The third letter of the word leadership, for our purpose, signifies action. There is no doubt that leadership is all about action. It is the core responsibility of a leader to be active, not dormant or passive. As an actual ...

After love, the second component or letter of leadership is excellence. Defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the quality of being outstanding or extremely good” (www.oxforddictionaries.com), excellence is what is unusually good or that which surpasses ordinary expectations and standards. ...

Nigeria today faces an acute leadership crisis that has manifested in the unenviable state of the nation and our collective shame before the whole world. I always remember the aptness of the headline of an interview in the Daily Sun ...

We owe our education to the pencil more than any other educational material. If we assume that the pen is more important, well, we may not be right because we encountered the pencil first; besides, there is pen in the ...

A cursory look at our global society aptly reveals that beyond the glitz and glamour of lights and colours, fancy automobiles and trendy gadgets, we are sick from within. I call this “soul sickness”. This soul sickness manifests in hatred, ...

Violence has often trailed the conduct of elections in Nigeria since Independence. For instance, the elections of the years 1964, 1965, 1979, 1983, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 were marred by irregularities that resulted in violence, which claimed several lives ...

It is well-known that the love of money is the root of all evils but many Nigerians do not pretend that they love money. Not only Nigerians, in the world today, money is an object of worship. In music and ...

It is an open eyesore that Nigeria, as a microcosm of the world, is increasingly becoming Hobbesian where life is now “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, short” for a vast majority of people. Evils that could not be contemplated a few ...

One of the most influential men the world has ever produced was Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, the father of modern India. His life and thought were the quintessence of peace and non-violence even in the face of provocation. It was therefore ...

The story goes thus: A group of successful alumni who were talking at a re-union dinner decided to visit their old Professor, then retiring. During the visit, the discussion soon turned into complaints about stress in their work and lives. ...

Worried by the poor performance of candidates in the twin subjects of English Language and Mathematics in the recent West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examinations conducted in May/June this year, two conferences held simultaneously last week at two fast-growing Nigerian ...

The world marked the International Day of Peace this Sunday and the message of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, is apt. The message seems to be directed at Nigeria, which continues to bleed due to ...