Nigeria: Bachelet condemns army killings, calls for “root and branch” reform of the security forces

GENEVA (21 October 2020) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday strongly condemned the use of excessive and disproportionate force by Nigerian armed forces in Lagos on Tuesday evening. She called on the Nigerian authorities to take urgent steps to deal decisively with the underlying problem of persistent violations committed…

Taking care of your mental health

The nationwide protests against police brutality and injustice in the country mark a difficult time for Nigerians. The likes of Mentally Aware Nigeria and the Emotions Doctor, Oyinkansola Alabi are here to tell you that you do not have to fight yourself even as you fight the system. Take care of your mind and emotions…

Acquiring soft skills in entrepreneurship

The four soft skills every entrepreneur should master include: • Keeping abreast of innovative trends and ideas • Setting and achieving goals • Effective communication • Negotiation and interpersonal relations 1.1 Keep abreast of innovative ideas and new trends “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the…

Necessity driven entrepreneurship – A pathway to life changing opportunities

Several entrepreneurs go into business for economic survival usually due to push factors such as lack of jobs, lack of education, low skills, discrimination and sometimes due to absence of or unsatisfactory opportunities. A research by InfoDev, supported by world bank, identifies a person who engages in entrepreneurial activity chiefly as a means of providing…

BudgIT Nigeria soaring higher as it opens more doors for transparency through personalized data availability

The BudgIT foundation, Nigeria’s civic technological organization has once again raised the bars for standards of transparency and accountability within just 9 years of its establishment in areas of public finance as it recently launched a personalized data portal that provides the exact breakdown of monthly allocations to the Federal, State and Local Governments. This…

The consequences of untrained staff

Almost every training organisation in the world has used the phrase above to impress upon training managers and organisations on the need to ensure that staff are regularly trained and retrained. So much so it almost starts to seem like a sales pitch, complete with the consequences of not making a purchase. But it’s as…