House of Deola Sagoe
Deola Sagoe is a renowned Nigerian fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of The House of Deola Sagoe. Her unique approach of designing lively and colorful prints has earned her a global following including notable personalities such as Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith, who have recognized her for her celebration of African prints. Aside from showcasing her couture collection at Cape Town and New York Fashion Weeks, Deola won the MNET/Anglo Gold African Designs 2000 Award. In 2015, she featured in and produced costumes for the monumental film on Nigeria’s independence directed by Kunle Afolayan: “October 1” and merited herself the Multichoice- Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Costume Designer. The company specializes in variations of African prints and designs. Their signature designs, Attitude and Elegance, draw their inspiration from fabrics with a traditional Nigerian touch and western aesthetics. The company’s most recent works include hand-dyed Adire fabric, which is made by Yoruba women. The company’s popularity spans beyond Nigeria and the entire African continent earning fame, respect, and numerous awards.
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) is the founder of the eponymous LDA design label. Over the years, her passion for fashion has gotten stronger making the label a fashion favourite among the media, celebrities and fashion lovers. LDA’s creativity combines pattern, print, exquisite and even traditional fabrics to produce day wear, evening wear, gowns and cocktail dresses that bridge time and make the label successful within and outside Nigeria. LDA has received numerous accolades and awards for excellence for her contributions to the Nigerian and African fashion industry.
VODI Tailors is a unique dynamic fashion house Led by a visionary Nigerian fashion consultant Seyi Adekunle. With its headquarters in Abuja. Vodi Tailors has over the past decade evolved as a leading brand in the fashion world. Since 2001, Vodi Tailors has redefined style by using African fabrics to create unique designs, adding a contemporary twist to the traditional form, unifying the classical tenets of bespoke tailoring with strong vibrant colours and rich textures.
Mai Atafo is the founder and creative director of fashion brand, ATAFO, which specialises in bespoke menswear, womenswear alongside bridal and evening couture. The dynamic brand is also known for their stylish approach to traditional Nigerian wear, testament to Mai’s deep connection to his heritage and his own roots. ATAFO, formerly known as Mai Atafo, is a multidisciplinary fashion brand which creates menswear, womenswear and bridal collections. Over the years, Mai Atafo has received various recognitions and awards such as Menswear Fashion Brand of the Year in 2018 and Outstanding Contribution to Nigerian Fashion in 2019.
First Bank Nigeria Limited
First Bank of Nigeria Limited is a Nigerian multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in Lagos. It has subsidiaries in over 10 countries including UAE and China. FirstBank has bagged multiple awards including being named “Best Bank Brand in Nigeria” six years in a row among others.
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
Popularly known as GTBank or simply GTB, it is a Nigerian multinational financial institution that offers online/internet banking, retail banking, corporate banking, investment banking and asset management services, with its head office in Victoria Island, Lagos.
United Bank of Africa
United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is a Nigerian pan-African financial services group headquartered in Lagos. UBA has a broad footprint throughout Africa and the world. It maintains subsidiaries in over 20 countries including the USA and UK.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is the oil corporation through which the federal government of Nigeria regulates and participates in the country’s petroleum industry. The NNPC business operations are managed through Strategic Business and Corporate Services Units in diverse locations across Nigeria. In that case; The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation initiated a recruitment scheme and since then, until date the NNPC recruitment has been a yearly scheme.
Total Nigeria Plc
Total Nigeria Plc is a multinational oil and gas company operating in more than 130 countries. For over 50 years, it has been in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry with an extensive distribution network of over 570 service stations nationwide and a wide range of top quality energy products and services. The company is also involved in power generation and chemical production in Nigeria. Its net worth is estimated at more than 120 billion dollars.
Shell is a globally known company and a top player in the oil industry. It has been active in Nigeria since 1937. Shell companies and investments have played a pioneering role in onshore, shallow and deep water oil exploration and production. Shell has also been at the forefront of gas development, producing and delivering gas to domestic consumers and export markets for over 40 years. Its net worth is estimated to be more than 213 billion dollars.
MTN is Nigeria’s premier provider of connectivity, communication and collaboration solutions, and the largest privately owned mobile operator in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The Company offers roaming, Internet, bills payment, device financing, data management, SIM registration, and other related services. From the very first phone call, made at Maritime House Apapa on May 16 2001, they have been facilitating connections that matter. Today, MTN is one of Nigeria’s top networks of choice, serving over 61 million subscribers with national coverage and a fibre network that reaches every state in the nation.
Airtel Networks Limited is a leading telecommunications services provider with headquarters in Lagos, the commercial nerve-centre of Nigeria. The telco ranks amongst the top three mobile service providers in terms of subscribers with a customer base of more than 50 million as at December, 2019. The company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, Home Broadband and enterprise services. Airtel Networks Limited is a subsidiary of Airtel Africa Plc, a Pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa.
Globacom Limited, commonly known as glo, is a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company founded on 29 August 2003 by Mike Adenuga. GLO has over 100 million subscribers as at December 2018, making it the second largest network operator in Nigeria. In 2011, GLO became the first telecommunication company to build an $800 million high-capacity fibre-optic cable known as Glo-1, a submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. It is the first successful submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria.
Arise News is a 24 hour international news channel reporting on major global news with a strong focus in Africa. With broadcast hubs in London, New York, Johannesburg and Lagos, ARISE NEWS reports cold, hard facts, providing a range of opinions and insightful analysis. In 2020, Arise news became increasingly popular among Nigerians who recognised the authenticity of its news coverage during the EndSARS protests.
Channels Television is a multiple award winning 24-hour news and media organization which was founded in 1992 by Nigerian veteran broadcasters and business moguls: John and Sola Momoh. It began operations July 1, 1995 as a full-fledged TV Station with about 25 staff. Channels Television has received multiple awards including the Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA) which it has won 13 times.
What is now known as the Nigerian Television Authority started as the Western Nigerian Television Services (WNTV), which beamed its first signals to the people of Nigeria and the entire Africa on 31st October 1959. By the beginning of 1962, the three regional Governments that existed in Nigeria had set up the Nigerian Television Service (NTS). Then with the creation of twelve (12) States in Nigeria, more television services were established and by 1976 when all television stations were taken over by the Federal Government under Decree 24 of 1977, the Nigerian Television Authority was born as the sole entity responsible for Television broadcasting in Nigeria, beginning with ten (10) stations. It later added twenty (20) more stations, bringing it to thirty (30) stations by 1999; and today, the organization boasts of one hundred and one (101) stations following the decision by the Federal Government of Nigeria to further expand television services in the year 2002 for wider reception, especially to the rural areas. These developments have given NTA the status of the largest network in Africa.
Ibom Air is a Nigerian Airline owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government. The airline commenced operations on June 7 2019 when a Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft marked Ibom Air took off from Victor Attah International Airport Uyo, with government officials on board, en route to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Akwa Ibom is the first state in the country to own an airline. The airline has since received mostly positive reviews from frequent flyers.
Overland Airways Limited was incorporated on September 17‚ 1998 to provide scheduled and charter flight services. Overland Airways has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, and operational stations across Nigeria and West Africa. It commenced flights in 2002 with the aim of increasing the prosperity of the Nigerian economy by providing seamless and reliable air transportation for business and leisure travelers. Overland Airways has bagged some awards such as the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) in 2012.
Max Air is a domestic and international airline based in Nigeria, it is also Nigeria’s longest-serving international airline. It was established in 2008 by business mogul Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal, the company’s head office is located in Kano State with its base at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
God is Good Motors (GIGM)
God is Good Motors also known as GIGM was founded in 1998 and has its headquarters in Benin City, Edo State. Operating in over 18 states and 35 terminals Across Nigeria, GIGM has consistently been ranked as one of the best road transport companies in Nigeria. Widely recognized as the first road transport company in Nigeria to have an official website that enables Electronic ticketing and cargo Monitoring, GIGM has consistently ensured customer satisfaction is guaranteed with a 24 hours online customer support team.
ABC Transport is popularly known for its classy services and operates in over 30 major cities in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole. It was founded in 1993. The head office is located in Owerri. Popular for its discount offers for students, youth corps members, and children. ABC transport offers free tickets to customers who have made more than 11 trips using their transport company. Strict adherence to departure time has over the years become a trademark signature of this company.
Peace Mass Transit (PMT)
Peace Mass Transport (PMT) was founded in 1995 and has its headquarters in Enugu state. Peace Mass Transport is a subsidiary of Peace Group NG and engages in both long and short distance trips across major cities in Nigeria. PMT is popularly known for its moderate pricing system without relenting in the quality of services rendered.
Maersk Nigeria Limited
This is a renowned and reputable company that has made a name for itself over the years for their top rated services. Maersk is a global company that operates in about 130 countries and has about 70,000 employees globally. Its inception was in 1928 and its headquarters is located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This is a Nigerian owned company that specialises in forwarding, shipping and logistics, freight forwarding, project logistics, management and service. It has earned a good reputation across the country. It was established in 2006. It is also an international company shipping to over 100 countries. They service 72 major clients worldwide and have over 5 global offices.
Mediterranean Shipping Company Nigeria (MSC)
This company is well known for the many services it provides which include; container shipping, overland transportation and logistics, locally and globally. It was founded in 1970 with its headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland, while also having a local office easily accessible to Nigerians. It currently ships to 150 countries.
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Motors
IVM Motors is the first automobile brand in Nigeria. It was founded by business mogul Mr Innocent Chukwuma, Officer of the Order of the Niger. It aims to produce lasting and affordable automobiles for Africans and to eliminate importation of foreign used cars into the country.
IMC (Steyr Motors)
IMC assembles and manufactures motor vehicles in Nigeria. Founded by Charles Ekundayo the company is known for producing reliable, durable, and strong engines for vehicles. IMC is recognised among vehicle operators around the world.
Massilia Motors Ltd popularly known as Mitsubishi Motors provides Nigerians with Mitsubishi products ranging from cars, SUVs, Pick ups, and their spare parts. The company is a joint venture between CFAO and CHANRAI groups and it aims to become one of the leading automobile companies in Nigeria.
Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, is a total beverage company, offering one of the world’s most valuable brands, Coca-Cola. The company portfolio includes valuable beverage brands such as Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, 5Alive juices, Eva water, Schweppes, Limca and the recently acquired CHI portfolio: Chivita, Hollandia Yoghurt etc. The company is constantly transforming its portfolio to accommodate the evolving tastes of its people, from reducing sugar in its drinks to bringing innovative new products to market.
Coca-Cola was first produced in Nigeria in 1951 by its bottling partner, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) at its small bottling facility in Iddo, Lagos and has since continued to refresh and make a difference in various communities across Nigeria.Today our footprints extend to 9 bottling operations (including CHI) across the federation, over 55 commercial territories, 22 depot locations and over 1,000 suppliers (90% of which are SMEs). The company have grown with Nigeria and is a major contributor to the Nigerian economy. Along with our bottling partners, we have remained a major tax contributor, deeply committed in investing in the country’s local content development as well as a top employer, providing livelihood to over 15 million Nigerians across its value chain. This year marks it 70 years of doing business in Nigeria. Coca-Cola, along with its bottling partners, NBC and CHI, will continue to create shared opportunities in the communities we serve. We pride ourselves in the value we provide, impacting over 5,000 direct employees. The company is committed to doing business sustainably across its host communities with our key sustainability pillars is centered around Women, Youth development, Water, Environmental Sustainability and Wellbeing. Our Mantra is to build loved brands, done sustainable for a better shared future.
Nestle is the largest food company in the world and a leading manufacturing brand in Nigeria. They have numerous products such as Maggi seasoning cube, Nespresso, and Pure Life bottled water. The company is also known to hold a huge share in the Nigerian beverage market owning popular brands such as Nesquik, Milo and Nescafe.
Cadbury Nigeria Plc
Cadbury is known to be the producer of one of the most popular chocolate beverages, Bournvita. It is also known to be the second largest confectionery producer in the world and one of the largest beverage producers in Nigeria.
Established since 2013, Byteworks Technology solutions limited has since grown to become NIGERIA’S foremost revenue automation company. With the headquarters in the FCT, Byteworks has operations in North East, North Central, North west, South East and South Western Nigeria.
Interra Networks Limited
Interra Networks Limited (Interra) is a leading provider of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions for the private and public sectors. They develop, deploy and manage IT solutions with a focus on the emerging markets of the world from as simple as a website to as complex as a secure IP-Voice Network.
Elpazio Limited is a technology solutions company offering IT related solutions and services to all sectors of the Nigerian economy and beyond. Elpazio has been in business since 1990, partnering with world renowned manufacturers to offer very reliable solutions and services to organizations.
Julius Berger Nigeria PLC
Julius Berger is one of the most popular construction companies in Nigeria. It became very prominent after completing the Lagos Eko bridge. Some projects that have been handled by Julius Berger include The National Assembly and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport among others. Over the years, Julius Berger has earned its name as a top construction company in Nigeria.
Setraco Nigeria Limited
Setraco is a leading Nigerian engineering construction company in Nigeria with over 35 years of working experience. The first project handled by the company was the construction of roads in the then Bendel State. Today, Setraco operates in over 15 states in the country.
Reynolds Construction Company (RCC)
RCC is a subsidiary of SBI International Holdings with the headquarters in Switzerland. The company has several projects in Nigeria including the Reconstruction of Umeze-Anam-Mmiata road in Anambra state. One of its most notable works is the construction of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
Transcorp Hotels Plc
Transcorp Hotels Plc, formerly Transnational Hospitality & Tourism Services Limited (THTSL), is the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), a diversified conglomerate with interests in the power, hospitality, agriculture, and oil and gas sectors, headquartered in Lagos. It was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in January 2015. With a property in Abuja;the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, a destination hotel in Calabar; Transcorp Hotels Calabar, and planned properties in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
Eko Hotels and Suites
Eko Hotels & Suites is one of the most preferred hotels in West Africa. Located in the heart of Victoria Island and shielded from the hustle and bustle of the Lagos metropolis, they offer their corporate clients and walk-in guests a perfect blend of relaxation, activities, and African tradition delicately infused to meet the highest international standards. Overlooking the Eko Atlantic City and Ocean, it provides a wonderful view and it is just a 10-minute drive to the City Centre and only 45 minutes away from the Airport.
Bristol Palace Hotel
Bristol Palace Hotel operates a first class hotel for business and leisure travelers visiting Kano State. Bristol Palace Hotel is perceived to be a first class, full service, efficient, friendly, modern and informal hotel for its customers and also runs children friendly programmes.