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Nigerians Are Searching For Keke Napep, Among Others On Jumia — Anammah

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Juliet Anammah, CEO Jumia Nigeria

The chief executive officer of Jumia Nigeria, Mrs Juliet Anammah has stated that Keke Napep (Tricycle) is one of the bizarre things Nigerians searched for on the platform during the weeks leading up to the company’s Black Friday campaign slated for Friday, November 29th, 2019.

This, according to her, is an affirmation of the trust that shoppers have in the platform for finding everyday essentials.

Anammah, who stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Lagos, said the Nigerian entrepreneurs and consumers always remain the biggest beneficiaries of the Black Friday campaigns. This is because all the products listed on the Jumia platform are data-driven to enable consumers to find the products they want at a price that’s convenient for both the sellers and consumers.

In line, the McKinsey’s Lion Go Digital Report, online shopping could account for up to 10% of retail sales in Africa (with a value of around the US $75 billion) by 2025, as more Africans gain access to the internet. “Campaigns such as Black Friday will contribute significantly to driving e-commerce adoption,“ she said.

“We plan Black Friday campaigns 6 months ahead of time. We engage in consumer focus groups and multiple workshops with consumers to understand some of the things they want to buy on Jumia. So, it starts with the consumers first. We share the data we obtain with our sellers to influence the kind of products they should list on our platform during special campaigns like Black Friday and at a price that is convenient for both parties,” she stated.

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Although Jumia introduced the Black Friday campaign to Nigerians in 2014, two years after it established its presence in the country, consumers respond to the campaign has been tremendous.

“Consumers response to Black Friday has been tremendous since we introduced the shopping event to Nigerians in 2014. Year on year, we’ve seen it grow. Nigerians are very responsive to campaigns like these. It’s really about bringing the best of deals from our sellers and brand owners to the consumers. And they respond quite positively. Black Friday is a time when consumers are looking for deals; they want to get the best prices on anything that they want’ she noted.

Anammah emphasized that the company sources exclusive deals and communicates those deals well ahead of time, that somehow influences what people are searching for. “What people search for are triggered by the exclusive deals we have, treasure hunts and flash sales. People are searching for phones, appliances, TVs, many brands such as Reckitt Benckiser, Binatone, HP, Scanfrost among others,” she concluded.

Nexus, UKA, HP, Microsoft, Samsung, and Binatone are among the top leading global brands partnering with Jumia for the campaign this year.

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Peace Mass Transit Launches 50 Brand New Buses [PHOTOS]

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Peace Mass Transit (PMT) Limited, the leading mini-bus transport company in the country, has readied a total of 50 brand new buses for injection into its fleet.

The buses are all products of newly established PMT Vehicle Assembly Plant, located within the Emene Industrial Layout headquarters of the company.

PMT Executive Director in charge of operations, Enete Ifeanyi Henry Clinton disclosed that the new buses would be assigned to drivers and has already being deployed to all the PMT depots across the country.

Peace Mass Transit has an active fleet of 4,000 buses with at least 2,000 on the road daily. It regularly freshens up the fleet to meet customer expectations and also maintain its market leadership.

PMT Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Samuel Maduka Onyishi, maintains he runs the company as a “ministry” and not strictly as a business, and would, always do what it takes to keep the company as an industry leader, at all times.

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“The brand new buses we are injecting cost almost N 17 million per unit, but I have a pact with both God and our huge clientele to offer the best possible services at all, times,” he stated after inspecting the newly assembled buses on Monday.

Customers are encouraged to book online through www.pmt.ng, or visit our website –peacegroup.ng

Chief Onyishi, Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) expressed gratitude to God and also to Nigerians who have trusted the brand (PMT) for over 20years. He urged them to keep their faith in the company and promised to always deliver beyond their expectations.

“Our customers deserve even more and no less,” he added. “We will never take their patronage for granted because they have brought us this far.”

He reiterated that the introduction of the new buses was a “strategic fleet rejig” and in no way signified or suggested older vehicles had any maintenance issues or were about to be discarded.

“Our maintenance culture is top-notch and the team is manned by technicians and engineers some of whom were trained abroad.

All PMT vehicle plying the highway, are regularly checked for maintenance, to avoid breakdown. All our vehicles run on strong quality tires which are replaced upon attainment of a certain mileage.’’

He reiterated that the introduction of the new buses was a “strategic fleet rejig” and in no way signified or suggested older vehicles had any maintenance issues or were about to be discarded the chairman concluded.

Special, distinguishing features of the new buses include, but not limited to EBS/ABS brake system combined, digital dashboard, factory-fitted speed limiter, on-board TV, and DVC player for customers’ non-stop pleasure.

According to the Executive Director, Ifeanyi, ‘’Multiple charging points and luggage controls are being provided, with all the buses fully air-conditioned, which includes protective seat belts for all passengers.

Free Wi-Fi services for passengers are still in the works.

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‘I Didn’t Inherit Any Money From My Father, I Built Everything From Scratch’ — Dangote

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Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has revealed that he didn’t inherit any money from his father.

He stated that he built his empire from nothing.

It is widely believed that the Billionaire inherited his wealth from his late father, Mohammed Dangote.

Speaking in a new interview, Dangote however confirmed that his father who died when he was only 8 years old was actually wealthy but he (Dangote) gave out the things that his late father willed to him to charity, and started his own life.

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Aliko Dangote is now valued at $14bn by Forbes and this makes him the 95th richest person in the world.

He has the largest cement company in Africa and his refinery in Ibeju-Lekki when completed is set to be one of the largest in the world.

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Dangote Shuns Innoson Motors, Orders 10,000 Trucks From Indonesia

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Dangote Group has concluded plans to purchase 10,000 light pickup trucks.

But the company appears to have shunned Nigerian carmaker, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, as the trucks are coming in from Indonesia.

Putu Juli Ardika, the Indonesian Director of Maritime Industry, Transportation Equipment and Defense Equipment, said the vehicles would be purchased by Aliko Dangote through his company, Dangote Group.

Ardika explained that the trucks would be imported into Nigeria to serve as means of transportation to rural communities.

He said the vehicles would be used by farmers and others in Nigeria’s agricultural value chain, to transport water, cassava, and seed processors.

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“Dangote’s team will check three units as a sample to be brought to Africa at the end of January.

“The trucks are set to be exported over five years, with 1,000 units to be exported this year and next year,” Putu said.

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