Nigerians, innovation and the will to make a difference

Growing up, I can’t count the number of times my mom got mad at the gas cylinder. Cooking gas always seemed to fizzle out just when the food had to be ready in a few minutes or there was a cake in the oven. And every time it happened, she would ask why there wasn’t a device to monitor the level of gas left in … Continue reading Nigerians, innovation and the will to make a difference

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Redefining Success

In a land where all we do is eat, poverty cannot be seen as a temporary house guest. Showing off newly acquired apple and Samsung products; filling one’s kitchen cabinet with the latest imported crockery; feeling proud to have access to contraband goods; looking down on the world from the lofty view of an ‘oil worker’ with an expatriate boss. We have been so stricken with lack and want that our … Continue reading Redefining Success

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Achilles Choice Vs The Survival Mentality

Thetis: If you stay in Larissa, you will find peace. You will find a wonderful woman, and you will have sons and daughters, who will have children. And they’ll all love you and remember your name. But when your children are dead and their children after them, your name will be lost. If you go to Troy, glory will be yours. They will write stories … Continue reading Achilles Choice Vs The Survival Mentality

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