Designing  robust business– HRM strategies

Human Resource Management (HRM) is a totally strategic profession, make no mistake about this. A business cannot function completely without humans. Even with an increase in the use of robots, humans would still remain relevant because business is not solely an economic activity, it is a social one. Customers will still crave that human touch……

Nigeria needs a leader, not a saint

Prior to the 2015 presidential election, a lady on a radio program, summed up the frustration of many Nigerians with the Goodluck Jonathan administration when she said, “even if Buhari presents a NEPA bill as his certificate, I will still vote for him”. In our certificate-conscious society, for many to choose to vote for a……

NSIP and financial inclusion

The National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) launched by the Buhari-led government, is perhaps one of the most deliberate, and a departure from previous government policies on social protection, especially its cash transfer element. As the strategic framework of the programme suggests, it aims to drive down poverty through capacity building, investment, and direct cash support….

Agenda 63: A guide to restructuring Nigeria

It is time to put Agenda 63 on the table. Nigeria went into the post-independence period with a constitution that can be largely described as architected by its citizens.  That constitution served the country’s purposes until 1963 when it was amended to strip away the residual authority held by the UK’s Privy Council, a step that while……

Education revealed… Part 1

From day one, our masters (what we had to call our teachers) drummed it into our heads that we, pupils of public schools, represent the top 1% of the nation. Don’t mind the Brits. You know them now. Their own is always different. For some odd reason that I don’t have time to go into……

Shameless sex predators and the evil of rape

Once again, the ugly reality of the dreadful subject of rape in our society has been brought into the fore as Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje, a 13-year-old girl who was raped by a lecturer and his son in Benue State, recently passed away. The young girl reportedly battled Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) and other related medical problems……