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DJ Obi is closer than ever to the finish line of his attempt to not only beat the current 200 hour Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Club DJing, but to set a new unprecedented ...
 
Nifemi bounced over to where her mother and I sat gisting, clutching her most cherished birthday gift- a fluffy teddy bear. ‘Mommy, when is my next birthday?’ she asked. ‘Nifemi’… her mom laughed and exclaimed; ‘Can’t you at least wait for this birthday party to be over before you start ...
The day I turned 25 was not a very happy one for me. While loved ones celebrated, I was taking stock of my life. All I saw were things that weren’t going well: the failed relationships, the stagnant career, the unpaid bills, financial responsibilities and so on. I sank into depression, and felt ...
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In March, we featured the story of Danish Aid Worker Anja Ringgren Lovén who runs a non-profit organization with her Nigerian husband David Emmanuel Umem in Uyo. Their organization is called the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF). Anja rescued an abandoned ...
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We've got the scoop for you on a new and exciting must-read column that is coming to BN soon! Intel has an amazing initiative called She Will Connect that is aimed at empowering young girls and women and with their new column on BN they will explore general issues women face. The column ...
How are you coping with the recent hike in the price of fuel? The best time to think about how to protect your savings from the ravages of inflation is long before it actually strikes. Here are some practical ways to soften the impact on your daily financial life. Create a Budget By creating ...
Hello friends, another Monday, another episode! My name is Alheri and my mind wanders a lot (intelligently, I’d like to think). When I have random thoughts that I cannot reconcile internally, I turn to my friends for help. Sadly, those friends probably don’t want their ears talked off with my ...
Life is made up of many things, and mistakes are part of them. They are an inevitable part of life’s journey, woven inextricably into our genetic codes. It is a necessary part of our everyday lives. I dare say, it is a phenomenon we cannot do without – just because it is inescapable. To err is ...
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Abdulahi Olatoyan has been described by Yahoo! News As “Social Media’s Latest Success Story” and CNN as a "Dapper Wind Screen Washer" since a photo of him cleaning windscreens in a suit went viral a few days ago. When asked why he made that choice, Abdulahi said "I didn't want to be ...
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Yesterday we shared that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was given an honorary degree from Johns Hopkins University - click here if you missed it. The author also got a Barnard Medal of Distinction from all women's college Barnard College in New York City this week. She shared 3 pieces advice for ...
Sisi Yemmie is back with a new Vlog and this one is all about happiness! In her words, "I get asked often how I maintain a positive attitude which is why I made this video so you know what I do to keep myself genuinely happy! Please forgive the noise-it's the sounds of many ...
So I am in a BRT bus again, on my way to CMS and thankfully the incident that usually happens hasn't happened today. But it almost always happens. Here's how it goes... I sit in a bus and some young secondary school kids try to board the BRT bus to get home after school and the driver barks ...
PGI's feature for the month of May
In March, we featured a look at the 2016 Designs from Haven Homes - Click to View. Lifestyle living connoisseurs, Haven Homes are developers of Richmond Gate Estate, Lekki where ace musician 2Face and many other celebrities have made their homes and they absolutely love it! Today, the ...
Internationally-acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received an honorary degree from the Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday May 18th 2016 at the universitywide commencement ceremony at Royal Farms Arena. She gave such profound advice to graduating seniors "Eat real food as often as ...
A few days ago, I went out on a lunch date with some of my female friends. It was supposed to be a lazy Saturday afternoon date at a classy restaurant. The whole ‘women lunch act’ is part of a resolution we made a couple of years ago to meet-up frequently and inspire one another towards the ...
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Ean Polke spent 5 years in Prison, and after his release, took the bold step to develop himself. He enrolled for the Rutgers University Mountainview Program, and graduated this May. Polke shared the photo above on his Instagram handle with the caption: "From the courtroom to the classroom..if ...
When I sighted him at in the Eko Atlantic City Sales Office Showroom, my heart skipped a couple of beats. The first fluttering of hope stirred in my soul. Dare I conceive the idea? Time would certainly tell, I thought to myself. You see, ‘him’ happened to be Paolo Zilli of Zaha Hadid ...
If you're a writer, or interested in writing then I have a gift for you! So, this year, best selling author, Roxane Gay delivered the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture – the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival’s grand finale. You don't know who Roxane Gay is? Don't worry, I'll tell ya! {Or ...
The second edition of the Art for A Cause Campaign took place on Tuesday, May 17th 2016 at the National Primary School Yaba, Lagos with volunteers flooding the school compound to show love and support to Osa Okunkpolor aka Osa 7. Lots of fun activities like games, spelling bees, sing along ...
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Congrats to BellaNaijarian Tolu Falode, she made us proud as she graduated with an LLM from the prestigious Duke University School of Law. Tolu's life changed forever when her younger brother Toba "Tyler Fray" Falode passed away in tragic circumstances in Dubai. This sparked Tolu's desire to ...
You know how sometimes you want to express yourself, but you can't find the words? It's your special friend's birthday but you can't find the right card to let her know how you feel. This was exactly where Georgina Fihosy was... before she decided to do something about it. British born Nigerian ...