Straight Talk

A Consolidated Mess

The dispute between Lagos state doctors and the state government took a dramatic turn on Monday, as over 700 doctors were relieved of duty, and the move for their replacements started in earnest…

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Are You Building Capacity? You Could Start With Your Houseboy

My driver is obviously smart. He could be the next *insert big title of choice here*, so the question for me is, how can I help him reach into himself and discover his potentials?

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I Wrote JAMB Six Times

I wrote JAMB six times. Yes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 times! That’s 6 years. 6 years of buying, filling and submitting forms. Then waiting for exam centres to be released, having to go search for the location of those centres a week before the exam…

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Emmanuel Iduma – The Problem With Small Miracles

So, I was one of the cyberspace moralists that put in word for Okeoghene Ighiwoto, the now famous Nigerian patient who has been ‘saved’…

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Nigeria Has Lost Her Green

We do not need knowledge of rocket science to understand this phenomenon. It is desert encroachment. Sand dunes are gradually becoming commonplace as the vegetation disappears. This is not a story confined to the Borno State, but extends all over Nigeria.

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What Do You Do When Your Car Breaks Down In Lagos?

Between cut-throat fuel prices and the accelerated wear and tear occassioned by Nigerian roads, the costs of keeping the car on the road are not for the faint of heart.

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Nigeria: The Technology Future, Education & The Lower 60%

Public education is broken, but technology can bridge that gap. Local governments, churches and local communities are strategic to achieving the target of a technology driven economy – yes, the illiterate chief with the foot long chewing stick is the future of technology.

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Dialogue – Children’s TV And Nigeria’s Way Forward

The thought may not have crossed your mind but to me that is the answer to building a new Nigeria, the transformed Nigeria, the Nigeria I want my children to live in…

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Senile National Conflagration (SNC)

The Nigerian discussion is chock-full of political analysis and what my friends on Twitter like to call “National Distractions”. The latest of such discussions is the Sovereign National Conference…

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Dialogue – Incentivising Sustainability

I’ve been thinking a lot about sustainability – both in my personal life, business and government…Today, I complained that I didn’t think the Imo State governor was making great moves for his state – spending more money than they could possibly afford in the long-term…

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