Idea #7: A Zoo of Replicas

Children love animals but where do our children see animals in all their glory? In Nigeria, most of them only see them in zoos shown on TV, and even the ones privileged to visit actual zoos get to see only a few of them. The challenges for would-be entrepreneurs are many: sourcing for animals and …

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Idea #6: Meal Subscription Venture

Problem: Some people struggle with eating well regularly at work. Especially if you don’t have a lunch box from home, like me. What if people had a way to automate this daily meal ordering–set it in motion once per month/quarter (or per year!) and the meals show up daily without any further hassle? The Idea: …

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Character, Capacity, Competence

Character, capacity, and competence: three elements crucial to succeed wherever we find ourselves in life. They matter for every one, be it young or old. Character refers to your values, the things important to you: integrity, empathy, selflessness, generosity. It is a measure of how good you are on the inside. Capacity is your potential …

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Idea #5: Clothes Exchange

Problem: Sometimes, people, especially women, have so many clothes piled up in wardrobes and yet complain they have no clothes. What they are saying is, they want new trendy clothes but for the constraints of cash. Solution: Set up a clothes shop where customers can exchange their pre-owned but good clothes for new clothes at …

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Shola Akinlade of Paystack

It is refreshing to see someone successful without the accompanying snootiness or pretence to royalty or fame. Stripe has acquired his company for over $200 million or around NGN 76 billion. I mean, this is a guy supposedly in touch with the big players in finance, technology, banking, and business home and abroad, and yet …

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#EndSARS: an intermission

It’s a bad thing the #EndSARS protests turned violent. I stand against the destruction of lives and property. The government should have handled the initial protests with more tact; leadership is responsible for the people regardless of their comportment at any instance. I take the case of a parent: you remain responsible for your child …

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What the president should have said

On 22 October 2020, the president finally addressed the nation after numerous requests to do so. I read the transcript of his speech this morning and observed some missing elements. He should have decried the gruesome, wicked, ill-informed army attack on harmless protesters at Lekki. He should have told Nigerians that the situation is being …

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