Stears is a business intelligence and media company based between London and Lagos, focused on information dissemination in the Nigerian financial markets. Our objective is simple - to connect economic and financial agents to a network of data, analysis and ideas.
Many media publications align themselves to particular ideologies meaning that they argue from the same set of basic assumptions. Stears eschews this approach. Instead, Stears remains indifferent to all ideologies as we believe in the value of permitting all inoffensive ideologies in informing the debate. Stears advocates for the explicit use and revelation of the basic assumptions used in all arguments, thereby ensuring that the reader understands the premise, analysis and conclusion of all arguments.
As a publication, there is no merit in us saying we believe in any particular socio-economic principle. Our duty is to provide a platform for transparent, rigorous and coherent debate. Rather than taking a particular stance, we seek to bring into the readers' focus the nature of the ideological conflicts and their relevance in the analysis and conclusions drawn.
So where others align, we enlighten.
Any Stears article is permitted to align to any inoffensive ideological position when creating an argument or reaching a conclusion. This is consistent with Stears being a platform for transparent, rigorous and coherent debate as long as each article adheres to the requirements stated above.
To publish articles on the Stears website, you will be required to join the Writer’s Network. The Writer’s network is a private cluster of contributors to the Stears Library. The Writer’s Network is the Stears chosen approach to content generation and our response to the changing journalistic landscape in the 21st century.
The Writer’s network is built on the foundations of traditional journalism. As members, you can expect to be held to the highest journalistic standards. Credibility, transparent sourcing and respect for intellectual property are strongly upheld even as the free flow of information is encouraged. The setup of the Writer’s network ensures flexibility and opportunity for all its members. There is unlimited scope for responsibility and initiative for those spirited enough to seize them.
Stears supports its writers by providing around the clock research on areas of interest, article recommendations and tracking of stories / developments.
For more information on publishing, please contact the Managing Editor, Sharon Okandeji at [email protected] and include a copy of any previous material you have written on economic or financial issues.
A guest writer is a one-off contributor to the Stears Library. The guest writer is not a part of the Writer’s Network but the article will be subject to the same regulations as all Stears content. The typical guest writer will be a field expert, academic or professional.
Published articles will be those that satisfy a particular niche or fit into a specific part of the Stears Library.
Stears actively seeks out guest writers to plug gaps and may consider independent individuals who reach out to us under exceptional circumstances. Stears reserves the right to accept or reject any article. Naturally, our values and guiding principles will heavily influence the guest material that we will accept.
The Stears Press Office provides information on contacts for media enquiries, speaker requests, writer requests and other media opportunities.
If you wish to send a press release to Stears, please send an email to [email protected]. Please include full details of the source of information and relevant contact details for Stears to contact you.
Stears does not accept press releases from non-corporate email addresses or individual actors outside a registered company or public body.
If you wish to have your Report published on Stears, please send an email to [email protected]. Stears only accepts reports and features linked to economic or financial issues.
To request a Stears Editor or analyst to speak at an event in Nigeria or London, please contact [email protected].
Stears is growing quickly. As such, Stears is always looking for interns, programmers and those with experience in financial intelligence. To join Stears, please contact [email protected] and attach your CV.
To publish an article on Stears, please contact [email protected].
If you have a skillset or area of interest that you believe can be useful to Stears, please send us an email and we will send you updates if something relevant comes up.
Stears is currently not advertising on the site. To keep in touch and get updates as soon as we begin advertising, please contact [email protected].
To provide any feedback on customer service, Stears services or articles, please contact us at [email protected].