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Sub-Saharan African Economy: Building Resilience & Sustainability

 Over the years, African economy has witnessed remarkable transformation that has paved way for the continent’s enormous growth and subsequently improved the standard of living of millions of people. The continent accounts for about 15% of the world’s population and is haven to a third of E...

Progressive Human Resource: Thinking Big Data Analytics

Organisations have a sheer amount of employee data (e.g., skills, performance ratings, age, tenure, sales performance, educational background, prior roles, etc.) in their possession, which can be used to better...

Artificial Intelligence: Now that Machines are Coming for our Jobs...

There has been an underlying fear that machines will steal our jobs. In 1602, Queen Elizabeth 1 exerted the same fear when she denied Willian Lee, an inventor, a patent right for a knitting machine. “Thou aimest high, Master Lee. Consider thou what the invention c...

United Nations: Nigerians are Africa’s sixth happiest people

Despite the economic recession, Nigerians are Africa’s sixth happiest people. According to the World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the United Nations, A...

Progression Towards Value Creation

Value creation for forward-thinking organisations is a primary purpose of being in business. In the past, value creation was a function of output in an industry including large production of goods, amount of sales recorded, amount of data entry, purchasing, billing, payroll and the completion...

Co-Production: Growing Market Share and Corporate Brand

Customers are no longer considered as receivers of values, products, and services. Rather, customers are becoming active partners in the production process. The values that customers want to receive have to be determined by them and, therefore, understanding and applying the process of customers’ c...

Food Importation: Re-Engineering Effort Towards Food Production in Africa

Agriculture and food production are largely rural phenomena. Statistics by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) shows that about 68% of African population are rural dwellers, majority of which are farmers. As agriculture is the largest employer in Nigeria and many African...

How Small Touches in Communication Can Impact Your Organisation Successfully

Top executives are faced with the difficulty of communicating effectively with their team. Whether the team is charged with developing a new product, making a process improvement, promoting an image, bridging the gap between communication, action and results can be a tough call. Communication...

Dealing with the Messy Process of Public Sector Reform

Public sector management is at the heart of governance. The different approaches to public sector management and reforms are not only broad but highly technical. According to OECD, this is called “the plumbing,” and addresses the different ideas on models, strategies and technical assistance for...

A New World Order; Coping with Global Uncertainties

Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, the global economy has experienced one great crisis after another.  First, it was the sub-prime debt problems of the United States.  Then the collapse of confidence in the global banking system.  Today, it is the problem of the Euro cu...