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  • In Nigeria, Rumour Triggers Official Confirmation Or Denial, by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi
    Blog, Newspaper Column

    In Nigeria, Rumour Triggers Official Confirmation Or Denial

    by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi

    I had until now restrained myself from contributing to the never ending debate on the state of health of the Nigerian President, Muhammad Buhari. Not for any disrespect for him or his office or the fact that I am unconcerned about his health, but because of the anger and disappointment I feel towards the subject. I am totally repulsed by the way and manner this subject has been discussed and managed in various quarters.

    What should have been a straight forward issue, has been turned into a critical mess, by principally the handlers of Mr President, followed by government officials, All Progressives Congress (APC) officials and supporters, the opposition and many rumour mongering Nigerians. They have all managed to confuse innocent Nigerians and in the process they do not know who to believe or disbelieve.

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  • Trump In, Obama Out, As Power Changes Hands, by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi
    Blog, Newspaper Column

    Trump In, Obama Out, As Power Changes Hands

    by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi

    It is just a few hours before Mr Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Officially today, Trump would become the most powerful man in the world. Well … we have been led to believe that whoever occupies the seat of the president of the US is the most powerful individual in the world. 

    This assumption of being very powerful has led to concerns in various quarters on the personality of Trump and the office he is about to take over. Many wonder if Trump has the stability and capability to occupy this office. Folks, it is too late to wonder right now.

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  • When 'Baba' Met Trump At The Tower, by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi
    Blog, Featured, Newspaper Column

    When ‘Baba’ Met Trump At The Tower

    By Mo. Babajide-Alabi

    As I sat in his office reception on the 26th floor of the gigantic tower overlooking the Central Park, Manhattan, many thoughts were running through my mind. To be honest, I was only there physically but my mind seem to have taken a flight (out of anxiety and excitement). I was practically losing it as I shifted from one side of my buttock to the other, pretending to be sane and in control. I adjusted my tie for what seemed the 100th time, yet I still felt lightheaded because I had cut a good supply of air through my neck by how tightly I knotted the tie.

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  • Brexit: A Long Road To Independence for UK, by M. Babajide-Alabi
    Newspaper Column

    Brexit: A Long Road To Independence for UK

    By M. Babajide-Alabi

    When on June 23 majority of British voters decided it was time to dump the European Union, they never expected it would take this long before the process that will ease them out will start. The joy of the announcement of the result in the early morning of June 24 had turned into nightmare for them now. While some have openly regretted the decision to vote to “leg” it from the EU, majority have no idea what is going to happen next because of the foot dragging of their leaders.

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  • Farage And Trump: Brothers Separated At Birth, by M. Babajide-Alabi
    Newspaper Column

    Farage And Trump: Brothers Separated At Birth

    By Mo. Babajide-Alabi
    Published in the Sunday Vanguard of August 28, 2016

    Last week two of the world most controversial politicians were at each other’s sides. They are the loud and sometimes “gibberish talking” politicians –  British Nigel Farage and American Donald Trump. Watching these two men on that Jackson, Mississippi event was one of the creepiest scenes in recent times.

    By Trump’s body language and facial expression, he was delighted to have the controversial Farage help him to shore up his rating which had taken a  drop in recent times. Trump could not help but grin from side to side in approval of every word coming out of the mouth of the outgoing leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).

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  • In Nigeria, Square Pegs Are For Round Holes, by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi
    Newspaper Column

    In Nigeria, Square Pegs Are For Round Holes

    In Nigeria, Square Pegs Are For Round Holes

    By Mo. Babajide-Alabi
    Published in the Sunday Vanguard of August 21, 2016

    There is no doubt that there are fifth columnists in the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government of President Muhammad Buhari. One needs no divination to know that the internal “forces” working for the downfall of the administration outnumber the ones who have good intentions for the nation.

    Everyday, people complain about the downward slide of the country in basically every area. There are concerns that despite the touted ‘dream team’ of the president, the country is still ‘going nowhere’. Let us cast our minds back to the early months of this administration when there were concerns among Nigerians that Buhari was taking too long to ‘assemble’ a team. The answer was that he was “cooking up” a dream team of technocrats who will path Nigeria’s way out of failure.

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  • Losing Hope In The 'Change' | Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi
    Newspaper Column

    Losing Hope In The ‘Change’

    By M. Babajide Alabi
    Published in the Sunday Vanguard of August 14th 2016.

    “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go in spite of it all,” Martin Luther King.

    Everyday common  men and women in Nigeria are wondering if their country would ever be great again. And while at it, they are losing hope on the possibility of this once great country ever returning to the glorious days. The thought of a no way out is disappointing and frustrating.

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  • Is the Nigerian Project Redeemable? By M. Babajide
    Newspaper Column

    Is The Nigerian Project Redeemable?

    By M. Babajide-Alabi
    Published in the Sunday Vanguard of August 7, 2016

    The Nigerian blood is a special one that flows under an equally thick skin that  takes all sorts of shocks, blows and embarrassments. It is this special blood running in Nigerians that distinguishes us from citizens of other countries, especially in Africa. We are created to absorb shocks, and accept whatever is thrown at us without any complaint.

    When the great late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti sang “Suffering and Smiling”‘in the eighties, he indeed captured the image of average Nigerians. In our sufferings, imposed mainly by the actions and inactions of our political leaders, all we manage as reaction is smile, and muse to ourselves that “this shall also pass”.

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  • The Politics of Nigerian University Appointments, by Mo. Babajide-Alabi
    Newspaper Column

    The Politics of Nigerian University Appointments

    By Mo. Babajide-Alabi
    Published in the Sunday Vanguard of July 24, 2016

    It is very disturbing that we find ourselves going back and forth discussing the administration and management of the Nigerian education sector. We cannot overlook the recent happenings that no doubt would affect the quality and standard of materials produced under this system.

    It is also unfortunate that these developments have graduated from ‘joke’ to the ridiculous. There is something worrying about the future of the sector, especially since the inception of the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government. To be fair, it is not that the sector had performed brilliantly in the past, but with recent developments under the supervision of Adamu Adamu, minister of education, there are causes for concerns.

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  • Cameron's Loss Is May's Gain, by Mo. Babajide-Alabi
    Newspaper Column

    Cameron’s Loss Is May’s Gain

    By Mo. Babajide-Alabi
    Published in the Sunday Vanguard of July 17, 2016

    David Cameron is not a man who misses his steps often. I am sure also he is not one whose tummy is the abode of butterflies. If he was shy at the start of his premiership in 2010, he definitely out grew it. He is a man of confidence, assurance and in control of his emotions.

    But Cameron is also human. He is indeed in control but not devoid of emotions. These past weeks, especially after the EU Referendum has revealed the various sides of the young man, David. Since the announcement of the results we have seen a totally different Cameron. This man is sure different from the one we have heard in the past talking tough on immigration, especially from non-EEA countries. We have a totally different Cameron from the one that punched the tables for emphasis anytime he talked about terrorism, especially ISIS and Syria.

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  • Using Influencer Campaigns For Real-Time Amplification
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    Using Influencer Campaigns For Real-Time Amplification

    Kick your influencer campaign up a notch. Marketing Land Columnist Caitlin Jeansonne explains how to use influencer marketing as an effective tool to support your other marketing initiatives.

    Caitlin Jeansonne

    By all accounts, influencer marketing will continue to be a hot topic in 2017. One of the most common ways to approach influencer marketing is as a standalone product endorsement campaign — but it shouldn’t stand alone in a silo. When planned and executed strategically, influencer marketing can be a powerful tool to amplify all types of real-time marketing initiatives, including live television.

    With a well-timed campaign, content creators can call attention to your newest campaign or share a branded message or hashtag at the exact moment your audience is most likely to be paying attention.

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  • In Nigeria, Rumour Triggers Official Confirmation Or Denial, by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi
    Blog, Newspaper Column

    In Nigeria, Rumour Triggers Official Confirmation Or Denial

    by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi

    I had until now restrained myself from contributing to the never ending debate on the state of health of the Nigerian President, Muhammad Buhari. Not for any disrespect for him or his office or the fact that I am unconcerned about his health, but because of the anger and disappointment I feel towards the subject. I am totally repulsed by the way and manner this subject has been discussed and managed in various quarters.

    What should have been a straight forward issue, has been turned into a critical mess, by principally the handlers of Mr President, followed by government officials, All Progressives Congress (APC) officials and supporters, the opposition and many rumour mongering Nigerians. They have all managed to confuse innocent Nigerians and in the process they do not know who to believe or disbelieve.

    read more

  • Using agile project management for SEO & digital marketing
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    Using Agile Project Management For SEO & Digital Marketing

    Search Engine Land Columnist Marcus Miller shares how his company has adapted an agile framework, Scrum, to better manage his company’s marketing and SEO projects for improved client results.

    SEO and digital marketing are incredibly complicated, and the digital landscape is in constant evolution and flux. New platforms. New competitors. The new world of marketing has evolved, yet processes for managing and adapting to change have not always kept pace.

    There is much to learn here from the worlds of manufacturing and software development. New project management strategies have evolved that have revolutionized these industries. We hear very little about these approaches in the world of marketing, even though they are well suited to the ever-changing landscape of SEO and digital marketing.

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  • Trump In, Obama Out, As Power Changes Hands, by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi
    Blog, Newspaper Column

    Trump In, Obama Out, As Power Changes Hands

    by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi

    It is just a few hours before Mr Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Officially today, Trump would become the most powerful man in the world. Well … we have been led to believe that whoever occupies the seat of the president of the US is the most powerful individual in the world. 

    This assumption of being very powerful has led to concerns in various quarters on the personality of Trump and the office he is about to take over. Many wonder if Trump has the stability and capability to occupy this office. Folks, it is too late to wonder right now.

    read more

  • When 'Baba' Met Trump At The Tower, by Morakinyo Babajide-Alabi
    Blog, Featured, Newspaper Column

    When ‘Baba’ Met Trump At The Tower

    By Mo. Babajide-Alabi

    As I sat in his office reception on the 26th floor of the gigantic tower overlooking the Central Park, Manhattan, many thoughts were running through my mind. To be honest, I was only there physically but my mind seem to have taken a flight (out of anxiety and excitement). I was practically losing it as I shifted from one side of my buttock to the other, pretending to be sane and in control. I adjusted my tie for what seemed the 100th time, yet I still felt lightheaded because I had cut a good supply of air through my neck by how tightly I knotted the tie.

    read more

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