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Many of us have been working hard at succeeding as individuals, but when it comes to the organisations and the businesses that we are building, it can't be said that we have put in much ...
 
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 ...
The next time someone tells you the president is useless or has achieved nothing, feel free to ignore said person and consider their opinions, from then on, in low esteem. President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been nothing if not active. Some of what he’s done includes – Renovating the ...
First things first, if you have a thing for snarky jabs (believe me, many of us take pleasure in the occasional subliminal snort), this write-up might ruin your fun. Most of us don’t even realize how often we judge. Many of us are quick to have fixed opinions about people or situations. We ...
Many of us have dreams of our own but are quick to forget something very important regarding the success of that dream. We imagine all that we want to do. We create all the ideas that need to be created. We even spend sleepless nights trying to put all the needed documents in order. Just when ...
The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny – Wole Soyinka Isn’t it ironic that Islam which many Muslims agree is a religion of peace is used by many Jihadists, and even some governments like Sudan, to oppress others? Isn’t it ironic that Christianity which is a religion founded ...
We all go through some tunnels in life, and some of them feel like they are seemingly endless. Sometimes, it feels like nothing is happening with you or for you. You feel like  a blind man with no idea of what’s happening around and not knowing when things are going to turn around for him. You ...
Bring Back Our Girls Walk in Lagos - May 2014 - BellaNaija.com 01002
God Bless Nigeria Church recently embarked on a freedom walk to join the global campaign to help find the 200+ school girls abducted by Boko Haram in the Chibok area of Borno State. Resident pastor of the church Pastor Orohnor, as well as Pastor Tony Rapu, AY and Mabel Makun, Joke Silva, ...
I attended a wedding some months ago where a local musician was invited to perform. He’d come with other members of his band - people who, although, weren’t known by many people, made good but cheap music. When it was time to take centre stage, the virtuoso gently began a note that did little ...
They say people cover our nakedness, so I often wonder why people beam with so much pride that they have no friends. I think people need people. We aren’t built to live in isolation. However, I understand the need for self preservation and protecting yourself from the fall outs and disasters of ...
John Legend
John Legend has the No 1 song in the United States of America right now with his romantic ode "All of Me". The Grammy winning artiste is a graduate of the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania and this weekend he delivered a commencement address and also received an honorary Doctor of Music ...
A few weeks ago I heard some news and I can easily say it will remain the best news I will receive all year! A lot of times, as human beings, we go through difficulties and challenges in life, which without even considering external factors are already hard to deal with, talk less of when you ...
Bored out of my mind...sitting at home on Easter Sunday with all the festivities wearing out, I was thinking of something to do that required no effort at all. Ah! I thought, I'll flick around the TV channels. I start flicking the local TV channels and I am attracted to the loud music booming ...
“The rich man is a person whose child runs into his arms when his hands are empty.” Miss Cooper was feeling unwell. She was treated for malaria but somehow it persisted. Few days after leaving the hospital, she started throwing up frequently. That morning, I saw her rush into the bathroom and ...
When news spreads, of how one more Naija brother or sister has shocked the world with artistic genius or business savvy, we are reminded of why we love the motherland unconditionally. When we immerse ourselves in our own special way of experiencing life - be it in the intoxicating rhythm of our ...
Be honest, you’re terrified of being rejected. The dream job you’ve been waiting for all your life. And the reply email with the clichéd response, “Thank you for your interest in writing for…Unfortunately, we will not be able to move forward with you due to…” The University you have your heart ...
I sincerely lay no claims to being more knowledgeable than anyone, but I do confess that I know better than I did yesterday, last year and a decade ago. Isio Knows Better is an attempt to capture the shocking and highly entertaining conversation within myself. The conversations between my mind ...
Mrs. Elizabeth Ebi
[caption id="attachment_379387" align="alignleft" width="270"] Mrs. Elizabeth Ebi[/caption] It’s mother’s day again and every year around this time I think about all the amazing mothers that have helped us to accomplish so much. I think about how life has changed since when I was a child. I ...
There are certain times you have feeling you cannot share with anyone. Those times all we need to do is share it with someone. A friend of mine decided that someone was 'The Main Oga at the Top' and wrote the prayer below: Dear Lord, I write this to you, not as someone who is jealous, ...
#BringBackOurGirls - Uche Jombo-R - May 2014 - BellaNaija.com
#BringBackOurGirls. And the conversation continues... Uche Jombo-R - "If you look into my eyes You might see how I feel about what is going on right now, some comments on #bringbackourgirls post on my page had me thinking clearly some people think it's a celebrity 'thing'/fight...this is ...
As the world joins Nigeria in the plea to find the missing girls from Chibok Secondary, we remain appreciative of all the support we have received. Students of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria have joined the campaign - #BringBackOurGirls. Read the press release ...

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