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Life coaching, the substratum of career growth – Bukola Seun-Oloruntuga

Life coaching, the substratum of career growth – Bukola Seun-Oloruntuga

Interviews
What inspired you to go into coaching and mentoring? I would not say it is an inspiration. I think coaching and mentoring found me whilst I practiced Law. I like young people. I like helping them to get better at whatever they are doing; I like helping them to find their purpose. I like helping them to move from where they are to the place where I believe they can be and most times it's usually from the lowest places to places they could never have imagined they could be. Moreover, I noticed that I could do that and I enjoyed it whenever I was doing it. It made me very happy and very excited and I always looked forward to doing it because it came to me very effortlessly.  Consequently, I started to pay more attention to it. For instance, in the firm, I worked in Apapa, I usual...
Renewable Energy Key to Solving Nigeria’s Power Problems – Nonso Asuoha.

Renewable Energy Key to Solving Nigeria’s Power Problems – Nonso Asuoha.

Energy, Interviews
Engr Nonso Asuoha, is the Cofounder and CEO AFRINET Power Tech, a renewable energy consultancy in Nigeria. In this interview he talks about AFRINET's products and services, leaving banking to focus on the renewable energy sector and Nigeria's persistent power problems. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY INTO THE ENERGY SECTOR Engr. Nonso Asuoha My name is Engr. Nonso Asuoha, Co-Founder/CEO AFRINET POWER TECH. I grew up playing with a lot of technical stuff. I dismantled old radios and fixed electronic toys and dreamt of becoming a computer engineer. So with a background in Electrical/Electronic engineering, my passion for fixing things more than doubled and grew to wanting to fix the power problem.  I attended trainings, seminars and took online courses on n...
Closing the Metering Gap – Engr. Kola Balogun, CEO, Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Limited

Closing the Metering Gap – Engr. Kola Balogun, CEO, Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Limited

Business, Economy, Interviews
Can We Meet You Sir? My name is Engr. KOLA BALOGUN, I'm the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of MOMAS's group, generally, MOMAS comprises of Momas Nigeria Systems Ltd, Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd, Momas Power Generation Ltd and Equipment and Protective Applications International Ltd. My background is purely electrical electronics engineering and I have gone through some other various courses to broaden my knowledge globally which is what brought about my remarkable achievements in the two most critical sectors of our National economy, Power and Defence sector. Tell Us About Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd, Its Offerings And Services? MOMAS Electricity Meter Manufacturing Company Ltd was born out of the passion to develop a prepayment...
Branding and your Business: How to leverage branding for business growth – Emeka Ebeniro

Branding and your Business: How to leverage branding for business growth – Emeka Ebeniro

Interviews
Emeka Ebeniro What is Branding and why is it important to your business? Once again thank you so much Inside Business Africa for this opportunity, before I talk about branding let’s talk about what a brand is and then we talk about branding, a brand basically is an embodiment of a promise, it is a store house of trust, it is an embodiment of promise so what that means is as a product, as a human, as a business, you’re a brand and what you bring to the table is your promise, so the process of executing or expressing that promise up and also building trust is branding so branding as we know it is a marketing practice where we see creating a logo, having a design and doing all those things that are part of the brand element but those things are done or we see those things or we call th...
Journalism And The Nigerian Society, Challenges, Ethics And The Way Forward –  Milliscent Nnwoka

Journalism And The Nigerian Society, Challenges, Ethics And The Way Forward – Milliscent Nnwoka

Interviews
Milliscent Nnwoka What is the Advantage of Journalism in our Modern day Economy? Referred to as the invisible force, arm of Government, journalism is as important as having an administration, having a government in a Society, in a Country, in a local government, in a state. Without journalists I think the world would be a none fun place, a lot of things would go on and there wouldn’t be people to report about it.  Journalism plays a huge role, producing contents, informing people, educating and all these are really important, to shape opinions, making people’s lives better because with the information they can make informed decisions that impacts their lives, their children and the society at large. When questions like What are you doing? What is your government doing fo...
Renovation & Innovation Key to Mouka’s Success – Ray Murphy

Renovation & Innovation Key to Mouka’s Success – Ray Murphy

Interviews
For over 60 years, Mouka Foam has fought for and won the hearts of Nigerians standing one of the most recognized foam brands Nigeria. In this interview, Mr Ray Murphy, CEO Mouka Limited, highlights the factors that have kept Mouka at the top of consumers minds.  Taking a look at Nigeria at 60, what are your firm's contributions to the Country? Interesting we are talking about Nigeria at 60 because coincidentally we recently marked Mouka's 60th anniversary in November last year with a major celebratory event in Lagos. The Mouka megabrand started from a relatively humble base in northern Nigeria, Kano to be precise. With wide manufacturing and distribution footprint across the nation, Mouka provides stable jobs for over 800 staff. Also, we have been giving back to the environs in which ...
Mindset, Self Confidence & Self esteem a key to building a better Career – Funmilola Kehinde

Mindset, Self Confidence & Self esteem a key to building a better Career – Funmilola Kehinde

Business, Interviews
Funmilola Kehinde, CEO of Careerwithfunmi In recent years, the Unemployment rate in Nigeria has been on the rise, with as many over 21 million Nigerians said to be unemployed.  Data released by  the Nigerian Bureau of statistics indicates Nigeria's unemployment rate as at the second quarter of 2020 is 27.1% while Nigeria's unemployment and underemployment rate (28.6%) is a combined 55.7%. Despite the statistics, Career Consultant Funmi Kehinde believes that young job seekers can still maximize their potential and still land themselves their dream jobs. This drove her to start up her career consulting brand, CareerswithFunmi.  Funmi's goal was to help people to live a better and  more fulfilling life because she realized that people are happier when they have a source of income. As a cer...
Stallion Group – the time-tested conglomerate

Stallion Group – the time-tested conglomerate

Interviews
Stallion Group CEO Mr. Anant Badjatya Over 50 years, Stallion has successfully navigated the Nigerian terrain and has become a time-tested conglomerate that has its presence across the Nigerian economy says the GROUP CEO Mr. Anant Badjatya  As a private sector player in the in the Nigerian economy with interest in the growth of Indo-Nigeria relationship and investment, could you speak on the current relationship and the growth trajectory of the two countries? Over 50 years, Stallion has successfully navigated the Nigerian terrain and has become a time-tested conglomerate that has its presence across the Nigerian economy. Our journey started with the commodities business in late 1969 and since then Stallion Group has adopted global best practices practiced by large populous coun...
ADVANTAGE PRESTIGE

ADVANTAGE PRESTIGE

Corporate Stories, Insurance, Interviews
Prestige Assurance Plc “has the advantage” as it is strategically positioned to provide efficient and effective solutions to your risk management issues, using the modern information technology, skillful and professional workforce with the objective of making its esteemed clients feel the positive impact in every sphere of their lives.                         Prestige Assurance Plc, is one of Nigeria's leading general insurance Company with offices nationwide, with about 68 years of undisputable insurance services, and a commitment to create long-term value for its clients and stakeholders through strong business fundamentals, consistent with its mission and guided by a strong vision and excellent core values was es...
Building trust

Building trust

Corporate Stories, Interviews
WTO: Okonjo-Iweala Building Trust from Her Roots In the past few days, I have keenly followed the enthusiasm and the seemingly endless endorsements that have greeted the declaration and candidacy of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. From the diplomatic circles, she received the support of Ambassador Emmanuel Obiako, one of the most experienced career diplomats in the Nigerian Foreign Service, to the political support of ex-Australian Prime Minister, Ms Julia Gillard for the position. While this piece is not necessarily about the endorsements she has received in recent weeks - those won't stop coming - my preoccupation here is to state the whys behind these endorsements which many people may not understand. A few weeks ago, the...