A TEAR FOR THE CHECKPOINT POLICEMAN

By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu I hereby mourn the demise of my dearest friend, the ubiquitous illegal checkpoint policeman, who was heartlessly made to kick the bucket by Unknown Gunmen. Oi! Oi! Oi! This monumental loss is indeed very tragic for me because the checkpoint policeman, whilst he lived, happened to be the most dutiful Nigerian worker who was always at his duty post, from Kaura-Namoda to Agenebode, and from Koton-Karfi to Otanchara-Otanzu! Nobody could have accused the checkpoint policeman of absenteeism all the days of his police life. Compared to…

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BETWEEN EFFORT AND RESULTS

By Emeka Oparah In my almost 10 years in Senior Leadership role, I have seen many young managers confuse effort with results. I have been there, as a young manager, and so I completely understand the psychology that underpins the mix up. So, when my boss recently made reference to this misconception, I naturally took a trip down memory lane. As the Media Relations Manager in Cadbury Nigeria, between 1994 and 2002, I was in charge of the production of the company Newsletter, Cadbury News, among other responsibilities. During my…

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FOOTBALL, A PANACEA FOR NATIONAL UNITY: THE SENATOR ORJI UZOR KALU EXAMPLE

By Sam Ogbonna Most often, the unity of Nigeria as a nation has been a burning issue, but a quintessential leader, pillar of sports (football), Senator Orji Uzor Kalu even before he was elected and sworn – in on May 29, 1999 as the 7th Chief  Executive and Second Executive Governor of Abia State had proved himself a sports philanthropist extraordinaire in Nigeria and beyond. OUK, a one-time member of National Sports Commission (NSC) in the 80s, chiseled his name in the stone of history as the youngest member ever…

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LET’S SELL NIGERIA TODAY

By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Nigeria as a country has served all its useful and useless purposes, and must perforce be sold for good. I have spoken. I cannot just understand the piecemeal selling of the assets of Nigeria in the name of monopoly capitalism of cement, salt and sugar.  As far as I am in the spirit it should be more profitable selling the entire country in one fell swoop.  There would be no shortage of buyers. It is no longer a rumour that a good number of Nigerians are…

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DEBT RECOVERY: AMCON UNDETERRED AS OBLIGORS INTENSIFY MEDIA ATTACKS

By Jude Nwauzor Recently some individuals have made themselves available tools to assist desperate debtors of Asset Management of Nigeria (AMCON) who are trying to change the narrative of how their businesses ended up in the books of AMCON. These distorted narrations are increasingly paying more attention to the intervention of AMCON in the aviation sector. This plethora of new attacks started since AMCON approached the aviation authorities in the country to indicate interest in establishing a holding company to warehouse all of its aviation portfolio. Following AMCON’s heavy intervention…

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