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Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by KingOfAmebo(m): 9:18pm On May 03, 2018
Ealier today I read a post that the Board of Dangote Cement Plc, global, announced the appointment of Cherie Blair and Mick Davies as Independent Non-Executive Directors.

https://www.nairaland.com/4485453/dangote-cement-appoints-cherie-blair

Typical of Nigerians, some are quick to rant about this appointment and asked if "there is no Nigerian more qualified for the job"

I repeat... forget sentiments, this woman is well qualified for the job. Aliko Dangote is NOT a politician but a business man. Read through Cherie Blair's profile but this time slowly and tell me which Nigerian is more qualified.


Cherie Blair CBE, QC is a leading barrister with over 35 years’ experience in arbitration, mediation, public international law, human rights, employment law and European Community law. She studied law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and graduated with a First Class Degree in 1975. While studying for her Bar examinations she also taught Law at the University of Westminster. Cherie came top of her year in her Bar examinations and was called to the Bar in 1976. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 1995.

In 2000, shortly before the implementation of the Human Rights Act, Cherie and 21 other prominent Barristers set up a ground breaking legal practice, Matrix Chambers. She has also argued cases in the House of Lords, one of the most well-known being the Begum case. She is an accredited Advanced Mediator under the ADR Chambers/Harvard Law Project and an Elite Mediator with Clerksroom.

Cherie Blair, has appeared in the European Court of Justice and in multiple Commonwealth jurisdictions and also lectures internationally. She is the Chancellor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University; Governor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of the LSE and the Open University (D.Univ.Open 1999); LLD (Hons), University of Liverpool (2003); Hon.D.Lit UMIST (2003); Doctor of Laws (Westminster University).

Cherie Blair is the Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy where she focuses on strategic international legal and advisory work and practices as a barrister, representing over 30 governments as well as numerous multinational corporations in international disputes.

In 2012, she was designated to serve on the ICSID panel of arbitrators and is a panellist at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. She continues to work independently, primarily as an arbitrator and mediator

Cherie is closely involved with various charities and is a strong advocate for women’s rights. She is the founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which runs programmes to support women entrepreneurs across the developing world, including Africa. She is also Vice Chair of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership founded by Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Cherie sits as an Honorary Chair of the World Justice Project. In 2007, she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill medal in recognition of her high ideals and courageous actions.

In 2013, she was awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours for her services to women’s issues and to charity in the UK and overseas.

Cherie is also an active campaigner for prison reform and was ‘President of The Commission on English Prisons Today’ between 2007 and 2009, under the auspices of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

She is an adviser to “B Team,” a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of leaders, to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. She is wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

NB. I dont work for Aliko Dangote and he is not my Uncle. I am a Nigerian and it hurts that we dont have people to match someone like her career wise, at least presently.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by Fahrenhite(m): 9:24pm On May 03, 2018
This woman achievements don too much to read.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by kristonium(m): 7:06am On May 04, 2018
Appointment on point!

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by lat1tudeo3: 7:06am On May 04, 2018
Ok
Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by BafanaBafana: 7:07am On May 04, 2018
The woman is a genuis.
But despite all her qualifications and experience, Dangote who just managed to get one degree is her master now and signs her paycheck at the end of the month.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by Fesomu(m): 7:07am On May 04, 2018
The only department headed by a Nigerian at nipco is Human Resources and that's the only department with corrupt practices. All other departments are headed by an Indian. It seems there's just something pathologically wrong with Nigerians when it comes to honesty

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by GREATESTPIANIST: 7:09am On May 04, 2018
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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by Abjay97(m): 7:09am On May 04, 2018
Seriously no Nigerian?

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by valdes00(m): 7:09am On May 04, 2018
Na Assurance time we dey... So make una no blame Dangote unto say he find him own business assurance go oversea.... Forget sentiment for business

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by EarthXmetahuman: 7:09am On May 04, 2018
Dngote is a smart business man

Who wants to employ nigerian to run your company down like they did with etisalat, hitv etc.


Nigerians want everything based on sentiment, not qualification.
That's why we have farmer, running sport or mallam running communication ministry. Or lawyer running power.

If dangote has been doing things, nigerian style, his companies would have been ridden with corruption and dead long ago.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by ArchiPelago1: 7:10am On May 04, 2018
KingOfAmebo:
Ealier today I read a post that the Board of Dangote Cement Plc, global, announced the appointment of Cherie Blair and Mick Davies as Independent Non-Executive Directors.

https://www.nairaland.com/4485453/dangote-cement-appoints-cherie-blair

Typical of Nigerians, some are quick to rant about this appointment and asked if "there is no Nigerian more qualified for the job"

I repeat... forget sentiments, this woman is well qualified for the job. Aliko Dangote is NOT a politician but a business man. Read through Cherie Blair's profile but this time slowly and tell me which Nigerian is more qualified.


Cherie Blair CBE, QC is a leading barrister with over 35 years’ experience in arbitration, mediation, public international law, human rights, employment law and European Community law. She studied law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and graduated with a First Class Degree in 1975. While studying for her Bar examinations she also taught Law at the University of Westminster. Cherie came top of her year in her Bar examinations and was called to the Bar in 1976. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 1995.

In 2000, shortly before the implementation of the Human Rights Act, Cherie and 21 other prominent Barristers set up a ground breaking legal practice, Matrix Chambers. She has also argued cases in the House of Lords, one of the most well-known being the Begum case. She is an accredited Advanced Mediator under the ADR Chambers/Harvard Law Project and an Elite Mediator with Clerksroom.

Cherie Blair, has appeared in the European Court of Justice and in multiple Commonwealth jurisdictions and also lectures internationally. She is the Chancellor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University; Governor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of the LSE and the Open University (D.Univ.Open 1999); LLD (Hons), University of Liverpool (2003); Hon.D.Lit UMIST (2003); Doctor of Laws (Westminster University).

Cherie Blair is the Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy where she focuses on strategic international legal and advisory work and practices as a barrister, representing over 30 governments as well as numerous multinational corporations in international disputes.

In 2012, she was designated to serve on the ICSID panel of arbitrators and is a panellist at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. She continues to work independently, primarily as an arbitrator and mediator

Cherie is closely involved with various charities and is a strong advocate for women’s rights. She is the founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which runs programmes to support women entrepreneurs across the developing world, including Africa. She is also Vice Chair of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership founded by Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Cherie sits as an Honorary Chair of the World Justice Project. In 2007, she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill medal in recognition of her high ideals and courageous actions.

In 2013, she was awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours for her services to women’s issues and to charity in the UK and overseas.

Cherie is also an active campaigner for prison reform and was ‘President of The Commission on English Prisons Today’ between 2007 and 2009, under the auspices of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

She is an adviser to “B Team,” a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of leaders, to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. She is wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

NB. I dont work for Aliko Dangote and he is not my Uncle. I am a Nigerian and it hurts that we dont have people to match someone like her career wise, at least presently.

Sorry pls go and read about Professor Akin Oyebode

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by Nobody: 7:10am On May 04, 2018
I also think it Is a well thought appointment. Not only is she very competent, but via the husband she knows people and that alone is critical in troubling times.

Dangote is not Buhari, nor a politician. His business interests come first, then sentiments.

BafanaBafana:

But despite all her qualifications and experience, Dangote who just managed to get one degree is her master now and signs her paycheck at the end of the month.
That's it.

A Students always work for C Students while B Students work for the Government. It's the name of a Book by the way.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by PHfinest(m): 7:10am On May 04, 2018
Dangote!!!!
Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by pembisco(m): 7:10am On May 04, 2018
On behalf of those that complained, I wish to tender an apology. Please forgive our ignorance Ma. We are used to celebrating NEPA certificate holders.The highest position in our country is occupied by a NEPA certificate holder...hence the assumption that NEPA certificate is the highest form of qualification one needs to be at top. I apologize once again Ma.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by Nobody: 7:11am On May 04, 2018
CV of all CVs!

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by bjayx: 7:11am On May 04, 2018
I don't fvcking care
Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by GrammarNazi1(m): 7:11am On May 04, 2018
Fahrenhite:
The woman achievements is too much to read.
The woman's achievements are too many to read.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by uzoexcel(m): 7:12am On May 04, 2018
her qualifications are mighty impressive. This is my definition of a true Slay Queen!!!!

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by Olalan(m): 7:12am On May 04, 2018
Appointments of non executive directors in most multinationals are based beyond qualifications rather on supposed level of influence the person can wield

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by Queenext: 7:15am On May 04, 2018
Olalan:
Appointments of non executive directors in most multinationals are based beyond qualifications rather on supposed level of influence the person can wield
even at this,qualification plays a major roles in the appointment too.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by SalamRushdie: 7:16am On May 04, 2018
Olalan:
Appointments of non executive directors in most multinationals are based beyond qualifications rather on supposed level of influence the person can wield

Exactly!! So much shallowness on this thread from top to Bottom

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by UgoFly: 7:16am On May 04, 2018
[quote author=ArchiPelago1 post=67265390]

Sorry pls go and read about Professor Akin Oyebode[/quote


Yes I know about Oyebode. But I don't want to believe you are saying he has more credentials than what you just read about Blair.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by armadeo(m): 7:17am On May 04, 2018
Am sure there are Nigerians who can meet up there's just a strategic advantage in having her as an employee.

Simple facts

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by Pavore9: 7:19am On May 04, 2018
BafanaBafana:
The woman is a genuis.
But despite all her qualifications and experience, Dangote who just managed to get one degree is her master now and signs her paycheck at the end of the month.

Which kain master? Uno see CV? Abi you even skip where it reads " practices as a barrister, representing over 30 governments as well as numerous multinational corporations in international disputes"

Dangote is tapping from her influence!

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by Sunjay13(m): 7:23am On May 04, 2018
Corruption runs in every Nigerian.If u put them in a vital post in ur establishment,they will ruin ur business with corrupt practises. Some Nigerians have no fear of God& u can never tell by their looks.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by yomalex(m): 7:24am On May 04, 2018
Blanket staement?
Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by StaffofOrayan(m): 7:24am On May 04, 2018
I am sure a lot of people complaining voted for a president that is a drop out
Some people understand that what you put in is what you get out
It's only common sense


KingOfAmebo:
Ealier today I read a post that the Board of Dangote Cement Plc, global, announced the appointment of Cherie Blair and Mick Davies as Independent Non-Executive Directors.

https://www.nairaland.com/4485453/dangote-cement-appoints-cherie-blair

Typical of Nigerians, some are quick to rant about this appointment and asked if "there is no Nigerian more qualified for the job"

I repeat... forget sentiments, this woman is well qualified for the job. Aliko Dangote is NOT a politician but a business man. Read through Cherie Blair's profile but this time slowly and tell me which Nigerian is more qualified.


Cherie Blair CBE, QC is a leading barrister with over 35 years’ experience in arbitration, mediation, public international law, human rights, employment law and European Community law. She studied law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and graduated with a First Class Degree in 1975. While studying for her Bar examinations she also taught Law at the University of Westminster. Cherie came top of her year in her Bar examinations and was called to the Bar in 1976. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 1995.

In 2000, shortly before the implementation of the Human Rights Act, Cherie and 21 other prominent Barristers set up a ground breaking legal practice, Matrix Chambers. She has also argued cases in the House of Lords, one of the most well-known being the Begum case. She is an accredited Advanced Mediator under the ADR Chambers/Harvard Law Project and an Elite Mediator with Clerksroom.

Cherie Blair, has appeared in the European Court of Justice and in multiple Commonwealth jurisdictions and also lectures internationally. She is the Chancellor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University; Governor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of the LSE and the Open University (D.Univ.Open 1999); LLD (Hons), University of Liverpool (2003); Hon.D.Lit UMIST (2003); Doctor of Laws (Westminster University).

Cherie Blair is the Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy where she focuses on strategic international legal and advisory work and practices as a barrister, representing over 30 governments as well as numerous multinational corporations in international disputes.

In 2012, she was designated to serve on the ICSID panel of arbitrators and is a panellist at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. She continues to work independently, primarily as an arbitrator and mediator

Cherie is closely involved with various charities and is a strong advocate for women’s rights. She is the founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which runs programmes to support women entrepreneurs across the developing world, including Africa. She is also Vice Chair of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership founded by Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Cherie sits as an Honorary Chair of the World Justice Project. In 2007, she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill medal in recognition of her high ideals and courageous actions.

In 2013, she was awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours for her services to women’s issues and to charity in the UK and overseas.

Cherie is also an active campaigner for prison reform and was ‘President of The Commission on English Prisons Today’ between 2007 and 2009, under the auspices of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

She is an adviser to “B Team,” a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of leaders, to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. She is wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

NB. I dont work for Aliko Dangote and he is not my Uncle. I am a Nigerian and it hurts that we dont have people to match someone like her career wise, at least presently.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by ndigbo: 7:25am On May 04, 2018
This is very impressive. Just like what someone said above, this is the definition of a true slay mama. Not these ones Nairaland Force down our throat, every single passing day.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by datola: 7:28am On May 04, 2018
Cherie Blair is very qualified but saying there is no Nigerian as qualified as she is a fallacy. There are so many Nigerians with better profile.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by chronique(m): 7:28am On May 04, 2018
Lol. This is myopic from the OP. How many Nigerians have you met and how many of them have you seen their CV to conclude no Nigerian is more qualified than her? No doubt she has an impressive cv but I'd not accept the "no Nigerian is more qualified than her" statement.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by drkay(m): 7:28am On May 04, 2018
She has an intimidating profile.

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Re: Forget Sentiments NO Nigerian Is More Qualified Than Tony Blair's Wife. by oscarwestcoast: 7:29am On May 04, 2018
Just say she is qualified and we will be fine. But telling me no Nigerian is as qualified as Chery doesn't make Sense. No nobel Laurette, first degree from London college of economics that was a mere polytechnic in 1975, never served in a board of business conglomerate like Dangote group and you tell me a nation of 180m people does not have her kind. Haba! Are you a Ghanian? Go and google the profile of Chukwuma Soludo, Okonjo Iweala, Sanusi lamido Sanusi, even Dankwombo and Peter Obi have handled tougher task than this your world class champion. Don't because she is a Briton , studied And worked there, earned her awards there, then that will make her superior to all Nigerians.

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