SME logistics companies struggle for survival as NIPOST fee, multiple levies pile on
Adetoke Ogunranti, a multimedia journalist, started her small logistics company in March with four motorcycles. She aimed to have another source of income. Three months later, Ogunranti was forced to sell off two of the four bikes. "Police, local government officials and NIPOST are taxing out of business," Ogunranti said on Friday evening. "There was…
Why Amazon Delivery is catering to the needs of widows - Mercy Makinde
In the last few years, the Amazing Amazon Initiative has empowered over 20, 000 Nigerian women and school children through collaborations with corporate and government entities. The Lagos-based women-centric organisation has been providing financial literacy, empowerment and child protection expertise to women in different states in Nigeria. It recently launched a logistic and delivery arm,…
Amazing Amazon hosts conference to mark 2019 Children's Day
A non-governmental organisation, Amazing Amazon, will be hosting the second edition of its annual conference to commemorate the 2019 Children's Day celebration. This year's edition tagged 'Little People Big Future Conference 2019' will hold at Afe Babalola Hall of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba on Monday, May 27. The conference is expected to feature…
At roundtable, stakeholders proffer solutions to end SDGBV
Several stakeholders comprising the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) in partnership with the EU Funded Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that provide services to survivors of Gender, Sexual and Domestic- based violence recently came together to discuss and proffer solutions to end Sexual, Domestic and…
Group takes campaign against rape, sexual violence to secondary schools
The campaign, which is part of programmes, lined up to commemorate the International Women’s Day is to create awareness among children particularly females on such vices as rape, domestic and sexual violence...
Amazing Amazon Initiative takes campaign against rape and sexual violence to secondary schools in Nigeria
"In our society women are defined as inferior and the right to dominate them is considered the essence of maleness itself."
When you are in your 40s…Not quite old, not quite young!
Two weeks ago I hit the BIG long anticipated 4 and 0 – FORTY years of age! It felt great to be in the league. If you have recently joined this age bracket, you will know what I mean.
Mercy Makinde: Overcoming challenges
Mercy Makinde is a seasoned entrepreneur, writer, speaker and enterprise advocate. She is the CEO of IASPIRE RADIO – Nigeria’s first Motivational Radio Station.