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A real mercenary and a wannabe at the same event. Luckily Eeben will attending by Skype so no fisticuffs. Barlow does not suffer fools very well. Somebody ask Prince about his Nigeria pitch. $1.5 billion fantasy vs $120M for the real gig. #Nigeria ung.edu/institute-lead…
Interesting event because despite the military action the dirty tricks election riggers were also at work. Mercenaries decisively pushed Boko elements out until the govt stole the rest of the money. Goodluck Johnson lost. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…
Propaganda and disinformation along with hired guns are the one, two sucker punch of the third world. U.S. advisors had abandoned Nigeria. This is the root of Prince's proposal for Afghanistan...and upcoming election. theglobeandmail.com/world/article-…
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I've just read FIXING HEALTHCARE IN #NIGERIA by
Dr. Ola Brown, @NaijaFlyingDr. I'd like to share my take-aways in this thread. Please read and RETWEET. #FixNigerianHealthcare drive.google.com/file/d/1fo7Efm…
In her book, @NaijaFlyingDr provides a simple guide to policy decisions that should provide better healthcare to ALL Nigerians. #FixNigerianHealthcare
First, the book presents the bad news and some frightening stats that should precipitate a state of emergency, if we had brain in #Nigeria. #FixNigerianHealthcare
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D'accord, vous l'avez bien cherché : je vais vous faire une histoire toute illustrée et chatoyante du #wax, ce tissu que (selon ce que #RokhayaDiallo a dit au #Feministival) les « blanches » n'auraient pas le droit de porter sans culpabiliser

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3, 2, 1 : petit voyage dans le temps et nous voilà en 1637, quand la Compagnie néerlandaise des Indes occidentales s'empara du port d'Elmina sur la Côte d'Or (aujourd'hui #Ghana), détenu depuis 1471 par les Portugais.
À Elmina il n'y avait pas de wax, mais de l'or, de la maniguette et des esclaves, beaucoup d'esclaves.
Les puissants Ashantis, qui gardaient le contrôle sur l’intérieur des terres, vendent aux hollandais leurs prisonniers, surtout d'ethnie Fanti.
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There was cheery news that regulators had seen the error of their ways regarding indiscriminate use of iron fist tactics.

This step forward was blunted by events such as leap backwards in Osun, a problematic strike action, and a return to bad old habits by a bus company.
On 25 September, @cenbank governor, Godwin Emefiele, said that he was optimistic the regulator would resolve the dispute in a way that will ensure that “everybody will be happy.”

We think this is a belated attempt at reassuring waning investor sentiment towards the country.
A day earlier, @SBGroup, one of four banks @cenbank alleged helped @MTNNG illegally repatriate $8.1 billion, said the regulator may review a decision to penalise its West African unit.
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#Nigeria the Budget Office put out 2017 fiscal accounts which showed that FY deficit came in at NGN3.8tr (3.3% of nom GDP) and above the 3% fiscal responsibility act. As usual revenues missed thanks to usual over-optimistic non-oil rev assumptions and higher JV payments
But interestingly, capex spending came in a record NGN1.44tr (1.3% of GDP and around 66% of target) with overall budget execution at 87% suggesting some credibility in implementation despite the costs driven by higher drawdowns by Works, Power and Housing
Debt service/revenues printed at 69% (adjusted for sinking fund payments to retire debt 60%) but up from the 47% in 2016. Overall debt tracked higher due to increasingly more expensive borrowings over the last three years - a derivative of CBN tightening.
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Aso Rock picked on the bankers of the opposition in a busy week that also saw it acting coy on personal civil liberties and rolling the carpet for two of the EU’s most powerful leaders. All these occurred while cocoa simply could not find its way to the country’s main ports.
@officialEFCC’s interest in @ZenithBank’s transactions involving @riversstategov signals a willingness on the part of @MBuhari's administration to focus on the latter given its pre-eminence in the political architecture of the opposition @OfficialPDPNig.
@riversstategov has emerged as the hub and financial nerve centre of @OfficialPDPNig – a position that has seen its governor, @Gov_Wike, as one of the most important figures within the party's ranks, if not its most influential kingmaker.
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"Subomi, what's the best #agriculture crowdfunding platform to invest in right now?" If I had a thousand Naira for every time I was asked that question, I would have a tidy sum by now. #Thread #Investment #InvestInYou
During my investment course, I explore at least five different agriculture crowdfunding platforms. I analyse their pros and cons and returns on investment - from 12% to over 100%.
To learn about agriculture crowdfunding and six other ways to #invest in #Nigeria, check out my weekend video & Whatsapp investment course please. Classes begin on September 7: subomiplumptre.com/courses.
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Breaking:@firsNigeria has published #Nigeria’s revised #TransferPricing Regulations (NTPR). The #NTPR is effective for basis periods commencing after 12 March 2018 and incorporates #BEPS outcomes and suggestions from @ATAFtax.
The #NTPR includes significant penalties for non-compliance (a) failure to file TP declaration = ₦10million + ₦10k/month (b) failure to file updated TP declaration/notification = ₦25k/day.
(c) failure to file TP disclosure = ₦10million or 1% of the value of related party transactions (RPT) not disclosed + ₦10,000/day (d) filing incorrect disclosure = ₦10million or 1% of the value of RPT incorrectly disclosed #NTPR.
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1/ The first stage is the EXCITEMENT STAGE: U got d idea, u know what u want n u just figure out how to go get it. U can't wait to get started, u r anticipating n excited about d new journey u r about to embark. This stage is laced with slight apprehension as u know
you av not yet av it all figured out. But d excitement out-weight d trepidation. U love ur idea, u love d new job, u love d new skill u r about to acquire n sky is going to be d limit of ur discoveries.
Ur motivation is 100%, u r looking forward to all d people u will meet
in this new journey n all that life has waiting for u.
U started n everything just seems wonderful, d new discoveries r intriguing n u r just discovering all this stuff u don't know about before n becoming aware of all ur new career has in-stored for u. It is fun, u r
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And so, @custodianplc's #MentorsConference begins! @lekealder is in the building!

#Nigeria #Mentoring
Mr. Wole Oshin, GMD @custodianplc shares his career story. He dreamt of being the MD of an insurance company at age 18! Watch the video live stream on @custodianplc's Facebook Page: facebook.com/custodianplc.

#CustodianMentors #Nigeria
At 27, I ensured I had all my professional qualifications. I was a chartered insurer and had an MBA. But, I've learnt in my career that there is no "best" time to start a business or career. Don't give in to fear or #socialmedia peer pressure! ~ Wole Oshin #CustodianMentors
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I JUST WANT TO FEEL SOMETHING | I recently started drinking again after a long time of not drinking. #Thread #Nigeria #Unhappiness
Yesterday, as I considered my glass of single malt whiskey, I remembered a friend who wrote about sleeping with random women. After I read his article, I asked why he did it, since he didn't seem like the "promiscuous" type. He said he just wanted to feel something.
"Life is hard in Nigeria", he said. "I go to work every day and am stuck in traffic for 3 hours. I don't really connect with the people around me, so there's no one to ask how my day went. Each day is the same. I needed to feel something."
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COMMUNITY CHURCH | When @Chude began advocating for safe spaces for those dealing with depression, I could relate. I was reminded of neighbourhood community centres in the US. #Church #Thread
In some US cities where kids are at risk of suicide or gang initiation, the community leaders realised something. Many children do not turn to gangs or suicide because of adversity.
Rather, some do so because they feel alone. Others, because they have no options and the flicker of hope has finally gone out.
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A few days ago, I tweeted about the dearth of values and excellence in #Nigeria. That rarity of standards is why I am excited about @CustodianPLC's #CustodianMentors Conference.
If there's someone you should meet at #CustodianMentors Conference, it is @obyezeks. Forget the Twitter noise. Let me share my personal experience.
I had the honour of working with @obyezeks on a few projects over some years. She is a breath of fresh air and gives me hope that some Nigerians still keep their word. #CustodianMentors
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There is a silent emergency on a long standing human rights violations and abuse in Northeast #Nigeria, where, even security officials estimated the number of those detained or executed for the crime of guilt by association to over THREE THOUSAND in the past 8 to 9 years.
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Hundreds of young men and some women were picked up after a suspected terrorist calls them even once. It doesn't matter what the call is all about or who the caller is to the recipient. The implication can be dreadful to those involved and their families.
Idris Ali was arrested by the DSS in 2013 and remained in custody till date. His 'crime,' a childhood friend of his, got his number and placed a call to him, and because the caller was being trailed by officials, Ali and brother were arrested remained in custody since then.
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Kenya government ought to pay the national carrier - Kenya Airways - to fly back home, stranded Kenyan athletes and officials from Nigeria. The flight connection farce at Murtala Mohammed International Airport has now turned into a low-key hostage situation.
Nigeria should not be burdened with unnecessary drama like hosting the African Athletic Championship. They should be allowed to sort out their national problems without dragging everyone down with them.
Kenyan team now back in hotel after failing to fly to Asaba.
.@athletics_kenya executives should request @KenyaAirways to extend flight 533 to Asaba on Monday to pick up the Kenyan Athletes and officials. KQ could come to the rescue of #TeamKenya at the end of the African Athletics Championship in #Nigeria.
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#Competence is the capacity to consistently deliver, without being micro-managed. Sometimes, it is assumed competence is about skills or attitude alone. No, it's also about ideology and drive. #Thread #Skills #HR #Management
The ideology behind competence is multifaceted. There's fairness - the belief that one ought to do what one has been contracted to do. There's righteousness - wanting to do the right thing. There's integrity and reliability - keeping your word and keeping to time.
There's a strong desire for quality - a heart that's imbued with the spirit of excellence. It's why you make sure that internal memos don't have typographical errors. It's why your home is as beautiful as your office.
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One problem that keeps me awake at night is the recurring outbreaks of #cholera in parts of Nigeria. More worrisome is the water, sanitation & hygiene facilities in our country that contribute to these. In the midst of this, we're finding solutions
#NCDCSundayReflections
Over the last five months, States in #Nigeria have experienced outbreaks of #cholera. Although the numbers are now declining, it was hard to get States to prioritise water and sanitation! No reason we should be having #Cholera outbreaks in 2018.
Driving across States in Nigeria (and even within cities), the sight of people openly defecating, refuse poorly disposed, water carriers (mai ruwa) washing their watercans is not rare. We have a situation in our hands with regards to #WaSH
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THE OLD MAN'S TALE: I met the old man at a presentation. I was a brand consultant on a large corporate project. The client insisted I sit on a panel to select marketing agencies. The gentleman; old enough to be my father, represented an agency in #Nigeria. #HR #Entrepreneurship
As he stepped in for the presentation, I saw the expression of the young 20-something year olds on the client's side. They were bright eyed top shots from Ivy League Universities. They were recruited to revitalise the DNA of the decades old institution.
I heard the hushed sniggers as they wondered what this "old papa" was doing there. Didn't he have staff capable of running through a PowerPoint?
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The first trip abroad that I paid for, was to #Malaysia and #Singapore. I've never understood the average Nigerian's obsession with "Jand" and "Yankee". So, as soon as I could afford to travel abroad, I chose somewhere exotic. #Travel #TravelBae
When I was growing up, I had a strong image of who I wanted to be in life. I wanted to be exposed and have distinct encounters. I wanted to explore unusual things and meet unusual people. #TravelBae
#Singapore & #Malaysia did that for me. I met people I wouldn't ordinarily connect with and listened to them talk about their society and daily lives. I returned from the trip knowing there was a world bigger than #Nigeria. There were people with national problems too. #TravelBae
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I just realised why the best business incubators/business hubs succeed. They not only help entrepreneurs to finetune their products and get funding. They also help those entrepreneurs create their first market/demand for their products. #Entrepreneurship #Nigeria
I remember what @MrSleevesUp said about @VeniaBizHub - how a few of the tenants got their first big break there by becoming service providers to other tenants. #Entrepreneurship #Nigeria
It's not enough to have a brilliant idea or product. Who are you selling to? Where's your market? I always reject the single story of the "extrovert entrepreneur". There are many ways to create a market even if you're not the archetypical hustler. #Entrepreneurship #Nigeria
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I should share my #insurance story. It happened en route to Ajah from Lekki Phase 1. #LiveWithFreedom #Nigeria @youareinsured
My story is a reminder that good things come to those who have key information and those who pay attention to documentation. #LiveWithFreedom
I was driving a BMW at the time and was unfortunate enough to be rammed by a Danfo! Now when a Danfo hits you, you already know they can’t pay for repairs. #LiveWithFreedom
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President Obasanjo once called maintaining Nigeria Airways (NAL) irresponsible. Six years later, one of his successors, despite a petition from former NAL employees appealing for ₦45 billion in severance pay, is shopping the world for an investor for a proposed national carrier.
Between a ferocious fight over revenue sharing, and ignoring the obvious on Boko Haram, bad ideas seem to die slowly, such that it has almost obscured the recognition Nigeria’s music industry got from the world’s largest music label.
The latest #BokoHaram attacks don't suggest a resurgence of the group so much as they demonstrate its resilience, capacity for strategic hibernation and stealth.

They also indicate that the financing with which it procures weapons and its recruitment remain largely uninhibited.
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An absolutely heartbreaking message I received today from a Christian who lives in Nigeria.

They read my article about the genocide of Christians that is currently taking place in #Nigeria.

I wish I could go to Nigeria & save all of them. :( I'm so sad now. My day is ruined.
When I receive messages like this, I remind myself of how lucky I am to live in the United States of America.

I am so grateful. It's a shame that Obama advocated for the people who are committing this genocide against vulnerable Christians in Africa & the Middle East. Shameful.
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I'm really proud that @myautogenius will hold the first purely tech-focused #insurance conference in #Nigeria. The InsurTech Conference will hold in October 2018.
I've been on the Board of @myautogenius for a while now and these guys are committed to reinventing retail insurance! I believe this is in line with the objectives of the #LiveWithFreedom initiative of the Nigerian Insurers Committee, @youareinsured!
If you are a player in the #insurance industry and you are thinking of innovative ways to use tech, you should register for @myautogenius' InsurTech conference now.
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