Inspired!

The funniest thing happened last week… Okay maybe not the funniest thing but something funny happened. I got a call from a friend who said SHE got a call from a friend who asked her to ...
 
I got on a plane last week... and I was terrified. The closer I got to the door of the aircraft, the more I felt a cold draft of fear – acute and intense fear – go through me. The first thing I did when I got into the plane was look in the direction of the cockpit – as if for some sign that I ...
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. – Martin Luther King Jnr. As a child in the 80s and 90s, I often heard family members and adults try to explain the Nigerian conundrum. They would often say helplessly, “God has blessed Nigeria with ...
Students at the AMVCA redcarpet
The just concluded Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) sponsored by leading premium low-sugar malt brand, Amstel Malta and held at Eko Hotels and Suites was indeed an exciting one for the 11 outstanding Theatre Arts students who got a chance to attend along with other exciting packages ...
It seems I always have moments of clarity whenever I am at the airport. Arriving at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport today and experiencing the chaos that was disembarking from the aircraft, going through immigration and collecting luggage left me asking so many questions. 1. Why is our ...
I love all teachers. Teaching is the most selfless profession in the world. Maybe, other than a night-soil man (agbekpo coordinator). It is fair to say that I would not be the man I am if not for the wonderful teachers I have had at all stages of school life. Let me take you on an odyssey as I ...
Private Sector Health Alliance Health Innovation Challenge - BellaNaija - March 2015
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia, Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, Dr. Muntaqa Umar Sadiq, Joke Bakare, Audu Maikori and Osas Ighodaro call on innovators to apply to the $1 Million Health Innovation Challenge. Approximately one million women and children die every year in Nigeria from illnesses and poor ...
Are your finances healthy? How much do you have in savings? Do you have a retirement fund? This week on Pocket Finance with Omilola Oshikoya, the viewers are invited to take the financial intelligence test.Watch here and take the test:
Mothers’ day (I never seem to quite know where to place the apostrophe) is one of those holidays I dreaded when I was TTC. I only experienced this for 3 years, but it seemed like at least 100. It was just the hardest thing…having to wake up to all the cheerful posts on social media, not to ...
Storried
Olayinka Adeyemo, a pregnant woman based in Lagos, has been making headlines over the past couple of days due to her unique entrepreneurship story. Adeyemo is the owner of a "Keke Napep" (commercial tricycle), which she rides to make a living. Keke Napep riders are usually male, and the job ...
Tanzanian  model Millen Magese always looks uber-chic, and for press runs for her latest project - #ManyFacesofEndo, she took it up a notch. Many Faces of Endo shows the different women affected by endometriosis and their stories, and is committed to finding a cure. From a white and ...
Achenyo Idachaba makes beauty from ashes. Converting the weed commonly known as 'Water Hyacinths' into lovely hand crafted home essentials, the MitiMeth brand is truly something incredible. Featured on CNN's African Start up, Achenyo Idachaba talks about her driving force, and what keeps the ...
Something interesting happened yesterday night, and though I’m having the busiest day, I love that I’ve found the zeal to somehow write this down in its freshest state. You see, one of the many reasons I loathe the blue Coventry buses apart from the fact that they are the farthest from where I ...
Francis-Obikwelu
Tajikistan a landlocked sovereign country in Central Asia with a population of barely 8 million won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics. However Nigeria, with a 170 million plus people did not win a single Olympic medal! With facts like that, it's easy to forget that Nigeria once won ...
Sierra Leonean Mahen Bonetti, founder of the New York African Film Festival is featured in the Women in Media Series' put together by Iyalode Productions. The series titled 'Indigo Tongues' seeks to " bring the inspiring voices of dynamic people from Africa and the diaspora onto one global ...
Erica Morales and her husband Carlos had struggled for years to get pregnant and their dream came true when they finally conceived after fertility treatment.Erica was pregnant with quadruplets (4 babies) and looking forward to being a mother at last.Carlos and Erica met at a nightclub ...
#LetGirlsLead!  On 8th March 2015, Tiwa Savage spoke to hundreds of young people about Teenage Pregnancy, pursuing your dreams and hope after pregnancy. According to Reach a Hand Uganda, the organization behind the event, use of role models like Tiwa to take the message to these young people ...
Like a candle in the wind, the light of our lives can be blown out. What remains important is the legacy we leave behind. In this vein, BN Reader Agatha Odigie shares her warm tribute to late Reverend Father Festus Ogbonmwan. Before his death, he served as the Parish Priest Of Saint Gabriel The ...
A few Sundays ago, (Valentine weekend to be precise) I attended church and got a fantastic lesson on being female. The guest speaker at church was a very well spoken and accomplished lady known as “The Love Doctor” and the subject matter she discussed with us resonated with me so much I thought ...
Mr. Dogboro Simon Jones was my Literature in English teacher in Senior Secondary 1 (SS1), when I was a student of Alakoto High School Tolu, Olodi Apapa, in 1992. I think he was carefully positioned to make a fundamental intervention that changed the course of my life forever. I was never a dull ...

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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way
~ John C. Maxwell

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