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TESLA Model 3: The Final Step In The Tesla Master Plan

After years of waiting, Tesla finally unveils the model 3; the Tesla Elon Musk bets will take the electric motor industry to the next level in terms of affordability and overall enhanced specifications. The model 3 (formerly called the model E) is Tesla's most affordable car yet. It combines real world range, performance, safety and spaciousness into a premium sedan.

Tesla Model 3

The model 3 unveiling comes with no shock as this has been Tesla's goal from day one: to produce a mass market electric car. Elon says it's Tesla's secret master plan. It was originally a trilogy, now it’s a "four part trilogy".First was the Tesla roadster: a high price, and low volume car launched in 2008 which showed the world that you could have a great electric car that's fast, sleek and beautiful.Then came the Model S; the fastest four-door car in history,  and then the Model X, for SUV lovers.

Tesla model 3

Make no mistake, this car is still a steal for its price, the base model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 6 seconds (faster than its comparable counterparts; the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C class) with iterations going even faster. It goes at least 215 miles per charge, and yes, it supports supercharging and auto pilot features by default, no add-ons required.The model 3 already has over 250,000 orders. I bet keeping up with deliveries may be a little be challenging. But this is definitely worth the wait     .Tesla model 3

Tesla places a $35,000 ptice tag for the base model, and Elon Musk says it’s a 5 star car in all respects.

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10 Signs You Might Need A New Boyfriend

Do you sometimes think your boyfriend is losing interest in you? Or your relationship just isn’t what it was shaped up to be? If this is you then you’re in the right place. When you first begin dating, you may have believed you could end up getting married or at least getting engaged but as time goes by; you begin to notice some things aren’t what they used to be.

There are a lot of reasons why couples breakup. Apart from the really obvious reasons like infidelity, sometimes, things just don’t feel right because of reasons so small you might not be able to put your fingers to what exactly, Follow these simple steps to know if he’s worth staying with or not.

 

Not heading anywhere

Most women enter into relationships not knowing where they lead, this sometimes is good cause frankly, everyone loves a good surprise but there comes a time you have to ask yourself, where exactly is this headed? When you go 5 months of dating and you notice there really isn’t any sign of intent, pack your things and go.

 

He’s secretive

If he constantly stops you from taking a look at his phone, he’s holding something back... something he’d rather have you not see.

 

He’s a deadbeat

The end goal of any relationship should be marriage, with that at the back of your mind, if he isn’t showing any sign of responsibility (financial) nor has no goals, “miss me with that bullshit”

 

Everyone says NO

This is a little difficult for people. When everyone says you should quit, trust me, it’s better if you do. You only have 1 set of eyes and one body...who knows what people have seen him do, and where?

 

If sex is the only thing right in the relationship

There is no problem if the reason you’re in the relationship is to meet your physical needs but if this isn’t that sort of relationship, it’s a bad sign if all you do is fuck. “Some individuals prioritize needs like sex and physical attractiveness. And while those relationships can last for years, they typically don’t last for many years,” psychologist Seth Meyers, Ph.D., author of Dr. Seth’s Love Prescription

 

His Negative personality traits are becoming harder to ignore

Everyone has bad traits. Most people are aware of this but still choose to enter into relationships because for some reason, the Love you feel makes you overlook these traits. When these traits begin to irritate you in the slightest, there could be a problem but when it gets worse, you need to get out because that could mean the love you feel is wearing out or that he has started taking you for granted.

 

Still attached to your Ex

If one of you is still attached to any of your previous partners, it is time to leave because that means you’re not 100 percent emotionally committed to the relationship.

 

You don’t feel like a priority

When you have to fight for attention then the relationship has long lost its spark and you need to leave or at least rekindle the fire.

 

You’ve been hurt

If you’ve been hurt in any way, physically, mentally or emotionally, GET THE HELL OUT OF THE RELATIONSHIP.

 

You only see at appointed times

He meets you only at certain times of the week as per his convenience. He can’t meet you on weekends neither can he talk to you in the evenings because he’s hanging out with his friends, and doesn’t want to be disturbed. But he expects you to be free to meet him or speak with him every time he calls or wants to meet you.

 

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If your relationship status prompted you to read this then you probably need to look for a new boyfriend.

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Foreign Trips: A Nomadic President Isn't What The Country Needs Now

Almost an entire year of the newly elected administration that promised change and I believe I speak for the rest of the nation when I say we are fed up. You can’t say we haven’t been patient enough but I suppose in the administration’s defence, they have brought about a level of change already, albeit not in the direction we hoped.

An administration that showed so much promise right from its inception but has done little to bring to life all that was promised to us if we believed in change – An administration that has been reduced to nothing more than a conglomerate of different people with different ideas overseen by a “nomadic herdsman”.  I want to believe that the current unliveable state the country is in right now is a side effect of the administration clamping down on fraudulent transactions done under the noses of previous administrations but am I just being hopeful? Does President Muhammadu Buhari even know what he signed up for?

I remember December 2014, I was a staunch believer in GEJ and I hoped he would win the elections but APC launched a campaign so good, I quickly became a believer in the change revolution and picked sides with Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

 

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I thought to approach this write up from a different angle but 3 a.m. petrol queues and power supply so bad you cannot put in words made me loosen up a little. Now what can we really say our beloved president has done over the last 308 days? I’ll tell you what... our president had been on 12 trips before the New Year and another 12 just after, and it’s only just April, he has proven to be quite the nomad.

 

Our President’s Travel Journal

June 2015

Niger: Talks with President Mahamadou Issoufou on security and how to curb the activities of the terrorist group, Boko Haram in the region.

Chad: Talks with his Chadian counterpart, Idris Deby, as Nigeria and neighbouring countries find lasting solutions to the lingering Boko Haram insurgency.

Germany: G-7 meeting, accompanied by a 20-person delegation including former Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman Dambazau (ret.), his personal photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo, and his cook named ‘Anne’.

South Africa: African Union (AU) summit in which he was the chairperson of the Peace & Security Council meeting.

United States: Special invitation from The White House enjoining the President to discuss Boko Haram and how to tackle insurgency.

 

August 2015

Benin Republic: President Buhari paid a one-day visit to Benin Republic in continuation of the effort to curb Boko Haram insurgency. He was conferred with a traditional title ‘Manahouwhe’ Gbede’, which means “I will never forget you. He was also conferred with the national honour of Grand Croix du Benin (Grand Cross of Benin), which is the highest award in that country.

 

September 2015

Ghana: Press conference with President Mahama.

France: Three-day official visit following an invitation from his French counterpart Francois Hollande. They both had a closed door meeting where they decided on military cooperation.

 

October 2015

India: 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum.

 

November 2015

Iran: Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) summit.

 

December 2015

South Africa: China-Africa corporation forum.

United Kingdom: Undisclosed medical reasons, London.

 

2016

Ethiopia, Kenya, UAE, France, Britain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, Equatorial Guinea and the U.S.

Boy does our president travel, which brings me to ask, as a president, are there really avoidable trips? From these visits, one can assume that the country should be making progress however little but it seems to get more difficult by the day in Nigeria.

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Starch: We Consume Too Much Of It But Can We Really Help It?

Starch is a part of the total carbohydrate (fibres, starch and sugar). One-third of our food should come from starchy foods. These food types are good sources of energy, as well as the main sources of nutrients in our diets. Examples of the starchy food we consume include: brown rice, pasta, noodles, millet, sorghum, oats, barleys, potato, yam, cassava, corn, plantain, green bananas, whole wheat bread etc. When this food is eaten, they are broken down into sugar in our bodies. Therefore, consuming excess starch is synonymous to consuming excess sugar. This results in increasing your blood sugar level.

How We Consume Excess Starch

Practically every Nigerian consumes starch every day but just how much starch is too much starch? The answer to that isn’t as straightforward as one might think as it depends on genetic factors, body fat percentage, exercise and even type of job, especially sports men and women. Reasons why we consume this particular polysaccharide in excess are listed below:

  • Socio-economic factors: This is dependent on the personnel income. Food is a major necessity in the human race which is required for sustainability on earth. it is no respecter of class because we satisfy this need at all cost. Low income earners who try as much as possible to provide the three square meal a day are at greater risk of becoming obese if they do not balance their diets.
  • Eating disorder and night-eating syndrome: Most times we want to keep our mouth busy just to stay awake or probably do some dieting to keep fit so we skip breakfast. It is quite good but it has its side effects on both our physical and mental being.
    • Late-night snacking: This is commonly found among the undergraduates and working class who try as much as possible to meet up with an assignment, preparation for an examination, seeing a movie or having a presentation at the least possible hour.
    • Over-eating: This could be as a result of how famished one can be and also how delicious a meal can be. Most of the time, overeating comes when one gets a free food ’awoof’ from a friend’s place or even at a party, let’s face it, party food is always sweeter.
  • Home environment: The choice of location can have an indirect effect on one’s diet or eating habits. The proximity to the market enables one to have the best of fresh food and balanced meals such that it becomes difficult to settle for the processed food. This also reduces the rate at which one visits restaurants.
  • Increase in food prices: With the increase in the prices of food items, starchy foods are relatively cheap, which is as well convenient to prepare.

There are adverse effects to things that come in excess. Regular consumption of starchy foods in high proportion can result in insulin resistance, weight gain and increase in blood sugar level.

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Dating For Dummies: Don't Take These Days For Granted

Hi there, I’m no relationship expert but if you’re like me and don’t know the first thing about what women want or how to keep her satisfied in a relationship, you should take a look at this piece cause it definitely helped me. If you’re worried that I’m the source of the advice, you can rest easy; I got this from my parents who’ve been married for 20+ years and my couple friends who are 3 years and going on strong. Being happy in any relationship is usually the result of feeling highly appreciated by your partner in the little things that they do. A constant reminder of genuine love not just in word but action will go a long way to ensure your relationship keeps going.

Here’s the tip: Remember the days.

It sounds vague but I’ll get to explaining it. In any relationship, there are days that are of more significance than others and have high sentiment and emotion attached to them. It’s crucial not to ever forget the details of some of these days or to especially celebrate your partner on others. It’s a bit of work but when you find the girl that’s worth it, it’s a lot easier.

Day #1: Birthday

This is a pretty straightforward one and on no occasion should you ever forget your partner’s birthday unless of course you want them mad at you for days or are looking to get the cold shoulder. If you forget their birthday; you are just about a step closer to the end of that relationship.

Day #2: First Time You Met

One of the most romantic things a guy can do for his babe is remember the date and details of the day they met; where, how and even how she smelled are all important details. No matter how long ago it’s been, you’ve got to remember so you can blow her away this simple gesture.

Day #3: Valentine's Day

The odds of remaining in a relationship after forgetting Valentine's Day are just about as high as the odds of me dating Kim Kardashian. Everyone is showing her love including folks who wanna seize the bae and if you fail to remind her of your love with the grandest gesture you can afford, I guarantee that she starts entertaining that guy she told you not to worry about.

Day #4: Anniversary

The day you finally professed your attraction to her and made your relationship official is usually impossible to forget but in case you're that forgetful you'd better make a song that'll help you remember. A nice dinner at home or out is usually a must and appreciating her for being in your life never fails to charm. You can even go as far as saying it's the best decision you ever made.

Day #5: First Time You Slept Together

Remembering the first time you slept together will help put her mind at ease that she's more than just another body count and she isn't in a situationship. Pen it down somewhere along with some details and pull this card if she ever begins doubting how much she means to you. Works every time!

Day #6: First Big Break/Graduations

Getting a college degree (Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate) is no mean feat and the euphoria of graduating is only rivalled by that of her first big break/payday. Make sure you let her know how proud you are of her achievements and be ever present that day cause you're the first person she wants to share that euphoria with.

 

There are many other days/moments that can be special to your partner for each distinct relationship and it's up to you to understand that and figure them out but you can never go wrong with these ones.

I hope this helps your relationship going forward and be sure to come back for more tips on "Dating for Dummies 101". Ciao!

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Egyptair Plane: Hijacker Seizes Plane To See His Wife

p>An EgyptAir plane (flight MS181) flying from Alexandria to Cairo earlier today was hijacked by a passenger claiming to be wearing an explosive belt.

 

After further examination, the belt was dismissed to be a fake and although the hijacker's motives remain unclear but the Cypriot president said the incident was not terrorism-related.

An official at Egypt’s ministry of foreign affairs ruled out a terrorist motive, saying: “He’s not a terrorist, he’s an idiot. Terrorists are crazy but they aren’t stupid. This guy is.”

The flight MS181 had 55 passengers on board during the time it was seized and all were safely released by the hijacker. The plane was hijacked 30 minutes into its flight and in less than 1 hour, Local tv already covered the happenings showing 40 of the 55 passengers being freed.

Reports identified the hijacker as Seif Eldin Mustafa. Motive behind the hijacking remain unclear but authorities say Mustafa wanted to talk to his estranged Cypriot wife who lives on the Mediterranean island, while others said he was seeking the release of female prisoners in Egypt.

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades when asked about the motive behind this responded by laughing and saying: "Always there is a woman involved."

Statement from the Egyptian civil aviation ministry said foreign nationals onboard included eight Americans, four Britons, four Dutch, two Belgians, a French national, an Italian, two Greeks and one Syrian. Three other foreigners could not be identified. The nationalities of those who remained on the plane were not given.

The Hijacker was arrested later during the day at Larnaca airport and thankfully, the remaining 15 passengers were also unharmed.

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Healthier Alternatives To Smoking

Smoking kills, practically everyone is aware of this fact but any smoker will tell you that with every stick, it gets increasingly difficult to quit. The smoking prevalence for Nigeria given by the World Health Organization was 10.49 percent for male and 0.9 percent for female by 2009 but with millions picking up this killer habit daily, these figures are on the rise. Now, you may think 10.49 percent shouldn’t be regarded as a lot but that counts for at least 16.7 million Nigerians.

Toxicology research carried out shows that smoking kills you by the minute. Chemicals which cause a wide range of cancers form rapidly after smoking.

The researchers looked at the level of chemicals linked with cancer, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), in 12 patients after smoking.

A PAH was added to the subject's cigarettes, which was then modified by the body and turned into another chemical which damages DNA and has been linked with cancer.

The research shows this process only took between 15 and 30 minutes to take place.

Smoking just doesn’t cause cancer in the long run; it also could lead to heart disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), stroke, asthma, Premature Low Birth-Weight Babies, Diabetes and frankly, the list goes on.

 

WHY DO PEOPLE SMOKE?

Most people pick up smoking during their younger years or while in universities and have struggled to quit several times because smoking is super addictive. At such a young age, you don't really think about the health risks of smoking and you certainly do not realise how addictive smoking can be. As a teenager you probably think that you can try smoking a few times and then take it or leave it.

Nicotine being an addictive substance doesn’t take long to begin manifesting that trait with smokers capable of experiencing withdrawal symptoms within a short time after first use.

There are a handful of reasons why people find themselves smoking, here are a few:

 

Peer pressure: Many children decide to smoke because their friends do. Most of these children continue to smoke because they grew up around people who do (parents or siblings) and do not see the big deal, after all they aren’t alone.

As far as children go, some children pick up smoking to rebel against authorities while others do to look mature and cool.

 

Stress and personal problems: Adults pick up smoking for entirely different reasons mostly because of stress caused by economic reasons and more personal problems. They may be homeless or living with parents, unemployed or underpaid, dealing with relationship problems or bad marriages. When one is confronted with these sorts of problems, a stress relief will not be far away and smoking does offer a temporary escape from these problems.

There are some people who smoke because they just love to; some say it gives them pleasure.

 

 

HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVES TO SMOKING

Sugarfree Gum: Many smokers see cigarettes as pacifiers that satisfy their lips’ need to be engaged. Scientists have found that it's not just the nicotine in cigarettes that gets people hooked - it's the oral fixation; i.e. the sensation of having something in the mouth as well.

Sugarfree gum is a perfect alternative for such people as it satisfies the lips’ need to be engaged and keeps the acidity levels in the mouth balanced and is good for your teeth and gums, unlike cigarettes.

 

Dark Chocolates: The nicotine in cigarettes releases dopamine, a compound that causes the feeling of joy, pleasure and satisfaction in the body. Eating dark chocolates increases the dopamine levels in the brain just like cigarettes do and is a delicious substitute to smoking but shouldn’t be overdone.

 

Yoga: If you follow our monthly editorials, then this wouldn’t come as a surprise to you. You cannot talk about healthy ways to counter addictions without mentioning yoga.

If the main precursor of your smoking is stress and personal issues that need some form of channelling, then Yoga is your best bet and it even burns calories and will help you get in shape.

Find out all about Yoga in Nigeria in our March Editorial http://thengmag.com/Editorial/March2016#page/10

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Yemi Alade's Mama Africa Doing Well on iTunes Global Charts

Yemi Alade finally released her hugely anticipated sophomore album on the 25th of March and is currently doing well on global charts.

Our mama Africa is giving 10 percent of the proceeds from the album to charity through the #FeedAChild project. This will see Yemi Alade personally visit and donate album sales proceeds to orphanages across Africa.

The album features huge names in the music industry like P-Square, Rotimi Keys, Sauti Sol, Flavour,Sarkodie, DJ Arafat and Selebobo; with production from GospelOnDeBeatz, DJ Coublon, Selebobo, Philkeyz, BeatsByEmzo, Masterkraft, Rotimi Keys and Mr. Chidoo.

Mama Africa: The Diary Of An African Woman currently lies 13th on the French iTunes album chart, 22nd on the iTunes German album chart, 4th on iTunes World albums chart and tops the iTunes Nigerian album charts and World album chart.

The LP which serves as the follow-up to the acclaimed “King Of Queens”  is available in digital and physical stores globally.

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