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 Nigeria Survey

After a seeming long wait since Nigeria’s election on February 23rd, Nigeria’s electoral body, INEC, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will have another four years to take Nigeria to the “Next Level”. The announcement was met with mostly mixed feelings. While the president in the past four years successfully, for the most part, defeated BokoContinue reading “Intern Nigeria Survey”

Introducing Intern Nigeria

I have developed new interests since my last post on this website in February, 2018. Chika remains a smart immigration advocate you can trust with your immigration needs.  I now work as a mediator in public service and in the coming  years, hope to grow further in that field. Trading the delays, cost and adversarial nature ofContinue reading “Introducing Intern Nigeria”

Travel Smart With Attorney Chika Okoroafor: How to Get an Immigrant Visa to Developed Countries through Employment

Anne’s note: The Travel Smart Series is written by Chika Okoroafor, an Immigration Lawyer based in Nigeria. I have partnered with her to create awareness of  legitimate ways to migrate to western countries. We hope that the series dissuade youths from third world countries from crossing to developed countries illegally. Many young Africans have lostContinue reading “Travel Smart With Attorney Chika Okoroafor: How to Get an Immigrant Visa to Developed Countries through Employment”

28 Takeaways From Days of Dialogue in Los Angeles Re: Police Brutality and Other Divisive Issues in U.S.

In the past two weeks, I volunteered at two events (Days of Dialogue) organized by Institute of Non-Violence. The events are mainly aimed at improving police relationship with communities. The audience for the first event was a union for low-skilled school workers, the second, a muslim community. It was a pleasant experience for me: fromContinue reading “28 Takeaways From Days of Dialogue in Los Angeles Re: Police Brutality and Other Divisive Issues in U.S.”

Twenty of My Favorite People/Sites on the Web

In other words, people and sites that distract me from blogging when I pick up the laptop to write. In no particular order, I present: 1. BellaNaija.com Except I make a mental note to discipline myself, I refresh Bellanaija.com several times a day to see what new entry they have posted. The site is Nigeria’sContinue reading “Twenty of My Favorite People/Sites on the Web”