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Does Breastmilk Go Bad In The bosom? All you need to know

Recently, during a discussion, I heard for the first time that breastmilk goes bad (becomes sour) in the bosom if a nursing mother doesn't breastfeed for a long time say 6-7 hours. As I tried to argue that it couldn't be possible, a nursing mother told me that it is a fact from experience. Another woman also told me about her neighbour, a nursing mum, who comes back from work and due to the long period she hasn't breastfed the baby, she has to pour cold water on her bosom and let's the accumulated milk run off before breastfeeding her baby. They claim feeding a baby that milk will cause the baby to vomit, stool and become ill. Well, I had to do my research, thanks to the internet, we are exposed to a vast wealth of knowledge. I think these women are wrong. However, I would want to know what your opinions are. Spinsters and bachelors, you most likely have no contribution to make so I hereby invite mothers to tell us more. Illiteracy is a disease and I have promised

Fire Killed Many In Onitsha: Graphic Photos

Got this report from one of our blog readers..  I was coming back from village when I arrived at upper iweka (asaba park) precisely when a tank carrying fuel fell in front of the park and ignited fire. Many lives were lost and also buses. Bodies of victims are as many as 50 and counting.  SOURCE : EYE WITNESS

Buhari & Osibanjo Must Declare Their Assets Publicly

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been urged to declare their assets publicly in line with their promises for transparency and accountability.                            In a statement issued by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and signed by its executive director, Tokunbo Mumuni, it stated that this will indicate their desire and commitment to end corruption in the country. Already the President and Vice President have declared their assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau as required by the Constitution but not doing so publicly in line with their promises. Mumuni said, “We welcome the official declaration of assets by the President and Vice President. This clearly complies with the requirements of the Nigerian Constitution as contained in Chapter VI Section 140. However, the declaration before the Code of Conduct alone falls far short of the commitment to publicly declare their assets.” “SERAP recalls that the President had sai

10 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

                                 There are times businesses fail, and even when you feel you have done everything right, things go wrong. The odds of a business achieving success are low; that is why it is important to pay attention to every detail required to run a business. If you can stay clear of the mistakes of business owners discussed below, your business is far more likely to be around for a long time. “There are no disasters in business that you can’t avoid if you see them coming and make the adjustments.” –Boune T. Pickens. Jr. 1. They lack focus There should be a clear objective regarding the direction a business is going and where it should be within a proposed timeframe. Many fail to understand this concept and pursue several objectives at once. It is better to have a core vision and steer your employees in that direction. 2. They make poor decisions Businesses succeed because of smart decisions. It is important to avoid poor decisions if you want your busines

Publisher cautions Buhari on appointments

The Publisher of Orient Daily Newspaper, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, on Sunday asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to appoint his cabinet members based on sentiments if he wants to genuinely fight corruption.                                          Ezeemo, who stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja,  explained that past leaders with good intentions in the country were usually let down by their cabinet members who were only interested in amassing wealth. He said, “The President cannot be everywhere, even though we see him to be an upright person. What I will suggest is he must make sure that in selecting people that will work with him,  he must pick people that can deliver. “He should not pick people because they come from a particular geopolitical area not minding his or her ability to deliver on their mandate. If he does not heed to this and picks incompetent persons, they will let him down and he will be blamed for it. “For instance former President Goodluck Jonat

10 Habits Financially Stable People Have

                             Keeping your financial life stable requires some discipline and development of good financial habits. We all do not want to be in a financial hole that leaves us emotionally and psychologically devastated. It is better to protect our finances when we can, before situations cause our money to slip away from our fingers. That is why it is important to learn a thing or two from the financially stable. 1. They don’t spend impulsively Money has a way of engaging us. This apparently happens to a big problem for us all as we want to take advantage of the “easier” life. Impulse spending means eating out and shopping extensively until we drain our finances. Financial stability can only be attained when we control and monitor our impulse spending. 2. They save money Financially stable people spend less than they earn. You may not have abundant capital but you can indulge in the right and important things and not overspend. This affords you the opportunity

Gunmen kidnap Kogi commissioner in farm

                        Gunmen, numbering about five, on Sunday kidnapped the Commissioner of Land in Kogi State, Mr. Steven Mayaki. An eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told journalists in Lokoja that the five gunmen trailed and kidnapped  the commissioner at his farm in Osara village, Adavi Local Government Area of the state on Sunday morning. According to him, the gunmen stormed Mayaki’s farm in a Prado Jeep, forcibly  picked up the commissioner  and  drove away the victim away to an unknown destination. Kogi State Police Public  Relations Officer, Mr Adebayo Collins, confirmed the kidnap, adding that the command was doing everything possible to rescue the commissioner unhurt. Collins said, “It is true the commissioner  was kidnapped but the command is on top of the matter.” The  state High Court Judge, Justice Samuel Obayomi, who was kidnapped last Monday,  has yet to be released. The judge’s orderly, Mr.  Usman Musa,  was shot dead in the en

Boko Haram raids Yobe towns, steals foodstuffs

The Chairman of Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State, Alhaji Baba Abare, on Sunday told journalists that  the Boko Haram sect attacked two Yobe towns, Fika and Ngalda, on Saturday. Abare said the militants shot sporadically at the two towns to scare away people so as to have ample opportunity to loot.                           He explained that the major targets of the militants were shops in which they looted several food items as well as beverages, saying, however, that no life was loss during the attack. Fika is about 150 kilometres west of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, and shares boundary with Gombe State to the south. A resident of the area, Ibrahim Mohammed, who spoke on the telephone, said the terrorists first launched an attack on Ngalda, which is the Yobe/Gombe border town. He said they proceeded from Ngalda to Fika town, the headquarters of Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State. Mohammed said during the assault on Fika, the terrori

7 Illegal Questions You Might Be Asked During an Interview

                      During a job interview, you might feel as if your prospective employer is in the driver’s seat, and you must go wherever he or she leads you. However, this is simply not true. There are many laws in place to protect applicants from facing undue discrimination and to ensure each candidate for a job is viewed as objectively as possible. If you find yourself in a situation in which you feel you’ll be unfairly judged, there are many ways in which you can “flip the script” and drive the interview in a direction you’re more comfortable with. 1. How old are you? This might seem fairly innocuous to job seekers in their 30s, but there are many hidden agendas behind a question of an applicant’s age. Employers  can   ask if an applicant is over 18 if it is company policy to not hire minors, but that’s about all they can ask as far as age is concerned. According to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, it’s illegal to inquire about an applicant’s age, since those

How to Beat the Monday Morning Blues

After a long, relaxing weekend, you may find waking up on Monday morning difficult. In a rush to be on time, you're tripping out of bed to make coffee, stumbling into work clothes, and skimming through emails on your iPhone from your boss demanding a file now, as the realization hits you that it's Monday again. Alternatively, maybe you stay home with your kid or go to school, but you still find yourself dreading Mondays. Monday morning blues are a real problem, but you can help take the sting out of Mondays by making your workplace better, planning ahead, and taking care of yourself. Method 1 of 4: Making Your Work a Better Place to Be 1 Find the issue.  If you're feeling down on Monday morning, it's likely because you're not a fan of your work. Maybe it's the job itself, or maybe it's the people you work with. Take some time to think about what really bothers you about your job by brainstorming for a period. Write down the issues that are really bot

BREAKING NEWS :: Buhari Appoints The Secretary Of The Federation

President Muhammadu Buhari appoints Ogbonaya Onu as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)

5 must-do exercises for a flat, s*xy tummy

We Nigerians have this problem of a protruding tummy even if we are slim otherwise. It has to do with the way we eat and our lack of exercise. Most people think they need to join expensive gyms and do 100 crunches everyday to get those celeb-like flat abs. But the truth is it is just about  eating the right food , doing some  belly-busting yoga poses   and trying these simple exercises. Lift and Twist Crunch This is a Pilates exercise and is excellent for trimming the waist and toning the tummy. Lie on your back on a yoga mat. Bring the hands behind the back of the neck, lift and twist the upper body to one side and bring your elbow towards the opposite knee. Inhale, lower back down. Exhale, lift and twist towards the other side, inhale return to starting position. Keep this movement going and you can start to speed it up a little bit once you get comfortable with the exercise. Then, start to extend one leg out as you go. Keep pulling the lower tummy muscles up a