Family fun at Christmas

Christmas is here and many a times we get caught up with all the buying and the activity that we forget to actually have some good ole family time! Here are some tips to make sure you and your children have fun and relax as it truly is the season to be jolly.   Christmas Songs: Everyone loves Christmas songs, they are cheery, fun and some of them remind us of the reason why we celebrate Christmas. Children especially love singing along and getting a good dose of Christmas cheer. Some classics that every family must have are Boney M’s […]

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Yvonne Akpomedaye : Planning Events the God way!

Yvonne Akpomedaye is one of the most gifted event planner I have encountered! She sees even the minute details and is able to give every event the wow factor. She is also the author of  the”Event Management the God way” a book that points to her Heavenly Father as the giver of the gift. Lets get up close and personal with the beautiful Yvonne.   Yvonne, tell us a little about yourself? Well, I founded my Event Company Ivy-Lil’Beth Concepts in 2009 after gaining professional experiences from several corporate organizations. I am graduate of Linguistics and African Languages from the University of […]

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Social Media Brouhaha!

Today we have a Guest Post by the lovely Ijeoma  she addresses a very important issue …social media tribalism. Now if you are familiar with any of the popular blogs or news congregators you will find the comments filled with hateful tribal insults, its downright appalling! Lets read on as Ijeoma writes and hopefully we won’t be one of the offenders. I was of the opinion that tribalism in my generation was a thing of the past-how wrong I was. I remember growing up in the eastern part of Nigeria. All our friends and acquaintances were of the Igbo extraction. We […]

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Osayi Alile – Actively impacting women and young people

Osayi is one woman I personally draw a lot of inspiration from, her ability to motivate and encourage young people has made her a mentor to many.  Osayi is the founder of Act Foundation, a Fellow of the African Leadership Network and an alumna of the Harvard Business School, IMD and Yale Executive Education Programs, Ms. Alile holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Lagos and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA Pi Alpha Alpha. Ms. Alile is the CEO ACT Foundation and consultant for Access Bank Plc on its […]

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A Visit with Internally Displaced Persons in the FCT

My siblings and I knew we wanted to do something charitable as we remembered our darling parents who had gone to be with the Lord several years ago. A friend had told me about an orphanage in Gwagalada (somewhere I still intend to visit) but then I realised there was an IDP camp right in my neighbourhood*. IDP  stands for Internally displaced persons and sadly due to the insurgency in the North eastern part of Nigeria there are thousand of people who have made these camps their homes. The camps are small and not fit for human habitation at all […]

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Aishetu Fatima Dozie : Showcasing the African Woman’s Career Story

Aishetu Fatima Dozie  was born in Cambridge, MA, USA and lived there for some years till her family moved  back to Nigeria and she was enrolled in Queen’s College in Lagos Her passion for global finance began in the equities division of Goldman Sachs on the international desk in New York. She went on to work for a USAID-funded project with the Nigerian government in its privatization program. She worked closely with President Obasanjo and his economic team of cabinet ministers in crafting the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy, which drove several successful reforms including the $18 billion Paris Club debt […]

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Helping your child overcome Stuttering

Last week I was with one of the beautiful mums at my children’s school when she asked in surprise “Chioma so you stammer? I never knew until I read your post”. I smiled as I told her that as a child I had a very bad stutter. Thankfully over the years it had gotten better and though I still stammer sometimes its no where as bad and no longer an issue. Stuttering or Stammering is a speech impediment that affects millions the world over. As with most things it can range from being mild to severe. There are some situations that make it […]

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