Category Archives: Naija

The power of narratives and perceptions

A statistic that may shock you. More than 17 Million South Africans are on Social Grants! This is 33% of the country. Wow. And only 15.5M South Africans have a job. Now, I have not seen the South African President at any time in the past 24 years since democracy go anywhere in the world to disparage his country and say his people are lazy. Think deeply about this for a moment. Rather, the South African government is looking at ways to improve education and bring more people out of poverty. You might also not know that South Africa builds small houses for its poor citizens. Any deep thinker knows the effect of apartheid on black South Africans. What is important is how to get out of that problem and raise a generation of prosperous and well-educated South Africans.

That Power Distance Issue

I prefer utilizing systems thinking in solving problems. Those who know me very well would have heard this concept from me many times. It just works in every situation – personal, business or society. I have attended Universities in Nigeria and South Africa. The level

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The ‘Beatification’ of Saint Jonathan

I am congratulating Nigeria, Africa and the world at large on the successful election that was supposed to turn very violent. It is a proud moment for all Africans and not just Nigerians. We have proved that it is possible for Africans to conduct elections

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The time is here!

I am proudly Nigerian! I have been a member of the Nigerian diaspora community since 2008. I left Nigeria in the way and manner that brings glory to a country. My services were required by a South African company and I served as a Consultant

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In Pursuit of a Prosperous Future for Africa

The myriad of natural resources has been more of a curse to most African countries rather than the blessing it should normally bring. I am particularly afraid for the generations that are coming especially when we remember that Africa’s population could rise to about 2

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That 2015 might be better

The importance of technology in development can never be over-emphasized. The difference between developed and under-developed nations is evident in the way they have deployed and used technology (in most cases ICT) to solve problems.

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Re-writing History – A call to join the 300

A lot of people tend to have a distorted view of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. While Madiba was a big player in the journey towards emancipation from the evil apartheid system; the truth remains that the struggle took an effective turn with

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Have You Eaten?

I am not asking that question because I want to feed you. The question actually brings back a flood of memories. Sweet and sour ones from my University days in Great Ife. Sweet, because the man who owns that nickname is a legend. A different

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The Monkeyfication of The Nigerian People

There is no set of people in the World that has been monkeyfied like Nigerians. Students of the English World are amazed, I am sure, about my use of such a word non-existent in any dictionary of the Queen’s tongue. But if a word like

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Obasanjo – The Worst Case Study in Leadership

If you think my post is going to focus on President Yar’adua’s death, then no thanks. I feel for President Yar’adua as a person. We all know he was a pawn in the big power chess board of the destroyers of our great nation. A