BrandArena: August 2022

Friday, 12 August 2022

Two Boxers to Share N1.5million at GOtv Boxing Night 26

Sports promotions company, Flykite Productions, has introduced an additional cash reward category for boxers participating at GOtv Boxing Night, the boxing show it organizes.

Seagate signs Mitsumi Distribution to penetrate PAN Africa

Mitsumi Distribution, one of the leading IT distributors in the Middle East and Africa, on Friday, August 12th, 2022 announced that Seagate has signed Mitsumi as strategic distribution partner for PAN Africa. Under the accord, the leading distributor aims to further drive and promote Seagate`s complete range of storage solutions across PAN Africa.

Thursday, 11 August 2022

SpecSMART Set to Open Office in Nigeria

A top-class optometry clinic, SpecSMART, is set to offer its high-quality primary eye care, quality frames, quality lens variants, and contact lens fitting to Nigerians, as it debuts in Lagos on Friday, 12th August, 2022.

Verdant Capital Raises $10 Million for Zeepay to Help Boost its Operations

Verdant Capital has raised USD 10 million of debt funding for Zeepay. The medium-term debt raise, which is part of its A.5 series, will help Zeepay expand its fast-growing remittance to wallet business.

Nigeria’s Klasha Appoints Ayman Jawhar as New Chief Product Officer

Ayman Jawhar has been named Chief Product Officer of Klasha, a Lagos and San Francisco-based technology startup that is redefining cross-border African trade.

Nollywood Celebrity, Stella Damasus Joins NW Tech Capital as Lead Talent Acquisition Consultant

Delivering on our promise to be a global leader in the Beauty and Wellness Industry, NW Tech Capital (OTC: NWTT) and TROPICSLAB have announced the appointment of award-winning Nollywood celebrity Stella Damasus, as lead Consultant for talent acquisition of the Company’s Beauty and Wellness division in its African expedition.

Start Network provides £274,780 relief to survivors of armed conflict in Kaduna state

People in Kajuru and Kachia districts in Nigeria’s Kaduna state are receiving support after a timely response by Start Network, an innovative humanitarian actor that typically disburses funds within 72 hours of a crisis alert. Through a Start Fund alert raised by Start Network members, £274,780 in funding has been released to ameliorate displaced people’s needs, exacerbated by the ongoing conflict in these areas.  

Heritage Bank supports Nigerian Airforce with impactful digital solutions for profit mark-up

Heritage Bank Plc has entered a partnership with the 301 Heavy Airlift Group Cooperative Multipurpose Society, Nigerian Airforce (301 HAG CMS) to leverage impactful digital banking solutions that will enhance HAG CMS’ financial wellbeing and take its members’ experiences to a new level.

Microsoft Courts Nigeria Digital ID4D

American multinational technology company, Microsoft Corporation says it is willing to partner with the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project in the areas of capacity development and data protection.

Dolidol International Group Appoints Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade as New Vice Chairman

Mouka, the market leader in Nigeria’s sleep industry and a new member of the Dolidol International group, has appointed Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade as its new Vice Chairman.

NDLEA Chairman Visits CADAM, Calls For More Private Sector Participation In War Against Drug Abuse

...Showers Encomiums On Students, Management

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd.) has called for more participation by NGOs and well-to-do individuals in the fight against the endemic drug abuse crisis in the country.

Friday, 5 August 2022

Why UBA Appointed Oliver Alawuba as New GMD

United Bank for Africa Plc, has announced the appointment of Oliver Alawuba as its new Group Managing Director (GMD) to oversee all the Group’s banking operations across its twenty African country network and globally as its erstwhile Chief Kennedy Uzoka bows out after six years stint.

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Five Facts About The Metaverse You Need to Know

Technology has always enabled people to connect and express themselves. As communication became faster, video became a richer way to share experiences. We’ve gone from desktop to web to mobile; from text to photos to video. But this wave of innovation isn’t slowing down, so what is the metaverse about and how will it change how we connect?

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

FGCKADOSA Unveils 50th Anniversary Logo, Set to Launch N1bn Fund

The Old Students Association of Federal Government College, Kaduna (FGCKADOSA), recently unveiled the 50th-anniversary logo of the school and is set to launch an endowment fund of about N1 billion for infrastructural development and alumni welfare.

LIRS Set To Launch Whistle-Blower Initiative August 5

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) is set to launch its Whistle-Blower initiative, a state-wide project, introduced to provide a platform for employees, stakeholders and the general public to report any observed violation, misconduct, or unethical behaviour across the state on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Application Now Open for the AIMS African Master's of Machine Intelligence

Application for the AIMS African Master's of Machine Intelligence is now open for all qualified candidates to apply.

Cape Town to play host to the 8th Africa Fintech Summit

Leading innovators, investors, and policymakers from around the world will converge in Cape Town, South Africa, in November 2022, for the 8th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS). The summit will be held in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from November 2nd to 4th, 2022.

Canon collaborates with Pro Series Gaming and NRG Radio for Pro Series Gaming Fatalis Mortal Kombat tournament

Canon a pioneer of innovative imaging products, Pro Series Gaming, and NRG Radio, have collaborated on the PSG Fatalis Mortal Kombat tournament. The qualifying round of Pro Series Gaming’s (PSG) Africa Mortal Kombat Tournament took place on July 9th, 2022, at NRG Studios in Nairobi, Kenya.

Monday, 1 August 2022

WhatsApp tests new feature that allows group admins to delete "any message" for everyone

Whatsapp is making it much easier for group admins to properly moderate their WhatsApp groups.

WABetInfo has just revealed a new update that WhatsApp is releasing a new feature that would allow group admins to remove any message for everyone.

R-Jolad Hospital opens new, modern facility in Agege

...To offer accessible and quality medicare to Lagos residents

To accelerate healthcare delivery to residents of Lagos State, R-Jolad Hospital, a private multi- specialty healthcare enterprise, has opened a new, modern facility in Agege. The facility, which is strategically located at 23, Omotoye Estate Road, off the popular Mulero Bus Stop, Agege, combines high standard of care with the latest treatments and technology in comfortable surroundings designed to improve healthcare delivery to our devoted and loyal patients in Lagos State.

9mobile boosts journalism practice with training on content leveraging

Nigeria’s caring telecom service provider, 9mobile has reaffirmed its support for the Nigerian news media by facilitating various avenues for journalists to upskill in developing creative news content to expand their audience footprint. The telecom company gave the assurance during the 6th edition of its Media Capacity Building Workshop with the theme “leveraging video content to reach new audiences”.

Meta hosts creators to exclusive dinner in Lagos, Nigeria

Meta hosted creators in Lagos at an exclusive dinner aimed at celebrating their impact and creativity, as well as introducing them to the various technologies that are paving the road to the metaverse. Held at GAIA Africa club, this included a mix of content creators and technical creators who represent a variety of interests from Music, Comedy and Augmented Reality Specialists.