BrandArena: February 2020

Monday, 17 February 2020

Behind the screens of Valencia CF: A unique audiovisual system

Going to a stadium to watch a live football match is always a memorable experience. Attending with friends, family or other like-minded individuals is a long-standing tradition that contributes enormously to the sport’s global appeal. But with the right tools, clubs can add to the entertainment value that they offer and give fans one more reason to attend.

CSR: Ikeja Electric donates medical equipment to Ikorodu General Hospital

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution company has donated an ultra-modern phototherapy machine and clinical supplies to General Hospital, Ikorodu, as part of its CSR activities towards improvement of healthcare.

2020 Anzisha Prize Applications launch with 10th Year Celebrations

Today, the Anzisha Prize – Africa’s premier award and fellowship for Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs – is excited to announce that the 2020 call for applications is now open.  Every year, the prize celebrates 20 African entrepreneurs, aged 22 years and younger, each of whom have a chance to win a shared prize of US$100,000. The grand prize winner receives US$25,000, the 1st runner-up US$15,000, and 2nd runner-up US$12,500. Every finalist receives US$2,500.

Stanbic IBTC Aims To Groom Future Business Leaders Through YLS

Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, has continued to make a mark in the lives of Nigerian youths by engaging and empowering them at the annual Youth Leadership Series (YLS).  The event held at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.

SBI Media Emerges 9Mobile’s Official Media Agency

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. (EMTS), trading as ‘9mobile, has announced the appointment of SBI Media Limited as its official media agency.

Nokia phones win six accolades at iF DESIGN Awards 2020

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, is proud to announce that six Nokia phones have been honoured by iF DESIGN™ Awards 2020 for outstanding design. We are resolute in our commitment to delivering premium phones that embody our Nordic heritage at every price point to our fans across the world.

Financial fraud solutions must beat the best criminal minds and match the rate of digital change

The escalation of financial crime is not far behind the double-digit growth of digital payments. CredoLab’s senior vice president, Tarun Kumar Kalra, says, “Rapid expansion of digital channels, exploding growth in the number and types of devices, and reduced customer face time are making financial service providers vulnerable to online fraudulent activities.”

Customer Experience Necessary to Capture Benefits of Downstream Value Chain - OVH Energy Marketing CEO

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OVH Energy Marketing, a licensee of the Oando retail brand, Mr. Huub Stokman has called on players in the downstream sector to make improvements in customer experience, safety and operational standards if the full benefits of the downstream value chain are to be maximized.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Nominations open to join Commonwealth Youth Council

Nominations are now open for nine youth leaders to represent the Commonwealth’s 1.4 billion young people on the Commonwealth Youth Council.

P&G high-level visit to the VP to discuss P&G’s plan to increase its investment in local manufacturing

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, P&G senior leadership led by President for Asia, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Magesvaran Suranjan had a high-level meeting with the Vice President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to discuss P&G’s plan to increase its investment in local manufacturing - which is in line with the government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

Friday Night Lights: LaLiga takes precedence as European challengers Valencia and Atletico de Madrid gear up for Mestalla clash

Battling for position towards the top of LaLiga takes precedence as Champions League challengers Valencia and Atletico Madrid meet in Friday evening’s eagerly awaited Mestalla clash.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Businesses to Flourish in Omishakin Community as Airtel Pledges to Provide Electricity after 13 years

The third episode of the award winning television programme ‘Airtel Touching Lives’ is scheduled to air on the 16th of February on national and cable TV. The episode focuses on Omishakin, a community in Lagos State that has been without electricity for over 13 years.

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S20: Change the Way You Experience the World

Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S20, a new series of flagship devices that fundamentally changes the way we capture and experience our world. The Galaxy S20 series introduces a brand-new camera architecture that combines AI with Samsung’s largest image sensor yet for stunning image quality.

Kelly Junior arrives in style at airport in Rolls Royce, courtesy Konga Travel

Kelly Junior Babatunde, first winner of the Rolls Royce promo organized by Konga Travel and Tours, has heaped praises on the company for the VIP treatment he was accorded. In his opinion, the experience is one that would remain indelible in his memory for ever.

Google HR Chief Eileen Naughton Takes A Bow Amid Employee Tensions

Google's head of human resources, Eileen Naughton, said she is quitting her role as tensions continue to rise between company management and workers who have protested the search giant's workplace culture.

Accor set to expand Ethiopia footprint with management agreement for new Ibis Styles hotel

Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia after signing a management agreement to open a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Standard Chartered sponsors the Association of Corporate Treasurers 2020 Workshop

Standard Chartered Bank was the main sponsor at the 2020 Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) workshop titled “Treasury Excellence as Standard” which held in Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, on February 5th , 2020. The event attracted a cross section of delegates from Local Corporates, Multinationals and Multi-lateral organizations.

Transcorp Group Announces Changes in Board Appointments, Names Omogiafo Group CEO

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), a diversified investment company, has announced five major appointments on its board and executive management team.

Alipay users to benefit from Ecobank’s cross-border remittance solution

The leading pan-African bank, Ecobank (, has signed a cross-border remittance agreement with Alipay, the world’s leading payment and lifestyle platform, that aims to bring more inclusive financial services by providing a fast, safe, affordable and convenient way for workers to transfer money back home.

Red Star Express Commemorates Valentine in New Promo

One of Nigeria’s prestigious logistics company, Red Star Express Plc is marking the Valentine season with a special promo to make a splendid celebration for its clients and customers. This was announced recently by the management of the company.

WorldRemit predicts 2020 to be the year of Intra-African remittances

Leading online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances. The World Bank already estimates that migrant workers within Africa send remittances in excess of $14 billion dollars each year, and in 2018 intra-African remittances represented 20% of global remittance flows according to Ecobank Group.

Nigerian Media Monitoring and Measurement Agency Bags NMNA Award

The Nigerian media monitoring and measurement industry have P+ Measurement Services to thank for putting the Industry on the map once again. The innovative agency brought home the highly converted "Best Media Monitoring and Measurement Agency" award at the 13th Nigerian Media Nite-out awards (NMNA) held in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

FBNQuest Acts As Lead Issuing House And Book Runner On Listing Of Interswitch NGN23 Billion Bonds

FBNQuest, the investment banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc successfully led a consortium of 5 issuing houses on the recent listing of the Interswitch Limited’s bond on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Interswitch Limited in its bid for expansion has set the ball rolling for Fintechs in Nigeria through the issuance of bonds on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Stanbic IBTC Continues Impressive Impact In Education

Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, continues to make impressive impacts in communities where it operates. The financial institution, as part of its CSR activities, renovated buildings and upgraded facilities at the Community Comprehensive High School, Olambe in Ogun State.

Basketball Africa League Names Two-Time NBA All-Star Luol Deng as League’s Global Ambassador

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today named two-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympian Luol Deng as BAL Global Ambassador.  Following his retirement from an NBA career that spanned 15 years, Deng will help grow the BAL’s profile throughout Africa and around the world, while inspiring African youth through basketball.

Adidas begins Reimagine Sport campaign

Global sportswear giant, Adidas has begun a campaign promoting its new line of apparel for women. The campaign, called “Reimagine Sport,” features strength coach Cassie Day, boxing instructor Sylvia Kim, Paralympic athlete Denise Schindler, dancer Nadya Okamoto among others. The creative focuses on the theme of movement.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Over 150 Youth Coaches attend 2020 Edition of NPFL-LaLiga Coaching Clinic in Abuja

The fourth edition of the NPFL-LaLiga coaching clinic for Nigerian youth coaches, has ended in Abuja. The four-day clinic, which started on Tuesday, had over 150 youth coaches from the youth teams of the 20 the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) Clubs, the National youth teams and other youth clubs in attendance.

Emirates to serve 40 unique culinary creations across its network for Valentine’s Day

Emirates is creating a memorable travel experience for its customers for Valentine's Day. The airline will serve 40 unique Valentine's Day themed desserts and treats to serve on board and across its network of lounges spread over six continents.

AU Summit: African leaders call for action to end malnutrition by 2025

African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit.

Financial inclusion in West Africa gets a boost with new $10m raise by Aella Fintech

Focused on improving financial inclusion for West Africa’s low-income segment, a Nigerian fintech start-up, Aella has raised a $10m debt financing round, from HQ Financial Group (HQF), Singapore-based private company specializing in new material science, semiconductor and blockchain financial investments. This debt financing round is Aella’s second raise and will bolster the company’s commitment to serve the underbanked population in West Africa and other emerging markets.

Moghalu Urges FG to Make Nnewi full manufacturing Hub in Nigeria

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party, YPP, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has called on the federal government to make Nnewi a full manufacturing hub in Nigeria to serve as a panacea for the chase for foreign investment.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Allianz enters JV agreement with AEON Financial Service

Allianz SE (Allianz) has entered into an agreement to form a life insurance joint venture (JV) with AEON Financial Service (AFS) to develop and market life insurance solutions for local
customers in Japan.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Yearlong 75th Birthday Commemorative Plans For Legendary Icon Bob Marley Announced

The Marley family, UMe and Island Records have begun to roll out their yearlong MARLEY75 commemorative plans in celebration of the legendary cultural icon, Bob Marley's 75th birthday and 40th anniversary of the timeless classic "Redemption Song."

Defending Champion Joe Harris, NBA All-Stars Damian Lillard and Trae Young Headline 2020 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest

Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and NBA All-Stars Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks will participate in the 2020 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the United Center in Chicago.

GTBank Masters Cup Season 9 Reaches Semi Final Stage

After a thrilling round of football in the quarter finals, eight teams in the male and female categories have advanced to the semi final stages of the 2020 GTBank Masters Cup. All four games will be played at the Campos Stadium, Lagos Island, on Wednesday 5th February 2020, where the Semi Finalists will compete for a coveted spot in the grand finale.

Konga makes list of top 20 brands to watch in 2020

The Management of e-commerce giant, Konga, has underlined its determination to continually take the lead in elevating standards, improving customer satisfaction and deepening the growth of the Nigerian e-commerce sector. Making the assertion was Co-Chief Executive Officer, Konga Group, Nick Imudia.

Nigerian Youth Coaches set for 4th Edition of the NPFL- LaLiga Coaching Clinic

As a follow-up to the success recorded during the preceding editions, the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) and LaLiga have commenced the fourth edition of their annual coaching clinic with over 100 youth coaches in attendance. The four-day clinic holding at the National Stadium, Abuja reiterates LaLiga’s commitment to the development of grassroots football in Nigeria.

Turkish Airlines launches new commercial at the Super Bowl LIV

Turkish Airlines has launched a new commercial which explores the humanity’s spirit of exploration, inspired by the world-changing Moon landing in 1969. Titled, “Step on Earth”, the commercial brings back the sense of wonder and adventure felt as 600 million people around the world watched the humanity land on the Moon.

“Real Madrid Academy Port Harcourt is a legacy for Rivers State” - Wike

During the opening day of the 83rd AIPS Congress at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike took the stage to share his vision for a project he holds dear - the Real Madrid Academy based in his capital, Port Harcourt.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Aimart Realtors to Fete Customers at Valentine with Love Wins Challenge

As part of the commitment to give customers value with an unforgettable experience, Aimart Realtors, one of Nigeria’s premium real estate management and development company, has commenced a Valentine campaign tagged Love Wins Challenge.

Coronation Merchant Bank appoints Banjo Adegbohungbe as Acting Managing Director

The Board of Directors of Coronation Merchant Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Banjo Adegbohungbe (Banjo) as the Acting Managing Director of the Bank effective February 1, 2020. The announcement was made after the Central Bank of Nigeria’s approval.

GTBank Sponsors 2020 Lagos International Polo Tournament

From February 4th to 16th, 2020, Lagos will play host to some of the most prestigious teams for Africa’s premier polo competition – the 2020 Lagos International Polo Tournament.

HP Nigeria Launches the HP Elite Dragonfly PC

HP West Africa has launched the new HP Elite Dragonfly PC as part of its desire to continue driving innovation in the technology space.

Monday, 3 February 2020

fairtrade unveils agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2020

fairtrade, the leading organizers of professional international trade shows and convener of the agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria, held a get-together and briefing at the office of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Lagos to officially unveil the 6th agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2020.

“Nobody eats GDP” says African Development Bank President as he calls for inclusive growth

Africa’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens, because “nobody eats GDP,” the African Development Bank’s ( President, Akinwumi Adesina, said as he unveiled the Bank’s flagship economic report on Thursday.

Eko Atlantic sets the stage for potential green city status as it secures its first IFC EDGE certification

Alpha1, Eko Atlantic City’s flagship office tower, is the first building in the city to secure the International Finance Corporation’s EDGE certification.

Hogan Lovells leads discussion on sustainable growth in Nigeria’s mining sector

As part of its efforts to ensure sustainability in the Nigerian mining sector, global law firm, Hogan Lovells, recently hosted a forum to discuss global best practices and establish solutions that can lead to sustainable growth in this sector. The symposium was chaired by Hogan Lovells Partner and Head of Africa, Andrew Skipper, during the recent UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.

Expert set to X-ray potentials of Nigeria’s industrial hub as Nnewi Investment Summit holds February 6

As part of efforts to draw attention to the economic opportunities in some of Nigeria’s industrial clusters and grow the Made in Nigeria mindset, Ford Foundation and a group of experts and industrialists have come together to organize and sponsors an investment summit for Nnewi the manufacturing hub located at south-eastern part of Nigeria.

Maldives becomes 54th member of Commonwealth family

The Commonwealth has welcomed its 54th family member after Maldives' application for re-admission was approved.

Alaro City welcomes new wave of investments in production, housing in Lagos State

On the one-year anniversary of its launch in Lekki Free Zone, Alaro City announced a new wave of investments in Lagos State, with the commencement of operations of Ariel Foods, a multinational therapeutic food producer, and multi-sector investments in housing, soap and detergent production, construction materials and equipment, media and energy.