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Han is the First Black Model in South Korea. He is a Nigerian

Han Hyun-Min is a Nigerian-Korean model.

Han Hyun-Min is only 16 but he is already 6-foot-2. With his long legs and always perfectly coordinated appearance, the teenage model has become a rising star on South Korean catwalks. But for many Koreans, Han Hyun-Min is not like any other model for one reason:  he is half black. Born in Seoul to a Korean mother and Nigerian father, ...

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Meet the 6 African Global Shapers Who Will Be Speaking At the World Economic Forum

In 2018, six Global Shapers from Africa– Foster Akugri from Ghana, Anita Okemini from Nigeria, Doreen Kessy from Tanzania, Fabrice Alomo from Cameroon, Grace Mugabekazi from Rwanda and Shamiso Kumbirai from South Africa– will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum is a network of young people driving dialogue, ...

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Former Soccer Star George Weah is Liberia’s New President. Can He Bring Change?

George Weah is Liberia's new president

For the first time since 1944, Liberia will have a democratic transfer of power as former soccer star George Weah is sworn in as the country’s new president today (Jan. 22). Weah won the presidency after run-off elections last December with 61.5% of votes. He takes over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, who steps down after ...

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SEASONED SPOUSE: How to End Every Form Of Emotional Infidelity In Your Relationship

Ending emotional infidelity

Quitting emotional infidelity is a must once its existence has been noticed. In a situation whereby emotional infidelity exists, nothing else will work in your marital relationship until this infidelity comes to an end. As previously stated in the first article of this series, emotional infidelity is more difficult to trace, track and treat than sexual infidelity because there are ...

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“I Couldn’t Move… It Was an End Point for Me,” the Story Of A Cancer Survivor in Nigeria

The battle is over. Adebola the Cancer Survivor.

The incidence of cancer in Nigeria is very high, with a survival rate that is abysmally low. Yet, Adebola Falomo, a Lagos resident, went through the horrific experience of cancer and she survived. After going in and out of the operating theatre on three different occasions and holding onto life with the assistance of life-support machines, Mrs Adebola lives to ...

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Nigeria’s Ekanem Wins ONE Competition… to Address a Joint Session of African Leaders

Nyeneokpon Ekanem (Photo: ONE.org)

A Nigerian, Nyeneokpon Ekanem, has won the keenly contested Girls Count Competition by ONE, an international campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 8 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.  With over 40, 000 entries, Ekanem’s idea of “connecting the unconnected” defeated thousands of other brilliant ideas from across Africa. Having been declared ...

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What’s Next? Aisha Buhari Re-posts Videos of Senators Criticising Her Husband

Aisha Buhari

Just a few days after reports of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari re-election bid, his wife, Aisha Buhari in a rather shocking manner on Friday re-posted videos of senators criticising her husband. And this has got a lot of Nigerians talking, especially Twitter.  In the video posted on Twitter, Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi-central and Ben Murray-Bruce, Bayelsa-east senator, criticised her husband’s ...

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Six of the 10 Fastest-Growing Economies in the World in 2018 are in Africa [CHART]

On the face of it, 2018 is going to be a good year for sub Saharan Africa’s economies. The World Bank forecasts growth of 3.2% for the year, up from 2.4% in 2017. It also predicts slightly higher growth for 2019 of 3.5%. As usual, much of that growth will still rely on improving commodity prices and executing economic reforms. ...

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Something is About to Happen in Nigeria. Are You Ready for It?

Is another revolution imminent in Nigeria? 2019 General Election

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”- Abraham Lincoln When citizens fail to participate in elections, then they must be ready to live with the consequences. It’s that simple! #OfficeOfTheCitizen is the most powerful in ...

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SEASONED SPOUSE! Emotional Infidelity: Signs to Watch Out for in Your Relationship

In today’s world, emotional infidelity is on the rise. People now derive emotional solace and satisfaction in being emotionally connected to another person who’s not their partner. With the advent of modern technologies, emotional infidelity is even easier to achieve than physical one. The internet has a tremendous impact on this. The ease with which people connect in this modern ...

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