Twenty of My Favorite People/Sites on the Web

In other words, people and sites that distract me from blogging when I pick up the laptop to write. In no particular order, I present: 1. BellaNaija.com Except I make a mental note to discipline myself, I refresh Bellanaija.com several times a day to see what new entry they have posted. The site is Nigeria’sContinue reading “Twenty of My Favorite People/Sites on the Web”

WANT TO GIVE SPEECHES AS POWERFUL AS MICHELLE OBAMA’S? HERE ARE FIVE TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED

On Monday night, First Lady Michelle Obama gave a rousing speech that is still making headlines today. Compare this with the reaction last week when Melania Trump gave hers. Even before the crowd at the convention center learned that Melania plagiarized Ms. Obama’s speech, half of them were so uninspired by her speech that theyContinue reading “WANT TO GIVE SPEECHES AS POWERFUL AS MICHELLE OBAMA’S? HERE ARE FIVE TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED”

A Natural Way to Reverse Diabetes

Pricking fingers to check blood glucose, downing pills every morning and evening, and injecting insulin–these are daily routines for over 350 million people who suffer from diabetes worldwide. Many more are prediabetic. Before now, it was generally believed that diabetes cannot be cured; that once diagnosed with diabetes, one can only manage it to preventContinue reading “A Natural Way to Reverse Diabetes”

Meet Chika Ugonwa, Lagos Immigration Lawyer and Entrepreneur

Chika Editor’s Note:In Nigeria, it is not often that you hear of a young lawyer whose clients don’t mind having her flight tickets included in their bills. Such privileges are accorded only Senior Advocates and highly experienced attorneys. But because of her specialized area of practice and her dedication to her clients, Chika Ugonwa, aContinue reading “Meet Chika Ugonwa, Lagos Immigration Lawyer and Entrepreneur”

MEET ADA OPUROZOR: A PIONEER OF E-COMMERCE IN NIGERIA AND CEO OF TWO MAJOR ONLINE STORES

Ada Opurozor Editor’s Note: When I learned I would be interviewing Ada, I was pleasantly surprised because I had thought that with the level of success she has attained, she should be interviewed by Forbes, not me. CEO of Da-Funshop and Wholesaleng, Ada started offering goods for sale online when many Nigerians still thought FacebookContinue reading “MEET ADA OPUROZOR: A PIONEER OF E-COMMERCE IN NIGERIA AND CEO OF TWO MAJOR ONLINE STORES”

Meet David Ifedilinwoke, Aba Real Estate Lawyer Who Played a Pivotal Role in My Most Fulfilling Case

David Ifedilinwoke Editor’s Note: It was 2010. I was in my mid-twenties practicing law in a private law firm in Aba, Nigeria. On this day, I had just finished a hearing in court and was getting my gown and wig ready to head towards the door when some young men approached me. I recognized themContinue reading “Meet David Ifedilinwoke, Aba Real Estate Lawyer Who Played a Pivotal Role in My Most Fulfilling Case”

Five Things to Learn From Author Elechi Amadi’s Life as Nigerians Mourn Him

It’s probably more than twenty years since I read The Concubine but the memorable characters (Ihuoma, Ekwueme, Emenike, Wodu Wakiri, Agwoturumbe etc.) Elechi Amadi created in his first novel remain vivid in my memory. I also remember the last sentence in the novel which read something along the lines of: “Evil Spirits are known toContinue reading “Five Things to Learn From Author Elechi Amadi’s Life as Nigerians Mourn Him”

Meet Rhoda: Lawyer, Banker, Luxury Consultant, and Music Artiste. Who Says You Can’t Do it All?

A portrait of Rhoda’s grandfather, as painted by her father who was an engineer, songwriter, artist, and author. Editor’s Note: Rhoda and I were classmates in the university. We both graduated from law school in 2008. This week, I reconnected with her to see what she’s been up to. In this interview that is bothContinue reading “Meet Rhoda: Lawyer, Banker, Luxury Consultant, and Music Artiste. Who Says You Can’t Do it All?”

How to Apply for Transcript from University of Nigeria, Nsukka

If you graduated from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, you are among the privileged few Nigerian graduates who can apply for their transcripts online. You don’t have to incur travel expenses traveling to Enugu or spend your hard-earned money on unofficial fees ‘settling’ university staff to get them to do their jobs. Fees UNN charges N15,000Continue reading “How to Apply for Transcript from University of Nigeria, Nsukka”