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Letters To Nigeria By Dr. Patience Idaraesit Akpan-Obong

If you really care about Nigeria and you want to know the truth about Nigerians in Nigeria and in the Diaspora beyond making noise about the challenges and problems of Nigeria, then you should read Letters to Nigeria: Journal of an African Woman in America by Dr. Patience Idaraesit Akpan-Obong, an associate professor of science, technology and society in the School of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University Polytechnic. She holds a PhD in Political Science (University of Alberta, 2003) and a Master’s degree in Journalism (Carleton University, 1996). She is also the author of Information and Communication Technologies in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges for Development (New York: Peter D. Lang, 2009). Dr. Akpan-Obong was a journalist for several years in Nigeria and Canada. She currently contributes to Saturday Punch, a nationally circulated weekly newspaper based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Letters to Nigeria: Journal of an African Woman in America is a light-hearted and hilarious co…

Happy Easter! But Lest We Forget...

7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.
8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding.

~ Ephesians 1:7-8, Holy Bible (New International Version).

Friday, March 29, 2013

Lest We Forget

"But He [Jesus] was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed."1

Today is Good Friday, the day we remember with profound appreciation that it was for this day that Jesus came to earth … to die in our place on that cruel Roman cross to save us from the terrible consequences of sin—a disease far deadlier than AIDS or any other disease that is a physical death sentence.

Today, we also remember that Jesus Christ was not an ordinary man. True, he was a man but he was and is the Son of the Living God—the Great Creator who became our Savior—the one who laid aside his external garments of deity, stepped out of th…

Damilola Adegbite, The Sexiest Actress in Nigeria

Damilola Adegbite, The Sexiest Actress in Nigeria

She is the new sex symbol of the silver screen in Nigeria, from becoming famous as ‘Thelma Duke’ in Tinsel, Mnet Africa's first ever Nigerian soap-opera that made her a household name with millions of fans following on TV and guys drooling over her from Lagos to Johannesburg and so captivating as the florist Kemi in African Movie Academy Award winner, Michelle Bello's must see romantic comedy Flower Girl. She is Damilola Adegbite, the sexiest actress in Nigeria and she is poised to be the next Queen of Nollywood after the world famous Genevieve Nnaji.

Damilola at the Lagos Valentine’s Day première of Flower Girl.

Have you ever tasted hot red tomatoes?
Curvaceous Damilola is hotter than that!
Heads cannot help turning in her direction whenever she appears on the street or on the red carpet. She is the cynosure of the stage and the belle of the ball.

About the Author:
Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, aka "Orikinla Osinachi",…

Ekulo International Ltd Restores, Re-Focuses Consumers Confidence In Baron De Valls

Baron De Valls Unveiled!

Ekulo International Ltd Restores, Re-Focuses Consumers Confidence In Baron De Valls

~ By Ingram Osigwe

Marketing Manager of Ekulo Group of Companies, Mr. Emeka Oramadike giving his welcome address.

In an event that befits the brand class for one of the pioneering and foremost wines in the Nigerian market currently, Ekulo International Ltd, the company whose entrepreneur won the Sun Newspapers’ Business Man of the Year, 2012, held a Media Re-Launch of Baron De Valls wine, one of the best brands in the vast catalogue of products for which they are sole distributors in the Nigerian market today.

Sales and Marketing, ICC Branch, Pamela Nweke, Head, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Pawan Modguil and Group Marketing Manager, Mr. Emeka Oramadike all of Ekulo International Limited during the relaunch of Baron De Valls wine, product of Ekulo International Limited held on Tuesday in Lagos.

From left, Head, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Pawan Modguil, Manager, Sales and Marketing, ICC B…

GUESS Extends Partnership With Tiesto

Tiësto is the number one DJ in the world.
Tiësto is the first DJ to hold a solo concert in a stadium.
Tiesto's largest concert was in the Summer of 2007 when some 250,000 danced on Ipanema Beach, Brazil.

26 Mar 2013 15:00 Africa/Lagos

GUESS Extends Partnership With Tiesto
New product collaboration to include accessories

LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GUESS, the denim-based lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce the company will expand the collaboration with legendary DJ and producer Tiesto to include a new range of apparel for men and women as well as accessories. GUESS branded performances around the world will also continue.


"Tiesto understands the GUESS lifestyle so well," said Paul Marciano, CEO and Creative Director for GUESS?, Inc. "To extend this collaboration to more categories was an easy – and a fun - choice."

"I'm excited because I learned so much from the first colle…

Africa's Biggest Literary Prize Calls for Entries To Win $100, 000

Onaedo: The Blacksmith’s Daughter by Ngozi Achebe made the final shortlist of three books for the 2012 Nigeria Prize for Literature.

$100, 000 is up for grabs in Africa's biggest literary prize for writers. But it is for only Nigerian authors!

The Nigeria Prize for Literature endowed by the Nigeria LNG Limited 2013 is not only the biggest prize for literature in Africa, but among the top richest literary prizes in the world for literature.

The prize rotates among four literary genres - prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. This year, the competition is for Poetry.

The competition is open only to published works by Nigerian writers irrespective of place of residence. It carries a reward of $100,000.

Click here for more details of the prize.

Ekulo International Limited Relaunches Baron De Valls Wine

Ekulo International Limited Relaunches Baron De Valls Wine

~ By Ingram Osigwe

The Nigerian wine market is set to receive the Ekulo impact. This is because Ekulo International limited, one of Nigeria’s foremost distributors of consumer products and international manufacturers’ representatives is currently beaming the spotlight on one of its most valued brands on the Nigerian market, Baron De Valls class of wines. To this end the company will on Tuesday,March 26,2013 re-launch the product. The event will holds at Welcome Centre Hotel, International Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos.

The classy wine range has brands that cover all varieties and classifications in the connoisseurs’ list and has variants such as Red, Rose and White. Baron De Valls has been in the Nigerian market for a while and has never lacked patronage. Consumers are emphatic that Baron de Valls opened the wine taste bud of many Nigerians. The product is however re-storming the Nigerian wine market with a big bang.
In re-laun…

D' Adshas 50/50 Love Banger Will Thrill You!

Definitely Deo Adelokiki and Shosho Adelokiki, the D'Adshas have come a long way from the underground in Nigerian hip hop to become the hottest sisters in music with their hit songs "Ima", "Omo Naija" and "Temptation" which kept people nodding and grating on the dance floor at parties and clubs and now this 50/50 is without any doubt the dance hall club banger you have been waiting for from these black and beautiful African sex symbols of the music industry.

50/50 is produced and mixed by Future and this fantastic music video is produced by the celebrated Clarence Peters who is the most sought after music video director in Nigeria.

You can listen and download 50/50 on

About the D'Adshas

D'Adshas is a female music duo of two lovely sisters born and raised in Calabar, Deo Kiki and Shosho Kiki. After the release of their debut album Ima (Love) in 2008 which enjoyed massive airplay home and beyond, D'Adshas followed up wit…

Embark on the Ultimate Flight of Fancy as British Airways and VisitBritain Team Up for "The Big British Invite" to Inspire Travel to Britain

Dan Stevens and Estelle at BRITISH AIRWAYS & VISITBRITAIN's opening night of The Big British Invite in New York City. (PRNewsFoto/VisitBritain).

22 Mar 2013 19:16 Africa/Lagos

Embark on the Ultimate Flight of Fancy as British Airways and VisitBritain Team Up for "The Big British Invite" to Inspire Travel to Britain
Opening Night Reception Hosted by Dan Stevens and Estelle Kicks Off Two-Day Interactive Pop-Up on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 Showcasing What's Now and Next in England, Scotland and Wales

NEW YORK, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, British Airways and VisitBritain kicked off "The Big British Invite (" with a star-studded soiree featuring some of the hottest, up-and-coming talent from New York to London. Hosted by Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens and GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Estelle with appearances by Alexa Chung, Atlanta de Cadenet, Kate Foley, Tali Lennox and Zanna Roberts Rass…