Merry Christmas!

Love is the Reason for The Season   In 2018, American singer and songwriter, Mike Love released his Christmas Solo-Album titled “Reason for the Season”. The album was a collection of traditional Christmas carols, new songs, and re-recordings of some songs by The Beach Boys – a rock band Mike co-founded in 1961.    The Reason for…

Holiday Kindness

Spread Love and Hope   It is 8 days to Christmas and 2020 is steadily winding down.   Yes, the holiday season is here; it’s that period we tend to show more kindness to people around us. Don’t we all love to seize the opportunity of this festive season to exchange gifts and presents to…

The Teacher Question: My Concluding Thoughts

(published in my column; “FBO’s Perspective” on TheCable.ng) In my maiden piece, I opined that the singular most important factor for improving the educational outcomes in any nation are the teachers.  We must acknowledge that the Teacher Challenge in Nigeria is multifaceted. In fact, the issues around Teacher Effectiveness, Quality and Development remain major concerns…

Self-Reflection

Meet with Yourself   There is a popular story of a lion cub who forgot his true identity. He was left all alone as a baby because his mother was captured by hunters just after his birth. A group of goats had pity on him and took him in to raise as one of theirs.…

Self Audit

Examine Yourself Congratulations! You’ve made it to December! 2020 has been tough, but you’re still here. That’s in itself is a feat, considering how turbulent the year has been. Some time ago, I came across the story of a little boy who went into a drug store. Reaching for a soda carton, he pulled it…

The Teacher Question

Hello there, it is great to be “on the same page” with you. In this column, I will be sharing My Perspective on different issues around Education and Leadership. As an avid history buff and a keen observer of the development of nations, I have come to the full realization that the twin towers of…

Your Mental Health Matters

Living mindfully No doubt, 2020 has been a very eventful year.  The COVID19 pandemic as well as other upsetting happenings both locally and around the world have affected people’s lives in different ways. Many have experienced various forms of losses; including the loss of loved ones, jobs, businesses, opportunities and so on. These traumatic events…

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Think Global

Start local Some time ago, I was sharing with a friend how fascinated I was about the Ikorodu Bois. This amazing group which comprises 3 siblings – Babatunde Sanni (23) Muiz Sanni (15) Malik Sanni (10), and their cousin, Fawas Aina, (13) – have become famous for recreating multi-million dollar music videos and movie trailers…

Loose Ends

Firm Up Unfinished Projects Have you heard of anyone who after undergoing a surgical procedure, needed another urgent surgery because the surgeon left something undone?  A report published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons revealed that one in every 5,500 surgeries end up with these kinds of mishap. I’m privy to a number…

Lending A Helping Hand

Paying it forward    Imagine driving to the toll gate. Just before you stretch out your hand to pay, the cashier tells you “the driver ahead of you already paid for your toll” and then further explains that he did so with the hope that you will do the same for the car behind you.…