Successfully handholding African businesses to sustained high-performance

Redefining our security priorities

Doing business in Africa is extremely challenging. Reasons for this complexity abound. Inadequate infrastructure, lousy leadership, destructive and unproductive entrepreneurship as well as poor access to finance and markets hamper the continent’s capacity to grow entrepreneurially as well as economically flourish. The rate at which Nigeria’s corporate sector diminishes is notoriously high. According to the […]

Nigerian economy in the era of Corona

Redefining our security priorities

At the last count, – at the time of writing this essay – coronavirus has successfully established its presence in no fewer than 123 countries with a record of 119,300 certified cases out of which about 56% recovered and 3.6% died. Currently, there are about 48,493 cases of actively infected persons globally. Although most recorded […]

Visualising a flourishing Nigeria  

Redefining our security priorities

Creation energises all things to grow and improve. Inanimate objects are also part of the growth and improvement process when used correctly. That is why we celebrate the growth of entrepreneurship and profits as well as innovations and inventions. That is also why we desire income in exchange for our skills, talents and time. Nations […]

Executing with impact

Redefining our security priorities

There is never a cartel on new ideas. Millions of people are possibly thinking about the same thing at every point in time. Usually, it is the first person to debut with substantive execution of an idea that claims the right to its ownership. Thoughts are only useful and make sense when implemented to yield […]

How essential are certificates and degrees today?

Redefining our security priorities

In recent years, how relevant are the many certificates and degrees that we amass? Is it still necessary to seek university education for certain kinds of academic courses which ordinarily are learnable through self-directed studying over the internet? This concern is a raging debate today. The discussion gains force by the fact that highly referenced […]

What of private sector corruption?

Redefining our security priorities

Most discussions of corruption tend to narrowly focus on the financial sleazes that take place in the public sector. Rarely do we consider that unethical economic behaviours occurring in the private sector also constitute corruption. Perhaps, exceptions may appear to include the financial crimes committed at the banks and to some lesser extent in some […]

On the politicisation of our circumstantial realities

Redefining our security priorities

The realities of our time are dreadful. From the starvation bedevilling northern Nigeria to the terrorism of herdsmen killing and maiming their unfortunate victims across the country, uncertainty and fear fill the air. Our honestly earned income can no longer feed our families not to talk of providing suitable clothing and shelter. The roads are […]

Rethinking Nigeria’s migration profile

Redefining our security priorities

We are a people bathing inside a stream but hurt by the foam from the soap used. In every corner of the world, we have competent professionals striding gallantly in virtually every aspect of human endeavour. From law to languages to medicine to engineering, we have Nigerian men and women of stature whose highly impactful […]

Why blame Dangote?

Redefining our security priorities

Consistent with our Nigerian nature, the plan by the Dangote Group to import 10,000 Indonesian-made light pickup trucks that it plans to sell to its customers in Africa has received strident condemnations. The Dangote Group intends to market these trucks which can carry water, cassava and seed processors to customers in its value chains. Procurement […]

Lessons of Shiites Christmas visit to a Christian church

Redefining our security priorities

Regardless of the underlying causes, intolerance and suspicion of each other by people of various faiths have significantly affected our socio-economic development negatively. The resulting tension often affects communal peace and enterprise. Unfortunately, often fanaticism and uncontrolled religious emotions are behind the old conflicts that fuelled today’s suspicion and intolerance. Good examples include the 1987 […]