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The 7 Steps to Real Estate Investment and Project Finance

The 7 Steps to Real Estate Investment and Project Finance

Title: The 7 Steps to Real Estate Investment and Project Finance Author: Wilson Akhator-Eneka (FCA) Year of Publication: 2018 Publishers: Perfect Printer Printing Press, Abuja Price: N5, 000 (including home delivery) Reviewer: Alexander Ekemenah, Editor, NEXTMONEY There is perhaps no other subject, especially when it comes to discussing the parlor state of infrastructures in Nigeria,

Ignore the minority opinion against Peter Obi

By Luke Onyekakeyah It is important to correct the erroneous impression that may be created in some quarters that the alleged opposition to Peter Obi’s pick as Atiku Abubakar’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential running mate in the 2019 general elections is Igbo position. That is far from the truth. The Igbo are solidly

Ouch! FG has just suspended Nigeria Air

By Alexandra Ekemenah When the news broke on September 19 that the Federal Government has suspended further work on the planned national carrier, Nigeria Air, some people were not really surprised. Only last month, in the print edition of NextMoney, did this writer wrote on the launching of the national carrier in far-away London with

Youths and the Nigerian Necrocracy

By Abimbola Adelakun When I was growing up in Ibadan, the atmosphere was rife with tales of supernaturally powerful people who used the blood of children to prolong their lives. Like most people, as we grew up, the world that promoted those stories and gave them credibility gradually receded. We began to dismiss those urban

Can APC Survive Internal Bleeding?

By Luke Onyekakeyah The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the method to adopt for its party primaries shows that nothing has changed in the way politicians carry themselves. The old political culture is still looming large. Rigging is still believed to be a potent way to gain political power. Money is

China’s RBI – before we are Left behind Again

By Olawale Rasheed THE Chinese conceived the grand Road and Belt Initiative, RBI, as a strategic agenda to change developmental politics of the world. Almost five years after, the RBI is yielding results that even worst of critics are now acknowledging. RBI is truly disruptive of existing order; it was a daring subtle attack on

The Weaponization of Everything

So far, the U.S. has mustered no response to China’s and Russia’s widening assault on America’s global stature. There is a transformation afoot in great-power conflict. In a twist to the well-worn caution, “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail,” China and Russia are redefining both. These competitors have discovered

A Big Shame on African leaders!

By Alex Ekemenah During the opening of the two-day China-Africa Summit in Beijing that has just been concluded, the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, assured African counterparts and business leaders that China’s investments on the continent have “no political strings attached”, even as Beijing is increasingly criticized over its debt-heavy projects abroad. “China’s cooperation with Africa

Defection: Why denialism won’t salvage APC

By Ademola Adesola Whatever its surface dissembling and false display of calmness at this time when members are jumping off its distressed ship, the underneath reality is that there is a burning hell in the belly of the ruling All Progressives Congress. From the time this Special Project Platform masquerading as a political party took