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The Chic List by - Fatima Garba LEATHER ESQUE, SKINNY JEANS AND LEGGINGS These pieces are slimming, sexy, and the perfect staple item for weekend nights out. I especially like the look of coated denim and lamĂŠ leggings because they JLYH\RXDĂ&#x20AC;HUFHVXper-hero like look without being too over-the-top and, wellâ&#x20AC;Ś shiny

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How are you able to separate your work as a stylist and designer? IItâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually really hard to separate the two because sometimes, when the public see few of our works, video or editorials, they always feel I just styled it not knowing I design all the pieces I style with.

How many collections have you had since you started designing? Tell us about your most recent one? I have designed four collections so far. All my collections are about my life. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Day Dream Collectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was showcased at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards LQ7KHÂľ'DULQJ&ROOHFWLRQÂś was showcased at Music Meets 5XQZD\LQ7KHÂľ*ODGLDWRU Seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Elegante Kidzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Freedom Collectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are my most recent ones. I showcased my â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Freedom Collectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at African Fashion Week London in $XJXVW

What kind of woman do you design for? Actually, I design for everybody: kids, teenagers, women, men, and even the old. Elegante by TiannahStyling caters to the world, not just the society.

line â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elegante Kidz â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with her daughter, Tiannah, as the face of Elegante Kidz. She is currently working on her reality TV show project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Diary Of A Fashion Guruâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which is coming soon to TV screens across Nigeria and Africa.

Why fashion designing, styling and beauty? Because these three things put together are my passion. I started sketching at a very early age and while I was in university, I started designing for my friends and gave them fashion tips. I also love making natural remedies for skin issues; making people look good from head to toe. This is why I opened a salon for hair, nails, lash, make-up and WKHEHDXW\DUPRIWKHEXVLQHVV%HFDXVHRIP\Ă&#x20AC;DLU for good skin, I opened my spa where I sell my own range of skin care products called Tiannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Glow. TiannahStyling now has a fashion academy. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the aim of the school? TiannahStyling Fashion Academy is constantly looking towards the future, identifying new ways of working, discovering new markets and learning

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r. Paul Botwev Orhii was born and raised in Lessel in Benue state of Nigeria. He attended St. Francis College, Otukpo, Benue State. While there, he excelled both science and liberal Arts. Pursuant to his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer and his unquenchable passion for the legal profession, Dr Orhii worked at the High Court of Justice, Makurdi, as a clerk. Dr. Orhii is multi-lingual, and very proficient in Tiv, Russian, and English Language. He also has a vast exposure to divergent cultural, political, educational and economic systems of the world and a wealth of experience that cuts across different social and cultural backgrounds. In 2009, the Federal Government of Nigeria, appointed him as the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The agency is charged with the responsibility of regulating and controlling the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, sales and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, chemicals, medical devices and packaged water. In this Interview, the NAFDAC Boss talks about this Herculean task.

What was your childhood and upbringing like? I was brought up in a very, disciplined family. My childhood was very nice. I grew up with my siblings. My mother had nine children altogether and I am in the number two position. We had fun playing with each other as kids. Although we did not have much, we were happy. Sometimes, food was not affordable or enough to go round but like I said, we were happy and I managed to go to school. As a young boy did you always wanted to study medicine? Initially, I wanted to study law. My father had urged me to follow the footsteps of my uncle who is also my role model, the Honourable, Justice Katsina Alu who later became the Chief Justice of Nigeria. At that time, he was a lawyer and a role model to my family so my father wanted me to become a lawyer like him. I had prepared to study law because while in secondary school, I took art courses but I was more interested in the VFLHQFHV,Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHGVHFRQGDU\VFKRROLQ with a distinction in WAEC. I excelled both in the arts and sciences. But an accident happened, I moved to Lagos State to live with my uncle. One day, his daughter was ill and we took her to the hospital on a Sunday. There was no doctor available to attend to her. Then a doctor arrived who coincidentally, came to see one of his patients who was critically

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ill but he refused to attend to us. Eventually, we found a private hospital and took her there. There and then just like a vision, my uncle turned and asked me if I could practice medicine. I happily said yes and that was how I began to study medicine at the University of Jos. About that time, I got admission to study Medicine in Russia. I left 1LJHULDLQWR5XVVLDZKHUH,VWXGLHG PHGLFLQHDQGJUDGXDWHGLQ,EHFDPHWKH Ă&#x20AC;UVWIRUHLJQHUWREHDZDUGHGD3+'WRFRQWLQXHWR VWXG\PHGLFLQH6R,HYHQWXDOO\JRWD3+'LQ FKURPLQHXURSV\FKRORJ\LQ7KDWZDVKRZ the dream of being a lawyer was forgotten. What were some of the choices in life you made that brought you here? ,PDGHDFRQVFLRXVHIIRUWWREHKRQHVWĂ&#x20AC;UVWWR myself and most importantly, to people around me. I worked extremely hard because I had it at the back of my mind that people who do not work hard end up very poor and I did not want that for myself. I also made sure that I had good friends DURXQGPHWRLQĂ XHQFHPHSRVLWLYHO\DQGWKHQ, put in my best in whatever situation I found myself in. I have had my fair share of odd jobs. There were times I worked night shifts in my secondary school days at a textile factory in both Kano and Kaduna. I also worked at the Nigerian Breweries in Kaduna, but I always knew that in the long run, my goal will be achieved. So basically, these were the choices I made to get me to where I am today.

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PAUL BOTWEV ORHII By - Fatima Garba

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r. Paul Botwev Orhii was born and raised in Lessel in Benue state of Nigeria. He attended St. Francis College, Otukpo, Benue State. While there, he excelled both science and liberal Arts. Pursuant to his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer and his unquenchable passion for the legal profession, Dr Orhii worked at the High Court of Justice, Makurdi, as a clerk. Dr. Orhii is multi-lingual, and very proficient in Tiv, Russian, and English Language. He also has a vast exposure to divergent cultural, political, educational and economic systems of the world and a wealth of experience that cuts across different social and cultural backgrounds. In 2009, the Federal Government of Nigeria, appointed him as the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The agency is charged with the responsibility of regulating and controlling the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, sales and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, chemicals, medical devices and packaged water. In this Interview, the NAFDAC Boss talks about this Herculean task.

What was your childhood and upbringing like? I was brought up in a very, disciplined family. My childhood was very nice. I grew up with my siblings. My mother had nine children altogether and I am in the number two position. We had fun playing with each other as kids. Although we did not have much, we were happy. Sometimes, food was not affordable or enough to go round but like I said, we were happy and I managed to go to school. As a young boy did you always wanted to study medicine? Initially, I wanted to study law. My father had urged me to follow the footsteps of my uncle who is also my role model, the Honourable, Justice Katsina Alu who later became the Chief Justice of Nigeria. At that time, he was a lawyer and a role model to my family so my father wanted me to become a lawyer like him. I had prepared to study law because while in secondary school, I took art courses but I was more interested in the VFLHQFHV,Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHGVHFRQGDU\VFKRROLQ with a distinction in WAEC. I excelled both in the arts and sciences. But an accident happened, I moved to Lagos State to live with my uncle. One day, his daughter was ill and we took her to the hospital on a Sunday. There was no doctor available to attend to her. Then a doctor arrived who coincidentally, came to see one of his patients who was critically

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ill but he refused to attend to us. Eventually, we found a private hospital and took her there. There and then just like a vision, my uncle turned and asked me if I could practice medicine. I happily said yes and that was how I began to study medicine at the University of Jos. About that time, I got admission to study Medicine in Russia. I left 1LJHULDLQWR5XVVLDZKHUH,VWXGLHG PHGLFLQHDQGJUDGXDWHGLQ,EHFDPHWKH Ă&#x20AC;UVWIRUHLJQHUWREHDZDUGHGD3+'WRFRQWLQXHWR VWXG\PHGLFLQH6R,HYHQWXDOO\JRWD3+'LQ FKURPLQHXURSV\FKRORJ\LQ7KDWZDVKRZ the dream of being a lawyer was forgotten. What were some of the choices in life you made that brought you here? ,PDGHDFRQVFLRXVHIIRUWWREHKRQHVWĂ&#x20AC;UVWWR myself and most importantly, to people around me. I worked extremely hard because I had it at the back of my mind that people who do not work hard end up very poor and I did not want that for myself. I also made sure that I had good friends DURXQGPHWRLQĂ XHQFHPHSRVLWLYHO\DQGWKHQ, put in my best in whatever situation I found myself in. I have had my fair share of odd jobs. There were times I worked night shifts in my secondary school days at a textile factory in both Kano and Kaduna. I also worked at the Nigerian Breweries in Kaduna, but I always knew that in the long run, my goal will be achieved. So basically, these were the choices I made to get me to where I am today.

Who is your mentor that made the most impact on you? 7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVWZRXOGEHP\IDWKHU+HZDVP\Ă&#x20AC;UVW mentor and made a huge impact on me while growing up. He was a very principled man and he basically shaped my life. Second, is my uncle, Hounourable Justice Katsina Alu. He was such a role model and also had an impact in my life. How was NAFDAC when you took over as DG? 1$)'$&ZDVDOUHDG\DZHOONQRZQDJHQF\ when I took over. My predecessor had brought media attention so it was a well known agency. I KDGVWHSSHGLQWRELJVKRHVDQG,KDGWRĂ&#x20AC;OOXS quickly because Nigerians were looking up to me because people can be easily impatient. Unfortunately, if you look at the fake drug VLWXDWLRQLQZHKDGPRUHWKDQSHUFHQW for the anti malaria drugs which were fake. There was an analysis done by WHO (World health organization) to evaluate the anti malaria drugs circulating in African countries. Fourteen African countries including Nigeria showed that we had DERXWSHUFHQWRIWKHDQWLPDODULDGUXJVZKLFK were either fake or substandard. Then we had WKH0\SLNLQPL[WXUHLQFLGHQWWKDWNLOOHG 1LJHULDQFKLOGUHQ6RZKHQ,JRWWR1$)'$& there had been no single persecution of a fake drug offender since the agency started. But on the whole, the agency was considered to be a

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highly performing agency. What challenges have you faced and are still facing? When I got to NAFDAC, I had to bring the My pikin people to face the law. I did that within three weeks of starting work at NAFDAC. Now four \HDUVODWHU,FDQSURXGO\VD\,¡PJODGZHZRQLQ court and they have been convicted and prosecuted and they are facing 14 year jail term. And the assets of their company have been FRQĂ&#x20AC;VFDWHGE\WKH)HGHUDO*RYHUQPHQWRI Nigeria. Prosecuting this case was a major challenge. Another major challenge was the 64 percent anti malaria drugs that were found to be fake. I had to immediately, swing into action to reduce the incidence of fake medicine in the country. 7KDQN*RGWRGD\,FDQJODGO\VD\WKDWZHKDYH reduced the circulation of fake drugs especially in major cities, but we still have the challenge in the rural areas because people over there rely on cheaper medicine. The incidence of fake malaria drugs has been reduced to 20percent by an analysis done by the WHO in our meeting is Buenos Aires in November 2012. We believe that this can be reduced further if we fully begin to LPSOHPHQWYLD606 0(66$*(6 WKDWSXWVWKH power of taking anti malaria drugs in the hands of the Nigerian consumer who can there and then reject them. We are very optimistic about that as well. Then in terms of prosecution, I have secured about six major convictions and so many other victories in the court since I got to NAFDAC. We recently launched a centre in Onitsha to try to uncode and minimize the circulation of fake drugs in the country and also to make sure Nigerians have access to good quality medicines. These are some of the major challenges and we are on the way to tackling them and we hope that in the near future, Nigeria will become free of fake medicines. 7KHUHVHHPVWREHDPDMRULQĂ X[LQIDNH GUXJVKRZDUH\RXĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJWKHGUXJZDU" ,¡PQRWVXUHWKHUHLVDQLQĂ X[EXWZHDUHWU\LQJ WRFXUEDQGGRRXUEHVWWRPDQDJHWKHLQĂ X[RI fake drugs. The fake drug market has reduced tremendously since the crackdown of illicit narcotic trade. We have done our best and used cutting edge technology, recruited the masses to KHOSXVĂ&#x20AC;JKWWKHFRXQWHUIHLWPHGLFLQHDQGDOVR carried out massive public enlightenment to educate our masses. Today, I can say that we are winning the war against counterfeit medicine. We have also increased local production of medicines, the quality has improved and some of them are going through WHO observation. Hopefully, by early next year, we would have VRPHFRPSDQLHVDQGSURGXFWVSUHTXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HGLQ 1LJHULDWRHQDEOHXVEHFRPHVHOIVXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWLQWKH supply of essential medicines of good quality at affordable prices to the people. As a whole, I think we are winning the war. +RZFDQWKHJHQHUDOSXEOLFKHOSLQĂ&#x20AC;JKWLQJ IDNHGUXJV" The general public has a big role to play. Every single Nigerian is a major stake holder because he or she is a potential victim. We all use medicines at one point or drink water or tea or other products which are regulated by NAFDAC. I WKLQNHYHU\RQHVKRXOGĂ&#x20AC;QGDUROHWRSOD\)RU example, the journalists have the skill of creating media and public awareness, the musician has a role to sing songs about fake drugs to educate the masses and create public awareness, the policeman has a role to arrest the fake drug

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Ă 0SIJJ dealers, the religious leaders can enlighten people about this issue. That is why we are working with every member of the society to ensure they play a role. We also work with the traditional rulers, because some people might not necessarily listen to me but will listen to movie actors and actresses. We have the musician 2FACE as one of our NAFDAC Ambassadors. It is key that everybody uses their role to help us Ă&#x20AC;JKWWKLVZDUEXWPRUHLPSRUWDQWO\VRPHSHRSOH want to help us but they do not know how to identify counterfeit products. Nowadays, counterfeit has become so sophisticated that they FDQQRWEHLGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;HGMXVWE\ORRNLQJDWWKHP because they go out of their way to copy the NAFDAC number and put it on the product. Therefore, what we have done is to help the masses to use technology by the SMS text messages method so as to help every body by putting this issue into the hands of the general public. If every Nigerian begins to reject this counterfeit drugs then, they will have no market

and they will slowly be eradicated. We also have a helpline that the general public can call to report an incident. What do you do in your leisure time? Most times I listen to music. I hang out with my friends, dance and have a good time. More importantly, I read a lot of Russian poems. I like Shakespeare too. Can you tell us what your everyday fashion is OLNH" I actually do not have time to think about fashion. When I get up in the morning, the closest GHFHQWORRNLQJRXWĂ&#x20AC;W,Ă&#x20AC;QG,ZHDU7KHVHDUH mostly suits. I hardly have the time to select what to wear. And your quote of the day? Hard work and Honesty always pays!


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FE A T UR E

Get Captivated by - Jerome Onipede

RUNNING AWAY FROM A PAST YOU DID NOT CREATE! Tomi had said that she had a dream where she saw herself in a train with her best friend, Simi. Suddenly, there was commotion and everyone got scattered and suddenly Simi was no longer with her. She said she found herself going through a dark tunnel with an angel. Then, came a bright light at the end of the tunnel as they approached. At the end of the tunnel was a man dressed in white. She became afraid and was going to hold the angel that was with her but when she turned, the angel was gone! She was left alone with the man that was in white. Then, she woke up. At this point, she said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yomi, do you know I am going to dieâ&#x20AC;?? While Tomi had surgery from which she never woke up, Yomi had a dream where

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POCKET FINA by - Omilola Oshikoya

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THE NUANCE OF A LADY: HER EDGE FOR SUCCESS Having a clear perspective of purpose takes your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Allâ&#x20AC;? and also avails you â&#x20AC;&#x153;Allâ&#x20AC;?. In the beginning, it can be a terribly lonely world and may take DORWRIWLPHĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJRWKHUVZKRDUH willing to share or support your belief. The harder part may also be the incredible vulnerability that putting your-self out there for everyone to see would cause, probably due to your beliefs or

ideas being rejected, or even your intelligence being questioned. In the long run however, it takes WKHFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHWKDWRQO\DIHZFDQ muster to risk bringing your-self to such a place and conform to your Purpose in life. The recent incident of the DEXVHRIDIHPDOHSXEOLFĂ&#x20AC;JXUH aired in the news and also carried in the Newspapers last week, IXUWKHUHQĂ DPHGZKDWRQHRIP\

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friends teasingly termed â&#x20AC;&#x153;my new found frenzy over ladies and their purposes in lifeâ&#x20AC;?. That milk of love and concern for my fellow ladies instantly welled up in me and came pouring out as I pondered on what else such incident can be termed? if not the â&#x20AC;&#x153;modern day silent IPV (Intimate Partner Violence)â&#x20AC;?, which seems to be ravishing homes. Oh! How coincidental the timing of that incident! which further buttresses our concern that typically a woman can be subjected to the pains of failure if she lacks a clear perspective of purpose, as well as due to a loss of sense of dignity, virtue and identity. Also, such an abuse can hold

sway when foundations of values DUHQRWODLGHDUO\LQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFH Therefore, to put a check on such ill-treatments, a real lady VKRXOGPDNHLWDQÂś$OHYHO¡SULRULW\ to be able to develop and actively use her natural gifts to offer valuable contribution to the society, which in-turn draws others to her. She should make it the same level of priority not only to have a knowledge of who she is, but how she should be seen and treated, and this is because her head and spirit are together due to the promises of God concerning her which she holds dearly to her heart.

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Chioma E. Okoye is a Corporate Etiquette expert; she is the Principal of the Diamond School of International protocol & Etiquette. (Email: cokoye@diamondschoolofprotocol.com) November 24, 2013 /

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DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BELIEVE THE HYPE by - Odun Ogunbiyi

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I always advocate impeccably groomed eyebrows with lashings and lashings of lashes to open up those eyes I get a little concerned that my individual lashes make me look a bit (aright a lot) like a hoochie mama, I mean there is a time and place for all that but.... I digress. My girl Lola Maja-Okojevoh, makeup artist to the stars and all around good egg has shown me the way forward. She has her own brand of lashes, Sacred Lashes, catering to all pallets from the subtle to the fancy dress and she specialises in the individual lash attachment. ,W¡VDOOLQWKHTXDOLW\DQGFRQVWUXFWLRQRIWKH lashes and praise the lord the correct glue (no more burnt retinas from weave on glue for me). I had a set of subtle semi permanents done, which should last me a couple of weeks and are so light your forget you have them on. I love that you just lay there, eyes closed, snoring a little and wake up fabulous. No muss no fuss. I shall be trying out the Xtreme lashes (#1 brand in the US) soon and as I am going blond I shall trust nobody else to thread and colour my eyebrows. I love the results what do you think? www.mysacredbeauty.com

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,ILWVVXVKL\RX·YHJRW a hankering for then the best in Lagos is to be found hands down at Izanagi. The whole experience is a treat. The ambiance is modern with a dash of kitsch and the service is impeccable as Bernard, the manager, ZRXOGQ·WKDYHLWDQ\RWKHUZD\ The menu has a vast array of all the obligatory VXVKLVDVKLPLKRWVDNLDQG¶FRRNHG·-DSDQHVH options you cannot be disappointed. %HVWLQFODVVLVWKHEODFNFRGà RZQLQIURP France and marinated in sweet miso for 5 days.... H[TXLVLWH,DFWXDOO\GUHDPDERXWWKLVGLVKDQGLW must be eaten to be believed. Bernard will need at least 3 days heads up if you are thinking about trying out this delicacy so call up, order a table and book it down. You will be treated like family. ,ZRXOGORYHWRKHDUIURP\RXFRQWDFWPHYLDWZLWWHU #RGGERG8QWLOQH[WWLPH;2;2 


P EO PL E “ O N E PA RT Y AT A T I M E ! ”

THE CELEBRANT SENATOR TESLIM KAYODE & WIFE, ANGELA ARIKE

BASHIR ADAMU & APRIL ABANULOR

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SENATOR TESLIM FOLARIN CLOCKS 50 IN GRAND STYLE! By - Latasha Ngwube AYO & FEYI FAYOSE

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CHIEF WOLE OYELESE KING SUNNY ADE

Recently, the city of Ibadan witnessed a celebration to rival many a grand occasion as it’s son of the soil, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin turned fifty. The event was marked with festivity and merriment that saw people of Oyo state from all walks of life turned out in droves to herald the politician. Casa Lucio/Gaso event centre was the venue, where food, drinks, prayers and dance ruled the roost. Live entertainment was from the stables of King Sunny Ade and his band, who serenaded guests till the wee hours. The celebrant and his stunning wife Angela Arike, were all smiles and the perfect hosts, receiving the royal fathers, dignitaries, politicians, socialites and family who came from around the country to be a part of the special day.

CHIEF YEKIN ADEOJO & SENATOR LEKAN BALOGUN

MRS IB HORSFALL DINA

DAPO ABIODUN

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