Posts Tagged “Entrepreneur”

HOW THIS NIGERIAN BUILT A BUSINESS BY PROMOTING AFRICAN CULTURES

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HOW THIS NIGERIAN BUILT A BUSINESS BY PROMOTING AFRICAN CULTURES

Some years ago Nigerian entrepreneur Adebayo Adegbembo noticed that his niece had little interest in learning local languages. “I realised that lack of interest was driven solely by the fact that she didn’t have access to interesting and fun material such as cartoons and games,” says Adegbembo. He set about solving the problem, and in…

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KLIPBOARD IS AN ANAMBRA-BASED STARTUP PLAYING IN THE EDUTECH SPACE

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KLIPBOARD IS AN ANAMBRA-BASED STARTUP PLAYING IN THE EDUTECH SPACE

Klipboard is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform that tries to “address the core challenges faced by school administrators as well as parents, teachers and students in Africa”.

Boasting features like school software management, fees management, inventory management, student-parents login, students’ result management, customizable platform and integrated payment platforms suited for each school, Klipboard supports their claim to have everything that a modern school needs to function effectively.

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HOW NIGERIA’S TOP TYCOONS MADE THEIR FORTUNES

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HOW NIGERIA’S TOP TYCOONS MADE THEIR FORTUNES

Building Nigeria’s future will be manna for infrastructure companies like Julius Berger. Its chairman is establishment heavyweight Mutiu Sunmonu, who also ran Shell’s Nigeria wing and sits on the board of Unilever Nigeria.
One of Nigeria’s other big infrastructure firms, Bi-Courtney, is run by the irrepressible billionaire Wale Babalakin.
The boom of indigenous oil companies has been the story of the last decade in Nigeria, with Wale Tinubu’s Oando so lucrative he moved some of his money with the help of the offices of Panamanian lawyers Mossack Fonseca of Panama Papers fame.

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IT TOOK 26 YEARS FOR MORAN TO GO INTERNATIONAL. WHY NOW? AND WHY NIGERIA?

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IT TOOK 26 YEARS FOR MORAN TO GO INTERNATIONAL. WHY NOW? AND WHY NIGERIA?

Most domestic companies start their international expansion by staying in the neighborhood, playing it relatively safe by venturing into Canada or maybe Mexico. Moran Family of Brands is taking a different route, one that stretches 5,972 miles from the automotive repair and maintenance franchisor’s Midlothian, Ill., home, all the way to Lagos, Nigeria. That’s where,…

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STARTUP STORY: “OUTSIDE, THAT’S WHERE THE REAL STUFF IS’’ – RABIU MUSAH CEO ASUQU.COM

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STARTUP STORY: “OUTSIDE, THAT’S WHERE THE REAL STUFF IS’’ – RABIU MUSAH CEO ASUQU.COM

Another example that can be used to explain the Yoruba proverb that said “Heaven will fall is not a problem limited to one person”, such as the person who proclaimed that he saw the signs that the world is coming to an end, some believed his proclamation and began to sell off their properties.

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INTERVIEW: I DIDN’T GO BEYOND PRIMAR Y SCHOOL, BUT I TEACH PHD STUDENTS –MRS NIKE OKUNDAYE

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INTERVIEW: I DIDN’T GO BEYOND PRIMAR Y SCHOOL, BUT I TEACH PHD STUDENTS –MRS NIKE OKUNDAYE

BY CHRISTY ANYANWU Chief (Mrs) Nike Okundaye is a renowned textile artist and Managing Di­rector, Nike Arts Centres and Galleries located in Lagos, Abuja, Osogbo, and her home town, Ogidi-Ijumu, Kogi State. As one of the country’s cultural ambassadors, Mrs Okundaye, through her creativity has been able to put Nigeria on world map. As part…

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JOHN-PAUL IWUOHA: FUEL EXEC TURNED FARMER: NIGERIA WAS DRUNK ON OIL

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JOHN-PAUL IWUOHA: FUEL EXEC TURNED FARMER: NIGERIA WAS DRUNK ON OIL

By Eleni Giokos and Logan Whiteside For years, John-Paul Iwuoha enjoyed the fruits of Nigeria’s oil boom: The executive had a cushy job in Lagos, making plenty of what he describes as “easy money.” But even as the riches flowed, the former consultant commenced work on an unlikely escape plan: a small farm on the…

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GARBA BUZU: FROM REALTOR TO RESCUER – THE NIGERIAN BUSINESSMAN HELPING BOKO HARAM VICTIMS

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GARBA BUZU: FROM REALTOR TO RESCUER – THE NIGERIAN BUSINESSMAN HELPING BOKO HARAM VICTIMS

At present, Buzu Quarters, has 2,000 two-bedroom bungalows and hosts 1,200 households.
Over 300 households in Buzu Quarters are receiving micro-gardening support and 170 households have been selected for income-generation activities under a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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3 START-UPS TO SHOWCASE SOFTWARE NIGERIA IN PARIS 2016

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3 START-UPS TO SHOWCASE SOFTWARE NIGERIA IN PARIS 2016

By Emeka Aginam Those who believe that software Nigeria cannot compete globally should better have a rethink as 3 best Nigerian technology start-ups will tell Nigerian software story at the Viva Technology Startup Connect Paris 2016. With this development, Troyka Group in partnership with and Hotsauce will offer Nigerian Startups a chance to participate in…

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