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RecyclePoints, a Nigerian Company that Wants To Pay Nigerians For Their Waste Materials

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RecyclePoints, a Nigerian Company that Wants To Pay Nigerians For Their Waste Materials

While Nigeria has seemingly stepped up in her waste management efforts, a simple look around shows that there is still much to be done. This has led to a crop of startups specifically geared towards innovative ways to rid Nigerian streets of unnecessary waste materials that threaten our health and well-being.   One such startup…

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TIME TO END THE BAD BLOOD BETWEEN THE YORUBAS AND NDIGBO || FEMI ARIBISALA

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TIME TO END THE BAD BLOOD BETWEEN THE YORUBAS AND NDIGBO || FEMI ARIBISALA

Both the Yorubas and the Igbo stereotype one another. To the Igbo, the Yorubas are the “ngbati ngbati” “ofemmanu” who eat too much oil. They are masters of duplicity and deception; saying one thing while meaning another. To the Yorubas, the Igbo are clannish and money-minded. They are Shylock traders who specialize in selling counterfeit goods.

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR NIGERIAN STARTUP

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR NIGERIAN STARTUP

Of course, an additional benefit of picking a project you’re passionate about is that, like wine, you get better, over time. If we go back to FourSquare example, Dennis Crowley pretty much spent his whole life solving this one problem he was passionate about — how to find his friends. He co-founded Dodgeball and sold it off to Google (who unsurprisingly killed it), before co-founding FourSquare. They’re both location based startups.

An example closer to home might be said to be Ezra, who previously co-founded Eyowo and is now a co-founder of PayStack, both payment startups.

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AKIN OSUNTOKUN: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE UNITY OF NIGERIA

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AKIN OSUNTOKUN: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE UNITY OF NIGERIA

Nigerian unity is constantly tested and measured on such scales as equity in the spread and weight of appointments; governance objectivity; social, cultural and political identification; covert and overt political signalling. You want unity, you bridge and heal divisions not deepen and aggravate them. You listen and respect public opinion, not dismiss and waved it away.

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HOW TO MOVE NIGERIA FORWARD

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HOW TO MOVE NIGERIA FORWARD

The first reality check is to accept that no leader can do it all. No leader has the monopoly of wisdom and nobody should try to pin that on any of our leaders and seek to transform them into what they are not. Once we understand that the President is not a magician or sorcerer, we can begin to appreciate his limitations and not be overly expectant of miracles.

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MSSL TO BUILD ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY PLANT IN NIGERIA

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MSSL TO BUILD ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY PLANT IN NIGERIA

Describing the Nigerian entertainment industry as, “A gold mine waiting to be tapped,” Kola-Daisi noted, “I see the Nigerian entertainment industry becoming as globally competitive as the United States and our content will be fully global if properly harnessed,” he stressed. He further spoke on the myriad of untapped talents in the country.

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TACKLING LOW LIFE EXPECTANCY IN NIGERIA

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TACKLING LOW LIFE EXPECTANCY IN NIGERIA

Earlier in the week, an official of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Anthony Lake, disclosed that half of the new HIV/AIDs infections among under-14s in the world occurred in only six countries: India, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania and Nigeria, adding that this was becoming the leading cause of death among Africans, aged between 10 and 19 years of age.

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Getting It Right From The Start…The Need For Teen Development Programs

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Getting It Right From The Start…The Need For Teen Development Programs

“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future” President Franklin D. Roosevelt     Teenage years/ young adulthood are the most important period of an individual’s life, changes are occurring both physically and psychologically, there is a growing need for…

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The Made In Nigeria Conference & Exhibition 2016

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The Made In Nigeria Conference & Exhibition 2016

Join VP Yemi Osinbajo, Pat Utomi, Waheed Olagunju, Adebola Williams, Jimi Tewe and others at The Made In Nigeria Conference & Exhibition 2016. The Made in Nigeria Project, organisers of the Made In Nigeria Conference & Exhibition, has officially announced the third edition of its annual Conference which holds at the Landmark Events on the…

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Starting a Business in Kano – 10 Best Opportunities

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Starting a Business in Kano – 10 Best Opportunities

  Kano state is one of the 36 states in Nigeria, it is located in the North Western Part of the Country and founded on the 27th May, 1967. The capital city of Kano state is called Kano. Kano state was rated as the most populous state in Nigeria during the last census. Over 98…

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