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Meet the Ekiti state First Lady-in-waiting, Bisi Adeleye Fayemi

When her husband Dr Kayode Fayemi took office as Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria, October 16th 2010-2014, Bisi became actively involved in a range of policy advocacy, grassroots empowerment and social inclusion programs in Ekiti State. She led the campaign to enact a Gender Based Violence Prohibition Law (2011) an Equal Opportunities Bill (2013) and a HIV Anti-Stigma Bill (2014).

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13 years after my husband’s death life has been so tough — Mrs. Ubani

Chima Ubani, a civil rights crusader made a name before his life was cut short in an auto crash at Potiskum, on his way to Abuja after a rally against deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum sector at Maiduguri, organised by Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO). The rally was part of a series of zonal rallies to mobilise working people against the anti-poor neoliberal policies of  Nigerian which had started in Lagos.

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Pick your battles, woman

If you are looking for a place to catch up on all the latest news and gist in your neighbourhood, a visit to the salon is your best bet. There, you are likely to meet those who have spent donkey years in the neighbourhood and know the residents in the area and sometimes what goes on in each house.    Indeed, many salon owners and their close pals are living encyclopaedia of people and events in their environs. Yes, someone must come to the neighbourhood salon for a reason and while at it, they sure will drop some bombs. How the bombs are delivered depend on the relationship or disposition of the person giving this information. Mind you, a simple gist in the hands of an enemy neighbour may turn into a potent and deadly weapon to ridicule and embarrass a target. So, one just must be careful, both as owner and client. I love my visits to the salons. I have quite a number of them for different purposes. You should too. Why? I long discovered that most of them have their area of specialty. Not all of them are good in all the services they claim that they provide. So, I have a salon for retouching my perm, another for fixing of the weaves, Ghana weaves, plaits and braiding somewhere else, and the list goes on. The different locations ensure that the gist is different from the other too.

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