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The 21st Century Capitalist’s Dilemma (1): VFD’s Balancing Act and Empathy as a new Core Value

Adeniyi Adenubi (‘Niyi) is the Executive Director, Investment Management and Investor Relations VFD Group Plc. – a group of financial services companies in Nigeria. Niyi has over 15 years of experience in Institutional and Corporate Banking, Investment Management and Consulting. He is the Chairman of Anchoria Asset Management and also serves on the Boards of […] Read Full Story

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Of Gumi, bandits and impunity!

The current socio-political perversion of the Nigerian state, courtesy of the twin paradoxes of anomie and anarchy in a so-called democracy, reads like a fast-paced book of fiction and evolves like a midnight horror movie. Nature, abhors vacuum. That may perhaps explain the sudden emergence of one Sheik Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic cleric as the […] Read Full Story

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Banditry as resource control

As far as Nigeria is concerned, we explain resource control to be a system where a group of people will use their comparative advantage to force the government to funnel the nation’s common wealth to their side. It started after the “One Million Man March” organized by Daniel Kanu of the ‘Youths Earnestly Ask for […] Read Full Story

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You want war? May your eyes never see it

There is a deep-seated inter-ethnic hate in Nigeria that’s not going away. The animus, gall, and grudge are frenetically heating up the polity. Although Nigerians may seem to still be going about their daily businesses of buying and selling, frequently, they are looking over their shoulders for the unexpected. As it is now, fiery intertribal […] Read Full Story

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Lagos and enhanced Rice production

According to famous French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer, Georges Auguste Escoffier, “Rice is the best, the most nutritive and unquestionably the most widespread staple food in the world’’. ‘Oryza satiza’, as it is biologically called, rice is a basic meal in most homes in many countries. It is eaten as grain cereal mostly in […] Read Full Story

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Misinformed about the information age: The existential crisis of online social media

“In a world of information chaos, when people don’t know what is true and what is untrue and who to trust about information, society becomes unworkable”. That was Alan Rusbridger’s comment when asked about misinformation online. Rusbridger, the former editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper (UK), is a member of Facebook’s “oversight board” which makes important […] Read Full Story

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Ethical fashion: Need for regulations in the second-hand clothing industry

Trade in Second-hand clothing (SHC) has existed for decades, the rise in fast fashion since the 1900’s and its resultant effects have however increased awareness and consciousness of SHC trading. As a solution to the increasing problem of textile waste caused by fast fashion, many scholars have proposed changes in consumer behaviour, an orientation to […] Read Full Story

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Truth, talk and emotions of drumbeats of war (1)

As America descended into tribal war in the final days of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, Nigeria, about which the traditional ethnocentric social scientist in my graduate school days there, 40 years ago, would explain ethnic conflict as tribalism, sunk further down the gutter of parochial contention of everything, from security to restructuring, a […] Read Full Story

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This ship is sinking

Akin Oluwadare, Ikeja, Lagos State: There is nothing as dangerous as a ship without a captain. It is more fearful when you have a captain whose authority is borrowed by hawks that pose like patriots. Rudderless they call it for experts in the English language. Where we sit today is what they call the edge. […] Read Full Story

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Ehingbeti and the power of idea

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In the words of Harvey Firestone, foremost American businessman, “Capital isn’t so important in business. Experience isn’t so important. You can get both these things. What is important is the idea. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business […] Read Full Story