Author: Tessy Ekaks

Choosing The Right Dog

Dogs take up a lot of Time, Energy and Money, do you still want one? then read on! A dog may not be a good choice of pet for busy households or owners who are out all day. Dogs are pack animals and need companionship and lots of care. If you decide to get a dog, getting genuine information about the choice made can avoid many future problems and can help ensure that the dog you select is the best choice for your home and lifestyle. Remember to consider any changes that may occur (traveling, new baby or a change in housing) and decide if the dog is suitable. The right dog for me 1. Choose a dog because you can meet its needs, not because it looks appealing. 2. Check that everyone in your household approves of the dog you wish to adopt. 3. Have a firm idea of which breeds might be right for you BEFORE you start to look. 4.If choosing a puppy, you must consider the size and requirements of the adult dog, and the special requirements of raising a pup. 5. Consider your fencing when selecting a dog breed. Some breeds are prone to jumping and digging. 6. Training needs vary; some breeds have selected traits that make them easier or more difficult to train. 7. Strong-willed breeds need an experienced owner. •Who lives...

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By Their Knuckles We Shall Know Them

It’s so alarming these days, the way girls/guys now tend to bleach/tone themselves with all sorts of creams, all in the name of ‘bringing out their true colour’ This makes it difficult to identify someone you knew before. You could pass them on the way and not even recognise them, because you are not sure if they are the same person. The transition turns out so bad for some they tend to look ‘yellow’ ‘white’ ‘bleached’. You might need to ask for a second opinion, to confirm your suspicion, just so you don’t end up embarrassed by approach the wrong person, and if it turns out you were right, you would be wondering what the hell happened??????????????????? *we both know the answer* but let’s say ‘JIK’ happened. 😉 Everywhere you turn now you see bleached versions of people you know….why is it so? Or is there something they have heard that we don’t know about?????? Does it increase their personal worth?? Or is it because of the opposite sex?? We know that we all have our different preferences when it comes to complexion, (either you prefer light-skinned or dark-skinned people) It’s not like a guy/girl will hate you today because you are dark-skinned and then love you tomorrow because you have suddenly become light-skinned!!!!!!!! If anything, it shows you level of self-esteem, and that guy/girl doesn’t like you for...

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The Generator Factor

In our country today, constant power supply is a luxury most people long to have, and resort to purchase of generators of different kinds, as they have been let down by the broken promises of our leaders. In some states, this electricity issue is not such a big deal, as it’s FAIRLY stable, while in others, its nothing to write home about. Some have totally given up on the government and have added ‘fuel/diesel purchase’ to their shopping list, as even when the electricity comes on, the voltage is so low, that one would prefer using a candle… An estimated 60 million Nigerians now own power generating sets for their electricity, (a profitable market for generator manufacturers) while the same number of people spend a staggering N1.56 trillion ($13.35m ) to fuel them annually.   The latest is this prepaid meter, which requires a monthly maintenance fee in addition to the amount intended to purchase units… From the time it was introduced up until now, the maintenance fee has slowly risen, #300, #500 and now #750….. Who knows what’s next. Even when you purchase enough units to last for months, when it’s exhausted and you return to the office to get more, you’ll be faced with a backload of ‘maintenance fees’ to settle, so if you are not prepared, the total fee you’ll pay, may even exceed the amount...

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Nigeria’s Leaders From 1960 Till Date

As we turn 53 as an independent country, let’s go down memory lane and recall our leaders so far…. From 1st October, 1960 to 1st October, 1963 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Nigeria represented by:- •Sir James Wilson Robertson, Governor-General 1st October 1960 to 16th November 1960 •Nnamdi Azikiwe, Governor-General and Commander-in-chief 16th November 1960 to 1st October 1963 SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA The Prime Minister of the First Republic between October 1st 1960 – January 15th, 1966. He was born in the year 1912 and died in the year 1966. DR. NNAMDI AZIKIWE The First President and Commander-in-chief under NCNC (National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons) between October 1st 1963 – January 15th 1966. He was born in the year 1904 and died On May 11, 1996. GENERAL J.TU. AGUYI-IRONSI The First Military Head of State between January 15th 1966 – July 29th 1966. (Murdered) GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON The Second Military Head of State between 1966 – 1975. He was born in the year 1934. GENERAL MURTALA MOHAMMED The Third Military Head of State between 29th July 1975 – February 13, 1976. He was born in the year 1938 and died in February 13, 1976. (Assassinated) GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBANSANJO The Fourth Military Head of State between 1976 – 1979 (1st term); He returned power to civilian government He was born in the year 1937. ALHAJI SHEHU...

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Haemorrhoids – Piles

Piles, piles, piles,…. This is one of the most common anal problems, you hear people talk of if, from radio programs to TV talks, still some haven’t had the opportunity to learn from them, so here it is… Some of the basic info you need to know on haemorrhoids AKA piles. This is a protrusion of the anal cushion (made up of the anal mucosa, dilated, elongated and tortuous rectal veins). They have been noted as a common human affliction for ages, and common in developing countries. Before going any further, you need to know what a PROLAPSE is: downward displacement of an organ or tissue from its normal position usually due to weakening of the supporting tissues. Classification There are various modes of classification based on degree 1st degree haemorrhoid: the haemorrhoid doesn’t protrude or prolapse, but may do so with straining during defecation and retract spontaneously after defecation. Just bleeding from the rectum is noticed. 2nd degree haemorrhoid:(Early) there is protrusion of the haemorrhoid during defecation, without straining, and this retracts spontaneously afterwards Late there is protrusion of haemorrhoid, which doesn’t spontaneously retract but can be manipulatively pushed back in with the fingers. 3rd degree haemorrhoid: Permanent protrusion/prolapse of the haemorrhoids and doesn’t retract. Causes Primary haemorrhoids occur due to the following: Familial (if it runs in the family) prolonged standing possibly due to the effect of...

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