WORKPLACE PTSD…THE NIGERIAN REALITY

What is PTSD? How does it really impact on us in Nigeria? Is it real as in real in the Nigerian sense of things?

While I am not a psychiatrist nor a medical person…. I am just a curious person musing around and wondering how real this is based on my observation.

PTSD stands for “post-traumatic stress disorder”. And if you are conversant Continue reading

CHILDREN AND OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

The recent waves of abuse on school children on recent is getting rather alarming in the country. This weekend, the death of Obinna in Asaba, a 19months old child allegedly flogged 31 strokes for not been able to recite the alphabet and that the severe abuse of a 3-year-old at a school in Mazamaza in Lagos reflects the rot within our society and what we harbour in the quest to be “valuable” and “create value”. Lest you think it’s all about that, the killing of 5-year-old girl in Kaduna by her school proprietor for ritual purposes is more than chilling, also the death of a pupil in a secondary school in Lagos and the list goes on and on of atrocities going Continue reading

The Duty of “The Nigerian” III – Legitimacy to Govern and be Governed.

To catch up

Legitimacy to Govern.

Every four years, we have individuals present themselves to us as candidates for a political office. Political parties field candidates and present them to the populace as qualified candidates to run a political office. But the question is what legitimate right do they have to govern the population within their domain or territory?

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The Duty of ‘The Nigerian’ II

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Federation, Confederation or What?

In the Northern region, we had the groundnut pyramids that was the hallmark of trade there with several developments and growth occurring in that region, symbolized by several institutions and in the Eastern region we had palm oil and coal, used to advance the region in terms of development and growth and symbolized by the Nnamdi Azikwe University and several institutions there. We essentially ran a federating system that ensured equity in the allocation and distribution of resources that led to equitable development of Nigeria, until the Military stepped in and introduced a Unitary system and the whole thing went south. Right now, we purportedly are running a federal system in a democratic setting, but what we run is a quasi-unitary-federal system with the states going bowl in hand to the center, Abuja to beg for allocations and the instrument of state, Continue reading

The Duty of ‘The Nigerian’

“The country was at one time very prosperous, and powerful, but there is probably no other country on this earth more torn and wasted by internal dissensions, tribal jealousies, and fratricidal feuds, a state of things which unhappily continues up to the present time.”

Dr. O Johnson, History of the Yorubas, Published 1921

This is the sad reality of our nation this day. Even though, the above quote was directed at the Yorubas as at then, it in no small measure fits into the modern reality of our beloved Nation Nigeria.

It is not far-fetched nor hearsay that our nation is on the brink of a second civil war with imminent breakup going by the various agitations all around the country and deep-seated mistrust to other ethnic groups and nationalities and amongst ethnic configuration as well.

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BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL MARKET – FINAL PART

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Select Performance Indices of the Nigerian Capital Market (Continued)

2. Total Equity Listed

Every corporation that wants to trade in the Nigerian Capital Market, must be listed and their data and numbers reported accurately and timely as much as possible. And this process often requires an intermediary to validate and verify all equity transactions to be listed.

If all the equities to be listed are on a smart contract in a decentralized ledger system, numbers, data and information would be readily available at the speed of light. This would drive efficiency and effectiveness in the Nigerian Capital Market and boost Continue reading

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL MARKET – PART III

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The Nigerian Capital Market

“The Nigerian capital market has since been the meeting point for buyers and sellers of shares,
bonds, stocks and for the exchange of other intrinsic commodities for the purposes of raising capital for
the running the business operations…” (Praise & Maria, 2019) . The Capital Market is regarded as
the cornerstone for every financial system since it provides the much-needed funds for financing,
economic growth and government spending. This position was opined by (Nwankwo, 1991) , that
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