A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on a number of subjects
Why The Tech Revolution Is The Best Thing Yet To Happen To Nigeria
When In 2016, the former president of the Nigeria came out to say that he created 25 billionaires ( in dollars, by the way) and Africa’s wealthiest woman — Folorunsho Alakija was among them — It came as no surprise to the vast majority of the educated class; the wealthiest 1% owed their vast fortunes, not to hard work, not to being the best qualified, but to their political connections
Why Speaking and Writing English Brilliantly Is the Superpower that We Must All Strive for as Opposed to being Multilingual.
I must confess to a certain kind of fatigue online; articles that write about learning languages, the intrinsic benefits of speaking other languages how best to learn French, Spanish Mandarin etc. everyone, it seems, has an opinion on the very best technique for picking up languages but I strongly believe that we have all lost sight of what's most important and financially expedient to us in today's integrated and interdependent world; The mastery of written and spoken English.
1993: An Extraordinary Year In The Life of a Nation.
Preamble In the 1980s, the military leader of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, better known as IBB, had promised to conduct elections and hand over power by 1990. To facilitate the process, two political parties were created and so was the governing electoral commission. Old generation politicians known as the old breed were banned from being part of the new dispensation, thus ushering the new breed politician. The new breed politicians had in their ranks, ex generals and previously elected governors, but none of this seemed to matter.
Insights and tales from the years of a McDonald's burger flipper in 90s London……
Back in the 1980s and 1990s, when healthy eating was still an abstract phrase and the ubiquity of gymnasiums was very much a life time way, an American multinational called McDonald's, ruled the British high streets. During this time of explosive growth (weekly new store openings), the company had a reputation for extraordinarily high staff turn over, hourly paid and salaried managers with exceptionally poor people skills, free lunch meals and shift flexibility that no other employer of labor could match at the time.
Is Britain Really The Dumbest Nation In The World or Is It Having A Major Existential Crisis?
The United Kingdom of Britain is on its way to being a failed state. Britain has left the European Union, The Scots are clamouring for independence, despite the current internecine warfare being waged between the leading lights of Scottish nationalism and a united Ireland seems a distinct possibility.
Alfred Winslow Jones: The Big Daddy of Hedge Funds.
Today when people think of hedge funds, the names which easily trip off the tongue are George Soros of quantum, Paul Tudor Jones of Tudor Investment corporation,Steve Cohen of SAC Capital, Ken Griffin of Citadel and Cliff Asness of AQR; David Shaw of D.E. Shaw, James Simon of Renaissance medallion, John Paulson of Paulson and company, Tom Steyer of Farallon and most infamously - John Merriwether of Long Term Capital Management. And yet all of these players, who have collectively made several hundreds of billions owe their methods to a gentleman, whose name, with which, millions of people around the world are completely unfamiliar.
The Royals Are About To Have A Long Overdue Reckoning On Race.
Just as Martin Bashir's interview with Diana, the princess of wales in 1995, cast Prince of Wales in a wholly negative light regarding his extramarital affairs and his emotional absence, Oprah Winfrey's interview with the Sussexes is threatening to rock the centuries-old institution of the monarchy to its very core.
The Sussexes Vs The Windsors: Qui Bono?
When the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place in May 2018, I, the most ardent republican, had tears welling up in my eyes at the symbolism and sheer poignancy of the event - Princes William and Harry walking up to the Church, in a way that the late Princess Diana would have been immensely proud, the soon to be black mother in law and the prospect of the monarchy having a black family in its midst.
8 Life Lessons From An Arsenal Supporter
1.Learning To Win Ugly Is Imperative Arsenal is especially known for playing attractive football, but since 2004, we have found winning titles while playing well, impossible to come by. The likes of Chelsea under Jose Mourinho and subsequent managers have mastered the art of winning ugly and gone on to dominate English football in ways in which Arsenal fans can only dream of. Some may call it pragmatism or defensive footy, but so long as it leads to increased silverware, nothing else matters but winning.
Changing Faces of A City: How London Sold Its Soul to The Private Equity Devil.
On the 17th of May 1984, nearly 37 years ago, Prince Charles gave the most extraordinary speech, about the changing face of his beloved city, which interestingly, has aged spectacularly well.
Formation: The Making of Nigeria from Jihad to Amalgamation
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, given its place as the most populous black nation in the world, Africa's largest economy and quite possibly its biggest failed state, has had a compendium of literature written about it; From Frederick Forsyth's The story of Biafra to the Martin Meredith's state of Africa to Karl Maier's this house has fallen to the late Stephen Ellis' This Present darkness to Max Siollun's excellent trilogy- Oil, Politics and Violence, Soldiers of Fortune and Nigerian Soldiers of Fortune- There's been a plethora of non-Nigerians and Nigerians alike providing their take on a country, which is to all intents and purposes, a multitude of nations within a nation or as Winston Churchill's much-quoted description of Russia: " A riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma".
The Efficient Market Hypothesis Is Dead.
Nearly twenty years ago, I initially encountered the efficient market hypothesis on my postgraduate course, I swallowed it whole- with the unquestioning obsequiousness of a pseudo-intellectual- this was long before the near-crash of the global markets of 2008–9 and the subsequent punishing austerity policies of David Cameron and George Osborne.