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Leadership is a desirable thing for so many. Some have a good reason to desire a leadership position, and there are those who just want it because of their personal benefits. Some ...
 
When I was 6 years old, my mom and I drove past a busy market and I saw what appeared to be a large object on the sidewalk with most pedestrians, peeping in and moving on. Well, that object was a human being, lying unconsciously. As I paid more attention, I made audible sounds in pity for that ...
As part of my job description, I interview potential employees. I always want to know their short term goals and long term goals. For those already working with me, I can randomly ask, “Can you maintain your current lifestyle without salary?” I asked one of my co-workers this question and he ...
I got into a conversation with an older woman and she mentioned that she wanted her son to live with a woman before he got married. She emphasized how she wanted him to be sure of his choice - implying trial and error with different girls will make him certain of his choice of a life partner. ...
I was catching up with an old friend, and after the regular questions like “So Ehi, how is marriage treating you?” and going over the same ol gist on the weather, work, business etc, she finally posed that dreaded question. The one we all know is on the mind of everyone but one you never want ...
Samira raised her hand to her neck; something was choking her; she couldn’t breathe…her hand touched the smooth fabric of her hijab…oh; she sighed in relief, that was it…but wait, did she wear a hijab that…. Her classmate Mary stirred beside her, snapping her out of her reverie. Samira looked ...
Toyin Saraki
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) Founder-President, Toyin Saraki was recognised for her global advocacy in the advancement of maternal, newborn and child health at the Medical Marketing & Media Awards, which took place on the 2nd of October 2014 in New York. The Medical Marketing ...
This month I’ve decided to write a 3 part series called Nigerian Women & Money. One article each week. Part 1 is for the Stay at Home Mum: run your home like a corporation. Part 2 the Single Woman: Be a Boss, Build an Empire. Part 3 Working Mother (9-5er/ entrepreneur): Be ...
Today marks the second year of the commemoration of the International Day for the Girl-Child. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of this day or its significance; not many women; not many adolescent girls; and certainly not many little girls. On 19th December 2011, the UN General Assembly ...
He prowls, waits and pounces, he devours. A woman’s body is his meat, his play thing. Object! He does not care for a thing in the world. His conscience is dead, he has torn his heart out a long time ago. His reasoning is warped; all these come with the territory. He is sick! Only he does not ...
Lately I have been receiving tonnes of emails and equally having lots of conversations about confidence and how little of it there seems to be. I am coming to the realisation that much like a lot of things, we trivialise it all by making it about the peripheral - getting a new wardrobe, or a ...
I pledge to Nigeria my Country! To be faithful, loyal and honest, To serve Nigeria with all my Strength To defend her unity And uphold her honour and glory! So help me God! Mrs Adebola Adedoyin, penned down the words of the national pledge in an article tagged, “Loyalty to the Nation;” an ...
I know you want to be relevant. You want to know that your existence means something. You want to know that your life stands as significant. You want to feel valuable.  So, what’s the secret sauce? What will it take for you to become “relevant”? Will it take a higher salary? No. ...
Anybody who has tried to lose weight would understand the struggles and challenges that come with it. Last year, BellaNaija shared Nelly Agbogu's weightloss story. {Click here if you missed it} Nelly sits with Glory Edozien on the most recent edition of The Inspire Series to talk about how ...
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There is something I call the unwanted motivation, and that is what actually gets a lot of people to succeed in life. It is the unwanted motivation because when it shows up, it does not appear as something encouraging that can push you to achieve your dreams. You will always see it as something ...
Often we hear that someone we know has been involved in infidelity. The question usually is: Why did he /she do it? Are we all exposed to the same temptations that make some fall into the trap of infidelity? Can we better handle such situations, when they come, and thus avoid making a mess of ...
Ever wonder why the oddest of sects have the followers they do? Do you often wonder why you hear about a particular belief and find that it has hundreds and even thousands of devotees? The same applies to businesses. One person’s great idea today becomes a blooming business tomorrow, and ...
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I used to be mischievous back in secondary school. I was that naughty student that had a little green book where I wrote down nicknames of all the teachers. Some of these names; milk factory (because he always had saliva at the corner of his lips while talking), Omo la Bouncer; he had a ...
Gina Springhower
With all that is happening in the world, stories like this inspire us so much! After a bad car accident, athletic Gina Giaffoglione was tragically paralysed from the waist down. That means she cannot feel her legs and cannot walk. Since her accident, Gina has had to use a wheelchair to move ...
Let me begin this article by asking this pertinent question -“do you have hope or faith in the government of Nigeria as a Nigerian?” Looking back at the time (which seems so far now) when the chibok girls were abducted by the dreaded Boko haram militants, I recollect going on a Nigerian blog ...
Move Back to Nigeria is a series on BellaNaija which aims to encourage young and not-so-young professionals in the diaspora who are trying to make the decision of whether to move back to Nigeria. In collaboration with the brilliant team at MoveBackToNigeria.com, we hope to bring you a weekly ...

BN Quote of The Day

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
~ John F. Kennedy

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