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 their choice candidates. The election of 2011 that elected Goodluck…

PURGE UNTO HONOR

2 Tim. 2: 20-21; But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor and some to dishonor.If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good…

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 get into a discussion about Rome and how it…

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 over, so much blood have been spilled, lives lost…

THE MOVIE “GLADIATOR” AND LEADERSHIP I

“My friends, 3 weeks from now I will be harvesting my crops, imagine where you will be and it will be so. Draw the line, stay with me, you find yourself alone lying in green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled for you are in Elysium and you’re already dead. Alas what we do in…

A NATIONAL QUESTION

The history of Nigeria in the past 54 years of independence has been  characterised by grievances, divided visions and opinions about how, where and what we want as a Nation. Every group- ethnic or otherwise have their own perspective and ideas on what a great Nigeria should be like. The years after the attainment of independence had the military who…

AN INFLATED EGO

Ken as a young child was brought up in a well to do family in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. He was among those people who his parents wedded in the big city and also bore him and his brother Charles there; Lagos wedding for short. They had never traveled home to his village in the Eastern part of Nigeria.…

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 from the shackles of colonial rule and pave their way…

…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 middle class family and being the second of 3…

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 voice that echoes like thunder, it can send shivers,…

LEST WE FORGET SO SOON…

Is really sad to know that a number of the soldiers who have been fighting the insurgents in the North Eastern part of Nigeria are now charged of mutiny and stiff penalties have been meted out. Based on the news we heard these gallant men rebelled against what they called insensitivity to their safety in the fight against Boko Haram.…

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 forth another year for the celebration of democracy worldwide,…

Quote of the Day

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. -Desmond Mpilo Tutu CDA

2019 AND THE NEW GENERATION

In a recent brief discussion I had with a senior acquaintance and school mate of mine, where I sought for his advice regarding one who is interested in venturing into the Nigerian politics. In his response he advised the person joined a political party first and learn the rudiments on how the game is played. He further took the liberty…

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS…

Under our watch, posterity is being decimated, lives are being cut short and our future is at risk. At a critical time in the economic and political history of this country when the masses are craving for change and a better life, that expectation is about to be cut short by a few enemies of the state and the Nigerian…

NIGERIA:HOW DID WE GET HERE?

We shall overcome; Lord save our Nation and heal our land! Oh my dear country Nigeria, why have you turned and going down this dreadful path, from whence hath thou fallen almost at a point of oblivion. The success of almost 54 years is almost crashing within just 3 years. Even the civil war couldn’t break us, why is this…

TO LOVE…

“Sometimes we search this world for gold, when all we really need is a hand to hold…” -Dianna Ross This is something people experience everyday, some live it and really enjoy it, while some others feel it is over-rated. To me it is the most widely sung word in the history of contemporary music. It has a way of making…

The Uncertain Generation: An NYSC Experience…

The would be assets of our Nation are gradually turning into huge liabilities as the days go by… Having been in school for all these long years (like 19yrs) preparing and equipping oneself on thriving and facing the challenges of the future. The National Youth Service Corps program is always something most graduates look up to, especially the orientation course…

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 on employability skills, life skills and the proposal of…

RE-VISITING TED CRUZ’S NIGERIAN SPITE

By Ukah Macdonald It 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 White House. This writer recognizes that his categorization…

APC and the strange dream of a Muslim/Muslim ticket

By Femi Fani-Kayode I thank my brother Kayode Samuel for his contribution and I shall take his advice and direct my counsel to the leadership of the APC and to the Nigerian people in general. That is the purpose of this essay and so important is the subject matter under consideration that I would urge as many as possible to…

Show me a Leader

Show-Me-A-Leader.mp3 Show me a Leader is a sermon by Dr. David Oyedepo to the graduating set of Covenant University students. Here he espouses what being a true leader should involve in just 14 minutes. Listen, comment and share… God bless you!

A STAKE IN THE NATION

We can’t all have stakes separately but we can have collectively… Many at times when I sit and think about my Nation-our geographical location, size and population, diversity in culture and ethnicity and a whole lot, I wonder if these are blessings or curses for us. This year we as a Nation are still in the euphoria of the celebration…

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 they done, in what direction and what can they do…

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 driver of this concept of capitalism is the division of…

KINGS AND PROPHETS

Jer. 1;3, it came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month. The continuation of this passage to verse 10 talks about the raising and appointment of a…

ISSUES FACING WOMEN:FEMINISM

By Adeyanju Pinheiro The modern society has turned the word ‘feminism’ into a dirty one. Many people think it means hating men, when it really means a fight for equality. It’s about everyday life: – equal pay, equal access to jobs, freedom from sexual harassment and violence, how girls and women can get access to high-quality education. Gender inequality has…

THE OMEN OF OUR AGE-LONG NEPOTISTIC VALUES

Value and Merit must stand. The dictionary meaning says it is putting or favouring relatives in positions, which means you don’t take into consideration their skill or what they have to offer but their being a relative qualifies them for the job. The Nigerian society has however widened the scope of nepotism from friends and relatives to tribesmen and kinsmen…

Quick Announcement!!!

Hi good day and how are you doing? This is to inform you that our series on the movie Gladiator focusing on leadership will continue on our other blog; www.leadershipwithcda.com. It will be a long one and it will be good if you follow through till the end. Thanks for your support, we are most grateful. God bless! Sincerely yours,…