We Are Young….

It is interesting that the gifts of creativity and expression are not reserved for the old and wise, not in these days anyway. It seems art has decided to speak for itself no matter how young it’s medium may be…it must be heard…seen…felt… This I believe is no coincidence, it seems pure art has no…

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Leadership Lessons on a Friday Night

It was the 2nd day of November, in the year 2012. I was at the redemption camp. I had been there for two days for the on-going Leadership Training Program, and this Friday night was Holy Ghost night, so the camp was packed full with people and cars as is usual on nights like this.…

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How to Kill Your Brother

The following conversation ensued in an ’18-seater’ bus at Nyanya headed towards Area 1 of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Driver: “See road safety, and dem no dey allow us park for here” Passenger: “Wind-up; wind-up” Driver: ” No worry, rain dey fall, dem no go come” Passenger: “E be like say you dey new…

Aspiring for Excellence

Embracing Excellence

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” -Steve Jobs Excellence is a Product of Diligence The most successful people are those who are devoted to excellence. Excellence itself requires…

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Embracing Innovation

My colleague at work, Osas, says innovation means improvement. My other colleague, Solomon, says it has to do with new and better ideas. I’m pretty sure most of us have similar ideas on what innovation means. One thing we can also agree on generally is that most people and businesses that succeed have an innovative…

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The Followers’ Contribution to National Decadence

Most of us have continually been brainwashed by a sentimental problem rooted in selfishness, courtesy of either ignorance or simply indifference. Imagine a situation whereby a friend of yours assumes a public office and instead of you to support him/her towards attaining the primary aims and objectives of that office, you rather see such as…

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Working the Vision

Your mission is how you intend to achieve your vision. At Aspire, we intend “To make use, primarily of the media, to reach the target population, young people between the ages of 18-30.” That is why we have a magazine which we publish. We have understood that in young people are also digitally savvy, in…

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Articulating Vision

Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. After you have defined yourself  it is essential to articulate your vision for yourself. As the above quote says, make it plain, let it be clear, so that anyone who…

WHO ARE YOU

Defining Yourself

You can’t do well unless you know what you are supposed to do. A website designer needs to know before he embarks on a project, what kind of website he is building. The website has to be defined: is it static or dynamic, does it require a lot of graphics, does it require a contact…