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[Startup Interview] Utibe Uko, Founder, UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre, Nigeria
12-18-2017 | 12:20:00
Utibe Uko has his mind and eyes set on luring more youth into farming through his enterprise UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre that besides working in vegetable cultivation, is partnering with young people in Nigeria through Agribusiness Cooperative Development.


Top five business risks for West Africa in 2018 - Control Risks report
12-18-2017 | 12:16:45
As Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections and on-going security concerns are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region.


[Startup Interview] Tobi Oludayomi, CEO, Studio 14, UK, Nigeria
10-30-2017 | 10:49:00
Tobi Oludayomi has for the last five years built from ground up, Studio 14 into a powerhouse that now works with high profile clients across Western and the West African market.


Nigerians seek next level shopping experience - Nielsen findings
10-16-2017 | 09:53:00
Despite Nigeria’s retail sector being dominated by independent formats like Open Markets and Kiosks in terms of absolute store numbers, modern trade formats like Supermarkets and Hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfil the needs of consumers.


[Startup Interview] Oladunmade Otitoola, Founder, RentYourHall, Nigeria
09-25-2017 | 12:14:00
Oladunmade Otitoola, an entrepreneur and beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program in 2016, is founder of RentYourHall, Nigeria. Africa Business Communities poses him some questions on development of the startup.


[Column] Tony Elumelu: Why Africapitalists will build a continent’s future
09-21-2017 | 06:45:00
Africa is a place of real business opportunity that the world should be alive to. I know, having built businesses that now operate in 20 African countries and through creating a program over 10 years that is funding and mentoring 10,000 African entrepreneurs.


[Column] Jeremy Potgieter: M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa
09-18-2017 | 10:52:40
As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent.


[Interview] Hajiya Sa’adatu Abdullahi, Founder, Business Women Networking, Nigeria
09-14-2017 | 08:04:00
Hajiya Sa'adatu Abdullahi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and founder Business Networking Women, an organization operating in the country's capital, Abuja. Africa Business Communities interviews her:


[Startup Interview] Tope Hassan, Founder, ISOKO Africa, Nigeria
09-04-2017 | 10:11:00
Tope Hassan is known as an African Tourist, bootstrapping through African nations to discover African Brands & Entrepreneurs. She founded ISOKO Africa a year ago as a dedicated media outlet for African brands.


[Startup Interview] Axel Peyriere, Co-Founder, AfricarGroup
08-15-2017 | 13:03:00
Axel Peyriere is co-founder of the number one car classifieds websites in Africa, the AfricarGroup, which covers 22 countries and translated into 10 local dialects of the continent.


[Startup Interview] Nena Okeke, Founder, Tai-tas Insperasa, Nigeria
08-10-2017 | 10:57:59
Nena Okeke is synonymous with resilience and diversity. Having set up her startup in 2008, it took her six years to see it finally up and running.


[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Nigerian Economic Recovery through Industrialization and Diversification by Public and Private Sector Synergy
08-01-2017 | 13:26:46
The current economic crisis and recession in Nigeria has brought to the fore what is already known: that the existent Nigerian national economy is not organized for internal self-propulsion and autonomous economic and business activities.


[Startup Interview] Damian Avar, Founder, DoctorsHub, Nigeria
08-01-2017 | 08:30:00
Damian Avar is a medical doctor, social entrepreneur and health business consultant. He founded DoctorsHub Nigeria, a digital-based, simplfied platform to access medical consultation for Nigerians.


[Startup Interview] Chika Uzor, Founder, GlamAfric, Nigeria
07-26-2017 | 07:30:00
Chika Uzor is the brains behind a Nigeria based entity keen on addressing the problems faced by women of colour face in makeup, beauty and wellness.


[Startup Interview] Lola Ekugo, Founder, Transthat, Nigeria
07-20-2017 | 12:34:00
Lola Ekugo runs an online business that connects travelers and people in Nigeria who want to buy items abroad or transport documents from abroad. It has become an instant hit for providing a fast, safe and reliable alternative to the traditional shipping methods that are expensive and time consuming.


[Startup Interview] Josh Okpata, Founder and CEO, Eazyhire, Nigeria
07-13-2017 | 12:40:00
Eazyhire is Africa's leading peer to peer lease platform. On Eazyhire anyone can put up items they own for other people and businesses to lease them.


[Column] Korede Ologun: What African countries learn from Ethiopia and its economic success
07-05-2017 | 14:24:40
East Africa continues to maintain its lead in regional growth in Africa reaching 5.3% in 2016 Real GDP growth. The economic success of Ethiopia is attributable to its desire to grow its economic base amidst structural challenges.


[Column] Tony Elumelu: Demystifying African Business Myths
07-03-2017 | 10:30:00
Though the story line on Africa has progressed – it is no longer about “saving” Africa, but how best to promote investments in Africa – there is still work to be done to tackle inaccurate information about Africa that persists in mainstream media.


[Column] Brett Parker: How homegrown innovation is solving many of Africa's most pressing challenges
06-09-2017 | 11:23:02
New technologies are gaining traction across the keystone continent. Nigerian businesses are among the fastest adopters of Cloud in the world.


Hotel development in Africa on steady rise, despite challenges - W Hospitality Group survey
06-01-2017 | 12:40:00
Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, showing a 13 per cent increase in 2017.