Month: November 2018

  • 1927 Aboh Women’s Riot, Mother of All Riots

    1927 Aboh Women’s Riot, Mother of All Riots

    The British seemed to have forgotten during the slave trade when captured Igbos rose up, spoke among themselves, took control of the ship after it reached the port and committed suicide amidst being surrounded by other ships and imperialists rather than be made slaves, they drowned themselves at Dunbar Creek, Glynn Haven, St. Simons Island,…

  • Facebook, CcHub & Junior Achievements Launch Online Youth Safety Programme

    Facebook, CcHub & Junior Achievements Launch Online Youth Safety Programme

    Rolled out earlier this month, Facebook has announced it has teamed up with Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) and Junior Achievement Nigeria to launch an Online Safety Programme for students in Nigerian secondary schools across the country including in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Ibadan and Kaduna. A 12-week workshop, the programme is designed to introduce and challenge teenagers…

  • Hero Beer Rewards More Winners with Life-Changing Consumer Promo

    Hero Beer Rewards More Winners with Life-Changing Consumer Promo

    Hero Lager, a leading quality beer brand and one of the national treasures from the stable of International Breweries Plc, a proud part of the AB InBev family, has rewarded another set of 43 consumers with cash prizes and gifts in its ongoing national consumer promo, tagged, HEROnaires Mega Promo, 2018 Edition. The winners emerged…

  • Polaris Bank Chairman Bags Corporate Governance Fellowship

    Polaris Bank Chairman Bags Corporate Governance Fellowship

    The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN) has inducted the Chairman of Board of Directors, Polaris Bank Limited, Mr Muhammad K. Ahmad, as an Honorary Fellow of the Society. Ahmad was conferred with the fellowship award at the 2018 President’s Dinner/Induction Ceremony of the Society, held in Lagos recently. In his citation read at the…

  • Poultry Farmers Laud School Feeding Programme for Reviving Livestock Sector

    Poultry farmers across the country have lauded the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program (NHGSFP) for helping to revitalize the livestock sector and generate more income. Speaking in separate interviews on the positive impact the school feeding programme is having on their businesses and the economy in general, the poultry farmers commended the initiative and the…

  • Is Marriage Between Two People or Two Families?

    Is Marriage Between Two People or Two Families?

    This undoubtedly has been one of the recent debates among married couples and sometimes observers. While some believe it should be between the two people in the agreement according to them, any addition to this number is interference and can cause disruption in the marriage. Others believe marriage cannot be complete without the inclusion of…

  • Economic Recession and Packaging to Size

    Economic Recession and Packaging to Size

    It can be very annoying when you need something but can’t get it or you get it but feel cheated. This happens when Consumers buy brands hoping to get promised offers but find out they have been shortchanged. Imaging purchasing super glue brand to mend something important only to find it filled with air or…

  • Talent Hunt Reward: Cash or Music Contract?

    Talent Hunt Reward: Cash or Music Contract?

    An African adage that says ‘don’t give a man a fish but teach him how to fish’ seems to have disappeared in the dictionaries of top multinationals and organisers of music talent shows in the country. They have made cash, cars, iPad, and smartphones, the main reward model to those who supposedly desire guitar, keyboard and…

  • 9mobile: The 9ja Brand That Refuses to Die

    9mobile: The 9ja Brand That Refuses to Die

    According to the Greek historian Herodotus (b: 484 BC), the Phoenix was a mythical bird from Ethiopia. It was spectacularly large, beautiful and adorned with mind-blowing plumage. The Phoenix made a nest out of cypress branches but not in preparation to lay eggs; the Phoenix was preparing to die. While sitting in the nest, the…

  • Boko Haram, taking Terrorism to the Next Level

    Boko Haram, taking Terrorism to the Next Level

    As if reacting to the ruling party, APCs, recent presidential campaign launch tagged “Next Level”, the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram, seems to have taken its killing spree to yet another level as the terror group is reported to have killed about 118 Nigerian soldiers. The irony is that the soldiers were not killed in…

  • Rising Suicide Cases: Depression or Recession?

    Rising Suicide Cases: Depression or Recession?

    Nigerians used to be known as the happiest people on earth and it was unheard of for Nigerian to commit suicide. As a country, Nigeria is inhabited by people with what is popularly referred to as the ‘do or die spirit’; they never give up no matter what. The recently there has been a massive…

  • Nigeria’s Anike Lawal, Others Announced Winners of Facebook’s $10 Million Community Leadership Programme

    Facebook has announced the names of winners of the Facebook Community Leadership Programme (FCLP) made up of community leaders in residence, fellows and youth participants. The programme will support more than 100 individuals from 46 countries representing communities of varying topics and goals from civic engagement to health and wellness. The FCLP is designed to…