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Uber In Nigeria : Successes and Challenges

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Uber, an American online multinational transport company started operation in Lagos,  Nigeria about two years ago since then the company has been enjoying favourable response despite hostile environment. According to the company executives, the car hailing app has provided 30% more rides in Lagos than in London over the last 16 months.

For Ebi Atawodi, General Manager of Uber Nigeria the success boils down to adapting the uber model to suit the needs of Lagosians.
One of the biggest challenges uber encountered in Nigeria's most populous city was the issue of fuel scarcity which has virtually plagued the whole nation in recent times but even this seemingly difficult problem has been tackled by uber's partnering with with local gas money stations  to enable some uber drivers to skip the long queues.

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"We see that a lot of people who maybe were taking one or two trips a week are now taking way more. Why go…

When Is The Best Time To Leave Your Job ...

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Research It is not always a good time to quit one's job especially if you just started it or have spent a very long time doing it, leaving a job at a wrong time may cost you a lot, but can one know when it's the right time to quit. 

CREATING ECONOMIC POWERHOUSES IN AFRICA

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Guest PostBy Sir John Akhile 
jakhile@unleashafricantrade.com


Some people prefer the term “Lion” to describe economic renaissance of African countries. I will defer to the late Deng Xiaoping’s quote that “it doesn’t matter whether the cat is black or white as long as it catches mice.” Based on the reality on the ground in all the countries of the continent, it is appropriate to state that the “cat is not catching mice”. What is also known is that the Asian Tigers have successfully traversed the road from poverty to prosperity, an accomplishment that has eluded African countries for decades. It is apropos to quote the late founder of modern South Korea; Park Chung Hee’s rational for South Korea choosing export-oriented industrialization to begin this discussion.

SUREFIRE WAYS TO WRITING A GOOD PROJECT/RESEARCH (1)

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Project writing is one of the most talked about course by many final year students here in Nigeria but it's not only done in Nigeria.
In virtually every country of the world final year students of tertiary institutions are required by their programme to write a thesis or a research paper in their various areas of study.

Must Read:Top 5 Economics Quotes

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Happy New Year  

So i was thinking about how best to start my posts this year, and i thought well what better way to start a year that to sip from the wisdom of our fathers, So here is the top quotes on Economics by economists i found. Enjoy! 

Understanding Public Policy (1)

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I was reading on "Public Policy" a few days back and i thought i should share with us some of what i learnt, especially as there is the lingering case of public policy ineffectiveness in many developing countries of the world today. So lets understand what public policy is.

The Transformation Agenda and Nigeria's Development

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Last semester we wrote  a term paper to evaluate the key Policy of the Jonathan Administration "The Transformation Agenda"  it was revealing. Indeed everyone interested in Nigeria's Economic development needs this term paper...Here is a brief snippet from the pdf. "Nigeria entered a new phase in its path to attaining its target developmental height on the 29th of May 2011