An Igbo man walked into a bank in America and asked for a loan of $15:00 to pay back in 2 weeks, the bank manager welcomed him and told him he could get the loan, if he meets the requirements like having a colleteral, the Igbo man smiled and said "that is not a problem". After filling the forms, he dropped the keys to his ferrari and as promised he paid back the money in exactly 2 weeks The bank manager was so curious that he went through the mans' financial record and found out that the Igbo man was a very wealthy man, The Bank manager then approached the igbo man and asked "why did you collect a loan of $15:00 when you are a multi-millionaire?", the Igbo man smiled and answered "where else in L.A. can you park your Ferrari and pay only $15:00 for 2 weeks”

Thank you NYSC
"WAR" a mingy three letter word that destroys life, properties and dreams. What is responsible for war? Some people are always on the look for a reason to create a violent misunderstanding, for example;
*Racial- I am white and you are black, we breath in the same air and the same red blood flows through our veins but I don't like your colour.
*Ethnic- I am Hausa and you are Igbo i don't like your tongue.
*Religion- I go to the mosque and you go to church, although we serve the same God i don't like the way you worship.
Others include politics, this list goes on and on. Some of the causes of war are artificial and deliberate while others are misunderstanding, misguide and ignorance. No one is completely safe from the terror of war but we can prevent the agonizing tragedy of it.
The greatest problem we have is putting aside our differences and moving on, this is just like sweeping dirt and putting it underneath the carpet, like it or not that hip of dirt gathered will have an effect sooner or later. We shouldn't forget or set aside our differences but understand them. Not every man cherish the treasure of another man but we can learn to respect the beliefs, culture and tradition of one another.
The NYSC scheme brings together people from different background, religion, tribe and different nature (excessively neat and very clumsy) to live together for 3 weeks after which the corps members will be sent out on a quest to serve our fatherland for 11 months. They are so many people that have lived all their life in certain region, this scheme opens up avenues for them to live among other people in different part of the country.
The NYSC scheme does not mark the end of your school year, it is simply a ground for receiving and transferring social knowledge, its a network of exchanging information and exploring new talents.
As the Batch "A" corps members match out of camp and into the cities/villages, we pray for them all the best and hope they embrace the spirit of brotherhood with a clear mind and teach their culture to the understanding of their immediate environment, only so can we stand as one Nation and defeat any form of discrimination.
Awwal Abbas
Northing works like patience, few can practice it, and of course it is hard to endure.
The man without patience misses the way; wisdom without patience is like a rich garden full of weed.
An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brain.
Impatience brings sorrow, Grief, Discomfort, Sadness and failure. With patience, careful planning, hard work and dedication, success is sure to come one day!
The price of patience is huge. To one, it is time consuming, to others it is delaying, yet it is very necessary.
There is no need to be in haste, everyone needs patience in life.
Remember, the patient dog eats the fattest bone………..

5 must-know names in Nigerian Fashion Industry

Like the saying goes, fashion passes but style remains. Nigerian ladies and gents have always been fashionable but today, fashion in Nigeria is increasingly becoming a forefront for showcasing our culture and the country and this in turn spells out style.
Every female is not only trying to be fashionable but also to be a fashionista - even teenagers. You can't blame them because nowadays you just get your picture taken randomly when you step out and next thing you're in ThisDay Style as the worst dressed or best dressed, so fashion is highly taken into account and increasingly too. Therefore, if you are not based in Nigeria and decide to go visiting or on holiday, don't think you'll be looking all snazzy in a tank top, belly belt and jeans if you don't jazz your outfit up.
I bring to you, 5 Most Powerful People in Nigeria's All-Round Fashion Industry.
And by All-Round, I mean in general and not just ladies clothes and/or runway stuff or those based in the States or in England who do not design in and for the Nigerian industry. Also, the most powerful may not necessarily be the best designers.

1 Abah Folawiyo of Labanella
She is the wife of the well respected mogul, Wahab Folawiyo and set up Labanella in 1981. She founded FADAN - Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria.
Her pull factor is most probably elaborate designs that only aristocrats are comfortable in - straight to the point.

2 Lanre Ogunlesi of Sofisticat
Sofisticat was started in the late 70s by the four Ogunlesi brothers when the Obasanjo regime (Federal Military Government) imposed a ban on the importation of ready-made garments.
Their tailoring service and fashion items were therefore an alternative for Nigerian men, a selected clientele who were used to only importing their clothes. However, this has broadened and now, any gentleman can take his material to Sofisticat and request for it to be tailored into any style of his choice. By now, it is obvious that sofisticat is a fashion house for men. His pull factor is apparently "elevating the dress code of the modern Nigerian man."

3 Deola Sagoe of O'dua Creations
She is certainly one of Nigeria's most popular and most respected designers, it also seems she is currently the most popular/recognised Nigerian designer in the global fashion industry. the She was the winner of the first Africa designer by M-net and Angol gold for the future fashion.
She is married to the MD of Toyota Nigeria Ltd., Kofi Sagoe, she has been on the big stage from theonset since she took over her late mother's business - O'dua Originals. Her pieces are very distinct and her pull factor is her carving a niche for herself as an international figure and launching a pret-a-porter line that is greatly admired.
4. David Kolawole-Vaughan of Dakova
Dakova for short, has been a fashion designer in Nigeria for about 20 years - being a top designer during a certain period, on the verge ofgoing bankrupt, branching into magazines and a fashion directory - Eminent people, contesting as a Local Government chairman at some point. Some distractions and a few ups and downs it may seem, but style and fashion have always had him rooted.
He is back for good, debuting at the This Day fiesta held in March and has won many awards since he started Dakova in 1986. His pull factor is his gift and passion for fashion.
5. Godwin Mekwuye of Vivid Imaginations
It was he who gave President Olusegun Obasanjo a new look in 1999 by changing his wardrobe and appearance.
His designs are tailored to older men and he has a large customer-base in the government with senators, ministers and members of the National Assembly.
He is also a very meticulous designer whose pull factor is said to be the "darling of dandies and aspiring style leaders.”


A talented corps member Bassey Edem Bernard (AB/08A/0455) the then Special Events Executive ot the Editorial Boardl CDS released an album during his service year. The album is a ten track album titled "ABIA CORPER". The album is da bomb and what everyone should have.

Proudly Abia Corper.