President Buhari was yesterday pictured in Edo State, with students of Samuel Ogbemudia College shortly after commissioning the school as part of his two-day visit to the state during his two-day official visit to the state.
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John Okafor aka Mr Ibu is one of Nigeria’s most creative, hilarious actors in a long while. His outlook in itself is worrying, positively worrying, given he has what it takes to crack you up even before speaking.Have a look at them below, in no particular order, and tell us which you find the most interesting: Enjoy below;
Here are some tips that will help you look your very best!
1.The Slimming Stance
How you stand can instantly add or subtract 10+ pounds. If you stand with your hips shoulder width apart, your weight on your back foot, and your front leg slightly bent, you’ll create an instant slimming effect! For more before & after pictures like this, hop on over to
2. Don’t Square Your Body
It makes sense. Standing straight into the camera can make you look frumpy. Standing at a 3/4 turn or even with your body to the side is much more flattering, especially if you’re with a group of people; it cuts your size in almost half.
3. Forehead Forward, Chin Down
If there is anything you can do to be more photogenic, do this!! Even if you don’t have a double chin to hide, it accentuates your jaw line. It is also suggested that you squint your eyes slightly
4. Arms Out
You’ve seen it on the Red Carpet a million times, and celebrities have a good reason for it. Keeping your arms away from your torso gives them more definition, making them appear smaller. It will also keep you from hiding the smallest part of your waist. One hand on the hip that is closest to the camera is popular, but if you’re not comfortable with that, just keep them from hugging your torso.
An unnatural smile is the easiest way to ruin a picture, making you look stiff and weird. If you have trouble with this, here’s a simple trick: Put your tongue behind your upper teeth and smile. Think happy thoughts and don’t forget to breathe!
Names just don’t fall from the sky, there is always a meaning behind it.
Here are the histories behind how these 12 African countries came by their names.
The initial name for Ghana was the Gold Coast, this is due to the abundance of gold in the country. After gaining independence in March 1957, Ghana’s first president Dr. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah renamed the country after the ancient Ghana Empire, which was not far from the initial name because it also meant the “Land Of Gold“.
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Zimbabwe’s name originates from one of the most prominent landmarks in the country, the historical stone structure called the Great Zimbabwe, which translates to “houses of stone” as explained on the Zimbabwe embassy’s website explains. This stone structure is the second largest in Africa following the Egyptian pyramids.
Gabon’s name originated from the unusual shape of the Rio de Como estuary, according to Encyclopedia of Nations. The Portuguese arrived on the country’s coast around 1470. Early explorers realised the delta was shaped like a hooded cloak called a “gabao”, and after a series of adaptations and translations, the country became known as Gabon.
According to the country’s official tourism site, the origin of Mozambique’s name isn’t certain, but there is a widely believed theory. It is “believed to have come from the name of a Muslim leader called ‘Musa al Bique’ that lived in the Island of Mozambique, where Vasco de Gama in 1498 anchored his ship.
The island nation was named in honour of Prince Maurice Nassau by Dutch explorers. In 1715, the French claimed the country and renamed it Ile de France before the British captured the country in 1810 and changed its name back to Mauritius.
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Liberia got its name from the group of Quakers and slaveholders who wanted to repatriate freed Black people to Africa. The group, known as the American Colonization Society, planned to send freed Black people back to Africa to avert an uprising in America.
The scheme of creating an entire country full of freed Black people from America ultimately resulted in the land being deemed Liberia, which translates to “Land of Freedom.”
Cameroon is derived from the Portuguese word, Camaroes, meaning shrimps.” When the Portuguese sailor Fernando Po arrived at the Wouri River in Douala, he spotted so many shrimp hence declaring the river Rio Dos Camaroes, which translates to river of shrimps. Eventually, explorers from all around the globe came to know the land adjacent to the Rio Dos Camaroes as Cameroon.
8. Sierra Leone
In 1462, Portuguese explorer Pedro de Sintra mapped the hills around what is now known as Freetown Harbour. As he mapped the landscape, he deemed the formation Serra da Leoa, Portuguese for “lioness mountains,” according to the Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia. The name was eventually adopted and the now misspelled term for the majestic mountains became the country’s new name
According to a report published by Uppsala University, the country’s name comes from Italian settlers who created colonies on the Horn of Africa in the 19th century. Italians used the phrase “Mare Erythraeum,” which loosely translates to the Red Sea, to describe the cluster of colonies that lined what is now known as the Red Sea. Adaptations of that name eventually led to the name it still holds today.
Prior to the era of colonial rule by Germany, various tribes had already settled into the country that would soon become known as Togo. In the neighbouring countries of Ghana and Benin, Portuguese settlers built forts and began to trade at the small fort at Porto Seguro. The area became a major trading centre for Europeans in search of slaves, earning the region the name Togo, meaning “The Slave Coast.”
According to the National Assembly of Seychelles, the Island was named after Jean Moreau de Sechelles, Louis XV’s minister of finance. In 1756, the French started taking control of the country, which was eventually contested by the British for years starting in 1794.
The origin of the name Kenya is not very clear but perhaps linked to the Kikuyu, Embu and Kamba words Kirinyaga, Kirenyaa, and Kiinyaa which mean “God’s resting place” in all three languages.
You might think that a simple shower scour would be enough to keep your toes clean. Nope. Pleasantly scented feet begin with proper washing technique, and many of us do it wrong.
To tackle foot odor, wash feet thoroughly with an antibacterial soap daily, dry feet thoroughly after bathing, paying special attention to the area between the toes, since that’s where moisture collects. And finally, for extra protection, Spray both shoes and feet with an over-the-counter athlete’s foot spray powder. This process ensures your feet begin with a clean slate each morning.
2.Use a Powder
There’s no need to buy fancy deodorizing powders or spray. Just sprinkle corn starch into yours to absorb the moisture.
3.Buy good socks and shoes
Once you’ve tackled your foot odor, it’s time to move on to your gear. To prevent stinky feet from starting in the first place, purchase socks and shoes made of breathable materials. Synthetic materials provide less ventilation than natural materials, and so polyester or nylon socks may increase the amount of perspiration compared to cotton, natural materials (cotton and wool) generally provide more ventilation and therefore may limit the growth of bacteria.
The same general principle goes for shoes. Wear shoes that are made of a breathable material like leather or canvas. This will allow perspiration to evaporate, over the counter insoles made with activated charcoal may help to absorb foot odor.
Oh, and never, ever go sock-less. Wearing shoes without socks can lead to sweat accumulation, enabling bacteria to grow over time, there can also be dead skin cells, dirt, oils, mold and fungus thriving there.
4.Wash and rotate socks and shoes
Needless to say, your socks should be changed every day to prevent the buildup of moisture and dead skin —sometimes more than once, if you’re particularly sweaty or it’s really hot out. To ensure they’re cleaned all the way through, turn them inside-out before throwing them in the washing machine.
Shoes are a bit different. Certain pairs can be washed on occasion without doing damage to the materials—simply read the care instructions and make sure they dry completely—but many cannot.
Either way, it’s important to rotate shoes daily, and air out used pairs. Try not to wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row, and at the end of the day, don’t throw your shoes in a dark closet. Instead, allow them to air out in a well-lit, ventilated spot. 5.Look for odor-killing shoe products
Some people use powders, some use sprays, and still others use cedar chips to keep their shoes smelling fresh. None of these people are wrong, use an antibacterial spray or odor absorbing foot powder within shoes, Baking powder, corn starch, baby powder, talcum powder, Odor Destroyer Deodorant Spray, and Kiwi Select Fresh Force are said to keep shoes stench-free.
It’s amazing to know that all countries have national animals. What’s Nigeria’s national animal? Did you know some African countries share similar national animals? Okay, here are 17 African national animals.
Caning is traditional and we all know the teachers who had some magic with the cane. The ones who couldn’t flog students always sent them to that one teacher.
2. Standing on the chair and raising one leg
You think this is beans until you’re up there for an hour
3. Blackboard/Notebook Writing
Will never understand the essence of this one but boy, it wasn’t easy. Imagine being asked to fill a 60-page book with “I will not sleep in class again” or “I will not talk when my teacher is talking again”
4. Kneeling and facing the wall
This was peculiar to teachers who couldn’t flog. Noisemakers, trouble makers in class were used to this. Some even slept while at it.
5. Picking a pin
Some called it picking a pin. Others called it stooling down. Whatever you called it, it demanded a great deal of energy.
6. Carrying stone
This was for the extremely troublesome kids. After they were flogged and probably didn’t feel anything, the teacher would ask them to carry a stone or a chair depending on the resources available.
7. Frog Jump
Imagine squatting up and down while walking to and fro a particular distance. In all of this, your hands are drawing your ear so bad. Who invented these things?