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Fola Daniel Adelesi: My Silent Thought

Fola Daniel Adelesi: My Silent Thought

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

All the articles or the books you have been reading from me are obviously my silent thoughts. However, there is one of those several thoughts that stands out all the time. I can’t stop thinking about this and it just…

Seyram Nutsukpui: Swimming Oceans and Crossing Seas

Seyram Nutsukpui: Swimming Oceans and Crossing Seas

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

How many times have we heard people say, “Never cross an ocean for someone who won’t jump a puddle for you.”… Countless, I guess and I am sure that you believe this mantra by now. True as this may be,

BN Prose: Mustapha’s Story by Mitchell Aghatise

BN Prose: Mustapha’s Story by Mitchell Aghatise

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

My first brush with authority was when I was in JSS3. We were preparing for the JSCE examinations- and as was the norm, everyone was sourcing for ‘dubs’. I can point to this moment as when I realised the endemic…

Enough is Enough! Watch Celebs & Young Activists Speak Out in “Dreams4Naija” Documentary

Enough is Enough! Watch Celebs & Young Activists Speak Out in “Dreams4Naija” Documentary

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Enough is truly enough, Nigeria needs to move forward.
The International Republican Institute (IRI) in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Consulate launches Dreams4Naija….
The 30-minute documentary profiles young Nigerians and their

Fola Daniel Adelesi: My Bicycle Scars

Fola Daniel Adelesi: My Bicycle Scars

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Someone recently spoke about scars in a meeting that I went for, and I suddenly remembered my bicycle scars. I had tried to be a very good boy while growing up even though I was also very playful. I was…

Please Support Victims of NyaNya Bombing with Team Member

Please Support Victims of NyaNya Bombing with Team Member

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Everyone was shocked this Monday when a bomb went off at Nyanya motor park. Now the shock is over, it’s time for us to rally to action.
Member Feese, survivor of the Boko Haram attack on the United …

20 Year Old Nigerian Driver Set for British Formula Ford Championship

20 Year Old Nigerian Driver Set for British Formula Ford Championship

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

There’s something about a man in “race track” uniform. If you haven’t heard the name Ovie Iroro… yet, then it’s our pleasure to introduce him to you!
This 20-year-old UK-based Nigerian is set to leave an indelible mark on the 

BN Community Centre: Man with Removed Jaw

BN Community Centre: Man with Removed Jaw

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

In March 2013, the BellaNaija team asked for your feedback on how to handle the issue of the emails we receive with regards soliciting for financial aid {Click here to read}. We were grateful for your feedback. Over the years, …

Philanthropist Tony Elumelu at the UN General Assembly Panel

Philanthropist Tony Elumelu at the UN General Assembly Panel

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

We just love hearing about Africans doing great things!
Nigerian investor, banker and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, who was featured on CNN’s African Voices a few months ago (if you missed this story click here), …recently addressed the UN General

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…