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Africa Rising – But At What Cost To The Nigerian Youth? (#AfricaNot4Sale)

Africa Rising – But At What Cost To The Nigerian Youth? (#AfricaNot4Sale)

Nigeria is reported to have a population of over 170 million and is seen as Africa’s most populous nation. It is also important to note that 70 percent of the population comprises of youths between the ages of 16-35 years. Now with the current life expectancy of 35-45 years, it becomes only fair that the largest segment of the population ... Read More »

If You Are Not Watching These Series, You Are On A Long Thing!

If You Are Not Watching These Series, You Are On A Long Thing!

CNN picks out eight must-see TV or web series from across the continent in Africa and the diaspora that you should tune into. An African City The Pearl of Africa     The Samaritans     The White Folks       The Nairobians     Ogas At The Top     I of Africa Read More: CNN.COM   Read More »

Nigeria’s Stability Crucial For Regional Peace -ECOWAS

Nigeria’s Stability Crucial For Regional Peace -ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States has urged Nigerians to ensure that the rescheduled 2015 general elections are held peacefully in the interest of regional peace. President of the ECOWAS commission, Ambassador Kadre Desire Ouedraugo, said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, in his Abuja office ... Read More »

Why We All Should Be Activists In 2015 By Joel Pereyi

Why We All Should Be Activists In 2015 By Joel Pereyi

Literary gem, J.P Clark, in his celebrated poem; The Casualties, wrote:“The casualties are not only those who are dead. They are well out of it, though they await burial by installment. The casualties are not only those who are escaping. The shattered shall become prisoners in a fortress of falling walls…The casualties are many, and a good member as well ... Read More »

The Hut

Jake Okechukwu Effoduh Represented Nigeria at the World Economic Forum Meeting at the Vatican. He shares his experience from his meeting with the Pope. The Hut by Jake Okechukwu Effoduh. Insight from the World Economic Forum meeting at the Vatican  There is a common Igbo[1] proverb that says, ‘A man who does not leave his hut will bring nothing in.’[2] ... Read More »

Father says Sons Beaten at School & Called ‘Ebola’

Father says Sons Beaten at School & Called ‘Ebola’

A group of students attacked two of their peers at I.S. 318 in the Bronx while yelling “Ebola” at the brothers who had recently returned from Senegal, the boys’ father told CNN Newsroom Tuesday. The New York Department of Education confirms the incident occurred, saying the boys were pushed and shoved. Ousmane Drame, the boys’ father, said the boys felt ... Read More »

US using Ebola to Expand its Intervention in Africa: Azikiwe

US using Ebola to Expand its Intervention in Africa: Azikiwe

The United States is using the guise of the Ebola virus outbreak to expand its intervention in Africa, a civil rights activist and journalist in Detroit says. Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on the Pentagon’s decision to isolate and quarantine US soldiers returning ... Read More »

#SmartStart Skills: 3 Skills for developing Confidence in Public Speaking

Public speaking is feared by many at the same level as the fear of death. Often, this fear comes from not feeling confident in your appearance or with your skills. A life coach shares tips to boost self-confidence to improve public-speaking skills. Sophie Skover, a coach and inspirational speaker from LSS Harmony Life Coaching, explains how to boost self-confidence so you ... Read More »

BBC Launches WhatsApp Ebola Service

BBC Launches WhatsApp Ebola Service

The BBC has launched an Ebola public health information service on WhatsApp, aimed at users of the service in West Africa. The service will provide audio, text message alerts and images to help people get the latest public health information to combat the spread of Ebola in the region. Content will be limited to three items a day, and the ... Read More »

“Lift up an economy in Africa…Start with the Women”- Melinda Gates

“Lift up an economy in Africa…Start with the Women”- Melinda Gates

Women are key to boosting economic growth in Africa and the developing world, Melinda Gates said Tuesday as she stopped off in Paris to press crisis-hit France to keep funding projects for women and girls.  Speaking to AFP, the philanthropist said empowering women is a key focus of the powerful Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in its struggle to help ... Read More »

#SmartStart Skills: The Seven Things You Must Know About Public Speaking

Today, I am going to share with you one of the best write ups I have seen on Public speaking by Richard Zeoli, author of The 7 Principles of Public Speaking, He is the founder and president of RZC Impact, a communications firm specializing in executive-level communication coaching and strategic messaging. He is also a visiting associate at the Eagleton ... Read More »

#DGtrends: The Gender Pre-Forum to the 2014 High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa

#DGtrends: The Gender Pre-Forum to the 2014 High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa

The Gender Pre-Forum to the 2014 High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa   “Silencing the Guns: Women in Democratization and Peace Building in Africa” Kigali, 6 October 2014 – The inaugural Gender Pre-Forum to the Annual High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa under the theme “Silencing the Guns: Women in ... Read More »

#SmartStart Teacher Tribute: “Bitter are the roots of Study, but how sweet their Fruits”

Today, I want to use my column in celebrating and helping you celebrate our TEACHERS. Firstly, I want to help you remember by asking you these simple questions. Would you be able to read my write up at all if it hadn’t been your teacher who sweated it out that you knew your A to Z? Some of us, our ... Read More »

#SmartStart #MentorshipSeries (3): Mentorship Lessons from my Trip on a Nigerian Road

Oya… Manchester United don enter Top Seven, two points behind shouting Arsenal and three points behind silent Manchester City. And to all of the Arsenal fans waiting for Welbeck to save them, you are on a long thing, Welbeck wasn’t what you needed and all of you knew it but it’s good if you cling on to the hope that ... Read More »

#SmartStart #MentorshipSeries (2): Robust Mentoring: Rules of Engagement

No football talk today Oh. Man United lost shamefully, Welbeck scored for big mouthed Arsenal, Liverpool reviled & rejoiced as they got a defeated mate in Man United while Lampard turned so Frank with his former side (Chelsea). So, no football talk today, until maybe when Man United wins again *smiles*. I came across a very interesting tweet on Twitter ... Read More »