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Omagbitse Barrow

Omagbitse Barrow

NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

Financial Industry regulators and operators in banking, asset management, securities trading, pensions etc. are all pushing the agenda of financial inclusion and rightly so, trying to get as many people who are typically outside the ‘net” (especially the ...
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FEATURES NEWSLETTER

If you are going to be effective in managing your finances as a business owner, then you must have an elevated and practical understanding of financial statements. Our financial statements tell the story of your business and by ...
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Most businesses today transact through their banks, especially as banking regulators and institutions across the continent and the world are tapping into the infinite capacities for electronic and digital banking to create a cashless society. With more transactions ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

I have spent the last ten years working on, developing and supporting dozens of organizations in strategy development and implementation, and to mark my decade long experience, I will like to share 10 of the most common mistakes ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

Often you hear people talk and write about the abundance of human capital in Nigeria. Overtime and from my experience managing businesses, leading institutions and most significantly teaching children and adults, I have come to the unfortunate conclusion ...
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EDUCATION & TRAINING NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

As School Directors, my wife and I have had to have this conversation with parents of children who are under-performing at their school work a number of times. Some of the parents get quite emotional about the possibility ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

Ask any successful business owner about his most important asset, and he will probably tell you it is his people. Interestingly, for most business owners and corporate leaders,  people also represent their biggest problem! As a business owner you must be mindful of the important role that your people will play ...
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FEATURES NEWSLETTER

 As a young child, I spent some of my idle time ransacking my parents’ wardrobes, closets, and bags. I was particularly fascinated by the peppermints that I always found in my mother’s purses and the biros and pens ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

One of the most important lessons you can teach yourself and your employees is the answer to this question: ‘Who really pays your salaries? ’In many organizations, employees will do anything to please their bosses, and in a ...
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FEATURES NEWSLETTER

With effect from July 2018, contributors to Nigeria’s contributory pension scheme (CPS) will now have options regarding how their contributions are invested and have the prerogative to direct their Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to invest their pension contributions ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

A few years ago, on a trip abroad, I met a man from Singapore with his Malaysian wife, and we started to talk about Nigeria and its political and social problems. The couple were very educated about our ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

We human beings are rational economic beings – our values, attitudes and behaviours are often shaped by our rational instinct to survive and cater for our needs. So, the questions that we need to answer are – what ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

Watching the most recent episode of the hit TV Series – “The Fixer” where the lead character Olivia Pope decided to speak the truth about the existence of the Secret Intelligence Agency “B613” reminded me again of cardinal ...
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INSURANCE & PENSIONS Viewpoint

Let’s think about the typical domestic worker that comes into Abuja, Lagos or any of our big cities from the villages or from other states in the hinterland searching for better opportunities. They come to our homes and ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

The comments made by Microsoft Founder Bill Gates during his last visit to Nigeria made the rounds quite a bit, even CNN – the international news network covered it on a number of their news segments. But there ...
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Pension Scheme
FEATURES INSURANCE & PENSIONS NEWSLETTER

Pension schemes generally exist to ensure that workers and their dependents are catered for in retirement and in old age. To ensure that this objective is achieved, architects of modern and effective pensions schemes around the world are ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

The American expression about the certainty of death and taxes is increasingly becoming a reality in most countries and economies of the world today. Businesses as the engine of economic growth are expected to fuel this growth through ...
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NEWSLETTER Viewpoint

I was a guest speaker at an event in the last couple of weeks on a completely un-related subject matter, when the audience, sensing my experience and affiliation with the pension industry accosted me with their concerns about ...
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