Review of Femi Pedro’s The Formula for Wealth

I bought Femi Pedro’s The Formula for Wealth, My thoughts on Wealth, Entrepreneurship and Leadership because of his background as a co-founder of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), former deputy governor of Lagos State and current chairman of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria. I had hoped the book will teach the readerContinue reading “Review of Femi Pedro’s The Formula for Wealth”

How Nigerian Lawyers Can Significantly Increase Their Revenue and Improve Access to Justice

This study by The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (Hiil) shows that Nigerians face 25 million legal problems every year, but only 8% of the legal problems in which resolution was sought were resolved through courts or lawyers. Most Nigerians resolve their legal disputes informally, or not at all. Lack of awareness of legalContinue reading “How Nigerian Lawyers Can Significantly Increase Their Revenue and Improve Access to Justice”

Lagos State Government Mediation Programs Show the Importance of Mediation As an Alternative to Litigation

I learned about the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse as part of my curriculum in Nigerian Law School between 2007 and 2008. For the first time, I was introduced to alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation. Years later, I would establish a career in mediation. Having seen how effective mediation is in resolving disputes at minimal cost,Continue reading “Lagos State Government Mediation Programs Show the Importance of Mediation As an Alternative to Litigation”

For COVID-19 Disputes, Consider Mediation, Not Litigation

As governments across the world shut down cities and businesses, lawyers are poring over contracts, researching case laws and statutes to advise their clients whether they can legally excuse performance of their contractual obligations on grounds of force majeure – a common clause in contracts that frees parties from obligation when an extraordinary event orContinue reading “For COVID-19 Disputes, Consider Mediation, Not Litigation”

New Immigrant to the United States? Here are Ten Tips to Establish and Accelerate Your Career

Last month, a co-worker, an immigrant to United States like myself, got a promotion. It was her second promotion since joining the organization two years prior and each promotion came with significant salary increase. Before joining the organization, she suffered the garden-variety challenges immigrants face due to language barrier and accent including underemployment. Her promotionContinue reading “New Immigrant to the United States? Here are Ten Tips to Establish and Accelerate Your Career”

Amazon Ships to Nigeria. Here’s a Real Time Test to See the Restrictions and Shipping Rates

Amazon is my second most favorite brand. The first is Google: personal assistant, map, dictionary, teacher etc. I love the two brands because they are reliable and most helpful. With just a click of a button, Amazon literally brings any item I need to my door step saving me what could have been several futileContinue reading “Amazon Ships to Nigeria. Here’s a Real Time Test to See the Restrictions and Shipping Rates”

Easiest Way to Wash Bitterleaf – Updated 2019

In 2014, I wrote about the time-consuming drudgery of washing bitterleaf. In that post, I expressed hope that a machine will be invented for that purpose. It’s October 2019 and to my knowledge, there’s still no commercially available machine dedicated for washing bitterleaf. But there are indications people are working on it. For example, recentlyContinue reading “Easiest Way to Wash Bitterleaf – Updated 2019”

How Nigerian Universities Can Guarantee 90% Graduate Employment Rate

This 2016 report from Stutern, the most recent report I found on Nigerian graduates employment rate, reveals as follows: only 50% of Nigerian graduates are employed full time; 3 out of 4 employed graduates earn less than N50,000 ($125) on their first job; more than 80% of Nigerian graduates cannot buy a car from theirContinue reading “How Nigerian Universities Can Guarantee 90% Graduate Employment Rate”

Intern or Learn a Skill to Earn N5,000 Per Month for Six Months – Application Open

Our goal at Intern Nigeria is to prepare unemployed youths for the labor market by providing them resources and encouraging them to create opportunities for themselves. You can read previous posts on the website to learn how we are doing that. In light of this goal, we are seeking applications from unemployed youths who weContinue reading “Intern or Learn a Skill to Earn N5,000 Per Month for Six Months – Application Open”

How These Six Nigerian Professionals Landed Their Dream Jobs (Culled from Kacheetee.com)

I have been reading Kacheetee.com, a lifestyle blog run by Kachi, a first-class graduate Nigerian lawyer who also happens to be a Cambridge graduate. One of my favorite categories in her blog is one that features a day in the work Life of different professionals. In the features, the subjects write about how they startContinue reading “How These Six Nigerian Professionals Landed Their Dream Jobs (Culled from Kacheetee.com)”