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Toolz’ Thoughts: Thou Shall Not Lie To Thyself

Toolz’ Thoughts: Thou Shall Not Lie To Thyself

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

So something happened a few weeks ago that I MUST share with you all!
Every few months I log into Facebook to see what past colleagues and old friends have been up to – who got married? Divorced? Had a…

Fountain of Life with Taiwo Odukoya: Miles Apart

Fountain of Life with Taiwo Odukoya: Miles Apart

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The marriage institution has never been under so much pressure. Apart from the internal factors militating against the success of marriages, external factors seem to be conspiring to wreak havoc. The implication is that a lot of marriages do not…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Nobody Likes A Snitch

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Nobody Likes A Snitch

Monday, April 14th, 2014

As the youngest child, I’d constantly give my parents the scoop on things that went on around the house when their backs were turned. It wasn’t long before I learned that I suffered more from telling than from keeping my…

Fola Daniel Adelesi: You Can Still Be Selected

Fola Daniel Adelesi: You Can Still Be Selected

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

About four years ago I heard a commercial on radio and it triggered something in me. I was so excited to hear that something I had always wanted was finally going to happen. After a while, I forgot about it,…

Uche Okonkwo: The Walking Blind

Uche Okonkwo: The Walking Blind

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

It recently came to my attention that History has been taken off the curriculum for secondary schools in Nigeria. The reason: only very few students offer the subject, making it a waste of resources.
I did not ‘offer’ History in…

Kome Olori Agulonu: Getting Help For Depression

Kome Olori Agulonu: Getting Help For Depression

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Once upon a time, there was a young lady who came to intern at my mother’s business. She was just out of secondary school so we knew she would only be with us a short while; until her WAEC results…

Victor Akunna: Managing Marital Conflict

Victor Akunna: Managing Marital Conflict

Monday, April 7th, 2014

No right thinking person gets married with an intention to engage in constant marital conflict; however, these things sometimes happen. Most times, I hear couples express stories similar to this; “before I got married, I had a clear picture of…

Seyram Nutsukpui: Partners in Crime Know Best

Seyram Nutsukpui: Partners in Crime Know Best

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

We all have that one person in our life who at a point seems like our worst enemy and then our personal person later. The person who acts like the Einstein of our lives because they seem to know so…

Ebi Akpeti: Guilty of Murder… by Negligence

Ebi Akpeti: Guilty of Murder… by Negligence

Friday, April 4th, 2014

In March 1993, photographer Kevin Carter made a trip to South Sudan, where he took the now iconic photo of a vulture preying upon an emaciated Sudanese toddler.
The photograph was sold to The New York Times where it appeared…

Tricia Eseigbe-Kerry Partners with Nigeria Police to Combat Child Sexual Abuse

Tricia Eseigbe-Kerry Partners with Nigeria Police to Combat Child Sexual Abuse

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The Inspector-General of Police, MD Abubakar & Tricia Eseigbe
Although child sexual abuse is prevalent in Nigeria, it is seldom discussed. However, Nigerian actress and TV presenter, Tricia Eseigbe-Kerry,… is on a mission to end this culture of silence.
She

Money Talk with Nimi: Money Manners – Is A Friend in Need A Friend In Deed?

Money Talk with Nimi: Money Manners – Is A Friend in Need A Friend In Deed?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Shakespeare’s Polonius offers the sage advice to his son Laertes in Hamlet “Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend.” Consider this scenario: A friend calls you and needs to see you urgently.…

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Fix The Nation

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Fix The Nation

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The recent events in the country have proven one thing beyond reasonable doubts. It is the fact that Nigerians are so gentle and our leaders can take us for a ride. In fact, we have been on an excessive long…

Frances Okoro: You Are Something

Frances Okoro: You Are Something

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Omawumi’s song “Be The Best I Can Be” rings in my head anytime I think of my mother. Like Omawumi, I was also a recipient of the “wash the plates, sweep the house” lessons. Of course, my mother is a…

Be Inspired! 17-Year Old Ghanaian-American accepted into 8 Ivy League Universities

Be Inspired! 17-Year Old Ghanaian-American accepted into 8 Ivy League Universities

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Go Africa! BN is so excited to share this news.
Kwasi Enin, a 17-year old Ghanaian-American has been accepted into not 2, not 4, but 8 ivy league colleges and universities in America. They include Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, …

Sola Oguntoye: The Blame Game & The NIS Recruitment Fiasco

Sola Oguntoye: The Blame Game & The NIS Recruitment Fiasco

Monday, March 31st, 2014

“About half-dozen people dead, many critically injured.”
That summarizes the Nigerian Immigration Service’s recruitment event at the National Stadium, Abuja earlier this Month. But that’s old news, right? We have new massacres from the Northern Region to titillate our fancies…

Wana Wana: Letter To My Younger Self

Wana Wana: Letter To My Younger Self

Monday, March 31st, 2014

After listening to Ekene Onu and Aduke Gomez’s tender and moving letters to their younger selves read out at the LifeHouse event called Letters and the Lady which I hosted about a week ago, I thought it was time I…

Mothering Sunday 2014: A Mother’s  Choice

Mothering Sunday 2014: A Mother’s Choice

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

She said she was ‘only a stay at home mum’ as she avoided making eye contact with me. I felt bad all of a sudden, it seemed as though I had attempted to open a can of worms that she…

Love You Mum! Sweet Photos & Tributes by Stars on Mothering Sunday

Love You Mum! Sweet Photos & Tributes by Stars on Mothering Sunday

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Today is Mothering Sunday… and our African celebrities have taken social media by storm with numerous tributes to their mums, wives and themselves!
From Temi DollFace to Don Jazzy, check on it!
@mercyaigbegentry | Orisa Bi Iya kosi! Happy Mother’s

Mya Williams: Your Child Is Yours Not Mine

Mya Williams: Your Child Is Yours Not Mine

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

My best friend and I decided to take a trip out of town. On the day, we got on the train and settled into a booth. Shortly after we had settled in, a lady and her daughter who was about…

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Long Standing Relevance

Fola Daniel Adelesi: Long Standing Relevance

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

I recently saw Chief Ebenezer Obey, now known as Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, playing on stage and the title of this post struck me almost immediately. He’s been around for so long in the music industry just like King Sunny Ade…

Mnena: The Lady Goes House Hunting

Mnena: The Lady Goes House Hunting

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

“You aren’t married are you?”
I looked up from my phone screen and shook my head. No. Up until then the conversation had been in Yoruba, a language I did not speak or understand.
For the last five minutes Femi,…

Isio Knows Better: Beans, Farming & Dignity of Labour

Isio Knows Better: Beans, Farming & Dignity of Labour

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I sincerely lay no claims to being more knowledgeable than anyone, but I do confess that I know better than I did yesterday, last year and a decade ago. Isio Knows better is an attempt to capture the shocking and …

Samuel Okopi: What You Can Do with 30 Days

Samuel Okopi: What You Can Do with 30 Days

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

One morning, a woman drove for two hours up a hill to her daughter’s house. There was something her daughter wanted her to see. As this woman undertook the difficult journey, she declared to herself that nothing on that hill…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: If You Were President…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: If You Were President…

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Happiness is a choice. This is something I tell myself all the time; it is the one thing that keeps me going. When something overwhelmingly difficult threatens to shake the roots of my being, I remember that it is a…

Precious Uwisike: 7 Precious Moments of Our Lives

Precious Uwisike: 7 Precious Moments of Our Lives

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Life is not always kind. We don’t always get what we want. Sometimes everything goes south at once: The longed-for love doesn’t show up or goes away; the dream job is given to an inexperienced person, the dog dies; school…