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Nigeria:The paradox @ 51

NIGERIANS cherish a society that works. Its successive rulership professes visions that articulate fantastic dreams and hopeless hopes. Every October 1, in particular, in the past three decades has become a ritual for its rulers to want to be associated with what they referred to as the “goals of the founding fathers” but their very despicable conduct betrays the very essence for which Nigeria was founded.

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Recasting Lagos in Parisian elegance

AS we rode from Ikoyi towards Third Mainland Bridge, a friend remarked that this area looks like Washington, DC. Yes, it looks like the area outside of Washington, DC, leading into Crystal City, Virginia. But then, it is all about looks. Nigerians are obsessed with copying Americans and Europeans. Abuja, I was told, was planned to look like Washington, DC. And the Nigerian constitution is modeled after the constitution of the United States of America.

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Why You Should Stay Hungry & Foolish, By Steve Jobs

This is yet the most celebrated speech made by Steve Jobs. It was the 114th Commencement Address to graduating students of Stanford University on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories!

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… Gracious while you wait

It was exactly seven years ago. I remember because I was pregnant. It was the first service of the year and the Man of God had asked that anyone who wanted the Lord to do something for them in particular should come forward speak their faith. Not usually given to such public displays I was surprised to see myself got up and made my way forward.

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What is Igbeke afraid of?

Rather than hide his face behind a rock for lying under oath and committing forgery – two criminal felonies punishable by prison terms and made worse if the person involved is an officer of the court and federal law maker because both crimes undermines the very foundation of our justice system, Igbeke still speaks to the press from the underground through paid writers.

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Lest we forget

BRITISH politician, John Bright, now late, once wrote of Abraham Lincoln in the Cincinnati Gazette: “He was like a waiter in a large eating house where all the bells are ringing at once; he cannot serve them all at once and so some grumblers are to be expected”.

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Remembering Gen. Tsiga

ERSTWHILE Director – General of NYSC, Brig. Gen. MI Tsiga, rtd, along with other prominent Nigerians, was honoured with the highest membership status by the Nigeria Institute of Management, NIM, on Monday, September 26, 2011. He was awarded the Fellow of the institute, the first NYSC DG to be so awarded.

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