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Attend Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa’s Nigerian Economic /Business Roundtable Conference 2013

Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa OFR. and the Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation for Economic Empowerment (SOFEE) invite you to the;Nigerian Economic/Business Roundtable Conference 2013 with the theme:

NIGERIAN BUDGET 2013; Translating Economic Growth Opportunities into Profitable Realities

Conference Objectives:

  • Review of 2013 Budget Projections with focus on Growth Opportunities& Profitability
  • Discuss How the 2013 Budget Implementation will affect Governance, Businesses & Citizens
  • Equip Participants with the knowledge for attaining Growth & Profitable Outcomes in 2013

Keynote Addresses:

Morning Session

Nigerian Budget 2013: Industrial Growth Opportunities through Expansive Infrastructural Investments – Dr. Olusegun Aganga, Hon. Minister of Trade & Investments, Nigeria

 Afternoon Session

Nigerian Budget 2013: Transformation & Value Creation in Agriculture for Economic Growth & Profitability Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Hon. Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, Nigeria

Special Guests

  • Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Hon. Minister of Finance
  • Hon. Emeka Nkem Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives

Other Highlighted Topics for Discussion & Lead Discussants:

1. Nigerian Budget 2013: Balancing Fiscal Consolidation with Inclusive Growth  – Dr.Bright Okogu, Director, Federal Budget Office, Nigeria

2. Global Economic Uncertainties: Harnessing Local Economic Growth Potentials Dr. Ayo Teriba MD/CEO, Economic Associates

3. The Role of Banking Sector in facilitating All-Inclusive Economic Growth in 2013 Dr. Alex Otti, MD/CEO, Diamond Bank, Plc.

4. Achieving SME/Business Growth within the 2013 Budgetary Framework  – Dr. Kola Jamodu, President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

5. Realizing Growth Through the subsidy Reinvestment & Empowerment Programme – Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa OFR., Founder, SOFEE/Committee Member

Participating Audience: Ministers, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries,L.G. Chairman,Chairman & Directors of Boards of Public & Private Sector Based Organizations,Director Generals,Professional Agencies& their Deputies, company Secretaries, Business Development & Operation Members, Finance Managers,Policy Makers & Advisers;those Responsible for Transformation in Corporations, the Industries & Agriculture, SME owners& Members and the General Public Members.

[box type=”note” size=”large” style=”rounded”]Date: Tuesday,
12th February, 2013
Time: 08:00 am-05:00 pm Fee:
N25,000 per Participant / N17,500 per Participant. 
Venue: Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos.[/box]


Payment of Conference Fees by Cheque or Bank Draft in favour of Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation for Economic Empowerment or Cash Deposit in Organisers’ ACCOUNT NO. 0006135237@ any branch of DIAMOND BANK or at the Event Venue.

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FATE Foundation

An Invitation to attend the FATE Foundation 11th Annual Celebration

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 11th FATE Foundation Annual Celebration & Entrepreneurial Awards Ceremony to honour outstanding Nigerian entrepreneurs, and celebrate the 2011 graduands of the various FATE programmes.

The theme of the event is The Price, Prize & Pride of Entrepreneurship.

Please find the details below:

Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m.Venue: Shell Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos
Guest Speaker: Mr. Adewale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando Plc

Do make it a date with us.

We look forward to welcoming you at the event.

Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Osayi Alile Oruene
Executive Director
1st Floor,
Water House
Lagos State Water Corporation Building,
Ijora, Lagos.
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FATE Foundation    . . . Producing World Class Entrepreneurs

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Are you going to make it?

Global Entrepreneurship Week

I will be Speaking at the SME Toolkit Conference to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011

Global Entrepreneurship WeekThe Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) kicks off on the 14th – 20th November, 2011.

Nigeria won’t be left out this time around, a number of organisations have made a commitment to grow the entrepreneurial awareness amongst Nigerians and they have programmes lined up to mark this year’s GEW. Fortunately for me, I will be speaking at two separate events to mark GEW and I encourage you to attend either or both.

The SME Toolkit Conference will be my first speaking engagement to mark the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011

I will be discussing the track “Leveraging on Online Presence and Social media for businesses growth.”  along with others. It will be conversation style – so no power point presentation. The moderator basically coordinates the conversation and the audience will join in. This is another event you don’t want to miss! Apart from the fresh insight you will gain, it is also a great time to network.

Date: 16th November, 2011
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Terra Kulture, Tiamuyi Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos
Fee: N7,500

The Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-African University leads the pack of well meaning institutions celebrating the Global Entrepreneurship Week and have lined up a number of events that will help SMEs grow. Click here for more details.

Details of 2nd speaking engagement to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011

This event will be hosted by Entrepreneur Buddy, – a one-stop for small business ideas, advice, tools and business resources to start, run and grow your business.

Topic: Unlocking Innovations through Collaboration & Networking.
Date: November 19, 2011
Venue: Centre For Management Development (CMD) CMD Road, Management Village, Shangisha, Lagos
Time: 10am-4pm

This event is still open for sponsorship. This is an opportunity to align your products and services with the leaders of tomorrow.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

This quote is one of the reasons I am passionately promoting these events.

Do you now see why I love to write about entrepreneurship and business? I desire to see great changes in Nigeria and I believe one of the sure ways this change can happen is the growth and development of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

About Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide movement of entrepreneurial people, with millions unleashing their enterprising talents and turning their ideas into reality. Since its inception, GEW has spread to 115 countries, with nearly 24,000 organisations planning more than 37,000 activities.

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius

small business lessons from steve jobs

Steve Jobs is Dead! Rest in Peace Steve, you made an Impact

I woke this morning to hear that Steve Jobs is Dead. Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple and Pixar Animations, died on Wednesday October 5 at age 56, after a battle with pancreatic cancer and other health issues. He will be missed all over the world.

Steve Jobs is Dead
Steve Jobs is Dead. Read in Peace Steve!!!

In the days ahead, I will be publishing two articles based on Steve Jobs life and accomplishments; one will be written from the scratch and the other will be published verbatim.

  1. The first one will be title 4 Small Business Lessons from Steve Jobs
  2. The 2nd will be his famous 2005 Stanford University commencement speech

I honestly, truly admire Steve Jobs not because I have used any of Apple Products but because I have read a lot about him and I have watched from afar as he turned customers into loyal brand ambassadors. This guy will be fondly missed by all. I know he definitely had some shortcomings but guess what? His good deeds at Apple will over shadow all that for many years to come. I can’t wait to read his auto-biography that is due to be published later in 2011.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do,” he told the Stanford grads in 2005.

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”

 No doubt Steve Jobs is Dead but his memory lives on!

In a statement, Steve Jobs’s family revealed that the visionary leader of Apple died peacefully.

The complete statement from his family is included below:


“Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.”

Yes the end has come for Steve but you are alive today, won’t you just make up your mind to make an impact! What change/sacrifice are you willing to make to get to the next level?


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