Weekend Special

Uduak Ubak: Mourning the Death of a Loved One in Africa

Uduak Ubak: Mourning the Death of a Loved One in Africa

Recently I lost a loved one. He would have been 80 years old by July the 4th. I thought it was going to be easy to see him go. At least, the thought that he was at last free from being sick but it wasn’t. I was going to miss him, his gentle smile, good-natured humor and just

Uduak Ubak

June 25th, 2016

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Iyabo Oyawale: Conquer Yourself to Conquer Your Goals

Iyabo Oyawale: Conquer Yourself to Conquer Your Goals

If you’re goal-oriented, you’ve got to be prepared to conquer yourself first. That reminds me of this quote by Edmund Hillary. “It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” The message is apt. There’s no mountain anywhere. We are our own mountain.

Guest Blogger

June 5th, 2016

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Economic Ideas Festival 2016 to be held in Lagos

Economic Ideas Festival 2016 to be held in Lagos

The Young Professional Economist’s Network – YPEN has confirmed Lagos as the host city for this year’s Economic Ideas Festival which will be held from 1-2 December, 2016 under the theme ‘Engineering an African led growth’. Being the second time the program is being ...

Konnect Africa

May 23rd, 2016

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Ruth Zubairu’s Blog : After The Hashtags, What Next?

Ruth Zubairu’s Blog : After The Hashtags, What Next?

Its appalling. The fact that people have taken to social media to vent their frustrations and force the hand of the government to action. The fact that we now use hashtags to bring to matters of duty and urgency to the attention of our leaders. What exactly is the place of ...

Ruth Zubairu

March 5th, 2016

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Dear Entrepreneur, it’s Time to Work!

Dear Entrepreneur, it’s Time to Work!

It was a rainy Saturday. Looked like the heaven was on a crying frenzy. Inside was a different case entirely. Alex, both feet on the table, was a sight to behold. Suddenly, something occurred. The setting wasn’t a familiar one. Who were all these people? They seemed an

Kizito Okorowu

February 27th, 2016

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Abiola’s Blog: Dreams are Free but the Journey Is Not Free.

Abiola’s Blog: Dreams are Free but the Journey Is Not Free.

In case you don’t know there are dreams and there are dreams. There’s this story of a seventeen years old boy who had a dream and shared it with his half-brothers. But his half-brothers didn’t like him because of what he shared, so they couldn’t say a

Abiola O. Omodele

February 20th, 2016

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Fast and Serious – How to be a Winning Entrepreneur

Fast and Serious – How to be a Winning Entrepreneur

The times have changed. The days of words such as patience, perseverance and process are being relegated to the background. ‘Fast’ is the name of the game with things being done and accomplished at the speed of thought. Sending a message via postal services is ...

Kizito Okorowu

February 6th, 2016

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5 Ways To Achieve Results And Exceed Your Goals in the New Year

5 Ways To Achieve Results And Exceed Your Goals in the New Year

The New Year is here. It seems like yesterday we welcomed the new year. See how the days are flying past. I don’t know if I’m the only one who has noticed this. You may had high hopes for 2016, made plans, set goals but if you have not put in place a system that helps you ...

Ruth Zubairu

January 16th, 2016

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: One Way To Make The Most of 2016

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: One Way To Make The Most of 2016

It’s 2016! I thank God we are alive to see this great year. January as usual comes with – – emotional reactions to seeing the new year… “yeah we made it…” –  many many pledges and resolutions… “I must lose 15kg this

Uduak Ubak

January 10th, 2016

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Missing Person – Martin Udogie

ANNOUNCEMENT: Missing Person – Martin Udogie

Greetings Africa, This is a public announcement. One of our friends in Konnect Africa is missing. His name is Martin Udogie, a Entrepreneur with expertise in Publishing, Media and Writing. He runs one of Nigeria’s most successful radio shows – the Fidelity SME ...

Arise Arizechi

December 17th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: 10 Sure Ways to Stay Healthy and Avoid Extra Weight During The Holiday Period

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: 10 Sure Ways to Stay Healthy and Avoid Extra Weight During The Holiday Period

It’s that time of the year again –  parties, parties, and more parties… and of course with parties come food, lots of mouth-watering dishes, enough to break your ‘healthy living’ resolve. To stay healthy and avoid the extra weight, you must plan

Uduak Ubak

December 5th, 2015

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Treasure’s Blog: Did You Say you Are a Fresh Graduate?

Treasure’s Blog: Did You Say you Are a Fresh Graduate?

There’s a long-held dancing tradition in my school in Nigeria. I cannot tell if that annual display of excitement is common to Ladokites, Akokites, FUTArians, UItes, Unilorites and other survivors of the Nigerian Education Firing Squad. But in the Obafemi Awolowo University,

Guest Blogger

December 5th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The True Measure of Your Success is Doing What You Love To Do

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The True Measure of Your Success is Doing What You Love To Do

A group of kids were having the popular career conversation, you know the one that goes “ I want to be … when I grow up.”  They listed professions ranging from doctor, army, teacher, policeman, fashion designer and even Spiderman. You can almost imagine the age of the ...

Uduak Ubak

November 14th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog:  On Hardwork and Finding Success in Nigeria

Uduak Ubak’s Blog:  On Hardwork and Finding Success in Nigeria

I received a mail from a dear friend recently and it contained a link to view a house. I think what made it newsworthy was the owner of the house, a popular Nigerian blogger. As interesting as the house was, that wasn’t the reason for the shared link; it was the success ...

Uduak Ubak

November 7th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Cesarean Sections…A Taboo?

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Cesarean Sections…A Taboo?

“It’s a girl!!!” That was the excited voice of a new grandmother on the other side of the call but then she added, “But she had the baby through a cesarean section.” This she said in a low almost sad voice. I didn’t get it. “Was the baby okay?” I asked and I was ...

Uduak Ubak

September 26th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The Practise of ‘Omugwo’ AKA After-Birth Care in Nigeria

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The Practise of ‘Omugwo’ AKA After-Birth Care in Nigeria

‘Omugwo’ is an Igbo word  that is used to describe the practice in which a nursing mother and her baby is taken care of by a close family member. In most cases it’s done by the mother or mother-in-law except in the case where they are not available then another ...

Uduak Ubak

September 19th, 2015

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Sponsored Post: New App from Jiji.ng, Nigeria’s Classifieds Website

Sponsored Post: New App from Jiji.ng, Nigeria’s Classifieds Website

Are you looking for a job or any study program for the future? Now you can relax a bit because Jiji.ng is a new Nigerian classifieds website, which offers not only a huge amount of different things but also a variety of services. Here, you can find everything related to ...

Konnect Africa

September 11th, 2015

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Beautiful Parenting in Africa: First Rule of Parenting

Beautiful Parenting in Africa: First Rule of Parenting

Hello Africa. How are you? Here is another edition of the Beautiful Parenting in Africa Series. Some people are more visual learners and so I decided to start posting some of my writings on YouTube in video form (talk videos). During a speaking engagement, I mentioned that I

Meme Boham

September 5th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: It’s Great to be Alive

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: It’s Great to be Alive

It’s September and a new month at that. As usual, lots of SMS messages and phone calls came through with new month messages, wishing me lovely things this new month. I still don’t know where or how this tradition started; this celebration of a new month. As far as I ...

Uduak Ubak

September 5th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Someone Help! Our Children Deserve Better Education.

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Someone Help! Our Children Deserve Better Education.

“outrageous! Where exactly is she expected to get money to pay for her fees and to think she worked so hard to get a good result”. This was the lamentation of a lady whose niece had just been offered an admission to one of the private universities in Nigeria. ...

Uduak Ubak

August 23rd, 2015

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Carey Baraka’s Blog: What Happened to our Youths?

Carey Baraka’s Blog: What Happened to our Youths?

There they were, a group of young men whose ages ranged from 14-16 years. I’d gone to meet them as to get information from them. So I walked up to them and said “hello, good afternoon”, before I could finish, one of them replied “sup”? I was puzzled; ...

Carey Baraka

August 22nd, 2015

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Carey Baraka’s Blog: The Girl With the Beautiful Smile.

Carey Baraka’s Blog: The Girl With the Beautiful Smile.

You first meet her at your usual lunch joint. She is beautiful. Not exceedingly beautiful such that she would feature on the cover of some high-end magazine, no. Her beauty is that type of beauty where you’ll turn back a second time to stare at her, then forget her for the ...

Carey Baraka

August 16th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: It’s time to Patronise Made in Nigeria Goods.

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: It’s time to Patronise Made in Nigeria Goods.

Recently the Naira currency has been fluctuating in its value against foreign currencies. I learnt the reason really has to do with the demand of foreign currency against our naira. It’s been a very disturbing situation as business has been slow. Majority of the businesses ...

Uduak Ubak

August 16th, 2015

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Oladipupo Fola’s Blog: Does Fate Give Everyone an Equal Chance?

Oladipupo Fola’s Blog: Does Fate Give Everyone an Equal Chance?

It is funny sometimes how events turn out, sometimes predictable and other times totally unpredictable. The turnout of any event will depend and rely on the associated factors that can influence the initial substances. Naturally, the assumption is that anything can happen. ...

Guest Blogger

August 15th, 2015

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Announcing…  The 2nd Annual Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards and Summit…

Announcing… The 2nd Annual Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards and Summit…

Announcing… The 2nd Annual Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards and Summit… An opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of African entrepreneurs who are pushing the boundaries in their various spheres.  Nigeria Gears up for 2nd Annual Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards and ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 12th, 2015

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