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Call for Entries for the eighth edition of the National Art Competition, entitled Future Histories.

Nigerian Breweries Plc. and African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) are pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the eighth edition of the National Art Competition, entitled Future Histories. The National Art Competition aims to promote the conceptual development of contemporary art in Nigeria with the mission of raising awareness on relevant social issues through the use of creative artistic expression. In its eight-year span, the National Art Competition has showcased emerging talent in such diverse mediums as painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, installation, and video art. Join us for the…

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5 Inspiring Multi-Million Dollar Website Sales

A lot of people contemplate starting an online business but get cold feet because they don’t believe they have the resources available to get it off the ground successfully. It’s a poor excuse: Some of the largest website sales in history started as personal blogs — one-person shows that morphed into online media juggernauts. I recently wrote about a website that sold for a million dollars — but what about sales bigger than that? When you start a website around a topic that you absolutely love and are extremely passionate about, it is…

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Change is A Question of Leadership

Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), ran and won the presidential election on the mantra of “change”. That slogan appealed to the majority of Nigerian voters because it suggested the possibility of a tectonic shift away from underwhelming leadership and a political culture steeped in corruption. It also suggested economic rebirth in which fundamentals such as employment, inclusive growth that addresses the roots of poverty, and industrialization are seen as more important than an emphasis on GDP growth rates. Finally it suggested a more decisive approach…

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The Ugandan women who strip to defend their land

A group of elderly women in a village in northern Uganda did something culturally taboo to express their anger – they began to strip. In front of two government ministers, soldiers, policemen and hundreds of people from their community, they started removing their clothes. Off came their tops – then some of the women pulled down their wrappers and skirts so they were completely naked. “Lobowa, Lobowa!” they chanted, which means “our land” in the Luo dialect. Others remained seated, but showed support by wailing in unison with with the…

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Children Used To Be Scared of The Dark – Now They Fear Failure

Many facets distinguish the minds of children from those of adults, among them imaginative capacity, the repression of reaMany facets distinguish the minds of children from those of adults, among them imaginative capacity, the repression of reason and the mysterious condition of innocence. But perhaps one of the most telling divisions is between the things adults fear and those that worry children. I recently asked one of my youngest daughters what she feared most. She answered without hesitation: failure. This disturbed and surprised me. I had always thought of fear…

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