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Top reasons customers are not buying from you

Nothing can be more frustrating than hitting the hot Nigerian clime, product in hand, a ready smile and high expectations only to be rebuffed,...

How Nigeria became synonymous with hot money

Hot Money is another name for Foreign Portfolio Inflows into an economy Latest report by the National...

Why Seven-Up Nigeria is going private by @Ugodre

Seven-Up Nigeria is going private if things go according to plan The company signaled its intention after it...

NEITI report shows how FG, states, LG’s shared N4.5 trillion in 9 months

The latest Quarterly review of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) indicated that a total sum of N4.545 trillion was disbursed as FAAC...

Product Review: Nigerian Breweries Goldberg Vs Gulder

The battle for winning the taste for beer of Nigeria consumers in the brewery industry has been fierce and intense in the last couple...

Nigeria’s Shashe Banking by @DoubleEph

It was recently reporting season for Nigerian banks and they trotted out, one after the other, to tell us how they had performed in...

Pros and Cons of expanding your Startup to Ghana

With the way Nigeria and Ghana relate closely to each other, it is hard to believe that there are 2 countries (Benin Republic and...

The fear of zero growth by @Nonso2

The risks to the Nigerian economy have been clear for a while now. Prior to the oil price collapse, it was clear the dominance...

Govt. policies push non-oil sector into triple dip recession

The National Bureau of Statistics reported on Monday that Nigeria recorded a Real GDP Growth rate of 1.4% for the 3rd quarter of 2017,...

How these Nigerian companies used offline strategies to create success online

Let’s get this clear; it is extremely difficult, if not practically impossible, to build a solely online consumer internet business in Nigeria and by...

Thoughts on Anambra Governorship Election

By the time you are reading me, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) should well be on its way to claiming a landslide victory...

Power Ranking: These are the largest Insurance Companies in Nigeria (2017)

The Nigerian Insurance Sector is often regarded as the most under-performing in the financial sector, especially if you compare it to other insurance sectors...

Crowd Funding (Part II): 6 Success Tips

Have an intriguing and clear story.  Having a relateable story that solves a burning need makes people more willing to give you their money....

Crowd Funding: The coolest way to get your business idea on the fast track

In recent times, we at McBrain & Company have had lots of people come to us with lots of cool business ideas and in...

A business case for Private Equity Investment in Nigeria’s Entertainment Sector

The Entertainment and Media (E&M) industry has become a gold mine in the most advanced economies and other developing markets are just beginning to...

Tapping Opportunities in Nigeria’s Gaming Industry

Due to the rise in internet penetration, the gaming industry has continued to expand, benefiting immensely from the large tech savvy population, and increasing...

Much Ado About Nothing – The Andela Uproar!

Let me start with an apology. I was meant to publish the second episode of the ongoing series on capital raising, however, I got...

Tier One Nigerian banks rake in N452 billion from treasury bills and bonds

This article highlights how much Nigerian Banks raked in from investing in Treasury bills in the first 9 months of 2017. The 2017 9 months...

Cocoa… The sleeping beauty

Images which stuck in my memory from childhood were those of groundnut pyramids in the North, the rubber and palm oil plantations of the...

A case for public private partnership business model.

The global desire for infrastructural development is insatiable especially in an emerging market like Nigeria where there is a growing concern about the state...

Artificial Intelligence, Andela and Africa’s looming technology slavery

Globalization, software and the Internet are changing the world faster than we all can catch up. From election hacking to disruption of transportation to...
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Why most Nigerian Startups can’t get funding – Elite Team and/or Elite Founder

You can call this the first episode of our series of posts trying to show founders or start up teams why their business is...

Taxify vs Uber: Who does ride sharing better?

Once upon a time, all there was to public transportation was hopping on buses or hailing taxis on the roadsides. Then came the e-taxi...

What SEC might do to the Oando Parties after Forensic Audit

The Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, on Wednesday issued instruction to the Nigerian Stock Exchange to place the shares of Oando Plc on technical...

The Buy Case for Nigerian Local Bonds

About two years ago, Nigerian bonds went from being a highly sought after asset to a “must avoid” country for most GEM and Frontier...

The political economy of change

At the inception of this Government, economic indices were somewhat stable: Inflation was single digit, fuel price was below the N100 mark, consumer price...

Rejoinder to Kemi Adeosun: Walking into a debt crisis by @nonso2

If you have been observer of the Nigerian economy in the past few years you must have read about the pending debt crisis. The...

The New type ‘wire fraud’ that’s spooking forex traders

Usually, a text message alert from a commercial bank is common for Mr Deji, a forex dealer in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub. But there...

Defiant Kemi Adeosun, “Deconstructs” Nigeria’s Debt Narrative

National debt is an emotive issue, as well as an economic one. The thought of saddling future generations with unserviceable debt, is not conscionable...

Opinion: Do companies gain anything from Brand Ambassadorship?

The past decade has been a very interesting one in Nigeria. We have grown as a people and have caught up with globalization trends....

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