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Cougar on the prowl

Cougar on the prowl

By Abi Adeboyejo Sometimes it is better to keep quiet than to speak and make a fool of yourself. I attended a dinner party during the week to celebrate one of…

Things I wish I could tell my boss (Part 1)

Things I wish I could tell my boss (Part 1)

By Abi Adeboyejo.  Email: abi.adeboyejo@yahoo.com There are times when my salary at the end of the month makes my job worth the effort and passion I put into it. There are…

Be proud of your mother tongue

Be proud of your mother tongue

Abi Adeboyejo,  Home Away From Home, Email: abi.adeboyejo@yahoo.com How do you pronounce the word ‘garage’?  I bet you all think you do, especially if you are reading this on the other…

Is poverty the ultimate reward for pension contributors?

Is poverty the ultimate reward for pension contributors?

Our collective sense of compassion seems to have become so dulled to media reports and photographs of emaciated senior citizens collapsing after waiting endlessly in queues under the hot tropical…

Okonjo-Iweala perplexed by high interest rates

Okonjo-Iweala perplexed by high interest rates

“The first thing I have to say is that we have a central bank that is autonomous and it is the best practice to make these decisions.  We may not…

Heavens save us from our economic (mis)management team

Heavens save us from our economic (mis)management team

“In recent times, one of the causes of malfunctions in the Nigerian financial system is the paradox of substantial government deposits in Deposit Money Banks and high government borrowings from…

Nigeria’s economic destiny: Trapped in false hope!

Nigeria’s economic destiny: Trapped in false hope!

In August 2002, a paper titled “A Liberalised Foreign Exchange Market; a proposal for a liberalized forex market in Nigeria,  and its economic benefits” by Boyo/Ojomaikre (www.lesleba.com/olp.pdf), was presented to…

Naira: Redesign, redenomination or revaluation?

Naira: Redesign, redenomination or revaluation?

In a recent interactive session with the House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, the Governor of the Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi, noted that if the plan to redesign…

Why can’t Nigerian men say no?

Why can’t Nigerian men say no?

By Abi Adeboyejo Nigerian men have a reputation with ladies in the UK. Whether it is a good or bad reputation is left for you to decide. It is hard enough…

Women and Information ‘under-load’

Women and Information ‘under-load’

By Abi Adeboyejo I never thought I would one day listen to as many news programmes as I do now. It is not as if there is anything cheering going on…

Nigerian children deserve better than they get

Nigerian children deserve better than they get

By Abi Adeboyejo It is good to be reminded of the fallibility of human nature from time to time. No one is perfect and when intelligence and foresight were being distributed…

For love and money

For love and money

The weather is finally getting warmer for us in the UK. After an extended bout of cold, frosty weather and a deluge of snow at Easter, I’d say it is…

Education on the cheap

Education on the cheap

Abi Adeboyejo Email: abi.adeboyejo@yahoo.com I believe that you should not spare the rod and spoil the child. Regular readers of this column will be aware of the benefits I believe my…

UK budget and the single lady

UK budget and the single lady

By Abi Adeboyejo So the British Chancellor, George Osborne, read the national budget for the next one year last week. It wasn’t inspiring in any way. It was as depressing as…

Why we don’t have serious ‘baby blues’

Why we don’t have serious ‘baby blues’

Abi Adeboyejo Email: abi.adeboyejo@yahoo.com I recently sent a very good friend of mine, Kemi, a very detailed email congratulating her on the birth of her second child. She’d been trying for this…

No to ‘real men’

No to ‘real men’

By Abi Adeboyejo I recently stumbled on a book by an Irish writer, Marian Keyes. Her writing was fantastic, very ‘chick lit’ and humorous, my kind of good read. The book…

Apron strings or bonds of love

Apron strings or bonds of love

Abi Adeboyejo We recently had an event at work where prospective students came in to be interviewed to establish their suitability for college. I was already a student at the…

Never too old to be a mum

Never too old to be a mum

I didn’t even know my friend was expecting a baby. We last saw each other about a year ago and even then she didn’t let on that she was still…

Marketing the market

Marketing the market

Shopping was a delight for me when I was younger. Admittedly, I was spending my parents’ money so that must have added to the pleasure. Now, I have to budget…

Wanted: Well groomed footballers

Wanted: Well groomed footballers

Abi Adeboyejo So we are all still basking in the glow of our boys’ excellent performance at the Africa Cup of Nations. My phone went mad with BB and Facebook…

Galloping towards healthy eating

Galloping towards healthy eating

Abi Adeboyejo My eyelashes have just grown back from being singed by heat from my oven during the festive period. Last Christmas I gave in to the children and swapped…

Celebrating new beginnings

Celebrating new beginnings

Abi Adeboyejo I am an advocate of adopting new ideas and traditions if it adds to my quality of life. As a Nigerian living in the UK I have been…

Something every man should know

Something every man should know

Abi Adeboyejo Here’s a list of symptoms we should all be familiar with: Lethargy or fatigue, sleep disturbance, appetite disturbance, abdominal bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, muscle aches, joint pain and…

To tell the truth or not

To tell the truth or not

Abi Adeboyejo, abi.adeboyejo@yahoo.com What do you say if your friend asks you if the new Ankara skirt and blouse they’ve just collected from their tailor (sorry, designer) fits them well?…

Adding insult to injury of the bereaved

Adding insult to injury of the bereaved

Abi Adeboyejo, abi.adeboyejo@yahoo.com It is usually with a heavy heart that one mentions the passing of a loved one. We’ve all lost a loved one and know how painful it…

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