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Lauratu Mukhtar and her startling art of Make-up

By Alkasim Abdulqadir On a regular day Lauratu Mukhtar is playful and easy going, always looking like the archetypal young woman without a worry in the world, but, when it comes to her work and art, she undergoes a radical evolution to attend to her clients and also concentrate on their faces to transform them into delectable beauties to behold. ...

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Flying Doctors: Dr Ola Orekunrin to the rescue!

Long hair extensions, lipstick, mini dresses and heels are regular features of Ola Orekunrin‘s presentation. Her grooming belies the hardship she endured to get the first air ambulance in Nigeria, if not West Africa, Flying Doctors, off the ground. Once she conceived the idea to establish the company, she began to save money earnestly, about 60% of her salary as a ...

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What we remember about Tafawa Balewa’s death, by only surviving wife

Hajiya Jummai, the only surviving wife of the assassinated Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa, speaking in an  interview on BBC Hausa programme, recollected how the news of Balewa’s death reached them, what he left behind, among other things What can you remember of the death of Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa? We remember a lot of things. We got the information of ...

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15 Inspirational Quotes from African Women Entrepreneurs To Start Off Your Year

Its a newyear and we have all made new resolutions,here are some inspiring quotes to motivate and inspire you to kick start your year 1.“If you have a crazy idea, go for it! Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.”- Bethlehem Titahun Alemu is founder and Managing Director of Solerebel 2.“I have learnt that if you face the challenges with positive energy, ...

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Reflections And Resolutions

As the year begins, it is important to reflect on your challenges, accomplishments and failures to ensure that you meet your 2016 targets With all these meetings, portfolios and budgets, it’s easy for one to neglect their career goals or to track their progress. Executive coach and social entrepreneur Refilwe Khumalo says when the corporate world slows down, it’s important ...

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Sisters doing it for themselves: Africa’s 10 richest women

They say that behind every successful man is a woman, and while this may be true, the richest women on the continent are proving that they can do for themselves Based on data compiled by Forbes, here are Africa’s 10 wealthiest female dollar millionaires Number 1: Isabel dos Santos With an estimated net worth of $3,4 billion (R49,4 billion), the ...

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The First Woman Of Women: How Melinda Gates Became The World’s Most Powerful Advocate For Women And Girls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited one of the greatest collections of women leaders ever for a G7 meeting inside her vast concrete-and-glass Chancellery this September. You could find the director of the World Health Organization (Margaret Chan) and the CEO of General Motors GM +0.00% (Mary Barra). The prime minister of Norway (Erna Soldberg) and the former prime minister of ...

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The 7 Most Effective Ways For Women To Own Their Ambition

Women’s ambition has recently been the focus of a considerable amount of research and surveys. Time and Real Simple, Lean.Org and Mckinsey, Bain and Company, andHarvard Business School are among the many organizations that have studied the current level of ambition of professional women. The conclusions of these studies are clear; that women face many challenges in the workplace and ...

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“Contract Staff”:An Ethical Practise Or Legalised Exploitation

By Rinsola Abiola Editor’s Note: Rinsola Abiola is a youth representative on the Board of Trustees of Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, and Ag. President of the APC Young Women Forum. She may be reached on twitter @bint_moshood.  Matthew woke up early, said a brief prayer and rushed to get ready for work. He was terrified of being late ...

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The 10 things every woman should know about money management

As the stereotypes around the ‘traditional’ woman changes, so too should the mindset of every woman change when it comes to managing your finances. Below are 10 things every woman should take note of Nolene Parboo, Standard Bank’s senior manager for deposits says women should take ownership of their finances. “Deferring to someone else may be a short-term solution, but ...

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