Rochas: In Surpassing the Works of Dee Sam

In his first inaugural speech as governor of Imo State Owelle Rochas Okorocha boldly proclaimed to Imolites that he would break the records of Sam Onunaka Mbakwe, who was the first executive governor of Imo State. Most of the infrastructures that are now dilapidated in the state were done in

As Wukari Beholds her Governor

In justifying this piece I will like to state that anyone who rises to the point of being reckoned with either a movie celebrity, artiste, writer, business or political leaders, technocrats, etc, must as a matter of necessity, integrity and public figure and reputation guard their actions, inaction, body language,

PAY AS YOU WORK THE BEST APPROACH FOR NIGERIAN LAWMAKERS

In football, when a player is plagued with inconsistencies which most times occur as a result of injuries, he is given a pay as you play contract as was the case of that England international midfielder Owen Hargreaves. He was blossoming at the peak of his career but his performance

You can be pregnant and glowing…

Dresses by LSC Designs Styled by Victoria Eruogho of LSC Designs @lstylista Face Beat by @duprinahsmakeover & @edith_touchofglam Photos by @aminesimagery & @cwestfotography Location: Lagos Nigeria Her name is Pastor Mildred Kingsley-Okonkwo. Yes, she is the wife of Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo the popular  relationship pastor and host of Love, Dating and Marriage on television. She has

Sparks from Zion Vol. 4

Welcome to this week’s edition of Sparks from Zion where I get to share truths and inspirations from fellowshipping in the midst of God’s people. No idea can be more truthful from His (God’s) presence. One quick tip for accessing ideas beyond what happens in church is to listen to

PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION – the channel to success (1)

This topic is quite vast and extensive but we would start from the very important and basic facts to know, if YOU would embark on this life long journey. Personal Transformation (PT) is a conscious effort to see change. It is a decision to change yourself and anything that concerns YOU

Eureka Stories with Victoria Eruogho

Victoria Eruogho is an amazing fashion entrepreneur who sits atop the fashion brand, LSC Designs.The bubbly youngster got dissatisfied with her job at a portfolio management company, and then she took the bold step to start her own fashion enterprise. Today, Victoria’s clientele ranges from entrepreneurs, entertainers, leading ladies and

Sparks from Zion Vol. 2

Welcome to today’s edition of Sparks from Zion where I have the opportunity to share with you discoveries, light and revelation gleaned from the presence of the Creator of the whole universe. They differ by time, people and depth and no scripture has any private interpretation. I had the honour of

Bashir, ICC and the Hijacked 25th AU summit

June 7-15 2015 was Africa's 25th summit which held in South Africa. Like every other continental summit, it was supposed to address the major challenges like Boko Haram, the conflict in South Sudan, migrant deaths in the Mediterranean and a host of other issues affecting mother Africa. Solutions were proffered

QUEENS’ WAR

Thank you for stopping to actually witness this war that rages on in dynamic forms. In this piece I will be painting a picture for you. So let’s ride on… I walk into this restaurant to get something to eat after a long day on site in the Federal University. As

THE POLITICS OF THE NEXT GENERATION II

The Antecedent Factor Unlike what has happened in the past, where persons who don't have any track records of result either in the public, private sector or any form of career or personal endeavour that has stood the test of time, built on the virtues of sound leadership, hard work, integrity,

WILL BUHARI BE NIGERIA’S CHARLES DE GAULLE?

While the chants of “Sai Baba” still echoes in the Africa’s most populous country, I am forced to ask “a 4-year question” Will Buhari be Nigeria’s Charles de Gaulle ? In the late 1950’s the bloody bitter Algerian war was raging and opinion polls were split. France was war-weary, divided between communist,

MY SANCTORUM

Foundations uplifted, high above thoughts and reasons to the structured beliefs. What then do we preach? Somewhere within is a sanctum to relay our claims and requests but what does the world provide you with? Flashy and flamboyant living and principles short-lived, what’s with the sweetening of these vain getting? Famous and rolled

THE ENTITY KNOWN AS THE NIGERIAN EMBASSIES

Due to the high level of interaction between countries in our inter-connected world of today, diplomatic offices are needed in each country to aid and allow such interactions to occur. The embassy is responsible for representing the home country abroad and handling major diplomatic issues, such as preserving the rights

BUHARI AND NEEDED GOVERNANCE SKILLS

By Emeka D. Azubuike The presidential elections are over and Nigeria in few weeks time would have a new Commander-in-chief who many believe will champion a new cause and fight against corruption, graft, and all forms of impunity. Muhammadu Buhari and the team he would assemble will obviously offer a leadership

INDEPENDENT CANDIDACY: THE HOPE FOR NIGERIA AND HER YOUTHS

By Michael O. Garuba @weareYPAD, FUT, Minna, Nigeria When in October 2014 the House of Representatives approved the introduction of Independent Candidacy in our elections, I perceived a new stage and act in our political scene as a nation and as a youth, I finally saw a ray of hope in breaking away

OIL AND NAIRA; THE OVERDUE DIVORCE (1)

By Asimi Samuel @samDoptimist (asimisamuel@yahoo.com)   February 1945 was the meeting between the then US president Franklin D Roosevelt and Saudi Arabia’s king Abdul Aziz aboard the US warship USS Quincy where the oil was married of to her groom the dollar and that shaped the foundation of the US-Saudi oil power

YOU ARE AN ENEMY OF THE NATION IF…

Sometimes last year in a birthday gathering I heard something disappointing but true that our Nation Nigeria has a culture of disorder; where excellence is ridiculed without regard. Many things have been postulated about this State especially in the area of politics but what if our answer is not in

THE THING WITH COMPARING

  View image | gettyimages.com There is hardly any write-up I  read these days where Nigeria or Africa is not compared to developed countries, the most common being the UK and US. And this trend has got me thinking seriously. Honestly, I am not completely against comparison; that is when it is in

AVERTING THE PREMONITION FOR 2015

The year that just went by has been an eventful one of both good and bad and as a friend put it including being foolish. In all of it we give God thanks and praise. 2014 will be a year of infamy especially for us a nation with the events

GERONTOCRACY AND THE NIGERIAN SYSTEM

The first time I heard this word (gerontocracy) was in a conference some years ago and the speaker had something profound to say about it. It is regarded as a government by elders or old folks. Thank God for elders but experience can become obsolete (Pst. Mattew Ashimolowo, 2011). I always

ANOTHER BATON HAS BEEN PASSED ON

Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by a passion, generated by a vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose. – Dr. Myles Munroe Going through my phone on that Monday morning (10th November 2014), checking the updates I have in my Blackberry Messenger and the

#DRAMA…!

Experience, observation and knowledge have taught me that relationships with people are all about drama especially the romantic ones. In it you will see the real, unreal and fake ones come out in their different shades of emotions, character (good or bad), love and sometimes even hate. You would see

2015: A Message to Nigerian Politicians

Your activities in the last decade has reduced this noble and worthy call to just a game that can only be played by the perverted in the society; not only playing it with the spirit of sportsmanship, decorum and maturity to accept defeat but one to be won by every

AS PDP DECIDES OUR FATE…

The road to 2015 general elections (which I believe is a watershed in Nigeria's history) is fast approaching and already staring us in the face. Politicians are scheming, making plans to be elected into office either as rogues or as true servants of the people, while different groups are endorsing

THE MOVIE “GLADIATOR” AND LEADERSHIP III

“…where do you stand General Emperor or Senate?” -Senator Falcao Now after the war is time for some celebration and the great and yet humble General is doing some catching up with his fellow soldiers. The crowned prince Commodore pulls at him and introduces him to Senators Gaius and Falcao. They

THE MOVIE “GLADIATOR” AND LEADERSHIP II: BRAVO VICTOR!!!

Marcus Aurelius: You have proved your valor yet again Maximus, let us hope for the last time. Maximus: There’s no one left to fight sire. Marcus Aurelius: Oo, there is always someone left to fight. How can I reward Rome’s greatest general? Maximus: Let me go home… Now the war is

INDEPENDENCE EVE | SEPT. 30, 1960

The road to self-government and complete freedom from colonial rule has indeed been a hectic one; series of conferences, debates, lobbying, sleepless nights and right now is like that long journey that seemed impossible is drawing to a positive close. A new nation of Africa is about to free itself

…HIS EXCELLENCY, WHO WAS NEVER A PRESIDENT

How possible is it for anyone apart from the President and his officials to be called his or your Excellency? The truth is not as many but one of them is, “The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu”. Born Desmond Mpilo Tutu on 7th October, 1931 in Klerksdorp, South Africa. Born of a

THE CLASSICS IN THE VOICE OF DAVID OYEDEPO

He is a man of words, not just any kind of words but of wisdom, faith, action, caution, care, love and love for God. If you have ever sat under the anointing of his messages you would understand me because you won’t remain the same after such an encounter. That unique

A SEASON OF STRENGTH

1 John 2:14, “I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one”. On Monday September 15 2014 brought

WHAT IF YOU HAD NO HOME TO RETURN TO?

By Oluseyi Oduyomi Corporate Responsibility Social or corporate conscience can be defined as but not limited to a form of corporate self-regulation within any business model whereby the business observes and ensures an active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical and international standards. The aim of which is to

EDUCATION: BEDROCK OF CIVILIZATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE

By Olawunmi Abraham The concept of education is a marvellous ideology that, in its right context, ought to benefit mankind and his environs. In other words, education ideally should guarantee advancement in civilization and bring about positive and dynamic change in human ecosystem. I would be looking at what the concept

HOW TO START A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

By Jonah K. Yusuf A business can be described as a commercial activity involving the exchange of money for goods and services provided (Encarta Dictionary). What I describe here is a model/template on how to approach the procedures involved in starting out a business to ensure it becomes successful. It cuts across

Youth Development, as a Holistic Approach to Youth transformation in Africa.

By Owoseni Abraham As I returned from the BMC youth forum last week, a forum instituted to celebrate the Common Wealth Youth Week in Nigeria, it dawned on me that Nigeria, is at the verge of the envisage transformation, with regards to young people. The thematic focus of the conference was

RE-VISITING TED CRUZ’S NIGERIAN SPITE

By Ukah MacdonaldIt is just as well that United States Senator, Ted Cruz, eventually did the honours civility required of him and apologized for his utterly silly remark about Nigeria whilst attempting to leverage on the challenges besetting President Obama’s health care reform infrastructure a few weeks ago to undermine

The Objectivity and Subjectivity of the Word in Leadership

Leadership all through the ages and of human civilization has proved to be the bedrock of change, influence, social and economic development. It is what determines the outcome of families, groups, organizations and Nations. Whenever something is not working optimally, the first point of reference is the leadership; what have

THE CAPITALIST SYNDROME

The issue of wealth accumulation and a laissez-faire economy is not new to mankind and recent civilization. From the advent of agricultural production, industrialization, and manufacturing, men have sought to en masse wealth through the harnessing of the elements of production (land, human/labour, capital, etc). One concept that is a