Osato Guobadia

Osato Guobadia

Energy Analyst

Bio

Osato is the CEO of Enej Insights. He was an analyst at Stears Business focusing on the Banking, Energy and Telecoms sectors.

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How Stanbic achieved higher profits during a pandemic

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13 APR 2021

How Stanbic achieved higher profits during a pandemic

Stanbic in 2020: Four strategies that grew profit.

Rehabilitating Nigeria's refineries: The $1.5 billion story

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07 APR 2021

Rehabilitating Nigeria's refineries: The $1.5 billion story

A break down of Nigeria’s $1.5 billion refinery rehabilitation debate

How sanity got restored to Nigeria’s petrol imports

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30 MAR 2021

How sanity got restored to Nigeria’s petrol imports

Nigeria lost over $2.5 billion between 2010 and 2015 because of crude oil-for-fuel swap deals. Has anything changed today?

What is going on with USSD charges in Nigeria?

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23 MAR 2021

What is going on with USSD charges in Nigeria?

The back story: Why USSD transactions have new costs.

Rising petrol prices: Can Dangote’s refinery help?

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17 MAR 2021

Rising petrol prices: Can Dangote’s refinery help?

The Dangote refinery, on completion, would be Nigeria's largest refinery. But how can it solve our petrol problem?

How commercial banks are adapting to digital banks

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15 MAR 2021

How commercial banks are adapting to digital banks

Digital and commercial banks race for the patronage of millennials. How has this fared?

Banks in Nigeria: Gender diversity statistics

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10 MAR 2021

Banks in Nigeria: Gender diversity statistics

Seven charts showing the gender diversity of Nigeria's banking sector.

What if Lagos had its own electricity grid?

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25 FEB 2021

What if Lagos had its own electricity grid?

The dynamics of owning a state electricity grid.

1970s till date: The burns and bruises of Nigeria's car manufacturing industry

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22 FEB 2021

1970s till date: The burns and bruises of Nigeria's car manufacturing industry

Why the automobile assembly industry in Nigeria has failed to take off

Electricity transmission: A guide to Nigeria’s complex issues

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15 FEB 2021

Electricity transmission: A guide to Nigeria’s complex issues

This article breaks down the different problems affecting electricity transmission in Nigeria.

Anti-business Lagos (Part 2): How other states can reposition to win

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09 FEB 2021

Anti-business Lagos (Part 2): How other states can reposition to win

Lessons from California and Texas

Anti-business Lagos (Part 1): Losing investor confidence

Economy - 09 FEB 2021

Anti-business Lagos (Part 1): Losing investor confidence

Five reasons why Lagos is losing businesses and what to do differently.

Is bitcoin a threat to the naira?

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03 FEB 2021

Is bitcoin a threat to the naira?

Assessing bitcoin’s potential as a Nigerian legal tender.

Cryptocurrency's anonymity: A platform for bad actors?

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28 JAN 2021

Cryptocurrency's anonymity: A platform for bad actors?

Cryptocurrency transactions are not as anonymous as you think they are.

Business financing in 2021: Challenges in Nigeria

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21 JAN 2021

Business financing in 2021: Challenges in Nigeria

Why it is hard to raise debt capital in Nigeria.

Merger and Acquisition deals in Nigeria: The ABCs

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12 JAN 2021

Merger and Acquisition deals in Nigeria: The ABCs

Conceptualising mergers and acquisition in Nigeria.

2021: What to expect in telecoms, energy, and banking sectors

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04 JAN 2021

2021: What to expect in telecoms, energy, and banking sectors

Important events we expect in selected sectors of the Nigerian economy this year.

Modular refineries and the path to reducing fuel imports

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21 DEC 2020

Modular refineries and the path to reducing fuel imports

Assessing Nigeria’s modular refinery plan.

The dynamics of a Christmas fuel scarcity

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16 DEC 2020

The dynamics of a Christmas fuel scarcity

Why Nigerians get fuel scarcity for Christmas.

Dangote's distribution dilemma

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14 DEC 2020

Dangote's distribution dilemma

Dissecting Dangote's options for getting refined oil to consumers.

Iran’s oil exports under Biden and the impact on Nigeria

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01 DEC 2020

Iran’s oil exports under Biden and the impact on Nigeria

Nigeria in OPEC: The Iran-shaped challenge ahead.

Powering up rural Nigeria: The grass-to-grace story of Rokota village

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23 NOV 2020

Powering up rural Nigeria: The grass-to-grace story of Rokota village

The mini-grid solution to electrifying Nigeria’s rural communities.

Deregulation fever: Is time up for a unified petrol price?

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17 NOV 2020

Deregulation fever: Is time up for a unified petrol price?

The relevance of Nigeria's Petroleum Equalisation Fund

Police reform: Ideas for Nigeria

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28 OCT 2020

Police reform: Ideas for Nigeria

Reforming Nigeria’s police with evidence from Georgia and Ghana.

Restructuring Nigeria’s banks: Holdco fever

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26 OCT 2020

Restructuring Nigeria’s banks: Holdco fever

Why Nigeria’s banks are re-strategising

Hell or high water: transporting crude oil to the Dangote refinery

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08 OCT 2020

Hell or high water: transporting crude oil to the Dangote refinery

Dangote’s transportation headache.

Nigeria’s nuclear option for power generation

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28 SEP 2020

Nigeria’s nuclear option for power generation

Nuclear energy may be the key to clean electricity generation, but will Nigeria ever unlock its potential?

Recruitment and progression at the NNPC

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22 SEP 2020

Recruitment and progression at the NNPC

Recruitment and promotion at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Big spenders: Nigeria’s Tier 1 banks and your deposits

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10 SEP 2020

Big spenders: Nigeria’s Tier 1 banks and your deposits

Nine charts on Nigeria's top five banks

Nigeria’s subsidy story: The end of an era?

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01 SEP 2020

Nigeria’s subsidy story: The end of an era?

Pulling the plug on Nigeria’s subsidy

USSD and Nigeria's financial inclusion drive

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27 AUG 2020

USSD and Nigeria's financial inclusion drive

USSD’s role in banking the unbanked

The story of 9mobile’s tussle with debt and fleeing customers

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24 AUG 2020

The story of 9mobile’s tussle with debt and fleeing customers

A look into the fall of Etisalat and 9mobile's struggles

MainOne: West Africa’s internet connectivity giant meets its match

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13 AUG 2020

MainOne: West Africa’s internet connectivity giant meets its match

MainOne’s battle to retain market share in Nigeria's telecoms industry.

Salaries vs stock options: how startups in Nigeria compete for talent

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11 AUG 2020

Salaries vs stock options: how startups in Nigeria compete for talent

Why stock options fail to attract talent in Nigeria’s low trust environment.

So is MTN a monopoly or not?

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05 AUG 2020

So is MTN a monopoly or not?

We look at the market structure of the telco industry to determine the level of MTN's dominance

A run for your money (part I): Banks meet fintechs

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28 JUL 2020

A run for your money (part I): Banks meet fintechs

The first in a two-part series on the banking sector. We discuss the arrival of fintech startups

MTN's controversial dominance in the battle for Nigeria's airwaves

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15 JUL 2020

MTN's controversial dominance in the battle for Nigeria's airwaves

A story of Nigeria's heated competition for spectrum

NBET and the looming debt crisis that's keeping your lights on

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06 JUL 2020

NBET and the looming debt crisis that's keeping your lights on

The history behind the creation of Nigeria's Bulk Electricity Trading company- NBET.

From Shell to Seplat: Nigerians joining the oil production party

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01 JUL 2020

From Shell to Seplat: Nigerians joining the oil production party

Nigeria's marginal oil field history and their role in oil production

Private equity in Nigeria: Replicating Manchester United's model

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24 JUN 2020

Private equity in Nigeria: Replicating Manchester United's model

Promise of private equity investments in Nigeria

Fibre optics and the end of slow internet in Nigeria

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17 JUN 2020

Fibre optics and the end of slow internet in Nigeria

What it takes to boost Nigeria's broadband infrastructure

The Nigerian story of expensive electricity bills

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11 JUN 2020

The Nigerian story of expensive electricity bills

Understanding the scale of Nigeria's electricity metering challenges

How experience is helping build successful startups

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04 JUN 2020

How experience is helping build successful startups

The value of successful founders on growing African businesses.

Refining Nigeria's oil: Dangote's hard fix

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20 MAY 2020

Refining Nigeria's oil: Dangote's hard fix

What Dangote's entry into the refinery business means for Nigeria