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In life …be sure that you have talent, because a lot of people have passion and want to do this, but don’t necessarily have the prerequisite talent – and so you are just sort of running in the wrong direction.

Lessons From Fuel Queues: The Gap

When you are bullied by reality to accept anomalies as norm, you will begin to blur the distinction. In Nigeria today, we have become used to the fuel scarcity situation – spending 30 minutes on a fuel queue is now a blessing, a blessing we testify about in church services. While speaking to a foreign…

Professionals – Let our white be white and our black black

By Gideon Oladepo: I am a professional: a chartered accountant. Our motto in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) is ‘accuracy and integrity’. These two virtues are expected to guide every genuine accountant in Nigeria. Personally, this was one of the reasons I chose the profession even when I was a teenager. But…

Unbundling or Restructuring: Much Ado about Nothing

By Olatunji Oginni Since the Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced the plan to unbundle the NNPC there have been numerous comments and critiques trailing the plan. Firstly, the members of both the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and…

How Being Tech Savvy Is Altering Our Culture In Nigeria

By Jennifer Ehiadiamen: Last month, I urgently needed a book from Laterna, a bookstore in Lagos. In the past, I would have gone to their website and placed an order. But that would have meant them calling me to confirm my purchase — since my voice was still cracked, I didn’t want to speak over the phone….

This was Senator Obama holding Bill Clinton’s jacket. Be Inspired

In the last few weeks this picture has been trending. The picture is said to be illustrative of  Barack Obama’s humility. The caption reads:  “Be calm God is taking you places. This was Senator Obama holding Bill Clinton’s jacket on Sept 5, 2005. Be Inspired” Yet, if we only look closely we can clearly see this picture is wrongly…