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A Vote For Women’s Economic Empowerment



The participation of Rivers women in the mainstream objective of the National Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, received a consolidating nod recently, following the inauguration of the Rivers State chapter of the Women business wing of the National Chamber of the organised business sector, under the auspices of Business Women Group” (NAWORG).
The economic boosts for women in the Chamber’s movement blazed the trail in 2015, when the group was established with the mandate of providing the right incentives of promoting the objectives of women entrepreneurship.
Beyond the cardinal objectives of women’s rights advocacy, the body is also intended to stimulate and redefine the role of women at the home front and as active economic factors in institutional participation.
On ground to administer the inauguration of the Rivers State Chapter of NAWORG, was no mean personality than the first female President of the National Business Chambers, Iyalode Alaba Lawson.
Performeing her executive obligation, Alaba Lawson, a pioneer of the women’s right in the chamber’s movement, said the establishment of women business wing opens flickers of economic hope for Nigeria women to play enactive roles in the affairs of governance.
Alaba Lawson, a foremost educationist and entrepreneur, described the event as a milestone in the promotion of women economic rights especially in business participation and governance.
She congratulated the women Coordinator of NAWORG in Rivers State, Jovita Iroemah and her team for their tireless effort in putting the right modalities towards the actualization of the specific objective. She called on Rivers women to take advantage of the platform to enhance their economic capabilities.
In his remark, the President of the Port Harcourt Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, PHCCIMA, Dr. Emi Membere-Otaji, said the inauguration was a major economic breakthrough for Rivers women.
He said the organised private sector in Rivers State under his watch would create the enabling business environment for the group to leverage on to achieve set goals.
The Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo who was the Guest of Honour at the event, lauded the efforts of the National Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) for creating a specific platform for women to explore their economic potentials.
Dr. Banigo, raised alarm over the high level of economic disadvantage of women as revealed by the ratio of unemployment margin, against the opposite sex.
She said, over 60 per cent of women in the country were unemployed, adding that women also suffer indignities such as sexual abuses, occupational hazards, discriminations among other stigmas.
Dr. Banigo congratulated the Coordinator of the Rivers State Branch of NAWORG, Jovita Iroemeh over the successful inauguration of the Rivers chapter of the organization.
She pledged the commitment of the Rivers State Government to promote women entrepreneurial development, calling on women in the state to embrace and domesticate the ideals of the organization”.
She pledged the committment of the Rivers State Government to promote women entrepreneurial development, adding that women in the state should embrace and domesticate the ideals of the organisation.
In her address, an exco member of NACCIMA, and Chairperson of NAWORG, Mrs Patricia Idia Khoa, said the organization had recorded a milestone with the successful inauguration of the Rivers State Chapter of the body.
She said, “the key mandate of the body is to safeguard the interests of women entrepreneurs for the promotion of trade and industry, nationally and across the West African Sub-region”.
She pointed out that the chore mandate of the body include the following; “facilitate women participation in commerce and government, identity profitable business and market opportunities for members, access to loans and business information for members, create an environment that is conducive for the development of women entrepreneurs, provide common platform for exchange of business ideas among women, conducting seminars and workshops for capacity building”.
She said membership of the body is open to all women entrepreneurs in chamber movement in Nigeria, and urged Rivers women to embrace the platform to better their economic lot.
According to the NAWORG’s chairperson, some of the successes of the body since its inception includes, organizing seven trade exhibitions tagged “Nigeria International Women in Developing local products for economic growth”.
Other major business activities of the group according to the chairperson include; a NAWORG multipurpose Cooperative Society, which is poised towards increasing the caring power of members, women conference, “an activity aimed at highlighting the strength and undoubtedly the huge contributions and impacts of the promotion of economic growth and wealth creation as it affects the overall economic structure and livelihood of women”.
She said the body has since its formation mobilized its members to participate in the women advancement international congress”, to create the right capacity development and networking with first ladies and other globally acclaimed high profile women of sustenance.
According to the NAWORG’s boss, the body is also involved in agricultural investment with a target of promoting food sufficiency and enterprise development in the society.
As part of efforts to achieve its objectives, she said the body was in partnership with international organizations like the Centre for International Private Enterprise, (CIPE), Washington DC.
She charged women on the application of their ideological substance, and urged the Rivers State executive of the body and its members to serve as role models and be prepared to render selfless service to themselves and NAWORG.
Earlier in her welcome address, the coordinator, Rivers State chapter of NAWORG, Jovita Iroemeh, thanked the national executive of NACCIMA for the inauguration of the Rivers State chapter of the body.
She said the platform “provides, another opportunity for all women to avail themselves with multiple strings of opportunities aimed at repositioning women.”
She commended the “bold leadership of the, national president of NACCIMA, Iyabode Lawson, her courage and tireless passion to mobilize the down trodden Nigeria women to become key economic participants in the society”.

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What to Look for in a Marijuana Smoking Device



Though there are various ways to enjoy marijuana, smoking remains the most popular way to get high. This method also happens to have the most devices available.

When buying a smoking device, you must get a high-quality product. Not all apparatuses are made the same way and provide the same doses. Various studies prove that the device you use is equally important as the weed itself and can make the overall smoking experience better.

Buying a suitable smoking device is all about understanding your preferences and tailoring accessories accordingly.

The Main Types of Pipes

There are many ways for cannabis users to smoke marijuana. A hand pipe, also known as a dry pipe or bowl, is a convenient and easy method to smoke weed, especially for people who occasionally smoke. Featuring a small chamber, a hand pipe delivers harsher hits than other types of marijuana pipes.

On the other hand, a water pipe or a bong is ideal for experienced users. From small designs to large, water pipes, unlike hand pipes, contain specific chambers to hold water and deliver a smoother experience.

The one-hitter is a tiny and discrete pipe designed for a single inhalation or, as the name suggests, one hit. One-hitters are popular because they help users control the dosage of their marijuana intake.

And then, there are portable vape or vape pens that offer a smoke-free experience. Vape pens are a discreet way of getting your fix when on the go.

How To Choose A Good Dry Pipe

Whether you are looking to get high at home or while hanging out with friends, pipes make consuming cannabis much easier and quicker than packing blunts or rolling joints. As they are practical, every marijuana user must have at least one good dry pipe. With so many different pipes available at various price ranges, you should consider multiple factors to find a suitable dry pipe.

The first thing you should consider is size. The size directly translates to portability. For those who travel a lot, a pipe smaller in size might be ideal. In contrast, if you plan to use the dry pipe as a tabletop centerpiece, you might want something bigger.

Additionally, smoking pipes are made from different materials. While commonly made from glass, marijuana smoking pipes can also be made from wood, metal, or ceramic. Typically, glass pipes are the best option for marijuana smokers as you will be treated to smooth and flavorful smoke regardless of the strain.

You should also take into consideration your budget when looking to buy a marijuana dry pipe. Remember that a low price doesn’t always translate to a low-quality product. You will still be able to land some great deals if you look around.

How To Choose A Good Water Pipe

To find a good water pipe, size is the first thing you should consider. If you are passing the bong with your friends, a larger bong might be a better option. On the other hand, if it is for more personal use, choose a smaller one.

Secondly, think about the material. Cannabis users often prefer glass as it provides the cleanest and the purest-tasting hits. However, it can easily break and is usually pricey. So, for a rowdier situation, an acrylic water pipe might be a better option.

How To Choose A Good One Hitter

If you are looking to buy a one-hitter, the pipe’s material is the primary concern as one-hitters are all generally the same size. The material can affect flavor and durability, so you must choose wisely. The common materials used to make one-hitters are glass, acrylic, and metal.

One-hitters made from glass offer an unparalleled flavor, while those made from acrylic and metal can make the hit less flavorful.

Furthermore, one-hitters highlight various features like a removable bowl, self-ashing mechanism, design that allows for easier cleaning, and heat resistance.

How To Choose A Good Portable Vape

Unlike desktop vapes, portable vapes are easy to carry around and use discreetly. What’s more, they tend to be less expensive and versatile, making them an ideal option for beginners. When looking for a portable vape pen, you should consider if they are made for vaping dry herb or wax.

The next thing you should consider is battery life. This factor is vital if you are on the go without access to a device charger. A few vaporizers come with external batteries, while others have long battery lives.

Furthermore, you should consider things like temperature control and the type of heating—conduction or convection. Also, see if the vape pen is easy to clean or not. Lastly, look at the price. As you will be holding onto your vaporizer for a while, it is a good idea to invest in a quality product from a certified seller like WeedSmart, a Canadian marijuana dispensary.

Explore the Arena of Marijuana Smoking Devices

With a wide array of marijuana smoking devices available on the market, it might be daunting to decide the one that’s best for you. The right choice for you will depend on your needs and what you think might be the best for you. If you don’t like a specific device’s feel, you can always look for other options.

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Jack And The Beanstalk



Once upon a time, there lived a poor widow and her son, Jack. One day, Jack’s mother told him to sell their only cow. Jack went to the market and on the way, he met a man who wanted to buy his cow. Jack asked, “What will you give me in return for my cow?” The man answered, “I will give you five magic beans!” Jack took the magic beans and gave the man the cow. But when he reached home,  Jack’s mother was very angry. She said, “You fool! He took away your cow and gave you some beans!” She threw the beans out of the window. Jack was very sad and went to sleep without dinner.
The next day, when Jack woke up in the morning and looked out of the window, he saw that a huge beanstalk had grown from his magic beans! He climbed up the beanstalk and reached a kingdom in the sky. There lived a giant and his wife. Jack went inside the house and found the giant’s wife in the kitchen. Jack said, “Could you please give me something to eat? I am so hungry!” The kind wife gave him bread and some milk.
While he was eating, the giant came home. The giant was very big and looked very fearsome. Jack was terrified and went and hid inside. The giant cried, “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread!” The wife said, “There is no boy in here!” So, the giant ate his food and then, went to his room. He took out his sacks of gold coins, counted them and kept them aside. Then,  he went to sleep. In the night, Jack crept out of his hiding place, took one sack of gold coins and climbed down the beanstalk. At home, he gave the coins to his mother. His mother was very happy and they lived well for sometime.
He climbed the beanstalk and went to the giant’s house again. Once again, Jack asked the giant’s wife for food, but while he was eating, the giant returned. Jack leapt up in fright and went and hid under the bed. The giant cried, “Fee-fifo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread!” The wife said, “There is no boy in here!” The giant ate his food and went to his room. There, he took out a hen. He shouted, “Lay!” and the hen laid a golden egg. When the giant fell asleep, Jack took the hen and climbed down the beanstalk. Jack’s mother was very happy with him.
After some days, Jack once again climbed the beanstalk and went to the giant’s castle. For the third time, Jack met the giant’s wife and asked for some food. Once again, the giant’s wife gave him bread and milk. But while Jack was eating, the giant came home. “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread!” cried the giant. “Don’t be silly! There is no boy in here!” said his wife.
The giant had a magical harp that could play beautiful songs. While the giant slept, Jack took the harp and was about to leave. Suddenly, the magic harp cried, “Help master! A boy is stealing me!” The giant woke up and saw Jack with the harp. Furious, he ran after Jack. But Jack was too fast for him. He ran down the beanstalk and reached home. The giant followed him down. Jack quickly ran inside his house and fetched an axe. He began to chop the beanstalk. The giant fell and died.
Jack and his mother were now very rich and they lived happily ever after.
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Dry Skin, Chafing



With the harmattan season drawing closer, there is the need for ladies particularly to become sensitive to their skins in terms of applications in the most natural ways in order to overcome the season and remain radiant and attractive. Here are some tips for you.
Symptoms: The skin is evenly dry and there can be a tendency to chafing (more so during this period).
There is both water and oil loss in the skin. This may seem to be a matter of little concern but it can be a sign of more serious problems like essential fatty acide deficiency that can result in cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart attack etc.
Dry Skin can also be a sign of an underactive thyrond.
If you are supplementing with Vitamin A in amounts over 100,000 units daily, dry skin may be the first warning of overdose. It is dangerous to take too much of vitamin A.
Natural Remedies:
Diet and Nutrients –
*Eat a nutritious diet of vegetables, fruit, grains, seeds, legumes and nuts. High sulfur foods like garlic, onions and asparagus help keep the skin smooth and youthful.
*Avoid animal fats, hydrogenated oils and fried foods
*The situation to this problem is not superficial creams which contain Vaseline or aluminum but obtaining enough unsaturated fatty acids in the diet. These would be uncooked vegetable oils, such as wheat germ oil, corn oil, seseme seed oil and soy oil. Take additional Vitamin E Supplementation of about 800-1,200 units a day.
*If you are not taking supplemental Vitamin A, begin taking a moderate amount (not over 25,000 units a day for a few days. Carrot juice (or 15 mg beta carotene daily) will also help.
*Take a B-Complex Supplement, Vitamin C (1,000mg 2-3 times) daily and zinc (15mg daily).
*’Misting’ is helpful. Spray your face with a fine mist of water atleast three times a day. To increase the effect, add some aloe Vera to the mist water.
If you do, you must not spray into the eyes.
*For your shower, rinse off every day with lukewarm water using as little soap as possible. Do not use hot water.
*For itchy skin, add vinegar to the bath water and take two tablespoon of vegetable oil daily. Helpful herbs include yarrow, violet and margoram. Dry-brush message your skin, to tone it up.
*Add two to three drops of lavender essential oil to warm water and apply a warm compress to your face.
This will hydrate the skin and stimulate the water and oil glands.
*Ripe, mashed avoicado alone or mixed with ripe banana is an excellent moistening mask. It will deep over the throat and face (except the eye area). Wait 10-15 minutes, then rinse off.
*Drink an adequate amount of water and keep the house or room cooler.

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