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OLX LAUNCHES “MAKE ME HAPPY” CAMPAIGN………+ OLX CONNECTS

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In this unique campaign, classifieds advertising meets entertainment. The event included a special airing of success story videos.The success story participants were present alongside the winners of the on-line competition.

 

The success stories are real stories of everyday Nigerians who used the OLX site to either buy or sell or advertise their services. The participants included a young lady named Folashade McIver who used OLX to advertise her make up services and received over 20 customers and Dominic Uba, who got a buyer for his phone within just 10 minutes and a student and aspiring rapper named Kanye Whet.

 

The event also featured exclusive cuts from the OLX Makes Me Happy Competition supported by TECNO, where users were asked to record remake videos of the smash-hit “Happy” song by Pharrell for a chance to win the latest TECNO R7 Smartphone. The prizes were presented to the winners at the event by the marketing Manager for TECNO In Nigeria Soffack Sonna.

The Country Manager Lola Masha says “The OLX Makes Me Happy” campaign celebrates the impact that OLX has on lives of the average Nigerian. We regularly get positive feedback from our users on how OLX has literally changed their lives. We’ve connected buyers and sellers that have become life-long friends, we have given our sellers the opportunity to make some money to take care of critical family needs. Our goal is to provide a platform that empowers individuals and contributes to the economic growth of the country. With our focus on enabling customer to customer trade, it is essential that we showcase stories of successful trades to encourage others users to try OLX.”

The OLX Connect radio show was also launched. It aims at reaching out to Nigerians in an even more personal way to share safety tips and experiences will be launched at the event. The presenter Chioma Okpala, is a vivacious Nigerian who speaks Yoruba and Igbo and French fluently.

About OLX

 

OLX is Nigeria’s Number 1 classified ads site. The OLX website hosts free user generated classified advertisements for people all over Nigeria. Part of the unique OLX attraction is the sheer diversity of products and services available ranging from phones, mobile devices, home furniture and even pet services.

OLX, founded in March 2006, is an international classifieds service used in more than 90 countries and 40 languages and has more than 150 employees across offices in South Africa, Argentina, USA, Russia, China, Brazil and India.

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My son’s death a test from God – Heartbroken Gov. Sule

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Heartbroken Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Friday said the death of his son, Hassan, is a test from God.

Hassan, 36, died on Thursday after a brief illness.

He spoke while receiving condolences at the palace of his father, the Sarkin Gudi, Alhaji Sule Bawa, in Akwanga LGA.

Sule said he was the one consoling somebody who lost his nine children and 70 cows the previous day and that today God decided to test him, to see whether he was sincere in consoling that bereaved father.

“This is my time to be tested. I see this as a test from God. I was the person consoling somebody that lost his 9 children and 70 cows yesterday, and today God decided to test me, to see whether I was sincere in consoling that bereaved father,” he said in a report by The Punch.

According to him, his son grew up carrying all his siblings along, saying that it was only God that has the power to take him away.

Sule added that his son was the one taking decisions on their businesses, saying that he was always on hand to advice him on what next to do, as his schedule would not allow him to run any business.

The governor insisted that God took him away to test hi resilience and faith.

“God didn’t seek my advice when he gave Hassan to me and he will not seek my advice when he takes him away,” he said.

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Senate summons Kyari, CEO NNPCL over N48 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to Tompolo

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The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has summoned the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mr. Mele Kyari, over a N48 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to stakeholders in the Niger Delta region.
The pipeline surveillance contract was awarded by the Federal Government to Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a private maritime security firm founded by Government Ekpemupolo, an erstwhile Commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) also known as Tompolo.

The Tompolo-owned firm was expected to protect all the oil pipelines criss-crossing nearly all the states in the Niger Delta in collaboration with other major stakeholders in the oil bearing communities in the region.
Specifically, Tompolo is expected to carry out the N4 billion per month contract that covers Delta, Ondo, Imo, Rivers and some parts of Bayelsa State in collaboration with major tribes along the communities that host the oil pipelines.

However the Isoko Ethnic Nationality has petitioned the Senate alleging that their young men were not being carried along in the multi-billion naira project.

The Isoko people under the auspices of Interested Isoko Youth Groups, through a petition sent to the Senate on their behalf by Stanley Okonmah, said they were completely marginalised in the contract award.
The lsoko Ethnic Nationality requested the Senate to probe the award of the contract and prevail on the NNPCL’s management to award a fresh contract to a company owned by an Isoko person.

Specifically, the people urged the Senate to look into the matter and urged the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to correct the anomaly.

They want the NNPCL to award the pipeline surveillance contract to a company to be chosen by stakeholders of Isoko nation.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP – Ondo Central), at a session in Abuja, said the GCEO of the NNPCL was being summoned to the Senate for him to come and assure the Isoko people that the agency would do the needful to avoid economic sabotage by the aggrieved youths of the area.
He said, “The GCEO of the NNPCL is hereby summoned by the Senate Committee on Ethics Privileges and Public Petitions (to appear before this committee) on January 25.

“We want him to come and assure Nigerians that he would do the needful to calm down the youths so that they will not engage in pipeline vandalism.”

Earlier, the leadership of the Isoko youths told the panel that since oil was discovered in their land and pipelines installed there in 1958, till date, no case of vandalism had been recorded in the area.

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Confusion at Lagos Airport as Workers Embark On Strike…… Passengers Stranded!(Photos)

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Several passengers were stranded this morning at the Murtala Mohammed International airport as airport workers began strike starting from midnight.

passengers were spotted all around with airlines having little information on the way forward.

for instance, virgin Atlantic passengers that were due for London trip this morning were helpless as many had to reschedule their flights and many left loitering around

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