Managing Nigeria as a business: Investment

The centrality of investment in the life of every business is well known. Firms grow their output on the strength of their investments. Similarly, the production level of any economy is dependent on that country’s rate and scale of capital formation. The more the rates of acquisition and result-oriented use of fixed assets, the more […]

Nigeria as a business: The Leadership

Businesses are set up by entrepreneurs for profit-making. Similarly, country economies are also managed to create positive net economic value for the citizens to appropriate. The profit pursuit forces good entrepreneurs to face about five significant concerns. The first is how to make the most revenue possible. Attending to this concern are the issues of […]

Ekweremmadunization approach to reclaiming Nigeria’s prosperity

In a quote attributed to Awolowo which is currently making the rounds online, the wise man forewarned that the children of the poor that his generation failed to educate will eventually rise against their children who had the benefit of education. That prophecy is currently coming-to-pass in today’s Nigeria. Ekweremmadu, for instance, described the persons […]

Why Ideas and Projects fail in Africa

Many times we ask ourselves why we are not like other nations of the world. We expect that with all the many fiscal receipts to the country, that the quality of our lives would have been excellent. But this is not the case. And therefore, when compared with the quality of development and the standard […]

On corporate reputation and Nigerian firms

Good reputation in business is, no doubt, prosperity sustaining. The perception that a service provider or the producer of a commodity will act with integrity as well as keep the promises made often attract customers. Business organisations that live up to the expectations of these customer perceptions usually receive good business patronage. The demand-supports become […]

Political voice for the African youth via the Ibo apprenticeship system (1)

The unenviable role that money has been playing in the politics of various African countries makes it difficult for those who lack such capacity to perform effectively. The enormous amounts of money required to procure candidates application forms by many political parties are the most discussed. Money also dominates virtually every phase in the processes […]

ACFTA is now signed. What next?

After months of delay, the president finally signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement. That puts paid to the many arguments and counter-arguments on the suitability of Nigeria’s membership of the trading bloc. Regardless of the merits of protectionists arguments for import substitution, the protection of domestic industries, protecting our country against use as a […]

How far are we from war?

Many Nigerians agree that the level of insecurity in the country compares with what typically obtains in a war situation. And war is an inclement bed for prosperity to rest. Similar to war circumstances, many Nigerians have lost the freedom to move undisturbed from one location to another. News of the dead, maimed, persons taken […]

Forsaking prosperity: the tragedy of abandoned public sector projects

A famous Igbo proverb aptly states that no one gets wealthy by throwing the things of value he or she previously acquired away. It goes to prove how vital cumulative acquisition is on the journey to prosperity. This principle is always naturally in the application, whether it is in the case of an individual, organisation […]