Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How To Have A Stress-Free Wedding 101 - Infographic

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by Melissa Rae

I am the director at Melissa Rae Photography, and I regularly write about weddings. I produced this info-graphic attached offering help for women who are stressed out about their big day! It deals with many of the common problems such as dealing with family and nagging issues about expenses.

I really think a big part of achieving a stress free wedding is being organized, and delegating tasks can play a major role in helping you keep on top of things! This includes stuff like the groom helping out, friends and family chipping in, or even just using some helpful apps. It's hard to arrange everything yourself and it will end up driving you mad!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Call for Applications - GEMS4 Launches £3.5 Million Funding Window For Women Empowerment

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Charged with the mandate to catalyze private sector investment in innovative, commercially viable, and inclusive business models that result in improved performance, job creation and improved income opportunities for poor men and women engaged in the Wholesale and Retail sector, two funding windows have been launched by the Growth and Employment in States – Wholesale and Retail Sector (GEMS4) - a market development project in Nigeria funded by DFID/UKaid and the World Bank.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Wedding Is Over! Let the Marriage Begin Now

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By Nicola Reynor

If you thought the proposal was the big deal, and the wedding made you a bundle of nerves, what awaits you is a roller coaster of a lifetime. Your wedding is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life, but with your marriage you will be creating memories every day. So how do you make the transition from the wonderful wedding to the magical but maddening marriage?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Things To Do And Not To Do After The Wedding - Infographic

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So the wedding is done and dusted, and you're either on honeymoon or back, what do you do? The following infographics provide some guidance to help you avoid some of the mistakes newly married folks usually fall into without knowing. It gives some tips and ideas about what to think about once the big day has passed. From the people that brought you all the basics for planning the most memorable lover's day of your dreams, see here...

Monday, July 20, 2015

Photos - Buhari Meets President Obama In The White House Oval Office

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President Buhari and his delegation are currently in the United States and they met with President Obama, VP Joe Biden in the White House Oval Office today. yesterday, they were visited by former US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright at the Blair House where the Nigerian president and his entourage are staying. I am kind of disappointed that there seems to be no women in the group traveling with the president, but I'll wait before jumping to negative conclusions.

Anyways, ahead of the meeting, Buhari wrote asking for patience as he takes his time to battle Boko Haram and corruption in the country. See an excerpt from his article and photos from the visit below...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Men Can Be Victims Too - Freeze Of Cool FM Shares Evidence Of Domestic Abuse [Photos]

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Yesterday, Freeze of Cool FM shared a post on domestic abuse, asking men who are victims to speak up and walk away. He said he himself was once a victim of domestic abuse, which he suffered in the hands of his ex wife, Opeyemi. I hear Freze and his wife are currently going through a divorce. She may yet tell us that these are defensive wounds which she inflicted when he tried to hit her. Until then, see more of his posts and pictures below...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Chimamanda Adichie Pregnant! Debuts Baby Bump at Farafina Trust Literary Evening

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Initial reports that award winning Nigerian author, feminist speaker and writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is pregnant have been confirmed as more photos emerge from the recent Farafina Trust Literary evening. The event is a conclusion and award giving opportunity for participants in the annual writing workshop put together by Chimamanda every year.

Chimamanda had had a very busy past few months that included an appearance and speech while receiving an award at Girls Write Now, and also a commencement speech for graduating college students at Wellesley. After concluding the writing workshop in Lagos, Chimamanda has now returned to be with her husband in the US where she will give birth.This will be the first child for Chimamanda, married to Dr. Ivara Esegee. Congrats to the couple! See more pictures below...

4 Children and 12 Years Later, Emeka Ike and Wife Divorce Amidst Domestic Violence Allegations

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Nollywood actor Emeka Ike’s wife, Emma, has filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage which were predominantly filled with tales of domestic violence. Emeka Ike and his soon to be ex-wife, are blessed with four kids, seen above with their mother.

Mrs Emma Ike told the court that her hubby has a habit of battering her at the slightest opportunity he gets. She also spoke of how they lost their school to the government after her husband stopped her from managing it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

All-Natural Ways to Protect Your Family’s Skin from Pool Chemicals

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Via Flickr - by Jerald Jackson

You’re probably well aware of how much damage the sun can do to you and your family members’ skin. So, you’ve probably spent a fair amount of time thinking over which SPF will work best for each person.

But your summer skincare shouldn’t stop there. The chemicals in the pools you’ll swim in this season can also damage your skin. Here are a few all-natural ways to minimize the harm these chemicals can do:

Monday, July 6, 2015

How Learning to Compromise Has Helped Me Have a Happier Marriage

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By Nkem Akinsoto

Atala and I had a shortish and mostly online relationship before getting married, as some of you may already know. He was in the United States and I was in Edinburgh, and he visited only 3 times before we got married after dating for just about 6 months. I want to add that before then we'd known each other for over a year online, and had corresponded as friends for about 6 months before we started dating. But that may not have much to do with this post I'm writing, or does it?

After getting married, we soon found out that marriage can be very complicated. I've heard people who say the first year of marriage is the toughest, however, ours was mostly filled with happy moments, and added to the happiness we both already had in each other, separately and together. In that first year, having date nights at home all the time, and going out regularly was one handy trick I used :)