- Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Election2015 PLATFORM brings to you the Director Justice Developement & Peace Commission (JDPC) Rev. Father Raymond Anoliefo
Alongside the Co-Ordinator Justice Developement & Peace Commission (JDPC)
Falomo Chapter Mr Willy Okafor.Read more
- Monday, 26 January 2015
The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has suspended its ongoing strike in all the federal courts due to the political situation in the country.
- Thursday, 12 February 2015
The Comptroller General of Immigration Service (CGI), David Parradang, has announced the seizure of some voters and National Identity cards from some foreigners in a renewed crackdown on irregular migrants across the country ahead of the forthcoming general election.
- Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Exclusive information obtained by BRANDPOWER has revealed that unscrupulous Asian and Nigerian importers have been dumping substandard tomato pastes manufactured in China into Nigeria. At a recent consultative meeting held between the top echelon of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and control (NAFDAC) and packaged tomato paste top importers, the director-general of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, revealed that after a recent survey of 85 tomato paste brands sold in various markets across the country, those imported from China were clearly below international and Nigerian standards and specifications.
- Saturday, 14 February 2015
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Don't expect too much and you'll be happier
On Valentine's Day, people often tend to have these unrealistically high expectations. They want their partners to wow them and blow them away with some moving, grand, romantic to-do, and that expectation itself is probably setting them up for disappointment."
"When it comes to concrete, specific things that your partner does for you, the fewer things you expect on a day-to-day basis, the happier you are. The more pessimistic people are, the greater boost to well-being they experience,"
Wouldn't you know?
Still, if you're in a decent relationship, and you've known each other for a while, wouldn't you assume that partners have at least some sense of what the other person might want or like — and by extension be able to meet expectations? So even if you have a highly responsive partner, the lower your expectations are, the greater the gap between your expectations and what the partner delivers, and so the happier you'll be."
For Valentine's Day, that leaves the possibility that surprising a partner could turn out well.
Dump the clichés
"Forget about clichés,
"Demonstrate that you pay attention to your partner's particular interests and desires by planning something that is geared for your partner's particular tastes." And maybe it's a good idea to talk about it and plan whatever celebration you might like together. Take the pressure off the day by removing judgments and expectations on each other,"
It's probably also a good idea not to get too bent out of shape if Valentine's Day doesn't live up to your expectations. Go easy on each other, and recognize that the experience that you have on this one particular night does not say very much about your relationship as a whole,"
"If your Valentine's Day turns out to be a flop, oh well. You will have plenty more opportunities for spectacularly romantic nights down the road."
- Wednesday, 04 February 2015
Agitations for the postponement of the February elections heightened on Tuesday when 16 out of the 26 registered political parties supported calls for a shift of the February 14 and 28 electionsThe 18 political parties said insecurity, poor distribution of permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) and the mass exodus of people from the nation’s major cities to their villages were responsible for their decision to endorse the postponement of the election.