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  It has been brought to our attention that Robert (Bob) Wheeler, an ex-contract staff of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) was the victim of an attack in Lagos by his former staff. The unfortunate incident is part of an ongoing police investigation.   The Tony Elumelu Foundation has been mentioned in some of the stories that have […]

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs to Receive Tech Support From Microsoft

THE GLOBAL TECH GIANT AND PAN-AFRICAN FOUNDATION PARTNER TO UPSKILL TEF ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS AFRICA LAGOS, Nigeria – 18 September 2017 – Microsoft, through its 4Afrika Initiative, has collaborated with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to provide entrepreneurs in the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme with technology-based tools, resources and mentorship. Through this support – which will benefit […]

 CEO Parminder Vir OBE at the Indo-Africa 

IT and telecoms form the backbone for the growth of any country and Africa has been one of the fastest growing markets worldwide in ICT adoption and communication technology. In recognition of the relationship and commitment between India and African countries, the government of India hosted the 3rd edition of Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2017 in […]

As a Female Entrepreneur, You Need to Surround Yourself with the Right Company

Originally shared on Guardian Woman Kene Rapu is the founder and owner of the footwear brand, Kene Rapu in Lagos. Trained as a Lawyer, she left the law to follow her passion, describing it as something she ‘stumbled into’. In this interview with TOBI AWODIPE, she talks about her journey, her struggle as a woman […]

Tony Elumelu mourns with Sierra Leone, donates $500,000

Following the August 14 unprecedented disaster, Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), yesterday, Wednesday 23 August, paid a state visit to the people and Government of Sierra Leone to commiserate over the great loss caused by devastating mudslides and floods that have claimed hundreds of innocent […]

Paying it Forward Through Mentorship: Meet Ayo Sopitan, a TEF Mentor

“I’m a strong believer in the idea that almost nothing is impossible. I bring this mindset to my entrepreneurial activities. – Ayo Sopitan Ayo Sopitan is a Nigerian entrepreneur and mentor on the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. Through his professional career, he has worked on projects in over 20 countries in 3 continents with international […]

Meet the Entrepreneur With a Dream of Africapitalism

Originally published on Creative Associates A Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Washington Fellow will spend six weeks working closely with Creative’s Economic Growth Division, learning from its experts and sharing his unique perspective as a young leader in Zambia. At 22, Njavwa Mutambo is among the youngest of the 1,000 YALI fellows, selected for their positive contributions and innovations in their communities […]

An integrated Africa: A boon to the private sector

Originally published here Can developing nations thrive in a global economy without a global, collective mind-set? This is a question every developing economy must ponder if it plans to have its economy scaled up and stay up. International organisations such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Monetary Fund […]


Keynote Address  U.S. AND AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP delivered by Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit 2nd August 2017 Washington, DC PROTOCOL  As students of history, you must also recognize the role President Barack Obama played and most importantly we recognize Madiba himself. I would like […]

[Speech] Entrepreneurship: An Antidote to Nigerian Youth Unemployment – Tony O. Elumelu, CON.

Public Lecture Entrepreneurship: an antidote to Nigerian youth unemployment  delivered by Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto The First National Dialogue Series (NDS)  29th July 2017 Sokoto PROTOCOL  Your Excellency, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto state; The Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Professor Abdullahi Zuru; […]