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Prince Harry, wife to move out of Kessington Palace amid royal family tensions

They’ve grown up extremely close and played the role of best man at each other’s weddings, but it seems things may not be going so smoothly between the royal princes right now.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently decided to move away from their Kensington Palace neighbors, Prince William and Kate Middleton — and according to a friend of the royals, it may be because of trouble between the two couples.

According to a palace source, Meghan and Kate aren’t as close as we thought, and it’s starting to cause tension between the brothers.

“Kate and Meghan are very different people,” the source told the Daily Mail. “They don’t really get on.”

The palace confirmed that Harry and Meghan are moving to Frogmore Cottage (where they held their wedding reception) on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child. The new home  is said to need major work to be fit for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with plans reportedly to include 10 bedrooms, a new nursery, a gym and a yoga studio.

Harry and Meghan, who currently live in a small cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace, always planned to upsize, but it was thought they would occupy another palace unit the size of the one Kate and William live in.

“The initial plan was for Harry and Meghan to move out of their cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace and into one of the main apartments,” a royal source told The Sun. “But there has been a bit of tension between the brothers.”

Police Officer dies having sex with mother of two in his office

A Superintendent of Police last week Friday died on top of his lover, while having sex with her in his office at the Police College Ikeja in Lagos State.
The lover, a single mother of two, who had since been detained by detectives from Ikeja Police Station, denied having anything to do with his death.

According to her, the SP, simply identified as Sunday, was fond of taking sex enhancement drugs whenever they wanted to have sex.

She reportedly said: “He always used to have sex with me in his office.
“He had already gone once, but as usual, he was not satisfied.

“In fact, I told him on that day that the drugs he used to take anytime we want to have sex is not too good for my body.
“I didn’t like it because I was the person that used to bear the brunt of it.
“He would be pounding into me for a very long time and because of the drug.
“He usually takes long to come.

“On that fateful day, after he went first on the round, he refused to allow me to dress.
“He started playing with me until his manhood became turgid again.
“He then started pounding into me again.”
The woman, who is a petty trader, said that at a point, Sunday began to act funny.

He rolled off her, rolled off the couch in his office, where they were having sex, to the ground and started jerking.
The scared woman repeatedly called out his name, but did not respond and continued jerking.

When she noticed that his tongue was beginning to protrude and foams emitting from his mouth, she unlocked the office, ran out and started screaming, unmindful that her brassieres was dangling.

Eyewitnesses said that by the time help came, Sunday was dead.
He was found stark naked with his hurriedly removed shirt and trouser still on his office table.

It was gathered that Sunday, married, was recently promoted to SP and would be retiring next month.
Some of his subordinates alleged that he was fond of having sex in his office with different women.

He was also accused of being fond of compelling female recruits to have sex with him in his office.

When his wife was alerted, she rushed down to Ikeja Police College, where Sunday served.

She broke down in tears and accused the Nigerian Police Force of finally succeeding in killing her husband.
She was immediately given a rough sketch of what transpired.

Before his death, Sunday was the Officer-in-Charge of the Works Department, Police College Ikeja.

The remains of the officer had been deposited at Ikeja General Hospital.

Chimamanda Adichie prompts Hillary Clinton to change ‘wife’ intro in bio

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, is in the news again for her feminist views for being `upset’ by former US Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton’s usage of `wife’ on her Twitter bio.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adichie, who is a renowned feminist campaign for the equality of male and female genders, asked the question at a PEN World Voices Festival lecture.

She stirred controversy when she said that Hillary Clinton seemed to describe herself as a function of her husband, Bill Clinton.

Reacting to the interview, some Nigerians felt she took her feminism too far, adding that the question was intrusive and Hillary has a choice on her view on being addressed as a ‘Wife’.

Meanwhile, some others argued that the question was necessary for women to understand that they have to celebrate their achievements, not just on the home front, just like men.

Adichie to Hillary; “In your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is ‘Wife.’ And then I think its ‘Mom,’ and then it’s ‘Grandmother.”

“And when I saw that, I have to confess that I felt just a little bit upset.

And then I went and I looked at your husband’s Twitter account, and the first word was not ‘husband,” Adichie said.

She was curious as to why with all of Clinton’s career accomplishments; did her Twitter bio primarily identify her as a “Wife”.

Bill Clinton’s Twitter bio leads with, ‘Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States’.

Adichie wanted to know if it was Clinton’s choice to first identify in relation to her husband, and if so, why?

“When you put it like that, I’m going to change it,” Clinton said, prompting roars from the crowd.

However, Clinton had pretty good explanation for why ‘Wife’ kicked- off her bio, which is that women should be able to celebrate both their accomplishments and their relationships.

Here are some of the reactions:

Popular blogger Linda Ikeji wrote @lindaikeji: I’m a big advocate for women empowerment, rights and indepencence but when I do marry, I’d proudly describe myself as a wife & proudly add my husband’s name to mine.

“Proudly! if you don’t believe in that as a woman, that’s fine too #differentstrokesfordifferentfolks,’’

@Linesandtimes tweeted, “Chimamanda said she was a bit upset by Hillary Clinton’s bio. Her intolerance for anything that does not align with her idea of feminism is really tragic.

“A woman can be defined as anything she wants to be seen as, what’s important is that it’s her choice.”

@Txtwistatornado wrote, “Lol I read the article, and I think it was great. I don’t think she disgraced Nigeria at all.

“She got Hillary Clinton to re-evaluate the message she sends to women. I believe in a happy medium as a woman so I’m good with this interview.IMO”

@SeunxTemi tweeted, “Not going to read all these. This is someone’s personal life Chimamanda thinks she has the right to criticize in such an unwarranted manner.

“Hilary Clinton is a Queen and what her bio states shouldn’t diminish her numerous accomplishments.”

@Realcalmday said, “If Hilary Clinton had a problem with what Chimamanda asked her, I believe she would’ve said so. Why are you people carrying the matter on your heads?”

@Chinewubeze_mc wrote, “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie went too far with this her feminism issue during her interview with Hilary Clinton today.”

@Pengasonconcept tweeted, “So happy about how Hilary Clinton clarified Chimamanda on the true meaning of feminism.

“Just because a woman is up to the same task as an average man on earth doesn’t stop them from knowing their true responsibilities in life.”

NAN reports that Adichie’s feminism campaign has been a pivotal crux of her writing as her characters centre around powerful women who are usually dwarfed by the patriarchal system in their environments.

Her TedX talk ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ was sampled on American singer Beyonce’s hit song ‘Flawless’ and was also part of Beyonce’s performance routine at 2018 Coachella.

In 2017, Adichie released a small book titled – ‘Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’.

Recently, her novel ‘Americanah’, was recognised as one of 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way fiction was being written and read in the 21st century

Facebook reveals it has been spying on your Messenger chats

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive officer, has admitted that his social network scans the content of private messages.

He said this on a podcast with Ezra Klein on the Ezra Klein show.

“We detected that people were trying to spread sensational messages,” Zuckerberg said.

“In that case, our systems detect what’s going on. We stop those messages from going through.

“That’s the kind of thing where I think it is clear that people were trying to use our tools in order to incite real harm.”

Furthermore, a spokesperson for the company told Bloomberg that Facebook’s objective for monitoring private messages is to prevent abuse.

“For example, on Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using photo matching technology to detect known child exploitation imagery or when you send a link, we scan it for malware or viruses,” the Facebook Messenger spokesperson said.

“Facebook designed these automated tools so we can rapidly stop abusive behaviour on our platform.”

The disclosure comes in the wake of Facebook being caught in the middle of a data hacking controversy.

In March, news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based political data-analytics firm hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, illegally gained access to data for 50 million Facebook users.

Soon after, the company created new privacy tools to give users full and easy control over their data.

Nigerian breaks Guinness world record for ‘longest marathon reading aloud’

Olawunmi Bayode, a Nigerian, has set a new Guinness Record in the ‘Longest Marathon Reading Aloud’ category.

Bayode, father of three, logged 120 hours on Saturday at the YouRead Library Yaba in Lagos, beating the previous record set by Nepali Deepak Sharma Bajagain.

The latter had 113 hours 15 minutes in 2008. Another Nepalese, Tudikhel Ground tied the record.

Bajagain’s book reading began on September 19 and ended on September 24, 2008. He recited 17 different books from 13 authors during his record attempt.

Bayode began reading at 1:30pm on Monday, February 26 and ended at 15.30pm on Saturday.

He announced the record on his Facebook page, saying: “Hello everybody, something just happened right now! My name is Bayode Treasures Olubunmi(Olawunmi) – I have just finished reading aloud for 120 hours non-stop.

“I did it for the culture.”

Bayode studied at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree and Comprehensive High School, Ketu, Lagos.

“I have always loved to read good materials right from when I was in secondary school. I am doing this for the youths,” he wrote on Twitter, before he began the record-setting reading marathon.

New sudy shows why men who marry chubby, curvy women are happier

Even though men typically prefer tall, thin women, a study shows that they need to expand their horizons.

In a study carried out by the department of psychology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Dr. Edgardo Morales and Dr. Filemón Alvarado found that men that were in a relationship with curvy, plus-size women were 10 times happier compared to men that were in a relationship with skinny women.

They also found that men that were in a relationship with chubby women smiled more and were more likely to solve their problems easier.

Evidently, the higher BMI of chubby women comes with an incredible side effect of being able to anticipate their partner’s needs as well as satisfy them.

Men love chubby women’s fat dimples, fat rolls, and extra side boobs.

For these women, carrying baby weight and reproducing would not be a problem, since they’re already heavy.

Here is why men who were in a relationship with curvy, plus-size women were 10 times happier compared to men that were with skinny women:

◾These women do not put too much pressure on their partners to be fit.

◾They do not try to lose weight. This means more eating out opportunities.

◾Buying them their favorite chocolate can make them happy.

◾They’re funnier. People that laugh together are happier couples. Furthermore, happier couples are more likely to have a healthier and longer relationship.

◾They give good hugs. Chubby women are better to hug, without exceptions.

◾They tend to cook better. Of course, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

◾They’re foodies. Men want to chow down with their partners.

◾These women tend to be figuratively and literally sweeter.

◾There is more to love.

Curvy, plus-size women are labeled unhealthy or unattractive in mainstream media. However, this study shows that men that marry plus-size women tend to be happier.

Daddy Freeze’s fiancée reveals she slept with her gay ex-husband only 11 times during their 10-year marriage

The fiancée of controversial On-Air-Personality Ifedayo Olarinde popularly known as Daddy Freeze, Benedicta Elechi, has revealed that she divorced her husband, Paul Odekina because he is gay.
She recounted how she had walked in on him having sex with a man in their living room and also how he had also brought one of his sexual partners home and she served them both dinner suspecting nothing.
According to her, in the ten years she was married husband they only had sex eleven times- when he wanted them to make babies.
In an exclusive interview with LIB, she said: “I filed for a divorce from him because of his sexual perversion and there’s a point where you get to as a human being when you realise that something or what is your aim is never going to work.
Because when I signed a contract to marry him, I believed I was marrying a man that shared the same type of sexuality with me.
Don’t get me wrong, I do not have any issues with people that have different sexual orientation but when you come and say you want to get into a marriage contract with someone, you both have to share the same sexual orientation.
So when you get into that marriage and find out it wasn’t what you bargained for, it’s like you were tricked into the marriage. The marriage is a sham.
For example, we got married in 2002, I filed for a divorce 2012. For the period of 10-years that we were married, we actually had sexual intercourse just 11 times in 10 years.  He never let me sleep in his room, I have to stay in my own room.
He would only come to see me when he thinks we should make a baby.
Way into the marriage, I caught him red-handed in gay sex. I walked into him in our living room at about 1:301:40am with a guy I didn’t really know. But he obviously walked in with that person at that time of the night, and I walked into them in our living.”
She is currently engaged to Daddy Freeze and they have a son together.

Scientists unravel link between alchohol and cancer

Think twice about that frothy, bubbly alcohol you consume as scientists have issued a new warning about its health effects by unravelling the linkage between it and cancer.

Alcohol damages the DNA of stem cells responsible for producing new blood, according to a mouse study which may explain the link between drinking and cancer, scientists said on Wednesday.

Health watchdogs have long warned that alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer — of the mouth, throat, larynx or voice box, oesophagus or food pipe, breast, liver and bowel.

What was not well understood was: how?

For the new study, published in the science journal Nature, researchers gave lab mice diluted alcohol, known chemically as ethanol.

They then used chromosome and DNA analysis to examine genetic damage caused by acetaldehyde, a chemical produced when the body processes alcohol.

“They found that acetaldehyde can break and damage DNA within blood stem cells, leading to rearranged chromosomes and permanently altering the DNA sequences within these cells,” Cancer Research UK, which helped fund the research, said in a statement.

“It is important to understand how the DNA blueprint within stem cells is damaged because when healthy stem cells become faulty, they can give rise to cancer.”

DNA damage can lead to cell death, but can also trigger the body’s natural repair mechanisms. However, if the DNA is repaired incorrectly, it can lead to cancer.

“While some damage occurs by chance, our findings suggest that drinking alcohol can increase the risk of this damage,” said lead author Ketan Patel of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.

The team also examined how the body fights against alcohol damage using a family of enzymes called ALDH, which turn acetaldehyde into acetate, which cells can use as energy.

Millions of people — particularly from Southeast Asia — either lack these enzymes or carry faulty versions, said the team. And mice lacking ALDH, given alcohol, suffered four times as much DNA damage.

“Our study highlights that not being able to process alcohol effectively can lead to an even higher risk of alcohol-related DNA damage and therefore certain cancers,” said Patel.

It may be a contributor to an “extremely high prevalence” of throat cancer in countries such as China, commented Malcolm Alison of the Queen Mary University of London, who was not involved in the study.

Commentators welcomed the paper’s contribution to the knowledge base.

“This is beautiful work, which puts our finger on the molecular basis for the link between alcohol and increased cancer risk and stem cells. Very important,” said Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz of the University of Cambridge.

Diabetes kills only careless people – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday morning led hundreds of people on road walk  for diabetes awareness in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, saying  “diabetes kills only careless people.”
Obasanjo  who was joined in the road walk by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed  Adewale Akanbi (Osun State) and Commissioner of Health in Ogun State, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, added if one took care of oneself, one would discover that “diabetes is not a killer disease.”
The Ebora Owu who noted he is now  well above 80 and could walk  with agility despite being diabetic(covering a distance of 1km  uphill of the distance on foot during the walk), lamented that many of the nation’s youth rarely exercise.
“Diabetes is not a disease that should kill, I was diagnosed to be diabetic more than 30 years ago but rather, I am growing strong, if you don’t believe I am growing strong and you didn’t witness this walk, come and see me at night, you will know I am growing strong, come and see me in the morning, you will know I am growing, even in the afternoon, you will know I am growing strong.
“What is necessary is a management of diabetes. Some people said some diseases are incurable, but diabetes is manageable and compliant.
“My headmaster in primary school was diagnosed at the age of 50 and died at age 85, you will agree with he tried.
“What to do is that if you’re diabetic, don’t be nonchalant about it and don’t eat carelessly. Three things are important, the food you eat, regular exercise and prescribed medication, those are the three most important things.
“You can be diabetic and still lives till 100, I don’t know when I would die but I am above 80 and many of the youth could not catch up with my pace during  the exercise this morning, many of them were running after me.
” This is my message. Whether you’re diabetic or you have a family or friend with diabetic, diabetes is not a killer disease or it should not be a killer disease unless you are careless,” Obasanjo said.
The about two kilometre walk which began at the Marque within the sprawling Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library(OOPL), Abeokuta, coursed through MKO Abiola Way and had 15 minutes stop – over at the premises Sunny Yinka Oil on same before turning to end it at the take off point.
The road walk was organized by the Southwest zone of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria(DAN) in collaboration with OOPL to mark the 2017 edition of World Diabetes Day.

I’m tired of staying alone, 87-year-old ex-senator defends wedding

 

An 87-year-old lawyer and former lawmaker, Senator Cyrus Nunieh, said he decided to marry another wife because he was alone and needed a companion.

Nunieh officially married a lady in her 40s on Tuesday at the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The former member of the National Assembly, who said he was now a king in Ogoniland, River State, explained that he had been alone after his former wife died in 1991.

Speaking on the wedding Nunieh pointed out that his children were all adults, who had ventured into various business of their own, adding that he could no longer cope with loneliness.

He described his new wife, Rosemary, as an intelligent woman, who would always be there for him and share ideas with him.

“I cannot continue to stay alone. I love her and she loves me. We understand each other and she is also intelligent. In marriage, there are advantages somewhere and disadvantages in other areas.

“There is no limitation in age. Some may say you are old; you may soon die. But some were dead even before they were born. Some were one year or two years old and they die. Death is not always dependent upon a man’s age,” he said.

About her new wife, Nunieh said, “You know that rose is the best of all flowers and we have two Marys in the Bible; we have Mary, the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

“She too (Rosemary) is a believer of the Bible. But why are you particular about her age? She is not an infant. She is a very charming woman.”

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‘Sugar daddy’ website targeting Belgian students faces legal fight

 

Belgian ministers have said they will take legal action in an attempt to force a website that links young women and rich men to remove huge adverts near the country’s universities.

Trucks bearing large posters promoting Richmeetbeautiful, which describes itself as a “sugar daddy and sugar baby dating site”, have appeared on the outskirts of campuses in Brussels in recent days. The promotional campaign suggests: “Improve your style of life. Get a sugar daddy”.

After success in Scandinavia, the Norwegian company behind the website says it hopes to recruit 300,000 Belgian registrations by the end of 2018. It claims it is merely offering a “Fifty Shades of Grey” experience, a reference to the erotic novel that chronicles the relationship between a college graduate and a young business magnate.

The site, however, has been accused of encouraging prostitution and playing on the financial insecurity of the young.

A minister for women, Isabelle Simonis, and a minister for education, Jean-Claude Marcourt, in the Francophone administration in Brussels, have declared they intend to launch a criminal proceeding against the firm for inciting debauchery and prostitution, and to force the suspension of its campaign on public order grounds.

Simonis said: “This scandalous and alarming publicity demonstrates that this site encourages the prostitution of young female students. The masks fall in relation to those ‘sugar-dating practices’ that have been causing concern for a while.

“In addition to encouraging young girls to sell their bodies, this phenomenon enhances male dominance and marks a decade-long reversal in the relationship between men and women. It is time to act decisively, through awareness, but also by using all possible legal means.”

The website’s chief executive, Sigurd Vedal, rejected any link to prostitution, suggesting money matters always play a role in romantic relationships.

“Prostitution is not promoted, but the financial aspect is part of any relationship”, he said. “It is a matter of romantic relations between two people who set their own conditions.

“We do not have to police and control how people design their relationships. Women seek powerful, intelligent, brilliant men. This is undoubtedly the most fascinating part, this very strong demand in women. Since Fifty Shades of Grey, they are more liberated and can express these requests.”

Vedal said his company expelled signs of any formal soliciting on the site, though he admitted he was not able to control what happened outside of his web pages.

Similar sites have previously targeted university students in the UK. The US-based SeekingArrangement.com was found in 2015 to be offering premium membership to users with a university email address.

Renaud Maes, a sociologist, told the Belgian newspaper Le Soir that beyond clamping down on advertising campaigns, the authorities needed to look at why the sites were successful.

“What seems to me most important to point out is that student prostitution is based on the growing precariousness of students,” she said. “If we really want to stop this, it is not enough to prevent advertising from reaching students … [we] must be relevant and fight precariousness.”

Man crashes rented Lamborghini, trying to impress lady

A drunken man who tried to impress a woman he met at a bar raced after her in a rented Lamborghini – but then crashed into a tree.

In a bid to win over the woman, the driver chased her in the Lamborghini and tried to impress by overtaking her on the street, she told police.

Traffic camera footage shows the Lamborghini Gallardo, rented for £648 per day, swerving right and then left on a highway.
The driver then veers into the other lane, losing control, before slamming into a tree.

The 22-year-old driver, whose surnamed is Teng, was found guilty of drink-driving and has been detained for further questioning in Jinhua City, China.

To add salt to the wounds, the woman then drove by the crash site and recorded a video mocking the man trying to win her affection.

But then she was also arrested for driving without a licence.

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 63, up from 56

 

Life expectancy in Nigeria has increased to 63 years for men and 66 years for women according to a recent study by researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Despite this increase, the study claims that lives lost to communicable diseases like malaria and HIV are still high.

“Life expectancy in Nigeria is growing, but people in many other sub-Saharan African countries are living longer, healthier lives. Communicable diseases like malaria, diarrhea, lower respiratory diseases, and HIV are still taking the lives of far too many Nigerians,” said Jacob Olusanya, director, Center for Healthy Start Initiative.

“Infants and children are at particular risk from these diseases, and neonatal ailments like sepsis and encephalopathy kill thousands of infants. We have much more work to do.”

The 2017 edition of the annual global burden of diseases study (GBD), which is composed of five peer-reviewed papers, was published The Lancet, a medical journal.

The study’s main findings for Nigeria include:

A Nigerian man born in 2016 can expect to live 63.7 years, an increase in life expectancy of 7 years over the past decade. A woman has a life expectancy of 66.4 years, up 8.1 years from 2006.

A Nigerian male born in 2016 will live approximately 55.5 years in good health; a female only 57.2 years. Nigeria has a higher life expectancy than South Africa, Niger, or Cameroon, but it lags behind Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia.

The top five causes of premature death in Nigeria are malaria, diarrheal diseases, HIV, neonatal encephalopathy, and lower respiratory infection. The ailments that cause illness can be very different. Iron-deficiency anaemia, back pain, and migraines are the top causes of years that people live with disability in Nigeria.

“For every 1,000 live births, 46.6 Nigerian children under the age of 5 die. That far exceeds the global figure of 38.4, and the regional average of countries in western sub-Saharan Africa, which is 40.7.”

In 2016, for the first time in modern history, fewer than five million children under age five died in one year, as compared to 1990 when 11 million died.

Researchers attribute this global health landmark to improvements in increased educational levels of mothers, rising per capita incomes, declining levels of fertility, increased vaccination programs, mass distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets, improved water, and sanitation.

“Death is a powerful motivator, both for individuals and for countries, to address diseases that have been killing us at high rates,” said Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

 

FCT residents react to the rise in cross-dressing among men in Nigeria

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday expressed surprise by the rise in the number and societal acceptance of cross-dressed men across the country.

Cross-dressers are people who wear clothing typical of the opposite sex; in this case however, popular among men who dress as women.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that police officials made various arrests of young men who have allegedly defrauded wealthy men in Lagos, Zamfara, Rivers and Abuja by presenting themselves as women.

Some of the residents who spoke to NAN said that it was astonishing how young Nigerians seem to be accepting the idea of cross-dressing.

Joy Nduka, a makeup artist, said that she was surprised by the fact that more Nigerians were aaccepting the idea of cross-dressing.

“I first heard of this concept in Nigeria last year when it was in the news that some men dressed like women to dupe rich men they met at bars and hotels.

“I found it a bit funny at first that some men could be easily deceived in that manner by their fellow men.

“However, I later realised that we all focused on the men who were robbed and not on the men who were comfortable dressing like women to commit the crimes.

“It shows the trend is gradually being accepted among Nigerians,’’ she said.

Victor Itamunoala, a marketer, said “We have always had popular TV personality, Denrele Edun, who remain a controversial figure because of his cross-dressing fashion.

“His fashion concept has always had a hint of feminism in it be it with makeup, hairstyles, high shoes and more.

“Nigerians were against his fashion but these days, many people seem to support him and he has inspired more men to dress that way.

“We have gradually seen a number of Nigerian social media personalities become popular for being cross-dressers and the most popular one today is the man that calls himself the `Snapchat queen’, Bobrisky.

“Bobrisky, originally known as Okuneye Idris, has gradually become a celebrity by acting and dressing as a woman.

“We all watched him transform from a dark skinned man to a light skinned woman who now travels the world and gets paid in pounds and dollars by Nigerian fans who take pictures with him.

“This is insane and appalling, especially as all these famous cross-dressers claim to have connections among politicians.

“The next thing we will see is same sex marriage being legalised in Nigeria, this is how such things start’’ he said.

Another resident, Ndidi John said that the trend was catching on among youths because of the influence of foreign movies.

“You cannot eliminate the role of social media, foreign films and now Nigerian celebrities that engaged in cross dressing on the youths.

“But I personally believe that most of them will grow out of it as the advance in age and become less rebellious,” she said.

To reduce chances of divorce, marry between age 28 and 32 –Study

For years, divorce research led us to believe that marrying later is related to lower odds of divorce. But a study from 2015, which has recently resurfaced, has thrown doubt over that conclusion.

Led by the Institute of Family Studies at the University of Utah, the research revealed that couples who marry in their late twenties or early thirties face the lowest odds of divorce.

After analysing data from the 2006-10 and 2011-13 National Survey of Family Growth, the study, which was led by Nick Wolfinger, suggested that to boost the chances of a lasting marriage, couples should get hitched between the ages of 28 and 32.

Unsurprisingly, researchers found that the divorce risk is higher when you’re younger (with couples who marry in their teens having the highest chance of divorce), before steadily reducing towards your late 20s and early 30s.

Experts have dubbed this 28-32 period the “Goldilocks zone,” but as soon as you’re past the just-right age region, the divorce risk starts to increase again, with the chance of divorce increasing five per cent for every year after 45 that a marriage begins.

Study authors suggest this may be because those who get married at a young age may not have looked around enough for the right partner, while those who wait longer to get married may have “less of the necessary cognitive and emotional resources to maintain their relationships than those who start around the age of 30.”

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Any man who sleeps with Ooni’s ex-queen may die – Ifa Priest

Popular Ifa traditionalist, playwright, actor and author, Yemi Elebuibon has revealed that any man who sleeps with the Ooni of Ife’s ex-queen without the appropriate cleansing may die prematurely.

He said this while speaking to SUN about the recent crash of the Ooni’s 17-month-old marriage to his former wife, Olori Wuraola.

While noting that Ooni would not be the first Yoruba Oba to be separated from his wife, Elebuibon stressed that marriage breakup is not very common among Yoruba Obas.

He said: “The wife of the Oba will be asked to consult Ifa and Ifa will give directions on how she will make the necessary atonement for her cleansing. In Yoruba tradition, a woman who has been married to a king cannot lay with any other man even if the marriage breaks up. But when the right atonements have been made, there won’t be problem”.

When asked on the kind of problems which an Oba’s ex-wife might encounter if she refuses to undergo the traditional cleansing rites, Elebuibon said: “For the woman, she might not really have a problem but for any man who sleeps with a queen or marries an ex-queen without the appropriate cleansing, the man may die prematurely, he may be struck with sickness or there might be retrogression in his life”.

He warned that if an ex-queen wants to remarry, she will have to do the cleansing with her new husband. Both of them have to take part in the atonement procedures so that they won’t have any future problem.

“Any marriage she would be going into must not be elaborate. They should go far away and avoid any flamboyant wedding”

 

Saudi Arabia bans 400,000 illegal pilgrims from entering Mecca

Saudi Arabia has banned more than 400,000 illegal pilgrims from entering Mecca for not having Hajj permits, Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.

 

This was highlighted by the interior ministry during a news conference on Hajj security plans that were designed to accommodate more than two million pilgrims expected to perform Hajj 2017.

 

Saudi Arabia has taken serious steps, including fine and jail terms against violators to ensure smooth Hajj operation for the pilgrims.

 

The ministry also announced that until on Tuesday 1.7 million foreign pilgrims and around 200,000 domestic pilgrims had arrived in Mecca.

 

More than 100,000 members of the Saudi security forces will participate in this year Hajj 2017 this week.

 

Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman, Mansour Turki, said that the security services had dismantled a number of militant cells in Mecca and Medina over the past few years.

 

Maj.-Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, a security spokesman from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior, said that strict measures were in place at the entrances to Mecca, Medina and other holy sites as well as airports and seaports.

 

“So, we do not overlook the reality of such potential threats and we take all necessary preventative measures.’’

 

Saudi security guards monitor screens at the national centre for security operations in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 29, 2017.

 

Turki said the security forces had taken all necessary measures to prevent a stampede like the one that killed hundreds of pilgrims in 2015, without providing details.

 

But he also urged pilgrims to abide by their assigned schedule for performing the sacred rituals.

 

“Each group must abide by the specified paths assigned to each while throwing the jamarat,” he said, referring to one of the critical stages of Hajj, when pilgrims conduct the ritual stoning.

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For women only: When men are most likely to cheat – Experts

The time when cheating men are most likely to be chatting to their mistresses has been revealed — and it’s not good news if your man uses Facebook at night!

New research has shown that the peak time for two-timing spouses to be in contact with the women they are having affairs with is 10pm.

And the report also showed that most don’t even use secretive ways of communicating with the majority using Facebook.

The findings were included in a report by online affairs website Ashley Madison, which pairs up married people wanting to be unfaithful.

In the report, they found that 75 per cent registered for the site say that Facebook is the preferred way people like to message their lover.

The report said: “Everyone has Facebook, so it doesn’t raise the ire of your husband or wife, the messaging is easily deleted for security, it’s protected being password sensitive, plus it fuels the affair passions with the ‘stalking’ of your flings photos and intimate details — without the need for too much effort or time.

“It helps affair parties jump from A to Z , swiftly at the scroll through their feed.

“With the efforts invested to post our sugar coated life, cropped and filtered to perfection, what lies beneath is a platform for emotional affairs, flirty texts and cheaters dirty secrets.”

 

Predict when Buhari will return and make money – NaijaBet

NaijaBet, one of the betting sites domiciled in Nigeria, has opened a cash-making opportunity for Nigerians to place a bet on when President Muhammadu Buhari will return to Nigeria.
The betting website says Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has promised that the president will return very soon, asking “how soon is soon”?
Buhari has been out of the country for 86 days, and is expected to return to the country soon due to constitutional requirements, while some others argue that the 90-day requirement being quoted is not tenable in Buhari’s case.
Osinbajo had however hinted that the president may not return within the 90 days, saying “no, no” when asked about the 90-day deadline.
“Deadlines aren’t very good things but as I said, he is recuperating fast. We are expecting him very shortly. Much sooner than you will expect,” he had said.
The president, who travelled on May 7, on a second medical vacation in 2017, is said to be doing very well.
After visiting the president in London, Osinbajo said the president is in very high spirits and would be back very soon.
Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, who also visited the president, said God has healed him.
“Let me thank God for the life of the president and thank God for Nigerians too. And also appreciate Nigerians who have prayed sincerely and earnestly for Mr President and I think God has actual answered the prayers of Nigerians,” Emmanuel had said.
“From what you could see from the photographs, you could see that God has actually answered our prayers, so some of us were quite excited to see Mr President welcomed us, discussed with us and he was also happy to see us.
“So what you are seeing both on TV and newspapers are genuine and correct. God has actually healed our president and we thank God for that”.

What women should always do after sex

After sex, there are a few things a woman should do to keep healthy, such as these ones…

  • Wipe down with gentle soap and water. Bacteria from the fingers, mouth, and rectum can increase a woman’s chance of developing yeast or bacterial infection after sex, says obstetrics-gynaecologist, Sherry Ross. She recommends using a non-fragrant soap to wash the vagina after sex. Simply take a warm washcloth and gently dab the area with soap and water (or just warm water), moving from front to back. “Internal cleaning (such as douching) isn’t necessary, because the vagina has its own internal wash cycle that keeps it clean and balanced, she adds. So, no douches allowed.
  • Soak in the bathtub. Besides making you feel like the pampered sex queen that you are, adding extra virgin coconut oil to a warm bath can help hydrate the skin of the outer vagina and sooth any vaginal swelling or irritation that occurs after sex, says Ross. Again, this reduces your risk of infection, she adds.
  • Drink water. You may need to hydrate after a vigorous sex, says Dr. Nicole Scott. Dehydration affects your entire body; so, if your mouth is dry and/or your vagina felt like sandpaper during sex, you definitely need to refuel with water. Right after sex, drink a pint or two of water. That will hydrate you and help flush pesky Urinary Tract Infection-causing bacteria from your bladder.
  • Eat probiotic-rich foods. Yogurt and other fermented foods have the same good bacteria that are found in the vagina, says another gynaecologist, Dr. Kelly Kasper. Getting into the habit of snacking on these foods after sex can help to replenish the body’s good bacteria, helping to decrease your risk of yeast infection.
  • Don’t wear panties! Once you’re so fresh and so clean-clean, ward off UTIs and other infections by wearing cotton underwear and loose-fitting pyjamas to keep your privates dry — or, better yet, go commando for optimum air circulation. At the very least, avoid nylon underwear and tight-fitting sleepwear, which can trap moisture and help bacteria grow, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
  • Pee! The vagina is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, because of its moist and warm nature. That’s why you must pee within the next 30minutes after sex.
  • Note your discomfort during sex. Sometimes, sex can be painful or uncomfortable for a woman. It is therefore important for you to keep a note of when this happens. There are multiple reasons why sex can be painful for women. The most common reason is vagina dryness. Constipation, or muscle spasm can also be responsible; just as deep penetration can also make sex painful, especially if your partner isn’t hard enough. If you regularly feel discomfort during sex, it is better to consult a doctor.