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CITY DUDE

THE SEXY SHOE MAN

KEN OKPARA

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FA S HI O N

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What would the world be without shoes? The early man managed a few centuries without shoes till he woke up one day and thought â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really need to start protecting my toes from hot rock, thorns and d the hot groundâ&#x20AC;?, So he carved stones, and leafs etc until he found the perfect ones and since then, the modern man has carved a QDPHIRUVKRHHYROXWLRQ,W¡V ,W¡V the most outstanding fashion item you can wear ar because they promote excellent stance and posture, plus they are a VHULRXVFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHERRVWHU WHU Here are a few sexy shoe man foot wares to consider. er.

The Winged Tip Brogue Shoes

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The Oxford Berwick With a name derived from Oxford University these are smart lace-up shoes with no seams, apart from the toe cap seam. This style of shoe gets its look form regular boots but is more classy and sexy. Wear these and be sure women will drool.

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Guys you can never go wrong with these slip ons, they are low lace VKRHVZLWKĂ DWKHHOVWKH\DUH especially comfortable and very versatile, they look awesome on a well carved suit.

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FA S HI O N

CITY

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by - Yemisi Suleiman

:KHU :KHUHYHU\RXJRLQWKHZRUOGLQVSLWHRIWKHKXJHGLIIHUHQFHLQPHQ¡V attire, there are a few basic principles to looking good to which all stylish attire PHQD PHQDGKHUH:KHWKHUKH¡VZHDULQJDVXLWRUWKHWUDGLWLRQDO1LJHULDQRXWĂ&#x20AC;W the st stylish guy is always well groomed, clean and dapper at all times. Fo For the average city dude, being stylish consists of a complete SD SDFND SDFNDJHDQGLVQ¡WVLPSO\UHĂ HFWHGWKURXJKKLVFORWKLQJ+HLVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW one tto think of fresh ideas for the newest look and can predict the styles WKDWZ KDWZ WKDWZLOOKHOSKLPVWDQGRXWIURPWKHUHVWRIWKHFURZG+HXVXDOO\ORYHV the th he u unexpected and enjoys being noticed for his new purchases. Characteristically, C hara he buys the latest lines of clothing, tends to be outgoing o utgo and extroverted and enjoys all the admiring glances thrown his way. w ay. +HDVWKHULJKWDWWLWXGHWKDWLVOLNHDQRUQDPHQWDQGWKDWLVZKDWUHDOO\ +H makes m ake him the city dude.

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Bright loafers The quickest, most stylish way out the door is in a pair of lace lesss w loafers. They now come in leaner and dressier designs.

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n January 19, 2014, Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, while receiving an award in recognition of his leadership role and vision of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Delta Beyond Oilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from a multicultural newspaper â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;METRO EIREANNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Dublin, Ireland, held an interactive session with Nigerians in the Diaspora. At this event, he had to respond to questions about government not taking advantage of the skills and experience of Nigerians living abroad, who would like to contribute to the advancement of the country. Responding, Governor Uduaghan called out Ken Okpara, a commissioner in the state since July 4, 2013, who now wears two caps in his cabinet: Commissioner for Economic Planning and Finance respectively. He told the audience that he never knew of or met Mr. Okpara physically prior to his first appointment as Economic Planning Commissioner. His first contact with Okpara was via the Internet, when Okpara wrote to congratulate him on winning the governorship election. That was the beginning of back-and-forth correspondence that led to him joining the government. With his background in the World Bank, the governor thought Okpara could very well be an asset. But, would he consider coming home to Delta State to serve and allow his state to enjoy the benefits of all that experience garnered from working with the World Bank? The governor made the offer to Okpara [all this by e-mail]; Okpara accepted. The governor went on to say that he had done so well as Commissioner for Economic Planning that he decided to add the Finance Ministry to his portfolio, leaving him totally in charge of the treasury of the state. Indeed, Ken Okpara is Delta Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Hon. Ken Opara, a chartered accountant, has a profile of achievements that is a mile long. Prior to the current assignment he was a Senior Financial Management Specialist of the World Bank, responsible for the financial management implementation support and supervision of The World Bank funded and multi-donor trust fund investment projects in South Asia. He also performed financial management assessments of new projectsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; funding proposals and gave advice for the World Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board consideration, on the adequacy of the arrangements to meet the funding requirements and support the client (government) to build and strengthen the financial management capacity and governance system to ensure transparency and accountability. This is just to mention a few of the numerous projects anchored for the World Bank. In this interview with Remmy Diagbare, he tells of his returning home to serve.

,VQ¡WLWXQXVXDOFRPELQLQJWKHVHWZRLPSRUWDQW PLQLVWULHV" It is not unusual. Some states like Osun have one single ministry for Finance and Economic Planning. Also, Delta State, during the tenure of His Excellency, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, had the two under one ministry initially but separated it into two later. &RPLQJIURPDEDFNJURXQGLQWKH:RUOG%DQN KRZKDVWKDWLPSDFWHGRQ\RXUPLQLVWULHV" ,WLVQRWDERXWPHRUP\:RUOG%DQN¡V background; it is about the team and the support we get from the Team Leader, His Excellency, Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan. It is also about creating a learning environment, where

lessons learnt are continuously injected into the system to improve the process. I believe that is the game changer. This has brought about increased focus on results and emphasis on performance rather than compliance. Government in most developing countries are bedeviled by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;capability gapâ&#x20AC;?; they lack the organizational or institutional capability to execute projects that will ensure that economic growth as indicated by the gross domestic product (GDP) is UHĂ HFWHGDQGVHHQLQWKHOLYHVRIWKHSHRSOHLH gainful employment, putting food on the table, etc. The term used in the development world to describe this is â&#x20AC;&#x153;isomorphic mimicryâ&#x20AC;?. In order to ensure we achieve the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Delta Beyond Oilâ&#x20AC;? vision of the Delta State Governor, the Ministry of Economic

Planning and Finance is implementing a performance management and monitoring tool called the Economic Dashboard, where each ministry, department and agency (MDA) is measured quarterly by how much it has achieved its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This is also complemented by quarterly releases of funds to MDAs and payments are made to those with FRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHGFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHVDQGYHULĂ&#x20AC;HGSK\VLFDOSURJUHVV That is why today, Delta State is working with results on the ground and improved lives of the people. 5HFHQWO\LQ'XEOLQ,UHODQGZKHUH'HOWD6WDWH *RYHUQRU((8GXDJKDQUHFHLYHGDQÂś$ZDUGIRU ([HPSODU\/HDGHUVKLS¡IURPDPXOWLFXOWXUDO QHZVSDSHU0(752(,5($11\RXKDGWKH March 9, 2014 /

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REPORTAGE and micro credits are being used to develop the 060(VHFWRU $QGLVWKH8GXDJKDQDGPLQLVWUDWLRQMXVWLĂ&#x20AC;HGLQ VD\LQJLWLVĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJVWURQJ" Judging by the number of projects completed, the pace of current on-going projects and the focus of WKHJRYHUQPHQW¡VEXGJHWRQRQJRLQJSURMHFWVWKH 8GXDJKDQDGPLQLVWUDWLRQLVSRLVHGWRZDUGVĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ strong. You were recently conferred with a chieftaincy title by the Agbon Kingdom? What is the importance of the title? It was a great honour and recognition of what I am doing currently in the Delta State Government and my achievement in the World Bank prior to coming home to serve the people. To me, there is no honour greater than that from your own community. What does style mean to you? It is about being distinct in appearance or in ways of GRLQJWKLQJVPD\EHMXVWVLPSOHRUWKHĂ LSVLGH sophisticated.

opportunity to address a Mini-Investment Summit on Investment Potentials in Delta State. How was the message received? First and foremost, I would like to congratulate my Governor, Dr. Emmanual Eweta Uduaghan, for the award. From responses during the summit and follow-up actions after we got back, we believe the message was convincing and well received. The attendance of the Irish business community was great, coupled ZLWKWKHSUHVHQFHRI,UHODQG¡V0LQLVWHUIRU7UDGHDQG Foreign Relations, the Irish Ambassador to Nigeria, the Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland, and other top ,UHODQGJRYHUQPHQWRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOV The Nigerian business community in Ireland was also fully represented. Our message was focused on why the business destination in Africa should be Delta State. We elaborated on our comparative advantage as a big investment opportunity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; located in an oil and gas zone, with four sea ports to aid evacuation of goods within and outside the country, strategically positioned to reach other states of 1LJHULDIRUORFDOGHPDQGJRYHUQPHQW¡VFRPPLWPHQW to provision of critical infrastructures to support LQYHVWRUVJRYHUQPHQW¡VSURYLVLRQRIJRRG governance to improve the business environment, etc. What further incentives are offered by the Delta State Government to new investors coming into the state? They are attractive and numerous: tax incentives RIĂ&#x20AC;YH\HDUV¡WD[KROLGD\VH[SDWULDWHTXRWDGXW\ GUDZEDFNIRUH[SRUWRULHQWHGFRQFHUQVWDULII LQFHQWLYHVRQDJULFDQGYDOXHFKDLQHQWHUSULVHVODQG DFTXLVLWLRQFRQFHVVLRQVFRPPXQLW\UHODWLRQV LQWHUYHQWLRQVSHUPLWVDQGOLFHQVHFRVWFXWWLQJDQG WLPHOLQHVVUHGXFHGVWDPSGXW\FKDUJHVDV compared to other states and alternate door dispute resolution for arbitration. What are the strong areas you would recommend to new investors to focus on? We have the Special Economic Zones â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Warri Industrial Business Park, Ogidigben Free Trade Zone, and Asaba ICT Park. Other key areas are agriculture, manufacturing, housing, transportation, and competitive manufacturing. The focus of the state government is to bequeath D´'HOWD%H\RQG2LOÂľ,VQ¡WWKLVPHUHUKHWRULFDQG sloganeering? Not at all. If it was mere rhetoric, the Federal Government will not adopt it. Now everyone, including the Nigerian Guild of Editors, are talking of Âś1LJHULD%H\RQG2LO¡Âś'HOWD%H\RQG2LO¡LVDERXW leveraging on our current earnings from oil to

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How would you describe your style? A man of sartorial elegance. In this context, I love 0DUN7ZDLQ¡VGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWLRQRIVDUWRULDOHOHJDQFH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or QRLQĂ XHQFHRQVRFLHW\Âľ Who is your favourite Nigerian designer? 0XGL$IULFD Who is your favourite foreign designer (clothes and shoes)? For clothes, it is Desigual and for shoes, it is 0RUHVFKL What will you not be caught wearing? Too bright colours. And to those who say your party, PDP in Delta State, is faking its unity, what is your response? Just like we did in the last Delta Central Senatorial by-election, let those who say we are faking unity wait for the next election. The results will show that we are very united. Delta State has many cities. Do you think each community has been well-served by the Uduaghan administration? Projects in Delta State have been evenly spread to cover all cities in the state but because of limited funds, we prioritize with a view of ensuring that over time, all critical infrastructures will get to every city. diversify our economy into agriculture and competitive manufacturing so that we can have higher GDP growth rate and create more jobs. To achieve this, we need to develop critical infrastructure to support private sector investors that will populate these sectors of focus. The evidence abounds in 'HOWD0RUHSHRSOHDUH going into big-time farming and creating mass employment, more people are going beyond harvesting and selling farm produce. They now have processing factories like cassava mills, oil palm mills, Ă&#x20AC;VKIHHGPLOOVHWFKHQFH adding value along the value chain and creating employment within Delta State rather than exporting the produce to create employment in another country that may have done the processing. 0RUHURDGVDUHEHLQJ constructed and completed, industrial parks and clusters are under-going construction

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8. Color me impressed If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking of changing up your look, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another reason to take the plunge: Lightening your hair colour or adding a few sun-kissed streaks or highlights pushes the hair shaft open, increasing overall thickness. Even just a few highlights can give hair an added boost. 9. Omega Your Hair Nice Increasing your intake

of Omega-3 fatty acids can stimulate your hair follicles and sebaceous glands. While this wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cause your hair to grow, it will improve scalp health. Omega-3 fatty acids DUHIRXQGLQFROGZDWHUÂżVKVXFKDVVDOPRQVDUGLQHV DQGKHUULQJ2WKHUJRRGVRXUFHVLQFOXGHĂ&#x20AC;D[VHHG yoghurt, cottage cheese, salad and cereals.

1. Blow Drying is one of the best ways to increase

10. Be well-rounded The right brush can transform

hair volume, but the secret to successful blow-drying is that you need to blow dry in the opposite direction that you want your hair to lay! Now, I actually use this tip PRVWZHHNHQGVZKHQ,EORZGU\6RPHJLUOVĂ&#x20AC;LSWKHLU head upside down as they dry their hair, and others just use a brush to comb their hair opposite the way they plan WRVW\OHLW(YHQLI\RXOHW\RXUKDLUDLUGU\IRUWKHÂżUVW little bit, this tip can still work on damp African hair! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When I blow dry all of my hair upside down, my hair has all kinds of volume and is super full, all day! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an awesome trick and if you are already blow drying your hair â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is just one more step!

hair from blah to va-va-voom, injecting volume by lifting it at the roots. Ditch your paddle brush, which is meant to be used for sleek, straight blowouts, and pick up a round brush instead. Use a small-to-medium barrel for shorter hair and a large one for medium-to-long hair.

11. Smoke NOT! Finally, if you can, ditch the

smoking habit! This is another thing that can break down \RXUKDLUDQGFDQDFWXDOO\FDXVHLWWRIDOOĂ&#x20AC;DW,NQRZ smoking is addictive, but not only is it bad for your health, Nicotine decreases blood circulation to the scalp, ditch the cigarettes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much better for your health and your hair!

2. Coconut oil (yep!) 7KHRQH\RXÂżQGLQ\RXU grocery store! Is a great way to really thicken up your hair and even a great way for you to get a full head of hair. All you need to do is melt it down, wait until it cools, apply it to your hair and after about twenty minutes, wash it out! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll leave your hair super soft and so shiny! 3. Massage your scalp for a few minutes every night before you go to bed. Doing this helps to activate your hair follicles and promotes growth. When your hair grows more it will likely grow thicker as well. 4. Vitamin E LVJRRGIRUDORWRIGLĚ&#x2020;HUHQWKHDOWK reasons, but I bet you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for your hair! Vitamin E promotes hair growth as well as help to prevent hair loss. The less hair you lose the more hair you have, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always good to take preventative measures. 5. Hair Masks You can buy hair masks in the store (my favorite is Mizani Hair Mask and it smells devine), but you can also make natural hair masks at home. They can promote healthy and fuller hair growth. They can be made from things like mayo, avocado, honey and other things that could be found in your kitchen. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

12. Hair Maintenance Tips Keep these hair care tips in mind for healthy locks:

take too long to make so just look for some and get started!

6. Zinc about it! Not having enough zinc in your diet can cause you to lose your hair. Try to pump up the zinc in your diet to combat hair loss which will help your hair become fuller. You can do this by eating more nuts like pecans, almonds, and cashews. 7. Teasing Some people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to tease their hair because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been rumored that backcombing causes damage. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t true! What causes the damage is not brushing out the backcombing before you wash your hair, and then brushing through it after its wet.

TERI Speaks Dear Teri, Is Quinoa locally available here in Nigeria? Thanks Uche.

Â&#x2021;7RPLQLPL]HGDPDJHGXULQJEORZGU\LQJVWDUWRĚ&#x2020;RQWKH lowest heat setting and gradually increase heat as needed. Â&#x2021;$OORZ\RXUKDLUWRDLUGU\ZKHQHYHUSRVVLEOH Â&#x2021;&KDQJHXSZKHUH\RXSODFHSLQVDQGFOLSVVRWKDW breakage isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t localized. Â&#x2021;,I\RXPXVWG\H\RXUKDLUFKRRVHDVKDGHWKDWÂśVZLWKLQ three shades of your natural colour to lessen damage.#, or just put highlights that way youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only changing colour to streaks of your hair and not the whole head. Â&#x2021;0DVVDJH\RXUVFDOSRIWHQWRSURPRWHKDLUJURZWKDQG increase blood circulation. Â&#x2021;*HW\RXUKDLUFXWUHJXODUO\ HYHU\WRZHHNV WR keep hair healthy and protect the ends from. For comments and questions please email terimendes@gmail. com, @terimendes. I would love to hear from you, till next week. - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ta ta for now! XOXO

Dear Uche, If you live in Lagos, Quinoa can be bought from Park and Shop, Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;epicerie Supermarket on Idowu Martins off Adeola Odeku VI Lagos. Best wishes, TM.

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Get Captivated by - Jerome Onipede

Q& A HOW TO HAVE SEX ON YOUR WEDDING NIGHT IF BOTH OF YOU ARE VIRGINS - part 1 What should spouses who are virgins keep in mind before having sex, and maybe not just sex, but a pain free and memorable experience for both. I believe this will help ease the anxiety and improve the pleasure. Thanks. Abdulateef.

Q: A:

Dear Abdulateef, I am impressed that as Muslims, you have remained virgins till your wedding day. You must probably come from a Family with very strong core-values, or have Personalities with strong Traditional Backgrounds. :KDWHYHULWLV,FRQJUDWXODWH\RX/HW¡VJHWĂ&#x20AC;UVWWKLQJV right about sex. Sex is from God, it is holy and sacred. It is the sweetest form of the expression of love to your Spouse, and the Almighty God from whose Hands sex has come, takes absolute delight to have Married Couples express their love to each other through sex,

KATHY EMIKO

BodyPerfect

...CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK

Guide to Ailments Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition of the bones which develops slowly and gradually over several years and causes the bones to become brittle, thin and weak. Osteoporosis is more common with age as the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to replace worn-out bone is reduced so more bone cells are lost than replaced. Bones constantly repair and reinforce themselves by absorbing several proteins and minerals such as calcium from the blood stream. Often develops due to hormonal changes or diseases and family history.

Useful lifestyle and diet: Â&#x2021;([HUFLVHUHJXODUO\WRVWUHQJWKHQPXVFOHVDQG bones. Â&#x2021;$YRLGVPRNLQJDQGDOFRKRO Â&#x2021;(DWGLHWULFKLQFDOFLXPDQGGDLU\ Supplements to consider Calcium â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Works to build and maintain our bones DQGWHHWK&DOFLXPGHÂżFLHQF\FDQOHDGWRVRIWEULWWOH bones and osteoporosis. Magnesium â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Is important in the maintenance of healthy bones, particularly in the treatment and

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so it is not a thing to be ashamed about. As a matter of IDFWDIWHU\RXUĂ&#x20AC;UVWQLJKWWRJHWKHU\RXUSDUHQWVVKRXOG EHDEOHWRFDOOWRĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWLIERWKRI\RXKDGDJUHDWWLPH DQGWDNHSOHDVXUHNQRZLQJWKDW\RXGLG'XULQJ\RXU attraction to your spouse, physical attributes plays a unique role. You must have loved his face, shoulders, height, up to his toe nails at times without even being conscious of it. It may be her smiles, hips, lips, length of legs, breasts, buttocks, etc. There was just something about her/him that made you feel like â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to meet this guy/girlâ&#x20AC;?. Then you met, and realized she was good company, because she spoke about things that were of great interest to you, he was so caring and sensitive that you spent the whole day with him which is quite unusual for someone like you that is time conscious. Suddenly everything started to add up, and you just GLGQ¡WZDQWWROHWJRQHLWKHUGLGKHRUVKHDQGDOOWKLV while you never had sex, but stayed with each other, because you wanted something more than sex! You wanted EACH OTHER, and every beautiful thing that comes with being together that makes BEING 72*(7+(5/$67)25(9(56XGGHQO\LW¡V\RXU Wedding day, and you know what awaits you, after all the guests are gone, should you have them put under your pillow a book that tells you what to do stage by stage, or wear an ear-piece that has someone on the VLGHWHOOLQJ\RXZKDWWRGR\RXDVN\RXUVHOI",GRQ¡W believe you need all that. When that time comes, your physiology will respond. God is so perfect in creation WKDW$GDPDQG(YHGLGQ¡WQHHGDQ\RQHWRWHOOWKHP ZKDWWRGR7KH\GLGQ¡WQHHGWRZDWFKD3RUQRJUDSKLF 0RYLHHLWKHU:KDW¡VLQKLVRUKHUERG\ZLOOFDOOXQWR ZKDW¡VLQ\RXUERG\RQFHWKHUHLVDQDWWUDFWLRQWKDW¡V the way God made it. Once you put yourself in that VLWXDWLRQLWZLOOKDSSHQ/HWPHPDNHLWFOHDUWR\RX

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prevention of osteoporosis. Vitamin D â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Is essential for healthy utilization and absorption of calcium by the body and is necessary for healthy bones. Also consider â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Glucosamine and Vitamin C.

Prostate problems

The prostate is the small gland which is found within the pelvis of males. Prostate problems and, particularly prostate enlargement, are common in men over 50. One of the most common prostate conditions is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH refers to the enlargement of the SURVWDWHUHVWULFWLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;RZRIXULQHDQGUHVXOWLQJ LQV\PSWRPVVXFKDVGLĚ&#x2021;FXOWSDLQIXODQGIUHTXHQW urination. Can also be due to the prostate absorbing high amounts of the male hormone, testosterone.

Useful lifestyle and diet changes Â&#x2021;$OZD\VFRQVXOWDGRFWRU Â&#x2021;$YRLGLQJDOFRKRODQGFDĚ&#x2020;HLQH Â&#x2021;$YRLGGULQNLQJEHIRUHEHG Â&#x2021;(DWDGLHWULFKLQIUXLWVDQGÂżEUH Supplements to consider Pumpkin seed extract Âą,VDQHĚ&#x2020;HFWLYHWUHDWPHQW for an enlarged prostate and reduces symptoms of BPH. Zinc â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The prostate gland stores high amounts

here now that unlike contrary views out there, a woman wants to have sex as much as a man wants to too. A woman who is very comfortable with you will express her need for sex as many times as possible which may come as a shock to you, if you have being brought up to believe that Men want sex more that Women, VREHUHDG\EHYHU\UHDG\1RZWKDW\RXNQRZ\RXU physiology will call out to each other, does that mean you then have to jump on each other like barbarians? Nope, this is the point you now want to make the sexual experience a moment that will make you come for more, and with the same person, because if you can get it right with only one person, that is all you are going to need for the rest of your life, trust me, trust God ZKRPDGHLWWKDWZD\5HPHPEHUVKHLVD9LUJLQDQG still has that fantastic covering over her virgina called the hymen. As a man, you have to love that covering, you have to be fascinated by it, you have to cherish it, EHFDXVHLWKDVFRYHUHGDQGSURWHFWHG\RXUZRPDQ¡V virgina which she is now offering to you as a token of her love TONIGHT. That hymen guarded the virgina, made your wife conscious all this while that it was there for a purpose to make her offer her virgina to you on \RXUZHGGLQJGD\:,7+9$/8(7KHK\PHQJLYHV the virgina value. It makes the virgina expensive and not cheap, and as a man you need to love it, cherish it, and be grateful for it, because it has done a good MRE1RZLI\RXVHHLWWKDWZD\\RXGRQ¡WKDYHWREUHDN it, it will tear up for you as you bring in your wonderful penis, because the hymen knows that its job has been done, and it is not a traitor coming inside of its Madam, but the man who owns her entire body of which the virgina is just a part of it. Most men see the hymen as something to break up in order to make love to their virgin wives, and so see it as a job to be done, and for them, that is not funny at all, and so you see they can be reckless when it comes to that point and cause so much pain, which tells you attitude is everything. We may chat on Whatsapp using +234 803 719 4335. Or, you may make further inquiries on BBM 265B5FE9. You already have Jerome@ jeromeistalking.org Counseling inquiries on Marriage, Relationships, Career and Matchmaking >> @jeromeistalking on Twitter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Likeâ&#x20AC;? Jerome Yaovi Onipede on Facebook.

of zinc and its immune properties can help prevent against damage. L-Alanine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Is an amino-acid present within the Ă&#x20AC;XLGRIWKHSURVWDWHDQGSOD\VDNH\UROHLQSURVWDWH health. Also consider â&#x20AC;&#x201C; L-Glutamine and Vitamin C.

Weight problems

Whilst being slightly over-weight for a short period of time is not too much of a health risk, longWHUPZHLJKWJDLQSDUWLFXODUO\ZLWKH[FHVVIDWDURXQG the abdomen, can be particularly dangerous for your health. Obesity is a rising problem which has more than doubled in the past 18 years. If your body mass LQGH[ %0, LVRYHU\RXDUHFRQVLGHUHGWREH REHVH(DWLQJPRUHFDORULHVWKDQ\RXEXUQRĚ&#x2020;LVWKH primary cause of obesity.

Useful lifestyle and diet changes Â&#x2021;6WHDGLO\LQFUHDVHOHYHOVRIH[HUFLVH Â&#x2021;(DWGLHWULFKLQIUXLWVDQGXQUHÂżQHG carbohydrates. Â&#x2021;$YRLGKLJKIDWSURFHVVHGDQGIDVWIRRGV Â&#x2021;6WRSHDWLQJZKHQ\RXIHHOIXOO Supplements to consider Apple cider vinegar Âą,VWKRXJKWWREHHĚ&#x2020;HFWLYH in helping minimize fat formation and promote metabolism. CLA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Is thought to help speed-up metabolism, helping to reduce body fat whilst retaining lean muscles. Lecithin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Is one of the richest sources of Choline and Insitol, two nutrients that enhance fat burning process. Also consider â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Phase 2 White Kidney bean H[WUDFWDQG&KLWRVDQ Follow us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook. com/kate emiko; TWITTER: Kate emiko@ bodyperfect73 and BB: 2716COF6


olish Professional THE

by - Chioma Okoye

A JOURNEY INTO SELF DISCOVERY Week 1 I sat listening to this young, beautiful and intelligent young woman, who relayed to me her own experience of the trending subliminal prevalent problem: abuse, a phenomenon that come in different proportions and which ZHDOVREULHĂ \PHQWLRQHGGXULQJ our last publication (if you may recall) as a vice that can be avoided once a lady can position herself in a place of esteem. This challenge has obviously marred her life to a great extent, and as I listened to her, my vivid imagination drew up different pictures of the scenarios that may have characterized the different times that she had been abused,

and what it must have been like keeping this burden to herself over all these years until now. My concern for this problem grew a notch more while I digested all she said and I found myself gazing at the displayed pictures of my daughters on one of my display stands. Oh how worried I became for them! About their friends! And about so many other growing young girls out there, maturing into adulthood and excitedly looking forward to a great future with great relationships. Then I asked aloud, â&#x20AC;&#x153;why is this menace so prevalent against

ladies? What is the cause or contributing factor? What solutions are being proffered to check it? How much grooming and awareness have we inculcated

into our young females to help them imbibe virtues and values that would help avert this from their future, as well as prepare them for adulthood. TO BE CONTINUED...

Chioma E. Okoye is a Corporate Etiquette expert; she is the Principal of the Diamond School of International protocol & Etiquette. (Email: cokoye@diamondschoolofprotocol.com) March 9, 2014 /

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Escape

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By Odun Ogunbiyi

Battle Scars Goethe Institute, Onikan (Free) From the 8th to the 29th March

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a rock and rollinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; kinda week, due to half term mummy duties. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just say Escape this week is more of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;to doâ&#x20AC;? list. Join me...

Gbammâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he scores!

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I ask for your indulgence on this one as I am writing about something I know nothing much about but was thoroughly interested in so here goes. I was having a conversation with a family friend Ayo Alli the other day, his day job as far as I can gather is as a football agent who specialises in image rights and commercialising digital assets which all sounds rather grand and posh. What this means is when you see a footballer in an advert etc he is responsible for brokering the deal and looking after them on Twitter, Facebook and the like. Being a clever chap while watching a football game in a hotel in Lagos he observed, that like himself, most of the viewers were busy typing away on their phones while the game was in session. Ayo was passionately sharing observations with his mad about football bb JURXS)XUWKHUUHVHDUFKFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHGWKDWWKHUHZDVQRVSRUWVVHFRQG screen applications so he went on to develop one. Quick aside for educational purposes, Second screen application means that while you are watching the game on your TV, First screen, your mobile is your second screen for live interactions at the same time. So he got his research together, gathered about him technical buddies and went about developing the site and launched the Beta version on the 20th of February during Social Media Week, so they are currently in the testing phase and looking for all the feedback they can get. I have heard said that there are universal languages, laughter, PXVLFGDQFHDQGGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\LQ1LJHULDIRRWEDOO6R,WKLQNKHFKRVHWKH right place to launch his product. ,W¡VRSWLPLVHGIRUPRELOHSKRQHLQWHUQHWDFFHVVEXWRIFRXUVHZLOO work on a tablet or computer. At present it is optimised for fans of the

%UHDVW&DQFHULVDYHU\ common disease in Nigeria and as with all cancers earlier diagnosis is the key to better outcomes. Unfortunately the average Nigerian woman has very little access to breast awareness education, care and facilities. <HWXQGH%DEDHNRRI &DPDUD6WXGLRVLVLQVWUXPHQWDOLQFRRUGLQDWLQJDJURXSRIOLNHPLQGHG independent female photographers to take on projects with a view to using images to tackle issues that impact Nigerian women. Zemaye Ojediji of ExWhyZee Photos who is passionate about this particular project explained to me how it has been two and a half in \HDUVLQWKHPDNLQJ7LPHVSHQWOLDLVLQJZLWK6HEHFFO\&DQFHUFHQWUH and the Goethe Institute to bring it to fruition. For her, it has been an emotional rollercoaster meeting and getting to know these breast cancer patients and telling their stories through images. She has come to admire the strength of the human spirit and is grateful for the gift of being allowed to share that with the world. She said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all need support; you never know what someone is going through until you get close to them, so take the time to care. Problems cannot be solved from afar, get involved.â&#x20AC;? Breast cancer is still a leading cause of death among women in Nigeria and I know from my hospital pharmacist days that the treatment options can be gruelling and exhausting even with the best medical care available. Palliative care is expensive both monetarily and emotionally so as a community we really must get involved. Through this exhibition Sebeccly hopes to inspire us to get in the ZRUOGZLGHĂ&#x20AC;JKWDJDLQVWFDQFHU3URFHHGVIURPWKHH[KLELWLRQZLOOJR towards better care and support of the Sebeccly patients.

Going Potty

Etim Iyang Crescent, Victoria Island, & New Centro Mall, Lekki Phase I.

This one goes back to a discovery I made last week at the American International School Lagos (AISL) annual family fun day. The arts and crafts corner was hosted by none other than the Paint DQG%DNHRXWĂ&#x20AC;W DQRIIVKRRWRIWKH&KRFRODWH5R\DO franchise, perhaps?). ,I\RX¡YHJRWDW\NHZKRORYHVKLVRUKHUSDLQWV they will be like pigs in the mud with this one; I imagine it is a great afternoon out for kids. With great surroundings and ambience, Paint and Bake offer a variety of plain white pottery shapes to pick from, and all the colours of the rainbow are available for their pleasure. Individual pieces run from about 4,500 NGN and once the masterpiece is completed it has to be baked so you come back to collect it a few days later. My little person had a blast as I really do like to encourage her DUWLVWLFHQGHDYRXUVDQGKHUĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGSLHFHKROGVDSODFHRISULGHLQP\ display cabinet. The great advantage is when they are all done you can just bustle them into the cafe or restaurant next door and get them a snack or meal etc. I am pleased as punch at the variation of entertainment that is becoming available in Nigeria. Please enquire they hold weekly classes.

I would love to hear from you, contact me via twitter

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@oddbod75 Until next time XOXO!


P EO PL E â&#x20AC;&#x153; O N E PA RT Y AT A T I M E ! â&#x20AC;?

FUNMIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HAIR MARKS 40TH ANNIVERSARY By - Oscar Ochiogu

Funmi Hair, celebrated its 40th anniversary recently at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos. Friends and family turned out in numbers to enjoy the well organized event. Highlight of the event was a fashion show that paraded the latest in hair designs. FUNMI SAFEKUN

ANEKE AND DORIS OJO

JENNIFER ANUGWOM

ABIMBOLA BRAITHWAITE

ANDREA CORDERY

BANKE IBRAHIM

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It was glitz, glamour recently when Oseoghene Okpurhe, a UK based lawyer, set aside her wig and gown and adorned a lovely wedding dress to go wed her Engineer heart-trob, Olayinka Adeoye. The colourful event which took place at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, brought together the families of Chief Sonny Odogwu Okpurhe from Delta State and that of Pastor Adeoye from Kwara State who were gaily attired in sweet pink the colour of the day. Reception followed at the Grand Banquet Hall of the Civic Centre with popular artist May D providing live entertainment. Captured here are some faces that graced he occasion.

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NAP OGILO & MR YINKA

TEX EGBEDI

MR & MRS FRANK AIGBOGUN

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