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Psychosomatic

Prof Howard Hendricks told of his behaviour in Primary School. He used to be an unruly pupil. When a new year started, the class teacher called his name and he identified himself. She then said something like this: “I’ve heard that you are the most unruly in this school. I …

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Complicit

As an African “youth,” the experiences of our countries are completely inconsistent with the capacities which the people doubtlessly possess. While Africans have been portrayed as unenlightened, no one has been able to  replicate several African feats for example, the Terracotta arts. Africans have great capacity. This capacity is however …

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Consistent

Happy new year! Standard, most of us [attempt to] develop new habits in January. A man hence subscribed at the Gym as a keep-fit plan for the new year. After about two visits, he got busy. Sometime in February, he showed up again. He asked the manager, “What do you …

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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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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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My best Muhammad Ali Quotes

I think most people knew only of Muhammad Ali’s shows, not his real life.   Some of his statements that made great impression on me are these: When I look at the world, I see that many people building big beautiful houses but live in broken homes. WE spend more …

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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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