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Nigerian Foods For Succesful Weight Loss

Did you ever consider the fact why many people with the same body structure and the same metabolic indices lose weight differently, though they burn the same amount of calories daily? This is due to the food they consume, which differs in regions where it is grown. The olive grown in Australia can differ in its properties from the one grown in Africa, therefore, having different impact on your weight loss. So let’s find out what Nigerian diet plan is good to follow and what food is best to consume for a successful weight loss in Nigeria.


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Monitor your calorie intake

Though you might have picked up the diet consisting of the healthiest foods, you still have to count the calories included. For this, avoid high-calorie foods and make it a rule to eat small portions minimum 5 times a day. Avoid such high-calorie ingredients as yam, cassava and plantain on each step of your diet. Replace them with more healthy choices, such as beans, cowpeas, and moi-moi that are just great foods for losing weight naturally.


Eat more fruits and vegetables

Fiber is an indispensable part of your diet. Such Nigerian fruits as mango, watermelon and papaya are a must-have in your menu, as they provide all necessary vitamins and minerals and help regulate your digestive system. Eat salads with cabbage and avocado, dressed with olive oil for the better effect.


Watch what you drink

Choosing what to drink is not less important than what to eat. And it is especially important to consider when on a diet. Though freshes and juices are known to be beneficial for your health, they turn to be not the best option for your figure. Replace them with the green tea (with no sugar, of course), at least for the duration of your diet. Besides, keep in mind that no alcohol drinks are permitted. So it’s time to put on hold heavy partying if you want to have a perfect body this summer.

List of foods that will not carry any harm for your weight loss diet:

Apples – to prevent metabolic syndrome, which causes excess belly fat.

Eggs – to provide your muscles with the protein necessary during intensive workouts.

Oats – to keep you satiated for longer.

Beans – to give you much of slow-release energy.

Ginger – to help you digest proteins.

Brown rice – to flatten and tone your belly.

Peanuts – to help you stop from overeating.

Mackerel – to provide your body with even more of protein. (P.S. Very good for your brain activity)

Avocado – to soothe your digestive system and prevent constipation.

Lemons – to detoxify your organism and prevent water retention.


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5 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day In Lagos

The biggest holiday in spring, 8 March – Women’s Day, is going to be celebrated in just two days. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ladies who has a set of traditions with your girlfriends and you know exactly how to celebrate the Woman’s Day in Lagos.

However, if you already have plans for the Women’s Day celebration, you probably need some fresh ideas on how to celebrate the International Women’s Day. And if you haven’t started planning a Women’s Day event, then you’ll find our ideas for celebration especially useful.

Be Bold for Change

For the first time ever, the International Chamber of Commerce Nigeria is collaborating with the Network of Entrepreneurial Women to hold a hopefully annual event for Nigerian women called “Be Bold for Change”.

The event, which is taking place at NECA House, Plot A2 Hakeem Balogun Way, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos, starting at 9:00 am, is aimed at celebrating the many achievements of women, including social, political, economic, and cultural accomplishments.

Another goal of the organizers is to empower women and girls all over Nigeria, getting closer to gender equality.

Breakfast with W

Another one of the International Women’s Day activities aimed at empowering Nigerian ladies and help them achieve more will take place at 141 Idewu Street Olodi-Apapa, Lagos. The “Breakfast with W” is an event organized by Access Bank. Starting at 9:00 am, this three-hour event will focus on many points concerning the position of women in the Nigerian society.

There you will be able to marvel at the many accomplishments of the women in the country, as well as work on networking, visibility, self-confidence, and other traits every lady needs to succeed.

Cake exhibition

One of the most fun activities for Women’s Day this year is happening at Oakwood Park Hotels, Lekki Expressway, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos. This event is the perfect place for anyone who is passionate about cakes, especially if you’re fond of baking and want to improve your skills.

Besides showcasing the most beautiful cakes and techniques, the organizers of this event will also reveal how to run a cake business and how to bake, decorate, price, and deliver cakes.

Sushi night

If you’ve run out of Women’s Day program ideas and want to simply spend a fun evening with your girlfriends, a sushi night can be a great alternative to other events.

Luckily, Lagos is full of popular and respectable restaurants serving Japanese cuisine, so you just have to pick one, book a table, and spend the evening enjoying sushi and your company.

The most beloved sushi places in Lagos are Bonzai, Sakura, Izanagi, and Bungalow Restaurant.

Karaoke

After exploring some of the Womans Day themes we’ve listed above, why not finish the night by a fun and entertaining karaoke session? If you love music and can’t live without singing, this kind of celebration is right up your street. And even if you’ve never sung in public before, the International Women’s Day is the perfect time to start! Leave your doubts behind, pick your favorite song, and start having the night of your life!

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World Consumer Rights Day: Consumer Rights In Nigeria

On March 15 people around the globe get together to celebrate the World Consumer Rights Day. This holiday dates back to 1962, when a huge progress in protecting the rights of a consumer was made by the US president John F. Kennedy, who addressed the Congress with a set of rules for consumer rights.

Since then a lot has been done to ensure better protection for rights of consumer. If you’re asking yourself: “What is consumer rights?“, then here is a quick guide for you.

Although the World Consumer Rights Day has been celebrated for over 50 years, this concept is still a mystery for many Nigerians.

There are plenty of laws dealing with consumer rights in Nigeria, but the situation with customer rights protection is still far from ideal.

Many people don’t know where to go if their consumer rights have been abused, and the businesses often aren’t aware of the penalties for mistreating the consumers.

The number one institution that addresses your rights as a customer is the Consumer Protection Council. This institution, also known as CPC Nigeria, was founded in 1999 and has put great effort into ensuring that businesses respect consumer rights.

Their lines of activity include watching over the market, making sure the consumers are familiar with their basic rights as well as responsibilities, and verifying that businesses are fully committed to fulfill their obligations to customers.

The CPC can be contacted via telephone, email, or their physical office in Abuja. There is also a form on CPC’s website that allows you to directly make a complaint.

You will be asked to describe the details of your purchase, the reasons for your dissatisfaction, and what exactly you would want the CPC to do.

Consumer protection in Nigeria is based on a set of rules that every consumer needs to know very well in order to ensure maximum satisfaction of their rights. Here are the most important ones:

1. Right to information.

As a customer, you have a right to access all kinds of information about the goods you consider paying for. This includes the Best Before date, content of the products, and recommended usage.

2. Right to choose.

Consumers shouldn’t be forced to choose a particular product or service; every customer has the right to exercise his or hers freedom of choice.

3. Right to safety.

In case the product or service is associated with a certain risk, this risk should be clearly explained to the consumer, while the consumer should pay attention to warnings while using the product.

4. Right to redress.

Whenever the customer is dissatisfied with the purchased product, he has the right of having it repaired, replaced, or fully refunded, based on the type of product and the consumer’s wishes.

5.  Right to education.

Consumer education is a lifelong responsibility of every Nigerian; in order to know everything about your rights, you need to stay alert for changes in consumer protection policies.

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Top The Most Important Moments Of The Oscar 2017

As every other Oscar Ceremony, the 2017 one had also much to impress, surprise and overwhelm with. As always, the red carpet, beautiful evening dresses, and an unexpected winner…all of that and even more are at your disposal right now!

Oscar 2017 Dresses

Viola Davis, the winner in Supporting Role Award for Fences put on Armani Prive evening dress.


Naomie Harris, best actress in Supporting Role Nominee, was all in Calvin Klein.


Mahershala Ali, the Oscar winner for Best Actor in a supporting role appeared in Ermenegildo Zegna.


Janelle Monae, actress starring in Moonlight and Hidden Figures, stunned in Elie Saab Couture.


Emma Stone, the Best Actress Winner, was in custom-made Givenchy Haute Couture.


Taraji P. Henson wearing Alberta Ferretti.


Nicole Kidman, the best actress in a Supporting Role nominee for Lion, wearing an Armani Privé dress.


Ryan Gosling, best actor nominee, wearing Gucci.


Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades Darker co-star, wearing an Hermés tuxedo.


Hailee Steinfeld, a singer and an actress, wearing Ralph and Russo.


The Real Oscar 2017 Winner

“I knew I would screw this show up. I really did.” said the Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel trying to make light of his extraordinary bungle. Prior to the actual winner of the Best Picture was announced, the La La Land was named. And when all the La La Land actors were already on the stage, it was revealed that there was a mistake and Moonlight was the actual winner.

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Viola Davis

After having won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the role in Fences, she amazed everyone with her emotional speech.

“The stories of the people who dream big and never saw those dreams to fruition,” she said. “People who fell in love and lost. I became an artist and thank god I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”

“To Dan and Mae Alice Davis, who were and are the center of my universe. The people who taught me good or bad, how to fail, how to love, how to hold an award, how to lose”.

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List of the 89th Oscar Winners:

List of the 89th Oscar Winners:

Best Picture: “Moonlight”

Actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences

Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

Cinematography: “La La Land”

Costume Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Direction: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America”

Documentary Short: “The White Helmets”

Film Editing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman”

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Suicide Squad”

Score: “La La Land”

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International Women’s Day: 10 Most Popular Women In Nigeria

As the International Women’s Day is getting closer, it’s time to honor the women who helped Nigeria get to where it is now. Female in Nigeria has contributed to every sphere of life, from politics to economy and from culture to the international recognition of Nigeria. Let us celebrate 8 March, Women’s Day by remembering the Nigerian women who made a great input into the development of Nigeria.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian literature is full of prominent female writers, but not many of them have managed to achieve the level of success set by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her novels and nonfiction books have repeatedly made the bestselling lists, her stories have been adapted into incredibly popular movies, and her work has been praised by Beyonce and other celebrities of the world.

Mosunmola Abudu

The media industry has been unwelcoming to women for a long time, but Mosunmola Abudu became one of the famous Nigerians who have changed this situation. Having been born, raised and educated in the UK, Mo soon became a leader in many industries, including Human Resources and television. Mosunmola Abudu is now an example for young Nigerian girls who dream of a big career.

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu recieved outstanding education in the legal field and specialized on computer and communications law. After receiving her degree in the late 1990s, Chinelo held a number of valuable and highly coveted positions. Her latest one is at the National Pension Commission, where she works as Director-General since 2012.

Colette Otusheso

Colette’s name and face may not ring any bells if you’re used to seeing celebrities on TV and in media, but her achievements speak for herself. Colette Otusheso currently works in Viacom Africa as the Head of Marketing and Communications, which means she is one of the driving forces of Nigerian entertainment and the person behind your favorite things in media.

Patience Jonathan

The former First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan, has been instrumental to the development of the country in a number of ways. First, she made a great contribution to Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaigns, helping him secure his position. Second, she devotes a lot of her time to helping fight HIV and AIDS, helping children with heart diseases, and caring about girls and young women.

Folake Folarin-Coker

The Nigerian fashion scene is filled with prominent female designers, and Folake Folarin-Coker is among the most famous ones. Her fashion brand, Tiffany Amber, dates back to the late 1990s and is best known for its feminine and floaty clothing that is considered to be a must-have by many fashion magazines and experts, as well as celebrities who love the Tiffany Amber style.

Folorunsho Alakija

Folorunsho Alakija is not only the richest woman in Nigeria and one of the wealthiest women in Africa; she is also among the richest women of the world. Having started as an Executive Secretary in the 1970s, Folorunsho soon moved on to the fashion industry. Later she added an oil company to her business assets, which helped her cement her position as Nigeria’s wealthiest woman.

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari started out as a beautician and cosmetologist, where she achieved remarkable success. However, being married to Nigeria’s current president, Muhammadu Buhari, has put her alongside the most outstanding women of the country. She is determined to protect the children and young women from the threats like early marriage, abuse, and human trafficking.

Chioma Ude

Chioma Ude is best known as a powerful figure in Nigerian film business. Perhaps, her biggest achievement is founding the Africa International Film Festival, which over the years became a significant annual event in the movie industry and has attracted hundreds of internationally famous celebrities.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, or Omotola, as she’s affectionately called by fans, is one of the biggest stars of Nollywood. Her interests and activity, however, span way beyond movie making – Omotola is also a renowned philanthropist and activist. Her filmography includes over 300 well-known titles, and in 2013 she made the Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list.

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