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Bankole Williams teaches ‘7 Strategies for business continuity in tough seasons’ in New Book – FORTIFY

The COVID-19 pandemic doubtless came with loads of threats and challenges. Many startups and professionals have had to swim upstream by repositioning their brands and working at changing customer behaviour in order to stay afloat. And while some have so weathered the new season well and are thriving, most are still paddling hard, trying to navigate the murky waters. In response to this, Africa’s Leading … Continue reading Bankole Williams teaches ‘7 Strategies for business continuity in tough seasons’ in New Book – FORTIFY

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Need a Web App or Mobile App for your Company?

Do you need a Web or Mobile application for your brand or business? Then IT Verse has got you covered! IT Verse is a student run IT company at the African Leadership Academy, South Africa. We specialize in delivering quality services in Digital Marketing, Graphics/UI/UX design, and App and Web Development. Our team of experts are highly dedicated to delivering quality web and mobile applications … Continue reading Need a Web App or Mobile App for your Company?

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A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

As at this morning, it would have been close to three weeks since the government of Nigeria declared a total lockdown in two states and the Federal Capital Territory, and advised all Nigerians to stay at home. All over the world, governments, religious leaders, celebrities, scientists, experts, politicians, just name it, everyone is unanimous in advising people everywhere to stay indoors, to stay safe because … Continue reading A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

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Goofed! Opportunity has a PhD in ‘Mystery Shopping’ – Bankole Williams

A few years ago, I decided to go on a ‘mystery visit’ to a certain Bank in Akure. Apparently, this bank had it’s assigned mystery shoppers: people pretending to be normal customers, but are spies sent by the Management. I was not one of them, but as a trainer to that organization, I was merely doing this to assess the quality of the service delivery … Continue reading Goofed! Opportunity has a PhD in ‘Mystery Shopping’ – Bankole Williams

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It’s NOT Holiday: We’re only Working from Home

Finally, almost everyone in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja will be required to work remotely (work from home precisely) for the next two weeks (hopefully), as mandated by Mr. President in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Holiday? Not quite! And that reminds me of what I said to my son when he had to start taking his second term assessment online last week … Continue reading It’s NOT Holiday: We’re only Working from Home

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How Aspiring Singers can Land Opportunities using Acapella Apps

One of the ‘Rules’ as recommended by Richard Templar in his international bestseller, The Rules of Work (A definitive code for personal success), in fact, the very first, is this golden piece of advice – “Get Your Work Noticed!” In this article, we share a simple way aspiring singers can do just that by venturing into solo acapella singing, and sharing their awesomeness with the … Continue reading How Aspiring Singers can Land Opportunities using Acapella Apps

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Meet Sally Kenneth Dadzie: NWA Fiction Writer of the Year 2017 and OkadaBooks Best Selling Author

People often wonder whether success in life is truly earned or happens by chance, and whether accolades are won by luck or truly deserved. However, just one encounter with Sally Kenneth Dadzie in person or through her writings settles the debate, as it gets crystal clear that Sally is a genius indeed, waiting to be more recognised and rewarded. Furthermore, when you consider the fact that … Continue reading Meet Sally Kenneth Dadzie: NWA Fiction Writer of the Year 2017 and OkadaBooks Best Selling Author

[VIDEO] Exit Classes in Secondary schools to resume on 4th August. Are we set for this? – Taiwo Alalade on TVC News

The Federal Government of Nigeria has given the directive for exit classes to resume on August 4, amidst concerns about the health and safety of the students and teachers, to enable them write their final examinations. This followed the issuing of Guidelines for the reopening of schools. However, in the face of the economic realities in various affected quarters, are we really prepared for this? … Continue reading [VIDEO] Exit Classes in Secondary schools to resume on 4th August. Are we set for this? – Taiwo Alalade on TVC News

Nigeria’s Health Sector and My Experience – Afeso Akanbi

Although I am not a stranger to the fact that Nigeria is in bad shape, I got the rudest confirmation yet of this truth today, after experiencing first hand what it meant to have a patient in one’s hands, in an emergency situation, and yet be made to wait in the merciless environment we call hospitals in Nigeria today, endlessly in a queue for hours, … Continue reading Nigeria’s Health Sector and My Experience – Afeso Akanbi

Delusions… A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice. – James C. Collins,Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t “I won’t join that contest.I won’t apply for that job.Why should I bother to pitchFor that business grant? Do I stand any chance Among more qualified AfricansIn their thousands?Would it ever get … Continue reading Delusions… A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

How to Develop an Innovative Spirit

Innovation, a vital requirement for (aspiring) key players in the business world, has been defined in several quarters. For example, according to Concise Oxford Dictionary, Innovation is the introduction of something new, i.e. the act of changing something established by introducing new methods. Business DictionaryTM defines Innovation from a business standpoint as follows:  Innovation is the process by which an idea or invention is translated … Continue reading How to Develop an Innovative Spirit

“My vision is the complete defeat of terrorism in Northern Nigeria”, Chineye Ochem – author, Our Land is Red

In our country today, it is not uncommon for brilliant professionals to openly express their convictions and opinions about vital issues affecting the society. Areas of interest include politics, entertainment, crime, feminism, gender inequality and the likes. There are no holds bared as courageous Nigerian speak out against rape, pedophilia, racism, injustice, corruption, terrorism and other ills of our society. Sadly however, very few flesh … Continue reading “My vision is the complete defeat of terrorism in Northern Nigeria”, Chineye Ochem – author, Our Land is Red

Literary Vibes: The Betrayal by Magnus Ekpiken goes LIVE on Amazon…

The Kindle version of The Betrayal, a collection of short stories by Magnus Ekpiken, recently released on Okadabooks, Bambooks and other online books stores is now LIVE on Amazon. About The Betrayal Title: The BetrayalAuthor: Magnus EkpikenPublished by: Delta Publications (Nigeria) LimitedISBN: 978-2335-50-0Media Type: Paperback and e-copyBook Cover Art/ Design: Hoopla HiveBook Marketing/ Campaigns: Hoopla Hive The Betrayal is a collection of six well-crafted short … Continue reading Literary Vibes: The Betrayal by Magnus Ekpiken goes LIVE on Amazon…

Tech News: Ademola Badejo Launches Demo Sans Font for Graphic Designs

Happy days are here for designers, globally and in Africa, as Ademola Badejo recently completed his first font project, adding an elegant and stylish African beauty he christened ‘Demo Sans’ to the global fonts library. Demo Sans is a handwritten font developed and designed by Ademola Badejo, a multi disciplinary Graphic Designer and Brand Consultant. In Ademola’s words, “The Demo Sans font project is a venture … Continue reading Tech News: Ademola Badejo Launches Demo Sans Font for Graphic Designs

‘If you’re Weak in Crisis…’ – 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt in Crisis

If you are weak in a crisis, you are weak indeed. Prov.24:10 (GNB) When Life Wouldn’t Cooperate: You’ve worked hard, surfed the internet hard and prayed hard to get financing for your startup, and finally, you’ve been summoned to come pitch to prospective foreign investors. Your presentation is slated for 9.00am, and the venue is at Lekki Phase 2, while you stay at Iyana-Ipaja. You … Continue reading ‘If you’re Weak in Crisis…’ – 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt in Crisis