The Nigerian VAT Increase – Next Level of Pains

During the past week, there was an unexpected news from the Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate from 5% to 7.5%. During some of my presentations in the preceding months, I already shared my expectation that the Buhari Administration will increase VAT after the elections, as they will be desperate for revenue generation. So, this is not surprising. The spokespersons to the government and their social media “warlords” have been constantly throwing around different rates being charged…

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THE ART OF STRATEGIC LAZINESS

During one of my recent long-haul flights, I came across an article by Sophie Devonshire, the author of “Superfast: Lead at Speed” where she concluded that successful leaders are skilled at “strategic laziness” and they always smartly choosing to do less. This conclusion aligns with my personal beliefs and long-time habit of always looking for a more efficient way of doing things, maybe because I am actually very lazy. In Sophie’s article, she made reference to Kurt Gebhard Adolf Phillip Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, the German Chief…

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My Addiction Story – Wole Oluyemi

I struggled with the title of this piece, as I understand the “stigma” that is possibly associated with that word - addiction. Addictions do not only include psychoactive substances that cross the blood-brain barrier, temporarily altering the chemical balance of the brain, such as drugs or alcohol, but may include virtually anything, including such common things as watching TV, sexual activity, internet usage, to seemingly harmless products, such as chocolate or ice cream, because they can also lead to feelings of guilt, shame, hopelessness, despair, failure,…

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