The Police in Katsina has commenced investigation into an alleged r*pe case involving one Bashir Bala Kofarbai who was accused of having carnal knowledge of his friend’s 15 year-old-daughter (names withheld).
Accroding to Daily Trust reports that Kafarbai was said to have overpowered the victim and r*ped her when she was sent to his house by her father.
It was alleged that after having his way, the accused handed N3,000 to the victim to take care of herself.
Yellow teeth are a common issue, especially in people who consume excessive amounts of sugar, black tea, or coffee.
Individuals with yellow teeth, and most commonly smokers, avoid smiling and feel embarrassed by their teeth. Yet, the good news is that this problem can be easily solved. What’s more, you will not need to use the expensive commercial teeth whitening products, which are loaded with chemicals.
The following method of teeth whitening is extremely effective, cheap, and provides effects in only 2 minutes!
Coconut oil is known to be one of the most beneficial things one can use for boosting the overall health. This amazing product is also useful for skin care, and apparently, it provides amazing effects for the teeth as well! Coconut oil also promotes oral health, and keeps the gums and teeth healthy.
It can help you restore your shining, white smile in a couple of minutes!
All you need is coconut oil and baking soda.
Here is what to do:
Mix the coconut oil and the baking soda in equal amounts, and place the paste in a glass jar. You can keep the jar in the fridge, or in the bathroom.
You should use this remarkable natural paste instead of the toothpaste you regularly use, and the effects are noticeable after the first use!
Furthermore, if your lips are cracked, just rub a bit of coconut oil on them in order to hydrate them properly, and you will regain their original splendor in an instant!
The Big Brother Naija live eviction show just ended and the Housemates up for possible eviction have been revealed.
Debie-Rise, ThinTallTony, TBoss, and Efe have been nominated.
Apparently, Efe wasn’t up for Eviction, But he was swapped with Bally by the Head-of-house, Bassey..In the same vein, Marvis who had the power card also put up Debbie-Rise For possible Eviction.
A Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere has ordered the National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to order the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Plc to put a written warning on Fanta and Sprite bottles stating that both soft drinks are poisonous when consumed along with Vitamin C.
According to SaharaReporters, the court also held that NAFDAC failed Nigerians by declaring, as fit for human consumption, products discovered by tests in the United Kingdom as turning poisonous when mixed with ascorbic acid (popularly known as Vitamin C).
In the judgment given by Justice Adedayo Oyebanji, the court awarded a cost of N2 million against NAFDAC. The judgment was the outcome of a suit filed by a Lagos-based businessman, Dr. Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo, and his company, Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited, against NBC Plc and NAFDAC.
Mr. Adebo, in the suit, urged the court to declare that NBC was negligent to its consumers by bottling Fanta and Sprite with excessive levels of benzoic acid and sunset additives.
The businessman also urged the court to order NAFDAC to carry out routine laboratory tests on all the soft drinks and related products NBC bottles to ensure their safety for consumption.
In the amended statement of claims filed before the court by Mr. Abiodun Onidare on behalf of Mr. Adebo and his company, it was alleged that in March 2007, Fijabi Adebo Holdings Company bought large quantities of Coca-Cola, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Fanta Lemon, Fanta Pineapple and soda water from NBC for export to and subsequent retail in the United Kingdom.
But when the consignment arrived in the United Kingdom, health authorities in that country, precisely the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council’s Trading Standard, Department of Environment and Economy Directorate, raised fundamental health issues on the contents and composition of Fanta and Sprite.
Findings by the United Kingdom health authorities were also corroborated by other agencies in European Union countries, which found the products to contain excessive levels of sunset yellow and benzoic acid, which are known to be carcinogenic.
On account of the irregularities and carcinogenic substances present in the drinks, Mr. Adebo and his company could not sell the Fanta and Sprite. This caused huge losses for the company, as the products were seized and destroyed by the United Kingdom health authorities.
The claimants equally alleged that NAFDAC did not carry out requisite tests to determine the safety of the drinks for human consumption. They averred that being registered as exporters with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, they could legally export NBC products to any part of the world and that the bottling company was aware that the products purchased were meant for export.
In addition to other reliefs, Mr. Adebo and his company sought the sum of N15,119,619.37 as special damages and N1,622,000 being the money NBC admitted receiving from the claimants.
In its amended statement of defense, filed before the court by Mr. T. O. Busari, NBC admitted supplying the products, but contended that they are meant for local distribution and consumption, as it does not produce for export. It argued that Coca-Cola is manufactured and bottled by various Coca-Cola franchise holders in most countries of the world, including the United Kingdom.
The company denied that it was negligent, as it has stringent quality control procedures to ensure that its products are safe for end-user consumption.
NBC also rejected the allegation that the damages claimed by the businessman and his firm were caused by negligence or any fault on its part. It argued that the levels of the chemical components in its soft drinks are safe for consumption in Nigeria and that the claimants are not entitled to the recovery of damages arising from their illegal exportation of products meant for local distribution.
NBC further contended that the claims made by Mr. Adebo and his company were speculative, frivolous and vexatious and should be dismissed with substantial cost. NAFDAC did not file any defense.
To prove his case, Mr. Adebo personally testified. While being led in evidence by Mr. Onidare, he tendered 12 exhibits. NBC’s Sales Operation Manager, Mr. Micheal Nwosu China, and its Head of Central Laboratory, Mr. Abiodun Adeola Falana, both testified on the bottling company’s behalf and also tendered 12 exhibits.
In her judgment, Justice Oyebanji said: “It is imperative to state that the knowledge of the Nigeria Bottling Company that the products were to be exported is immaterial to its being fit for human consumption. The court is in absolute agreement with the learned counsel for the claimants that soft drinks manufactured by Nigeria bottling company ought to be fit for human consumption irrespective of color or creed.
“It is manifest that NAFDAC has been grossly irresponsible in its regulatory duties to the consumers of Fanta and Sprite manufactured by Nigeria Bottling Company. In my respective view, NAFDAC has failed the citizens of this great nation by its certification as satisfactory for human consumption products, which in the United Kingdom failed sample test for human consumption, and which become poisonous in the presence of Ascorbic Acid ordinarily known as Vitamin C, which can be freely taken by the unsuspecting public with the company’s Fanta or Sprite.
“As earlier stated, the court is in absolute agreement with the learned counsel for the claimants that consumable products ought to be fit for human consumption irrespective of race, colour or creed.”
Justice Oyebanji also held that by its certification as satisfactory, Fanta and Sprite, without any written warning on the products that it cannot be taken with Vitamin C, NAFDAC would have caused great harm to the health of unsuspecting Nigerians.
“The court, in the light of the damning evidence before it showing that NAFDAC has failed to live up to expectation, cannot close its eyes to the grievous implication of allowing the status quo to continue as it is.
“For the reasons herein adumbrated in this judgment, the court hereby orders as follows :
“That NAFDAC shall forthwith mandate Nigeria bottling company to, within 90 days hereof, include on all the bottles of Fanta and Sprite soft drinks manufactured by the company, a written warning that the content of the said bottles of Fanta and Sprite soft drinks cannot be taken with Vitamin C as same becomes poisonous if taken with Vitamin C.
“In consideration of the fact that this case was filed in 2008 and that it has been in court for nine years, costs of N2 million is awarded against NAFDAC. Interest shall be paid on the costs awarded at the rate of 10% per annum until liquidation of the said sum,” ruled Justice Oyebanji.
An outspoken Muslim lawyer, Danladi Umar has faulted allegation by Stephanie Otobo, that she had intimate relationship with Apostle Johnson Suleman. Umar faulted the media trial of the man of God and said Otobo’s demand for the sum of N500 million could be a voyage to reaping where she did not sow.
Umar further told journalists that that the claim by Otobo that she had extra-marital affair with Suleman is one story that is laced with lies. Most importantly the fact that Otobo’s lawyer, Festus Keyamo, claimed that Suleman took drinks to her (Otobo’s) parents and kinsmen to ask for her hand in marriage.
In Umar’s words: “My view piece is precipitated by the many-sidedness of Otobo’s account and those of her lawyers as one begins to wonder what the motive for the media trial is meant to achieve outside bringing down an outspoken preacher.
“Consistently, they’ve been sounding fricative like irregular verbs in Latin with both erroneous and conflicting allegations against Apostle Suleman.
“My sympathy goes to the Christain faith because even as a moslem, I am at the risk of discussing this otherwise laughable and ridiculous string of allegations which even the unlettered and uncertificated would at once find to be the desperate efforts of the said lady and her gang to nail the Senior Pastor of the church, it has become pertinent to ask the following salient questions to unravel the truth or otherwise of the claims.”
Umar then raised 10 posers to justify his argument:
1. What are the details of the alleged marriage proposal made by the man of God to Ms Otobo,where and when did this happen? What are the names of those present and where are the pictures of those who allegedly attended the event? If this is not a mere concoction, why are these details not provided by Ms. Otobo?
2. Why has the key actors in this unfolding, albeit failing drama been unable to produce the slightest evidence of the purported formal introduction of the Apostle to Ms. Otobo’s family?”
3. Who’s to be believed, Sahara Reporters, Festus Keyamo or Ms. Otobo as to when the Apostle reportedly took drinks and gifts to the family? Was this done clandestinely at night and at a time when pictures could not be taken? Was it a cult introduction? With Ms Otobo’s father denouncing any such event ever taking place, will any reasonable person still believe any other account of Ms Otobo and her gang?
4. On what the basis would a man of God of a global scope and reach like the Apostle, put away his wife of many years and friend of even many more years who has laboured with him in ministry only to go for a lady who wears a pink or orange hair? How reasonably could he explain this to his congregation spread across the globe? Is there not too much at stake for him to embark on such a journey to nowhere?
5. In the Sahara Reporters’ article of March 5, they stated that Ms Otobo’s relationship with the man of God got so strong that she began to follow him around the world for programs and choosing sermon topics for the Man of God. All of these with the knowledge of members of the Church? And no one asked questions? If these allegations are not blatant lies from the pit of hell, why couldn’t Ms Otobo mention the names of all the programs and locations she accompanied the Apostle to, the sermon topics she chose for the Apostle and through what means she chose the topics for the Apostle. She would rather make bogus and blanket claims because she is well aware that if she provides any details, abundant evidence will be produced to show the sheer fallacy of her claims.
6. Why has no other person come out to corroborate Ms Otobo’s claims, with her own father dissociating himself from her illusionary claims?
7. Which man of God, having promised to marry a lady, will at the same time be requesting to have a three-some with that lady and her friends? Assuming, without conceding that the lady were tangentially correct and that this could happen, what manner of lady would insist on marrying such a man and even go ahead to demand for N500 million on the allegation that the man failed to marry her?
8. The letter from Festus Keyamo’s chamber purportedly written to the Apostle is dated March 3, which is the same date both the Lagos lawyer and Ms Otobo alleged that she was arrested by the police. The same day! When did Ms Otobo brief my learned colleague of the matter to have enabled him to write to the Apostle on the same day? Before, during or after Ms Otobo was arrested? Is this not looking like a poorly written Nollywood script?
9. The letter from Festus Keyamo & Co purportedly written to the Inspector General of Police is dated Saturday, March 4, on a weekend! So when was the letter dispatched? Did the IGP get the letter before the chamber released same to the press and to have been carried same day by Sahara Reporters? I leave you to fill in the gaps!
10. The Sahara Reporters article indicates that the man of God convinced Ms Otobo to return to Nigeria and she returned to Nigeria last week! The letter from Festus Keyamo states that the man of God has been threatening Ms Otobo. So when did the threats start? All within last week when she purportedly relocated to Nigeria on a reconciliatory journey? Are these not clearly a misguided cacophony of blue murder cries? Is it not clear that the demand by Ms Otobo and her paymasters of a whopping sum of N500 million is nothing but a voyage to reaping where they have not sown?
Stressed? Feeling burdened? Sickly? Making love everyday can actually solve these problems for you! According to studies, having int3rcourse with your partner everyday can actually improve your health. See the list below:
1) Look Younger
According to the Scottish researcher who wrote the book “Secrets of Superyoung”, David Weeks, a clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, daily intercourse can actually slow down aging.
2) Boost Your Fert1lity
Making love everyday can improve fertility both for men and women.
3) Fights Colds and Flu
An antigen called ‘Immunglobulin” which fights flu and diseases increases as frequency of intercourse increases.
4) Lengthens Your Life
According to the study published by British Medical Journal, men who engage in daily s*x often live twice longer than those who rarely do it. Since it releases happy hormones, it increases circulation of oxygen in the body.
5.Burn Lots of Calories
Since intercourse is considered a physical activity, doing it on a regular basis can help you shed off those extra calories!
6) No More Period Cramps
It regulates hormones in women which can help stabilize the menstruation cycle and lessen period cramps.
7) Less Risk of Incontinence
Incontinence is the inability to properly control the urinary bladder. Intercourse helps in keeping the urinary system healthy.
8) Prevent A Heart Attack
Intercourse actually helps in reducing diastolic blood pressure, a study conducted by the researchers from University of Paisley claims.
9) Become More Attractive
Making love make you produce more “endorphins” or more popularly known as the happy hormones, which affects your overall appearance.
10) Get Rid of Stress
During intercourse, the body produces more “dopamine”, and oxytocin, which fights off the stress hormones.
11) Pain Relief
According to the study conducted by Dr. George E. Erlich, making love regularly can lessen different pain brought by conditions like arthritis and migraine.
12) Less Chance of Cancer
For men, daily ejaculation can lessen the risk of developing prostate cancer.
13) No More Sleep Problems
Intercourse works the same way as exercise as it increases the heart rate which lead to post-coital relaxation and induces sleep.
Liver is the heaviest and the second largest organ in the human body. It is probably one of the most hardworking organs of the body and performs a number of functions. It is a key player in our body’s digestive system as whatever you eat or drink passes through it.
Our liver sits exactly under the lower rib cage on the right side of our body and is about the size of a football (size may vary from person to person according to the body type). The most important function of the liver is cleaning the blood by getting rid of harmful chemicals present in the body. It also helps in the production of bile, which, in turn, helps in breaking down the fat in the body. It helps in the storing of sugar (glucose), which provides a quick energy boost whenever required by the body.
The liver flushes out harmful toxins and wastes from the body. Hence, it is very important to take care of the liver and ensure that it is in good condition. If not taken proper care of, the liver slows down, and toxins start accumulating in the body and tissues. Luckily, whenever there is something wrong with the liver, it displays certain symptoms or warning signs that indicate that it isn’t working properly. Some people experience a sudden weight gain, and even though they try their best, they are unable to lose weight. Some of the obvious warning signs are as follows:
There is hormonal imbalance in the body.
Improper digestion of food.
You experience anxiety and depression quite often.
You feel lethargic.
Diarrhea or constipation.
Now, the next question that arises is how can you take good care of your liver, and if your liver is not functioning well, what can you do to improve its functioning? The answer to these questions is very simple. Firstly, eat food that is beneficial for your health, and secondly, bring about some positive changes in your lifestyle. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you maintain a healthy liver:
Drink plenty of water.
Eat healthy fats.
Go for a balanced diet that includes everything from plant proteins and meat to seeds and nuts.
Avoid processed foods.
Try to eat more of organic foods that are low in sodium and other toxic substances.
Refined sugar is not good for our health. Thus, try to minimize its consumption.
Do not cook food in inflammatory vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, corn oil or safflower oil.
Reduce the consumption of fructose.
Spinach, cabbage, parsley, chicken, and eggs are rich in amino acids. Eat more of them.
You should also consume foods that are rich in sulfur, such as broccoli, eggs, sprouts, garlic, etc.
Reduce alcohol consumption.
Here are some foods that can help you take good care of your liver
Apples are rich in pectin and other enzymes that are necessary to cleanse the system and release toxins from the digestive tract. Thus, they help the liver in handling the toxic overload during the cleansing process.
Avocados are superfoods that are rich in nutrients. They help the body to produce a compound called glutathione that helps the liver in cleansing harmful toxins.
3. Green Tea
Green tea is rich in antioxidants. It contains catechins, which facilitate the proper functioning of the liver.
4. Carrots And Beetroots
Both carrots and beetroots are rich in flavonoids and beta-carotene. And thus, eating them can stimulate and improve the overall functioning of the liver.
This pungent-smelling white bulb has the ability to activate the enzymes in the liver that flush out toxins from the body. They also contain selenium and allicin, and both these compounds help in cleansing the liver.
6. Green Leafy Vegetables
All green leafy vegetables, including spinach, bitter gourd, and dandelion greens (whether eaten raw or cooked) are rich in plant chlorophylls that suck up the environmental toxins from the bloodstream. They also have the ability to neutralize the effects of chemicals and pesticides in the body and thereby act as a protective mechanism for our liver.
These citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, which helps the body to synthesize the toxic materials into substances that are easily absorbed by water. Thus, it is recommended to have a glass of lemon juice in the morning as it is very helpful in stimulating the liver.
Walnuts contain a high amount of the amino acid arginine that helps in detoxifying ammonia from the liver. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids that facilitate the normal cleansing process of the liver. When you eat walnuts, make sure you chew them properly and then swallow.
9. Olive Oil
Olive oil and other cold-compressed organic oils, such as hemp oil, are really good for the liver. They help in providing a lipid base to the liver that can suck up all the toxins and wastes from the body. This takes some burden off the liver.
You can consider it as the favorite spice of the liver as it helps boost liver detoxification by assisting the enzymes to flush out toxins.
Grapefruits are also rich in antioxidants and vitamin C that aid the natural cleansing process of the liver. A small glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is enough to boost the production of the detoxification enzymes in the liver.
Now that you know how to take care of your liver, check for the symptoms mentioned above and start taking precautions from today. It is also suggested to consult a doctor if you feel that medication is required.
All of us drive around with our cars, because no one wants to walk when he owns a car. That is the main reason why nowadays people barely walk. But did you know that you put yours and the health of those who are in the car with you every time you start the car?
You always park your car in a pleasant shade, except when there is no available parking lot in shade just ones where the sun is so intensive. Which means that if you leave your car in shade , it can amass 400-800 mg of benzene , but if it is left in the sun with a temperature higher than 16 degrees Celsius , then the level of benzene rises up to 2000- 4000 mg, which is 40 times more than the allowed level.
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And then because of the hot weather the first thing you do is you turn on the A/C leaving your windows closed. By doing this you breath in all the that benzene not knowing that you are damaging your kidneys, liver and the bone tissue with this poison influence. It is recommended in the car’s manual to first open the car’s windows before turning on the A/C .But you will not read anywhere in it why it is recommended that way , there is said only one thing –that is it useful for the car’s performance.
The research done for the after effects, showed that the A/C before begins to cool the air, first the cooling system launches all the warmed ventilate and also with them the benzene which can cause numerous diseases.
So the next time you sit in the car and reach for the A/C to turn it on , stop yourself and open the windows for a few minutes and then you can enjoy the cool air . And also you could leave the windows open for a couple of more minutes, before starting your car.
In order to protect your health and to other who also drive with you, turn this into a habit because the outcomes can be greatly disastrous.
Next time, before buying jeans, pick a pair which is the most comfortable to you, and not just checking out the fashion sense. Always try jeans before purchasing it, and while trying just bend over to check its level of comfort.
It should provide proper flexibility and movement to your legs, especially thighs and buttocks. Never try to fit in clothes of small size. You may end up harming your body.
People who have a large belly and like to wear low-waist jeans to hide their fat may end up harming their health. There are huge disadvantages concealed in these low-waist jeans. These may compliment your figure and may be good in fashion sense, but its long-term effects are devastating.
Our clothes and our body shape.
Out clothes mold our body shape. That is why we are asked to wear bras, which will prevent our breasts from sagging in early age. Similarly, to hide belly fat, if we wear tight jeans, the fat will push up and accumulate, and your body will take a weird and abnormal shape.
The hipster garment.
Doctors have warned how bad this hipster garment is for all of us. It is necessary not to overstate the risks of wearing such clothes. But still, some stubborn minds have decided not to give up on this clothing.
Men are also affected!
Not only for women but wearing tight jeans can be equally hazardous to men as well. It can adversely affect their infertility and damage their testicles. Doctors had named this problem as “compartment syndrome,” which means the cause of harm to one’s nerves and muscles due to tight clothes.
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A 35-year-old woman is actually found to be suffering from ‘compartment syndrome’. She often complained of leg pain. When been checked, she had severe internal bleeding and swelling in leg muscles. In the hospital, doctors had to cut off her pants to take them out of her legs. This injury kept her devoid of walking for a few weeks.
From hips to kidneys.
Some medical reports also revealed that women had abnormally high levels of creatine kinase enzyme in their body, which signals muscle damage and if not treated, in the long term, it may also affect the kidneys.
Accept your body shape. Do not change it!
Skinny jeans are meant to add on to our beauty, not to change the way we are. The gift of our body is very precious, and we should accept it the way it is.
Love your body.
Clothing is designed to flaunt the shape we have, and not designed to build a shape we don’t have by taking such risks.