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Nigeria moved from stagflation to recession and must avoid depression — Prof. Ekpo

Prof Akpan Ekpo

Full-time economist, former university Vice Chancellor and currently Director-General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), Prof. Hogan Akpan Ekpo takes us down memory lane with respect to Nigeria’s economy. While touching on salient issues currently bedeviling the economy, he proffers way out in this interview with Ofuma Agali, Patrick Aigbokhan …

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Aviation industry as the catalyst for socio-economic development


There are vast economic potentials in the Nigerian aviation industry, most of which are yet untapped. Hon. Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Public Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), x-rays these hidden treasures as regards the industry’s relevance to the Nigerian economy in this interaction with Patrick Aigbokhan. Excerpts:   …

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How Marketing Powers Sales


Princewill Omorogiuwa, Founder of Simon Page Business School and CEO of 3rd Floor Digital Marketing, talks about how Marketing and Sales can work together. He spoke with Ofuma Agali.   With lots of innovation in marketing, many organisations still suffer poor or inadequate sales. Why is this so? This is …

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Why Salesforces matter


 “Sales should be treated like a serious business activity that it should be.” That is what Oliver Nnona, CEO of Profiliant Development Resources Ltd, seem to be emphasising here as he touches on many areas of sales that can make or mar organisation’s profit. He spoke with Ofuma Agali.   …

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Courier business booms in Nigeria

Wuraola Gbolagunte, founder of Citylink Courier Nigeria says deliveries run into hundreds of millions in Nigeria. Interview by Boluwaji Apanisile. How it began Courier service started in Nigeria in 1979 with DHL that moved in 10 years after it opened shop in San Francisco, USA. International Messengers Nigeria Limited, IMNL, …

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Private schools are money spinners

Oginni Aderonke who retired as principal in a government secondary school in Lagos State says some parents believe sending their children to private secondary schools is the key to success. Interview by Monday Malasowe. The difference is not much in terms of the human resources, public schools like Queens College …

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Our school is a not-for-profit business

Abraham Paul Swart is an accomplished professional in cross-country education. He says while South Africa has changed its education system three times and the New Zealand changed its education system so its citizens can become global players, every country runs its education according to its needs and goals. Interview by …

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Inclusive education is expensive, but doable

Dame Christie Toby, retired principal, education scholar and administrator in Rivers State, proves her resisted ideas in government by successfully setting up and running the Utopian model schools. She spoke with Graham Elendu. CTIEC is Christie Toby Inclusive Education Centre, it is the fifth school under the ABEC Group of …

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PMB should resign as petroleum minister

Bright Ogbebor, Managing Director of Foresight Investments and Securities Limited, a firm managing more than N10billon on the Nigerian capital market says Nigeria must go beyond lip service change to progress. Interview arranged by Frances Enakhitare. Where we are Market players are using the wait and see tactics, so government …

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