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24 July 2014

ECOWAS Fashion Week


PRESS RELEASE

Fashion is one huge contributor of economic growth for any country and/or region if the right things and structures are in place. Take for example, Milan, regarded as the current fashion

President Jonathan and Sanusi now Dining Together

Finally, the President and the Emir of Kano, the former CBN Governor, have reconciled. This picture was taken yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where Sanusi dined to break his fast.

23 July 2014

Today Marks 100 Days of the Chibok Abduction

100 days ago today, over 200 students were reportedly kidnapped in Borno State. During this time, some of the girls escaped, while some parents were said to have died of heart attack. Yesterday, the long awaited meeting between the parents of the abducted girls and Nigerian President Goodluck

21 July 2014

World Wide Call for Youth Bloggers!

 Are you between 18-32 years old? Are you a blogger? Then the above call may be for you. Deadline for application is 1st August. See poster for details.

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IG of Police Conducts Traffic in Abuja

Did anyone miss the Inspector General of Police Conducting traffic Sunday morning yesterday? Well if you did, here it is. It happened at the Federal Ministry of Finance junction in Central
Area.

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Oby Ezekwesili detained by SSS at Abuja Airport

Did you hear or read that Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education and the fore runner of #bringbackourgirls campaign was this morning detained by the SSS at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, on her way to London for a BBC interview? Well if you did, it really happened and I don't know why.

You can read from her tweets below; this will definitely be a major headliner at the interview so we should key in to understand why she was detained:

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19 July 2014

Jermaine Jackson in Nigeria to work with P SQUARE on their new album

Dreams do come true. Even the seemingly impossible. So it was for P square several years ago. Last year their mega hit, PERSONALLY, which was a tribute to their icon and inspiration - Michael Jackson, caught the attention of the

Who Wore it Better? Dakore or Venussbay?

Separated at birth? Not quite. These two pictures were taken at different times, the girls have never met but the similarities are so compelling; the curtains, the hair clips and the red ribbon

18 July 2014

Events in Abuja: July - September

The Global Fashion Week Abuja 25-30 July

The Global Fashion Week and Awards will hold in Sheraton hotels and towers from 25 -30 July 2014. Model search is 28 July - 2 August in Lagos. The theme of the event is "Catwalk for a change, educate a child." Proceeds will be put to children's education and the global prison reform. Visit their website http://www.globalfashionweek.org/ for details.

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The 4th Abuja Makeup Fair 23 August

The 4th Abuja makeup fair is around the corner.
Date is 23 August at the Emerald Park, Area 3 Garki. See poster for details.

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17 July 2014

5 fun ideas for a refreshing weekend

Weekends are meant to be delightful especially after you have toiled so hard during the week. Why not then chillax and give yourself a treat this weekend? I picked some ideas for those who need to get their groove back.

The Most Sought After Skirt Right Now

The peplum hem skirt is one of the the most sought after skirts to wear now. It's also called the peplum pencil skirt. It's sexy, girly and flattering. If you are tall, opt for short and long hems. If you are short, go for shorther hems. If you are thick and juicy in size, make sure you pair your long or short hem with a fitted top.

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16 July 2014

#InstituteFrancais Movie of the Week: Laughing Out Loud 17th july

Its  on 17th July, by 7 PM.

Remember Sophie Marceau from the 90s, starring in mega hits like Brave Heart with Mel Gibson and as a Bond Girl opposite Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough?

Watch her again in Laughing Out Loud. Venue is Institut Francais Libreville Street, Wuse 2 Abuja.

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Ladies would you marry a hunter/palm wine tapper/wrestler?

Ladies would you marry a hunter/ palm wine tapper/ wrestler? There is dignity in labour o.

These are Nollywood Actor Jr Pope Odowodo ' s pre-wedding photos. I couldn't resist the local moves here. I love the concept and I am certain many will emulate.

These pictures take us on an adventure down memory lane, imagining what it was like, way back when marrying wrestlers, hunters, palm wine tappers was cool. Notice the hair, the makeup, and the wrappers.

Their wedding is scheduled for 26 July 2014 in Asaba. More pictures below...

Who is Blossom Nnodim? / @blcompere #SocialMediaForSocialGood

Dear Netizens as promised, I will be promoting the use of social media for development, as well as promoting its influencers.

Now if you are in Nigeria, active on social media and you have not come across the handle @blcompere or the movement #adoptAtweep which has revolutionised the way we use new media, then
park well.

In many spheres Blossom Nnodim needs no introduction. To tell you a little about her, she is a writer, a blogger and a compère. In 2013 she was named alongside Don Jazzy and P Square, one of the top 10 Nigerians to follow on Twitter. This year alone, she was enlisted among the top 100 most influential black people on digital/social media. Others on that list include Barack Obama and Beyonce Knowles.
Recently Global Voices caught up with her in an interview where she discussed the use of social media for

14 July 2014

Incredible Discounts @SHERATONABUJA

Sheraton Hotel Abuja is offering some irresistible discounts on its cuisine and holiday experience. I still haven't gotten over their sparkle when they hosted the recent World Economic Forum.

They are located across the road from the Arts and Craft Village. Why not pop in Today? For more info please call 08070602727. More pictures below.

Ankara Fashion Show to Hold in Abuja 5th September

Hi guys! Check this out if you are a fashionista, fashion designer, model, stylist or in the fashion or creative industry. There's going to be a fashion show in September.

The organisers say, "The first ever Ankara Fashion Show will hold 5th September 2014 at ThisDay Dome, Abuja, and will
be a great success. It will be celebrated by the press, guests, designers and organizers as a fantastic foundation on which to build.

Hence Enva Events Management was formed in 2013, to develop Ankara Fashion Show as a precursor to creating a new industry based on fashion. The intention is to make Ankara Fashion Show one of the most prominent and celebrated events on Nigeria’s social calendar."

13 July 2014

Why You Must Take off that Bra today....

Here's bringing to you one main reason why you must take off that ill fitting, wrong sized bra and follow these pictorial tips I will show you from HerRoom, for healthier, happy boobs.

Wearing the right, supportive bra aids the circulation of oxygen in your body. It also allows easy, not constricted breathing. Know and wear you bra size today. More photos below...

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The Rise of the Millennials: You can't Beat Them - Join Them

The millennials are here to stay. They are shaping the future and directing the path of technology. The old way of doing things, be it in commerce, science, technology, creativity, etc is gradually giving in to the new. Welcome to the world of
social media, largely driven by the millennials.

Who are these millennials? Born between 1980
and 2000, they are the restless and curious youngsters, teenagers and young professionals of today. They are generally assertive, innovative, multitasking and usually like things simplified.

Known to be liberal about religious views, sharp and fast in thinking and problem solving, they accommodate inter racial marriages, depend more on social media than newspapers for news, own more than one mobile phone along with tablets and smart phones and usually have a very short attention span. They tend to visit online dating sites a lot and are more likely than their older counterparts to run an online business.

As the largest population in Nigeria, millennials have been proven to have a high purchasing power because

Shop Online at Mr Price: Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt

Like I mentioned in an earlier blog, online shopping might just be the next best thing in this town.... Mr Price is offering opportunities to shop
online at www.mrp.com, and items delivered in the comfort of your home.

Your comments are most welcome.

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Human Rights Activist #Malala Celebrates 17th Birthday in Abuja

Malala Yousafzai the Pakistani education and human rights activist who was shot in the head for speaking out about the rights of girls in education, has turned 17.

She was in Abuja the nation's Capital, on her

Memorable Photos from #WorldCup2014 Finale: German Supremacy Confirmed

I am not a football fan but I found myself completely glued to the TV with the 2014 World Cup. I watched it to the end. I tend to enjoy looking at the broader significance of events, so when I ran into this piece by TheGuardian UK, I
couldn't but agree:

In their view, "the World Cup victory confirms German Supremacy on almost every measure." The also credited Germany's victory to their "foot ball evolution which began in 2000, with a fast, technical, ethnically diverse team which has reached at least the semi final of every international tournament."

Enjoy with me the pictures below, the highs and lows of the game, the celebrities, handing over to Russia, and the utterly ridiculous.... Who saw the streak dashing into the field and trying to kiss a German player? LOL.

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The Power of Football in Resource Mobilisation

Have you ever thought how mega events like the World cup and Olympic games bring the world together, watching a football match at the same time? A lot of ideas flash through my mind as I also think of how the match between Germany and Brazil, with Germany's 7-1 crushing of Brazil, crashed twitter.
According to PandoDaily, Germany’s 7-1 thrashing

Photos from Trukadero ' s bowling tournament in Abuja

Last month I attended Trukadero's bowling tournament. I had been hearing of the joint but I had no idea exactly where it was until I started seeing the tournament flyers.  It's the latest
bowling place in town. The all in one joint for gaming, entries and lounging, pumped up some adrenaline rush with hot sensations Patoranking and Davido - BET's Africa's best male musician of the year.

Located in Wuse 2 Abuja, near KISS FM, the two fun filled days delivered on its promise.

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12 July 2014

Jumia consultant now coming to Abuja and recruiting for PH

With security threats in the FCT on the rise, I think online businesses may be the new safest work places. Gone are the days people were laughed at for working from home or within the confines of their cars. This Jumia offer may be good for you:

Be your own boss, hire and manage your own

Events in Abuja: July-September

MUD Academy Makeup Training
Beauty Essentials training:
Lagos, Abuja. Owerri
August 4 - August 29

Bridal Makeup:
Calabar, Port Harcourt
September 1-September 26

Contact: 07082978030
Email: info@mudnigeria.com

08 July 2014

Japhet Omojuwa Proposes to his Long Time Gal Pal

Yesterday in Abuja, popular Abuja based blogger and political critic, Japhet Omojuwa proposed to his long time girl friend with an 18 carat diamond ring, dinner and flowers. She said yes. Aww, Japhet I didn't know you were so romantic. More photos after the cut...

06 July 2014

Would You Rock The New Rainbow Hair Trend?

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Aftermath of Emab Plaza Bombing: Did you know?

In the aftermath of the recent bombing of Emab Plaza in Abuja, FCT, new  measures are being put in place to secure the complex and other similar commercial buildings. Top on the list are installing CCTV cameras and tight security.

Hotels in the FCT Urged to Submit their Guest Lists

As part of measures to curb insecurity and terrorism in the Federal Capital Territory following the recent bomb attacks in the FCT, the FCT Minister has requested that hotels in the Federal Capital should be submitting daily their Guest Lists to the FCT Directorate of the Department of State
Security, as well as the FCT Police Command.

Other safety measures issued by the Minister include Operation Know Your Neighbour campaign, tasking traditional rulers to hold regular meetings with all the communities in their domain, halting lorries and truck drivers from off loading at night, and asking all owners of uncompleted buildings to complete their buildings especially as many of them have turned into hideouts for miscreants.

Charly Boy Stops the Show: Justice Oputa's Burial

28 June was the burial if his father, the famous Justice Chukwudi Oputa. Charly Boy stayed true to his nature - brazen, dramatic and controversial. First we heard of the embarrassment given to the Governor of Imo State at the burial over the issue of N20m. More drama continued with his style
choices for the burial.

Everyone was wondering how he would dress. Well he gave it to us - he shocked and stunned from punk rock to debonair, classy, trado and totally the doting husband. Check out the photos.... He's definitely a show stopper.

Photos below.

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04 July 2014

Breaking News! Google Bans Pornographic Adverts

Internet giant, Google, has banned the feature of pornographic adverts on its sites. This has angered many giant corporations which are major Google customers. They feel Google is now biting

Fashion Events in Abuja: Video Fashion Show 19 July

The Video Fashion schedule .

PHASE 1
Pre-Video Fashion Show/Party
Date: 19th July 2014
Time : 8pm
VENUE: The Pulse lounge, Usuma crescent off Gana Street, Maitama Abuja

++++Strictly by Invitation++++

PHASE 2
The Video Fashion Show
(An evening of Confident Style)
Date : 26th July 2014
Time: 5pm RED CARPET
VENUE: 3J's hotel Jabi Abuja
Streaming live on youtube.com/videofashionng


Ticket
Regular : 5k
VIP: 20k
VVIP 100k

TICKET & SEAT RESERVATION CALL

2nd Africa Fashion Reception Beams in Bayelsa State

The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Thursday bagged the Grand Supporter of Fashion in West Africa award at the opening of a 3-day Africa fashion reception held in Yenagoa in recognition of his administration’s efforts at promoting the creative arts.
Also, the World Fashion Organization, Africa has approved the establishment of the proposed

25 June 2014

Breaking News! Emab Plaza, Abuja Bombed!


The most famous shopping plaza in Abuja has been bombed. Emab Plaza is at the very heart of Wuse 2 in Abuja, along the popular Aminu Kano crescent, one of the busiest streets in Abuja. The blast occurred around 4.00 PM today.

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22 June 2014

Would you dare to wear the C-string?

The C-string is the latest underwear to hit the market. Initially worn in movie sets as a protective covering during nude scenes, it has made its way into the closets of the general public, as popularised by designers and rocked by celebs.

Would you dare to wear? This latest addition to the underwear line is designed for both sexes and removes all visible signs of panty lines. Pictures after the cut...

20 June 2014

Fashion Journalist Wanted in Abuja

There is a part time job opening for a fashion journalist with a flexible work hour, at a new High Fashion Magazine. Interested persons must be resident in Abuja.

Job description:

19 June 2014

Fashion Shows in Abuja: Africa Fashion Reception

The Honourable Ministry of Culture, Chief Edem Duke at the Press conference, earlier this month
THIS EVENT NOW HOLDS IN BAYELSA STATE

After the official launch of the Africa Fashion Reception in Paris last year, The Nigerian government through the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture & National Orientation hosts the 2014 African edition of the event in the beautiful city of Abuja 3rd – 5th July at the International Conference Centre. The event which is organized in collaboration with the World Fashion Organization promises to be the biggest fashion event on the African continent. Branzuk Gold Limited has the event’s franchise in Nigeria as the local organizer.

16 June 2014

June Calendar at the French Institute Abuja

JUNE CALENDAR @ THE FRENCH INSTITUTE

Until 18th -  PHOTO EXHIBITION ''Nigerian Passion'' @ Thought Pyramid Gallery
June 19th to July 15th @ French Institute


18th from 10am to 5pm -  WORLD MUSIC DAY - Talent Hunt Auditions

19th at 7pm - WORLD MUSIC DAY - Talent Hunt Show


20th & 21st from 10am to 5pm - WORLD MUSIC DAY - Symposium / Workshops

21st at 6:30pm - WORLD MUSIC DAY - Live Music Show with Top Class Artists

Photos from Abuja Hair Affair

Catch a glimpse of the second edition of the Hair Affair which held last month in Abuja, Silverbird Galleria. Your comments are most welcome. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Our BB Pin: 7C7733DC

My Dark, Twisted Fantasy

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11 June 2014

Upcoming Events in Abuja: June-July 2014

What: An evening of Tributes in Honour of  Prof. Catherine Acholonu

When: 12 June 2014, 3.30pm-6.00pm
Where: Korea Cultural Centre, Central Area, Abuja
Why:  One of the greatest intellectual writers from Nigeria

Organizers: Okigbo Literary Society, Arojah Concepts and Association of Nigerian Authors

More events after the cut

03 June 2014

What do you think about Rihanna Naked at the CFDA Awards.?



Truth be told, Rihanna is practically naked in this sheerdress with over 215,000 crystals which she wore last night at a fashion awards (CFDA). What do you think? How far shouuld we push risque fashion? Photos below....

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30 May 2014

Take me home! Shoes, Bags, Costume Jewellery for Sale at Rock Bottom Prices.

This mini bag from XOXO is for sale.

Specs:
Price: N5,500
Product: XOXO
Size:10.5 inches x 8 inches
Colour: Tangerine
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14 May 2014

European Film Festival

The European Film Festival is on again. It takes place from 15-26th May 2014 at the Silverbird Galleria in Abuja. Time is 6pm and 8pm.

12 May 2014

Join the Campaign to #BringBackOurGirls


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02 May 2014

SOS! Too Much in Too Little Time

God Save Our Souls!

In less than three weeks since the first bomb blasted in Nyanya, a satellite town in the FCT, by the boundary between the FCT and Nasarawa State, there has been another bomb explosion. In Nyanya. AGAIN.

In between there have been protests about the first attack in Nyanya, and protests about the 230 something teenage students that were abducted in Borno State.

30 April 2014

#BringBackOurGirls: Very Difficult and Worrisome Moment in Nigeria

As the security situation in the country raises new questions and concerns, now much more than ever, women feel vulnerable. About two weeks ago, over 230 students aged between 15-18 years were abducted in Borno State, North East of Nigeria. Till date, their whereabouts is still a guess.

Where are our daughters, sisters, future mothers? Is this the future we longed to see? Is this the hope for the so-called leaders of tomorrow? We women and mother weep, pray, riot and campaign, but nothing compares to bringing our daughters back, safe.