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FEATURE: Pastor Adeboye, his wife, and their romantic messages, By Bisi Daniel

In one corner of a town in Osun State, he stands, hands in pocket, looking confidently at a lady with both inward and outward beauty that swings his heart like a pendulum. He knows her well and is sure about his choice because he had visited her home often to…

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ANALYSIS: Maikanti Baru’s first year as NNPC GMD

Many people have danced to the imposing Twin Towers in the Central Business District of Abuja in celebration of their appointment as helmsmen of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. Why not? It is an exalted, career-peak position many people will lobby or die for, but it is certainly not…

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FEATURE: The online, print media war in Nigeria, By Bisi Daniel

The news of Senate President Bukola Saraki's acquittal by the‎ Code of Conduct Tribunal broke in the morning. The long trial was a big developing story for many reasons - obvious and hidden. That morning, either way, it was still a big story, but an acquittal was a far bigger…

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When God’s promises sound funny, By Bisi Daniel

Oftentimes, when they matter most, God's promises contradict the circumstances of life. John Akpan was broke and busted, as the Americans say. His Masters degree in Marketing counted for nothing in a labour market flooded with people of equal or higher qualification and with hot-tap contacts. Once, he was lucky…

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SPECIAL REVIEW: Clinton, Patterson in a writing coup, By Bisi Daniel

When news broke recently that former US President, Bill Clinton, in collaboration with James Patterson, best-selling author for many years, is writing a novel, it generated massive interest around the world. The novel about the White House is ‘The President Is Missing.’ Presidents and ex-presidents have been churning out books…

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How Nigeria fared at 2017 offshore technology conference

Closing his 14-page speech at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, United States of America, the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, said, “NNPC is here and we are open for business.” That tone typified Nigeria’s participation at the just-concluded conference that held in…

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What your signature says about you

Your signature says a whole lot about you. It is amusing when people expend so much time and effort to craft complicated signatures. What are they hiding? Bill Gates writes almost his name out as signature. It is easy to read. And it shows he is an open and straight…

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Stories of Pastor Adeboye: An Account of Love, Faith, Fame

A new book has been released on the life of the General Overseer Worldwide of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Enoch Adeboye. Compiled to read like a biography by an author and journalist, Bisi Daniels, ‘Stories of Pastor E. A. Adeboye’ is the story of the amazing transformation…

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Confirmed: Helping others prolongs your life

Trust women! They are the same everywhere over matters of the heart. Popular Pastor TD Jakes is teaching how life runs on the cycle of give and take, and says to men, “You don’t leave a woman who feeds you, provides and cares for you at home, and go out….”…

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ANALYSIS: Niger Delta bomb attacks: The search for motives

The rash of bomb attacks in the Niger Delta is a living book in want of a suitable title because the issues are unclear. It could have been titled Oil War 2, but unlike the First Oil War (there if a book of that title), waged by the Movement for…

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Why powerful people break laws

As the wind blows, exposing the misdemeanor of former powerful people in  past governments, and the stupidity of some of them, it becomes necessary to ask why the rich and powerful—and many of r top-level leaders—so often mess up, break laws, and engage in outrageous behavior. Primitive acquisition is one…

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LIFESTYLE: When science bows to God

Many readers got excited last week about the increasing recognition of the supremacy of God by scientists. But I am not really a pastor as some people called me - just appreciating the goodness of God and the truth of His word. We all don’t have to be pulpit pastors…

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LIFESTYLE: Why time flies in Lagos, By Bisi Daniel

Does time really fly? In major cities around the world, like Lagos and New York, that is a common excuse or defence mechanism for impatience, haste, and even risky life. Why use the footbridge across lanes of roads when you can dash across them or manoeuvre through fast-moving vehicles? Time flies you…

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Adversity to Opportunity: The Hard Part, By Bisi Daniels

The first physical step for a turnaround is accepting the reality of what has happened, and accepting the fact that this isn’t something you can go back and change. This is a difficult thing to do with honesty. Responding effectively to adversity is challenging but many people have done it…

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LIFESTYLE: How to Turn Adversity into Opportunity, By Bisi Daniels

We all suffer adversity in one form or another. Nobody is immune to it. This is not the daily challenges we all face like cash-flow problems, anxiety, malaria or stress or the teething problems we suffer at the beginning of a project. Adversity is stronger; oftentimes it comes when all…

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LIFESTYLE: Love can be addictive, By Bisi Daniels Bisi Daniels

Experts have long discovered that there are people who are addicted only to that initial high of love - that intoxicating feeling felt when one falls in love initially. That early taste of a chewing gum in the mouth! It is a dangerous addition! Yes, love is addictive. And it…

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LIFESTYLE: Why workaholics should check their mental health, By Bisi Daniels

It has become a corporate fad for workers to claim they are workaholics. Why not? It could attract favour from the boss or employers, as well as portraying the worker as dependable macho men. The trend throws up two issues. Hard work is often confused with workaholism. Some people are…

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LIFESTYLE: Why You Must Think Twice Before Accepting A Promotion, By Bisi Daniel

It is a great feeling to be promoted. We work hard, fast and pray for it. It comes: with a new position, higher salary, a bigger office, higher status, more respect and more responsibility. Life in the new role looks sweet. But not all promotions are good fit, and both…

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LIFESTYLE: What your online profile pictures say about you

There is a lot more to read on Facebook, Twitter, etc from people than messages. And I enjoy reading them. I am not alone. Psychologists, employers and security operatives get to know a lot more about you from your display or profile pictures, and pictures you post than you think.…

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LIFESTYLE: Affluenza: Disease of the Nigerian rich, By Bisi Daniels

We know the poor cry often. We also know that the rich cry. They do. But that is only a small manifestation of the many things they suffer quietly. Rich people all over the world have a common debilitating disease. It is called influenza, and it will be discussed exhaustively…

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LIFESTYLE:The Power of Giving (2)

In continuation of last week’s piece on how giving makes us happy, rich and healthy, we cite more interesting real life examples and provide more scientific evidence of the benefits of giving. We start with an example from Pastor E.A. Adeboye (Daddy G.O.), leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of…

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Giving:Paradox that makes you happy and rich, By Bisi Daniel

Giving away some of what you have to the needy for increased wealth and happiness sounds absurd, illogical and unreasonable but as this serial shows it works. It makes you richer, happier and healthier. You want to grow wealth, you save and invest. That is logical, pure and simple. It…

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The Leicester City Story: The power of the underdog and why we love them

In another David and Goliath story, an unremarkable football club from an unremarkable city beats all the big teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Spurs, and Manchester City- to win the Premier League, and most people are excited. Why do we love the underdog so much? What is the appeal…

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LIFESTYLE: Reasons many politicians lie, By Bisi Daniels

There are some general reasons why politicians, the world over, lie so much. They do so without any guilt. But peculiar to Nigeria or other infant and growing democracies are high levels of impunity, the need to win at all cost, and the docility of the electorate. Most politicians are…

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LIFESTYLE: Tips for surviving mid-life crisis, By Bisi Daniel

My sincere appreciation to the many readers who called to identify with the first part of this subject and for their kind words! Yes o! No one is immune to the crisis. Difference if how well we handle it. In my book Nigeria’s Men of God, there are many examples…