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Happy New Year 2015!!! Facing The Office After The Festive Holiday!

Going back to work after the festive period can be tiring and exhausting. What are the chances that you’ll wake up early this week, open one eye and think: ‘Why on earth is my alarm going off in the middle of the night? Then reality strikes, Christmas is over. No more watching the holiday movies, no more free food and no more back to back parties.

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Lagos New Year Countdown

The concept was conceived by the Lagos State Governor His Excellency Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN. The Lagos Countdown is not just about celebrating the end of one year and the coming of another, more importantly it celebrates culture, language and promotes commerce especially for more small scale businesses as well as providing job for locals and business opportunities for most. 

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Count Down | Happy New Year

Count down to the New Year. New year tradition varies from country to country, celebrations begin on the evening of December 31—New Year’s Eve—and continue into the early hours of January 1. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in different ways. 

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Gonja Cloth From Ghana

The recognized capital of Gonja cloth making is Daboya, one of the oldest settlements in Ghana. Gonja cloth is made with cotton cloth strips of about four inches wide, joined together to make a large piece of cloth.

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The Pearl of Africa’s Tourism, Bauchi State

Situated at the geographical North-Eastern part of Nigeria, Bauchi State remains the best tourism haven with a warm and hospitable weather as well as over 15 different destinations that rightly earned it the slogan as ‘The Pearl of Africa’s Tourism’. 

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Kogi State Tourist Site

Mount Patti is a massive hill that towers over Lokoja. It has a plateau that measures approximately fifteen square kilometres, from which one can see the confluence point of Rivers Niger and Benue.  Patti is a Nupe native name for a “hill” Hence the famous mountain towering about 452.3M above sea level over the city of Lokoja once provided refuge sites for natives has come to be known as Mount Patti as it was first referred to by early European visitors. 

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Natural Beauty: Lamu Archipelago Kenya

The main town on the island of the same name just off Kenya’s northeastern coast, tranquil Lamu was founded in the 14th century, making it the country’s oldest living town and the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Lamu Museum (with its prized siwa horns) and the two-centuries-old Lamu Fort are two of the main attractions. The restored Swahili House Museum is small but quite interesting. About a 30-minute walk north of town, white sandy Shela Beach is one of the island’s best.

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Artisans at the French Bazaar in Lagos

The French bazaar was held on the 6th of December in Lagos. Most artisans came from different states in Nigeria to exhibit varieties of products; hand made jam, arts, crafts, sculptures, scented candles, unique gift items and many more. Bellafricana was amongst the artisans, as always, I saved you some interesting pictures.. 

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10 African Hair Braiding Styles

Hair braiding has long been a tradition in the Black community as well as a bonding experience between mothers, sisters and cousins. Braiding takes time and it often hurts, but the end result is worth it. African braiding styles are very unique and creative. They can be styled in various ways, you can experiment with different colours without the commitment of dying your own hair. 

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Lagos Traffic: Stories of Insanity by Brian Botts

I’ve enjoyed writing many posts about the things I like and love about Nigeria as well as providing insight on subjects based off of my experience. This post however is going to cover a subject I don’t like about Nigeria; The Famous Lagos Traffic. There have been so many things that have happened to me or that I have witnessed in my years of riding through Lagos. And the only word that comes to mind to really put it all in perspective is ‘Insanity’.

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