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My holiday

My Holiday! That would have been the title of the first essay to be written in English class if we were in Primary 3 in the 1980s. Christmas holiday was great fun for me. Apart from meeting numerous friends, I think that finally, I had one Christmas without overeating. Very …

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Economics Of Electricity

I remember the end of 2009 when the Nigerian Attorney General announced that Nigeria had achieved the set 5-GigaWatts power generation. I told a friend, “Oh! I did not know that was the way; it is achievable then! Just announce it and it is done!” Last weekend when I heard …

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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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The heart of the teacher

A few moments ago, I got thinking about my secondary school days. I recalled the loving teachers such as Mr Awe and Mr Oyedotun. Mr Oye must have been the most popular teacher with parents. For science students, Mr Awe was the best with clarity of communication and contemporary anecdotes …

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The Three Wishes

Many many years ago when Enid Blyton was the most read author in primary schools, one of the smaller titles was “The Three Wishes.” It was meant to teach us as little children to be selfless, patriotic and strategic in making choices even when there are no costs (and probably …

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While it is day

This time last week, the helicopter crash in Nigeria was still fresh in our minds; or maybe raw is the better word. A retired army chief died in the crash. During the week, the chief in his village had a chat with a journalist. He mentioned some of the things …

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Church: My new lessons!

once upon my grandfather's church with a sunday chime!

Once upon a trip to the UK, I finally saw a few “cathedral” buildings in London that have been converted to other purposes. Whoa! “So it is true!!!” As I kept moving around the country, I heard more stories about churches being converted to homes, offices, pubs etc. I heard of …

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Restless Resources

“Many” yeas ago when we got into Physics class, our teacher, in trying to explain the definition of WORK as the PRODUCT of FORCE and DISTANCE, picked a piece of chalk from a desk and dropped it on another desk, and he claimed to have done work. Then he pointed …

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