Okey Egboluche

Okey Egboluche is a Nigerian Optometrist currently working in Saudi Arabia. He has had his works published in various newspapers and magazines. His passion for writing started from his secondary school through his University days where he served in various editorial boards as an editor or Editor-in-chief.

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Ask yourself, if I were in my employer’s shoes, would I run this ‘show’ better? You never can tell- you could be on your way to becoming a business owner tomorrow and the place you are, could just be an opportunity that life offers you to learn!

A recent report shows that the Nigerian economy is amongst the top ten growing economies for the year 2010; but what matters to the common Nigerian is basically the affordability of goods and services, availability of jobs and his ability to eat three square meals a day….

The power of sports as a unification factor cannot be over emphasized. In Nigeria, a sports loving and soccer crazy country, the expectation is high and the soccer aficionados have left no one in doubt that they are geared to feast on the games…

I commend young aspiring writers from Nigeria. I urge them that even though Nigeria may have a poor reading culture or writing does not attract the kind of fame of music and Nollywood, they should keep their dream alive…

He paced around the lawn in front of the British council, Port Harcourt- with a face that seemed as if he was ready to fight, yet he looked very gorgeous and intimidating in a trendy suit. All around him were other youngsters soliloquizing, pacing around and making hand gestures as if there was a feast of madness…

Kids with potential soccer prowess are all around our neighbourhoods. From the roads or bare grounds beside households, they graduate to school soccer fields, from where they head to local sports stadia where scouts discover them…

A winner sees wins, favours, can make out time and is prepared to go for opportunities while a person with a victim mentality sees losses, blames, has no time and often considers himself unlucky even in the face of opportunities…

In the 21st century, we are still celebrating, building roads, pipe borne water, rural electrification, etc. I wonder how backward and mediocre in thinking the FIFA delegation must have thought us to be, when instead of talking about the needed specifics and showing what is on ground, the officials were talking about the roads that have been built…

Sleepiness at work is as a result of insufficient sleep. Apart from refreshing the body and giving one a good jumpstart for a new day, sleep has numerous benefits…

“Where did all my money suddenly go to?” That was a question my friend asked, directed to no one in particular as he looked at the share prices of companies in the stock exchange market published in the day’s newspaper…

Of great interest is the newspaper reading trend which has been in existence in various nooks and crannies of Nigeria. It is jokingly called the The Free Readers Club

Its two months after the Beijing Olympics and a few weeks after the Paralympics and the Nigerian Government has not made any comments on the athlete’s performance nor organized a reception for them…