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Morning routine you need to add daily for increased productivity during the day

The Report is a must-have for any business or individual interested in increased daily productivity and business sustainability.



The average morning routine of a professional goes thus:

  • 4.30 am: Wake up
  • 4.45 am: exercise
  • 5.15 am: Shower
  • 6.00 am: Emails/Blog reading
  • 6:15 am: Calendar/Meeting planning
  • 6.30 am: Breakfast
  • 7.00 am: Dailies and Magazine

This routine has achieved huge results for many professional over the years, but with the speed of information, pouring out from social media by the minute and the rate at which brands, individuals and governments are getting dragged on the web, there is a need to add Daily digital industry and Market intelligence to your Morning daily routine.

Knowing who made a mistake in your industry (From Last evening till that morning) and the reaction of customers to that (the level of dragging), who performed well and the reaction of customers to that also, which brand in your market made a mis-step with a regulator and how to avoid this, which brand is gaining better positive sentiments (to take learning from) and which brand is gaining negative sentiment and how to avoid such. Subscribe now

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Knowing the influencers driving the conversation in your market is also key learning you need to be aware of daily so if there is a need to amplify your message during the day, you know exactly who to reach out to.

Many assume this is a job for communications team member but No it is a strategic role which you must have an oversight off. What will interest you as a business owner, or C-level executive will be different from what will interest the communications Officer, the failure of your business will be your responsibility. Try this out in your organization, take a single newspaper, read it and make notes of what interests you, pass this same newspaper around your organization and tell team members to make notes on what interests them in the same newspaper, you will see that while it is just one newspaper, the factor interest will vary.

So instead of reading emails and blogs at 6am, add industry intelligence reports to the email and blog reading before reading the dailies. Doing this makes you fully aware and informed on happenings around your market, business, and industry (without missing out on any potential competition), knowing the threats to watch and the opportunity to take during the day. The dailies will now give you the general national news to corroborate what you have read, making you better prepared to be more productive during the day.

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It used to be very difficult to get Market and competitive intelligence report; you will formerly need to go through trade sources, industry publication, newsletter, directories, SEC filings, conference presentations, industry experts before you can get this intelligence, taking months and before the report is out – it is already too late.

The great news is, all the information needed is now available in near real-time on the web (as just information, not intelligence); So Nairametrics in partnership with leading digital analytics company, Intelligent Interactive Limited, will be crawling the web and delivering Digital/Market intelligence report on your industry directly to your email by 6am every morning, helping you get your day started in the best way possible and adding another layer of productivity insight to your day.

This is a subscription-based service that costs 1,000 daily (25,000 payable monthly). The Report is a must-have for any business or individual interested in increased daily productivity and business sustainability.

The first batch of subscription will end on the 23rd of November 2020. Hurry now Subscribe here

Industry insight ICT November 10, 2020



Temiloluwa Sobowale is a Kellogg Alumni certified executive scholar in Sales and Marketing Analytics, co-founder of and CEO of Intelligent Interactive Limited, a Brand Marketing and Digital Analytics company in Nigeria.

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Heirs Oil & Gas announces CEO and Board appointments

…Welcomes former senior Shell executive, Osayande Igiehon, as CEO.



Heirs Oil & Gas announces CEO and Board appointments

Heirs Oil & Gas (HHOG), the leading African integrated energy company, has announced the appointment of Osayande Igiehon as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 4, 2021, together with a distinguished non-executive board, bringing together leading industry figures, with considerable global and regional experience.

Heirs Holdings Limited’s (HH) portfolio company, HHOG, completed the acquisition of OML17 in January 2021, in one of the largest oil and gas financings in Africa in more than a decade, with a financing component of US$1.1 billion. The transaction represents a further implementation of the HH Group strategy of creating the leading integrated energy business in Africa. Through a series of strategic portfolio holdings, HH is executing this strategy. Most recently, affiliate company, Transcorp made a US$300 million acquisition of Afam Power, increasing the Group’s installed electricity generating capacity to 2,000MW.

READ: Seplat Petroleum seals Crude Purchase Agreement with Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited

Mr. Igiehon, who joins from the Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), where he was previously a Vice-President with the Group in the Hague, Netherlands. He brings over twenty-seven years of experience and expertise in the oil and gas sector with Shell, where he held a series of senior management positions. Mr. Igiehon previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Gabon, where he led the successful turnaround of the operational, safety and financial performance.

HHOG is also pleased to announce the appointment of the following distinguished private sector and senior industry leaders to the Board:

  • Tony O. Elumelu, CON is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp), and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
  • Sally Udoma who previously served as general counsel for Chevron Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East Exploration and Production. Previously, she was general counsel for Sasol Chevron Consulting Limited and managing counsel at the London Legal Service Centre for Chevron Global Upstream and Gas. She has also served as general counsel and general manager for Chevron Nigeria Limited.
  • Anil Dua is a founding partner at Gateway Partners Limited, a private equity fund specialising in dynamic growth markets including Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to this, Mr. Dua worked for over thirty-five years with Standard Chartered Bank in Asia, Africa, Europe and the US, where he held various roles including Regional CEO West Africa and Regional Head of Origination and Client Coverage, Africa.
  • Ahmadu Kida Musa who previously served as Deputy Managing Director of Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, has over thirty-two years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry and brings considerable expertise in Nigerian oil and gas.
  • Stanley Lawson currently serves on the board of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. He is Managing Partner at Financial Advisory & Investment Consultants Ltd. Dr Lawson previously occupied the position of Group Executive Director-Finance & Accounts at Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.
  • Samuel Nwanze is the Chief Finance Officer at Heirs Oil and Gas. Prior to this he was the Chief Investment Officer at Heirs Holdings responsible for investment and capital management.

READ: Afreximbank disburses $250 million to TNOG to acquire 45% stake in oil lease

Commenting, Mr. Igiehon stated:

“HHOG represents an extraordinary opportunity, to create Africa’s first true integrated energy company, with a mission to ensure that Africa’s natural resources are directed toward value creation in Africa, powered by sustainable, robust and abundant African energy. I am excited to join the Heirs Oil and Gas leadership team and look forward to the opportunity to transform the energy sector, purposefully address Africa’s energy needs and improve the lives of people across Africa.”


The Chairman of the Board, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, stated: “I am delighted to welcome our new board members. We are building a role model institution for African businesses and our investment in human capital is a further strong demonstration of our intent. The regional and global expertise of our board members will serve to further drive value creation to our continent, as we execute our goal of becoming Africa’s largest, indigenous, integrated, energy company.”

Heirs Oil & Gas is a leading African, indigenous owned, integrated energy company, headquartered in Nigeria, whose assets include Nigerian oil block OML17, with a current production capacity of 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and 2P reserves of 1.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent, with an additional 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent resources of further exploration potential.

Heirs Oil & Gas (HHOG) is jointly owned by Heirs Holdings, the leading African strategic investor and affiliate company Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), Nigeria’s largest publicly listed conglomerate.

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Applications across Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya now open for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program

The selected leaders will spend five months learning from experts, coaches and a customised curriculum so they can strengthen their community.




Today, Facebook is inviting community leaders from Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya to apply for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program—a program that offers participants training, mentorship and up to $50,000 USD in funds to invest in an initiative that extends their community’s positive impact.

The aim of the Community Accelerator is to help leaders of Facebook communities to harness the power of their community to turn ideas into action. The selected leaders will spend five months learning from experts, coaches and a customised curriculum so they can strengthen their community.

Lessons include community identity foundations, leading action-oriented programmes and sustainability. Participants will also receive early access to new Facebook products aimed at helping communities better manage and activate their members.

Plan an initiative

Participants will identify an important initiative that will create a positive impact on the broader world and develop a plan to mobilise their community around their goal. Initiatives will be shared with potential partners, mentors and a panel of judges for the chance to be awarded funding and receive public recognition.

Participants will then spend three months executing their initiatives. They will collaborate with advocates and leaders in the community space and work with the Facebook team to bring their ideas to life.

Says Kiran Yoliswa, Partner Management Lead, Middle East and Africa Community Partnerships at Facebook: “Facebook communities and their leaders are helping to resolve social challenges, sharing knowledge and information, while connecting with others that share their interests or passion for a cause. We’ve seen so many incredible communities from across South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria using our platform to drive change and provide support and encouragement for thousands of people, we’re excited to offer their Facebook Community leaders this program to help amplify their impact even more.”

How to apply


This program is open to communities that have a presence in Facebook Groups with leaders who are 18 years or older. Communities must have existed for over one year and must have a minimum size of 1,000 members. Applications open today, May 4 – 31, 2021.

The Community Accelerator is part of our Facebook Community Leadership Program, a global initiative that invests in people building communities. Learn more and apply here.

You can find out more about the 2020 Community Accelerator cohort and those who received additional funding here.

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