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Say it!!

 I sat back one day and thoughts began to flow.  .  . When my brother was preparing for National Service after the university, I used to say jokingly that he would go to serve at the farthest place possible: Maiduguri! It happened.  .  . When he was preparing to wed, …

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Re-equip

When we have to embark on a trip, we inadvertently prepare a few things that would help us get there. This preparation may be inadequate, but usually, it will get us to the destination even if it would not give us a good time there. We have to choose our …

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Strength!

To the scientist and the engineer, strength is in the physical formation. To the leader and the soldier, strength is in invincibility. To the little boy among peers, strength is in the size of your biceps; and the capacity to win arm wrestlings! What is strength to you? Dictionary defines …

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One

One I recently read a book by John Maxwell Running with Giants. In it he discussed the life of Noah and how one person could make a difference. It took Noah about 100 years to build a massive ark on dry land. One could only imagine the persecution. However, the first …

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Home

Many years ago, there was an unprecedented riot in my city. Mum had to walk some distance to pick us from school and we had to walk that distance again to get to the car. It was as though the whole city was ablaze and confused, and all major roads, …

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Competitive Religion

Oh well, this is not about whose Benz, Jeep or Jet is bigger. It’s about an eroding core. A friend pointed out to me how there was no kindness in her religious centre. I did not let her land: Me: You belong there , and you have been there for …

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An ovation?

An ovation? Sad news that Myles Munroe died, now, and in a plane crash. He lived a life of impact and he succeeded at moving from “very poor” to “very rich” in the same community. About his death, I pressed my “black” button and began to wonder: Did he commit …

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Peace-time Soldiers

Scarcely would anyone associate soldiers with peace…except on a second thought. Yet soldiers are more about peace than war. This is certainly not about the once-popular political soldiering and coup d’etat. Mankind will always contend, hence the need to defend. But while humans are naturally-occurring, soldiers are not. Soldiers are …

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Time-Time-Time!

I got tired of seeing the same contact appearing multiple times on my phone due to multiple email/social media synchronization. So a few days ago, I began to merge, to delete and generally tidy up. I was amazed at the number of my contacts that have crossed to the great beyond! Just then, something seemed to whisper to me, “The number will only increase…with time!”

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Time for change

  Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist in his twenties with the goal of calling the attention of the populace to the plight of the unfortunately poverty-stricken street children of  England. He succeeded at it. As a journalist, he later went ahead to encourage George Muller’s orphanages by writing about the good …

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