Serve joyfully

I once attended a multicultural church with my family while visiting United States. After the service, I asked for a Wifi I could connect my phone to, from Blessing Mortenson, a sister that came to greet us (I needed the Wifi to call an Uber driver; I had roamed my mobile phone but my service provider messed up. Roaming…

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Importance of self-reflection

I recently sat down with Dr. Niran Ojomo to discuss the importance of self-reflection as well as improving our mental health. Below are some of the questions I asked him. Find time to watch and listen to this intelligent friend of mine. How is self-reflection important for continuous improvement? How can we cultivate self-reflection? What is growth plan and…

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2023: Your most successful year ever!

2022 was my most productive year in terms of the number of peer reviewed scientific articles I published with my collaborators and team members, in one year. We used to publish an average of 4, but last year we broke the record by publishing 12.  While reflecting on what we had done in the past and what we did…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year. May you and your family have a joyful and prosperous 2023.  May God bless us, keep us, make His face shine upon us and give us peace. May all our plans succeed. Let’s carefully set our goals and keep them at the forefront of our minds or attention. Let’s work smarter and wisely. Let’s determine to…

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The Author of Peace and Order

During the First World War, on Christmas Eve, the battlefield was strangely quiet. As the soft snow fell, the thoughts of the young men were of home and their families. Then one lad began to hum “Silent Night.” Others joined, singing the chorus until the trenches resounded with the Christmas song. When they finished they were amazed to hear…

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Thank God for Faith, Family and Friends 

Facebook recently reminded me about what I posted 8 years ago. I wrote “Treasure your family…Take every opportunity to cherish loved ones. Forgive a family member that you have parted with. Give a call to a family you have neglected. If you have rebelled against dad or mom, go home with the humble attitude and apologize. Give an extra…

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Fighting the enemy

I recently had a conversation with one of our night security guards after seeing him with a stick (we call it Kondo in Nigeria) engrafted with 6 or 7 long nails- The sharp ends facing my direction. I asked him what he does with it. He said he uses it to defend himself against thieves. “I can take down…

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Leaders and Innovators

At the event (Africa Leadership and Innovation Symposium) we organized yesterday in Durban South Africa, I said we should not let anything stop us from being a leader and an innovator. I made reference to Ghanim Al Muftah, the Qatari youth icon who shined at Qatar 2022 opening ceremony. Though Ghanim was born with a rare condition known as…

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Getting rich slow

Jeff Bezos once asked legendary investor Warren Buffett, “You’re the second richest guy in the world. Your investment thesis is so simple. Why doesn’t everyone just copy you?” Buffett replied, “Because nobody wants to get rich slow.” The best way to master how to get rich slow is to read “The Intelligent Investor” a book written by Benjamin Graham…

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