Thoughts on Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment as DG, WTO – Afeso Akanbi

The World Trade Organization, WTO has just confirmed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its Director General, DG. With this appointment, 66-year-old Okonjo-Iweala has made history as the first African and the first woman to head the major, yet beleaguered financial organization. By every inch of it, Okonjo-Iweala, a world class economist, a two-time Nigerian finance minister and foreign minister for a brief period, deserves the appointment. … Continue reading Thoughts on Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment as DG, WTO – Afeso Akanbi

Book Review – Become a Boss Faster than you Think by Blessing Otagbo | Book Review by Afeso Akanbi

From Aponmu in Ondo State to Ososo in Edo State to Lagos, from her aunties even to her own parents, the story was the same: “Do not go to school because we can’t afford it”. I used to take the words of motivational speakers with a pinch of salt for the simple reason that, in my opinion, some of them push people to breaking point. … Continue reading Book Review – Become a Boss Faster than you Think by Blessing Otagbo | Book Review by Afeso Akanbi

Nigeria’s Health Sector and My Experience – Afeso Akanbi

Although I am not a stranger to the fact that Nigeria is in bad shape, I got the rudest confirmation yet of this truth today, after experiencing first hand what it meant to have a patient in one’s hands, in an emergency situation, and yet be made to wait in the merciless environment we call hospitals in Nigeria today, endlessly in a queue for hours, … Continue reading Nigeria’s Health Sector and My Experience – Afeso Akanbi

“When was the Last Time you Saw a Leper?” – The Story of Doppler Films

When was the last time you saw a leper, that’s if you have ever seen one, or the last time you, at least, heard the word leprosy? Of course, we all know leprosy exists in Nigeria, and as a matter of fact, 5, 000 new cases of leprosy are reported in the country annually. Yet, the very large community of lepers living in shanty isolated … Continue reading “When was the Last Time you Saw a Leper?” – The Story of Doppler Films

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A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

As at this morning, it would have been close to three weeks since the government of Nigeria declared a total lockdown in two states and the Federal Capital Territory, and advised all Nigerians to stay at home. All over the world, governments, religious leaders, celebrities, scientists, experts, politicians, just name it, everyone is unanimous in advising people everywhere to stay indoors, to stay safe because … Continue reading A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

Jesus Christ and the Empty Tomb – Afeso Akanbi

A pastor friend recently told me that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest proof that death and everything else that could hold us down has been conquered. Do I agree with him? Yes. But that is not all there is to the story. It would require much more than a discussion, an article or even books for that matter, to really explain the … Continue reading Jesus Christ and the Empty Tomb – Afeso Akanbi