#Liam Neeson’s The Marksman as a Metaphor series 7: Stick with those you can give a chance

When a top marksman subscribes to a cause, it is for the long haul because he’s been arrested by the bug that would not leave him until those weak persons, he can give a chance are within a thoroughly safe precinct. Are there many in our world with vastly limited chances today? Are the regular and typical attempts to stick with such persons fraught with…

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What’s missing in Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s Richard Mofe Damijo-led 9-member Lagos State creativity empowerment committee – Part Two

The artist called Rudeboy (one half of former popular duo known as PSQUARE) just celebrated reaching the 1 million subscriber mark on YouTube Ok. Good for him Do you know the implication of having such humongous number of subscribers? Do you know that with just 50,000 subscribers on YouTube, you are on your way? You don’t need any panel of judges, time keeper and any…

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What’s missing in Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s Richard Mofe Damijo-led 9-member Lagos State creativity empowerment committee – Part One

Haba, my friend. The committee was only inaugurated last week and already there’s something missing? Are you so desperate for attention? Is that what you think this is about? I guess not but shouldn’t you give the members some time to settle in and face the very strategic assignment? I’m willing to do that but the morning shows the day Meaning? Didn’t you see that…

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On this Mother’s Day how may we cheer burdened Nigerian mothers?

How may we banish or minimize the constricting sense of futility? How may we grieve with the mothers of Nigeria who mourn the death of Nigeria’s children taken away needlessly? How may we mourn with the mothers of Nigeria who mourn the death of Nigerian fathers taken away needlessly? How many we truly end effectively empathize with all Nigerian mothers traumatized by the brutality and…

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Five Fallacies about Bitterness

Bitterness is not sweet and pleasurable – Bitterness is sweet and pleasurable, especially when the individual or group that is targeted suffers one setback or another. Or when a plan of revenge becomes successful Bitterness is not transferrable – Bitterness can be transferred from one person to another. Parents can transfer bitterness to their children; one group or company can transfer bitterness to another Bitterness…

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#Liam Neeson’s The Marksman as a Metaphor series 6: Be ready to live with your choices

A top marksman does not live under the tainted shadow of prevarication but beneath the assuring brightness of calm submission. Liam’s deep-set eyes and creased brow tell us he was home with his choice. Through those striking windows to the soul, he lets us glimpse the understanding that his mind had roamed many places. And had come to accept whatever consequences followed his choice. When…

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#Liam Neeson’s The Marksman as a Metaphor series 5: Get the necessary fire-power

There are all kinds of firepower in the world today yet the operative word in today’s headline is ‘necessary.’ Oh, firepower is definitely important but it must be one that is fit for purpose. The effectiveness of a firepower is proportional to how much its fits into the purpose for which it is required, because firepower are means to ends. What are the ends to which…

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“God won’t not give you more than you can handle” to a 17 year old who just lost her dad?

The gentleman didn’t know what to tell the young girl. He was overwhelmed by the account of how her dad died. How did her dad die? He was returning from work last Thursday evening. Because of the terrible traffic situation in Apapa area, he had stopped driving his car to the office, preferring instead the popular Okada motorcycles operating in most parts of Lagos. From…

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#Liam Neeson’s The Marksman as a Metaphor series 4: Pursue the best option, regardless

Those who advocate the pursuit of the best option in any given situation, do so because it is difficult to be effortlessly happy anywhere else. For the best option yields the most outcomes, not necessarily in a material sense but the biggest bag fulfilment. It is the top marksman creed to seek the best. He would not be top if he settled for anything but…

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Joshua Haileyesus: Why everyone involved in Nigeria’s adolescent enterprise must today consider harmful social media challenges

Joshua Haileyesus was a twelve-year-old American boy from the state of Colorado who lost his life last month because he took part in the Blackout Challenge, one of the many social media challenges that now dot the social media landscape. Participants in the particular challenge were required to choke themselves until they became unconscious. Weird? Indeed, many of the challenges are really weird. Today, weird is…

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