Obi Gospel Ozioma
EDITOR
Founder of IABC Africa
About Obi Gospel

Obi Gospel Ozioma is a young African economic researcher with deep love for the African project and African businesses. His passion for this course is overwhelming as he has cut through ethnic cum religious barriers to create awareness on the need to empower the youths as employers of labour.

Over the years, Gospel has consulted for many start-up businesses in Nigeria and is the founder of the Initiating African Businesses Concept (IABC) International - a firm dedicated to engineering and promoting the African industries. Through IABC Center for Business and Academic Research, he has trained scores of Nigerian students in different faculties and institutions to attain their desired academic/research goals and interests.

A Nigerian from the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra State, his interest in African industries was spurred by his immediate environment. Having acquired local experience in the African industries blended with his academic resourcefulness and vibes, he has captured a lot about what it takes to create, sustain and develop the African businesses of tomorrow.

He is a Fellow of the Policy Analysis and Research Forum of the Department of Economics in Nnamdi Azikiwe University; where his research interests has earned him various awards and prices, including the Central Bank of Nigeria Abuja Facilitator's Discretion Price. He is also a Fellow of Institute of Management  Consultants, Nigeria and a Certified Management Consultant by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes - a body with membership in over 45 countries.

A blogger, motivational speaker, poet, academic researcher, online business columnist and SME promoter - Obi has featured in many seminars as a resource person and has attended renowned conferences. He has been engaging himself towards an African-driven global market with intense passion for entrepreneurship education. Currently, he is working on setting up the Initiating African Business Institute to help re-awaken and resuscitate the African enterprise - thereby promoting and servicing the African industries.

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Nigeria's Edtech Startup, Studiare Secures $300k Worth Partnership with Uk's Mindfit Ltd.
Studiare leverages MindFit’s technology to build a School in the cloud for Africa.

Nigerian edtech startup, Studiare, has secured a partnership with UK-based advanced learning company Y2PG, of MindFit Limited in order to address behavioral and learning gaps in Africa’s educ...

Win NGN100,000 in Crystal Dave Marble and Granite Company's 'top Fan of the Year' Award 2020
The search is on for the Crystal Dave Marble Company Top Fan of the year 2020.

Crystal Dave Marble and Granite Company is a home improvement company specialised on sales, distribution and installation of marbles and granites for homes, offices, hotels, churches, any environme...

NYSC to Partner UTIVA TECHNOLOGIES for Corps Empowerment.
NYSC and Utiva have entered a strategic partnership to enhance the employability of young Nigerian graduates.

According to a recent publication by the National Youth Service Corps official handles, it has stated its readiness to partner UTIVA Technologies Ltd in order to empower Corps Members with modern o...

START UP YOUNG, GO BEYOND BOUNDS
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ template to run a successful business, this is where some business coaches gets it all wrong. The energy of a youth, however, is unimaginable.

If there is any time to start up an enterprise, to negotiate a life pattern or to strike forth for a worthy living, it is at the prime of one's youth.

Entrepreneurship is all about identify...

Top 20 Local Websites in Nigeria in 2020
With the number of local sites in Nigeria increasing daily, only a few have strong dominance and command huge following among the Nigerian people.

The number of websites in the world is on the rise daily with tens of millions of websites seeking to grab a fair share of the global internet traffic and engagements. 

A local website...

APPLY FOR MIT COVID19 CHALLENGE
MIT is hosting a series of challenges to empower PEOPLE to take action on the COVID-19 crisis.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston USA, is rallying the innovation community to develop solutions towards the most pressing issues related to the COVID-19 crisis in Africa. It is looking...

APPLY FOR MIT COVID19 CHALLENGE
MIT is hosting a series of challenges to empower PEOPLE to take action on the COVID-19 crisis.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston USA, is rallying the innovation community to develop solutions towards the most pressing issues related to the COVID-19 crisis in Africa. It is looking...

Six Ways to Manage Personal Finance in the Time of Global Crisis
In the wake of global financial crisis due to novel coronavirus, you need to be financially safe to stay safe.

With coronavirus disrupting our daily lives, many people are worried about the effects on their budgets. Being told to sit on your hands and wait while uncertainty swirls around you can just add to...

PANDEMIC ECONOMICS: What You Should Know About Government Response to a Global Crisis.
There is no economy without people, hence people must live to transact.

A pandemic is a global outbreak of a (new) disease. It is an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, affecting a large number of people.

The worldwide coronavirus out...

8 HABITS TO IMBIBE FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2020
If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.

While it is common to declare a million new goals for the new year only to get burned out a month in, cultivating positive habits can help you achieve more in less time. 

A habit is a...

Afdb Commits $5 Million to Allow Additional 1,000 Entrepreneurs to Benefit From the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme
The Bank's participation will enable an additional 1,000 entrepreneurs to benefit from the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program

According to the Memo released by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), "The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $5 million to enable the Tony Elumelu Foundatio...

Nigerian Graphic Designer Proposes New Look for Whatsapp Messaging App
To shoot your shot, you have to be bold enough!

A 20-year old Nigerian graphic designer, Joshua Okoro, is trending on twitter for proposing a new look for the Whatsapp Messaging App.

The Kano state born freelancer did a dark mode design...

5 Ways to Build Your Business Through Social Media
A strong brand presence on social media will boost your brand image and keep competitors at bay.

Social media isn’t just a place for interacting with your friends and sharing family photos. It’s also a place where you can easily generate business, says Syed Balkhi, an entrepre...

The Chinese Bamboo Tree and the Zimbabwean App Developer: the Difference Is in the Perspective
Excellence in business goes beyond just motivation, it requires adequate business education.

I am both – a motivational speaker and a business coach. I have learned the huge lesson of drawing the line between both. Motivation is good for take-off, continued growth, and sustenance of...

7 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AFRICAN BUSINESS MARKET
To invest profitably in one of the fastest growing markets in the world, one needs to be well informed about its business environment.

Without any doubt, the African Business Environment is one of the fastest-growing markets across the world, and it attracts lots of Foreign Direct Investment, particularly in Niger...

The Cry of an Eluded Set - A Call to Entrepreneurship!
When the leaders fall short, the youth bears the pain.

......." Applause. He said it all. Just before the sun sets!

In our schools today, we are trained to think like others who perhaps at their own time thought for themselves.
We are pres...

NO SUCH THING AS SUPER-IDEAS IN THE STARTUP STAGE
Ideas are not primal, the people are!

Customers are the reason why businesses exist. A business without a paying customer is at a dead end. In due course, it will meet its ultimate end. As seemingly superb...

A PROPOSAL, NOT AN APPLICATION: ENGAGING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN JOB SEARCH
Businesses exist to solve problems. In doing this, they must find an efficient way to conserve resources while meeting the needs of their numerous customers.

We hear many say there are no jobs. The fact however is, in the midst of no jobs, there are multitudes of vacancies in most firm that needs to be filled but few suitable hands to handle them. Somet...

6 Benefits of Finding a Mentor
Learning from the experience of others who are ahead of you can be a way to drive up your career success and push your entrepreneurial journey forward.

Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) supports and encourages people to develop specific skills and knowledge that will maximize...

START UP YOUNG, GO BEYOND BOUNDS
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ template to run a successful business, this is where some business coaches gets it all wrong. The energy of a youth, however, is unimaginable.

Entrepreneurship is all about identifying opportunities, creating choices and building something from the ground up. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world capitalize on opportuniti...

Top Seven Local Car Manufacturing Companies in Africa
Though widely unsung, Africa’s fast rising local car manufacturers are giving their counterparts in the developed world a run for their money.

“With a rapidly-growing population, an overall growing economy, and relatively few vehicles per residents, Africa may be the next hot auto market,” says Craig Guillot, a business writer...

Starting Up a Business in Africa - the Dos
Knowing what to do when starting out a business in Africa is paramount to ensuring its success on the African soil.

Starting up a business can be generally tasking - more energy, time, money and expertise may be required to birth a viable business into existence. When the needful are not done, things may go wron...

7 SMARTEST THINGS TO DO AS A NEW STARTUP BUSINESS
Starting up a business can be quite daring and challenging however keeping up with what it takes to sustain the business can make the journey more interesting.

A startup business is a business in its early years of existence. It is presumed as a new entrant into the market sphere. To survive in this new environment, the startup must learn some smart ways...

SELF - DETERMINATION
Survival, they say, is for the fittest. In a world where it takes fitness to survive, self – determination is key to developing such fitness.

The earth is being marched upon by over 7 billion people, a number which is over 200% of its inhabitants in a century past. Excellence and distinctions are micro – factors in being distinguis...

WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN AFRICA
Africa is fast rising and only those who invest now will benefit later.

The best time to invest in Africa is now; it is however disheartening that foreign investors have not move into the continent, as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often...

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