COVID-19 Business Opportunities: Field To Plate

By Esosa Aihie Farms, food producers and suppliers across the globe are adapting quickly and innovating to keep coronavirus stay at home whilst street markets are closed and labourers restricted from travelling to work in the fields. The crisis has exposed the world’s reliance on international trade and on the huge number of seasonal workers who travel across borders to farms to help harvest ripened produce. It has also had a massive...

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THE COCKROACH THEORY

By Esosa Aihie A beautiful speech by Sundar Pichai; an IIT-MIT Alumnus, now Google boss. “The cockroach management theory for self development” At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.  Her reaction was contagious, as...

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COVID-19 NEWS: BONNY LIGHT TSUNAMI LOADING

By Patrick O. Okigbo III If you are a state governor in Nigeria and you are not already working round the clock, night and day, you are playing with fire.  Red-hot, napalm FIRE! Here is your reality.  Bonny Light (Nigeria’s crude oil) is trading at about $11. This is half the cost of producing the barrel. Even at that price, Nigeria is not able to sell her crude oil.  She has tens of millions of barrels...

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How to make sense of the coronavirus chaos

By Esosa Aihie We are beset on all sides, hourly, daily by COVID-19 data, hypotheses, speculation, & conspiracy theories. We live in a world in which news, often pops up on social media without any useful context or consideration, which we have to provide context. Learning how to do that is becoming one of the most crucial skills we need to make sense of what we read.  A good way to make sense is to distinguish between three...

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COVID-19 – Calls for Greater Resilience in Africa

By Esosa Aihie Africa may need an emergency economic stimulus of $100 billion—including an estimated $44 billion waiver for interest payments in 2020. In 2020, the pandemic could cost between $37 billion & $79 billion in output losses, while impact on household welfare is expected to reach 7%.  Likely to create severe food security crisis & a contraction of between 2.6% & 7%. Decline in food imports (as much as 25% or...

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Apple and Google partnership on reducing spread of COVID-19 through Bluetooth contact tracing technology

Esosa Aihie Google & Apple have announced a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth tech to help governments & health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19 with user privacy & security central to the design. With close cooperation & collaboration with developers, governments & public health providers, Apple & Google two of the?’s tech giants plan to harness the power of tech to help countries around...

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