BrandArena: December 2019

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Go Slo, a new premium ice cream brand launches in Nigeria

Fan Milk (a subsidiary of Danone) has launched Go Slo, a premium ice-cream range in Nigeria.

L-R: Esther Olawunmi, Brand Manager, Go Slo; Kolawole Adeniyi, Marketing Manager, Fan Milk Plc and Justina Alih, Brand Manager, Frozen Dairy, Fan Milk Plc at the Go Slo premium ice cream launch/private tasting in Lagos on Tuesday, December 10 2019.
Go Slo was unveiled at a tasting event held in Lagos yesterday 10th December 2019 and guests including food bloggers, celebrities and media were treated to a first taste of Go Slo’s variants.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Why Jumia Travel Shut Down in Nigeria

eCommerce giant, Jumia, has continued with its cost cutting measures and change in focus by offloading its Hotel & Flight Marketplace, Jumia Travel in Nigeria and other markets across Africa.

It has entered a partnership with online travel agency, Travelstart to continue to promote Jumia Travel’s travel category. Travelstart will be responsible for the sales, fulfilment and customer service aspects of Jumia Travel online booking websites in all its operating territories .

Cars45 Launches Operations in Ghana and Kenya

Cars45, Nigeria’s leading automotive trading platform, has launched into Ghana (  and Kenya ( Cars45 is aiming to become the primary platform for all car transactions in the $45 billion African used car market and expansion into these strategic markets marks an important step on that journey.

How LaLiga’s OTT platform is building a new global following

In the next ten years, more than 50% of audiovisual revenue will arrive through over-the-top (OTT) streaming services. That’s the opinion of Jose Carlos Franco, managing director of LaLiga’s business intelligence and analytics department, who was presenting the competition’s international data strategy at the SportsPro OTT Summit in Madrid.

Travelstart to Power Jumia Travel Across Africa

Travelstart has entered into a distribution and commercial agreement with Jumia Travel to power the latter’s pan-African online travel booking portal. Under the agreement, Travelstart will take control of the sales, fulfilment and customer service aspects of Jumia Travel online booking websites in all its operating territories.

Airtel Kicks off ‘Five Days of Love’ Annual Initiative in Lagos

…Feeds Over Two Thousand Persons in Oshodi

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has kicked off its annual Christmas feeding programme dubbed ‘Airtel Five Days of Love’ as it rolled out the drums to celebrate with Lagosians at the Oshodi Local Government Secretariat on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Ecobank wins Bank of the Year and Best Bank in prestigious London awards ceremonies

Ecobank wins “Bank of the Year” and “Best Bank” at The Banker and EMEA Finance Awards in London.

WD Blue NVMe SSD Helps Achieve Optimal Performance and Accessibility to Content Creators

Western Digital Corp. is capable of delivering up to four times the speed of SATA SSDs with the new WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD. The newest member of the award-winning WD Blue portfolio, as well as another performance-focused NVMe SSD, the new drive is purpose-built for content creators and PC users, allowing them to boot faster and work smarter.

#BREAKING: Fowler Takes a bow as Buhari appoints Muhammad Nami as new FIRS boss

As the tenure of Dr. Babatunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), expire today, Monday, December 9, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a new board for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) subject to Senate confirmation.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Turkish Airlines launches its flights to Rovaniemi

Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more destinations than any other airline, recently added Rovaniemi to its extensive flight network. Rovaniemi, famous for being one of the most significant locations to witness northern lights, makes the second destination Turkish Airlines flies to in Finland following Helsinki.

Angola set to attract even more foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020

  • Angola Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition returns to Talatona June 16-17, 2020

Africa Oil & Power supports Angola with year-long FDI campaign in 2020 to promote capital inflow into bankable projects; Angola Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition ( returns to Talatona June 16-17, 2020; “Angola: African Investment Capital 2020” will capitalize further on the critical reforms passed by Angola President H.E. President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço

Stanbic IBTC Excites School with One Year Teachers’ Salary

A popular African saying states that the reward of teachers is in heaven. Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has however chosen to reward teachers for their role in imparting knowledge on children. The staff of the Transactional Products & Services unit of the bank donated a year’s teachers’ salary to the management of Comenius Nursery and Primary School, a tuition-free elementary school for poor children. The school is an initiative of Street2School, an NGO that sponsors and supports the education programmes of poor and marginalized children.

Curbing Indoor Air Pollution in Nigeria

Around the world, more than three billion people, nearly half the world's population, cook their food using solid fuels like firewood and charcoal on open fires or traditional stoves. This produces a lot of smoke, creating indoor air pollution, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), kills millions of people annually.

145 Nationalities and a Kaleidoscope of Cultures Come Together to Make History on EK 2019

Celebrating the unique unifying power of diversity in the UAE, the historic one-off Emirates A380 flight marking the 48th UAE National Day and the UAE Year of Tolerance has returned to Dubai International Airport.

Mr Bigg’s Wins “Restaurant of the Year” Award

Mr Bigg’s, the Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) being run by UACN Restaurants Limited has won the “Restaurant of the Year” award in Kaduna, Kaduna State.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

TAJBank Launches Nigeria’s 2nd Non-Interest Financial Institution

TAJBank, Nigeria’s second Non –Interest financial institution, has announced the launch of its services at its state of the art facility in Abuja on December 2nd, 2019.

Air Peace Honoured for Foiling Child Trafficking by Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria

One of the highlights of the 27th edition of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) annual lecture and awards, in Lagos was the honoring of Air Peace’s Crew for thwarting efforts by two women to traffic a three-month old boy from Lagos to Banjul.

African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code

The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft yesterday launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent.

The technology tools powering the future of sport

New innovations developed by LaLiga are influencing both the sports and entertainment industries. LaLiga president Javier Tebas spoke at Web Summit about the technology advances made by the Spanish league.

Guy Ryder calls on Africa to work towards a human-centred future of work

International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, has called on African countries to seize the opportunities that exist on the continent to advance towards a human-centred future of work.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Fine Dining Experiences Await Lagos As Ilé Eros Launches Premium Restaurant

ILÉ EROS, the authentic Nigerian restaurant with a modernist twist, has officially unveiled its entirety of fine dining experiences. The restaurant features menus that fuse Nigerian flavors with modern culinary techniques, all carefully curated by the Executive Chef, Tolu Erogbogbo popularly known as Chef Eros.

Top PR Measurement Moment in Nigeria 2019

The PR Measurement Moment in Nigeria, is an annual report that reflects the activities, engagement, education and growth that occur in the PR Measurement space in the Nigeria Market.

Bosch, iCreate Festival Hold National Finals in Lagos

The national finals of iCreate Festival 2019 in partnership with Bosch Nigeria will hold on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5, December 2019 in Lagos. The event aims to boost awareness for various vocational training essential for building talents in Africa.

EWT Begins Fabrication of Pressure Vessels for Ikike Oil Field

The development of Ikike Oil Field in the oil mining lease (OML) 99 achieved a milestone on Thursday as Energy Works Technology (EWT) executed the first steel cut for the delivery of four major pressure vessels for the asset.

Super Eagles Defender, William Ekong Leads Charge Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

...campaigning in partnership with the END Fund and Common Goal

Nigeria national team defender William Ekong has started a campaign to draw attention to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect more than 120 million Nigerians. In partnership with the END Fund and Common Goal, William appears in a public service announcement where he calls on affected Nigerians to seek free treatment.

Cisco Commits to Championing Small Businesses in Nigeria and West Africa

…set to hold its Small Business Summit in Lagos on Nov. 29th

Global technology leader, Cisco, in an effort to accelerate the digitalization of the country, has emphasized its commitment to helping small businesses grow in Nigeria through its provision of simple, secure and flexible portfolio of solutions. This announcement was made at a media roundtable ahead of the Cisco Small Business Summit set to take place in Lagos.

Canon reaffirms its commitment to Ghana and Africa at Innovation Summit

The Innovation Africa 2019 Summit opens today in Accra, Ghana. The event is an important platform for African decision-makers in education and ICT. The Summit is a key opportunity for Canon to continue to increase its presence on the continent.

Travelstart Adjudged “Best Online Travel Agency” at 2019 Nigeria Tourism Awards

Travelstart, Africa’s largest online travel agency, has bagged the “Best Online Travel Agency” award at the Nigeria Tourism Awards 2019. The presentation was made at the 3rd edition of the Nigeria Tourism Awards (The Balearica), which took place at the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino in Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday, November 29 2019.

La Casera enjoin Artisans and Technicians towards technology and innovation development

The La Casera Company has pledged its support to artisans and technicians in the country in their quest to embrace technology and innovation as tools to enhance their craftsmanship.

Monday, 2 December 2019

New Continental Talents to Emerge Soon From BIC Art Master Africa 2019 Competition

Leading global stationery brand, BIC is organizing its first continent-wide art competition tagged, BIC Art Master Africa 2019. The competition, which aims to foster local creativity, invites African talents to create artwork using the BIC Ball Pen as their medium.

Casers Group Receives National Productivity Order Of Merit Award

One of Africa’s foremost advertising groups, Casers Group, has been awarded the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award at the 18th National Productivity Day held recently.

Gas Exporting Countries Forum: 5th Heads of State Summit Launches Declaration of Malabo

The Declaration of Malabo was published as the outcome of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) 5th Heads of State Summit on Friday; The declaration was presented by H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, and H.E. Yury Senturyin, Secretary General of the GECF; The Declaration outlines the way in which GECF member countries can cooperate to secure a long-term and sustainable energy transition.

Rugby Africa Cup: Senegal clearly beats Mauritius 63-0

The Senegal rugby team fulfilled on Saturday their mission to book a spot in the group stage of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020. In front of a supportive home crowd the lions dominated mercilessly Mauritius 63-0.

Vice President lauds IB PLC’s Kickstart initiative, says it’s exemplary

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has lauded International Breweries Foundation, the social investment vehicle of International Breweries Plc, for awarding grants of over N73 million to 90 deserving young entrepreneurs through its Kickstart initiative. The landmark award ceremony took place on Thursday, 28 November 2019, at the Edmark Centre in Lagos.

Economy In Q3 2019 : Ecobank, Standard Chartered Lead In Capital Importation To Nigeria

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Ecobank Nigeria and the local unit of Standard Chartered Bank have joined Stanbic IBTC Bank to become foreign investors’ favourites for investment deals.

Aimart Realtors to Reward Customers in Season’ Promo Draws

Aimart Realtors, one of Nigeria’s premium real estate management and development company, will be hosting the grand finale of her special season’s promo on the December, 14th, 2019. The event which will take place at Air force Officers Mess, No 1 kofo Abayomi Lagos will see winners emerge from various categories of a promo many observers regard as top-notch in this season of give away.