A PUBLICATION OF
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
FASHION MENâ€™S STYLE KIDDIES WORLD CULINARY CORNER SOCIETY NEWS
Zainab Abdullahi Musa Making a difference through law and psychology
nkara ‘abayas’ are the perfect blend of Nigerian and the Middle East. They are so comfortable, modest and stylish. No wonder every lady wants one in her closet. Dress it up or down, it is completely up to you to slay in your ankara ‘abaya’ right way. One the men’s page it’s all about double breasted suits. Every guy wants one. It is a staple piece for any dapper man for those formal occasions or on days you just want to be a little extra at work. Get yourself a well fitted double breasted suit to look handsome as ever. Time really has flown by. There is about a week left until Ramadan ends and we are all trying to make the most of it. For the last edition of Ramadan special we have sweet potato fritters with shrimps, peach cobbler and a mango punch. This dish promises to make your mouth water and satisfy you and your family. Also check out the iftar schedule to help you get through the final week of cooking your iftar meals and stay on top of your kitchen game. Teaching your kids the importance of seizing their mornings in worship can’t be overemphasized. Prayers and supplications in the early hours of the morning is something that makes a difference in any home and stays with your kids till they are grown. Ensuring they learn this comes from you so read more on how to develop that habit in your children on the kiddies’ page. On the cover we have Zainab Musa, a lawyer and family woman. She speaks on both the career and personal sides on her life and much more in her interview.
Tambari is going bigger and better! Something big is coming soon! Tambari is thrilled to present its new stand-alone glaze edition, filled with rich and interesting content to keep you glued till the very last page. With various articles ranging from human interest, business, banking and finance, entertainment, technology, latest scoop on cars, wellness, culinary, beauty, faith, health, sports and a whole lot of other interesting reads! It only gets more exciting. The central purpose this new edition serves is celebrating women in a way that have never been done before. This is not to say men are left out as we have them covered. Also included will be personality interviews
IS HSG COMPULSORY?
* Uche Eze
* Ballie Kafran
* Amina Alhassan Writers
* Hafsah A. Matazu
Designer Cover Photos
* Abdul Musa
CONTENTS FASHION // 35
The Ankara Abaya look MEN’S STYLE // 37
Dapper in a doublebreasted suit RAMADAN
SPECIAL // 35
T Tantalising sweet potato ffritters with shrimp
BEAUTY // 38
Enhance your beauty with bath salts PEARL OF WISDOM BY UCHE EZE
with women and men in all fields, including go getters and high achievers who have made a name for themselves. There’ll be features of celebrity weddings, topnotch events and lots more. No one will be left out. Personalities will share their captivating stories, letting the readers see other facets of them. You’ll be intrigued! With the best team on deck, it promises to be a bang! You’ll be fed with meaningful and highly creative content that will leave you feeling refreshed and excited. You are guaranteed to enjoy this compilation of fine articles and stories. Look out as Tambari magazine will be coming soon to your nearest newspaper stand. We appreciate your support and are so happy to have you as a reader. Remain blessed!
SMELLY DISCHARGE My name is PIA and I have a gynae problem I have been experiencing some whitish discharge ,no itching and the discharge looks like milk curd,small in size, and bad odour. What can be the problem, please advice me on the next step to take. Pia Since it is malodorous. It has turned to pelvic inflammatory disease. You will need to do an endocervical swab for microscopy, culture and sensitivity. Antibiotics and antifungal will be necessary. Proper and adequate treatment is necessary.
Is HSG compulsory before Myomectomy? I am forty five years old and was booked for myomectomy and the doctor insists I should do it. Please advise me. Jecintha HSG is necessary but not absolutely compulsory prior to myomectomy in women of reproductive age group. It is also a medicolegal issues. In women of around peri menopausal age, HSG is not so beneficial. Apart from medico legal issues it could be use to see if there are possible Endom trial polyps.
WHEN DO I MISS MY PERIOD? Is it the first period after sex I am suppose to miss if I am pregnant? Or when? And what are the other immediate symptoms? I need your help. Ajao Ada Obi, Abeokuta Yes it is the period that is next to the contact. Especially if the sexual encounter occurred during the ovulation period. Other symptoms of early pregnancy include nausea , vomiting , weakness among others.
DISCHARGE FROM MY PRIVATE PART Good morning, Doctor, I got your number from a Tambari publication. I have a problem with my manhood, there is some milk colour liquid and white-like water coming out of my manhood. I have been in pains for 2 to 3 weeks now. When I make love with my wife, I am always in great pain. Please help me prescribe some drugs and injection I can use for treatment. What you have is a sexually transmitted disease. An urgent urethral swab and midstream urine for microscopy, culture and sensitivity will do. Meanwhile you are to be placed on strong antibiotics pending when the result for your tests will be out.You and your spouse should be treated by your family physician.
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FA S H I O N
TRENDS STYLE NEWSMAKER KER By UCHE EZE
earing an Arabian dress is an easy way to stay covered and chic. These dresses have a way of making you look majestic. With flowing fabrics and empire waist lines that accentuate your figure, it leaves you feeling royal and gorgeous. The Arabian dress, above all, is comfortable and easy to style. There’s no need for loud accessories as the embroidery, sequin and fancy fabric already makes a statement. There’s no restriction to where this dress can be worn; it suits both casual and formal functions.
FA S H I O N N E W S
FASHPA introduces MEL diffusion line
By UCHE EZE
MEL meaning ‘Making Everyone Luxury’ is a new line from the premium womenswear brand with a focus on affordable luxury with an affordable price. The premium womenswear brand revealed plans to launch the new line at a private brunch, held on the 13th of June, where it showcased a line of chic offerings from the brand new affordable line produced in Nigeria. The diffusion line carries the fun, chic and quirk signature pieces from the mother brand- FASHPA. The line features basic pieces with a few dressy looks with a new line added every week. So every sold out style won’t be reproduced but replaced with another set.
Chic Arabian dresses
Rukki Image: Courtesy of PULSE
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PEARLS OF WISDOM
“I’ve never seen elegance go out of style.” – Sonya Teclai
ZAINAB ABDULLAHI MUSA Educational background I attended primary school in Sokoto from where I proceeded to FGGC Bakori in Katsina State where I obtained my WAEC certificate in the year 1990. After that, I had my first degree in Law from the Usman Danfodio University in Sokoto in 1997, after which I left Sokoto for my National Youth Service in Abuja in the year 1998. While doing my youth service, I enrolled into the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in 1999. Immediately after my graduation from IIJ and just before I passed out from the youth service, we were called to the Nigerian Law School to begin preparing for our bar exams. It was a bit hectic trying to juggle the procedures of my PGD graduation, tying the loose ends of my youth service and registering at the Nigerian Law School, all at the same time; but it was hectic fun at the same time. In 2011, my whole family packed our bags and relocated to Dubai in the UAE to enable my husband and I pursue our two years Masters degrees. Unfortunately, my husband was recalled to his office and I suddenly found myself a single mother of four in a foreign land, pursuing a degree in a totally different environment from what I was used to. AlhamdulilLah: that experience made me a better person and I graduated with a Masters degree in Applied Psychology, with emphasis in Criminal Psychology, from the Middlesex University in 2013. Career background I am a lawyer by profession and although I love the prosecution part of my career (civil law bores me), my personal real interest is people and what makes them tick. I especially love looking into the minds of criminals and deciphering their motives and intentions. It was what motivated my choice of Psychology for a Masters degree. What was growing up like? Growing up was fun, fun, fun! My father was and still iss the coolest father in the world. He loves es his children to bits. He can sacrifice everything ything he has just to make us happy, and d I honestly don’t know what life would have ve been like with a different father. My mother other was and still is the disciplinarian n in our family, and between the two of them; m; they have found the perfect synergy. gy. My step mum, of blessed memory, was a cross between my mum and my dad. She could be very playful when the mood swung her that way and she could be strict too. All in all, we are a very close knit family. mily. Challenges (career/ personal) Hmmm! I think hink the one big challenge enge every person who works forr the government nt has is the unending lack k of appreciation on that flows from m everywhere. The government you work for underrates and nd underpays you u and the people le you provide these servicess to
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Making a difference through law and psychology Interview by HAFSAH ABUBAKAR MATAZU
Zainab Abdullahi Musa is an indigene of Jega Local Government Area in Kebbi State although her family has always been permanently resident in Sokoto Town. She is in her 40’s now and the first born in a family of four. She has two younger brothers; Musa and Kabiru, and a sister, Fatima. Her parents have been married for over 45 years and they are still going strong; AlhamdulilLah. Her father is a retired Federal Permanent Secretary whose last official assignment was as the Federal Commissioner representing Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states at the Federal Civil Service Commission. A very hardworking man whose passion has always been to do his job very well and give chances to those who have no ‘godfather’ in the system. In her words, ‘he is also the only person who would rummage through the pile of applications on his table, find deserving candidates from the trenches whom he has never heard of and drive all the way to their villages to personally give them their offer letters!’ and for think you are not doing enough to deserve their appreciation. So it’s a thankless job really. Personally, my biggest challenge in life is in keeping my oath to Allah to be the best mother, daughter, wife, sister and friend to the people in my life: regularly striking that balance between being selfishly human (and serving my own interest) and being the best of what I ought to be to those around me. constantly aware of people’s I am rights over me and I try not to trample on them. Life lessons That people never really change; at least not completely. We recently had our 25th high school reunion and I was
pleasantly surprised to find that none of us had really changed. Sure, we have all grown up and become more mature in the way we handle things but the building blocks remain the same really. Aspirations growing up I have always wanted to be a lawyer and to write a book. I have done one, insha Allah, I will do the other soon. What fond childhood memories do you y miss? My life as a child, visiting Pankshin in Plateau State and spending the whole P day d with my cousins and friends on the mountains picking all sorts of fruits. m My M grandparents all settled there and my m best memories are of visiting them and being free in those mountains. a I am sad that my own children can’t have that experience now being that h all a my family have left Plateau State following incessant religious clashes. f Joys of motherhood My ultimate joy comes from watching my children grow into these w
I ESPECIALLY LOVE L LOOKING INTO THE M MINDS OF CRIMINALS A AND DECIPHERING T THEIR MOTIVES AND IINTENTIONS. IT WAS W WHAT MOTIVATED M MY CHOICE OF P PSYCHOLOGY FOR A M MASTERS DEGREE PAGE 30 TAMBARI SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
H E A LT H Y L I V I N G
Diabetes and fasting Stories by HAFSAH ABUBAKAR MATAZU
asting during the month of Ramadan aims to harness humility and chastity and also submit ourselves to God like we haven’t before. And although it has been ordained that the sick do not have to fast, missing out on such reward that comes with fasting can be hard. ant for Therefore, it is important those with illnesses like diabetes ake to be extra careful and take ure certain measures to ensure out that they fast safely without d stressing their bodies and causing any unwanted complications. Dr. Amadi Ikechukwu of Federal Staff Hospital Abuja, gave his advice on what is expected from a diabetic patient that is fasting. e It is important to make sure your blood is tested re as often as possible, more od than you usually do. Blood m low to sugar can fluctuate from high during Ramadan more than
it tends to. So keep your testing kit close by always. Also, the food you eat when breaking the fast and suhur too shouldn’t be underestimated. While carbohydrates are good for replenishing energy, it is equally bad for sugar levels. So, taking
starchy foods like brown rice and whole wheat bread are better options to keep things in check. Sweet tasting foods are popular when breaking the fast but needless to say they are bad for you. So even if you choose to indulge in these desserts; take them in moderation and controlled amounts. Protein like nuts, beans, fish Proteins and other othe ot he kinds of meat are and excelle sources of energy excellent alt as alternatives to all those star starchy foods. So enjoy eat these as much as eating yo like for the more you en energy you get for the fo following day, the better. And lastly, it is a advisable to see your do doctor so he/she can ad advise you on your med medication, and if there are e any extra measures you need to take. Wit With additional information from the t internet
What you should be eating for Sahur for a productive day
lanning what you eat during suhur can make your day a lot easier. The energy from the foods you eat will be enough for you to get through the day’s fasting and in turn, give you an extra productive day. Dr. Amadi Ikechukwu of Federal Staff Hospital Abuja emphasised on how essential it is that you include foods that contain slow energy-releasing nutrients which are mostly found in grains, fruits and vegetables which will give you the kick-start you need. Oats: It is a good option because it boosts your metabolism. For an extra drive, add some nuts or fresh fruits, replacing your conventional dairy milk with soy or almond will give you that extra protein and calcium too. Smoothies: For those with minimal time on their hands in the morning, then a smoothie is your answer. Blending your favourite fruits with some yoghurt or milk and a handful of sunflower seeds promises a mix of vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre too. It is an excellent energy booster and curbs the hunger too. Whole wheat bread: You can eat this with some
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jam, peanut butter or if you’re a fan of toast then why not? You can also choose to have your bread with an egg for protein and a cup of juice. Meat: Protein is important and including veggies in the mix is an even better idea. So how about a stir fry with ingredients: iftar leftovers or a salad, whichever you prefer. Water: Hydration is highly important. Thirst is bad. So drinking few glasses between iftar and suhur in reasonable quantities ought to do the trick to keep the thirst at bay during the day. Also try to stay away from caffeinated drinks too.
SOCIETY NEWS Compiled by UCHE EZE
2face Idibia supports IDPs 2Face Idibia described the situation of IDPs in Nigeria and the world as ‘heart wrenching’. The music star paid a visit the United Nations High Commissions for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Abuja. Innocent ‘2Face’ Idibia says he would donate 60 percent of proceeds from a soon-to-be released song to alleviate the sufferings of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. “On the 20th of June which is the World Refugee Day, I will be releasing a song which will be monetized for the world to download. It can be used as ringtones, caller tunes nes and 60 percent of the proceeds from this song will be donated to the UNHCR to further this humanitarian effort that they have begun. If they don’t do it, nobody would. The cost of downloading this song won’t be more than N50 – N100.
Miyonse set to launch a cooking show Ex Big Brother housemate Miyonse, has stated that preparations are in gear for his new television show which will focus on cooking and confectionery. This is no surprise as he frequently showed off his cooking skill in the Big Brother house. “My TV show is coming out soon; it is a cooking show; however, I would not like to disclose more because the people I signed the contract with have not released an official statement,” Miyonse said in an interview with NAN on the 13th of June.
Folorunso Alakija’s son weds in grand style One of the world’s richest black women, Nigeria’s very own Folorunsho Alakija, had the joy of seeing her son, Folarin, get married to his Iranian love Nazanin Ghaissarifar, after he lost his first wife to cancer six years ago, at a lavish ceremony held in London. The couple had previously had their traditional wedding in Nigeria, with a record of attendance by top guns in the society, including the first lady of Nigeria. For the white wedding which held at the Blenheim Palace, Oxford shire, there was also an attendance of top dignitaries such as Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, Senator Florence Ita Giwa, and Toyin Saraki. Nigerian music stars were also sighted at the flamboyant event. Robin Thicke, a popular American singer serenaded the couple with some of his well-known love songs.The guests were given souvenirs in bags covered in rose petals. It truly was a fantasy wedding.
Child-friendly wristwatches By UCHE EZE
For younger kids, you could go for cartoon themed wristwatch, maybe even a dummy, as this is just for the fun of it. Just ensure that the wristwatch isnâ€™t tightly bound to the childâ€™s wrist. On the other hand, older kids should be given real wristwatches; for timetelling sake. Get them a variety of colours to match their outfits as this will interest them.
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e all know watches are a cool fashion statement, kids included. Aside that, they are also an educational material for kids. They teach them time awareness and punctuality. With the emergence of cell phones, parents no longer pay attention to wristwatches for kids, instead they just get them cell phones.
with HAFSAH ABUBAKAR MATAZU
Teaching your kids to seize the morning in worship A
s a parent you should be ready to raise your kids right and with the strongest religious compass right from a young age. Morning prayers and worship are crucial and beneficial; and teaching them this is something that will stick with them for life and, therefore, the importance of it should not be underestimated. Malam Usman Muhammad from Zaria said that it is as simple as creating a routine and ensuring you stick to it. Prayers are when one connects with God and the kids should be made to understand it. Sparing a few minutes of sleep to worship and supplicate further reminds your
kids the importance of religion. Teaching them your ways and what is expected of them in the morning is something that will stick once it is placed there. But most importantly, be a role model to your young ones. Teach them what they see you do. It will only make the learning process easier. With this being said, making sure they grow up with the habit of making the best of the early hours of the morning will in turn increase the blessings and good that enters your home and theirs too one day. Once the habit is made, your kids will thank you for it and their blessings will magnify.
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R A MA DA N S P E C I A L : 4
Tantalising sweet potato fritters with shrimp by HAFSAH ABUBAKAR MATAZU
ith less than a week to go before we bade Ramadan goodbye, most of us have run out of ideas on what to prepare for iftar. Before you lose all hope, read on as we show you how to make sweet potato fritters with shrimp: something different and a lovely dish everyone will love. Sweet potatoes are the perfect carbohydrate to replenish the lost energy from the day while satisfying the hunger from fasting to prepare and dig in. INGREDIENTS: • 5 sweet potatoes • 12 pieces of shrimps, cooked and chopped • Red and green peppers,
chopped • Salt and pepper • 4 eggs • 8 tablespoons of flour • 2 tablespoons of oil DIRECTIONS: Wash and peel the potatoes and grate. Squeeze the potato shavings to drain all the water. Mix all the remaining ingredients with the potatoes, apart from the oil. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then scoop the mixture into the oil and press down with a spatula. Fry until crisp and golden brown until the entire mixture has finished. Serve while hot.
Golden peach cobbler This is a classic dessert and a favourite too. It will warm you up with sweet gooey goodness that everyone loves.
• Salt • 1 cup of milk • 1 tin of peach slices • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice • Cinnamon
INGREDIENTS • 1/2 cup unsalted butter • 1 cup of flour • 2 cups of sugar, divided • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
DIRECTIONS Melt the butter in a baking dish and then combine half the sugar, flour, milk, salt and baking powder until the wet and dry ingredients
Mango punch By HAFSAH ABUBAKAR MATAZU
After a long day of thirst, a mango punch is perfect to quench and hydrate yourself. It is tasty and tangy. INGREDIENTS 5 mangoes Lemon soda Mint leaves Vanilla ice cream
DIRECTIONS Peel the mangoes and chop the flesh, then blend until a smooth puree is formed. In a large jug, pour in the puree and add ice. Fill the jug with the lemon soda and stir. Serve with mint m and a scoop of ice cream if desired.
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are mixed, and then pour over the butter without mixing. Boil the peaches, lemon juice and the remaining sugar while stirring continuously; then pour over the batter. Sprinkle the cinnamon. Bake in a hot oven for about 40 minutes or until golden brown, serve while warm.
FA S H I O N
TRENDS STYLE NEWSMAKER
The Ankara Abaya
By HAFSAH ABUBAKAR MATAZU
ho would have ever known that the ankara abaya would become a top hit for fashion divas? Well now that it is we’re here for it. The ankara abaya is the perfect blend of native and Arabian and looks fancy at all occasions. Made in different variations, it can be dazzled with an assortment of decorations like stones or gems or kept plain and simple depending on the taste of the diva in question. Nonetheless the ankara abaya is here to stay so if you haven’t stocked up on them already, don’t be left out and make sure you do. Be a stylish diva in a glam ankara abaya.
FA S H I O N N E W S
Nigerian Student Fashion & Design Week 2017 celebrates 5 year anniversary By HAFSAH ABUBAKAR MATAZU The Nigerian Student Fashion & Design Week which started as a small group of people has now gotten recognition not only in Nigeria but Europe alike. After holding 4 successful shows they intend on making this year’s edition a spectacular one and have already brought media personality Maria Okanrende and Akin Faminu, a fashion blogger and stylist on board as ambassadors. NSFDW aims to give a platform to give young and upcoming fashion brands the medium to showcase and a better understanding of the fashion industry.
PEARLS OF WISDOM
“Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will.” – Anne Klein PAGE 36 TAMBARI SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
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M E N’ S S T Y L E // TRENDS // STYLE // PERSONALITIES
Dapper in a double-breasted suit A By UCHE EZE
double-breasted suit is one to always keep at hand for formal and business occasions. With its detailed buttons, it creates a sophisticated look. The doublebreasted suit should be worn while buttoned; it contributes to the overall polished look that the suit provides. With a variety of colours, fabrics and fits, you can determine the way you want to look in your jacket. Whether you decide on a slim fit double-breasted blazer or a freer one, you are in control of the statement you wish to make. The key to rocking this suit is in the fit.
FA S H I O N N E W S
Fresh by Dotun releases ‘Modern Man’ collection By UCHE EZE The menswear brand takes on details to make solid statements on suits in the new collection after only releasing a modern traditional menswear collection at the recently concluded African Fashion Week. The collection highlights flattering fits for the collection tagged ‘Modern Groom’, with bold colours, detailed bu buttons and unique de designs. “The collection is an inspiration for th the modern groom an and discerning d dapper gentlemen. A bold expression ffor o a man with sstyle, who choose n not to go with th the conventional w way” the creative d director/designer A Adedotun Adeyeye sspeaks on the iinspiration behind tthe new collection.
PEARLS OF WISDOM
“Always dress well, but keep it simple.” – Jared red Tomas
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B E AU T Y
TRENDS STYLE FASHION FAS SHION
Enhance your beauty with bath salts By HA HAFSAH ABUBAKAR MATAZU
here is nothing quite as rejuvenating and refreshing as an amazing bath. But what can make it even more amazing? Bath ssalts. The feeling is instantaneous; your mood m lightens, you feel more rela re laxe xe and your body feels different; relaxed beautiful. Bath salts have more benefits than you think. They are very rich in excellent minerals and nutrients that make your skin smooth, soft and fresh. These minerals include potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium. They are absorbed into our skin via pores and cleanse right from within. They are also excellent detoxifiers. They draw out impurities, oil and dirt embedded within and trapped in the
skin. Soaking yourself in these salts keep you looking youthful, leave you with an overall glow and plumps up your skin by balancing moisture. Bath salts truly are miraculous. And to top everything up, they are infused in essential oils so there is a variety for you to choose from. If it is relaxation you need in the bath tub, then lavender and chamomile would be it and if itâ€™s energy, the green tea and citrus would be the way to go. The choices are quite endless. Bath salts are affordable and safe. They are so simple to use and astonishing in every sense. So what are you waiting for? Spoil yourself with bath salts.
With additional information from the internet
DO YOU KNOW... THAT AN EPSOM SALT BATH RELIEVES PAIN AND MUSCLE CRAMPS?
BODY CARE with UCHE EZE
Turmeric as a skin clearing agent
patched and uneven skin can be a total turn off, which is why skin care is very important. With natural clearing agents like turmeric, thereâ€™s absolutely no need to spend a fortune to gain clear skin. Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties, that reduce skin inflammation, skin pigmentation and as well as blemishes. It also contains antibacterial properties that help in reduction of acne, especially when applied with other ingredients that are natural. Finally, it also contains anti-aging properties that help in prevention and improvement of dry skin and wrinkles, slowing down the aging process, hence helping the skin look younger. Turmeric is found and available in most vegetable n markets, but it can also be found in powder form. You can add it to your food, blend it with honey for body mask or simply add it to your body oil. This is guaranteed to get you an even skin tone and a natural glow. With additional information from the internet
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