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ROTATING SEED FUND – LETS BUILD A NEW GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS

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We all say Nigeria is bad. We all complain about unemployment. We all blame everyone in sight but ourselves for what is wrong with the economy. We all want it to get better. That is true. Now, Nigeria is bad and the economy is bad and unemployment is on the rise. We all know that only too well. But how many of us are willing or have attempted to add a little drop of water to the communal bowl from which we can resurrect Nigeria’s vegetable garden? It is rather unfortunate that we are quick to complain and blame-throw than look inwards and contribute that little quota. Yet we all want things to get better. How will things get better? Who will do it if now other humans, Nigerians, like us? If you and I don’t put in one one kobo, how will we get the billions we need to get back on track? Today I propose a new direction, a new option, a new dawn – one of hope and change, not the change that will stifle us, but the change that will benefit us all, directly and indirectly. This morn

WHY WORKING (FREE) FOR EXPERIENCE IS GOOD: A NOTE FOR UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES

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I don’t understand why people become so shocked when I tell them to offer their skills and time for free before they get someone to pay for those skills. To them, it is a most stupid thing. They would rather wait (for eternity) until a paying job comes, rather than do anything for free. But these people rush into internship offers from dubious companies who use them and spit them out to accommodate another set of ‘interns’. But it really is not. Offering your skills and time for free is actually not a bad thing. It pays well in the long run. In fact, it is a good move for young graduates (and any person) that intends to build a lasting career and stand out, especially those without a job. While you are looking for a job, staying in shape is very important. Take for example a footballer who is out of the academy without a team. Should he go home to the village and tell his agent to go looking for a team while lazing around, or should he keep going to the gym, training (and playi

HAPPINESS IS A CONSCIOUS CHOICE

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are you looking for ultimate happiness, trying hard day and night to get to nirvana – that particular place/achievement where you'll be in a state of perpetual happiness? well, the bad news is that you may not find that place where you'll get ultimate happiness (while on earth at least). indulge me with a bit of your time to explain this submission. i have come to learn, the hard way, that happiness is not place or time bound. you have to constantly make it and practically carry it around. happiness is not a degree you earn and own perpetually. no, it is daily wages that you have to pray and work for. of course some happy times may linger, for a long while. but you'll be left wallowing in sorrow very soon if you relax, thinking you've reached destination happy. don't postpone your happiness for "when i get married", "when i get a better job", "when i win a scholarship", "when i do this-or-that",... enjoy it now! happine

LOANS, CAPITAL & DEBTS: A GUIDE FOR ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

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Whenever I see young people with marketable talents and I tell them “live your dreams” or “turn this idea/skill into a business,” the first thing they say is, "I don’t have MONEY/CAPITAL.” Each time, I take a deep sigh and share my experience while building Words Rhymes & Rhythm Ltd , my social media pet project that I am gradually transforming into one of Nigeria’s foremost publishing and literary organizations . Yes, every business needs a capital to exist. But there are many capitals involved in a business. The idea and its development is a capital, the time put into it is another capital, then the big one – money. It is true that many people do not have the money to become entrepreneurs. So they either discard the idea or go on whining about not finding an investor, a benefactor. They pursue another direction and become a failure before even starting the race. But the plain truth is no one wants to invest in an 'IDEA' that has not been developed. As an

BADMUS’ MUMU BUTTON

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SHE'S GOT HIM BY THE BALLS

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WE MUST NOT FORGET

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WE MUST NOT FORGET is for the victims of the Biafran War, in which too many lives were lost. It seeks to emphasize the importance of placing premium on dialogue instead of violence and peace in place of war! Share the message!