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.
Buhari nominates Okonjo-Iweala as DG World Trade Organization
President Muhammadu Buhari nominated the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
This was seen in a tweet posted by the Presidential aide on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, in the early hours of Friday, June 5, 2020.
In the statement, Ogunlesi said that the current Director-General of the intergovernmental organization, Roberto Azevedo, is stepping down from his position on August 2020, a year ahead of the end of his tenure.
Azevedo, who has been the head of the WTO since 2013, is stepping down at this critical period of global economic crisis and the trade war between the United States of America and China.
This means that the election that was earlier scheduled for 2021 when his tenure was supposed to expire might be coming up much earlier for a new four-year term.
Tolu Ogunlesi in his statement said, ”President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Okonji-Iweala as Nigeria’s candidate for the position of the Director-General of World Trade Organization. DG Azevedo is stepping down in August 2020, a year earlier, so the election of the new DG, originally scheduled for 2021, may take place much earlier”.
DG Azevedo is stepping down in August 2020, a year early, so the election of a new DG, originally scheduled for 2021, may take place much earlier.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) June 4, 2020
Just-in: AfDB board agrees to an independent probe of Akinwumi Adesina
The independent review shall be conducted by a neutral high calibre individual with unquestionable experience, high international reputation and integrity within a short time period of not more than two to four weeks maximum, taking the Bank group’s electoral calendar into account.
The Bureau of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has agreed to authorize an independent review of the report of the ethics committee of the bank’s board of directors on the allegations levied against the President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina.
This was contained in a communique which was released and signed by the Chairperson of the Bureau of Board of Governors, Ms Niale Kaba, after the meeting of the bureau board of governors on June 4, 2020, with respect to the complaints against the President of the bank.
In taking the decision, the Bureau agreed that the ethics committee performed its role on this matter in accordance with the applicable rule under resolution B/BG/2008/11 of the board of governors and that the Chairperson of the Bureau of Board of Governors performed her role in accepting the findings of the ethics committee in accordance with the said resolution.
The bank’s board of governors in its statement said, ‘’Based on the views of some Governors on the matter and the need to carry every Governor along in resolving it, the Bureau agrees to authorize an independent review of the report of the ethics committee of the board of governors relative to the allegations considered by the ethics committee and the submissions made by the President of the Bank Group thereto in the interest of due process.
‘’The independent review shall be conducted by a neutral high calibre individual with unquestionable experience, high international reputation and integrity within a short time period of not more than two to four weeks maximum, taking the Bank group’s electoral calendar into account.
‘’The Bureau agrees that, within a three to six months period and following the independent review of the ethics committee report, an independent comprehensive review of the implementation of the bank’s group whistleblowing and complaints handling policy should be conducted with a view to ensuring that the policy is properly implemented, and revising it where necessary, to avoid situations of this nature in the future.’’
Following the allegations of unethical conducts, questionable appointments and contract awards by a group of whistleblowers and the subsequent clearance of all charges by the bank’s ethics committee, the United States Government, who is the largest shareholder outside Africa, asked for an independent probe of those allegations.
The US treasury secretary questioned the integrity of the committee’s process as well as the internal processes of the bank.
Adesina, a few days ago, met with President Muhammadu Buhari, where he assured of the country’s support towards his travails and his second term bid for the Presidency of the multilateral institution.
FG removes cap on petrol price, allows marketers to fix price
The price cap per liter in respect of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) is removed from the commencement of these Regulations.
The Federal Government has removed the cap on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) price, popularly known as petrol.
This was disclosed by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) via a memo, which was dated March 30, 2020, but realised on May 4, 2020, titled ‘Market Based Pricing Regime for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) Regulations, 2020.
What it means: With the new development, marketers now have the freedom to fix the price of the commodity and sell above the price given by the agency.
Executive Secretary, PPPRA, Abdulkadir Saidu, explained that the agency would continue to monitor trends in the crude oil market and advise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and oil marketers on the monthly guiding price for the commodity.
“The price cap per litre in respect of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) is removed from the commencement of these Regulations. From the commencement of these Regulations, a market-based pricing regime for PMS shall take effect,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nairametrics had reported that the agency announced a new retail price band for oil marketers.
In a circular dated May 31st, as seen by Nairametrics, the downstream regulator said oil marketers are now expected to sell petrol within the price range of N121.50 and N123.50. Part of the circular said:
“Please recall the recently approved pricing regime which became effective March 19, 2020, and the provision for the establishment of a monthly price band within which petroleum marketers are expected to sell PMS at the retail stations.”