• Nigeria’s Economy: Public And Private Sector Convergence Of Ideas

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    Last week, the public and private sector dialogued frankly, at the Nigeria Economic Recovery and Growth Plan Consultative forum in Abuja.  The event, which was opened by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, demonstrated the commitment government attaches to the nation’s economic recovery and growth. Dialogue and consultation with captains of industry who are the…

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  • Musings On The Rice Debate

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    The Rice debate in Nigeria is an intense and fierce one by different players who don’t understand the dynamics and only tend to put out emotional arguments not grounded on facts and logic but only aim to score cheap political points. They try to play to the fact that self-sufficiency is a walk in the…

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  • Export Expansion Grant Scheme: Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

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    For policy makers and stakeholders in the area of agriculture and particularly non -oil agricultural exports, you will agree with me that incentives are a necessary ingredient to stimulate and drive growth exponentially. Sometime  last month, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and investment, Dr  Okechukwu  Enelamah met with over 200 exporters to herald the resumption…

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  • The 22nd Nigeria Economic Summit: My Takeout

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    As I attended the 22nd Nigeria Economic Summit better known as NES in Abuja last week, I couldn’t help but notice the gloom in the air as participants settled in the hall to await the opening ceremony of the 3-day fiesta. For those not familiar with the NESG; it is a private sector led initiative…

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  • Why Invest In The Sustainable Development Goals

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    On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York which I attended last week, Sustainable Development Goals were a key issue and the need for global businesses to help improve our world and environment, however there are a number of challenges that also need to be addressed by developing countries if they…

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  • Olympic Musings From Rio 2016

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    A cursory look at Nigeria’s participation at the recently concluded 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil will reveal deep cleavages and schism in our entire planning process for sporting events and you might say our entire planning apparatchik. We went with a contingent of over 80 athletes, competing in 10 events It looked like…

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  • Leadership Lessons From Rwanda

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    As a frequent business traveller particularly around Africa, I am often intrigued and, sometimes, bewildered at the discussions on the leadership question among the citizenry across nations from the continent. I am most times comforted by the patriotic fervour and enthusiasm that runs deep in their veins. UBUNTU, a Zulu word that loosely translates to…

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