Yesterday, I teamed up with my friend Sesugh Akume to take the CBN and Godwin Emefiele to court.
The court, because it is the last hope of the common man.
It is manifestly obvious that the bad policies of the CBN under Mr Emefiele has led to high inflation, a weakened naira, a poor exchange rate, instability in the economy, etc, and this is not just as a result of the unstable price of crude oil in the global market as many like to deceive the unsuspecting public.
Shining Light on Our System of Memorization
“Knowledge is a skyscraper. You can take a shortcut with a fragile foundation of memorization, or build slowly upon a steel frame of understanding."
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This Bolt guy picked me up some minutes ago and from the part I board the cab we started chatting about life in general. Then I found out he also schooled in Ilorin and we may have even met in GCE-preparatory classes if I hadn't attempted mine in SS1. We remembered with fondness the chemistry and mathematics teachers at the tutorial school.
On Sunday night, my friend in readiness for the new week decided to engage in an evening stroll in one of the poshest places in Abuja. A physical exercise buff work has left her leaving home relatively early for a place like the nation’s capital and leaving work late, so she felt she should enjoy some evening coolness before retiring for the night. On her way, she bought some suya from her usual spot and munched on them when she got home. By late evening as she was about to retire for the night, she started developing fever and nausea…
It was Upton Sinclair who said that it is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. This is an apt description of the Federal Government as it wages battle against the States of the Federation on the matter of the collection of Value Added Tax in the country.
On August 9, 2021, the federal high court sitting in Port Harcourt ruled that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) — the agency responsible for assessing, collecting, and accounting for tax and other revenues accruing to the Federal Government of Nigeria —…
Is Nigeria’s Poverty Overrated?
I have a group of friends I discuss all kinds of topics with. Occasionally, but not nearly enough compared to our discussions on other matters like space technology, engineering and philosophy, we talk about the Nigerian economy.
One of the sticking points is a discussion on the purchasing power of the average Nigerian.
There are people who say that the level of poverty in Nigeria is exaggerated. That it's not possible for 82 million Nigerians to live below the poverty line of 137,430 naira (as stated by The National Bureau of Statistics).
When I hear that…
There are few discussions that get the attention of young people today than the question of networking. Some have even built a semi-career on teaching about places to go, the shape and color business cards should be, and how to dress to these events.
Several people want to be in the midst of ‘high achievers’ and roll with those that matter in their professions.
However while this can work serendipitously and often do work fortuitously, going to events and dropping cards that are soon forgotten is not the most effective way of building your network.
When I get asked this…
I don’t know how well your week is going, but the odds are that Apple CEO Tim Cook had a better one than you.
This week, on his 10th year anniversary as CEO of the most valuable company in the world, he was given a bonus of $750 million worth of Apple stock. He was rewarded both for his time and achievement.
He had taken over the company after the death of the legendary Steve Jobs and not a few people were sure he doubted he could live up to his flashy, turtlenecked predecessor.
To get a full brief of…
There are too many things going on with humans that it is a waste of time to idolize, worship, and envy relationships, careers, and lives of people we’ve never even met.
I have interacted with more than a few children of the clergy who snicker at those who revere their parents. They may be justified because they live with these people and regularly witness their flaws.
Their parents have to take part of the blame too because while many of them know that they are living like mere men, they will not stop discoursing like angels. …
I like to encourage people to read, and then take it further by urging them to write.
Writing makes you more intentional. When you know you’re going to write, you change the way you live. You can no longer sleepwalk through life. The most powerful insights come from everyday experiences that people ignore.
You can be as secretive about yourself as much as possible and still draw lessons from everyday life for just about any field you want to write about.
Who is the most successful person in your field? The person writes!
I wish I have more time in…
I love contrarians especially when they are women.
Now, I didn’t say it always end well for them, only that they catch my attention.
So if you love contrarians like I do, then Cathie Wood is someone I want to introduce to you.
Traditionally, asset management companies (firms that take funds from investors and put them to work through different investments) stick with indexing in the stock market. Indexing generally mean looking at past performances of stocks and deciding what the future would be based on that.
But looking at the past is not something Cathie, a devout Christian, really…