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The jiffy that changes everything

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It was a day like every other. I had closed from my office in Victoria Island and made my way to the bus-stop to get a cab home. 5.30pm was the usual rush hour in Lagos so I anticipated the heavy traffic- and grudgingly accepted it too. I didn’t wait too long before I got a cab and my long ride home started. After several hours of snail-speed movement, we got to ‘Cele Bridge’. My cab driver announced that the road ahead was blocked, and it would take more than the expected time to reach my destination. I knew what…

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Call me daddy

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It was supposed to be a quick dash across town. All I wanted to do was meet up with a friend over lunch and return to work before the break elapsed. Lunch went well.  Returning to work however posed a challenge. The whole of Awolowo way was blocked, one of those stand-still traffic situations capable of ruining a perfectly good day. Weighing my options, I opted to park my car at the restaurant and return to the office via a motorbike. The rider managed to manoeuvre his way through the traffic and I could already see my office up ahead…

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It ends this November!

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I’ve followed ARM on Facebook for some time now, thanks to my wife. Every month, they post something (meme or article) about ‘payday’ that taunts me to no end. It’s almost as if they are looking me in the eye and speaking to my very soul. I am constantly made to evaluate my choices especially regarding saving and investing…which really isn’t a bad thing. I have been bad at managing my salary and the small change that comes in from my side hustle. As a husband and father to two lovely children, I spend every dime that comes into my…

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What is today’s date?

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The moment my phone rang, I knew it. Bimbo had sent me a good morning SMS that morning, and she was calling barely an hour later. I needed no other reminder that the end of the month was almost here. If there is a major disadvantage to being a salary earner, it’s that everyone around you knows when you’re getting paid. Like clockwork, the calls start coming in around the 20th and they don’t stop until the 2nd of the new month. There’s the person just calling to greet you (and remind you to remember her), your hairdresser’s son who…

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Abu’s journey (4): Get rich, stay rich

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In Episode one, Abu was just passing out from the compulsory 3-weeks orientation camp. Episode two sees him counting the days until NYSC is finished. In Episode three, Abu goes full mode job seeker. Now in this episode, the job market tide turns favourably for Abu. Read on… *********************************************** Work had started in earnest for Abu and he was enjoying every bit of it. The first week, all official bits with Human Resources had to be taken care of. While other new intakes searched the ceilings when it was time to choose their Pension Fund Administrators (PFA), Abu proudly filled out his ARM Pensions…

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