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SUPER RICH AND CHILDLESS OR ABORTION AT 40 OR WHAT NOW?

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Let the new mom live and enjoy this mommy moment with her newborn son. What do we Nigerians really want sef? Remember how the questions kept pouring in? The comments very callous and mean... When are you getting married? Will you get married to your laptop? Are you going to make all that money with no child to call your own? 

See ehn? If I  were that very successful, stinking successful with

HOMEMADE CHICKEN AND PRAWN PIZZA

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Chicken and prawn pizza is easy to make. You can sprinkle as few or many prawns as you like. There are so many pizza recipes on the blog already but I'll share this because I didn't see a recipe for chicken and prawn pizza.,
I melted and used sandwich cheese cuz that's what I have at

UGU LEAF STEW COOKED WITH FRESH TOMATOES EGGS AND FISH

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Ugu leaf vegetable stew can be served with rice, boiled unripe plantain, boiled yam and any fufu of choice. This stew is easy to cook. We have a recipe on ugu leaf stew posted here on the blog already. The reason we are sharing this recipe too is because that did not include tomatoes and eggs. For a change, after cooking this ugu leaf stew, you may also try the vegetable stew on the old post and see which you enjoyed most. I can't really say because I love both and they are both very easy and quick to cook.
If you have oil, salt and seasoning cubes at home, with 

NUTMEG CAKE (NIGERIAN) BAKED IN A PRESSURE COOKER

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The few ingredients used here are proof that this is a very easy delicious cake to bake. I can eat this particular cake because it's not too sweet. I need to remind us that to bake in a pressure cooker, you need to remove the gasket and whistler from the pot. After discovering how much gas is saved when small cakes are baked in a pressure pot, I don't think I can go back to baking my tiny cakes in the oven. My oven consumes so much gas in those 45 minutes of baking a small cake. I'll leave that for when we bake with more than one baking pan. With a pressure pot, I make use of just one burner. That is like using just the quantity of gas needed to 

SHOULD A WIFE MOURN HUBBY WHO DIED IN HOTEL ROOM WITH ANOTHER WOMAN?

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Should she? shouldn't she? Well, Reading all 35 responses below can make you a good Marriage Counsellor, just in case you need to give advice to a grieving woman... Lol.
This question was raised by a Nigerian man Afolabi Mathew on Social media. He asked for responses from both men and women concerning the matter on ground. If a husband who says he's travelling to another city for an official assignment is suddenly

HOW TO COOK GROUNDNUTS WITH SHELL IN MICROWAVE

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I have never thought about cooking groundnuts (peanuts) in a microwave until today. It just happened because there was no free space for me on the stove.  It took just three minutes to make this boiled groundnuts with shell in a microwave. We can boil groundnuts salted or unsalted. Buying raw groundnuts with shell is so affordable, they are in season now. I bought a whole mudu of about six cups from the Monday market for just a hundred Naira and when I got home, all the burners were being used by my girls. Had to resort to cooking the peanuts in a microwave and in three minutes they were cooked and crunchy the way I like my boiled groundnuts. If you

NOODLES COOKED WITH BAKED BEANS IN TOMATO SAUCE SERVED WITH STEWED COW TAIL

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Noodles cooked with baked beans in tomato sauce is one meal you should try if you are a noodle eater. This is a very easy, low cost noodle recipe. Noodles cooked with baked beans in tomato sauce is like the best noodle you ever tasted. This can become addictive because of the taste. I didn't know that baked beans in tomato sauce will taste so good when paired with noodles. It took just 10 minutes to get this meal ready and served. Preparation took 5 minutes because of the vegetables. Cook time another 5 minutes and

YAM PEPPER SOUP FOR NURSING MOMS

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Yam pepper soup for new mothers is cooked without oil, can be cooked with any meat of choice. It goes well with chicken (local chicken not broilers). You can use goat meat, ram, beef, dried fish, fresh fish and so on but I think fish and chicken are healthier options. Different parts of Nigeria serve this meal to women who just gave birth to babies but, there are slight variations with ingredients and consistency. The name says it's great for nursing moms. I am not nursing any baby right now but made it because it's good for everyone. Very nutritious. Yam pepper soup is one of Nigeria's many delicacies prepared especially for postpartum moms, to help

SEE WHY YOU SHOULD ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS ON BLOGS/GOOGLE

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Blogs will never die! Ask me why? People, the whole world will forever keep searching Google for information. There is so much to learn on Google, all we need to know is on there. People search every millisecond for How to do this; how to do that. How to bathe newborn baby; How to dress for an evening wedding; Best schools in Lagos; Best Hot water flask in Nigeria; Boarding schools in Abuja; Best Universities in Africa; Reason to do this or that;  Benefits of losing weight; Meaning of  $$$;  Convert kg to pounds; How to cook good food; Symptoms of cancer; Teaching jobs in Nigeria; Employment opportunities in The United States; Job vacancies in Canada; Signs of menopause; Dress styles for men; Symptoms of pregnancy; Nigeria

HOW BISHOP T. D. JAKES DAUGHTER GREW FROM TEEN PREGNANCY TO LEADER

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This post is very necessary here and now. With mails from pregnant students looking for how to give up their babies, to young pregnant and confused girls asking to know if it's possible to get pregnant as a 'virgin'. A young undergraduate got disowned by her Nigerian parents some years back (South East) for getting pregnant. She suffered, nearly lost her life as she moved to a different part of the country, rented a small place with the little savings she still had, just to stay and nurse her pregnancy in private, away from those who know her and away from everything she is used to. (Naija parents sha, may God teach and help us to show affection to our kids, to forget what the world will say and truly be there for these kids at all times).

 All through the period of this unwanted pregnancy, no family member called nor sent a 'Hi' message, not even her dear mom. She nearly died from post natal bleeding soon after the baby was born. Succeeded in giving up for adoption…

20 WAYS TO SIGNAL HUBBY THAT YOU NEED SUGAR

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Times have changed, in this era, women no longer wait for their husbands to be hungry before cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner. Now, if  wifey is hungry and Oga is not thinking of even a snack, she can unapologetically ask him to come to the dining table. Some signals will work for you, other's won't because people are different and connect differently. Only a look can send signals to one and won't do nothing for another. Learn what works for your case and use it. Don't starve yourself after changing name to his abeg. If

HOW TO BAKE CAKE IN A PRESSURE COOKER

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To bake with a pressure cooker, you need to take off the gasket and whistle from the pressure pot. You don't want your cooker to burst from pressure.  You also need something to insulate like I did here. The lid will still click lock without the gasket and whistle. I baked this cake to save gas. I have shared recipes of cakes baked on stove top before, this is not the first time. The size of cake is so small that I felt using an oven will just consume too much gas for something this tiny. On the burner it's like cooking any other meal. This cake turned out really good. I don't know if it's the pressure cooker or the small burner I used that gave such a perfect cake, we all love it. 

All I needed to produce this was a few ingredients, some salt at the bottom to keep the pressure cooker insulated, some clean stones on the salt to enable heat go round the baking pan evenly without burning my cake. That's all. It has already been cut in pieces and kept in the fridge. Sc…

HOW TO CALM YOURSELF WHEN HUBBY UPSETS YOU

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Times are hard, everyone is affected. When unhappy, do not wait for help to come from DH, it may take a while, try to DIY for your happiness' sake. Calm yourself first. Many more marriages are struggling to keep it together. Stress at work, while shopping, at home and even with our loved ones. Sometimes, we quickly get over every other kind of annoying thing but one cuts really deep, that is when you are upset or when the sadness comes from hubby. Please do not let yourself fall into depression... A young Naija wife died not too long ago. The cause of sickness wasn't known. She just

MILK AND SARDINE BREAD ROLLS

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These are delicious milk bread rolls stuffed with sardines. With just milk, sardine, starter... your dough is getting ready. this delicious bread rolls are a must try. I made them for myself but ended up taking just one because they immediately became high demand. I think I'm really  going to miss the Holidays and cooking with the kids, wish schools postponed resumption a bit for the big girls but not for my 4 year old. Mr four year can resume like yesterday and I

100 BABY NAMES PARENTS HAVE STOPPED USING

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Check if your name is included, Lol. If you are upto 20 years and above, check your name, it has gone obsolete already. These names used to be loved. They were very popular and as the bearers grow older, their names seem to go with them as babies no longer bear those names. Times have changed. Internet gadget babies now bear names that either sound sweet or have beautiful meanings. These days, even if the meaning is great, parents won't use it if it doesn't sound Funky, English or posh. The sound of a name has a way of making Nigerian parents love it. Pregnant moms go Online before their babies are born, Asking Google for "Nigerian names that

15 THINGS YOU CAN CANCEL WHEN PLANNING A NIGERIAN WEDDING (Budget Wedding)

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If you are looking to plan a Nigerian wedding on a budget, it's possible. Some things are not compulsory especially if you going on a low budget. There are things you can scrap out of the list and still have a successful wedding. These things shouldn't make you postpone a wedding, they are not a do or die, they are not the core of a wedding. If you can afford everything and more, fine but let it not be that after spending so much on all these, the Honey moon begins to experience hiccups because there are debts to be paid or because the money meant for house rent has been used and Landlord is knocking.

The 15 things listed below can be taken off and you still have a good

BLACK SOUP RECIPE

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Black soup is a delicacy of South South Nigeria, particularly Edo State. I have been planning to try this soup out but changed my mind every time I started. 
Today,
fear prevented me from making a large pot of soup. This is my first time ever cooking black soup and I was scared it might not turn out great, worried I might not like it. I had to divide the stock in two. From the pictures, when I started making the soup base, I used a large pot but started developing cold feet while boiling stock and almost changed to afang soup but something just said "Divide the

"DELETE ALL BANK ALERTS" VICTIM SHARES SAFETY TIPS FOR TRAVELLING ON NIGERIAN ROADS

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Nigerian man Victor Uroko has shared his story warning all to forestall a repeat of what happened while travelling at night. Gives tips to help travellers and advises about the kinds of pictures we leave on our phone gallery..  It getting closer to Christmas, we all know how desperation to make money for Christmas can lead to hike in crimes around this period. Please read carefully and be safe:
They tried but they no reach...,I was travelling alongside other passengers and it was getting late.. 9pm precisely..  the driver was speeding to get us to our destination before it got later than it was when out of nowhere men of the underworld jumped out unto the expressway and threw logs of wood and other metallic objects right in the path of our vehicle which made our driver to brake to a standstill (wrong move .,I would've preferred he sped through them and nok them down if need be notwithstanding gunshots or anything.
We were pulled out of the car, slapped, kicked and hounded from the v…

HOW TO KEEP BABY SKIN SMOOTH, HEALTHY AND GLOWING

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PARENTING: BABY SKIN CARE TIPS BY AHDAISY If you read or searched this blog, then you must have seen posts by Ahdaisy Jayde (@royaldaisycakes).What you may not know is that she is now a blessed mom of 2 lovely kids. Looking at these pics, you don't need anyone to convince you that her kids have a perfect, flawless skin free of even diaper rash. They are so smooth when I saw her post, I could not resist but share what works for her so that other moms can benefit too. These pretty cuties just

HOW TO MAKE TOMATOES STEW WITHOUT FRYING

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These four methods of preparing fresh tomatoes before cooking Nigerian tomato stew, they work for me every time. They never fail to deliver: I can't even remember the last time I had to waste gas or electricity boiling tomatoes till dry before making my stew. There's no need for that anymore...
1. Boiling the washed tomatoes before blending.
2. Blending before boiling but, straining out the excess water once the foam is gone and paste separates from liquid.

FRIED COCONUTTY COCONUT RICE

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This FRIED COCONUT RICE is completely different from coconut fried rice. It's simple, cooked with very few ingredients so that the coconut flavour is not overpowered. There's no use of thyme, curry or any flavouring, just the fried coconut milk, proteins, pepper salt and seasoning cubes. No amount of explanation can give the true taste and feeling of this fried coconutty delicacy compared to other coconut rice recipes we are used to.

EASY FRIED COCONUT RICE. Well, I add COCONUTTY to the name because the coconut flavour is strong here. The cooking method is different, the taste is so different. If you love coconut dishes, if you like toasted coconut flakes, you'll love this fried coconut milk rice. Frying the coconut milk is what gives it that

FRIED MEAT PIE RECIPE

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Nigerian meat pie can be yummly fried. The reason I won't say bye bye to baked meat pie is because I already explained to my girls that even though fried foods most times taste better, that baking is a healthier option. 4 cups of flour produced these 16 meat pies that when I started they asked why I put a pot of oil on the fire and I kindly explained that after my meat pie recipe got posted, some good people sent DMs asking if Nigerian meat pie can be fried and

HOW MY MOTHER IN-LAW SHARES OUR BEDROOM

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A worried Nigerian wife shared the post below on Social Media, asking other wives what step she can take to save her marriage and to sort out Mother-In-Law issues..
It all started after my traditional marriage... 2013..
My mil took me to our base (my husband left me the next day because of his work) Lagos I.e one week after my traditional Marriage..with the hope she will go back to the village after taking me to Lagos..
Then we were living in self contained apartment with my hubby...MIL sleeps with us in the same room..instead of her to give us some privacy.. She refused to go...I wasn't angry then .
I took in for my first child...meeting to nine months my husband rented a new apartment I.e one bedroom flat she packed in with us....
She always find fault in whatsoever I do...she controls my

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