“ENJOY YOURSELF”

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.

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WHEN HE DOESN’T MAKE SENSE

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).
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TREASURE THE MOMENTS

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

5 OUTSTANDING THINGS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM ANTS

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
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“Make them your friends; show them you care!”

As I sat on my writing desk with the birds singing melodiously, my mind flew back to a discussion with Francis Okara during my UNIBEN days.

I’d just been made the Bible Study Secretary CASOR(Ekehuan campus) which meant I was responsible for the foundation class-mainly for freshers.

Taking up this role seemed like a mountain too high to climb. While I conversed with Francis, my predecessor, he said: make them your friends; show them you care!
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REBUILDING NAIJA: INSIGHTS FROM NEHEMIAH (3)

This is the last part of the series. You can check out for the previous parts on the blog.

Here goes:

#. 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).
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REBUILDING NAIJA: INSIGHTS FROM NEHEMIAH (2)

Here is the continuation of the series.

If you’re not read the first part, check my timeline (26th September).
#. In rebuilding Nigeria, communication and sensitivity from the leaders, is key to success.

Nehemiah was a leader from the back, front, left, right and center.

In the fifth chapter of Nehemiah, there were ! Continue reading

REBUILDING NAIJA: INSIGHTS FROM NEHEMIAH (1

For a while, I’ve been studying Nehemiah and his attempts at rebuilding Jerusalem’s fallen walls.

The book of Nehemiah is the 16th book of the Holy Bible and chronicles Nehemiah (the main personality in the book) attempt to rebuilding the broken walls of Jerusalem.

Nehemiah was a high official in the Persian court of King Artaxerxes I at the capital city of Susa.

In this series, I would share some insights (which some of you may know) from this study and how we (Nigerians; even on individual levels) can apply them to rebuilding our darling country.

Here goes,

  1. We must know where the rain started beating us.
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GBEDU ON THE HIGHWAY

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.
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10 PROVEN KEYS THAT’LL GUARANTEE YOUR FINANCIAL STABILITY

10 PROVEN KEYS THAT’LL GUARANTEE YOUR FINANCIAL STABILITY

I’m sure you need money? You also crave for financial stability, right?

Daily while you receive alert from your bank you realize that your money is slipping away like sand through your hands.

You even wonder, “why money no dey last for my hand set?”

Well, you’d better sit down cos in this post, I will share with you 10 (biblically) proven keys that’ll stabilize your for finance.

Oya, come along!
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