Author: temi

#PadAGirl at Ifako Town Hall, Lagos with Hope Spring and Lady Care

Today, many girls and women in Nigeria face various forms of abuse and stigmatization during menstruation. What should be a natural cycle and a proud moment for the girls, turn out to be their most dreadful period. #PadAGirl Initiative is a project borne out of the need to empower young girls and women who are going through various form of stigmatization, abuse and health challenges as a result of their natural monthly cycle. The initiative is geared to end deep-rooted taboos, myths and misinformation on menstruation in Nigeria and most developing countries. In partnership with Lady Care, Hope Spring Water will be organizing a menstrual hygiene management workshop in Nigeria. Ifako community in Lagos State, will be hosting the first phase of this project in Nigeria Menstruation is not a taboo. It’s in our hands to end the myths. Be the change agent. Venue Ifako Town Hall, Ifako Community, Lagos State, Nigeria Date 28 September 2017 Time 10am – 12pm Co-Host Lady Care Nigeria For most poor and vulnerable girls in Nigeria, as signs of menstruation gets close, it serves as a constant reminder of the oncoming abuse and stigmatization they are about to face. For most girls in Nigeria, menstruation is a dream-killer because they never get to attend schools during menstruation. According to UNESCO, 1 out of 10 African girls miss school during their menstrual period and...

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Mixed picture for pound sterling & UK shares following snap election announcement

The is a mixed picture for the UK currency pound sterling and an even more confusing outlook for the UK stock market following the announcement of a snap general election by the UK prime minister Theresa May. Full story below, story source is the BBC website: The pound recovered strongly following the announcement by the Prime Minister Theresa May of a snap general election in June. Earlier, sterling had fallen after it was announced that Downing Street would make a statement. By about 12:30 BST, sterling was up nearly 1% at $1.267, while against the euro it was up 0.5% at 1.186 euros. On the stock market, the benchmark FTSE 100 share index was down 116 points, or 1.6%, at 7,212. Luke Bartholomew, of the investment firm Aberdeen Asset Management, said: “The election should hand Theresa May a much bigger mandate to stand up to the harder line, anti-EU backbenchers which currently hold a disproportionate sway over her party’s stance on Brexit. “That would be welcomed by financial markets,” he added. Neil Wilson, of the spread betting firm ETX Capital, said: “For investors [the snap election] adds another layer of complexity to an already uncertain picture for UK and European assets. “Volatility is likely to remain elevated over the coming weeks. “And as elections are so unpredictable, there is always the outside risk it could spark a reversal in...

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Self Publishing with Amazon CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (part 1)

Self published books are all the rage today, with countless bloggers and internet marketers striving to grab a piece of the proverbial, multi-billion pie of the ebook self publishing market. If you have one or more manuscripts sitting in your drawer or if you aspire to becoming a prolific e-author then you should know that by far the largest online provider of self publishing solutions is none other than online retail giant Amazon.com. Thousands of authors self publish with Amazon each month and Amazon’s self published book selection is more than three times larger than their biggest competitor’s. It...

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Kayaks – Dagger mamba

Dagger mamba Kayak The Dagger mamba is a complete package of awesomeness; this is how the Dagger mamba has been described in our shop. Upon being asked to explain the response was given – “I surf in it sometimes, I run rocky rivers, I run massive foreign rivers all in complete comfort” This answer pretty much sums up the new Mamba. Having had some tweaks in the past year a completely new beast is here ready to take on whatever you point it at. If you point the kayak at a new paddler they will have a large comfortable...

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IMF will like to see a more financially prudent Nigeria including cutting Naira curbs

Nigeria should remove currency-trading restrictions and reduce its budget deficit and debt-service costs to “sustainable” levels, the International Monetary Fund said. “Stronger macroeconomic policies are urgently needed to rebuild confidence and foster an economic recovery,” the Washington-based lender said in a report Thursday after a team visited Nigeria. There’s a “need for a front-loaded, revenue-based fiscal consolidation starting in 2017, to reduce the federal government interest-payments-to-revenue ratio to sustainable levels.” The West African economy, hit by tumbling oil revenue and a severe shortage of foreign exchange, contracted in 2016 for the first time since 1991. President Muhammadu Buhari is...

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