Category Archives: Leadership

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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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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A case for national LPG and clean cooking strategy in Nigeria

In 2013, my brother ventured into sales and marketing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), colloquially known as cooking gas in Nigeria. I visited his plant and a couple of months later, he persuaded me to follow suit. I carried out … Continue reading

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Social investment has higher returns than infrastructure

In March 2018, principal founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, was in Nigeria. He came into the country quietly but he did not leave without stirring up a hornet’s nest. While speaking … Continue reading

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The content of Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves

On Monday 20 March 2018, The Guardian Newspapers published an article by Contributor Feyi Fawehinmi titled, “What’s Inside Nigeria’s Foreign Exchange Reserves”. In this article, the writer describes and discusses his perceived rationales for the increase in the country’s Foreign … Continue reading

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Budget 2018: Buhari should implement bold fiscal reforms

On November 7, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2018 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. The N8.6 trillion budget proposal was tagged, “Budget of Consolidation.” While it is commendable that the administration presented the budget earlier … 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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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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