One thing about this year’s prophecy is that the kind of choices you make will determine the kind of surprises you will receive this year. “The reality of life is that God created us to make choices and expected us to make choices.” Gen 30:19-20, Luke 22:41-43. As we all know, surprises can be positive … Continue reading 3 big choices you have to make in 2017
Before we roll into the basics of becoming a better writer, what are the benefits? Well, these are the few I could think of: It improves self-confidence: like with any other skill, becoming better at writing will improve your self-confidence, which will ultimately improve your all-round performance on routine tasks. It gives you an edge … Continue reading Becoming a better Writer
I started the service year with a sense of uncertainty and anxiety as most Corp members, I heard different stories from different ex-Corps members on expectations and outcomes of the service year; the baseline wasn’t so encouraging, yet I was determined to make the most of it. Most of those I spoke to were females, … Continue reading The Entrepreneur Corps member
Years after the detailed project report on the Ajaokuta Steel Company (ASCL) was unveiled in1979, ASCL is still not fit for purpose. The failure of the company is colossal and unmitigated; mirroring the sordid state and pace of our development as a nation in all spheres since independence. The most annoying episode is our inertness … Continue reading Why Ajao Kuta failed: Lessons for Fayemi
“Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.” –Bertrand Russell, atheist. No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love- 1Corinthians 13:12b (MSG) Love means living the way God commanded us to live. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is this: … Continue reading Love: the sole purpose of life.
In mid-2015, the global price of crude oil which is Nigeria’s major source of foreign exchange tanked. One of the ripple effect of this price crash was a severe dip in foreign exchange earnings and the concomitant shrinking of our foreign reserves as reflected from the sharp decline from $34.3 billion in August 2015 to … Continue reading [Guest Post] Stanley Ihugba: Naira Devaluation: To do or not to do?
During the past Catholic Ash Wednesday, I was treated to exotic doses of not very pleasant write-ups from Christians on social media, denigrating the Catholic faith for the practice of Ash Wednesday as some Zombie pagan rite. Comfortably neglecting the embedded message of –from dust you came from; to dust you will return- meant to … Continue reading One body: One Christ.
Since the ascension of President Buhari to power, oil prices have taken hits-it currently hovers around $30 per barrel- which have sent mono-economic oil revenue-dependent nations into recessions. Nigeria unfortunately, happens to be one of these nations. The Nation will be borrowing $5 billion dollars per day to fund the 2016 budget deficit. The line … Continue reading Nigeria: The challenge of diversification and industrialisation
I was having a discussion recently with my Lokoja neighbours, where am currently serving as a Corper. It bothered on the concept and function of money. For my neighbours (aides to a legislator) “money answereth all things.” For their ilk, money is the prime purpose of life, “make as much money as you can, when … Continue reading The African philosophy of primitive wealth and power accumulation
The name, Chibuike R. Amaechi, evokes different meanings for different people. For a concise summary, he is the former Governor of Rivers state, and now serving Minister of Transport in the cabinet of President Buhari. A testimonial of his foresight and sagacity was his leading other new PDP governors to decamp (some thought he had … Continue reading The task before Amaechi