Showing posts from September, 2016

Lagos Signs MOU with AWIEF on $300m Fund to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Lagos State Government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) expected to facilitate the process of ensuring that women entrepreneurs have access to $300 million fund to boost their businesses. The State’s Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, who disclosed this to journalists yesterday at a media briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, said the $300 million is a women’s Economic Empowerment Fund set aside by African Development Bank (AFDB) for empowering African women. Ashade said, “Lagos Women Economic Empowerment Initiative

Building Partnerships to Drive Economic Growth By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

Image Caption: U.S. Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker; Founder and Chairman of Econet Wireless Group, Strive Masiyiwa; Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical, Andrew Liveris; and Co-Founder and CEO of Andela, Jeremy Johnson. __The US-Africa Business Forum. A few days ago the honor of speaking at the 2nd US-Africa Business Forum, a gathering of CEOs from Africa and the USA, African heads of state and government, and top American government officials, including President Obama. My panel, chaired by US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, was called: “High tech growth: How innovation and technology are driving African economic growth.”

The Best News You Don’t Know - Nicholas Kristof

The world is a mess, with billions of people locked in inescapable cycles of war, famine and poverty, with more children than ever perishing from hunger, disease and violence. That’s about the only thing Americans agree on; we’re polarized about all else. But several polls have found that about 9 out of 10 Americans believe that global poverty has worsened or stayed the same over the last 20 years. Fortunately, the one point Americans agree on is dead wrong.

Buying and Selling Businesses, is also Business (Part 4) - Dr Strive Masiyiwa

Trusted relationships matter. The "lions" are always out there.  You have to respect that they’re there, also hunting. It’s part of business.  Our research told us that Liquid Telecom would have possible competitors who also wanted to acquire the asset. The sellers were likely to follow a tender process. Our intelligence seemed to suggest that some very aggressive competitors could emerge, with very deep pockets. We developed our business plan carefully, and discussed how we would

The 5 Powerful Investing Tips That Made Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote A Billionaire

Aliko Dangote People dream of a life of ultimate success; great wealth & true happiness. But only a few attain it. While many may argue that true success doesn’t entail you becoming a millionaire or a billionaire, in private, they wish they could have a taste of that life, even for just a day. One of the world’s few billionaires who experience’s life at it’s helm of true financial success, is Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote; the richest black man in the world. How did he achieve this feat? What did he do right or wrong? What investing tips did he use? And how can it all be replicated? Dangote may have started his business career at the age of 21, in 1977, with a