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MOTION SANS MOVEMENT

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s one month in office can best be described as motion without movement, although one cannot categorically say that he has not hit the ground running. His first major action in office was to commit western nations, particularly the US and Britain, to the search for solutions to the Boko Haram menace. The US government has donated ...

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HOUSE OF SLEAZE

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In this edition of your informative newspaper, we bring to you happenings in Nigeria, Canada and around the world. Nigeria continues in her characteristic tradition of churning out jaw-dropping stories of drama and ingenuity – even in infamy. That drama and ingenuity came to the fore when news broke out that the wife of the immediate past President, Mrs. Patience ...

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2015: A NEW BEGINNING FOR NIGERIA AND CANADA

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The year 2015 is significant for Nigeria and Canada in many respects. It is the year both countries had a change of government; and not just a change of government, but a change from the conservative to more progressive after over a decade-long regime of arrogant conservative party misgovernance.   It is also a year familiar names popped up in the ...

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OF MARRIAGE SUCCESS AND BLESSINGS 

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By Frank Ofili   Oh yes, I said I was going to return to this aspect of the marriage script. After almost 20 years of marriage, I think I am now more convinced, more than ever before, that the marriage institution has no formula for success. The institution is perhaps the most complex institution you can think of. It is ...

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THE LAGOS EXAMPLE

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By Frank Ofili How could one ever be bored, given the existence of the social media beer parlour called Facebook? All sort of characters has found their way to Facebook. Some are there for serious business, some for fun, some to socialize and make friends (or find a spouse), some to fish (e.g., fraudsters, harlots, hookers and whores), some to ...

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POLITICAL ARITHMETIC: ANIOMA GOVERNORSHIP AGENDA: A LOTTERY OF INTRIGUES 

FRANK OFILI

By Frank Ofili For the first time in a very long while I am going to comment on the Anioma Governorship Agenda 2015. My comment is informed by the fact that I have watched carefully the political climate in our state vis-a-viz the manner of a campaign of our Anioma political gladiators, and I cannot but wonder at the intrigues ...

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OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT GOODLUCK  EBELE JONATHAN

FRANK OFILI

Your Excellency TOO LITTLE TOO LATE Mr. President Sir, this letter is not in any way an attempt to continue along the line of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s famous letter “Before It is too late”. Neither is it intended to patronize your administration. I am the least qualified to engage in such braggadocio against an elected president of the Federal Republic ...

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HEART OVER HEAD 

FRANK OFILI

By Frank Ofili I have just heard with one ear (sorry Prof Adesanmi, I need to borrow that phrase again) that James Onanefe Ibori, former governor of my beloved Delta State and the Ogidigbodigbo of Oghara community, has just completed his jail term in the UK and has been released. No wonder, I have been reading all sorts of congratulatory ...

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LESSONS FROM THE OREKOYAS

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By Frank Ofili Anyone who has been following the on-going story about the kidnap of Mr. and Mrs. Adebisi Orekoya’s three children would not find it difficult to blame them for sourcing a nanny through an online sales portal. Like many Nigerians, the Orekoyas are regular everyday people eking out a living in Lagos as salaried employees. The story has it that they had been on leave from work and were due to resume duty on 6th April 2015 but had not yet ...

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TRUST AND LEADERSHIP

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Duane Tway Jr it was who said that trust is the “state of readiness for unguarded interaction with someone or something.”  It is assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. Trust emanates from the interaction and existence of three components viz: The capacity for trusting – that is the total life experiences that have ...

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THE GOLDEN RULES OF KEEPING YOUR JOB… (concluding part)

FRANK OFILI

ATTITUDE TO COLLEAGUES The time-honoured maxim that “no man is an island” holds true everywhere in the world. No one man can do everything all by himself. Your employers cannot achieve their objective by your efforts and inputs alone. They also need the efforts of other people. A good bond and synergy between you and other employees in the organization is therefore of utmost ...

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THE GOLDEN RULES OF KEEPING YOUR JOB… (PART 2)

FRANK OFILI

By Frank Ofili INTEGRITY Integrity is a quality of being honest and upright in character. This includes being honest about: The time you resume work: If you are supposed to resume work at 8.00 a.m., and you arrive at 8.30a.m., write the exact time you arrived. The Money or other official items entrusted to your care: If you have your organization’s money or other items with you for ...

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THE GOLDEN RULES OF KEEPING YOUR JOB… (PART 1)

FRANK OFILI

By Frank Ofili Over the years I have come to understand that there are many little things employees take for granted and which eventually; inevitably, send many back to the labour market. With unemployment being so deeply entrenched in our country today, it remains a puzzle to me why many would gamble with that which puts food on their dining table. Is it ignorance, or laziness? The employment ...

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FIVE GREAT BOSSES, FIVE GREAT LESSONS

FRANK OFILI

By Frank Ofili   Over the past two decades and a half, I have worked with several bosses, but these five stood out. They are what one would call great bosses. They helped me become everything I am today, career-wise. But they would hardly acknowledge it. Each time one tried to give them the honour they deserve; they docked as ...

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10 GUIDES FOR LEADERSHIP NEW YEAR RESOLUTION

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By Frank Ofili Are you currently in a leadership position? Are you having trouble coming up with a good leadership New Year resolution? Well, here is a list of 10 suggestions to pick from. These are things that leaders know they “should” do but often do not. You do not have to choose all of these suggestions. Just pick one ...

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THE GOLDEN RULES OF KEEPING YOUR JOB (PART 2)

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  INTEGRITY Integrity is a quality of being honest and upright in character. This includes being honest about: The time you resume work: If you are supposed to resume work at 8.00 a.m. and you arrive at8.30a.m., write the exact time you arrived. The Money or other official items entrusted to your care: If you have your organization’s money or other items with you for safe keeping, it means you were ...

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THE GOLDEN RULES OF KEEPING YOUR JOB – (PART 1)

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Over the years I have come to understand that there are many little things employees take for granted and which eventually; inevitably, send many back to the labour market. With unemployment being so deeply entrenched in our country today, it remains a puzzle to me why many would gamble with that which puts food on their dining table. Is it ...

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WALKING THE TALK AS A LEADER

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There are two kinds of leaders – those who speak and those who do. I refer to those who speak as vocal leaders, and those who do as servant leaders. The concept of servant leadership controverts the hitherto pyramidal notion of leadership. A leader was thought to be that person at the top. Rather than being the one serving the ...

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