Showing posts from February, 2015

Coconut Oil, Best Hair Treatment

Coconut oil is, one of the most effective hair treatments for a very wide variety of hair issues. Many claim that coconut oil actually works better than any man-made treatments on the market, and because it's 100% natural it's free of silicone, alcohols, and other chemicals that can aggravate sensitive skin and hair. It works incredibly well for repairing damaged hair that has been over-processed, heat damaged, or is just naturally dry.

Coconut oil is also anti-fungal in nature, making it a perfect natural anti-dandruff treatment, or as a preventative treatment for dandruff. It's a great regular hair treatment for maintaining very healthy hair and scalp when used as a part of your regular hair care routine (1-4 times per month).

Why Coconut Oil Works Better  Coconut oil works well to recondition dry and damaged hair because the molecular structure of coconut oil, unlike other oils or moisturizers that just sit on the hair, is ideal for penetrating the hair shaft, getting p…

Benefits of Non-Starchy Vegetables

Studies have shown that eating a diet rich in vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet can help reduce cardiovascular disease risk, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

A vegetable rich diet can also help to lower blood pressure. Vegetables are nutrient dense - loaded with vitamins, minerals, disease fighting antioxidants and fiber. Fiber is an important nutrient when it comes to managing weight and diabetes. Fiber helps to keep you full, pulls cholesterol away from your heart and can help to regulate blood sugars by slowing down digestion.

One of the best ways to increase your fiber content is to increase your vegetable intake, preferably non-starchy vegetables. Non-starchy vegetables contain about 25 calories, 0 g fat, 5-6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, and 0.5-2 g protein per 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw. In addition to being a low calorie, and low carbohydrate food, non-starchy vegetables add texture, flavor, bulk, and rich color to any meal.

What to consider when purchasing:

If …

Imo State University rusticates 700 students

The Vice Chancellor of Imo State University, Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie disclosed that over 700 students has been rusticated in the last 12 months for alleged examination misconduct .

Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie made this disclosure at the weekend in Owerri while addressing some selected journalist in the state on his one year in office, he said his administration has zero tolerance for examination malpractices.

Professor Awuzie however stated that some staff of the university who were found guilty by disciplinary panels have either being sacked or demoted .

According to him, the university has graduated about 150 medical doctors from the college of medicine of the university.

The former president of academic staff union of universities (ASUU )disclosed that ,the year under view, the university in collaboration with the TET fund research found have sponsored over 25 staff of the university to pursue their master degree and Ph.D programs

He regretted that most of the courses offered by the …

Suspected killer of a Lagos housewife narrates shocking revelations about her

Residents of Oke-Afa area in Lagos State were jolted in December 2014, after the body of a 35-year-old housewife, Martha Ifeoma Ifewulu was discovered at her house in a pool of her blood. The mother of four and wife of Chief Lawrence Ugochukwu Ifewulu, 52, was murdered by an unknown person few hours before her children arrived from school. Reports said the children came home only to find their mother in a pool of her own blood, which flowed freely down the staircase.

On closer examination, it was discovered that the silky-soft skin of her throat was hideously slashed with a knife like that of a goat.

The husband later was reported to have alleged that one Collins should be held responsible for the death of his wife. The grieving husband also alleged that the wife might have been killed to prevent her from divulging their plans to kill him, dispose off his assets and elope to Canada with his children.

Surprisingly, the suspected killer got in touch with Vanguard Newspaper crime reporte…

'Fifty Shades' author says she 'fought hard' for her fans

"Fifty Shades of Grey" devotees, know this: Whether you end up loving or hating the new movie, author EL James had your back.

"I was thinking about the readers," James says about the sometimes fraught process of adapting her steamy book to the screen - a process that reportedly involved creative differences, to put it gently, with director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Out this Friday for Valentine's weekend, the R-rated film stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.

"I understand what it's like to be in fandom," she says. "I had to fight for a lot of things really hard. And I did." (As a producer on the film as well as the trilogy's author, James had an unusual amount of creative clout.)

James, 51, who wrote the erotic trilogy for her own enjoyment and ended up launching a global phenomenon, sat down over the weekend with The Associated Press to chat about the new film and the fans whose devotion has brought her such stunning commercial success…

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan, out of jail, apologises to the public

Jaycee Chan, son of movie star Jackie Chan, freed from jail, appeared in public for the first time on Saturday, following a six-month jail sentence on drug charges and apologised for his actions.

Speaking softly and wearing a dark-coloured suit and collarless shirt, the 32-year-old entertainer told reporters in Beijing he would dedicate his energy toward film and music projects and spend more time with his distraught mother.

"As a public figure, this incident has had a negative impact on society, disappointed people who supported me, and caused losses for people who have worked with me," said Chan, who extended a deep bow of apology before and after his remarks.

Chan was detained in August after he tested positive for marijuana and police found 100 grams of the drug in his Beijing home. He was formally charged in December with "the crime of sheltering others to take drugs."

How to Make a Guy Fall in Love With You

Are you tired of being alone and of spending your free time with the girls? Are you thinking of what to do to put an end to your loneliness? Do you know how to find your soul mate? Please read on and find out how to make a guy fall in love with you;

If you are thinking that it is all about sex, stop thinking that way. If you have sex with him, he will only lose respect for you and will leave you for someone with higher morals. Do not use sex as the attraction.

If you are thinking it is about a pretty face, stop thinking that way, too. A man can fall in love with a pretty face, but if the person behind the face is difficult to deal with, he can not fall in love with the woman. A pretty face can attract men, but it can not make a guy fall in love and it can not make him commit to her.

Good dating advice says it is all about the person behind the face. So ask yourself, what sort of person are you? Are there any changes you need to make?

· Male psychology says that a man wants a woman who is…

5 Things Men Hate about Women

Ask any man what he loves his chosen one for. Hardly anyone will answer that it is her size four breast. No matter how trivial it may sound, but they love women for the good character, for the sense of humor, for the similarity of interests, and more often – for the very particular feature that distinguishes a woman and allows the man to feel special with her.

5 kinds of girls men hate.

Now, let us try to understand what girls men are repelled by. There are several types of women that men find very difficult to get along with.


A successful and strong-willed woman, who is so independent and ambitious that men are often scared of her. She is too militant, and the potential chosen man has the impression that he starts a business relationship rather than a romantic one.

Dull Beggar

It is very difficult to carry her away with something, she spends little energy and rarely has her own opinion towards anything. It is difficult for a man to find anything in such a girl.

Four newborn babies found in freezer in South Africa

South African police say they have discovered the frozen corpses of four newborn babies in freezers at a home in the southern city of Mthatha.

Acting on a tip-off, officers raided the house, making the grim discovery.

It's estimated the infants were aged between just one and two months.

Detectives are looking for the owner of the house, a woman away in Johannesburg at the time of the search.

Presidential election postponed until March 28

The Presidential election have been postponed,  chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC)  on Saturday announced a six-week postponement to the presidential elections, due to security concerns

"In consideration of the advice by the security agencies, it will be unconscionable to have elections without adequate security," said elections chairman Attahiru Jega, according to a tweet from the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Attahiru Jega, said security chiefs advised a delay as troops would not be available because of operations against the militants.

"If the security of personnel, voters, election observers and election materials cannot be guaranteed, the lives of innocent young men and women and the prospect of free, fair and credible elections will be greatly jeopardised," he told reporters.

The secret clause in Whitney Houston's will

Reports have popped up about a secret clause in Whitney Hosuton's will in the event of her daughter death.

According to Radar, terms of Whitney’s 1993 Last Will & Testament dictate that if daughter Bobbi Kristina “doesn’t survive her,” the estate shall be divided by her mother, Cissy, and other family members.

Whitney's fortune is an estimated $20millinon. Her mother Cissy is the executor of her will.

The will, which was completed before Whitney divorced Bobby, states,
“If no child of mine survives me: I give all jewelry own at my death to my mother, Emily Cissy Houston, if she survives me; and I give the rest of my tangible personal property to those of my mother, Emily Cissy Houston, my father, John R. Houston, my husband, Robert Brown, my brother Michael Houston, and my brother Gary Houston, as survive me to be amicably divided among them as they might agree, in shares as nearly equal as possible.”

Whitney Houston's and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina was…

Remembering Bob Marley

Today,February 6, 2015 would have been the 70th birthday of Bob Marley. Though dead, his legend lives on, nearly 34 years after his death in 1981, the reggae pioneer's songs of love, dissatisfaction, peace, and protest are still as powerful and timely as they were when they originally moved the people of Jamaica and beyond in his heyday.

With the countless uprisings, confrontations, and soul revolutions in the decades since his passing, it's incredible how many of the charged tracks could have been written only a few weeks ago. Some people see most of his songs as being prophetic as they see have much relevance in today;s world events.

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. His music career took off in 1963 with the group the Wailing Wailers before they changed their name to Wailers, With his distinctive songwriting talent he forged h…

It is OK to spank children as long as their dignity is maintained - Pope Francis

Pope Francis said it is OK to spank children to discipline them — as long as their dignity is maintained.

The Pope made this comments during his weekly general audience in the Vatican, where he dealt with the role of fathers in the family.

He outlined the traits of a good father — one who forgives but is able to “correct with firmness” while not discouraging the child.

According to AP news agency, the pontiff commended the behavior of one father who had told him, "I sometimes have to smack my children a bit, but never in the face so as to not humiliate them."

"How beautiful!" Francis is quoted as having said. "He knows the sense of dignity! He has to punish them, but does it justly and moves on."

Defending the pope's remarks, Rev. Thomas Rosica, who collaborates with the Vatican's press office, said Francis was not condoning violence or cruelty against children, but speaking about "helping someone to grow and mature."

"Simply watc…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Beyonce Nominated For Grammy Award

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, critically acclaimed Nigerian novelist and award-winning author of Americanah ​ has been nominated for the 57th Grammy award for her feminist-inspired collaboration with American entertainer Beyonce, on her 2013 track "Flawless."

Beyonce incorporated the writer’s essay,“We Should All Be Feminists,” into her single.

E-cigarettes can compromise the immune system in the lungs

New study has shown that vapour from e-cigarettes can compromise the immune system in the lungs, leaving them more vulnerable to infection by harmful bacteria and viruses.
Scientists from John Hopkins University in Maryland, exposed mice to e-cigarette vapour twice a day for two weeks at a level designed to proportionally mimic the amount a person who regularly used e-cigarettes would inhale. They then administered some of the mice with an influenza virus and others with the streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, which is responsible for pneumonia, sinusitis and other illnesses.
Compared to a control group, the mice that had been exposed to the vapour were less able to fight off illness, and some died. Professor Shyam Biswal, senior author of the study, said the findings suggested “e-cigarettes are not neutral in terms of the effects on the lungs” and said that studies should now be carried out on people, particularly those with common lung problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary …

Green tea helps kill cancer cells while promoting health of normal ones - researchers

Green tea may help kick-start cycles of cancerous cell death while leaving healthy ones alone, scientists have claimed. A compound found in the tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate – or EGCG – could trigger a process of destroying malignant cells, researchers at Penn State’s Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health have found.

While the tea has always been known to contain powerful anti-oxidants that are beneficial to all-round health, new developments have shown that the compound is partly responsible for destroying cells that are likely to lead to growth of deadly tumours.

Associate professor Joshua Lambert said: “EGCG is doing something to damage the mitochondria and that mitochondrial damage sets up a cycle causing more damage and it spirals out, until the cell undergoes programmed cell death.”

As the mitochondria – the membrane of a cell – is killed, the chances of the malignant cells returning or growing is further reduced by inducing oxidative stress while feeding the b…

Nigeria under Jonathan is in safe hands—IBB

Nigeria's Former military leader Ibrahim Babangida said Nigeria under president Goodluck Jonathan is in safe hands.
He made this statement when he played host to Jonathan and his campaign entourage in Minna

IBB said Jonathan was a leader who would continue with the dreams of the country’s founding fathers.

Excerpt of his speech during the occasion:

I feel deeply touched Mr. President because on your own, you travelled to Germany to see me just coming out from hospital after a gruesome nine-hour operation on my back and tummy, I felt deeply touched by your kind presence.
Then when I struggled and traveled back to Nigeria, you found time to also visit and see how I was doing. I thank you Mr President and I want to tell you that I appreciate that very kindness.
You have also made a very good decision to visit me during your campaign tour because Minna is known for producing Presidents. Either from your name sake, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe who was born in Zungeru, not very far away from he…

Man gets nine life terms for raping lover's daughters.

A 28 years old Ayanda Sikhakhane, from Mshayazafe hostel in Thokoza, was slammed with nine life sentences for raping his lover’s children. Ekurhuleni, repeatedly raped a 12-year-old girl, and raped her 10-year-old sister, the older was raped on eight occasions and the younger one once.

During trial, he claimed he was in a consensual relationship with the 12 year old girl, but the judge dismissed it as “absolute nonsense”, saying a child could not give consent for sex and that this was an indication that Sikhakhane had no remorse for his actions.

Handing down the sentence in the high court in Joburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, Judge Eben Jordaan lambasted Sikhakhane for being ungrateful. he said the children’s mother worked extremely long hours to provide for all of them including Sikhakhane, who was unemployed, and whom she expected to take care of her children but unknown to her, she had left her children at home with a snake when she goes to work at night.

According to the judge, &qu…

To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee to publish second novel

88-year-old author Harper Lee is set to publish her second book. According to a statement from Lee released by the publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, the book, "Go Set a Watchman," is essentially a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," although it was written before the Pulitzer Prize-winning "To Kill a Mockingbird," which was published in 1960 and, until now, was Lee's only novel. .
The 304-page book will be Lee's second, and the first new work in more than 50 years. The title appears to be taken from Isaiah 21:6: "For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth." The book will be released July 14.

Harper Lees's first book, "To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of the most bestselling books of all time. It has sold more than 40 million copies, continues to sell a million copies per year and has been translated into 40 languages. It was released on July 11, 1960, won the Pulitzer P…

I will marry again - Saidi Balogun

Saidi Balogun, a popular Yoruba/Nollywood actor, in a recent interview with Encomium magazine, disclosed he is ready to get married again.

The actor said , 
“I have said it, I have gotten someone to marry and they should let the issue end there. It’s my private life and should be treated as such.” His marriage with Fathia Balogun has since collapsed.

I should be re-elected, govts. perform better during second term – Jonathan.

According to President Goodluck Jonathan, most governments worldwide perform better during their second term in office. He said his administration’s case wouldn’t be different and promised to do more in the next four years if re-elected.

GEJ disclosed this on Tuesday during a meeting with members of the Kogi State Council of Chiefs at the Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja, Kogi State, as part of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential campaign rally.

According to the President, most governments perform better during their second term because they have enough time to settle down and plan for national development.

“Whatever we have done in the last four years, we believe that we will even do more in the next four years. “Most governments all over the world do better in their second tenure. “This is because the Presidents are more stable that time, especially in this two terms arrangement. “They are more stable. They sit down and plan for the country and focus on key areas,” Jonatha…

Man Electrocutes His Wife For Giving Birth To A Girl

A man in Turkey, has been found guilty of killing his wife for giving birth to a second girl when he expected her to give birth to a boy. 29-year-old Veysi Turan was sentenced to life in prison for  electrocuting his wife in her asleep. Worldwideweirdnews reports:

The court heard how Turan planned the murder. He bought electrical cables and exposed the wires. He then attached it his wife’s feet as she slept before plugging it into the outlet, electrocuting his wife.
Medical experts said that his wife, Mubarek, 33, would almost certainly have died in agony after being awakened by the electric shocks.
Turan claimed that he had killed her in a fit of rage, a day after the birth of their new baby girl.
However, prosecutors said that it was premeditated as he had purchased the power cord, thick gloves and insulated rubber plugs for use in the murder just one day before he carried out the fatal attack. When he was sentenced to life in prison, judges at the Diyarbakir 2nd Heavy Penal Cou…

Newborn baby dumps outside a motel

A baby, estimated to be about 3 days old, was found near a motel in Abule Egba Lagos.

Lagos State Police said that the baby was found abandoned in the early hours and People living within the area believed the baby was dumped by one of the prostitutes working in the mote.

Police launched an investigation, and are trying to locate the mother, meanwhile, the baby was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition.

Buhari to ban importation of rice, tomato if elected.

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.-Gen. Muhammad Buhari (retd), on Monday said if elected on February 14, he would ban the importation of basic items like rice and tomato in order to enhance local production of the products.

He also said his administration would focus on agriculture, mining, infrastructure and job provision at the top of its economic agenda.

Buhari, who gave a summary of how he intended to revive the economy in a meeting with the Organised Private Sector in Lagos, said his government would place emphasis on three key issues of security, tackling corruption and reviving the ailing economy.

The meeting, which had all the key members of the APC in attendance, was hosted by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.

“How can Nigeria be importing virtually everything? How can we be importing even tomatoes? If I am elected, basic items like rice and tomatoes, which we have the capacity to produce, will be banned from being imported,” Buhar…

Philanthropist Okoya-Thomas dies at 79

One of Nigeria’s most prominent businessman and philanthropist, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, is dead, he died on Monday at the age of 79 years.

The Nigerian Table Tennis Federation announced the death of Okoya-Thomas, the Asoju Oba of Lagos, He was a philanthropist and sports enthusiast who solely sponsored the popular annual Asoju Oba Table Tennis Championship in Lagos for more than four decades

Okoya-Thomas was the chairman of CFAO Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based industrial conglomerate engaged in the wholesale trade of automobiles, building materials, technical equipment, electrical equipment, and agricultural equipment.

. He held the Nigerian national honor of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, and was a recipient of the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, the highest national honor given by the French to a foreigner.

CAC launches 24-hour online registration portaV

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on Monday in Abuja launched a 24-hour online registration platform to fast track its business services to its customers. Dr Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, said that the new online registration portal was developed by CAC to make registration of business easy and accessible to its clients.
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“Nigerians will no longer have to incur extra costs and will not travel to the CAC’s office to register their businesses,’’ Aganga said. He added that it was a joint initiative with the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology under Government Service Portal initiative.

He explained that the portal was robust enough to accommodate all platforms such as inter-switch, e- transaction and visa card. Others include Verve card, American express and other forms of electronic payments. Aganga explained that any person that wanted to register his business would now do so easily…

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3-year-old boy shoots father and pregnant mother

(CNN) — A 3-year-old boy shot his father and pregnant mother over the weekend inside a hotel room in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Police say the boy removed a handgun from his mother’s purse Saturday and fired one shot, striking his father in the lower backside.

The bullet apparently exited through the father’s hip and hit the mother in the right shoulder. She is eight months pregnant, said Officer Simon Drobik of the Albuquerque Police Department.

The father was treated and released from the hospital while the mother was hospitalized in stable condition. The condition of her unborn child is unknown.

The boy and his 2-year-old sister, who was also in the hotel room, are under the care of the Children’s Youth and Families department. They were not injured in the incident.

Drobik says the case has been sent to Albuquerque District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether the parents will be charged with criminal negligence.

Police did not identify the family.

Gone too soon indeed! Muna Obiekwe

Friends and colleagues of actor, Muna Obiekwe gathered today and held a candlelight procession in his honour.

The procession started from Masha roundabout to Ojez restaurant in Surulere, Lagos, the renowned Nollywood actor who passed on, on Sunday Jan. 26th in Festac Lagos, after a silent battle with Kidney disease will be buried on Tuesday 3rd February in Anambra state.

Rest in peace Muna.