Wednesday, 17 June 2015

6 Amazing Ways To Get Rid of Dark Underarms

Dark underarms are said to occur from the skin’s response to exposure to certain elements such as the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Dark coloration of the skin in the underarms region is usually not a disease or medical condition.
Some of the main causes of dark underarms are shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating, poor ventilation of underarms, accumulation of dead skin cells, and use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants.
You can easily get rid of dark underarms using simple home remedies that are safe, effective, natural and affordable.
1 Potato
6 Amazing Ways To Get Rid of Dark Underarms
The mild acidic property present in potatoes is a great natural bleaching agent. Unlike strong bleaching agents, it will not cause skin irritation.
Simply rub a thin slice of potato on your underarms or grate the potato and apply the juice to the affected area, allow it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Use either of these remedies twice daily for better and faster results.
2 Cucumber
6 Amazing Ways To Get Rid of Dark Underarms
Just like potatoes, cucumbers also have natural bleaching properties to help lighten discolored skin.
Simply rub a thin cucumber slice on your underarms or grate a cucumber and apply the juice under your arms. Do this once or twice daily until you are satisfied with the results.
3 Lemon
6 Amazing Ways To Get Rid of Dark Underarms
This is why lemon is used in the treatment of various skin-related problems including dark underarms because it works as natural bleach and a powerful antibacterial and antiseptic agent.
To remove dead skin cells and lighten your underarms, rub a lemon wedge on the skin for a few minutes. Leave the juice on your skin for about 10 minutes and then wash the area thoroughly. For better exfoliation, you can sprinkle a little sugar on the lemon wedge and then use it. Do this a few times a week.

4 Orange Peel

6 Amazing Ways To Get Rid of Dark Underarms
Orange Peel
Orange peels can be used to lighten the skin under your arms due to their skin lightening and exfoliating properties.
To get rid of dark underarms using this ingredient, put some orange peels in the sun for a few days until they dry out completely.
Grind the dried peels into powder form.
Mix two teaspoons of powdered orange peels with enough rose water and milk to make a thick paste.
Gently scrub your underarms with the paste and then leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Finally, wash the area with cold water. Then you repeat the process two or three times a week.

5 Coconut Oil

6 Amazing Ways To Get Rid of Dark Underarms
Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is another good option to get rid of dark underarms. Coconut oil contains vitamin E that can help lighten the underarms. At the same time, it will also work as an effective natural deodorant.
Here, massage the dark underarms with coconut oil; leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
Wash it off with mild soap and lukewarm water and repeat two or three times daily until you achieve the desired results.
6 Milk
6 Amazing Ways To Get Rid of Dark Underarms
The vitamins and fatty acids present in milk can help minimize underarm darkening. It will help soften the skin and make the skin tone much lighter.
Mix two tablespoons of full fat milk, one tablespoon flour and one teaspoon of pain yogurt to make a thick paste. Apply it on your underarms and leave it on for about 15 minute before you wash it off with cold water. Repeat few times a week on a regular basis.

However, at times dark underarms may also be as a result of a medical condition that is known as acanthosis nigricans which is often associated with insulin resistance, obesity, hormonal disorders, certain medications, and cancer.
If your dark underarms are caused by this condition then you must consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Ramadan fast starts Thursday in several Muslim countries

Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries have announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan would start on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, announced on Wednesday that it would be the final day of the lunar month of Sha’aban.
Similar official announcements were made by religious authorities in Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen and Palestine.
Report says the beginning and end of Ramadan depends on the sighting of the new moon.
“During Ramadan, devout Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to sunset.
“Ramadan this year coincides with the summer heat in the Middle East where the fast could reach 15 hours a day.
“Fasting is one of Islam’s five pillars, alongside declaration of faith, prayer five times a day, alms-giving, and the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia,” it said.

Daddy duties: Check out these photos of Davido feeding his baby girl last night

Aww, Davido is such a great dad!
He’s been all over his baby girl and wants his fans to know so.
The new dad shared this photo of himself feeding his baby last night.
How sweet!

NBA Finals: Meet Andre Iguodala, the Nigerian who gave James Lebron a run for his money last night

Last night, Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala was named MVP (Most Valuable Player) at the 2015 NBA Finals.
His father is Nigerian and mum American.
His recognition came after his stunning display against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James.
During the game 6 final which took place in Cleveland, it was Iguodala’s responsibility to guard Lebron James.
And guard him he did!
When Iguodala was on the floor, he made sure Lebron James hardly touched the ball, reducing James’ shots from the field to 38.1%.
Here are seven things you should know about this superstar!
1. He is 31
2. He is worth $28 Million Dollars
3. He has over 200 pairs of shoes. “I have a lot of shoes. I’ve been a big Ferragamo fan for five years now. It’s hard to find shoes in my size. I’m a 15. I have more than 200 pairs of Nikes and between 50 and 75 pairs of dress shoes,” he disclosed during a recent Salvatore Ferragamo fashion show in Italy.
4. He  lives in California with his fiancee, Christina Gutierrez and their  son – Andre Tyler Iguodala II.
clayanna_warthen_white_bikini_lyo2dnosized5. Apart from his fiancee who has a son for him, he has another babymama, Clayanna Warthen. She is a “hip hop video model/stripper” and has a daughter for him, London Iguodala.
6. He was sued by the mother of his daughter in 2009 for child support.
7. He has never played for Team Nigeria. He always chooses Team USA over Team Nigeria at the Olympics.
“They’ve (Nigerian Olympic Committee) been trying to get here for a long time now. They’ve gotten here and they want to prove that they belong. They even had a training camp in Dallas, in the States. It’s interesting. I’ve gotten calls from them a few times about participating. It was always my dream to play for the USA team. That’s where I grew up.I never gave it any serious thought. It didn’t feel right to me. I’ve never been there. I’ve never really had a chance to experience their culture, only from the outside looking in because of my father.” he explained.

Move over, ladies. Meet the 31-year-old guy who’s keeping his virginity as a promise to God

Apparently it’s not just ladies who can stay away from sex till their wedding night. Guys can too!

This 31 year old American, JimDre Westbrook, has not had sex since his birth.
No, he is not gay or impotent!
The 31 year old resident of the famous sin city, Las Vegas, has chosen to remain a virgin till his wedding night and he wants the world to know that he is not ashamed of his decision.
He has also launched, a personal blog documenting his journey.

In a revealing interview with Essence, hecredited his success thus far to his deeply rooted faith in God and his mum.
“First and foremost it’s a promise I made to God. Everything I do is for Him. It’s what I believe in. This is something I came up with when I was 14 after my mother had ‘the talk’ with me right before I went to high school. She figured that just like any other mom or dad, that her child would eventually engage in sex. I thought that I could wait, and that if I could wait until marriage and share that experience with my wife for the first time, that would be the ultimate gift. It would be better than any diamond that I could give her.”
“I didn’t think I would even make it to being a 30-something virgin. If you’d asked me when I first made the promise to my mom at 14, when you’re 30 or 31, are you still going to be a virgin? I probably would’ve laughed at that, but I know that me being single at this age is part of God’s plan. I’m content with that.”
Maybe there are ladies who’re interested in marrying a virgin guy, here’s an opportunity for you.
He is single and  searching and you don’t have to be a virgin to qualify as his woman.
“I am 100-percent single. My future wife does not have to be a virgin, no. In the world we live in today most of the women I will come in contact with will not be virgins. I’m not the one to judge people or to say she has to be exactly like me.”
 JimDre doesn’t think he is different from every other man for being a virgin.
“I feel that I’m worth the wait because God’s worth the wait. I don’t think that I’m any different or more special than anyone else. I’m a human being; I’m not perfect. I’m a good man and I’m a God fearing man. I believe in myself and I’m a family man too.”
And yea, there are other virgin guys like him!
“Since I came out with the news last year, not only other male virgins, but female virgins have also responded to my website, and said, “It’s awesome that you’re doing what you’re doing, and, yes, you’re not alone.” I know that I’m not the last man on earth doing this. It feels good to know that other people believe in the same thing that I believe in. It’s kind of like an informal fraternity. I have brothers and sisters in Christ who are also doing the same thing that I’m doing. That’s a pretty awesome thing to have to keep me doing.”
Before you go judging him for seeing sex a sin,
“My message isn’t to say, “We all need to stop having sex or we need to do this or that.” I want people to look themselves in the mirror and have some crucial conversations and figure out what truly makes them happy.”
While he is currently on a mission to encourage men and women to love who they are and live their lives accordingly, he admits he can’t wait to have sex with his wife.
“I’m waiting to experience sex with my future wife.”

Buhari to look into $9.3m arms money seized by South Africa

The Federal Government will demand for the release of the $9.3m weapon money seized from Nigerian agents by the South African authorities on September 5, 2014.

President Muhammadu Buhari revealed this on Monday, June 15, while addressing Nigerians in South Africa at the Nigeran Consulate in Johannesburg.

Buhari also promised to seek a review of the cases of Nigerians currently in South African prisons and those pending in courts when President Jacob Zuma visits Nigeria.
“I’m told there are 83 Nigerians in prisons here(South Africa);   I don’t know what they have done but I spoke to the President of South Africa this(Monday) afternoon.
“He(Zuma) wants to come to Nigeria. There are issues he knows which he wants to talk about. I will certainly talk to him; I hope our ambassador will send a comprehensive report about the court cases and about those who lost properties during the xenophobic attacks recently.
“And at that time, I will attempt to ask him about our $9.3m which was not correctly transferred.”

Age Is No Longer On My Side, President Buhari Admits

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians not to expect too much from him because of his old age.  
Buhari, 72 who was a military governor at 33 and Head of State   at the age of 40, said he would have loved being a President when he was at a younger age . 

He stated this while addressing  Nigerians resident in South Africa on Monday after taking part in the 25th assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union   in Johannesburg.

He said, “I wish I became Head of State when I was a governor, just a few years as a young man. Now at 72, there is a limit to what I can do.”
Despite his advancement in age however, Buhari gave assurance that his administration would make a difference.

Despite his advancement in age however, Buhari gave assurance that his administration would make a difference.

He recalled that he was in the war front for 30 months during the civil war, adding that like any other Nigerian, he lost relatives and loyal people to the war.

Buhari said considering the fact that   two million Nigerians died during the war, nobody should come forward to talk about a breakup of the country.
He stressed that Nigeria would remain one country since God had given him another opportunity to reorganise its affairs.

Wickedness! Two cooks from Benin Republic arrested for poisoning their employers’ meal

Victor Hounkpe and David Amusu poisoned their employers’ meal at their Lekki residence, Lagos, to make everybody fall asleep so that valuables in the house could be easily stolen. But unfortunately, it made all members of the house become 
unconscious and hospitalized. In the evening of April 22, Hounkpe, who had stayed for only a month in the house, prepared a vegetable soup for the family. 
Minutes after eating it, the husband, Nwogu Chinaka developed a severe stomach ache and collapsed, while his wife, Omowunmi, rushed him to a nearby hospital. She however, also became unconscious and collapsed at the gate of the hospital. 2 security guards in the compound were brought to the hospital later. 
Hounkpe and Amusu fled from the house during the incident but were later arrested. In his confession, Hounkpe said: “I came to Nigeria in 2007. I have always worked as a cook in Lagos. David was the agent who brought me to the couples’ house. He was the one who gave me the substance to put inside the soup. He told me the substance was a sleeping pill. The plan was that everyone would fall asleep. They wanted to steal gold and other valuables. 
I put the substance inside the vegetable soup. The couple did not offend us. They were to pay me N50k monthly. We just wanted them to sleep off. I ran to the Ogudu area after the incident to pick up another job. That was where I was arrested.” In his own case, Amusu said: “I was a former cook in the house. 
I was the one who brought Hounkpe. On the fateful day, when he finished cooking the soup, he called me to say the job had been done. But then, we learnt that the couple was rushed to a hospital after falling unconscious. So, we fled the area.” The couple has now been flown abroad for treatment

#XenophobicSA: New Attacks Reported By Nigerians

The President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene has raised alarm over fresh cases of xenophobic attacks launched by South Africans.

He says those attacks have been levelled against Nigerians and other foreign nationals residing in Sternkopf, Namakwa Municipality, Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
Anyene said two cars belonging to Nigerians were burnt while their homes looted in renewed attacks.
 “The National Secretariat of Nigeria Union has received report of xenophobic attacks from Mr Kennedy Osagie, the Northern Cape Province chapter chairman of the union. The report indicated that South Africans attacked Nigerians. Two cars belonging to Nigerians have been reportedly burnt and they have been going from house to house looting and destroying their property. Six Nigerians have taken refuge with their families in nearby SpringBok community and they do not know the whereabouts of the other Nigerians” he said.
The Nigerian Consul General to South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, confirmed the incident, said investigations into the renewed attacks is ongoing
“The Nigerian Consulate in South Africa has received report of new xenophobic attacks in Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The mission has commenced investigation into the incident and will ensure that Nigerians are safe in South Africa,” she said.