Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Konga and Nigeria’s e-commerce industry

  In my column of last month, I wrote about Nigeria’s retail industry and its potential to become the country’s next big industry. I also touched briefly on the gains made by the domestic e-commerce sector. Unfortunately, soon after the … Continue reading

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The Age of Shame

There’s an epidemic of massive proportion moving across this country at the speed of light. It has swept up the high and mighty – politicians, actors, corporate chieftains and many a lesser soul. Careers have been ruined and reputations destroyed. … Continue reading

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6 Cool Tech Jobs of the Future (That You Probably Haven’t Heard of)

What the experts are saying is true – the highest demand jobs of the future will be in STEM fields! Not all STEM fields are created equal, however; as it turns out, the majority of high-paying STEM jobs are in … Continue reading

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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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Made-in-Aba, gum arabic and Nigeria’s economic development

During my childhood, Aba-made or made-in-Aba was a popular cliché amongst Nigerians. The phrase referred to any locally made product believed to be cheap and inferior in quality. As a matter of fact, when you got to the market, it … Continue reading

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42 African Innovators To Watch-Cynthia Okoroafor

Introduction Last year Ventures Africa published 40 African Innovators to Watch and this year, the astounding talent pushed us to feature 42 innovators this time around. 42 African Innovators to Watch seeks to reposition how we consider innovation on the continent … Continue reading

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The email, data and privacy implications of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn

We all took a collective gasp when we saw the price tag of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we can pause and reflect on what this means from a data, privacy and email perspective … Continue reading

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Softbank acquires U.K.-based chipmaker ARM for $32B

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has confirmed  that it planned to acquire U.K.-based semiconductor chipmaker ARM Holdings (ARM) in a £24.3 billion ($32 billion) cash deal. This deal represents Softbank’s biggest acquisition since the $21.3 billion buyout of U.S. telecoms company … Continue reading

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Social Enterprises- A Catalyst for Socio-Economic Growth

A country with a myriad of social ills like ours deserve a vibrant social economy that can solve its social problems. Our social economy can only be revolutionized by innovative and creative social entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurs establish social enterprises which … Continue reading

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Israel’s Flourishing Fintech Has Many Fathers

Israeli finance technology has taken giant leaps in the last few years. Hundreds of local startups are developing new technologies for payment and security solutions, and multinational companies and banks are flocking to Israel for a piece of the action. … Continue reading

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