The audacity of truth
Watching the most recent episode of the hit TV Series – The Fixer – where the lead character Olivia Pope decided to speak the truth about the existence of the Secret Intelligence Agency ‘B613’ reminded me again of cardinal and central role that truth plays in national re-birth and transformation.
The women and girls of autism
During the week we celebrated World Autism Day and this year’s celebration was focused on “Women and Girls”. It is an interesting theme...
The psychology of financial inclusion
Already, some of the psychological perspectives are in play in our own financial system, but there are quite a few lessons that regulators and industry operators can learn from the psychology of financial inclusion and I will try to advance some of these arguments....
#They too need a pension
Let's think about the typical domestic worker that comes into Abuja, Lagos or any of our big cities from the villages or from other states in the hinterland searching for better opportunities. They come to our homes and we take them in and at best pay them the prescribed minimum wage for the work that…
Money matters matter, especially for children
As a young child, I spent some of my idle time ransacking my parents’ wardrobes, closets, and bags. I was particularly fascinated by the peppermints that I always found in my mother’s purses and the biros and pens of various colours that both my parents kept.
A warped sense of priorities
When you hear people say that if you want to hide money from a Nigerian you should place it in a book – it is true. I have experienced it myself at multiple levels, and I imagine many others have too.
Between human beings and human capital
Often you hear people talk and write about the abundance of human capital in Nigeria. Overtime and from my experience managing businesses, leading institutions and most significantly teaching children and adults...
Democracy Dividends: Between privileges and principles
We have even had two of such national leaders place primordial value om the number of ‘billionaires” that were created during their tenures, reflecting the very sentiment that Eisenhower shared.
Are geniuses born or made?
I was facilitating a workshop for teachers at our school recently, and I thought a good place to start as a leader will be to share some of my deepest thoughts...