Nigeria as a business organisation: Performance management

Profit maximising entrepreneurs have long recognised the kinetic importance of three core elements of the performance ecology responsible for sustained business survival and growth. These elements are guidance and performance motivation, performance measurement and capacitation for maximum performance. These elements are so critical that they define the future course of a profit maximising firm....

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Nigeria as a business: The Leadership

Businesses are set up by entrepreneurs for profit-making. Similarly, country economies are also managed to create positive net economic value for the citizens to appropriate. The profit pursuit forces good entrepreneurs to face about five significant concerns. The first is how to make the most revenue possible. Attending to this concern are the issues of capacity expansion as well as the design...

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Ekweremmadunization approach to reclaiming Nigeria’s prosperity

In a quote attributed to Awolowo which is currently making the rounds online, the wise man forewarned that the children of the poor that his generation failed to educate will eventually rise against their children who had the benefit of education. That prophecy is currently coming-to-pass in today’s Nigeria. Ekweremmadu, for instance, described the persons that attacked him at Nuremberg Germany...

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Why Ideas and Projects fail in Africa

Many times we ask ourselves why we are not like other nations of the world. We expect that with all the many fiscal receipts to the country, that the quality of our lives would have been excellent. But this is not the case. And therefore, when compared with the quality of development and the standard of living in countries that are not as endowed as we are, it appears as if we are under a...

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Political voice for the African youth via the Ibo apprenticeship system (1)

The unenviable role that money has been playing in the politics of various African countries makes it difficult for those who lack such capacity to perform effectively. The enormous amounts of money required to procure candidates application forms by many political parties are the most discussed. Money also dominates virtually every phase in the processes that lead to the eventual casting of...

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ACFTA is now signed. What next?

After months of delay, the president finally signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement. That puts paid to the many arguments and counter-arguments on the suitability of Nigeria’s membership of the trading bloc. Regardless of the merits of protectionists arguments for import substitution, the protection of domestic industries, protecting our country against use as a dumping ground for...

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