When the Editors of Ekklesia Magazine, requested that I write on this topic, I must confess that I first wanted to decline writing on this subject matter. The following were my reasons: The subject at first, to me, seemed so vague and abstract. In my ministry experience, I had not preached or taught directly on this …

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What is Voting? Voting is the formal process by which people express their choice about the way government should be run. The word “vote” comes from a Latin word which means “wish.” Whenever a citizen cast a vote, that citizen is expressing a wish or choice. When citizens refuse to vote, it implies that do …

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Luke 16:2 King James Version (KJV) 2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. The knowledge of basic accounting process is very important for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Whether your business is …

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Employee to Entrepreneur

Many of us cannot but help celebrate the achievements of some notable Nigerians like Jim Ovia of Zenith Bank, Seye Kehinde of City People, Fola Adeola of Guaranty Trust Bank, Otunba Adeola of FCMB Group, and other successful entrepreneurs. These set of people are motivators and the special species of business owners who the aspiring …

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Church constitution

BACKGROUND DEFINITION: The word ‘Constitution’ has been defined in various ways and contexts by politicians, lawyers, and philosophers. The Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary defines a constitution as, “The system of laws and basic principles that a state, a country or an organization is governed by.” Flowing from the above definition, therefore, it will be right …

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One evening, Mike, a senior friend, during my undergraduate years, invited me to his office. Mike was a so-called “big boy” and an engineer working with a multinational oil servicing company in Port Harcourt City, Nigeria. What laced our unusual friendship was our mutual love for women. The engineer was an “aristo,” a slang for …

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When I cannot hear the sparrow sing And I cannot feel the melody There’s a secret place that’s full of grace There’s a blessing in the storm Help me sing it There’s a blessing in the storm When the sickness won’t leave my body And the pain just won’t leave my soul I get on …

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I just finished reading a book titled, “Evangelicals and Politics in Asia, Africa, and Latin America,” by Paul Freston and published by Cambridge University Press in 2001. The treatise is typical of Cambridge Books. In all, I was fascinated by Chapter 10 of this book which focused on Nigeria. Excerpt from the aforesaid chapter (specifically …

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If you have reached a point where you need to employ more people for your business in order to remain competitive and become more empowered, you need to understand that extra manpower entails a whole new string liabilities, expenses, paperwork and even of legal obligations before bringing just anyone on board. Research shows that hiring …

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She called her son Jacob and told him what his father had said to his brother. Rebekah: “Now do exactly as I tell you. Go out to the flocks and bring me two young goats, and I’ll prepare your father’s favourite dish from them. Then take it to your father, and after he has enjoyed …

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