GMD of NNPC Meets AKK Pipeline Project Financiers in Dubai

…Charges Them on Timely Delivery of Project Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru in Dubai, United Arab Emirate directed the Chinese Consortium and the NNPC Project Team on the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Pipeline Project to ensure timely finalization of the term sheet for the

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Entrepreneurial Tit-bits: Rule-making

Entrepreneurship is about converting ideas, from concept, into commercial successes. This involves several things such as generating the ideas, testing the ideas, raising finance, producing the goods and services, selling the goods and services, etc. One of such vital responsibilities of the entrepreneur is team-building. You will need to build

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Entrepreneurial Tit-bits: Get a Good Spouse!

Without doubt, as a young entrepreneur, one of the most important decisions you will need to take in life is about who to marry. It is a very important decision that can affect every other thing you do for the rest of your life. From influencing what you can do,

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Entrepreneurial Tit-bits: Strive to be Discriminated by the Fishes!

President Hoover of the United States took to fishing through which, he said, presidents might escape to their own thoughts, away from the ‘pneumatic hammer of constant personal contacts’. Moreover, he added, ‘.. it is a constant reminder of the democracy of life, of humility and human frailty– for all

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Entrepreneurial Tit-bits: Focus on Delivery

At take-off and early stages, many entrepreneurs tend to want to win the ‘big’ businesses from their potential customers and make all the money they can make. This is desirable, but there is need for understanding and caution. Executing jobs and getting them completed to the satisfaction of clients requires

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Entrepreneurial Tit-bits: Focus on the ‘Big Things’

In our last Entrepreneurial Tit-bit, we discussed the need to understand the ‘small things’ and take care of them in your business. Small issues, not sorted out, have a way of irritating you; distracting you, and can become a drag on you as well as hamper your ability and overall

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Entrepreneurial Tit-bits: Attention to Time

I have written on the less than productive work attitude of both employers and employees in our environment. For more, visit, http://melyakub.com/work-attitude-and-entrepreneurship-in-…/. The negative consequences are too many, from economic losses to social strains. To ensure that you work towards improving your work habits, the first thing to start with is

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Choices and Entrepreneurship Success

In my book, SAIL YOUR BOAT – Success is a Lifestyle and a Journey, available on Amazon and on this site here, I, among other things brought in a few parallels of physical science laws that seem to have meaning in our social lives as well. I explained that the

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Entrepreneur’s Tools for Success (II)

– By Mirza Yawar Baig 3.    Physical Fitness Adrenalin is the best natural energizer. And you get a lot of it on the treadmill provided you sweat enough. The gym is an absolutely fixed part of my day. I would go to the gym at mid-day because I was relatively free

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Entrepreneur’s Tools for Success (I)

– By Mirza Yawar Baig ‘In every one of us there are two ruling and directing principles, whose guidance we follow, wherever they may lead; the one being an innate desire of pleasure; the other, an acquired judgment which aspires after excellence.’ ~ Socrates, in Plato’s Phaedrus First question of

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We are Building a Database of Prospective Mentors

From providing education to opportunities for apprenticeship and the like, all societies support their youth to some extent. These and more are necessary if the youth are to be sufficiently prepared to take over leadership in the private and public sectors of the society. Whilst we all tend to focus

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Work Attitude and Entrepreneurship in Africa

Caveat: This writer recognises the multitude of hardworking men and women in Africa that strive daily and with integrity at their places of work. Sadly, we need to do much more to restore certain cultures we have lost if we are succeed in developing entrepreneurship for the twenty-first century and

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Entrepreneurship and African Infrastructure

A few days ago, I placed an order for supply from South Carolina, United States. The goods were shipped and the international courier company had them delivered to Lagos, Nigeria within thirty-six hours. Covering some ten thousand kilometers, likely through at least two airports and two processing centres, within that

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