Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Nigeria vs SA: GDP is not everything, says Martyn Davies

Analyst says it is important to look at the bigger picture of Nigeria’s new label as top economy in Africa.

Nigeria overtakes South Africa as continent’s largest economy

After months of speculation, Nigeria today officially overtook South Africa as the largest economy on the continent.

Watch out South Africa, Nigeria is on the rise

The West African nation has set itself an ambitious target of becoming one of the world’s top 20 economies by 2020.

What does the failure of Woolworths say about Nigeria?

Woolworths may not have succeeded in Nigeria, but many other South African retailers are doing well.

South African company buys stake in Nigeria’s Mr Bigg’s fast food chain

Famous Brands has announced a deal to acquire a stake in Nigeria’s UAC Restaurants.

Nigeria: The land of entrepreneurs

Baldwin Berges takes a closer look at Nigeria’s entrepreneurs who are the driving force behind this increasingly assertive nation.

Notes from the Nigerian frontier

Despite some political and economic instability, Nigeria offers a range of investment and growth opportunities.

Three new trends that will impact Nigeria over the coming months

Technological and political developments are forcing companies to adjust strategies for long-term growth.

Emerging Africa: How the global economy’s ‘last frontier’ can prosper and matter

“Africa has no automatic future. The continent will have a future that it shapes by itself.”

Founders of Nigerian online retailer Jumia talk about managing a fast growing business

“It’s amazing how much potential there is in this market.”

‘Agriculture should be a business, not a development activity’

“We want to industrialise agriculture and make it to be a major revenue earner for us,” says Nigeria’s farming minister Akinwunmi Adesina.

Lagos could soon be Africa’s 13th biggest economy – equivalent to that of Ghana

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, could soon have a US$45 billion economy.

Tenacity required to succeed in the Nigerian market

Coupled with strong economic growth over the past decade, Nigeria’s huge population presents many business opportunities for companies.

Adapt to Nigeria’s changing business environment

Nigeria is changing rapidly. The size of the economy may expand 40-60% overnight, new online sales channels are booming, and the security situation is deteriorating.

Interview: Talking business with Nigerian mobile advertising entrepreneur Oduntan Odubanjo

“Successful entrepreneurs are not usually the smartest people, or even the most hardworking.”