12 Dec 2015
There are very few things as unsettling as desperately wanting something but not knowing how to go about getting it. I’d be mega rich if I got paid each time I heard a woman say the famous heartfelt words "I’d really like to start my own business but I don’t know where to start". Well…
12 Dec 2015
Mrs. Josephine Kachikwu is the operator of the biggest pig farm in Delta State. The lawyer-cum-farmer wants to endear young people to farming since white-collar jobs are scarce. In this interview with ODITA SUNDAY, the Chief farmer at Joedaca Farms also seeks government support for expansion of her pig and cassava farms in the state.
11 Dec 2015
WE hear it all the time: “They had a court marriage,” when people want to clarify a wedding or marriage between a couple. After much thought about this court marriage, we set out to see exactly what role courts do play a marriage by visiting a High Court in Lagos. We did not enter into…
11 Dec 2015
Dear Diary, I need a vacation! No, it’s not because I need to rest or spend time with TK, it’s because I am BORED! I am so bored, yesterday I found myself eavesdropping on Rosemary and Akpan exchanging words in the kitchen. The silly girl takes his words so seriously, if only she knew he…
7 Dec 2015
I exhale again, but this time in relief. He was still alive. That fact was most important to me. Boma was the apple of my mother’s eyes. After my father’s death had denied her a male to pamper, she had turned her affection on Boma, accepting him as the center upon which her whole life revolved. Initially, I had felt alone and resentful, but like my mother, I loved Boma and wanted the best for him. However as we grew older and our lives took different turns, I had steadily grown into the arrogant distant elder brother with a career that made him think he was better than everyone else.
6 Dec 2015
DATELINE. November 22. Five women are standing on a heap of dustbin, their mouths covered so as to prevent them from inhaling offensive odour. They are busy picking objects from the waste. The dustbin is actually emitting an offensive odour, but the women are not disturbed. The heap has taken over the main road, obstructing…
5 Dec 2015
Still on this communication issue! We learned last week that when we communicate, we send messages. We also learned that the way these messages are presented and received is usually what causes friction in our relationships. In essence, last week, we ‘talked’ about how to talk and this week, I’d like to discuss how to…
5 Dec 2015
IN the early years of Nollywood, around the 2000’s, there was a set of young and talented ladies that the industry threw up.
4 Dec 2015
There is no doubt that the most recent attacks we have seen in Nigeria, France and Mali have continued to raise the consciousness of many and highlight the complexities of a new wave of terrorism. Further, what strikes an influx of emotion is the role of women in two of three of these attacks.
2 Dec 2015
AT the launch of the Gulder Ultimate Promo in Enugu, many predicted it was going to be the usual men’s thing, just like it was in the days of the Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS), where you only had The Last Girl Standing.
30 Nov 2015
I shrug off the scathing end of the last statement and concentrate on the victory. I, Angela Ranti Oyelowo had made partner and that was the most important things this morning. The smile still on my face, I walk to the bed and sit at the edge. I throw one hand out to reach for my phone which is lying face down in the middle of the bed and it vibrates immediately with a call. I smile. Amina. She must have heard.
28 Nov 2015
Let’s get down to business!!! It isn’t enough any longer to listen to “empty” advice from loved ones, open self-help books or watch impressive TED Talks on how to communicate, without getting REAL LIFE examples on how to execute such amazing advice. As much as I coach couples on how to effectively communicate, I like…