Enugu to hold LG polls in 2017, as 5000 APC members defect to PDP

Local Government elections will hold before the end of the year in Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi announced on Sunday. He spoke at a zonal rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu West Senatorial District, where over 5000 members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, announced their defection to the party. The defectors, […] Enugu to hold LG polls in 2017, as 5000 APC members defect to PDP [hmp_player]

Group calls EFCC to probe Mimiko over wage bill; allegation fiction – PDP

A group, Movement for Good Governance has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC) to investigate the workers wage bill in Ondo State especially in the twilight of former governor, Olusegun Mimiko’s` tenure. Hide quoted text The group is also accusing the former governor of injecting over ten thousand names into the workforce […] Group calls EFCC to probe Mimiko over wage bill; allegation fiction – PDP [hmp_player]

Osinbajo has power to sign 2017 budget -Lawmaker

As Nigerians continue to wonder about the fate of the 2017 Appropriation Bill that was passed by the National Assembly, if the Bill gets to the Presidency for assent; a federal lawmaker has disclosed that, there was no room for anxiety in the first place, as the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo had the powers to […] Osinbajo has power to sign 2017 budget -Lawmaker [hmp_player]

Adeboye counsels Nigerian christians

General Overseer Worldwide of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has urged Christians in the country not to lose hope in God, despite current situation in the country. Adeboye also appealed to them to maintain a peaceful disposition, even in the face of frustration and persecution. He spoke on Sunday at […] Adeboye counsels Nigerian christians [hmp_player]

I have little interest in sex, yet would like a partner – either a man or woman

I’m a single mother in her 40s and don’t want to be on my own any more. But I don’t know how to find someone I am in my late 40s, divorced and a single mother. I have little interest in sex, but I would like a partner. I am not sure whether or not I am asexual, or even whether I prefer women to men, and I don’t know how to go about finding out. I don’t want to be on my own any more. It’s perfectly reasonable to want a partnership where sex is unimportant, and to actively seek this. And there are certainly others who feel the same way as you. But you will probably have to take some affirmative steps towards finding a suitable partner, such as dating and socialising more. It is never easy, and the process can be painful. But as you begin to meet others – male and female – who are also interested in partnerships, you will learn more about yourself, including your true sexual orientation. You will not do this by isolating yourself, so, even though you have responsibility for a child (or children), you will have to change your lifestyle to accommodate relationship possibilities. People who put some energy into finding a like-minded individual often find that sexual interest grows and develops as a sense of safety and intimacy is acquired between you. I wish there was an easy way forward, but there is not. Risk opening yourself to the possibility of trying out new ways to connect with others, both socially and sexually. Be brave. Continue reading… [hmp_player]

Should we give up eating red meat?

Before you tuck into that lovely juicy steak, it’s worth thinking about the fatal effects it might have on you, from strokes and diabetes to cancer and heart disease I went out to eat last week and gobbled down a steak. Do not judge me: it was medium-rare and delicious. But just before my steak supper, the British Medical Journal published a study of half a million Americans showing that the risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, kidney disease, liver disease or lung disease all increased with the amount of meat consumed. Did I miss any diseases? Could the villainy of red meat be any clearer? Those people with the highest meat intake doubled their chances of dying from chronic liver disease. How so? All meat contains heme iron and processed meat has nitrates and nitrites added during curing. The authors of the study hypothesise that these additions cause oxidative stress, which means that our cells are less able to defend themselves from damage by free radicals and age prematurely. Other mechanisms include mutagenic substances in cooked meat that are linked to bowel cancer. In the BMJ, John D Potter, professor of epidemiology at Massey University in New Zealand, further argues that the rainforest destruction and greenhouse gas emissions that are a result of the meat industry are more harmful to the planet than fossil fuels used for transport. Continue reading… [hmp_player]