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How to Make an Unforgettable First Impression

Put aside your jitters and learn how to navigate meetings, parties and events with ease. Whether you’re attending a party alone or meeting someone for the first time, this is your chance to connect and express your confident, unique self. Don’t be nervous – you got this! We’ve pulled together our best advice for making your first impression memorable. Be Invested When meeting new people, most of us panic about ... Read More »

Politics’ Busyness as the Hounds Picked Up the Scent of the Fox – @bickertethjimi

“You have aptly demonstrated that you are achievers willing to work hard…:I wish I had spent more time at the office.” Vince Foster, Dep.counsel, President Bill Clinton. I had only just woken up from a slight nap and in the ten minutes or so duration, I saw a picture of a damask tablecloth with a pattern woven into it that is visible on both sides: a three equal vertical hands ... Read More »

What to Do Before, During and After Your Job Interview

You got an interview – now what? Read our top tips for prepping for and acing your job interview. You did it! You made it past the application phase and scored a job interview. Walking into the office and sitting in the hot seat can seem nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be. Doing a little prep work beforehand and understanding what to do during and after the interview can ... Read More »

Read Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Speech

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement with a rousing acceptance speech that began as a personal reflection and ended as a call to arms. After being introduced by Reese Witherspoon, she acknowledged the significance of becoming the first black woman to win the award, and said she hoped that the raised voices of her fellow actresses might lead to a world in which ... Read More »

The Nigerian Dream – A Pearl in an Oyster – @bickerstethjimi

This night,after a long,sunny December afternoon spent talking about “Political Economy in Africa South of the Sahara”,which has showcased a tale of a complex series of connections: the nexus between production, industry and political power. I laid on my mattress under my mosquito net gravely concerned about happenings in and around the country. Now, thinking about it all again in the twilight of sleep and the discomfort engendered by the ... Read More »

Online Business: Are There True Advantages?

Online Business Are There True Advantages?A reason that people get into business online is that it is ultimately advantageous for them, or so they think. The question really is whether or not they are correct. There are some apparent advantages to online businesses, so let’s take a look at a few of the big ones to see if they apply to you. Also look at your dream, is it big ... Read More »

Our Beloved Federal Republic of Confusion

A few years ago, someone said that he didn’t like spending a lot of time in Europe and America whenever he visited, and he actually used to make a lot of visits. His reason was that those places were too organised for his comfort. He would rather spend time in Nigeria with its confusion. He could get away with anything and did as he liked. Most people in leadership positions ... Read More »

The Nation’s Quest for Change,its Warm Fuzzies – the Writing on the Wall – @bickerstethjimi

The worst illiterate is the political illiterate. He hears nothing, sees nothing, takes no part in political life. He doesn’t seem to know that the cost of living, the price of beans,of flour, of rent,of medicines all depend on political decisions- Betting Brecht. I dashed from the convocation ground of the university campus, located deep into the rain forest of Otta, to the local wing of the airport, to catch ... Read More »


Fellow Nigerians, these are not the best of times for the ruling Party, APC. It was a prophecy long foretold by me, though. As you all know, the trending news is that the serial “decampee”, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has done what he knows how best to do, decamping from one political party to another. Let no one say it is not a big deal. And even if it is not, ... Read More »

Go, Mugabe, Go

Since August, I have been the anchorperson of a programme on television called ThisDay Live where we discuss political matters – local and global. The programme is available on Arise News TV at 6pm, 9pm and sometimes at midnight every Sunday. Two days ago, we discussed the situation in Zimbabwe, the elections in Anambra, Nigeria’s decision to hire Malaysian experts at a cost of N485 million to figure out new ... Read More »

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