The Story Behind The Glory—Building Like the Ant

In continuation on The New Year Has Started, here are a few lessons I’ve picked up. Lessons Of Life 1. Real estate rarely depreciates in value We bought that piece of land on which we are building about 20 years back. Then, an acre was about 300,000 Naira. Today, an acre goes for between 24 […]

The Story Behind The Glory

Going through my archives of experiences, I thought I should share this experience of my visit to St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church to The Story Behind The Glory series. When I got to the big Catholic Church, nobody paid attention to me in the real sense because I have never been there before. However, when […]

The Scars Form The Stars on The General’s Shoulders

This is my fourth child and third son. At the time of writing this (sometime in 2016), he was in final year in Europe. He is currently doing a Master’s. One of the areas I faced my greatest challenge in early stages of my life was in the family front. In this write-up I will […]

Hold On To Your Vision

The story I want to share about my journey is still on going. The picture above is the sunrise as seen from my wife’s bedroom door through the sitting room to our balcony upstairs. One distinguishing factor between the rich and the poor is where they live and the part of town where they reside. […]

The Future Starts Now

Speaking to Members of A Cooperative Society. Lessons of Life 1. Start planning for old age when you are young because the future starts now. I decided how I would live in old age while I was still in medical school. I decided that I would stop medical practice when I got to age 40. […]

In The Beginning It Was Not So

The pictures below were taken when I went to Owerri to address Businessmen and Pastors from several branches of Assemblies of God Church. On my way to Owerri, I passed by a hotel where my wife and I were accommodated about 16 years back when we went to preach in a church in Obinze, southeastern […]

The Prize In View

The picture above is the first cement block laid to build Petra Christian Academy. The pictures above were taken a few years later of the same space as the first picture. The pictures above show the Secondary School building at various stages of construction. The picture above shows a section of the secondary school which […]

Retaining the Saltiness in Life and Ministry

Text: Matthew 5:13-16 The pictures below show me receiving an award on the 26th of May, 2018, for my contribution towards human-capacity building in Urhoboland, presented from Urhobohood organisation. This is the 6th edition of the Urhobo Arts and Cultural Advancement Award ceremony. Later, the president of Urhobo Progress Union in Asia, resident in Malaysia, […]

Marriage: A Transaction in Values

This short video clip below is our new school project at Warri, Delta State.    You can see my wife with a white T-shirt, marching around, inspecting the project, like a soldier. We were driving back home after inspecting the project and I said that marriage is not necessarily sustained by love or emotionalism, but […]

Love Letters To My Future Wife–12/8/1982 [Part 1]

I have been keeping these letters for 36 years now. They are a series of letters I wrote to my wife-to-be when we were dating. She kept them for about 5 years before I took over their custody. I make efforts to keep documents very well. I was recently searching for receipts and documents for […]