The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has suspended trading in the shares of six companies listed on its trading platform. The companies suspended are FTN Cocoa Processors, Medview Airline, Niger Insurance, R.T. Briscoe (Nigeria), Union Dicon Salt and Capital Oil. As a result of this, the shareholders of the affected firms will not be able to trade the stocks of the companies at the exchange until the embargo is lifted by the NSE. A notice to stockbrokers on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, explained that the organisations were suspended from trading their equities on the exchange because they failed to adhere to the listing rules. Their suspension was in pursuant to Rule 3.1, Rules for Filing of Accounts and Treatment of Default Filing, Rulebook of the exchange also known as the issuers\u2019 rules or default filing rules. The rule provides that, \u201cIf an issuer fails to file the relevant accounts by the expiration of the cure period, the exchange will: a. send to the issuer a second filing deficiency notification within two business days after the end of the cure period; b. suspend trading in the issuer\u2019s securities; and c. notify the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the market within 24 hours of the suspension.\u201d NSE stated that \u201cthe shares of the six under listed companies have been suspended from trading via the facilities of the exchange, effective today, Tuesday, September 1, 2020, having failed to file their audited financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2019. \u201cFTN Cocoa Processors Plc, Medview Airline Plc, Niger Insurance Plc, R.T. Briscoe (Nigeria) Plc, Union Dicon Salt Plc and Capital Oil Plc.\u201d \u201cIn accordance with the rules set forth above, the suspension of trading in the shares of the above-listed companies will only be lifted upon the submission of the relevant accounts and provided the exchange is satisfied that the accounts comply with all applicable rules of the exchange.\u201d HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED FROM BRAND SPUR CredoLab raises USD 7m to expand its market reach in Africa and other new markets CredoLab, a leading developer of bank-grade digital credit scorecards based on smartphone metadata which launched in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, last year, has secured USD 7 million in its Series-A round funding led by GBG, the global specialist in identity data intelligence. Cars with embedded connectivity to reach 200m by 2025, with 5G adoption set to soar A new study from\u00a0Juniper Research has found that the number of cars with embedded connectivity will reach 200 million globally by 2025; rising from 110 million in 2020. One of the main beneficiaries of this growth will be mobile Nitro121 promises bespoke offerings to clients, celebrates 15th anniversary The leading brand-building and marketing communication company, Nitro 121 (formerly known as 141 Worldwide), turns fifteen on the 1st of September 2020 and promises to continue to deliver bespoke marketing communications services to clients and other partners. Top 25 most valuable aerospace and defence brands could lose over $22bn of brand value from COVID-19 Aerospace and defence sector heavily impacted by COVID-19 pandemic, brands could lose up to 20% of brand value, equating to a US$22.8 billion loss cumulatively Ikeja Electric\u2019s bilateral power attains first-year milestone as customers score service high Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria\u2019s largest Electricity Distribution Company, is celebrating the first year anniversary of its Willing Buyer, Willing Seller initiative dubbed Bilateral Power by customers. The company\u2019s Bilateral Power service promises customers a minimum of 20 hours of power supply and improved service in exchange for cost-reflective tariffs. Nigeria Rugby Union signs kit sponsorship deal with BLK Sports 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. Apple buys another company Apple reportedly bought VR startup Spaces, the tech giant\u2019s eighth disclosed acquisition of the year. We discuss Apple\u2019s moves in the VR space \u2014 including a patent for reducing motion sickness while working virtually in a vehicle.