September 27, 2014

Is Jumia for Real?

Yesterday at work a colleague of mine confirmed the genuineness of this so much acclaimed site in Nigeria .

Actually she told me she placed an order  for a 2 in 1 Gas-Electric cooker on their website. Initially she taught it was like a joke cos she didn't expect a positive response of sought. She just filled the order page form and the then got her order code which she wrote down.


September 23, 2014

Finally Boko Haram Agree To Release All 219 Chibok Girls!

Fresh reports say that Boko Haram group has finally agreed to free all the Chibok girls for 18 sect commanders currently in detention.

It would be recalled that less than two weeks ago it was reported that the insurgents had agreed to release only 30 female students abducted in April in exchange for 18 key group members. The decision was allegedly made after the Nigerian authorities had held secret talks with one of boko haram seniors identified as Umar.

September 22, 2014

Schools To Resume October 8 in Lagos.

Private and public schools in Lagos State will now resume on October 8, 2014.

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, approved the new resumption date at stakeholders’ forum which had in attendance head teachers and principals of various schools in the state, held at Lagos Television Blue Roof, Agindigbi, Ikeja.

According to the governor, the shift is to allow for adequate and even distribution of all necessary preventive materials in schools across the state.

September 12, 2014

10 People You Will Meet In A "Danfo" Bus

by Jennifer Ehidiamen

One day, we'll travel to Abuja by train [LOS-ABV]. And I'll get to write a travelogue. But until then, enjoy this piece on some interesting people I see (meet) whenever I travel by Danfo [those yellow buses], around Lagos:

1. The co-driver: In a Danfo bus, you'll normally find a driver, bus conductor and other passengers. Among these other passengers is a co-driver i.e. a self acclaimed one. You'll often hear him from the back seats giving orders to the driver on where to follow, how to step on the brake, how to swerve onto a new lane etc. And the driver most often respond: "Na you dey drive?" Or "You wan collect steering for my hand?"


What Bad Managers, Good Managers, And Great Managers Do

Bad managers tell employees what to do, good managers explain why they need to do it, but great managers involve people in decision making and improvement."

There might be more to management to that, but I think that's a pretty good start. "Lean management," or the Toyota management system, encourages leaders to live in that "good to great" range (with apologies to Jim Collins).