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Jumia Celebrates 5th Anniversary, Re-states Commitment to Nigerian Market.



PRIME ecommerce retailer, Jumia Nigeria has hit the five-year mark in Nigeria and is celebrating with its customers, employees and partners in the #YouMakeUsJumia campaign.

From July 3rd – July 13th, 2017, Jumia threw a Super Birthday Sale with up to 70% discounts.  In addition to the online promotion, the #YouMakeUsJumia campaign includes live street parties around Nigeria and a spotlight docu-series of the individuals who have contributed to the Jumia story over the past five years.

“The online and offline response to the 5thAnniversary has been fun and celebratory,” said Ojuola Asuquo, Head of Engagement Marketing, Jumia Nigeria. “We’ve seen a surge of 4 times the regular traffic on the website and shoppers are really excited about the free prizes, shopping vouchers and instant flash sales and deals.”

Asuquo mentioned that at one point, the iPhone 7 (128GB) went on a flash sale for 229,990 naira and instantly sold out in two seconds.

In addition to the online promotion, the #YouMakeUsJumia campaign includes live street parties around Nigeria and a spotlight docu-series

To share the Jumia story of ecommerce in Nigeria, the managing directors of the Jumia ecosystem – Jumia Nigeria, Jumia Travel, Jumia Classifieds and Jumia Market – hosted journalists and vendors in a press conference at the Landmark Event Center in Lagos.

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Speaking at the press conference, Jumia Nigeria CEO, Juliet Anammah described how Jumia pioneered e-commerce in Nigeria and evolved into one ecosystem. She further stated that this is only the beginning of a 100years journey and restated Jumia’s commitment to the Nigerian market with a promise to bring competitive deals to customers.

“The success of these ventures has earned us the confidence of our investors and customers,” Anammah said. “As pioneers, Jumia has continued to champion the e-space since inception, bringing convenience to our teeming customers in Nigeria at affordable prices. We will continue to provide cutting-edge services that will propel us to greater fit in the long run.”

She was joined by Kushal Dutta, MD Jumia Travel, Akua Nyame-Mensah, MD Jumia Classifieds in Nigeria and Ghana and Adetayo Olabajo, MD Jumia Market.

The Jumia MDs mentioned that the achieved milestones were not without challenges. They spoke about the rising cost of doing business in Nigeria, poor infrastructure and security as some of the major challenges. “Despite all of these, we have been able to rise above and establish ourselves as leaders in our respective industries,” Anammah said.

Akua Nyame-Mensah, the managing director of Jumia Classifieds, Nigeria and Ghana, further remarked that customers in the comfort zone can browse through cars and houses for sale, compare prices and when satisfied, contact sellers using the Jumia website or mobile app. In the same manner, she remarked on how sellers are making use of the various Jumia online platforms, which is contributing to the growth in their sales as small and medium enterprises.

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Jumia Anniversary also took the celebration to the streets with a bus party that stopped at Garrison, Port Harcourt and Ramart Park, Benin City.



Ex-Oyo ALGON boss rejoices with Ibarapa-born billionaire Ayandele at 60



Former  Chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria )ALGON) in Oyo State, Chief Ademola Ojo  has felicitated with All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Dr Olusola Ayandele as he clocked 60.

Ojo, described the Ibarapa-born billionaire  as a patriot, politician and leader who have contributed to the advancement of the nation’s democracy as well as nurtured many individuals to greatness.

The ex-council gaffer states this  in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan  the state capital.

Ayandele was an APC governorship aspirant in the 2019 general election and presently a senatorial hopeful.

According to the ex-ALGON Chief, the renowned businessman and philanthropist had brought great political, economic as well as social success to the state and Nigeria.

“I feel inspired and motivated most times by your doggedness, forthrightness and knack for truth at all times. You are leader worthy of emulation.

“I celebrate you my dear brother and leader. Your courage, character, wisdom, strength and simplicity stands you out always. May the Almighty fill your future with blessings, ” he said.

Also, Mr Olusola Adeleke, a Personal Assistant to Ayandele, joined to felicitate his boss whom he described as reliable, dependable and visionary boss.

He   described Ayandele as a renowned businessman, philanthropist, leader and political gargantuan with uncommon sagacity.

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“Your commitment and selfless service to humanity has brought tremendous development to Ibarapaland, Oyo State as well as Nigeria. You are a rare gem boss and you will forever be appreciated.

“I wish you more years of sound health, peace and glory as you celebrate. Happy birthday to my dear boss,” he submitted.

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Oyo APC scribe celebrates Ayandele at 60



Caretaker Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo state, Hon.  Mojeed Olaoya, has described the former gubernatorial aspirant of the party in the state, Dr. Olusola Ayandele, as a pride to Nigeria and humanity as a whole.

Olaoya remarked while celebrating the  60th birthday of the Ibarapa-born Ayandele who is a staunch player in the business and political space of the country.

In a statement issued in Ibadan on Friday and which he personally signed, Olaoya expressed his delight about Ayandele being always available to help the cause of the poor and less-privileged in the society.

“For the good people of Ibarapaland, Oyo state and Nigeria in general, the man (Olusola Ayandele) is a rare blessing and he deserves to be celebrated everyday having made a lot of difference as a businessman, politician and philanthropist for a very long time.

“As an academic and scholar, Ayandele made his indelible mark by imparting knowledge on a great population of young people. And more importantly, his positive contribution to the economy of Nigeria cannot be underestimated as he is leading investor and creator of employment opportunities of all time. To crown it all, Dr. Ayandele decided to dabble into partisan politics to enable him do more for the society and he has not disappointed his people.

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“To this end, it is worthwhile to join several thousands of people globally to celebrate the enigma known as Eruobodo on this auspicious occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary as we pray God to grant him the opportunity of long life, sound health and prosperity”, the statement  added.

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Oyo commissioner, Olatunbosun urges citizens to disregard panic messages over ultimatum to herdsmen



Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun has disclosed that citizens of the State should disregard a voice note message urging people in Ibadan to stay indoors on Friday 22nd of January due to a purported ultimatum issued by some individuals to a Fulani Community in Igangan, Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

Recall that the State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has warned individuals to respect the constitutional rights of any Nigerian to live anywhere in the country in a peaceful manner and condemned the said ultimatum in a state broadcast to the people of the state

A voice note, being circulated on Wednesday by one woman from London simply known as ‘Remi’ has urged residents of Ibadan to stay indoors on Friday so as to avoid any crisis that might arise from the outcome of the ultimatum issued to the Fulani Herdsmen Community in Igangan.

Olatubosun said the message was targeted at causing panic among the people and to tarnish the efforts of the present administration in tackling insecurity in the State.

He said Oyo State indigenes at home and in the diaspora ought to give support to the government and not to cause disaffection and unnecessary panic over an issue that has been adequately addressed by the government and concerned security agencies.

He added that the people of the State, especially in Ibadan should go about their businesses without fear of molestation or attack from any quarter.

“It is funny to hear that somebody was sending voice note from London, warning Ibadan people not to venture out on Friday because of an ultimatum issued to a Fulani Herdsmen Community in Igangan, in Ibarapa area.

“This is an issue that has been addressed by the government that nobody has the power to give such ultimatum, the constitution of Nigeria does not allow for it, especially when the said Community is not constituting security threat to lives and properties of the people.

“The government of Oyo State and security apparatus are working around the clock to give the people of the State the required peaceful atmosphere that will engender economic growth, we therefore urge our people, especially in Ibadan to ignore the voice note message and go about their normal businesses without fear of molestation or attack from any quarter.”

The commissioner called on the residents of the State to be wary of scaremongers who he said could create psychological crisis where such was not in existence.

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