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 →
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#. 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 →
There is often this erroneous mindset that singleness is a curse; a big load to carry on the shoulder. This perhaps underscores the reason why so many young men and women rush into love relationships, even when such are abusive. However, the truth therein is that the period of singleness is one that should be cherished or rather maximise before marriage comes knocking on the door.
Here, I will give some ways you can maximise your singleness and thus be a happy person till the wedding bell rings:
#. BUILD YOUR CAREER
Being single provides you with ample time to dig deeper into your career choice. It is a time for you to take all the necessary steps needed to place you in an enviable position in your chosen field. As a single, you have all the time needed to take practical training and experience in any chosen endeavor. Continue reading →
Often, you keep moaning and crying for what you
think you don’t have but hardly take time enough
to sit back and reflect on the good sides of life.
You are so interested in looking at your mistakes
that you fail to see your successes. You focus on
our downtime, instead of your high-points. See,
once a child is crying; tears on his eyes, he can
never see what he is missing! Continue reading →