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Kennedy Uzoka is Nigeria’s coolest bank CEO

Kennedy Uzoka, UBA’s Group Managing Director, is the savviest bank CEO in Nigeria, as far as social media is concerned. Or so says an informal study by me. He loves social media and practically hangs out there. While he won’t be allowed into the YMCA, he probably knows a thing or two about where and […]

5 things you don’t know about Nigerian ATMs

Just a few years ago, we practically begged people to use ATMs instead of queuing up at the banking counters but at least that has changed. But then the change came with friends, family and other random people asking me random questions why they can’t brew a nice cup of coffee at the ATM. Some […]

The stone the builders rejected – RIP Mohammed Ali

As a kid, I used to have a t-shirt with Mohammed Ali on it and I loved it so much until my rotund stomach couldn’t fit in anymore. Growing up, I was regaled with different stories of Ali by my grandmother who felt there wasn’t any greater boxer than he was. Even when Mike Tyson […]

Base64 in Microsoft SQL

Base64 encoding is a Swiss Army knife function for every programmer but somehow not readily available in Microsoft SQL Server. Or that’s what everyone thinks. Apparently it has been hiding in MS SQL since 2005 release. So recently while searching for a working solution, I found a something workable at this blog post and then used that […]

Para-addiction is the excuse for my love handles!

Addiction kills. Slower than a speeding bullet but not less painful. I usually talk about tech, science and other random financial stuff but then I’m free to rant about anything I want, don’t i? So here’s the gist for today – I’m looking for a very good excuse for not hitting the gym or scorching […]

God Took His Angel Away

September 28, 2009 my dad quietly left me behind to be with the Lord. I took comfort in my mum. An angel in flesh. No one ever had a bad word to say about her. Stern and born a head mistress but she had love thoroughly coursing through her veins, dishing help left right and […]

Genome on demand

The human genome was cracked some years ago by some mad hat scientists. That adventure took about 10 years although the completed map took another 3 years to show up. Guess what, same hack would take just a week if we are doing it today. That was in 2000. Using the same extrapolation, your genome […]

Introduction to fuel subsidy

Found the most interesting calculations about this fuel subsidy brouhaha at boso.me.uk (http://www.boso.me.uk/2012/01/arithmetic-of-fuel-subsidy-by-wale.html). Quite a read.

Download Nigerian Stock Exchange Historical Stock Price Dataset

Some months ago I was trying to do some data analysis on historical equity data with Geek Impressario, Femi Aluko, but we practically ran into brick walls: no data. There wasn’t any easy place to get daily prices in one single place. I turned to a friend who had one but then due to some […]

Microsoft, you've got to be kidding me!

Microsoft launched a website, yourbrowsermatters.org, to score browsers on security, which is a good thing. Thereafter they lost their ways: IE 9 is scored 4 out of 4 – which I don’t have an issue with, Chrome 14 is scored 2.5/5 and Firefox 7 scores 2. Now I’m getting very suspicious. Then IE 6 scores […]