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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 […]

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 […]

MAKING IT BETTER: What’s On My Mind?

I have a mixed bag of thoughts so I decided to put them all in the mix and share them with you. Hopefully one or two will resonate with someone. Well I will start with the elephant in the room, the elections! All done and dusted right? INEC and some others are celebrating a peaceful […]

MAKING IT BETTER: When Do You Know It’s Time To End a Friendship?

Over the years I have received many letters from mostly women describing the betrayal of one friend or another, or of a relationship that feels one sided, or of someone feeling like she is being taken advantage of by someone she thought was a friend. In all these letters the one theme that stood out […]

PAYE versus SAYE

PAYE versus SAYE

Ever heard of P.A.Y.E before? I bet you have! It’s an acronym for “Pay As You Earn”; a tax deducted at source by employers from employees before their salaries get to them eventually. You don’t even get to see or touch the money, it’s taken right from source. Has it ever occurred to you that more than […]

When You Truly Start Counting Your Blessings, Your Whole World Will Turn Around!

Nothing stays the same, everything must change, what goes up must come down, night will turn to day, glass half full rather than half empty and so on. These are all clichés we hear all the time which after a while don’t really mean anything to us; but they are there for a reason. They […]

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