Thursday, 31 August 2017

US Increases The Number Of Troops In Afghanistan.

US troop strength in Afghanistan has reached about 11,000 soldiers, exceeding the previous official level of 8,400 US forces, the Pentagon said.

Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, Pentagon joint staff director, confirmed the higher-than-previously disclosed force strength in a press conference on Wednesday.

The revelation was made in an effort by Defense Secretary James Mattis to promote transparency, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said.

President Donald Trump last week announced an expansion of US forces to hike operations against armed groups and to train and advise Afghan government security forces.

The undetermined troop increase is to be added to the existing 11,000.
Washington's involvement in Afghanistan since late 2001 is the longest war in US history.
US raids kill civilians

Afghan provincial authorities earlier on Wednesday blamed 12 civilian deaths on a US air strike, in what would be the second such incident this week of civilian casualties in a bombing raid.

Women and children were among the dead, Logar provincial council member Hasibullah Stanekzai told reporters. The air raid was conducted "by foreign forces" late Tuesday in Bari village near provincial capital Pul-e-Alam, he said.

US forces are the only foreign military conducting air raid in Afghanistan. The strike targeted two well-known Taliban commanders who at the time were hiding in a civilian house, Stanekzai said.

Both Mawlavi Ahmadullah, the Taliban's self-appointed governor for Khoshi district in Logar, and a deputy commander of Taliban forces in the region, Qari Naqibullah, were killed in the raid, along with several other fighters.

A spokesman for the provincial governor, Mohammad Salim Saleh, spoke of "civilian casualties in a foreign forces air strike," but provided no details.

US military spokesman John Ross said: "We are still not clear on what happened there. We are looking into it".
It is the second air raid this week against Taliban forces that also killed civilians.

On Monday, a raid left 13 civilians dead and seven wounded in western Herat province.
The rate of US and Afghan air raids against Taliban and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has soared recently.

With Afghan forces stretched thin and demoralized, the military is often relying on air strikes as a last resort to drive the fighters back.

According to the United Nations, the number of civilian casualties from US and Afghan air strikes in the first six months of 2017 increased by 43 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

Three Die And Dozens Trapped As Mumbai Building Crashes Due To Heavy Floods.

Not less than three people died and dozens were feared trapped when a building collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai on Thursday, after days of heavy rain swamped the city.

Rescuers using diggers could be seen sifting through the remains of the four-storey residential building which gave way around 08:40 am (0310 GMT) in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar.

It was the latest deadly housing collapse to strike the teeming metropolis - shining a spotlight on poor construction standards in the Asian country - and came after heavy rains and inundations in the city killed 10 people.

A spokesman for the Mumbai civic authority's disaster control team said three bodies had been pulled from the rubble.
"Three people are dead and thirteen injured have been rescued from the building collapse. Two firemen also have been injured during the rescue operations," Tanaji Kamble, told AFP.

An official in the control room of India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said dozens more were thought to be trapped, he added.

"Forty people are believed to be stuck inside and a 43-member team is conducting rescue operations," the official told AFP.
He said eight or nine families were thought to have been living in the building.

Building collapses are common in Mumbai, especially during the monsoon season from late June to September, when heavy rains lash the western Indian city.

Severe downpours began on Tuesday and caused flooding across Mumbai and the neighbouring region of Thane.

The collapse came as officials said the death toll from the floods was expected to rise above 10, despite the waters receding after better weather.

"We are still on the lookout for more missing persons and the number may go up," Santosh Kadam, spokesman for disaster control in Thane, told AFP.

Bhendi Bazaar, a scruffy colonial-era market, is one of Mumbai's most historic districts.
It is currently undergoing a six-hundred-million-dollar redevelopment project that is set to replace hundreds of ramshackle, decades-old low-rise buildings with around a dozen glitzy new tower blocks.

Mumbai has been hit by several deadly building collapses in recent years, often caused by shoddy construction, poor quality materials or ageing buildings.

The city is particularly vulnerable to deadly collapse with millions forced to live in cramped, ramshackle properties because of rising real estate prices and a lack of housing for the poor.

Activists say housing societies, private owners and builders often cut corners to save on costs. They also claim that corruption plays a part with officials sometimes knowingly certifying dilapidated buildings in return for money.

In July, 17 people including a three-month-old baby, died when a four-storey building gave way in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar.
In 2013, 60 people were killed when a residential block came crashing down in one of Mumbai's worst housing disasters.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

List Of Devices That Will Get The Android 8.0 Oreo Update.

The eighth version of the Android operating system was unveiled by Google about a week ago and users have been loving the features the said OS will be coming with.

Features of the Android 8.0 Oreo like the smart app notification dot, new Emojis, instant apps, smart auto fill, smart text selection, Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode, Google Play Protect and many more are what users can’t wait to start using on their smartphones – either through an Over-the-Air (OTA) update or even purchase a new device.

Although Google had stated that it had no autonomy over who or what smartphone brand would feature the Android 8.0 Oreo first on their product, the company however hinted at which set of smartphone companies or brands could have the Android 8.0 Oreo OS first on their smartphones .

Some hours ago, TheLeaker released a more comprehensive and detailed lists of smartphone brands and their devices would be having the Android 8.0 Oreo OS. But just like Google, TheLeaker wasn’t able to pin-point which of the mobile brands will pioneer the Oreo OS or what device exactly will launch first with the Android 8.0.

List of devices that will get the Android 8.0 Oreo

Google devices
These devices from Google will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo OS update.

•Google Pixel
•Google Pixel XL
•Google Pixel 2
•Google Pixel C
•Google Nexus Player

Samsung
Going by TheLeaker’s report, these are the Samsung devices slated to receive the Android 8.0 update.

•Samsung Galaxy S8(G950F, G950W)
•Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Upcoming)
•Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus(G955,G955FD)
•Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge(G935F, G935FD, G935W8)
•Samsung Galaxy S7(G930FD, G930F, G930, G930W8)
•Samsung Galaxy A3( 2017)(A320F)
•Samsung Galaxy A5( 2017)(A520F)
•Samsung Galaxy A7 ( 2017)(A720F, A720DS)
•Samsung Galaxy A8 ( 2017)(A810F, A810DS)
•Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
•Samsung Galaxy J7v
•Samsung Galaxy J7 Max (2017)
•Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro(2017)
•Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime(G610F, G610DS, G610M/DS)
•Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)(SM-A9100)
•Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)(A710F, A710DS)
•Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)(A510F, A510F)
•Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)(A810F, A810DS)
•Samsung Galaxy Note FE

LG
See the LG phones that will get updated to Android Oreo.

•LG G6( H870, H870DS, US987, All carrier models supported as well)
•LG G5( H850, H858, US996, H860N, All carrier models supported as well)
•LG V30 (Upcoming)
•LG V20(H990DS, H990N, US996, All carrier models supported as well)
•LG V10(H960, H960A, H960AR)
•LG Nexus 5X
•LG Q8
•LG Q6
•LG X Venture
•LG Pad IV 8.0

Huawei
•Huawei P10( VTR-L09, VTRL29, VTR-AL00, VTR-TL00)
•Huawei P10 lite (Lx1, Lx2, Lx3)
•Huawei Honor 9(AL00, AL10, TL10)
•Huawei P8 Lite 2017
•Huawei P9 Lite (2017)
•HuaweiHonor 8 Lite
•Huawei Nova Lite
•Huawei GR3 (2017)
•Huawei Y7 Prime (Controversial)
•Huawei Nova 2(PIC-AL00)
•Huawei Nova 2 Plus(BAC-AL00)
•Huawei Honor 8 Pro
•Huawei P10 Plus
•Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
•Huawei Mate 9
•Huawei Mate 9 Pro
•Huawei Nexus 6P

ASUS
•Asus ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL)
•Asus ZenFone Pro (ZS551KL)
•Asus ZenFone 4 Max (ZC520KL)
•Asus ZenFone 4 Max Pro (ZC554KL)
•Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD553KL)
•Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL)
•Asus Zenpad Z8s (ZT582KL)
•Asus Zenfone Go(ZB552KL)
•Asus Zenfone Live(ZB501KL)
•Asus Zenfone 3s Max
•Asus Zenfone AR
•Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom
•Asus Zenfone 3 Max
•Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5
•Asus Zenfone 3 Laser
•Asus Zenfone 3
•Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra
•Asus ZenPad Z8s
•Asus ZenPad 3s 8.0
•Asus ZenPad 3s 10
•Asus ZenPad Z10

Lenovo
•Lenovo Zuk Edge
•Lenovo P2 (Controversial)
•Lenovo K6 (Controversial)
•Lenovo K6 Note
•Lenovo K6 Power
•Lenovo Zuk Z2 (Controversial)
•Lenovo Zuk Z2 Plus (Controversial)
•Lenovo Zuk Z2 Pro
•Lenovo A6600 Plus (Controversial)

SONY
•Sony Xperia XZ Premium( G8141, G8142)
•Sony Xperia L1(G3311, G3312, G3313)(Controversial)
•Sony Xperia XZS(G8231, G8232)
•Sony Xperia XA1(G3121, G3123, G3125, G3116, G3123)
•Sony Xperia XZ( F8331, F8332)
•Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra( G3221, G3212, G3223, G3226)
•Sony Xperia XA Ultra(Controversial)
•Sony Xperia XA(Controversial)
•Sony Xperia XA Ultra
•Sony Xperia XA
•Sony Xperia X Performance
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium(Controversial)
•Sony Xperia Z5(Controversial)
•Sony Xperia X( F5121, F5122)
•Sony Xperia X Compact
•Sony Xperia E5(Controversial)

HTC
•HTC U11
•HTC U Ultra
•HTC U Play
•HTC Desire 10 Pro
•HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
•HTC 10 Evo
•HTC 10

ZTE
•ZTE Axon 7
•ZTE Axon 7 Mini
•ZTE Blade V8
•ZTE Blade V7
•ZTE Axon Pro
•ZTE Axon 7s
•ZTE Nubia Z17
•ZTE Max XL
•ZTE Axon Elite
•ZTE Axon Mini

NOKIA
•Nokia 3
•Nokia 5
•Nokia 6
•Nokia 8

OPPO
•OPPO F3 Plus
•OPPO R11
•OPPO R11 Plus
•OPPO Find 9

Xiaomi
•Xiaomi Mi 6
•Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Upcoming)
•Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 (Upcoming)
•Xiaomi Mi 5s
•Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
•Xiaomi Mi Max
•Xiaomi Mi Max 2
•Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
•Xiaomi Mi Note 2
•Xiaomi Mi Mix
•Xiaomi Mi 5X
•Xiaomi Redmi 5A

OnePlus
•OnePlus 5
•OnePlus 3T
•OnePlus 3

Vivo
•VIVO X9 Plus
•VIVO X9

Yu
•Yu Yunique 2
•Yu Yurek Black
•Yu Yunicorn
•Yu Yureka S
•Yu Yureka Note

Smartron
•srt.Phone
•t.Phone

Acer
•Acer Iconia Talk S
•Acer Liquid Z6 Plus
•Acer Liquid Z6
•Acer Liquid X2
•Acer Liquid Zest
•Acer Liquid Zest Plus

And that’s all for now on the List of devices that will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Be sure to get updated if there’s any additions.

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First Bank Dethroned As The Biggest Bank In Nigeria.

Zenith Bank Nigeria PLC appears to be flourishing despite the harsh economic realities in the country as it overtakes its competitors in size at the financial market.

Zenith Bank Nigeria PLC has just overtaken First Bank PLC as the largest bank in Nigeria.

The data is based on both bank’s financial reports which showed that Zenith Bank’s total asset base is now NGN4.9 trillion compared to FBN Holdings’ NGN 4.8 trillion total asset base.

As seen on this table, Zenith Bank took over the position with a slight margin and either of FBN Holdings or Zenith might take the lead at by the time they both disclose their financials for the third quarter of the year.

Looking at these data from another angle, Ecobank, registered as Eco Transnational Incorporated, ETI, is the largest financial services group in West Africa and not in Nigeria.

This is because of its asset base aggregates all the asset position of its pan-African spread and its other subsidiaries. The table also showed a list of their liabilities to further have a deeper view of things.

Note that there some bank’s asset were based on their last financial reports. This list will be updated from time to time as soon as all results are released.

See financial details below:

Yahoo Boy Arrested In Ilorin For Releasing Maggots Into A Lady During Sex.

Wetin our eyes no go see for this country because of money?
You see them with Plenty Blings on their Neck, looking fresh and Cruising Range Rover, Mercedes Benz, Porsche all around time.

Most greedy and foolish ladies run after them and young boys wishing to be like them without thinking of what they do in the corner of their houses to get those ill gotten money.

News just got to us today that a 24 years old “Lukmon Anifowoshe” who resides in ilorin was arrested today after having s*x with a lady she carried from the club to spend the night with*Name Withheld* before the ugly incident happened.

The Suspected Internet fraudster released handful of Maggot into the ladies p*ssy instead of Sperm.
Lukmon confirmed he was aware and the lady in question has been used and will die very soon. The heartless boy has been detained and will be charged to court as the lady in question struggle for her dear life.

We’ll update you guys as soon as we have more info.

ADVICE TO GUYS
Guys be careful of the Friend’s you keep and stay away from Greed. Don’t indulge yourself in anything illegal, Shady or Fetish just because of Money. You still won’t be the richest in any Town or State you resides in.

You can become anything you want with aggressive determination, seriousness and passion.

ADVICE TO LADIES
Greed and Wannabe have destroyed the life of so many Ladies and Slay Queens. Some ladies goes crazy whenever they see a guy with Car key (Some na Smoke Lighter and Generator key).

Believe in yourself and Strive to become a better person. We’ve seen loads of Pretty ladies with Brain raking in Millions of Naira doing clean and legal business.

If you are the greedy type that fu*k around for Money to buy yourself a Car and live that good life, I pity you because the end result will always be Destructive.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Yemi Osinbajo To Be Sacked And Thrown Out Of Aso Rock Anytime From Now.

Emerging report indicates that the Presidency has been dogged by persistent rumours and speculation, that the Kaduna Mafias or Aso Rock cabal are poised in chasing Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, out of Aso Rock.

According to a Punch report, among those identified as being members of the cabal were: the President’s nephew, Mamman Daura; the father to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (Muhammed Bello) Musa Bello; the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari; Samaila Isa Funtua; and a few others.

The cabal’s anger was that when Osinbaho held sway as Acting President, he won the admiration of many Nigerians. He was said to have consulted Buhari in London before taking major decisions, he reportedly did not consult the members of the cabal, whose influence ebbed considerably during the period.

A source who is close to the President said: “While Buhari was away, they tried to ensure that Osinbajo was not in control of the government, by keeping away information from Osinbajo. Kyari’s main job in the Villa is to make Osinbajo look bad.”

However, with the return of the President, the cabal is said to be back in power.

Speaking, a former member of the House of Representatives in the Second Republic, Junaid Mohammed, confirmed the return of the cabal.
He said: “Off the cuff, one must mention Mamman Daura, because he’s the kingpin and in actual fact, he wields more power than the President. He knows the President knows, and those of them who are in government also know. After him, you have to mention the father to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Musa Bello.

“The son was made a Minister, even though he has always been a card-carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party. And, in fact, he was Chairman of the National Hajj Commission for four years in a PDP administration. Then, when Buhari won, they made him a Minister. Also, you have to mention the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who is the pre-eminent lackey and errand boy of the mafia. You also have to include one character called Dr Mahmud Tukur, the younger brother of Bamanga Tukur.

“Essentially, you can say that between the Buhari administration and the Kaduna Mafia is a revolving door. Once you come from the Kaduna Mafia, you occupy a very important position, and there is no doubt about that – the same revolving-door policy was operated when he (Buhari) was Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund.

“The names I mentioned are the prominent members of the Kaduna Mafia. Again, it is not a (definitive) list, because they keep coming in and out. But one thing about them is that they believe they have a divine right to dominate the North, and if they dominate the North, (they believe) they have a divine right to dominate Nigeria.”

Speaking also, a chieftain of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Mohammed Abdulrahman, who also said he was a member of the famed Kaduna Mafia, confirmed the existence of the cabal and its undue influence on the President.

“Since his days as the Military Head of State, Buhari has been under the influence of Daura. It was because of the funny ways Daura and his people acted during Buhari’s regime that led IBB to overthrow him. You know what? Even Tunde Idiagbon complained about Mamman Daura.

“Whenever we went to Lagos in those days, we spent some time in his house, and discussed national issues. Idiagbon discussed with us most of the actions he was taking then. Idiagbon said people like Daura were manipulating him (Buhari),” Abdulrahman disclosed.
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Mohammed added that the cabal perfected a strategy that had helped them to side-line the Vice President. “What they do is they make sure they second-guess Osinbajo, what he’s going to do, and then they go ahead and get Buhari to commit to a contrary opinion or a contrary line of action. They first try to see what he is likely to do; they don’t go and tell Buhari, ‘This is what Osinbajo is planning to do’. They get Buhari to commit – sometimes, publicly – to a view, policy or thrust, which is contrary to what Osinbajo has been trying to bring up as a policy. They do that by frustrating him (the Vice President), and making sure that he doesn’t have his way.”

Expressing his fears for Buhari’s administration’s capacity to succeed, the ACF chieftain said:
“With the cabal still in the Villa, there is no way Buhari will succeed as a President. It is not for nothing that Aisha (the First Lady) cried out. Do you remember when she spoke about the hyenas and the jackals? They are the ones controlling Buhari now. The President must muster courage and drive away the cabal he has surrounded himself with. The cabal is a bunch of hustlers, fleecing the President and his family. They are not human beings. They are not interested in Buhari’s success.”

Friday, 25 August 2017

Finally, Simi Picks Adekunle Gold Over Falz.

Sweet sounding Nigerian singer and sound engineer Simi has laid to rest the rumors that she is dating lawyer turned rapper Falz.

Simi was asked in Lagos today if she was in anyway romantically linked to the rapper she replied saying she has never made such claims and she is not and has never been romantically linked to the ace rapper. “I’m not dating Fallz. I was not dating Falz. I never said I was dating Falz.”

Though one silent issue is that of her involvement with another singer Adekunle Gold whom it is also being rumored that Simi is romantically involved with him.

To say the least, entertainment critics and fans have been perpetually engage in and argument over who Simi’s lover is.

Now with Simi public denial of Falz and her silence on Adekunle Gold, coupled with Gold’s recent declaration that his career defining single “orente” was written for her, we can arrive at the conclusion that the” Joromi” Simi sang about is Adekunle Gold.

See What A Curvy Nollywood Actress Was Seen Doing On The Streets Of Lagos.

Patpat Ugwu is a talented Nigerian actress who has all it takes to win the hearts of the big audience in the country where the level of competition is high.

Patpat Ugwu is not just an actress, she is also a singer and a progressing model. She is endowed with impressive hips and a conspicuous bum.

She was recently pictured on the set of a movie in Lagos where she played the role of a groundnuts seller. Despite her plebian role, she still looked appealing in her skin-tight green outfit.

Patpat is one of the Instagram figures who show 'no mercy' to guys when uploading sensual pictures as she flaunts her body parts freely.

Her popularity in the entertainment industry is steadily growing and in a couple of years, she might be one of the biggest actors to watch.

See more photos of Patpat below:

I'm Tired Of Being A Virgin - Nigerian Lady Seeks For A Nice Guy Bold Enough To Tear Her Panties.

A Nigerian girl who is tired of being a virgin is allegedly seeking for a nice guy courageous enough to ‘tear her pant’. The things you see on social media.

A Facebook user identified as Mbamalu Chidimma Juanita has taken to her social media page to allegedly seek a very courageous Nigerian man who can tear her pant as she is tired of being a virgin.
In a post she has since deleted on social media as a result of an outrage, she wrote; “Where is this nice guy that will be courageous enough to tear my pynt.”

“Tired of being a virgin” and added, “Just inbox.. Don’t be scared and don’t u worry…”

See her post in pics below:-

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Airforce Officer To Die By Hanging For Murdering Lover.

Five months after shooting his colleague and lover to death, a jealous Airforce officer has been sentenced to death by hanging.

A military tribunal set up by the Nigerian Air Force has sentenced Airman Ben Kalu to death by hanging after he was found guilty of shooting his lover, Airwoman Solape Oladipupo, to death on March 12, 2017.

Punch reports that the judgment which started at about 9 am on Tuesday, August 15, dragged till 4 pm when it was stood down before the panelists reconvened at 7.30 pm to pass their judgment.

The Judge Advocate, Flight Lieutenant M.A. Umoh, who read out the 70-page court findings which lasted for about two hours, listed the eight-count charges against the 21-year-old Airman Kalu to include murder, attempted murder, house breaking, impersonation, murder, among others.

The defense counsel, Abimiku Ewuga who urged the court to temper justice with mercy, said the accused was his family breadwinner but the President of the court, Group Capt. Elisha Bindul , rejected the plea and found the accused guilty in six out of the eight counts, and sentenced him to death by hanging, subject to the confirmation of the conveying authority.

Recall that Airman Kalu had shot Oladipupo, aka Shomzy, to death at her Corporal and Below Quarters, Compound 9, Air Force Base, Makurdi, on the suspicion that she was cheating on him with a member of the National Youth Service Corps serving in the state.

After shooting her to death, Airman Kalu had tried to commit suicide after leaving a suicide note detailing the reasons he had to take the step of murdering his lover.

The murder of the young lady had raised a lot of dust with Nigerians urging the Airforce authority to bring the suspect to book and make sure he paid for his crimes.

WhatsApp Adopts Facebook's Colourful Background Status In New App Update.

WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone is getting a new text-only feature.
Now, instead of just photos and videos, you can update your WhatsApp Status with colorful, meme-like text posts.

The feature, which is rolling out now, is a lot like Facebook's colorful status updates: write a snippet of text, pick a background color, and customize the font. You can also link out to other websites from within a text post.

This feature is specifically for the Snapchat Stories-like version of Status, and is different from the old-school text-only statuses the app re-introduced earlier this year.

Those text-only updates still only allow you to share simple messages like "busy" or "available."

The update brings WhatsApp Status up to par with Snapchat Stories, which also recently introduced the ability to link out from a Story.

Instagram still only allows verified accounts to post links from Stories.
WhatsApp Status has been one of Facebook's more successful Stories clones. The Stories-like feature now has 250 million daily users, making the feature more popular than all of Snapchat. Besides adding text posts, WhatsApp is also adding the ability for web users to view Statuses, opening up the potential for even more growth.

Essential Things You Should Avoid Right After A Meal.

A nutritious, well-balanced diet along with physical activity and refraining from smoking is the foundation of good health. Healthy eating includes consuming high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the foods you take in while minimizing processed foods, saturated fats and alcohol.

Eating in this manner helps you maintain your body’s everyday functions, promotes optimal body weight and can assist in disease prevention.According to doctors, eating on time and in the right amount is highly required. There are several things that you should never do right after eating. These are:

1. Smoking
According to scientists, a cigarette after a meal is extremely dangerous, and it is damaging the whole body, because it is, as they say, as if you smoke 10 cigarettes at once. Also, smoking particularly affects the irritation of the intestines.The digestive system works on the whole body, and nicotine binds with oxygen in the blood, because then it’s more easily absorbed. Scientists warn that a cigarette after a meal dramatically increases the risk of bowel cancer and lung cancer.

2. Drinking tea
When you drink tea after your meal (especially dinner), you let it interfere with digestion.This is because a chemical tannin is present in tea and coffee which interferes with iron absorption. Though the beverages are known to relieve mental and muscular fatigue, they should be consumed only in moderation.

3. Fruits
Fruits are considered to be healthy but unfortunately their consumption after any meal (like lunch and dinner) is considered harmful. Eating fruits close to a meal, especially right after a larger meal and combine with other foods, it's held in the stomach too long along with other foods and will rot and ferment in the gut. If you experience indigestion, heartburn, burping and and other digestive discomforts and you blame on the meal - it could be the combination of the food, the fermentation with fruit that causes your upset stomach.

4. Sleeping
We have often told you to never go to sleep after food. According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but there are good reasons for not sleeping right after a meal. While you’re napping, your body is hard at work digesting that last meal, and this can lead to problems ranging from indigestion, weight gain to a possible increased risk for a stroke.

5. Taking a Shower
When you bathe, your surface temperature increases according to the temperature of the water you use. When the water makes contact with your skin, your brain processes this change in body temperature as an immediate need to direct blood to your skin and bring your temperature back to normal. If you use cold water, your blood vessels dilate. As large volumes of blood in your skin dilate to dissipate the excess heat. This in turn causes more blood to flow in your skin, when the blood should actually flow to stomach to aid digestion.

8 Causes Of Low Libido In Men.

It’s common to lose interest in s*x from time to time, and libido levels vary through life. It’s also normal for your interest not to match your partners at times. However, low libido for a long period of time may cause concern for some people. Low libido can sometimes be an indicator of underlying health conditions.

Here are a few potential causes of low libido in men.

Low Testosterone
Testosterone is an important male hormone. In men, it’s mostly produced in the testicles. Testosterone is responsible for building muscles and bone mass and stimulating sperm production. Your testosterone levels also factor into your s*x drive.

You’re considered to have low testosterone, or low T, when your levels fall below 300 to 350 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). When your testosterone levels decrease, your desire for s*x also decreases.

Decreasing testosterone is a normal part of aging. However, a drastic drop in testosterone can lead to decreased libido. Talk to your doctor if you think this might be an issue for you. You may be able to take supplements or gels to increase your testosterone levels.

Medications
Taking certain medications can lower testosterone levels, which in turn may lead to low libido. For example, blood pressure medications like ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers may prevent Release and erections.

If you’re experiencing these effects of low testosterone, talk to your doctor. They may advise you to switch medications.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is the uncontrollable urge to move your legs. A study found that men with RLS are at higher risk for developing erectile dysfunction than those without RLS. Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man can’t have or maintain an erection.

In the study, researchers found that men who had RLS occurrences at least five times per month were about 50 percent more likely to get ED than men without RLS. Also, men who had RLS episodes more frequently were even more likely to become impotent.

Depression
Depression changes all parts of a person’s life. People with depression experience a reduced or complete lack of interest in activities they once found pleasurable, including s*x.

Also, low libido is a side effect of some antidepressants, especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Talk to your doctor if you’re taking antidepressants and you have a low libido. Your doctor might address your side effects by adjusting your dose or switching to another medication.

Chronic Illness
When you’re not feeling well due to the effects of a chronic health condition, such as chronic pain, s*x is likely low on your list of priorities. Certain illnesses, such as cancer, can reduce your sperm production counts since your body focuses on getting through the day.

If you’re experiencing a chronic illness, talk with your partner about ways to be intimate during this time. You may also consider seeing a marriage counselor or s*x therapist about your issues.

Sleep Problems
A study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that men with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experience lower testosterone levels. In turn, this leads to decreased s*xual activity and libido. In the study, researchers found that nearly half of the men who had severe sleep apnea also experience very low levels of testosterone during the night.

A more recent JCEM study found that men with low testosterone levels also had lower sleep efficiency. The study concluded that decreased levels of total testosterone are linked with less healthy sleep, particularly in older men.

Aging
Testosterone levels, which are linked to libido, are at their highest when men are in their late teens. Men generally notice a difference in their libido around ages 60 to 65, according to the Mayo Clinic.
In your older years, it may take longer to have orgasms, release, and become aroused. Your erections may not be as hard, and it may take longer for your man-hood to become erect. However, medications are available that can help treat these issues.

Stress
If you’re distracted by situations or periods of high pressure, s*xual desire may decrease. This is because stress can disrupt your hormone levels. Your arteries can narrow in times of stress. This narrowing restricts blood flow and potentially causes erectile dysfunction. A study in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease supported the notion that stress, separate from psychological symptoms and relationship quality, has a direct effect on s*xual problems.

Treating low libido often depends on treating the underlying issue. You may need to switch medications. If your low libido has psychological causes, you may need to visit a therapist for relationship counseling.

You can also take steps to boost your libido on your own. The following have the potential to increase your libido:
living a healthier lifestyle
getting enough sleep
practicing stress management
eating a healthier diet

How I Gave My Virginity To My Married Music Teacher - Actress Toyo Baby.

Nollywood actress and a popular face in Funke Akindele-Bello’s comic series, ‘Jenifa’s Diaries’, Olayode Juliana, popularly known as Toyo Baby has revealed how she lost her virginity to a married man at the age of 17.

The actress revealed this in a book she entitled “Rebirth.”
She wrote, “The day finally came. He wanted to move the date because he was expecting some money that he wanted to use to pay for a good hotel, but moving it would mean my mum back from church.

“So, he settled for a cheap hotel. I still remember the smell of cigarette that filled the room. I hated the smell of alcohol and cigarette; I still do.

“We had to wait at the reception for the room to be cleaned and aired.
“So, we went back into the room, and it happened. It was a painful experience for me.

“I cried at different points and he kept apologising, begging me to keep my voice down lest they think he was defiling me. He told me to relax and bear the pain.

“In his words, ‘do not be a weak woman’. That got at me because I hated feeling or being treated as weak.

“I asked for a break. He tutored me some more and tried again until he finally got through. It was not anything like he had told me it would be.

“I saw no clouds, I made no sounds, I felt nothing special. It was painful all the way, but it was obvious he was satisfied.
“When he was done, I checked the bed for blood. I screamed! There was no blood! He told me that not all virgins saw blood.

“I was so confused, but chose to believe him anyway. Soon after, he slept, and I was there crying.

“Why didn’t I see blood? Even if not all virgins see blood, why should I be on that list? How would I tell the story of losing my virginity without blood? Who would believe me that I was actually a virgin?”

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Soldiers Force Lady To Undress In Public For Wearing Camouflage.

Image of a lady being harassed by a Nigeria soldier to remove a camouflage has surfaced online.
The incident that has met widespread condemnation, reportedly happened somewhere in the Northern region on Wednesday.
A picture of the incident, which has been trending on the Internet, showed the victim being forced to pull down her trousers to her underwear.
A military man, who was supervising the unsavoury show, bent over the victim, who looked terrified and appeared to be begging another officer whose face was not revealed by the shot.
Although the identity of the supervising military officer was also shielded by his cap, the face of the lady at the centre of the drama was visible.
However, a large number of people, who reacted to the photo on different social media platforms condemned the incident, saying the victim was dehumanised.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Anambra Woman Sleeping With Her Daughter's Husband Exposed.

A woman who was in the habit of sharing her own daughter's husband discreetly, has been exposed in Anambra State.

According to P. M. Express, a man who was simply identified as Kingsley and who is married to a 17-year old girl (named withheld), has been exposed after having s*x with the wife's mother.

The young bride only discovered two days after their marriage took place that her mother had deep intimate with relationship her husband.

P. M. Express reports that not minding the fact that she was already pregnant, the girl parked her property, left her matrimonial home and declared that she was no longer interested in the marriage.

The incident happened at Ogboji town in Orumba Local Government Area but the victim hails from Umuchu in Aguata Local Government Area, all in Anambra State.

P. M. Express gathered the widow simply known as Jane lost her husband and after mourning him for several years, she decided to find love again and met Kingsley.

However, it was gathered that their relationship was said to be strong to the extent that both families knew about it, even though Kingsley was younger.

It was learnt that the situation changed when Kingsley indicated his interest to marry and have his own family. They agreed that they will keep their relationship intact and Jane suggested that he should marry one of her daughters and he agreed.

According to the victim, “when my mother asked me to marry Kingsley I refused because I knew my mother knew him too well”

She narrated that they had targeted her fertility period and Kingsley arranged with her mom, she was taken to where she was offered drink and that was all she knew as she slept off.

She said when she woke up, she discovered that she was defiled and from that encounter got pregnant.
Her mother then told her that since she was pregnant, Kingsley had to marry her and she was forced to accept. She said their family members were contacted who initially objected but had to consent to her mother’s position without knowing she was already pregnant.

She said her dowry was paid and she went with him but hated both Kingsley and her mother who arranged the whole thing when she was supposed to finish her secondary school.

The victim said when she reflected on what happened, she realised that the whole thing was caused by her mother who she later got to know was sharing Kingsley with her and had to walk out of the marriage.

She told P. M. Express that once she delivers the baby, she will go back to school to take her WAEC and further her education.
When our reporter contacted the mother on phone, she admitted that she recommended Kingsley to marry her but denied she had any intimacy with him.

P. M. Express confirmed that Jane and Kingsley’s relationship was well known but could not confirm her daughter’s claim of sharing Kingsley with her.

"I'm Not Dating Wizkid, We're Just Friends" - American Singer

Singer Justine Skye, has made it clear she is not dating Wizkid.
Few days back, the singer released the video of her “Back For More” record featuring Jeremih.

The video saw Nigerian born American actor, Rotimi playing Skye’s love interest, both were seen atop a bed as he promised not to mess up their relationship.

He however comes back later and says he would rather they remain friends. Angered she told him to go away saying he will be “back for more.”

On Tuesday, the singer caused some sort of stir online tweeting “I don’t know why I tricked myself into thinking you were different, you play games for a living.”

Social media users immediately took to her timeline suggesting she was referring to Wizkid whom was rumoured to have dated her.

“I’m not talking about Wizkid… haven’t been talking about Wizkid. We are friends. Please chill out it’s honestly insane at this point,” she wrote.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Ways To Make Someone Fall In Love With You

Love is so challenging – finding it, keeping it, and most difficult of all, getting back love from the person you’ve set your heart on.

Love is equal parts luck, chemistry, timing, and science. Yes, there’s science behind love; love isn’t just about finding somebody that you find attractive and settling down, it’s about compatibility and shared goals and values. However, there are some psychological tricks that you can use to get someone to fall in love with you.

No, we’re not telling you to totally change or to do something that isn’t comfortable for you, we’re just suggesting that you highlight some things that you’re probably doing anyway.So if you want to learn how get a guy to like you and eventually fall in love with you, here are 10 ways to use psychology to your advantage.

1. Make sure you’re the kind of woman he’s looking for. We all have a list (even if it’s not written down) of the qualities we want in a partner.
They may be superficial such as the color of their hair, or they may be set in stone such as a love of animals.

Obviously, there are some things on a list of must-haves that are negotiable. Make sure that you meet the criteria of what your potential mate wants by doing a little research and learning about their interests and background.

2. Find out what’s missing in his life and then fill it. People who are searching for partners generally look for similarities, but what they may not realize is that they also need someone with strengths that they don’t have, providing a balance. If your girl or guy is insecure and lacking on self-confidence, show them how confident and self-assured you are. They’ll be subconsciously attracted to you because you’re an example of how they’d like to be.

3. Be mysterious. Don’t tell the object of your affection every single thing about yourself on the first date. Give them small pieces of information so they’ll keep wanting more. Everybody loves a good mystery and if you don’t reveal all, it will keep your guy intrigued.

4. Make yourself available… but only up to a point. The more positive interactions they have with you, the more they’re going to want to spend time with you. But people don’t want what they can have too easily, so it’s good to be unavailable sometimes. Distance yourself without appearing too aloof and uninterested. You want to show them that you’re amazing and have a full life.

5. Don’t make it seem like you’re trying too hard. If you come off as desperate, you’re going to scare your potential partner away, and if you’re too persistent you can come off as too needy and obsessive. It’s OK to show that you’re interested but not that it’s all you think about. Play it cool.

6. Have mutual friends. If you share friends with the person that you’re in love with, it will not only give you all kinds of things to talk about but it will subconsciously let him know he can trust you. We’re wired to trust those that others can vouch for and this is one of the reasons so many people meet the love of their lives through mutual friends.

7. Mirror his actions. This seems a little creepy to me but it has been used for years with some success.

Mirroring is about connecting with your partner by staying in step with their actions. If they take a sip of their drink, you take a sip of your drink; if they lean in when telling a fascinating story, you lean in, too.

When you copy someone’s body movements it will lead them to believe that the two of you are in sync and they won’t be able to resist feeling attracted to you.

8. Repeat things without being boring. If during a conversation you mention something that seems to captivate his interest, make it a regular topic of conversation. This continual conversation will stick in the subconscious part of their mind and will be another way for them to associate you with someone who’s intelligent and a great conversationalist.

9. Do things that allow for people to think of you as a positive person. When people hear your name do they think of you as a fun and happy person, or do they associate you with someone who is extremely negative and unpleasant? We all know that each of us has some negative attributes but that shouldn’t be your overall image. The person you want to fall in love with you is bound to ask around about you. You want people to let them know that you’re fun, adventurous, honest, and trustworthy. Do volunteer work or pay for the person behind you in Starbucks.

10. Let them know you love kids, animals, or both. When we think of what kind of person we’d like to be in a long-term relationship with, we all want someone who is nurturing and loving. By showing them that you care for others, especially pets and children, you’ll be seen as a suitable partner.

Go ahead and give these suggestions a try. They might not work, or they may surprise you and get you closer to the one you love.

"I Want To Marry A Man That Loves Sex" -Linda Ikeji.

Nigerian celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji, has dropped a hint on the kind of man she will love to marry. The 36-year-old blogger, who was asked if she has been getting proposals from suitors and qualities her kind of man must possess, said;
“I’m getting quite a lot of proposals.

You know people say when a woman is successful, men run away, it’s a lie, that is when they chase you the more. But unfortunately, I haven’t seen what I’m looking for.

To be honest, I keep telling people, it’s not like men are scarce, it’s the type of man some of us are looking for that is scarce, if I want to marry next year I can, but he would not be the kind of man I want.

I want a man that I can look up to, someone that inspires me, someone that would push me, someone that would motivate me, somebody that has had some success in his own career path, then I can look up to him and be like “wow”, a man that teaches me and I can learn from. I’m inspired by successful people, someone like Tyler Perry, I can’t wait to meet him.

I can’t marry a poor guy, I’m being honest about it, no I can’t, he doesn’t have to be very rich but let him be successful in his own way. You may come across some successful men but there is something wrong there, so the whole package is what I’m looking for.

When I was like 30-years old, my standards were very high, extremely high, but I wasn’t looking at marrying, I was just focused on work because I’ve always been so ambitious that I wasn’t focusing on marriage or kids. I felt like I should just do what I wanted to do. It was just recently that I began to think about marriage, and to be honest, my requirements are only three now.

He must be successful, he must be a good man, in the sense that he must be supportive of me, if he tries to stifle me then I’m out. Lastly, he has to be a man that likes sex and must be very good at it”, she stated.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Pep Guardiola Approaches Chelsea FC For Superstar.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has approached Chelsea for a possible signing of Chelsea super star, as the coach is keen to land a top quality forward to bolster his squad in order to be able to compete both domestically and in Europe.

The former Bayern Munich coach is keen to sign Eden Hazard as he set to bring the forward to Etihad this summer.

Manchester City beat Brighton 2-0 on the south coast in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

Guardiola is not satisfied with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus leading his front-line for Manchester City,

Guardiola wants more attacking options he is also monitoring the situation of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Monaco Kylian Mbappe but it seems they are far from his reach.
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Monaco's Kylian Mbappe have both been targeted but to no avail.
As a result, one potential option that has emerged as a topic of discussion at the Manchester club is Hazard.

According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Guardiola himself has already spoken to the Chelsea man's entourage.
Having made the approach, the City boss apparently believes signing Hazard would be a huge statement in the Premier League.

Guardiola has made his intention known to City's hierarchy he would like to target a move for Hazard, who is currently recovering from injury.

Hazard championed Chelsea to the Premier title last season, scoring 15 goals in the process. He has also attracted the interest of Real Madrid and Barcelona this summer.

Don Balon add it is now up to City to fulfil their orders to snatch the Belgium international from the champions.

Manchester City could get their target as the club continues to back Guardiola in the transfer market.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

10 Important Features You May Not Know About WhatsApp.

WhatsApp over time has become one of the most popular free messaging app with which more than 1 billion people in over 180 countries are using to stay in touch with friends and family, but there are features most people don't know about Whatsapp.

WhatsApp is constantly tweaking and adding new features to aid for a hitch free messaging experience.
Here are 10 features of Whatsapp that you probably didn’t know about.

1. Whatsapp Web
This means instead of constantly divided your time between your computer and your mobile phone to be checking your messages you Use WhatsApp on your computer by simply connecting your phone.
You can either download the app to your computer or just use the browser version.
To use WhatsApp Web go to web.whatsapp.com on your computer and Settings > WhatsApp Web on your phone. Scan the QR code displayed on your desktop screen using your phone's camera.

2. Documents Sharing
You can Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and more, without the hassle of email or file sharing apps.
To do that just tap on the icon that looks like an office clip on pin and select documents.
You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it's easy to get what you need over to who you want.

3. Capture and photos /videos instantly
Aside from the file transfer of photos and videos you can even capture with built-in camera and send.
To do this tap the on the icon that looks like an office clip on pin then select ‘Camera’. Then long hold the cycle at the bottom (for android phones) to start recording. The cycle turns red and a timer appears at the top of your screen.

4. Formatting: Bold, Italics, Strikethrough
WhatsApp allows you to format your text by adding symbols in front of and after words to achieve a level of aesthetics or emphasis. You can format to bold, italics, and strike through.
For BOLD add asterisks to either side of a word or sentence, e.g. *bold*
For Italics start and end the message with underscores. Example _italics_
For strikethrough text add tildes at the beginning and end of the word. Example: Rs strikethroughRs

5. Frequent person(s) you chat with
You can find out who among your contact you chat with most. For android go to Settings > Chat > Chat History > Email Chat to view you most chat up contacts.
While for iphone Go to Settings > Data and Storage Use > Storage Use.

6. Track your whatsapp activities statistics
To know the number of messages received, sent, status, data consumed and other such statistics go to Setting> Data Usage > Network Usage.
You can also reset this statistics.
You can also limit the amount of data you use In the Data Usage menu by ticking the box.

7. Whatsapp group: Stop and Mute notifications
If you belong to some overzealous whatsapp group and it keeps getting you distracted you can mute it.
Go to open the group > select menu (three dot at top right)> choose duration from options.
You can also stop notifications using this same step just un-tick the box

8. Read messages without blue ticks
In Whatsapp one tick means message sent, two tick messages received/delivered, blue tick message read.
If you don’t want to let your contact know you have read their messages go to menu> settings>accounts> privacy > untick read receipts.
At this place for android users you can also modify your last seen, who see your profile photos etc.

9. Quick hack for read messages
Referring to number 8 if you deactivate your read receipts you also cannot see when they read your message.
So to eat your cake and still have it without having to deactivate your read receipt, once you have received the messages you want to read without letting them know, put your phone on airplane mode. Go to whatsapp, read the messages, when you are done close it then turn –off your airplane mode.

10. Stop auto download of media files
To conserve data and or storage space you can stop incoming pictures and videos automatically saving to your phone just go to Settings -> Chats -> turn off Save Incoming Media.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Errors People Make When Cooking Rice.

Rice is, without a doubt, the most delicious type of grass to grow in a swamp. That’s not praise to be given lightly. As long as humans have lived in houses, we’ve eaten rice.

There are as many types of rice as there are places to grow it, from the familiar, highly processed white rice to whole-grain brown, all the way through red to black wild rices grown in Asia.

However, the rise of convenience culture in response to rapidly diminishing supplies of free time mean more and more people reach adulthood without internalizing recipes and cooking techniques.

Does that describe you? Welcome, you’re among friends. Allow me to share some mistakes I’ve learned to avoid.

Choosing the wrong tools.
Ultimately, much of this advice will boil down to “your technique and tools should depend on what you’re cooking,” but there are a few grains of wisdom to glean when it comes to equipment, most importantly, your choice of pot.

A pot with a thick bottom will better retain and distribute heat. Thick bottoms are crucial for boiling rice in the absorption method, where the formation of steam pockets play a key role in cooking.

Not washing your rice.
Many advocates of rice-washing claim that industrial byproducts of the milling process (like talc) remain on the finished product. The claim is that pre-washing helps remove excess starch and any undesirable leftovers. Most domestically processed rice is free from talc, but imported strains like basmati may be processed with it. While flavored and enriched rice blends popular with Western grocers certainly don’t need pre-washing (you’re paying for convenience and flavor, after all!) a rinse or two of cold water will yield fluffier, more distinct grains.

If you feel so moved, grab a fine mesh strainer and pop 1 cup of rice under the faucet. When the water draining from the grains is clear, you’re good to go. The only exception would be those cooking risotto or sushi rice, who crave that starchy goodness.

Bad Burner Planning.
Here’s a tip to remember the next time you deal with any quick-cooking starch: The surface of electric burners holds a great amount of heat, increasing the length of time a pot remains boiling after the burner temperature is reduced. To avoid this, heat a second burner to a low simmer as the pot begins to boil on the first.

Those lucky souls blessed with propane burners don’t need to worry, being well familiar with the gas’s whip-fast response time.

Not pre-soaking aromatic rices
Aromatic rices, like basmati and almond rice, should be pre-soaked in order to preserve the oils responsible for their signature aromas. Cooking destroys these oils, so in order to minimize cooking time, pre-soak the grains in more water than you’ll cook them in. This expedites cooking time by an average of 20 percent, resulting in restaurant-grade bouquets.

Cooking Too Hot.
Cooking too fast causes the grains to burst open like a butterflied steak, which not only releases starch, but also ruins the texture of your meal.

Even if you’re aiming for porridge or pudding, ruptured grains are to be avoided. Automatic rice boilers are designed to only just reach boiling temperature, so anything past that is too much.

Lifting the lid while it cooks.
If you’re boiling rice, don’t even think of lifting the lid as it cooks. Not only will lifting the lid lengthen the cooking time as it releases pressure and steam, but it can also seriously mess up the finished product. When you lift the lid, the carefully calculated rice-water ratio is thrown of which will result in dry and under-cooked rice. Unless you’re adding seasoning or checking how much water remains, leave it alone. Let the rice cook; it knows what it’s doing.

  Stirring the rice.
Another huge mistake many people make is stirring the rice as it boils. Unless you’re making risotto, don’t touch the rice while it’s cooking.

Stirring rice while it’s in the pot causes starch to activate and prevents the formation of steam pockets; in layman’s terms, it’s going to make your rice mushy.

While that smooth creamy texture is coveted in risotto, you want to avoid it when making regular rice.

Not adding enough water.
Many people don’t use enough water which can leave the rice dry and undercooked. The amount of water needed to perfectly cook different types of rice varies slightly, so you should do some research about how much water to add before cooking. If you’re still unsure whether you’ve added enough water, you can always try using the knuckle method. Put your rice in the pot and fill it with water. When you rest your finger on top of the rice, the water should come up to the top of your first knuckle.

Cooking with unsalted water.
Popular opinion holds that salt makes water boil faster, but the difference isn’t really noticeable. But one important thing the salt does is interfere with the process by which starches link and connect, becoming gelatin. Many professional chefs prefer to salt their water to near-oceanic levels of salinity. It’s your kitchen, so go hog wild.

In addition to preventing gelatinization, salt also has the interesting byproduct of being delicious. Adding salt to your rice water is important for getting your rice right.

Cooking unseasoned food.
Melting butter in the water also helps with flavor. A bay leaf, dried peppers, citrus zest, dried mushroom slices, nuts, even a cinnamon stick will add depth and color to the rice. The boiling water will help both rehydrate and unlock essential oils in rugged spices like cinnamon and bay, and the flavorful pepper innards will easily separate from the thick outer skin without a lot of chopping or dicing.

And, hey, why not cook with stock instead of water? Splash a little bit of wine in there every now and then? That’ll help with the existential horror and boredom of watching rice cook. Yay, wine!

Substituting different types of rice
You wouldn’t swap apples for potatoes and still call it apple pie. So why would you use short grains in place of long wild rice? Different rices have different attributes, and they behave differently when cooked. It’s not that it’ll negatively affect the taste so much as it’ll affect the texture and consistency.

Not Letting It Sit After Cooking.
When done correctly, fresh cooked rice will be drier on the top than on the bottom. It’s crucial that the rice be allowed to sit off the heat for at least 5-30 minutes, in order for moisture to evenly distribute itself through the dish. Cooking is hard work! Fluffing the rice before that time will result in a sticky fork and clumps of inconsistently moist rice.

Treating all rice the same.
Not all rice is created equal. There are thousands of varieties of rice grown throughout the world, and you can’t cook each one the same way.

Do some research before you fire up your stove. Brown rice, for example, requires slightly more water than white rice. Whether your brown rice is short-grain or long-grain will also affect the amount of water needed; a cup of short-grain rice needs a quarter of a cup more water than long-grain rice.

So, try to avoid these mistakes when preparing your rice meals so that you'll be able to get the best nutrients out of your diet.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

5 Foods You Should Avoid At Breakfast.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, most people either avoid eating breakfast altogether, thinking that it will help them lose weight or because they don't feel like eating, while others consume the wron kind of foods.

You might wonder why you should watch what you eat at breakfast if you are not trying to lose or gain weight. Here's why: If you continu to have an unhealthy breakfast everyday, it increases your risks of hear attack, as well as of contracting diabetes. Breakfast is called so, as we 'break' our 'fast' of almost 7 to 8 hours. What you eat for breakfast, is the first thing that goes into your body after a gap of an entire night.

Therefore, it is absolutely essential to pay attention to your first meal of the day. Given below are some foods that are considered 'normal' or even healthy to be consumed as breakfast, but aren't quite so:-

Wheat bread - Once wheat bread gets digested, it instantly turns to sugar and raises your insulin levels. It would be al right to have bread if you have a very active lifestyle, but not if you have a sedentary office job. Thus, bread does you no good. Wheat is almost always contaminated with mycotoxins, which can lead to contraction of diseases like osteoporosis, arthritis and allergies.

Bakery products - These include muffins, cupcakes, waffles, doughnuts, as well as beacon, ham and sausage. An average doughnut has about 200 calories, and the more sugar coated, th more unhealthy it is. You would have to walk for an hour just to burn these calories. All these foods lack in vitamins, minerals and proteins which are vital to keep up your energy level throughout the day.

Processed meat lik ham and bacon are high in fat and sodium, especially sodium nitrate. Constant consumption of these can lea to heart problems and sodium nitrate intake augments your risk of cancer.

'Healthy' and 'fat-free' food - Although lot of packaged food is claimed to be healthy, it is quite otherwise. Healthy breakfast cereals for example, have sugars and salts in some or the other form, which can increase your blood sugar and cholesterol level. Besides, anything that has a long shelf life, is loaded with preservatives, which are harmful for your body in the long run. Even packaged orange juice is unhealthy, as nutritious juice, from real oranges, and without preservatives cannot last for more than two or three days. Do not be deceived by the 'fat-free' label on most products. When fat i removed from food products, some of the flavor also has to be removed, and manufacturers often add sugar, salt an artificial flavors to make up for that. Besides, while consuming fat makes yo feel full, because these are fat-free products, you might actually end up eating more till you feel satiated.

Fried food - Fried foods are high in calories, cholesterol and fat. They should be avoided at all costs. When you eat fried foods first thing in the morning, they tend to deposit against the walls of your stomach and intestines, and make it harder for your digestive system to assimilate food throughout the day.

Pasteurized milk - Raw milk or organic skimmed milk is one of the best and healthiest foods you can have. It provides calcium, vitamins and protein to your body and helps you to feel full. But pasteurization of milk destroys beneficial bacteria, enzymes, protein and vitamin content and helps the growth of pathogens. Therefore, it is much better to opt for organic skimmed milk. 

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Anthony Joshua Gets Set For A Rematch With Klitschko.

Anthony Joshua is eager to do it all again as he revealed the date of his next training camp, thus giving Wladimir Klitschko a tight deadline to agree to a rematch.

The initial bout on April 29 saw Joshua stun the former heavyweight king in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley in what was dubbed one of the most exciting heavyweight fights since the glory days of 1990s.

The Independent revealed last month that Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn flew out to Las Vegas with his manager Freddie Cunningham to discuss staging the money-spinning rematch on the famous Sin City strip.

Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, which will host the circus of Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor later this month, is likely to be the destination should Klitschko accept the rematch, ahead of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium or a possible fight in Nigeria, the birthplace of Joshua’s mother.

If the 41-year-old Ukrainian does decide to retire instead of one final shot at regaining the WBA and IBF titles he lost to Tyson Fury two years ago, Joshua will be left to fight his mandatory challenger for the straps, Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.

“I hope we can put a seal on it before the end of the month,” Joshua said. “If we fought November 11, starting August 22 is a three-month camp, so towards the end of the month, one way or the other (I’m expecting to know), because I’ve got to crack on.

“It was just fun, it was just entertaining. I’d do it again, definitely. And going to Vegas opens the door for the (WBC champion Deontay) Wilder fight.”

“(Klitschko’s) not going to top what he’s already done but for 10 years people said he was boring because he was so dominant, but he got a lot of respect in defeat, so that should give him a real motivation (for a rematch).

“He’s got another chance to do it. I’d do it if I was him.”

Klitschko sent Joshua to the canvas for the first time in his career in their original fight and, immediately following the defeat, suggested he has himself to blame for a second consecutive loss by not keeping the pressure on the 27-year-old.

Joshua called those claims about his drop in the sixth round as “nonsense”, though, and instead repeated the admission of Klitschko’s late trainer Manny Steward, that the heavyweight lacks “killer instinct”.

“There’s a lot more to it than ‘I let him off the hook; that’s the only reason he beat me, I took my foot off the gas’,” Joshua added. “That’s nonsense. He’s been champion for 10 years, he knows better than that, so that’s not a good enough excuse.

“You have to have a killer instinct. No matter what people tell you, sometimes you’ve got to do it your way. Maybe Wladimir came up short for those reasons.

“Maybe it’s protecting his reputation. I can believe he said to himself ‘Cool, I’ve got him hurt, I’m going to get him out in three rounds but I need to gain my energy back because I’m too tired’.

“(But) he was cautious: he knows that if he comes steaming in he’s going to get knocked out himself, he was jittery, he was tired as well. There’s a lot more to it. It’s not that he let me off the hook: I don’t think I gave him an opportunity to finish me.”

Source: (Punch Newspaper)

Two Dogs Die In Foiled Boko Haram Attack In Borno State.

Two dogs on Friday foiled an attempt by two suicide bombers to detonate bombs at the Moloi General Hospital in Maiduguri, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The foiled attack is the latest in a string of deadly attacks on soft targets by the Boko Haram group in Nigeria’s northeast, the hotbed of the Islamic insurgency.

The Chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Fatomi Ahmed, confirmed the development in an interview with a NAN correspondent after the attack.
Ahmed said that the agency had deployed a rescue team to evacuate debris at the scene of the foiled attack.

The Spokesman of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), Malam Bello Danbatta, who also confirmed the incident, said that the dogs and the bombers died instantly in the attack but that no other life was lost.

An eye-witness, Mr Rilwan Isah, told NAN that persistent barking by the two dogs prevented the suicide bombers from gaining entry into the hospital premises.

He explained that the insurgents, a male and female, were attacked by the dogs, forcing them to detonate the explosives strapped to their bodies.

Isah said that the dogs belonged to members of the CJTF and had been deployed to the area for rescue operations.

The eye-witness said further that the dogs attacked the suicide bombers when the animals sensed that the two persons were strangers.
Isah said that the explosion blew the suicide bombers to pieces and killed the dogs.

“We heard the male suicide bomber shouting in his dialect and the dogs barking and going after them.
“Only the suicide bombers and the dogs were killed in the attack,” he stressed.

Insurgents have been packing bloody punches in Maiduguri and other northeast cities in recent weeks, although the military authorities had said that the group had been degraded.

Thousands of lives have been lost in several communities in northern Nigeria since the insurgency started more than eight years ago.

Source: 360nobs.com

Jose Mourinho Believes Barcelona Star Doesn't Worth £220M.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he does not believe the record-shattering 222 million euro ($260 million) transfer fee Paris St Germain are willing to pay for Neymar is expensive.

But the Reds boss, speaking after his side beat Sampdoria 2-1 in Dublin in a pre-season friendly, is concerned how the staggering figure will affect future transfers.

Mourinho shelled out 105.2 million euros ($111 million) last summer to re-sign their former midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus, but the French outfit are poised to double that record to tempt the Brazilian from Barcelona.

“When we signed Paul Pogba, I said he was not expensive,” Mourinho said.

“Expensive are the ones that get to a certain level without a certain quality. I don’t think £200 million for Neymar is expensive.

“Expensive is the fact there will now be more players at £100m, more players at £50m, more players at £60m — that’s the problem.

“Neymar is one of the best players in the world, so commercially that is very strong but the problem is not Neymar — the problem is the consequences.”

Mourinho was speaking after a late Juan Mata goal gave his United team victory in their final pre-season game, after a Dennis Praet strike had cancelled out Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first half goal.

The win puts United in a confident mood ahead of next Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Real Madrid in Macedonia.

Mourinho revealed the club are likely to appeal the two-game European ban handed to Phil Jones after verbally abusing anti-doping officials after the Europa League final win in May.

“Put yourself in his position. He wins a European cup and wants to celebrate with his team,” Mourinho said.

“He wants to get the cup, the medal and be in the pictures but one doctor wants to close him in a small room because of the doping control.

“It’s very hard to control a player in this situation and UEFA should consider this. It’s not a normal match — it’s a cup, a medal, a celebration. It’s everything.

“There was no wrongdoing in his behaviour, just a human desire to celebrate. I feel really sorry for him and I don’t think it’s fair.

“I would (appeal) if I was him. If you do that you have the risk of even more punishment but it’s a decision I will leave with him.”

Waje Explains Her 'Suicidal' Statement.

Lovely Nigerian musician, Waje has finally explained why she said she was looking forward to seeing God on her social media post that had many talking.

The singer had taken to her Instagram to thank God for taking her pains away and she was looking forward to meeting him. Many immediately saw issues with the post.

Speaking with LIB the musician finally explained what she meant by her post.

She said;
“People misunderstood that, even when my mom says she can’t wait for the coming Christ, I do tell her, Mummy hold it, I have not given birth to my second child, I have not hammer, I have not done that or done this, I want to see my grandchildren and all". But then when you go on blogs, I read stuff on social media. Actually, I shared that after watching a movie about a girl, she was sick, I think it was something cancerous. She fell down from a tree and that was how she got her healing. That made me realize that some of these things we work hard to get are not even important because at the end of the day we will still die. So, for me, I’m in a phase where I’m putting more value on things that matter.

Trust me, I want to drive a beautiful car, live in the South of France, I want to be able to flex with my friends but I’m also understanding that those things don’t have any value. It’s not a legacy that I’m going to leave at end of the day. So what is important is how I live and how many people’s lives I touch through my journey.

That was why I said I wouldn’t be putting too much attention on things that don’t matter and that was where that came from. When I saw people thought I said I was going to die, in fact, some one even reached out to me. I was like, baby. I ain’t going nowhere. I’m going to be a pain in your b*tt till maybe when I’m like 90.”

Source: Naijaloaded.com

National Assembly Ready To Pass N56,000 Minimum Wage Bill.

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that the National Assembly was ready to consider and pass a new Minimum Wage Bill whenever it was presented by the executive.

Note that the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, is demanding an upward push from 18,000 to 56,000 as minimum wage.

Saraki, who made this known to newsmen in Abuja, said that the senate was aware of the need to review the current minimum wage.
He said that all the indices upon which the last minimum wage of N18, 000 was approved had changed and that there was, therefore, no need leaving the wage unchanged.

He acknowledged that the sufferings of Nigerians were glaring, and said that the national assembly was only waiting for the executive to present a bill for a wage review.

“We are in support; we are waiting for the executive. We have told them to go ahead with the idea.

“I have said it myself and the Speaker of House of Representatives said it the last time that we are fully in support. We are waiting for the executive to make a move on it.

“We are prodding the executive to do that; we have done that many times and we are still doing that.

“It is justifiable to have a new minimum wage. How will it not be if you look at the challenges the people are going through. “More so, all the indices have changed since then, and should that be the only index that should stay the same? It is not possible,” he said.

On the inability of some state governments to pay the current minimum wage, Saraki expressed optimism that all state governors were responsible and would key into a new wage when approved.

“I am not in the state but I don’t think that any chief executive or any governor will be irresponsible not to want to provide succour for his people. “But, we have to understand that maybe they have challenges of affordability,” he said.

On the recent request for the report of the 2014 National Conference to be sent to the senate, he said although the move had been lauded, it should not be assumed that all Nigerians supported it.

The president of the senate said that the upper chamber had learned to approach sensitive issues at a slow pace so that all Nigerians could understand and be carried along.