Category Archives: Leadership

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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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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The Top 7 Leadership Qualities & Attributes of Great Leaders

Many qualities have been identified that are important to great leaders… But there are seven leadership qualities that seem to stand out as being more important than the others.The good news is that each of these leadership qualities can be … Continue reading

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Sovereign Wealth Funds as Cushion for Lean Purse

The federal government and its federating units are presently facing massive cash crunch due to the sharp decline in oil prices. The country has for decades depend solely on the revenue from oil sales. The federating units send their representatives … 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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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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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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DAWN Can Birth a New Dawn in Odu’a land

When the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) was inaugurated couple of years ago, it was received with excitement by those who believed our nation’s problems can be solved using a regional approach. The DAWN commission was presented as an … Continue reading

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Unconventional Leaders Lead to Innovation

Unconventional leaders lead their companies to repeatedly create things that people love, but no one expected, especially their competition. Unconventional leaders focus on providing the best products and services, rather than profit, yet they tend to lead the most profitable … Continue reading

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