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Joyful

In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world. That was an encouragement left us by Jesus Christ as He was preparing to depart the earth. Today, 2000 years after, that sentence is as contemporary as can be! I’ve wondered how …

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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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Of Strength and Frailty

So Muhammad Ali is dead. He used to be the epitome of strength. He was the superman who was said to often refuse to wear seatbelts in planes. Some audacious quotes credited to him include (www.usatoday.com): “I”m so mean, I make medicine sick.” “He’s (Sonny Lister) too ugly to be the …

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Wisdom

Outside the Austrian Parliament building is a statue of Athena, the goddess of Wisdom. Certainly, all leaders especially national leaders could do with more wisdom . However, the citizens find it hilarious that while decisions are being made within the Parliment Building, Athena stands outside. Unfortunately, that is not a …

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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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The failure of Money

In 1998, I saw a Nollywood movie (I can’t remember the title) in which the daughter of a wealthy man got into the University. She misinterpreted it as freedom.  She lived such a life that her parents were not aware of; she could not afford that. In time, she took …

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My Tail

There are some horses that roam my neighbourhood. There tails are long with long hairs. The tails serve to protect the “exhaust” from especially flies. With the long hairs, the tails also serve to remove flies from the body. I noticed that for goats the tails are very short and …

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The Second Best Team

I heard about the diligent boy who wanted to play football in Secondary school. He was present at every training, never came late; but did not make the school team. He kept coming in hope that one day, he would be selected. That day never came. However, one day the …

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The museum of procrastination: a review

I happened on a little advert of HSBC bank. Not been able to see it again since then. It was titled The museum of procrastination. I considered it a wicked job since everyone (I mean you, him, her, and me) is guilty of some procrastination. First, procrastination was beautifully and simply …

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