• Celebrating Africa’s Foremost Business Icon @60

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    One of the most difficult writing tasks anyone could take on is putting together a piece about a subject or person for whom there’s practically nothing else to write about; that is, something or someone that has become more of an institution, an enigma, a phenomenon, and an icon from whatever angle you choose to…

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  • Is The World About To Come To An End?

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    I’ve been having a deep sense of foreboding these past few weeks; not about anything personal, but the general state and psyche of mankind, especially in our society. That uneasiness has forced me into some sort of deep spiritual inquiry for more insights of the sayings and prophecies of the Quran, the Bible, as well…

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  • Runway To A New Beginning

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    On Wednesday, April 19, a brand new look Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be unveiled to the world, opening up a new chapter in our general flying experience in and out of the capital city, as well as a new vista of opportunities for astute individuals, organisations and governments at various levels to explore….

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  • Underestimating The Power Of Depression

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    Nigerians are probably used to being fed a potpourri of stories every day. Or, with the advent of the Internet media, all of the time. News that range from the bad to the ugly, from the weird to the shocking, from the good to the outright hilarious; and well…, anything else you probably want to…

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  • The Mangling Of Magu

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    The anti-corruption ship in Nigeria appears to have hit another iceberg. The cracks are appearing on the sides and the base of the ship, and this ship might just finally sink with everyone in it. Caught in the strong currents of the whirlpool and left at the mercy of sharks, everyone will be clutching at…

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  • While You Were Away, Bababu…

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    My dearest President, I am writing you through this medium because, honestly, I can’t think of a quicker and more convenient way to reach you. Especially at this time that I know you will be swarmed by patriots and well wishers ‘right, left and centre,’ all thanking God you’re now hale and hearty and just…

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  • Dangerous Illusions Of Social Media

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      Since the turn of the decade, the social media has become a core component of our daily lives. We practically live, interact and conduct our daily activities on the major social communication platforms as much as we do in real life. One of the many social media researches on the web says Facebook users…

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  • Power, Influence And The Culture Of Sycophancy

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    Are power, economic advantage and sycophancy hopelessly entwined? Is sycophancy – and not hardwork or competence – the real visa to an individual’s career dreamland or lifestyle Eldorado in our societies? Do people in power or position of influence encourage a culture of sycophancy among their followers and subordinates, even though deep down they know…

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  • The Insensitivity Of Nigeria’s Power Kids

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    When Nnamdi Dimgba of the Abuja Federal High Court ordered that Shamsudeen Bala, son of former FCT minister, Senator Bala Mohammed be remanded in custody over money laundering charges to the tune of N1.2 billion, it raised eyebrows. And that was not because he was going to spend a few nights in Kuje cells, but…

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  • Two Faces Of The Nigerian Army

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    What kind of face exactly does the Nigerian army really want to present to us? Good or bad? Beautiful or ugly? Friend or enemy? Protective or abusive? Forgive my rant. But these days, every time I read the newspapers, watch the local news or check my social media timelines, it seems there’s always some news…

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