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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

FRANK OFILI

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

FRANK OFILI

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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Is the Scripture against marrying an older woman?

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I’m a 34-year-old Christian man in love with a woman who is 41 years old. By: Pastor Taiwo Odubiyi There is nowhere in the Bible where it is said, “Thou shalt not marry an older woman.” If a man wants to marry an older woman and it pleases the woman to be his wife, that’s fine, it’s their business. Such ...

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Ingredients for good sex in marriage

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By: Pastor Taiwo Odubiyi For African women, cooking of different meals is an essential part of education and training as they grow up. To cook different delicacies, various ingredients are used. Their different uses and place must be understood including the quantity and precise time to add these ingredients to bring out a very sumptuous and delicious food every time. ...

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How to get a good man to marry

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By: Pastor Taiwo Odubiyi Every woman wants a good man to marry, and in my new novel ‘With This Ring’, forty-something-year-old single mother, Ibie was no exception. She was looking for a certain type of man: not just good but godly as well, a man after God’s heart who would be good to her. Having made a terrible mistake before, ...

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SILVER LINING

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s may not be savvy in macro economy management, but there is a general consensus that his government is winning the war on terror. This is reflected in the virtual decimation of the Islamist terror sect Boko Haram. The President had on several occasions vowed to rescue over 200 female school girls kidnapped by the sect in ...

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IN THE THRESHOLD OF CHANGING WORLD

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Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is one man never out of the news. Since he left office in 2007, he has remained a constant feature in the political scheme of things in Nigeria. If he is not writing acerbic letters to the leader of Black World’s most populous country, he is firing shots at members of the country’s National ...

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