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ORDINARILY, investment portfolio review is taken to be self- evident. After all, no matter how wealthy a man is, when he invests his money somewhere, he is bound to once in a while check on this investment to see if it is delivering the right dividends he had in mind originally.

Even at the street side market place where the not so educated operate from in Nigeria, no one reminds traders of the daily need to review buying and selling activities to ensure that there was enough profit in the business. Whenever it is discovered not to be profitable enough, you see such traders looking out for new products to deal in or new sources of buying old products  that can ensure better returns.

It is for the same reason too limited liability companies are compelled by law to prepare statement of accounts each financial year to reflect the true and fair state of affairs of the company within that period. To ensure these annual returns truly reflect what they are expected to reflect, the same law requires that they must be certified to be true and fair by an audit firm that is duly registered to so practice.

ORDINARILY, investment portfolio review is taken to be self- evident. After all, no matter how wealthy a man is, when he invests his money somewhere, he is bound to once in a while check on this investment to see if it is delivering the right dividends he had in mind originally.

Even at the street side market place where the not so educated operate from in Nigeria, no one reminds traders of the daily need to review buying and selling activities to ensure that there was enough profit in the business. Whenever it is discovered not to be profitable enough, you see such traders looking out for new products to deal in or new sources of buying old products  that can ensure better returns.

It is for the same reason too limited liability companies are compelled by law to prepare statement of accounts each financial year to reflect the true and fair state of affairs of the company within that period. To ensure these annual returns truly reflect what they are expected to reflect, the same law requires that they must be certified to be true and fair by an audit firm that is duly registered to so practice.

ACADEMY Press PLC is one of the very many companies that must have found the recent over a week nationwide strike in the country, not so funny at all. Many of these companies suffered from both ends at the end of the day. They lost valuable man-hours which they must still pay for and also ended with higher fuel prices, although a reduced one.

In the case of Academy Press PLC, it had gone through a rather trying first half to September with the possibility that third quarter increased business from yuletide driven more printing jobs then the strike took place. The figures for the third quarter were still be expected since that ran to December 2011.

THE social sciences only make sense when assumptions prove to be true. The moment base assumptions refuse to hold, everything built on it, just like for an inverted pyramid, collapses soon enough. Yet, change, they say, is the only constant in life. Yet too, if change is the only constant, then hardly will any assumption hold for long.

In a nutshell, that is what obtains in all facets of the Nigerian economy today. Even rudimentary economics gives pride of place to the proviso: All things being equal, before postulating on any  human behaviour with regards to satisfaction of his needs. Yet again, especially in the Nigerian situation, so many things refuse to be equal.

BEFORE doctors perfected fertilisation of human eggs outside the womb and subsequently planted   same in the womb of a woman who can carry the resulting pregnancy to full term; nothing much was heard of surrogates. Since then, the best surrogates and most popular surrogates have been the ones recruited to carry pregnancy for nine months for mothers with fertile eggs but no healthy womb to sustain it till it is born.

However, come to think of it, surrogates have been with human beings for a little longer. For decades at least man has been building robots for different functions. Today there are robots in very many factories across the world and the most popular surrogate of all has turned out to be the computer that is now able to do many things for man instantly. Most importantly, it conducts instant research thus allowing many to lay claim to expertise they do not really possess and of course, it does calculations and shops for many people who otherwise will be too handicapped to perform such functions.

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