Tuesday, 18 September 2018

JOKE OF THE DAY



At  a Naija wedding;

That moment when you are struggling for food at a Naija wedding and mistakenly disconnected the speaker wire with your leg. Now all eyes are on you. You will just realise that you have bellefull less than 3 seconds 

.Naija Guy; 
If a Naija guy tells you he is not like other men. My sister, ask him if he can give birth. Nonsense Boys!

Naija Student;

 JSS 1: I want to be a Doctor.
SSS 1: I want to be a Lawyer.
10 Years Later: Contact me for your iTunes gift card for instant cash out.

Naija Girl;

When a Naija girl asks you for N50, 000 and you gave her N100, 000 instead. She will be like: "Thanks baby, but don't forget the N50, 000 i asked you.

Made It In Naija;
Finally, i have made it in Naija. I can now speak French. Born June Mama, Come On Serve Her, Serve Her Beer Mercy.
Naija Girls and Food;
Some Naija girls love food so much, you will take her to the zoo and ask what's her favourite animal and she will answer: "Roasted Chicken".
Naija Parents;
Naija parents can send unnecessary messages when they see you doing nothing like: Ayodun! Go and check whether there is air outside.
Naija Girls Inner Beauty Test;

If you want to see a Naija girl inner beauty, just give her Sugar Cane to chew.
Naija Movie;

In Naija movies, the poor boys always meet the rich man's daughter by the road side and repair her car and they later fall in love. I have been standing by our village roadside and no car got spoiled. Are this people fooling us?

Advice To Girls;
Here is my special advice to girls: Never, i mean Never you date a Naija school dropout. They will leave you the same way they left school. 

BY STEPHANIE ERDOO HEMEN





HOW YOU KNOW YOUR PARTNER IS CHEATING


Cheating partners might think they are sly but most of them show hints of their infidelity, you just have to know what to look for. A woman's intuition is usually spot on but the problem is most women don't listen to their intuition when it comes to their partners. If you think your partner is being unfaithful there's a good chance he is, therefore you should keep your eyes peeled. Here are some signs to look for. 


OBSESSED WITH SELF; if your partner becomes too much obsessed himself or herself in the mirror all the time, might be a sign that he is cheating on you. Your partner might be looking out for someone and for that reason he wants to ensure that he looks attractive. 


YOUR PARTNER STARTS ACCUSING YOU: Your partner will start accusing you for small things, in order to overcome the guilt of cheating, so that the matter revolves around you. 
SUDDENLY DEMANDING PRIVACY (SPACE): suddenly your partner starts demanding for their privacy i.e. will call or text secretly when you are not watching. A cheating partner may lock his phone with passwords; which automatically means they are hiding something.

STARTS SHOWING LESS INTEREST IN YOU: If your partner is cheating, he might show less interest towards you sexually and in daily routine.

SEEING SIGNS LIKE LIPSTICK, POWDER STAINS OR HAIR OF ANY OTHER PERSON
ON YOUR PARTNER: If that lipstick isn't your shade, you better have a talk with your partner fast! 

NOT READY TO COMMIT; Find out why!? 

EXCUSES SELF ALL THE TIME TO ANSWER A CALL: If your partner is always answering calls away from you, then don't be alarmed. If he/she is starting a new habit of doing this then you may want to find out who he/she is secretly talking too or texting.

HAVING MORE FEMALE FRIENDS THAN YOU HAVE: Might be a red flag! 

BY STEPHANIE ERDOO HEMEN







IS DATING YOUR COLLEAGUE WORTH A TRY.





We all know that we spend most times at work, especially when you rarely get out for lunch much less has the time to find that special someone. Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. Your heart starts beating faster, and blood rushes to your head. Out with all reason; love is in the air! All of a sudden, meetings are more fun, you already have lots in common; yeah right.But how often do office romances work? And when it ends, what will your life be like? Will you be peering around corners to make sure your former love isn't in the hall and avoiding the company picnic for fear your ex will flaunt a new love interest? Although most persons thinks is cool for them and finds no problem with it, I gathered some opinions from a group of friends and 70% were in the affirmative .Come with me…………………..
Mr Nnamdi said yes depending on the Circumstance

Mr Oluwole thinks it’s a character Error, while most of the Ladies were in affirmative such as miss Chiamaka and Miss Omoh.

However, before you throw your next promotion to the wind, here are few reasons I think dating your co-worker might not be such a good idea because unfortunately, you can’t really count on a happy ending. Yes, you can rail against the unfairness of what I just wrote, but think of it this way: If life were fair, you wouldn't be in this dilemma, and the arrow would have pierced the heart of someone nice who works for the company across the street.




Life is all about dealing with the real world and anticipate plenty of heartache before you embark on any venture. One of you may need to leave the job if things don't work out. Even if things do work out, one of you may still have to go, because it's against most companies’ policy to date fellow employees.

Now let’s assume you receive a promotion while you're in a relationship with your subordinate. This opens up the possibility of blackmail. And what happens when it comes to conducting reviews and evaluating your honey? Do you now get the picture? If you’re thinking of dating a co-worker; better start popping extra vitamins and heighten your sense of discretion, because you’ll need a lot of energy and concentrated effort to keep your office romance just between the two of you. When co-workers eventually find out, you may be the subject of ridicule and suspicion. You may think this is a private affair, but is it really? Logic tells you your romantic involvement will impact your co-workers directly. Ifyou sit together in the company cafeteria, will people now feel they should give you privacy? Will they exclude you from certain conversations, because they don't know what you'll relay to your new love? Consciously or subconsciously, your relationship may influence decisions that go well beyond a lunchroom. Your romance may color everyone's judgment with regard to promotions, projects, team building and responsibilities. The relationship could make it more difficult for your department or Company to operate effectively.

If you’re thinking of dating your Colleague your best bet is to get another job before you even begin or probably midway into the relationship.

BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN

TOOTH CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROWING CHILDREN





Dental care is very important to a growing child’s health for healthy living. Every child needs dental care for strong and healthy teeth. Research has shown that the most common causes of dental problems are tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth or gum abscess and infection can also cause pain or a broken or cracked tooth. Other causes of pain

include infection and damage to a tooth from grinding the teeth. A tooth that is coming in but cannot break through the gum can also cause pain.





However, giving your child Prompt dental care can help find the cause of your child's toothache and keep the tooth from dying or prevent the gum disease from getting worse. Some home remedies and care may also reduce your child's pain and discomfort, and here is how. To reduce pain and facial swelling, put ice or a cold pack on the outside of your child's cheek for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your child's skin. Do not use heat. If the doctor prescribed antibiotics for your child, give them as directed. Do not stop using them just because your child feels better. Your child needs to take the full course of antibiotics. Give your child anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen (Advil,Motrin) to reduce pain and swelling. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label. Do not give your child very hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks for they increase pain. Rinse your child's mouth with warm salt water every 2 hours to help relieve pain and swelling. Older children (starting around age 8) can do this by themselves. Mix 5 g (1 teaspoon) of salt in 250 mL (8 fluid ounces) of water. Talk to your dentist about your child using special toothpaste for sensitive teeth. To reduce pain on contact with heat or cold or when brushing, have your child brush with this toothpaste regularly or rub a small amount of the paste on the sensitive area with a clean finger 2 or 3 times a day. Floss gently between your child's teeth.

BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN.

Monday, 17 September 2018

SPORTS NEWS





SERENA WILLIAMS REACTION WAS PRETTY OVERBOARD SAYS JAMIE MURRAY AS HE DISMISSES UMPIRE SEXISM ROW






Jamie Murray has rejected Serena Williams’ claim that women are treated differently by umpires than male players, with the doubles star claiming that her reaction was “pretty overboard”.



Williams saw her hopes of tying Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles at last weekend's US Open go up in smoke as she crashed to a straight-sets defeat by Japan’s Naomi Osaka, but it was the American’s furious bust-up with umpire Carlos Ramos that sparked the biggest controversy that has dominated the game ever since.


The 36-year-old accused Ramos of being a “liar” and a “thief” after he gave Williams three separate code violations for illegally receiving coaching, smashing her racket on the ground and verbally abusing a match official, which prompted one of the most extraordinary finishes to a match in Williams’ career as she was docked a game in the decisive second set.



LIVER POOL AND TOTTENHAM STARS WORTH CONSIDERING FOR GAMEWEEK 5 ARMBAND DESPITE THEIR MATCH UP.




Mohammed Salah (E13.0m) and Harry Kane(e12.5m) are set to fake a battle to overtake Sergio  Aguero (E11.3m) as the no 1 candidate for the Gameweek5 Captaincy in fantasy premier league.

However, Salah and Kane’s records from the last season as shown that they should not be overlooked. Each as scored in both meetings between Tottenham hotspur and Liverpool, totaling three goals a piece’






Kane who delivered two goals and an assist in the 4-1 Wembley win over jurgen Klopp’s side maintaining his stong record against Liverpool.
While Salah has offered further encouragement fot those considering him,his totals of 19shots on the goal and 13 chances created, placed him amongst the top two players on both metrics

Aguero who has the most promising fixture, Manchester City facing Fullham at home,the favourite for the Gameweek5 captaincy disappointed May owners with just one assist at home to Newcastle united in Gameweek4.Should Aguero slip up again, those who opt for Salah or Kane stands a chance to benefit.

BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN.

Thursday, 13 September 2018




THINK GSM VILLAGE ABUJA, THINK MOBILE PHONES AND GADGETS!





Abuja the Nigerian Capital city is known for its beautiful scenery and fantastic nightlife. But the most important asset to the average Abuja resident is the Mobile Phone. The easiest place to find a mobile phone for Abuja residents is the GSM Village.



The importance of mobile phones cannot be over emphasized because it is something we use every day via calls, text, chat, credit and debit transactions, just name etc. This makes it mandatory to have a suitable location for the buying and selling of mobile phones and gadgets. One of such places is GSM Village, Located at Wuse zone 1.


Abuja. Most Abuja residents patronize this alluring phone hub which boasts of tones of all sorts of phones and phone accessories. There are also computer engineers and software handlers who work tirelessly to attend to numerous Abuja residents when they bring in their faulty phones or gadgets for repairs. All sorts of phones are repaired and put in good working conditions as a result of the technical knowledge and abilities of these young people who are determined to get a breakthrough through the work of their hands.




Another advantage of the GSM village is the possibility of phone swap deals called Kakara, the deal is an exchange of phones that gives the user new handsets of their choice in exchange for the old ones at little cost. This deal is very popular at the Market, because everyone wants to get a better version of handsets and not everyone as the money to pay for it. Kankara offers the opportunity to get one’s choice phone at an affordable rate.

So in your next visit to the nation’s capital and you want to get an affordable phone or probably swap your used phone; think GSM village.


BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS





FAKE LIFESTYLES LEADS CELEBS INTO DEPRESSION: KELLY HANDSOME.

Kelly Handsome has given his own reason why celebrities are falling into depression. He thinks the reason a number of celebrities are falling into depression is as a result of their fake lifestyles.


The music star made this known on his Instagram page on Tuesday 11, 2018 where he posted a series of post on the issue of depression and celebrities.


"Depression among celebrities is a long-term effect of not being yourself: fake lifestyle; "Depression among artists is becoming rampant. It's the repercussion of living a fake unsustainable life. Stay true to yourself," he concluded. Kelly Hansome's latest message is as a result of the number of celebrities who have come out to reveal that they had gone through depression at one point or are still battling the illness.








SINGER HARRY SONG GRADUALLY GETTING BACK AT HIS FEET

Just about a week ago, Harrysong posted a cryptic message on his Instagram page, talking about death. Saying his fans should not cry for him, but instead celebrate him when he is gone. Singer HarrySong has shared a post on his social media page, that in this period where depression and suicide are on the front burner of social media discussion has left many concerned about his state of mind.


A few hours later, his management came out to announce that he was going through depression and was getting help. Following his decision to get help over depression; the music star took to his Instagram page on Friday, September 7, 2018, where he shared a photo of a therapist


and himself after a session. He went on to thank fans for their support as he gets back to his feet. I am well and I am gradually getting my feet back. Always show love and be kind to people. Depression is a silent killer, learn to unburden your mind to trusted ones. I love you all #tekero #altersoldiers #alterlovers #kingmaker,". This message was released a few hours after his record label management revealed that he would be seeking help.






CARDI B EXPOSES HER BUTT WHILE TRYING TO ATTACK NICKI MINAJ.

Cardi B had a slight wardrobe malfunction while trying to hurl a shoe at fellow rapper Nicki Minaj during a New York Fashion Week event. At the New York Fashion Week held in September 2018, there was a mild drama when Cardi B accidentally opened her butt in public, her dress was seen falling off while trying to hurl a shoe at Nicki Minaj The incidence remained one of the highlights of the New York Fashion Week in September. The latter reportedly approached Minaj to confront her about spreading false stories about her. Nicki Minaj's comments about her not being a good mother have beenlisted as one of the reasons for the drama.Cardi B who is 25 years old is a new mum having delivered a child in July 2018





BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN.

RISK EVERY ENTREPRENEUR MUST TAKE.





 Risk-taking is almost synonymous with entrepreneurship. To start and support your own business, you’ll have to put your career, personal finances and even your mental health at stake. For most, the prospect of making your own decisions and being in charge of your own destiny is worth it. But if you’re going to be successful as an
 entrepreneur, you have to be prepared for the risks and challenges that come with it. Risks that every entrepreneur must take,from idealisation to ongoing development

ABANDONING THE STEADY PAYCHECK:

 Before you venture into the world of business ownership, you’ll first have to say goodbye to your current job, and in some cases, your career. Some people have the luxury of a backup plan -- an option to resume your career in case things don’t go well in your independent business. But for most starting entrepreneurs, the choice is a risky plunge. There’s no guarantee of your personal income, especially in the first few months and years of your company’s existence, and you’ll probably be too busy to secure or sustain an alternative line of income.

DONATING PERSONAL TIME (AND HEALTH) Entrepreneurship takes a toll on the average person. You’ll spend countless hours doing work to make your company successful, and your remaining hours worrying about what you have or have not done thus far. You will lose sleep, you will miss out on personal time, and you will experience much more stress than usual. 
The rewards of entrepreneurship often outweigh these personal risks, but you have to be prepared to live this type of lifestyle. Risks shouldn’t steer you away from pursuing entrepreneurship. Instead, see them for what they are necessary obstacles on a greater path. There’s no way to avoid the risks you’ll face as an entrepreneur, but by recognising them, you can prepare for and
mitigate them.

RELYING ON CASH FLOW; 

 Even if you have a line of credit, securing a regular cash flow is difficult and stressful. You can position yourself for a profitable year, but still struggle with the day-to-day necessities if your revenue doesn’t match or exceed your costs in a timely manner Bills can add up quickly, and if you don’t have enough revenue to support your outgoing cash flow, you could run short of money for paychecks or be forced to dip into emergency funds. Be prepared to address it daily, or at least weekly.

BETTING ON A CRUCIAL DEADLINE;

 Startups are, by nature, forced into strict timelines for their product launches and milestone goals. Their finances are fragile, and their investors are eager to start seeing the wheels turning. As a result, most entrepreneurs are forced to make multiple goals contingent on a handful of deadlines, and those deadlines become absolutely critical. Be prepared to stay up at night worrying about your ability to hit those deadlines, and coming up with contingencies if you cannot.

TRUSTING A KEY EMPLOYEE: 

 When you first start a business, you won’t have a full team of employees working for you, instead, you’ll probably have a small, tight-knit group of people working tirelessly together in an effort to get things up and running. You’ll have to put an overwhelming amount of trust in them, especially if they have special skills that are hard to find and are willing to start work at a lower salary than the industry standard. Otherwise, your timeline and product could be fatally compromised.

BY STEPHANIE ERDOO HEMEN

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

NATURAL HAIR AND HOW TO STYLE IT.


Natural or virgin hair is hair that has not been treated with any chemical straighteners such as relaxers or texturizers. Natural hair comes in all shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Natural hair can range from loose curls to kinky coils. Most people of African descent have hair textures that result in a curl pattern. Black natural hair can often be viewed as “nappy hair” that needs to be tamed. But black Natural hair is a movement.

Women are often discriminated against in the workplace for wearing their natural hair. This is why it is so important for women to embrace their natural hair and be confident when doing so. Natural hair is beautiful and it is important for people to know that.

The Hair types are: Straight hair, Wavy Curly hair, Curly Kinky hair,
Kinky Curly hair.

HOW TO STYLE YOUR NATURAL HAIR
Maybe natural hair was not always a trend because it was quite difficult to manage, but today more and more African women are beginning to rock it and proudly too. Nowadays, you can see women with natural hair everywhere, and they make lots of different lovely hairstyles.
Here are some;


TWIST AND SCARF UPDO:

Is a chic hairstyle that is really elegant and goes with most of the clothing you choose, regardless of whether it is chic or casual. Besides, there are a lot of scarves that you can use basically of any color or length. For making this hairstyle even more interesting, you can twist the front of the hair while putting the back of your hair in a pretty up do. Then, you can tie the scarf around your hair to complete your gorgeous look.


BANTU KNOTS;

 The famous Bantu knots, which have been worn by multiple celebrities, are becoming more and more popular among regular people. They are quite tedious to do, but once you have some practice, you will become a Bantu knots professional. This is one of the best ways how to pack short natural hair. You can read our guide on how to
make Bantu knots and Bantu knot-out below.


BRAID OUT STYLE;

If you do a braid out style, you can later opt for the cornrows or do another kind of box braided hairstyles. When you make braids and then take them out the next day, your hair will have a lot of volume and beauty. This is one of the most popular natural hairstyles for medium length hair.


SPIRALED BRAID: 

This hairstyle will protect you from cold winter when you would rather have the ends tucked in. Aside from being versatile, it also looks extremely elegant and lovely. By the way, if you undo the spiral braid, you can have another cool hairstyle out of it. This one is definitely worth trying out!


MARLEY TWIST;
 

Doing Marley twists is not so time-consuming, but they will stay for a long time and showcase all the charm and appeal of your natural hair. This is one of the natural hairstyles for long hair, which is incredibly popular among African women. Many of the Marley twists fans go as far as adding some accessories to their twisted hair strands, gathering them into a lovely bun or ponytail, or braiding them between each other.


TOP BUN:
             

It is not easy to find a perfect way to tame your texture, but doing your hair in a bun is really convenient, while also being chic and nice. If you have long hair, this is the best way to keep your hair away from the face, or do your hair on the particularly lazy day. You can always add the hair band or scarf to make your look even more appealing.

BY STEPHANIE ERDOO HEMEN

#WOMANCRUSHWEDNESDAY


Today on Woman crush Wednesday, we will be crushing on one of Nigerians great actress of all times she is no other person but Ego Boyo.

Ego Boyo was born September 6th, she is a Nigerian film actress and producer known for 30 days (2005) and Violated (2013).

Ego was born with a silver spoon into the family of respected late Justice Nnamani.

Ego began her acting career in the 90s in a movie titled Violated. Ego was one time the screen darling when she featured in the now rested TV series titled ‘’Checkmate” which graced the Nigerian Tv screens in the early 90s.
The drama series was one which many families never wish to miss on their screens that they rush home to ensure that they don’t miss any part and it always come on air every Thursday.


Ego set up her own production company later the same year, and continues as the managing director/CEO of the company. Set up as a full digital production company with a rental arm and working in production from end to end, a service it continues to provide a cross two continents. 

In 1998, Ego delved back into production with another collaboration with Amaka Igwe, this time the film was ‘’TO LIVE AGAIN’’ which was directed by Amaka Igwe and went on to gamer several THEMA award nominations, and REEL award nominations and eventually to win best Film/Picture at the Reel Awards in 1999.

Ego who is a graduated of Theatre Arts from the University of Benin, is passionate about education, charity, and women empowerment, she is an active member of several organisation.

Ego recently set up Temple Mai Foundation under Temple Productions with the mandate to produce and present visual statements for advocacy groups and other foundations; to inform and educate identified groups and the general public through visual media. 


Ego is a member of many clubs in Nigeria and the UK, and is a Global rights advocate in the campaign against Sexual Violence and also serves on the Advisory Board of Oando Foundation, an independent charity establishment in 2011 to support the Nigerian government in a achieving its universal basic education goal. She is a member of the Nigeria Entertainment Business Group, The Association of Movie Producers, as well as The Nigerian association of Theatre Arts practitioners. 

Ego is a director of Lagos Preparatory School, Ikoyi, which offers the highest quality British Preparatory education.

Ego was also appointed the 60th President of the International Women’s Society, Nigeria in 2017.


BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU