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Two customers win Diamond’s Savings Xtra “Salary for life”

Two customers have won the star prize of Diamond bank’s Savings Xtra promotion namely “Salary for Life”. At the first set of winners in the Diamond Bank Savings Xtra Season 2 promotions last week the customers namely Mrs. Grace Ihekerenma of Ikwere Road, Port Harcourt branch of the bank and Olatunde Oketade, a customer of the bank based in Ibadan emerged the winner of the star prize with a value of N 24 million and representing N100,000 every month for 240 months. Also five customers won air conditioners, another five won laptops; five others won generators, another five won LCD TVs and five customers won motorcycles. Ten customers also won N500, 000 each.

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Share value dips by N88bn

The value of listed equi ties on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) dipped last week by N87.82 billion.
This was even as the market capitalisation and All-share index both dipped by 1.75 per cent each. The capitalisation which opened the week at N5.012 trillion shed N87.82 billion to close at N4.924 trillion while the index dipped by 383.1 basis points to close the week at 21,483.02 points from 21,866.12 points at which it opened.

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Vision 2020: Challenges facing the advertiser and perception question

Arising from her 13th Annual General Meeting/Media awards in June 2009, Advertising Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) sought to attach the relevance of advertisers in the corporate entity called Nigeria, as well, seek ways to be relevant within the re-branding Nigeria project and the Vision 2020 context, embarked upon by the federal government, spearheaded by Prof. Dora Akunyili, Minister of Information and Communication.

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HOUSE OF REPS/CBN GOVERNOR PARLEY: Undercurrents of a desecrated constitution?

THE Recent parley between Mr. Lamido Sanusi and the House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency might have come and gone, but it left a lot of questions unanswered about both parities. That the CBN governor floored the lawmakers in the opinion of some, have reflected how shallow Nigerians understand the tenets of the 1999 constitution.
CHARLES KUMOLU reports.

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FG laments poor packaging of Nigerian products

THE Federal government has said that if the nation’s products were well packaged and made attractive especially to the international community, they will command better pricing through adequate promotion at the appropriate places and markets. Speaking in Abuja at the Stakeholders Forum on improvement of non-oil exports, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Chief Achike Udenwa who noted that the situation was affecting the nation’s economy, called on Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON), Federal Produce Inspection Service(FPIS), National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) as well as other quality control agencies to step up action at educating Nigerian exporters on the urgent need to re-focus on the best standards and qualities that were acceptable in international markets.

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Doing business in Nigeria requires potentials, good ideas and resources —Oscar Odiboh

Dr. Oscar Odiboh, Managing Consultant Newsletters Limited. He bagged his doctorate degree in the new area of Philosophy of Marketing Communication in University of Lagos. He has worked in companies like Lintas, Insight and Solutions before establishing Newsletters Limited years ago. He has written books on marketing communication which are recommended to higher institutions in
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