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Reps Propose New bill To Jail ‘unlawful protesters’ For Five Years

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The House of Representatives have proposed a new bill to jail unlawful protesters in the country for five years. The bill which was presented on Thursday, July 1, 2021, has passed through the first reading and has been approved by the Reps for the next reading.

According to reports, the bill, entitled ‘An ACT  to amend the Criminal Code Act, CAP 38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 to further preserve the sanctity of human life and property, and to provide specifically for mob action, prescribe punishment and other matters, is sponsored by Emeka Chinedu Marting (PDP-Imo).

The bill states:

“When three or more persons, with intent to carry out some common purpose, assemble in such a manner or, being assembled, conduct themselves in such a manner as to cause persons in the neighbourhood to fear on reasonable grounds that the persons so assembled will tumultuously disturb the peace, or will by such assembly needlessly and without any reasonable occasion provoke other persons tumultuously to disturb the peace, they are an unlawful assembly.”

“It is immaterial that the original assembling was lawful if, being assembled; they conduct themselves with a common purpose in such a manner as aforesaid.”

“An assembly of three or more persons who assemble for the purpose of protecting any house against persons threatening to break and enter the house in order to commit a felony or misdemeanor therein is not an unlawful assembly.”

“When an unlawful assembly has begun to act in so tumultuous a manner as to disturb the peace, the assembly is called a riot, and the persons assembled are said to be riotously assembled.”

“When an unlawful assembly becomes violent as to commit unlawful acts against any person or property, the assembly is called a mob and their violent act is referred to as mob action.  Any person who takes part in a riot is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.”

“Any person who takes part in a mob action is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for five years.
Any persons who assembled together as a mob to commit violent act against any person or property are guilty of a felony and each of them is liable to imprisonment for life.”

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Dora Akunyili’s Daughter Chidiogo Set To Publish a Book About Her Late Mother

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Dora Akunyili’s daughter Chidiogo is set to publish a book about her late mother in August titled “I Am Because We Are: An African Mother’s Fight for the Soul of a Nation.” Dora was the director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control of Nigeria from 2001 to 2008.

Chidiogo Akunyili who’s the founder of She ROARs (Reimagining Our Africa Rising) made the announcement on social media alongside a big news of her expecting her first child with her Canadian husband, Andrew Parr.

Sharing the double declaration with a photo of her baby bump, she wrote:

“In the coming week(s), in the month of August, motherhood takes on a powerful meaning for me as I’ll be birthing in more ways than one. For one, there is the birth of a child, for another, there is the birth of my mother’s story. Each has been incubated inside of me, held in love and deep trust.

Both have been a most divine journey of listening, of introspection, of showing up through fear, through tears, through the ebbs and flows, saying yes to it all.

Next week, I get to share at least one of the births with you — that of the book — a four-year journey of listening to and penning Dora’s Story in a book titled – ‘I Am Because We Are: An African Mother’s Fight for the Soul of a Nation’.

I cannot wait to share in and with you all that is to come.

#IamBecauseWeAre #Motherhood #Birth”

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Quick Home Remedies To Get Rid of Sore Throat

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Sore throats are among one of the most common health ailments. It refers to pain, itchiness, or irritation of the throat. Throat pain is the primary symptom of a sore throat. It might deteriorate when you attempt to swallow, and you might experience issues gulping food and fluids.

Sore throats may be caused by common cold, viral infections and bacterial infections.

Regardless of whether a sore throat isn’t serious enough for a trip to the doctor, it’s still painful and may and may keep you from getting a decent night’s rest. Luckily, various natural quick  sore throat remedies can be used at home to help soothe sore throat pain and other symptoms, here are some;

1. Honey

Honey has been found to be more considerably more effective at taming nighttime coughs than common cough suppressants. It likewise shows that honey is an effective wound healer, which implies it may help speed healing for sore throats. Honey mixed in tea or taken on its own is a common household remedy for a sore throat.

2. Salt water

Gargling with warm salt water can help soothe a sore throat and break down secretions. It’s additionally known to assist with killing microbes in the throat. Make a saltwater solution with a half-teaspoon of salt in a full glass of warm water. Gargle it to help reduce swelling and keep the throat clean. This should be done every three hours or so.

3. Hot Sauce

It might sound peculiar to utilize hot sauce to mitigate a sore throat, however this has really been demonstrated to give alleviation to sore throats. Hot sauce is produced using peppers that are high in capsaicin, which can be utilized to battle irritation and give relief from discomfort. In this way, while it might burn from the outset, putting a couple of drops of hot sauce into a warm glass of water to swish may simply be the right solution for your sore throat.

4. Lozenges

Suck on lozenges or cough drops to keep the throat moist. Some brands have topical anesthetics, which will ease throat pain at least temporarily and last longer than sprays.
Lozenges with menthol also can feel refreshing and ease sore throat symptoms.

5. Peppermint

Peppermint is known for its ability to freshen breath. Diluted peppermint oil sprays may also relieve sore throats. Peppermint contains menthol, which helps thin mucus and calm sore throats and coughs. Peppermint also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, which may encourage healing.
Never use essential oils without mixing them with a carrier oil such as olive oil, sweet almond oil, or softened coconut oil. For peppermint oil, mix five drops of the essential oil with one ounce of the carrier oil of your choice. Never ingest essential oils.

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Smart Hacks To Start Up Your Business

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Starting up a business is not an easy undertaking. In fact, taking care of a business turns out to be progressively harder with time as it goes further. Indeed, even a little beginning achievement becomes hard to keep up with. The issue emerges on the grounds that each business has numerous perspectives that need most extreme consideration. You would need to manage your organization’s labor force, track their exercises, make them more useful, guarantee result-oriented marketing strategy, and numerous viewpoints are pivotal to maintaining a business effectively.

Entrepreneurs of start up business usually aim at a faster growth. They feel they need to have a sizable piece of the pie and outcompete with their adversaries. All things considered, in their energy to outfox everybody, large numbers of them burn through their time and cash on strategies that turn out just for a brief period. While keeping the basics, you can follow these smart hacks to help you start up your business effectively.

1. Put in energy & time

Starting your business is not for the faint-hearted, talk more of running and growing it. Your business will not build itself. Try not to anticipate that miracles would occur without any forethought.

Stay faithful to your commitments— work hard, under-promise, over-deliver, promote your company everywhere on and off social media and develop an intensive marketing campaign prior to launching your business.

2. Budget like a pro

Money issues happen when you are spending excessively, in light of the fact that you are not getting debt holders to pay you, or that your your business is not bringing in cash.

While starting up your business, draw up and adhere to a watertight financial plan, following every one of your expenses and income, and spend money wisely to forestall these problems.

3. Build a solid content on social media

The right content has an immense effect on how a business is seen on the web. Content has been viewed as an important aspect of a business for a long time, and there’s no indication of it evolving soon. As you are thinking of starting your business, likewise think about quality content strategy to draw in customers. While at that, do well to also develop a social media marketing strategy.

4. Have a powerful branding strategy

In every business, branding is important. It’s the key to be easily recognized by your audience. A powerful branding strategy can assist with conveying the message of your business to the right crowd successfully. Start up businesses should be able to understand the value of using consistent designs. Branding isn’t just your logo. Branding is also about the voice, colors and fonts. This additionally goes to investing on a modern and responsive website.

5. Think about long term plans

Try not to settle for simple transient achievements, I mean the short-term goals. Such quick outcomes might satisfy you. However, your business should have a drawn out long-term strategy for its development. This guarantees consistent outcomes for more years to come. Along these lines, ensure that you invest more energy planning greater goals.

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