Author Archives: Ifemezue Uma

About Ifemezue Uma

Ifemezue Uma is a Civil Engineer by training, a financial analyst by practice and currently a government employee practicing as an engineer. Ifemezue has a burning desire to project a more positive image of Africa through his writing, as well as reflecting on random thoughts and any topic of interest. You can find him on Twitter @ifeuma and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ifemezueuma/

Why do Charity Boxes Get So Little Patronage

Charity Box As I walked towards the store exit at Shoprite, Ikeja Shopping Mall, the day before yesterday, I noticed a see-through plastic charity box like the one in the picture, standing on the floor. I couldn’t quite remember if … Continue reading

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A Winning Smile Increases Business Sales

In business, the small things can make all the difference. Customer satisfaction sometimes comes down to the way they feel when they interact with members of staff… Continue reading

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Can Women Mentor Men?

The word mentor was never coined to represent only the male folk neither has it – in contemporary society – evolved into a gender specific word, but we find that any mention of it subconsciously brings a male figure to mind. What is the reason behind this? Can this predisposition be explained or even corrected? Continue reading

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How LinkedIn Killed My African Dream

Most users on the most popular business networking site in the world are not maximizing their presence there. LinkedIn provides businesses and individuals the opportunity to reach out to a global audience beyond their regional boundaries in a safe and convenient manner. Continue reading

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Demystifying the Islamic Banking Concept

The new Islamic Banking or Non-Interest Banking policy has stirred protests and anger from opposing religious groups and critics alike. It has also raised more questions than answers about the expected recovery of our nation’s financial markets amongst other things. This article aims to enlighten readers on the background of the Islamic Banking concept so as to have an informed basis on which to form opinions and criticisms. Continue reading

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Are you taking enough risks…

I want to share with you a poem which was taken from the book ‘Addiction by Prescription’ by Joan E. Gadsby. Culled by Wayne Lambert. To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. … Continue reading

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I choose life

Our time on earth may be shorter than we realize… Let’s make the best of it. Continue reading

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