Category: Pulse

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Let’s Talk: Team 9-5 or Team Entrepreneur?

Let’s Talk: Team 9-5 or Team Entrepreneur?

It is quite interesting how the dollar rate affects everything! Remember the Power Oil Satchet ad? It’s now 90 kpere and our kiosk mallams are not even smiling. You see 90 bucks on the pack but they sell for 120. Nawa o! Even working at that dream job is stress now, your salary is probably...

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Coping Tips To Survive These Hard Times

Coping Tips To Survive These Hard Times

On my way to work this morning, as we passed by Osborne Ikoyi my mind flashed to the monies; (43.4 Million USD, 27,800 Euros and 23.2 Million Naira) recently found stashed away in one of the apartments. After converting the foreign currency the total amount recovered from that apartment was a whopping sum of N13,291,006,087.38…...

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When Will We Reach Our Breaking Point?

When Will We Reach Our Breaking Point?

Yesterday evening, I was in a Keke Marwa waiting for one more passenger to come in so we could be on our way to Powerline, Saabo. An old man entered the Keke Marwa, clutching a black nylon bag to his chest. He sat down slowly. I could tell he was tired. The driver told us...

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NIGERIA FIRST: 2BABA’S CALL FOR ONE NIGERIA

Social media has been agog this past week with news of a nationwide protest being led by music legend Innocent Idibia aka Tuface, scheduled to hold on 5th February, 2017 in Lagos and Abuja. 2baba made this call on his Instagram page where he made the following declaration: FIRST MASSIVE NATIONWIDE PROTESTS ON THE 5TH...

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Lessons Gleaned from Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech

In exactly eight days from today, the world will watch as US President Barack Obama hands over power to President-elect, Donald Trump. Even though the world looks on with divided opinions as to what the future holds for America and its foreign relationships, one can’t help but look back with admiration for this man who...

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GENDER, SA’AD AND THE QUR’AN

One of the major headlines during this holiday season was the statement made by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III concerning the Gender and Equality Opportunity Bill, which is at the second reading stage before the Senate. Amongst other things, the bill seeks to enforce equal inheritance between both sexes; and to provide for widows rights in custody, inheritance and remarriage. The Sultan had the...

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IT HAPPENED TO ME: EXPECTATIONS VERSUS REALITY

My name is *Chika* I will be getting married in two weeks time. I can feel you breaking into a smile, saying congratulations under your breath. I don’t want to be congratulated though; I have had one too many congratulations I don’t think I need any more. My fiancé is a great guy, we have been together for a little over three...

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#2017 MOTIVATION – THE CROWD

I was sitting in the midst of a large crowd, my headphones plugged in, listening to Beyonce’s I WAS HERE. As I sat in that crowd, taking in the people around me and wondering what the New Year had in store for me, a thought struck me in that moment. I realized the whole point to living is to get the ultimate prize. What’s the ultimate prize you might ask? It’s different for everyone, but for me, the ultimate prize is to...

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#MYCITY MY LAGOS with KOLA TUBOSUN

Kola Tubosun   Home to you is? Home is the company of my son and wife, whether on the road to some new park, in the house watching a cheesy movie, or at Afropolitan Vibes shaking our butts to some kick-ass music.   Favorite landmark(s) in the city? I used to love the Lekki Conservation...