Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Police IG, Mohammed Abubakar - Please Stop These Mob Killings!

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I believe Mob killings stem from police actions and inaction. One could say the respect for life in Nigeria has continued to wear thin because over the years, civilians had either lost trust in the government, especially in the work of the police and the judicial system which have been derailed by corruption and incompetence. Or civilians are simply emulating the brand of justice dished by the police in their extra-judicial killings.

Couple Love - Sony and Betty Irabor

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Betty Irabor believes that marriage takes two [see post] and after 30 years of marriage, one must say she's getting it right. Her husband, Sony Irabor is veteran broadcaster and talk show host while Betty is the publisher of Genevieve magazine. RML wishes them more years of love. Betty Irabor said about their marriage....

Short Story - My Baby Left Because I Cried

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By Kem Nathan-Gaul

That baby meant so much to me. Luke and I had tried really hard to have a child. We had been married for three years and had two miscarriages in that time. We called them accidents. Maybe Luke felt that by calling them accidents, they would feel less real to me and therefore, less painful. Not true. I smiled and said, “Yes, the accident…”, only because I wanted him to move on and change the subject. Perhaps talk about hockey or one of his patients at the hospital. Finally, that one month when we didn’t hope, pray and wish; it happened. I got pregnant.

Stills From Half Of A Yellow Sun Movie With Genevieve Nnaji and More Nollywood Actors

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I shared my first thoughts after watching the first TIFF trailer of Half of a Yellow Sun movie here, saying, - "Though she's still in the movie, I saw several naija actors - Zack Orji, Onyeka Onwenu, Gloria Young, Tina Mba - but not Genevieve in the preview. Did I miss her?" I actually did, and also Wale Ojo, OC Ukeje, and Hakeem Kae-Kazim who are all also in the movie and the trailer. See more stills below...

Jason Njoku and Mary Remmy-Njoku Welcome First Child

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Jason Njoku, got married to his Nollywood actress wife, Mary Remmy-Njoku, last year, and yesterday, the couple welcomed their first child, Jason Obinna Njoku. The birth took place in London and mother and baby are doing well.

Couple in Their 90s Share the Secrets to their 65 Years of Marriage

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92-year-old Gabriel Olayide Olusanya and his 90-year-old wife, Florence Olusanya, are a retired civil servant and a business woman respectively. In this Punch interview, they talk about how they met and fell in love in 1945, their tumultuous courtship and how they've kept their 65-year-old marriage going.

Types of Women To Avoid On Twitter and Facebook

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Rejoinder to Types of Men to Avoid on Twitter and Facebook[post] by Oyebanji Ayodele

Nowadays, it is nothing new that a lot of relationships start off on the internet. However, it must be said that beneath every online personality is some sort of anonymity. Or symbols meant to be decoded. Thus, it is essential you look beyond the façade of the posts, pictures and chats you have on Facebook, Twitter and their likes. So if you're a guy, looking forward to getting hooked up online, or your hook has already caught a fish, this is for you. In case your online love falls within any of these groups, don’t just sit, watching. Find an escape route.

Going For What You Want And Awkward First Dates

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The Ideal Naija Husband is the Old Spice Man
Confident and Smooth - right?

My sister-in-law visited us recently and spent a lot of time gisting about her latest man issues with my wife. I'd listen in half-heartedly until she mentioned wanting a particular guy to "man up". "Does he like me or not?" "If he does, he should come out with it and be direct!"

I asked her if she'd be willing to make a move and tell him she liked him and she responded:

"ME? Tell a guy I like him? Back to Sender!"

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Desiderata - Great Advice For Life

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Desiderata means the things we desire in Latin. It is also the title of poem written in 1927 by American writer Max Ehrmann. The poem became widely known after it was used by a priest in his church's 1956 devotional. The poem has also featured in spoken-word recordings published in the 1970s. I find the advice contained in the poem very encouraging and soothing too.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, "Desiderata"

Couple Love - Yomi and Liz Black

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Yomi Black and Elizabeth John were both contestants on the reality TV show “The Intern” Season 2, where they met and started their relationship. She was a wedding consultant and he a media producer. I don't think either of them won the top prize on the show, but they certainly won in other ways. Yomi and Liz Black got married last year and their love is still going strong. Wishing them the best.

Are Women More Daring or Safer Drivers Than Men?

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I drive the car more often than Atala does as he prefers commuting to work using his bike. Because of this, the driving seat is adjusted to my smallie legs, as are the mirrors. This means that sometimes when we want to go out, I'm the one driving. I also love driving, and when we did our road trip I was ecstatic being let loose on the open roads.

Pope Francis Says "Who am I to Judge" Gays?

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The comments made by Pope Francis about gay people reminded me of one of the questions I answered in a recent interview. In reply to a question about the bill signed by the Nigerian house of assembly making homosexuality illegal, I said it was about "a few influential people using their positions to try to force the rest of us to do what they like."

Dear Myne - How Can I Convince Him To Pay Child Support?

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Hello ma'am, How are you? I will be glad if you can be of assistance. I have a challenge. How do you discuss with a man who abandoned his wife and children for over 4 years now to take up his responsibility. How can he be alive, calls himself a lawyer of 22years post call, patronizes online sex traders, etc but doesn't take care of his two children in any way please?

Red Palm Oil As A Moisturizer For Dry Afro Hair

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Red Palm Oil is also great for dry hair. Especially natural afro-textured hair. It moisturizes dry hair giving it shine, bounce, softness and manageability w/o being heavy or weighing the hair down. The hair's ends retains softness and bounce.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lea Michele Speaks Out After Cory Monteith's Death

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Lea Michele was Cory Montieth's co-star as well as his girlfriend of sometime before his death. She had been by his side and supported him as he went to rehab. His death could only have shocked or hurt a few people as much as it did her. She requested for privacy and understanding soon after he passed away of a drug overdose, and only broke her silence on twitter in the following words;

Vacation Time - Genevieve Nnaji in Beijing China

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Genevieve Nnaji has been travelling around China in the past weeks, and she has shared several pictures of her vacation time on her official pages on Facebook. She has either been chilling in her hotel or soaking in the local culture, including tasting the teas, sampling their fabrics, and climbing the great wall of China. Enjoy her pictures...

What is Your Most Embarrassing Moment?

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There's the saying that no one is perfect, and this cannot be more true for the life of a typical woman. Not only do we set very high standards for ourselves, nature has also given us a set of very high jumps to hurdle over. If it's not the major milestones of periods, childbirth, breastfeeding, weaning, then it is the little ones like impressing that cute guy we fancy or coming out tops over our favorite rival in school.

Dakore Akande on Being A Wife, Mother and Actress

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Nollywood actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande has been married to Olumide Akande for several years and they had their baby two years ago. In a recent interview, she says she feels she's come into her own as a mother, but that it's enough of a job that she had to take time off from acting to really give her daughter the best at the early stages. Now back at work, Dakore shares some snippets from how it has been so far;

Dear Myne - My Boyfriend Irritates Me With His Noisy Eating

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Hello Myne, I believe you are super-fine? I have a this little challenge and I'm hoping you'll give an objective advice on. I'm in this thriving relationship with a young man and the connection is ideally healthy. We are dating steadily and marriage discussions are  coming up more often. Now the issue is this, one of my top pet peeves is people eating loudly i.e munching loudly, making noises with the jaws, teeth against cutlery and the sorts. (It's so bad I complain when my mum eats like that).

Short Story - Love, Sex and Other Things

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By Kem Nathan-Gaul

Life wasn’t always like this and I haven’t always been this type of lady. Once upon a time I was young, innocent and calculated. Somehow, at some point, things changed. It was supposed to be a business meeting after work on a Friday night. Peter and I fixed an appointment to discuss how our two companies could work together. Since it was Friday night and also an informal meeting, I thought to pull Lisa along.

Diet Tips To Help You Prevent Cervical Cancer

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By Ify Ifeanyi-Ukaegbu

Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in the world and it kills nearly 200,000 women a year. As per the report of the National Cancer Institute, one-third of all cervical cancer deaths are associated with wrong dietary practices. Cervical cancer can be prevented with certain food types owing to their cancer-fighting properties and antioxidants. Foods with cancer-fighting ability nullify the effect of free radicals promoting cervical cancer development.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

More Pictures From Dotun Kayode and Taiwo Oyebanjo's Traditional Wedding

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Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode simply known as Dotun is an on-air personality at Coolfm and he celebrated his commitment to Taiwo Oyebanjo, the younger sister of D'banj in a traditional engagement ceremony yesterday in Sagamu, Ogun State. Congrats to the couple, and wishing them a happy married life.

Couple Love - Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida

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Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida have been dating for several years and engaged since last year. Looking forward to their wedding.

Bimbo Akintola and Toyin Oshinaike on Stage in A Husband's Wife

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“A Husband’s Wife” is a depiction of a hardworking married couple who suddenly find themselves wanting to do something new for the first time. The play provokes a consciousness that challenges the way people perceive the realities of their long-term relationships.This is definitely a riveting and soul-searching play that will keep the audience captivated

The Health Benefits of Red Palm Oil

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Did You Know…

… that red palm oil is healthier than olive oil and coconut oil and has been proven to reverse the symptoms of heart disease and protect against certain cancers? Move over olive and coconut—there’s a new oil in town proven even more effective at cutting the risk of heart disease and degenerative illnesses: red palm oil.

Kevin Lucciano and Mariah Mogoli's Traditional Wedding Pictures

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Kevin Lucciano-Gabriel of Questionmark Entertainment and his girlfriend, Mariah Mogoli, had their traditional marriage some months ago in their hometown, and shared these wedding photos on their Facebook pages yesterday. The white wedding holds in the UK next month.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

#WifeHerIf - Top Qualities of The Woman You Want to Marry

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So you're in a relationship with this amazing lady and lately the question has been coming up more often than before, will you get married to her? And that is where crowdsourced advice via Twitter comes in. Yesterday, the hashtag #WifeHerIf was trending and I found some of the tweets very pertinent. See more pointers below, some good, some hilarious, and some you should just overlook :)

It's still a huge deal for some men when the time comes to take that final step and commit to a lifetime with the women in their life. What would your own advise be?

Bananas Thrown At Black Italian Minister, Cecile Kyenge

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Italy's first black minister, Cecile Kyenge, has been a target of regular racist insults since her appointment in April, especially as she has made the issue of immigration reform in Italy one of her pet projects. Fellow politicians, who are anti-immigration, have called her an orangutan or said that she needs to be raped to understand the scourge of crime that immigrants bring into the country.

Rita Dominic Talks About A Special Nigerian Man

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I don’t believe in the statement that all men are the same. Human beings are influenced by the societies they live in so let me tell you something about the Nigerian man I know, especially ones who live in Nigeria.
When you find a good Nigerian man, the good feeling can’t be described no matter how you try. This is obviously why they are much sought after by women of many nations. Knowing one or two things about what drives the Naija man is very important to your relationship with them.

10 Personality Traits in Women That Men Love

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By Steve Ubah

Without wasting much time, I will get right to the point. I am going to give you 10 personality attributes that men love to see in the women they fall head over heels in love with. Men are attracted to women that are:

Tina Turner Marries Erwin Bach - Wedding Album

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Tina Turner got married last weekend in a traditional wedding, and not a buddhist wedding like some people reported because she's now a Buddhist. However, her wedding dress was non traditional. It was a Giorgio Armani designed green taffeta and black silk tulle gown which she'd fallen in love with even before she got engaged to husband, Erwin Bach.

Nature’s Gentle Touch & Make Me Beauty Place present The Root of the Matter

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In an effort to help Nigerian women overcome their various hair and scalp challenges, Nature’s Gentle Touch and hair salon Make Me Beauty Place are working together to impart knowledge and showcase the best hair care practices that is most ideal for the African hair. Attend to get a free hair consultation and free hair treatment.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Did They Have Better Sex In the Past Than Now?

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In an interview I did recently with HealthnewsNG, they asked, "Which generation had the best sex life - ours or our forefathers? Why is this so?" My answer was; "I wasn't there at the time of our fore-fathers so I couldn't really say. But the fattening rooms of time past is also said to be venues to teach young women how they can enjoy sex with their husbands so they probably had it good."

Dear Myne - My Boyfriend Ignores Me But Sexts Other Women

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Dear Myne, my boyfriend lives with me, he says he loves me but he does not call me during the day nor does he text me anything nice. He says that he is soooo busy with work but I recently discovered on his mail some dirty chats he's been having with some women telling them how much he misses them or want to go and have sex etc and this really hurt me.

5 Style Tips - What To Wear For That Big Date

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By Rebecca Jones

A crucial date can be stressful enough without the added angst of deciding what to wear.  Eliminate any anxieties (or as many as are within your control) with these quick and easy tips on what to wear.

Why I Think "The One" Is A Myth

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"How did you know she was the one?" We got this question a lot when we announced our engagement. The short answer I like to give is "She told me she was." No but seriously, while we'd all like the answer to be something romantic and sappy like:

Bez - Say : Music Video Romance

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Bez with Say shows more maturity than is common for most musicians his age and he stands out with his soulful vibe and lyrics. He signposts in his Thank you note below that he's transitioning into a new phase and I think this song and video are perfect vehicles. Another wow factor about the video is the concept and the story. I want to see a feature film based on this story. Kemi Adetiba, any luck? Enjoy the video...

A Harvest with Soyinka This Sunday At TerraKulture

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The harvest with Soyinka is potpourrie of smash hit sketches, skits and plays from Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka. On Sunday the Jero plays will be staged. They are two short plays about Brother Jeroboam, the rather less than holy West African “beach divine” created by Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka.

Shuga TV Series Auditions

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Shuga is one of RML's favorite TV series, and we love that it is online too, making it's message of information and awareness of youth sexuality even more accessible to a larger audience. This weekend is your chance to audition for a spot on the hit series Shuga.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Is Premarital Sex Necessary To Keep Relationships?

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Whether online or on the streets, the issue of sex before marriage is always controversial. Some people are able to abstain, either from personal convictions or their religious beliefs or simply avoiding romantic attachments until they're ready for marriage. Others are more about doing what works for their relationship and regard sex as part of what binds them to their loved ones.

Couple Love - Saint Obi and Wife Lydia Nwafor

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In the 1990s and early 2000s, Saint Obi was the actor to beat in Nollywood. He was an action hero, and a romantic heartthrob. A movie was not complete without the Saint, and in my opinion he merited it. But he's been missing in action in the past few years, and it seems it was to focus on his personal life. In these recent pictures, he is with his wife, Lydia Saint-Nwafor, for whom he threw a surprise birthday party.

Love Letter To the Woman of my Dreams 2

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By Iweka Kingsley

Dear You, "Love has a face, I'll recognize it when I see it"

I close my eyes and I see you. This feeling is familiar, I recognize it easily. Indeed, if only it were possible to love without injury; fidelity is not enough. The hurt is in the act of possession. We are too small in mind and body to possess another person without pride, or to be possessed without humiliation.

The 80/20 Rule of Relationships - Are You Guilty?

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The 80/20 Rule states that in most healthy long term relationships, you only get about 80 per cent of what you need/want from your current partner. This is because no one is perfect and a couple are usually two different individuals with diverse backgrounds and personality. But if you're well matched, you're both respectful of one another, loving, and share a lot of the same interests - This is the 80%.

Standing By Your Cheating Man - The Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin Story

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Former U.S. congressman, Anthony Weiner first admitted in June 2011 that he sent explicit photos of his "weiner" to women he had met online, and he was sexting them too. He apologized to the public for earlier denying the reports and said he was seeking treatment for sex addiction. He resigned from congress weeks later. His wife, Huma Abedin, did not appear beside him while he did the media rounds with his apology, neither did she make any statement, but she stayed with him.

How To Find Information on the Internet 3: Group Discussion Sites

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As mentioned earlier, a group discussion site contains content, typically about a specific topic, that has been submitted by the members of the site. This makes such sites invaluable if you are looking for information on that particular subject, because the members of the site who contribute the content are likely to be either enthusiastic or knowledgeable about the subject.

These sites could be blogs, where the submitted content is in the form of blog posts and comments, or they could be bulletin boards where the content is in the form of threads of posts submitted by the members of the site.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

#Royalbabyboy Shall Be Called George Alexander Louis

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His Royal Highness, the Prince of Cambridge now has a name. Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, chose the name George Alexander Louis, ending speculation over what their baby's name would be.

Types Of Men To Avoid On Twitter and Facebook

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By Jummai

In 2013, in the age of twitter, facebook, instagram, myspace, blah blah blah it’s no surprise that a good number of the people we end up meeting and dating are from the virtual world. If you want to lie to yourself then lie, but for those that do set P or intend to set P with those peeps online, here are some tips of type of guys to avoid.

Top 10 Reasons Why Women Cheat

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by Tosyn Bucknor

Find below ten of the reasons I got while speaking with friends and family, and even via comments on a facebook post!!!

Keep Believing, Keep Fighting, Keep Working Hard - Linda Ikeji

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There were many nuggets of inspiration in the online letter Linda Ikeji shared with her blog's readers yesterday. In the first part of the letter, she responded to critics, and assured her readers about stories they may have heard from those whom she may have offended, and whom may be peddling rumors about her.

Couple Love - Tuface and Annie Idibia

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Tuface and Annie Idibia are newly weds by some standards having only just got married last March. But they've been dating for much longer and have a daughter together. Do you see their hands? Says a lot to me. Wishing them more love.

The TIFF Trailer of the “Half of a Yellow Sun” Movie

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This trailer has just come online, and the buzz is building. Why? Though there was some delay, the film has now been accepted to be shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. This is where movies primed for Oscars and other major film awards are first presented. HOAYS movie will also be opening the 2013 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Nigeria closer to the end of the year.

Giving Compliments by Sisi Yemmie

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If you've not seen one of Sisi Yemmie's videos, you may be a learner, or blogger newbie. Sisi Yemmie is the blogger behind and now also produces and presents amazing lifestyle videos. Watch the one below on how giving compliments cements friendships and relationships, and subscribe to her channel.