Category: Motivational Monday

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Love Your Neighbour as Yourself

During the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, many Igbo people fled other parts of the country for the East because they were being killed and massacred wantonly and the government was doing nothing about it. Many abandoned their homes, properties and businesses for...

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The Titanic Story: Who are you?

There were three ships which were nearby when the Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912. One of them was known as the Sampson. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic and they saw the white flares signaling danger, but because...

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How Bode Thomas ‘barked’ to death

Oba Adeniran Adeyemi II was the Alaafin of Oyo, between 1945 and 1954, until he was forced into exile by the Action Group- led government of the Western Region of Nigeria, as a result of the death of the Deputy leader...

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The Love of a Father

Canoeing specialist Bill Havens was almost guaranteed to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics in Paris. But a few months before the games he learned that his wife would likely give birth to their first child while he was...

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Don’t Give Up On Others

One day, Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He told her, “My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to only give it to my mother”. His mother’s eyes were tearful and young Thomas...

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Destroy Your Enemies Totally

No sitting American President had more enemies than Abraham Lincoln. He had a great strategy for destroying them; he befriended them. In fact, one of them would eventually take his life. Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869) and Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) were enemies,...

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Be Yourself, Never Give Up

Peter Dinklage was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. He was the only family member with this abnormality, both his parents and his older brother Jonathan having the right heights. Despite being just 4 feet 5 inches (135 cm), he...

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Paganini’s Violin: A Gift Left in a Case

Niccolò Paganini (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) is considered one of the greatest violinists of all time. He was a virtuoso, performing his first concert at age eleven. His great technical ability revolutionized violin technique across Europe. When he...

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The World Will Get Up For You

Born in Kano, on April 10, 1957 in the then Northern Region of British Nigeria, Aliko Dangote was born to Mohammed Dangote and Mariya Sanusi Dantata. An ethnic Hausa from Kano State, he showed his love for business by selling sweets...

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What Goes Around, Comes Around!

An 18-year-old student was struggling to pay his fees at Stanford University. He was an orphan, and not knowing where to turn for money, he came up with a bright idea. A friend and he decided to host a musical concert...