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[AGENCY NEWS] NIGERIAN BREWERY COMMUNICATION MANAGER, KUFRE EKANEM  RESIGNED TO FLOAT HIS COMPANY PHILOSOVILLE.
AGENCY NEWS

Kufre Ekanem, the long-serving Corporate Affairs Director at Nigerian Breweries Plc has resigned his position effective 1st October, 2018. Ekanem, who was a member of the Executive Committee of the brewing company and the public face of the company in host communities, is leaving to start a consulting firm, Philosoville Limited, a Culture, Marketing and Public Relations consultancy company, according to sources close to the respected communications expert and poet. In a pre-exit send-forth bar party organised for him, the...

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Monday, 15 October 2018
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Attention has been drawn to a publication suggesting that the Consumer Protection Council CPC secured judgment in the sum of 17 million against Coca Cola from the Supreme Court of Nigeria.   Although the story factually reports that the current Director General of the CPC prior to his appointment as Director General was a partner at SimmonsCooper Partners, and in that role, represented the Respondent in that Appeal (Mrs. Titilayo Akisanya) in this case which emanated from the National Industrial...

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Monday, 14 August 2017
[AGENCY NEWS] HOUSE OF REPS SUMMON MTN NIGERIA, GLO OTHER TELCOS OVER MASS SACK.
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House of Representatives panel has summoned the chief executive officers of MTN, Glo, Airtel, Etisalat and Intel to appear before it tomorrow over the massive job losses in the telecoms sector.   The committee on telecommunications, chaired by Saheed Fijabi (APC, Oyo), said the five service providers have questions to answer regarding their recent actions of sacking many Nigerians without justifiable cause.   The five companies would also respond to queries on their failure to remit to government coffers, actual...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
[BREAKING NEWS] OLUBUNMI OKE RESIGNS FROM 141 WORLDWIDE.
AGENCY NEWS

People switch jobs everyday. But when the boss switches jobs, then that is some big news! It has been confirmed that Mrs Olubunmi B. Oke has resigned her job as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of 141Worldwide a leading integrated brands and marketing agency in Lagos Nigeria and sister company to Lolu Akiwumi’s Prima garnet. She has joined the likes of X3M CEO Steve Babaeko, O2 Academy founder Ozoemena Mbanefo, Obinna Okeke CEO Wow Agency, Yemi Arawore and SOJI...

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Friday, 26 May 2017
[AGENCY NEWS] GREY IS MOVING IT’S ROBUST AD ACCOUNTS FROM INSIGHT PUBLICIS TO  CENTRESPREAD NIGERIA.
AGENCY NEWS

The robust advertising accounts of Diageo, P&G, Nestle, GSK among others may soon move to Centrespread Advertising. The impending accounts haul by Centrespread, a leading integrated marketing communications company in Nigeria is not unconnected with the imminent global account realignment following the recent affiliate deal with Grey International and the Nigerian agency. Few days ago, Officials of the two players announced at an event in Lagos that clients of Grey  doing business in the Nigerian market will move their advertising...

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
[AGENCY NEWS] EMBATTLED AERO CONTRACTORS LAY OFF 60% OF STAFF.
AGENCY NEWS

Aero Contractors  Airline, which is under the management of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has sacked 60 per cent of its workforce. Reports gathered that letters of redundancy were issued to the affected employees during the week. Media Consultant to the airline, Mr Simon Tumba, who confirmed the development in a statement issued on Thursday in Lagos, said the workers would be paid their entitlements. Tumba said the airline had been grappling with huge and unrealistic personnel cost...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017
[AGENCY NEWS] 7UP BOTTLING COMPANY NIGERIA APPOINTS ZIAD MALOOF AS MANAGING DIRECTOR.
AGENCY NEWS

Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc has appointed Mr. Ziad Maalouf as the new Managing Director of the 57 year old company. Up until his recent appointment, he was the company’s Chief Operating Officer and had joined the company in 2008 as it’s National Sales and Distribution Manager. Mr. Maalouf has over 20 years work experience in corporate finance, organizational leadership and strategic management, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University...

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Monday, 13 March 2017
[AGENCY NEWS]#ADBUZZ: CHIMA OKENIMPE APPOINTED AS EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR INSIGHT PUBLICIS WEST AFRICA.
ADBUZZ

Chima Okenimkpe, Executive Creative Director at Insight Publicis will be embarking on a new creative journey come January 2017. Sources gathered that Chima will be taking over as the Executive Creative Director of Publicis, West Africa, in Accra, Ghana. With about 16 years experience in advertising, Okenimkpe is one of the key personalities that have contributed significantly to the grow of the advertising industry in Nigeria especially in the last 10 years. The appointment is a direct fallout of the...

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Monday, 12 December 2016
[AGENCY] #NEWS: DENSU AEGIS NETWORK JUST SIGNED NOAH’S ARK NIGERIA AFTER ACQUIRING COSIN CONSULT.
ADVERTISING

The affiliation with Noah’s Ark marks a step-change for Dentsu Aegis Network SSA after acquiring Cosin Consulting (Cosin & Associados Consultoria e Serviços de Informática S.A) which will join Isobar in Brazil. This was confirmed  by Brevis Hoets the Group Chief Operating Officer for Dentsu Aegis Network Sub Saharan Africa “We are beyond impressed with the outstanding work and results Noah’s Ark continues to deliver for their clients and we are honoured to have them as our partner in Nigeria....

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Monday, 19 September 2016
[BREAKING!] #RIP: OGUN STATE PERMANENT SECRETARY FOR THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND STRATEGY IS DEAD.
AGENCY NEWS

​Mrs. Olubunmi Odumusi, a permanent secretary in the Ogun State civil service has died barely 48 hours after being sworn into office.  Relatives Mrs Odumusi said died after a prolonged battle with cancer, despite undergoing both in local and foreign hospitals; at a huge financial cost. Mrs. Odumusi, a journalist, joined the civil service and rose to the position of director in the state Ministry of Information and Strategy. She was in the United States of America for medical treatment...

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Saturday, 03 September 2016
[AGENCY NEWS] #BRANDS: 141 WORLDWIDE RELOCATES TO A NEW OFFICE AND ITS NOT ABOUT CUTTING COSTS. READ:
ADBUZZ

Earlier this week, precisely Monday 1st of August 2016; 141 Worldwide an IMC Agency based in Lagos Nigeria completed plans to move to a newer office building from its former Umar ABASS crescent in G.R.A Ikeja. The new twin office complex located at 3, Remi Fani-Kayode street, G.R.A Ikeja is nearing completion on renovations. Speaking with a senior executive of the agency, it was confirmed that the relocation is not in any way related to the firm cutting costs but...

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Friday, 05 August 2016
[ADVERTISING] #PITCH: NOAH’S ARK HAS WON HERITAGE BANK’S CREATIVES ACCOUNT DEAL.
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Lanre Adisa’s Noah’s Ark has won Advertising contracts of Heritage Bank Nigeria in a keenly contested Marketing communications pitch which saw the likes of DDB Lagos, SO&U, Centrespread, Prima Garnet Africa, Brandzone Consulting, The Think Shop, Hormonee etc scrambling for the account. It is not clear how much the account was worth as at the time this brand report was filed. According to correspondents, the pitch process for the Heritage bank business was concluded since march 2016, but the financial...

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Monday, 18 July 2016