“For the Greatest Good of the Greatest Number”: Examining the Ethical Dilemmas of Whistleblowing

In this fourth post in my series on loyalty, I reflect on the ethical and moral questions surrounding whistleblowing. The key question I explore here has its roots in Michael Sanders' moral philosophical question: 'what is the right thing to do?' I refer to whistleblowing as the calling out of moral or ethical misdemeanors that …

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A Nation in need of Leadership: it’s all about queuing, no?

Last week I travelled to one of the Universities in the South-South of Nigeria on a ‘scoping’ visit. In the course of my trip, I had cause to use an ATMachine. I spent several minutes, perhaps around 45 minutes, waiting my turn on the rather long queue. I wondered why the queue dragged, even though there …

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A Nation in need of Leadership

I wrote in my 2009 memoir - Service my country, that 'Our country needs...leaders who are conscious of the future; who are not just satisfied with short-term gains.’ This re-echoes the widely quoted work of Chinua Achebe ‘the trouble with Nigeria’ in which he said the problem with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of …

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