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Konga’s Sale – A Classic Case of “Death is Better than Mockery”

The title of this article is a loose translation of the Yoruba saying – “Iku ya j’esin”; for me, this is one of the...

Making Sense of Nigeria’s Federal Government Budgeting Efficiency

It is true that governments all over the world continually argue for and indeed deploy public expenditure to put their GDP on the desired...

Defending your Turf – Providing value for your Customers

I moved to Gbagada, Lagos Nigeria, a few years ago and I still remember clearly what “The Prince Superstore” was. The Prince used to...

How these healthcare startups are changing the narratives in the ecosystem

Gerocare Seeing the challenges faced in caring for the elderly in Nigeria, largely because of the scarcity of fully functional healthcare centres and geriatric homes,...

5 rules that Dangote has Adopted from The 48 Laws of Power

“If the world is like a giant scheming court and we are trapped inside it, there is no use in trying to opt out...

“Ó Wà óóó!” —  What I learnt being a bus conductor for one day

The sun was out when I set out after noon on Wednesday. A friend had visited earlier and was just about to leave. I...

Scorecard of the Buhari Administration in 2017

Despite the unimpressive outing of the Buhari-led administration in 2017, there are still laudable efforts like some on-going projects which, when completed, are expected...

Why your “house” is not an investment

Generally, Nigerians regard all house owners as successful and rich people – a notion that is not likely to change...

5 Nigerian Startups to watch in 2018

Introduction – Reality Check If you know me by now, you probably would have noticed that I have cautious excitement about Nigeria’s tech space. I...

Agritech startups to watch in 2018

The general perception about agribusiness being a ‘dirty job’ that requires you owning and cultivating your own farm with hoes and cutlasses is gradually...

Words of advice for Finance Forecasters in 2018

Formidable Forecasting for Finance Forecasters in 2018 Forecasting is dangerous business; was once said by many a wise philosopher a long time ago. The start...

Explained: The variables that took Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves to $40 billion

The Central Bank of Nigeria reported during the week that Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves hit $40 billion for the first time since January 2014,...

Explained: How startups are valued – Part 2

Depending on who you ask, there are a number of ways to value your startup. I will however categorise them into 2 broad segments:...

Plan D-2023: A solution to the fuel crisis, President Buhari will like

PRESIDENT BUHARI SEIZE THE INITIATIVE! KICK-START PETROL PRICE DEREGULATION “…Nations sometimes do manage to adopt efficient institutions and achieve prosperity, but alas, these are the...

Where are the Jobs? by Akin Oyebode

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics just published its unemployment report for Q1-Q3 2017 and as expected, it was a bloodbath. Not sure if anyone...

Building a strong brand in a weak economy (Part 2)

Your brand should be used by management to drive the company: There is no tool better than the brand for...

Segun Agbaje: Using fairs to redefine retail banking and SME lending

Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), is not a popular man. To many, he is aloof, too strait-laced, not your...

[Wonkish] A tale about the Great Nigerian Bond Market Bull Run of 2017 by...

The Bond Market Bull Run of 2017: Drivers and Outlook  Note: This article is Wonkish In a dramatic...

The Market for the African Software Developer by Skynode Labs

Note: Long Read Background The title of this work is something of a misnomer as the reader will discover in the developing narrative. It is obviously...

Building a strong brand in a weak economy: 20 things to note

Let’s get the bad news over with, shall we? Difficult times and the very real suffering they represent reinforce the need for bold fiscal...

How Transsion is becoming the most dominant force in Nigeria’s mobile revolution

Much has been said about the mobile phone revolution in Nigeria –the depth of its penetration even in remote areas, and how this technology...

Tips for joining an investment club (Part 2)

Tips for joining an investment club (Part 2) Here is part one of this article Try to think long term This cannot be stressed enough. Don't invest...

Nigeria’s vehicle population data reveals towering opportunities

The National Bureau of Statistics revealed that as at the third quarter of 2017, Nigeria had about 11,547,236 motor vehicles...

A review of Konga’s New Business Model by @AremoFisayoe

Konga has a new business model It announced this change last week, after it informed its customers...

Cabin Copy by Taiwo Obe

What’s the likelihood a biscuit maker is passing-off an older brand? Passing-off: making some false representation likely to induce a person to believe that the goods...

Konga Layoff: How ready is the Nigerian market for e-commerce

The recent layoff exercise by e-commerce giant, Konga has continued to elicit different reactions from Nigerians. Konga  reportedly laid off over 60% of its...

Changing the tax system in Nigeria

It is common knowledge that our tax system in Nigeria is heavily flawed. There is a plethora of issues surrounding taxation in Nigeria but...

Read Tony Elumelu’s letter to the next generation

Young African, You are brave, you are resilient. You are savvy, you are entrepreneurial, and unlike the generations that have come before you, you are...

Investment Clubs: Have they run out of fashion?

How many times have you had to bite your finger at the disappointment of passing up a business opportunity for which you were financially...

Oando vs Gwarzo vs Adeosun: Is this State Capture? by @Nairametrics

A case of State Capture is being alleged after the Minister of Finance, kemi Adeosun suspended SEC Director General, Mr...