42 Year Old NollyWood Actress Bimbo Akintola Cries out:I am not looking for a husband

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My people,please I have a question that is baffling me after reading Bimbo’s interview and response . Can a lady be comfortable and complete without a husband in our society today? I know that husbands are the prides of women especially in our african society and settings . And I also know that there is this deep void and longing for warmth and love by any and every spinster no matter the level of sophistication and comfort or am I wrong on this?

During a recent interview with Vanguard, actress Bimbo Akintola said the worst rumour she’s ever heard about herself is that she’s desperate for a husband.
This is what she had to say about that below:

Oh, that I’m looking for a husband, that I’m desperate for a husband. That’s the worst I’ve heard and that’s the latest one. I’m not looking for a husband and I don’t need one.

I don’t need anything. I’m a complete person. I only do things that make me happy, because I believe and I understand the reality that this is just one life and you should live it to the maximum, happiness and peace should be the key. I’m not searching for a husband, because the rumour that I’m searching for a husband has given me wahala,- all kinds of people from left, right and centre, looking for me saying they want to marry me.

Please, I’m using this opportunity to tell everybody, I am not looking for a husband!

So, if you know you were among those spreading the rumour, she urges you to please STOP

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Drama In Owerri As Freed Inmate Refuses To Leave Prison

Drama In Owerri As Freed Inmate Refuses To Leave Prison
Posted by GG
It was a pathetic drama in the Owerri High Court premises Friday morning when an inmate who is believed to have awaited trial in prison for upwards of seven years was acquitted of any wrong doing and discharged by an Owerri Magistrate Court.

According to CrimeFacts, instead of the usual jubilation that follow any ruling of ‘discharged and acquitted’, the inmate, Sylvester Obata (not real names); wearing a long face, headed straight for the Prison van that brought them to court, only to be intercepted by a prison guard who reminded him he was free to go home.

To the chagrin of eyewitnesses, Obata said he was going nowhere demanding to be allowed entry into the Prison Van back to prison.

The prison guard who mistook Obata’s statement for a weird joke was jolted when he tried to push him away from the prison van and was defiantly resisted by the freed inmate.

What seemed like a mild drama turned nearly absurd when the calm of the court premises was shattered by Obata’s shouts and pleas to be allowed to go back to prison and he thrashed about and struggled with several prison officials who wanted him out of the court and on his way home.

According to eyewitnesses, it took the effort of over six prison officials, court workers and policemen to get the freed inmate out of the court premises.
Obata who refused to buldge even in the face of threats of brutality by security men, had to be dragged on the floor while he raised hell in the court premises.

Outside the prison, Obata sustained his raving, telling whoever cared to listen why he should be allowed to remain in jail.

According to him, setting him free was no big deal, but his plight outside prison is what the court should have also considered.

Said he,

“I have no place to go or anybody to go to. I have no job or business.I want to go back to prison where I can at least be sure to eat something everyday.”

The evidently apprehensive former prison inmate, demanded to see the Chief  Judge of the state to plead his case himself and explain to him why it was better to keep him in prison than outside prison.

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Women and Vagina Infections:Issues arising and the way forward

In our everyday life as women, we are faced with so many health challenges especiallly in the area of taking care of vagina!!

“Vaginitis” is a medical term used to describe various conditions that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina. Vulvovaginitis refers to inflammation of both the vagina and vulva (the external female genitals). These conditions can result from an infection caused by organisms such as bacteria, yeast, or viruses, as well as by irritations from chemicals in creams, sprays, or even clothing that is in contact with this area. In some cases, vaginitis results from organisms that are passed between sexual partners.

The vagina creates its own environment and maintains a balance among the normal bacteria found there and the hormonal changes in a woman’s body. Vaginitis occurs when the vaginal ecosystem has been changed by certain medications such as antibiotics, hormones, contraceptive preparations (oral and topical), douches, vaginal medication, sexual intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases, stress, and change in sexual partners.
Some vaginal infections are transmitted through sexual contact, but others such as yeast infections probably are not. Vaginitis often is caused by infections, which create distress and discomfort. Some infections are associated with more serious diseases
Three vaginal infections are most common. Their causes are quite different, their symptoms similar, and treatment varies:
Bacterial vaginosis
Vaginal yeast infection
Trichomoniasis
Many women often mistakenly think they have a “yeast infection” and treat themselves when, in fact, they have a similar vaginal infection that will not respond to self-treatment with over-the-counter yeast medications. A recent study by the American Social Health Association found that 70% of women self-treated vaginal infections before calling a health care provider. Most often, they incorrectly thought they had a yeast infection but actually had bacterial vaginosis.
The important thing is not to guess, but to recognize and differentiate the symptoms if you develop a vaginal infection. See your health care provider for precise testing and the most appropriate and effective treatment right away.
Causes of Vaginal Infections
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginitis, accounting for 50% of cases. BV is caused by a change in the bacteria normally found in the vagina and causes an overgrowth of organisms such as Gardnerella vaginalis.
Risk factors include pregnancy, intrauterine device (IUD) use, and frequent douching. It is associated with sexual activity, possibly a new sexual partner or multiple sexual partners. Women who have never had sexual intercourse are rarely affected.
You do not get BV from toilet seats, bedding, or swimming pools.
Life is too precious to be joked with. If you notice any discolouration:yellowish/milkish substance dropping from your vagina or foul smelling odour,itching or discomfort,please rush to the nearest doctor for proper test and check up. Remember,washing the vagina with medicated soap is extremely harmful,mold an toilet soaps is just right!

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Tribute/Memorial to a great Abiriba son,Lord Chief Dike Udensi Ifegwu(DUBIC). Aged:61 Years!

Lord Dike Udensi

Lord Dike Udensi

Posted by GG BLOG on Sat:July 13th,2013 by 11 a.m

In July last year,2012,Abiriba,the Small London of Africa in Abia State lost an illustrous son,a great iroko tree,a father,brother,mentor, philanthropist,business merchant,a hero,and one of the wealthiest son of the soil,in the person of Chief Lord Dike Udensi: Ikeoha 1 of Abiriba Kingdom (Strength of All) . It was really a sad and tearful day as a rare gem and an icon had gone to rest with his maker after a long fight with ill health.

As a little girl growing up in Aba then,the name DUBIC was a household name,and when you are talking about wealthy and successful men in my community the name Dubic will be among the top five on the list to be mentioned with the likes of many great men of wealth such as Chief Nnanna Kalu, Chief Okafor Mang, Chief Nwojo Omokorie, all of blessed memory. He was a kindred soul,a giver and really contributed in raising many young Abiriba sons and daughters in their various vocations,gives schorlarships to those who could not afford to pay their fees,and employed many of our graduates especially in the then Citizens International Bank and other companies.You do not need to know him for him to help,because saying you are a son or daughter of Abiriba is the magic word that will usher you into his presence.

Today,Saturday the 13th day of July 2013,Chief Lord Dike Udensi Ifegwu (DUBIC) is being laid to mother earth in his Hometown Amogudu, Abiriba in Abia State of Nigeria.

Late Lord Chief Dike Udensi was a pioneer in many ways. He was known to be the first Nigerian to solely establish a brewery that produced Dubic Beer. Guinness Breweries Nigeria is reaping bountifully from the brand today as its on lease to them and the demand for the beer is very high.  He was equally among the few importers of stockfish, and second hand clothes (commonly known as Okirika) in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. He has huge  investments in properties with houses in various parts of the world.  Little wonder the Queen  of England honoured him with the honourary award of  Lord Mayor.  He is also believed to have investments in other blue chip companies in Nigeria and the world round. He committed his mind and soul to large scale importation and distribution of various goods, attracting the attention of the big four banks then: Union, First, U.B.A and Afribank. At the young age of 30 in 1981, of the over 20 factories established by Abiriba people in Aba, he alone owned three namely: Dubic breweries (brewers of Dubic Beer), Dubic Industries and Unijoy Paper Mills  The late Dike, before his death, was building a mighty edifice of a plaza in Aba which is an avenue for job creation to the teeming unemployed youths and graduates.

At a very young age of 39,he was able to carve a niche and made a name for himself in the banking sector,becoming one of the major share holders in two banks: Alpha Merchant Bank and former Citizens /Spring Bank,now Enterprise Bank, where he was the Chairman.
In 1991, he joined others to establish a bank in Benin Republic called Banc Internationale du Benin, where he was made a Director.

Chief Udensi Ifegwu, was truthful to himself.  He called himself a trader and refused to be lured into any enterprise he could not clearly comprehend its nuances, no matter the projected profit. He was pragmatic in his business dealings, avoiding undue psychedelism, but with an eye on results. Though socially, he was extremely shy, he was humongously bold when it came to business decisions.
As this Abiriba Icon goes home at the young age of 61, it is important the country remembers him for the thousands of lives he touched through the various businesses he established. He exemplifies the notion that a person can be immensely successful, without government contract or government patronage, such as import duty waivers. His life is a testimony that university education or an MBA alone does not determine how successful a person would be.
All Abiriba sons and daughters are mourning you today.
Abia State,Nigeria,Africa and the world is mourning your untimely demise at a very young age, we love and cherish you!!
We will miss you big uncle,father,brother,mentor and icon! Adieu
Adieu oke ndikom Ukpaghiri
Adieu Dubic himself
Adieu Dimkpa Asaa
Adieu and may your gentle soul Rest in Perfect Peace Amen.

Lord Dike Udensi

Lord Dike Udensi

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Malala defies Taliban on girls’ right to education

Malala defies Taliban on girls’ right to education
on July 12, 2013 at 10:17 am in News
UNITED NATIONS  (AFP) – Malala Yousafzai took over the United Nations on Friday, nine months after a Taliban gunman put a bullet in her head believing he was ending the Pakistani teenager’s campaign for girls’ education.
The girl will mark her 16th birthday with her first public speech since making a near miraculous recovery from the attack on a school bus near her home in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
Doctors had to place a titanium plate over the hole in her skull and her hearing has been badly affected. But Malala has become a global superstar and a favorite to become the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner.
She has already been named as one of Time magazine’s most influential people in 2013 and has reportedly secured a $3 million contract for a book on her life story.
“This frail young girl who was seriously injured has become such a powerful symbol not just for the girls’ right to education, but for the demand that we do something about it immediately,” said former British prime minister Gordon Brown, UN envoy on education who organized World Malala Day.
“There will be no compromise with any religious extremist who says girls should not go to school or stop going to school at 10,” Brown told CBS News.
Malala is expected to use her speech at a UN youth assembly to lecture UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and any listening world leaders on the need to keep a promise to provide universal primary education by the end of 2015.
She will also hand over a petition to Ban signed by more than 330,000 people calling on the 193 UN member states to finance teachers, schools and books to meet the education goal.
“From the day that terrible shooting — assassination attempt — took place, Malala Yousafzai is a symbol for the rights of girls, and indeed the rights of all young people, to an education,” said UN spokesman Martin Nesirky.
“And she has further underscored that symbolism through her remarkable recovery and her eloquence in explaining her case and her position,” Ban’s spokesman added.
The Taliban made it clear that the aim of the shooting was to let the world know that girls have no right to equality at school.
Now, more girls than ever before are attending schools in the Swat Valley.
But the United Nations estimates that 57 million children of primary school age do not get an education — half of them in countries at conflict like Syria.
“Students and teachers across our globe are intimidated and harassed, injured, raped, and even killed. Schools are burned, bombed, and destroyed,” said Diya Nijhowne, director of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack.
Nijhowne highlighted a horrific attack in northern Nigeria last week.
Gunmen from the Boko Haram Islamist group — whose name literally means “Western education is a sin” — broke into a secondary boarding school and killed 41 students and one teacher before setting fire to the building.
According to Ban’s annual report on children and conflict, 115 schools were attacked last year in Mali, 321 in the occupied Palestinian territory, 167 in Afghanistan and 165 in Yemen.
Schools were also a regular target in Pakistan when Malala started a diary at the age of 11, written under the pseudonym of Gul Makai, the name of a Pashtun heroine, that was published on BBC Urdu.
The young girl built up a worldwide following of supporters as she told of the anxiety she and friends felt as they saw students dropping out for fear of being targeted by militants. Girls also refused to wear uniforms to school in case militants saw them.
Malala and her family briefly left Swat during a government offensive on the Taliban controlled territory.
On their return, they were the subject of threats by militants before the attack on October 9 last year.
The family now live in Birmingham, England where the girl has undergone surgery and rehabilitation. The Taliban said it shot Malala because of her efforts to promote “secular education” and have made it clear she remains a target.

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Is Ovarian cancer hereditary? JAMES BOND ACTOR,Pierce Brosnan’s Daughter, Charlotte, Dies Of Ovarian Cancer at age 41.same disease that killed her mum and grandmum

Pierce and late daughter Charlotte

Pierce and late daughter Charlotte

Pierce Brosnan’s Daughter, Charlotte, Dies Of Ovarian Cancer

Pierce Brosnan’s daughter, Charlotte, died on Friday, June 28 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was just 41 years old.

“Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity,” Brosnan announced in a statement obtained by People magazine Monday. “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl. We pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon. We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences.”

The actor had been filming an upcoming thriller flick, “November Man,” in Eastern Europe, but flew to the U.K. to be by his daughter’s side, according to the Telegraph. She passed away surrounded by loved ones, including her husband and two children, ages 14 and 8.

Charlotte’s mother, Cassandra Harris, was Brosnan’s first wife. The “007” star adopted Charlotte and her brother, Christopher, after their biological father died, according to the Telegraph. Harris died of ovarian cancer in 1991. Her mother also died of the disease.

I was really baffled after reading this story,wondering why the same kind of disease will kill same members of a family at their youthful age. Made some reseraches and found this:

Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth arising from different parts of the ovary .
One of the major causes is: Reproductive History and Infertility

Research suggests a relationship between the number of menstrual cycles in a woman’s lifetime and her risk of developing ovarian cancer. A woman is at an increased risk if she:

1.Started menstruating at an early age (before 12),
2.Has not given birth to any children,
3.Had her first child after 30,
4.Experienced menopause after 50,
5.Has never taken oral contraceptives.
Infertility, regardless of whether or not a woman uses fertility drugs, also increases the risk of ovarian cancer. How true and realistic is this?
Am not a medical doctor and will appreciate one to throw more light of this cancerous disease,and how to avoid it if possible.

Pierce and daughter late wife Cassandra in 1991 before she died of ovarian cancer

Pierce and daughter late wife Cassandra in 1991 before she died of ovarian cancer

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