A Visit with Internally Displaced Persons in the FCT

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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

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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

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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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Nneamaka “Maknisy” Nwosisi : Bag Maker Extraordinaire

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Nneamaka Nwosisi is the founder of Maknisy Collections, an indigenous accessory brand. Her handbags and footwear are well sought after for their quality and style. She is also a mother of triplets, three adorable boys. Lets learn more about this very hardworking lady.   Amaka, please tell us a little about yourself I am the middle child in a family of five kids and we had a lovely and adventurous childhood growing up in Enugu. My Dad, God rest his soul, was a business man and my mum was a civil servant and they made sure we had the best […]

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Anuli Ola-Olaniyi : Helping young women get employed with H.E.I.R

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The indefatigable Anuli Ola-Olaniyi is a social entrepreneur , project manager, blogger and a contributor for several online platforms . Apart from being a mum and wife she runs HEIR. An organisation that helps prepare young women for successful careers. Apart from extensive work experience in the UK and Nigeria she delivers cutting edge training that has elevated people both in their professional and personal life. She blogs on www.heir.com.ng. Let’s learn more about this amazing woman.   Anuli tell us a little about your growing up years and educational background  (to give us some insight into your life and […]

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Joy Egolum : The Smooth talking Compere

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Joy Egolum is a compere with a difference. Her dexterity at handling all sorts of events makes her stand out. Her composure and impeccable diction make her a perfect choice for all sorts of events from corporate and glam, boardroom to ball room and everything in between! Let’s listen to how this lovely wife and Mum makes compering look easy! Joy girl! please tell us a little about yourself|? Lol. Joy girl! Follows me everywhere. My name is Joy Egolum. I grew up in Lagos where I had my primary school education at St. Mary’s Private School, Lagos. I attended […]

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Lessons from Helen Keller : A blind woman with vision

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As a child I read the story of how Helen Keller learnt how to speak with the help of her devoted teacher and friend Anne Sullivan. The story was made into a childrens book and I was fascinated by the story of how she transformed form an almost feral child (due to her frustration at not being able to communicate) to a very accomplished lady. I still remember the illustration showing Helen putting her hands under a running tap and learning the word water. Helen Keller was a perfectly healthy child in 1880 but at the age of 18months contracted an illness […]

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