Category Archives: Africa

Empowering women helps the society

In this exclusive interview, Financial Nigeria Columnist and Executive Director, Samuel Olutuyi Foundation, Olajide Olutuyi, discusses the areas of activities and interventions of the foundation and their broad impacts so far. He spoke to Managing Editor, Financial Nigeria Magazine, Jide … Continue reading

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African entrepreneurship is not a “hype”

Sometime in January, former presidential candidate of the now-deregistered Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Tope Fasua, posted an article on his social media page. Fasua, who is my good friend, titled the article, “Africa and the Entrepreneurship Hype.” Upon reading … Continue reading

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Insurance can foster social order in Nigeria

I am taking a break this month from my series on “Tasking Nigerian Government Agencies to Improve Performance” to write on something that has plagued my mind for a while.        On June 28, 2018, a tanker, fully … Continue reading

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I Left My Job At Google And Started My Own Business — Here’s The Truth About Entrepreneurship.

Exactly one year ago I resigned from my role at Google. As much as I loved my time there, my decision came down to this: I was way too deep into my comfort zone. Life was just too easy — … Continue reading

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Tasking Nigerian government agencies to improve performance – Part 2

The second part of this series, which I started in the October edition of this publication, highlighting some important government agencies in Nigeria will continue in this edition. Many government agencies have not delivered on their constitutional responsibilities and their … Continue reading

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Tasking Nigerian government agencies to improve performance – Part 1

In a recent conversation with a group of friends, I posited that although we may all agree that the buck stops at the desk of the President of the country or the Governor of a state, many government agencies in … Continue reading

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Nigerian start-ups need government support

In my column in the May 2019 edition of this publication, I posited that entrepreneurship education (EE) and government support for start-ups are key factors that have set the United States and China apart as the world’s entrepreneurial powers. Government … Continue reading

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Nigeria and the population debate

The relationship between population growth and economic development has been a recurring theme in debates on economic development since the publication of An Essay on the Principle of Population, the 1798 book by Thomas Malthus. The British scholar argued that … Continue reading

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Promoting intrapreneurship in Nigeria’s public sector

In my last column, I highlighted the imperative of promoting Entrepreneurship Education (EE) in Nigeria given the positive correlation between EE and innovative start-up activities, which have positive impacts on the economy. This month’s column focuses on intrapreneurship, which is … Continue reading

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Promoting entrepreneurship education in Nigeria for job growth

The rate of unemployment – including graduate unemployment – in Nigeria is alarming. While the unemployment rate across the entire working population was 23.1%, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the jobless rate among Nigerians between the ages … Continue reading

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