Category Archives: 1001 TALKS

LESSONS FROM MICHELLE OBAMA’S BECOMING

“Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result.” Michelle Obama, Becoming. As I was preparing to embark on the few weeks left of my annual leave, I was making mental notes of the things I needed to … Continue reading

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THEY ARE COMING FOR US

*B’oni ti ri, ola o ri be, ni ng mu babalawo d’ifa oroorun. I was at an official retreat recently, and one word has refused to leave me since then – change. And I do not mean the hypocritical change … Continue reading

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WELCOME 2017

​ Those who have followed this blog for a while would have noticed that I write New Year notes. And you guessed right, here is the one for this year. You may then ask – what sort of a New … Continue reading

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AN INDIVISIBLE AND INDISSOLUBLE NATION 2

“… for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare of all persons in our country, on the principles of freedom, equality and justice, and for the purpose of consolidating the unity of our people…” This is the concluding … Continue reading

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AN INDIVISIBLE AND INDISSOLUBLE NATION

“We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, having firmly and solemnly resolved, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God…” The above is the preamble to the Nigerian constitution. It is … Continue reading

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WHAT WE NEED ARE FUNCTIONAL REFINERIES

“Every nation and people that operate at the ‘ordinary’ plane are always subservient to those who go beyond the ‘ordinary.” – ‘Seun Alade At the start of the year, I was fortunate to read a piece by Strive Masiyiwa, founder … Continue reading

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LET’S TALK ABOUT PAIN

“Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5b The above was the welcome message I had on the Nokia phone I used at some point while in the university. It was there to … Continue reading

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