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Don’t compare yourselves to Obama, Mandela, Akanbi tells Nigerian political leaders

By Emma Ujah & Emma Elebeke

Former chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practises and other related offences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi yesterday cautioned Nigerian political leaders to desist from comparing themselves with world leaders on the basis that they have failed short of the sacrifices set by such leaders. 380 more words

NEWS

Nigeria: Can you please tell Malema to zip it?

I do not support the ignominy brought on Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the country and the way those vested with the constitutional mandate to safeguard every Nigerian from such – as custodians of our well-being – have handled it. 582 more words

West Africa

What qualities must a good leader have?

I’ve talked many times on the subject of leadership, and what successful leaders need to do in order to get the best from their team – and it’s always good insight and advice to repeat. 851 more words

Management Coaching

The RACE Card the most valuable card in the deck

This week saw the attack, by social media, on two high profiled citizens and contributors to South-Africa. Max Du Preez and Zelda Le Grange were both insulted, to such an extent, that if you did not know them and you had only read twitter-feeds, you would come to an unrealistic conclusion, that both were irrational racists that do not belong here. 516 more words

Politics

Compounding a Nobel Peace Prize travesty

Once again, there is a furore about plans to name a major Cape Town street after former apartheid president FW de Klerk. As well there should be, although there is considerable support for the proposal that goes before the city council on January 28. 923 more words

Commentary

Architects of History

Once someone referred to a much older man. He said, “He’s so old that in his school days, history was called current affairs!”

Well. We often think that history was made by great men! 165 more words

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