VENTURES AFRICA – Merry Christmas! Festivities this holiday season and the end of the year seems to usher in, apart from gifts, an influx of expenses, rush hour demands, and inflated prices, while consumers are looking to cut cost; nobody wants to kick-off a fresh year with bleeding pockets. Here are great deals from reliable Nigerian online retailers to help increase your savings.

Nikon D90 Camera

Whether you are home feasting and sharing gifts with family and friends, out with a lover, on vacation at your favourite destination, or about, frolicking away in the mall, you definitely want to capture those happy moments. One of the finest cameras to do that with would be the Nikon D90 – a 12.3 megapixel digital single-lens reflex model, manufactured for the consumer who has got a deeper-than-average interest in pictures. This season, Konga is dashing away the camera for a meagre 169, 390 naira ($1078). A picture they say, is worth a thousand words.

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

One of the most controversial books of the year. Authored by MIT professor and economist, Daron Acemoglu, and Harvard professor and political scientist, James A. Robinson. It makes for an illuminating and mind stimulating read for every business person and leader. Jumia puts a 5,950 naira ($39) price tag on the book.

Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)

Do you want to get your favourite niece a smartphone for a gift? Or you want to try another smartphone product? Konga beats competition this price slashing period, for the price of Apple’s hot selling latest smartphone offering. You can get the device for 140,000 naira ($891) at Jumia is just 2,000 naira ($13) costlier.

Microsoft Surface

The perfect gift for the gadget geek, ideal for the professional – the Microsoft Surface. You can never go wrong with this! The tablet goes for 115,000 naira ($732) on Konga, at a 22 percent discount; the lowest price at in Nigeria, at the moment. What are you waiting for?

Chocolate Cake

It’s Christmas and peak period for confectioners. It’s almost impossible to deliver an impromptu order. Deal Dey is offering a timely solution – 6500 naira ($41) for a 6inch chocolate ganache cake!

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