Nothing lasts forever, and no, we’re not talking about your most recent ex—we’re talking about consumer products you use every day that you didn’t know weren’t supposed to last forever, like a towel, shoes, and even car seats. Here, we’ve listed 18 things you didn’t know have expiration dates. Whoops!
Pillows: 2-3 years
Think about it. You sleep with your pillow every night. You pull it, punch it, and roll it until you are comfortable. This natural wear and tear can cause the pillow to lose its shape and leads to neck pain from lack of support. It also becomes a home for dust mites.
Slippers: 6 months
Slippers are cozy footwear to change into after a long day in heels and uncomfortable shoes. Unfortunately, they are also a fitting environment for the spreading of fungal infections. Therefore, be sure to wash your slippers as often as possible. Many types can be cleaned easily in the washing machine or by hand.
Sponge: 2 weeks & Shower Pouf: 6 months
Shower utensils can breed fungus and mold. Don’t use expired sponges and poufs to clean your body! For natural and synthetic shower poufs, boil them in hot water to kill growing bacteria.
Towel: 1-3 years
Do you wash and machine dry your towels after every bath and shower? It’s more probable you hang them on a hook to air dry. These damp towels are an optimal environment for bacteria growth. Routinely washing towels after they fermented in their wet state won’t solve the problem.
Toothbrush: 3 months
We all know we are supposed to replace our toothbrushes when the bristles begin to wear down. You should also buy a new on after a cold or a bout of flu to prevent you from getting sick again from the germs.
Hairbrush: 1 year
Brushes should be cleaned thoroughly once a week and replaced yearly. If you use a hairbrush with natural boar bristle, you should buy a new one every 7 to 10 months.
Perfume &, Eau de toilette: 1-3 years
Perfumes with essential oils can last for three years when they are closed and two years when they are opened. Eau de toilette are fine for four years when closed and two years when opened.
Pacifier: 2-5 weeks
Latex pacifier must be replaced, regardless of their condition and how long they are used. Latex easily breaks, and the cracks breed germs.
Child car seats: 6-10 years
The plastic and foam deteriorate over time, losing the shape of the seat until it can no longer protect the child. It’s more ideal to buy a new car seat for your child instead of a secondhand version.
Bra: 1-2 years
Let’s face it: bras don’t last forever. As soon as they begin to bend out of shape, lose its elasticity, feels too big or too small, or becomes uncomfortable overall, it’s time to ditch it and get a new one.
Running shoes: 1 year
Even if you are not a marathon runner or a gym hermit, once your sneaks hit 250-300 miles, their cushioning begins breaking down. This brings unnecessary stress onto your joints.
Spices: 1-3 years
Spices lose their smell and taste over extended periods of time. Ground spices, in particular, should not be kept more than six months. So if you find a large bottle of nutmeg that you never use, it’s a good time to pitch it.
Flour: 6-12 months
First-grade flour can be kept for six months. High-grade flour can be stored for about a year.
Fire extinguishers: 15 years
If you notice any damage to your fire extinguisher, such as cracks in the hose, you should have it corrected as soon as possible.
Power strips: 1-2 years
Power strips are usually found at the electrical center of any home, plugging in the toaster, the electric kettle, the iPod charger, the cell phone charger, the tablet charger, the laptop charger, and more chargers. Yet power strips have their limitations. If you exceed the capacity, it can go bad can result in serious problems.
Disinfectants: 3 months
After three months of use, disinfectants begin to lose their effectiveness.
Mosquito repellents: 2 years
If you only take out the bug spray for your annual summer camp-out, don’t bother bringing it for the third and fourth year. After two years the repellent becomes useless
Ladies remove their pubic hair for quite a long time .The majority of the ladies remove their pubic hair completely or mostly. This became normal part of their hygiene. But many of the ladies don’t know that removing the pubic hair has some side effects.
Ladies, we recommended to you not to shave or wax your pubic hair. Read This!
Namely, a scientist who published the results of her research in American Diary of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Andrea De Maria is saying that women are not aware of the dangers of removing the pubic hair from their intimate zone. It was found that, 90% of women shave their pubic hair, while 87% go at a marvel salon for a private haircut.
In this area the skin is very sensitive, as well as prone to cuts and wounds. After shaving their pubic hair, majority of women feel tingling.
We should mention that in the genital area there are many sweat glands, which makes it a perfect environment for development of bacteria. Also, in case you have cuts on this area there’s the risk of infection. The gynecologists say that pubic hair in a way provides resistance to sexually transmitted diseases.
A Local Government Inspector in charge of NYSC member was caught doing something funny during her office duties.
According to one Ebuka who shared the story on Twitter, she was braiding the hair of a baby doll while corp members queued in her office for her attention.
In his words:
“Came to do NYSC biometrics this morning & I shit you not my local government inspector is braiding a dolls hair instead of attention to us”
According to a journalist who hails from Cameroon, Simon Ateba who lives in Washington, United States of America, the Adeboye family has raked a fortune from their leadership position within the RCCG circle.
The journalist has alleged that the luxury shop named ‘The 3 Wise Men’ positioned at Opebi – Ikeja, Lagos is owned by Pastor Adeboye’s son. Mr. Ateba also asserted that a shop in the building named ‘The Duchess’ as pictured above belongs to Adeboye’s son’s wife.
Mr. Ateba averred that a pair of shoe at the boutique cost $4,000 which is approximately N1.3 million. This according to him is an aberration to the lifestyle projected by the RCCG General Overseer Worldwide and his spouse.
Pastor Adeboye has reportedly kept his son as his Personal Assistant for years, according to Ateba’s ‘findings’.
In Ateba’s words:
‘Pastor Adeboye is humble. His wife does not wear gold. But his son sells shoes at this shop on Opebi road for $4000 each. Who is deceiving who? Forget these gods of men are the same. Go to 3 Wise men on Opebi. Ask to buy a shoe. The Duchess on top belongs to the son’s wife’
The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has recorded major successes against Boko Haram terrorists and kidnappers across the country.
In a report released today by Tony Opuiyo on behalf of the agency, the secret service said its operatives arrested on 10 January in Oko Oba area of Lagos state four suspected fleeing members of the Boko Haram and nine others in various parts of the country.
The suspects picked in Lagos were identified as Fanayi Bukar Hassan, Butame Hassan, Kologoni Bukar, and Amina Abubakar. They were suspected to have fled to Lagos state to evade arrest in the ongoing military offensive in the North East.
The service also arrested on 10 January a kingpin of the sect in Okene town, Adavi LGA, Kogi State.
Identified as Abdullahi Mohammed, he was said to be the leader of the Boko Haram sect in Okene. responsible for the coordination of Boko Haram activities in Okene axis of Kogi State.
Operatives of the agency also said two fleeing Boko Haram terrorists were arrested at Mutum Biyu in Gassol LGA, Taraba State on New Year’s day.
The suspects, Bale Kolomi GREMA and Kolomi ADBA-AJI were arrested in a mosque after they had fled Marte, Borno State, where they were involved in Boko haram terrorist activities.
On 7 January, one Muhammad AUWAL was arrested at Andaza village, Kiyawa LGA of Bauchi State in connection with terrorist activities. AUWAL who was arrested with the sum of three hundred thousand Naira (N300,000.00) on him, is believed to be a drug supplier to the boko haram sect in Sambisa Forest.
In addition, two suspected Boko Haram insurgents, Ibrahim MALA and Abdallah MODU were arrested on 6 January at Amba and Gudi villages of Kokona LGA of Nasarawa State. The suspects who are indigenes of Maiduguri, Borno State, had fled the military action in Borno State and were regrouping in the State under different trade covers.
While Modu sells children’s wears, MALA, who trades in perfumes, confessed to his membership of the sect and disclosed that he (Mala) joined the Yusufiyya faction in 2007.
Similarly, Abdulkarim DAHIRU, a key terrorist commander and an indigene of Okengwa, Okene LGA of Kogi State, was arrested at the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja. Suspect was identified as the main coordinator of several kidnappings as well as other robbery activities in Kogi and Edo States.
The other successes recorded dealt with degrading the cells of kidnappers across the country.
The DSS said its men arrested a kidnap suspect, Amadu BELLO, at Hotoron Arewa, Nasarawa LGA of Kano State for his involvement in a kidnap at Zomo village, Ningi LGA of Bauchi State. Bello’s share from the ransom collected was N3m.
In a related development, on 6 January, one Paul ALI (aka Simplee), a high profile leader of a kidnap syndicate was arrested at Hill Flower Hotel, Asaga Ohafia, Abia State. ALI, who operates camps at Ikot Abasi and Mbo LGAs of Akwa Ibom State, is responsible for notable kidnap incidents across the Niger Delta.
“He is also a member of the Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) which has carried out attacks against oil installations in the area. At the time of his arrest, ALI, with his associate, Chidiebere Kanu was planning the kidnap of a Federal Lawmaker and an expatriate. Kanu is at present at large.”
The service reported that security operations conducted from 3 to 7 January, across some flashpoints in Lagos State led to the arrest of seven kidnap suspects.
Six of them identified as Gilbert Koku Nelson, John Nelson, Adekoya Kazeem, Muhammad Lawal, Abu Yahro and Kelvin Nwanaji were arrested in connection with the kidnap of a management staff of Dangote Company.
The two (2) other suspects, Abdullahi BELLO, a Custom Officer and Bello GUMEL, were apprehended at Navy Town, Ojo LGA, and Naval Base, Alakija, respectively, in connection with the kidnap of another Custom Officer, on 20 December, 2016. Members of the gang specialized in spying on senior company executives and laying ambush for kidnap and robbery operations for huge ransoms.
“Also on 7th January, 2017, the Service also arrested the trio of Elijah AWUA, Joseph EJAKA and Hope NATHAN, at Kanshio, Otukpo road, Makurdi, Benue State. The suspects are members of a notorious kidnap syndicate that has been responsible for several kidnap operations in Nasarawa, Benue and Plateau States. Their most recent venture was the gang’s abduction of a staff of Radio Benue, Makurdi on 2nd December, 2016. Suspects were arrested with a silver coloured Toyota RAV4 vehicle marked ABJ AQ 720 KUJ. Two (2) other members of the syndicate identified as Gabriel JOSHUA and TIMOTHY (FNU) are currently on the run and being trailed
“On 8 January, 2017, one Bello MOHAMMED (aka Awilo), the leader of a syndicate that specialized in car theft and burglary in Gombe State was arrested at Jekadafari area of Gombe metropolis of the State. MOHAMMED confessed to being the kingpin of the syndicate in the State. His confession led to the arrest of an associate, Abdullahi IBRAHIM (alias DIBAL) who is seen at the arrowhead of the gang in the North East. IBRAHIM also disclosed that he has stolen ten (10) cars in Gombe. Based on his confession two (2) buyers of the stolen cars identified as Surajo Ali GOMBE, and Danjuma BAKA, have been arrested.
On 8 January, 2017 about 1500 hours, one Elijah OYEBODE, aged twenty-two (22) years, was arrested in connection with the disappearance of one Damilola Rofiat ADEBISI (F), a 400 level student of the Department of Chemistry Education, Osun State University, Ipetu-Ijesa campus, Oriade LGA. The incident occurred on 22 December, 2016. OYEBADE confessed to picking the victim along with two (2) other men on 22 October, 2016 and claimed to have dropped them off at a house in Ikirun. Investigation is ongoing”, said the statement by Tony Opuiyo.
A Zimbabwean politician has been buried with money he said he had wanted to use to bribe God for the forgiveness of his sins.
Charles Obong, 52, who worked as a senior personnel officer in the ministry of Public Service from 2006 to 2016, reportedly wanted to use the cash to redeem his soul before God, The Monitor reports.
Lira. The hereafter, more so meeting the Creator on Judgement Day, is without a doubt a spine-chilling thought. This was the terror-provoking imagination that tormented a former Public Service officer who saved more than Shs200 million to bribe the Almighty Father on Judgement Day so He could forgive his earthly sins.
Obong who worked as a senior personnel officer in the ministry of Public Service from 2006 to 2016, reportedly wanted to use the cash to redeem his soul before God.
Obong died on December 17, 2016, after a long illness and was buried at his ancestral home at Adag-ani village, Bar-pii parish, Aromo Sub-county in Lira District, on Christmas Eve. Obong was buried in a metallic coffin estimated to have cost Shs20m.
The Aromo Sub-county chairman, Mr David Elic, said his brother-in-law had left behind a Will, dictating that upon his death, his wife Ms Margaret Obong should deposit huge sums of money in his coffin.
He planned to convey the money to God as an offertory so that the Almighty Father could forgive his sins and save him from hellfire.
He reportedly also instructed his brother Justin Ngole and sister Hellen Aber to bear witness to ensure his wife follows his testament to the letter and secure the money in his coffin.
But relatives and local leaders who attended the deceased’s sendoff said the Will was mute on the sins Obong wanted to make amends for as he served in public office, including at the Public Service ministry.
Public service has been engulfed in pension scam scandal which cost government about Shs257 billion. The money was stolen by senior government officials.
But Mr Obong’s Will was violated as his body was exhumed last Saturday and the money withdrawn from the grave and his would-be planned penitence before God frustrated.
Somehow, Mr Obong’s clan members of Okii me Okabo, got wind of the planned heavenly restitution and forced his wife to reveal everything during a heated meeting at the home of the deceased’s father, Mr Meceli Ogwal, last Saturday.
Obong’s wife reportedly confessed that her husband had told her to bury him with huge sums of cash, which he would carry to heaven to offer God on Judgement Day. Ms Obong, however, declined to reveal the sums of money her husband asked he be buried along with.
Ms Obong further stunned clan elders when she said her husband had also instructed her to ensure Mr Ngole, her brother-in-law, and Ms Aber, her sister-in-law, should witness her placing the money in the coffin.
The witnesses (Mr Ngole and Ms Aber) also confessed that their brother was buried with countless sums of money.
The widow, who had hired funeral services from Kampala to open up the grave to put in more money, revealed she had in her possession another Shs180 million which she intended to stash in the coffin.
During the Saturday’s meeting, the Okii of Okabo clan chief, Mr Mike Gulu, ordered the exhumation of the body forthwith. And when the clan members started exhuming the deceased’s body, Ms Obong refused to hand over the Shs180 million top-up and reportedly sped off in her car towards Lira Town.
Mr Elic, who witnessed the exhumation of his brother-in-law’s body, confirmed that when the coffin was opened, US$ 5,700, in the denomination of 100 notes, was found in the coffin. The money was removed and was being kept with the Okii of Okabo clan leader.
“The funeral service van also left hurriedly with the grave construction material when the situation became very tense,” Mr Elic added.
The area LC3 councillor, Richard Ecel, confirmed the exhumation. “I witnessed everything because I was invited there officially. When the clan elders ordered the exhumation, the widow resisted but was overpowered and eventually the body was exhumed and the money recovered from the coffin.”
Mr Jimmy Maxwell Auci, the chairperson of Adag-ani village, said the body was exhumed after the widow revealed she had placed some money in the coffin used to bury her late husband.
The body was reburied on Saturday evening and grave reconstructed on Sunday.
According to Mr Gulu, burying a person with money is a taboo among the Langi. When contacted, Mr Ngole said his elder brother told him that he had left behind more than Shs6 billion.
“He did not tell me where the money was kept, but his wife had told me on phone prior to Saturday’s incident that she would bring again more Shs300 million to add in the coffin so that my brother could also enjoy,” Mr Ngole told Daily Monitor on phone on Sunday.
“When she was placing the first batch of money, the woman called me to witness it but I could not inform my people. I was afraid they could harm her but I broke the silence after I consulted widely.”
According to Mr Ngole, his brother was earning a salary of more than Shs3 million monthly. His widow works at Entebbe Airport as a principal immigration officer. The Rev Joel Agel Awio clarified that no amount of money can buy eternal life, adding that God cannot accept such a golden handshake.
“The price for eternal life is the blood of Jesus. If you want your sins to be forgiven, do it when you are still alive,” the Anglican priest counselled.
Mr Dila Maxwell, the officer in charge of Aromo Police Post, said the widow admitted to having placed the money and clothes the deceased loved in the coffin.
He said the money was worth about Shs20.7 million. The widow could not be reached for a comment by press time while Mr Ngole, her brother in-law, did not pick up our repeated calls to his mobile phone.
1. See if she makes an effort to be around you.
2. She seems to be staring at you a lot.
3. She often compliments you; having something nice to say about your look, the clothes you have on, etc.
4. She calls and texts you. [She’s most likely thinking about you all the time]
5. She tries to make friends with your friends. [If she’s making real effort to hang out with the guys you are always with, that could be her way of reaching out]
6. She always tries very hard to ignore you. [and fails woefully most times].
7. Her friends are always super psyched whenever the two of you are together. [She talks about you almost all the time]
8. She wants to be in selfies and pictures with you. [It’s a thing with millennials]
9. She agrees to do almost anything you suggest.
10. She doesn’t talk about other guys around you.
11. She’s made it clear that she is single and asks you if you are, too.
12. She blatantly flirts with you. [Since you have decided not to do anything.]
Today, January 4th marks the 173rd day since I was raped, i have’nt told anyone about it.
I was walking along a busy street in my city, at 9pm, after going to the library for some studies.
I was shoved into a alleyway, and held against a fence wall, while the perpetrator shoved a knife against my throat and undressed me.
He then thrust his cock into my asshole, thrusting deeply, and then withdrew, blood and pain coming from my ass.
I screamed helplessly, and he threatened to shove the knife up my asshole if I screamed again, before resuming his thrusting activities on me.
During this event, the knife rubbed against my throat, leaving a few marks and a few drops of blood to collect.
He finished, left me there, in a dark alley, with my anus bleeding and my shame bruised and broken.
I sobbed for a minute, and then i regained my composure, cleaned myself up, and walked home.
I then cried for three days, not attending classes, not eating or sleeping. I was emotionally and mentally defeated and defenseless.
Today, After having a test, I discovered at the doctors office that I am HIV Positive. As I am immune suppressed, I only have two years to live.
He did not only took my dignity, but my life too.
Right now, am left to answer the question of the purpose of my existence.
To whoever you are (The Rap!st)… I hope it was fuck!ng worth it, you fuck!ng a$shole
I hope you die a slow and a very painful death in time.
I hope and pray that you suffer in agony for the rest of your life.
And above all, I hope that before you die, you repent for this atrocity.
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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the sack of the Executive Secretary of the Financial Regulatory Council (FRC) of Nigeria, Mr. Jim Obazee, in connection with the implementation of the controversial Corporate Governance Code 2016 as an afterthought.
Fayose said the sack was a cover-up to stem the tide of negative public reactions towards the implementation of the controversial law that stripped the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye and others of their positions.
In a release issued in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday and signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said, “When they realised the implication of their action on President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 ambition, especially the personality like Pastor Adeboye that’s involved, they quickly sacked an innocent man who must have acted on instruction.
“Obviously, their attention is more on 2019, not on justice and any love for the sustenance of Christianity in Nigeria.
Mind you, they have only suspended the implementation of the regulation, they did not abrogate it. It is obvious that they have an agenda. And if you look at the president’s pattern of life, he is a sectional leader, whose appointments reflect sectionalism and nepotism.”
He said it was funny that a president that is over 70 years will be the one to implement a regulation limiting the age of General Overseer (GO) of Churches to 70 years, asking; “If men of God like Pastor Adeboye, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, Bishop David Oyedepo, Bishop Mike Okonkwo and others cannot be GO of their church beyond 70 years of age, how do we now justify a man like President Buhari who is over 74 and still willing to be president beyond 2019 that he will be 77?”
Governor Fayose, who described those defending President Muhammadu Buhari by claiming that the law was made when Dr Goodluck Jonathan was president as hypocrites, asked; “Even if the law was made before President Buhari assumed office, who is to blame for its implementation? Could President Buhari have implemented a law he does not believe in and could the sacked FRC boss that they have now used as the fall-guy have implemented the law without the consent of the President?”
He questioned the speed at which the President reacted by sacking the FRC boss, asking; “Why was there no such swiftness in his action on Southern Kaduna killings where a race was almost wiped out, with people killed like goats? Why didn’t the President react swiftly to the Senate indictment of the EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu?
“Obviously, it was an afterthought, which was aimed at dousing the negative outcry that greeted the action by using the sacked FRC boss as the fall-guy.
“This has further made it very clear and evident that Buhari is not a leader, he is ruler. He is a religious apologist that believes that he must silence anybody that does not believe in his line of thought either politically or religious wise.
“Sadly, all those things that we have forgotten and never thought will happen again in this country are now happening. The country is now badly divided more than ever before.
“Nigerians have been able to read through President Buhari in this short time to realise that all he is doing now is to destroy this country like he did in 1984, but God will not allow him.
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