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World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

FBI, Nigerian Fraudsters and Other Stories

This is not the best of times to be identified as a Nigerian, especially if you are a Nigerian in diaspora. It is indeed the worst of times to be Nigerian because of the kind of daredevilry that our compatriots have demonstrated in recent times, in criminal pursuits of such scale, texture, volume, and depth, […]

Men We Have a Problem!

E yin daddy wa a ti ni problem o (Our daddy’s we have a problem), before you say I reject it in Jesus/Allah or Obatala’s name, let me conclude. Remember one of my articles where I mentioned a research I carried out, asking around 5000 adolescents about whom they want to die first between their […]

Nigeria’s Farmer King

When the Emir of Keffi in Nasarawa state in north-central Nigeria died in 2015, his 52-year-old eldest son was selected by the traditional kingmakers to take his place. Shehu Usman Chindo Yamusa III inherited not just the responsibilities that his septuagenarian father had overseen for 37 years, but also scores of staff dependent on the […]

Daddy and Mummy why are you hoarding beverages?

If while growing up, beverages were hidden by your parents and only brought out on weekends, when it rains, and daddy wants to drink tea, or the pot of stew is under the bed closely monitored by either your dad or mom. If during the festive period, the fried meat or chicken are taken to […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Don’t Underestimate The Power Of The Subconscious Mind

I love the concept of the subconscious mind. Partly because I grapple with it constantly, but even more importantly because I am constantly faced with how impactful it is in people’s lives and how unaware people are at how powerful a part it plays in their lives. Let’s start off by being clear about the […]

Less Than 72hrs in Her Shoes

Less Than 72hrs in Her Shoes

First, whoever says the place of a woman is in the kitchen seriously needs a rethink.  I won’t say more! Over the weekend I had to “babysit” an 8-year-old going to 9- Friday through Sunday. You know what that means? Let me tell you. It means I must do the dishes, bath him, prepare breakfast, […]

MAKING IT BETTER: No Place Like Home!

I have just come back from spending a little under a month at home in Nigeria. The time went far too quickly and I also chose to spend the time in a slightly different way than I usually do. Ordinarily when I go home I tend to accept almost all and every invitation to a […]

Money Personality Types

Money Personality Types

Has it ever occurred to you that something definitely influences how and what you think about  money and  how ultimately you treat your finances? For many years , I didn’t have a clue about the influencing factor on how I managed my finances. I just knew I needed help as I was a reckless spender […]

Don’t Joke With Your Emergency Funds!

Don’t Joke With Your Emergency Funds!

I trust you are doing just well. Life happens all the time; good things excite us and emergencies that spring up unannounced and startle us . Last Saturday, just before midnight, my family had to make payment for an emergency situation that could have led to a chaotic situation if not sorted. A few hours […]

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