Consumers to Get Great Deals in the Jumia 2020 Black Friday
Jumia, the largest e-commerce company in Africa, has said consumers would have another shot at purchasing goods at discounted rates in the 2020 black Friday.
Mr. Massimiliano Spalazzi, the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), assured potential shoppers.
He said Jumia, popularly referred to as Amazon of Africa by most American investors, hopes to close the revenue gap created by COVID-19 during this year black Friday.
“The Black Friday campaign has been a success year-on-year, hence the reason we’re hosting it for the 8th time. As it has always been, this year’s campaign will focus on providing support for MSMEs, seeing that it’s been a rather tough year for a lot of businesses.
“This will be a great opportunity to recoup sales that may have run low due to the lockdown brought on by the global pandemic. It is also an avenue to give back to consumers by offering them amazing and cost-saving deals,” Mr Spalazzi said ahead of the event, which is slated to hold from November 6 to 30, 2020.
The e-commerce company, in partnership with brands and sellers on its platform, will offer consumers a wide range of products from electronics, home items, groceries and special deals such as flash sales and treasure hunts.
“We know customers are always on the lookout for the best deals and as such, there will be a significant increase in inventory across all product categories, flash sales on top SKUs.
“The website and app will also feature special stores which will allow buyers see offers prefiltered by prices, free shipping offers.
“Our sellers are also not left out of this exciting opportunity, as we expect to see a daily increase in volume of sales throughout the month of November; in short, christmas is coming early for everyone,” said Jumia Nigeria, Chief Marketing Officer, Olajumoke Bolu-Kujero, said at a Jumia Sellers Conference.
EbyGoods, one of the company’s sellers who spoke on the impact of Black Friday event on her business last year, said “Partnering with Jumia on the Black Friday event has always been of great impact to my business.
“Last year, I recorded 5x the normal sales I was recording by giving huge discounts to customers. I am looking forward to this year’s Black Friday sales as I make my projections for the month of November.”
Ndubuisi Ekekwe Moves to Deepen Capabilities Through Free Weekly Business Lessons
In a bid to deepen business and individual capabilities across the African continent, Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Founder of Fasmicro and the Lead faculty, Tekedia Institute, on Sunday said he will commence free business lessons to enhance accumulation of capabilities.
In a message forwarded to all members of the platform, Tekedia.com, Prof. Ekekwe, explained that when businesses accumulate capabilities, they move upstream and create new competitive tentacles which eventually form the foundation of their growth.
“More so, because of the capabilities, they protect their market shares through strategic moats against competitors and new entrants,” he stated.
Prof. Ekekwe plans to send out two business lessons per week to engage Tekedia’s growing community on the mechanics of business systems. “Each piece would be prepared to pass across a business lesson.”
Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe writes regularly in the Harvard Business Review and has spoken at global events — explaining and teaching the mechanics of business systems and nation-building.
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FG Introduces NEXIT Portal for Npower Batch A and B Beneficiaries
The Federal Government has introduced a new online portal for exited Npower beneficiaries of batch A and B.
According to the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, the portal was launched in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to enable exited Npower beneficiaries apply for available federal government empowerment options.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Nneka Anibeze, the media aide to the minister, on Friday.
The ministry said the NEXIT portal will be used to determine the suitability of exited beneficiaries for various CBN-affiliated programmes.
She explained that selection will be based on the conditions and criteria set by the apex bank.
Ms Farouq, therefore, urged interested exited Npower beneficiaries to log on to the NEXIT portal and provide the required additional information for possible placements into central bank’s intervention options.
“The Minister expressed her deep appreciation to the CBN Governor Mr Godwin Emefiele CON for his support adding that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs remained committed to the vision of Mr President to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.
“Minister Umar Farouq pledged the Ministry’s willingness to collaborate with relevant agencies of government and other stakeholders towards the realization of that vision and congratulated the exited beneficiaries while wishing them well in their future endeavours.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria is very proud of the milestones you have achieved during your period of service to the nation. As we prepare to exit into prospective endeavours.”
Ellah Lakes Partner Ondo State Government to Develop Oil Palm, Cassava in the State
The management of Ellah Lakes Plc said it has partnered with Ondo State Government to develop and manage 5000 hectares of land for the purpose of cultivating oil palm and cassava in Ondo State, Nigeria.
The company stated in a statement signed by Kenechi Ezezika, Company Secretary, Ellah Lakes Plc.
Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer, Chuka Mordi said: “This is a significant landmark for the Company in the development of our landbank, & we are very excited to be working with ODSG.
“I am delighted that we are fulfilling our strategic objective of progressively expanding our land bank & diversifying our portfolio and production base. I am also glad to say that the intercropping programme in Edo State is progressing steadily & we have achieved our first milestone of 100Hectares of Cassava with the participation of personnel of the Agricultural Development Program (ADP), in Edo State”.
The Special Adviser on Development & Investment to the Ondo State Governor/ Chief Executive Officer of Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA), Mr. Akinboye Oyewumi, who also spoke on the development said: “We are pleased with this collaboration with Ellah Lakes Plc., and we look forward to a mutually beneficial, valuable and fruitful venture.”
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