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
Who is an impartial judge? According to https://www.collinsdictionary.com/ “Someone who is impartial is not directly involved in a particular situation and is therefore able to give a fair opinion or decision about it”.
In the court of law, this is very crucial to a free and fair hearing, the precursor to the judiciary been the last hope for justice for the downtrodden.
But it does not stay only in law, it applies to our lives especially if you are a Continue reading
We have often encountered difficulties and challenges in our journey in life. Be it career, relationships, family, name it….
We have experienced back-stabbing, slandered, maligned, betrayed, disappointed Continue reading
It was the 1995/96 academic session. I was filled with dread as the countdown began after finishing the final papers for the promotional exams in my alma mata, Mayflower School Ikenne. There were various postulations as to what the cut off mark would be with mathematics and English been the key criteria for promotion.
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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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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 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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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
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