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Amazing story of a bricklayer who holds 6 PhD degrees, four master’s degrees, and four first degrees………. Leaving a legacy for the succeeding generation


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WHY WE CELEBRATE PEOPLE — TERRIFIC HEADLINES has written a few times about the importance of developing faculties and endowments. How many youths read today? Many parents no longer pay adequate attention to the development of their children. Development and encouragement are joint tasks among stakeholders – principally parents who are fast abandoning their responsibilities. Other stakeholders are Government, organizations with parental responsibilities, civil society organizations, and the civil society itself. One way of creating awareness is through special recognition.  We must correct the issue of poor reading culture.  Whoever wishes to accomplish his/her goals in life must broaden his/her horizon. It was that famous dramatist, poet, writer, and author, William Shakespeare who asserted that: ‘’Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them’’. Out of curiosity and learning, particularly with regard to how greatness could be thrust upon an individual, I probed further and discovered that the quote is contained in the work of that great playwright:, in one of his works titled: ‘’Twelfth Night’’ which was written around the year 1602.  Elsewhere, that great Pan-Africanist, nationalist, and patriot, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, described on the Floor of the British Parliament during the debate for Nigeria’s independence in July 1960 as a ‘’stormy petrel and somewhat irresponsible in activism’’ asserted that: ‘’There is plenty of room at the top because very few people care to travel beyond the average route. ‘’And so,  most of us seem satisfied to remain within the confines of mediocrity.’’ PASTOR JOHNSON FUNSHO ODESOLA Given his remarkable attainments and the divine Hand that has guided his terrestrial journey so far, the story of the life of Pastor Johnson Funsho Odesola qualifies him to be described as a mystery, and perhaps a principality,  as a result of his uncommon achievements.  Highly notable is the fact that Odesola has gone through the mills, and has been particularly grilled in God’s furnace by his spiritual father and mentor, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide.   His profile on LinkedIn is sufficient to testify to Odesola’s worth:  ”Pastor J.F. Odesola is the Assistant General Overseer Admin/Personnel) in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, an HIV/AIDS and Economic Justice Activist. An accomplished author of more than 50 books and many by researches on Education, Theology, Law, Sociology, HIV/AIDS, Cultural-issues, Missiology, History and Health related issues. A Civil Engineer turned Clergy; he…

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