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Decline in mature oil fields, another reason for diversification

By Mohammed Usman

Diversification of Nigeria’s economy has been the ‘song’ amongst economic analysts and concerned Nigerians. Justification for this has been linked to the benefits and economic shocks that Nigeria has experienced for decades now. 

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100 greatest quotes on leadership (I)

By Vishal Kumar, Linkedin

So, are you seeking something inspirational today, how about some great quotes from some great leaders. I have compiled my top 100 inspirational quotes on leadership and management. I am sure there are some other great quotes that very well deserve to be part of the list but are not captured by me. I would appreciate if you could share them by adding in comment sections or emailing them to me. Also, don;t forget to watch the TEDTalk about “Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action“. Now without further delay, here is the list.
1.    A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. ~Polybius
2.    A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ~John Maxwell
3.    A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. ~Jim Rohn
4.    A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. ~George Patton
5.    A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
6.    A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ~Lao Tzu
7.    A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. ~Rosalynn Carter
8.    A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. ~Max Lucado
9.    A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless. ~Charles de Gaulle
10.    A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. ~Douglas MacArthur
11.    All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. ~John Kenneth Galbraith
12.    Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller
13.    As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth. ~John Whittier
14.    As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. ~Bill Gates
15.    Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet ~thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing ~consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust. ~Lance Secretan
16.    Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ~Jack Welch

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Nigerian Capital Market: Emerging from the challenges of global meltdown

Five years after the meltdown of the Nigerian capital market, some investors and operators appear to have shaken off their investment shocks by describing 2013 as the year of recovery and consolidation.

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Who’s hoarding lower denominations of the Naira?

…We have sufficient volume in circulation, says CBN

Rahama, a youth corps member gets  to Abuja city center from Mararaba, a densely populated outskirt town of Abuja on transport fare of N200.

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Alleged $48.9bn unremitted crude oil sale: Sanusi’s whistle blowing, NNPC’s headache

Barely six months  left  of  his  tenure as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN),  one  expects Sanusi Lamido Sanusi  to  get busy more with  politics  of succession than a whistle blowing job he assumes.

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