Showing posts from June 1, 2017

Things You Should Never Say To A Child

If you have a child, are responsible for a child, or have children around you, you must erase these words from your vocabulary and refrain from saying them to a child. This is because a child’s mind and perception of the world is very fragile in their formative years, so you have to be careful not to impact them negatively with your words.

Jumia Travel shares 5 things you should never say to a child.

“Practice Makes Perfect”
This popular phrase is what most children have grown up hearing and most parents erroneously believe that this phrase encourages a child to work harder and attain great things. However, most of the time, this is not so. This adage sends a message that if a child doesn’t win or excel, it means the child didn’t work hard enough. This weakens the child’s confidence as he/she grows up believing every failure is caused by his/her incompetence or inability to put in enough effort. It’s better to say instead that ‘practice makes better’ rather than ‘practice makes perfect…

Nigeria To Begin Production Of Vaccines

Nigeria is to begin production of vaccines in Lagos this year, it was announced yesterday.

Health Minister Prof Isaac Adewole said the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a proposal to go into a joint venture with pharmaceutical giant May & Baker. The government will hold 49 per cent equity and the company will have the rest.

According to the plan, the company will have an initial capital of N100 million and equity contributions of N1.3 billion and N1.27 billion.

“It will take off in 2017.The company will between 2017 and 2021 produce basic vaccines that we need,” the minister said.The Federal Government is contributing the Institute of Vaccines Research where the new company will take off as its equity.

The company’s board will be made up of seven people, four from May & Baker and three from the federal Government.

He said: “FEC approved joint venture agreement between the Federal Government and Baker Plc to produce vaccines from 2017-2021.

“The Federal Government is using ex…

Obama reacts to Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement

Former US president, Barack Obama has issued a statement expressing his disappointment in Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Obama accused Trump of “rejecting the future” by pulling out of the Paris climate deal saying, 'this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future.”

At the moment, 194 countries including Nigeria still remain in the agreement while US joins Syria and Nicaragua as one of the three countries not in the Paris climate agreement.

Read the full statement from Obama below...

    A year and a half ago, the world came together in Paris around the first-ever global agreement to set the world on a low-carbon course and protect the world we leave to our children.

    It was steady, principled American leadership on the world stage that made that achievement possible.  It was bold American ambition that encouraged dozens of other nations to set their sights higher as well.  And what made that leadership and ambition possib…

Donald Trump pulls out of the Paris climate agreement

Keeping true to his campaign promise of puling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, US President, Donald Trump has just made the announcement. At an event at the White House Rose Garden this evening, Trump said
'I don’t want anything to get in our way, Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States. So we’re getting out but we’ll start to negotiate and we’ll see if we can make a deal that’s fair.’

A lot of analysts and experts believe it's a bad move to pull out of the agreement but Trump says,

    'as someone who cares deeply about the environment, as I do, I cannot in good conscience support a deal which harms the United States, which it does'.

House of Representatives in a rowdy session as members reject bill to establish South-East Development Commission

The House of Representatives was today thrown into a rowdy session after majority of the lawmakers rejected a bill for the establishment of the South East Development Commission, SEDC. The lawmakers turned down the bill because according to them, there was not enough consultations carried out before the bill was presented to the House.
This however did not go down well with the lawmakers from the South East region. The South Eastern lawmakers argue that the South-East Development Commission if established, would be charged with the responsibility, among other things, to receive and manage funds from allocation of the Federation Account for the development, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of roads, houses and other infrastructure, as well as tackle the menace of poverty, ecological problems and any other related environmental or developmental challenges in the South-East states and for other related matters (HB 915).

According to Honourable Chukwuka Onyema who led the debate for the …

Police officer dies as convoy of NDDC boss gets involved in an accident

A police officer attached to the managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere, lost his life after a trailer lost control and rammed into their convoy earlier in the day.
The NDDC boss and his entourage where on their way to Calabar, Cross Rivers state to receive acting presidnet Yemi Osinbajo when the accident happened. A statement issued by the NDDC’s Director, Corporate Affairs, Toye Abosede reads in part;

    "The convoy of the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima.Ekere, has been involved in a road mishap. The incident, along the Calabar-Itu Road, occurred when a trailer ran into the pilot vehicle carrying policemen attached to the NDDC Managing Director who was on his way to Calabar to receive the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The victims were immediately taken to a nearby hospital where they are receiving urgent medical attention for injuries. Unfortunately, one of the policemen could not be…



As part of collaborative efforts with the Special Adviser to President on Niger Delta Affairs and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Gen Paul Boroh (Rtd), 105 delegates are settling in at the farm for Intensive Agro-Business Training and Empowerment Scheme. We at RSSDA welcome all delegates to an exciting experience. Kudos to the implementors of this laudable Collaborative relationship between a Federal Government Programme and a State Agency.

5 Common Foods That Help Deworm Naturally

Garlic can be crushed and placed inside shoes/directly under the feet to keep worms at bay! See other foods to use for deworming…

It’s good to deworm at intervals to keep the body in great shape and avoid worm infestation, a common health hazard that could be fatal.
Worms can be found in the digestive tracts and all around the system amongst other parasites that can cause the body harm when left unattended to.
Some worms including round worms can cause dry cough and wheezing, hookworm can cause iron deficiency, some rare worms that can cause severe damage to one’s health and so on. It’s therefore important to deworm often.
Deworming can be done with drugs as well as with common foods as garlic, ginger, carrots etc (Blog FH)

Apart from consciously deworming from time to time, there are foods that do this naturally and without side effects (or the fear of passing out actual worms which a lot of people think happens but doesn’t usually anymore!)

1. Water and Lime/Lemon
Drink a mix…

'Our ambition is to win the Premier League and Arsène is the best person to help us' - Arsenal

Dear Arsenal fans, it is official Wenger is going no where! Arsenal Football Club and Arsène Wenger have agreed on a two-year extension to his contract as manager.
Announcing the news, the club's majority owner Stan Kroenke said:

    “Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe. It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved. Arsène is the best person to help us make that happen. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing.”

Arsène and chief executive Ivan Gazidis have conducted a full review of the team's on and off the pitch activities to identify areas for improvement to build a sustained title challenge.

Wenger who lifted the FA Cup for a record-breaking seventh time on Saturday, said: “I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement. We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere. This is a strong group of playe…

Facebook and WhatsApp group Admins could go to jail for offensive posts in india.

According to a joint order issued by the district magistrate of Varanasi and the city’s police chief, offensive posts such as rumours or fake new circulated through WhatsApp or Facebook groups can land the group admin in jail.
Varanasi DM Yogeshwar Ram Mishra and SP Nitin Tiwari recently issued  a joint order that said an FIR (first investigation report) can be filed against a group administrator if factually incorrect, rumour or misleading information is circulated on his/her social media group.
The order partly reads, “there are several groups on social media which are named on news groups and also groups with other names which are propagating news and information which is not authentic. These are being forwarded without cross-checking”.

The order stated social media group administrators should be ready to bear the responsibility and ownership of the groups. The administrator must include only those members who are personally known to him or her. If any statement is made by a group m…

Nigerian man abducted and murdered by sea pirates:(photos)

One Captain Chris Ndukwe Oshuoha has been killed by Sea pirates. Details surrounding his death are still sketchy, however, according to friends and family, he was reportedly captured by the pirates while on duty at sea and murdered. He left behind a wife, Florence Anthony Oshuoha and a 2-year-old daughter.

Bodies of a mother and two children found at John Lennon's former Liverpool home

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after three dead bodies were found in a Liverpool home that used to belong to legendary musician, John Lennon. Lennon lived there with first wife Cynthia after they were married in 1962. Authorities believe the deaths were part of a domestic violence incident. In a statement released by Merseyside police:

    “The investigation is in its early stages and officers are keeping an open mind, however it is believed that the incident is domestic related.”

According to BBC, the man who was arrested was taken to a hospital, before being released, and brought to a police station for questioning. Police say they are not looking for any additional suspects.

Police identified the bodies as that of a woman and two children at the Falkner Street flat.

The man suspected of killing the woman and two children was listed in stable condition at an area hospital.

Neighbours said shortly before the police were called, they heard loud screams emanating from…