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That South African Advert I despise…..!

That South African Advert I despise…..!

I can’t count how many times I turn on the mute button whenever I hear “this is Bimbo Somolu and I am Seun Somolu……”...


Super Bowl 45 and the Volkswagen Commercial

I’ve never been a fan of American Football until my recent visit to the US. My hosts took time to explain the dynamics of...


My Child is starting school at 7 not 1! How do I convince my wife?

In Nigeria, the norm is for parents to enroll their kids into school at an early age. Early age being before they even start...



My 2010, 10 Moments for Nigeria

What I’ve learnt from 20101. We can run for over 3 months with an otherwise incapacitated and unseen President. Only when he his announced...


Relationship between Natural Disasters, Terrorism and Electoral Fraud

Being a regular follower of Freakonomics in the New York Times, I’ve come to be fascinated by the peculiar nature of man. His actions,...


Another distortion of facts??

?”Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday said it recovered $1.5 billion from “just one convict,” Mrs Cecillia Ibru, former Managing Director of Oceanic...


Sensationalizing Facts

Nigerians have suffered too much. No power, bad roads, poverty, quality of education is low, etc etc etc. To make matters worse the politicians...


The Tax Series – Time to Tax some “Churches” / “Mosque”? (Part 1)

If you haven’t noticed, we are in tough economic times. There are no jobs, even those who have jobs are loosing them, banks are...


No jobs, time to hold on to what you got!!!

The picture right above you, culled from 234next.com, is a snap shot of the over 60,000 applicants who came to write an aptitude conducted...


Why pay more for Pay TV?

When news came in after the world cup that Hitv had lost the rights to the premiership to Dstv, there was a sense of...


Thanks, but thats not what we really need

Thanks, but thats not what we really need

Last week we got news that the Asset Mangement Company (AMCO) has commenced operations. The announcement was welcomed from most quarters in the economy...


If we were France…..!!!

The recent pronouncement by the National Economic Council that the minimum wage has been raised to N18,000 last week caused a lot of outrage....


Interest Rates for Dummies

Following the monetary policy meeting of 21st of September 2010 the Central Bank had agreed to increase the MPR to 6.25% sighting the troubling...


Stock Market Crash, have we found the black box?

Sometime in 2006 the Nigerian Stock Market began a fateful journey, it rose to an altitude far above it’s pressure levels. The stock market...


Religion! Good or bad for mankind?

As we celebrate Eid Mubarak and the 9th anniversary of the world trade center attacks the coincidence of both events taking place at the...


Okada Ban – A perspective

As you may have been aware the Lagos State Government banned Okada riders from all major bridges in and around Lagos and also from...


Nigerian Music Videos – Now driving on the right

The Nigerian music industry has witnessed tremendous airplay in the electronic media over the past half a decade. Its sure has come a long...


My Arsenal – West Ham vs Arsenal Match thoughts

Yesterdays game all but ensured my weekend didn’t turn out as expected. Man Utd’s loss and Chelsea’s win meant that we had to pick...


“WE SAW IT COMING, DIDN’T WE”? PIGGY BANKS, CENTRAL BANK AND A DYSFUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT: PART 1

The recent banking tsunami comes to me at no surprise. It was long overdue. The sweep of bank executives, name dropping of debtors and...