Ask any balding man, and he’s ready to pay any amount to have his receding hair back!
Many balding men probably think that the shiny pate makes them less sexy. But scientists are assuring that, contrary to popular opinion, bald men are sexier than men with headful of hair!
A recent scientific study found that men with bald heads are perceived to be more masculine, dominant and stronger.
So, if you are bald, don’t worry; embrace it by shaving your hair off and whatever you do, according to the study, do not try hiding your baldness.
Females will in general perceive men with a shaved head as more confident, the researchers assure.
And though an exact explanation as to why, on average, women find men with shaved heads sexier hasn’t been found yet, various theories exists.
One theory states that women looking at a man’s face usually notice the hair first; however, in the absence of hair, women look at the eyes instead and we know that first impressions count the most.
Therefore, men with no hair whatsoever direct a lady’s attention to their eyes instead and if they are able to maintain eye-contact they can create rapport more easily.
In addition to these theories, men with bald hair have been found to be sexy for these additional reasons…
• They are consistent: A bald man can just wash and go — unlike the hairier men, who can look deceptively different in the morning, depending at what angle he’s slept. One thing is for certain with a baldie, they guy you went to bed with is the guy you’re going to wake up with.
• They are always on trend: Unlike wigs, crafty comb-overs and hair implants. The bald head isn’t going anywhere, unlike the feeble hair fashion that changes every time!
• They accept their fate — Such as going bald at 24. Ouch.
• They ooze manliness: Just look at the photos here! Bald men can ooze manliness and sex appeal, even when they are follically challenged!
• They have great teeth: Well, maybe not all bald men have great teeth, but because they are hair-free, you are more likely to notice their other assets. Deep brown eyes, long eyelashes, killer smile.
• They don’t hog the bathroom: Unlike their vain hairy counterparts, baldies don’t stay put in the bathroom when preparing for outing.
• They don’t clog the showers with fallen hair: What’s grosser than a plug hole full of hair? Something you don’t have to worry about with a baldie – unless you’re dealing with pubic hair on the pillow!
The National Space Research and Development Agency has said that there would be a partial Solar eclipse across the country on Feb. 26.
The Head of Media and Corporate Communications, Dr Felix Ale, in a statement on Thursday said, “A partial solar eclipse will be visible all over the country with different degree of totality to occur on Sunday, February 26.”
According to Ale, the highest degree of obscurity of 33 percent will be observed in the country during the natural occurrence in the southern part of Nigeria, particularly Port Harcourt, Uyo and Calabar.
He said that the lowest degree of obscurity would be about nine percent in the northern part of Nigeria, particularly in Kebbi.
Ale noted that in the South-West, the level of obscurity would be 23 per cent at about 5.42 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. He, however, said it would be recording 28 to 30 per cent between 4.45 p.m. and 6.33 p.m. in the South-East.
“Meanwhile, the level of obscurity in Abuja, the Federal Capital City (FCT) will be 20 per cent between 4.54 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.,” he said.
He stressed that the solar eclipse would be observed across the nation, thereby making each part of the country a great site for viewing the eclipse at different degree of obscurity.
According to him, the solar disc will be covered by the moon as seen from the earth and the eclipse will be visible as much as there is clear sky without rain or cloud.
He, however, said there was no cause for alarm or reason to panic as the solar eclipse was a natural occurrence and should be seen as part of the beauties of nature.
Recall that in recent times, Nokia has been working on getting its brand name and image out there through the Android open market.
The Finnish company had dumped its own OS as well as the Windows OS for Google’s Android which seems to be the most promising of them all at this time. It had incorporated the Android OS in some of its most recent devices.
In a new vein, Nokia has got us spell-bound with a comeback of its classic 3310 GSM phone, which was produced way back in the year 2000. The device was one of Nokia’s most successful phones ever.
Nokia announced the newly refreshed 3310 rocking a massive 41-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenom flash. The camera appears to create a huge bump at the back of the phone, just like the Nokia 808 PureView and Nokia Lumia 1020 devices.
According to the company, the 3310 boasts a modified version of Windows 8 with a new ‘ClearDiamond’ 3-inch WXGA (768×1280) display which of course is touchscreen. It also features three soft-touch physical navigation buttons, alongside a Windows Phone HOME button.
Incorporated into the Nokia 3310 is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor; 2GB of RAM; 1430mAh battery; 32GB inbuilt storage; Bluetooth 4.0; Wi-Fi and 3G – a moderate spec for a Windows mobile. Although that battery capacity is a little of a disappointment. And as much as we are surprised by the comeback of the old man, we still wish it ran on Android OS.
Pre-installed apps include MS Office, Xbox Games, Outlook and OneDrive. While Nokia notes that the Nokia 3310 will be rolled out with 3G connectivity, and LTE-enabled devices will follow later this year, we expect to see an upgrade in the specs of the 3G version.
Expected to be launch on April 1st, 2017 (April fool’s day). Thanks to the durable design and iconic look and feel of the 3310, we appreciate its comeback and hope it delivers.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given 48 hours ultimatum to all South African companies in Nigeria to relocate over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
The students gave the ultimatum at a peaceful demonstration at some South African companies in Abuja on Thursday. During the march the students carried a banner, which read: ‘’NANS against Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians.’’ While the students marched, the security men stood and watched to ensure law and order.
The President of NANS, Mr Kadiri Aruna, said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at DSTV office, a South African company, in Wuse 2, Abuja, that Nigerian students had resolved to condemn the attacks. “We are saying that enough is enough as South Africans have openly attacked and bullied Nigerians.’’ Aruna said that the protest would also serve as a warning to other countries trying to underrate Nigerians.
He said that after 48 hours, if nothing was done, messages would be sent to students in all university campuses to bring down MTN masts all over the country. Aruna said that DSTV and Shoprite would also be affected as the union had put adequate strategies in place to make the action effective. “All the South African business empires in Nigeria and their collaborators in Nigeria will be affected.
“I don’t want to say we will be barbaric but we will not be lawful in our actions, we will do it and face the consequences, enough of this rubbish,’’ he said. Aruna stressed that the poor treatment being meted out to Nigerians was particularly insulting given the role Nigeria played in ending the apartheid regime in South Africa.
“Nigeria contributed 80 per cent of the freedom the South Africans are enjoying today because we saved them from the jaws of apartheid. “Who is South Africa to humiliate Nigeria? So they forget things so soon, let them go back to history and records to see how much financial assistance and what the country did to save them,’’ he said. The union president said that the situation was inhuman and for this reason all reasonable Nigerians must react. “In science they say you use malaria to cure malaria, now you use madness to cure their madness, and that is why we are advising them to leave Nigerian soil before 48 hours.’’
He said that the Federal Government should not wait till the dying minute before evacuating Nigerians from South Africa. Aruna said it was time for government not to only condemn the attacks but take a firm stand by summoning South Africa’s high commissioner and if possible cut diplomatic ties with that country. “Government should take extra-diplomatic measures in dealing with the latest deadly assaults because if nothing drastic is done it will become a regular occurrence. “This is the time to place South Africa where it belongs,’’ he said.
He said that the last time the xenophobic attack happened nothing was done, no action was taken and no arrest was made and that was why South Africans repeated the attacks. Aruna said it was so unfortunate that during the attacks the South African Government refused to take up its responsibility of securing Nigerians and their properties.
“The government of South Africa is criminally quiet and they say silence is consent, and their police are folding their hands while they are killing Nigerians, this is conspiracy, enough is enough,’’ he said. He said the peaceful rally would continue and spread across the country. Over 50 police and, DSS operatives surrounded the DSTV premises and along the street making it impossible for newsmen to contact any DSTV officials for comments.
Yesterday a Facebook user, Taiwo Craig, called for justice after a 5-year-old girl was on Monday evening, February 20th, brutally attacked by one of their landlord’s 15 dogs in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
According to a report by Punch Metro, Aliyah, the 5-year-old girl has died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja on Wednesday evening, where she had been brought when she was transferred from Ikorodu General Hospital, where she was first admitted.
It was gathered that Aliyah was sleeping at home on Alhaji Abdul Hakeem Bin Sulaimon Avenue, off Ewuren Road, Ikorodu, when an Alsatian dog broke loose.
The dog, named Rover, which was one of the15 other dogs owned by the landlord who is based in London, United Kingdom, dragged Aliyah to the back of the house where two other Alsatian dogs joined it in attacking her. They inflicted multiple injuries on her body in an attack residents said lasted for about two hours.
Aliyah’s dad identified as Wasiu, who was responsible for the care of the dogs, had reportedly gone to buy the dogs’ feed when the incident happened, and around 11pm of that day, some residents reportedly invaded the house and killed Rover.
The father of the babygirl had told the Punch yesterday that: “This afternoon, the doctors said her condition had worsened and she was not breathing normally again. They said they would need to take her to the Intensive Care Unit where I would spend about N500,000 per day.
“They have not been asking for money from me, except for the drugs. Please help me ask Nigerians for support.”
Around 6:00pm, he informed the newspaper that Aliyah had been pronounced dead and broke down in tears.
In a latest release to MMM participants on Wednesday, February 22, The scheme plan to launch the new rules which will “stop the growth of confirmed Mavros acquired before the 1st of January 2017 and freeze the bonuses received before the 1st of January 2017 so that limited withdrawal of Mavro-2016 will include only contributions, not bonuses.”
The message read :
“You constantly reproach us stating we don’t listen to your opinions however we really do. We try to carry out the most reasonable and efficient suggestions immediately.
“Particularly, in accordance with your suggestions, we will soon take the following measures:
– We will stop the growth of confirmed Mavros acquired before the 1st of January 2017.
– We will freeze the bonuses received before the 1st of January 2017 (so that limited withdrawal of Mavro-2016 will include only contributions, not bonuses).
– We will introduce a new rule according to which the withdrawal amount cannot exceed triple amount of the provided help (so, GH cannot exceed PH more than in 3 times).
“Many participants and guiders withdraw bonuses in such big amounts without PH that it threatens the stability of the whole System. (We don’t agree, however we will accept preferences of the majority. With this rule, you can’t withdraw only bonuses without providing help.
“Therefore, keep on sending us your suggestions. We will take them into account (At least, we will try.”
Kaduna’s Senator Shehu Sani has blamed the elites for the poverty in northern Nigeria.
The north is still the poorest region in the country despite the number of wealthy people in the area, he said, adding that the poor “toiled and worked for us, and laboured hard to see us elected into public office.”
The poor and physically-challenged are usually neglected after elections, he said.
“It has always been the same pattern; each time we are aspiring for political offices, we search for them in the nook and crannies but at the very time we have won the election, the best thing is how to clear them from our cities.
“You cannot end (street) begging in any part of Nigeria without making provisions for uplifting their socio-economic and living standards. It has always been the case. Public begging and loitering is an economic problem. You cannot legislate people out of poverty; you cannot decree people out of poverty; you have to lay an economic roadmap for which these people can stand and fend for themselves.
“Begging has been a major problem in northern Nigeria but it couldn’t in any way be stopped because the economic basis that would address the problem has not been done. Many rich northerners, who own oil blocks and are in position of power, are seeing these people as pests in the society that should be cleared off. And they cannot be cleared off.”
“We have enough people who are rich in the northern part of Nigeria and who could have ended this problem. But what we should understand is that philanthropy alone cannot address the problem of socio-economic inequality; we need to have an entrenched social system and social justice in which people of this social status can have their standard uplifted.”
Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed.
The star, known as TRAPPIST-1, is a small, dim celestial body in the constellation Aquarius. It is located about 40 light years away from Earth, close by astronomical standards, but about 44 million years away at the average cruising speed of a commercial passenger jet.
According to Reuters, Researchers said the proximity of the system, combined with the proportionally large size of its planets compared to the small star, make it a good target for follow-up studies. They hope to scan the planets’ atmospheres for possible chemical fingerprints of life.
“The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second Earth is not just a matter of if, but when,” NASA chief scientist Thomas Zurbuchen said at a news conference on Wednesday.
The discovery, published in this week’s issue of the journal Nature, builds on previous research showing three planets circling TRAPPIST-1. They are among more than 3,500 planets discovered beyond the solar system, or exoplanets.
“This is the first time that so many Earth-sized planets are found around the same star,” lead researcher Michael Gillon, with the University of Liege in Belgium, told reporters.
From the vantage point of telescopes on Earth, the planets’ motions regularly block out bits of the star’s light. Scientists determined the system’s architecture by studying these dips.
“The data is really clear and unambiguous,” Triaud wrote in an email to Reuters.
An explosion on Wednesday rocked a pipeline belonging to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).
The affected pipeline is located in Rivers state, said a statement released by the company.
The NLNG says it is investigating the cause of the explosion and also noted that there’s been no report of injuries and casualties thus far,TheCable reports
“An explosion occurred in the afternoon of Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 on a section of the Right of Way housing two gas transmission pipelines, one of which belongs to Nigeria LNG, about 3 kilometres from Rumuji in Rivers State,” the statement said.
“The underlying cause of the incident is still to be determined. No injuries or fatalities have been reported.
“Emergency response procedures were immediately activated and the relevant authorities notified. Communities closest to the area of the incident have been advised not to approach the site in the interest of safety.
“Other measures and engagements have also been initiated to ensure that the situation does not escalate. In the meantime, investigation into the incident is ongoing.”
The NLNG has said it will make available further updates in due course.
A nursing mother who gave birth just some days ago has allegedly burnt to death by Fulani herdsmen in Jama’a and Kaura Local Government Areas in Southern Kaduna.
The was posted by DINIDARI EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION:
“This woman delivered her baby just four days ago and she was burnt to death by herdsmen. The baby survived the massacre.”
Twenty-two people were allegedly killed in the fresh attacks on four communities between Sunday and Monday. Several houses were also burnt during the attacks.