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3rd June 2016
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes… how many times did I call you? What have Nigerians done to you…? Eh…? That you have decided to do this kind of shakara for us… It’s not fair o… Please we beg you whatever we do eh, please forgive us and visit us again… Our rice misses you plenty plenty.
Photospeak: #CNWriters Conference 2016
24th May 2016
Rule number 6: Contrary to popular belief, people will judge a book by it’s cover. This rule is culled from Ofili’s 10 Rules of Writing, which are no rules at all. Well, assuming Rule number 6 is a rule, one can judge from these pictures that the #CNWriters conference was an amazing one. It was … Continue reading Photospeak: #CNWriters Conference 2016
17th April 2016
“The End Where I Begin” is an amazing song by the Irish pop rock band “The Script”. A part of the lyrics says, “Sometimes your first scars won’t ever fade away.” And one of my first scars is what I want to share today. Many years ago, my entire family and I lived in Zaria, … Continue reading First Scars
Friday Funnies- Principles of Business
15th April 2016
The principles of business require that we make use of ALL available resource. Here are three classes: 1. Those who are opportune to understand business relationships with world class economies like China. 2. Those who rather opt for cheaper deals with hopes that the works of amateurs will serendipitously turn expertise. 3. Those who would rather leave everything … Continue reading Friday Funnies- Principles of Business
Teaching This Generation to Stop the War Before It Starts
It was early evening and I sat in the backyard trying to get some cool breeze. I was not succeeding in any way. Even though it had rained heavily from 3 until about 5 in the morning, something I thought should have prevented the hot weather during the day, I could still feel the perspiration gathering in … Continue reading Teaching This Generation to Stop the War Before It Starts
Friday Funnies: This Fuel Scarcity is not Funny
8th April 2016
There is nothing funny about being in a season of fuel crisis. However, some folk with a good sense of humour have found a way to ease the tension with their jokes. The scarcity will soon be over. Cheer up.
31st March 2016
What is truth? The Oxford Mini Reference dictionary defines truth as ‘the quality of being true or something that is true’. We also have a definition of true as being ‘in accordance with fact, genuine, exact, accurate, loyal, faithful.’ We can deduce from the preceding definitions that facts are what make up the truth. In … Continue reading Truth Redefined
The Son is Now a King
25th March 2016
Prophecies predicted well Imaginations weren’t perfect Until the lighting in the sky Shone of the brightest star Wise men could fathom the signs The Son, oh! The Prince had left His throne Enmity erupted like a tremor The Saviour was saved Growing in the midst of foes But who could have stopped The link to … Continue reading The Son is Now a King
Proud To Be Nigerian
4th March 2016
I was early for Sunday service in church, so I tucked into an empty seat and flipped through the brochure. Soon, an Asian lady squeezed into the space beside me. I could tell she was peeking at me, rather covertly though. She averted my eyes each time I looked in her direction, but as soon … Continue reading Proud To Be Nigerian
Down Mango’s Memory Lane
26th February 2016
Somewhere between the first rains and before the rainy season ends, you’ll find the mango at its best. Unripe green mangoes turn reddish yellow, inviting you to buy from the mallam’s wheelbarrow, the hawker’s tray, or the market woman’s basket, or, if you’re still privileged to live in places where tropical trees are still rife, to … Continue reading Down Mango’s Memory Lane
#CNHighlights: Top 7 Moments for ConnectNigeria in 2015
30th December 2015
Looking back at the year that has gone by, 2015 was indeed a record-breaking year for Connectnigeria.com. As Nigeria’s Information Portal, thousands of Nigerians were directly and indirectly impacted by the various initiatives and activities organised at little to no charge. All these and more were done in an effort to raise 1 million small, … Continue reading #CNHighlights: Top 7 Moments for ConnectNigeria in 2015
A Day At Work For The President
1st June 2015
I woke up very early that morning, seeing that my mother had invited four pastors to pray for me so that my ways will be fully cleared from all spiritual forces that may want to put up a standard against me on my first day at work for the president. My aunty came in shortly … Continue reading A Day At Work For The President
Jumpspace Communications: Training the New Generation of Nigerian Tech Kids
17th April 2015
Imagine the next big mobile app developer being a 5-year-old Nigerian! Thanks to the efforts of Jumpspace Communications, we aren’t too far off from making this reality. Jumpspace Communications is a leading software development company based in Lagos. Its team of experts provide a stellar range of services that cover the strategy, design and development … Continue reading Jumpspace Communications: Training the New Generation of Nigerian Tech Kids
Connect Nigeria Wants to Share Your Success Story
11th June 2014
Do you have a life or business experience or challenge that you have overcome and would like Connect Nigeria and our readers to know about? Do you have a real life/business or career experience that you know is bound to motivate our readers to become the best they can be in our world … Continue reading Connect Nigeria Wants to Share Your Success Story
How to Achieve Larry Izamoje’s Feat and More Using Social Media
7th April 2014
Cash in with time or burn out in no time – or worst still get drowned in the everyday time-consuming habit of using social media without any strategy. These are the realities facing every social media user – heavy or light – and wisdom requires that one engages in the different platforms to the level … Continue reading How to Achieve Larry Izamoje’s Feat and More Using Social Media
2nd May 2013
When a mother lets go Then your dad cedes control And rod a back spares When your class teacher balks No longer finger finds faults At sinister mores- no one cares When supervisors cower Wreaking ale beneath your breath It gets worse-late you came-a whole hour When the wife no more cares A dangerous place … Continue reading Poem: WHEN
Monday Laughs: Upgrading from Girlfriend 1.0
22nd April 2013
Last year I upgraded Girlfriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources. No mention of this phenomenon was included in the product brochure. In addition, Wife 1.0 installs itself into all other programs and launches during system initialization … Continue reading Monday Laughs: Upgrading from Girlfriend 1.0
Towards 2015: Nigeria Needs You, Join A Political Following Now
24th December 2012
By Nehi Igbinijesu Faith without corresponding action, they say, is dead. How can I be upbeat about electricity, healthcare and the general state of affairs in Nigeria and not be able to do something? You might ask. The elections are about eighteen months away and you have ample time to prepare for the changes you … Continue reading Towards 2015: Nigeria Needs You, Join A Political Following Now
Poem of the Week: Stolen Waters
22nd December 2012
By Nehi Igbinijesu Sneak sneak Stolen waters are sweet Nosy nether need know How once avid we did tweet Peek peek Just a little see One look too lustful Like Bathseba’s- then we Quick quick Snatched a little of what not Feasting on the worthless Like Esau on Becca’s broth Squeak, squeak Chattering go … Continue reading Poem of the Week: Stolen Waters
TOP 7 Gifts For Children This Christmas!
20th December 2012
Hey there dads and mums, uncles and aunts, are you still scratching your heads and wondering what to get your little ones for Christmas? If no, then why are you here, and if yes, why do you feel I can help, do I look like a kid? Okay, that was a joke, stay with me, … Continue reading TOP 7 Gifts For Children This Christmas!
HOW TO: Use The ROSCA To Boost Personal Finance!
19th December 2012
By Joy Ehonwa. No one really knows how long the ROSCA has been around; my guess is, centuries. Known as Ajo or Esusu in these parts, the Rotating Savings and Credit Association has for a long time been employed as a tool which serves two main purposes for its members; savings and credit. How Does … Continue reading HOW TO: Use The ROSCA To Boost Personal Finance!
The Best Of 2012: What’s Yours?
18th December 2012
By Ada Arinze. As the popular quote from the Hollywood movie Hitch goes, “life is not about the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.” With the year now coming to an end, one cannot help but look back and reminisce nostalgically on the breathtaking moments that they have … Continue reading The Best Of 2012: What’s Yours?
Poem Of The Week: Wastelands… A Tribute To The Ogoni People.
14th December 2012
By Nehi Igbinijesu. What time we spoke They hushed What time we cried They hanged our nine From Bodo with tears Of dirt that rubbed And robbed- On us many years O! The bore of hunger That drained us With fleeting blackness Of life sucking roundabout Many promises And then hangings No more fishes Only … Continue reading Poem Of The Week: Wastelands… A Tribute To The Ogoni People.
Poem Of The Week: To An Icon…
7th December 2012
By Nehi Igbinijesu. Teary eyes everywhere No more with us you are The smiles-All gone With wonder gathered from abroad Who shall console us? And give us hope to do Who shall remind us? To be faithful, just and true Many a light with yours had deemed Drowned in a mirth of unborn … Continue reading Poem Of The Week: To An Icon…
Poem Of The Week: Wake Up!
30th November 2012
By Nehi Igbinijesu. Silhouettes from another life A people removed from problems Absorbed far with themselves Amnesia saturated And away from the crowd No police, landlords or NEPA No headliners,no crashes And no political mischievers Wait o! No curfews State of emergencies And slicky oil shippers No dealt opened dams With handshakes that … Continue reading Poem Of The Week: Wake Up!
Poem Of The Week: From Handshakes, Lions And Horses – A Tribute To Flood Victims Across Africa.
23rd November 2012
By Nehi Igbinijesu. Awaken quickly Posiedon unnravels about us Hence hath come curses From handshakes, lions and horses Arise completely For the day devours us In somber silence Of brethren, lions and horses Get out hastily For who shall save us? Deluges, rapes and snakes? Yea! And handouts, lions and horses Roarings and neighings … Continue reading Poem Of The Week: From Handshakes, Lions And Horses – A Tribute To Flood Victims Across Africa.
Poem of the Week: Cries and Groans
16th November 2012
By Nehi Igbinijesu Tis dark With ants filing Like a hungry lover’s obsession Atop festooned nuptiality Iridescent with passion And comely pleasure expectations O’ manuveures Landings and trepidation As a woman set to birth Yet weary Could not deliver Engine blowouts Bursts and frets O’ blabberings Descent announcements Sitbelt fiddlings As a banquet laid for … Continue reading Poem of the Week: Cries and Groans
7 Things You Can Do For Nigeria
13th November 2012
By Joy Ehonwa. Now that October 1st has come and gone, what is different? What has changed? Green and White DPs, Happy Independence BBM broadcasts and text messages, and then what, business as usual? The first step in reclaiming Nigeria is for us to change our attitudes and consequently our actions, forming new positive habits … Continue reading 7 Things You Can Do For Nigeria
Poem Of The Week: Deathbed
9th November 2012
By Nehi Igbinijesu. Calabashes, vats and bins Niftly seated in wipes and sniffs One quirky moonlit night And not a Spirit in sight Bemused! Bereft! Beset! All at once? By the spirited dark light Of reveries along ago Of cries that brought mirth once With toddles and strides Then stress! … Continue reading Poem Of The Week: Deathbed
Poem Of The Week: Letters From Serbia…
2nd November 2012
Left behind the border lines of fears and fate To die and rot, a state of triage To the gray skies we look, asking God why? The forgotten like a dusty book on a shelf A broken spirit, darkness, darker than a quarter past twelve With pity the moon gave us light Paper stained with … Continue reading Poem Of The Week: Letters From Serbia…