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FUMBI FANEYE: Bank manager turned farmer

Imagine you studied at the prestigious University of Ife, graduated first-class in Computer Science with Economics in 1998, got hired immediately by Procter & Gamble Nigeria Limited with mouth-watering remunerations even while still a Youth Corps member, got employed again by Citizens International Bank Limited in less than two years, and in less than one year, was hired by Zenith Bank Plc.

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Thoughts of the late ASUU leader: Some people out to kill public universities – Prof. Festus Iyayi

PROF. FESTUS IYAYI, a former National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), until he was killed in a road crash on Tuesday, was Head of Department, Business Administration, University of Benin. In Iyayi’s last interview with Sunday Vanguard, he defended the university teachers strike. He insisted that ASUU members were prepared to stay at home for five years if the demands that led to the strike were not addressed.

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My father destroyed a script I wrote for Village Headmaster – X-Adebija

Gbeng X- Adebija is the Managing Director of Ashton & Layton, a management consultancy based in Nigeria with a growing list of clientswithin and outside Nigeria. As an alumnus of the University of Ilorin, University of London and the Lagos Business School.X- Adebija is also the recipient of numerous local and international awards including the prestigious Brand Excellence Award conferred by the World Brand Congress recently.

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Day of rage at Alaba International Market

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, was like any other day at the popular Alaba International Market, in Ojo area of Lagos State, as traders, artisans and even bankers went about their business like they’ve always done, without having an inkling of what the day has in stock for them. None of them anticipated that the day would end in a bloody note.

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Ashura: Another rare opportunity

Last Wednesday was Ashura day, although there were views that it fell on last Tuesday going by the different calculations of when the new moon actually appeared. But Wednessday seemed to be widely accepted as the 10th day of Muharram. The Ashura day has important historical significance and some spiritual connotations. The Prophet advised that Muslims should fast on that day.

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Managing crisis at home

The basic and essential attribute of a Muslim marriage is faith which nurtures love and breeds persevearance. Since Islam is a way of life and not just a religion confined to daily worship, faith about the omniscient God, about how He direct our affairs becomes an integral part of a Muslim’s life. The frame of reference shared by the couple eases communication and sharing of values which is not possible in an interfaith marriage.

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