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The 16 Most Problematic factors for Doing Business in Nigeria

Doing business in Nigeria is not easy! This is because there are lots of problematic factors business owners will need to overcome in order to successfully do business in Nigeria. This is confirmed by the recently published Global Competitiveness Report 2016–2017 by the World Economic Forum. The Global competitiveness report was published on 28 September 2016. It assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies. It provides insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. Continue reading

Entrepreneurship is an Attitude

“What is entrepreneurship? Is it a destination or a journey? To me, entrepreneurship is an attitude” – York Zucchi, healthcare entrepreneur and venture capitalist

 
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A young female tailor and aspiring entrepreneur – Tania Habimana, travels across Africa making suits for established business people – she uses this opportunity as a way to interview, gain insights and advice from Africans who have made it both in and out of Africa. Continue reading

Financing Drinking Water ​Supply to close Infrastructure Gaps

“It’s ​possible to ​finance the ​drinking water ​supply in the ​majority of ​countries ​worldwide by ​the year 2030,” ​says Dr. ​Michael Jacob, ​lead author of ​the study from ​the Mercator ​Research ​Institute on ​Global Commons ​and Climate ​Change (MCC) in ​Berlin. In ​India alone, a ​carbon tax ​would generate ​around 115 ​billion US ​dollars a year, ​”and only a ​fraction of ​that would be ​needed for ​clean water, ​meaning that ​enough money ​would remain ​for sanitation ​and electricity,​” said the ​researcher. In ​fact, the ​needed ​infrastructure ​for this second ​largest country ​of the world ​would consume ​only about four ​percent of the ​revenue from ​the tax. ​ Continue reading

If We Achieve the Global Goal 6 by 2030

The global goal 6 is to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. Many of us don’t think twice about turning on a tap to get clean water, but for 750 million people worldwide that’s not an option. And incredibly, more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet – a staggering 2.5 billion don’t have decent sanitation facilities. Continue reading

New African Agricultural Innovation Center

A new ​Agricultural ​Innovation ​Center ​that will help ​African countries promote ​innovation in ​the agricultural ​sector to ​combat rural ​poverty and ​hunger has been ​inaugurated. The Green ​Innovation ​Center, which ​was inaugurated ​at AfricaRice ​in Benin, aims ​to boost ​agricultural ​productivity, ​increase the ​incomes of ​smallholder ​farmers and ​create job ​opportunities, ​particularly ​for youth and ​women in Benin, ​Burkina Faso, ​Cameroon, ​Ethiopia, Ghana,​ Kenya, Malawi, ​Mali, Nigeria, ​Togo, Tunisia ​and Zambia. ​ Continue reading

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