El-Rufai and his teachers: Feeding us the poison pill

Following the recent threat to sack 21,000 teachers in Kaduna State by Governor Nasir El Rufai, we are greeted with threats from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a nationwide strike on account of the governor’s actions: mainly on circumstances surrounding the conduct of the test and second for ulterior motive behind the sack order. This piece is not about Kaduna State’s teachers, the governor or the threats of the labour congress. It is simply asking every Nigerian who in expectation of some basic level of performance to think about…

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I clothe for luxury –Alfred

Idakwo Alfred is the executive officer of St Elles International, an Abuja-based fashion outlet that clothe selected individuals for luxury. The young designer speaks with Deborah Ocheni about his fashion philosophy, the trending tunic shirts, challenges fashion designers face and sundry issues.   What do you think of the trending tunic shirts? Tunic is an everyday wear. Naturally, traditional wears look bulky so people do tunic because it’s easier to pair with any bottom and can be worn to any event. Why do you choose to design for selected people?…

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LERE AKINROWO: I’M GLAD TO QUIT CHEVRON JOB FOR MY DREAM AFTER 21 YEARS

Lere Akinrowo’s story of visionary tenacity has all the nuggets lukewarm starters need to rise from dreariness to a zestful pursuit of their fondest dreams. That this former top employee of Chevron Nigeria Limited resigned after 21 years to return to his first love, arts, is a loud testament to preference for fulfillment above comfort. He left the plump oil job to float an entertainment outfit, Riveting Integrated Entertainment Limited (REIL), comprising Riveting Playhouse, Riveting Records and Riveting Studios. About these and more, he spoke to LANRE ODUKOYA.    …

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I’m not a conformist –Njemanze

Dorothy Njemanze is a Nollywood actress. In this interview with Deborah Ocheni, the CEO of Dorothy Njemanze Foundation speaks about her fashion philosophy, why she can act nude, been raped for more than 20 times and sundry issues.   Do you follow trends in fashion? I’m not conformist; I don’t know how to do what others do. I’m real and I promote local content because I like people thinking out of the box. How will you describe your style? I’m not conformist when it comes to fashion, I love local…

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Who wore it better?: The kimono agbada

This week’s fashion faceoff is between Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the former reality show star and Soyoye Oyajije, fashion designer and the CEO of Possible Designer Stitches Couture. The outfits in question is kimono agabda. Ebuka absolutely dazzled in a very royal adornment of purple kimono agbada and almost broke the internet during the traditional wedding ceremony between A-list musician/actor Banky W and AMVCA-winning actor, Adesuwa Etomi Soyoye who stunned in blue and red kimono agbada however claimed on his social media page that he had no intention to sew the kimono…

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Turning master bedroom into custom sanctuary

The bedroom is probably where you spend most of your time at home, so even if you are asleep most of that time, it’s still important to create a luxury and tranquil space. The “master” in front of “bedroom” should signify the room’s importance in your life, but too often, people pour energy and money into decorating shared spaces, reasoning that nobody sees the master bedroom but the people who sleep there. Use your move as a catalyst for change and put your room first! Make the master bedroom more…

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Short, sexy lacy dress

Nothing spells glamorous more than a short, lace dress. There is something so unique about lace; it feels beautiful, sexy, old world yet modern at the same time. Therefore, lace can surely be every girl’s fashion pick. Short, lace dresses bring a feminine charm with a lot of oomph like no other outfit. You can pick up a lace dress in classic colours like white or black or let your imagination run wild and pick up exotic colours like royal blue, red and rose pink. No matter what your choice…

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