The Spirit of Nigeria
May23

The Spirit of Nigeria

By Kede Aihie The spirit of Nigeria is characterised by resilience, dynamism and entrepreneurship, these narratives have helped the nation cope in its worst economic recession in a quarter of a century. Nigeria is a conundrum that defy economic logic, how do you explain the fact that a nation producing about 3,000 megawatts of electricity for population of 193 million (NBS est.), with serious infrastructural deficit, is the largest...

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Leadership defined: Samuel Ogbemudia
Mar21

Leadership defined: Samuel Ogbemudia

By Kede Aihie Brig General (Rtd) Samuel Ogbemudia and Kede Aihie My interaction with Brigadier General (Rtd), Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia who recently passed on, aged 84, over two decades, gives an insight into his leadership skills. . Field Marshal Montgomery said a leader “must have infectious optimism, and the determination to persevere in the face of difficulties’. In April 2002, in a chance meeting at a Central London store, he...

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Revitalising Edo State for a sustainable future
Feb15

Revitalising Edo State for a sustainable future

By Kede Aihie Nigeria has a myriad of challenges, including facing its worst recession in 25 years, which has taken a toll on majority of 193 million Nigerians (pop est. NBS). Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, in his book, Flashes of Thought, says ‘government’s job is to achieve happiness for people. There is a huge disconnect between the federal and state governments in policy matters, economic competitiveness and...

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Nigeria Should Strategically Engage With President Trump
Feb08

Nigeria Should Strategically Engage With President Trump

By Kede Aihie U.S. President. Trump has kept the media and world leaders busy, with his unconventional presidency and of course his tweets. How should Nigeria strategically engage with the new administration? The closest Trump policy in almost three weeks since becoming president, has touched Africa, is via the travel ban on seven countries with Muslim majority, which includes Libya, Somalia and Sudan. Window of opportunity President,...

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Nigeria Infrastructure Funding
Jan13

Nigeria Infrastructure Funding

By Kede Aihie Nigeria’s sovereign wealth fund is setting up a company in partnership with London firm GuarantCo, to enable pension funds to invest in Nigerian infrastructure bonds, its chief executive, Uche Orji say. According to data from Nigeria’s National Pension Commission, pension fund assets by December 2015, was $26.4 billion Chris Vermont, GuarantCo, CEO based in the UK office, confirmed to Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief of...

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