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Deadly Sins of Customer Relations -3

By Tope Popoola If you intend to keep your customers loyal to you, you must never forget that today’s marketplace is filled with several options (you call them competition) from which your customers can choose and you are just one of such! Even if you currently have a monopoly in the market, trust me, if the business is lucrative, someone ...

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THE S.P.I.R.I.T of greatness: The trade-off – 2

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold ...

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THE S.P.I.R.I.T of greatness: The trade-off – 1

For almost one hour, the Pastor observed the woman as she prayed with unusual suppliant fervency. “Lord, please take this terrible habit from me. I am tired of smoking. Please deliver me from this scourge.” Then she held aloft a pack of cigarettes in a way that suggested that she expected that God or His designated angel would personally descend ...

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Jacqueline Set to Redefine Blogging

  By Ofonime Iboro Jacqueline is a lifestyle blogger who brings her passion for fashion into the world of blogging. With lifewithjacquie.com, she aims to inform and educate her readers on her concept of fashion, while looking to make some money off blogging. In this interview with Ofonime Iboro, Jacqueline bares her mind as a lifestyle blogger. Excerpts What is ...

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Leadership and the Ziklag Factor – 2

There is a growing quest for meaning in life and the workplace. In connecting with their spirituality, more and more leaders are discovering that the function and position of leadership must be guided by a higher purpose that sets the compass for conduct and lifestyle. This was the note on which we ended the first part of this series. Today, ...

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Leadership: The Ziklag Factor

By Tope Popoola It was a ragtag army of six hundred men who, apart from following their Commander-In-Chief  from one cave to another, had found themselves in several sorties. On one of such sorties, they returned to their camp in a place called Ziklag expecting to have a period of rest before venturing out again. However what they found was ...

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Africa Correspondent for the Globe and Mail Ridicules @POTUS’s Telephone Conversation with @MBuhari

The Africa correspondent for The Globe and Mail, Geoffrey York @geoffreyyork, had earlier, in a series of tweets, tried to ridicule and cast aspersions on the telephone conversation President Donald Trump was to have with President Buhari. In his tweets, Mr. York wondered how President Trump would locate President Buhari when Nigerians have not heard anything from him in more than 24 ...

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United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc: A Solid Bank


By Folakemi Emem-Akpan Outlook We are of the opinion that the 2016 operational year will be one of further progress for UBA, and should be a rewarding one for investors and shareholders. Our CAMEL analysis of the bank’s 2015 results shows improvement over the preceding years result in terms of profit making, retention and dividend payout to shareholders. For the ...

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Fidelity Bank Plc: Lower Dividends in View

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By Folakemi Emem-Akpan Outlook Our analysis of Fidelity Bank’s recent financial reports shows that the 2015 year was not nearly as profitable as 2014 was. While it earned more income during the course of the year, profit margins were lower and investor compensation smaller. The 2016 financial year also does not seem to be shaping up to be better than ...

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AG Leventis Plc: Not to Expect a Dividend

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By Folakemi Emem-Akpan Projections/Future outlook We predict that the 2016 financial year will not be as profitable for AG Leventis (and by extension its shareholders) as 2015 was. In 2015, it was unable to control its cost of sales and therefore turned out a loss.  It however dipped into reserves to declare a dividend. Common sense shows that it might ...

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