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Lagos State – The Employment Challenge, Security Threat and The Looming Storm of Okada Ban

Lagos State – The Employment Challenge, Security Threat and The Looming Storm of Okada Ban

Time was 6pm at the traffic-busy, indeed chaotic, Mile 2 area of Lagos.  A mammoth horde of fuel tankers and other articulated trucks has as usual taken over every inch of driving space, thus impeding the flow of traffic along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway from the Second Rainbow Bus-stop all the way to Berger and beyond. […] Read More

#Vacancy | SHE LEADS AFRICA is Hiring! DO You Have What It Takes?

#Vacancy | SHE LEADS AFRICA is Hiring! DO You Have What It Takes?

Do you know anyone who has a passion for business, is a quick thinker and would be a good fit for a growing startup?  Read More

#MyNaijaInspiration – Adenike Akinsemolu’s Social Entrepreneurship Story on Building a New Generation of Environmentally Conscious Student Leaders

#MyNaijaInspiration – Adenike Akinsemolu’s Social Entrepreneurship Story on Building a New Generation of Environmentally Conscious Student Leaders

Like many parts of Africa, Nigeria has a number of environmental challenges that need to be addressed by innovative thinking and action. The Green Campus Initiative is entrepreneur Adenike Akinsemolu’s solution to getting young people in the country thinking green and becoming eco-conscious citizens. Read More

Opinion: Political Incompetence Cloaked by Religion – Ugwuanyi Declares 2 Days Fasting For Igbo Community Attacked by Fulani Herdsmen

Opinion: Political Incompetence Cloaked by Religion – Ugwuanyi Declares 2 Days Fasting For Igbo Community Attacked by Fulani Herdsmen

Tears flowed Tuesday morning as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State visited Ukpabi, Nimbo, in Uzo-Uwani local government area of the state. The community came under attack Monday morning, leading to the reported death of 21 persons. Read More

Community Empowerment | Lagos State Government to Establish Disability Fund

Community Empowerment | Lagos State Government to Establish Disability Fund

In line with the commitment to achieve an all inclusive governance with a level playing field for all citizens and residents of the State,  the Lagos State Government has concluded plan to establish Disability Fund in the State. Read More

Youth Unemployment – FG Withdraws From N5,000 Monthly Stipend Promise, To Be Replaced With Empowerment Programmes

Youth Unemployment – FG Withdraws From N5,000 Monthly Stipend Promise, To Be Replaced With Empowerment Programmes

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige disclosed the youth empowerment intentions of the Federal Government during the Special Day of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) at the  27th Enugu International Trade Fair. Read More

YES Grant – N500 million Start-up/Scholarship Fund for Youth Entrepreneurs and Undergraduates. Apply Now

YES Grant – N500 million Start-up/Scholarship Fund for Youth Entrepreneurs and Undergraduates. Apply Now

Over 1000 Nigerians will this year be beneficiaries of N500 Million Naira Grant seed capital set aside for young Nigerian entrepreneurs and students. Read More

Naija Got Talent! 5 Nigerian Techies Make it to the US GIST Semi-Finals |Lets Vote to get them in the Finals!

Naija Got Talent! 5 Nigerian Techies Make it to the US GIST Semi-Finals |Lets Vote to get them in the Finals!

It is a known fact that Nigeria is full of entrepreneurial talents, and lately our technology entrepreneurs have started gaining international reach. This year, 5 entrepreneurs from Nigeria have scaled through to the semifinals of the global GIST Tech-I competition with 102 others from 135 countries. Read More

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PITCHING TO AN INVESTOR – SHE Leads Africa

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PITCHING TO AN INVESTOR – SHE Leads Africa

She Leads Africa recently had a free webinar session with Andrea Barrica on the fundamentals of pitching your business – The Do’s and Oh No She Didn’t of Investor Pitching. Andrea Barrica is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, a global seed fund and accelerator for early stage startups based in Silicon Valley. She was […] Read More

Monday Insights from Strive Masiyiwa – Turning Your Business Into a Technology Company Part 1

Monday Insights from Strive Masiyiwa – Turning Your Business Into a Technology Company Part 1

“Technology matters in your business. Take the time to look for creative ways to leverage it to make your business more visible, efficient and profitable!” The other day I was talking to a friend who runs a fast-moving consumer goods company, or what the experts call an “FMCG” company. He was surprised when I said […] Read More

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