November is off to a great start with top deals and promo’s you can’t possibly say no to. With the impending Christmas holiday around the corner, it is rather inevitable that companies and firms will try to outdo each other; offering their customers deals they can’t resist. Here are the top deals and promos for this week you shouldn’t miss out on this;
- Energy4life; Ikeja Electric raffle draw promo
Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), in celebration of their 4th year anniversary, offers raffle draw promo to its faithful patrons. The raffle draw tagged Energy4life is aimed at rewarding customers who have remained loyal to IE’s network. The ongoing promo started on the 1st of November and will be running till 30th November.
To play; take evidence of payment of your bills to any of the company’s business unit offices, there you’ll receive a raffle ticket.
Prizes; the star prize winner is set to win N4000 worth of energy monthly for four years while 24 lucky customers are set to win N4000 worth of energy every month for 12 months.
At the end of the game on 30th November, the tickets will be redeemed at a draw in the six business units (each unit is to produce 4 winners) and the star prize winner as well as other winners will emerge.
For more detailed information on the terms and conditions of the draw, visit the company’s official website.
- Exciting fares for travel abroad; British Airways
Save some cash with British Airways’ new and exciting fares this season. Do you plan on traveling from Lagos or Abuja to UK, Canada, USA or Europe routes? British Airways is offering lower rates for fares.
World traveler, World Travelers Plus and Business Class to London are set to go at only $143 while Economy, World Travelers Plus and Business Class are set at $143, $937, and $3450 each.
According to the Regional Commercial Manager, British Airways, Mr. Kola Olayinka, this deal is a great way to appreciate the airways’ customers. Mr. Olayinka said “British Airways is always seeking ways to appreciate their esteemed customers especially those who have stuck with us up until now and the fares introduced now, we believe will do just that”.
With this deal people will be able to travel with ease; without the worries of any added expenses. You’ll be able to save even more by making ‘early-bird’ bookings; the opportunity to upgrade from business class to first class, bookings and reservation online is an added advantage.
- #BeAFrontRowFan Promo; Guinness and DSTV
This is a ‘too-good-to-be-true’ promo set to run for 14 weeks during this time 14 customers stand the chance of winning a Million naira each, as well as thousands of people who could win N5000 and loads of airtime.
To play; buy a bottle of Guinness and text the code under the crown cork with your full name to 1759. You could win a recharge card, N5000 or even 1 Million Naira.
Guinness’ Marketing Director, Adenike Adebola, says that this #BeAFrontRowFan campaign will give football fans the great opportunity to watch a football game with Thierry Henry (two times PFA Players’’ Player of the year and three times FWA Footballer of the year) in addition to all other amazing prizes they could win.
This thrilling experience and the accompanying awesome prizes coming jointly from DSTV and Guinness could be yours for a bottle of Guinness.
COVID-19 Update in Nigeria
On the 25th of September 2020, 213 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to record increases as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 58,062 confirmed cases.
On the 25th of September 2020, 213 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, having carried out a total daily test of 10,526 samples across the country.
To date, 58,062 cases have been confirmed, 49,606 cases have been discharged and 1,103 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 494,577 tests have been carried out as of September 25th, 2020 compared to 484,051 tests a day earlier.
COVID-19 Case Updates- 25th September 2020,
- Total Number of Cases – 58,062
- Total Number Discharged – 49,606
- Total Deaths – 1,103
- Total Tests Carried out – 494,577
According to the NCDC, the 213 new cases are reported from 17 states- Lagos (51), Plateau (51), FCT (29), Rivers (18), Ondo (12), Oyo (9), Osun (8), Gombe (7), Ogun (7), Kaduna (5), Enugu (4), Edo (3), Jigawa (3), Kano (3), Benue (1), Delta (1), Sokoto (1).
Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 19,174, followed by Abuja (5,644), Plateau (3,373), Oyo (3,248), Edo (2,620), Kaduna (2,389), Rivers (2,305), Delta (1,801), Ogun (1,796), Kano (1,737), Ondo (1,620), Enugu (1,289), Ebonyi (1,038), Kwara (1,028), Abia (881), Gombe (864). Katsina (848), Osun (826), Borno (741), and Bauchi (692).
Imo State has recorded 566 cases, Benue (481), Nasarawa (449), Bayelsa (397), Jigawa (325), Ekiti (317), Akwa Ibom (288), Niger (259), Adamawa (237), Anambra (234), Sokoto (162), Taraba (95), Kebbi (93), Cross River (87), Zamfara (78), Yobe (75), while Kogi state has recorded 5 cases only.
Lock Down and Curfew
In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.
The movement restriction, which was extended by another two-weeks period, has been partially put on hold with some businesses commencing operations from May 4. On April 27th, 2020, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari declared an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 am across the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19. This comes along with the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos, and Ogun States, which took effect from Saturday, 2nd May 2020, at 9 am.
On Monday, 29th June 2020 the federal government extended the second phase of the eased lockdown by 4 weeks and approved interstate movement outside curfew hours with effect from July 1, 2020. Also, on Monday 27th July 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of eased lockdown by an additional one week.
On Thursday, 6th August 2020 the federal government through the secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 announced the extension of the second phase of eased lockdown by another four (4) weeks.
Lagos launches N5 billion support fund for 2,000 low-cost private schools
The Governor said the facility will benefit low-cost schools with amounts ranging from N500,000 to N5 million.
Lagos State government has launched a N5billion support fund to help reduce the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on low-cost private schools in the state.
This was disclosed by the Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu via his Twitter handle on Friday.
According to him, the educational sector is one of those severely impacted by the pandemic, with schools and vocational learning-centres shut since March.
He said, “With access to funding for privately owned schools and vocational training centres in the state, we are confident that this programme, under the partnership between First Bank Nigeria and Lagos State Education Trust Fund (LSETF) will help accelerate a sustainable return to learning and skills acquisition.”
Today, I launched a N5bn support fund to help reduce the impact of #COVID19 on low-cost private schools in Lagos. The educational sector is one of those severely impacted by the pandemic, with schools and vocational learning-centres shut since March. #EducationMeetsFunding pic.twitter.com/PrKjLhxBXq
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) September 25, 2020
He explained that the facility will benefit 2,000 low-cost schools with amounts ranging from N500,000 to N5 million.
“As a responsible Government, we are obligated to provide interventions that would enable learners in schools study in line with the new normal,” the Governor Sanwo-Olu added.
The Chief Executive Officer, First Bank Nigeria, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, said “With this partnership, we are sure that registered educational institutions in Lagos State will have access to funds at subsidised interest rates to meet their needs as they reopen at this auspicious time.”
Paga Group relocates to the UK
Oviosu announced that he is very excited about moving to and working with the UK government.
Paga Group has redomiciled from Mauritius to the United Kingdom (UK). The group is the holding company for its operations in Nigeria, México, Ethiopia, and the UK.
This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer and founder, Paga, Tayo Oviosu on Friday.
The Paga Group has redomiciled to the UK 🇬🇧!
The Paga Group is the holding company for our operations in all countries – Nigeria, México, Ethiopia, and the United Kingdom.
Very excited about this move and look forward to working with @tradegovuk to promote trade with the UK!
— Tayo Oviosu (@oviosu) September 25, 2020
Why it matters: The company took the decision due to bureaucratic challenges it faced last year.
He said, “The laws and courts of Mauritius are not very fast-moving, and the rules are difficult. I’ve had one court case that was eventually thrown out after a year.
“In the UK it would have been thrown out immediately, and the person would have had to pay us for our lawyer fees.
“Basically, not an easy place to do business. It is more painful than useful. I say stick to good ol’ America or UK or Netherlands or Luxemburg. Where you know there are professionals, and the legal system works.”
Oviosu said he is very excited about the move, looks forward to working with the UK government to promote trade with the UK.
The Paga Group has raised $34.7 million in funding so far, according to Crunchbase.