If getting people to follow your blog is something you struggle with every day, then here are some things that I can share with you get mine to grow every day! 1. Write hyper-targeted content. As much as I don’t want to say this, I have to. Today there are too many bloggers wasting their […]

I just wish I could find the source of this great quote about the Democrat reaction to the election: “It was like their spouse had died, their child had died, and their dog had been hit by a car,” he said. “You just never saw this level of loss.” I understand that. What I do […]

Lisa Sugar It’s officially the start of the second semester. For freshmen, it’s back to weekend parties, greek socials and complaining about essays you’ve put off for weeks. For seniors, it’s a constant state of anxiety until graduation day, when you’re expected to go out into the real world, find a job and pay your… via […]

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Tuesday reassured that the negotiations for the release of other Chibok girls in captivity were on-going. The minister disclosed this at the Air Force Base in Yola in a briefing to conclude a day and night rounds of search sortie of the missing girls to […] […]

Are we getting it right?—(3 Minutes Read).

The recent happenings and occurrences in the world is a confirmation that humanity is still on a long walk to freedom from oppression,tyranny,bullying,despotism,nepotism,dictatorship,bigotry,extremism,apartheid and terrorism. It is a pointer to the fact that mankind has spent bunch of its existence being irresponsible,irresponsive and unconcerned to learn the exigencies of leadership from time immemorial and these […]

What wonderful suggestions you have all given! I won’t be publishing lists every day, but especially because we are celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States today, diversity in literature seems especially important. The books, stories and poems recommended by the readers here run the gamut from Black, Native American, […] […]

My poem, “I Praise the Moon, Even When She Laughs” has been published in Sourland Mountain Review’s inaugural issue. via My poem, “I Praise the Moon, Even When She Laughs,” is in Sourland Mountain Review’s First Issue. — O at the Edges

Feel free to add your floral photo to the comments. This way we can all enjoy everyone’s flowers. If you like my flower of the day, you may want to check out my photo of the day at Cee’s Showcase of Photography. Chris over at 61 Musings is starting a Daily Sunshine post. Qi […] via […]

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), is to launch photo portal to enable subscribers to select pictures for publication. The Managing Director of NAN, Mr Bayo Onanuga, announced this during a familiarisation visit to the Edo office of the agency in Benin on Monday. Onanuga also said that plans were underway to launch video portal […] […]

Mr Fatai Owoseni, Lagos State Commissioner of Police. The Lagos State Government on Monday allayed fears of residents on suspected explosive substance which was allegedly dropped in a manhole in one of the Streets in Agege area of the State, saying that the development was nothing to worry about. The development had led to residents […] […]

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has struck insurgents new hideout about one nautical mile south of Tumbum Rego in Northern Borno. The NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, made this known in statement to newsmen in Abuja on Monday. Famuyiwa said NAF fighter jets and helicopter gunship assaulted the location […] […]

Ministers of Defence and Information and Culture during the flight over Sambisa forest The Ministers of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali and the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili on Monday participated in a search sorties for missing Chibok girls in Sambisa. Another member of […] […]

The #BBOG activists airbone in Sambisa forest. They should tell us what they saw and their impression of the flight. The Federal Government team, led by the Ministers of Information and Culture as well as of Defence, Monday led the #BBOG and a select group of journalists to the Nort East to experience first hand […] […]

A witness in the ongoing trial of a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, has explained how a BMW luxury car was purchased for the defendant by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi. The witness, Ifeoma Ofornagolu, the first of 14 witnesses to testify in the matter, said she delivered the vehicle at the […] […]

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Southwest Nigeria on Monday ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay a fine of N15,000 while granting an application filed to amend its processes in a suit filed against Total E&P Nig. Plc, and Chevron Nigeria Plc over alleged under-declaration and undeclared of crude oil exports running […] […]

Inspirational Thought of the Day: Our great God Who did not owe us any promises, still chose to make them. Scripture of the Day: Psalm 89:34 “No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back one word of what I said.” Blew the diet again this past weekend. Severely. Broke my treadmill, […] […]

With the inaugural festivities nearing, incoming first lady Melania Trump is about to give a bevy of fashion designers some global publicity. via Melania Trump Turns to Ralph Lauren for Inaugural Week Fashion Options — WWD

We’re so sad to report that Michelle Obama is celebrating her last birthday in the White House on Jan. via Michelle Obama Turns 53: Her Most Flawless Looks During Last Year In The White House — Hollywood Life

Through the years, the forsythia bushes that form the boundary between our back lawn and the woods have been the favorite hangout of the songbirds. I used to wonder why, but over time, I’ve more or less deduced that these bushes have a lot of edible material in them. They are dense enough so that […] […]

STOOP, Etymology Originally brought to the Hudson Valley of New York by settlers from the Netherlands, this word is among the Dutch vocabulary that has survived there from colonial times until the present. Stoop, “a small porch”, comes from Dutch stoep (meaning: step, pronounced the same). The word is now in general use in the […]

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa A lawyer and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to restrain Ibrahim Magu from parading himself as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In his new suit filed on Monday, Adegboruwa is also asking the Senate not to entertain any further request for […] […]

More revelations have emerged over the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act of 2014, with disclosure by Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu that the United States government had threatened to withdraw the visas of National Assembly members. Bagudu, who represented Kebbi Central in the sixth and seventh Senate, stressed that the lawmakers dared the American […] […]