Friday, 24 May 2019

REASON WHY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI REFUSED TO SACK MINISTERS




President Muhammadu Buhari has said the reason why he has retained the cabinet ministers in the last three and the half years is due to their unique skill, strength and leadership qualities.

The Nigerian leader made this known on Wednesday during a speech session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Buhari said that the ministers exhibited the spirit of team work.

He described the cabinet members as a “reflection of the Nigeria we aspired to achieve”.

He said, “You will recall that when we started this journey, our country was facing numerous challenges".





“We inherited a broken economy which eventually went into recession in the second quarter of the year 2016. The situation was further compounded by insecurity and massive corruption".

"Many would have given up, indeed many outside commentators said our situation was as well as hopeless. However, we all came together and pushed forward to deliver our campaign promise to rescue our country from it parlous state".

“Although we all had a common vision, we frequently had heated debates in this room on the best way to achieve our goals. The different views are what made the decisions we took reasonable".

"It is this quality that made me retain my cabinet for a full term. Each of you in this room has a unique skill and strength".

Buhari, who thanked the ministers for agreeing to serve the nation, also urged them to be happy for contributing in various ways to the development of Nigeria.


BY; FIRDAUSI MUSA DANTSOHO

BENEFIT OF WATERMELON TO THE SKIN



Did you know a bite of watermelon leaves your body nourished?

Watermelon are made up of about 95% of water and lot of nutrients. This sweet green skinned food has been classified as both fruit and vegetable.

It also has a lot of benefit to the human body. Below are it's benefits to the skin.

1. EXFOLIATION

Watermelon juice mixed with salt makes a perfect scrub to get rid of dead cells on our skin to maintain a clean and healthy skin.

2. PREVENT OIL PRODUCTION IN THE SKIN

Watermelon is packed with vitamin A, which helps to reduce skin pore size and amount of oil that your sebaceous gland secretes. It also helps to get rid of acne, pimples, sunburn and rashes.

3. PREVENT SKIN FRON AGEING

As we get older our skin becomes thinner and less able to recover from damage. Watermelon is full of antioxidants such as lycopene and also vitamin C and A, which help to slow down the signs of ageing.



4. HYDRATES SKIN

Dehydrated skin can lead to dull and dry appearance, but watermelon has such a high water content that helps to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.

5. ACT AS A SKIN TONER

Watermelon contains a natural substance that can help to shrink body tissues. Which means watermelon is a natural toner that can help to keep the skin fresh and beautiful.

BY; FIRDAUSI MUSA DANTSOHO

Thursday, 23 May 2019

3 MAJOR TIPS TO MAKE YOUR LONG DISTANT RELATIONSHIP WORK





In this age of technology and texting, it seems that maintaining a long-distance relationship would be easier than ever before. Gone are the days of paying such sky-high rates for long-distance calls that they need to be rationed like precious jewels. We’re no longer in the days of having to wait for your loved one to settle in with their computer to check email: Instant responses are all but demanded now; ask anyone who's in a long-distance relationship. Even though Technology can't make up for everything. The lack of regular physical proximity still seems to make many long-distance relationships as emotionally tough as ever.

 But again here are 3 major tips to make your long distance relationship work: 

Focus on quality communication. 

Interestingly enough, long-distance couples may actually be more satisfied with their communication than geographically close couples are. This may be because they realize how precious their communication opportunities are, and they generally don't have to waste words on day-to-day logistics. If you are in a long-distance relationship, you lack the ability to have a high quantity of communication compared to couples that are together in close proximity, but you do have the potential to even exceed them when it comes to quality. If you have daily bedtime conversations, for instance, give a little thought beforehand to the most important parts of your day to talk about. Realize that since you may not have the benefit of facial expression or physical touch, you'll sometimes need to be a little more deliberate in the words you use. Understand the deficits of a phone call or even a Skype session and plan accordingly to make sure you say the things you mean to say. That can help you make sure that the most important intimacy-building conversations are still being had, no matter how many states or countries separate you! 

Allow those "boring" details become connection. 

Bear in mind that a focus on quality communication need not mean you are leaving out the smaller details of your day. It is easy to grow apart if you have no clue what the daily rhythm of your partner's life is like: Who do they talk to on their lunch hour? What podcasts are they into now? What have they been trying out for dinner? How have they been redecorating their room? Who's been driving them crazy at work? Don't make the mistake of thinking that the "boring" details of your day should be a mystery to your partner. Of course, no one wants to listen to nothing but a list of minutiae, the key is staying in each other's lives enough that you have a feel for the cast of characters and contexts that make up daily living for them: This helps keep you close, even when the miles do not.

Don't put your life on hold.

There is no doubt about it: Long-distance relationships require some sacrifice. But it's important to be careful not to sacrifice more than is necessary, which can breed resentment and regret over time. This is especially risky when the long-distance part of the relationship is supposed to last only a brief period of time, but unexpectedly needs to be extended longer, whether due to military deployment, employment challenges, or unexpected financial setbacks. In these cases, one partner may have delayed or even avoided spending time cultivating friendships, interests, or hobbies in their locale, because they didn't think it was worth it and now they are a couple of years in, wishing that they at least had truly been living more fully in the meantime. It's one thing to look forward to finally being in the same place as your partner; it's quite another to postpone being truly engaged in your life until then. Make sure that you are trying your best to make the most of the life you have in your own locale, in the here and now. Don't isolate yourself, spin your wheels at work, or keep yourself from "bothering" to seek out a sense of community or purpose. Live each day fully, whether your partner is absent or not. And guess what? It will make the time apart go faster! 


BY: STEPHANIE E. HEMEN

BEEF SAMOSA



INGREDIENTS

1 VEGETABLE OIL
2 ONION
3 MINCED MEAT
4 CURRY
5 THYME
6 SEASONING
7 CHILLI PEPPER
8 CARROT
9 RUNNER BEANS 
10 GREEN PEPPER
11 SOY SAUCE
12 FLOUR 
13 EGG


DIRECTION
In a clean bowl, pour 2 cups of flour, add (dried ingredients first), add a pinch of salt, add a pinch of sugar, add 1 ½ cups of water, mix it very well and add 1 egg to the mixture to get your texture. Put your non-stick pan on heat, use your pastry brush to rub your mixture on the pan and put it back on the fire. When the rap is ready it will come out from the pan. Remove it and put it on a plate.


DIRECTION FOR THE SAUCE
In a clean pot on fire put your vegetable oil, (5 to 6 spoons), chop your onions and put it in your hot vegetable oil and stir. Wash your minced meat and pour, and then add some little water to cook your raw minced meat. Add your curry, thyme, maggi, black pepper, chilli pepper then cover it to cook for some minutes. Then add your carrot runner beans and stir. Allow it to cook also then add your soy sauce. Allow the meat to dry then bring it down and pour it in your tray. After that, use your pizzard cutter to divide your wrap into 4 which is called cut 4, take your pest and rub it on your wrap then fold it into a triangle shape and fill it with little sauce. After that put your pan on fire, pour enough oil, then put your triangle shaped samosa in hot oil and allow it to fry until it becomes brownish. Remove it from fire… AND ENJOY… 



BY: UMMU KHULTHUM ABDULKADIR





AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY TO SKIN AND FACE


Honey is an incredible ingredient that can do wonders for your skin! 
Wondering what makes us vouch so strongly for the benefits this delicious golden liquid can have on your skin? Read ahead to know more.

Why Honey?
For centuries, Honey has remained an integral part of our lifestyle. Right from being used for cooking purposes to being tried for treatment of various diseases and illnesses; the reputation and credibility of Honey as a magic potion for the overall external and internal health of the body has remained unwavering. As a powerhouse of essential nutrients; Honey has indeed been a favorite of the nutritionist, dietitians, beauty experts for reasons well-defined. 


Some facts about Honey:
It dates back to more than 4000 years
Mixed with other herbal preparations, honey enhances the medicinal value of products.

Honey doesn’t spoil. If stored well, it can last way past its expiry date. It is a natural and healthier substitute for regular sugar. An instant energy booster, athletes and fitness freaks often swear by Honey for enhanced endurance levels.


It is a rich source of antioxidants & flavonoids which are beneficial for health.

Its potent antibacterial properties help keep bacterial and fungal infections at bay.

It would not be wrong to say that Honey is nature’s answer to your health problems.



Why Honey for skin?
Using Honey for skin is always a good idea. Mixed with natural ingredients found in your kitchen, it makes for effective and inexpensive beauty treatment. Applying honey regularly on your skin can give you results beyond your imagination and can go a long way in giving you healthy, younger looking and glowing skin. 

What are the Benefits of Honey for Skin and Face? 

Moisturizes the skin deeply:
The reason why honey is often found as a base ingredient for almost every beauty product is because it deeply moisturizes the skin from deep within. The enzymes present in Honey enables it to easily seep into the skin while conditioning it and softening it from deep within. For using honey as a moisturizing mask? Use one spoon of honey on clean, dry skin, and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. It will serve as a perfect moisturizing mask.

Acts as a pore cleanser:
Very few know that honey can be used to cleanse pores and get rid of blackheads. Since Honey contains antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties, it helps to rid your skin of blackheads by removing dirt from pores. It then hydrates and tightens skin pores for clear complexion. For using honey as a pore cleanser: 


Try mixing one spoon raw honey with two spoons jojoba oil or coconut oil. Apply to clean, dry skin, and massage gently in a circular motion, avoiding your eye area. Rinse with cold water 

Lightens scars: 
Honey is a natural moisturizer as well as a natural antiseptic. This not only keeps your skin soft and healthy, but also makes sure less of a scar is left behind. So how does something as basic as honey do this? It minimizes any inflammation and help heal the skin faster. Additionally, the anti-oxidants present in honey help repair damaged skin. For using honey to lighten scars: Mix one spoon raw honey with one spoon coconut oil or olive oil. Apply to the affected area, and massage with the tips of your fingers in a circular motion for one to two minutes. Place a hot washcloth over your skin, and let it sit until it cools. Repeat daily.



Reverses age: The natural antioxidants present in Honey help control wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Applying honey on face in the form of a homemade Honey mask will help increase your skin’s elasticity, thus making it look youthful and glowing.

Adds a natural glow:
Among the many uses of Honey, using it to add a touch of natural glow on the face tops the chart. Either you apply it directly on the face or mix it with milk or yoghurt; the result is going to be incredibly glowing skin.

Hydrates the skin:
Honey is a natural humectant, which means that it draws moisture into the skin from air. Therefore, application of Honey on face, either directly or in the form of a naturally made Honey face pack is the best way to keep your skin hydrated, fresh and supple at all times. 

Helps Reduces Wrinkles:
You can use honey as a home remedy to reduce wrinkles in the following way:

Mix honey with milk or curd to ease out fine lines and wrinkles. Keep this paste on your face for 15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. 


Brightens Skin Complexion: You can use honey as a home remedy to brighten your skin complexion in the following ways: Mixing juice of one tomato with a teaspoon of honey helps reduce tan marks, brighten skin complexion and get rid of spots & blemishes. Twice a week, massage the mix on the face for 5 minutes and leave it to rest for another 15 minutes before rinsing it off with tap water for desired results.


BY STEPHANIE E. HEMEN



Wednesday, 22 May 2019

; BRAIDS AND THE AFRICAN WOMAN






Hair braiding is an ancient art the origin of which can be traced back to Egypt as far as 3500BC. Africans braided their hair in those days, in response to their classes, marital status, age grades, traditions, religions, ceremonies and rituals. Both ladies and gentlemen in Africa braided their hair until civilization stepped in and it became more for ladies. African ladies enjoy braiding their hairs right from the olden days to this times. One may want to know the reason behind the love of hair braiding among African ladies; some of them are listed below.
Fashion Trend; Many African ladies love fitting into the latest fashion trend especially when it comes to hair. Different braid styles come up on daily, monthly, or yearly basis, mostly on celebration periods, and they end up being the fashion trend. Majority of Africans ladies get captivated by such braids and want to look classy and up to date with the hair styles. 

Socialization and Association: Braiding of hair is a time-consuming activity which can be boring, but this boredom is eliminated by gossip between the women present at the salon. They gossip about matters that concern the heart, the society, life and for married women, children and husbands. They share ideas and give solution to one another
addressing issues among themselves. Braiding of the hair gives opportunity to women to meet and make new friends also and to strength the bond between friends. 
Hair Growth and maintenance: Science has proven that the African hair would keep growing but due to its natural dryness and brittleness, it is prone to constant breakage making the hair grow slowly and therefore not achieve the desired length of hair. It is widely believed that the braiding of hair increases hair growth which has been proven scientifically to be true because while braiding the hair, blood flows into the scalp and stimulates hair growth. Also, the braiding of the hair reduces breakage, knotting and tangling.
Grooming: The African hair can turn wild and unruly because of its kinky nature and rough look. In order to look decent and neat, African ladies get their hairs braided. This does not just make them look neat but beautiful and presentable boosting their confidence and self esteem.


BY  STEPHANIE E. HEMEN

HOW FLOWERS BEAUTIFY OUR HOMES AND OFFICES




The home is one of the most important spaces in a person’s life because, it’s where we rest and where we get together with family and friends. The home is one of the pillars of life, so we have to take care of it and give it the respect that it deserves. So, how can you make your home a comfortable and beautiful place? Our offices too, where we work and interact with different people from different places, says a lot about our personalities. This is where the effect of flowers and beautification come in.




Plants bring natural beauty to our living spaces. When it comes to beautifying up your house and health, spending a little green can go a long way. Seeing a plant can subconsciously make you feel calm and relaxed. Plants help us relax and focus, leading to increased productivity, ideas, and problem solving capabilities.




Given on special occasions or simply to tell another person how much you care, flowers continue to be appreciated as gifts and for their beauty. Whether it is Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or just an ordinary day, a nice flower bouquet is bound to bring smiles to its recipient's face. And as well, flowers helps the environment around us in many ways. It beautifies our environment in different circumstances.
Flowers help to create environments that are full of color and vitality, especially flowers with vibrant colors, such as pink, red, blue, or yellow. Colors add a special touch to make homes have a more chic-style look. Flowers can considerably improve people’s moods and also provoke positive feelings.




It also enhances office settings, where business meetings often take place. The reception area can be considered as the physical manifestation of said person because it is the first thing your guests will see. Therefore, if this place is being decorated with many flowers, they will take one look at it and decide right then and there; whether they want to do business with you, regardless of your actual competency.


BY: UMMU KHULTHUM ABDULKADIR



BEAUTY BENEFIT OF COCONUT OIL





When talking about the beauty benefits of coconut oil, the first thing you think about is using it as a hair mask. But there are unbelievable ways to use it in your daily routine such as for your skin, teeth, hand and feet.

Coconut oil is a powerful and miracle oil. It is rich in fatty acids and has natural antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant elements.




Benefits of coconut oil to the skin


1. It can be used as body scrub to remove dead skin cell. All you need is sugar, coconut oil and lemon zest, mixed together and used as a body scrub.

2. When used on the skin on a daily bases, it moisturizes the body and gives it a radiant look.

3. It can also be used as face mask as it is a great way to give your face the nutrients to repair it at the end of a hectic day.

4. It can be used to prevent stretch mark.

Dental benefit of coconut oil



1. Coconut oil can be used as breath freshener which involves gargling coconut oil mixed with water for 10 – 20 minutes. It also kills germs and whitens the teeth.

2. Coconut oil can be used as whitening toothpaste by mixing coconut oil and baking soda. It gives you whiter teeth and removes stains.

Benefit of coconut oil to the hand and feet.



1. It can be used as hand cream to give it a soft and smooth texture.

2. It can also be used as foot cream to moisturize the foot and help get rid of cracked feet.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

ARSENAL TO PLAY FRIENDLY AHEAD CHELSEA CLASH




As the Europa league final against Chelsea draws near, Arsenal is set to play LASK Linz in a friendly on Thursday.



Manager unai emery has arranged for a game against the Austrian side.

The match which will be played behind closed doors will take place at arsenals London colney training ground.

By; Firdausi Musa Dantsoho

Naira Marley is small boy, go after looters of Nigeria’s treasury – Daddy Showkey blasts EFCC

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Veteran musician, Daddy Showkey has attacked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over the arraignment of Naira Marley.

DAILY POST recalls that Marley was on Monday arraigned before the federal high court in Lagos and remanded in Ikoyi prison till May 30th.

However while reacting to the new development, Daddy Showkey took to his Instagram page to attack EFCC for being harsh on Marley.

He urged the anti-graft agency to rather go after corrupt public officials who have stolen Nigeria’s resources rather than Naira Marley whom he described as a ‘small boy’.

Daddy Showkey, in the video, said: “Many things I saw yesterday made me laugh. What did Naira Marley do to warrant all the security? All the people wey be threats to our society, they never do them like this oh.

“This boy is a small boy, all of us know what we did while we were young. One day, your own will come. Don’t think because you are in power now, you will be using your position anyhow.

“I have talked and begged EFCC to give this boy another chance but you refused, they do like say na him thief Nigeria money.

“All the people that stole Nigeria money, what have you done to them? Yet you are treating Marley like a slave.

“Weytin this boy do self wey we never see before, na him kill people with Bomb? Na him thief Nigeria money? Yeye dey Smell.”

Recall that Daddy Showkey had earlier begged EFCC to release Naira Marley.


BY SHAMSIYA BARA'U AHMED