Women with big butts have lower risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes —Study

If you had doubts about the benefits of your big bum beyond its sex appeal, worry no more, as a study has found that thin people have a higher risk of killer diseases than fat people, since their fat goes straight to their heart and liver.

German researchers say women who are pear-shaped tend to escape this group, as the bottom and thighs are safer places to store fat on the body.

It means the fat is not transported to the essential organs, where it could lead to high blood pressure, high blood sugar and a greater risk of illness in later life.

The study’s lead author, Dr. Norbert Stefan, from the University of Tübingen, says, “It is better for people of normal weight to be pear-shaped rather than apple-shaped, so that weight is carried on the bottom half of their body rather than around the middle.

“The hips and thighs offer ‘safe storage’ for fat, stopping it from getting into the blood and reaching the organs.”

The researchers found those with bigger thighs and hips could be protecting themselves from diabetes and heart problems however.

Looking at 981 people with a high risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, they found those with smaller hips and thighs were at greater risk. This was based on MRI scans of fat distribution around the body and fitness checks.

Stefan says, “Fat in the hips and thighs is largely different from fat in the abdomen, called visceral fat. In pear-shaped people, these areas work like a sponge, with fat stored in fat cells where it cannot do much harm.”

The study, published in the journal, Cell Metabolism, suggests that putting on hip and leg fat could even be beneficial for some thin people with diabetes or heart problems.

The study suggests that being pear-shaped is better for lean people, while in overweight people it does little to help. The fat levels in their internal organs may already be too high for this to offer extra protection.

It concludes: “Genetic analyses suggest that metabolic risk appears to be determined by different pathways in normal weight and obese subjects.”

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Meet The “Queen Of The Dark” Who Was Told To Bleach Her Incredibly Dark Skin

Meet Nyakim Gatwech, the South Sudanese model who’s teaching people not to be afraid of the dark. With her deeply pigmented skin and fierce determination, she’s breaking down the barriers of conventional beauty, and encouraging others to do exactly the same.

The 24-year-old burgeoning fashion icon, who now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has no shame about her melanin, and she makes sure the world is aware. “My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors,” she captioned one of her many Instagram photos, which routinely exceed 10 thousand likes each. In another, she details an experience in which an Uber driver suggested she try ‘bleaching’ her skin – and her only response was laughter. “You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin.”

Gatwech is not only an advocate for diversity in the fashion industry, but also a voice for Black rights around the world. She’s even been dubbed “Queen of the Dark,” a title she happily accepts. “Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold… Don’t let American standards damage your African soul.” Love the skin you live in, no matter what colour or shade it may be!

24-year-old Nyakim Gatwech is making waves in the fashion industry with her sumptuously dark skin

Before the South Sudanese model found success, though, her unique beauty wasn’t celebrated by all

In 2016, an Uber driver suggested she bleach her skin, implying that her deep complexion was nothing to love

She simply responded with laughter, and has fully embraced her striking appearance ever since

“My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors,” she captioned an Instagram photo

Now living in Minneapolis, Nyakim is a voice of encouragement for the Black community

“You are beyond beautiful and the love I have for you is unconditional because you are me,” she wrote

“Let’s show the world how beautiful and intelligent we are apart from just being dark skinned”

The burgeoning fashion icon has now gone viral, with over 100 thousand followers on Instagram

Though she still receives discouraging messages now and then, she refuses to give up her radiant self-love

She has even been dubbed the “Queen of the Dark,” a title she happily accepts

“My skin absorbs the suns rays and my hair defies gravity. Now you can’t tell me I’m not magical!”

President ​Buhari has arrived o

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally arrived Abuja after over 100 days’ stay in London, United Kingdom, where he had been receiving medical attention since May 7.
The presidential aircraft that conveyed the President landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 4.35pm.
The President disembarked from the aircraft, NAF 001, at about 4.48pm.
He was received by top government officials led by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The President, decked in a brown kaftan, mounted the rostrum and took the national salute before the men of the Brigades of Guard.
He did not inspect the Guard of Honour mounted for him before proceeding to the presidential lodge with dignitaries who were on hand to receive him.
The airport was at a standstill as workers made frantic efforts to get a glimpse of him.
Details later…

5 Major Crises That Almost Wrecked Nigeria’s Unity in the year 2017

Arewa Youth October 1 Igbo Quit Notice

It will be recalled that Some Northern Nigeria youth groups on July 5, in Kaduna asked the Igbos in the State to leave and return to their south-eastern states. They declared “war” against all Igbos residing in the North, demanding they leave on or before October 1, 2017.
The groups that signed the declaration include Arewa Citizens Action for Change, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Arewa Youth Development Foundation, Arewa Students Forum and Northern Emancipation Network.

Despite the State Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s arrest order, they (Northern Youths) are still living large in the State, as Nigerians anticipate October 1, the country’s National Day.
Resume of Resign Protest

The #ResumeOrResign protest was led by popular entertainer, Charles Oputa also known as Charly Boy.

Dissatisfied with his prolonged medical vacation, area father as he is fondly called led the anti-Buhari protest, demanding that he (Buhari) returns and resume official duty or resigns from office.

The anti-Buhari protest was however suspended after about 10 days of commencement. The suspension also came a day after the protesters were attacked at the Wuse market in Abuja when they tried to mobilize people in the Market to join their course.

According to Charly Boy, the protest was suspended to save lives.

IPOB agitation for secession/referendum

Although, the secession agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had been on before the President departed the country for medical treatment. But it garnered wider traction when its leader Nnamdi Kanu, who was granted bail by the Federal High Court, Abuja, began to disregard his bail conditions.

He was expressly barred by the court from attending any rally or granting any form of interview.

The group also intensified agitation when it said that the forthcoming Anambra State gubernatorial election will not hold unless a referendum is being conducted for its course.

Although reports have it that the group has withdrew its threat to stop the conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
Baddo cult group

Ikorodu area of Lagos State has been a ‘bad nightmare’ for its residents while the President was away. Members of the Baddo cult group are “serial ritual killers” who have been terrorizing residents of Ikorodu, molesting and killing residents of the area.
Many lives have been lost as a result of Baddo attack.

However, the Police recently discovered the group’s stronghold, a shrine located in the Agbowa area of the town.

In a video clip that went rife, the owner of the shrine identified as Alaka Abayomi, took police officers round the place, which had some graves.

Anambra bloodshed

No fewer than 15 people were confirmed dead in the recent gunmen attack at St Philips Catholic Church AmaKwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State.

The victims were killed while participating in the 6am Mass when the gunmen stormed the Church, blocking the Church entrance and began to shoot sporadically. The incident which got many injured was widely condemned.

The police have since arrested some suspects linked to the attacked.

Apart from the Catholic Church attack, another church – the Assemblies of God Church on the Oguta road Onitsha, Anambra State was also attacked, seven days after Ozubulu attack.

At the Assemblies Church, one policeman and a civilian got killed.

PopularPopular Pastor spends over N4.3 Billion on New Mansions, Shows off Luxury Cars (Photos)

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who is arguably one of the richest pastors in Africa has just proved his worth by acquiring a house reportedly worth billions of Naira.

The controversial preacher who is also the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church(ECG) in Malawi, seems to enjoy living a luxurious lifestyle.


Prophet Bushiri who already owns three private jets which he acquired in the space of two years, recently purchased a mansion reportedly worth $12million (about N4.3billion).

A post showing the preacher, his wife and some of his exotic cars, was shared on Facebook by Zimbabwe Today, who asked their followers if they think giving tithes benefits their pastors.

Wanna grow your beard faster ?

If you are anxious for your beard to come in, there are some things you can try to maximize growth rate and fullness.
In many cultures around the world, the beard is a symbol of consciousness.
And for others, it is a sign of masculinity.

There are people that are naturally blessed with beards. And there are some that nothing in the world will make them have whiskers.

But in between these two peoples, are some that with patience and perseverance, a fine grown bead will eventually surface on their face.

Important to realize is that the rate at which your facial hair grows depends mostly on genetics.

However, if you are anxious for your beard to come in, there are some things you can try to maximize growth rate and fullness.

Here are seven tricks to help you grow your bead faster than usual
1. Exfoliate your skin
You should use a scrub or a skin exfoliant, once every week, to remove dead skin cells. The removal of this dead cells will stimulate new hair growth.

Try an exfoliating mask by applying the product to your face and leave it on for a period of time, usually between ten and thirty minutes, before rinsing it off.
2. Keep a clean skin
Wash your face every morning and night with warm water and a mild cleanser.

A clean skin encourages small hair to grow.

3. Use eucalyptus cream or moisturizer
Any product with eucalyptus is very useful in helping hair grow quickly on your face.

4. Rest well
Your damage skin cells will repair themselves as you sleep. And once the damaged cells are repaired, there will be room for the beard to grow.

5. Consume more minerals and vitamins (fruits)
In addition to eating better, you should also incorporate more vegetables and fruits in your diet, because they are rich in the minerals and vitamins that the hair needs in order to grow more rapidly.

Without the appropriate nutrients in your body, you begin to slow down the production of the hair.
6. Increase the amount of protein in your diet
Protein found in meat, fish, eggs, and nuts will grow facial hair faster.

7. Stay true to the process by leaving the beard alone
The major reason most men struggle to grow beard is that they often give up just at the point where progress is being made.

As a matter of fact, there is going to come a period where the skin will become itchy to the point you are scratching your beard day and night as the growing process is on.

And, it is at this point that the temptation of shaving off the beard start calling.

However, if you’re really serious about growing your beard quickly, you have to be willing to allow at least four weeks for the hairs to grow.

During this time, the itching might become unbearable for some. But if you can resist the temptation, a time will come when the hairs will be soft and the itching will subside.
One of the things that you need to understand in your efforts to grow a beard quickly is that the facial hair is not like the hair on your head.

In conclusion, you should be aware that when you start growing your beard, the hairs simply will not fill in every single spot on the face where the beard will be.

And no matter how hard you try to make everything look even, there are going to be small areas that hair simply won’t grow.

So the only way to work around this issue is to let the beard grow long enough that it fills in and hides any bare spots that you may have.

Yahoo Yahoo! EFCC Nabs 100 Undergraduates For Internet Fraud, Online Love Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested more than 100 undergraduates of various tertiary institutions over financial crimes ranging from online love scam popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’, Automated Teller Machine fraud, and online marketing fraud.

The anti-graft agency also said that it had recovered a total of N277,931,341.31 from the fraudsters in the past nine months – which represents an increase of more than N57million over the N220million it recovered in the previous year.

The commission’s Deputy Zonal Head, Ibadan, Kazeem Oseni, made this known on behalf of the Acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, during a press conference on Monday, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

He added that 50 cases had been instituted against the perpetrators of the financial crimes with 381 other cases being investigated.

He said, “The commission is attending to 431 cases among which 50 cases are already in court. In the past nine months, we have arrested 195 individuals in connection with bank fraud, internet fraud, land and general disputes. Among the cases in court are the ones involving the Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, that of the Federal University of Technology, Akure and the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

“The prevailing case in Ibadan is internet frauds involving young people. The Ibadan office has so far recovered N277, 931,341m from various financial criminals while we have also recovered objects like cars used by fraudsters to perpetrate crimes.”

In Ibadan, the so-called ‘yahoo-yahoo’ is understood to be the most prevalent financial crime with more than half of the seized vehicles recovered from the ‘yahoo-yahoo boys.’