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There is a global trend to take advantage of opportunities in entrepreneurship to grow and develop contemporary societies. The Nigerian society like other developing societies is experiencing some awakening in that regard. This work traces the advent of entrepreneurship from ancient to modern times capping it with the Nigerian contributions to entrepreneurial evolution. It argues that Nigeria’s is still an emerging culture of entrepreneurship which must be deliberately cultivated in spite of the individual, governmental and global recognition of entrepreneurial potentials of the Nigerian context through theory and practice. Consequently, to facilitate the development of entrepreneurial culture in the Nigerian economy and society, some ideas for intending entrepreneurs, governments and other stakeholders are advocated.
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