Category : Living

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-02-22 17:09:18

The delicate act of calling out Jussie Smollett and still be a pro-LGBTQ voice

The matter has opened a can of worms. On January 29, 2019, Smollett alleged that he was subject of a hate crime in the city of Chicago neighbourhood which allegedly involved a noose and bleach. He claimed that he was attacked by two white men in ski masks, who yelled homophobic slurs at him and yelled “MAGA Country!” While he was released earlier that morning, it was a case of homophobia and the world normally lends its voice against such. Celebrities like Shonda Rhimes, Ava Duvernay, Viola Davis, Cardi B, Kamala Harris, Corey Booker and others lent their support and spoke against hate crimes. The Nigerian brothers Jussie Smollett allegedly hired. (The Blast) Two brothers of Nigerian descent, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo - one of whom served as an extra on “Empire,” the show Smollett stars on - and the other one; Smollett’s trainer were questioned on the matter but were later released by police as new e...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-02-22 13:07:38

Check out the 6 surprising health benefits of sugarcane juice

Given its popularity to beat the heat, it is no surprise that sugarcane is so popular in Nigeria. The refreshing juice is loaded with abundant carbohydrates, proteins, minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and potassium, and vitamins A, B-complex, and C, sugarcane juice also keeps you in good shape. Want to know more about the health benefits of sugarcane juice?  Keep reading! 1. One of the most important health benefits of sugarcane juice is that it is a diuretic which means that it helps treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones and ensure proper functioning of the kidneys. 2. Sugarcane juice also helps strengthen your liver and is a popular remedy for jaundice. Jaundice is a condition where you find yellow pigmentation of the skin and membrane due to elevated levels of a substance known as bilirubin in the bodily fluids and is triggered by poor functioning liver. What sugarc...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-02-22 11:57:34

SheaMoisture pampers guests at its #SheaOnTheBeach Ultimate Beach Day Party

SheaOnTheBeach+ +Speech+I 1 SheaMoisture’s Ultimate Beach Day Party was an unforgettable experience for guests who attended the event. Landmark beach was transformed into a pop up beach club featuring great food and drinks, chill vibes and Instagram worthy decor. SheaMoisture pampers guests at its #SheaOnTheBeach Ultimate Beach Day Party SheaMoisture pampers guests at its #SheaOnTheBeach Ultimate Beach Day Party Hosted by Eku Edewor,the sold out event treated over 300 people to the SheaMoisture Lifestyle Experience. While guests in attendance included Eki Ogunbor, Nicole Chikwe, Andrea Iyamah, Uti Nwachukwu, Vimbai Mutinhiri, Kaylah Oniwo, Ink Eze, Oreka Godis and Afua Osei amongst others, tickets to the all inclusive party were open to the public....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-02-22 10:14:02

Recipe of the day: How to prepare a very fishy omelette for breakfast

Spice up your breakfast with this easy to make omelette recipe! Cooking time 15 minutes Recipe category Breakfast Recipe cuisine Intercontinental Cooking method Frying Recipe Yield 2 servings 3 eggsChunks of Tuna, cleaned1 pinch of paprikaA pinch ground black pepper3 spring onions, thinly sliced1 large tomato, thinly slicedChopped fresh parsley (optional)Salt to taste...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-02-22 09:52:53

Atican Beach Resort: The Lagos getaway destination perfect for a staycation

Lagos is one of the top cities in Nigeria with numerous resorts perfect for beach side vacations and escapes. Atican Beach Resort is one of such locations — serene and dreamy. Open Hours: All day Contact person: 08136774408 Gate fee: N500 on weekdays, N1000 on weekends and public holidays Things to take with you: Overnight bag, mat, beach kit and a camera. Atican Beach resort is a pristine ocean-side destination in Lekki, one of the many private beach resorts in Lagos. It offers both one-day relaxation activities and lodging. From BBC with Love❤️ SPOTLIGHT ON ATICAN BEACH RESORT @bbcafrica If you want to visit the beach, prepare for a fun day with family or f...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-02-22 09:44:00

Here are 3 lifestyle changes to expect once you marry the love of your life

Here are lifestyle and behavioural changes to expect once a you and boo become husband and wife. To be married to a wonderful husband or a great wife is a goal for many people. But what you may not realise is that your old life as a single guy will not seamlessly roll into your new life as a married person. You may know already, and it’s possible that you don’t; but here are three ways your lifestyle changes when you tie the knot, according to experts: 1. You become less outgoing When people become married, they tend to become less outgoing and somehow become the type to stay more at home. A recent German study, in which researchers looked at personality changes among nearly 15,000 people over a period of four years shows this. Married people tend to become less outgoing and somehow become t...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-02-22 08:42:02

Unpopular Opinion: Postponing sex till marriage won’t make your relationship stronger or last longer

Every opinion on premarital sex sounds just logical and may be worth believing in and holding on to - but surely not this one. There are two obvious camps when it comes to the issue of premarital sex: those for it and those against it – each camp holding to their beliefs because they honestly believe in its merits. And there can be no right or wrong here. Each opinion, when it comes to people’s predisposition to premarital sex, sounds just logical and is worth believing in and holding on to. For example, those who have no qualms with premarital sex often justify their position with reasons such as the need to ascertain sexual chemistry before marriage,  and the need to ‘test the goods’ before ‘buying’ them and taking them home. For some premarital sex is simply about sampling the act before committing to a lifetime with a partner. [Credit: Youtube]...

Living / Health - 2019-02-21 23:02:55

Avoiding excessive bleeding after childbirth (2)

Last week, we started to look at the causes of PPH, which is a major cause why our mothers die of childbirth disorders. In this week’s article, we will continue to examine the causes of PPH and thereafter, deal with how you as a healthcare consumer can help save the lives of our mothers from premature death. Rupture of the womb, tears of the neck of the womb and vagina may lead to the woman to bleed heavily. If not controlled urgently, the woman may lose her life. In addition, when the womb (uterus) inverts on itself or turn inwards, such that there is no opportunity for the womb to self-control the bleeding, PPH may become a major problem. There are often diseases that are associated with pregnancy and after childbirth, which may limit the ability of the body to take care of itself naturally. Example of this is high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia. When the disease has become so bad, the ability of the doctors to control the bleeding may be lost. Another tragedy that may befall a woman during labour or after childbirth is rupture of the womb itself. In a labour that is intense and prolonged beyond a reasonable period, the womb may burst open internally and the woman bleeds profusely. As I mentioned in earlier article, when bleeding occurs more than 24 hours after a childbirth,...

Living / Health - 2019-02-21 23:02:44

Fruit juice can lower BP, says expert

Health and fitness consultant, Dr. Bisi Abiola, has said taking fruit juice can reduce high blood pressure (BP). She stated this during the monthly healthy living dialogue sponsored by Chi Limited. The fitness coach added that drinking a glass of fruit juice gives one the opportunity to get at least eight per cent of daily potassium, which neutralises sodium and helps to lower BP. “The overall amount of sodium and potassium in your diet affects your BP. Sodium makes it go up while potassium offsets sodium and helps to lower BP. Researches have shown that consuming more potassium reduces BP in people with hypertension; and this has huge benefit for consumers as long as they do not suffer from kidney disease. “Most of us only get about half of the recommended dietary allowance for potassium. What many people do not know is that taking a glass of orange juice allows you to get at least eight per cent of your daily potassium,” she stressed. While many hypertensive individuals resort to medication,  Abiola stated: “Medication is not the only way to control high BP, also known as hypertension. Lifestyle and diet also play an important role in managing such a health challenge.” According to her, fruit juices from trustworthy brands produce bioflavonoids, such as hesperidin, which functi...

Living / Health - 2019-02-21 23:02:31

NSIA-LUTH model: Hope for cancer patients

With the recent inauguration of a world-class Advanced Cancer Treatment Centre at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) by President Muhammadu Buhari, Associate Editor ADEKUNLE YUSUF reports that the deal between LUTH and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), which bankrolled the project, can serve as a model to tackle the huge infrastructure deficit bedeviling the sector Cancer has become a national scourge. Of the more than 8.8 million cancer deaths recorded yearly across the globe, Africa is estimated to contribute about 5.8 per cent, in addition to having a disproportionately higher per cent of inadequate cancer treatment facilities and higher incidence of cancer types with poor outcomes. Of this figure, Nigeria accounts for a staggering 80,000 cancer deaths yearly. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 100,000 people are diagnosed with cancer  yearly. On the average 240 Nigerians die daily or 10 Nigerians every hour from cancer. Research has revealed that more Nigerians are likely to die of cancer in the next seven years, with a gloomy projection that the world’s second leading cause of deaths is likely to kill more than malaria and HIV. The main reason for the deaths is not the prohibitive cost of accessing treatment; it is the dearth o...

Living / Health - 2019-02-21 23:02:27

NAFDAC: ban on methyl bromide stays

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public, especially agro dealers, that the ban on methyl bromide as a fumigant for pest control still subsists. Methyl bromide is colourless, odourless, non-corrosive and non-flammable, but highly toxic to a broad spectrum of insects from egg to the adult stage. It is used as a fumigant in stored product pest management. NAFDAC, in a statement by its Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said methyl bromide is a class I ozone, which depletes substance (ODS). It depletes the ozone layer due to the release of bromine atom upon the break down of the molecule. Methyl bromide is also a scheduled chemical under the Montreal protocol for substances that deplete the ozone layer and was placed on a phase-out procedure from 2001. Nigeria effected the phase-out of methyl bromide by January 2015 and since then, the product has not been permitted for importation, NADFAC warned. “Methyl bromide is an extremely toxic vapour. In humans, methyl bromide is readily absorbed through the lungs. Most problems occur as a result of inhalation. Methyl bromide is a dangerous cumulative poison. First symptoms often are due to damage to the nervous system, and may be delayed from 48 hours to, as long as several month...

Living / Health - 2019-02-21 23:02:11

Fed Govt, USAID partner on low TB detection

The Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has concluded plans to carry out a pilot intervention programme in Lagos and Kano states to address low tuberculosis (TB) detection. The Head of Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilisation (ACSM) unit of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP) in the ministry, Mrs. Itohowo Uko, made this known at a workshop in Nasarawa. She said the decision to choose Lagos and Kano was based on data and their urban areas. The programme is being funded by the USAID through the Breakthrough Action project to show the value it will add to the sector. “We decided to deviate from the conventional way to go into the communities to interact with them and understand the situation from the community members’ perspective; not just sitting in Abuja and developing messages that might not really speak to the needs of the people. “In Lagos, we will be working in Ajeromi and Badagry local government areas (LGAs) where they have high TB burden. We will also be working in two LGAs in Kano. The pilot is going to last for 12 weeks, after which we will do a survey to see what impact it has added. We will also take data from various DOTS centres to see the rate of TB reporti...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-02-21 18:51:52

Fashola advises unemployed graduates to embrace jobs that’ll get their hands dirty

Dear unemployed graduates, the Federal Minister of Works has a job advice for you. The Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has advised unemployed graduates to keep their certificates at home if they're not willing to embrace jobs that will get their hands dirty. Speaking at the second edition of Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) Gabfest 2019, held at the City Mall in Lagos, the former governor of Lagos State enjoined unemployed graduates to get ready to work because the government will soon provide a lot of jobs. Fashola emphasized that the nature of jobs the government is planning to create will include farming and construction. He said that is the direction the country is heading. From left: Gbenga Ashafa, Femi Gbajabiamila, Babatunde Fashola, Obafemi Hamzat, Sound Sultan at the second edition of BRF GABFEST. (Pulse)...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2019-02-21 15:35:17

Throwback: 5 viral shirt designs of the past 20 years in Nigeria

There are designs and then, there are pop culture staples. There are shirts and then, there are shirts. There are designs, and then there are cultural staples that mark an era with the force of a power stamp, banging heavily of the sands of time like a UFO spaceship. The powers are real and the loyalty over that period is even more impressive. Fiebre Maldini - Gaizka Mendieta You must have owned one shirt that you troubled your parent or your stomach with starvation just to have. Asides any of the shirts on this list, I once troubled my mother for a Gaizka Mendieta jersey which she only found years later in Yaba, Lagos, but that shirt has nothing on those on this list. In fact, those designs are one of the few things that unite different social classes in their wardrobes they occupy and bodies they possess like Cristiano Ronaldo used to do the UEFA Champions...

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