Damola Morenikeji

What My Dog Taught Me

It is a new month! With much delight from HIS gracious throne, i graciously welcome you to yet another month, filled with new opportunities for growth, learning and living. One of the decisions i will be faced with this week is to let go our dog, Rocky. Though somehow, this had been ‘hard’ to make, I – and others in my nuclear family – have […]

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‘I See Hope’ – Former Nigeria President Obasanjo commends Aanu Damola Morenikeji

It was just like yesterday; though exactly six years today, I can vividly recall those words spoken (and written) to me by the former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo. “Your book (Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child) is a further confirmation of my belief Aanu Damola Morenikeji and former Nigerian PresidentOlusegun Obasanjo that there is hope for Nigeria and Nigerians. I cannot but see hope […]

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Do you also believe these myths about leadership?

This week, during the online phase of the Studership 2.0 Leadership Programme, we took a different approach to our discuss, as some  top myths conceived and transmitted – over time – about leadership were shared and discussed. As we grow, we had been exposed to several erroneous definition and attribute of leadership and concepts around the field. These opinions have, overtime, affected our views of, and action towards […]

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Are you Standing with Nigeria?

Dear friends, It had been observed that Nigeria has about 10.5 million children out of school. That’s 1 in 5 of the world’s 57 million children. Though alarming, it calls for urgent and strategic actions from government, the private sector, international development partners and individuals – including YOU – to save this situation. Not only is education a fundamental human right, but it is one […]

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Nurtural versus Natural Leadership; Reflections from Studership 2.0 Leadership Programme

Last week was incredibly amazing! The week started with an online engagement with participants of the Studership 2.0 Leadership Programme – emerging leaders from 38 countries in five continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America). It is believed that young people are the greatest assets of any nation, and our contribution to personal and global development is quintessential. As leaders however, we need […]

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Of Thinking, Thought and Thinkers

What are you thinking? This emblematic question reminds me of the timeless principle of thought, which states that ‘as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he’. True! A man is literally what he thinks, and is character is the complete sum of all his thoughts. The life you live today is as a result of the thoughts you entertained yesterday. To live a […]

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Studership 2.0 Leadership Programme Participants List Released

We are delighted to announce that after a careful review of several applications for participation in the Studership 2.0 Leadership Programme, motivation and resultant positive effects on communities around the world, One hundred and six (106) young leaders from thirty-eight countries have been globally selected to participate in the programme (list published on www.studership.blog.com). Studership is a knowledge-based, activity-oriented and growth focused youth/student leadership academy […]

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Integral Leadership and Educational Development; ADM visits Federal College of Education

Tomorrow (Thursday, 4th July, 2013), i will be addressing students of the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta on the topic ‘Integral #Leadership and Educational #Development’ at the annual lecture organised by the Education Students Association of Nigeria. If you are within Abeokuta, let us make it a date at the Aduke Maina Lecture Theatre of the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta by 10:00am. Looking forward […]

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What are you learning from the Lion?

During a personal growth workshop, i studied and learnt from the visionary leadership of a lion. Though known as the king of the jungle, the lion knows that it wouldn’t be king forever if it doesn’t ‘mentor’ the next generation. Lions travel in prides, the pride creates an environment suitable for mentoring cubs; the next generation of ‘kings’ and ‘queens’. What are you doing to […]

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Are you #OnPoint?

I have over time heard the phrase used severally among young people in our higher institutions of learning. A status update ‘Driving on point…’ called my attention again, to the phrase. Literally, being on point should mean sustaining your movement/progress in the right direction, with vision, focus, commitment and persistence. This calls for reflection; are we really on point? Check your life, mindset, dreams, goals, […]

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FUNAAB Students holds symposium on Agriculture and Sustainable Development

As part of their contribution in ensuring sustainability in the development of the agricultural sector within Nigeria, students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta on Wednesday, 8th May, 2013 organised a symposium focused on ‘Agriculture and Sustainable Development; Aspirations and Roles of Stakeholders’. The students – under the auspices of the Association of Plant Physiology and Crop Production Students – brought together stakeholders in […]

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‘I, Pencil’; how well do you know?

Happy New Months friends. Activities of previous months had kept me away from this blog. There are lots of things to be discussed, lots to be unraveled, lots of testimonies to be told and overall, lots to learn. I will however start this month by sharing a classical essay titled ‘I, Pencil’ by Leonard E. Read with you. I’ll love to know your comments after […]

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Watch Your Thought!

You are what you think. Whatever you are doing, whatever you feel, whatever you want—all are determined by the quality of your thought. If your ‘thinking’ is faulty, it will lead to many disappointments and unhappiness. If your thinking is overly pessimistic, it will deny you due recognition of the many things in which you should properly rejoice. Try this out; identify some examples of […]

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Letter from AllforDevelopment; #Appreciation

#ForRecords 31st January, 2013 Dear friend, On behalf of team members and volunteers of All for Development and our Network for Talent Discovery (NETAD), I write to acknowledge and appreciate your support, commitment and contribution to development in the year 2012. We are delighted to have contributed our quota to positive change process which we believe rekindles fervently the hope of unprecedented development and a […]

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Nigerian Teenage Girls invent Urine-powered Generator

Young Nigerians have always been emerging and creating ideas to solve certain societal and contribute to the development of the nation. In this regard, Four Nigerian teenage girls have invented what seems utmost surprising – A URINE-POWERED GENERATOR. Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15) displayed to Nigeria and the world that one litre of what had been termed […]

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