British Apparel Company BLK Sport and The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) have signed an exclusive long-term kit sponsorship \/ partnership deal aligning with the Company\u2019s global strategy. As part of the partnership, BLK Sport will produce Match Jerseys, Shorts, Socks, and replica Jerseys amongst other items for The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation. Speaking at the unveiling of the kits in London, BLK Sale and Marketing Manager, Charles Littlefair disclosed: \u201cWe are really excited to be partnering with the NRFF. Our support for them will complement their efforts to see to the growth of Rugby in Nigeria." Nigeria Rugby Football Federation President, Kelechukwu Mbagwu stated that the BLK partnership is an indication of the bright prospect of Rugby Sponsorship within the country. \u201cIt shows the potential of the game in Nigeria and our commitment to work with progressive and far seeing organizations to the betterment of our players and stakeholders. We thank BLK for their enthusiasm and goodwill. We also thank God for sparing our lives and guiding us through these strange times.\u201d BLK Representative, Busola Akinyemi affirmed that the aim is to promote Rugby in Nigeria and make it compete with other sports like football. \u201cRugby is a very lucrative sport in England and we hope the partnership can enhance the love for Rugby in Nigeria.\u201d NRFF Teams Manager; Dele Coker was present at the unveiling. HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED FROM BRAND SPUR IITA invests in development and implementation of seed yam certification system in Nigeria IITA renovated and equipped the diagnostic laboratory of the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) at their headquarter in Sheda, Abuja, with equipment worth $100,000 for seed quality control and Seed Tracker e-certification system. A PCR for DNA amplification and other laboratory equipment will allow technicians of the seed regulatory agency to conduct diagnostics and seed quality testing in line with the amended existing standards for seed yam. Efe Omoregbe, Bada Akintunde-Johnson, Ayeni Adekunle, others confirmed to speak at MTN\u2019s business of the art series In line with its continuous commitment to youth development in Nigeria,\u00a0MTN Foundation, the CSR arm of Nigeria\u2019s leading ICT company, MTN Nigeria, has engaged leading minds in the Nigerian entertainment and media industry for this year\u2019s edition of MTN\u2019s Business of the Art Series. LASCODA trains youths on commercial coconut oil processing The Lagos State Government has embarked on the training of youths and women on commercial Coconut Oil processing at the Farm Service Centre, Oko-Oba, Agege as part of efforts towards Making Lagos State a 21st Century Economy. Lessons we need to learn about record labels moving into African music If we are not careful, we are in the beginning of the creativity of African music and artistry being captured and abused by the American corporate system? NNPC generates $4.60bn revenue from 19.104bn litres of crude oil, gas export in one year The Nigerian National Oil Organization (NNPC), on Sunday, said it made a sum of $4.60billion from raw petroleum and gas sent out between June 2019 and 2020. The shape of disruption in the retail space: how it works, how to respond to it, and why it matters You won\u2019t find too many jokes about \u2018digital transformation\u2019. It\u2019s a serious business. And if you ask who is doing it, every corporate will raise their hands \u2013 but there\u2019s little agreement around exactly what it is, the implications for the organisation, how to go about it. RMB\u2019s recent retail client webinar, featuring Wits\u2019 Prof Brian Armstrong, provided strong direction. Nigeria's GDP Shrinks by 6.10% in Q2 2020 - NBS Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decreased by -6.10% year-on-year) in real terms in the second quarter of 2020, ending the 3-year trend of low but positive real growth rates recorded since the 2016\/17 recession. Market Cap of the World`s Five Largest Automobile Manufacturers Plunged by $63bn in 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the global automotive industry, causing supply chain disruptions and factory closures. All of this placed intense pressure on the market already coping with a downshift in global demand. Digital Ticketing Sales to Grow 150% by 2022, as Passengers Return to Travel Hampshire, UK \u2013 24th August 2020: A new study from Juniper Research has found that digital ticketing transaction volumes will exceed pre-COVID levels by 2022; rising from 12.7 billion in 2020 to 32 billion in 2022. It anticipates that continued easing of global travel restrictions will drive increased demand for mobile ticketing in the rail, metro and bus sectors, as commuters return to work.