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 […]

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 […]

Dangers Of Cultism

On Wednesday, the 16th of January, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at the Michael and Cecelia Ibru University, Agbarah-Otor, as part of the orientation program for new students. I want to thank Dr. (Mrs) Cecilia Ibru, the President and co-founder of the University for this privilege, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ibiyinka Fuwape, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, […]

Lessons From Christmas—The Birthing And Berthing Of Christmas

With age, maturity, and responsibility, I have become very unexcited by the frivolous activities associated with Christmas celebrations. First of all, the home is empty. We just had one visitor, at the time of writing, on the day. Secondly, with the fear of diabetes, atherosclerosis, and stroke, you can’t eat as you would want to […]

Community-Initiated Development And the Sub-urban Economy

Speaking on Saturday, the 22nd of December, during the 1st Owhelogbo Day Celebration at the Owhelogbo Community Town Hall. Present were Engineer James Ighota, President General of Owhelogbo Community Development Union, Brigadier General (Pastor) Dr. Anthony Okpobrisi, Comr. (Chief) Ovuozourie Macaulay, former secretary to the Delta State Government, The Osewho of Owhe Kigndom, Bishops Edherue, […]

Striking The Balance

Speaking late November, at the Men’s Week on  “A Fulfilling and Healthy Lifestyle” at Victoria Garden City, Lagos.  Lessons. 1. The drive to excel and live a fulfilled life is very good, but it must never be at the expense of your health, family relationships, relationship with society and God. 2. There is too much […]

WWC—21st of November

Make plans to attend Word and Wisdom Conference at Petra Christian Academy, Ughelli on the 21st of November, the Id el Maulud holiday. The theme of the conference is Leadership and Social Justice. We’ll be having great speakers. Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, a medical doctor, former Federal Minister for Housing and Urban Development, and former Governor […]

Lessons From My Wife’s Poultry and The Nigerian Situation

In the first post on Lessons from my Wife’s Poultry, we talked about the need for redirecting and redefining education. In the second post, we looked at the importance of dynamism in creating and adding more value to life and our responsibilities. We continue with the series. Friday, the 12th of October, 2018, was a […]

Values—Leadership Failure and Development

Speaking on the 12th of May, 2018, at Heartland Hotel, Effurun, during the graduation and matriculation ceremony of the Leadership and Strategy Development (LSD) Center on the topic: “Values, Leadership Failure, and Development in The Niger Delta and Nigeria in General”. Dispensational values breed and throw up leadership. Donald Trump came into the Presidency in the USA […]

A New Narrative For Nigeria

Nigeria is currently in a state of so much uncertainty like we have never known since the 1967-1970 Civil War ended. There is so much disorder, insecurity, incompetence, criminality and violence in the nation that you can touch the tension in the air. The irony is that we do not seem to be willing to […]