As the rays of the glowing morning sun kissed the earth, the school’s gates opened their arms to the world. Ekehuan campus was no different. Every morning, from Block C in the male Undergraduate Hostel to Block F in the female version, there was nothing more life-saving than it.
While students busied themselves like ants to be in class, “I don come ooo! Enjoy yourself!”, rent the air.
Missing the early morning steaming moi-moi, wrapped in banana leaves was likened to missing a final paper as an undergraduate. Continue reading →
I had just returned from service last Sunday and was in my room when I noticed that my handset had grown wings. I turned the room upside down looking for the petite gadget but my efforts was like pouring water into a basket.
I was the only one home–calling my line wasn’t an option. After fruitless efforts, I slumped succulent mattress muttering lines of request to my greatest partner–the Holy spirit–to direct me to where I kept the phone (I knew quite well that I came home with it). Continue reading →
I just stumbled on one of my exams scripts in High school.
It brought sweet memories of my High school days- listening to my amazing History teacher reel out stories of the Great Trek; Transatlantic slave trade; the Fulani Jihad of 1804-1809 championed by Utman Dan Fodio; the great West African Empires- Songhai, Benin, Mali, Kanuri; the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 etc. Continue reading →
While walking across your streets, they are there. Even as you roll on your succulent mattress, an ant might wake you up from dreamland.
This feeble creature can,most times, be irritating but despite this, I’d love you to stick around as I share with you five (5) outstanding lessons you can learn from them (ants).
#. YOU ARE YOUR GREATEST SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
The ant does not have a leader but it knows what to do at the right time. It does not wait until someone, somewhere uses a horse whip to make it realise that it is time to start gathering Continue reading →
This is the last part of the series. You can check out for the previous parts on the blog.
#. Seek collaboration and work with your best hands
It would have been a daunting task if Nehemiah rebuilt the walls alone.
Nehemiah sought for capable hands to work with and placed them in different segments (sectors, sections) of the wall to rebuild. (Chapter 1:17 & 18; chapter 2, would give you the details). Continue reading →
It was a Thursday morning. The sky was sad and the trees danced to the whistling tunes of the wind. People filed like ants to their hills as the bluish trumpets sang, “Buy your bible here”, “You wey wear green! I dey see you but you no dey see me!”
I was a fish out of water. I had just gained admission and it was my first time in that part of the town.
As other pedestrians, the drooling black sky had sent me taking under the eaves but soon, the sun started laughing as I strapped my bag like a baby to my back, dribbling past the defence lines of “Brother God go bless you!” that lined up the road.
The road was walled by yellow buses with red stripes while the conductors who hung like vultures waiting to feast on carcasses, busied themselves, shouting “Ringo. Ringo!” I was now in Benin. The ancient city of the Oba. Right in its heartbeat. Continue reading →