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Entrepreneur reveals 5 tips on how to wear perfume and make it last longer



Abuja—Many people often complain about perfume smells and how short they last on the body. But oftentimes the secret to making perfumes last longer when we wear them is in the application.

According to a perfume expert and businessman, Jah Abdul, there are a few things to note and do before wearing perfumes in order to make the smell last longer.

He said the type of one’s skin, points in the body where the perfume is applied all play major factors in making perfumes smell longer.

Abdul mentioned the following five tips on how to wear perfumes and make them last longer:

“1. Take a shower or bath before spraying the perfume: to make your fragrance last longer and brighter, apply it right after the shower or bath. Make sure your skin is already dry and only then spray the fragrance.

“2. Moisturize your skin: apply the fragrance after moisturizing your skin. You can use an unscented cream or body lotion with the same scent, as your perfume, if you have one.

“3. Use Petroleum Jelly: if you have dry skin, apply a little bit of petroleum jelly to the pulse point before spraying the fragrance. It will make your perfume last longer because oily skin keeps the scent of the fragrance better.

“4. Choose the right points: if you wonder where to apply perfume, the answer is to the pulse point, where the arteries are closest to the surface of the skin, and where you can feel your heartbeat.

“5. Don’t rub your wrists: after spraying the fragrance on your wrists, don’t rub it. It can make your perfume sound not correctly and last less because rubbing makes the top notes disappear faster.”

Jah Abdul who runs a perfume business in Abuja sells different types of exotic perfumes and deodorizers ranging from air fresheners of N2,500 to Perfumes of 35ml, for N5,500, and ones of 50ml for N8,500.

Although Abdul’s business is located in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, he supplies perfumes to every part of the country and beyond, making it easy for people in different parts of the country to patronize him.

“JAHSCENT is the best place to get your exotic perfumes with nice smells and fragrances, including air fresheners of lovely smells that would give your home a sweet ambiance.

“Patronize us today, you can call or chat them up on WhatsApp: 07087945844. Or follow them on Instagram @ jah_scents,” Abdul said.


If elected president, I will name, shame oil thieves—Atiku to business leaders




Lagos—The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has threatened to name and shame oil thieves in the country if elected Nigeria’s President in 2023.

Channels TV reports that Atiku made this known on Saturday when he interacted with the Business Dialogue Stakeholders Forum at Eko Hotel in Lagos.

Atiku also said he would confiscate all oil blocs allocated to some Nigerians who have failed to make them operational.

“If you are not going to develop oil blocs given to you, we will take it away and give it to those who will develop it.

“We will also assemble the names of those involved in oil theft, publish same and prosecute them,” Atiku told the stakeholders.

He reiterated his commitment to privatizing the refineries in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri.

Atiku was at the event with his running mate and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.

Both Governors Udom Emmanuel and Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Akwa Ibom and Sokoto states; who are the Chairman and Director General of the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign team, urged the stakeholders to support Atiku for a better Nigeria.

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CBN to redesign N200, N500 and N1000 notes




Abuja—The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday said it will redesign the N200, N500, and N1,000 notes.

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this during a special press briefing in Abuja. The new design and issues will be effective from December 15, 2022, according to reports by Channels TV.

It was reported that the action was taken in order to take control of the currency in circulation, according to the CBN boss.

The apex bank, Emefiele stated, has secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to roll out new notes to replace the existing currency in circulation.

“In line with the provisions of Sections 2(b), Section 18(a) and Section 19, Seb section(a) and (b) (2007), the management of the CBN has sought and obtained the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to redesign, produce, release and circulate new series of banknotes at N200, N500 and N1,00 levels,” he said.

“In line with this approval, we have finalised arrangements for the new currency to begin circulation from December 15, 2022 after its launch by President Buhari.

“The new and existing currencies shall remain legal tender and circulate together until January 31, 2023 when the existing currencies shall cease to be a legal tender.”

Once the new notes are designed Nigerians are expected to take old notes to banks for the new notes.

The CBN Governor is also concerned about how Nigerian currency is being stored currently.

According to him, the bulk of the nation’s currency notes was outside bank vaults and the CBN would not allow the situation to continue.

Emefiele added, “To be more specific, as of the end of September 2022, available data at the CBN indicates that N2.7 trillion out of the N3.3 trillion currency in circulation was outside the vault of commercial banks across the country and supposedly held by members of the public.

“Evidently, currency in circulation has more than doubled since 2015, rising from N1.46 trillion in December 2015 to N3.2 trillion as of September 2022. I must say that this is a worrisome trend that must not be continued to be allowed.”

According to him, the initiative by the CBN will help address some of the nation’s security threats, especially kidnapping and terrorism.

He believes that terrorists and kidnappers capitalise on the large excess of money to carry out their nefarious activities.

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Change of name imminent for Sterling Bank as lender embraces Holdco structure




Lagos—Sterling Bank Plc will take a new name after receiving shareholders’ approval to convert from a core banking business to a holding company, setting it up for the opportunity to gain controlling stake in companies where it currently holds substantial interest.

According to Premium Times, the announcement comes one week after the bank convened a meeting of shareholders at the order of a court as part of the last key stages of the corporate reformation.

When the transition is complete, the lender will become known as Sterling Financial Holdings Company.

It was reported that embracing a holdco structure confers on Sterling Bank the leverage to make inroads into other sectors within financial services apart from commercial banking which its current license and those of many lenders in Nigeria do not allow.

Such sectors, comprising pension; asset management; payments and fintech, are gaining appeal among banks and provide chances for diversification as competition for interest income, which accounts for the bulk of the revenue of the banking industry turns increasingly fierce.

Stanbic IBTC Holdings, one of the early birds that adopted the holdco structure, is a testament that the holdco structure is a model that works. Its pension unit controls around one third of the N14.2 trillion assets under management as the market leader of the Nigerian pension industry.

With the key resolutions for the scheme of arrangement now approved, the transition will proceed to its final phase where regulators including the Central Bank of Nigeria are to sanction the new entity into existence.

“The bank will transfer all the assets, liabilities and undertakings related to the non-interest banking business to The Alternative Bank Limited,” the statement said in reference to its newest subsidiary that received an approval-in-principle in December.

Sterling Bank’s issued and paid-up share capital valued at 28.8 billion outstanding shares will passé to the holding company in exchange for the allotment of those same units to shareholders on completion.

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