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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

"NO BUSH, NO LAWN, NO FOREST" HUSBAND RESPONDS TO SM QUESTION

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SEE HOW YOUR HUSBAND RESPONDED TO A SIMPLE QUESTION?At the end of this short walk if you are still not convinced that a tarred road is better than a shrub, bush or a forest, then you are on your own. Some wives are too busy in our Businesses, offices, kitchen and aso-ebi area to tend to the forest growing all around the compound. Do you know that forests can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, snakes and other reptiles? Some women like forests growing around their beautifully structured architectures but it's not all about you dear sis. Have you bothered to know what daddy likes? Reading the comments below, you'll see that most men prefer driving their exotic cars on well tarred roads without bumps caused by tree stumps and all that. 

Imagine boarding an aircraft headed to Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos, and the pilot ends up landing in a bush just around the Airport, how would you describe that? It's a crash!. Perfect landing is experienced on a smooth tarmac in an air…

HOW TO MIX EGG AND MILK FOR DRINKING

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Double Protein Egg and Milk Drink is a favourite for bodybuilders. I want to take it not necessarily trying to build but to see if I can get more toned at least. Even as a child growing up, we have heard of people drinking raw eggs or mixing them with evaporated milk and grudgingly swallowing. I will not take this without sharing my feelings about eating or drinking raw eggs. Eggs consumed raw are not safe sometimes. The best way to eat eggs and get all the benefits is not by taking them raw. Yoiu could get infected with Salmonella (Google it). You don't want to expose yourself to infections while trying to boost protein levels. Aside

HOW TO RECOGNIZE MY DEPRESSION AND TIPS TO HELP ME

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When you feel sad for a long period of time,  you fall deep into that pit of sadness that seem unending. You feel so tired and uninterested in activities and things that used to be fun. Depression is a mental disorder that can be helped if you recognize it fast and visit a hospital. There are medications (drugs) for depression and taking them doesn't mean that you are a mad woman. It means that you recognize that just as the eyes and other body parts fall sick and get treated, mentally too, we can break down and fall sick and will need some medications to help just the way we need paracetamol for body aches and pains.

Depression, if left untreated, unattended to. If ignored may not necessarily kill you or someone but can lead you

HOW TO WASH BED PILLOWS

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Bed pillows gather so much sweat, oil from our hair and bodies, moisture from saliva and tears  that drip down while sleeping, dust that gathers while sweeping the floors and dusting the furniture and even extra dust that gathers during harmattan when the family is

BABY SKIN-BLEACHING IN NIGERIA; WHAT TO DO

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With so many Google searches on how to make baby's skin fairer in Nigeria; What to use to make my baby fair; How do I maintain my baby's fair skin? Can Funbact-A bleach baby skin? Can I mix shea butter and Funbact-A to lighten my baby's skin? What cream can I use in Nigeria to make my baby skin fair and smooth?
So many searches I can't even type everything here. As a mom and Nigerian mom at that, I would say that this recent trend is growing fast among young moms. The blog post on 'baby skin care products' is one of the most read right now because searches land there as a

HOW TO USE BABY DIAPERS AS SANITARY PAD

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The importance of  disposable baby diapers to our generation cannot be overemphasized. Aside taking care of baby's poop and pee and all that kind of stuff, baby diapers have saved lives since the day women discovered ways to do more with these pads aside wrapping on baby's cute little bum. There are also adult disposable diapers in the market, for those who need them at night, sick on hospital beds or just for comfort. Apart from the pampers baby diapers and Huggies that are common with Nigerian families, there

THE SCIENCE AND HISTORY BEHIND WHITE MAGGIE (MSG) STOP THE MYTH!

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White maggie as some Nigerians call MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) seasoning is a form of seasoning that used to be popular in the past before negative reviews started from what source oh? No one knows.  In Nigeria, we still have a few brands being sold in the market; The Ajino moto, Vedan and others. Many Nigerians won't touch any food cooked with MSG as seasoning ingredient (Even me, before now). Not only Nigerians, a lot of people all over the world won't eat white maggie because of all the stories we have heard about this white ingredient that fortunately or fortunately is part of the ingredients used in making our seasoning cubes. Some people complaining of nausea after consuming MSG (Why won't you feel nauseous when you empty a whole small pack into a small pot of stew; Some complain of experiencing adverse effects after eating food cooked with white maggie.  others

Dress to kill him at home, not outsiders, not house uniform everyday

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DRESS TO KILL YOUR MAN AND NOT OUTSIDERS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE GOING OUT BEFORE CARING ABOUT HOW YOU LOOK! Let him return from work and meet you looking sweet and refreshed.  Ok, you as a woman, when your husband dresses well and looks good, don't you feel something? When your husband is very careless and unkempt with his looks, do you like it? Not to talk of men that are well wired to be moved by what their eyes see whether at home or abroad. See, It's very easy for very busy mums especially full time housewives to start depending on robes,  boubou,  big gowns and all kinds of lose and free clothing because that's what keeps you comfortable considering you are not going to any office or attending an event. Eventually that daily same look becomes a lifestyle. 

Sharon O, in the enlightening post below, encourages women too look their best even at home.  A lot of women have lost their homes because they did not pay attention to their looks, they got so carried away with ca…

How Nigerian Petrol Attendants Cheat You In Filling Stations and precautions to cut the cheating attendants

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With the recent high cost of living in Nigeria, The rise in the price of petrol from ₦86.50/L to ₦145 Naira/L still leaves a heavy toll on Nigerians, most  have gotten used to the excruciating fact that a litre of petrol now ₦145 Naira.
 Sadly, as if the skyrocketing price of petrol isn’t enough, the ‘friendly’ fuel station attendants have found numerous tricks to add to their regular income, and undercut the customers who at the first place are paying through their noses.
The nefarious activity perpetrated by petrol attendants nationwide has gone unnoticed by many motorists as they drive into the filling stations to fill their tanks.
Fuel Station scams are not something new. There are plenty of foul plays which can leave you cheated at a fuel station.
Why do the petrol attendants cheat you?

How to make self rising flour in your Kitchen

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Self rising flour has become so expensive in Nigeria in this recession but, that won't affect you if you know how to make yours right there in your kitchen with just 3 everyday ingredients. Many recipes, especially Southern recipes call for self raising flour and you don't need to skip that yummy recipe, make your own homemade excellent self raising flour and use. It's as easy as ABC. Self raising flour is used in baking biscuits, cakes, pancakes and even bread. This homemade self rising flour is what I use in my kitchen now.

Here is how you can make your own.
You'll need these three ingredients:

WHAT MADE YOU ABANDON YOUR FORMER TOOTHPASTE?

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Sure this cannot be the first toothpaste of your life. You may have have left others for this one. Some people have stuck with some brands for years because of good reasons. Please share your thoughts. Why you abandoned that other toothpaste for this.

Your onion

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Health Benefits of eating onion
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people, there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.


The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the remi…

FREEZING GUIDE: HOW LONG TO KEEP YOUR FOOD FROZEN IN THE FREEZER

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Freezing means that we can prepare food in bulk, and can make the most of foods that are in season like now vegetables like ugu leaves (fluted pumpkin) are in season are less expensive. If you have constant electricity and your freezer gets frosty, defrost every 6 to 12 months. If the freezer is opened often like in large households, the frost builds up often. Your freezer can become a black hole if it is a very large one and you just keep adding until things disappear to be discovered years later and thrown away- I don't think that can happen in Naija sha with this epileptic power supply.

The freezing chart below is just a guide, make sure you use frozen things/foods within the recommended period of time because storing soup for instance for longer than 2 months is not the best.

FREEZING TIPS: 

Once frozen food is thawed, never refreeze it because it may cause food poisoning and may not be the same. Look at ice cream for instance, once it's thawed and frozen again, it becomes cr…

KNOW YOUR COOKING TERMS

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These are cookery terms we come across daily, in the kitchen, market or at the dining.


SIMMER:
To cook liquid, or food over low heat, below boiling point. The surface of the liquid will be moving with a few small bubbles.AL DENTE:
An Italian phrase used when Pasta and sometimes vegetables are slightly underdone, still with some bite. This is how pasta should be cooked, a little bit underdone, not very soft.GLAZE:
To glaze is to brush a substance over food to give it some shine, could be jam or beaten egg. Like meatpies are glazed with beaten eggs, that's why they look shiny when baked.PARBOIL:
To partially cook in boiling water before some other form of cooking, Rice is parboiled to reduce starch before the main cooking.MARINATE:
To flavour or tenderize food especially meat by leaving it covered in seasoned liquid for some time before cooking.BOIL:
 To cook liquid or cook food in liquid, at 100 degrees C. When liquid boils, large bubbles break on the surface.ZEST:
 The coloured skin of c…

THE REASON YOUR SPAGHETTI SPOON HAS A HOLE IN THE MIDDLE

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The spaghetti spoon in your kitchen is way more useful than you thought, it's not just for scooping out or serving already cooked spaghetti. I always thought that the hole was there to drain water but that's not all... That hole in the spoon holds the recommended portion for 1 serving of spaghetti , that's for those interested in eating the right portions and losing weight. Usually, I just cook the entire pack of spaghetti, with the best intentions of eating the leftovers  the next day. However, that old

HONESTLY, I WISH I WASN'T A WORKING MUM

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When I was a little kid growing up in the North, my mom didn’t work outside of the home. Instead, she stayed home with me and my sisters, playing with us and cooking every meal we ever wanted to eat, teaching us things, reading the yellow hard cover "my book of bible stories' with us and prying along, caring for us, and when we got older she dusted her certificate and went back to work as a staff nurse at a hospital. She would “go back to work” eventually, but while we were small, she was a full-time parent. When I was preparing to have my own child, I wasn’t sure if that was something that I wanted or not. Ultimately, the financial realities of my working class family meant that it wasn’t really a decision I had to make, because my family needed me to be working to sustain us in this economy. And to be honest, being with my son 24/7 and having nothing else that I hadto do during the lengthy postpartum period made me feel antsy and weird. When I started working, and especiall…

HOW TO CARE FOR ANKARA FABRIC BAGS AND SHOES WITHOUT LOSING COLOUR

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Hello Eya, please help me share and ask on wives connection how to care for my ankara fabric bags and shoes. I recently fell in love with and bought a couple pairs of beautiful ankara shoes. For my leather and rubber shoe and bags, we just wipe with shoe shiner or polish and they bounce back ,now I want to clean my ankara bags but thinking about how our fabric fades with ordinary washing, I'm worried. What if I wipe with soap and the fabric begins o fade? The heels look dirty and in need of

SUGGESTIONS FOR STARTER AND MAIN COURSE WITH NIGERIAN FOOD

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Hi poster,  I'm really sorry. Your mail was supposed to be published in the morning before your guests arrived, but I forgot, hope it's not too late?

THE MAIL BELOW:
I use Jesus beg you i'm in Britain and i'm having a ton of friends over i grew up with a Nigerian family but i have moved out, so you know we do not do starters its straight up over feed and go home when its a party. i have just boasted about my prowess in terms of cooking which i am confident of but i need ideas for a starter and a main that

I NEED HELP WITH COOKING FOR 150 PEOPLE

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Good evening aunty..please help me.how do I go about cooking for 150
people? Give me guidelines.thank you. I need help with the quantity or bags of rice and

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