Love for real

Winning- The racing life of Paul Newman is a documentary that chronicles Newman’s 35-year love affair with car racing. Much to the disapproval of the studios and his family, actor Paul Newman (1925 – 2008) put his Hollywood career on the line when he fell in love with car racing and decided to pursue his passion, eventually winning four national ... Read More »

Making a difference together

Together we can make a difference and start a movement toward a world of intentional living where people think of others before themselves, where adding value to others is a priority, where politicians get into politics to serve the people, where civil servants don’t take bribes but show extraordinary commitment to the job, where financial gain is second to future ... Read More »

Grace centered goals and resolutions

From a study performed by Statista in 2017 on individuals’ New Year’s resolutions in United States, 53% of the respondents wanted to save more money, 24% of respondents wanted to travel more, 23% wanted to read more books. Others wanted to improve their own personal health by losing weight or quitting smoking. These resolutions or ambitions such as reading, travelling, ... Read More »

Flourish whatever the condition

I once participated in a collaborative consortium project entitled broadening the food base. The project was initiated and funded to address the huge pressure on the agricultural industry in Southern Africa to avert growing food insecurity. During the $650000 research project which lasted for three years, value chains for five underutilized crops namely Bambara groundnut, cowpea, amaranthus, cactus pear and ... Read More »

Karlsruhe not Berlin

Someone I know very well had planned to visit Berlin to build a network and collaboration at the beginning of 2018 however due to circumstances beyond his control, he couldn’t visit. So he forgot about visiting Berlin, Germany. However, an opportunity arose and he was able to visit Karlsruhe, a forward-thinking, cultured city in Southwestern Germany this December.  Karlsruhe is ... Read More »

Stretch, take risks and amazing things will follow

Growing up in South India in the 1980s, Sundar Pichai, had scant exposure to technology. However, the rotary dial model telephone his electric engineer father brought home when he was twelve years old made profound impact on his life. Later on, Sundar read every book about computers and semiconductors that he could lay his hands on. He aspired to make ... Read More »

Frank Yiannas now FDA Deputy Commissioner

Congratulations 🎊 to Frank Yiannas for his new position – FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine 👏. Yiannas who has been a vocal proponent of blockchain technology for improving food safety in the food supply chain will be leaving his position as vice president of food safety at Walmart, a post he has held for about 10 years. ... Read More »

Be a builder

There are two types of people in the world. The Blockers and Builders. The truth is, it’s easier to be a blocker than a builder. It comes so naturally to look after our own interests. We should therefore examine our own hearts for the blocker mentality. I once came across the Ten Blocker Commandments that outline the way Blockers lead ... Read More »

10 things the next Nigerian president should do in the first 100 days…

1. Establish a Truth and Financial Impropriety Commission where every public official (especially presidents, governors, ministers, commissioners, law makers) who has stolen public funds will be made to return at least 50% of it. There may also be amnesty for them. Imagine if Nigeria gets back 50% of the $400 billion embezzled. 2. Restructure Nigeria. Divide Nigeria into 6-8 provinces ... Read More »