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Power in Pain

A gentleman lived with his family in Connecticut. He left them to do a quick painting job in Washington, a four-day journey away. His wife wrote him, he wrote back; but he got no response. While expecting a letter from her, he got one from his father announcing the demise …

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Lead

There’s this discussion that happens in the ranks of progressive African youths. It’s about why African nations appear to be behind in everything. Western nations have everything working for them while African nations have almost nothing working. In Europe, a small town can be the world’s largest manufacturer of a …

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Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning. Have you heard that word before? Most people have not. It is what happens when a car runs into a pool of water with considerable speed (about 56 km/h or 35 mph).  A car’s tyres propel the car forward by gripping the ground. The firmer the grip, the better. In …

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A delicate balance

There’s been a great concern about global warming and its attendant effects: melting of polar ice, sea level rise, loss of islands and coastal lands, climate change, etc. Research has shown that nature was designed to take care of itself. The earth is not only to be the source of …

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An Inspirational Hangout (1)

I have been longing to see my friend for a while. She runs an NGO in Lagos Nigeria, Cancer Aware. We were together in Secondary School and in the University. This is the first time we are seeing since graduation. I learnt a lot from her. I learnt about how …

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Change

Change Change now means different things to different people especially with the ongoing wrenching of political power from established oligarchies as seen in Nigeria, the USA and Gambia. But while these obvious changes are going on, several other life changing changes are happening which most people do not realise till …

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Learned Humility

The Holy Book says that knowledge puffs up. However, knowledge also appears to be a cure for pride. . I met a middle level Police woman recently. Through her, I’ve met about 6 other Police officers (Nigerian Police) who are admirable, respectable, well-comported, and forward-looking. It felt unbelievable. . One …

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Success

The 2016 Rio Olympics have come and gone but the stories and after-tastes linger. Usain Bolt is celebrated for his triple-triples (3 gold medals in 3 successive Olympics). The video of the transformation of Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time is now popular.  It shows how reconciliation …

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Together

Been many years since I left secondary school. When it was approaching twenty years, a friend set up a WhatsApp group and we just seemed to find everyone again. Some had passed on, and we had become very well distributed across the globe. Shapes and sizes had morphed in several …

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