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I met Samuel (not real name) for the first time a few days ago. He came to buy my industrial freezer for his ice-block business, and before long we got talking. Honestly, I was ...
 
Have you ever been around someone who fishes around for compliments? They just desperately seek approval and commendation. And, it could get really unnerving when they go to any length to get this approval- gossiping, backstabbing, betrayals, etc. I’m certain no parent wants to raise kids who ...
I travelled to the Gambia for the first time in March 2013. I was on board Arik Airline. On my row, the other passengers were a woman and her kids. The little boy that sat next to me initiated a chat and the mother joined. When we found out we were all Igbos, the conversion became more ...
When it comes to saving, there are no hard and fast rules. Some people say that you should save 10% of you income, others say 20% and others say 30%. For me, it is relative. I find that the more I earn or the more ambitious my next financial goal is, the larger the percentage of my income or ...
Ethiopian Airlines all female flight
Tomorrow, on November 19 2015, Ethiopian Airlines will make history with its first ever female-only operated flight on the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Bangkok, Thailand route. All female crew and ground staff will be women - from the pilots to cabin crew, from ticketing desks to traffic ...
Chris Kwekowe
You know we love celebrating enterprising young Africans on BellaNaija! The winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize for the 5th edition of the Anzisha Prize is Nigerian entrepreneur Chris Kwekowe (22), founder of Slatecube which offers a job-relevant skills learning platform and job placement ...
Dr.-Opeyemi-Enoch
If you are one of those people who hates mathematics, this piece of news might make you give it another thought. Nigerian professor Dr. Opeyemi Enoch was reported to have solved one of the world's important math problems - the Riemann Hypothesis. The Riemann Hypothesis is one of the seven ...
Waje African Woman
Singer Waje has announced that she will be launching a worldwide campaign for gender equality and opportunity. The United Nations/ONE AND Purple ambassador has launched #AfricanWoman and Waje aims to empower and enable African women and girls to have a qualitative education through her ...
Basirat’s "Ogi" was cold but she didn’t care. English test today! She liked English especially because she could hear her teacher say the words “immense potential” about her, even though she couldn’t quite understand what those words meant. Growing up in Agege where her family and neighbours ...
“I am a phenomenal success story...I made it!”- Chiadi Ndu Many would assume that I am suggesting that I have various healthy bank accounts, many cars (perhaps even a private jet), numerous houses and that I wear only diamonds and platinum. In their opinion, that is what it is all about – ...
It was a bright autumn Saturday afternoon. What a beautiful time to go for a walk. So, I set out to go to a nearby park for a walk. On getting to the park, I walked for about 15 minutes and sat down on a bench to enjoy the scenery. Few minutes elapsed and I decided to put my head back and close ...
Cosmas Maduka started Coscharis from scratch and built it into a conglomerate. His success story is quite an inspiring one and as he graces the cover of the November 2015 issue of Forbes Africa, we get to take a look into his world. For the magazine he is dubbed ‘The $500-Million ...
I needed a gateway article to usher me into writing again and this hit it off with me. A lot has happened in my life in this past few years but I cannot honestly credit it to chance. I had to mould myself to fit into the vision I created and becoming vulnerable was a crucial step. Being ...
Words fail to move her as she sits and faces the path before her. She wonders and waits and hopes and finally stays in a place she is not sure her soul recognizes anymore. She moves slowly; taking cautious steps away from that space of distress as she confronts her future in its dim bright ...
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LEAP (Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism) Africa, a leading non-profit organisation in Nigeria will announce emerging social innovators finalists at the Social Innovators Programme and Awards (SIPA) 2015 in Abuja on November 12, 2015 themed Rage for Change: Creating ...
It was a beautiful Monday morning and I just resumed to work. As a custom, I turned on my computer to check my never ending emails. A particular one caught my eye. It was a new job posting sent to me by a recruiter that I submitted my resume to few weeks back. Quickly, I clicked to read the job ...
The reality is that not everyone is destined to be a successful blogger like Linda. I believe each one of us has our own individual calling from God. Sometimes what we think might be our calling might be totally different from what God has in store for us. Hence, we waste years in depression, ...
“Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these" - Ovid For a while now, there has been a trend of teasing going on (especially on social media) about how this present generation of youths may have missed out on “privileges" of previous years — we call them the “Indomie" ...
Fatima is a fragile 7-month old girl with a measured smile and dark, glowing, eyes. At only 4 kilograms, she weighs 50% less than the World Health Organization’s standard of what she should weigh at her age. Fatima would essentially have to double her body weight in order to be a normal 7-month ...
So, it is not a secret that I scuba-dive. Every morning that I have woken up on this island, I keep staring at this impressive bit of rock that peeks out of the ocean surface, off the coast of the Santana part of the island. From where I stood, it looked like a cave. Interesting… I was so ...
Tito Idakula went from sharing her pain with the world to being an inspiration for other women who have endured similar pain. By finding healing after suffering the loss of her first child and death of her brother, Tito Idakula has learned to help other people find their voice too. Today, ...

BN Quote of The Week

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
~ Martha Washington

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