African Business Network event, 6th October
Sep23
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Nigeria Infrastructure Series – Public Private Partnerships
Sep05

Nigeria Infrastructure Series – Public Private Partnerships

By Kede Aihie Nigeria (Africa’s largest economy) has spent over $30 billion on the power sector, since 1999, yet produces less than 4,000 megawatts of electricity for a population of 193 million. South Africa (2nd largest economy in Africa) produces over 40,000 megawatts for a population fewer than 50 million people. The narrative and optics of rationing, constant power cuts in the nation’s capital (FCT Abuja) and indeed across the...

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Nigeria’s Damp Squib
Jul19

Nigeria’s Damp Squib

By Kede Aihie As the 2019, general election is fast approaching, Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy is currently facing its worst economic recession in a quarter of a century, coupled with a multi-layer cake of challenges, which seem not to be abating. In light of poor budget implementation, there is the need to have a look at proper policy initiatives on efficient borrowing, inclusive growth and optima utilization, financial...

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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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