Chidi Akabogu – Diaspora Person of the Month

My name is Chidi Akabogu, I am from Enuwu-Uku, Anambra State. I am the Managing Director of STEINBERG LTD.   QUESTION AND ANSWER: Q. Please give a walkthrough of your background and how you got to (the country you lived in before coming home). A. I left University of Benin, Nigeria after a brief study of […]

Survey: Nigerians Most Educated in the U.S.

June 7, 2015 Nigerian Americans have long been known for their community’s intense cultural emphasis on education, and now an analysis of Census data coupled with several local surveys shows that Nigerians don’t just value education, but surpass all other U.S. ethnic groups when it comes to obtaining degrees.   “Being Black, you are already […]

Top 20 Senior High Schools In 2014 WASSCE Provisional Ranking

June 7, 2015 The West African Examination Council  informed the general public earlier this month that it has released the provisional results of 391,420 out of 409,759 candidates who took the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The Results will be dispatched to the respective schools. According to unconfirmed reports gathered by […]

Net Neutrality: How To Really Make Internet Free In Africa

June 6, 2015 In recent years, more and more Africans have made the transition from feature phones to smartphones and with this the demand for data is quickly becoming a major revenue source for mobile operators across the region. But high data charges are leaving many African subscribers disappointed. Unlike in developed countries where free […]

HOW DEEP IS INEQUALITY IN AFRICA?

June 6, 2015 A global discussion was sparked at the beginning of the year after anti-poverty charity Oxfam published its legendary report asserting that the top 1 percent of wealthy individuals would soon own more than the combined fortunes of the bottom 99 percent. Africa has experienced a similar trend as inequality has hit a record 42.6 on […]

FIFA SCANDAL: NEW EVIDENCE IMPLICATES MORROCCO

June 6, 2015 Morocco has been roped into the current corruption scandal, which threatens to tear FIFA apart. After arrests were first made on May 27, new evidences have emerged, which bring different angles to the corruption scandal. First, there was the discovery of a questionable $10 million payment by South Africa which has led to questions […]

FIVE AFRICAN COUNTRIES THAT OFFER THE GREATEST INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN REAL ESTATE

June 6, 2015 Real estate remains a booming opportunity for Africa-focused investors for good reasons. The growth of Africa’s cities creates a demand for increased volumes of high-quality commercial and residential real estate. The rise of the urban middle class drives retail property development, particularly as modern shopping malls spread across the continent. A growing […]

Nigeria, An Investment Hotspot For The World’s Largest Brands

June 5, 2015 Nigeria is now an investment hotspot for some of the world’s largest brands, from General Electric to Unilever, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on Enabling a more productive Nigeria: Powering SMEs has said. The country’s attractiveness has been further bolstered by favorable demographics and a rising middle class. Nigeria is now Africa’s leading […]