Why I Conceded Victory To Buhari In 2015 – Jonathan

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The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan has explained why he conceded victory to President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after the last presidential election.

Speaking during a dinner in his honour by Cercle Diplomatique, Geneva, Switzerland, Jonathan said he relinquished power to Buhari because he did not want Nigeria to be turned into a war zone with people dying and many more pouring into other nations in Africa and beyond, as refugees.

“I never knew that the human brain had the capacity for such enhanced rapid thinking. One hundred and one things were going through my mind every second. My country was at the verge of collapse. The tension in the land was abysmally high and palpable, in the months leading to the election. The country became more polarised more than ever before, such that the gap between the North and the South and between Christians and Muslims became quite pronounced.” Continue reading Why I Conceded Victory To Buhari In 2015 – Jonathan

Borrowing For The Wrong Project Is A Foolish Decision!!!!!

One Lesson Other State Governors Should Learn From The Mistake of Rivers State Past & Present Administration

1.With $150 million annual turnover, within a decade investors will recover their capital investment in the building of 1 refinery with a production capacity of 16,000-barrel a day.

2.Since the cost of a refinery plant is between $700 million and $800 million, it will be important to assume that, if a state government decides to invest in building refineries, then there will be a stable economy in the state, on a 7 years projection index.

3.If the state governments run two tenures with an objective of building refineries of the capacity mentioned above, then the state will never borrow money again for infrastructure development, after a period 7 years, within the same regime lasting 8 complete years, for two successive tenures. Continue reading Borrowing For The Wrong Project Is A Foolish Decision!!!!!

Project Management –Building a Dynamic New Profession

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Raconteur is a Publisher of special-interest content to the world’s leading media brand. Effective Project Management is the key to delivering projects on time and within budget says Dan Matthews in the report. Research shows that high performing organisations create a culture of project management.

The PM industry suffers from two problems, the report says. First, a shortage of people studying technical subjects such as science, technology, engineering and maths.

Then there is the problem that the people who do study these subjects and would therefore be suitable for a career in PM, often do not naturally have the interpersonal skills required to be a great leader.

They are better suited to problem solving than managing large groups of people. They make excellent career progress based on their attention to detail but as they move on to larger more complex projects, other skills are required.

But successful project management requires both technical skills and knowledge, and interpersonal and management skills.

All of this points to a need for acquisition of skills and an education that allows people with a technical leaning and background to develop a skillset that enables them to inspire, lead and manage teams effectively. They must learn to prioritise, direct and delegate, encourage and reward their team. And there is also a need for a recognised path to certification and recognition of PM professionals.

How many people are trained in Project management? Continue reading Project Management –Building a Dynamic New Profession

CAN GOD BE MOCKED??? SEE WHO MOCKED GOD:!!!

John Lennon (Singer):

Some years ago, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said:
‘Christianity will end, it will disappear.
I do not have to argue about that.. I am certain.
Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today we are more famous than Him’ (1966).

Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.

Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil ):

During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency.

Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before his inauguration as President and he died.

Cazuza (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet):

During A show in Canecio ( Rio de Janeiro ),
while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said:
‘God, that’s for you.’

He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner. Continue reading CAN GOD BE MOCKED??? SEE WHO MOCKED GOD:!!!

USE OF BIG DATA IN BANKING!!!!! CHECK IT OUT!!!

There is something pretty hugely impressive about dealing with Data. It is every where! It can be used and the outcome of using the data could be treated as a feedback in to your system, what ever the hell it is!, and improve the processes. It could be business, diet, exercise, bicycling, environment, pollution – noise, air, water, soil, etc. This is what is beating the heck out of me! This is what is exciting and this is what I want to be looking at, working on and immensely add value to the consumers. The consumers could be business houses or individuals.

The most important thing about Data is also the fact that – it does not make me fear of conveying the message. It also tells me that I can be honest in showing what the outcomes are and literally, there is no hesitations!

Well, if this settles it, then I shall look at the banking and see how I can use the data (structured and unstructured), in a way to improve banking as a business. This article shall be small and concise.

Here are the ways to improve your banking function.

  1. How do I find my customers? Each day, many folks come in to the bank (in an Indian context) and walk out, because no one really took time to talk to them. What can be done better? How do we use technology to find the customer, bank always wanted?
  2. Asking customers what they want – in terms of products and services offered by the bank and issues with the local branch.

  3.  Know your customer and advise them on what they want. Different types of customers will have different types of needs. Does one size fits all? If it does not, then what should the bank do about it?

  4. More number of customers, more the business is. How does the bank improve the business with increasing customers? Can we use technology to do this? Sure we can.

  5. How do we delight the customer? The moment they walk in, with out a frown, how can we get to know their name – first name, most important thing to impress a customer and build that relationship. Can we find out the current status of their applications, before the customer coming in and wasting their time twirling their thumbs, till a banker goes through their rather consulted computer screens or paper files, before arriving at the known state of the customer?

  6. Can bank advise how many of similar profile customers have opted for a service A versus service B? Important, believe me. The world is changing, and it is important businesses like banking also changes

  7. Alerts – these days it is a simple entry in to the middleware to send out messages to a banker’s customer. How do we personalise the message? How fast can we deliver the message – in real time or a day later?

  8. Sending messages from time to time on what is going on in the bank? New and/or promotional programs or services? How do you make more customers come to the bank and spend productive time in the bank? 

  9. Allow customer to choose the products and services they require, with a smile rather than a frown! (oh, I hate that frown on a teller or a banker’s face!)

  10. Protect your customer. It is important to consider this. If your customer is choosing you over others to protect their hard earned money/wealth, it is important for a banker to keep you informed. Do not let what is being said int he cartoon happen to your customers. Advise them, in a timely manner, in an effective fashion..

  11. Feedback – customer centric banking. Put customer in the centre of your banking business. It is extremely important to take their feedback and improve your business. World has changed and it is extremely important that the banking business also change. 

Is this all possible? Sure, it is possible. Does the technology provide these capabilities now? Can we track what customer say about us on social media? Sure we can. Do not even think a moment longer otherwise. The technology is fast changing and with the SMAC (Social media, Mobile – smartphone/tablet, big data Analytics and Cloud computing), it is possible.

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