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Digital: Opportunities for businesses to recreate growth models

The magnitude of change Andrew Grove, former Chairman of Intel Corporation, in his classic, Only the Paranoid Survive, provides a fresh perspective to Michael Porter’s ‘5 Forces’ analytical model.1 He articulates the possibility of a ‘10X’ magnitude force of change to Porter’s ‘5 Forces’ variables, such that the changes the variables provide to a business are not incremental.

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Marking first year of the 8th Senate with celebration

As the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, presided over by Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, rolled into its first anniversary last Thursday, June 9, many Nigerians have had cause to give deep thoughts on how the Senate fared in the past one year. Not unlike Nigerians, this Senate, across the land, has received kudos and knocks over its achievements and challenges.

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As Edo APC primaries fast approaches

ALL is set for Edo State guber primary of the All Progressive Congress, APC, scheduled to hold on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Ordinarily, it is an internal selection process of its flag bearer. But the rather unsportsmanlike attitude of some contestants and the primitive urge to win at all cost seems to have kicked the ball beyond the court of the party. Desperation has become the lot of those who see the race as their last chance having failed to clinch the diadem in previous attempts.

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Sherrif and call to patriotic duty

THERE comes a time in politician’s life when his claim to statesmanship is tested. Such a time now beckons on Senator Ali Modu Sherrif, the immediate past chairman of the People’s Democratic Party,PDP. Senator Sherrif, perhaps for good reason, still sees himself as the bonafide chairman of the PDP, insisting that the Port Harcourt Convention of the Party, which produced the Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi and Senator Ben Ndi Obi-led Caretaker Committee was illegal. To give vent to his position, he procured a court order pending determination of the case.

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Hopes fading for Buhari’s govt, unless

DURING the governorship campaign in 2015, the then candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, came out with an instructive advert: Let my experience work for you. In the said advert, which was placed in major national dailies, Ambode explicitly came out with his intimidating credentials and the experience he gathered during his years in the Civil Service, when he left Alausa and went back to school in the United States and came back home to become a public finance expert.

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Ambode: A humanist and pragmatist at 53

During the thick of the governorship campaign in 2015, the then candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, came out with an instructive advert: Let my experience work for you. In the said advert, which was placed in major national dailies, Ambode explicitly came out with his intimidating credentials and the experience he gathered during his years in the Civil Service, when he left Alausa and went back to school in the United States and came back home to become a public finance expert.

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What other Niger Deltans must do

THE devastating effects of the activities of the Niger Delta Avengers on the Nigerian economy has made it imperative for the Federal government to reach a compromise with the militants. In fact, the PM News edition of Tuesday 7th June reported the setting up of a committee to discuss with the avengers. The questions that logically crop up from this development are : What will be the basis for discussions? Will the issues cover other Niger Delta ethnic groups? If an agreement is reached with the avengers, will that guarantee peace in the region? Do the authorities really want peace in the region? What must be done to guarantee that?

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President Muhammadu Buhari while he met with the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England, Justin Portal Welby.

Hopes fading for Buhari’s govt, unless…

EARLY last year, in the run-up to the 2015 general elections, this writer argued in two newspaper articles that Nigerians should vote for then presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and against Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and the then-ruling PDP. I pointed to the massive systemic corruption in the Jonathan government and how this was seriously impeding economic growth and miring the hapless citizens in poverty.

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Avengers

Ayakoromo and Niger Delta Avengers

THE Niger Delta, once calm like Matthew Arnold’s ‘Dover Beach’ after the formal commencement of the 2009 Amnesty Programme created by Late President Umaru Musa Yar ‘Adua which made Tompolo and other freedom activists embrace absolute peace unambiguously, now boils kodokodo. The Niger Delta boils; the Niger Delta boils because the Niger Delta Avengers, stuck to a new development ideology of their own creation, opposed to Tompolo’s revolutionary philosophy, has made the destruction of oil installations and facilities in Nigeria their pastime.

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Shape

Keeping in Ship Shape

How many times have you been to a mall to buy an outfit, on first sight it looks so gorgeous that it becomes a must have. You pick from the rack a size 14 and proceed to pay. If you are like me, I don’t always like the idea of having to try on clothes because I feel I’m quite familiar with my size. Well like many women; I have fallen victim of buying an outfit that just did not fit well when I eventually tried it on at home.

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