Friday 28 December 2012

UPDATE: Governor Wada’s leg totally broken, flown to Abuja for treatment

DailyPost has gathered that Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada, may have lost one of his legs in the ghastly car crash, he was involved in on Friday.
Wada received first aid at the Lokoja Specialist Hospital, and the doctors said his leg is “totally broken”. They revealed that Wada was rushed into the intensive care unit, with a severely fractured femur.
However, the doctors confirmed that he is in good condition and did not sustain injuries to his head or spinal cord.
The accident, which happened on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, claimed the lives of one of his aides and left two others injured.
Governor Wada, has been flown to the National Hospital in Abuja, with a helicopter arranged by the State Government and a source said he was in “serious pains”.
Meanwhile, reports say the cause of the accident may be ‘banking’, as there are no potholes on the stretch of road, where the accident happened.

source: dailypost

Betting- Man dies after eating 28 Raw eggs

According to reports, a 20-year-old man from the North African country of Tunisia died after eating 28 raw eggs. Dhaou Fatnassi was rushed to the hospital after going on the eating spree with a group of friends. The young man consumed the large quantity of eggs after taking on a playful bet with his pals
“Doctors were called in after the young man felt strong stomach pains, but he died before medical assistance could reach him,” Tunisia’s Shems FM radio station said in a report on Wednesday.
After realizing that something was seriously wrong with their friend, the group called an ambulance to the scene.
IBN Live explains that, while it’s likely the man died due to eating so many raw eggs, an official cause of death has not been determined. An investigation into his passing is presently underway.
Such bets are not unusual among young people who are always eager to push their bodies to the limit.

Two people arrested for borrowing dead woman’s body for scam

                                             Two funeral parlours became involved in the attempt to pull off the insurance claim
Two people have been arrested in South Africa for “borrowing” a corpse as part of an elaborate life insurance scam, police have said.
A police spokesman said a woman in Durban had created a fake identity and paid towards insurance policies. A funeral parlour owner then had someone else’s corpse certified dead under the fictitious name, to help the life insurance claim, police said. The pair have been charged with fraud, spokesman Col Vincent Mdunge said.
The arrested woman, 35, first made a birth certificate in the name of Aphiwe Ntombela, the police spokesman said. She then took out life insurance policies with three companies in Ntombela’s name, and made monthly payments, Col Mdunge said.
“When the policies [worth about $11,000; £6,800] were ready for claiming, she had a dilemma because she had to kill a person who did not exist,” he said.
She turned to a funeral parlour owner in uMlazi – the biggest residential area in Durban – for help. She asked “to borrow” a female body from his mortuary “so that the body could be presented to the doctor for certification of death”, the police spokesman said.
The funeral parlour owner, 42, then took a body to another mortuary in the city, presenting it as Aphiwe Ntombela.
“The doctor saw the body and certified it as deceased,” Mr Mdunge said.
The woman then used the death certificate to lodge fraudulent insurance claims.
Meanwhile, the funeral parlour owner returned to the mortuary to fetch the body, so that she could be buried by her family. But the police were waiting for him after receiving a tip-off, Mr Mdunge said.

Kogi State Gov. Injured In Auto Crash

Kogi State Gov. Injured In Auto Crash

The newly elected Governor of Kogi state, Idris Wada was involved in a ghastly motor accident in Lokoja.
Report reaching PREMIUM TIMES indicate that the Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, was badly hurt in a fatal road accident on Friday and is in the intensive care unit at the Kogi State Hospital in Lokoja, the state capital.
Unconfirmed reports said Wada may be in coma at the SMC where he was rushed to.
The accident reportedly occurred after the governor and his convoy were returning from an official assignment.
Mr. Wada was on his way back to Lokoja from a function in Ayingba.
Reports also said the governor’s Aide-de-Camp,ADC died instantly at the scene of the accident.
A driver to was believed to have been killed on the spot as well. But another report said the driver merely sustained injuries.
There has been no official statement yet on the incident. Efforts to reach Jacob Edi, special adviser of the governor on media and strategy failed as his number was unavailable.

Wednesday 26 December 2012

Explosion In Lagos- Caused by 'Knokouts'

Explosion in Lagos Island BREAKING NEWS: Explosion In Lagos (Photos)

A multi-storey building packed with fire crackers and other types of goods went up in flames on Wednesday morning on Lagos Island, injured many people and destroyed alot of goods.

Witnesses said the explosion went off around 9.30a.m as the city marked Boxing Day amid a lull in business activities.

The building is said to be located on Oko Awo Street in the popular Jankara area of Lagos, close to King Ado Secondary School.

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Fire fighters and rescue agencies swiftly deployed on the scene and battled the huge blaze.

Within minutes of the explosion, the fire spread to a nearby building, sending hundreds of residents, traders and shoppers fleeing in the usually boisterous market area.

There were initial speculation around the country that a bomb had exploded in Lagos while a report said a plane crashed in the city.

Many people were injured and cars destroyed when a multi-storey building packed with fire crackers and other types of goods went up in flames on Wednesday morning on Lagos Island.

Witnesses said the explosion went off around 9.30a.m as the city marked Boxing Day amid a lull in business activities.

The building is said to be located on Oko Awo Street in the popular Jankara area of Lagos, close to King Ado Secondary School.
Fire fighters and rescue agencies swiftly deployed on the scene and battled the huge blaze.

Within minutes of the explosion, the fire spread to a nearby building, sending hundreds of residents, traders and shoppers fleeing in the usually boisterous market area.

There were initial speculation around the country that a bomb had exploded in Lagos while a report said a plane crashed in the city.

Tuesday 25 December 2012

For men- Things your woman will love to hear

Do you sometimes find yourself struggling to find the right things to say to the lady in your life? If there’s one thing that has always kept men wondering about women, it has to be figuring out what they love to hear. Whether you are in a committed relationship or wanting to take your relationship to the next level, here are some phrases that women never get sick of hearing.
1. “You’re very smart.”
Women want to be appreciated for their intelligence. By acknowledging her intelligence, you’re communicating that you recognize her brains and not just her figure.
2. “You are the most beautiful woman I know.”
Aside from making her feel aesthetically superior to other women, this remark will put her on a pedestal among her peers and give her an ego boost. She’ll feel good about herself and will also feel less threatened by other women when they are around you. This phrase is particularly effective in long-term relationships, as you’re assuring your woman that she’s still hot.
3. “You’re my best friend.”
Want to assure her that you are the kind of man who’s not just with her for her looks? All you need to do is to tell her that she is not just the love of your life, but also your best friend. Telling her how you feel above and beyond a sexual context will make her feel overpoweringly connected to you.
4. “I am so proud of you.”
Telling your woman how proud you are of her for working hard to achieve her goals and showing your loving support will make her heart melt.
5. “You’re perfect just the way you are.”
This statement says that you’ve accepted her completely. Giving her an ego boost like that makes her feel cognizant about how much you openly and willingly accept her flaws.
6. “I don’t want to be with anyone else.”
This expression of enduring commitment says that she has become an essential, indispensable ingredient in your life and that you couldn’t live without her. This is a heavy line; it’s not many degrees away from proposing to her, so only say this if you truly mean it.
7. “What do you feel/think about [anything]?”
Women love to express their feelings on every topic imaginable. Asking this question tells your lady that you respect her views and that you’re genuinely concerned about her feelings and opinions.
8. “How was your day?”
Asking about her day assures that you’re willing to lend her your pair of ears and focus on what she has to say.
9. “I love you.”
Few men realize or appreciate the power of saying “I love you.” By saying those three magic words (when you really mean it), you’re acknowledging an attachment to your woman and satisfying her most basic emotional need–to know how her man feels about her and to hear it. abuse the words. Remember–saying this just to smooth over mistakes or as a precursor to every word out of your mouth won’t fill her with delight.
Sometimes it’s not just about the words from a man’s mouth, it is also about showing your love through your actions.

Woman fired for being 'sexy'

After working as a dental assistant for ten years, Melissa Nelson was fired for being too “irresistible” and a “threat” to her employer’s marriage.
“I think it is completely wrong,” Nelson said. ”I think it is sending a message that men can do whatever they want in the work force.”
On Friday, the all-male Iowa State Supreme Court ruled that James Knight, Nelson’s boss, was within his legal rights when he fired her, affirming the decision of a lower court.
“We do think the Iowa Supreme Court got it completely right,” said Stuart Cochrane, an attorney for James Knight. “Our position has always been Mrs. Nelson was never terminated because of her gender, she was terminated because of concerns her behavior was not appropriate in the workplace. She’s an attractive lady. Dr. Knight found her behavior and dress to be inappropriate.”
                                       Melissa Nelson
For Nelson, a 32-year-old married mother of two, the news of her firing and the rationale behind it came as a shock.
“I was very surprised after working so many years side by side I didn’t have any idea that that would have crossed his mind,” she said.
The two never had a sexual relationship or sought one, according to court documents, however in the final year and a half of Nelson’s employment, Knight began to make comments about her clothing being too tight or distracting.
“Dr. Knight acknowledges he once told Nelson that if she saw his pants bulging, she would know her clothing was too revealing,” the justices wrote.
Six months before Nelson was fired, she and her boss began exchanging text messages about work and personal matters, such as updates about each of their children’s activities, the justices wrote.
The messages were mostly mundane, but Nelson recalled one text she received from her boss asking “how often she experienced an orgasm.”
Nelson did not respond to the text and never indicated that she was uncomfortable with Knight’s question, according to court documents.
Soon after, Knight’s wife, Jeanne, who also works at the practice, found out about the text messaging and ordered her husband to fire Nelson.
The couple consulted with a senior pastor at their church and he agreed that Nelson should be terminated in order to protect their marriage, Cochrane said.
On Jan. 4, 2010, Nelson was summoned to a meeting with Knight while a pastor was present. Knight then read from a prepared statement telling Nelson she was fired.
“Dr. Knight felt like for the best interest of his marriage and the best interest of hers to end their employment relationship,” Cochrane said.
Knight acknowledged in court documents that Nelson was good at her job and she, in turn, said she was generally treated with respect.
“I’m devastated. I really am,” Nelson said.
When Nelson’s husband tried to reason with Knight, the dentist told him he “feared he would have an affair with her down the road if he did not fire her.”
Paige Fiedler, Nelson’s attorney, said in a statement to ABC News affiliate KCRG that she was “appalled” by the ruling.
“We are appalled by the Court’s ruling and its failure to understand the nature of gender bias.,” she wrote.
“Although people act for a variety of reasons, it is very common for women to be targeted for discrimination because of their sexual attractiveness or supposed lack of sexual attractiveness. That is discrimination based on sex,” Fiedler wrote. “Nearly every woman in Iowa understands this because we have experienced it for ourselves.”

Medical doctor turns to Pipeline vandal, Blames poverty

Graduates in Nigeria are suffering and those who can't take it are resorting to crime:
“I spent eight years studying Medicine and Surgery in UNIJOS and graduated in 2004 and later served in Bauchi State. A year later, I got a job at Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission where I practised for six months. But I was later asked to leave. 
“I moved to Kogi in 2006 and it was there that a friend introduced me to the business. I was making good money and later got a part time job at Federal Medical Centre. I received N90,000 as monthly salary which was not enough for me. So, I stuck to the pipeline business.”
Salifu Odiba, who was arrested in Kogi State by the Police Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism, Force Headquarters, said he was attracted to the illegal business because of hardship.

The medical doctor, who studied Medicine and Surgery at University of Jos, said his dream was to one day own his hospital. But two years after his graduation, the 35-year-old abandoned medicine and chose life on the fast lane by joining a pipeline vandalism cartel.

Describing his modus operandi, the Kogi State indigene said he acted as a middleman for the vandals and buyers. He said although he never destroyed a pipeline, he was actively involved in the business and soon became popular.

He said he was usually paid commission by pipeline vandals and buyers after he had sold the products.

“People started calling me ‘oil doctor’ because I always had ready buyers for all kinds of petroleum products. Oil business is very lucrative especially in Kogi State where as many as 17 trucks of petroleum products could be siphoned and sold in one night,” he said.

Odiba lamented that the medical profession was no longer as prestigious as it was due to the “large number” of people practising it. “People don’t visit hospitals like before. These days, many Nigerians prefer to take self medication,” he said.

Narrating how he was arrested, the suspect said he was contacted by a source at Lokoja, the state capital, who claimed to have large quantities of oil in a barge. He was on his way to finalise the deal when policemen arrested him.

Odiba, who vowed not to return to crime if released, burst into tears when narrating the hardship he had suffered in the past. He said although N90, 000 was not a poor salary, the pressures of having to take care of his siblings further increased his financial problems.

He said, “I have four siblings and my parents are retired. I am the first son and through this business, I have been able to sponsor two of my siblings through university and they have graduated. I don’t spend the money I make on myself. I have a fiancĂ©e but I can’t even afford a wedding now.

“I don’t want my siblings to suffer and I did this for them. Crime for me was due to a quest for survival but I promise never to go back to it. I spent last year’s Christmas in police custody after being arrested in Kaduna. This year again, I’m spending my Christmas in detention.

“I’m tired of this life of crime and I promise never to go back to it again. My dream is still to own a hospital and even while doing the oil business; I rendered free medical services to people.”
Odiba may be charged to court soon.

Ajigijaga a.k.a Broken Bottle marries 26 year old lady

When Muftua Adio a.k.a. Ajigijaga, a 53 year old actor sent wedding invites to friends with the toast ‘Some say it’s too early, some say it’s too late. But to God Almighty this is the appointed time and it is marvelous in our sights’’ little the people know that he really meant business.
Why people were wondering about this holy union between the two is simply because the couple walking down the aisle -Taiwo Hassan (26) and Ajigijaga in his early 50s is many years in age apart.
At the wedding that took place November 24, 2012 in Sango Ota, Lagos, people kept asking why the young girl should marry a man almost the age of her father. But beautiful Taiwo did not give a hoot about whatever any one says or thinks.
She was indifferent to the fact that her actor husband has children who are age mates.
Speaking before and shortly after their celebrated marriage, Ajigijaja said,” The issue of age is nothing here. What we have in common and that is abounding is love.
Though I have other children from my former wife whom I did not actually marry legally, my new wife means the whole world to me.
This is my first time of getting married in life. I love her and she loves me, that is all that counts. It`s about love, not age.”


Christmas tragedy: LASTMA men beat bus-driver to death

A commercial bus driver, Isaac Popoola, on Monday died after being allegedly assaulted by two officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority in the Oshodi area of the state.
The bus conductor, Aremu Salawu, who witnessed the incident, said the LASTMA officials, Adesanya Olatunde and Oludele Ogunrinde, assaulted Popoola at about 6.30am around Brown Bus Stop resulting in his death.
He said the deceased’s bus with number plate, XL166SNK, conveying 17 passengers from Igando/Isheri was approaching Brown Junction when a LASTMA pick-up van crossed the bus.
The leader of the LASTMA officials, according to Salawu, ordered two of his men to impound the vehicle and take it to the agency’s office.
Salawu, who narrated the incident to one of our correspondents on the premises of the police Area F Command, alleged that Olatunde hit Salawu’s head against the steering and the door frame of the bus many times before he died.
He said Popoola, 54, was tussling for the steering with the LASTMA official, who resorted to using the metallic head of the seat belt to hit the driver’s head in an attempt to forcibly take over the bus.
Salawu said, “Baba (Popoola) held on to the steering asking what his offence was. But the LASTMA man (Olatunde) said it was his commander that ordered him to seize the bus.
“When Baba refused to leave the steering, the LASTMA man started hitting Popoola’s head against the steering and the door frame. He did this so many times, until he was unable to talk again.
“I then rushed to Mosafejo Police Station where I made a  statement and people who were watching the scenario were able to apprehend one of the LASTMA men (Olatunde). They brought him to the police station before we were transferred to to Area F.
“They did not tell him (driver) what his offence was because no passenger alighted from our bus at a wrong point and he used his seat belt.”
As at 4pm when one of our correspondents left the Area F Command, Salawu’s body was still lying in the bus.
It was observed that there were no bruises on the head of the deceased.
The 50-year-old wife of the deceased, Modupe, and his son, Ibukunoluwa, a graduate of Accounting from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, along with other sympathisers were also on the premises of the command
Ibukunoluwa, who spoke with one of our correspondents, said he had just graduated and awaiting his call-up for the B Batch of the National Youth Service Corps in February 2013.
He said his father left their house at 16, Ojo Ogundana Crescent, Off Jimoh Akinremi, Jimoh Bus Stop, Akowonjo, early in the morning of Monday.
“I can’t believe I don’t have a father again. My father left home very early this morning, only for us to be informed by his mechanic few hours later that he had died,” Ibukunoluwa said.
The management of LASTMA has however dissociated itself from the incident.
A statement signed by the General Manager of the agency, Babatunde Edu, stated the errant officials acted contrary to the agency’s operational guidelines.
Edu said Olatunde was identified by the agency’s Provost Marshall and handed over to the police while Ogunrinde who was reported to be off duty as at the time of the incident was still at large.
He stated that the officials were in the area to carry out illegal operation.
“The arrested suspect (Olatunde) has been handed over to Mosafejo Police Station and eventually transferred to Akinpelu Police Station for further investigation; while effort is on to arrest other suspect (Ogunrinde),” Edu said.

Monday 24 December 2012

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Indian Man Spends 9 Months On A Tree After Cheating Wife Refuses To Apologize

An Indian man has spent nine months living on a tree because his wife refuses to say sorry for cheating on him.
Sanjay, whose surname is not known, married Tara last year in Ramgaon, Varanasi, before he moved to Mumbai.
But in March, he returned home from work a little early to find Tara in a compromising position with their next-door neighbor in their Mumbai home and when she refused to apologize, he climbed a nearby tree and has been there ever since.
The 25-year-old has survived on a diet of fruit from the tree and food handed up by relatives.
“He eats and sleeps on the tree and even relieves himself from there,” his sister told The Asian Age newspaper.
Police have said they can’t intervene because he hasn’t committed an offence.
A spokesman for Cholapur police confirmed: “The man is on a tree top for the last nine months over some domestic dispute.”
However, some villagers have claimed to have spotted Sanjay climb down from the tree and go for a stroll, when he thinks that nobody is watching.
Sanjay’s wife has since returned to live with her parents, and has still not said sorry.

10 red flags about men that turn off ladies

When it comes to dating, women often go against their better judgment and overlook quirky things men do to cut them some slack. Although the women you’re dating are trying their best to see your better qualities, there are definitely near-universal red flags they look for when sizing you up.
Here are 10 red flags women look for and hold against you, especially on the first date.

1. Constantly talking about your ex
Constantly talking about your ex with dates can make a very bad first impression and run a new woman off in a hurry! Your first conversation on a date with a new woman should be fun and intriguing, not consumed with emotional baggage and especially not discussions about your ex. Women view men that can’t stop talking about their ex non-stop as having unresolved frustrations and pent-up bitterness.
2. Having several kids with multiple women
Most women will skip over men in this situation because it’s clear that these guys don’t like to wear condoms, are more likely to have STDs and have serious commitment issues.

3. Being too controlling
Most women want men who will protect them and make them feel safe–but they don’t want a dictator who tells them where to go, when to leave, who to talk to or what to wear. Dating a guy with a controlling nature can be pretty scary for women and will cause them to run from you very quickly.

4. Negativity
Women don’t want to date men who constantly feel sorry for themselves; therefore, it’s important that you resist the urge to complain about your job, your health, the economy, etc. Most women feel that negative men are afraid to improve themselves and are very juvenile, so if you hate your current circumstances and aren’t doing anything about them but complaining, the women you’re dating will notice and start getting turned off.

5. Being preoccupied with sex
Men who are preoccupied with sex are a huge turnoff because women want to be valued for things other than their bodies and they know solid relationships can’t be based on sex alone. Avoid telling your date about your wild sex life unless she has made it clear that she welcomes these discussions.

6. Bad-mouthing others
A woman won’t be impressed when you dish dirt on coworkers, family or friends, or criticize those close to you. Not only that, but she will question your loyalty to her and begin to wonder what you say behind her back and if she can really trust you.

7. Lack of ambition
Women like to date men whom they can move forward with and see a bright future. They don’t want to be with men who have no ambition or drive, are stagnant and are going nowhere fast. Women want to know that a man can take care of himself, so having an unfavorable lifestyle and showing no signs of maturity can make a woman flee from you.

8. Lack of chivalry
Being a gentleman when you are on a date means showing a woman that you are attentive, respectful and well-mannered. We should all strive to be gentlemen at all times; however, many men today shy away from it, attempting to respect a woman’s space and equality. While just about every woman is enjoying the benefits that come with equality, at the end of the day, she wants to be treated like a lady and if you can’t deliver, there’s a good chance she won’t stick around for long.

9. Still living at home
Although it may sound harsh, most women want to date men who have evolved enough to have made it out of their parents house! Men who still live at home are usually in no hurry to grow up, become independent or financially responsible. The only time it might be acceptable for a man to still be living at home is if he has temporarily fallen on hard times or is taking care of aging parents.

10. Moving too quickly
Moving too fast in a relationship is usually a sign that you’re uncomfortable being by yourself or you are looking for a woman to help solve your problems. Talking about what your children will look like after the first date, asking for intimacy or marriage too quickly or even spilling loads of very personal information too quickly all point to desperation.

Like Humans, Like reptiles-‘Thirsty’ snake stuck in a beer can

snake in vb
A thirsty snake found a well-known Australian beverage far from a refreshing drop when it got stuck inside an empty beer can.
The distressed lowland copperhead snake was found writhing in Kyneton-Trentham Rd on December 1 by nearby resident Margaret Hellingman.
The quick-thinking animal lover diverted traffic and called Blackwood snake collector Manfred Zabinskas, who slowly trimmed back the aluminium to free the reptile.
“He was extremely stressed, frantic and panicking and was hissing and foaming at the mouth when I freed him,” Mr Zabinskas said.
Mr Zabinskas said the incident was not uncommon.
“A copperhead is a timid snake and when startled they will often look for the first hiding place to get away from trouble,” he said.
“It’s been an ongoing joke among snake catchers.
“For some reason it’s always a VB can that has been inviting for many snakes.”
The snake escaped his boozy ordeal unscathed and is recuperating at Mr Zabinskas’ animal shelter.
The registered snake-catcher said 90 per cent of snakes caught in the Kyneton and Woodend area were copperheads.
“They come out in cooler temperatures than tiger or brown snakes and you often see them warming up on roads or cycle paths,” he said.
Residents should phone a registered snake catcher if they see a snake in their property.

Lake of Fire Discovered in Australia

An underground fire beneath a dry lake bed in the Australian Outback has been burning on and off for months and has firefighters stumped.
Drivers have reported seeing smoke along the bed of Lake Woytchugga, near Wilcannia in far-western NSW, and firefighters, who put the fire out on an almost-weekly basis, are fed up with the eternal flame.
“We thought we had it out about a month ago and just in the last couple of days, with some wind, it’s popped back up,” incident controller Chris Favelle said.
Mr Favelle says he suspects organic material is fuelling the fire.
“There’s a little bit of water way out in the middle, but it’s basically dry, and along the edge, which would have once been the shore 1000 years ago, there’s a build-up of organic matter, like sticks and leaves, a bit like peat.”
The peat-like matter can burn for a long time, but what’s baffling the Rural Fire Service is the way the fire dodges all attempts at snuffing it out.
“They get called once a day to put this fire out and they get there and there’s nothing,” Mr Favelle said.
“We’ve tried all sorts of things. We’ve tried flooding the area, we’ve tried digging it up, we’ve tried putting trenches around it, all to no avail. It keeps sneaking around our attempts to stop it.”
He said there is no threat to the community from the fire, which is in a bare area.
Firefighters estimate it might cover a hectare underground, but say they have no real way of knowing the exact size of the fire.

10 ‘simple’ things women want in a relationship

Besides the meaning of life and the ingredients of hot dogs, many a man has questioned “what exactly do women want?” We’re not playing coy here, we know we’re complex creatures. And, true, we operate on a different wavelength than men. The best example of our gender difference comes from an article we read last year about why men cheat. The most compelling testimony was from a transgender man who’d undergone hormone therapy during his transition. Thanks to testosterone, the man noticed less of an emotional attachment to sex and more of a physical urge to engage, regardless of consequences. Fascinating.
So, we’re different. But, woman aren’t exactly the great mystery that men often make us out to be. The proof? We polled the YourTango staff and compiled a list of 10 simple things women want. Note: you won’t find diamond rings or other fancy things anywhere on this list. While many women really do want luxury goods from men, when you break it down they are just physical representations of some of the points on this list. We promise.
Respect. Show us through your actions that you respect our opinions, careers, interests, friends, bodies and minds. You don’t have to agree with all that we say or do, but try to honor our opinions as valuable contributions. Follow the golden rule and treat us as you would like to be treated: Be honest, fair, kind, and considerate.

Sex. Yes, we love sex. But, remember that there are four bases to cover in the bedroom, not just one. Try stopping at each base instead of being so focused on the home run—believe us, we’ll thank you for it! Likewise, remember small physical touches like massages. One can never, ever, have too many shoulder rubs. And scratching our heads is pretty great, too.
Romance. It’s another night on the couch with take-out and TiVo? Just because we’re staying in doesn’t mean the evening can’t be romantic. Light a few candles and see where the night leads. Treat us like your girlfriend, even after we become your wife. Date nights, making out in the car, kissing like when we first started dating—all of the things that made us fall in love with you don’t have to stop just because now there are bills to pay, a house to be cleaned, and kids that need to get bathed. Bring home flowers for no reason. We’re not talking $100 bouquets of roses here. Even the $10 bouquets from the supermarket are enough to make us smile.
Time. We understand relationships can’t be all wine and roses; simply making the time to be with us and treating us like your top priority says “love” more than all the fancy gifts and lovely letters ever could. This includes helping around the house. The realities of a 21st-century relationship are that both partners probably work. If you happen to get home before we do, why not take vacuum the living room or throw in a load of laundry? If you take the garbage out without being asked, chances are you’ll be getting a big ole smooch when you come back.
Dinner. Of the homemade variety. You may not be good at cooking and you may not know how to boil water. But greeting us at the door after a long day with fish sticks (or whatever you can wrastle up) makes us swoon, because it shows that you’ve been thinking about us and our hectic day.

Communication. Women are vocal creatures. We know you love us, but it’s nice to hear you say it, too. We can also be insecure. We wish we weren’t, but the reality is that we often notice our wobbly thighs and forget about our gorgeous eyes. So let us know when you think we’re hot. Tell us we’re beautiful. It helps us feel good. Plus, when we feel sexy we’re more likely to act sexy. Words of appreciation aren’t half-bad either. Tell us you love the lasagna we made. Thank us for driving the kids to school. Notice that we cleaned the bathtub. It doesn’t have to be over the top, just let us know that you see the effort we put in, and you’re grateful.
Consistency. This doesn’t mean be boring and predictable. It means that we know you will (usually, no one is perfect!) give us the love and support we need. Knowing that you’re coming at this with the same desires and energy as we are goes a long way to making us feel secure.
Engagement. Of the mental kind, not the “I’m getting married in the morning” kind. You don’t have to like everything we like (we might be a little concerned if you do), but showing interest in our passions, be it career-related, a sport or a hobby, goes a long way. Listen when we talk to you. We’re not speaking just so we can hear our own voice; we want to connect with you and this is one valuable way we do this. This also means paying attention to the little things. Whether it’s the name of your best friend’s husband or the fact that you hate Nicolas Cage movies, it’s the little things you remember about us that’s so endearing.
Humor and Humility. These two tend to go hand in hand. This doesn’t mean that you have to crack jokes or entertain us, but just being able to laugh at yourself is enough. Guys who take themselves too seriously bring everyone down.
Challenge. Not the kind that makes a relationship constant work, but the good kind that surprises and motivates us to do, be or achieve what we desire. Studies show that partners who prod each other to meet goals—in other words, don’t support lazy or bad habits—are ultimately happier than those who don’t hold each other accountable.

source- Ynaija

Blind Students Top Performance List in WAEC

This is interesting! WAEC records 62.03% failure as blind students top performance list:

Blind students performed better than those without sight problems as 46.93 percent of 49 students that registered for the examination obtained five credits including English Language. Blind candidates do not sit for Mathematics and Science practicals in WASSCE examinations.

The West African Examinations Council, yesterday in Yaba, Lagos, said that about 62.03 percent of students who wrote the November/December 2012 West Africa Seniour School Certificate Examination failed the test as only 37.97 percent or 150,615 obtained five credits including English Language and Mathematics.

According to the Head, National Office of the Council, Mr Charles Eguridu, out of 396,614 candidates who sat for the examination, about 47,289 candidates’ result, representing 11.04 percent were being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractices.

This even as a comparative analysis of candidates’ performance in the November/December 2010 – 2012 WASSCE, showed that there is an improvement in candidates’ performance.

He explained that in 2010, only 24.16 per cent passed just as 36.07 percent passed in 2011.

Eguridu disclosed that cases of examination malpractices were being investigated, pointing out that the reports of the investigation would will be presented to the Nigeria Examination Committee, NEC, for consideration and final decision would be communicated to the affected candidates through WAEC zonal and branch offices across the country.

His words, “A total number of 49 blind candidates registered for the examination. Out of this figure, 23 candidates, representing 46.93 per cent obtained credits in five subjects including English Language.

A total of 413,266 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 396,614 candidates consisting of 216,600 male and 180,014 female candidates sat for the examination. Out of the total number of candidates that registered, 406,108 candidates representing 98.27 percent have their results fully processed, while 7,158 candidates representing 1.73 per cent have a few of their subjects still being processed as various errors and omissions mostly traceable to candidates are being sorted out by the Council.’’ He said these errors were committed during registration and the actual conduct of the examination.

He added, “Out of 161,706 candidates that sat for the examination, 40.77 per cent obtained six credits and above. While, 268,688 candidates representing 67.74 per sent obtained credits and above in four subjects as 309,706 candidates representing 78.10 per cent obtained credits and above in three subjects. A total of 343,352 candidates, representing 86.57 per cent obtained credit and above in two subjects.

Candidates are expected to visit the council’s website for their results, even as Eguridu lamented the dearth of qualified teachers, inadequate and dilapidated classrooms and appealed to the federal, state government as well as other school proprietors to address these challenges. He also urged the Ministry of Education to ensure that only schools with the necessary facilities to function as schools will be duly registered.

Source: Vanguard

6 armed robbers arrested for stealing telecom power generators

A vigilante known as Donga Security has arrested six armed robbery suspects in two separate operations in Toro local government area of Bauchi State at the weekend.
Parading the suspects in their office in Magama Gumau village, Chairman of the vigilante group Alhaji Shehu Musa said they received information that armed robbers had invaded Globacom masts and took away a power generator.
Musa said they were arrested with a vehicle they used for conveying the generator and “we also succeeded in arresting four cattle rustlers following a tip of from good Samaritans”.
The first two suspects gave their names as Obina Ezegwu, 26 years and Uche Okor, 30 years all from Anambra State living in Jos, Plateau State. The confessed that they stole the generator in Katsinawa village and intended to sell it in Jos through their accomplices, he said.
Musa also said they claimed responsibility of stealing several generators belonging to GSM companies in Kaduna, Plateau and Bauchi states. A security man guarding the premises of Glo mast, Mallam Ibrahim Mato, said the suspects invaded their premises around 2am and forced him to lie down or risk his life. He said after complying with their order, they hurriedly dismantled the generator, but they did not see my colleague who called the vigilante group that arrested them.
Police Public Relations Officer for Bauchi police command DSP Abbas Abdullahi said he did not receive the information as at the time of filing this report. But a top security source in Bauchi confirmed the arrest of two suspects that stole the generator.

Our Love Is Tall- World's Tallest Teenager is love-struck

It is difficult to believe that Elisany da Cruz Silva, is just 17, and she holds the record of the world’s tallest teen girl at 6ft 8in.
But if you think that will make the boys feel intimidated by her height you got it wrong because Elisany is in a relationship with Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho, 22, who stands at 5ft 4in.
And such love comes with a high price – he has to practically stand on his toes and crane his neck to get a kiss.
The construction worker said: “My friends say things like, ‘How do you hug her?’. I say, ‘There’s a way of doing everything’.”
Elisany, an aspiring model from Salinopolis, Brazil, is just an inch taller than Stoke City’s Peter Crouch — she has a form of gigantism due to a tumour on her pituitary gland.
She grew faster than her seven siblings from the age of 11 and hit 6ft 9in when she was 14. But her sudden growth caused pain in her limbs and joints.
Surgeons removed the gland two years ago and she shrank by an inch — but she could still not fit on the school bus and had to quit school due to teasing.
But she’s happy now with Francinaldo. She said: “What really attracted me was his personality, the way he acts with people and the way he acts with me.
“The only thing that really affects us is when we hang out holding hands — it seems like he is my little brother or son.”Elisany da Cruz Silva wtt3 wtt2article-0-16A22916000005DC-802_634x356

Sunday 23 December 2012

Holding on to your man

Most men do not cheat because they don'tlove you anymore,
 Men cheat because they want more variety in their sex lives. Some complain of being bored. They want to feel adored by their partners; they want to assert their freedom; they are tired of disappointing you; they want a partner who places them at the center of their life, and they no longer feel like the priority in yours.
Sometimes it’s because you are speaking different love languages, and some men say it is a biological directive to procreate with as many women as possible for survival of the species. Whatever the reason, men have an innate need to feel respected and appreciated by their partners. It is most disconcerting for a man to realize he has disappointed his partner in some way. He wants to be her hero.

So, here are 10 ways to prevent your man from cheating
1. Be willing to initiate sex. Men equate sex with desirability. Help your man to feel desired by expressing your love in a physical way.
2. Be open to experimentation. It can be easy to get comfortable and fear of the unknown can stop you from being open to different sexual experiences. Allow your man to try new things with you. If you won’t, there will be someone else who will. I’m not saying to engage in sexual activity you find repulsive but allow yourself to experience new things with the man you love.
3. Don’t over-accomodate. Sometimes in a relationship, a woman can become too accommodating. Men get into relationships with a very clear picture of what a lifetime partner looks like and this is often in stark contrast to whom he may have dated casually. Women work to become the person their partner wants them to be and in doing so, they lose themselves. One day, their man realizes this is what he asked for but he isn’t sure it’s what he really wants. Maintain a healthy sense of self in your relationship.
4. Don’t become too controlling. Often without realizing it, when we get into relationships we attempt to control the other person to do what works best for us. We engage in destructive relationship habits such as complaining, blaming, criticizing, nagging, threatening, punishing and bribing or rewarding to control.
5. Make sure he knows how much you appreciate him. Sometimes when women “get” the guy and get married, they begin to get a false sense of security. Remember, all relationships are voluntary. A person can leave at any time. With an over 50% divorce rate in this country, we need to remember how important it is to maintain a positive relationship, not simply to acquire one.

6. Let him have time to himself. Some men cheat because they begin to feel hemmed in by the relationship. Engaging in an affair can provide them the sense of freedom they lose in a relationship. Allow your man time for himself without you. Don’t try to monopolize all your guy’s time. Be open to time apart for him to spend with friends, pursue hobbies, etc. so he does not feel he has no freedom.
7. Be aware of your emotions. Whether or not we are aware of it, women are masters at using their emotions to communicate volumes without speaking any words. We communicate anger, rage, sadness and disappointment that is received by our partners.
Instead of taking that as a cue to do something different, some men begin to look for another partner who idolizes them the way you used to. Don’t forget, your man wants to know he lights you up not that he is constantly disappointing you.
8. Prioritize your relationship. Often, when a man cheats, you will find the woman is also having an “affair” that’s not sexual. It’s more socially appropriate. This “affair” takes the form of prioritizing something, anything, over the relationship. This could be a job, children, a sick relative, a charity or anything that puts her man lower on her totem pole than the first position.
Prioritize your relationship over everything else. This is the relationship you want to last for all your life. Other things will fade away and the relationship will still be there if you tend to it carefully.
9. Learn his love language. If you are not familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages, please read it. It has the potential to save more marriages than marriage counseling has. Learn your man’s love language and speak it to him regularly. He will know he is loved and remain true to you.
10. Find his relationship pattern. I do not know how to combat the biology argument. Some men simply believe it is hard wired into their genes to have sexual relations with as many women as they can. If this is your man, it probably won’t matter what you do. Try to recognize these men early on by asking about their dating history.
If this is a pattern with your man, he probably isn’t likely to change just because you love him best. Your best defense against this problem is to be discriminating at the onset.
If you have read this article and wonder, what about him? What does he need to do? I wanted to write an article for women. I encounter more women in pain over their mate’s infidelity than I do men. This is for you.
And I want to conclude by saying, if you are unhappy in your relationship, don’t point your finger at your partner. Look into the mirror and decide what it is that’s causing the unhappiness. If you want something different from your man, ask for it. If he gives you what you want, then great! If he doesn’t then look inside yourself for the solution. Accept your man as he is and adjust yourself to better be able to manage your relationship. And if he is violating one of your non-negotiables, leaving might be your best option.

In the spirit of christmas- Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, others take on the festivity groove

The days when celebrities and their partners wear matching outfits are going pretty fast.
As more celebs go solo, the uniform trend is taking another form and though it may be the festive season, there’s probably never a good time to wear a dress that matches a Christmas tree. It’s just a fashion faux pas.
Check out celebrities like Madonna, Rihanna and Lady Gaga who took matching outfits too far this year.

Emma Watson


Lady Gaga

Kate Hudson

Paris Hilton

Holy Valance

Emma Forbes

Florence Welch

Su Pollard

Saturday 22 December 2012

Man sentenced to 60 years imprisonment for raping 3 boys he adopted

An Ohio adoptive father who pleaded guilty to raping three boys in his care was sentenced Monday to 60 years to life in prison while still facing related charges in a nearby county.
Miami County Judge Robert Lindeman followed the terms of an earlier plea agreement for the 40-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to six rape counts and agreed to cooperate with authorities.
The man had been charged with 31 counts of felony rape in Miami County, where he had been caring for the three boys and a girl in his home. Authorities have said the man had adopted all of the children except for one of the boys, whom he was in the process of adopting. State records show the children were from Texas and were placed with him by a private Ohio adoption agency that is part of an interstate compact to help match children with adoptive parents.
The Associated Press isn’t naming the man to protect the identities of the children, who were ages 9-12.
County prosecutors agreed last month to drop 25 counts and recommend the sentence of 60 years to life in prison in return for the guilty pleas.
“Weighing the recidivism and seriousness factors, the court would agree with the recommended sentence and order those sentences to run consecutively,” the judge said.
Lindeman said the adoptive father will get credit for nearly 10 months already served. If he is released, he would have to register as a sex offender and keep law enforcement informed of his whereabouts.
The man could have faced life in prison without the possibility for parole. He still faces seven related charges including rape of a child under 13 and complicity to rape in nearby Montgomery County. A hearing is scheduled Thursday in Dayton on a possible plea in that case.
Dressed in an orange jail jump suit with his wrists and ankles shackled, the adoptive father was very quiet and showed little reaction Monday. He declined to make a statement in court.
His attorney, Nick Gounaris, says he was pleased the judge accepted the plea deal.
“The main reason was to insure that the children in this case wouldn’t have to come in to court and testify, Gounaris said. “As it relates to this case, we’ve accomplished that goal.”
The man told The Associated Press in a recent interview that he was sorry for hurting the children and hoped to spare them from having to testify.
Prosecutor Gary Nasal wouldn’t comment, citing still pending cases, including the upcoming trial of Jason Zwick, who is charged with raping one of the boys.
“It’s clear that one of his responsibilities is that (he’s) going to testify in the Zwick trial for the state,” Gounaris said of his client.
Zwick, 30, of Beaver Creek, is scheduled for trial Jan. 8 on three counts of raping a minor under 13.
Another man is awaiting trial in Montgomery County on rape charges which prosecutors say are related to the rape of a boy under the age of 13 in meetings arranged by the adoptive father.
Patrick Rieder, 32, of Dayton, was indicted on four counts of rape of a child under 13 and was later indicted on charges including more than 40 counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

Friday 21 December 2012

10 Things to consider before you make things up with your ex

Does the old saying, “Time heals all wounds” prove to be more true than, “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it”? These conflicting approaches to balancing the past with the present really stay at the forefront of a new partnership involving two people who were previously in a relationship together.
Any relationship from the past must be assessed by answering ten questions. The manner in which you answer these ten questions will help you to answer the big question: Is it a good idea to date your ex?
1.How Long Have You Two Been Separated?
If the answer to this question is “not long,” then you must consider whether you two were really broken up. If you are just going back and forth, then your partner is not an ex, but rather is a participant in your drama. If you two have been separated by more than ten percent of your life, then it is long enough to consider getting back together. What is ten percent of your life? If you are twenty years old, then it is two years. If you are thirty years old, three years is ten percent of your life. And so on. IF you have been broken up at least that long, continue on …
2.What Was the Reason You Two Broke Up?
First of all, if all your answers place the blame on him, why would you want to get back together? If he has changed, the question you must ask yourself is whether or not you have changed. If he has modified his behavior that contributed to the breakup, but you haven’t, you might allow unwanted behavior patterns from the past to resurface and slowly re-enter your life. In this case, your lack of change will be the biggest hurdle to a successful reconciliation. You must consider your role in the original breakup and be prepared to confront convenient narratives that have evolved over time to confirm your version of reality. Are you ready to admit forgetting and overlooking some of the real reasons? If so, continue on …
3.How Are Things Different Now?
What is it about things that have truly changed? Are you more financially stable? Is he? Has a person who came in between you two stepped out of the picture for good? All of this must be analyzed in detail, because if things are not different, how can a relationship be successful under the same conditions in which it fell apart? Look at how much has changed in both of you and assess whether this change has been for the good.
4.How Will You Stop Falling Into Old Bad Habits?
There are two ways to maintain a second-time-around love: committed or sloppy. If you are committed with a reborn love, you two should be able to maintain a consistent approach in moving forward. Being sloppy means suddenly falling back into the patterns that allow bad habits to rule your lives. How are you committed to halting the recurrence of these habits?
5.Were You Both Too Young the First Time?
If you look back on when you two were together, and it is obvious that you were too young to even really comprehend what you two were doing together, that is a great sign. If you look at each other and life is relatively the same as it was when you two split and you cannot point to any specific transformative event in either of your lives, getting back together would be like rearranging the furniture in your living room. It is new and interesting for a while but it is no substitute for moving to a nicer house. The goal in life is to be moving forward. If who you are has changed and who he is can be seen as fundamentally matured, you two might be ready to “try, try again.”
6.Was Cheating Involved – Would It Be Different Now?
While we all want to believe that people have the capacity to change, if infidelity occurred in your relationship and you two have separated, what are you doing to ensure that this is no longer an issue? If you are not getting counseling, the pairing between you two is a time bomb, waiting to destroy the trust you have pieced back together.
7.Was Substance Abuse Involved in the Initial Breakup?
If issues of addiction and substance abuse were central to your relationship, only after treatment and a few years of complete sobriety should revisiting an old relationship even be considered. Like falling into old bad habits, the chemistry between you two could have echoes of old demons, things in your nature that need work in the therapeutic process, not the love relationship.
8.Is This Just a Booty Call?
If old bad habits are hard to break, how about old feel-good habits? If both of you are clear that a booty call is not the resuming of your committed relationship, then there is nothing stopping a good time and a good physical release. But the bump and grind can create deep feelings instantaneously and passion can develop into an emotional connection when it was agreed upon to just remain physical. It only takes a few minutes to fall back in love when you replay the ultimate committed act.
9.If This Is a Rebound or Comfortable Wedge Relationship, Is One of You Being Used?
Many former relationships are re-entered as safety nets when a subsequent love relationship fails. A rebound is a quick, fragile union between people after the demise of a strong affair. A wedge relationship is an acknowledged short-term relationship that simulates a long-term love commitment. Unless you two are both clear on the short duration of getting back together, there could be hurt feelings and a permanent severance between you two.
10.Did You Two Have Children and Want to Make It Work for Them?
Casual dating with your ex-husband is cruel to children. If you want to make things work for the good of your kids, it is better to have a definite separation or a definite union than it is to build some drama where you two have other partnerships. Do not use your kids as a rationalization. Be definite; it is the ultimate sign of love and is the biggest healthy step you can take toward finding a great love relationship in the world.

culled from: Ynaija

Update on Fire Outbreak At MMA..

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Contrary to the speculation that Aviation Terminal of the Muritala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos was engulfed by fire in about some hours ago, DailyPost can authoritatively confirm that the fire incident only occurred at the new site, currently under construction. The site is expected to be an extension of the present Aviation terminal.
Reliable source, a senior Aviation officer who spoke to our correspondent but pleaded not to be in print confirmed that the fire has been brought under total control, as the men of FAAN fire service were prompt in their response and succeeded in putting out the fire.
The source had revealed that the fire outbreak was caused by a spark from irons that were being welded on top of the roof of the newly constructed building. According to him “problem started when some people working on the roof of the newly constructed terminal were unable to control the spark from the top of the building, and touching down on the foams meant for concrete layers, the entire building went off in flame, but it was quickly brought to a halt. It was not a serious incident.” He said
The source further revealed that the incident did not affect operations since it was quickly brought under control.
However, efforts made to reach the office of the Managing Director to confirm the news failed, as his official mobile line had gone through, but not answered.

Source: dailypost

Thursday 20 December 2012

Fire Breaks Out At Murtala Mohammed International Airport!

A small electrical fire was on Thursday morning reported at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
An eyewitness said the fire emanated from some cables, which apparently melted under heat, as some welders were working at the extension of ‘D’ Wing of the international airport.
Airport officials swiftly cut off power supply to the arrival and departure terminals, in order to forestall any untoward development and isolated the scene of the spark.
Fire fighters were also deployed in the affected area and were able to put the situation under control.
Securitymen also erected a metal barricade around the site.
Power supply was restored to the airport terminal within a few minutes.
Flight operations were, however, not affected while the incident lasted.
In a separate incident, a cargo plane blew off the roof of a parking lot at the airport on Wednesday night, causing damage to some cars.
The extent of damage has yet to be ascertained.
More details later.

Europa League Round of 16 and 32 Draw

The draw for the rounds of 32 and 16 of the Europa League has offered some interesting ties as several of Europe's finest are aiming to win the competition
The round of 32 takes place on February 14 and 21, while the round of 16 will be played on March 7 and 14. The final will be held at the Amsterdam ArenA on May 15.
BATE BorisovVSFenerbahce
InterVSCFR Cluj
Zenit St PetersburgVSLiverpool
Dynamo KievVSBordeaux
Bayer LeverkusenVSBenfica
Newcastle UnitedVS Metalist Kharkiv
Atletico MadridVSRubin Kazan
AjaxVS Steaua Bucharest
BaselVS Dnipro
Sparta PragueVSChelsea
Borussia MonchengladbachVSLazio
TottenhamVSOlympique Lyonnais
NapoliVSViktoria Plzen

Leverkusen/Benfica VSDynamo Kiev/Bordeaux
Anzhi/HannoverVS Newcastle/Metalist
Stuttgart/Genk VSMonchengladbach/Lazio
Tottenham/Lyon VSInter/Cluj
Levante/OlympiakosVSAtletico Madrid/Rubin
Basel/DniproVS Zenit/Liverpool
Ajax/SteauaVS Sparta Prague/Chelsea

Champions League Round Of 16 Draw

Gianni Infantino, Secretary-General of UEFA
The draw for the round of 16 of the Champions League took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Thursday, and some enticing ties await in the first knock-out stage.

Serie A powerhouse Juventus will have to deal with Celtic in the first knock-out stage, Schalke meet Turkish giants Galatasaray. Real Madrid will take on Manchester United in a mouth- watering tie, AC milan will lock horns with Barcelona, Malaga with play FC Porto, Valencia will slug it out with Paris Saint Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk will battle Borussia dortmund and finally Arsenal FC will trade tackles with Bayern Munich

Group winners will be away in the first legs on 12-13 and 19-20 February and at home in the return matches on 5-6 and 12-13 March.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be held on March 15, and the tournament concludes at Wembley Stadium on May 25