Category Archives: Africa

Review of Online Payment Gateway in Nigeria

Well it’s no news that Nigeria is a fast growing developing country and same can be said about its technology sector, if you read my post on digital marketing in Nigeria you will understand this statement So with the soar growth … Continue reading

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Sports as part of Nigeria’s economic diversification

During my childhood and teenage years, my younger brothers and I were very fond of soccer. From Barnawa Housing Estate, Kaduna to Airport Road, Kano and Okumagba Estate, Warri where we lived, soccer was the most popular and the most … Continue reading

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Muted dividends of procurement reforms in Nigeria

A Nigerian company I am acquainted with recently contacted an office of a state government to enquire about the process of doing business with the government. The company was directed to visit the Ministry of Works to collect a form. … Continue reading

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Ori Yato S’ori

In Yoruba culture, Ori, literally meaning “head” refers to one’s spiritual intuition and destiny. It is the reflective spark of human consciousness embedded into the human essence, and therefore is often personified as an Orisha (god) in its own right. … Continue reading

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Nigeria should focus more on Local Direct Investment

Over the past decade, Nigerian government officials have acquired great admiration for foreign direct investment, also known as FDI. There has been a lot of junketing abroad, supposedly to attract FDIs into the country. Actually, FDI has been rising in … Continue reading

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MTN, Regulations and Economic development

In October last year MTN Nigeria was slammed with a $5.2 billion fine by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). This was later reduced by 25% to $3.9billion. The matter is in court and yesterday it was postponed to allow for … Continue reading

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Twelve Nuggets for the African Youth.

The future of the Africa continent belongs to the youths. The youths will define the direction of their lives as well as the direction of the continent. It is in this light that I have outlined here what I think … Continue reading

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Nigeria—Act with Resolve, Build Resilience, and Exercise Restraint-IMF Chief

By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Speech to the Nigerian National Assembly Abuja, January 6, 2016 Introduction Honorable Speaker of the House, Honorable Members of Parliament, Honorable Members of the Government, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning—and—Happy New Year! … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Agro dollars in Agribusiness

“Operation Feed the Nation n’ijoba tun gbe de, won so fun wa nipa ise agbe k’ebi ma pa wa , won so fun wa nipa ise osin ke bi ma pa wa leyin wa ola,” Ebenezer Obey Those were the … Continue reading

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Of Africapitalism and Afropreneur

In the spring of 2012 I heard the buzzword “Afropreneur”, adopted by Idris Bello .It caught my eyes at first sight. Although, one could deduce what it meant from its syllable, I still wanted to know what it means to … Continue reading

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