Monday, 16 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).

Coconut Oil - Phú Thịnh Co/Flickr

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 past the cuticle, repairing and preventing damage from the inside out. Lauric acid, capric acid, and vitamin E (all present in coconut oil) help restructure hair, increase hair's strength by preventing protein loss, and vastly improve shine.

 People that regularly use a coconut oil treatment report increased body, shine, and manageability with less breakage, static, tangles, and split ends. Many also claim that hair sheds less and feels thicker after regular use.

How to Use Coconut Oil as a Deep Conditioning Treatment

For a deep conditioning treatment, massage a couple of tablespoons of the coconut oil into your clean, damp hair and scalp (if your hair is thinner or gets greasy easily, you may choose to skip the scalp as the oil could weigh your hair down). You may need more for long hair. Use more oil where your hair is the driest and most damaged (typically on the ends) and less where your hair is healthiest (mid-shaft and scalp area). 

I find that it's best to section your hair off and apply the coconut oil in manageable sections to be sure that every hair is coated properly. If your coconut oil is in a solid state, you will need to warm the oil gently to create a liquid. Allow the oil to sit on your hair for 20-30 minutes after application. People with very dry or porous hair may choose to leave it on longer and some people like to use it as an overnight treatment. To increase the effectiveness of the treatment, cover with a shower cap and wrap your hair in a hot towel (fresh from the dryer) or apply heat with a hair dryer for a few minutes. Because the oil is very heavy, you will need to shampoo the oil out of your hair well after the treatment.

Coconut oil can be a god-send to those with severely damaged, over processed, and heat styled hair. It will be important to experiment with the amount of coconut oil to use, and how long to allow the oil to penetrate your hair in a way that will work for your specific hair type. If the coconut oil leaves your hair feeling weighed down or greasy, try using less or shampooing more effectively post treatment.

How to Use Coconut Oil as a Daily Hair Moisturizer/Detangler

You can use a very small amount of coconut oil on the ends of your hair after showering as a detangler and as a daily moisturizer for very dry hair. It works wonders on dry skin issues as well.

How to Use Coconut Oil as a Dandruff Treatment

To treat dandruff, massage a small amount of coconut oil into your scalp and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes and up to overnight (you'll want to wear a shower cap to bed or wrap your head/pillow in a towel). Shampoo out.

Benefits of Non-Starchy Vegetables

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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 possible purchase produce that is in season. You'll not only save money, but reduce your carbon foot print by purchasing local produce. The less time spent traveling, the better the taste too.
Think about purchasing organic versions of certain vegetables that contain more pesticides. Pesticide exposure may increase your risk of cancer, skin problems, asthma, infertility, etc. If you've never heard of "the dirty dozen list," you may want to read up on it. These are food items that contain higher levels of pesticide residue. Some vegetables on the list include: celery, spinach, sweet bell peppers, cucumber, etc. For more info:

Here is a list of non starchy vegetables:

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Bean sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage 
  • Carrots 
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce: 
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Pea pods
  • Peppers (all types) 
  • Salad greens 
  • Snow peas or pea pods
  • Sprouts
  • String beans
  • Tomato
  • Turnips
  • Water chestnuts

Sunday, 15 February 2015

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 university have failed to meet the criteria for full accreditation by relevant bodies.

He further disclosed that the university authorities spent part of last year carrying out an audit on the affected courses as well as documenting the requirements in order to ensure that accreditation could be accorded to them.

“The administration has vigorously pursued the timely completion of the faculty of law building to ensure re-present of the faculty for accreditation this year. This could enable us admit the best and brightest law students into our revered citadel of learning for 2014/2015 session.

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.
Late Mrs. Martha Ifeoma Ifewulu

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 reporter to schedule a meeting albeit secretly where he recounted his own side of the story. Below is the excerpts


“I am Collins Nwafor ,39, from Umuawulu in Awka South L.G.A, Anambra State. I read Marketing at the IMT, Enugu. I left school in 1999 and served in Edo State in 2010. After that, I proceeded to Port-Harcourt where I started life as a clearing agent with Chapman Resources.

From there, I went to South Africa where I stayed for about four years dealing on telephone accessories. I came back to Nigeria in 2011 and later proceeded to Europe, Germany and Norway where I spent about two years. I came back in September 2012.


On June 13, 2013, I met Mrs. Ifeoma Ifewulu at her shop in Ago Palaace Way, Lagos. I was passing through the Mall on that street, I saw people promoting their goods in the shop and both of us watched them after which we exchanged numbers.

From there, we started exchanging calls and we became intimate friends. The first time we made love was in her car, a green Honda Baby Boy, after she dropped me in front of my house. We were there till 12 midnight and I asked if she was married but she did not reply. Later, she spent a weekend with me and when I insisted on knowing her marital status, she told me that her husband is a big man but she wanted to feel good.

She said she needed company and that she had two boys and two girls. From then, our love blossomed. After sometime, she told me that her husband’s birthday was in August, I advised her how to commemorate it with him, buy food and take the kids to his office as a surprise which she did and she later told me that her husband appreciated it. We continued our relationship till December when she even spent the Christmas with me after the husband bought a Toyota Corolla for her.


We stayed behind from December 29th 2013 after the husband travelled till January 5th, 2014. We were in my house at Isolo, few meters away from her matrimonial home at the same Oke-Afa. We kept on meeting and enjoying ourselves till the middle of the year when I discovered that she was also a lesbian. I was able to know this through the attitude of her friends who visit her in her shop.

Even when they go to parties, they kiss and romance themselves openly. I also discovered that she has many other boyfriends. My investigation showed that I was the fourth in the series of boyfriends she had. Nevertheless, we continued our relationship till April when her mother died.

So you discovered that they used to keep girls in the shop? “They are lesbians and the way she went with men, she was sleeping with men. I was the fourth boy friend she had going by what she told me. So from January 14th, February, March, we started dating and by April or so, the mother died and we planned to buy some clothes to give to twenty different men for them to attend the mother’s burial which we did.


So, when she got to the office of this wealthy Clearing and Forwarding Agent (name withheld), she whispered to me that the man has been toasting her for the past 13 years and had also tried to rape her in her house in two to three occasions but failed. When we met the agent, he told her that if she wanted him to come for the burial, she should come to the hotel and make love to him. After all said and done, the burial was fixed for June.


At this juncture, I would like to tell you my relationship with the wealthy agent. When I came back from Europe in September 2012, I met him in July 2013, he told me that since I was in the country, he would be giving me containers for me to be clearing, that we should be doing something together. If he wanted to travel, he would call me and I would go with him and act like his personal assistant.

So by December, he gave me fifty thousand naira to travel with him. I protested that the money was too meagre going by the fact that he just bought a car worth thirty something million naira. In anger, he travelled without me. I ended up spending the Xmas with Mrs. Ifewulu who stayed behind after her husband travelled on December 29th, 2014. We stayed together from that 29th to 5th of January when the husband came back and brought her sick mother back to Lagos. Later, her mother died in March. While she was sick, I used to visit her in Awka with Mrs. Ifewulu.

We always stayed in a hotel at Asaba, Delta state. They buried the woman on June 7th. We went for her burial. When we got there, the wealthy clearing agent noticed the intimacy between me and Mrs. Ifewulu and he was visibly angry with me. Later, he even accosted me and asked me why I should be “eating the food that belonged to the masters”.


That signalled the cold war between us and after sometime, I also started feeling guilty over my relationship with Mrs. Ifewulu because things were not moving fine with me. I summoned courage and called her on phone to break the news, that I was no longer interested in the relationship. On hearing this, she turned off the phone and told me she was coming.

She later came and started pleading that I should remember that we have gone very far in the affair, that I am the only man she has fallen deeply in love with, that her relationships before we met did not exceed 2-3 months, that I was the fourth boy friend she was having. I told her no, that I didn’t have something doing, that I was a young man not married. I told her I wanted to be focussed; I wanted to know what I was doing. I never knew she was a bisexual and they have strong cult group at Jakande Estate and I have been there with her for one or two parties.


After this, her friends were rebuking me for stopping the affair. The pressure was so much and I had to go to a Reverend Father at SS Peter and Paul Catholic church, Oke- Afo. I confessed to him by telling him all about my relationship with the woman. The Reverend father was shocked and immediately demanded for her number which I released to him.

He invited the coupld, the husband was wearing a basket ball short and singlet outside the church and was drinking bottled water, the wife was putting on a black skirt and a red top. The Rev. Father started asking her about me, the lady denied. The father then came out to call me into his office. I followed him and when Mrs. Ifewulu saw me, she stood up to leave, and then the reverend held her at the door and told her to sit and said, you told me you didn’t know this man.

She sat down, and then I knelt down and started crying and pleading that I didn’t know what happened, that I was not interested any more and that we should all be left alone, we would just be friends.


She then told the Reverend Father that she has heard and she opened the door and left. The Father told me not to worry and gave me his number assuring that he would look into this matter. When she continued pestering me to continue with the relationship, I went to some of her friends to plead for their intervention. I also went to other churches where she attended.

I met two of her friends and invited them to an eatery at Isolo. When they came, I told them everything and they assured that they would intervene. I also talked to one of her bosom friends called Isioma, she took me to see their General Overseer where I also confessed. After that, the Overseer advised me to relocate from Lagos. I insisted that I would not run away from Lagos because of a married woman.


It was at this stage that I decided to call the husband and intimate him with our affair. While the relationship was going on, she willingly gave me her husband’s number and those of her children. Her children and her house help all knew me. They called me Uncle Collins. But the husband and his sister who work in Lagos Island did not know me before then. I confessed to her husband but now I had known Christ; that I was no longer interested and that his wife was into women and drug trafficking.

Later, the husband called me on phone and asked me to give him instances so that when he would confront her she would not deny it. I then told the husband so many things. The man said ok. The man called after some days and said his wife denied it. Then I told him to call one Aaron, that he should call their elder sister that was at Alaba and also call the girl’s brother, Ifeanyi and one other person. I also maintained I would come but he must guarantee me of my protection. He agreed. By Sunday, he called to say that his wife had agreed.

After some days, the man called to say that his wife told him that bot of us wanted to kill him. I then told him that if I had such plan, I would have executed it long ago because I had unrestrained access to him and his house. And that I would not have confessed to him and even informed him including men of God to help intervene. In fact, I told him a lot of intimate things about his family which an outsider should not ordinarily know including how the wife slept with the man that is making his business boom. I also told him that the wife carried out abortion twice.

At this stage, he told me to forgive him and that I should keep the whole story secret. After some days, he called me and said that his wife gave me a phone, then I told him yes your wife did but I misplaced the phone. He kept telling me to forgive and forget everything that I shouldn’t tell anyone. He also intimated me that he had strong suspicion that the wealthy Clearing and Forwarding agent was into a relationship with his wife but that she was denying it.

After that encounter, I decided to go for deliverance. I was directed to Okpoko in Onitsha at Ezenwanyi’s place. They charged me N18,000.00 after which I was taken to a river for the cleansing. Afterwards, I came back to Lagos and went to the General Overseer who also invited her and advised her to leave me alone, that we should just be friends. But she refused.


Then, on December 1st, 2014, I went to Apapa with my friend to get something and on coming back, I got a call at around past 9pm from her born- again friend. she asked me if I heard anything from my side or Ify’s side, I told her no, she hung up. At about 11:30, she called and told me to pack out from my place, that Ify has been killed. I was shocked. She called me at 12 midnight again and asked me to leave my house, I left with one shirt to stay at my friend’s place.

The next morning I came back to my house, although my friend warned me not to go to my place, I was at my place with the people that came to look for me when four police men and the woman’s house help came asking my neighbour about me. My neighbour told them that he had not seen me for the past two days.


While I was meeting with my people in Lagos over the issue, I was reliably informed that the wealthy agent had gone to the police to allege that I was the killer and that I sold human parts. Later, detectives numbering over 20 invaded my house and harassed every body on sight. They later met the caretaker who called me on phone and I narrated my side of the story.

It was later I got to know that both the caretaker and the policemen listened to my story and after that, one of the policemen confided in the caretaker that I should not show my face because they have been asked to kill me immediately they arrest me. I learnt also that the policemen went to all the places I mentioned including meeting with the Reverend Father and they all confirmed that I opened up to them about the affair.

One of the detectives even called to inform me that I should not show up else they would kill me. That was why I decided to go into hiding.


Since then, two people have been going round, telling people that I killed the woman.

The wealthy agent and another person (name withheld) have gone to my people in Lagos and I was invited to the village. After I narrated my story to all the influential men in my village, they took me to a shrine where I was made to swear to an oath. That proved my innocence.

After this, I called the investigators at Panti and told them that my relationship with the woman ended since September last year, that I was innocent of the allegations against me, that they should either hold(name withheld) or the wealthy agent responsible for her death.


I believe one or both of them know what happened to the woman. This may be because of my confession and in anger, he may have killed her. Secondly, I disagreed with the wealthy agent because of the ritual blood I saw in his country home. This man has been associated with many strange and mysterious deaths. He may have done it because he was aware I was no longer with her and he believed if he killed her, people would put the blame on me.

So, while in the hideout, I read crime page in Vanguard and saw your number. This is my story and I decided to open up because I know that if police eventually arrest me, they may not allow justice to prevail. I suspect that they have been paid to kill me in order to cover up the crime. The only option left for me now is either to keep on hiding or for somebody to arrange for me to go into protective custody where I will be assured that nothing will happen to me and I will quickly show up and tell the whole truth.”


This drug business, to what extent were you involved and did you make effort to help her out of it? “She usually told me, but I kept telling her that I was not interested in that kind of business. So, she stopped talking to me about that but I knew she did it and also did pimping too.

Sometimes I accompanied her and the girls she organised to see men for sexual purposes and she would get paid. She passed the girls to wealthy men. They met at various places and after wards she would be paid.


How do you feel now that your former lover has died in so gruesome a manner? “Hmmmm, I feel hurt. No matter what I say, she was a very good and generous woman. In fact, it was after her death that I realised that a dead person has no power. Once you are dead, it is all over. If not, I wonder why such a good woman cannot rise up and not only expose her killers but take revenge. I leave everything to God, the truth will be revealed.

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

'Fifty Shades' author EL James says she 'fought hard' for her fans
Author EL James attends a special fan screening of "Fifty Shades of Grey" in New York

"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. (Editor's note: Director Taylor-Johnson was not made available for this article.)

Excerpt of the interview.

AP: What was the hardest thing about adapting your book?

JAMES: My biggest concern was making sure that the sex was really classy and tasteful. It's very coyly written in the books. Women don't like salacious slang. So that was really important to me, to keep it tasteful.

AP: Making the film, were you thinking about your readers, or about a new audience that perhaps hasn't read the book?

JAMES: I was thinking about the readers. There are enough of them! (Laughter.) I mean hopefully we'll bring other people to it as well, of course; there are people who don't read at all. But my readers are the people I've always had in my mind. I understand the disappointment when key scenes are forgotten, or missing, so I was an advocate for them.

AP: Did you have to fight hard for anything?

JAMES: Oh, I had to fight for a lot of things really hard. And I did. (laughs).

AP: Like what?

JAMES: Well, the Red Room (of Pain), for example, wasn't red at first. But it's things like this, within any creative process, when you're the auteur of a whole universe, and then, you're spreading it out ... it's not always going to be aligned with how you saw it. But beneath it all, I was just hoping that we'd have something that the fans would be happy with.

AP: Who's your typical fan?

JAMES: Female. That's it. All ages - from too young, and into their `90s.

AP: Does that mean that men aren't really the right audience?

JAMES: Well, I've had some lovely emails from men. Like one saying, "Thank you for reminding me what it's like to fall in love."

AP: When shooting started, you said you were terrified.

JAMES: Yes! Coming from fandom, I know what it's like when you're let down by certain things, and I just didn't want to do that. What I can say is, we got there in the end.

AP: Was it a difficult process for the actors?

JAMES: I think it was very difficult. But all the really intimate stuff happened at the end of the shoot, which meant that Jamie and Dakota got to know each other, and were far more comfortable with each other. That helped.

AP: This isn't the first movie to have intimate sex scenes.

JAMES: Absolutely! But you guys, the media, are all about the sex. The fact is, it's a love story, and women respond to the love story. The fact that there's a little bit of kinky sex in there is sort of like an added bonus. It's just become sensationalized, because it's like ... Oh my God, women like sex. Yes we do, thank you very much!

AP: Have the books had similar success all over the world?

JAMES: Except in Japan. It's doing OK in Japan, but women don't talk to each other there. They're so private about what goes on in the bedroom. That was interesting.

AP: Are reports true that there was an argument over the final word in the movie?

JAMES: Um, there was a discussion. But I am very happy with the final scene.

AP: Your main character, Anastasia Steele, certainly takes a journey. What has YOUR personal journey been?

JAMES: I think I just realized how strong I am, and how resilient. Actually, I wrote the books really just to entertain myself. The fact that they've entertained a whole lot of other people is just thrilling. My only ambition when I published this (as a small e-book) was to see it one day in a bookshop. So everything else has been like, "Holy crap!" (Editor's note: Actually, though "Holy crap" is a favorite expression of Anastasia Steele, James used a somewhat stronger word.)

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

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan, freed from jail, apologises to the public
Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan attends a news
conference at a hotel in Beijing, (Reuters)

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."

Thursday, 12 February 2015

How to Make a Guy Fall in Love With You

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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 kind to him. This is how to make a guy fall in love with you.

· Smile when you see him. Give him a warm, welcoming smile.

· Talk to him. Do not just go on and on about some boring thing that happened to you today; rather, talk about the things he likes to do. Ask him how his day was. Ask his opinion and advice on different things. Good dating advice says to show a warm personal interest in him.

Follow this advice and you will not be sorry. It really works. This is how to make a guy fall in love with you.

5 Things Men Hate about Women

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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.

She behaves in the company of men as if she were at home, her femininity gets lost among football, beer and dubious jokes. Some men would hate their girlfriend or wife behaving like this.

Princess, or Paris Hilton

She has very high demands, she loves luxury, flowers, and diamonds without restraining her desires. Not everyone can manage to keep up with such a woman. The Princess will immediately appreciate the watches, the clothes, the man’s car and will produce an impression of a superficial unnatural woman.

Obsessed Woman

This girl tests the man at once to check his suitability for the relationship and family life. She tries to lure the guy, seems to be too emotionally dependent and frightens the man with a prospect of a speedy marriage.

What Do Men Dislike in You?

Insensitive “spikes”, meticulous “naggers”, restless “crybabies”. To understand what can make a man reject you, you need to stay in his pair of shoes and assess the situation with a sober mind. Watch for yourself and try to avoid “sharp corners” in communication with what could potentially be “the one”.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

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.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

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.

Friday, 6 February 2015

The secret clause in Whitney Houston's will

Singer Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown
Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown

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.”

Bobbi Kristina's husband, Nick Gordon, has banned from her hospital bed. Pictured - Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown at a Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards Party in 2011
Whitney and Bobbi

Whitney Houston's and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bath at home last weekend.

She was later placed in a medically induced coma as she fought for her life while her father, husband and other family members keep vigil at the hospital and pray for a miracle

.Please remember her in your prayer always.

Remembering Bob Marley

Bob Marley
Robert Nesta 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 his own vocal style that gained him worldwide audiences later in life.

The Wailers released some of their earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After they disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which led to the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.

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

Pope Francis gives his speech in the Synod hall on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the IV Scholas Occurrentes World Educational Congress, Thursday February 5th. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP
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 watch Pope Francis when he is with children and let the images and gestures speak for themselves! To infer or distort anything else ... reveals a greater problem for those who don't seem to understand a pope who has ushered in a revolution of normalcy of simple speech and plain gesture," Rosica wrote.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Beyonce Nominated For Grammy Award

Beyonce and Chimamanda
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

Study suggests electronic product can compromise immune system in the lungs
Electronic cigarette
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 disease (COPD), which often affects smokers and ex-smokers – the main users of e-cigarettes.

Debate over the public health impact of e-cigarettes remains fierce. They have been shown to be highly effective in helping smokers to quit, and there is a broad consensus that despite some uncertainty over their health impact, they are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes.

However, this very uncertainty means other health experts remain concerned e-cigarettes could pose risks to future generations, particularly given evidence from some countries that they are becoming more popular among young people who have never smoked.

There are also concerns that more tobacco companies are increasingly entering the e-cigarette market, and so, World Health Organisation has recommended they be banned in indoor public spaces – a measure the Department of Health in England has ruled out, but which is being considered by the Welsh government.

The new study, published in the PLOS ONE journal, also found e-cigarettes contain DNA-damaging toxins known as free radicals – but at levels about 1 per cent of that found in a cigarette. “We have observed that [e-cigarettes] increase the susceptibility to respiratory infections in mouse models,” said Professor Biswal. “This warrants further study in susceptible individuals, such as COPD patients who have switched from cigarettes to e-cigarettes or to new users of e-cigarettes who may never have used cigarettes.”

However, Professor John Britton, director of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies said the most important point was that harm to the lungs was less from e-cigarettes than from tobacco.

“The lung is an exquisitely delicate organ and therefore nobody with any common sense would believe that inhaling heated vapour many times a day would be harmless,” he said. “What matters here is not a comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapour compared with nothing, but the effects compared with those of tobacco smoke.

“Harm to the lungs will be less with electronic cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes, and any smoker who cannot quit using nicotine, and doesn't find medicinal products effective, would be well advised to try an electronic cigarette.”

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

A woman picks tea leaves at the Moriuchi Tea Farm on May 1, 2014 in Shizuoka, Japan. Japan produces aproximately 100,000 tons of green tea per year. From late April to early May,  tea farmers handpick Shincha (the first tea of the year) which is usually considered the highest of quality and most sought after. Shizuoka is internationally known as one of the best places for genuine Japanese green tea, producing 45% of Japan's overall tea production.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
A woman picks tea leaves at the Moriuchi Tea Farm in Shizuoka, Japan
(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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 benefits of anti-oxidant into normal cells.

The presence of sirtuin 3, a protein vital to the health and life-span of cells, is also found to be increased in healthy cells and reduced in cancerous ones with the help of the EGCG compound.

The findings could be vital in developing alternative medicines to chemotherapy, that do not pose harmful side effects, or for formulating effective preventative treatments, researchers believe.

The study has been published in the Molecular Nutrition and Food Research journal.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

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 here.
....I want to commend the party and the party leadership for being very strong and one of the good things that this party has done, Mr Chairman of the party, is that our vision about the formation of two parties is good for this country.
I have seen in PDP a party or organisation that is devoid of religion, ethnicity and so on and this is something we prayed for and you are showing the lead and I want that to continue.
If others are breaking up, you must remain strong and I think that is how it should be.
I’m glad you backed the President, back him strongly. The passion which the President has got, I share a common passion with him. That passion is making sure that Nigeria stays peaceful, stable, developed and transformed.
It is a passion in Mr President that anytime I see you, talk to you, I come out with the impression of a very young man who has passion for this country.
I wish you well on this and I want to assure all of you that Nigeria under Jonathan, we are in safe hands.

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, "The manner in which it happened was despicable. To prevent the neighbours from hearing as he raped them, he would turn on the radio and TV loud,”

Despite his lawyer plea for leniency because he was a first offender and needed a second chance, the judge handed him life sentences

The children’s mother moved in with Sikhakhane at the hostel at the beginning of 2012 after they had been in a relationship for a year. the 31-year-old mother cried tears of joy after the sentence, saying, “He got what he wanted now. When he was raping my children, where did he think this would end?”

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

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

Author Harper Lee
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 Prize and was adapted into a 1962 movie of the same name, starring Gregory Peck in an Oscar-winning performance as the courageous attorney Atticus Finch.

Although occasionally banned over the years because of its language and racial themes, the novel has become a standard for reading clubs and middle schools and high schools. The absence of a second book from Lee only seemed to enhance the appeal of "Mockingbird."

I will marry again - Saidi Balogun

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.

Legal constraints affecting Ajaokuta steel company – Jonathan
President Goodluck 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,” Jonathan said.

He also pledged that if re-elected, his administration would give more attention to the Ajaokuta Steel Company of Nigeria and ensure that the steel is included into the nation’s rail system, adding that with the global fall in the price of crude oil, his administration would also continue to give more attention to the development of solid minerals and agriculture.

Jonathan also vowed to continue to work with the state government to develop Kogi State. Speaking earlier, the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, assured the traditional rulers of Jonathan’s administration’s resolve to restore their constitutional roles, adding that the PDP could not understand why traditional rulers, 

“as the custodians of culture and tradition,” are still being denied of connotations roles. Our party leader, President Jonathan, is leading the crusade to bring you back into the constitution,” he assured the traditional rulers.

Muazu added that since the traditional rulers’ support in 2011 led to their success, they decided to visit them again for their royal blessings. Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State in his remarks said traditional rulers in the state had always been supportive of the present administration’s transformation agenda and said he was confident that they would do more as the elections draw nearer.

The Attah Igala, Idakwo Michael Oboni II, who spoke on behalf of the traditional rulers, told Jonathan to go ahead with his administration’s laudable projects, while also assuring him that the people of the state, being his second home, would continue to support him.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Man Electrocutes His Wife For Giving Birth To A Girl

The couple
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 Court told Turan: “Your callous behavior has left two children without a mother, and now with no father as well.”

Newborn baby dumps outside a motel

The baby boy
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.

Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd)
Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd)
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,” Buhari said.

The APC presidential candidate said his commitment to the Nigerian people would be governed by the highest consideration for how his policies would create jobs.

He also said he would focus on the provision of infrastructure such as power and roads.

Buhari, who said he agreed with the current administration on the privatisation of the power utilities, however, said there would be a need to also privatise the transmission segment.

According to him, the privatisation of the power sector has yet to achieve the desired result because after the handing over of the assets to private investors, the hard work to connect the various parts of the power chain, supply gas, install transformers and complete substations has not been done.


Philanthropist Okoya-Thomas dies at 79

 Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas
Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas
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.
The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet
The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

“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 in any part of the world without physically coming to CAC.

He listed easy access to payment of the commission’s services, reduction in cost for the accredited agents and ordinary persons as many benefits of the new online portal. Aganga said that the Federal Government was committed to deploying more positive initiatives towards a friendly business environment climate in the country.

He demonstrated the use of the portal which took him only 15 minutes to register his business name, adding that the online registration would reduce the cost of doing business in Nigeria. Aganga said that the registration was in line with the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan to fast track the development of the nation’s economy.

Earlier, Dr Omobola Johnson, the Minister of Communication Technology, said that online registration would enable users to make payment services from the comfort of their homes. Johnson said that the portal would assist in revenue general for the commission as well block all financial leakages.

She said that the portal was developed with local content in ICT initiative and was done to increase the participation of Nigerian companies in the ICT sector. Johnson said that the portal was designed by a team of Nigerian software developers and engineers from OasisSeamfix. She explained that the company had met international benchmarks and best practices stipulated by DFID sponsored consultant.

Mr Bello Mahmud, the Registrar General of CAC, said that the new portal would save a lot time in doing business with the commission, adding that the public, other than accredited agents, would carry out transaction directly with CAC. Mahmud noted that the Federal Government recently approved the reduction of 50 per cent in the filing fees for new business registration in the country.

Mahmud expressed appreciation to the World Bank, and DFID for their assistance in establishing the online portal. He expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Communication Technology for contributing over 60 per in funding the portal.


Funny T-Shirt

Old People Wearing Funny T-shirts

Yes o, granma we read you loud and clear.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

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

Muna Obiekwe candlelight procession.

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.

Sinful Desire- A novel

Chapter 1 Vetty Nwadialor pulled up with a screech behind her office staff bus at Yaba Market garage. Taking a deep breath to quell t...