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What’s Wrong with Africa?

At a press conference at the G20 summit in Hamburg on July 8, French President Emmanuel Macron answered a question from a Cote d’Ivoire journalist. The reporter asked why there was no Marshall Plan for Africa. Macron’s response included these comments: “The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper.…

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Mezie Avu! Elevating Higher Education Even Higher

<<< Previous Chapter: The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa (Introduction)  The following post is from my e-book, The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa. ***   Investment: Education in Jomeka Commercial Academy, AVU, Owerri – Elevating Higher Education *** Chief Dan Obiyo was an early investor in Jomeka Commercial…

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Abeg Tell the Positive Stories of Nigeria Oh! – The 234 Project

<<< Previous Chapter: The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa (Introduction)  The following post is from my e-book, The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa. *** Akin Akinboro (left) and Mobolaji Sokunbi (right) are the Co-Founders of The 234 Project *** Mobolaji is a results-driven Marketing Executive and Entrepreneur.  In his capacity as…

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The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa

by Ozii Obiyo and Chuki Obiyo INTRODUCTION What is the most interesting thing that you have done, seen, or heard about investing in Africa? Think about it. Better yet, this e-book gives unique insight into how others have thought about it. From executives at some of the largest companies in the world…

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26 Things We Learned about Africa in 2015

26 Things We Learned about Africa in 2015 There was a lot of the familiar and a few of the new in Africa in 2015:  1. Some 89.3% of Gabonese have access to electricity. This is the highest in mainland sub-Saharan Africa, second to only Mauritius and Seychelles. The oil-rich Central African country…

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2nd Verse: Poetry in Shopping

So that’s the view from the top A stage of life favored by drop tops and flip flops, Another flavored by lollipops and potlucks. Ingredients intrigued, recipes retrieved And mixed with all the brightest sprinkles of success and sunshine.  …

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Five Argument Mistakes to Stop in 2015

  1. Attacking a view by focusing on the supporters of that view (Ad Hominem) Example: “How can you say that you are not in favor of your son having his wedding outside of Imo State, Nigeria when you had your wedding in Chicago, IL USA?”   2. Making an illegitimate appeal to the opinion…

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Create a Sense of Urgency with This One Question

  AUTHOR: Ozii Obiyo  What does success look like for you in this meeting? I’ve been fortunate to lead and participate in hundreds of sales meetings with executives and business owners from Wall Street to Main Street. While many ended positively, others allowed for learning opportunities. In all of these…