WHAT IS OPAY UP TO?

From my assessment, OPAY is most likely one of the greatest disruptions that will happen in Nigerian ICT, e-commerce, e-services, and Banking industry. The company is driving this disruption through Business Model Innovation. Let's look at Oride, for example. 70% of people that use okada in Nigeria fall into the middle and the low class … Continue reading WHAT IS OPAY UP TO?

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THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 1

Made, Not Born Entrepreneurs are born, but successful ones are made. What do I mean? Every one born of a woman is a potential entrepreneur, but not everyone becomes a successful entrepreneur. Let me put it in another way: there isn't a thing as entrepreneurship gene. Even if there is at all, if anyone has … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 1

HOW A LITTLE EXTRA CAN PUT YOU AHEAD OF COMPETITORS

As I journeyed from Kogi State to Ibadan, something striking happened with two newspaper vendors that reinforced my understanding of the role of simple innovation in winning the constant battle for customer. A passenger decided to buy a newspaper, and he had N500 note on him. The first vendor that ran to him actually had … Continue reading HOW A LITTLE EXTRA CAN PUT YOU AHEAD OF COMPETITORS

THE ROLE OF EFFECTIVE ROAD TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IN NIGERIAN FOOD SYSTEMS

Just like many other emerging economies, Nigeria's agricultural value chain is majorly informal, comprising of smallholders in rural areas who produce at a very small quantity; and middlemen who purchase and aggregate these products which are then sold to sell to the end users. In addition, due to the wide variety of vegetation distribution across … Continue reading THE ROLE OF EFFECTIVE ROAD TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IN NIGERIAN FOOD SYSTEMS