Monthly Archive: November 2017

TIME HAS COME FOR A REVOLT OF POWER CONSUMERS.

TIME HAS COME FOR A REVOLT OF POWER CONSUMERS.

“The market is there and the manufacturers of meters are there. They have positioned themselves strategically and manufacturing quality products. Unfortunately, the demand is not even commensurate with what they have in stock…” Mr....

EDUCATION RETREAT WAS MORE IMPULSIVE THAN CONSTRUCTIVE

EDUCATION RETREAT WAS MORE IMPULSIVE THAN CONSTRUCTIVE

“If they go about solving the problem this way, how many more problems will they have created by the time they finish? James Baldwin, in TELL ME HOW LONG THE TRAIN’S BEEN GONE. VANGUARD...

BLAMING THE GOVERNORS FOR COLLECTIVE FAULTS –2

BLAMING THE GOVERNORS FOR COLLECTIVE FAULTS –2

“If a man pays no heed to what is distant, he will soon find sorrow near at hand.” Chinese proverb.  Nigeria has seldom been a country blessed with foresightful people. Perhaps, they would never...

POULTRY SECTOR AS METAPHOR FOR OUR PROBLEMS.

POULTRY SECTOR AS METAPHOR FOR OUR PROBLEMS.

“Governing Italians is not impossible; it is merely useless.” Benito Mussolini, 1883-1945. Italian Fascist leader.  Mussolini was fortunate; he had Italians to govern and not Nigerians. He would have shot himself long before his...

BUDGET 2018 IS A TEST OF OUR FAITH AND PATRIOTISM.

BUDGET 2018 IS A TEST OF OUR FAITH AND PATRIOTISM.

  “Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can only go so far, but faith has no limits.” Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662. (VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ p 54.)  Budgeting has never been and...

NIGERIA IS ON THE BRINK OF A PROXY WAR

NIGERIA IS ON THE BRINK OF A PROXY WAR

 On Sunday, November 5, 2017, members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shi’ites during their annual Arbeen trek were intercepted and for reasons still unclear, gun shots were fired and two...

BLAMING GOVERNORS FOR OUR COLLECTIVE FAULTS – 1

BLAMING GOVERNORS FOR OUR COLLECTIVE FAULTS – 1

“Every country gets the government it deserves.”  Joseph De Maistre 1753-1821.  And every state of Nigeria has the Governor and government it deserves — despite our penchant for criticizing the same people majority of...

HOW TO INCREASE TURNOVER BY 20% AND REDUCE COSTS

HOW TO INCREASE TURNOVER BY 20% AND REDUCE COSTS

 Most producers of Made-In-Nigeria products ultimately fail, not because their products are of inferior quality as many people assume, but because they don’t sell up to their sales potential and because the cost of...

WITH SUCH FRIENDS BUHARI NEEDS NO ENEMIES

WITH SUCH FRIENDS BUHARI NEEDS NO ENEMIES

“What does corrupting time not diminish?” Horace, 65-8 BC. Civilian President Buhari, in 2017, the expected dragon-slayer, who developed a reputation as Military Head of State, 1984-85, for fighting corruption to a standstill is...

THANKS MINISTER AUDU OGBEH FOR YAM INITIATIVE – 2

THANKS MINISTER AUDU OGBEH FOR YAM INITIATIVE – 2

“Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reaon can only go so far, but faith has no limits.”  Blaise Pascal, French philosopher, 1623-1662. “Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.” Elton...