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Rent the Runway making waves in investments, lessons to be learnt from their success.

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Rent the Runway is an American online Apparel company who seem to be breaking boundaries when it comes to women’s fashion.It is an online service that provides designer dress and accessory rentals . It was founded by Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss who met at Harvard Business School and launched the company in November 2009.


World’s first solar road opens in France

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The world seems to be evolving at an astronomical pace within the Last decade, the world’s first solar highway has been opened in France, in the not-very-sunny village of Tourouvre au Perche in Normandy. The roadway is just one kilometre (0.6 mile) long, but that still works out at 2,800 square metres of photovoltaic cells—enough, hopefully, to power the village’s street lights.The road was built by Colas, a large Anglo-French construction company.

Donald Duke brought his Big Boy Swag to Calabar Biker's Festival

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The 2nd edition of the Calabar Bikers Parade held over the weekend was a fantastic display of Bikers with their various Bikes and Costumes.

The Event did not start as planned following a failure in the engine of the Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade’s  bike , however the  former Governor Donald Duke stole the show with a Batman styled bike.

REMEDIES FOR PIMPLE

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If you are like me with an Oily face then you may have struggled with pimples for a long while.
You've used all sorts of concoctions on your face but its still an issue, we've discovered several home remedies that can help alleviate the situation especially if you find a huge red one on a day before a social outing.


Nigerian High Life Artist releases hilarious video about MMM Nigeria.

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If you live in Nigeria and you are not aware of the Ponzi scheme Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox called MMM  you must have been living under a rock.

MMM is a networking scheme where members "Provide Help" pay in funds to other members and get 30% rewards on the help provided within 30 days."Neat Right" , Yeah it appears so many people from all works of life agreed that it was a great arrangement so they poured in large funds into the scheme.

THE RETURN OF OIL

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This is the Third and final poem in a three Part series on a narrative that tries to capture the different emotions of people affected by the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria.

In this poem the commodity  appears to speak for itself, telling readers that even though at this point the situation appears bleak for Oil producing countries but with mutual co operation and conversations, the season of Oil boom would return.




THE ELUSIVE DARK LIQUID

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This is the Second Poem in a three Part series on a narrative that tries to capture the different emotions of people affected by the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria.

This particular poem seeks to mimic the elder statesmen who were not novices in the trend of Oil Price circles, it attempts to assuage the younger citizens , taking them through a brief history of how they felt when Oil was discovered , dropping hints of wisdom that the Oil Crash would not be endless, sooner than we think Oil prices would bounce back.



THE BLACK RAINS

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This is the First Poem in a three Part series on a narrative that tries to capture the different emotions of people affected by the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria.

This particular poem seeks to capture the despair of the Niger Delta indigenes who feel disenfranchised and improperly compensated by the Oil Companies and the Government on activities on their Land.




Guide to buying an Inexpensive Watch

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Branding is everything, before you open your lips to speak there are a lot of things that have already pre formed an opinion about you. Ask the Corporate Salesman about one of the most effective tools to his trade and he will tell you a nice well tailored suit.

These days depending on what segment of the society you cater to, it’s not just about your suits, your accessories are also very important, ” entrer” the wristwatch.


Fun Fact Did you know that wristwatches were first worn by women, Before the 20th century, wristwatches  were worn only by women .
Men have entered into the fray with a vengeance and cultivate a habit of wearing the most expensive wristwatches , most men brag about their wristwatch collections as proudly as they brag about their gadgets, but not everybody can afford a $10,000 Rolex , So how do you buy quality wrist watches without breaking the Bank?

BREAKING OUT OF THE FRIEND ZONE

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Its Friday so can I keep it real …really real.
Who has ever been friend zoned here? Raises my hands grudgingly and looks away in shame, listen we have all been there, before I go on “what is a friend zone?” you may ask.
Well in simple terms it’s when you are crushing on someone and want something serious with the person but you are relegated to being “just friends”.  From the point of view of someone who has been Friend Zoned and who has placed a lot of people in the Friend Zone, either way it’s a very uncomfortable Dynamics in a relationship.

Nigerian launches Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform

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Whilst some Nigerians are crying out about the current economic recession, some Nigerians are utilizing the needs in the environment to launch Agricultural driven businesses.
Take for instance serial entrepreneur and digital expert, Onyeka Akumah who has just  launched a new platform in the agricultural space.  Farmcrowdy.com

Nigerians, Greed and Wonder banks

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My very close friend Olubusola Mada had some concerns she wanted to express on the MMM Phenomenon currently taking over Nigeria, so she decided to write this impassioned article on why people should not participate in the Scheme.

Read Below.

My parents invested so much in me so that I can differentiate between the truth and a farce, they let me know that if I’m too greedy I’ll loose my investment funds and when an opportunity seem too juicy with seemly little or no risk involved, I should take my time to analyze it, escalate to people who may know about it, listen to advice before going into it.

Vote for my entries in the Etisalat Flash Fiction Award.

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Hi Guys,

Please follow the link below to vote for my entries into the Etisalat Flash Fiction Award.

Maidens release a shorter adaption of a poem i wrote here on domestic violence and the negative effect it may cause, in that particular case suicide.


Beyonce struts and steals show at CMA awards with Dixie Chicks.

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Queen Beyonce was taught by the best, remember when Destiny Child had gospel song Amazing Grace on their first Album.

The Singer quick to remind folks you cant put her in a box, showed up with a cleavage bearing silver gown to perform my favorite cut of her Lemonade Album with Country Music Icons Dixie Chicks.

Watch the Performance below.


Ranked: The Women Literally Running the Planet

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This article first appeared on the Atlantic, i thought it was an interesting read considering Nigeria's own Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is grouped along side these powerful women, standing strong, holding her own in th International Polity.


It’s been a tough week or two for the world’s women. First, no woman became UN secretary general. Then Donald Trump threatened to grab them by something that was heretofore unprintable. And now no women have won Nobel prizes. And yet there are women who have literally been running the world this whole time. The most prominent examples are marquee leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May, but they’re far from alone. Here are five other women on top of the world.

Dating above the peer line

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Peerline? What is a Peerline you may ask? Well stop reaching for a dictionary that word does not exist, I made it up. Why not? This topic is a little less formal than usual so let’s loosen our ties (Or girdles) and dig in.
Dating sigh that exciting insufferable dance we must all dance in the name of physical attraction, courtship, pre rites of course to the final destination MARRIAGE…maybe some keep on dancing but let’s focus on the pre rites.

The DSS arrest of Four Judges ,Matters Arising:

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The Legal society and some members of the general public have been up in arms over the arrest of some senior judges in Nigeria over the weekend. Conflicting details keep filtering out but apparently these judges who have been under surveillance by the DSS, were arrested and search warrants issued to search their premises, the searches carried out discovered piles of cash stocked in their houses that were allegedly paid to them to influence cases.
Immediately I heard the news my first reaction was that I hope due process was followed, The Judiciary is supposed to be an independent arm of government, I hoped that the sanctity of its independence had not been polluted with this action. Regardless of the severity of the corruption allegations against the judges what is the position of the law on this matter.

Dark Twisted Fantasy

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GREED that five letter word takes a life of its own, Its tentacles reaching out from beneath my skin grasping at the strings of my soul, My legs are compelled by the force of its energy, driving me like strong winds into the dark waters. Caution thrown to the wind, aggression boiling my blood over. The light that had shown from my eyes have turned a blistering red. My actions like sharp twisted fangs are wrought with the direction of its Lust.

Happy Independence Day, Nigeria

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A Blog Reader who wishes to be anonymous forwarded this piece as inspired by the 56th Independence of Nigeria , which was on October 01, 2016.
Makes for a short interesting piece.



STREET DOGS VOLUME 1: (The Rise of Ajasa.) Chapter 2 In search of Daddy dearest.

Donald listened ardently as Ikenna taught him the rules of grammar from his English text book, he was now twelve years old. Gone was the skinny dirty looking boy that played with lizards and frogs by the gutter side, he had filled up a bit thanks to the free meals he got from Ikenna’s mum who owned a beer parlor under the bridge near the shanty he called home.
He spent his days helping out Ikenna’s mum as she prepared for her customers who stopped by in the evening. They would prepare meat pepper soup and mix up delicacies that the customers would take with their beer in the evenings, later in the day Ikenna would bring his school books and they would do his assignments together. Going to school was out of the question for Donald, his mother did not care for education, 

Dear Dakky My Man has dumped me for football.

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Please I need your candid advice, i am a 26 years old Customer Service Manager and I have been dating my boyfriend who is 30 years for over a year now. When I met him he was so romantic, he calls me at least three times a day, sends me romantic messages, my weekends have been wonderful, always taking me from one fun spot to the other, after three months of dating I was sure I had found my soul mate.
Two months ago we had decided to take things a step  further, he was going to pay for an apartment closer to his neighborhood so that I would stop commuting all the way from my parents’ house in Berger. Suddenly after the serious fight I had to fight with my parents before they allowed me move out since September I have been lonely in my flat.

Why you should have secret identity after work hours.

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First of all I am not advising anyone to go join the secret service, or wear costumes and fight crime at night , do not point to this post when facing the consequences of your actions , however what I am advocating is that employees should try and keep their personal hobbies/activities separate from the work place.

The End of Brangelina....Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Divorce.

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I love Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together, I loved them right from the onset even when Jennifer Aniston’s fans were throwing missiles her way and claimed she destroyed their marriage, there was something about their union that marked a change in both their lives, they were already one of the best looking people in Hollywood but together they were unstoppable.