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Size Matters: Developing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa

industrial complex for the production of galvanized roof sheets, Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Getty Images.

“Policymakers will need to better understand the drivers of, and obstacles to, the growth of African companies if they are to achieve national development goals and create better jobs.”   Africa is overwhelmingly young – and getting younger. The coming ‘youth bulge’ is set to more than double the continent’s …

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Again, lessons from other lands

dasuki

If truly Nigeria wants to learn about how to deal with corruption, the country is not short of examples, at least from other lands. Indeed, there is a surfeit of such examples. That corruption remains a festering sore in Nigeria merely shows the lip-service being paid to the cankerworm by …

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Want More Time? Get Rid of The Easiest Way to Spend It

For the month of May I time-traveled back to 2007, when social media platforms were still just websites you visited. I removed Facebook, Twitter and Reddit from my phone. Throughout the month, if I wanted to use those platforms I had to log in manually at my desk. This decision …

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INSIDE THE UNDERGROUND OF EMEFIELE & SONS LTD by John Ogunlela

Have you read the Andrew Haladu story? You have never been so disgusted by sleaze. ‎ You know what, it is time we decided we’ve had it – the CBN should just float the naira and spare us the stories, the endless obfuscation, the stupid lies with which they curse …

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‘Nonsensical and stupid and dangerous’: Bernie Sanders slams Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon, calling the executive order Trump signed on Tuesday to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan “nonsensical.” “That is such a nonsensical, and stupid, and dangerous, approach,” the Vermont senator told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “It’s almost indescribable.” The Clean …

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Nigeria: The next chapter – Charles Weller

Nigeria: The next chapter

Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its worst recession in 25 years is indicative of both the ups and downs that the country’s economy has been through. …

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The road to Lagos Airport by Prof Olatunji Dare

Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos

In practically every other country, getting to – and getting out of –the major international airport is a breeze; in Nigeria, it is a fraught obstacle race. And so, from my waking up until the plane takes off, any day I am flying out of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport …

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Leadership And Challenges Of National Unity In Nigeria By Nuhu Ribadu

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Convocation Lecture Delivered at the 11th Convocation Ceremony of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State, Nigeria. February 15, 2017. Protocols: I feel highly honoured to be invited by the Governing Council of this great university to give this year’s pre-convocation lecture. The significance of a pre-convocation lecture as a platform for reflecting on …

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Call The Police to Order – David Umem, Founder Land of hope/ACAEDF

Anja Ringgren Lovén‎ -David Emmanuel Umem

A PASSIONATE APPEAL TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL ON THE HARRASSMENT OF INNOCENT CITIZENS OF EKET LOCAL GOVERNMENT BY THE NIGERIAN POLICE. As someone no less imbued with or committed than yourself to the democratic ideals for our beloved country, I write in reference to the recent Police brutality …

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Ghost hunters at work

olatunji-Dare

Two pictures published on the front page of this newspaper last Friday and reproduced below capture as grimly and hauntingly as anything that has gone before the thoughtlessness, the utter lack of empathy that has become ingrained in the drive to root out “ghost workers” from the public sector payroll. …

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Our Girls; Maths; ‘Violent Death Calculator’; Love Nigeria by Tony Marinho

Tony Marinho

Our Girls are still missing since April 15th 2014. Watch Trump for entertainment and ‘reality TV’. Anambra State’s clampdown on thugs collecting illegal levies is ‘photocopy-able’ nationwide. Governors must save citizens from Government 419 and illegal taxation from LGAs staff and Ex-staff ‘419ers’. Lagos State Employment Trust Fund gives loans …

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Inflation: A lexical theory by Olatunji Dare

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This is as good a time as any to revisit a hypothesis I first laid out several decades ago, most likely in a column for The Guardian. Back then, inflation was running at a brisk pace that no one dared mention for fear of being charged with a crime against …

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HaaS: Hypocrisy As A Service

HaaS: Hypocrisy As A Service

Whose government is government anyway? That’s trite, if not pedestrian, you would say dear reader? But as they say in a corner of this great country, something often causes the cocoyam to meow like a cat. Some things around us which most of us have taken for granted often push …

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Islam breeds Terrorism by Said Abdullahi

Once a person accepts Islam he or she becomes a potential terrorist! For Muslims it is a special honour to kill for Islam and a greater honour to die for Islam … One has learned from the start [as a child] that the highest demands on a Muslim life is …

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Pastor E.A Adeboye refuses to handover like Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

Pastor E.A Adeboye refuses to handover like Yahya Jammeh of Gambia The emerging trends of events in The Redeemed Christian Church of God in the past 24 hours, is beginning to give cause for serious concern. Very recently, elections were held in The Gambia and the opposition was declared the …

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