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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
“This is not a surprise at all this is a coup!” That was the exclamation of my Mum last Saturday, 27th March 2021. And I have a good feeling about it…want to know what transpired? Follow me.
What is entitlement all about? How does one feel entitle to something? Is it normal, out of place or misplaced?
According to Oxford Dictionary, entitlement is defined as “the belief that one is Continue reading
By Femi Aderibigbe
I stand by every word herein. Listen with an open mind!
The beauty of social media is the diversity of our thought processes, which makes for often interesting, sometimes volatile but mostly entertaining and engaging conversations.
I am probably carved from a peculiar, rare, and hardwood tree, which most likely explains my ability to take a position on a topic and own it, regardless of how many Continue reading
Don’t we all love superstars? Don’t we all want to be superstars? We love the glitz, glamour, influence, and aura they carry with them right? We see them in sports, music, movies, politics, business, etc.
They are the go-to guys…everyone wants to hang around them, what they wear becomes the latest fashion trend, their opinions on issues is sacrosanct, they are the role models and mentors everyone wants.
According to Tim O’Reilly “Success in today’s world, whether of sports or business, requires assembling a team of people who can work together to achieve something extraordinary. And yes, to achieve something extraordinary, it helps that some of those Continue reading
Every time we have our alumni get together, I always leave with this impression, “we are watching, we are reading, we are following”. And it fills me with pride and joy to know that my little contributions here are not passing by unnoticed and not only that, to be careful of the content I put out in the social media space and public.
By Femi Aderibigbe
There is a lot of talk going on about the recent expose on the multiple “healings” of a woman with a strange upper arm condition by apparently a legion of “Men of God” who have been caught pants down messing with people’s minds.
I sat down and am wondering what to write on this awesome day. Words fail me beyond measure as I look back over the last one year, and my heart wells with gratitude to God. For it had being Him all the day…yes all the way. I remember that conversation with my Pastor heralding your coming, we had waited quite a while and resolved to just trust in Continue reading
According to reports, most organizations and successful firms are owned by “whites” who employ only their own kind into management but keep “blacks” on the lower rungs of the ladder. But it’s not always the case, we have “blacks” as well in certain organizations doing well in the management level making an impact. So what is the problem again?
The news is washed with the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa against Nigerians and fellow African Citizens by South African Citizens. Social media is awash with several facts, verified and unverified of Nigeria’s role in the liberation of South Africa from the throes of apartheid. And videos throng the cyberspace of Nigerians being killed, mobbed and the counter-attack by Nigerians on South African interests in Nigeria. But all these begs a question, where did things go horribly wrong? Continue reading