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Lost but Found: Why Your I CAN is More Important Than Your IQ

In the journey of entrepreneurship, it’s important that you walk with three necessary companions. They are your Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ), and the skill of I Can. IQ, which is a measure of intelligence, will tell you how to navigate this interesting but challenging journey. EQ, which deals with the understanding of our feelings and those of ...

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Must Read! The Experiment: Like Jonathan, Like Buhari, and Now Like Atiku

Like Buhari, like Atiku

This past week was a very interesting one in the most recent history of the Nigerian state. Politically, it was Atiku and all the news around his much-anticipated “move” to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). On the flipside, we were treated to a luxurious wedding in faraway South Africa — Banky W and Adesua. As it is with the politics ...

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Busted! 40% of the World’s Reported Fake Medicines are Being Dumped in Africa

There is more to finding money to buy drugs; their authenticity is a big headache too (Photo: UN)

Access to basic healthcare is already out of reach for so many in poor countries, now a new study reveals that the medicines people are able to get hold of may be making them sicker. One in ten medical products in developing countries are either substandard or completely falsified, the World Health Organization revealed on Nov. 28. Many of these ...

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SEASONED SPOUSE: How Not to Erode the Trust in Your Relationship

Just as it was ascertained in the previous article, lying to your spouse disrupts the dynamics of your relationship. It unsettles a relationship and makes the atmosphere of a marital relationship ambivalent. It creates the feeling of uncertainty between spouses. Doubt sets in, hence lack of trust and respect becomes inevitable. It completely erodes that feeling of alliance that a ...

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Way Forward! What Drives Instability in Africa and What Can Be Done About It

By pursuing the right strategies, instability can be curbed in Africa

Africa will remain turbulent because it is poor and young, but also because it is growing and dynamic. Development is disruptive but also presents huge opportunities. The continent needs to plan accordingly. Levels of armed conflict in Africa rise and fall. Data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, the Global Terrorism Database and others indicate that armed conflict peaked in ...

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Like Household Items, African Migrants Are Auctioned. Here’s Why You Should Speak Up

Terrific! In 2017, African migrants are auctioned off as slaves for as low as $400

Fleeing their home country to have a better life in Europe, many young people from West African countries like Nigeria, Eritrea, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Senegal, Sudan and Somalia are auctioned as slaves for as low as $400 in Libya. In a November 17 broadcast, CNN released a terrific video showing the ordeals of African migrants; young people who failed ...

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Nigerian Soul-Singer, Tomi Owó, Recreates Old Classics Like Angelique Kidjo’s “Agolo”

Nigerian sensational soul-singer, Tomi Owo

Exactly two years after she released her first single ‘Pieces’, Nigerian Soul-Singer, Tomi Owó, has embarked on a new project called the ‘Nostalgia Sessions’. The Nostalgia Sessions are a series of video covers of select foreign and indigenous songs released in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. According to the remarkable artiste, “the sessions are a celebration of some of ...

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50,000 Nigerians to Be Trained as Lagos Overtakes Nairobi as Africa’s Startup Capital

Lagos is the economic hub of Africa ( REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

As Africa’s tech startups and their founders go about creating disrupting industries or, in some cases, building new ones, they’ve typically tended to mushroom across three major ecosystems: Nairobi, Cape Town and Lagos. But over the past year, Lagos’ claim as the continent’s startup epicenter has gained currency. For starters, it’s the continent’s most valuable ecosystem with its startups typically ...

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Beware! How ‘Small’ Lies Can Cause a Major Setback for Your Relationship

Lie no more!

We are in a world that seems to repel the truth. We live in a world that would rather call a cup half-full rather than half-empty. A world that prefers to call white, off-white. A world given to deceit and dishonesty. A world with so much vices and at the root of such vices, ‘lie’ lies predominantly. As a matter ...

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Life is Like Pregnancy- It Could Lead to Live Birth, Miscarriage or Abortion

Life is like a pregnancy.

A man’s primary purpose is to be useful to humanity and not just merely exist. When a child is born, it automatically occurs in everyone’s consciousness that this child will be something; the belief of each person will affect their perspective about the child’s future. As the child grows up, the society start predicting his future ambition. If he sings, ...

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