Successfully handholding African businesses to sustained high-performance

Doing business in Africa is extremely challenging. Reasons for this complexity abound. Inadequate infrastructure, lousy leadership, destructive and unproductive entrepreneurship as well as poor access to finance and markets hamper the continent’s capacity to grow entrepreneurially as well as economically flourish. The rate at which Nigeria’s corporate sector diminishes is notoriously high....

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Nigerian economy in the era of Corona

At the last count, – at the time of writing this essay – coronavirus has successfully established its presence in no fewer than 123 countries with a record of 119,300 certified cases out of which about 56% recovered and 3.6% died. Currently, there are about 48,493 cases of actively infected persons globally. Although most recorded deaths are from the aged and those with some severe medical...

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Visualising a flourishing Nigeria  

Creation energises all things to grow and improve. Inanimate objects are also part of the growth and improvement process when used correctly. That is why we celebrate the growth of entrepreneurship and profits as well as innovations and inventions. That is also why we desire income in exchange for our skills, talents and time. Nations are not exempt from this process. As the population of people...

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How essential are certificates and degrees today?

In recent years, how relevant are the many certificates and degrees that we amass? Is it still necessary to seek university education for certain kinds of academic courses which ordinarily are learnable through self-directed studying over the internet? This concern is a raging debate today. The discussion gains force by the fact that highly referenced models of entrepreneurial success do not...

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What of private sector corruption?

Most discussions of corruption tend to narrowly focus on the financial sleazes that take place in the public sector. Rarely do we consider that unethical economic behaviours occurring in the private sector also constitute corruption. Perhaps, exceptions may appear to include the financial crimes committed at the banks and to some lesser extent in some other financial services sub-sectors. The...

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On the politicisation of our circumstantial realities

The realities of our time are dreadful. From the starvation bedevilling northern Nigeria to the terrorism of herdsmen killing and maiming their unfortunate victims across the country, uncertainty and fear fill the air. Our honestly earned income can no longer feed our families not to talk of providing suitable clothing and shelter. The roads are no longer safe not only because they have been...

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