Exit Plans

Speaking on Saturday, February 9th on a “Capacity Building” seminar to members of a Cooperative Society. My lectures on financial intelligence and investment options prior to, and in, retirement has revealed a few truths to me. A lot working adults are financially ignorant. They do not understand basic issues concerning making money, managing money, and maintenance […]

SOS4 Visit To Unity School Agbarho—The Challenges Of The Education Sector

Our SOS4 campaign took us to Unity School Agbarho, Delta State, on Tuesday, February 12. As we visit different schools, I’ve been making some observations. 1. There is a lot of infrastructural decay. Many of our public schools have dilapidated buildings. Several of these buildings were built several years ago. The quality of work done […]

INEC And 2019 Elections

Speaking Yesterday on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the 2019 Elections on Quest TV.   Despite all the assurances by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the systemic and structural failure of the Nigerian State will still manifest their ugly heads unless something dramatic happens. I don’t know if INEC has enough vehicles […]

Reflections On Retirement

Speaking yesterday at College of Commerce, Warri, Delta State to members of staff. Lessons of Life You will probably spend most of your life at your workplace until the age of 60 or 70 years. The irony is that when you retire, very few of those you served or worked with will ever check on […]

SOS4 Visit to Ibru College

Our SOS4 campaign took us to Ibru College, Agbarah-Otor, Delta State, this morning. We spoke to them on the dangers of cultism. I found out the cultism has permeated the very fabric of our primary and secondary schools. If we can do the following now that the students are still young, we can reduce the number of […]

My Experience At Age 60

After my last post on my friend’s 60th birthday—Preserving The Legacy and A Duck In The Pond—Dr. Charles Apoki At 59, I made some reflections of my own experiences at this time. Lessons of Life 1. The aging process, even though it starts gradually from 50, increases more rapidly from about 58 years of age even though […]

Preserving The Legacy

Speaking today at the 60th birthday celebrations of my dear friend and brother, Rev T. Y. Emmanuel at the Doxa Family Church, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. Text: Proverbs 22:1 Legacy is the balance sheet of your life here on earth. It is what you will leave behind for the next generation. Most dictionaries define legacy in […]

Towards Nonviolent Elections In 2019

I was the lead discussant at Delta State Round Table conducted by Academic Associates (AA) PeaceWorks at the Best Western Wetland Hotel, DSC, Warri. Also, present were Chief Dr. Judith, an American who has been in Nigeria for 47 years, the Chairperson of the roundtable, HRM Obi Martha Dunkwu, and the state coordinator, Henry Hope […]

Attaining Academic Excellence—SOS4

Speaking Yesterday at Government College, Ughelli, on Attaining Academic Excellence in continuation of the SOS4 Campaign. We are having a problem in Ughelli and environs: students are no longer interested in schooling or reading their books. Even if you arrange extra lessons for them, they either come late or they will not attend. A lot […]

SOS4 Visit to Adagwe Grammar School

Our SOS4 campaign took us to a school in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State. I want to thank Marcus Ekure, Counsellor Denis Agori, Pastor Raymond Orogun Nduka Ugbeh, and Charles Edo for their support. As reported by a Teacher Today, we had a thought-provoking and effective lecture from Dr. Apoki who oversees Petra […]