...And She Caught The Culprit

Ahead of the International Women's Day, which is Thursday 8 March, I'm nominating this Super-Brave-BRT-Lady Pilot for Promotion.

For anyone who might have seen this blue BRT along Ikeja GRA this morning, here is the story behind it.
The BRT, driven by a Lady driver was on its way  from Agric, Ikorodu to Maryland. On getting to the bypass at Maryland which leads to her last bus stop, the driver slowed down due to a little traffic.As the traffic started moving, she moved the bus forward and all of a sudden, a Pickup Van just squeezed itself via the right side of the bus and shattered the side mirror of the BRT.

While passengers keenly watched out for the man driving the van to gently park to resolve the issue, the guy demonstrated the nature of most Naija Danfo drivers, by navigating the next available bypass to evade paying for the damage.

The Super-Courageous-Lady Pilot on the other hand, never gave it a second thought as she went all out after this wicked pickup driver, knowing full well that the cost of the damage will be deducted from her salary, if she could not produce the person responsible.

As the drama continues, none of the passengers would have taught that we'll get to the Ikeja Police College before we could catch this criminal of a guy. Imagine the courage and boldness of this Lady, driving such a long bus, in chase of a guilty male runaway driver?

From Maryland to GRA, to other streets around the GRA axis, the guy continued in his escape mission, and the lady kept on after him, in fact, at one point,  some guys in the bus were telling the driver: " Eleyi ti lojo, fisile".While some kept nudging her to go ahead saying:"Sebi GRA lowo, kosibi tofelo, amarimu".

Eventually, on approaching the Police College Ikeja, there was a little hitch, and the lady started blaring the horn of the bus for vehicles to block the pickup, and there and then, the Super-BRT -Lady driver caught the culprit and the Police in front of the College arrested him, and drove both vehicles into their compound to fine the guy.

What a feat for a woman driver?
Such an uncommon courage, bravery, boldness deposited in a woman!

The takeaway from this early morning drama is that women should stand up for the rights, through proper and polite means.
Enough of gender imbalance in our society, it's high time we embraced gender equality.

Although women shouldn't be competing with men,but when the situation warrants women to act,  they are to gently swing into action, as its usually said, #WhatAManCanDoAWomanCanDoBetter.

Ladies and gentlemen, please let's share this post until this lady gets her next promotion.
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Why Wait For JAMB To Secure Admission? Chrisland University Offers Admission Without JAMB!

Why stay at home waiting for Jamb or repeating jamb every year. Go for foundation course - JUPEB - the gateway to 200 level without Jamb. Apply now to Chrisland University, Abeokuta, home of Intellectual radiances.

Why wait at home due to strike action or lack of admission into public Universities? Apply now to Chrisland University Abeokuta, with a stable academic calendar and obtain your degree at the right time with affordable fees.  Etc

 For details, call Mrs Beulah Marshall-0802 367 1737
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Chrisland University Admission for 2017/2018 Session Ongoing

Admission into Chrisland University Abeokuta for 2017/2018 is ongoing, with lots of great offers for early birds.

The  incentives include: reasonable discounts for the first 100 students, benefit of instalmental fee payment plan, very conducive accommodation (2 per room ensuit with bath and toilet),  stable academic calendar,  no strikes, assurance of graduating at the expected date, affordable fees (average of 500k/session including accommodation),  certification on a skill or vocation along with your Bachelor degree, enabling and safe environment coupled with good moral and religious upbringing.

Admission into University without Jamb is also available through the JUPEB advanced level programme of the school etc.

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What You Don't Know About Chicken Soup

It’s exciting  to know that the yuletide is around the corner, and it is more interesting to feel the frills and the grills that come with the season, such as the different chicken dishes and rice variants.

Aside the delicious delicacies of assorted chicken, as Xmas season is aka ‘chicken chopping time’, studies have shown that chicken soup can actually ease your cold, thus offering double benefits.
Experts have established it that chicken soup can have anti-inflammatory affects, which can ease the symptoms of colds. In fact, further studies have found that the aroma, spices and heat from the soup can clear sinuses and decrease congestion. I guess with this eye-opening information, you will be warming up by now to devour more chicken than ever. (Smiles).
 Embarking on an investigative mission to verify the myth traceable to the recommendation of the Egyptian Jewish physician and philosopher, Moshe ben Maimon, who first prescribed chicken soup for cold symptoms in his 12th century writings, a  researcher from University of Nebraska , put his 'grandma's soup' recipe to the test.
According to the findings published on Daily Mail online, Dr Stephen Rennard studied three batches of what he calls Grandma's Soup, which includes chicken, onions, sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips, carrots, celery stems, parsley, salt and pepper.
He was said to have examined if the movement of neutrophils, the most common white cell in the blood that defends the body against infection, would be blocked or reduced by chicken soup.
It is suspected that reducing the movement of neutrophils could decrease activity in the upper respiratory tract that causes cold-like symptoms.
And the results found just that, suggesting that chicken soup might have an anti-inflammatory component, which may ease symptoms and shorten upper respiratory tract infections.
The researcher however noted that the study wasn't done on humans, but instead their white blood cells. This is due to the release of fluids from a runny nose or feverish sweat that causes dehydration.
It was further suggested that, the chicken alone might not be responsible for the result, but that the aromatic natural spices may play great role in the process. So when you're sick, your body needs to replace those lost fluids and a brothy soup can do just that, Dr van Diepen stated.
 Just as it has been observed that most soups include ingredients high in nutrients. Grandma's Soup contains more than five vegetables high in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants.
Now that this is revealed to you, I hope you will do yourself and loved ones a great deal of favour by stuffing your kitchen with enough natural chicken soup spices for the season!

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Breast Cancer is Not A Death Sentence- Survivors True Life Stories


Co-founder of the Bricon Foundation, Abigail Simon-Hart and Della Ogunleye,
Co-founder of the Bricon Foundation, Abigail Simon-Hart and Della Ogunleye,

 It is not an exaggeration that breast cancer phobia, anxiety, and depression constitute more than 50 percent of factors that have sent many breast cancer patients to early grave, as studies have shown that shock from the diagnosis make some cases worsen than the condition itself.

However, two survivors have disclosed that being diagnosed with breast cancer is not the end of your life, as every breast cancer patients can live their lives to the fullest, if diagnosed early and properly guided medically.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is one of the most widespread diseases worldwide, while breast cancer is responsible for a large percent of maternal death in Nigeria.

Narrating her true life story of how she escaped from the net of breast cancer, Della Ogunleye, a breast cancer survivor and the CEO, DDS African Cancer Support Group based in the UK, said she was diagnosed at the UK, but she didn’t fret not threatened about it, assuring herself that she has got to live her life to the fullest.

She explained how she informed her confidants about the development and she was advised to go for medical attention, and fortunately, it was removed because it was diagnosed early.
Her word: “When you are diagnosed with cancer, you need support. Somebody has to hear your voice. We should stop wallowing in self-pity. If we don’t tell the government what to do, it’s a waste of time. We should target the right audience”

For the Co-founder of the Bricon Foundation, Abigail Simon-Hart, her case was almost impossible as the cancer had spread across to the two breasts, when she was diagnosed, but she was able to break out of the condition because of her determination to get rid of it.

Hear her out:“I personally was diagnosed of breast cancer in 2014, fortunately it was discovered early. So I had a double mastectomy, which means I removed both breast and I’m currently cancer free, due to the fact that we got it early. So I’m a great advocate of cancer awareness creation, as I make bold to tell anyone I’m  a cancer survivor and I’m  not ashamed about it. As long as people are afraid, it brings stigma, and as long as there is stigma, people will be unwilling to come out for screening”.

Calling for more advocacy on breast cancer as it is usually observed every month of October, she noted that awareness is key, but unfortunately, most Nigerians usually present late for diagnosis, which makes it a very difficult task for the healthcare team.

To achieve the best healthcare outcome, she urged patients to seek help as soon as they notice any strange development on their bodies, “whether on your breast, skin, on urine, it is important you get it checked, because it’s all about early detection”.

Other experts have also stressed the importance of getting adequate information on the condition. Getting diagnosed with cancer comes as a shock to anyone, but one important way of coping with it is to be well informed. Cancer is often surrounded by an aura of myth, and much of what we think we know about it can be based on hearsay.

So, an important first step is to get as much (specific) information as possible, from both your doctor and other reliable sources.

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