Tuesday, August 26, 2014

7 Signs You Are in a Bad Relationship

Here are signs that you are in a bad relationship.

You are not happy

This is the number one sign that you are in a very unhealthy relationship. When asked, most couples say the best thing about being in a relationship is the happiness being with the one they love brings.

If you are not happy with your partner or he or she seems not to be happy with you, your relationship isn't healthy for one party and until things change, there will be one unwilling and unhappy partner in that relationship.

There is no trust

A lot of couples check through their other half's phone but the question is, for what? Are you sniffing through? Are you checking to see who they last called/spoke to? Are you checking to know who they regularly send messages to?

If your reason for checking your spouse's phone is to keep tabs on their lives then trust me, everything is wrong with your relationship.

Trust comes with love and the moment you start pulling an FBI on your partner's phone, it means you do not trust them and your love isn't genuine.

Y'all cheat

I am not a member of that school of thought that says open relationships/marriages are great so for me, when you are with someone that is not your partner then you are cheating.

If both of you cheat on each other and you are still together because you believe nothing can tear you apart, then be ready for a very unhappy journey which begins now.

You don't respect each other

By respect, I don't mean kneeling to give him his coffee/meal, I am talking about respecting his/her wishes/decisions/opinions. I am talking doing the things he/she wants and likes and not acting like they do not exist.

A relationship that lacks respect lacks what it needs to last long. Y'all are closer to rock bottom than you think.

Your relationship is emotionally and physically abusive

For a lot of people, abuse starts and ends with the physical violence. When you are being emotionally abused, then you are as unsafe as the person who is being physically abused. And this is not just for the women, because there are a lot of men out there who are stuck with women who emotionally abuse them.

This is unhealthy for you and it means your relationship, rather than helping you grow is killing you.

You cannot recall the last time you laughed

You certainly remember the times when he/she made you mad, made you sad and made you worthless but the good times? That must be ages ago.

Your quarrels, fights and misunderstandings have overshadowed your happy moments and these days if he is not the one mad at you for something, you are the one mad at him for something.

Maybe its time to fix it or kill it, you have to decide now.

You never communicate

You just realize that these days, you both never say anything to each other anymore. Conversations are empty, you don't desperately need each other's company and you don't look forward to discussing anything with each other.

Maybe this needs to rest?

There are a million and one signs that show you are in a relationship that is unsafe for your health and if you listened carefully, you would see the signs screaming at you. Take these signs seriously and take the needed steps towards whatever decision you have decided to take.

7 Signs You Are in a Bad Relationship

Here are signs that you are in a bad relationship.

You are not happy

This is the number one sign that you are in a very unhealthy relationship. When asked, most couples say the best thing about being in a relationship is the happiness being with the one they love brings.

If you are not happy with your partner or he or she seems not to be happy with you, your relationship isn't healthy for one party and until things change, there will be one unwilling and unhappy partner in that relationship.

There is no trust

A lot of couples check through their other half's phone but the question is, for what? Are you sniffing through? Are you checking to see who they last called/spoke to? Are you checking to know who they regularly send messages to?

If your reason for checking your spouse's phone is to keep tabs on their lives then trust me, everything is wrong with your relationship.

Trust comes with love and the moment you start pulling an FBI on your partner's phone, it means you do not trust them and your love isn't genuine.

Y'all cheat

I am not a member of that school of thought that says open relationships/marriages are great so for me, when you are with someone that is not your partner then you are cheating.

If both of you cheat on each other and you are still together because you believe nothing can tear you apart, then be ready for a very unhappy journey which begins now.

You don't respect each other

By respect, I don't mean kneeling to give him his coffee/meal, I am talking about respecting his/her wishes/decisions/opinions. I am talking doing the things he/she wants and likes and not acting like they do not exist.

A relationship that lacks respect lacks what it needs to last long. Y'all are closer to rock bottom than you think.

Your relationship is emotionally and physically abusive

For a lot of people, abuse starts and ends with the physical violence. When you are being emotionally abused, then you are as unsafe as the person who is being physically abused. And this is not just for the women, because there are a lot of men out there who are stuck with women who emotionally abuse them.

This is unhealthy for you and it means your relationship, rather than helping you grow is killing you.

You cannot recall the last time you laughed

You certainly remember the times when he/she made you mad, made you sad and made you worthless but the good times? That must be ages ago.

Your quarrels, fights and misunderstandings have overshadowed your happy moments and these days if he is not the one mad at you for something, you are the one mad at him for something.

Maybe its time to fix it or kill it, you have to decide now.

You never communicate

You just realize that these days, you both never say anything to each other anymore. Conversations are empty, you don't desperately need each other's company and you don't look forward to discussing anything with each other.

Maybe this needs to rest?

There are a million and one signs that show you are in a relationship that is unsafe for your health and if you listened carefully, you would see the signs screaming at you. Take these signs seriously and take the needed steps towards whatever decision you have decided to take.

Monday, August 25, 2014

First Briton Infected With Ebola To Fly Home For Treatment

The first Briton to contract the EVD will be transported by the RAF from crisis-hit Sierra Leone (pictured), to a special isolation unit (inset) the Royal Free Hospital in north London today or tomorrow. Ebola has a fatality rate of around 90 per cent and symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, organ failure and internal bleeding.

The decision to fly him back was taken yesterday after a top-level meeting during which Ministers concluded there was 'no risk' that the repatriation would trigger an outbreak in the UK.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

(VIDEO) We Are Not Animals... Watch the Inhumane Treatment Nigerians are facing in Malaysia


What More can be said after watching this video.. the diplomatic structure of Nigeria is weak and is being abused currently. No matter the condition, a Nigerian citizen should not be treated like this way. it is far below humane and we as a country(Govt) have to respond to make these Malaysians understand the fact that we are not animals, we are as human as they are and better than them because we don't treat foreigners this in our motherland.... Watch and share.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

MUST WATCH: Enugu babe dancing the best Sekem dance Ever

MUST WATCH: Enugu babe dancing the best Sekem dance Ever
Enugu babe dancing the best Sekem dance Ever

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WATCH Video: Compilation- Fine babes dancing and singing to Iyanya Mr.Oreo song

WATCH Video: Compilation- Fine babes dancing and singing to Iyanya Mr.Oreo song

See the painful ordeals kenyan prostitutes face… due to the bad governance, life has turn from the survival of the fittest to the survival of the sexiest.. click here to watch

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PHOTO: New Map of Nigeria, as proposed by National Conference

The National Conference in its final report recommended the creation of 19 additional states to bring the number of states in the country to 54.
The recommendation was made by the Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government jointly headed by Ike Nwachukwu and Mohammed Kumalia.
Initially, some Northern delegates kicked against moves to create additional states apart from the one proposed for the South-East which was overwhelmingly supported. But after series of consultations by the leadership of delegations, the Conference unanimously adopted the recommendation for the creation of additional 19 new states.
PREMIUM TIMES obtained a copy of the proposed map of a new Nigeria after the states proposed by the conference are created.

Ebola - How Female Nigerian Medical Doctor Beats Dreaded Disease !

A Nigerian medical doctor who contracted deadly Ebola virus from Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer during initial treatment of the Liberian has been discharged from the Center for Infectious Disease Control at Yaba Lagos after recovering from the disease.
 
Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh was hospitalized after showing symptoms of Ebola infection few days after Mr. Sawyer died at her hospital in Lagos.
 
Dr. Adadevoh was endocrinologist at the First Consultant Hospital in Lagos who treated Mr. Sawyer as he was rushed from the airport in Lagos to her hospital. 
 
Dr. Adadevoh plight had led to a petition by colleagues and well-wishers urging President Barack Obama to release Zmapp for her treatment. Dr. Adadevoh (Nee Cardoso) was discharged from the hospital yesterday after fully recovering from the disease according to doctors at the facility.

Monday, August 18, 2014

BREAKING: Four more Ebola survivors discharged

Four more patients undergoing treatment for the deadly Ebola Virus Disease have been discharged from the Ebola Emergency Treatment Centre in Lagos.
The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, in a statement on Monday, said the discharged patients have now being confirmed to be Ebola free.
The identities of the survivors were however not disclosed.
Mr. Chukwu said three of the patients – two male doctors and a female nurse – participated in the treatment of the index case, Patrick Sawyer, while the fourth patient was a female patient at the First Consultant Hospital at the time Mr. Sawyer was on admission.
Mr. Sawyer, a Liberian-American, escaped surveillance in Monrovia, and came into Nigeria on July 20 with the deadly Ebola virus.
He later died at First Consultant on July 24.
Following the importation of the disease, 11 people have tested positive to the disease out of which four people have died, including the index case.
This development brings the number of discharged persons to five.
One of the patients, who tested positive to the virus was discharged on Saturday, after she was declared Ebola free.
Mr. Chukwu had earlier indicated that more than half of the patients being treated  were responding to treatment.
The minister said all the persons under surveillance were secondary contacts.
Mr. Chukwu added, "All the patients under treatment have now moved to the new 40-bed capacity isolated ward provided by the Lagos State Government.
"Additional equipment has also been made available to the new isolating ward by the Federal Government'', he said.
The minister also said that the Nanosilver drug which was made available to the Emergency Operations Centre in Lagos on Aug. 14, did not meet basic research requirements.
"The experimental drug, Nanosilver, did not meet the requirements of the National Health Research Ethics Code.
"Accordingly, approval was withheld by the National Health Research Ethics Committee.
"Other candidate drugs are being evaluated by the Treatment Research Group of Ebola Disease.
"As soon as any of the experimental drugs is cleared by the National Health Research Ethics Committee and is made available, we shall include it in the treatment regimen subject to the informed consent of the patient.''
The minister also debunked speculations that there are Ebola cases in Imo, Abia and Cross River States, adding that the case of the disease in Kwara was still under investigation.
"The mother of the child in Kwara tested negative and we are still investigating the child. Also, the corpse in Anambra was embalmed and we are awaiting result of the test.
"All the mortuary attendants who had contact with the corpse tested negative, so there is no need to panic'', he said.
On the suspension of resident doctors' training by the Federal Government, Mr. Chukwu said there had been problems with the training which also informed the ongoing doctors' strike.
According to the minister, the suspension is with all federal government hospitals, adding that states' teaching hospitals were not affected.
"The government suspended the training to allow for critical investigation and come up with better ways to improve the training.''
Mr. Chukwu said the paperwork for insurance package for volunteers was ongoing, adding that the Lagos State Government h

Unveiling The 3days Non-stop Party About To Storm UNILAG #LIGHTSOUT

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Its a 3 days event where you will witness maximum definition of fun with celebrities, ballers,divas and men of class. Its gonna cause total power failure in almost the entire lagos state apart from the designated venues that will be mentioned below:

The First place you should be at when the lights go off is venue : DV8 bar and lounge,Elegushi Date. :21th August,2014 Access Fee: N1500 & Ladies free ..

The second place you should also be at venue: Club Tha Bomb,No 10 Ogunlana drive Surulere. Access Fee: N1500 & ladies free Date: 22nd August,2014. continue....

The 3rd and final place you should be at venue: Southern Suites, No 32 Femi Ayetuga street of Adelabu,Surulere. Date: 23rd August 2014 !!!!!Dulling is highly prohibited!!!!! •••••••••10PM DAILY•••••••••• Ladies is Free!!!!! 
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Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram

Kano, Nigeria (CNN) -- Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said Saturday.
Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed the Doron Baga fishing and farming village on the shores of Lake Chad late Sunday through Monday and took away 97 young men and boys plus several women, residents said. The raiders killed 28 residents and burned scores of homes, according to residents.
The hostages were loaded onto motorboats and ferried into neighboring Chad, with residents saying they feared the hostages would be forcefully conscripted as foot soldiers.
Chadian security officials reported intercepting a convoy of buses carrying 85 Nigerians" believed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from Baga," a Nigerian security source said.
"The convoy being led by six Boko Haram gunmen was stopped on the Chadian part of the border along Lake Chad for routine checks and the huge number in the convoy raised suspicion," said the source, who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak on the issue.
An official of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Maiduguri confirmed the rescue of the 63 male and 22 female hostages.
The source, who asked that his name not be used, said more than 30 hostages were still being held by Boko Haram. He said their captors sped off with them in motorboats when they spotted the convoy being questioned by Chadian soldiers.
Boko Haram has been waging a five-year armed insurgency to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. The group has carried out series of abductions, including the April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from a boarding school in the town of Chibok.
Boko Haram uses its hostages as conscripts and sex slaves, according to authorities. They say Boko Haram has killed more than 12,000 people and displaced more than half a million residents.

This guy has the highest IQ of all time! Find out what he spent his childhood doing!

This guy has the highest IQ of all time! Find out what he spent his childhood doing! Everyone feels like the dumb guy in the room when Kim Ung-yong steps in. Why? He's the world record holder for the highest IQ at a score of an astounding 210!

He is was born in 1963 in Seoul, South Korea and was a child prodigy of epic proportions. He became a chatterbox at 6 months old and started reading Japanese, Korean, German, English and other languages by his third birthday.

By a year later he memorized nearly 2000 words in English and German and enjoyed writing poetry and short books of essays in many languages.

By four years old he scored more than 200 on an IQ test that was normally given to 7-year-olds.

As of 2007 he worked as a Korean civil engineer. In 1990 the Guiness retired the "Highest IQ" category since IQ tests were too unreliable to name a single record holder.

What if I told you there were secret cities located in the world, their names and locations kept hidden by the government?

What if I told you there were secret cities located in the world, their names and locations kept hidden by the government?
A closed city is a settlement with travel and residency restrictions. These cities don't show up on any maps, there are no road signs and bus routes only run to nearby villages.

Russia has got 44 acknowledged closed cities, with 15 more believed to exist, but nobody knows their locations or names apart from the Russian government.

These cities were established from the 1940's onwards. They were home to small communities with sensitive military, industrial and scientific facilities.

These cities were often situated on borders and close to rivers and lakes to provide large amounts of water needed for heavy industry and nuclear technology.

A closed city would often be guarded by barbed wire and prisons, although the residents could easily move in and out via the checkpoint. The existence of the city was often classified and residents were expected to uphold the secrecy of their residence.

Even after over 20 years since the end of the Soviet Union, Russia still officially keeps a number of its closed cities in the former Soviet republics.

DeCamping: ‘Why I Joined PDP’—-Ribadu Finally Speaks

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, on Sunday justified his defection from the opposion All Progressives Congress to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, saying the APC was not better than the PDP.

Ribadu, who was the 2011 presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, forerunner of the APC, said there was no difference between the PDP and APC, in terms of the character of the people who constituted both parties.

The ex-EFFC chairman, who spoke through his spokesman, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, said this while fielding questions from one of our correspondents in Abuja.

He said, "In Nigeria, especially in politics, you can't say that this is an exclusive party for the people who are thieves or this is for good people.

"It's just like saying that all Yorubas are this or all Igbos are this. In every group of people, there must be good people and there are bad people. Of course, the good may be more than the bad or the bad may be more than the good in any group.

"But there is no any party that is exclusively for the good people or for the bad people."

He said that his defection was not borne out of his desperation to realise his political ambition but was based on his patriotic zeal to serve the country and its people.


Abdulaziz said, "It is not true that he (Ribadu) was desperate to realise his political ambition. This is because this decision was taken in the overriding interest of serving the people.

"What matters for him is service. That is why even when he was a member of the opposition party, when government asked him to serve the country, he accepted the offer and he did a wonderful job that everybody hailed except those who don't want change in the system.

"If you are ready to serve the people, sometimes you will have to do something that is not even palatable to yourself."

But one of Ribadu's close political associates in Yola told one of our correspondents that Ribadu's defection had more to do with his governorship ambition and the alleged failure of the APC to give him the expected support and compensate him for his "sacrifices" for the party.

The source said part of Ribadu's sacrifices, which he said the APC had failed to reciprocate, was his offer to step down for the then presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 election and also his role in "wooing some governors to join the APC".

The source linked Ribadu's defection to his unresolved grievances against the APC, which the source made the ex-presidential candidate to succumb to pressure mounted on him by people, including the Chairman of the PDP, Adamu Mu'azu; Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and a Principal Secretary in the Presidency, Hassan Tukur, to join the PDP

Must Read: How to expand your business internationally

After a good idea grows into a business, it's natural to have a desire to expand the operation to an entirely new audience. However, much like forging an idea into a full-fledged (and, most importantly, successful) company, establishing a bigger market share, let alone an international presence, is easier said than done. From international business protocols to the customs and cultures of each nation's consumers themselves, each respective region has its own unique challenges and benefits.

As a European founder, here are six lessons that I learned when I sought to expand my company to the United States. These lessons can apply to any founder, regardless of where they might be headed.

Pitching is different

Regardless of however you've sold your business previously, when entering a new market in a new location, the pitch needs to be adjusted to meet local standards. That could mean tweaking either content or format and beyond. In some cases, a massive overhaul might even be required to make your presentation successful.

In the US, for example, speaking from my own experience, new businesses must have a precise pitch, getting the message across quickly and efficiently. While Europeans reserve 60 to 90 minutes for meetings, only 30 minutes are provided in the US to pitch a product or service. Also, meetings start on time and, more importantly, end on time.

It's important to look at the market you're hoping to broaden to. Research potential changes early to set expectations and avoid surprises.

Embrace your existing record

Don't run away from your success in other markets. Just because your product wasn't born in the market you're entering, doesn't mean it won't or can't be successful. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Your prior success breeds new success. Oddly, though, some seem to think this is the case and I've seen it firsthand.

When I first considered venturing into the US, several web entrepreneurs in Europe told me that digital products outside the US are labelled as "not invented here." Some said it gives off an inferior value. But I quickly discovered that's largely a myth.

If you can show a track record in a significant market, regardless of locality, results aren't guaranteed, but it makes your pitch a lot stronger. My company's success overseas has only helped me market our services more effectively and build trust among key audiences.

"It's great" doesn't mean "yes"

You can prepare as much as possible but, in the end, there will be some cultural communication issues in whatever market you extend into. Whether you're a US company venturing into Germany or vice versa, local markets have their own established way of saying and doing things.

As an example, with my company's existing international track record, it was easier to set up initial biz dev meetings with larger companies in the US. However, first impressions were a bit misleading. I quickly learned that in the US, positive feedback was common and, in some cases, was actually constructive criticism. Phrases like "it's great" or "we like it" are often used in a meeting but they didn't necessarily mean that we were close to a deal.

This is a cultural communication issue. In Europe, it can take a fair amount of time before you get a "this is great." When it's said, it generally means that your talks have really evolved.

Remember to keep in mind cultural and language differences when having conversations with third parties. Don't get tripped up by preconceived meanings and don't make any assumptions on the status of a conversation. Be prepared to track down real decision makers.

Picking headquarters

Where your expansion market headquarters reside is an important question. Many factors contribute to selecting the ideal location for a corporation's local headquarters. Is your business product or sales related? Where you find the talent you need is hugely important when entering a new market.

When my business came to the states, I quickly discovered that Silicon Valley, New York and most of the well-known cities for European technology companies entering the US just weren't the best options. Our business goals didn't align with those areas. In the end, I chose Chicago because of its history as a major retail hub. Its central location also made it easier for our team to travel throughout the US.

Make up your mind and choose one primary headquarters location based on the need of the business to flourish. Don't make a decision based on what you think you know given trends or general biases.

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Lagos 2015:Coalition against APC in Lagos’ll fail –Pitan

Culled From Punch Newspaper Read Below;

A former Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Dr. Leke Pitan, who is eyeing the Lagos All Progressives Congress governorship ticket, comments on Lagos politics, doctors' strike, among other issues

Recently, the Peoples Democratic Party said it would form a coalition with other parties to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State in the forthcoming February 28, 2015 governorship election. What's your opinion on this?

Anything is possible. Politics is a game and I can't tell you that they can't. They can, but we are not going to fold our arms. In the APC, we are not going to fold our arms. I am that type of a politician who will not underrate or denigrate the opposition. My belief is that in politics we are free, within the law, to use whatever strategies that we want and two, to also deploy whatever strategies we have. If they are talking of coalition it means they have admitted that they can't do it alone and that is kudos to us. That is a plus, even if psychological.

What it means, therefore, is that we have to ensure that our own household is united and we must also keep reaching out to quickly snatch the potential members that they may want to use for coalition before they get there. We will make ourselves more attractive to those people and we will keep beckoning to those people among them who are like minds with us to come over and join us. We, as a party, must not be complacent and so, the PDP is free to deploy whatever strategies.

We must be ready to counter such strategies all within lawful means. For instance, they are talking about men in black uniform and I have been advising my party in government that they are simply using it as bait for the youths.

They will say, come and line up, we promise you job, to join the task force. So, there is some hope and everybody will just come to line up and since they are hoping to get something out of there. They will necessarily like them to be on their side. We are on the ground here and we will create our own 'O Yes.' If they do SURE-P, we will do SURER-P. The devil finds works for idle hands. So, let's reduce the number of idle hands. It is all part of coalition. It is like pouring rice on the ground and everybody is picking. That is the way I see it. If they can, we too can. That's my take on that. If anybody says coalition, we are going to do more of a coalition. If we are 70 per cent and you are 30 per cent, before your 30 per cent can become 70 per cent there will be so much to do.

Do you have the financial muscles to slug it out at the poll?

I rely on well-meaning Nigerians, both from what I may consider to be rich to ordinary folk like me and you to also contribute in their various ways. To some, they find it easy to put down cash. To some, they find it easy to put in efforts, which could be more valuable than cash. I can go on and on telling you various possibilities; different things that could happen. It is that collective effort that we must bring to bear this time around and let it tell on the system so that, we can now say, we are part of it. We can now know what to expect.

Are you not intimidated by the practice of 'godfatherism' and imposition in your party?

I don't feel intimidated by any 'godfatherism' for now. I feel and I expect that, there will be a level-playing field. And so far, nobody has been stopped from reaching out to the people. But thank God now, we have got to a stage in the democratic experience or practice that even the issue of party labels are now becoming less important. Rather, it is now the person or candidate that matters.

I can give you so many examples. When Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State left the Alliance for Democracy for the PDP and then the PDP for the Labour Party, the LP was a non-starter there. There was the old AD, the old PDP, the so-called giant party, and without understanding the situation of things, we may be thinking that a party would not be accepted by the people but the masses may be saying otherwise. It is still part of developing democracy.

So, every party ought to be very careful and sit down and properly ensure the emergence of a very appropriate and sellable candidate that it would presents to the public. A party that does any 'wuru-wuru' (foul play) internally and arrives at a set answer will have only one day joy, that is the day of the primary, but three months later down the line, there will be problems. And the problem will be a problem that they will live with almost from the first week after the primary; like how do we sell this man?

If you are not careful, before the election day you may have lost, and you will have to bear the loss for the next four years. Why bother to work for one day joy of primary when you know you are going to suffer for four years plus? There is no need and I won't advise any party to think that way. They must think of what is presentable to the public. The question should be: can he or she sincerely and truly win elections? And so, they must be transparent and expand the contribution of party members in as much as possible.

As a former Health Commissioner, how do you see to the incessant doctors' strike?

Well, I want to say that, even when I was a medical student I would not want to say that strike was something strange either in the medical profession or other professions, after all, there were strikes led by Pa Imoudu and so on and so forth. Also, we had the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers strike led by Chief Frank Kokori, strikes are not new. I can't tell you that, as a medical student then, strike never crossed my mind. They have been going on strikes before I entered medical school. They had gone before I became a medical doctor and also when I became a medical doctor. It is not a strange thing.

Be that as it may, it is something unfortunate, something I believe nobody wants as far as I know and neither the doctors nor other health workers want strikes. I can tell you that I know that workers don't like going on strikes. I have come to understand that going on strikes is usually because government does not move to attend to issues deftly, tactically and promptly that usually leads to it.

When I was in office, I was able to bump into union meetings. I would say that I had superintended or supervised two of the largest sectors of public service, I was commissioner for education and commissioner for health at different times in the administration of our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

You should know they are the largest and between the two sectors they carry between 60 and 70 per cent of the entire public service in any government. Throughout, I was able to manage, because anytime I got a hint of what they were doing, I would sit with them, talk to them and we would find a way out.

And together, we would reach a compromise because they had learnt to believe in me as they realised that I meant well for them. Whatever advice I gave, they followed it because they knew I meant well. They didn't usually see me as belonging to the other side. Usually, they would hold meetings in the night and I would go to them. I could remember when I was in the health ministry. I would meet them at Ayinke House. Even, if there was a threat, we would nip it in the bud.

Séx Business Is Now Bad Business in Lagos Because of Ebola

For many in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, the fear of Ebola has become the beginning of wisdom. Even when it involves matters related to séx and intimacy.

On a dark Wednesday night, the busy Allen Avenue, in the heart of Ikeja, the state capital, provided a glimpse of how much the fear of Ebola Virus has impacted on séx life in the part of the city that usually never sleeps.

Usually, it is a common sight to find skimpily dressed ladies of different shapes and sizes soliciting customers at night. However, in the wee hours of that night, at one of the famous spots for such activities, only a few men were seen hovering under the cover of darkness to satisfy their séxual urges. This was despite the impressive number of commercial séx workers at the junction.
"I drove past this spot with some friends around 11pm and three hours later, I still met the same women waiting for customers at the same spot."
Said a middle-aged man who didn't give his name. He said the moment the séx workers saw their vehicle stop; they rushed onto them.

"Suddenly, they struggled among themselves to be the first to reach us when we stopped the car. It was clear the ladies were desperate to make money that night," he said, but declined to comment if he took any home.

A commercial séx worker in the vicinity, who simply gave her name as Linda, said patronage has reduced since the outbreak of Ebola.

She said, "People are afraid to patronise séx workers nowadays because of this Ebola thing. There was one incident that happened a few days ago when a man came to patronise one of us. He started touching the woman but she snubbed him, saying that she didn't want to be caressed with his hands. When he said they should have séx, she said she preferred to do it fully dressed up and if he must use a condom.

"It is possible to have séx and not sweat. Also, the cold weather is good for séx at this moment. So, I usually tell my friends that during this period of Ebola outbreak, they should ensure they always use condom for protection and avoid the man's sweat from touching them. Also, they should not do it in the dark, but put on the light so that they can see if the man is sweating or not."

Linda further said she advises her friends to ensure that a ceiling or standing fan is switched on during séx and the man should also avoid going 'extra rounds' because the exertion would make them sweat. "Though I think there needs to be more awareness and sensitisation on this issue," she added.

For businessman, Mr. Godfrey Okosun, avoiding séx this period is advisable because of reasons of infidelity.

"One may be faithful to his or her partner, but the partner may not be faithful. In that case, one may be at risk of not knowing the escapades of the other partner. So, I would advise people to avoid séx all together. And it's the same rule that I apply to my séx life during this period," he told Punch.

A civil servant, Ms. Gloria Akpandu, said it depends on the individual to decide whether to have séx or not.

"I don't know much about the Ebola symptoms, but from what I have heard so far about avoiding body contacts such as handshakes, kissing and hugging, I have not had any intimate relationship with my boyfriend since Ebola found its way into Nigeria. Although I still think it depends on the couples in question," she said.