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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

Resolution: Why You Must Choose Courage this New Year

(Featured Image from Pixabay) (I wrote this piece few years ago, and it is even more relevant today. When others succeed where you’ve failed, they ain’t luckier than you, probably just more courageous. So, what’s so special about COURAGE? ) You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle (Reposted from … Continue reading Resolution: Why You Must Choose Courage this New Year

Nigerian FG directs NERC to reverse electricity tariff

(featured image from pixabay) The minister of power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to reverse the increased tariffs to that of what it was in December 2020. This directive was made from the minister’s twitter handle on Thursday, 7th of January 2021. He said that He had directed NERC to inform all electricity distributing company to continue with the … Continue reading Nigerian FG directs NERC to reverse electricity tariff

COVID-19 in 2021: Facts, IPC protocols and the reality in Nigeria – an interview with Dr. Adewale Agosu

The global battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has been fierce and exhausting. With no particular end in sight, but the newly developed vaccine, which offers a flicker of hope amidst conspiracy theories and doubts, global economies have devised coping mechanisms by way of precautionary measures such as codes of conduct, operational guidelines and intermittent shutdowns to help flatten the curve and curb the spread of … Continue reading COVID-19 in 2021: Facts, IPC protocols and the reality in Nigeria – an interview with Dr. Adewale Agosu

Nigerian FG Approved Another Hike in Electricity Tarriff

Barely three months after the implementation of the first hike in the electricity tariff took effect, Nigerian government has yet again approved another hike in electricity tariff payable by consumers nationwide. The directive to increase the tariff was signed by the new chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Sanusi Garba instructing electricity distributing companies to increase tariffs, and this was to be effected … Continue reading Nigerian FG Approved Another Hike in Electricity Tarriff

May 2021 yield the returns of MANY YEARS…

May this NEW YEAR yieldThe harvest and reward ofMANY YEARS for you and your household. Thank you for your audience through the years. Here is wishing you a prosperous 2021 from all of us at MakeADreamNG.com and Hoopla Hive. May yours be peaceful and memorable 💕 (Featured image – Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels) Greetings from our friends at Hoopla Hive Continue reading May 2021 yield the returns of MANY YEARS…

Book Review – Become a Boss Faster than you Think by Blessing Otagbo | Book Review by Afeso Akanbi

From Aponmu in Ondo State to Ososo in Edo State to Lagos, from her aunties even to her own parents, the story was the same: “Do not go to school because we can’t afford it”. I used to take the words of motivational speakers with a pinch of salt for the simple reason that, in my opinion, some of them push people to breaking point. … Continue reading Book Review – Become a Boss Faster than you Think by Blessing Otagbo | Book Review by Afeso Akanbi

‘Big-Day Syndrome’ – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

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The Unprofitable Servant feels grossly disadvantaged Heavily plagued by the ‘Not-Enough-Syndrome’ “I’m not good enough Not rich enough Not connected enough…. This venture doesn’t look profitable enough… So why try?” Thus he scorns his treasures Short-changing his destiny unawares Waiting for… That One BIG Day That GREAT One-Shot That Million-Dollar Deal Ever wondering why it’s soooo late in… Continue reading ‘Big-Day Syndrome’ – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

Six things I have learned about leadership during COVID-19 by Kanni Wignaraja

(Featured Image Photo by Cleyton Ewerton from Pexels) In this blog, newly appointed UN Assistant Secretary-General Kanni Wignaraja shares how COVID-19 initiated a rough but revealing leadership induction. I had just taken on my new job, as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific at the UN Development Programme, when early in the new year, we heard rumblings about a new coronavirus wreaking havoc, in Wuhan, China. We … Continue reading Six things I have learned about leadership during COVID-19 by Kanni Wignaraja

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What’s Life without Sweetn’Spicee dishes? 🤷😋

Thanks be to God who daily loads us with benefits, and thanks to Sweetn’Spicee Bistro for daily unleashing those benefits by way of #yummylicious #sweetnspicee delicacies and dishes 😋. Good food is the best therapy for stress, and when it comes to #dishes that touch the heart and relax the mind, you can count on Sweetn’Spicee Bistro 24-7-366 💪. So now that you know, plan … Continue reading What’s Life without Sweetn’Spicee dishes? 🤷😋