Thursday, 19 October 2017

Jidenna Announced as Host of 2017 Heineken's Live Your Music

Nigerian-American artiste, Jidenna has been announced as host of the 2017 Heineken Live Your Music parties which will hold in Abuja and Lagos on 27th and 28th October respectively.

CNN Secures First FAA Waiver to Fly Drones Over Crowds

Cable News Network (CNN) has been granted a waiver to make routine drone flights above crowds, a milestone for the drone industry, which is expected to experience dramatic growth in the next few years.

Orange extends footprint to Sierra Leone

One of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, Orange has announced the official launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. This marks the rebranding of Airtel Sierra Leone to Orange Sierra Leone. The acquisition of Airtel Sierra Leone was finalised in July 2016 by Orange, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, allowing the Orange Group to reinforce its presence in West Africa.

AfDB seeks global support for Africa’s young farmers

The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment.

Nigeria Customs commends Guinness Nigeria on remittances, pledges stronger ties

Nigeria’s leading total beverage company, Guinness Nigeria Plc has been commended for strong compliance and due diligence in remitting its tax and statutory obligations to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Marketing Director, Guinness, Spirits & Reserve, Guinness Nigeria Plc (GN Plc), Adenike Adebola; Company Secretary and Legal Director, GN Plc, Rotimi Odusola; Corporate Relations Director, GN Plc, Viola Graham-Douglas; Customs Area Controller (CAC), Lagos Industrial, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Morenike Oladunni; Deputy Comptroller, Admin, Maureen Ajuzieogu; and Mojisola Akpata, Regional Trade and Regulatory Affairs Manager, GN Plc, during the CAC Lagos Industrial Visit to Guinness Nigeria Plc on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Ogba Brewery, Ikeja, Lagos
Customs Area Controller (CAC), Lagos Industrial, Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Morenike Oladunni, made the commendation during a visit to the company on Monday, October 16, 2017. She said Guinness Nigeria’s impressive compliance with respect to the disbursement of excise duties is not only noteworthy but a reflection of its enviable corporate governance standards.

Ecobank Refutes Partnership AGAM; Warns Customers Against False Reference

Ecobank bank has refuted any partnership or relationship with Altlantic Global Asset Management (AGAM) on the distribution of marketing messages via Whatsapp or other social media platforms soliciting for investment from individuals.

Below is a statement from the company sent to BrandArena:

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi Signs Landmark Partnership With Etihad Airways

Louvre Abu Dhabi has signed the first exclusive platinum partnership with Etihad Airways. The symbolic ceremony took place under the museum’s spectacular dome and its ‘Rain of Light’ effect.
(L-R): Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, and HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi, flanked by members of Etihad Airways’ Cabin Crew, sign the landmark partnership agreement under the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s spectacular dome.
Louvre Abu Dhabi will officially open on 11 November as an iconic landmark on the city’s geographical, cultural and tourist landscape. The architectural masterpiece is one of only a few truly universal museums in the world, awe-inspiring in both its scale and design.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

GE Africa CEO Wins Prestigious Princeton in Africa Award

Jay Ireland, CEO & President of GE Africa was one of two to receive a Princeton in Africa award at the program’s annual gala awards which was held yesterday in New York. Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering year-long fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.

Heritage Bank’s premium customer services earn senior executives ICA awards

Institute of Credit Administration (ICA) has conferred distinguished awards on two senior management executives of Heritage Bank Plc at the Nigeria Credit Industry Awards and Postgraduate School of Credit and Financial Management (PSCFM) graduation ceremony held at the weekend in Lagos.
L-R: President, Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), Dr. Adetunji Oyebanji; Registrar/CEO, Prof. Chris Onalo and Grandaunt, Ph. D in Credit Management, Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), Monye Jude of Heritage Bank Plc, during the ICA National Credit Management Conference 2017 awards/Induction in Lagos…at the weekend.

Marseille extend shirt sponsor deal with Orange

French soccer club Olympique de Marseille has extended its partnership with telecommunications company Orange -- becoming the club's main sponsor.

Airtel, Lagos State Partner to Curb Domestic, Sexual Violence

Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has partnered with the Lagos State government to curb the menace of domestic and sexual violence across the metropolis.

L-R: Mrs. Alaba Fadairo, Director, Research & Development, Ministry of Youth and Development; Erhumu Bayagbon, Head, Corporate Communications, Airtel Nigeria; Mrs. Omotilewa Ibirogba, Director of Citizens Right, Ministry Of Justice, Lagos State and Mr. Lekan Ogunwale, Chief Technology Officer, Nok 360 at the unveiling of DSVRT short code, which held at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos state.
Through the Shortcode, 6820, both organizations are encouraging victims and other residents to report cases of domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Emirates adds Guangzhou to its global list of A380 destinations

Emirates, voted the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, announced Monday that it will operate its flagship A380 on services between Dubai and Guangzhou from 1st October 2016, the 67th National Day of People’s Republic of China. This follows the airline’s recent announcements of A380 deployment on its Milan and Johannesburg routes.

CCC Nigeria wins Global PR Award for NGO in Bulgaria

The Nigeria’s Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) has won the Golden World Award (GWA) instituted by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for an outstanding campaign by Non-Governmental Organisation, at a ceremony in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Nigeria won’t be reckless with foreign borrowings – Kemi Adeosun

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has reiterated that the Federal Government would not be reckless with foreign borrowings as it maintains an expansionary fiscal policy.

The Minister of Finance and Leader of the Nigerian delegation to the 2017 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, at a Joint Media Briefing at the end of the IMF and World Bank Meetings in Washington D.C. on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
The Minister also revealed that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group have projected a positive outlook of higher growth for the Sub-Saharan Africa and global economy in 2018.

Rivers State Cruises to 2017 Cowbellpedia Finals

The 2017 Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show sponsored by Cowbell, the flagship brand from Promasidor Nigeria Limited, approached a crucial bend last weekend when two students from Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State cruised into the final stage.