Wednesday, 28 January 2015

5 Things Every Married Man Should Do Around Single Women by Steve

A wise man once told me that when I find myself
around single women, especially when I find them
attractive or interesting, I should mention my wife
and family early in the conversation. I have found
this advice to be very useful on many occasions.
Fellow husbands, I have found the above advice
and the other tips at the bottom to be essential in
keeping my marriage healthy and strong. I want
my marriage to be strong and healthy, and so
should you! In fact, it’s one of the biggest
responsibilities in your marriage.
So let’s dig deeper into this subject. Where are
some common places that you might run into this
scenario? For many of you, it could easily happen
at work. You could be starting a new job and find
yourself around a lot of nice, new women. When
this happens, you have to make the choice to
embrace their attention or extinguish it in a friendly
way by mentioning your beautiful wife and family.
For some of you, you have been working around
the same women for some time. You might have
chosen many times to engage in flirty conversation
or to go out with co-workers after work. If this is
you and your wife is at home waiting for you, then
it’s time to step back and assess your position as
the husband and leader. Take the necessary steps
to make your relationship with your wife the most
important one again and don’t forget it. Lead,
gentlemen, lead!
Even though those were only a couple of quick
examples, I know there are a few of you out there
who need to step up your role as a husband.
Those examples don’t apply to you? Then consider
who you know and talk to at your gym, the grocery
store, the local hangout or wherever. These
“simple” places could produce difficult
relationships that will harm your relationship and
love with your wife. Man up and do what needs to
be done for your marriage!
Now that I have your attention, here are five things
every married man should do around single
women:

1. Keep your ring on. There are very few
exceptions for when that ring needs to be off, like
when operating heavy machinery, swimming in
shark-infested waters and the like. If you are about
to enter a situation that makes you look at your
ring and consider if you need it on or not, leave!
Run! Get away from there! Seriously, get out of
that situation; your vows, marriage, children and
more depend on those important decisions. (Read
Luke 16:10.)

2. Hang up pictures of your wife at work. A
married man in this position would be wise to pick
out a couple of great and fun photos of him and
his wife and keep them displayed at his office or
place of work. Pick a time that was fun for two
reasons: It will remind you why you love her so
much, and it will make for a great conversation
tool when others, especially women, ask about it.
Update the image as needed to keep the people
around you knowing your relationship is
continuing to grow. Get that picture up this week
and extinguish those flames. (Read Psalm 119:37.)

3. Keep eye contact simple and short. Don’t read
this the wrong way; I’m not saying to be rude. I’m
saying to be careful where your eyes travel and
how long they travel when you are in the presence
of an attractive single woman. You know that once
you engage in the first serious look, you have
signed the dotted line for more eye trouble. (Read
more about that “first look” here.) Keep it short,
keep it decisive, and move on. Get back to that
image posted at your desk. Go! (Read Matthew
5:28.)

4. Keep conversation general and professional. If
you work around single women, there is no
question that conversation will come up. It’s up to
you on how you decide to speak with her. You can
choose to keep it short and general, you can
choose to keep it professional, or you can choose
to keep it off of those and allow it go places it
shouldn't. Be polite but very intentional in your
conversations. If needed, again, always be ready to
bring up something about your wife or family. Pull
the pin, aim, and extinguish. Safety first. (Read
Romans 6:13.)

5. Talk about your wife and family often. Did I
mention anything about talking about your wife in
conversation yet? I believe I did, but this last point
brings the idea to a firm home. The single women
you engage with each day, if you have to, should
be no match to your wife and family. Your family
should be your first priority wherever you are and
with whomever you encounter each day. Yes, each
and every day. Keep it short, keep it simple, and
mention your beautiful wife. Now pat yourself on
the back and keep it up. (Read Ephesians 5:25-33.)
Important note: No matter what you have done with
your current relationships with single women,
these steps can and should be started at anytime.
Your wife’s feelings are and will always be more
important than the woman you need to take these
steps with. Get on it!
I challenge you to take these bold steps for you,
your marriage and your family. Again, it’s your
responsibility to lead!
List one of your own tips below, and let’s help out
our fellow husbands.

Source: http://www.mydominioncity.com/
blogs/18-educational/46-5-things-every-married-
man-should-do-around-single-women

10 ways to suppress your appetite, naturally

Constant hunger pangs can be a nightmare,
especially if you’re trying to lose weight or commit
to healthier eating habits. A fluctuating appetite
can also negatively affect your mood.
Luckily, there are ways to tame even the most
brutal of appetites. What’s more, all of these are
100% natural .

1. Drink more water
Research shows that humans often confuse hunger
with dehydration, which could lead to unnecessary
snacking. The solution? Drink plenty of water
during the day instead of munching on snacks.
This will keep you hydrated and will reduce hunger
pangs without adding calories.
Importantly, steer clear of water flavoured with
artificial sweeteners, as these can stimulate the
appetite. If you don’t like the taste of plain water,
add a few lemon or orange slices, or berries for
flavour.

2. Eat more protein
If you’d like to suppress your appetite and lose
weight, a protein-rich diet may just be what you
need.
Dietary protein enhances satiety and promotes
weight loss, according to a study by Rachel
Batterham and colleagues, published in Cell
Metabolism. When we consume protein, hunger-
suppressing and appetite-regulating hormones are
released. Protein also helps us to sustain energy.
Try to eat healthy protein at most meals, e.g. fish,
eggs, poultry (without the skin), venison, pork
(without the fat), legumes and beans. Eat red meat
less often and make a point of having some
protein for breakfast.

3. Avoid sugar and sweeteners
Sugar may increase appetite and hunger , which
could lead to overeating, according to research
from the University of California.
When we consume sugar or foods high in sugar,
e.g. sweets, cookies, corn flakes or white bread,
our blood-sugar levels spike and then drop almost
instantly. This imbalance makes us hungry again
after a few hours.
Your best bet is to go for low-GI carbohydrates,
such as low-GI brown bread, oatmeal, sweet
potato, apple and pear, and to always pair
carbohydrates with a healthy fat (e.g. nuts, peanut
butter or avocado), a lean protein (e.g. eggs) or a
low-fat or fat-free dairy food (e.g. a cup of milk or
yoghurt). This will keep your blood-sugar levels
steady, keeping your hunger pangs under control.

4. Eat more fibre
Foods high in fibre are known to boost fullness and
suppress appetite. Fibre-rich foods also lower
levels of the appetite-stimulating hormone insulin.
Since high-fibre foods generally take longer to eat,
it gives your body time to register when you’re no
longer hungry. You’ll quickly feel satisfied and will
stay satiated for a number of hours. Fibre also
takes longer to leave the stomach, adding to the
feeling of satiety without adding calories.
Meet your fibre needs by eating a wide variety of
whole-grain products, fruits and vegetables (raw, if
possible), high-fibre cereals, legumes, nuts and
seeds.

5. Get enough sleep
Insufficient sleep causes levels of the hunger
hormone ghrelin to rise and may also make you
more insulin resistant. The result? Cravings
throughout the day, and a greater risk for type 2
diabetes .
To keep the hunger pangs at bay, make sure you
get at least 7 - 8 hours of good-quality sleep every
night.

6. Add more healthy fats to your diet
Contrary to popular belief, fat isn’t the enemy. Like
protein, healthy plant fats can also diminish
appetite.
Good fats contain oleic acid, which produces
earlier and increased levels of hormones in the
digestive system that suppress appetite. In this
way, it induces a general feeling of fullness and
satiety.
Foods high in oleic acid include avocados, olive oil
and almonds.

7. Eat slowly
Take your time when you’re eating, as eating too
fast may cause you to overindulge.
Keep in mind that it takes at least 20-30 minutes
for your gut hormones to kick in and signal
fullness in the brain. Eating slowly helps you to
feel full and satisfied and makes sure you don’t
even think about having seconds.
Also be “in the moment” when you’re eating.
Distractions, such as the television, may cause you
to eat more without realising it. Take time, relax,
and enjoy a meal with friends and family.

8. Exercise
Various studies have shown that moderate to
intense workouts affect the brain’s appetite control
centre. Levels of appetite-stimulating hormones
are lowered during physical activity and appetite-
suppressing hormones are activated.
Exercise is also a great distraction. The more you
exercise, the less time you’ll spend eating or
thinking about food.

9. Go for solids over liquids
In a recent study by Mieke J.I. Martens and co-
workers, published in Obesity, it was found that
solid meals are more effective in suppressing
hunger and the desire to eat than similar liquid
meals.
Solid food substances require more chewing time
and take longer to digest. This helps to make you
feel more satisfied, suppressing your appetite.

10. Eat regularly
Eat small meals at least every 2 to 3 hours and
never skip meals. Eating frequently decreases your
appetite and balances blood-sugar levels. This will
help diminish cravings and will keep your energy
levels – and mood – in check throughout the day.
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Teenager plans to marry her father

According to NYMag , an American teenager and
her dad have gotten engaged, following 12 years of
separation.

In a fascinating, and frankly alarming, interview
with the magazine, the unidentified woman speaks
freely about her feelings of romantic love and
attraction for her father and their plans for the
future.

While incest is a taboo in most cultures across the
world, it is still pretty common. As a rule, it goes
hand in hand with sexual abuse and predatory
behaviour from a parent, grandparent or older
sibling, and leaves deep scars and causes lifelong
trauma.
In this case, the young woman was of age when
she lost her virginity to her father – she claims
without coercion – and is 18 now, technically,
making her a consenting adult. Since she was
estranged from her father since a very young age,
the article also mentions the phenomenon of
Genetic Sexual Attraction or GSA.

This is a term that refers to the strong physical
attraction that can allegedly develop when
estranged family members meet.
The problem with GSA is that there is very little
scientific evidence to back it up. While studies like
these exist, many critics believe that the focus
often given to GSA in incestuous relationships
normalises what is inherently an abusive situation.

So, while some believe consensual incest to be a
valid life choice, others simply see it as an
apologetic term for rape, since they believe power
dynamics, grooming and a host of other
psychological factors muddy the water for actual
consent to be given.
According to Cape Town psychologist, Abraham le
Roux, family dynamics play an important part:

"It doesn't seem as if she had a chance to forge
an attachment to her mother as she grew up with
her grandparents for the first two years of her life,
and later was exposed to numerous men growing
up. This could point to an attachment disorder
where the person shies away from intimate
relationships on the one hand, while paradoxically
bonding with inappropriate persons.

Her father was absent during the years (3 to 5)
when a little girl develops a fantasy relationship
with her father. He becomes the big, strong man in
her life whom she wants to marry someday. In a
healthy emotional environment, this fantasy
disappears and a normal father daughter
relationship develops."
I would assume the conversation changes when it
comes to sexual relationships between siblings of
a certain age who meet as adults. One would
suppose that could be a valid, victimless life
choice?
But this specific interview would make even the
most open-minded of people uncomfortable.

For example, when asked what she would do if she
and her father ever broke up, she said: "I wouldn't
be happy or confident, and I wouldn't know how to
express myself the way I do when I'm with him."
In this case, the unconscious fantasy of a little girl
in love with her dad stayed alive. Le Roux explains:
"As a sexually frustrated teenager with low self-
esteem she feels safe with her father. One can only
hope that there won’t be any more children
involved when that bubble bursts."

There are simply too many warning bells that go
off when you read the young woman’s answers to
the very candid questions the interviewer posed.
Here are some of the obvious issues that stood out
for me:
She has a family and personal history of
psychological problems – she grew up with a
bipolar mother in a chaotic household and suffered
from chronic depression and low self-esteem
throughout her teens.

Her father left after he made her mother pregnant
on prom night, and made very little effort to
establish a relationship with her when she was
growing up. Her mother also had a host of
boyfriends and husbands who came and went, and
she admits to suffering from serious abandonment
issues.
When he did see her he used to "spoil her rotten"
and she still treasures the tea set he gave her
when she was little.

A mere four days after meeting his daughter again,
while they were both staying with his then-
girlfriend, he ended up having sex with his child
and became her first-ever male lover.

Even though she says she feels like a 37-year-old
trapped in a teen’s body, a lot of her answers and
views are heartbreakingly naïve and child-like.
For instance, when asked if they have things in
common she answers that they both like chicken
and videogames.
Yet she remains adamant that she knows her mind
and can make her own decisions as an adult.

While this young woman has shone an
uncomfortably bright light on the relationship and
her thoughts and feelings, one has to wonder what
is hiding in the dark recesses of her father’s mind.

Teenager plans to marry her father

According to NYMag , an American teenager and
her dad have gotten engaged, following 12 years of
separation.

In a fascinating, and frankly alarming, interview
with the magazine, the unidentified woman speaks
freely about her feelings of romantic love and
attraction for her father and their plans for the
future.

While incest is a taboo in most cultures across the
world, it is still pretty common. As a rule, it goes
hand in hand with sexual abuse and predatory
behaviour from a parent, grandparent or older
sibling, and leaves deep scars and causes lifelong
trauma.
In this case, the young woman was of age when
she lost her virginity to her father – she claims
without coercion – and is 18 now, technically,
making her a consenting adult. Since she was
estranged from her father since a very young age,
the article also mentions the phenomenon of
Genetic Sexual Attraction or GSA.

This is a term that refers to the strong physical
attraction that can allegedly develop when
estranged family members meet.
The problem with GSA is that there is very little
scientific evidence to back it up. While studies like
these exist, many critics believe that the focus
often given to GSA in incestuous relationships
normalises what is inherently an abusive situation.

So, while some believe consensual incest to be a
valid life choice, others simply see it as an
apologetic term for rape, since they believe power
dynamics, grooming and a host of other
psychological factors muddy the water for actual
consent to be given.
According to Cape Town psychologist, Abraham le
Roux, family dynamics play an important part:

"It doesn't seem as if she had a chance to forge
an attachment to her mother as she grew up with
her grandparents for the first two years of her life,
and later was exposed to numerous men growing
up. This could point to an attachment disorder
where the person shies away from intimate
relationships on the one hand, while paradoxically
bonding with inappropriate persons.

Her father was absent during the years (3 to 5)
when a little girl develops a fantasy relationship
with her father. He becomes the big, strong man in
her life whom she wants to marry someday. In a
healthy emotional environment, this fantasy
disappears and a normal father daughter
relationship develops."
I would assume the conversation changes when it
comes to sexual relationships between siblings of
a certain age who meet as adults. One would
suppose that could be a valid, victimless life
choice?
But this specific interview would make even the
most open-minded of people uncomfortable.

For example, when asked what she would do if she
and her father ever broke up, she said: "I wouldn't
be happy or confident, and I wouldn't know how to
express myself the way I do when I'm with him."
In this case, the unconscious fantasy of a little girl
in love with her dad stayed alive. Le Roux explains:
"As a sexually frustrated teenager with low self-
esteem she feels safe with her father. One can only
hope that there won’t be any more children
involved when that bubble bursts."

There are simply too many warning bells that go
off when you read the young woman’s answers to
the very candid questions the interviewer posed.
Here are some of the obvious issues that stood out
for me:
She has a family and personal history of
psychological problems – she grew up with a
bipolar mother in a chaotic household and suffered
from chronic depression and low self-esteem
throughout her teens.

Her father left after he made her mother pregnant
on prom night, and made very little effort to
establish a relationship with her when she was
growing up. Her mother also had a host of
boyfriends and husbands who came and went, and
she admits to suffering from serious abandonment
issues.
When he did see her he used to "spoil her rotten"
and she still treasures the tea set he gave her
when she was little.

A mere four days after meeting his daughter again,
while they were both staying with his then-
girlfriend, he ended up having sex with his child
and became her first-ever male lover.

Even though she says she feels like a 37-year-old
trapped in a teen’s body, a lot of her answers and
views are heartbreakingly naïve and child-like.
For instance, when asked if they have things in
common she answers that they both like chicken
and videogames.
Yet she remains adamant that she knows her mind
and can make her own decisions as an adult.

While this young woman has shone an
uncomfortably bright light on the relationship and
her thoughts and feelings, one has to wonder what
is hiding in the dark recesses of her father’s mind.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

4 s*xual Sins Every Christian Should Avoid

There are at least four primary s*xual sins the
Word
of God speaks of: adultery, fornication,
uncleanness
and lewdness.

Here are the definitions of these four s*xual sins:

1- Adultery: Unlawful s*xual intercourse
involving at
least one married person. Adultery is
incompatible
with the harmonious laws of family life in God’s
kingdom, and is under God’s judgment since it
violates God’s original purpose.

2- Fornication: p****graphy, illicit s*xual
intercourse
including prostitution, whoredom, inc*st,
licentiousness (lack of moral restraint), and
habitual
immorality (would include s*xual fantasies that
lead
to self service).

3- Uncleanness: Often refers to homos*xuality
and
lesbianism

4- Lewdness: unashamed indecency, unbridled
lust,
unrestrained depravity (a disposition or settled
tendency to evil, the innate corruption of
unregenerate man), the person with this
characteristic has an insolent defiance of public
opinion, sinning in broad daylight with arrogance
and contempt. Again, this often refers to s*xual
sin.
Here’s where many people err in their
understanding
of their se*uality. Notice the following verses.
“Foods for the stomach and the stomach for
foods,
but God will destroy both it and them. Now the
body
is not for s*xual immorality but for the Lord, and
the
Lord for the body. And God both raised up the
Lord
and will also raise us up by His power” (1 Cor.
6:13-14). Paul is correcting the dangerous
misconception among the Corinthians who
believed,
“as the stomach is designed for food, the private
parts are created for s*xual experience.” This
mind-
set is not only common among unregenerate
human
beings but also among Christians who justify
s*xual
immorality. Paul shows how this analogy is false
because your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost
and belongs to Christ. Eating food is a
secondary
and temporal arrangement, but se*uality reaches
into
the eternal and metaphysical depths of one’s
being.
An essential identity exists between the present
physical body and the future glorified body (v 14)
.
s*xual intercourse is more than a biological
experience; it involves a communion of life.
Since
Jesus is one with the born-again believer’s
spirit, it
is unthinkable to involve Him with immorality;
thus
the strong admonition not to let the sin of
fornication and all uncleanness “even be named
among you” (Eph. 5:3; emphasis added).
se*uality is
a uniquely profound aspect of the personality
involving one’s entire being. s*xual immorality
has
far-reaching effects, with great spiritual
significance
and social implications (v18). Such immorality is
not
only a sin against the body but against the Holy
Spirit, who dwells in the body. It is one of the
ways
we are to discern the Lord’s body, which when
consistently neglected, as I stated earlier, often
brings weakness, sickness, and even premature
death. Regardless of how satisfying and fulfilling
s*x
is in its rightful place within the marriage, it is
still a
temporal arrangement and not a part of our
eternal
existence. And yet by it we procreate and give
birth
to eternal spirits. s*xual immorality messes with
the
power of procreation with someone to whom you
are
not married. The s*xual drive is not sinful, but it
is
hurtful if not kept in its proper place. Scripture
forbids s*xual immorality in order to protect you.
Politicians, businesses, schools and our public
institutions are not qualified to handle the
subject of
s*xual immorality and deviate s*x problems we
have
in our culture. They are a part of the problem,
not
the solution. Sadly though, the church has fallen
so
short of addressing this problem from a strong
scriptural perspective. Some churches no longer
even believe what the Bible says about s*xual
immorality is pertinent. One high-ranking church
official said that the church is going to have to
come
to an understanding of homos*xuality according
to
the changing culture. That is one of the biggest
problems in the church today. Many of us are
conforming to the standards of the culture
around
us. Another well-known charismatic television
preacher told his audience that homos*xuality is
not
sin but brokenness. “What do you think David
and
Jonathan were doing? What do you think Ruth
and
Naomi were doing?” implying that they were
involved
in homos*xual and lesbian relationships. I had to
shake my head at that one. And yet this preacher
is
considered one of the greatest preachers in
America
with a very large following. It turns out that one
of
his own children is a homos*xual. Although this
is a
very crushing trial for any godly parent to have
to
face, one cannot be loyal to his family at the
expense of betraying God’s holy Word. When
influential preachers say erroneous things like
that,
it opens the door for deception and compromise
among masses of people who respect these
preachers. This will lead to a flood of evil,
immorality, and all kinds of perversion among
the
hearers of such. It is sad to see the dilution of
sound
doctrine in much of the church today. It is
grievous
to the Holy Spirit to see such cowardice and
compromise among preachers who have either
departed from the true faith or who are afraid to
teach sound doctrine in the area of s*xual
morality.
As a result, our children and young people are
getting educated by the reprobate minds of the
world. Let the preachers of righteousness speak
up
with strength and conviction, for the time is here
when many are not enduring sound doctrine, but
with itching ears are heaping up teachers unto
themselves.

Reasons Why Ladies Steal Their Friend’s BoyFriend

1. Jealousy

If she finds the guy caring and loving she
deffinately would get jealous especially if she is
single or her own BF is not that caring and nice.
So stop telling your friend how caring your guy
is.

2. Love

She could fall in love with your BF, ”Birds of the
same feathers flies together after all” she might
just like the same type of guys you do.

3. Money

What else if not Money, he doesn’t spare any
cash to spoil you and your friend(s) are aware,
hmmm where ever there is Sugar, ants comes in
thousands.

4. Care

Every lady loves to be pampered, cared for and
loved, if your guy is giving you such then your
friend(s) would want to steal him, he is a scarce
commodity.

5. Ego

Some ladies just do it to show they can most
especially if you are bragging of is undying love
for you or that you trust him so much that you
know he wouldn’t cheat on you, men! you just
called the Calvary upon yourself. Stop the act,
now.

6. Wickedness

Yeap some friends are like that, they believe if
they are not happy your their friend dont deserve
to be as well, while some would do it just to see
you sad. Hmmm some friends could be evil i tell
you.

7. Fun

Have seen some ladies who claimed they did it
just to have fun (something to kill boredom), i
once ask a female friend why she would do such
to her friend and her reply was ” doing
something crazy & silly can be fun sometimes ”
she said.

8. Pleasure

Most ladies can’t just resist hearing a guy is
good
in bed or he has the BIG thing, they would want
to have a taste at all cost. Dont share your
s*xcapades with friends.

9. st*pidi.ty

She is just Crazy, she believes she can get back
at
you when she steals your BF from you. Be
careful
not to offend some friends.

10. Singleness

When a lady is single and not loving it she can
be
a dangerous friend to keep, because your
Boyfriend might just be the closest catch for her.
So if you are in a happy relationship and your
friends is not please dont share your happy
moments with her.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

8 Healthy Foods You Should Eat Every Day

Spinach
It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no
nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading
Eat This, Not That!. This noted muscle builder is a
rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate,
which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke,
and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate also increases
blood flow to the nether regions, helping to protect
you against age-related issues. And spinach is
packed with lutein, a compound that fights macular
degeneration (and may help your drive).

Aim for 1
cup fresh spinach or 1/2 cup cooked per day.
SUBSTITUTES: Kale, bok choy, romaine lettuce
FIT IT IN: Make your salads with spinach; add
spinach to scrambled eggs; drape it over pizza;
mix it with marinara sauce and then microwave for
an instant dip.
PINCH HITTER: Sesame Stir-Braised Kale > Heat 4
cloves minced garlic, 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger,
and 1 tsp. sesame oil in a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp.
water and 1 bunch kale (stemmed and chopped).
Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add 1 tsp.
soy sauce and 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds.
Yogurt
Various cultures claim yogurt as their own
creation, but the 2,000-year-old food’s health
benefits are not disputed: Fermentation spawns
hundreds of millions of probiotic organisms that
serve as reinforcements to the battalions of
beneficial bacteria in your body. That helps boost
your immune system and helps provide protection
against cancer. Not all yogurts are probiotic,
though, so make sure the label says “live and
active cultures.” Aim for 1 cup of the calcium and
protein-rich goop a day. And choose wisely: Use
our Best and Worst Yogurts.

SUBSTITUTES: Kefir, soy yogurt
FIT IT IN: Yogurt topped with blueberries, walnuts,
flaxseed, and honey is the ultimate breakfast — or
dessert. Plain low-fat yogurt is also a perfect base
for creamy salad dressings and dips.
HOME RUN: Power Smoothie > Blend 1 cup low-fat
yogurt, 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 cup
carrot juice, and 1 cup fresh baby spinach for a
nutrient-rich blast.

Tomatoes
There are two things you need to know about
tomatoes: Red are the best, because they’re
packed with more of the antioxidant lycopene, and
processed tomatoes are just as potent as fresh
ones, because it’s easier for the body to absorb
the lycopene. Studies show that a diet rich in
lycopene can decrease your risk of bladder, lung,
prostate, skin, and stomach cancers, as well as
reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Aim for
22 mg of lycopene a day, which is about eight red
cherry tomatoes or a glass of tomato juice. For the
best picks in the produce aisle, click here.
SUBSTITUTES: Red watermelon, pink grapefruit,
Japanese persimmon, papaya, guava
FIT IT IN: Pile on the ketchup and Ragú; guzzle
low-sodium V8 and gazpacho; double the amount
of tomato paste called for in a recipe.

PINCH HITTER: Red and Pink Fruit Bowl > Chop 1
small watermelon, 2 grapefruits, and 1 papaya.
Garnish with mint.

Carrots
Most red, yellow, or orange vegetables and fruits
are spiked with carotenoids — fat-soluble
compounds that are associated with a reduction in
a wide range of cancers, as well as reduced risk
and severity of inflammatory conditions such as
asthma and rheumatoid arthritis — but none are as
easy to prepare, or have as low a caloric density,
as carrots. Aim for 1/2 cup a day.

SUBSTITUTES: Sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut
squash, yellow bell pepper, mango

FIT IT IN: Raw baby carrots, sliced raw yellow
pepper, butternut squash soup, baked sweet
potato, pumpkin pie, mango sorbet, carrot cake

PINCH HITTER: Baked Sweet Potato Fries > Scrub
and dry 2 sweet potatoes. Cut each into 8 slices,
and then toss with olive oil and paprika. Spread on
a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.
Turn and bake for 10 minutes more.
Blueberries
Host to more antioxidants than any other North
American fruit, blueberries can help prevent
cancer, diabetes, and age-related memory changes
(hence the nickname “brain berry”). Studies show
that blueberries, which are rich in fiber and
vitamins A and C, also boost cardiovascular
health. Aim for 1 cup fresh blueberries a day, or
1/2 cup frozen or dried. Try this amazing
blueberry smoothie!

SUBSTITUTES: Acai berries, purple grapes, prunes,
raisins, strawberries

FIT IT IN: Blueberries maintain most of their power
in dried, frozen, or jam form.

PINCH HITTER: Acai, an Amazonian berry, has
even more antioxidants than the blueberry. Try
acai juice from Sambazon or add 2 Tbsp. of acai
pulp to cereal, yogurt, or a smoothie.
Black Beans
All beans are good for your heart, but none can
boost your brain power like black beans. That’s
because they’re full of anthocyanins, antioxidant
compounds that have been shown to improve
brain function. A daily 1/2-cup serving provides 8
grams of protein and 7.5 grams of fiber. It’s also
low in calories and free of saturated fat.

SUBSTITUTES: Peas, lentils, and pinto, kidney,
fava, and lima beans

FIT IT IN: Wrap black beans in a breakfast burrito;
use both black beans and kidney beans in your
chili; puree 1 cup black beans with 1/4 cup olive
oil and roasted garlic for a healthy dip; add favas,
limas, or peas to pasta dishes.

HOME RUN: Black Bean and Tomato Salsa > Dice 4
tomatoes, 1 onion, 3 cloves garlic, 2 jalapeños, 1
yellow bell pepper, and 1 mango. Mix in a can of
black beans and garnish with 1/2 cup chopped
cilantro and the juice of 2 limes.
Walnuts
Richer in heart-healthy omega-3s than salmon,
loaded with more anti-inflammatory polyphenols
than red wine, and packing half as much muscle-
building protein as chicken, the walnut sounds like
a Frankenfood, but it grows on trees. Other nuts
combine only one or two of these features, not all
three. A serving of walnuts — about 1 ounce, or 7
nuts — is good anytime, but especially as a post-
workout recovery snack.

SUBSTITUTES: Almonds, peanuts, pistachios,
macadamia nuts, hazelnuts

FIT IT IN: Sprinkle on top of salads; chop and add
to pancake batter; spoon peanut butter into
curries; grind and mix with olive oil to make a
marinade for grilled fish or chicken.

HOME RUN: Mix 1 cup walnuts with 1/2 cup dried
blueberries and 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks.
Oats
The éminence grise of health food, oats garnered
the FDA’s first seal of approval. They are packed
with soluble fiber, which lowers the risk of heart
disease. Yes, oats are loaded with carbs, but the
release of those sugars is slowed by the fiber, and
because oats also have 10 grams of protein per
1/2-cup serving, they deliver steady, muscle-
friendly energy. Or have a sandwich, from our list
of the Best and Worst Breakfast Sandwiches.

Oyinbo Girl Testing her New Digital Camera with Private Pictures


Check out this white girl who just got a new digital
camera and taught the best way to test is to take
her private pictures. hmmm. Well i think the
camera did a good job, see the pictures it took
below ..

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Mother, son die in Lagos multiple accidents


An unidentified woman and her son lost their lives
in the early hours of Friday when a truck crashed
into three commercial buses at the Ketu end of the
popular Ikorodu Road in Lagos.

According to eyewitnesses, who spoke with our
correspondent shortly after the incident, the driver
of the truck carrying two fully loaded containers
and marked Lagos SMK98XF lost control of the
vehicle before ramming into the buses which were
picking passengers on the road.

Two of the buses were marked Lagos SMK-406XF
and Lagos KH318-KRD. The third which why a
TATA luxury bus had been moved away from the
scene when our correspondent arrived.

One of the containers fell on the victims while the
other destroyed the buses completely, dragging
them more than 10 meters from the point of first
contact. Shoes, clothes and other items belonging
to victims littered the scene of the sad event.

An official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, who
was among several uniformed personnel on ground
controlling the large crowd that gathered at the
scene of the accident, told that
about eight injured persons were rescued from the
buses before being rushed to the hospital.

Commercial buses plying the route are notorious
for indiscriminate picking of passengers on the
service and express lanes thereby causing gridlock
almost throughout the day.

Bamidele meets Tinubu, to support Buhari


Strong indications emerged on Friday that the
governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the
last election in Ekiti State, Opeyemi Bamidele, has
agreed to work with the leadership of the All
Progressives Congress to ensure victory for the
party’s presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu
Buhari, in next month election.

PUNCH gathered that the deal was sealed
at a meeting between Bamidele and the National
Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in
Lagos on Friday.

It was learnt that Bamidele agreed to use the Ekiti
‘Bibire’ group to mobilise support for Buhari ahead
of the party’s rally in Ekiti State today.
Bamidele formed the Ekiti ‘Bibire Coalition’ in 2013
to realise his governorship ambition within the
defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, which pitted
him against the then governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi,
an action that led to his eventual exit from the
party.

Those at the meeting held at the Bourdillon home
of the APC leader were leaders from the three
senatorial districts in Ekiti State, including a former
commissioner for works, Mr. Diran Adesua; wife of
former governor of old Ondo State, Mrs. Yimika
Olumilua; Bishop Gabriel Oloniyo; Mr. Ropo Ige
and Mr. Remi Oguntuase.

The Deputy National Chairman of the APC and ex-
governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Segun Oni, had met
with Bamidele and his supporters in Iyin-Ekiti last
Saturday.

It was reliably gathered that Bamidele’s group had
a fruitful deliberation with Tinubu on how to deliver
Ekiti for the APC in the presidential election.

A source in the meeting revealed that Tinubu
appealed to Bamidele to continue to strive harder
to ensure that APC regains its strength in Ekiti,
describing him as a reliable compatriot that had
the capacity to turn the fortunes of the party
around.

Source- Punch.com

(Valentine's day) 5 unconventional gift ideas for your loved one


Whether you are married, in a relationship or
single, there is no harm in showing love to those
special people in your life in a very unique way.

Valentine's Day is almost here and a lot of people
are having mixed feelings about the 'Lovers' Day.'

Whether you are married, in a relationship or
single, there is no harm in showing love to those
special people in your life in a very unique way.

Hold on! Before you start fretting and worrying
about what sort of gift to buy, you have to
remember that the purpose of that day is to
express your love and not to show off.
Over the years, some certain gift items have
become so regular and cliche that they've become
boring. Presents like chocolates, perfumes or
bottles red wine have become synonymous with
Valentine's Day.

If you want to give your partner or friend some
thing special and unique, then you should consider
these unconventional Valentine's Day gift ideas
listed below:

1. A personalised card: Have you ever found
yourself standing in a card shop for what
feels like forever searching for the perfect
card? While there are some lovely cards out
there, none of them can compare to a unique
card that has been made especially for your
partner. Thanks to some user-friendly
websites, it is now very easy to create your
own card. It's a bit more expensive than
buying a normal card, but using a personal
picture and choosing your own words will
give it more meaning.

2. A CD of his/her all time favourite songs:
Music is like a soothing balm, and songs
from certain periods of someone's life can
bring back a whole lot of memories and
emotions. Why not create a playlist of the
songs that you know your partner loves and
burn them on to a disc? You can downlaod a
suitable app from the Internet that allows you
to create and personalise CDs and put your
own messages on the cover to make it extra
thoughtful and special.

3. The gift of giving: Giving something to a
person in need is a good feeling. Instead of
focusing on romance between the two of you,
why not extend your love and friendship into
giving to a charity or cause that is close to
your hearts. You could send gifts to an
orphanage or to shelters for victims of
domestic violence. This is a nice way of
giving a little bit of love to those who might
be lonely on Valentine's Day.

4. Chalk message board: You don't have to wait
for one day in the year to send messages of
love to your significant other. Why not get a
chalk board and place it somewhere in your
home so that you can leave loving notes for
each other all year round, and make every
day special.

5. Photo album/memories book: Do you have
tons of pictures on your digital camera and
phone that you haven't got round to printing
out? Well now is the time to do it. Create an
album of the memories that you have
collected over the past couple of years and
place them in a beautiful album that your
partner can look at and appreciate for a very
long time.

There are other unique Valentine's Day gift you can
give your loved one, but these are just a few to
point you in the right direction. Which other
unconventional gift idea do you know?

Kindly share
with us in the comments section.

Bisi Alimi poses for Blanck Digital, says he can't come back home


In an interview with Blanck Digital magazine,
Nigerian gay activist, Bisi Alimi says he can't come
to Nigeria because he's scared for his life. Bisi
who came out as gay on National TV many years
back has been living in the UK since 2007. Bisi
says Homosexuality can be accepted in Africa as
Africans are neither idiots nor senseless.

"Since I left Nigeria in 2007 I have never been
back, it’s not a safe place for me. It would be
sheer foolishness on my part to go back to
Nigeria after the failed attempt on my life or the
ever ending run-ins I had with the police. It is
one thing to be a maytr and another to live to
fight another day and I think I would rather want
to live so I can keep fighting.
More pics and excerpts of the interview below....

Do you miss Lagos?

Do I miss Lagos? Do I miss Mushin? I will be
lying if I said I don't. I really miss the fun I had
as a child; I miss the buzz of living on the
street and the fun of overcoming those
unexpected dangers that come with living in a
place like Mushin. I miss my friends, my
families and the neighbourhood. However, I
wont deny that in as much as I do miss Lagos
and Mushin, I also realised that Lagos broke ties
with me when I came out as gay and it was
very hard then and even harder now to really
relate to Mushin as home.

Can you go Home?

The simple answer is NO! Unless otherwise I
want to take a risk and sometimes I have said
myself, is it a risk worth taking? I am not sure I
know the answer.

What has been the impact of your sexuality and
your coming out been in Nigeria?

It has changed the conversation around same
sex relationship and identity in Nigeria. The fact
is, do your research and you find that prior to
2004 when I came out on New Dawn, there were
hardly any conversations around such issues. A
few months before my coming out, Obasanjo
was busying spreading false messages about no
homosexuals in Nigeria. To my recollection of
things, that was the first time same sex issues
were making mainstream news. The media were
reporting it and it was really getting airwaves.
However, there was a narrative that was
missing. The narrative of the real people. We
were considered invisible by Obasanjo and there
was that need to create visibility.It was a great
shock when on the morning of that October, a
guy sat on the sofa with Funmi Iyanda and
talked about being gay. I mean in Nigeria? Till
today I still received emails from Nigerians
saying I must be mad to have done that.
Today we have a law that criminalises same sex
relationship in Nigeria. The law came into effect
because I spoke up and others have not kept
quiet since then. Whichever way we look at it,
the act of 2004 changed the discourse in
Nigeria.

Do you think homosexuality can be accepted in an
African society?

Yes I do. I do because Africans are not idiots or
senseless. It really angers me when in the
discourse of accepting sexual orientation and
gender identity that Africans are liken to some
dangerous species. History in Europe as regards
LGBT people is not that far away. I mean
homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK just
over 50 years ago. It is important to note that
Nigeria was just coming out of colonial rules
when Britain was decriminalising homosexuality.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not making a
case for homophobes in Nigeria or Uganda or
any other part of Africa. What I am saying is, the
question that generates a sense of hopelessness
as regards LGBT rights in Africa is only playing
to the irrational discourse that Africans are not
rational people. We know that contrary is the
case.
It is important to understand the impact post
colonial religious movement is having on the
continent. Yes, homosexuality will be accepted
in Nigeria if we stick to the positive narrative of
same sex relationships. If we step up the game
and let Africans remember the basis of the
African society, one built on the principles of
"umbutu" and not on greed as perpetrated by
religious entrepreneur who are constantly
ruining the continent with the support of their
politicians, who disregards democracy and the
wish of the people.
It is not only homosexuality I see being
accepted on the continent, I see good
governance coming on as well. I see the
people's wishes coming true. I see respect for
women and girls. I see the end of marriage rape
and child marriage. I see education becoming a
right and not a privilege. I see healthcare being
people orientated and I am see an Africa like
David Diop said in "Africa", a continent "Whose
fruit bit by bit acquires the bitter taste of liberty"

Source: Blanck Digital.com

Sean Tizzle takes photo with Legendary singer Onyeka Onwenu


Popular artiste kisses legendary Nigerian female
singer on her cheek.

Sean Tizzle and Onyeka Onwenu (Instagram)
Popular Nigerian artiste Sean Tizzle » , real name
Morinhafen Oluwaseun shared a photo of himself a
Nigerian female singer and legend Onyeka Onwenu
» . He captioned the photo " #Legend » #GoodMusic
» #OneLuv » #Abj » #AgricFest » "

The 53 year old has made her mark in Nigeria as
singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, politician,
and a judge the X Factor series.

» Sean Tizzle who stepped in to the lime light with
his song 'Sho le' is a graduate of the University of
Ibadan and is still building his music career. He
must have been so excited to meet a powerful
woman who has a successful musical career that
he gave her a peck on the cheeks. »

The pair were at the Agric Fest which held in
Abuja. Nollywood actress Stephanie Linus was
also at the Agric Fest.

Another fallen hero


K. Salisu died recently while fighting Boko Haram
in the Northeast. He is survived by wife and two
children. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Gospel singer Sammie Okpose apologizes to Buhari


Yesterday the singer took to his instagram page to
slam APC presidential candidate Gen. Buhari over
his certificate controversy, saying the 72 year old
needs to be flogged for allegedly 'forging' his
certificate. He's since had a re-think about his
statement and has apologised. See what he wrote...

He has since deleted this post...

Friday, 23 January 2015

We May Be In Just Two Competitions By Wednesday- Mourinho

As Chelsea prepare to face Bradford in the fourth
round of the FA Cup on Saturday, Jose Mourinho
has insisted that the Blues could be knocked out
of the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup in three
days.

“We have two knockout matches in three days,
so we can after Tuesday we can be in four
competitions or only two,” Mourinho said in a
press conference on Friday.

“Of course we want to try to be in all four. But
it's two consecutive matches knockout, two
cups, in three days. That says everything.”

After their tie with Bradford, Chelsea will
welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge next
Tuesday for the second leg of their semi-final
match, in which the first leg ended 1-1.
He also reacted to ambitions of winning a
quadruple, saying it was almost impossible.

“The third match is just a Premier League match,
one of 38, and that is different. It doesn't decide
anything, but Bradford and Liverpool, yes. They
decide if we are still in the competition.

“It's very difficult. I think really difficult to do it
for anyone and not just because it's difficult to
win the competitions but also the way the
fixtures are organised it's very difficult.

“A team that plays the Capital One Cup final will
have one game in the PL
postponed. A team that plays the FA Cup semi-
final will have a game postponed. “A team that
gets a draw in the FA Cup has to play another
game.

If a team is in all these competitions plus
the European competition until the end of the
season will arrive a moment in April may so
difficult that I would say almost impossible,” he
concluded.

First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan Shows Off Her PVC (Photo)

Do you have yours? once again Vote not fight..

Akwa Ibom Stadium, Nominated As WorldStadium Of The Year (See Photo)

Stadium of the Year 2014 is the annual
competition organised by Stadiony.net (Polish)
and StadiumDB.com (English), the only
competition of this kind in which your voice
means most. To vote, please select your ’top
five’
stadiums from the list of 32 nominees, giving 5
star rank to the best, 4 to the second best and
analogically with 3, 2 and 1 star.

Each star means a point for the stadium you
select, so when all points are distributed, press
’Vote’ button below the list. And that’s it, your
contribution is then accepted.

Ex Staff Of Jebba Paper Mill Protest Non Payment Of Entitlement By BPE

Some ex- staff of Nigerian Paper Mill Jebba in
Kwara State have staged a protest against what
they call “underpayment and non payment of their
entitlement by Bureau of Public Service”(BPE)
since 13 years.

The demonstrators carried various placards
explaining that those entitled to 2million naira were
paid 30,000 naira, thereby calling on the Federal
Government and BPE to intervene.

One of the ex-staff ,who is blind, lamented about
how he lost most of his relatives while trying to
find a cure for his blindness saying he is left with
nobody to feed him.

The former workers of Nigerian Paper Mill Jebba
have called on the President to intervene as the
Former staff who were three thousand had reduced
to one thousand due to deaths.

February Elections Will Hold As Scheduled – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) has said that it is working towards making
sure that the general elections fixed for February
14 and 28 hold as scheduled.

The National Chairman of the commission,
speaking in Abuja, however, refused to react to
comments credited to the National Security
Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki,
asking the commission to delay the elections to
allow for adequate distribution of Permanent Voter
Cards.

The NSA had on Thursday advised the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) to delay the
elections scheduled for February in order to allow
for proper preparations.

He gave the advice during a discourse at London
think-tank, Chatham House, where he stated that it
would be advantageous if the upcoming elections
were postponed.

The INEC Chairman has, however, assured
Nigerians that the commission had not participated
in any communication about a postponement.

While maintaining that the commission had no
intention of postponing the forthcoming elections,
he said that they were prepared to distribute the
voters card till February 13 if it becomes necessary
as it remained mandatory for electorates to vote
with their PVCs.

He maintained that the card would ensure that
those who snatch ballot boxes find them useless.
He also absolved INEC of blame in the slow
distribution of the PVCs.

He alleged that citizens were not coming out to
collect their PVCs, but were blaming INEC for not
meeting up with challenges of distributing them.

Madrid don sign Norway smallie

Real Madrid go chop knuckle wit Norway midfielder
Martin Odegaard kolobi am from Norway club
Stromsgodset as soon as hin pass medico tins.
De club yarn say dem go sign de 16 years playa
afta tori bin shele for Spain papers say dem don
drop €3 million for de smallie.

Na on Thursday dem go do hin naming ceremony
for de club training ground dey club yarn for dia
website (www.realmadrid.com)
Odegaard bin play hin fes match for Stromsgodset
wen hin be jus 15 years and now hin swagga and
sabiness don make big big ogbonge clubs like
Barcelona and Bayern Munich dey eye am.

Hin come become de younges eva playa to wear
Norway short tap ball wen hin play dia match wit
United Arab Emirates wen hin be 15 years and 253
days for August time come break rekod wey don
tey pass 100 years.

Chelsea will sell Schuerrle at 'phenomenal' offer


It will take a "phenomenal" offer to prise Chelsea
forward Andre Schuerrle away from the club,
manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.
The Portuguese claimed he had no plans to sell or
buy in the January transfer window but did not rule
out Germany's Schuerrle exiting Stamford Bridge,
while Egypt winger Mohamed Salah has also been
linked with a switch.

With both players said to be growing frustrated
with a lack of first team opportunities, media
reports said Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg have
made an offer for Schuerrle, while Salah is said to
have piqued the interest of Serie A side Roma.

"The principle is that we would like him (Schuerrle)
to stay," Mourinho told reporters on Friday ahead
of Saturday's FA Cup fourth round game at home
Bradford City.

"The question is not whether he is allowed to go
or not. The question is not whether we get a good
offer. The question is whether we have a
phenomenal offer and for the player to be super-
keen to accept a new challenge in his career,
because we don't want to sell our players."
Mourinho said Salah and Schuerrle would be
involved for the FA Cup clash, which heralds the
start of a crucial week in Chelsea's season.

A 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the League Cup
semifinal first leg has left all to play for in the
return encounter at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday,
and four days later Premier League champions
Manchester City also visit London.

"My team tomorrow reflects the fact that if we lose
the game, we are out, and if we draw, we have to
go to Bradford," Mourinho said.
"We don't want to be out, and we don't want a
second match against Bradford."

BOKO HARAM MUST BE DEFEATED....Nigeria’s prospects for defeating Boko Haram look bleak


Nigeria’s current military strategy for
defeating Boko Horam is unlikely to succeed,
analysts have warned, with the international
community largely powerless to defeat the
increasingly rampant Islamist group.
Corruption inside the Nigerian army, unpaid wages,
and mutinies among troops have all facilitated
Boko Haram’s rise, they said. On Sunday the sect,
which has killed thousands in its bid to carve out
an Islamic state in northern Nigeria, kidnapped
about 80 people in neighbouring Cameroon. The
victims of this latest cross-border attack included
many children. The Cameroon army subsequently
managed to free 20 of the hostages.

Dr Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, an
associate fellow at Chatham House’s Africa
programme, said Nigeria’s president, Goodluck
Jonathan, had been manifestly unable to halt Boko
Haram’s advance. The opposition leader, Gen
Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking to unseat
Jonathan in the election on 14 February, may be
better able to overhaul the country’s dysfunctional
military, he suggested.

“The best hope [of defeating Boko Haram] would
be the elections. For me the problem is in Nigeria.
The answer is in Nigeria.” He added: “I’m
confident that so long as President Jonathan is in
charge there isn’t much that can be done. He isn’t
in control of the military leadership. And the
leadership doesn’t control the soldiers on the
ground.”

Others, however, were sceptical that the elections
would bring about change, predicting instead that
they would further polarise divisions between a
largely Muslim north and Christian south. Buhari, a
Muslim, draws most of his support from Nigeria’s
northern provinces, where Boko Haram is active.

The group rejects the idea of a secular state. It has
promised to disrupt the polls.
“Nigerian politics is a violent and dangerous game.
Gangs of thugs are hired to intimidate rivals,”
Martin Roberts, senior Africa analyst at IHS Global
Insight, said. Roberts predicted that neither side
would concede defeat, with suspicion in the north
that Jonathan was deliberately allowing Boko
Haram to flourish in an attempt to disenfranchise
Buhari’s supporters.

Montclos, meanwhile, said there was relatively little
the international community could do, following
several well-meaning but doomed attempts to
boost the Nigerian military.
The US offered surveillance and intelligence help
after Boko Haramkidnapped 279 schoolgirls last
April during a raid in Chibok, deep in north-eastern
Nigeria, sparking global outrage. But an American
plan to equip a new Nigerian battalion ended last
month in an acrimonious squabble between
Washington and Abuja.

Nigerian commanders insisted that the US supply
them with attack helicopters and fighter jets to
wipe out Boko Haram, something that the White
House was unwilling to do, given the army’s poor
human rights record. The Nigerian government
then abruptly terminated the final phase of the
programme. Successive central governments have
also deliberately hollowed out the army because of
a pervasive fear it could stage a coup.
Tensions between Nigeria and its neighbours,
meanwhile, made the prospect of a regional
peacekeeping operation fraught.

At a summit last May the French president,
François Hollande, announced a new regional force,
comprising troops from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon
and the Republic of Niger. Each country was meant
to supply 700 troops.

But by November the force had failed to
materialise. Ghana’s president, John Mahama, who
currently heads the west African Ecowas bloc, last
week said that an army to fight Boko Haram could
be created under African Union auspices. “It’s pie
in the sky. It isn’t going to happen,” Roberts
predicted.
With Boko Haram staging a series of audacious
cross-border raids, Nigeria’s neighbours were now
busy defending their own territory. On Monday a
convoy of troops from Chad arrived in Maroua, the
main town in Cameroon’s far north.
The Chadian army – which helped French forces
drive out al-Qaida-linked jihadis from northern
Mali in 2013 – has deployed around 2,000
soldiers. Cameroon has also sent thousands of
additional troops to its border with Nigeria.
According to Montclos, Chad’s chief goal is to
protect its economic interests. Much of Chad’s oil
is exported via northern Cameroon. “This is the
main reason they intervened,” he said.

The obstacles preventing a regional task force
appear insurmountable, observers say. Cameroon
and Nigeria have difficult relations.
Niger – a stable, smaller state, with a relatively
disciplined army – has found it impossible to
coordinate actions against Boko Haram with its
Nigerian counterpart.
“Military officers from the Republic of Niger
complain that when they call the Nigerian army
nobody picks up. What kind of regional
cooperation are we talking about?” Montclos asked.

His recent Chatham House report argues that Boko
Haram, which has taken control of Borno state in
Nigeria’s north-east, is adept at exploiting the
state’s chronic institutional weaknesses.
It knows the local terrain well, can navigate around
a demoralised and deficient security presence, and
is able to attack villages with total
impunity. Government troops on the ground suffer
from low morale. Local vigilante forces have been
unable to stave off violent Boko Haram operations.

On 3 January Boko Haram launched a bloody
assault on the towns of Baga and Doron , killing
hundreds and razing the area to the ground.
Roberts said the army had withdrawn ahead of the
raid, after being told the Nigerian air force was
about to bomb the rebels. But the plane never
arrived. Typically, the army runs away when Boko
Haram advances, he said.

Since 2009 Nigeria’s security forces have waged a
brutal anti-insurgency campaign, characterised by
massacres, extra-judicial killings and arrests
without trial.

This onslaught has alienated many civilians and
driven communities into the arms of Boko Haram.
This repression has driven recruitment, with Boko
Haram expanding from an estimated 4,000
members in 2009 to 6,000-8,000 in 2014.

A new report on Tuesday said that the rapidly
escalating insurgency had forced a million people
to flee their homes. The International Organisation
for Migration said there was “growing evidence” of
turmoil spreading across Nigeria’s frontiers into
neighbouring Cameroon, Niger and Chad, in
addition to those internally displaced by the
fighting.

( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/22/
nigeria-prospects-defeating-boko-haram-look-
bleak )

Nigeria Police:-- Buhari is safe in Ekiti


The Ekiti State Police Command has
assured that the All Progressives Congress
(APC) presidential candidate,
Muhammadu Buhari, is safe in the state.
The state Police Commissioner, Taiwo
Lakanu, assured that adequate security
measures have been put in place that
would ensure hitch-free campaign in the
state in spite of the fears being expressed
by members of the opposition.

Speaking through the command’s Public
Relations Officer (PPRO), Victor Babayemi,
in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the police boss
said the Force are not new in dealing with
such situation in most effective way,
assuring that there won’t be security
laxity during Buhari’s visit.
Lakanu exuded confidence that the APC
presidential hopeful would have a hitch-
free electioneering in the state on
tomorrow.
The CP stated that the command has no
intelligence report at its disposal that
indicated that some people are plotting to
attack Buhari.

He said: “The command is not aware of
any evil plot against Muhammadu Buhari.
However, policing campaign rally is not
new to us in the command and we have
been doing excellently well in this regard.

“You are aware of how effectively we
policed similar events in recent times. We
have placed comprehensive security
arrangements to cater for General Buhari
and his team.”

http://dailyindependentnig.com/2015/01/
police-assure-buharis-safety-ekiti/?

I Can Have Sex Everyday - Adediwura Adesegha


Nollywood actress Adediwura
Adesegha, who stands tall among the
rising movie stars who are being tipped
to take over from the established acts,
has been around for a  while.

The University of Lagos English language
graduate, who is in her late thirties, has
been acting since 2008. Her friends and
fans call her the Blackgold on account of a
role she played at one point in her career.

The plus-sized actress in a new interview
with Vanguard has opened up about how
important sex is to her. She has made it
known that she enjoys sex and she can
have it everyday of the week. Talking
about how she can only stay with a man
that can satisfy her sexually, Adediwura
said:

“My lifestyle doesn’t revolve around any
man, if you can’t satisfy me in bed, I will
let you know you cannot satisfy me .We
will find a way out. Is it not about making
love? I will tell you this is the way I want
you to do it. Give it to me this way. I am
an adult, I see no reason why I should shy
away from that if I really think he is okay
enough for me.

“Sex is a free style, it depends on one’s
opinion. If you are an adult why shouldn’t
you have it? It has to do with the
individual. It is not something to be
discussed generally. My own view about
sex is enjoying yourself. If I feel like having
it, I will. If I don’t feel like,then I keep
myself. I can decide to have it Monday to
Friday, if I have the strength and if the man
is there for me. I think my power can
condone everyday sex. It depends on what I
want at that moment,” she revealed.
Talking about being the actress with the
biggest breasts on the Nigerian acting
scene, Adediwura said:

“I will put myself in category C or maybe
category B. I have people who are in the
category A like Ronke Oshodi Oke or
Foluke Daramola”.

It will be recalled that, just recently, the
actress granted an interview revealing
how her breasts are getting her into
trouble with men .

Alaba Market , Lagos Trader Arrested For Robbery Warns Nigerians “Envy Not The Rich, U Don’t Know Their Wealth Source”


Mr Nnamdi John, a famous trader in Alaba
International market has been arrested for leading
a robbery gang that terrorised several Lagosians
and citizens of Mali, Port Novo and Benin republic.

As at the time of this report, Nnamdi and 6 other
suspects are being questioned at SARS office in
Ikeja Lagos. The suspects who were paraded on
Thursday by Lagos CP, Aderanti Kayode narrated
how they deceived many clients with fake business
deals.
Read Nnamdi’s confession below:
“I am a businessman in Alaba International
Market. I deal in musical equipment. The same
thing is applicable to my members.They have
businesses in the market. Some sell generator
parts or sets, others sell one thing or the other to
decieve people that we are doing genuine
businesses.

“I got N28 million in one robbery operaton. There
is really big money in armed robbery because what
business can one do to make N28 million in one
day? We robbed a man coming in from Cotonou.It
was our informant that told us that the man was
coming into the country. It was the most
successful robbery operation that I ever
participated in. I got N28 million, others got
between N25 million and N28 million, depending
on their roles. I am the gang leader. The second
robbery was in Cotonou, we raided a bank. We got
big money also, but I can’t say how much but, I
got N17 million and my boys got about N5 million
each. Robbery in Cotonou is easier than in Nigeria.
In Cotonou, you don’t even need a gun to
operate. We got it easy in Cotonou robbery. But in
Nigeria, especially in Lagos, you need to be very
careful.

“Well, I built a very magnificient building in my
village. I have another one in Lagos. I bought
some cars, but I am regretting everything now. I
am going to face big shame both in the market and
in my village because people see me as a big guy.
What of my church? I am finished, I am a Catholic
and an active church member who belongs to
many societies, my church members will now see
me as an evil person. I am exposed to ridicule.
Well, most people in Alaba International Market,
and other markets are into armed robbery or other
illegal businesses.

“Like Victor (surname also withheld), he is my
gang member and he sells generator sets. He is
equally seen in the market as a big man. The other
person, Ifeanacho (aka Messiah) is not in Alaba
Market, but when he got big money, he invested
in trucks. He also bought some taxis and
commercial buses. He really utilized his money
very well, but all is now vanity.

“My advice to people is that they should not envy
people they see in affluence as they may have
acquired their wealth through illegal means,
especially armed robbery. Moreso, the money you
got through armed robbery brings apprehension as
you live in perpetual fear. Now, I have been living
in fear and the thing I was fearing all this while has
finally happened to me.I have been arrested and I
don’t know my fate yet,”.

Nnamdi own a mega mansion in Igando area of
Lagos. He led major robberies in Ikorodu,
Shagamu, Kano, Port Novo, Mali and Benin
republic.

His biggest operation was carried out in Alakija
area of Lagos and it fetched him and his gang
members a whopping 100 million Naira.
42-year-old Nnamdi John, Anthony Umeh, 38,
Chineye David, 29, Uchenna Eze, 35, Victor
Anamalechi, 45, Ifeanacho Igwe, 35, and 32-year-
old Desmond Obinna are currently awaiting trial.

Source below...
http://naijagists.com/alaba-market-trader-
arrested-for-robbery-warns-nigerians-envy-not-
the-rich-u-dont-know-their-wealth-source/

Nobody can stop me from visiting Bayelsa – Patience Jonathan


Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on
Thursday said nobody or group could threaten her
if she decided to visit any part of the country.

Mrs. Jonathan, who spoke with one of our
correspondents through her media assistant, Ayo
Adewuyi, was reacting to statements by some
youth groups threatening to disgrace her if she
attends the grand rally of the Peoples Democratic
Party in Yenagoa on February 5.
Two youth groups – Bayelsa Youth Vanguard and
the Mangrove Boys of Bayelsa – had, in different
statements, issued in Abuja and Yenagoa, barred
the President’s wife from accompanying her
husband to the rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
capital.

The youths, who accused Mrs. Jonathan of
instigating political crisis in the state and working
against Governor Seriake Dickson, had vowed to
embarrass and disgrace her at the rally.
But the spokesman for the President’s wife
described the groups as faceless.

He said Mrs. Jonathan would not be cowed into
avoiding any part of the country because of threats
from such groups.
He said, “We will not descend so low to be joining
issues with faceless groups.

“The fact however remains that the First Lady as
the wife of the President cannot be threatened by
anybody or any group if she decides to visit any
part of the country.”

Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of
Police, Mr. Valentine Ntomchukwu, has issued a
warning to some youth groups threatening to
disgrace the wife of the President if she attends the
grand rally of the PDP on February 5.
Two youth groups – Bayelsa Youth Vanguard and
the Mangrove Boys of Bayelsa – had in different
statements issued in Abuja and Yenagoa, barred
the First Lady from accompanying her husband to
the rally in Yamaha, Bayelsa State capital.

But Ntomchukwu, while addressing a select
journalists in Yenagoa on Thursday, urged
members of the public to disregard the threat,
saying it was the handiwork of some faceless
groups.

The commissioner said, “I want to appeal to the
general public to come out in large numbers to
welcome the President and the First Lady who
have done so much for this country. So, these
miscreants cannot disrupt the peace of Bayelsa.

“We have been enjoying peace and even on that
day we will be celebrating because it is the day the
President is coming, not necessarily as the PDP,
but as the President of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria. So, they cannot come and tarnish the
image of President in his home state. “

Ntomchukwu said the police would provide
adequate security for the President’s wife and
other political groups visiting the state for rallies,
campaigns and legitimate businesses.
He asked the BYV and the MBB to desist from
making such provocative and inciting statements,
which he said, were capable of puncturing the
existing peace in the state.

He added, “The police will not hesitate to deal
decisively according to the extant laws with any
such groups when arrested. I want to assure you
that we are already trailing the Mangrove Boys
anywhere they may be.

“So, my advice is that these boys should just go
away from the state entirely because since they
have done this publication, they have put
themselves on the firing line and we are definitely
going to pursue them.

“We are operating with intelligence and all the
security agencies are at our disposal. As soon as
we catch them, they will face the wrath of the law.
Even though they are faceless, any time they
become visible, we are definitely going to deal with
them.

“We are asking the well meaning Nigerians to
come forward and give information not only on
these boys but on all criminal activities. We have
already identified them by their names and we are
trailing them.”