The commissioner, however, did not mention any specific time of the year for the commencement of the project.
He told NAN that the state government was committed to the proposed project. The construction of the bridge is accommodated in the state’s 2017 Budget and about N844 billion has been earmarked for it.
About 800 structures and shanties will be affected by the construction of the bridge to be carried out under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) arrangement.
The construction of the bridge will be coming 50 years after the state’s existence and 26 years after the delivery of the Third Mainland Bridge by the ex-military President Ibrahim Babangida.
NAN reports that the idea of the 4th mainland bridge first came up during the Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration, about 14 years ago.
In May 2015, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a consortium of firms and finance houses for the construction of the bridge.
During its conception, the government had to stop several times, when it realised that about 3,000 structures could be affected by the bridge’s right of way. To continue the construction, a new alignment design concept was produced to save about 2,200 houses from being destroyed.
The project, when completed, will give birth to the longest of all the bridges connecting Lagos Island to the Mainland.
NAN reports that the bridge will pass through Lekki, Langbasa, and Baiyeku towns – on the Lagoon estuaries – to Itamaga, in Ikorodu.
The bridge will serve as a complement to the Eko, Carter and Third Mainland Bridges and help to reduce traffic.
The bridge is expected to have a four-lane dual carriage way.
The ears, as we all know are extremely sensitive and delicate area so it requires a lot of attention in cleaning our ears. If great care is not taken in cleaning ears, it could result in impaired hearing, infection and painful damage.
People had known the cotton swabs as the most common thing that we use in cleaning our ears. We always use cotton buds or cotton swabs to clean earwax. But experts claim that it is not advisable to use it. The cotton swabs are just going to push the ear waxes back into the ear canal that could damage the inner ear. The deeper you dig, the more likely you are to sustain damage or create blockage. They also claim that using cotton swabs can really be harmful to our ears.
Here are some of the home remedies that could replace using cotton swabs. You can use baby oil or mineral oil, an alcohol, or you can see a doctor so that they can perform way extraction using proper tools.
More women are having a hard time to get pregnant. They are struggling and searching for ways to get pregnant. Experts have finally given 10 tips for that women should follow to get pregnant in no time.
1. Nourishment and eating regimen
A balance diet and controlled eating help give you much heathier reproductive system.
2. Have a restorative check up
If you’re expecting for pregnancy but none has come, you better get yourself checked by a doctor if there’s a need for medication.
Supplements and different multivitamins are essential if you want to get pregnant fast.
4. Consistent intercourse
To lead a better chance of getting pregnant, consistent intercourse is a way for a couple to try and try.
5. Positions during intercourse
If you really wanted to get pregnant, the positions during an intercourse should be discussed. Missionary position is highly suggested.
6. Make the process easier
Making your vagina friendly to sperm increase the chance of getting pregnant. So avoid the use of tampons and vaginal sprays.
7. Timing your cycle
Always monitor your partner’s fertilization and ovulation period.
8. Avoid alcohol, coffee and smoking
Drinking coffee and alcohol reduces the chance of getting pregnant, as well as smoking.
9. Exercise and maintain a healthy body
A fit and healthy body increases your chance of getting pregnant.
10. Have a good time
Having a good time in bed with your partner increases the chance of getting pregnant.
Our brain needs blood and oxygen in order to function properly. If the blood vessel leading to the brain is obstructed, it will start to bleed and can cause hemorrhagic stroke, a dangerous conditions which are often fatal.
A stroke is the sudden death of a brain cells in a localized area due to inadequate blood flow. It is very dangerous and are currently on the 5th place on the list of leading causes of death in the US.
As with most health problems, the symptoms of stroke are often ignored.
Here are the early signs of a stroke:
Headaches and migraines
If you’re experiencing a bad case of migraine or headache for a longer period, you need to visit a doctor immediately in order to rule out stroke.
A sudden onset of fatigue
Extreme fatigue for a prolonged period can be a sign of stroke, but it is often an overlooked symptom. According to the American Stroke Association, you should follow the FAST acronym in order to recognize the symptoms of stroke.
The acronym stands for:
F — face drooping on one side;
A –arm weakness or numbness in one side of the body:
S –speech difficulty. When a stroke occurs, the lack of blood supply to the brain may lead to slurred or garbled speech.
T –time is crucial in cases of stroke. Call an ambulance immediately because in most cases this step is considered as the thin line between life and death!
Here are other signs of stroke you should pay attention to:
Vision problems in one eye
Blurred vision or seeing double in one eye is often one of the most overlooked symptoms of a stroke.
Confusion and difficulty thinking
When a stroke occurs, the brain is starved of oxygen and blood which leads to confusion and inability to speak or think properly.
A 37-year-old South African man identified as Frans Mojela from Protea Glen in Soweto has said he cannot find love because he has been cursed with a snake which moves inside his leg and which makes his feet smelly and painful.
“I find it difficult to walk and stand up straight,” he said.
5. Stone Fruit Seeds and Apple Seeds: They contain amygdalin, a compound that produces cyanide. Large doses can lead to dizziness and vomiting, increased blood pressure, kidney failure, coma, and even death.
6. Castor Oil: Castor oil is loaded with the poison ricin. Make sure the beans your castor oil was made from adhere to all safety guidelines.
7. Potatoes: Potatoes have poisonous stems and leaves, but even so, potato poisoning is rare.
8. Tomatoes: Tomatoes contains poison, glycoalkaloid, in its leaves, which is known for causing upset stomachs, severe cramping, and anxiety.
9. Peanuts: One of the most common allergies is to peanuts. The most severe response is anaphylaxis, which can lead to severe constriction of the airways, shock, and even loss of consciousness.
10. Hot Dogs: This is the leading cause of choking fatalities among children, so watch your little ones when they scarf them down.
11. Raw Meat and Uncooked Eggs: Raw meat, poultry, and seafood, and uncooked eggs can contain salmonella bacteria, which can cause gastroenteritis in humans. Salmonella poisoning can also lead to serious problems.
My girlfriend has the figure of a glamour model, is hot in bed and is every man’s dream – but I can’t stay faithful to her. I’m 25 and broke up with an earlier girlfriend a year ago. We ended on bad terms.
I’ve only seen that ex once since then and she was with someone else. That hit me so hard. I still think about her every day and I miss her loads. Since we parted I’ve been making some very bad choices in life, mostly about women.
The worst was that I started a no-strings affair with my sister’s best friend. It was just drunken sex and it lasted for two months. I knew it was wrong but I thought it would help me get over my ex. It didn’t.
I later moved on to another poor girl who deserved so much better than me — but I bumped into my sister’s friend on a night out and she told me I’d got her pregnant and that she’d had an abortion without telling me.
I was shocked that she hadn’t come to me for help. I felt very ashamed but it was too late and there wasn’t a thing I could do. I’ve been seeing my current girlfriend for a couple of months. She is 23 and so gorgeous and hot that I should be head over heels, but I’m not.
She’s just a distraction and I keep having one-night stands.
I’ve felt empty inside ever since I lost my ex. I’ve turned into someone I hardly recognise. I know that my ex has moved on and I won’t get her back, but she’s still on my mind all the time. Please tell me, what can I do to move on?
I really want to find someone who I can connect with completely. I want things to change.
A healthy vag!na dispenses a healthy amount of discharge that sloughs off dead cells and unwanted bacteria, keeping the vag!na safe and infection-free. It also lubricates the vag!na and prevents dryness.
An unhealthy vag!na is more susceptible to vag!nal yeast infections like genital and vulvovag!nal candidiasis). Approximately 75 percent of all women are likely to contract a vag!nal yeast infection at least once in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Any minor infections, if not treated timely, present the threat of exacerbating into complex health issues. Therefore, consulting your gynecologist at the first sign of a vag!na malfunction is crucial.
Here are 10 warning signs that indicate your vag!na is unhealthy.
1. Itching & Burning
A constant itching and burning sensation indicates the onset of a number of vag!nal infections. When the harmful bacteria outnumber the good bacteria in the vag!na , the imbalance manifests itself through the physical symptom of itching and burning.
A certain amount of yeast is essential to ward off harmful bacteria in the vag!na l area. However, an overproduction of yeast can result in a yeast infection, causing symptoms that include itching and burning.
Itching can also be a reaction to chemicals or ingredients in soaps, creams, contraceptive foams and prepackaged douching mixtures. These mixtures can alter the bacterial balance and acidity of the vag!na that protect it against infections.
2. Smelly Discharge
It’s unlikely for your vag!na to smell like a bed of roses, but if you notice a recurrent strong odor, one that even transfers to your undergarments, it might be a sign of an infection. A foul-smelling vag!nal discharge is often the first and most common symptom of infection.
A “fishy odor” is one of the major symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, according to a 2011 study published in the International Journal of Women’s Health. This discharge may especially occur after interc0urse.
Pregnant women who contract bacterial vaginosis run a risk of delivering their baby prematurely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It also increases the risk of contracting s3xually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, and may sometimes lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.
Therefore, seek medical attention right away if you notice a vag!nal odor.
3. Discoloration & Excessive Discharge
Vag!na l discharge is the body’s natural mechanism to keep the vag!na lubricated and flush out harmful bacteria. Normal vag!nal discharge – clear or white and does not give off a bad odor.
A brown or red discharge that occurs right after a menstrual cycle is usually not a matter of concern. However, if you experience brown or red discharge on normal days between periods, seek medical attention as it could be indicative of cervical cancer. If it occurs during early pregnancy, it could signify a miscarriage.
A green or yellow, smelly and froth-like discharge is not normal and may be a sign of trichomoniasis, an STD.
A watery white, gray or yellow discharge might be a symptom of bacterial vaginosis. While the amount of discharge differs from woman to woman, recurrent and excessive discharge may also indicate bacterial vaginosis.
Seek medical attention right away if you notice a discoloration in your vag!nal discharge.
4. Abnormal Bleeding
If you experience bleeding between periods, it is a cause for alarm. A menstrual cycle that lasts abnormally long may also be a sign that there’s a problem.
If you have reached menopause (absence of menstruation for 12 months) but are still experiencing bleeding and spotting, consult your gynecologist immediately.
Post-menopausal bleeding is a crucial symptom and must be immediately diagnosed to prevent its transformation into a malignant disease, according to a 2013 study published in the International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Some women may also notice the passage of blood clots through the vag!na post-menopause – another warning sign of an unhealthy vag!na and related diseases, such as endometrial polyps (growths in the inner lining of the uterus) or endometrial or cervical cancer.
5. Bleeding During or After Interc0urse
While it is common for women who are new to s3xual interc0urse to experience bleeding, medical attention must be sought if it is a recurring issue in young women.
Bleeding during or after interc0urse in a woman of any age could indicate a vag!nal infection, a vag!nal tear (induced by childbirth), STDs like chlamydia or vag!nal dryness. The friction produced during interc0urse can irritate dry skin and cause spotting.
If you have gone through menopause and experience bleeding during or after interc0urse, it is a great cause for worry as it could indicate cervical cancer.
Therefore, any abnormal bleeding during or after interc0urse needs medical attention as it could have long-lasting and grave consequences.
6. Vag!nal Atrophy
Your vag!na becomes dry, thin and inflamed when your body produces less estrogen than required. This is called vag!nal atrophy. The most common symptom of vag!nal atrophy is painful interc0urse.
It is most likely to occur after menopause, since that is the time when the body’s estrogen production declines. It can also occur during breastfeeding.
Thinning of the vag!na due to vag!nal atrophy may lead to urinary tract infections. Seek medical attention if you experience painful interc0urse at any age.
7. Bumps or Blisters
If you notice a bump on your outer vag!na, it might be a symptom of vag!nal or vulvar cancer. Vag!nal cancer remains one of the least-discussed cancers among women today.
Although it is not as common as other cancers in women, a study published in 2000 in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine reported a significant increase in the number of young women contracting vulvar cancer since 1980.
A cancerous bump may begin as a mole but change color and texture to transform into a hard bump or lesion.
The bump can occur anywhere on the outer vag!na, although it is most commonly located near the clitoris. It is usually black or dark brown, but it can also be pink, red or white.
Sores and blisters might be symptoms of STDs, such as genital herpes.
Seek immediate medical attention if you notice a bump on your outer vag!na.
8. Painful Urination
While painful urination is most commonly associated with urinary tract infections, it can also be a major symptom of a vag!nal infection like a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis.
A vag!nal infection can occur due to the use of products like creams and soaps that contain certain harmful chemicals. It may also occur from using a chemical-based douche or leaving a tampon in too long. Vag!nal infections often cause the vag!na to become inflamed and hurt when urine passes through it.
Painful urination can also be a symptom of various STDs, including chlamydia and genital herpes.
Apart from being painful, the urination may also be inflammatory and the person may suffer constant vag!bal itching. If you experience pain while urinating, seek medical attention.
Frequent love-making doesn’t just make a woman shine. A recent study by a university in Canada has proved that women who have intercourse more often have a better memory, compared to those who don’t or those who have less intercourse.
Studies from a team of scientists in McGill University in Canada found that young women who engage in traditional intercourse have better memory retention than those who are less active.
The research looked into how penile-vaginal intercourse affects a woman’s brain when it comes to remembering abstract words and people’s faces.
The scientists asked 78 straight women ages 18-29 about their love lives. Afterwards, they were given memory tests that measured short-term recall and memory function. After tabulation, the results showed that women who frequently engage in love-making had higher scores in remembering abstract words.
The results were published in Archives of Sexual Behaviour.
The researchers of this study said that intercourse can improve the growth of tissue in the hippocampus, which can translate into better memory performance.
The reason why remembering faces is not affected is because images are reliant on other parts of the brain and are not associated with the hippocampus directly.
According to Jens Pruessner, a psychology professor at McGill University involved in the study:
“The chemicals involved with signaling reward to the brain, hormones and neurotransmitters, have been shown to be associated with both memory and sexual activity.”
The study now supports the initial hypothesis of earlier studies stating that humans can have better memory with frequent love-making. Studies with animals on the same hypothesis have already been proven to be true.