A Sinking Ship

Nigeria reminds me so much about James Cameron’s 1998 movie “Titanic” with the mixture of fortunes and of course the hobnobs choice passengers had. She can indeed be likened to a ship which set sail some fifty five (55) nautical miles from her present location to a destination that is the dream of all passengers….

BINDING STRINGS: THE BAYELSA STORY.

Every now and then, we hear folktales and read books that aim to pass different life lessons. I recently read a portion of the bible that echoed through my senses and I thought it wise to share. In the book of MARK 3: 25, Jesus said “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that house…

OUR COMMON WEALTH

On the 3rd of September, 2015, it was reported by AfrAsia Bank and the New World Wealth that there are about 163,000 millionaires in Africa. Mind you, the currency of reference is the United States Dollar. This got me wondering about the number of African billionaires there are, so I visited my friend- Google who…

AFRICAN STRIDES

So much has been said about the wealth of the African continent which has not been harnessed due to lack of human capital and corruption. This is a reality that has got a number of us thinking ourselves into knots. In life, there are always two extremes. It is either you are here or there,…

“WE” and “THEM”

Language as a vehicle of communication for a given culture is by its nature unique. It however has certain universal expressions that without doubt are the root causes of the challenges of our world today. I am talking about “We” and “Them”, words that highlight class; the classic reason for virtually all clashes. What we create is a class division along religious, ethnic, social, economic and political lines. One is therefore either a majority or minority, weak or strong and the feud between “We” and “Them” is an endless one where there are no rules. Most times, minorities are relegated or assigned to the lower strata of life while the majority occupy the other extreme.

The Bigger Picture

On Sunday, the 28th day of June, 2015 we were awakened to the sad news that sunk our hearts in unimaginable depths. I am talking about the Taiwan Formosa water park disaster where partying youth sustained varying degrees of burn. It was a terrible event and our hearts go out to all the victims and…

Vacancy In Global Leadership: Extinction Of The Extraordinary Breed

It is reported that world population is well over 6 Billion and rising. As passengers of MV.  Earth, the harsh reality is that the pace of this vessel is constantly reducing due to our diversity and unnecessary luggage on every deck. The Middle East has her challenge, so does Africa, the Eurozone, the Americas; nowhere…

The Real Loser

From time to time in the course of human history and development, very often there occur happenings of truly seismic magnitude. These are most times epiphanic hence triggering a turning point between one crucial event and another, when one orthodoxy ousts another. What is expressed about such is rarely conspicuous. As events unfold, it becomes…

Money Frenzy

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. These are the words of a man that has made so much money and had a big bite of success – Will Smith and believe me, I can’t possibly disagree. Everything we do every day have either the credit or debit function…