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Stears Business' top ten in June

Stears Business' top ten in June
Top 10 most read

Want to know June’s top ten at Stears Business? Here is a highlight of our readers most-read articles in the last month. 

1. E-commerce in Nigeria: The offline story of tricky logistics

 

Our long reads are proving to be popular among readers. This one provides many insights into Nigeria’s e-commerce industry. It assesses the offline tricks e-commerce businesses must master to succeed.  

Read the full article here.

 

2. Private equity in Nigeria: Replicating Manchester United's model

 

This brilliant piece simplifies the seemingly complex nature of private equity firms and their mode of operation. It opens up your mind to the potential of these firms, by using simple and relatable examples such as Glazer’s take over of Manchester United. 

Read the full article here.

 

3. Fibre optics and the end of slow internet in Nigeria

 

Unsurprisingly popular- given Nigeria’s slow internet plague. This article digs deep into the root cause of the problem and helps readers understand what it takes to boost the country’s broadband infrastructure.

Read the full article here.

 

4. How experience is helping build successful startups

To position Africa’s tech sector for sustained growth, we shared lessons learnt from the experiences of these founders to less experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs. Here is our second most-read finance article for June.

Read the full article here.

 

5. The Nigerian story of expensive electricity bills

A story like Derin’s. One of “estimated” or “crazy billing.” One many Nigerians can relate to. 

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6. Aba tailors and their dreams for an industrial hub

Tailors in Aba, the largest commercial hub of fashion production in Eastern Nigeria, have always had one major request - an industrialised hub. This article would help you understand why.

Read the full article here.

 

7. Graphics: Spending and saving patterns in Nigeria and other emerging markets

A healthy portion of Stears readers wanted to know how most Nigerians earned, spent or saved money. This data story has charts, graphs and illustrations that broke down the info in easily digestible bites. Fun read!

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 8. Nigeria needs a living wage, not a minimum wage

Nigeria’s minimum wage of ₦30,000 translates to ₦1,000 per day. For a family of six - a husband and wife with four children, it comes to ₦50 per meal. A wage that is simply not enough.

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 9. Smallholder farmers need bespoke protection

Smallholder farmers are responsible for growing most of the food we eat in Nigeria, yet only 1% of them have insurance to protect themselves against the numerous risks of the business. This article sheds more light on how insurers can provide the type of protection that these farmers can understand, and better still, afford.

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 10. Stears Business Newsletter: 60 facts about road and air transport in Nigeria

This is one of the many Stears Business newsletters that delight our readers every Friday morning. This unique piece was on 60 facts you probably did not know about air and road transport in Nigeria. Enjoy this slice of exclusivity, but you’d want to subscribe to get more content that helps you make sense of the economy around you.

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