Author: Staff Writer

Bello Matawalle – The Miracle Governor

In an extraordinary moment in Nigeria’s political history, Bello Matawalle against all odds became the executive governor of Zamfara state. The great American author Lemony Snicket wrote “People don’t always get what they deserve in this world” but Mr Matawalle got what he deserved, and that is, to be the governor of Zamfara state. He set out to become the 4th executive governor of the young state created out of Sokoto state in 1996. After unanimously emerging the flag bearer of opposition PDP, by his assessment Bello Matawalle a 3 time honorable member of the Federal House of Representative...

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Happily Ever After: Nana and Cleon’s Multi-cultural Intimate Ballroom Wedding in DC

Nana and Cleon’s love story first began when both were part of the same church youth group. For Cleon, it was love at first sight, and though life separated them for a time, fate would always bring them back together. Knowing in their hearts that they truly belonged together it wasn’t long after reconnecting that Cleon began planning their perfect proposal that would lead them down the path towards happily ever after… Read all about Nana and Cleon’s love story, sweet proposal, and experiences in their modern ballroom wedding in Washington DC. Bride & Groom: Nana & Cleon Occupations:...

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How I got here: Dr. Easa Saleh Al Gurg – A symbol of women’s empowerment in the Arab world

The managing director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group talks to Pleasures Magazine about her new autobiography and the growing influence of women in the Emirates. In a large room on the 16th floor of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group head offices in Dubai, where I am meeting managing director Raja Al Gurg to discuss her autobiography, there are a number of photographs in silver frames perched on shelves and tables. In one of them, Al Gurg leans in to hear what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is saying. In another, Al Gurg and Prince Harry share a...

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TIME TO STEP UP! How entrepreneur went from ‘rock bottom’ to million-dollar boss

Yemi penn was left homeless after her parents kicked her out for getting pregnant – now she run three businesses making £900k a year When Yemi Penn told her parents she was 12 weeks pregnant, she was ordered to “pack her bags and never come back”. But the single mum-of-two, now 37, was determined to make a success of herself – and is now the proud owner of three businesses making £900,000-a-year. Yemi, from Brixton, South London, spent months sofa surfing, in rat-infested hostels with addicts, and even sleeping on the streets, only getting her own place four weeks...

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Miracle of Love: Charming Chapel Wedding in Maryland

Miracle and Garvin first met byway of mutual friends. For Garvin, it was love at first sight, in his words, he felt “there was a sense of calmness, happiness and peace in his soul” when meeting her. Over time, Miracle would prove to be the miracle of his life, and it wasn’t long before Garvin was planning their perfect proposal. It was after Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and close friends, when Garvin asked Miracle to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife… Read all about Miracle & Garvin’s love story, proposal, and experiences in their...

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