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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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Nothing yet something!

I flew in a helicopter I sat by the window, And the clouds were low The chopper barged into the clouds and we shook Wow! Clouds! Why not touch one? So I stuck my finger out of the air hole. We barged into another cloud and shook. I withdrew my …

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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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Atrophy

Atrophy is kind of a big word. What does it mean? …Gradually decline in effectiveness or vigour due to underuse or neglect. I saw a gentleman with a limb in recuperation. The limb is slimmer than the other but happily getting stronger. It reminded me of the word Atrophy. Have …

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Strength in Ignorance

There was a young man who belonged to a certain Christian group. Almost all they believed in was in conflict with what other Christians believe. He stumbled on Billy Graham preaching on TV one day. He decided to listen and pick holes in the sermon of the “big guy.” This …

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Waiting

One thing most of us find difficult to do is to wait. We jump queues, we push others aside, we throw tantrums, etc, all because we do not like to wait. Interestingly, we are quick to accuse others of unwillingness to wait. Once I got a ride from a senior …

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT

CAREER DEVELOPMENT I developed this blog post from a recent presentation of mine.  First, what is a career? According to Google, a career is an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress. In this definition, we see the importance of a career …

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