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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 ...
 
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“I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi The shocking photos of the “Woolwich butchers” with their hands soaked in the blood of the poor soldier they had just hacked to death, has been repeatedly shown by all media outlets. There have been other ...
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A few days ago, I was chatting with a dear friend and referred her to my website to have a look-see. Few minutes later she was back on the chat, bristling with excitement, and then she used the dreaded word. “I sense feminist undertones,” she said, regarding the website. “I am one (a feminist) ...
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Last year, BN brought you the the incredible story of 4 secondary school girls who stepped out of the box of convention by being innovative. The teenagers came up with the idea of the urine-powered generator and we were thoroughly impressed. As the world celebrates Children's Day, NdaniTV ...
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The great literary genius Chinua Achebe was buried in his home town of Ogidi yesterday, 23rd May 2013. We remember him with fond memories. The life he lived, the stories he told and the principles he stood for. Professor Achebe died at the age of 82 in Boston, USA. Hundreds of people came ...
Last week, the news of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy filled the media. Angelina is one actress who smokes up the screen with her sex appeal and when I heard she had the surgery my interest was piqued as to what would have motivated her to take such a drastic step. She was reported to have ...
As I pulled back the curtain to let in the bright orange glow of the Durban sunrise, the first thing I thought of was the immense awesomeness of God. The sight of the waves as they gently grazed the sandy shore tugged at my heart and I yearned to run downstairs just to feel the wet sand between ...
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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” - Edmund Burke Many of us have been gripped by the story of the remarkable escape of three young ladies in America from 10 years of abduction and assault. Accolades have been paid to Charles Ramsey who heard one of the ...
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Introducing SPARK - the $1M backed company created to support and develop aspiring Nigerian tech and internet entrepreneurs courtesy of iROKOtv entrepreneurs; Jason Njoku & Bastian Gotter. SPARK is a company that builds companies, is based in Lagos, Nigeria and is set to fill the vacuum ...
We really need a day between Saturday and Sunday. There's always way too much going on on Saturday and just when you're about to properly bask in the beauty of Sunday and the rest that comes with it... it's Monday. Something in that entire set up just doesn't seem fair, so if anyone knows where ...
A few weeks ago, actor, Will Smith and his son, Jaden had an interview with Metro US, New York. The talked about family, social media, their new movie together titled "After Earth" and PARENTING! Parenting is hard enough. Being a family of entertainers is no doubt particularly challenging. With ...
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A tale of faith, strength and a support system. 'Layo Olowu is a cancer survivor who shares her story with Kemi Obisesan of Shout Series TV. The video is very inspirational and it is a must watch for any one who thinks they're at the end of their rope.
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I stumbled across this article ‘She Ain’t All That’: How My Own Insecurities Made Me Unable to Compliment Other Women on Madam Noire and I thought the article could very well have been written for and about Nigerian women. The truth in it was powerful, and it made me remember an incident that ...
House of TARA 100 Voices - BellaNaija - April2013
Make up and beauty brand House of TARA is celebrating and showing appreciation for their Beauty Representatives with a new campaign – The House of TARA 100 Voices. Known for their passion for empowering women, House of TARA is using this campaign to empower and motivate Beauty Reps by giving ...
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In this part of the world, we are more idealists than realists. If we face setbacks in business, we are comfortable with reciting the famous words, “it is well’. If rain soaks you on the way to the office, it’s ‘showers of blessings’ and a promotion is probably on the way. If our right palm ...
Sick skinny children, bellies protruding revealing the very eminent symptoms of kwashiorkor, cracked lips and eyes staring so deeply into the reporter’s lens as though there was some sort of sunshine in them. “Of course, they need help, they need us, they are the third world countries” the ...
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The World Autism Awareness Day is in April and this year we reached out to families who caring for and nurturing children with autism. BellaNaija heard Omolade's story and we were very inspired! Sadly, there is still a stigma attached to autism in Nigeria. Lolade was willing to share her ...
One Thursday afternoon during lunch-break, I left my office for a phone store down the road, to get a phone accessory. On my way, I saw a clothes store I had never noticed on that road. They had such beautiful clothes on display that on my way back, I couldn’t resist the temptation to stop ...
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The minute I heard the knocking on my door at 12 am, I knew. Something in my spirit had denied me sleep that night and I was restless. My mother walked into the room I shared with my younger sister, sat by my bed, and sort of just blurted: “So they said your Daddy is dead oh…” There was so much ...
The eyes that looked back at her in the mirror lacked expression. Expression had died with her first scream. Thereafter, all that had been was blankness. She bathed carefully but quickly, each pass of the shower head washing the blood from her body and creating a light red stream running ...
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After the BN Hot Topic sampling people's opinion on the subject of adoption, the response was quite interesting. A lot of people had not considered the possibility of adoption as it seemed foreign to them. Some people even alluded to the fact that they would only consider it if they weren't ...

BN Quote of The Day

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

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