NEWS UPDATE: Konga, Now Nigeria’s Most Visited Site and Other News Reports

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Konga, Now Nigeria’s Most Visited Site, one of Nigeria’s largest online shopping sites has been ranked as the most visited website in Nigeria in the latest Alexa rankings.

And according to Business week, is the ahead of other e-commerce players and blogs such as Linda Ikeji’s blog and Nairaland in Nigeria.  Konga is ranked at number 8 on and number 7 on Similar web, the only companies ahead of Konga in the rankings are international websites and social media companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter.

Speaking on its ranking, the PR Head for Konga, Olatomiwa Akande, said the e-retail site is on the way to realizing its mission of being the engine of trade and commerce in Africa.

She said “With over 150,000 items available to customers, Konga has now become a one stop shop for meeting the fashion, gadgetry and household needs of Nigerian”.

In 2013, was selected by a top pan-African technology news site, as one of the top African technology startups of 2013 and two years down the line, Konga has risen to become the largest online mall in Nigeria.

The company recently moved to a 20,000 square feet warehouse, reportedly the biggest e-commerce distribution centre in Africa.

For more on this news, visit Thisdaylive 



Health workers protest in Benin

Aggrieved Health workers from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Uselu, on Monday protested against the unwillingness of the Federal Government to implement a Memorandum of Understanding.

They also decried the non-payment of the salary adjustment arrears and the two months arrears, which they said had been paid to the medical doctors.

Mr. Frank Igbinovia, the state Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of University Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions, explained that the Federal Government had entered into an agreement with the union on August 26 and 27, 2013 to implement a National Industrial Court verdict in favour of JOHESU.

Igbinovia said, “We, who are in the health sector, are telling the government that, as far as health is concerned, they have scored zero per cent.

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Aviation Minister Advises Youths On Creativity

The Minister of Aviation advised youths at the 44th Convocation Lecture of the University Of Nigeria, Nsukka to apply criti­cal thinking in the search for ways of creating a stable, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.

The theme for the lecture was, Rebuilding the Nigerian dream: Mapping the building blocks. Chief Osita Chidoka Chidoka, urged the youths to fo­cus on the opportunities ahead, rath­er than lamenting a bleak future.

He stressed the need for the provision of a corrective action to­wards creating a stable, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria, despite the obstacles for the realization of the dream such as insecurity, poor physi­cal infrastructure amongst others should not be the cause for lamenta­tion.

He also explained that the proper identification of the citizens is at the heart of the nation’s security system, for the construction of a middle class that could create capital and consume goods as well as remaining fundamental in main­taining authentic criminal and pris­on records.

The Vice Chancellor, UNN, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba in his address, commended the present administration for appointing young and vibrant youths to direct efforts aimed at driving the nation’s econo­my.

For more on this news, visit Nationalmirror


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