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[BRANDS] NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GOES LENIENT WITH MTN ON FOREX REPATRIATION FINES AND SANCTIONS.
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The Federal Government of Nigeria appears to have taken a softer stance on Africa’s leading mobile operator MTN, assuring stakeholders that a dispute over the repatriation of $8.13 in dividends will be “resolved”. Talking to reporters in Abuja following a monetary policy committee meeting on Tuesday, Nigeria’s central bank governor Godwin Emefiele said, “we’ll resolve the matter.” “Everyone will be happy,” Emefiele was quoted as saying by Bloomberg News. In August, Nigeria shocked South Africa’s MTN and foreign investors...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
[SPORTS EVENT] BRANDS  SPONSOR FEET ‘N’ TRICKS ALL AFRICAN FREESTYLE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2018. ATTENDANCE IS FREE!
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The Feet ‘n’ Tricks Annual Freestyle Football Tournament, African Edition kicks off on the 13th of September, 2018. This year’s event is going to last for three (3) days: 13th to 15th. This African continental event is going to feature the best freestylers from around the continent competing for the slot to represent Africa at the global event. Lot’s of prizes to be won, not just by participants but by spectators as well. This time it is going to be...

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Monday, 03 September 2018
[LUXURY LIFESTYLE] FRANK EDOHO OF MTN WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE BAGS ENDORSEMENT BY PENNEK HOMES LEKKI.
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Pennek Nigeria Limited,the owners of the Lekki Southern Villa estates and the Pen Gardens Estates has named Mr. Frank Edoho,the former Who wants to be a Millionaire host and Whochey Goodluck of the Johnsons as its brand ambassadors.   Listed as the number one fastest growing real estate company in Nigeria, Pennek Nigeria Limited as part of its plan to strengthen its place in the Nigeria real estate market will be using both TV personalities as the face of Pennek...

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Monday, 18 December 2017
[AWARDS] LIST OF WINNERS ADVAN AWARDS 2017
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Guinness’s Heineken, Herb Lite and Hayat Kimya’s Moflix were among brands that took the shine last Saturday at the just concluded Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) Awards for Marketing Excellence 2017 West Africa which was held at the Muson Centre in Lagos.   Entries for the event were in ten award categories, judged by a panel led by Mr. Lanre Adisa, MD/CEO Noah’s Ark Communications. Other panelists include Kehinde Salami, EXMAN President and CEO, Ideas House; Elo Iyayi, MD, Sharemind;...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
[BRANDS] ETISALAT’S FINAL EXIT FROM NIGERIA, HOW TO REBRAND A FAILED BRAND IN 3 WEEKS DEADLINE. READ EXCERPTS:
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Earlier in the week, news broke that the UAE’s Etisalat Group is finally pulling out of the company writing down its value in it to nil. It further stated that Etisalat Nigeria only has a few weeks to use its brand name. This is an excerpts by Jide Alade on how he feels the brand can gain its’ traction back from the impending dangers of rebranding under a 3 weeks ultimatum. Hit the jump: Presumably, if Etisalat Nigeria wants to...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017
[BRANDS] MTN ENDS SPONSORSHIP OF WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, TV SHOW TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. READ MORE:
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Frank Edoho’s Who wants to be a millionaire is coming to an indefinite end. The TV show sponsored by MTN Nigeria has aired for 13 years since 2004. The show’s host, Frank Edoho announced this break saying MTN Nigeria has backed out on supporting the TV show. Season 13 of the popular family quiz show ended yesterday, 25th of June, 2017 and won’t be back until the show gets a new sponsor. ©thebrandradio 2017. All rights...

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Monday, 26 June 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
[TELECOMMS] SMILE LTE NIGERIA APPOINTS FORMER MTN CEO AHMAD FARROUKH AS BOARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
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Pan-African telecommunications group, Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd (“Smile”), has announced the appointment of Ahmad Farroukh to its Board as Executive Director, Operations, effective 1 May 2017.Ahmad is an experienced telecoms executive with a distinguished record of commercial success, extensive experience working in Africa and an impressive ability to drive strategy and profitability in accordance with international standards. He has held executive management positions at Investcom Holdings and the MTN Group, including being CEO of MTN...

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Friday, 12 May 2017
[BRAND NEWS]#UPDATES: NIGERIAN SENATE PRESIDENT BUKOLA SARAKI URGES MTN ON CONTINUED SPORTS DEVELOPMENT.
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​President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday challenged MTN Nigeria to play an increased role in sports development in the country. Speaking to reporters after a courtesy call by a delegation of the MTN Group in Nigeria led by Brigadier General Sani Bello (Rtd) and Ferdinand Moolman, Saraki emphasised that there was a need for large corporations to play a part in ensuring that Nigerian athletes had the necessary corporate funding to compete at the highest...

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Friday, 23 September 2016
[CONSUMER] #FORUM: NIGERIANS ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH GLOBACOM NETWORK. READ ARTICLE:
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Earlier this year, Globacom communications network was announced to have acquired the largest internet subscription user base.  To add more value for their customers Glo introduced ‘data overload’ which was a bundle that comes with more data at a more cheaper price just to rival Airtel’s lavish data plan. However, we feel Glo may be choking on this venture. To put these claims to rest, The Brand radio went ahead to purchase this product, subscribed to the data plan and...

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Saturday, 20 August 2016
[BRANDWEEK] #BUSINESSREPORT: MTN RECORDS MASSIVE LOSS AFTER NCC FINE. READ:
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​MTN Group Ltd. fell in Johannesburg trading as Africa’s largest mobile-phone company after reporting a first-half year loss after agreeing to pay fines levied against it following the violation of the sim registration deadline given by the Nigerian Federal Government last November. The shares dropped 2.5 percent to 138.13 rand by 11:25 a.m., after earlier slumping as much as 3.8 percent, the most in three weeks on a closing basis. The N330 billion ($1.18 billion) settlement in Nigeria, announced in...

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
[OOPS!] #ADFAIL: MTN, FIRST BANK MISTAKENLY USES SAME STOCK IMAGE IN FATHER’S DAY PRINT AD.
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Yesterday was father’s day and it was celebrated all over the world. But some agency creative’s probably wanted to start their weekends early by taking the short route to ad creation. MTN Nigeria; as if this communication Giant hasn’t had enough published a print ad on father’s day with a stock photo of a dad cuddling a baby. Oops! Same appeared on First bank’s published print ad in the dailies. We use to know DDB handle(s) Marketing communications for the...

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Monday, 20 June 2016