Leadership defined: Samuel Ogbemudia
Mar21

Leadership defined: Samuel Ogbemudia

By Kede Aihie Brig General (Rtd) Samuel Ogbemudia and Kede Aihie My interaction with Brigadier General (Rtd), Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia who recently passed on, aged 84, over two decades, gives an insight into his leadership skills. . Field Marshal Montgomery said a leader “must have infectious optimism, and the determination to persevere in the face of difficulties’. In April 2002, in a chance meeting at a Central London store, he...

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Revitalising Edo State for a sustainable future
Feb15

Revitalising Edo State for a sustainable future

By Kede Aihie Nigeria has a myriad of challenges, including facing its worst recession in 25 years, which has taken a toll on majority of 193 million Nigerians (pop est. NBS). Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, in his book, Flashes of Thought, says ‘government’s job is to achieve happiness for people. There is a huge disconnect between the federal and state governments in policy matters, economic competitiveness and...

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Nigeria Should Strategically Engage With President Trump
Feb08

Nigeria Should Strategically Engage With President Trump

By Kede Aihie U.S. President. Trump has kept the media and world leaders busy, with his unconventional presidency and of course his tweets. How should Nigeria strategically engage with the new administration? The closest Trump policy in almost three weeks since becoming president, has touched Africa, is via the travel ban on seven countries with Muslim majority, which includes Libya, Somalia and Sudan. Window of opportunity President,...

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Nigeria Infrastructure Funding
Jan13

Nigeria Infrastructure Funding

By Kede Aihie Nigeria’s sovereign wealth fund is setting up a company in partnership with London firm GuarantCo, to enable pension funds to invest in Nigerian infrastructure bonds, its chief executive, Uche Orji say. According to data from Nigeria’s National Pension Commission, pension fund assets by December 2015, was $26.4 billion Chris Vermont, GuarantCo, CEO based in the UK office, confirmed to Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief of...

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Making Lagos third largest economy in Africa is our target – Gov Ambode
Dec29

Making Lagos third largest economy in Africa is our target – Gov Ambode

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode says one of his administration’s objectives is to propel the State from being the fifth to become the third largest economy in Africa. He said to achieve this, the State Government would focus more on Education (especially vocational training), scaling up of its health facilities, including renewal and building of world class infrastructure in the coming year. Lagos State Governor, Governor Ambode, who spoke at...

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CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY, OBA EWUARE II, OBA OF BENIN, OMO N’OBA N’EDO UKU’ AKPOLO KPOLO
Oct28

CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY, OBA EWUARE II, OBA OF BENIN, OMO N’OBA N’EDO UKU’ AKPOLO KPOLO

CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY, OBA EWUARE II, OBA OF BENIN, OMO N’OBA N’EDO UKU’ AKPOLO KPOLO (40th OBA OF BENIN) 20th OCTOBER 2016, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA By Kede Aihie Coronation of His Majesty, Oba EWUARE II, Oba of Benin, took place on his birthday, 20 October 2016, in Benin City, Edo State. Oba Ewuare II ascended the throne, upon the death of his father, Oba Erediauwa in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in...

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