Monthly Archives: February 2016

Unlearn old ideologies ~ Oby Ezekwesili

Dr Oby Ezekwesili has counselled President Buhari to be opened to unlearn old ieaologies and embrace new economic thinking models of pragmatism. The president will need to allow principles of the market enforce discipline upon all economic agents to redirect the path of our beleaguered economy, she said. Dr Oby wrote that the aim of her article is “to get President ... Read More »

Good Success Belongs to You.

You don’t have to read Forbes’ magazine’s list of richest people on our planet to know that anyone could be successful. With common sense, discipline and opportunity anyone can achieve success in this life. One of the best books that I have ever read on acquiring financial success for example is The Ten Roads to Riches by Ken Fisher (with ... Read More »

A Prepared Place ~ Billy Graham

As much as our homes mean to us, they are not permanent. Sometimes I look at my own adult children and can hardly believe they are all grown and on their own. The house that once rang with the laughter of children now seems empty. Those disciples who for Christ’s sake gave up houses and lands and loved ones knew ... Read More »

My Letter to 25 Year-Old Me ~ Richard Branson.

Dear Richard, I’m writing to you from 40 years in the future. You’re now 65-years-old, and while you’ve lived a happy and healthy life with no regrets, I have some advice for you. Congratulations on launching Virgin. I know you’re still trying to find your feet and work out the ins and outs of business, but stick with it. I ... Read More »

GET INVOLVED ~ Bill and Melinda Gates

…. “We’re not saying that everyone needs to dedicate their lives to the poor. Your lives are busy enough doing homework, playing sports, making friends, pursuing your dreams. But we do think that you can live a more powerful life when you dedicate some of your time and energy to something much larger than yourself. Find an issue you’re passionate ... Read More »

8 Things Successful People Never Waste Time Doing.

Productive, successful people don’t get sucked into social media. Put a time limit on the time you spend on social media. Productive, successful people don’t go through the day without a plan. Successful people have a purpose, a laser-focused plan of things they want to achieve on a particular day. Productive, successful people don’t do emotionally draining activities. Productive people don’t waste their ... Read More »

How Not To Defend President Buhari.

By Moses E. Ochonu. Do not instinctively deny the president’s mistakes. He is human, fallible, and thus capable of errors like all of us. Do not assume that good intentions always produce good outcomes. They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Intentions are only meaningful for citizens when they are translated into policies and actions that ... Read More »

Nigeria: Is Central Bank Independent?

The above question has been on my mind for some time. I am not sure whether the Central Bank in Nigeria is independent however I believe a Central Bank should be independent because it matters for effective governance and public policy. Writing on why the US Federal Reserve needs to be independent, Mark Thoma wrote this in “The hope ... Read More »

Foreigners: God’s Expectation of You

How do you feel when you encounter foreigners, especially those who don’t speak your language? Are you impatient? Do you think or act as if they should go back where they came from? Are you tempted to take advantage of them? God says to treat foreigners as you’d treat a fellow countryman, to love them as you love yourself. In ... Read More »

Power For Life.

Walter Knight tells the story about a little boy who had recently received Christ. “Daddy, how can I believe in the Holy Spirit when I have never seen Him?” asked Jim. “I’ll show you how,” said his father, who was an electrician. The father took Jim to a power plant and showed him the generators. “This is where the power ... Read More »