BrandArena: September 2021

Thursday 30 September 2021

Nigeria’s Premium Women Conference, WIMCA 2021 Holds October 27 in Lagos

Brand Communicator, a leading brands and marketing publication, has concluded plans to host the fifth edition of its prestigious annual Women In Marketing and Communications Conference/Awards (WIMCA) on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Samsung lauds SIMS Nigeria on its 28th anniversary celebration

Samsung Electronics West Africa has lauded its sales and distribution partner, SIMS Nigeria, as one of its most reliable partners as it celebrates its 28th anniversary. SIMS Nigeria, on its own part, are doling out amazing discounts and other freebies to customers on electronics purchased from SIMS Digital Centres in commemoration of their 28th year partnership with Samsung. The offer, which terminates at the end of September, is available only at SIMS Digital Centres nationwide.

Rite Foods partners with Sterling One Foundation to commemorate World Clean-up Day

As part of the activities to commemorate this year's World Clean-up Day, Rites Foods Limited recently in Lagos partnered with Sterling One Foundation, an organization committed to the Social Development Goals (SDG) initiative. The foundation involved in ridding Lafiaji Beach in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, plastics, and solid waste.

Over 16,000 Nigerians Pledge to Collect their PVCs through Bolt’s MyPVCJourney initiative

Bolt Nigeria recently announced its partnership with ACE Centre’s WeVote initiative to educate Nigerians and promote non-partisan voter awareness and participation with the MyPVCJourney (My Permanent Voter’s Card Journey) initiative. The leading ride-hailing platform launched the MyPVCJourney initiative to strengthen its community engagement efforts and as a commitment to the Nigerian people.

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Logitech Supports Nigerians with Products Designed to Make Remote Working Efficient

A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is safe to assume that remote working is here to stay. The new normal workspace, wherever that might be, has prompted organisations to identify tech gadgets that allow staff to deal with their workload more effectively. 

Heritage Bank MD tasks govt on policies to support private sector interventions for infrastructure growth

…Cart away duo Platinum awards

The MD/CEO of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo has called on governments to provide enabling policies that would support private sector interventions to achieve the vision of infrastructural development. 

Stanbic IBTC: Working Towards Net Zero Emissions

As part of the Stanbic IBTC 2021 Sustainability Week event, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, organised a sustainability webinar tagged “Working Towards Net Zero Emissions”.

Recording Academy Appoints Todd Dupler to Vice President, Advocacy & Public Policy

The Recording Academy announced today the appointment of Todd Dupler as Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy, effective immediately. Dupler will report to Chief Advocacy & Public Policy Officer Daryl Friedman, whose title recently updated from Chief Advocacy Officer. 

Emirates SkyCargo moves 400 million pharma kilos in a global milestone

…45 million vaccine doses transported to Africa

Emirates SkyCargo, the global leader in the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, has moved over  400 million kilos  of phamas, marking an important operational milestone.

Honor Well Deserved! Tokunbo Wahab Wins Excellence Recognition Award

Tokunbo Philip Wahab, the Special Adviser on Education to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu was Sunday, September 27, 2021 honored as the Government Official of the Year at the Excellence Recognition Awards’ 17th edition in Lagos. The affable, hardworking legal practitioner was recognized for the giant strides that have been recorded in the education sector in Lagos State since his appointment by the governor in 2019.

Monday 27 September 2021

LG Showcases Latest Commercial Air Conditioning Products At Elan Expo 2021

LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its wide range of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems at the Elan Expo Exhibition from 21st – 23rd September, 2021 at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. From Residential Air Conditioners to a full lineup of Commercial Air Conditioners products, LG can transform any space into awe-inspiring, fully functional technological environments and deliver innovative business solutions tailored to customers’ needs.

Peat Philips Foundation Takes Nigeria to the forefront in Dubai For Spelling Bee Competition

One of the Non-Governmental Organizations, NGO’s that have been contributing and impacting society is Peat Phillips Foundation, PPF, through education and foundational processes of children in their academic uplifting.

Friday 24 September 2021

Clubhouse introduces Wave feature, announces new Head of Entertainment Partnerships

Clubhouse on Friday, 24 September 2021, introduced Wave - a new feature that aims to increase small, private chats - and deeper engagements. Wave, is an invite mechanism meant to make it easier to start small closed chats on the social audio app. 

Thursday 23 September 2021

Emirates Pavilion ready to welcome visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai’s must-see aviation attraction is gearing up to open its doors to the public on 1 October. Located in the Opportunity District, and within walking distance of the Al Wasl Dome, the Emirates Pavilion offers a preview for the future of commercial aviation, reframing the role that science and technology will play in the next 50 years of air travel, as it welcomes visitors to experience two floors of interactive multi-sensory installations. 

Gamr Africa Stirs Youth Interest in E-Gaming at Lagos Comic-Con 2021

In line with the aim of promoting and expanding the frontier for e-gaming in Africa. Gamr, an online subscription platform that allows gamers to interact with each other and enables tournament organizers to host events, held e-gaming competition at the just concluded Lagos Comic-Com, Convention, a festival celebrating the finest of Africa's creative talents as expressed in Comics, Animation, Films, Books and Gaming.

Angola Cables Launches Sales Partnership Programme

Angola Cables, a multinational provider of global connectivity solutions has launched a Sales Partnership Programme giving service providers and vendors the opportunity to market a range of products and services such as IP Transit, Remote Peering, Cloud Solutions, IP Gamer and others in the rapidly expanding global ICT market.

9PSB Team Up With Flutterwave to Boost Growth of Inclusive Financial Services in Nigeria

Nigeria’s very first payment service bank, 9PSB and Africa’s leading payments technology company, Flutterwave have entered into a partnership agreement that will help facilitate seamless financial services for Nigerians.

P+ Measurement Services set to host the 18th Edition of EvaluatePR

Nigeria’s foremost media intelligence agency, P+ Measurement Services is set to host its quarterly edition of EvaluatePR as it welcomes all communications professionals around the globe to the 18th edition of this event.

African Elected Officials Review African Sanitation Guidelines

In a worrying resurgence of cholera coupled with COVID-19 pandemic, access to drinking water and decent sanitation in Africa is becoming a matter of life and death. These diseases have amplified the need and urgency for African countries to strengthen sanitation policies that ensure the well-being of their populations.

Nestlé launches RE Pilot Project empower informal waste reclaimers

In celebration of National Recycling Week and Let's Do It World Clean-up Day 2021, Nestlé East & Southern Africa Region joined forces with Kudoti, a waste tech start-up, to launch its ‘RE-Imagine Tomorrow’ pilot project in Tembisa to demonstrate how the circular economy is a viable solution for tackling the waste problem. 

Jobberman Launches Alliance for Better Work Initiative

Jobberman, the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa, has announced its Alliance for Better Work initiative, as part of its longstanding partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. The employer-centred initiative is geared to radically bolster recruitment in Nigeria, with a focus on driving female hires and providing integrated end-to-end support on the easy to use online jobs platform. 

5 Reasons to Stream Online Entertainment on SuperTV

Recently, a brand-new online streaming TV was launched in Lagos, Nigeria. It is SuperTV. The promoters of SuperTV led by the acting CEO and Chief Content Strategist, Ijeoma Onah, believe that SuperTV has come to disrupt the online entertainment streaming business.

Wednesday 22 September 2021

MultiChoice Launches DStv Internet in South Africa

MultiChoice has launched DStv Internet to provide internet access to those who do not have access to fibre services in South Africa. MultiChoice for a while now has been working on plans to evolve from a traditional video entertainment business.

Shaping the future of oncology to deliver quality cancer care in West Africa

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide quality healthcare to Sub Saharan Africa, GE Healthcare presented its latest solutions during the ARCON conference held in Nigeria. The team is focused on bringing cutting edge technologies to the region to increase accessibility and provide clinicians with faster access to information and help increase quality of care, particularly in the field of oncology.

Tuesday 21 September 2021

OVH Energy Marketing Emerges as LPG Distribution Company of the Year

Nigeria’s leading indigenous marketer of choice, OVH Energy Marketing (Oando Licensee), has been awarded the Liquified Petroleum Gas Distribution Company of the Year during the Business Day Oil and Gas Awards which took place on September 16th 2021 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The award recognizes OVH Energy Marketing as an industry leader with exceptional investment in solving the LPG distribution network challenges as well as its improved storage facilities capacity. 

Monday 20 September 2021

Eat 'N' Go Partners with Slum2School to Celebrate International Literacy Day at Tarkwa Bay

Eat 'N' Go Limited, the leading QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) operator and lead franchisee for Domino's Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry Gourmet Yoghurt in Africa, celebrated International Literacy Day in a unique way for the children residing at Tarkwa bay with the support of their CSR partners Slum2School.

Red Star Reports N9.46billion Turnover at 2021 AGM

One of the leading logistics companies in Nigeria, Red Star Express Plc, has recorded a turnover of N9.46billion for the financial year ended March 31, 2021. The company recorded a Profit Before Taxation (PBT) of N220.79 million and total of N150.07million as the Profit After Tax (PAT). In the year under review, Red Star Express Plc grew its Balance sheet size by N211million with Total Assets and shareholders’ funds closing at N7.5billion from N7.3billion in the previous year which represents a 2.9percent growth.

Sekibo urges govt., stakeholders to prioritise SMEs, youth entrepreneurship

Bridging the gap to attain sustainable solutions to economic recovery will be the most impactful route to drive lasting and meaningful growth; for this to be achieved, creation of opportunities, conscious inclusion of Small and Medium Enterprises and youth entrepreneurship are crucial. 

54gene raises $25M Series B Funding Round

54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has secured $25M in a Series B round, led by Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund.

Friday 17 September 2021

Abokifx is Completely Illegal and Unacceptable – Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has confirmed the investigation of Oniwinde Adedotun, the founder of abokiFX, a website that publishes the parallel market exchange rate.

African Brand Congress 2021 to focus on AfCFTA and best practice in brand management

The 2021 African Brand Congress would focus on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and best practices in brand building in Africa. This year congress is designed to educate, engage and inspire brand managers and professionals in the pursuit of best practices in brand building and value creation.

Bybit Launchpad Debuts With BIT Token Listing

Bybit, a popular platform for crypto lovers around the globe, has announced today its token launch site Bybit Launchpad. The first new token to feature on Bybit Launchpad will be $BIT.

Thursday 16 September 2021

SuperTV Debuts With ZERO-DATA App Offering, Download Set for October 1st

SuperTV, an online streaming company that offers high-quality Video-on-Demand (VOD) and affordable viewing experience through a disruptive ZERO DATA App to watch all-inclusive entertainment has launched in Nigeria. The APP which is available for DOWNLOAD from October 1, 2021, is the first of its kind with a turn of the mind imaginative profile unknown in the industry.

“PROPAK is a platform for manufacturers, investors to network, solve business challenges” - George Pearson

The packaging, food processing, plastics, labelling and print exhibition West Africa otherwise known as PROPAK West Africa, has been described as the largest meeting point for manufacturers, suppliers, investors and government officials to network for business.

LG Commemorates International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer

…Showcase its Eco-friendly OLED, Soundbars & HVAC Products

LG Electronics has called on its customers, vendors and other stakeholders to limit the amount of substances emitted into the atmosphere by adopting environmentally sustainable refrigerants to preserve the ozone layer. The electronics giant made the plea during the commemoration of World Ozone Day on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 in Lagos.

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Nigeria’s inflation falls for fifth straight month in August

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday announced that Nigeria's Consumer Price Index has further decreased to 17.01 per cent in August.

Ogilvy Africa announces a new leadership team in Zambia

Ogilvy Africa has announced a new leadership team for its agency in Lusaka, Zambia. The move aims to further its network by strengthening its market leadership and operations in Zambia.

Apple introduces iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

...Offers improved photos and videos in low light, Cinematic mode

Apple has introduced iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, the next generation of the world’s best smartphones, featuring a beautiful design with sleek flat edges in five gorgeous new colors. Both models feature major innovations, including the most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone — with a new Wide camera with bigger pixels and sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) offering improvements in low-light photos and videos, a new way to personalize the camera with Photographic Styles, and Cinematic mode, which brings a new dimension to video storytelling. 

Infinix Zero X, Empowers Next Generation to See Beyond with Cutting Edge technology

Global smartphone Infinix is set to unveil a new device, that’s set to deliver cutting-edge innovation in Nigeria, redefining moonlight photography as the Zero X will offer Super Moon Mode for capturing shots of the moon.

Emirates SkyCargo upgrades customers to a seamless booking experience with CargoWise

Emirates SkyCargo is launching a new technical solution for its customers that will enhance user experience and the efficiency of the booking process for cargo shipments.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Abdulrahman Ado, Not on UAE Terror Financier List - 9mobile

Contrary to rumours making the rounds, the management of 9mobile has stated that its Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Abdulrahman Ado is not the same as ‘Abdulrrahman’ Ado ‘Musa’ purportedly designated along with others by the United Arab Emirates as terror financiers.

Stanbic IBTC Thrills Stakeholders With ‘RetireFit’ Session

In recognition of the importance of the wellbeing of its customers, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC on Saturday, 11 September 2021 held a fitness session that covers different facets of all existing or potential retirees who want to enjoy the benefits of their retirement.

Heritage Bank, others bankroll SCOA handover of trucks, equipment to Julius Berger worth N15.5bn

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider and seven other banks have provided a total of N15.5billion to assist SCOA Nigeria Plc for the importation and supply of MAN Platform Trucks and equipment to Julius Berger Nigeria for construction of 380km Abuja-Kaduna-Kano roads and many others across the country. 

Oba Semiudeen Kasali, Afolabi Laguda, Others harps on more collaboration with Govt for Improved Education

The city of Ibadan was agog on Saturday, 11th September 2021 as various alumni of the University of Ibadan were recognized with various awards and honours by the University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Oyo State branch at the weekend for their various contributions in their fields of human endeavours. 

DLM Capital Group Adjudged 2021 Best Development Finance Company in Nigeria

...Attributes Global Finance Award to Teamwork, Dedication

Leading Developmental Investment Bank, DLM Capital Group, has been awarded the ‘Best Development Finance Company Nigeria 2021’ by Global Banking and Finance Review magazine. The award is in recognition of the institution’s dedication to providing leadership and excellence in Nigeria’s development finance space.

REVEALED: Terms of Merger Between NortonLifeLock and Avast

NortonLifeLock has revealed that it is buying Avast in a deal that values the Czech-based and London stock exchange-listed company at up to $8.6 billion (£6.2 billion), following rumours of merger discussions last month. The businesses claim that their merged operation would service more than 500 million cybersecurity clients, including about 40 million direct consumers, in a joint statement.

Intuit Accelerates Vision to Provide End-to-End Customer Growth Platform for SMB With Mailchimp Acquisition

Intuit, the company behind TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and Credit Karma, announced yesterday that it has agreed to buy Mailchimp, a world-class customer interaction and marketing platform for developing small and mid-market businesses. The projected $12 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of Mailchimp supports Intuit's objective of empowering prosperity around the world, as well as its strategy to create an AI-driven expert platform. 

Big Flexin’ with Domino’s Pizza with Buy 1 get 1 FREE offer

Hey People! It looks like summer 2021 is coming to an end, and to brighten the mood, Domino’s Pizza has something extraordinary in store for all of us amidst this time of “Sapa” because they understand flexin’ is a must even when we have adulting responsibilities.

Monday 13 September 2021

Winners of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award Announced

The first-ever winners of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award will be announced at the official virtual event on Thursday, September 16th at 09:30 GMT online by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa (SUA).

Ray-Ban and Facebook Launch ‘Ray-Ban Stories’ Smart Glasses

Facebook, Inc. and Ray-Ban have released the next generation of smart glasses, Ray-Ban Stories. The highly anticipated collaboration brings forward a new way to seamlessly capture, share and listen through your most authentic moments. The announcement was made today by Mark Zuckerberg and Rocco Basilico in a virtual announcement detailing the partnership and the exciting capabilities.