Justice, in the words of Thomas Aquinas, is the act of rendering to each person what is truly his or hers and, comes in two different forms; commutative and distributive. While commutative justice calls for equality between two persons, distributive justice is concerned with the importance of each individual to the entire society; unfairly favoring […]
The ripple reaction that trailed the signing of the 2018 budget into law on Wednesday 20th June 2018, by President Muhammadu Buhari after a protracted wait by Nigerians has again demonstrated that efficiency of the government sector does not only affect the performance of the public sector but that of the whole country. Interestingly, aside the […]
It is a time-honored saying that the interest, ‘subjects take in their leader does not lie in the leader’s physical and intellectual abilities, but, lies rather in what he can add to their lot in life’.
Recently, I listened avidly to various speakers at a function in Lagos, speak with great passion to underline the seriousness of their position and the depth of their conviction that leadership challenge in Africa is fueled by our ‘leaders’ non- possession of authentic leadership culture; a challenge they argued stripped Africa as a continent the […]
By: Jerome-Mario Utomi An elderly man in a sleepy but egalitarian community was diagnosed of ulcer and cancer-related complications which of course, had excruciating pains as its companion.
By Jerome-Mario Utomi. I recently witnessed a fight between two young adults within the church premises. And as expected of me, I immediately intervened. And in my effort to calm their frail nerves, I observed that one was visibly calm and viewed the whole episode as a friendly battle occasioned by a communication gap. The […]
Leadership is viewed as deformed when the leader assumes self-sufficient attitude, despise others and views self as the exclusive possessor of what he has, as well as claim excellence not possessed.
In the book titled, Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas, stated that judgment may be considered lawful if the judge meets these conditions; follows justice, has authority, and does his duty prudently.
Each time I ponder over the marriage of two unwilling brides who had no say in their forceful union- amalgamation of the northern and the southern protectorates on the 14th February 1914, a day set aside to celebrate love all over the world, by Sir Lord Luggard- as well as the pre and post-independence political […]
For the 2030 sustainable agenda to succeed, says the United Nation, partnership and collaboration must be given a disciplined attention.