Sunday, 15 October 2017

Female Empowerment (Entrepreneurial) Classes

Hi ladies, I bet you know we are in a century where money making is no longer left to the men! We are now in an era women take up something to secure a steady stream of income to enable them support themselves and the men too. 

Today, white collar jobs are no longer as favourable as they used to be for some people. Plus, some jobs can consume your time and may not yield much in return.
Now, you may need a skill to ensure a steady income and still have much time on your hands while deciding how much you wish to earn!

As a housewife, full time mom, graduate, student, or even a worker, you can pick a skill(s) you can learn to enable you earn something that would stop you from been dependent on your husband, dad, other men in your lives and the month end salaries. And you could also end those degrading activities you engage in just to have cash in your pockets!

In view of that, I present to you an online Female Empowerment Class where you can learn one or different skills at a very affordable price. And I mean very very affordable price! It was made affordable so there would be no excuse to not participate.

It's a class you would really enjoy and not regret participating. 
Here's what you should expect:
- It would be a one on one online tutoring to make it engaging and let you learn at your own pace. 
- There would be pictures and videos to make things easier to understand! 
- There would be pictures, estimated prices and locations of products needed for each production. 
- You would know and identify different products and their properties. Their side effects (if any) and required quantity that shouldn't be exceeded.
- Most importantly, you will be taught how to package your products and market to the right customers.

The empowerment class is of four types, so you can pick from anyone you wish to learn.  They are all profitable if you have a good customer base. You can also learn a skill for personal development:
- Hair/skin care products 
- Household/sanitary products 
- Catering services 
- Internet services 

Here's the breakdown of each class:

1. Hair/skin care products; #3800

These are beauty products and includes making:
- Various body creams for different skin types
- Bathing soap (tablet and liquid)
- Petroleum jelly
- Body Spray 
- After shave spray
- Hair shampoo/conditioner 
- Hair creams and gels 
- Packaging and marketing products 
- Running a mini spa/salon 
- Etc

2. Household/sanitary products: #3100

These are regular products we find in our homes. The good thing with learning this is that you'll make your own for your house and not bother buying from outside and it's cheaper to make than the already made ones. These products include:
- Laundry wash
- Dish wash
- Toilet wash
- Car wash
- Germicide
- Antiseptic
- Insecticide
- Airfreshner
- Bleach
- Scouring powder  
- Etc

3. Catering services.

This is just an addition for those who would prefer to go the "food way". You can simply learn it for your own personal use or you can make it a business. This is divided into two drinks and food. 
Drinks cover personal use and for events or for sale. Some drinks to learn in this category include: (#1500)
- Cocktails (different types)
- Mocktails (different types)
- Smoothies (different types for kids and adults) 
- Ice-creams and yoghurts

Foods are also divided into desserts and main dish.
Desserts to learn in this category include: (#1500)
- Finger foods or small chops (peanut burger, fish fingers, meat balls, meatpies and many other snacks)
- Cakes (sponge, fruit, chocolate, red velvet etc) and simple icing like butter icing. Here its not compulsory to use an oven and you will learn how to use other products aside the regular flour
- Flour products like bread (without using oven and using other products aside flour), pancakes (using other products aside flour) etc
Aside desserts, other foods include rice and soups for events or personal use: (#1500)

- Rice varieties (fried, coconut, Ofada, risotto, jollof, white, sauced)
- Soups (egusi, groundnut, peppersoup).
- Venturing into events planning; getting and keeping clients; maximizing costs for more profits
- Etc

4. Internet services.

For tech lovers, here are some things that are sure to get you a steady income: (#4500)
- ABC of Blogging
- Different monetization packages
- Mobile app creation (applet)
- Buying and reselling domain names
- Creating custom emails
- Running a bulk sms, airtime and data sales site
- Music/video promotion and hype
- Growing social media followers
- Content writing coaching. 
- Etc

Remember, you can still learn a skill for your own personal use and you never know what you might make out of it.
If you wouldn't want the class with a tutor, you can still get detailed instructional materials (ebooks, pictures and videos) and teach yourself at your own time. Interested persons living within Ibadan can get to have their own classes offline if they choose. 


Saturday, 14 October 2017

New Man Movement Set To Host Writing Contest In Honour Of Oba Adedokun Abolarin.

The New Man Writing Contest is organised yearly by The New Man Movement, a Christian youth organisation with her headquarters in Nigeria.

Yesterday, organisers of The New Man Writing Contest, reviewed to be the largest, free entry writing contest for students of secondary schools in Nigeria revealed via her website ( that the 2018 edition of the contest would be in honour of H.R.M, Oba Adedokun Aroyinkeye 1, the Oragun of Ila Oragun.

Nelson Vincent, the president of The New Man Movement, organisers of the writing contest revealed this yesterday when he mentioned that the writing contest was birthed to help comb out the forest of literary virginity amongst students of junior and senior secondary schools in Africa.

According to the release on the website, the New Man Writing Contest would be open to receive entries from the 18th of November till March 21st next year. The release also contained that the winning entries would be published in The New Man Literary Series and launched at a later date to be announced via the website.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

How To Maintain A Healthy Liver

The liver The liver is the largest internal organ of the body, weighing about 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds). An interesting fact about this organ is that it possesses a remarkable ability to regenerate after significant tissue loss. It is an essential organ that plays a key role in the digestive and metabolic functions of the body and also performs a host of important functions in the body. But a lot of people today don't know how vital their liver is to them and they tend to abuse it.

First, here are vital functions the liver performs in our body:
The liver filters and stores blood in the body.
- It is responsible for the storage of vitamins and iron.
- It is responsible for the formation of bile (a liquid that is discharged to the duodenum, and helps in digestion).
- It is the body's detoxifier. It detoxifies harmful things we take in like alcohol and drugs.
- It metabolizes carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
- It is involved in the formation of coagulation factors which help in blood clotting.
- It converts medicines to the form that our body will accept. Without this function, taking drugs would be utterly useless.

I'm sure you now know how essential your liver is to you. But due to negligence, many people come down with different liver related diseases. Here are some of the common disease that affects the liver and what causes them:
1. Liver cirrhosis: This is a liver disease that involves loss of liver cells, along with scarring of liver tissues. It is mainly caused by alcohol and viral hepatitis.

2. Liver cancer: This is the malignant growth of cancerous cells in the liver. It is mainly caused by cirrhosis due to hepatitis.

3. Fatty liver: This is the abnormal condition whereby fats or triglycerides accumulate in the vacuoles of liver. It is said to be caused by being overweight.

4. Hepatitis: This is the inflammation of the liver. They are commonly caused by hepatitis viruses, A, B, C, D, and E.

5. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): This  is one of the common causes of fatty liver. It occurs when abnormal amounts of fat are deposited in the liver not necessarily as a result of excessive use of alcohol.


Now you know the common diseases that can affect your liver and what causes it, you might want to know how to keep your liver safe and healthy. Taking care of your liver involves certain things that are very easy to implement. Basically it entails living a healthy lifestyle.
Here are some tips that can help keep your liver healthy: 

1. Lose weight: Obesity is a major risk factor for developing a liver disease called, fatty liver. Fatty liver reduces the digestion of fat in the liver. Losing weight will help you avoid this disease and maintain a healthy liver function. Try cutting down on foods that gives you extra unnecessary weight and always take your exercises serious.

2. Avoid or drink alcohol moderately: Avoid or reduce intake of alcohol if you want to maintain a healthy liver. This is because the liver can only process or break down a small amount of alcohol every hour. Regularly drinking excessive alcohol will damage your liver and lead to swelling and scarring. It is recommended to drink just two bottles of alcohol a day for men and just one for a woman.

3. Avoid smoking: Smokers are liable to die young because, smoking highly increases the risk of liver cancer. Also, harmful chemicals from cigarettes can indirectly damage liver cells.

4. Eat foods that help your liver: Consuming certain foods will boost your liver function. These foods include coconut oil, green tea, raw honey and leafy green vegetables. They increase levels of glutathione - an essential component in the destruction of free radicals within the body. They also nourish the liver with important minerals.

5. Avoid foods that decrease liver function: There are also certain foods which affects the liver adversely. Foods with excessive sugar, refined foods, non-organic foods and factory farmed products should be avoided or taken very moderately.

6. Avoid over the counter drugs that aren't prescribed: If you want your liver to be healthy you need to stop taking over the counter drugs that are not prescribed by a health specialist. These drugs that are taken without prescription from a doctor or pharmacist can harm to your liver especially when taken wrongly. For instance, acetaminophen, which is a pain reliever can also cause damage to the liver if taken in excess amounts over a short period of time. It is better to avoid illicit drug use to have a healthy liver.

7. Get vaccinated to prevent Hepatitis: Hepatitis A and B are two common diseases of the liver, however there are safe and effective vaccines that can prevent you from getting hepatitis A or B, or even both. It is recommended by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) that infants between the ages 12-23 months get their first dose of the vaccine. They'll need a booster shot 6 to 18 months after taking the first dose. Adults can also take this vaccine too, especially if you stay at or you are visiting an area where hepatitis A or B is very common.

8. Practice safe intercourse with one partner: To avoid liver damage caused by hepatitis B and C, you should avoid having multiple partners because it increases the risk of getting the diseases.

9. Avoid using unsterilized or contaminated needles: Avoid using contaminated needles for tattoos or piercings. They increase the risk of getting hepatitis. Make sure all needles that are used on your body are new or properly sterilized.

10. Avoid inhaling toxins: You also should avoid inhaling toxins from aerosols, insecticides and pesticides. The toxins from these products can greatly damage your liver cells. Wear a nose mask when making use of such products.

Trust me, your liver is a very vital organ in the body and keeping it healthy is prerogative to living a healthy life! 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Happy Independence Day And A Brief Reflection For Nigerians

Happy Independence day and a happy New month.
It's another opportunity to start again as individuals and as a country! 

I'll love to share a brief reflection I found very inspiring. It's something to offer us hope as we celebrate our 57years of independence together. 

It's inspired by Isaiah 11:1-10

 1. There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.

2. And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

3. And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear;

4. but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

5. Righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.

6. The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.

7. The cow and the bear shall feed; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8. The sucking child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.

9. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

10. In that day the root of Jesse shall stand as an ensign to the peoples; him shall the nations seek, and his dwellings shall be glorious.

For the reflection, we all know that God has promised us a new Jerusalem that would be peaceful and devoid of harm and evil. You can imagine a place where wolves would be guests of the lamb; the you'd calf and the young lion will move together and a little child will would be there to guide them. To be honest, I don't think there's anything greater than these. 
So, while we look forward to all these promises, we have to work on ourselves while we are still here to enable us get there. Remember God says that the lion will eat straw like the ox and the cow and bear shall be neighbors. Well, looking around us we may conclude that it's not possible but with God it is. As human beings, we feel because we are a majority or we are at the top, we will forever remain there. And so we tend to treat others like they are nothing. As a result of status, tribe or religion, many people today no longer have regard for other people's natural rights. Christ is telling us that in His kingdom there is no form of bias and he's asking us to remove such and focus on what's important which is living as one nation. 

Where Christians will love and care for the Muslims and vice versa; the Igbos will celebrate with the Yorubas and Hausas and vice versa, without any negative motive and continue spreading happiness wherever they go. 

Like the little child who leads and guide the lion and calf, we should learn to be responsible for the safety of one another. Note that this child is probably below 15years of age! 

This is to show that responsibility doesn't come with age. While growing up, we were told that we are the leaders of tomorrow,  but have you wondered why there's almost no Nigerian leader below 30years of age? Simple, we don't take our responsibilities as serious as we should. We keep believing we would start taking actions when we get grey hair. But today, Christ is saying that the time to act is now! We need to step up and take responsibility of our actions and strive to live s concerned citizens. 
Today we celebrate our 57years of independence. Even though we have recorded notable successes, we still have a lot weighing on us and dragging us down. Our country is in chaos because everyone is watching and giving good suggestions to help but no one is acting. Let's put it this way, you who say we shouldn't divide the country, are you been nice and loving to your neighbor who's not your tribe or religion? You who say we should go our separate ways, are you in good terms with the person you call your brother? You who say our economy is crumbling, are you not stashing public funds in your account for your unborn generation? You who say our leaders are corrupt, are you fair in your dealings with your family, friends, colleagues and other people?  These are not the lifestyles of people who would occupy the new Jerusalem. 

We need to know that until we start accommodating one another, until we become responsible for our actions, we can't become better youths; until we begin to do things ourselves without waiting for people we feel are appropriate for the job, we can't become better children; until we stop thinking we are still young and start doing what is expected of us, we can't become better parents; until we remove bias and start allowing others enjoy natural privileges, we can't be better citizens. And when the citizens are not aiming to become better, the country will not move to the permanent site. Remember that change begins with you. You become better, then you influence the next person to do same and he in turn influences another. When this circle completes, we'll get a better society everyone would love to live in. 

As we try in our own little way to become better, we pray that Our Lady Queen of Nigeria would continue to intercede for us and the spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel and fear of God will strengthen us and help us grow in love for each other and make our country a just and peaceful one to live in as we wait for the new nation. 

But let's not forget to make our stay here and for others very comfortable. Remember, love makes the world go round!

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