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31 October 2014

#Tuface and #Wizkid @TheBank_Abuja

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30 October 2014

She Forum Africa Holds in Abuja

What the WOMAN brings to the global development agenda is fortitude, a level of conscientiousness, and the commitment to see things through. If there was ever a time when the wisdom and resilience of WOMEN was needed to address persisting development issues especially as they affect women in Africa, it is NOW. Consequently, on Tuesday November 25, 2014, women from multiple generations will come together in Abuja, Nigeria for the maiden SHE FORUM AFRICA, a first of its kind convergence of women whose voices are disrupting traditional notions of gender, Feminism and everything between. Theme: Gender in Equality: Redefining Feminism Objective: To bring women together to identify

Get Ready for the #MUAchallenge | @muachallenge

Make up artists in Abuja are going head to head. This event promises to be fun. See poster for details.

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26 October 2014

Are You A Micro/Small/Medium Business? Then don't miss the #NigeriaSMEsummit in #Abuja

Shaping The Future of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria. Registration details after the cut...

Date: 4th and 5th of November, 2014
Venue: Abuja, Nigeria.
www.nationalsmesummit.org

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in partnership with Friends Africa are excited to invite you to the inaugural edition of the Nat6ional Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Summit.

Date: 4th and 5th of November, 2014

Venue: Abuja, Nigeria.

The Summit with the theme "Shaping the Future of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria", is targeted at owners of MSMEs who are interested in building sustainable businesses. The event will bring together key stakeholders in Government and the private sector as well as thousands of Micro, Small and

#IYFORUM: Empowering #ImoState #Youths to #VoteOrLose

Message from IYFORUM:

IYFORUM is an acronym for Progressive Forum of Imo Youths - a non-partisan service group that aims to create awareness for youth empowerment.

It aims to mobilize, register and educate young men and women of Imo State between the ages of 18-45 about their voting rights. This includes social demographics like students, young professionals, the young labour market and Political stakeholders.

Below are links and contact channels to engage IYFORUM and the Vote Or Lose campaign:

25 October 2014

20 October 2014

Nigeria Officially Declared #EBOLAFREE

The World Health Organisation officially declared Nigeria Ebola Free today. While this is good news, we must continue to keep ourselves and surroundings clean and healthy. Ebola is still prevalent in West Africa and people are still dying. My heart goes out to the thousands of families that have lost friends and loved ones as a result of the disease; I pray that God wipes Ebola out completely in all corners of the world.

19 October 2014

Events in Abuja: 2Face Idibia Triple Threat Tour in Abuja

See poster for details.

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Events in Abuja: Hit tha Floor Hip Hop Dance Battle

Hit Tha Floor' is a competitive hip hop dance event that provides dancers with opportunities to exhibit and showcase their talents. It serves as a platform for dancers and would be dancers who have the dreams of becoming professional dancers to get to dance on the world stage of hip hop dance championships like HHI, IDO, World battles, etc. One core objective is to prepare and sponsor dancers in the northern region of the
country to National qualifiers of these championships in Lagos or else where on a yearly basis. We shall also afford participants Television and media exposure and also feature them on our planned television dance show premiering in March 2015. Auditions are in Abuja, Jos and 

17 October 2014

Photos from Gen. Yakubu Gowon's 80th Birthday Celebrations


Former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon Celebrated his 80th birthday this month in grand style from the 17th-19th; beginning with a birthday lecture, an interactive session with the youth, a banquet and ended with a thanksgiving service. The first three events all held at the

15 October 2014

Shop with Abuja's Largest Online Grocery Store

WE HAVE FINALLY LAUNCHED IN ABUJA! FINALLY YOU GET TO ORDER GROCERIES FROM YOUR PHONE OR LAPTOP;

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Events in Abuja: The Outlet Sale

The OutletSale is upon us! You have to shop at THE OUTLET SALE this November and here's why:

Nigeria Bounces Back with Win Over Sudan

Yesterday at the National Stadium in Abuja, the Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Sudan to a 3-1 win, increasing their chances at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. For more details read http://t.co/WDL9DMNS0C

13 October 2014

Events in Abuja: Wuse Trade Fair

The trade fair is slated for 24th and 25th of October, 2014 and every last Saturday and Friday of the Month.
Time: 8am to 7pm @ Dreams Recreational Park by Glo headquarters, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II.

For booking and more brief, contact

10 October 2014

Events in Abuja: Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Appreciation Award 2014

 The Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards for 2014 is taking place on 1st November at the Sheraton Hotel. For more details please visit www.ngaawards.com. Yours Truly, VENUSSBAY was nominated in the Category for support for the organizations charity work.

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#LindaIkeji Blog is Back and She is Hiring o

Google has restored her account. She is also hiring reporters and photo journalists. Contact lindaikejiads@gmail.com for more info.

09 October 2014

The Rise of the Upwardly Mobile #SMWLagos #SMW2015

Dear netizens, the time has come again for the geeky, cyber, uber fun Social Media Week in Lagos. Harken to the call:

As they say, the cat is officially out of the bag!
The 2015 theme for Social Media Week Lagos has been announced!

08 October 2014

#LindaIkeji opens up about her sex and social life, talks marriage and expansion

As you probably know, Linda Ikeji's blog account has been suspended by Google. We are not sure why but we are told that it was on the grounds of plagiarism. You know how serious this is, right? I also posted her own side of the story. Please read her last message to her fans on the now seized Blogspot account:

"Like, these Cyber-squatters are not even playing. All my names have been taken.lol. Think it's finally time for me to move to my own domain name (I was scared before because of hackers) but there's no Linda
Ikeji available online. Unknown people have registered everything there is to register. Some as far back as 2007 when I didn't even know what blogging was all about though I was blogging at the time. I got some people to help me look for a lindaikeji domain name yesterday...and everything has been taken. I'm kind of flattered
sha, didn't know I was that much of a big deal...lol.

Anyway, I will find one weird LindaIkeji name and let y'all know soon where I am moving to. I don't want to give any of these guys the pleasure of buying those names from them.

Secondly, I also think it's time to expand. For almost 8 years it's been mostly me. I think it's time to get more hands to work at LIB. Doing it mostly alone has been fun but it can be quite

#LindaIkeji account suspended by Google, moves to #MobileBlog

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Events in Abuja: Bolingo Fashion Lounge Opens @BolingoAbuja

Written by Nneka Lolo Mma venussbay@gmail.com

There was a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate on the 1st of October this year when Nigeria marked it's 54th Independence Day celebrations; the day also announced the birth of a much awaited 'fashion lounge' in the Capital City. 

You see, in many cosmopolitan fashion-aware societies, it is common to have regular fashion networking hubs where designers, models, buyers, fashion enthusiasts, etc mingle, network or just have fun. Fashion hubs are also relevant in bringing visibility and patronage to local talents. Charity they say, begins at home and for Venussbay, this is of utmost importance.

Home to a teeming number of Nigerians from all walks of life, rich in  diversity, young talents, boastful of the upper middle class with high purchasing power, and famed for its weekend shopping fairs, gardens, restaurants and lounges, Abuja is generally scant in regular fashion networking events. Put together by Bolingo Hotel and Towers and A-Squared Network, in partnership with VENUSSBAY Fashion and Events Blog, the maiden edition of the fashion lounge featured young, upcoming Abuja based designer Homto Dokpesi of DUCHESS H COUTURE who has been in the fashion business for three years. Her collections are very practical, ready to wear casual-chic dresses and separates. She has showcased in Nigeria Fashion Week, the Labo Ethnic Fashion Show in

07 October 2014

Plot to take down #LindaIkeji: The full story

Y'all must have heard by now that a group of people have been labouring to put top blogger Linda Ikeji out of business. Did they succeed? What really happened? Read the full story, courtesy of LIB after the cut. Your comments are most welcome.
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 "So something has been going on for the past couple of days that I haven't reacted to because I wanted to see it play out and see how far these people will go. They have gone far and it's now time to react.

The only reason this is happening to me is because I'm number one...so I am flattered. I am currently No.10 on Alexa.com, more read than all the other news sites in Nigeria, so I understand why I am the target. If I were them, I'd hate me too...lol.

06 October 2014

Photos from Genevieve Nnaji's Clothing line Relaunch

Yesterday in Lagos, Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji re launched her clothing line St. Genevieve. Photos after the  cut.

05 October 2014

Events in Abuja: Taste of Africa Food Festival #taffest2014 @taffafrica

Taste of Africa 5 day (7-11 October) annual food and drink festival is Organised by Ver-Annies Concept Ltd. It will showcase African rich cultural heritage through consumable items with over 200 leading professional exhibitors in the Agricultural and hospitality industry. Schedule of activities below....

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Special Sallah Offer at #Grosvenor Shirts Outlets in Abuja and Lagos

Grosvenor Shirts offer you a special reward as you visit our stores for our collection of Grosvenor luxury shirts this festive season. Don't miss out on our Independence/Sallah special offer at Grosvenor Shirts as we compliment your purchase with a Grosvenor luxury gift.

ABUJA - Plot 164 Ademola Adetokunbo Cresent, Wuse 2 Abuja ( Tel: 08096557888, 09-2918265 )

LAGOS - No 63 Awolowo Way,Ikoyi Lagos ( Tel: 09092153952)

LAGOS - No 80. Trinity Mall Obafemi Awolowo Road,Ikeja Lagos ( Tel : 09092153953 )

Web link  : www.grosvenor-ng.com

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Events in Abuja: Spanish Cultural Week 2014

Starts 13th October with Spanish play performance by the Jos Repertory Theatre.
Venue is Lagos Hall, Transcorp Hilton. 6pm. Entrance is free.

Events in Abuja: Living in Silence Art Exhibition


Venue: lobby of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel 
Dates: 6th to 10th October. 
Organised by the Centre for Deaf Rights and Empowerment

03 October 2014

Need for a More Positive Portrayal of Nigeria by #Nollywood

Truth be told, Nigeria has done very well in its handling of the Ebola virus. The Ministries of Information and Health must be commended. No matter how badly we want to rate the country, when initiatives are effectively and successfully executed, honour should be given to whom honour is due. Today USA wants to research

9 Tips for Powerful Networking

Networking is the order of the day in Abuja. It is much more than eating and drinking. Deals are sealed, relationships are formed, jobs are secured, businesses are publicised by just one networking event. But then, how does one network effectively? How can we maximize the opportunity of attending social events we have been looking forward to? I found these straight forward tips by Lauren Katen very reliable and had to share them...

9 Tips for Navigating Your First Networking Event
By Laura Katen, May 01, 2012

30 September 2014

Events in Abuja: Registration is on for the Women and Girls Summit 2014

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Independence Day and Why I am Celebrating MGBEKE!

Nigeria's independence day celebration comes with a lot of mixed feelings for many Nigerians. This is mainly because of dashed expectations from the citizens, regime after regime. Security,

28 September 2014

Events in Abuja: Designers Market Place October Edition

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Events in Abuja: The Yard Sale

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Events in Abuja: The Outlet Sale

High street fashion at it's best.

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Events in Abuja: Zinella Fashion Outlet 2nd Year Anniversary

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Events in Abuja: FCT Cool Fiesta

There will be mad fun, food and games. Date is 11th October at Maitama Amusement Park, IBB Way.
From 11am.
Gate fee is N500.00

24 September 2014

Why You Should Attend #MaraMentor in Abuja this October!

Mara Foundation is launching the second edition of the Mara Mentor One-on-One event in Abuja in October. The event will provide an opportunity for young and upcoming entrepreneurs to meet with

22 September 2014

Introducing Room624 Abuja Online Retail Store

They offer nationwide delivery of all their products and services with safe and reliable payment options, including a pay on delivery option and free delivery within Abuja.

20 September 2014

Events in Abuja: Mara One-on-One #MaraMentor

Mara One-on-One and Mara Mentor will be in Abuja on the 14th of October 2014.

And so what?

Big questions: What do you know about Mara Mentor or Mara One-on-One? Are you an entrepreneur? Would you like to be mentored by top, Nigerian business leaders?

Your responses are most welcome. Thank you so much and have a great week.

Events in Abuja: Crack ya Ribz - Abuja it's time to laugh again abeg

Julius Agwu and fellas take you on a spin this 5th October at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
6pm is the time tho.
Tickets range from 5k to 400k and can be obtained at jevinik, exclusive stores, silverbird, ceddi plaza, drumstix. 

Events in Abuja: Hot FM Garage Sale

Venue is Hot FM premises in Gudu district in Abuja.
26-27 September 2014
Sales St rock bottom prices

19 September 2014

The Nigerian Accent is the 6th Sexiest in the World? I am Turned ON!!! @CNN

Are you a traveler? Have you gone round the world and come in contact with other ethnicities and races? Then you will understand very much the full weight of this poll.

In a CNN Poll carried out yesterday, the Nigerian accent ranked 6th sexiest among 13 accents in the world, when speaking English. I love this. The common expressions 'eeh' and 'ooh' and 'aah' which are the main ingredients that help us emphasize a thing were particularly found sexy. This is really a morale booster considering the negative press we usually get about how our accent is thick, incomprehensible and all that. Topping the chart is Italian, followed by French, with Spanish coming in at No. 3. The U.S. Southern drawl hit the 9th position while the 13th sexiest accent is the Argentine. Check out the full poll at http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/17/travel/sexy-accents/index.html

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18 September 2014

Events in Abuja: Nigeria Energy Awards

This event holds at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja
22 October
7pm
Strictly on invitation

Events in Abuja: Afternoon Tea Party by Illuzionz Magazine

It's a fashion, styling and sales tea party y'all.
Nochiz Mall, Bantu Studios.
Ahmadu Bello Way
Area 11 Garki
11 October
1pm-6.30pm

Events in Abuja: Abuja Job Fair

Abuja job fair holds at General Post Office
AREA 1 Garki
October 1
11am-2pm

14 September 2014

Events in Abuja: Own a Home Seminar

Demystifying land ownership and building.
27 September 2014
10am-4pm
Mr Biggs Jabi Abuja
08116908114

Events in Abuja: Charis Business Breakfast

Coaching and mentoring
27 September 2014
10am-2pm
805 restaurant Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2

Events in Abuja: Social Good Summit

Venue is Wellbeing Foundation
22 September 2014
3pm-7.30pm
143 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2
About: technology, new media, social good initiatives and hub in Abuja.

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03 September 2014

Port Harcourt International Fashion Week @nativeandvogue

Fashion lovers, designers, models, stylists, makeup artists, get ready for Native and Vogue 2 as Port Harcourt gears up for this year's international fashion week after the successful outing of Native and Vogue last year....