The Price for Nigeria’s Indifference to Maintaining Records

An Alleged Rogue Doctor, a Federal Licence When I was practicing as an attorney in Nigeria, a certain medical doctor frequented the courts. Before then, I knew him for his successful medical practice. I passed his five-story building at Okigwe Road each morning to get to work. But then, I would see him in court, seatingContinue reading “The Price for Nigeria’s Indifference to Maintaining Records”

KNOW IF YOU QUALIFY FOR DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an initiative of the Obama administration which gives certain undocumented immigrants reprieve from deportation. Although it does not confer legal status on the beneficiaries, it grants permission to eligible applicants to work in the United States. It benefits only those immigrants who came into the United States illegally whileContinue reading “KNOW IF YOU QUALIFY FOR DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS”

Of Senseless Wars, their Helpless Victims, and Our Indifference

‘First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not aContinue reading “Of Senseless Wars, their Helpless Victims, and Our Indifference”

Lessons From The Facebook, Whatsapp $19 Billion Deal

As the euphoria that met the deal between Facebook and WhatsApp gradually ebbs, it is time to reflect on the deal and what it  portends for large corporations, and what lessons employers, the workforce, job seekers and budding entrepreneurs can learn from Jan Koum’s tale of grass to grace.  1. Doomsday Looms for Corporations WithContinue reading “Lessons From The Facebook, Whatsapp $19 Billion Deal”

Of Trained Hands and Untamed Tongues

Every profession has one: the dental hygienist who scowls while cleaning a patient’s teeth and prattles on about the patient’s bad breath  once at the nurses’ station; the nursery school teacher who chatters about a child’s unkempt hair; and the female bank teller who wonders aloud how a bank customer with so little money inContinue reading “Of Trained Hands and Untamed Tongues”