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The Danger of Failed Expectations

07.06.2004 I remember that day in May 1999. As General Matthew Olusegun Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo took office to become the elected President of Nigeria, the Nigerian people surrendered to him their hopes and expectations. The first term of the Obasanjo presidency is still a subject of contextual debate but ten months into his second term, […]

Changing Perception to Make NEEDS Work

27.08.2003 “Success depends on perception and our job is to create the right perception to ensure success.” [Professor Klaus Schwab, President, World Economic Forum] We are in an era of reforms. Dysfunctional states are becoming more functional, failed states are coming alive and closed systems are opening up. Across the world, more countries are practicing […]

Re: On the Social Contents of Okonjo-Iweala’s NEEDS

27.08.2003 I am not an economist. During the first week of August, our highly acclaimed Finance Minister, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, announced that the Nigerian economy is expected to be buoyant in 10 years. This expectation was predicated on the faithful application of the latest in our series of economic magic potions, the National Economic […]