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Sanusi: A Lesson For Posterity

He might not be the most shining light in a system strongly hinged in thick darkness, but his tale is an epistle that reminds us of how herculean, and probably how improbable it is to fight a culture laced with cancer.

From day one, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi left no one in doubt that he is a man who is not ready to be one who will play by Robert Greene first law of power (Never outshine the master). He made it known that there will be no sacred cows. It is salient to note that the job was never one that he coveted. He had only become the Group Managing Director of First Bank of Nigeria, before the president dangled the carrot before him. Thus, he is not your regular power seeking Nigerian. There is an anomaly with a system that disposes of it’s best minds. It is not for nothing that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was named London’s Central banker of the year and Africa’s central banker of the year in the past.

The shameless messenger of Aso Rock, Dr Reuben Abati, will have us believe that the presi…

15 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

1. Distractions that keep you from special moments with special people. – Pay attention to the little things, because when you really miss someone you miss the little things the most, like just laughing together. Go for long walks. Indulge in great conversations. Count your mutual blessings. Let go for a little while and just BE together.

2. Compulsive busyness. – Schedule time every day to not be busy. Have dedicated downtime – clear points in the day to reflect, rest, and recharge. Don’t fool yourself; you’re not so busy that you can’t afford a few minutes of sanity.

3. Negative thinking about your current situation. – Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile. So talk about your blessings more than you talk about your problems. Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing. Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there.

4. The needless drama around you. – Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around you. Foc…

Rivers State: Life After Mbu

It was a climax that was inevitable and largely predicted by the politically sane class of our fledgling democracy. At some point, it looked like erstwhile Rivers state commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu, was playing god with his position. His excesses were becoming nauseating, and it was only a matter of time before he went into perennial irrelevance. It is instructive that all those he was doing their biddings, couldn’t save his face from the shame that accompanied his redeployment. Mbu’s story is another tragic plot for political sycophants and eye pleasers to learn from: The principal can always dismiss the subject when push comes to shove.

Without stretching the bounds of demands, it is obvious that the new commissioner of police in Rivers state, Tunde Ogunsakin, has his job well cut out. There is no elixir to merry over at such times. The new CP has promised to ‘be fair to all.’ While such statements could suggest a new lease of life for the state, one wonders if his job is re…

20 Things To Let Go Before Your Next Birthday

Let go of what isn’t helping your soul smile and grow. – Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. Follow a path that moves you. You are always free to do something that makes you smile.

Let go of the baggage you know you need to leave behind. – As we grow older and wiser, we begin to realize what we need and what we need to leave behind. Sometimes walking away is a step forward.

Let go of feeling like you aren’t making progress fast enough. – No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.

Let go of the idea that you have too much to lose. – In the end, you won’t regret the things you’ve done nearly as much as the things you didn’t do when you had the chance. I’d rather have a life of “OH WELLS” than a life of “WHAT IFS.” Wouldn’t you agree?

Let go of worrying about everyone else’s opinions of your life. – When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen.

Let go of your tendency to avoid probl…

My Years: A Story Of Untold Grace

Sometimes, words fail me.
Sometimes, my mind cannot situate it.
Sometimes, my head cannot figure it.
Sometimes, my heart cannot fathom it.

It's been a score and some years since I arrived on the stage of the world.
A world that was hostile in many ways.
Life's script was a hard tale, and it's prologue was a harsh start.
But like an evergreen actor, I mastered the script and wrote my own lines.
Yet, it was not enough to gain mastery of the story; the acting had to be sublime.

And there was life's stage; overwhelming with intimidating flurry of unpredictable lightings that poured on me.
I had mastered my script, but it wasn't enough to make me the world's finest actor.
Then I learnt, that knowledge is never enough, we always need something more.

As I stand at this point of my life, gazing at the memorable past and anticipating a future of possibilities, I am grateful for entirely everything. I am forever thankful for the shoulders I have stood on so far.

Yet, I a…