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TD’s Laptomania Star Winners Emerge

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The first set of winners has emerged in Lagos in Tecnical Distributions(TD’s) Laptomania, the star event of the TD’s 10th Anniversary celebrations.

In an impressive ceremony held at the imposing Kez Auditorium, Technology House, Gbagada, Lagos, Laptops were given out to winners – Joan Isemede, a student and Ifeyinwa Umeh, a worker in Lagos.

Presenting the Laptops, the TD’s executive director, Marketing, Mrs Chioma Chimere, noted that both winners were the first to win from the Lagos Area and there would be winnings every week from all parts of the country.

Mrs Chimere, explained that Laptomania was conceptualised to reward Nigerians in the six-geo-political zones of the country by giving out 1,000 Laptops in 10 weeks to mark the 10th Anniversary of TD.

Laptomania is proudly supported by the following international IT brands HP, Zinox, Toshiba, Acer and Dell.

She noted that the 10th Anniversary celebrations of Technology distributions, the leading ICT distributor in Africa, has been deliberately launded on the platform of a Decade of Distinctive leadership, in the last quarter of 2009, to ensure that consumers have a digital Christmas and new year celebrations.

“Characteristically, the celebrations have been built around the customer with a view to give back to society in appreciation for the remarkable progress that TD has made in 10 years of operations in Nigeria and West African sub region” – she said.

The 10th Anniversary celebration have been planned to span of 10 weeks and three main events have been packed to ensure that the consumer and trade benefits get to the agreed targets.

These events include Laptomania, TD Maths Quiz, and a Gala Nite.

Further more, she hinted that Laptomania has put up 1,000 Laptops for grabs by resellers and end users interactive SMS texts to a shore code 35056.

The TD Gala Nite is an annual get-together that unwinds pent up energies at the end of every year for the management and staff of TD and her resellers nation wide.

The Tide learnt that the events would come with additional incentives, funpair and glamour to make the 10th Anniversary celebrations of TD a rewarding experience to Nigerians.

However, she has said that quality service delivery is one of the responsibilities that come distinctive leadership and TD would deliver quality beyond the ICT products that come from original manufacturers to ensure that the consumer gets specific financial and social benefits.

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NSE Begins Week On Negative Note, Loses N19.49bn

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The Nigerian stock market began the week on a negative note as banking and consumer goods stocks, among others, triggered a N19.49bn loss.
At the end of trading on the floor of the Nigerian  Exchange Limited , the NGX All-Share Index dropped by 0.09 per cent to end at 43,270.94 basis points, while the market capitalisation declined to N22.58tn.
Market activities were mixed as the total volume of shares traded decreased by 30.19 per cent while the value traded rose by 34.05 per cent.
A total of 213.13 million shares valued at N2.36bn were exchanged in 4,105 deals, compared to 305.32 million shares worth N3.58bn in 4,450 deals last Friday.
FCMB Group Plc topped the traded stocks in terms of volume, accounting for 27.43 per cent of the total volume of trades while Airtel Africa Plc emerged as the most traded stock by value, representing 28.81 per cent of the total value of trades on the exchange.
14 firms gained compared to 21 losers.
AIICO Insurance Plc was the biggest gainer for the day, topping the gainers’ chart with a price appreciation of 8.57 per cent to N0.76 per share.
It was followed by LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc with a rise of 7.95 per cent, ending the day at N0.95 per share.
Analysing by sectors, three of the five major indices closed lower, led by NGX Oil & Gas (-0.56 per cent), NGX Consumer Goods (-0.23 per cent) and NGX Banking (0.18 per cent).
But the insurance (0.82 per cent) and industrial goods (0.002 per cent) indices gained at the end of trading.

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… Introduces TIES To Boost  Business Loan

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduced the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES), which provides undergraduates and graduates with a platform to access loans.
The TIES’ underlying aim is to provide access to capital for Nigerian undergraduates and graduates with innovative entrepreneurial and technological ideas from polytechnics and universities.
TIES intends to shift undergraduates and graduates away from white-collar job pursuits and towards a culture of entrepreneurship development for economic development and job creation.
In a national biennial entrepreneurship competition, the Developmental Component would be distributed in the form of awards to Nigerian polytechnics and universities.
The competition aims to increase undergraduates’ awareness and visibility of high-impact entrepreneurial/technological concepts, foster entrepreneurial talent hunts in Nigerian polytechnics and universities, and encourage commercially viable and transformative technologies.
Interested Nigerian polytechnics and universities shall apply to participate in the national biennial entrepreneurship competition on a dedicated online portal.
Outlining brief details of the project, potential impact and evidence of originality of project, CBN said it is an innovation for students entrepreneurs.

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CITN Applauds FG, Tax Authorities On Fiscal Policy Decisions

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The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) has lauded the Federal Government and tax authorities on the giant strides made on fiscal policy decisions and tax administration measures initiated this year in the area of Finance Act 2021 and the introduction of TaxPromax solution.
President of the institute, Adesina Adedayo, who gave the commendation at the institute’s yearly award ceremony at the weekend in Lagos, assured the government and tax authorities of aligning with the measures and promised to provide professional thoughts and insights on ways through which they could achieve an efficient and effective Nigerian tax system.
Adedayo emphasised the need to address the database, adding that without knowing who the tax-payers are, there is no way they can take money from unknown tax-payers.
Database is the aspect we have been emphasising on as an institute and in doing this, there are so many of pockets of data we have. All the data must be harmonised to have a simple unique tax-payers identification number,” he said.

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