was...

A bitter-sweet review of Azuh Arinze’s duology by Emeka Oparah

An Encounter with Success A Review of Azuh Arinze’s duology-“Encounters: Lesson from my journalism Career” and “Success is NOT served a la carte.” By Emeka Oparah Mr. Chairman, The Author, Mr. Azuh Arinze and his lovely wife, Edith, and beautiful children, Nekene and Mesoma,

Top dignitaries unveil Azuh Arinze’s 2 books via webinar

Following the unveiling of his two new books, Publisher and Editor in Chief, ‘Yes International’ Magazine, Azuh Arinze hosted media professionals, dignitaries and avid readers to an exclusive virtual book launch on Sunday, August 23, 2020. At the event, Azuh Arinze announced the release of his books titled, Success Is Not Served A...

Fintech Africa Brands Awards debuts

The leading financial technology and brands marketing publication in Africa, Africa Brands Magazine, has concluded plans to hosts the continent biggest Fintech Brands Awards in Lagos Nigeria in August, 28, 2020. The most innovative Fintech Brands Africa Awards is a celebration of Africa’s Fintech Innovators and Leaders in 2020. The award is an initiative founded...

Mr Bigg’s takes delicious experience to Command area of Alimosho

Consumers within the Ajasa-Command area in Alimosho local government of Lagos were ecstatic following the arrival of Mr Bigg’s express in the area. Few days after the outlet had opened for business, findings reveal that consumers were trooping in and purchasing the meal of the choice, particularly, the snacks. According to...

Felix King Foundation launches $1million ‘better life for rural African women’ relief fund

.As the world is smarting out from COVID-19 pandemic, the Felix King Foundation, has restrategised its rural community engagement programmes for African women by setting aside a new $1million fund for the better life for rural African women scheme. This scheme is to ensure that the most vulnerable women are not...

Westgate Technologies unveils 600 capacity  CBT centre in Asaba

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has commissioned a Westgate ICT Centre in the state capital, Asaba and restated the desire of his administration to continue to provide the enabling environment for investment to thrive. The Governor urged potential investors to take advantage of both human and natural resources of the state as well as...

Apple & Pears store sealed over expired Laziz vegetable oil

A well known retail/storage store in Abuja, Apple & Pears Limited has been sealed for allegedly by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, (FCCPC) for selling expired and sub-standard Laziz vegetable oil to unsuspected consumers, 789marketing can authoritatively report.  On August 11, 2020, FCCPC became aware of representations appearing to show that a consumer,...

Europa League Semi-Final: Man U, Inter Milan matches air live on StarTimes

Affordable pay-TV provider, StarTimes has lined up exciting top-flight soccer events to the delight of football fans. In terms of European events, StarTimes, the exclusive broadcaster of the UEFA Europa League, will broadcast the semi-final matches between Sevilla and Manchester United on Sunday at 8 pm; while Inter Milan will battle Shakhtar Donetsk on Monday...

FCCPC battles Inner Steel Company over Unfair employment practices

Begins investigation in to the standard and quality of Inner Steel Company products The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC, has locked a battle with an Abia State based steel company, Inner Steel Company Limited over the company’s alleged discriminatory employment practices against Nigerian workers. According to the Chief Executive Officer...

Dangote Cement is #9jaSuperbrandOfTheMonth for July – BrandEscort

The management of BrandEscort has nominated Dangote Cement Plc as its #9jaSuperbrandOfTheMonth for July. Dangote Cement was nominated  for launching a campaign that promised to make 1,000 Nigerians millionaires, not minding the challenges faced by businesses globally, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Dangote Cement Plc. on July 15, 2020 launched the Dangote Cement Bag...

Stallion boss, Vaswani accuses Zenith Bank of malpractice

The Stallion Group boss, Sunil Vaswani has allegedly accused Zenith Bank Plc for unprofessional ism and malpractice, as the rift between both organisations continued to take twist. In a new development, Vaswani said that the alleged indebtedness of over N23 billion owed by his organisation has been manipulated by bank to the...

Peace, security remained focus of 7th Lagos NIPR conference, Lai Mohammed to speak

  The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations has announced that national peace and security will be the thematic focus of the webinar edition of the seventh Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders' Conference, holding on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Distinguished speakers headlining the Conference, themed: Adopting Proper Communication Strategy, Channels and Technology for National...

National Broadcasting Commission hammer falls on Nigeria Info FM, gets N5m sanction

The National Broadcasting Commission hammer has felt heaving on a leading news radio station, Nigerian Info FM for falling to guide its guest during an interview session. The Commission fines the radio station N5 million, for a comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia during...

Group tackles MTN over alleged anti-labour antics

The Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN) has expressed frustration over what it described as demoralising anti-labour activities by MTN Nigeria and issued a 14-day ultimatum for the company to address the concerns raised. The President and Secretary of PTECSSAN, Opeyemi Tomori and Okonu Abdullahi, respectively in a joint media briefing on Wednesday...

LG OLED: Creating reality of stadiums from the living room

The triumphant return of major sporting activities across countries, after several months of lockdown came as a big relief to all anxious sport lovers, who have had to face the unpleasant reality the cancellation caused. Korean baseball was the first to return to action in June, followed by the English Premier League (EPL),...

Jobberman’s free webinar promises to be packed with new recruitment trends and secrets

The talent recruitment agency, Jobberman has announced plans to host a free webinar titled ‘Hiring the best fit for your company’ for employers and HR professionals on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 12 Noon WAT via live video platform, Crowdcast. For some businesses, COVID-19 has caused a complete recruitment freeze, for many -...

StarTimes to broadcast Man U, Inter Milan Europa League Q-Final matches

Affordable pay-TV StarTimes will air the quarter-final matches of Europa League on its World Football and Sports Premium Channels. On Monday, Odion Ighalo’s Manchester United will play against Copenhagen; while Victor Moses’ Inter Milan will face Bayer Leverkusen. On Tuesday, Shakhtar Donetsk will face Basel; while Wolves battle Sevilla. All matches will air at 8...

COVID-19: MMF floats MedAssist Partner Line

The Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MFF) has launched a telecommunication medical line to assist the NCDC in its drive to reach those with the Covid-19 virus who are unable to access the designated Isolation centres across the country. The project named, the "MMF Medassist Covid Partner Line," is part of the effort to provide access...

Union Bank begins search for the Next Robotics Legend

The Next Robotics Legend is an initiative designed by Edu360, Union Bank’s education platform, in collaboration with Awarri, a pan-African technology company, to infuse Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the education of the Nigerian child. This stems from the realisation that the solutions to some of our most complicated problems as a nation lie in the...

FIRSTBANK backs FINTECH development, to promote growth, reinvention of banking technology in Nigeria

Echeruo, HopStop founder to deliver keynote paper  First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that the 2020 edition of its annual FinTech Summit is scheduled to hold on Thursday, 6 August 2020 by 12.00 noon. The event will be virtually held via Zoom Meetings.

Life Lager lights Niger bridge as the brand preaches progress, self preservation

Following the launch of a new bottle and the ‘Nduka’ campaign, Life Lager Beer has continued to spread its strong message of hope and resilience to consumers, this time with decorative lighting on the popular Niger Bridge. The groundbreaking lighting project which was unveiled recently, is a new initiative from Life Lager Beer as a...

StarTimes, NBCUniversal International Networks launch DreamWorks in Sub-Saharan Africa

One of Africa’s pay-TV operator StarTimes and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN, has  announced the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – on StarTimes platform across Sub-Saharan Africa. The DreamWorks channel is available starting 3 August bringing the best in animated TV series to African viewers. Speaking about...

UBA provides $200m for Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry, timely financing for post COVID economic growth

Acts as Lead Arranger for $1.5 Billion Facility to Boost Nigerian Oil Production and Government Revenue The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services group, has acted as the lead arranger of a consortium of Nigerian commercial and international banks in a $1.5 Billion Pre-Export Finance Facility for the Nigerian...

MultiChoice introduces Enhanced Decoder to keep customers informed

For its continuous effort at keeping its customers informed and updated with innovations from the company, DStv has launched of Enhanced Decoder Notification (ED) functionality, which aims to address communication issues for subscribers and take the admin out of viewing, so, consumers can get back to being entertained. This new functionality will provide viewers with...

FCCPC investigates Health Plus, Ebus, H-Medix, other pharmacies over price gouging on Hydroxychloroquine

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) in furtherance of continuing oversight and in response to multiple social media posts about what appeared to be excessive and unconscionable pricing of potentially vital medication that is perceived or presented as efficacious therapy in addressing Covid-19 conducted enforcement activities today (August 4, 2020).

Movie star, Sola Sobowale, attributes new lifestyle to regular use of Mouka foam

Top Nollywood celebrity, Sola Sobowale affirmed that her present physical fitness, which supports her active lifestyle is due to regular use of the Mouka brand, from her early days to date. The screenwriter, producer and director, made this assertion in an interview. She said the Mouka Wellbeing brand which consists of the Wellbeing Regal Orthopaedic...

Phillips Consulting to empower entrepreneurs, startups with new Micro Courses

The managing director of Philips Consulting, Rob Taiwo has stated that the democratization of learning is fast  merging with an increasingly globalised workforce, and  the future would belong to those who can learn at pace and deliver a unique set of skills, from anywhere and to anyone. Mr. Taiwo stated this at the launch...

StanChart launches deposit products for business banking clients in Nigeria

Positioned to help SMEs grow through savings Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria has launched new deposit product, through its Business Banking business, that gives small and medium scale businesses the advantage of saving cost and earning interest. Products offer Zero local transfer, Zero SMS, Zero Account Maintenance fee and Interest earnings on Business Accounts.

APCON changes syllabus for professional diploma in advertising

The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON, the advertising and related marketing communication industry regulator, has announced the introduction of a new syllabus for the Professional Diploma in Advertising beginning in December 2020. Letting this out to the media, the Ag, Registrar/Chief Executive of APCON, Mrs. Ijedi Iyoha said, “This is to announce the introduction...

Block Makers emerge first winners of Dangote Cement Season 2 consumer promo

. Group lauds Dangote for empowering Nigerians Barely a week after its launch, two Block makers from Lagos and Oyo States have become first star prize winners of N1 million each in the ongoing Dangote Cement Bag of Goodies Season 2 Consumer Promo that was recently launched.

FirstBank offers support to SMEs in education sector through the pandemic

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has offered to give financial support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Education Sector to cushion the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic. Mr. Bankole Adediran, Head, Transaction Banking Products, FirstBank, made this known at the Bank’s SMEConnect webinar with theme: “Managing Your School through the Pandemic: Engagement and Retention Strategies”.

Dangote Cement rakes in N162.9bn profits in 6 months

As Winners emerge in consumer promo Africa’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement plc has announced a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N162.90 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2020 even as two block makers have emerged winners in its ongoing Spell and Win a million national consumer promo.

UBA reiterates importance of small businesses, plans MSME workshop

In its continuous bid to support the growth of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) and equip them with the necessary tools aimed at strengthening and sustaining their businesses, Pan African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is set to organise another MSME Workshop for entrepreneurs. The workshop which will hold on Wednesday via...

Nestlé R&D Centre in Côte d’Ivoire supports expansion of affordable nutrition in Africa

Access to affordable nutrition is challenging for many consumers worldwide. Nestlé is accelerating its efforts to develop more affordable nutritious products for consumers, particularly those in emerging countries. This enables the company to improve its product offerings for lower-income families, many of whom live on a few dollars a day, often resulting in a lack of essential nutrients...

Assessing Jobberman’s initiative in bridging Nigeria’s skills gap

Unemployment is high among Nigeria’s youth population. This age demography (15-35 years) accounts for about 50% of 200 million population. To avert unemployment escalation and its dangers, Nigeria can leapfrog education and up-skill its youth for appropriate jobs through Online education especially as Covid-19 has engendered New Normal. This report assesses Jobberman’s intervention in this regard.

UBA Group makes key management changes across 6 new country CEOs in Africa, senior group roles

The new CEOs will drive the Group’s strategy and activities in Mali, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Tanzania and Sierra Leone respectively United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services institution, has announced the appointments of Rokia Hacko, Chioma Mang, Chinedu Obeta, Bode Aregbesola, Kingsley Ulinfun and Usman Isiaka as chief executive officers of...

Babaeko joins 36 new jurors in 2020 Cresta Awards jury

Oriel Davis-Lyons, Spotify creative director chair a 121 man jury The newly elected president of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria, AAAN and the chief executive officer of X3M Ideas, Steve Babaeko, has been announced one of the thirty-six new jurors to make up one hundred and twenty one members jury for...

Ex-Liberian President, Sirleaf advocates increased resources, support to small businesses to aid combat pandemic in Africa

The former president of Liberia and Africa’s first female president, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the International law firm Hogan Lovells seventh annual Africa Forum hold recently said, the prevailing wisdom in Africa will survive this pandemic but the effects it will leave  will be enormous. Sirleaf who spoke at the webinar, which was attended...

Orange, NSIA launch Orange Bank Africa to provide greater access to financial services, improve financial inclusion in West Africa

Orange, a major telecoms provider in Africa and the Middle East, and NSIA, a leader of banc assurance, have announced the launch of Orange Bank Africa in Abidjan and Côte d’Ivoire. Orange Bank Africa, headed by Jean-Louis Menann-Kouamé, will offer clients a range of simple savings and credit services available at all times...

China investments in Africa may decline due to pandemic- FBNQuest

The main talking point about Sino-African relations in the COVID-19 experience has been the extent to which China will take part in the G20 initiative to defer sovereign debt repayments. This came up in a webinar on ‘China-Africa Policy in the Age of COVID: A New Normal?’ but more revealing was the discussion on the direction of...

‘Switchboard’ unveiled to deepen Insurance access, penetration

A new portal has been unveiled to increase access to insurance service, broaden coverage, ease brokerage and enhance interaction between the market and the insurers. The digital interface, according to the host, eTranzact International Plc, will make insurance business fun and convenient in the new normal. The platform, the Nigerian Insurance...

Olukorede Adenowo earned double promotions in 2020 at Standard Chartered , now Executive Director

The current Head of corporate and Institutional Banking business in Nigeria at Standard Chartered Nigeria, Mr. Olukorede Adenowo, has been promoted to the position of the executive director at the bank, earning double promotion in 2020. Adenowo appointment as ED follows his recent elevation earlier in the year as Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking...

OVH Energy concludes first phase of COVID-19 intervention in Nigeria

OVH Energy Marketing, a licensee of the Oando retail brand, has wrapped up the first phase of its support for the Federal Government’s efforts at combating COVID-19 in Nigeria. The company’s intervention includes various donations such as N50 million towards NNPC’s collective intervention funds made through Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), supply of test kits and...

Block Makers Association endorses Dangote Cement promo

  Block makers and artisans who are major users of cement have endorsed the ongoing Dangote Cement bag of goodies season 2 promo. The building sector professionals drawn from different parts of Nigeria agreed that the promo which is expected to produce 1000 millionaires is a welcome palliative in the period of COVID-19 scourge. President...

FirstBank rewards Verve Card holders with free fuel

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider is set to reward customers for Verve Card usage in its Free Fuel Promotion. The Free Fuel promo which is activated by FirstBank in collaboration with Verve International and Oando Plc. kicked off on Monday, 6 July 2020 to Friday, 24 July 2020...

Experts to discuss Nigeria’s business community, MSMEs July 22

The Founder and CEO of Nigeria’s leading Media and Public Relations company, BHM, Ayeni Adekunle, has been confirmed to speak at the annual Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) Public Lecture. Scheduled to hold virtually on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, the Public Lecture is themed “Survival of MSMEs during Uncertain Times:...

How Betway got BBNaija Season 5 underway in spectacular fashion

The fifth season of Big Brother Naija, sponsored by leading online entertainment and gaming brand, Betway, officially kicked off on Sunday, July 19, 2020 with a grand premiere anchored by the show’s long-time host and Betway ambassador, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. The premiere saw the introduction of 20 housemates who will be competing for the 85...

Indomie Fan Club ‘Bright Minds’ App debuts on Google Play Store

 Indomie Fan Club, the largest children fan club in Nigeria created by Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie Instant Noodles have launched a new child-centered educational app called Indomie Fan Club (IFC) Bright Mindsapp for its teeming members on Google Play Store. Bright Minds, the newly launched app offers a curated collection...

The Men’s Club season 3 set to screen on REDTV July 22

Despite the disruptions and prolonged lockdown occasioned by the global coronavirus pandemic, The Men’s Club season 3 (TMC3) series is set premiere on July 22, 2020 with a firm promise to do much more than excite its teeming and sophisticated audience with the adventures of four Nigerian men and how they navigate their mainly drama-filled tumultuous love lives.

Radisson Hotel Group announces six new hotels in Africa

Radisson Hotel Group has announced additional six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets. Building on the recent announcement of its reinforced African development team structure, the announcement of the six new hotels further demonstrates the Group’s commitment to the continent. 

Coronavirus safety, our priority at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, says Dupe Olusola

The MD/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, Dupe Olusola said the key priority of its properties, Transcorp Hilton Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar, is safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. She said this at the Africa Tomorrow Hospitality conference during her spotlight discussion led by Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and Chairman on APO Group, a pan African communications Consultancy.

Betway unveils Don Jazzy and Ebuka as Big Brother Naija ambassadors

Leading online entertainment and gaming brand, Betway has unveiled superstar producer, Don Jazzy, and media personality and long-time BBNaija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as its BBNaija ambassadors. This comes shortly after Betway was announced as the lead sponsor of the fifth season of Africa’s biggest reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, which is scheduled to premiere on July 19,...

MTN, Samsung support the fight against COVID-19

Donates communication gadgets and SIM cards to Isolation Centres As part of ongoing drive to support the Federal Government’s continued effort against the spread of the corona virus, Samsung and MTN Nigeria have provided communication support to health workers across the country. Five hundred A2 Core phones from Samsung together with SIM...

FirstBank convenes SMEconnect webinar, promotes growth of the educational sector

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced the convening of a Business Clinic to promote the growth and sustainability of the educational sector, especially in the light of the coronavirus which is having an adverse effect on the operations of schools across the world. The event is scheduled to hold...

Consumers’ growing love for yoghurt variants

As the Nigerian culinary landscape expands and finds new interpretations for traditional Nigerian cuisine, they are providing incentives for the average Nigerian to become more adventurous with food. From giving local food and ingredients a contemporary lift to trying out and sometimes merging foreign delicacies to fit our taste buds, the way we approach food and the different...

COVID-19: EXMAN to unravel future of customer engagement at EXM2020 conference

Conference holds on August 13 Due to the changing dynamics caused by the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic across the world in particularly in Nigeria, the Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria, EXMAN, has lined up renowned marketing professionals to unravel the future of customers experience marketing at its 2020 annual general meeting and conference in...

Think with Google launches for Sub-Saharan Africa

Think with Google this week launched its Sub-Saharan Africa website - thinkwithgoogle.com/ssa - to help marketers on the continent get the locally relevant insights they need. “Think with Google Sub-Saharan Africa walks alongside marketers and business leaders as they deal with the challenges of a rapidly changing marketplace. It provides data, a deeper understanding and...

Medplus creates opportunities for disadvantaged children via STEM in Africa conference

In a bid to encourage interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Medplus Pharmacy Nigeria partnered with STEM in Africa (SIA) at its just concluded conference, themed "Identifying and Breaking Barriers”. The conference focused on promoting interest in science through exciting experiments and workshops for disadvantaged children, which held simultaneously at 3 different locations; Medplus Pharmacy...

Ken Onyeali Ikpe’s wife, Nneka made MD-designate at Fidelity Bank

Mrs. Nneka Onyeali Ikpe, the wife of the seasoned advertising and communication professional, Dr. Ken Onyeali Ikpe, and  the Group Chief Executive Officer of INSIGHT REDEFINI GROUP, Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest Marketing Communication & Advertising Group has been announced the managing director/chief executive officer designate of the Fidelity Bank Plc. The bank notified the Nigerian...

Coca-Cola, others urge US Congress to sustain healthcare funding for Africa

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unravel healthcare systems and economies across the world, The Coca-Cola Company and fourteen other global corporations have urged US Congressional leaders to continue to provide healthcare funding support to sub-Saharan African countries so that the pandemic and its consequences do not result in an increase in deaths from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria,...

Access Bank finalizes acquisition of Kenya’s Transnational Bank

Following its first announcement in October 2019, Nigeria’s largest bank, Access Bank PLC has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Transnational Bank PLC, of Kenya (TNB). The Bank made this known through a statement signed by its Company Secretary, Sunday Ekwochi. “Access Bank PLC is pleased to inform...

MultiChoice offers auto-renewal on subscriptions to DStv, GOtv customers

MultiChoice Nigeria, the leading Pay TV entertainment company in Nigeria has introduced an auto-renewal payment option for its DStv and GOtv customers. All active and inactive customers on both platforms will now be able to pay and renew their subscriptions automatically by downloading either MyDStv or MyGOtv App, and follow the instructions when they log in.

DStv inundates kids with entertainment, educative shows

On DStv, the kids are in for a jolly ride, with so much to learn from and be entertained with. Every day we help them find a balance between learning and playing. Here is a bit of what they can look forward to in the coming days. This weekend for the Premium customers on...

2020 Pitcher Award: Noah’s Ark emerges agency of the year, digital agency of the Year

Nigeria’s multiple award winning creative marketing communications powerhouse, Noah’s Ark Communications Limited, has re-enacted its winning streak once again as it recently shone brilliantly by winning the Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year at the prestigious2020 Pitcher’s Award held in Lagos. This is the second time in a row that...

Idy Enang elected 1st VP of NIMN

The former Samsung Nigeria CEO, Mr. Idorenyen Enang has been elected the first vice president of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, NIMN at the annual general meeting in Lagos. Mr. Enang polled the highest votes cast to emerge winner ahead of CEO of Frutta Juice & Services, Dr. Onyekachi Onubogu,...

OAAN plans virtual AGM July 28

Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) has concluded plans to hold the 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 via virtual platform. OAAN secretariat made this known to Brand Communicator recently. It is noteworthy that this year’s AGM won’t be an election AGM as new executives were elected last year to...

Dangote Cement set to empower Nigerians in a ‘bags of goodies’ promotion

To reward consumers and improve the livelihoods of its consumers around Nigeria, Dangote Cement Plc yesterday unveiled plans to produce an astonishing nine millionaires daily in its new Spell and Win “Bag of Goodies 2” Consumer Promo. The promotion, scheduled to run from Wednesday, July 15, to November 15, is expected to produce 1,000 millionaires...

FirstBank: Empowering staff; driving productivity against the odds

By Segun Adams As the coronavirus pandemic forces firms to downsize and cut their wage cost to cope with the adverse economic realities, First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is bucking the trend with a different approach that puts its staff first, writes Segun Adams. In a...

Customers laud Mr Bigg’s, Debonairs Pizza on quality, standard

 Consumers in Lekki area of Lagos have lauded Mr Bigg’s and Debonairs Pizza for a sustained period of quality and standard at its first northwest combo store in Lekki during the past year. The Northwest combo store was commissioned on July 9, 2019 and it has experienced unprecedented patronage in the past one year.

Coca-Cola champions marine plastic collection via RESWAYE project

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the shores of almost every country in the world. While the immediate impact of the virus has been felt in major cities, the economic impact of the pandemic spreads quickly to rural areas. In Nigeria, there has been significant economic impact for many, especially those living in the rural communities.

Africa starts the countdown to IFAT Africa 2021

The continent’s leading trades fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling, IFAT Africa, will get underway in Johannesburg in a year’s time, and organisers, exhibitors and thought leaders are hard at work fine-tuning a programme that will inform development across the sector, across the continent. IFAT Africa, to be staged AT Gallagher Convention Center...

Top 50 Brands to celebrate Nigeria independence with 60 top brands

In commemoration of Nigeria’s diamond jubilee celebration, the 2020 edition of the annual TOP 50 BRANDS NIGERIA, an evaluation of top corporate brands in the country has been designated to commemorate Nigeria Independence Diamond Jubilee. The special edition will be 60 top brands in honour of Nigeria. Every year, TOP 50 BRANDS NIGERIA evaluate and...

How ‘Union Bank Rise Challenge’ helped customers mitigate pandemic effect

The Coronavirus pandemic took every unprepared. While some corporate organisations scampered for initiative to give them top of the mind, others took advantage to show their customers/consumers they care. One of such organisations that did not chase the cloud is Union Bank of Nigeria. Despite, huge donations made to government at all levels and some...