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Do Not Feed The Animals

Do not feed the animals

While in school, we learnt a lot of things from first principles: we learnt how handy formalae like the almighty formula for quadratic equations are derived. We also learnt technical drawing using Tee Squares and drawing boards before we began to get on computers. Is it still important to learn from first principles?

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Which way Africa?

It was supposed to be a religious discussion. Then it moved to engineering and then to the woes of Africa. Nigerian roads are at their worst. Travel times have practically doubled. Famers have graciously donated their plantations to the feeding of Federal cows. Interstate travels are done with caution since …

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The Slough of Prejudice

“The spell and the impact which the personality and the views of [H.M.] cost and made on me must have been enchanting and profound. It was some twenty years later that I was able to wade out of the slough of prejudice with which I had been indoctrinated …, and …

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Let there be light

the breakage of education in Nigeria and Africa is the basis for our power outage. If that's true, then education will be the foundation of our improved power supply.

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A Teenage King

The preacher began to talk about the great things that happened in the reign of a King of Israel who ascended the throne at age 16! Wow! What technological advancements. Then he mentioned the name of the king! Uzziah? Was that not the one whose demise marked the beginning of …

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Laugh

Have you ever seen a beautiful lady or a handsome guy without a bright spirit? Even if such exists, the gloom will override the beauty. The Holy Book says that a merry heart does to us as much good as medicine. Everyone does need a bit of it. Oftentimes, we …

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Patience

This month of November, I led a meeting in which there was a Nigerian man who clocked 60 on one of the days of the meeting. To commemorate his birthday, he published a small book which he gave to everyone around for free. “Being African,” I dived into the book …

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The Cycle of Life

A great man completed his time on earth recently in Ibadan, Nigeria. Painfully, I did not make it to the funeral. Seeing lots of pictures, it feels like a dream. I wonder if many people can feel the void he left behind. Yes, feel! He stood as a strong pillar …

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