CONFIDENCE

Ade started having the big things in life quite early. After getting to the peak of his educational pursuit at 25, he started his career as a big man, a doctor of philosophy at his age seem arguable. Immediately he got back from abroad, he got a job in one of the multinationals as a director. His office availed him the opportunity of having his own house, an official car, paid vacation outside the country, health benefits for all members of his family.
With the trajectory of his future set on a positive note, he got married to the love…


RISK OF FAITH

She walked with a frail mien trying to navigate through the teeming crowd, her strength failed her and her paces were incongruous. Though rich to an extent, she has been a victim of health tours to various physicians who couldn't proffer a solution to her condition. She hemorrhaged for 12 years and it has taken a toll on her as her fortune had dwindled.

The mandate he carried made him itinerant and he was always on the move. Everywhere he showed up, there was a change. …


In the year 2080, Pa Ade adjusted his recliner to enjoy the breeze the evening brings donning his Buba and cap in a manner that allowed him to rest and enjoy the tranquility of the moment. The white hairs covering his head gave credence to his old age but much more than this, the wisdom he evinced spoke of his inclination with knowledge. He enjoyed the good old days as chronicled in history and he was set to regale his grandchildren with tales of what led to the breakup hullabaloo in Nigeria.

He began telling the tale of how Fulani`s…


The time we are in is one of massive changes across all spheres of human endeavor. It is important to bear in mind that there are widespread changes across the social, cultural, technical, environmental, economic sphere which has the impetus to influence the world and human existence. With these changes cutting across all areas of human endeavor, it has major impetus on the conduct and practice of journalism. The vast and massive emergence and spread of digital technologies have also contributed to this dynamic. …


OUNCE OF FAITH
And the third day, the banquet hall of Eko hotels and suite was filled with various shades of people from the upper echelon of the society. The splendor and grandeur that greets you as you approach attest to its magnificence. Uncommon automobiles brought in guests and guards with stern gazes ushered them in. Decked in flowing agbada and kaftans, it spoke volume about their taste for the good life. No pseudonym could describe their person other than the popular Yoruba angel. The wedding was indeed the talk of the town.

A God in human flesh he is…


This might look like a quest to glorify mediocrity but no, Its deeper than what you think. I have noticed a trend that gives credence to achievement at certain age dictated by society. The society has created specifics for all events by putting certain achievement as noble within specific age.
By their metric, they see you building houses before 30 as noble, you buying cars before 30 as greatness. This has fuelled crass penchant for success not minding the way it was garnered. With such drive, there are series of benchmarks cloned in awards to celebrate success such as 25 under…


If man has any fundamental right, the right to know is certainly his to own and over time, man has built edifices of knowledge from mastery of forethought, books, common knowledge, social institutions, and from the sages. This transfer of knowledge to man implies that he acquired information from others with a strong belief in them and most time without verifying the veracity of such information.

The crux of man’s knowledge and belief lies in taking without verification from elders, parents, teachers, books. When a student is under the tutelage of his teacher, he takes in concepts under the authority…


Mockery

Amongst gleeful cheer, before a massive crowd reveling in a defining moment of historical significance, the president and his entourage came into town. The presidential motorcade had in its fleet three Mercedes Maybach S650, two decoys and the other as the official presidential vehicle, some range rovers, Prado jeeps, vehicles for healthcare, the press, security, route-clearing, and others. The fleet navigated the route to the villa where they finally made a stop. At both sides of the road were stern-looking men, fully kitted in their military outfit.

This noble day represents a day of freedom for all and the insignia of honor was mounted on one of the presidential vehicles which brought in the president. As the vehicles moved, armed guards followed. The president was unconventional and unassuming, he maintains a demeanor that shows cheerfulness and appreciation at all times. The people welcomed him into the villa with loud cheer and ovation. To their utmost chagrin, he walked out grandiosely out of the presidential Maybach, took few steps to where the insignia of honor was and made a careless attempt to dance to the songs blazing at high crescendo from the mounted speakers.

At the sight of the insignia of freedom, he threw caution to the wind, danced around the sacred element till he finally removed his royal apparel. The presidential guards wanted to cordon people from having access to the president but he gave them a stern look and they obliged the people. He danced with them to the utter amazement of all.

The first lady beckoning from the presidential penthouse looked down and saw her husband, the president getting down in dance, with sheer discontent for what the president was doing, she rebuffed him but the president did not flinch. A higher authority from above became jealous at such act, he was delighted at the dance and shout made by the president and his people, he became exalted when such came to him unmoderated. In his fury, he shut the womb of the wife of the president.


Do you know that the divide between death and life has been on a thin path? This was revealed in research by a Russian Billionaire who had the major intention to immortalize men using a scientific approach that might make men defy death in the future. Though, good but it present with it some ethical issue about the sanctity of human life and it’s legal dynamics. I have been held spellbound by a scientific concept that came to the fore in 1960 and has evolved more in 2016. The approach involves freezing the human body momentarily for several years. …


It’s that time of the year when people count their wins and losses. By the number of cars they bought, houses they built, wealth amassed, job offers, scholarships, promotions, and so many construct of achievement, they revel in the joy and bliss that came with the year.
As they celebrate their wins, you also look down on yourself in misery, how you lost your job due to the pandemic, how your business went down, how you were almost thrown out of the house, how your loved ones died, how you could not boast of any substantial achievement this year.
But…

Abegunrin Gideon

A researcher with a forte for scholarly writings. He is adept in the design and implementation of trans-disciplinary research procedure and data management.

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