Reuben Abati: Buhari’s Return… Matters Arising

Reuben Abati: Buhari’s Return… Matters Arising

From Blog to Stage! “Still Single in Gidi” Shows Us the Realities of Single Parenthood, Yoruba Demons, Aso-Ebi Struggles & More

From Blog to Stage! “Still Single in Gidi” Shows Us the Realities of Single Parenthood, Yoruba Demons, Aso-Ebi Struggles & More

She Stays Winning! Serena Williams is a 23 Grand Slam Singles Champion, 7 Australian Open Champion & World No.1 Again

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Serena Williams pushed sentiments aside in an emotion-charged 6-4 6-4 defeat of sister Venus to win the Australian Open on Saturday and a record 23rd grand slam title in the professional era.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 28: Serena Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the Women’s Singles Final against Venus Williams of the United States, posing with the runners up trophy on day 13 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 28: Serena Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the Women’s Singles Final against Venus Williams of the United States, posing with the runners up trophy on day 13 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Serena had to produce some of her best tennis to overcome Venus who won the crowd at Rod Laver Arena by scrapping hard to the end.
Serena fell to the ground after she won, with hands in the air and eyes wide with disbelief, before she congratulated her sister for inspiring her run in Melbourne.
“She’s an amazing person, there’s no way I would be at 23 without her, there’s no way I would have anything without her. She’s the only reason the Williams sisters exist, so thank you for inspiring me to be the best that I can be.” Serena said while holding the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at the trophy ceremony.
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the Women’s Singles Final against Venus Williams of the United States on day 13 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the Women’s Singles Final against Venus Williams of the United States on day 13 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
The win moved her past Steffi Graf on the list of all-time slam winners and she now sits just one shy of Margaret Court‘s long-standing record of 24.
“Serena Williams, that’s my little sister, guys, Congratulations Serena on number 23, I’ve been right there with you, some of them I’ve lost with you. Your win has always been my win, you know that. I’m enormously proud of you, you mean the world to me.” Venus said.
Eight years have passed since their last grand slam decider at Wimbledon in 2009, and their combined ages in Melbourne added up to the oldest major final ever contested.

All the Fun Photos as Peter Okoye, Chioma Stephanie Obiadi Peter Okoye & More Attend the Miss Nigeria 2016 After-Party

The 40th edition of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant was held on December 19 2016, at the Eko Hotel and Suites where Chioma Obiadi (Miss Anambra) was crowned the new Miss Nigeria 2016.

Right after the pageant was an official and exclusive after party which was attended by some dignitaries, celebrities, past and present Miss Nigeria beauty queens.

One Sound Band had a non-stop performance while  SQIU serenaded the newly crowned queen. DJ Looney Tunz was there to get the people in a party mode

See all the fun photos below!

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Party time!!!

Ngozi Adebiyi’s Business Nuggets: Delay is Dangerous In a Quest for Leadership Growth

Imagine if you were granted thousands of opportunities daily to make an impact and change things tremendously and like the proverbial genie that grants wishes, these wishes are exhausted and a new batch are allotted with the turn of each new day. What would you do? Definitely use up every opportunity that comes your way!
Well the good news is we all have 86,400 opportunities every day! These opportunities come clothed as 86,400 seconds daily.

What we do with those opportunities determine how far we expand the reach of our leadership potential. Leadership is a game of influence. The more people you are able to positively influence their thoughts, words and actions, the more effective you are as a leader. Time is a very important asset in our leadership journey be you a leader of self or a leader of a group.

As 2017 beckons, don’t blow away the time required to make life transforming decisions. Determine to make the valuable investment in becoming a better leader. Determine to read a book, listen to an audio book if it’s easier, review past training and workshop materials, register for a certification course, get a mentor, coach or reverse mentor (reverse mentoring refers to an initiative in which older executives are paired with and mentored by younger employees on topics such as technology, social media and current trends).

When leaders procrastinate in developing themselves, there’s a huge impact on not only the people they lead but on themselves. It’s like wear and tear on a building that is not adequately maintained. The process of maintenance is similar to keeping abreast with trends in your industry, career and space. Will you do this for yourself or outsource it to your boss or HR in your company? Would you make good your leadership space by not dangerously delaying your learning curve?

As the year comes to an end, leaders and organisation are locking in developing strategies for the coming year, others are starting to take stock of how the current year has been in other to re-strategise for the future. One area you must not neglect is your personal development as a leader. It’s time to prioritise your development and take ownership without delay. Make up your mind to invest time in your leadership development. You’ll dangerously delay your growth if you put your leadership development on hold. #ActNow

Photo Credit: Stefan Dahl Langstrup | Dreamstime.com

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Shocking Divorce Secret Revealed! Why Brad Guarantees She Won’t Get Full Custody.

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(ET, Thursday, December 29, 2016) – Angelina Jolie opens up to ET about what was really causing the issues between her and Brad Pitt. ” He says I’ve been splitting my time between the kids and my real passion, and it wasn’t good enough.”

The outspoken actress, director, activist and mother turns 42 later in the year, is now going through a shocking divorce, while filing for full custody of her children..

Back in 2015 Angelina Jolie told Dateline “I’ve never been happier, I love Brad, I love our children, but I feel like somthing has still been missing out of my life.”

Now that the shocking divorce revelation has hit the news, and she filing for full custody, Brad Pitt is hitting back hard. He claims, the reason why she will never get full custody, is because she is so busy perfecting her skincare line, and making sure it’s a huge success.

At the time Angeline was quoted as saying “Nothing is more important to me than my children. It is extremely difficult living your entire life in the limelight, and I want to make sure that my children have the privacy they deserve.” Brad Pitt, however, is singing an entirely different tune altogether, as they go through the divorce of the century, with 6 children in tow.

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Brad claims: ”She might be asking for full custody, but she’ll never get it. She just doesn’t have the time to care for all 6 of our kids, and try to build a beauty empire at the same time. Our children need their father, and I will make sure to always be there for them.”

“In 2013 I knew I wanted to do other things, but I didn’t know what that exactly was. I felt a little lost and ended up coming back to “Acting and Directing”. I have a project that deserves my full attention as well, and I know I have enough time for both” she explained.

Brad felt blindsided about her asking for full custody of the children. Brad stated recently that her Skin care line has become her home. The project Angelina is referring to is her wildly popular anti-aging skincare line Premium Brand. The actress has spent the past two years developing a line of highly potent and effective anti-aging products that she claims are the solution for those who don’t want to resort to plastic surgery.

Her product: Premium Brand sold out within ten minutes when first launched and it seems the world cannot get enough of the benefits and results.

Angelina even admitted that plastic surgeons are furious with her after noticing a large decline in patients since Premium Brand was launched on the market.

“Users of Premium Brand are experiencing anti-aging results that before now were only possible through surgeons. It’s obviously a much cheaper, easier and safer alternative and because of that plastic surgeons are finding it harder to book patients for botox injections and face lifts.”

Having a crowd of angry plastic surgeons is a glowing endorsement for Premium Brand, but Angelina has been proactive in getting Premium Brand into the hands of those who need it.

While working on “Maleficent” she gifted her fellow co-stars with Premium Brand products for the entire crew. Premium Brand has cultivated a huge celebrity clientele who are regularly reordering the products.

Countless aging celebs admit they avoided surgery and look 10 years younger using the Premium Brand.

Angelina sat down alongside TV journalist Anderson Cooper for the first time since the shocking announcement in order to address the rumors that have been swirling around their current situation. “Angelina Looks Absolutely Amazing, even with all she’s going through. Even I’m tempted to use her products.” – Anderson Cooper

‘Premium Brand changed my life’: Youthful Angelina Jolie, 43, discusses her beauty regime in the wake of her shocking divorce from Brad Pitt.”

George Clooney is still shocked by the fact that they are getting divorced, especially since he had to find out through the media as well. He fully supports his best friend in all that is to come.” – George Clooney

Angelina is heartbroken for the turn her life has taken, but vows to find solace after all.

Desire 1709’s Christmas Collection will Have You “Sleighing” this Holiday Season!

Desire 1709’s Christmas collection has all the festive frocks you’ll need to look all sorts of glam this holiday season. The Christmas collection has dresses in a variety of colours, like festive red and green to other poppin’ colour like purple, white and turquoise if you’d like to stand out of the crowd. See the lookbook below.

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Creative Direction: Toyosi Gregory-Jonah | @tgjonah
Photography: Joseph Elliot | @ellisoft
Styling: Bidemi Adedeji | @thestyle_train
Makeup: Gold Glam | goldsglam_mua
Models: Amaka Oguike Brendalyne | @divamaka, Faith Johnson | @faith__johnson

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