What if Monday to Friday are the Weekends; while Saturday and Sunday are the Weekdays, Will the weekend still be for Holidays?

It’s quite hilarious how we flow with the trends we grow with without much questioning. The moment you start having a thought that’s against the status quo, you are either a weirdo or you are practically missing out on a great deal.

While I strongly believe that there are norms, I also believe that change is constant and anyone can change the narrative irrespective of who started it. Okay, before you come with an attack of what the holy book taught about working for six days and resting the seventh day, I think you should just imagine our calendar was designed wrongly.

Don’t you think the beginning of a new week in the calendar could have been the end of a week or even a midweek? Maybe there is nothing like 24 hours, maybe all of these were put in place to determine the way we think, act, and see things. Which accounts for your birthday, celebration because the Calendar said so.

No one dares change what date the calendar confirms, we work and walk by the message given to us either by our watch or calendar. If the weather is dark and it’s 1 pm, science has an explanation to make us understand it’s not night yet.

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Is Entrepreneurship the Solution to Unemployment in Nigeria or the Advent of Another?

Most of the time we tend to see entrepreneurship as the solution to the unemployment condition of Nigeria, but in the real sense is it truly the solution or another disaster waiting to happen?

Nigeria Economy and system is one that makes life difficult for the common man, after spending years at the University, a common man finds it hard to get a befitting job. About 21.7 Million Youths are unemployed in Nigeria as at the time of writing this post, some of the employed are over-utilized and underpaid. It seems this order is going to continue for a long time.

That’s why smart Nigerian youths decided to go through the entrepreneurial journey and this has given rise to about 17.4million SMEs in Nigeria. People troop into the entrepreneurship world every day. It seems we have found a solution to unemployment since many people are now self-employed but, hey! It’s the beginning of another problem.

Most of these businesses never thrive beyond their first year, some manage to enter five years while some are just in business because the founder is still alive. No growth, no progress, and a rapid decline in sales. When these happen, they get tired, some fall into depression with the thought of how to repay loans, some become useless and some give up on life by throwing in the towel.

We cannot fold our arms to see this happen to the dreams and aspirations of people, we know entrepreneurship is great but, there is a need to do it the right way if we don’t want it to be another problem to our society.

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COVID-19 AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY

We cannot but pay attention to the hottest but dreadful news in town – COVID-19 (Corona virus) if truly we are in #business and its continuity is our priority. WHO has recently declared this highly contagious disease a #pandemic.

Globally, there have been over 182,000 confirmed cases (those who have tested positive) and about 7,100 deaths (Just in 4 months!). Corona has forced countries to close borders against one another, no matter the level of political affinity or international alignment. Hence, EU+UK would not be able to travel to the US in the next one month. Even, within the EU, Germany, France, Spain, etc. are declaring lockdowns and closing borders against entry for non-citizens! Schools and markets have been closed and people are working from home.

African countries are not left out and recently, Nigeria bans entry for travelers from thirteen countries because of five confirmed cases of corona virus. The restriction will apply to travelers from countries with more than 1,000 cases. They include China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, the United States, Norway, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland; this takes effect from March 20.

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