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Bolanle Ambode Flags off Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers

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Never Trust Anyone Completely With Your Children!

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Remember Chikamso, the 8 years old girl who was raped and murdered by an undergraduate for rituals last week? Here are some facts you may not have known.

Chikamso's rapist and killer, Ifeanyi Dike, is her mother's cousin.

Little Chikamso has known and has been living with her killer since she was born. Ifeanyi Dike has been living with Chikamso's parents since he was 3 years old, now he is 24 years old. They took him in as their son and had been taking care of him as theirs since then. They were the ones sponsoring his university education before the incident.
Chikamso's average income earning parents use to give Ifeanyi weekly allowance between N2, 500 to N5,000. Unknown to them that he might have lots of money in his account, as he offered to bribe the vigilante group that caught him with 400,000 Naira. 
Why did I highlight these points? 
Most times those who harm our children or steal their innocence are those people our children are very familiar with, those who saw us …

Of Sons And Role Models!

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Today, I am worried about our sons, today’s young men. I am truly worried and every mother should pause, take a closer look at her sons and daughters and answer this question: Are you empowering your son for the journey ahead of him? Answer truthfully, after all you are alone and you don’t have to let anybody hear you. I think Nigerian mothers have not done well raising future husbands and fathers. Let’s admit it: we have not scored above average; that is if we achieved average at all.

Take a closer look at your beautiful daughter and your handsome six-footer son. Who is better prepared for the task ahead? I know some of us had realised this and have done better than others but most Nigerian mothers need to buckle up. Our sons are not what they should be and we cannot have the society, the country we desire when we put unprepared men and overgrown boys in positions of authority. I’ll explain myself.

In too many homes, the wives are the bread winners. Too many women are paying the rent an…

Cacworldnews.com Joins Nigerian Online News Staple

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In a bid to keep the members of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide abreast of the latest information about the church, an online news site known as cacworldnews.com has joined the league of Nigerian news online platform.
A Press Statement signed by the publisher of the platform, Mr. Gbenga Bankole said that CAC NEWS is set out to bridge the gap of inadequate information in Church Apostolic Church Worldwide and to keep the members of the church abreast of the latest information about Church.
He stated further that the platform will also disseminate information about the higher institution of CAC which is Joseph Ayo Babalola University, their campus fellowships in all the institutions in Nigeria and around the globe and choice news about personalities in the church among others.
"Our vision statement is to be the number one companion and reliable source of latest and robust information about CAC, while our mission statement is to propagate the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in CAC thr…

Ambode’s Wife Commends Contribution Of Women Lawyers In Lagos State

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Wife of the governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has lauded the contributions of women lawyers towards improvements recorded in the fight for child and women rights in the state, the country and the continent. She gave the commendations at the African Women Lawyers Association’s parley, which held recently at Victoria Island, Lagos, where she was also decorated as Matron and Mother of the African Child. The programme was part of activities to mark the annual general meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Mrs. Ambode assured that children and women in Nigeria and Africa can have a brighter future because of steady progress recorded in the area of their rights. She recalled that Lagos State was the first to pass the Child Rights Law, following the footprints of the Federal Government, adding that the state has also passed a law against domestic violence.

“Lagos State has taken proactive steps in this direction. It was the first state in the country to pass the child Rights Law af…

CKN News Bags African Digital Awards!

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Assistant Editor, Abiola Alaba Peters, receiving (African Digital Award (ADA AWARD)as the Most Outstanding Online Editor Of The Year on behalf of CKN News from the Minister Of Communications ,Barr Adebayo Shittu at the event held at Orientals Hotel ,Victoria Island Lagos yesterday.

Seven Lifestyle Changes That Could Help Maintain Prostrate Health!

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The size of the bladder is 40 - 60 cl. A bottle of coke is 50cl. As the bladder stores more urine it can enlarge up to 300cl. An overfilled bladder may leak and this leads to wetting / urinary incontinence. Also the volume may put pressure on the kidney and may lead to kidney damage. What may likely bring the man to hospital is acute urinary retention. He wakes up one day and he is not able to pass urine. 
Everything described above is associated with prostate enlargement, technically called benign prostate hyperplasia. There are other diseases of the prostate like: 1. Prostatitis – inflammation of the prostate 2. Prostate cancer – cancer of the prostate.
This discussion is on prostate enlargement. I have bad news and good news. The bad news is that everyman will have prostate enlargement if he lives long enough. The good news is that there are life style changes that can help the man after 40 to maintain optimum prostate health.
Nutrition Look at what you eat. 33% of all cancers, according t…

Abiodun Laja, Foremost Educationist Bags Doctorate Degree From Commonwealth University

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The founder of Lekki British International School, Lagos, Dr Abiodun Laja has added a new milestone to her impressive 40-year journey in education , having bagged the Doctor of Education (Ed.D Honoris Causa) from the Commonwealth University. Dr. Laja who is one of the youngest women to courageously brace the challenge of providing quality private education in Nigeria  also received the Master Class Certificate in Leadership and Management from the London Graduate School. A statement by her corporate affairs officer affirmed that these recent achievements by the Executive Director of Lekki British School, were simply a recognition of her exemplary courage, sense of vision and resilience.
At a very young age, Dr. Laja founded the ABC Nursery Land . She was the first young person to start a private school at that time as private school used to be run by retired teachers. She started off with one school and in a span of three years, she had expanded the school to four in different locations …

Bolanle Ambode Empowers Lagos Youth As Entrepreneurs

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Why God made Mums!

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Consider these answers given by 3 to 5 year old school children:

Why did God make mothers? 1. She's the only one who knows where the cello tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.




How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my mum just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mum? 1. We're related. 
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mum like me.

What kind of a little girl was your mum?
1. My mum has always been my mum and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

Who's the boss at your house? 1. Mum doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such an idiot.
2. Mum. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed
3. I guess mum i…

Lassa Fever Outbreak! Here are Safety Health Tips!

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There has been an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria and sadly, the disease is spreading. Lagos is the latest state to be hit by the disease. Given the huge population of Lagos, it can become a huge problem if people don't arm themselves with preventive health tips.
Please, DO NOT panic. Get accurate information and keep yourself protected. Use the following health tips to prevent the infection:
1. Maintain Good Environmental Hygiene: Keep your immediate environment clean. Dispose off refuse, especially remnants of foods, which attract rodents to the home. Keep your waste bins properly covered always.
2.Watch What You Eat: While the infection can also spread through physical contact with an infected person, the virus is mainly gotten from eating foods that have been contaminated with the urine or faeces of rodents which harbour the virus.
3.Keep Rodents Away From The House: Rodents are the carriers of the Lassa fever virus. So keep the rodents off the house, vicinity, etc. But especia…

I am a Woman of Rubies…I am a Survivor- Ivie Edobor

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Mother of three, Ivie Edobor, is a victim of domestic violence who has been in and out of court and hospital after she was brutally assaulted by her estranged husband who also crushed her bones alongside his thugs. With the help of Project Alert, an NGO focused on fighting all forms of violence against women and other organisations; Justice was served eventually and Ivie was vindicated though her legs might not heal for a longtime. Her estranged husband, Mr. Edobor, recently tendered a public apology to seek his wife’s forgiveness but Ivie isn’t having any of that again. In her words; “Forgiveness is Divine but that won’t bring back my damaged legs”.  She shares her very touching story to encourage women who are facing such ordeal to speak up, break the silence and find help before its too late. 


Meet Me
My name is Ivie Edobor. I’m the 3rd child of my parents. I have sisters and my only brother is late. I graduated with a B.sc Biochemistry from the University of Lagos. I am a single mo…

Bolanle Ambode Charges Corps Members to be Security Conscious!

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Wife of the governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has charged youth corps members posted to the state to be security conscious and to avoid hate speeches. She gave the admonition today at the Nigerian Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, when she paid a courtesy visit to the Batch A, Stream II corps members, deployed to the state for the mandatoryone-year national service.

According to a Press Statement signed by Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Office of the Wife of the Governor or Lagos State, Mrs. Ambode noted that the founding fathers of the NYSC did a great job of establishing the scheme in order to bring corps members of diverse socio-cultural, political, economic and religious background together, for the main purpose of promoting peace, unity, discipline and leadership qualities.

According to her, “Till date the NYSC scheme remains relevant and the most skilled youth organization in the country, sort after by most est…

52 nominees Set for Grill and Read 2017 Annual Readers’ Awards

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A total of 52 nominees in 13 categories have been selected for this year’s Grill and Read Annual Readers Award tagged GaRARA 2017. A statement signed by Mr. Pelu Awofeso on behalf of the Planning Committee noted that the categories are: Book of the Year, Author of the Year; Discovery of the Year; Book Review Site of the Year; Reader's Event of the Year; Book Club of the Year; Celebrity-Reader Motivator of the Year; Reader's Show of the Year (Radio or TV); Book Cover of the Year; Publisher of the Year; Reader-Motivator of the Year, Reader's Person of the Year; andLibrary of the Year. Speaking on behalf of the organizers, Awofeso informed that during the call for nominations in January, it was decided that the awards were to recognize the importance of the literary community to the socio-economic development of the Nigeria, adding that: “this first-of-its-kind award ceremony shall beam the spotlight on readers and reading for pleasure and on the strength of readers in society…

How To Inspire Manners In Your Children!

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·When entering the house greet your children or even hug them. This should help develop their sense of love and self-worth. 
·Be good to your neighbours and never backbite. Never speak ill of other drivers when on the road. Your children listen, absorb and emulate.
·When calling your parents, encourage your children to speak to them. When visiting your parents take your children with you. The more they see you take care of your parents the more they will learn to take care of you.
·When driving them say to school, don't always play albums or cds. Rather, tell them the stories yourself. This will have a greater impact - trust me!
·Read to them a short story and  even a scripture a day – it doesn't take much time, but very impactful in creating strong bonds and wonderful memories.
·  Comb your hair, clean your teeth and wear presentable cloths even if sitting at home and not going out for the day. They need to learn that being clean and tidy has nothing to do with going out!  
·Try n…

Cultural Re-orientation- Panacea For Gender-Based Violence!

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Considering the upsurge in the cases of domestic violence and the many sided issues that tend to endanger the lives of women and girls in Nigeria today, there is perhaps no better time than now for stakeholders to converge and share experiences with a view to providing strategies and modalities for protecting and safeguarding women. This, amongst other things was what informed the initiative of the just-concluded WAPA Connect Conference, which held recently at the expansive hall of 10 Degrees Event Centre, Billings Way, Ikeja where women from all walks of life gathered to learn from one another and unite for an affirmative action to liberate victims of gender based violence.

Speaking on the theme of the conference, Fostering Domestic Harmony through Multi-Perspective Analysis and Graphic Display/Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century, the chief host and Honourable Commissioner or Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviaiton, Dr. Lola Akande, defined violence as “any act of gender-based violence …

I Found My 14-Year Son Masturbating!

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I found my 14 year old son masturbating. I was shocked. I cried. I almost killed myself. He is an introvert and has a few friends, so it surprised me how he knows how to. He was moaning and licking his fingers and the wall. He would rub his penis on the wall. I also noticed he has a bottle of coconut oil I have been looking for beside him. He keeps putting the oil on his penis. I couldn't bear it any more. I called his name but he didn't hear; he was so engrossed. I had to scream his name. He almost fainted; he didn't know I would be home early. I decided to be calm and called his daddy who rushed home immediately. We decided to sleep on it. It was the longest night of our life. We are godly parents. We trained our children very well. What did we do wrong ? We had time for them. We counsel them all the time against social vices. We refused to buy them phone until they completed secondary schools. We kept asking ourselves what we did wrong. So it baffled us how this son of o…