The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again been drawn to fraudulent messages and videos in social media circles requesting unsuspecting loan seekers and owners of small-scale businesses to apply for loans or investment schemes purportedly facilitated by the Bank. While the CBN, indeed, has several development finance intervention programmes from which different categories of businesses have benefitted (and still benefitting), it DOES NOT do so through direct interaction with prospective applicants. For the avoidance of doubt, there are clearly spelt out procedures for accessing CBN intervention funds, which are disbursed through Participating Financial Institutions (PFis}, such as Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), Development Finance institutions (DFIs} and Microfinance Banks (MFBs). The Bank also does not facilitate investment schemes. Members of the public, particularly youth and owners of small-scale businesses, are therefore advised to disregard any video or text message proposing investment schemes or charging them fees on the pretext that their organisations are endorsed by the CBN and therefore would guarantee easy access to CBN loans. These videos and massages are fraudulent and anyone who enters into correspondence with those behind them does so at his or her own risk. The CBN has neither appointed nor accredited any organization to serve as an agent on its behalf for the purpose of investment or applying for intervention loans. Prospective applicants are therefore advised to approach their respective banks, NIRSAL Micro-Finance Bank or the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) branch nearest to them for clarification on the procedure for accessing any of the CBN-related facility. The Public is also advised to contact the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN} on 07002255226 or send an email to\email@example.com\u00a0for any further clarification. HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED FROM BRAND SPUR Orange collaborates with Smart Africa and announces new investments in Africa to improve the quality of service and data security for end-users Orange, a platinum member of the\u00a0Smart Africa\u00a0Alliance, supports the One Africa Network (OAN) project which has the aim of reducing the cost of communication and keeping the traffic generated and destined for Africa within Africa. Sony Led the Growing Smartphone Image Sensor Market in H1 2020 The global smartphone Image sensor market led by Sony reached a total revenue of $6.3 billion in H1 2020, according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, \u201cSmartphone Image Sensor Market Share Q2 2020: Revenue down by 6 per cent as Sony dominates the market.\u201d Dettol Cool Announces Ighalo As Brand Ambassador Manchester United forward, Odion Ighalo, has been named as an ambassador of Nigeria\u2019s leading hygiene brand Dettol. TVC Communications Partner with P&G to Commemorate 2020 Child Health Day To commemorate the 2020 Child Health Day, Africa\u2019s foremost media company, TVC Communications; owners of TVC, TVC News, Max FM (Lagos & Abuja) & Adaba FM in partnership with Procter & Gamble recently donated Pampers Baby Diapers to post-natal mothers at Nigeria\u2019s biggest Maternity Hospital in Lagos; Ayinke House Maternity Hospital, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria. Market Cap of Three Leading Pharma Companies Jumped by $27bn in 2020, Roche Holding the Biggest Winner The global pharmaceutical industry has experienced significant growth in the last two decades, with pharma revenues worldwide reaching $1.25trn in 2019. Besides generating huge profits, some of the leading companies responsible for the research, development, production, and distribution of medications also witnessed a substantial market cap growth this year. COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries, WHO survey The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to a new WHO survey. The survey of 130 countries provides the first global data showing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on access to mental health services and underscores the urgent need for increased funding. Sony and Xbox Games Strategies Diverge As Cloud Streaming Shapes Future Platforms The next battle in the 50-year-old games console wars will be shaped by the increasingly contrasting strategies of the two leading players, Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.