Cynicism

I am fond of the phrase or expression “Says who?” of which the follow-up phrase or response in Old English is “Says I.’ Says who signifies disagreement or disbelieve which is definitive of the noun “cynicism.’ The Oxford Internet dictionary sees the word cynicism as “An inclination to question whether something will happen or whether […]

Naming Structures to Honour People: A Call for Caution

A storm is rocking the boat named the Nigerian Press Organization (NPO). The former Chair of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) passed on and four days after, the NPO announced that the NIJ House must be used to immortalize the veteran journalist. Nothing wrong with the concept but of certainty, […]

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

My post on public support for education of every citizen at differing magnitudes referred to individual citizens. The argument can be extended to organizations both private and public. At the level of organizations (companies, voluntary agencies such as churches; schools, hospitals, government agencies and others, giving something for the good of the commonwealth is so […]

PRIVATE VERSUS PUBLIC FUNDED EDUCATION

Introduction: All Nigerians that had or have access to formal education were/are sponsored by the commonwealth (society). This is an incomplete syllogism used here as a pedestal or hypothesis for what follows. The substance of the argument herein is applicable to all countries of the world where formal education is operative. In this context commonwealth […]

Nigerians should take the country’s destiny into their hands through entrepreneurship.

Something just struck me. I applied for a tiny loan from a commercial bank (before I decided not to borrow again in my life). The officers looked at records and said my lodgements do not qualify me for a loan. I thought back to my days in Icon Merchant Bank when we tailored facilities to […]

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE: ON MIRACLES, DIVIDENDS, AND FREEDOM

From Bassey Ubong to Akanimo. “Fortune favours the brave” or the bold is an English translation of the Latin proverb “fortes fortuna juvat.” Synonyms for favour include goodwill, gift, mercy, generosity, kindness, and so on; synonyms of fortune include success, wealth, greatness, luck, destiny, and even adverse events among others; synonyms of bravery include courage, […]