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"Why do you need a knitting machine?" Ari Davis was asking. “Why not make a sewing-machine?” Being a manufacturer of instruments, an investor had come to him for a solution; he had ...
 
I was bullied recently, and by an older man. He usurped my position in the queue. I couldn’t let it fly, so I confronted him. Instead of retreat he began an oration, making it crystal clear to me how much older he is than I am; how he was mature and I was not. He climaxed with. “You don’t have ...
It was the desperate cry of a married woman for help. Though living under the same roof, her husband had not spoken to her for months. I was amazed at the varied counsels she got from members of the internet forum where she was asking for help. They ranged from the not-too-reasonable to the ...
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In my early teen years, each time I came back from school in the evening, I quickly rushed to grab the remote of the television set. The normal station was NTA. The annoying station that doesn’t show cartoons and musicals. They piled up documentaries and edutainment shows in their list of their ...
Fathers, who is your next of kin? Father’s Day is becoming increasingly popular as the day of the year dedicated to honour fathers. Whilst it largely serves commercial purposes as retailers encourage us all to buy gifts, it also presents an opportunity to reflect on fatherhood and some ...
I’ve never liked pain. It served no evident purpose in my life. It didn’t feel good. It didn’t make me smile. It made no bloody sense to me. I despised pain so much that for the majority of my life, I did everything within my power to avoid pain, stay safe within my comfort zone, and limit ...
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Last week, we  told you about the #BNTeelonisSuperDad competition, which gives one lucky BN reader a chance to win some exquisite gifts for their dad to celebrate Father’s Day. Many thanks to all who participated in the contest. We received lots of great entries, however; we could only pick ...
Platinum Standard - Ali Baba - Ndani TV - June 2014 - BellaNaija.com
Can you believe it? Ali Baba has been a comedian for over two decades. On an all new episode of Ndani TV's Platinum Standard, the award winning "godfather of comedy" speaks about how he turned his love for telling jokes into a highly decorated and lucrative career. The inspiring interview ...
Zuriel Oduwole in Brazil - June 2014 - BellaNaija.com 01002
11 year old Zuriel Oduwole has arrived Brazil as part of a multi-country project highlighting the contributions an educated girl such as Zuriel, can make to their local, regional, and global economy. The young documentary filmmaker's global influence has been busy over the last few ...
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Creator of hit TV shows including Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes was invited to deliver a commencement speech at Dartmouth University. And it is wait for it - EPIC. On June 8, she told the graduates, as well as faculty members, trustees, and guests that she had wasted time ...
A while ago, a friend shared a picture of a mutual friend and her husband on her  Facebook wall. They had been married for four years; the lady stood sideways, facing her husband and you could see a slight bulge around her stomach which could have been attributed to many things like pregnancy, ...
I was on Twitter recently and started to follow a conversation thread; some people were chatting about their experiences in the North and for some reason, it alarmed me; partially because all the experiences were bad, all also because more and more, I notice a “Those people” tone in ...
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Michelle Obama delivered a powerful and emotional speech at the Memorial Service for Maya Angelou. The renowned author, poet and activist passed away on the 28th of May 2014. First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama has always cited Maya Angelou as a major source of ...
With the astronomical rise in the advent of technology, social media, and the undeniable easy access to people’s lives more easily than ever, the Importance of effectively dealing with the varying levels of criticisms that we constantly face from co-workers, family, friends and even many at ...
Nigerian artists have consistently garnered international recognition and support over the past 10 years, and this is thanks to the efforts being made by people like Vannessa Amadi. Vanessa Amadi of VA-PR  is a celebrity publicist and she is on the spotlight in this edition of Making of a ...
Last week, I watched a movie - Godzilla. Amidst the fighting and action, one particular line in the movie script struck me. It's a line where a doctor says "It is man's pride to think that they control nature and not the other way round, let them fight." This line to me is so true of ...
Last year we announced the winners of the Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership and Development (MILEAD).{Click here if you missed it}  With two Nigerian winners we were very excited about the potential for leadership and development coming from home. The Moremi initiative for women’s ...
It really does not matter what name people give to this special role in the lives of everyone who has a dream. The most important thing is that you need a 'dream maker'. Some people call them 'way makers'. Others call them 'enablers'. When you have a dream maker, way maker or an enabler in your ...
Anybody who knows Nike Oyetunde that she a warm, bubbly and fun person to be around. {Read her interview with BellaNaija here}. So we're glad to see that she's Glory Edozien's latest guest on The Inspire Series. Overcoming Disability Adenike Oyetunde had one of her limbs amputated at age ...
It is often said that opposites attract. And it is the same in relationships. We often like and fall in love with people who are different from us in some way. We seek partners who can complement our style with some of their strengths – partners who balance our own qualities or characteristics. ...
On this day two years ago, our nation was struck with the tragedy of the Dana Airlines crash. We mourned and grieved for the shining lights that were snuffed out by this terrible incidence. As we remember the lives that were lost on that dark day, we pray for comfort and strength for the ...

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