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Once A Cheater Always A Cheater! Why This Is Not Always True

Once a cheater always a cheater? The experts say this may not always be the case. One therapist, Dr. Nancy B. Irwin, argues that since behavior is learned, it is possible to do a turnaround when it comes to cheating. If you’ve ever been cheated on, your first instinct may have been to break up because you felt you could never trust the cheater again. But depending on the circumstances, you might have another shot at love with your partner. Here’s why. Consider why your partner cheated You may not think about this during the aftermath of the cheating, but the circumstances that led to infidelity...
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5 Reasons Pretty Girls Are Still Single

1. She's grown out of "dating for the sake of dating." These girls are not into wasting their time or energy on a guy they really can't see themselves being with long term. Casual dates just seem like a waste of time. It doesn't mean she isn't interested in dating, she's just not interested in attending ONE more mediocre date. Mediocre dates happen solely for the sake of going on a date. This is a concept that has grown tired on her. She would rather have a good gym sesh, some pinot noir, a face mask, and bed by 9 p.m. than participate in a forced date. She's become picky, but if someone worthwhile came...
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7 Questions You Should Ask on a First Date

1. What are some of your hobbies? This will help you see what things your date finds fun and interesting. Your date may spend a lot of time on these hobbies, and if you get serious, may want to involve you in these activities. 2. How did you choose your career? Most people have interesting stories to tell about how they landed on their chosen career path. A discussion about careers may help you learn more about their motivations and work ethic. 3. What are you most passionate about? Your date’s passion will be where much of his or her time and energy is spent. 4. What are some of the goals on your...
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If Your Guy Does These 16 Things, Congrats! You Found A Real Man

1. He is hygienic, but cleans his nails and trims his nose hairs outside of a nail salon. Think about it: Would Hemingway or Gladiator be getting his nails buffed? Methinks not. 2. He can balance both swag and sophistication and a career and a personal life without too many proverbial exclamation points (and certainly not multiple ones in a text message. No, no, no). 3. He reserves his "LOL" for actual laughter, which he exudes out loud and often. 4. He isn't looking to play "pen pal" with you through your iPhone because he knows that all text and no play makes Johnny a very dull boy. 5. When he's...
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Advice From A Wedding Planner: Think Well Before Hiring Family And Friends

It's okay to patronise a business  owned by a family member or friend. When it comes to a wedding a lot of them give you their services at little or no cost which is a good thing. What you should have in mind is "can someone who is emotionally invested in your wedding judge professionally"? Sometimes it doesn't work out the way you want it then you become restrained from expressing your thoughts. I once planned a party for a client who said her cousin was going to handle finger foods. So I got talking with her on the phone and she seemed nice. I scheduled for a meeting for all my vendors but she couldn't...
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Civil Servants Are Not Farmers – Onwubiko Emmanuel

It is strange to observe that some state governments are currently using their civil servants as guinea pigs for farming duties. Benue State governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, called this unknown practice a ‘novelty’, which he said could combat the downturn of the nation’s economy.   He was reported to have told civil servants in the state to embrace farming to augment their meager salaries, which may not come at the end of each month. The governor declared every Friday of the week, a public holiday to enable state workers till the land for agricultural produce. The Governor thereafter proceeded on...
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Read The Story Of 79 Year Old Virgin Planning To Get Married

Margaret* knew exactly how she wanted her wedding day to go and what she wanted to wear, which was definitely not the traditional white gown. In fact, there was no wedding dress shopping at all. She didn't go to a bridal store with a group of her closest friends and family. There was no teary-eyed moment where she said yes to the dress. Instead, she bought her wedding attire from a catalog without even trying on the clothes first. She will be wearing a long white skirt with one ruffle at the bottom paired with a sky-blue crochet top and fresh flowers to contrast against her dark hair. "I didn't want to get a...
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“I stand by my allegations, I will never apologize” – Lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin Dares Speaker Dogara

Lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin has said he will never apologize to speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara over allegations of padded budget 2016.   In a series of tweets reacting to the Speaker’s statements issued, Jibrin wrote, “I will not and will never apologize to a shameless fraud in high office who has glaringly abused public trust like speaker Dogara and 3 others”.   The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara in a statement issued a while ago, gave former Chairman, House of Representative’s Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin a seven-day...
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The Gulen Movement Is Not A Cult — It’s One Of The Most Encouraging Faces of Islam Today – Graham Fuller

Last week witnessed what may be the last act of an unfolding struggle between two major Islamic movements in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused exiled Islamic leader Fethullah Gulen of plotting last week’s failed coup against the government. Immediately thereafter, Erdogan unleashed massive Stalin-style purges and arrests across the country of anyone suspected of any connection with Gulen or indeed of anyone of any ideology who opposes Erdogan. First of all, when we talk about Islamic leaders in Turkey, we’re talking about a very different scene than in most of the rest of the...
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Abidemi Babaolowo Oderinlo: My Role as a Citizen of Earth 

It’s like being a child of your parent, a brother or sister to your siblings, a husband or wife and father or mother to your children, a friend of your friends and problem to your foes, it is being a little bit of everything without conflicting your role as an individual or duplicating your identity to function as all of this characters at the same time, it occurs naturally, a part of your natural identity and it only takes you being you for you to function in this position all at once. Your being a father or mother to your children doesn’t stop you from being a child to your own parent or uncle to...
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Bade Adebolu: Judgement Scam; Why Okonjo-Iweala Should Not Be Blamed

Recently, a coalition of anti-corruption civil society bodies petitioned the EFCC that the erstwhile Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Muhaamed Bello Adoke to account for the sum of $3.2 billion allegedly belonging to the 774 local governments on whose behalf one Mr. Joe Agi SAN obtained the judgment. According to media report, “…none of the local governments benefited from the $1.6 billion said to have been paid to the plaintiffs.” The question on the minds of many Nigerians is: Who really authorized the disbursement of the funds? I am not so good at mathematics, but I know for sure that a...
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Maobuye Nangi Obu: Post Amnesty Era- What Happens When This Amnesty Expires? Part 1

The current situation in the Niger Delta typifies of a ravaged and mismanaged war economy due to failure of the Nigerian government to fully implement the Presidential Amnesty DDR programme and failure of the agency to reconstruct and transform the Niger Delta economy into a functioning market that will enable the people earn a decent living. After conflict like that of the Niger Delta insurgency, Nigeria ought to embark in multi-pronged transition to peace. Violence must give way to public security in the area; political exclusion, lawlessness, kidnapping, ethnic conflict etc.; must give way to the rule of...
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Zayyad I. Muhammad: The Youths in the Boko Haram Conflict Region

There are quite a number of young people in the Lake Chad region (Nigeria, Niger, Cameroun and Chad) affected by the Boko Haram conflict- the Chibok girls are a good example . The March 2016 edition of the monthly situation report by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and International Organization for Migration (IMO) indicates that there are 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria, including 1.9 million displaced by the Boko Haram conflict. 92% of the IDPs are being hosted by low-income host communities, bringing already-stretched services...
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Dolapo Aina : Chibok Girls; Two Years After

What moral right do we have to tell our children to go to school when we can’t protect them there? - Yusuf Abubakar,Coordinator of the sit-out group Bring Back Our Girls. Precisely, two years ago, on Monday, the 14th of April 2014, 276 girls were abducted from the Government Girls’ Secondary School Chibok dormitories. 57 girls escaped while 219 girls are still missing. From April 14, 2014 to April 14, 2016; 18 parents of the Chibok Girls have died. The aforementioned figures are a snapshot of the Chibok Girls story. Most Nigerians might recollect the time/period when the Chibok Girls story began to...
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Richard Tayo: Patience, The Precursor To Our Change

If only we know what it takes to blast and scrap from underground the metal that has bewitched and harassed man for over 6000 years..... What else but gold! Jewelers and goldsmith have selected gold as their precious metal of choice because of its unique properties. If only we know the efforts and time put in from mining to smelting process to refining and assaying before it becomes that ornament we all adorn with pride, then we can safely say nothing good comes easy. What happens next depends on how the gold will be used. Pure gold is generally too soft for most practical...
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Ogundana Michael Rotimi: Dear Mr. Femi Adesina; Your Vulgarity Is Fast Becoming Unbearable, Take Heed Lest You Fall.

 Dear Mr. Femi Adesina; I bring to you this passage from the Holy Bible: “Therefore, let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he falls- 1 Corinthians 10:12”. That is my message for you today. Meanwhile, I will try as much as I can, to keep it brief but concise, lest you call me a wailing wailer. Sir, may I remind you that your appointment into your present position came on the 31st May 2015, you resumed officially into office on the 9th June, 2105 and on the 1st July, 2015, barely a month after your resumption into the President Buhari`s led administration as the special adviser on media &...
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Mukhtar Jarmajo: Missing Budget, Budget Padding And A Handicapped President

Amna: Daddy! Father: Yes my Daughter! Amna: I just read that President Buhari is handicapped as regards signing the 2016 Budget. Why? Father: My Daughter, there's no way he can assent what he has no detail about. When the Senate transmitted to him the 2016 Appropriation Budget to assent thereby making it a law, it didn't provide him with detail of the changes effected. Amna: Daddy, be more legible pls. Father: Amna, the Senate was expected to avail Buhari with the detail of whatever changes it has made to the Budget he proposed so that he wouldn't assent what he will later not be happy with. Amna: I...
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Ogundana Michael Rotimi: Dear President Buhari, The Last Time I checked, You Are Still The Minster Of Petroleum Resource

Your Excellency Sir, I write you this piece not as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, but as the minister of petroleum resources appointed by yourself on the 11th of November, 2015. You seem to have forgotten that you are the minister of petroleum resources and may have completely relinquished your responsibilities to the minister of state of petroleum resources- Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, who to me, to a reasonable extent has been up and doing. You seem to have neglected the fact that you are directly answerable to Nigerians as the Minister of petroleum resources, and owe it to Nigerians to make the...
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