Controversy As Mystery Worshipper Pays N42 Million Tithe To Benue Church

A man whose identity has been shielded paid N42 million as offering to NKST Church High Level in Makurdi, Benue state capital. The NKST Church is an abbreviation for ‘Non go Kristu U Sudan hen Tiv’, meaning the Church of Christ Amongst the Tiv. According to NAN, the tithe is stirred controversy in a state struggling to pay the salaries of workers. The agency said its investigations revealed that the money was paid into the UBA account of the church in Makurdi. Although Frederick Ikyaan, pastor of the church, initially denied knowledge of the offering, a copy of the church’s quarterly financial report, covering the months of January – March, confirmed the payment of N42 million tithe. The report showed that the lodgement was the highest single offering from an individual for the quarter. The money was paid into the church’s account in January. The breakdown of the church’s financial report showed an income of N56.2 million and an expenditure of N33.7 million within the same time frame. The church’s records also showed that out of the income, N44.6 million was generated from tithe offerings while a single person accounted for N42 million. Reacting to the financial report, the pastor said his initial denial was based on the allegations that the donor was an appointee of the Benue government. “I still stand by my words that the person that gave us that money is not an appointee of the state government. In fact, he does not even stay in Benue but is an indigene of the state,” he said. He said there was nothing wrong with the offering and insisted that the church had nothing to hide. Public discussion centred on the legitimacy of the donors income, as a man who pays N42m to a church as tithe must have made an income of N420 million in the month that he paid.

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Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspiration: Taught By God Himself

Daily Grace Inspiration is a devotional that brings you the message of grace from Joseph Prince, the world celebrated TV preacher and pastor. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. – Hebrews 8:11 As a parent or someone serving in Sunday school, you may think that the children under your care are too young to know the Lord. And you wonder if you are wasting your time reading Bible stories and singing hymns to them. Or you may have been buying Mandarin and Hokkien sermon CDs for your dialect-speaking parents or grandparents, and you wonder if the Bible teachings are too difficult for them to understand. My friend, don’t underestimate the Holy Spirit. Many elderly folks in our Mandarin and Hokkien services, who first heard about Jesus through the recorded messages given to them by their children, are now born again and attending church regularly. And they are so full of Jesus that they cannot stop talking about Him to their relatives and friends. Even for a young child like my daughter Jessica, when she was one year old, she would spontaneously raise her hands whenever she heard Christian songs, but not secular ones. My wife Wendy and I had never taught her how to recognize Christian songs. The only explanation we have is that Jessica was taught by the Lord Himself. (Isaiah 54:13) When Jessica turned two, she surprised us again. Wendy was tucking her in bed one night when Jessica looked at her and said, “Jesus died for Jessica because Jesus loves Jessica.” No one taught her to say that. But I remember looking at her when she was younger and by faith saying, “You know, darling, Jesus died for Jessica.” She just looked at me and I did not know whether she understood me then. I just believed that the Holy Spirit is a better teacher than I am. So don’t limit the Holy Spirit by saying things like, “The children are too young…My grandparents are not well-educated…My atheist friend won’t be interested…” Just send God’s Word into their lives by faith, and trust the Holy Spirit to do the teaching and imparting. For God says that no one has to teach anyone to know the Lord because all shall know Him, from the least, including little children, to the greatest! Joseph Prince is senior pastor of New Creation Church. He is a leading voice in proclaiming the gospel of grace around the world through his teaching resources and television ministry. He is known for teaching God’s Word in a fresh, practical and revelatory way that always unveils Jesus. His daily television program, Destined To Reign currently reaches millions of homes across North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Israel on both secular and Christian networks. Subscribe to Pastor Prince’s Daily Grace Inspiration HERE

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4 Stylish And Modest Ideas On How To Dress To Church

Nowadays a lot of people often ask one question: how to dress for church attendance? Some people can’t understand why they must wear some special clothes when they’re going to visit a church and why they can’t go there in their common comfortable for them outfits? Maybe someone says that it doesn’t matter how you dress going to the church and this is a thing of the past! Don’t listen to such person and don’t trust that it doesn’t matter! It matters… It really matters for you especially because your outfit can say a lot about you, about your attitude to faith and about the purity of your heart`s intent. Today there are many variations of modest church outfits that will help you to express your respect for the church and religion, but also will help you to look modern and trendy. Here are some clever ideas of proper church outfits for women. Midi skirts with a sweater, shirt or blouse Ladies, when you’re going to the church look at your wardrobe one more time and you’ll certainly find a midi skirt or maybe several midi skirts there. Any midi skirt is a nice choice for the church attendance, but pay attention to its color. Don’t forget that you should choose the clothes of the modest colors for church (don`t wear any bright or too colorful clothes). A sweater or a blouse of the mild colors without plunging necklines and with long sleeves half-or ¾-length sleeves fit perfectly for such purpose. Click on any image to enlarge Humble maxi skirts with a shirt, jacket or sweater Maxi skirts fit ideally for the church visit. But be careful! You shouldn’t wear a slit maxi skirt and avoid bright skirts. Be more moderate, prudent and temperate when choosing a suitable outfit for the church. One color skirt will fit the mild sweater or shirt. If you`d want to wear a T-shirt, it`s also possible just hide your shoulders with the help of the jacket or cardigan. Click on any image to enlarge Long, ¾-length, short sleeve midi and maxi dresses The dress is a common uniform for women in the church. There are three basic conditions for them: sleeves must be short, long or ¾-length, such dress shouldn`t have the neckline and the length of the dress should be right or below the knees. Before going to the church be sure that your dress is not too short and not too tight! Click on any image to enlarge   Appropriate shoes for church If you`re going to the church forget about trainers, aka heels and “prosti shoes”. In this case wear low-heeled shoes (your heels must be lower that 3 inches), ballet flats or any flat shoes. You see that it’s not so difficult to choose the right clothes and shoes for a church visit. You have to have the will to choose the appropriate outfit for church.   Click on any image to enlarge

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Spirit and Life Devotional: Humble Yourself Before God Humbles You

Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.  “Even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.” 2 Corinthians 12:7 NLT As we celebrate Easter, it’s important for us to meditate on the life of Christ. One very important thing that we learn from Him is humility. Allowing Himself to die on the cross was a revelation of His humility. The Bible says that He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. And because of His humility, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names. You will either humble yourself or God will humble you. Ask Nebuchadnezzar what God did to him. You see people who have achieved so little, it’s nothing really, ascribing glory and honour to themselves, looking down on others, so full of themselves. Resist pride in your life at all cost! I don’t care who you are or what you think you’ve got, stay humble!!! Follow @pastorchinae (Twitter), Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim (Facebook), Chinaemerem Ibezim (Google+), PIN: 568E2E56,, Join our BBM Channel, PIN: C004F1183

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Rivers State Gov’t Claims Ownership Of Ikoyi $43 Million, Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To FG

Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor has given the federal government an ultimatum of 7 days to return the $43million dollars found in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi  to the Rivers State government, failure which the State Government  will take legal measures to ensure  that it gets back her stolen  resources Governor Wike  also declared that the $43million dollars found in the luxury apartment  in Ikoyi belongs  to  the  Rivers State government. Governor Wike said that investigations by the Rivers State government revealed that the money was proceed from the sale of gas turbines by the immediate past Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi. Amaechi is now the transportation minister serving under President Muhammadu Buhari. He was publicly named by All Progressives Congress’ chieftains as the major financier of Buhari’s election. Some accounts say that Amaechi sponsored up to 80% of the multi-billion dollar adventure. Addressing journalists at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday night, April 14, 2017, Governor Wike said, “The money in question  belongs to the former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. We want to confirm that the houses in Ikoyi also belong to Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. “If you recollect in 2015, we said that gas turbines built by Former Governor Peter Odili were sold to Sahara Energy, business partners of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at $319million. “That money was used to sponsor the All Progressives Congress for the 2015 general elections. From the date of sale of the gas turbines to  May 29, 2015, the money depleted from $319million to $204,000. What was stashed at the Ikoyi residence  was part of that fund. “We have  facts to prove that the said money belongs to the Rivers State Government. The federal government must return our money”. Governor Wike  said all the stories being peddled about the money belonging to the National Intelligence Agency are false and mere face saving measures by the embattled APC Federal Government. He said: “As I speak to  you, the federal government is so embarrassed that this has happened. All the stories that the money belongs to the NIA are fake.” Governor Wike challenged the federal government to  set up  a panel of inquiry, which will sit publicly to investigate  the money, if it doubted the claim of the Rivers State government. He stated that the Rivers State government needs the money to complete an array of projects, insisting that on no account would this criminal activity be swept under the carpet. The governor said as long as the federal government continues to disturb the progress of Rivers State, so long will God throw the federal government into confusion. “We are giving them seven days to return  our money. Otherwise, we would  take legal action to recover our money. $43million  will help us complete  several  projects. We need that money for projects,” he said.

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Ladies, Here’s How You Can Change Your Life With Your Hair

Do you like presents? Of course, you do, especially if they are wrapped in a beautiful paper, or box with a ribbon, butterfly or flower attached, don’t you? So, why do we think sometimes that the way we look is not really important and state passionately that our souls matter more than our look? Women were born to appreciate the beauty and to look beautiful. We are all unique, original and special. Each of us has a particular fingerprint, and moreover, there is no voice on Earth, which was similar to someone else’s. We have our own design. However, sometimes our daily routine involves us into a stream of tasks and we forget about our look. Later on, we realize that we receive fewer compliments from the male part of the society and we become confused. We have no idea why we do not attract the right man and cry on the pillow at night without anyone to wipe our tears. This article is meant to make all your doubts about your look and soul disappear. We are what we feel Did you notice that women who look beautiful get more paid jobs? You may be jealous of them, but you will agree that they are successful in their lives. We live in the world of men who manage this world and they have a system of already set rules. According to it, a woman who looks gorgeous has far more chances to be hired than the one who does not. The point is that we all look awesome, however, we should underline our beauty. We should find the things we are unique in and treat them as our peculiarities. Cosmetics and changing your haircut can help you emphasize your soul state and shape it into the special form. It means that all women have mood swings and a woman who is in the mood of changing her life should have a proper haircut and look. We are what we thought about ourselves The philosopher Rene Descartes stated “Cogito ergo sum” or ” I think, therefore I am”. Dreams come true if we believe and act appropriately. If a woman wants to be successful and change her life, it would be better if she changed her look first. It’s not only about changing your hairstyle or clothes, it’s about transforming your ideas and ways of belief. It’s about the change of your attitude towards yourself. It’s all about beginning to consider yourself as a valuable and precious person, who is a gift to this world. We are all the reflections of our beliefs about ourselves in the past. We became what we thought about us earlier. Hence, if you transform your way of thinking from negative to positive, it will result in a change of your self-esteem and, it goes without saying, your look. We are about to change our lives The farmers know that if they want to reap the harvest, they have to plant a seed and water it first. Spending money and time on the way you look can be considered as a seed of your effort, which will grow into the fruit of complete changes in your life, using figurative language. We all want success, peace of mind, happy relationships so that we can invest in the future. Making a decision to cut your hair can become a huge investment in the prosperity of your life. Sometimes we tend to ignore the signs that tell us that we should stop immediately on our way of constant saving money, for example. For example, if your husband does not bring you flowers anymore, this is a moment to reevaluate the level of your self-acceptance. It is a common knowledge, that if a woman respects herself, she dresses and does her hair correspondingly so that others will respect her too.    Therefore, if you really want to change your life, it would be perfect if you treat yourself with love, kindness, wisdom, and admiration. Taking care of your look will bring more positively oriented people into your life. All new things attract the other new things. You may be surprised about the abundance of new acquaintances and achieving higher and more qualitative degree of relationships. Coco Chanel knew that women are the gifts to the society, which should be packed in a proper way, opening the eyes of other people to the beauty of their hearts. What is more, wise men understand that the real beauty of the soul is reflected in the beauty of the look. That’s because they were born this way to appreciate the appearance first. Hence, if we really want to turn our life into a fairytale with a happy end, we have to take the rules of men’s world into account. And it’s not really difficult for us at all, to be honest.

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Benefits Revocation For All Migrants In The United Kingdom – Controversial Bill Enforcement

BENEFITS REVOCATION FOR ALL MIGRANTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM – CONTROVERSIAL BILL ENFORCEMENT – Statement By Her Knowledgeable Professor Alexia Thomas  Benefits Revocation Means Every Migrant Has To Work, Earn And Live By What They Gain. There Shall Be No Mercy. Only The Strong That Can Make A Difference To The United Kingdom Economy Will Only Be Allowed To Live In The United Kingdom. THOSE WITH INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN Will Equally Be Affected. The Threshold And Migrant Lapses Will Mean They Will Fall In The Category Of Expulsion. The Legislation Means Migrants Will Not Be Deported But Expelled Out Of The UK. Benefits Affected Will Be Housing Allocation, Housing Benefits, Student Grants And Tax Credit. The Commonwealth Liberation Party (TCLP) And Her Central Government Independent Diplomat Commission (IDC), Announces Within The Next 90 Days On Or Before The 14/07/2017 Will Compel A Legislation That Repels The Rights Of Migrants And Those With Indefinite Leave To Remain In The United Kingdom, Will Henceforth Lose Their Rights To Social Housing And Tax Credit Benefits. The British Empire In Her Ponderosity To Leverage To Economic World Power Must Revoked Social Dependency Benefits For All UK Migrants; Unless British Citizens By Birth In British Soil And Territories — By Her Knowledgeable Professor Alexia Thomas The British Government In The Headship Of Prime Minister Theresa May Would Be Expected To Revoke, Withdraw And Nullify All Benefits Given To Migrants In The United Kingdom. So, For The Enforcement Of Commonwealth Nations Unity And Growth Of Their Sovereign Rights And Buildership, The Benefit Laws Have Failed, As Migrants Are Now Their Own Destruction, For They Intentionally Break Their Homes, Drive Their Wives And Husbands Away For Cheap Benefit Frauds And Refusal To Return To Their Countries Voluntarily For Cheap Benefits Gains. This Has Made UK To Harbour Diseased Migrants Who Have Disability Of The Mind And Cannot Bring Economic Empowerment To United Kingdom. The Wind Of Change Is Faceless And The Face Of Change Is Ponderosity- Her Knowledgeable Professor Alexia Thomas Not Even God Can Stop The Enforcement Of The Legislation And No Religious Sacred Can Derail It. It Is A History Shake Up . It Is Time For All Migrants To Return Home As United Kingdom Has No Free Lunch For Any One, Only The Abled Economic Migrants That Can Sustained Themselves Will Be Legally Allowed To Reside In The UK. Those With Children With No Economic Input By Tax Contribution To The UK Economy Must All Return Back To Their Countries. There Shall Be No Child Benefits For Any Migrant Children Only Those Born In The United Kingdom And Her Territories. Every Migrants Is Priorily Informed, This Is An Easter Fiesta News.  Signed: Her Knowledgeable Professor Alexia Thomas Chairman – The Commonwealth Liberation Party

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15 Ways To Stay Together Forever

My husband and I have experienced many things together and for the most part, have been happy for many, but there were days when thoughts of divorce crept in. However, over time, we have come to realize that when weak people face problems often give-up or run from their problems, whereas people who are committed to something, including marriage, tend to resolve the conflict. One of the most important things you can do to save your marriage is to fight for it, and to resist having to be right. Couples who are hurt or offended in a marriage often allow things to build up over years, never really expressing or communication what they’re feeling until it’s too late, By the time a person has allowed something to fester for years, it becomes complex and very emotional. My advice, step back take a breather but don’t threaten divorce when emotions are high and you’re hurting. Get help, go for counseling, and make a plan – of what you’re going to say to your spouse but don’t deliver it while you’re angry. So what else can you do for lasting love: Don’t Go Mad Yelling, screaming and fighting will only damage the relationship more. Instead of letting going off on your spouse due to pent up anger, take time away to get some perspective. Maybe seek counsel from 2 or 3 close friends who love both of you. Criticism Is Destructive Don’t exacerbate the situation by inappropriate comments or jabs, better to show more wisdom, flexibility, and support. Criticism in the long run will only make matters worse. Someone who is constantly criticised will eventually retaliate-one way or the other, by words, walking out, or worse, by violence.   Complement One Another In Front of Others You’re two mirrors and married people tend to perceive their partner’s accomplishments as their own. If you talk about one another in glowing terms it will break down barriers and build both you and your spouse up. Remain Individuals Being on the same wavelength is great, it unites you. But give some personal space. Do you have different friends? Great! Are you engaged in various activities? It’s fine. It provides you talking points and your own hobby gives you time for self-development and personal growth, which is important in a marriage. You Need Intimacy It’s a myth that intimacy diminishes over the years. If anything, because of how well you know your spouse, intimacy tends to increase between couples married for many years. Intimacy is more than just a physical connection, it includes feeling safe, trusting one another, caring for one another, you truly do become one. Be Attentive Our life consists of little things, but we often forget to tell the ones we love most how we feel about them. Praise your man, plan little surprises, or send a flirty message. one way you can do that is by texting him using  text my love every day, it injects excitement into our marriage. Change Lifestyle Explore the world, travel. Being on the move makes our life diverse and thrilling. You’ll look at your partner from different angles and learn something new about each other. It will prevent the relationship from stagnation. Forget About The Past Your ex-partners have been left behind, there is no friendship with them. Arrange the right priorities – meet your spouse’s needs first and be faithful. Be Best Friends The highest degree of love is friendship. Respect the feelings and thoughts of the soul mate, open your heart and soul completely. Learn To Apologize Sometimes it is tough to admit that you were wrong and to ask for forgiveness, but you should do it. The ability to recognize your guilt in a relationship is an important step towards its development. Communicate Talk to each other as much as possible, show interest in everything the spouse is saying. Expand your conversations, share your thoughts and feelings at the end of the day, support each other, it will only strengthen your emotional bond. Accept His Family As Your Own Be in touch with his relatives, spend time together with them, organize common holidays. The spouse should know that his family is as important to you as yours. Express Affection Set up a lovely tradition in your family. Before you rush off to work, kiss your partner, and meet him from work with tender hugs. These small gestures will keep the flame of love. Stand Up For Each Other Do not let others insult and hurt your loved one. You and your husband are one family, that is why always stand up for him and not allow others to speak ill of him. Go On Dates Don’t let boredom linger! For that, go on dates, organize romantic evenings, it will rekindle your passion. Thereby, mentioned tips aren’t a panacea, however, if you follow them, you will increase the odds of staying in love for the long run.

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Business Debt Settlement: 3 Effective Solutions For Business Debt

ettling or negotiating business debt is an effective solution for business owners who feel like keeping their businesses running is draining their finances. In such as situation it is important to invest in professional assistance that will enable you to create a plan to negotiate and resolve debt without ending up bankrupt. Negotiating Business Debt Debt settlement basically involves the procedure of negotiating down a particular debt. This results in debtors paying creditors a lower amount than what they owe or what the creditor claims is owed. Negotiating debt successfully and achieving a significant reduction can be challenging. The process requires knowledge, experience, exemplary negotiation skills and knowing how to negotiate a settlement that that will not jeopardize the individual’s finances or business. It is also essential for the negotiator to be aware of how to interact with creditors for optimal results. Importance of Professional Assistance Professionals focus on helping their clients get rid of debt through negotiations for substantial debt reductions without resorting to bankruptcy. It may be possible for business owners to negotiate their own debts but you are likely to achieve a better outcome if you hire an expert. If you are dealing with a small amount of business debt and one creditor, you can consider negotiating without assistance. However, most businesses have a large amount of debt along with dealing with multiple creditors. Negotiating your business debts on your own under such circumstances can be overwhelming and you may end up in deeper debt as time goes on. In most cases, professionally negotiated debt settlement for businesses saves money. Click here for Creditors Relief. Leverage Leverage is necessary for good negotiation and negotiating debt goes beyond requesting for a lower payment. It requires a well-formulated plan that consists of applicable factors that can help you, your debt profile, creditor’s errors, value for money and other considerations. You need to be able to offer practical reasons for a creditor to be willing to accept a lower amount of money. Leverage enables you to accomplish this and it varies with different creditors and debts. Detailed Plan for Debt Settlement A detailed plan is a requirement for successful debt settlement with details such as the time frame and settlement target. This is vital when several creditors are involved. Eliminating debt takes effort and you can get help to get out of business debt with a balance that is less than what your creditors claim. Avoiding bankruptcy with affordable debt will enable you to move forward with your life. Conclusion It is well known that operating a business requires access to funding. Whether you have a startup, growing business or are currently experiencing instability, lacking the capital you need can be disastrous. Business owners may seek funding from different sources ranging from bank loans to credit cards. Lagging behind with your business debts is frustrating, especially without a plan in place. One of the key steps is to determine the options that can potentially provide relief. The solution you choose will ideally be based on the kind of debt and its status. Struggling entrepreneurs can find worthwhile solutions for their debt problems by restructuring their loans into payment plans that they can afford. Maurice Jones is a freelance editor and writer. His articles have been featured on numerous sites over the years. He likes to spend most of his free time catching up with close friends and family members. Visit the site to find out more about Creditors Relief.

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10 Easy To Make Homemade Bloating Juice Cleanse Recipes

ne of the most common discomforts men and women face after a meal is bloating. The stomach swells up after the intake of food or carbonated drinks. Your tummy looks fatter and you might even have problems with fitting into trousers or jeans. Bloating can take place due to other factors like PMS, indigestion, flatulence and gas, intolerance to lactose etc. These are the major causes of discomfort and pain in the stomach. You might belch or burp often after a meal. If you are bloated in the night, you might have a hard time falling asleep as well. Weight gain due to bloating Most men and women are frustrated with the extra weight they gain due to bloating. It mars their self-esteem and gives them a puffy look. If you are on a weight loss plan, your chances of slimming down and getting a flat belly look dim if you do not address the issue of bloating in time. Treat bloating at home with easy-to-make juices If you suffer from frequent bouts of bloating, you do not have to worry. Bloating predominantly takes place because of wrong diet and lifestyle habits. The condition can be treated without medication. You will find many items in your kitchen that will address the issue on spot. In fact, these home remedies are so good that they give you long-term results. Bloating makes you feel nauseated and you lose energy. You feel heavy and movement becomes restricted. With simple and affordable home remedies found in the kitchen, you can bid goodbye to bloating forever! Drink your way to a flat and slim stomach There are herbal teas such as Lumitea available in the market, and they are made from natural ingredients that address the issues of bloating, gas and flatulence. This herbal tea is rich in antioxidants and flushes out toxins from your system. In addition to this, it helps in slimming down and is regarded to be one of the best herbal teas in the market for bloating. You can also make other drinks for the treatment of bloating at home. They release the gas, indigestion and flatulence, helping your stomach to return to its original form. You feel lighter and energetic as well! The following are 10 homemade bloating juice cleanse recipes for you to try: Cucumber and Raspberry Detox Juice – Add slices of raspberry and cucumber in water with fresh mint, grapefruit and pears that is optional to cleanse your system. This juice tastes superb and it helps you slim down as well. Cranberry Juice – Cranberry juice works well for people who suffer from bloating issues. You will see the results fast as your waistline reduces and your stomach becomes flatter each time you drink this juice. You may add some dandelion to the juice if you like. Spinach, mint and pineapple smoothie – Put all these three ingredients together in a blender and drink this mix daily. It is a powerful detox drink that flushes out toxins from the body and gives you a clean stomach. Green smoothie – This smoothie has spinach as its main ingredient. You may add some pineapple, banana and strawberries for taste. It tastes better and it is good for your tummy and health. Lemon water – If you are bored of drinking the same drink daily, it is time for you to switch to an easy recipe that is lemon water. All you need to do is squeeze a slice of lime or lemon in warm water and drink it. This simple drink has powerful results. You not only feel better, but you will also start looking good as well! Pink Smoothie – The pink smoothie is made with strawberries, chamomile, honey, yoghurt and pineapple. It looks cute and tastes great. You can drink this juice in the morning and say goodbye to bloating for the rest of the day! Green apple, cucumber and kale juice – Many people feel bloated and they lose energy for the whole day. In such a case, the juice of green apple, kale and cucumber works wonders for them. This juice can be taken any time and you will find results taking place in a week. Ginger tea – Ginger tea not only soothes an upset stomach, but it also has the ability to address bloating. The tea can be prepared easily. Take a medium sized ginger and cut it into small pieces. Boil some water and put these small pieces of ginger into it. Let the tea simmer for at least 15 minutes. You may drink this tea before a meal and discover the wonderful results it brings to you. Greek yoghurt, berries and kale juice – Take these three ingredients together and blend them in a mixer. Not only will you get rid of bloating and start sporting a flat stomach, but you will also feel robust with energy the whole day. Spinach smoothie – Here you can blend spinach and water together. Drink this juice and watch your stomach become slimmer with each passing day. This spinach juice smoothie helps you to stay fit and healthy if you can consume it daily. It is simple to make and you can take it all year round. With the above 10 homemade juices, you can effectively address the pangs of bloating. The best part of these juices is that you can easily find all the ingredients at home. They do not take much time to make. You can have them in the morning and curb the pangs of bloating for the rest of the day. In case you cannot drink them in the morning, you can take them during the day and keep the bloating pangs at bay! Lumitea and this homemade juices for bloating have no side effects. Both men and women can have them. They not only remove gas, indigestion and flatulence along with bloating, but they also help you to lose weight. You will look slim and trim. These drinks are good for your skin as well. With regular intake, you will notice a healthy and shiny radiance to your face too!

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7 Solid Facts About Eating Cow Skin (Ponmo)

Ponmo is cow skin which has been processed for consumers to cook and eat like beef. Over the years cow skin, popularly called ponmo. has become an important delicacy that is eaten by everyone. When you order a plate of eba and egusi soup, you buy ponmo and meat. So, you begin to wonder how and when ponmo found its way to the plate of Nigerians. Anyways, for you love cow skin or ponmo so much,  here are solid truths about ponmo. The over-consumption of ponmo is affecting the leather industry The leather industry is suffering from the consumption of ponmo by Nigerians. Instead of these hides being used to make shoes, bags and wallets, we prefer to eat them. Consequently, Nigeria is losing out of the 75 billion dollars global leather industry according to Mr. Olufemi Aluko of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University. Perhaps, this why Nigeria imports all her leathers. Its nutritional benefits is in doubt There has been a lot of back and forth about the nutritional benefits of eating ponmo. Health experts have said that it is harmful and unhealthy but Nigerians disagree. So, the essence of eating ponmo is defeated if it is confirmed that it has no health benefits. It is unhygienic Mind you, we are not trying to demonise ponmo. But the truth is ponmo is unhygienic because of the unclean environment the cow hides are extracted and prepared. Hence, before you consume ponmo, you have to boil it for hours. In some cases, boiling may not kill the bacteria. It is cheap It is very cheap and this is a reason why ponmo is very prevalent. Of course, the sizes that it is cut is much bigger than meat and beef. It is a source of livelihood For some Nigerians, ponmo has become a source of livelihood. They have taken the advantage of the ponmo craving among  Nigerians to survive. You can’t blame them! Peppered ponmo is very tasty Wow! Have you ever tasted those fluffy, peppered ponmo? It is heavenly and tasty! It will be difficult to ban ponmo When the Nigerian government announced that it was going to ban ponmo, the outcry among Nigerians was deafening. The #BringBackOurPonmo began trending. Rather than banning it, more cow hides should be allocated to the leather industry.

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Nigeria Has Received 500,000 Doses Of Meningitis C Vaccines – WHO

Nigeria has received 500,000 doses of meningitis C containing vaccine to combat the epidemic in the country, the WHO has said. The doses were sent by the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, an organisation that coordinates the provision of vaccine during outbreak emergencies. Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO Country Representative to Nigeria, said this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, April 14, 2017. He said the vaccines, funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have been administered in Zamfara and Katsina States where the disease was most endemic. Alemu said an additional 820,000 doses of the meningitis C conjugate vaccine donated by the UK government to WHO was currently being sent to Nigeria. He said in the last week, the ICG also sent 341,000 doses of the meningitis C-containing vaccine to Niger Republic. He said this was because over 1,300 suspected cases of the disease had been found in the region particularly in districts that border with Nigeria and in the Niamey region of the country. “A vaccination campaign is underway in Nigeria to contain an outbreak of meningitis C, a strain of meningitis which first emerged in the country in 2013. “In 2013, the outbreak was initially limited to a few areas in Kebbi and Sokoto States. However, in 2015, more than 2,500 cases of the disease have been reported across 3 states in the country. “Since the beginning of this year, the country has reported 4,637 suspected cases and 489 deaths across five states. “WHO’s Country Office in Nigeria, including a number of field offices, have been supporting the government since the meningitis outbreak began. “In addition to improving the care of the sick, we are focusing on ensuring accurate information about the spread of the outbreak is available as quickly as possible to help us make the most effective use of vaccines,” Alemu said. He said that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with support from WHO, the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC), UNICEF and other partners were leading the response to the on-going outbreak. He said these organisations were also carrying out intensified surveillance, capacity building for case management and risk communication. Alemu said in addition to the use of vaccinations to prevent the transmission of meningitis, 20,000 vials of antibiotics have been sent by the ICG to treat people who had the disease in Nigeria. He said most vaccines currently being used for meningitis C outbreaks in Africa were polysaccharide vaccines, adding that they were in short supply as they were being phased out in other parts of the world. “The more effective and long-lasting conjugate vaccines, however, are not readily accessible for outbreak response in the region. The ICG global emergency stockpile currently has approximately 1.2 million doses of meningitis C-containing vaccines left. “The very limited supply of vaccines to control outbreaks of meningitis C can affect our ability to control these epidemics. “In the long term, the accelerated development of affordable and effective conjugate vaccines to cover all epidemic types of meningitis is a high priority for WHO and partners,” Alemu said. He noted that in the past, Nigeria had suffered large-scale outbreaks of meningitis A stating that in 2009, such an outbreak in the country caused over 55, 000 cases with close to 2,500 deaths. He, however, said that preventive mass vaccination campaigns supported by Gavi and partners have provided high and long-term protection against the bacteria.

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