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It’s the holidays but you need to stay productive

Christmas is only 72 hours away and these are the toughest times to stay productive as a worker. Research shows that employee productivity diminishes rapidly after December 15th. This is because workers are distracted as they bask in the joy of the festive season.  Who can blame them? 2020 has been one hell of a year. However, it is important to keep the pace and urgency, as the more productive you are, the stronger the position you will be at the beginning of 2021.

The lifestyle section gives a thorough piece on how to stay productive during the festive season, and ways to harness the holiday energy that Christmas brings to sprout more creativity and fresh ideas.

Land borders reopened at last!!!

The president has instructed that the land borders be reopened after mixed signals from some public officials on the issue. This directive is coming at an opportune time, with the AfCFTA taking effect in less than two weeks. Also, local producers who have enjoyed a monopoly for over 10months should brace themselves for increased competition as trade with neighboring countries resumes.

Inflation up by 0.66% to 14.89% in November

Nigeria’s headline inflation is at a 34-month high of 14.89% in November. This is the 15th consecutive monthly increase and represents the first inflation report since the increase in the price of PMS and electricity tariffs.

This edition of the Unity Bank Digest offers you all the latest news in business, economics, music and entertainment. We have got news on Nigeria’s N2.39trn trade deficit, removal of the visa reciprocity fees and the nominations for the 2020 Nigerian Headies Music Awards.

Enjoy your read!