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I have a friend, name withheld, who I cherish a lot. She's someone I talk to when I get the chance, my fan and one of my biggest critiques. She is a lovely lady, with a wonderful ...
 
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President Jonathan cannot have had the easiest four years. Do you think it’s easy waking up knowing that at least three quarters of the country is unhappy with you? Even the ones that voted for him will agree with me. The reasons for their votes probably had more to do with the fact that they ...
The egg has long been a symbol of fertility, rebirth, a beginning and a symbol of new life. Eggs and Easter have almost become synonymous, as eggs have been associated with the festival of Easter, which celebrates the death and resurrection of Christ, since the early days of the Church. You ...
Earlier today, CNNMoney turned its spotlight on an achieving young Nigerian - Harold Ekeh. The 17 year old student of Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island, New York got accepted into 13 schools which he applied to. 8 of those schools are Ivy League schools, while the rest include MIT ...
The funniest thing happened last week… Okay maybe not the funniest thing but something funny happened. I got a call from a friend who said SHE got a call from a friend who asked her to talk to me (read advise me) about my accent, how I talk on my show, The Gist. She said her friend’s teenage ...
I got on a plane last week... and I was terrified. The closer I got to the door of the aircraft, the more I felt a cold draft of fear – acute and intense fear – go through me. The first thing I did when I got into the plane was look in the direction of the cockpit – as if for some sign that I ...
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. – Martin Luther King Jnr. As a child in the 80s and 90s, I often heard family members and adults try to explain the Nigerian conundrum. They would often say helplessly, “God has blessed Nigeria with ...
Students at the AMVCA redcarpet
The just concluded Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) sponsored by leading premium low-sugar malt brand, Amstel Malta and held at Eko Hotels and Suites was indeed an exciting one for the 11 outstanding Theatre Arts students who got a chance to attend along with other exciting packages ...
It seems I always have moments of clarity whenever I am at the airport. Arriving at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport today and experiencing the chaos that was disembarking from the aircraft, going through immigration and collecting luggage left me asking so many questions. 1. Why is our ...
I love all teachers. Teaching is the most selfless profession in the world. Maybe, other than a night-soil man (agbekpo coordinator). It is fair to say that I would not be the man I am if not for the wonderful teachers I have had at all stages of school life. Let me take you on an odyssey as I ...
Private Sector Health Alliance Health Innovation Challenge - BellaNaija - March 2015
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia, Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, Dr. Muntaqa Umar Sadiq, Joke Bakare, Audu Maikori and Osas Ighodaro call on innovators to apply to the $1 Million Health Innovation Challenge. Approximately one million women and children die every year in Nigeria from illnesses and poor ...
Nigeria is at the verge of a new political dispensation. Indeed, the times are proving to be interesting and particularly instructive. For one, never in the history of this nation have the citizens been so interested in the electoral process. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ...
Are your finances healthy? How much do you have in savings? Do you have a retirement fund? This week on Pocket Finance with Omilola Oshikoya, the viewers are invited to take the financial intelligence test.Watch here and take the test:
Mothers’ day (I never seem to quite know where to place the apostrophe) is one of those holidays I dreaded when I was TTC. I only experienced this for 3 years, but it seemed like at least 100. It was just the hardest thing…having to wake up to all the cheerful posts on social media, not to ...
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Olayinka Adeyemo, a pregnant woman based in Lagos, has been making headlines over the past couple of days due to her unique entrepreneurship story. Adeyemo is the owner of a "Keke Napep" (commercial tricycle), which she rides to make a living. Keke Napep riders are usually male, and the job ...
Tanzanian  model Millen Magese always looks uber-chic, and for press runs for her latest project - #ManyFacesofEndo, she took it up a notch. Many Faces of Endo shows the different women affected by endometriosis and their stories, and is committed to finding a cure. From a white and ...
Achenyo Idachaba makes beauty from ashes. Converting the weed commonly known as 'Water Hyacinths' into lovely hand crafted home essentials, the MitiMeth brand is truly something incredible. Featured on CNN's African Start up, Achenyo Idachaba talks about her driving force, and what keeps the ...
Something interesting happened yesterday night, and though I’m having the busiest day, I love that I’ve found the zeal to somehow write this down in its freshest state. You see, one of the many reasons I loathe the blue Coventry buses apart from the fact that they are the farthest from where I ...
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Tajikistan a landlocked sovereign country in Central Asia with a population of barely 8 million won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics. However Nigeria, with a 170 million plus people did not win a single Olympic medal! With facts like that, it's easy to forget that Nigeria once won ...
Sierra Leonean Mahen Bonetti, founder of the New York African Film Festival is featured in the Women in Media Series' put together by Iyalode Productions. The series titled 'Indigo Tongues' seeks to " bring the inspiring voices of dynamic people from Africa and the diaspora onto one global ...
Erica Morales and her husband Carlos had struggled for years to get pregnant and their dream came true when they finally conceived after fertility treatment.Erica was pregnant with quadruplets (4 babies) and looking forward to being a mother at last.Carlos and Erica met at a nightclub ...

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