NIGERIANS AND OUR PENCHANT FOR INANITIES

Our Nigeria is like an Indian rubber. A little causes to swell while a lot will not burst it. This make-up is what makes Nigeria intriguing and keeps the outside world on tenterhooks, our seeming proclivity for misplacement of priority and predilection for absurdity leave people in saner climes gasping for breathe. A friend of mine has derisive catchphrase in capturing the

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THE PARALYMPIANS THAT MADE NIGERIA PROUD

It was an unexpected outstanding performance in Rio, Brazil as the Nigeria Paralympian team did what the able body could not do as they top other Africa countries on Gold medal ranking at the just concluded 2016 Paralympic Games. Nigeria came 17th on the medal table with the collection of eight gold, two silver and

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IBUKUN AWOSIKA: LESSONS FROM A LEGENDARY ENTREPRENEUR

“The generation of our fathers have been entrepreneurs for so long.” – Ibukun Awosika Mrs. Awosika started her entrepreneurship calling with the carpentry industry selling just hand made furniture then, however she has always dreamt of working in a bank, maybe as a banker or otherwise. Unfortunately, she graduated as a chemical engineer from the

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11 African Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Business Landscape

Africa is not a country. It is a continent bursting with jewels and ingenuity. Boasting several countries with the fastest growing global economies, the Sub-Saharan African region is a vast business ecosystem, with gems hidden under rough terrains. For the creative entrepreneurs I had the pleasure of interviewing, the secret lies in the digging. Here

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MEET THE GIRL INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE IN AFRICA

“If I can walk a mile, I can inspire other girls to walk a mile and half” – Zuriel Elise Oduwole Africa is a continent dominated by male control, but so is every other continent in the world. Breaking the glass ceiling may no longer be a task to African women but surmounting the green top limit of

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5 Things we can learn from Aliko Dangote

We all know the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, who has hold, that title for over six years now, arguably the most influential man in Africa. Mr Dangote is known for his business empire the Dangote group. He has invested a lot in several African countries. A Nigerian who had his education in Egypt,

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MENACE OF POVERTY

She rushed out of the house with a heavy load on her head, drastically she moved without minding what would become of the baby in her womb. She had been cheated by nature many times, now, she wanted to go and face her ‘Chi’ and ask her why she torment her with a child that

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WAITING FOR WILLIAMS

He promised to marry me when I am pregnant for him. That night I decided to give him my body, soul and spirit. We were on bed together telling each other how much we love ourselves and, how we could kill to make sure no one or anything come between us. Williams was a great

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CHANGE DOLEH

Fellow Nigerians, May I start by asking the common street question about Nigeria, “how e b na?” Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti was not a religious prophet, rather, he was a political one. In a simplest form, a prophet is that man that have relationship with God. Whether the Abami Eda was “religious” is not my

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You don’t need Anybody’s Validation or Approval to be Successful

Myself and Japheth Omojuwa were both panellist at the Lofty Heights Conference 2017 last Saturday where we shared our experiences and inspired others to action. Now let me tell you a story about me and Omojuwa that Omojuwa himself would probably not remember. In February 2014, I was to embark on a capacity building program and needed

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