10 essential things you need to do before leaving home on holidays

As it’s all celebration season Christmas and all, there would be lots of travelling and vacation trips.

In order to meet your house in order just the way you left it, here are 10 checklists to tick off before leaving for your holiday destination.

1. Make a checklist of things needed

 

When the travel pressure hasn’t reached a high, make a list of all you’ll be needing during your trip — clothing, toiletries, media, medical, documents and other miscellaneous needs.

2. Make copies of documents

You need to make copies of all the essential documents you’ll be needing during your trip. You can also snap and email them to yourself, just in case.

3. Begin packing

Some people wait till the last minute before they start packing. This method makes you forget a lot of stuff. Use your checklist and begin packing on time so you don’t forget anything. Also, don’t forget to prepare your entertainment i.e. movies, books, etc. Learn the best kept secrets to packing your carry-on like a travel pro.

4. Call your bank

If you’re travelling out of the country, you might need to call your bank to get the necessary arrangements for an visa card or similar. You also need to inform them you’ll be travelling so they can monitor your domestic account.

5. Arrange the house

Wash your sheets, arrange your house and leave a clean house for your return.

6. Clean the fridge and empty trash

You wouldn’t want a putrid smell to be the first thing to welcome when you come back from your vacation. This is why you need to clean out any perishable from your fridge and empty your trash before you leave.

7. Tell a neighbour

Nigerians do not like to tell people they’re travelling. However, it is best to tell a neighbour that you’ll be away so they can keep an eye on your house, in case of emergencies.

8. Unplug and turn off appliances

 

Leaving your electronics on or plugged while you’re away may leave you to risk of electrical accidents, especially with unreliable power system as we have in Nigeria. You also stand the risks of high bills for something you didn’t use. It’s better to turn off the mains.

9. Turn off water supply and close the windows

Turn off the main water supply to avoid leaks and unnecessary bills. If you cannot close the mains, turn off all taps to avoid flooding. Close all the windows so rain and dust don’t get in.

10. Turn off the stove

This is the final and most important thing to do before you lock your house so you can be sure of doing it. You don’t want to travel and be asking yourself, “did i turn the stove off?”

TIPS: Five Important TIPs If You Use Public Tranport in Lagos

Lagos, as a city, plays host to more than 20 million people. Everyday, these millions of residents look go about their businesses, making the city the most frustrating city in the reside on earth – in terms of public transportation.
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Here we have compiled 5 Tips that will help get around with ease.
Happy reading.
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1. Don’t be a JJC
When you’re walking into a bus park or bus stop, look like you know where you are going to, if not you’ll make yourself vulnerable to thieves. Even if you don’t know where you’re going to, discretely ask someone for directions. In the bus, tell the driver the bus stop you want to stop at and keep your ears and eyes peeled.
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2. Enter with your change
This is what every conductor shouts, but do we listen? However, if you don’t want any trouble, it’s better to just enter with your loose change or the exact amount for the bus.
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3. Be firm but don’t fight with the conductor
In the bus, there are many people who would try to antagonize you for no reason. One, for instance, might be the conductor. Change, busstop, seating arrangements, etc, are points of call whenever a fight wants to break out. If this happens, just be firm in your responses but try not to aggravate the fights. These conductors can be very dangerous, or can just tell you to come down from the bus.
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4. Don’t doze off
Dozing off in a bus can either make you miss your busstop or worse, make you vulnerable to thieves and pickpockets. Try not to sleep off, unless you’re assured that your valuables are safe and you’re getting off at the last bus stop.

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5. Don’t intervene in arrests
Usually, the recklessness of Lagos drivers usually gets them stopped by law enforcement officials such as LASTMA (Lagos State Traffic Management Authority). If this happens, unless you have the right rank to intervene, just stay quietly in the car or come down and board another vehicle.

INCREDIBLE! Plane Makes U-turn After Human Heart Is Discovered On Board

It has been reported that a plane had to return back to take off point when it was deicovered that a human had been forgotten on board by someone.

The Southwest Airlines flight bound for Dallas, Texas, had to turn around and head back to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after the crew realised someone had forgotten to unload the heart.

It is reported that the captain said the heart should have been left in Seattle after an earlier flight from Sacramento and taken to a hospital.

After the u-turn, the flight landed in Seattle and the “life-critical cargo shipment” was unloaded.

Southwest spokesman Dan Landson said the return to Seattle was vital because it was “absolutely necessary to deliver the shipment to its destination in the Seattle area as quickly as possible.”

He said: “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and the safe delivery of the precious cargo we transport every day.”

Once the plane was back in Seattle, passengers also had to get off because of a mechanical delay.

It took off again after a five-hour delay, Landson reportedly said.

I don’t know how to describe it but I think the plane lost control. I can’t even say this part. The plane was playing in the sky…Lady Recounts Experience On Air Peace Flight That Almost Crashed (MUST READ)

It was indeed a near death experience for passengers of an Air Peace flight which was headed for Enugu as she recounts that oxygen mask was used during the flight which nearly crashed.

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According to the Nigerian lady, she realized that their aircraft had issues after she saw some guys working on the plane’s engine for over 35 minutes as they sat still for the flight. She further disclosed that 15 minutes after the plane was flown, oxygen masks was pulled down for the flight passengers as smoke filled the aircraft.

Read the lady’s post which revealed how oxygen mask used during the Air Peace flight to Enugu, below;

Officially the most memorable day in my life right now.. my testimony is that I am alive. Ok, flight was a 7am flight. We boarded but did not fly. After about 35 minutes, I realized the flight had issues as I saw some guys working on our flight engine, ok, after series of argument and quarrel between staff and passengers they told us to disembark from the aircraft. After series of quarrel they put us on another flight.

This flight was not cooling. Someone like me spoke up and asked other passengers and crew members why the ac wasn’t working but crew member told me it will start cooling when we take off, so somehow I knew the air conditioning system wasn’t good and we just took off that way. 15mins into the flight plane wasn’t moving smoothly so I decided to close my eyes and distract myself with music, next thing my neighbor woke me and said “use your oxygen mask, it was like a dream. Oxygen mask had dropped everywhere, plane had lost pressure,,,,I tried putting my oxygen mask but it cut and I saw small smoke from where it cut.

Luckily nobody was seating near me, so I pulled the next one… most of the masks were not working, like my neighbor’s own wasn’t working. So after some time, that phase passed. We calmed down a bit. That was when I made this video. Next phase was the fainting phase as some people were losing consciousness so they called for medical personnel’s and we showed up and tried our best. Next and scariest part was the last one which I knew nobody recorded.

The pilot announced we will be landing in 5 mins or 15mins (can’t remember), next thing I don’t know how to describe it but I think the plane lost control. I can’t even say this part. The plane was playing in the sky. I can’t describe it. This lasted for about 17mins I guess. I can’t describe this part but people called God and he answered and we landed. I don’t know how to say it, but there is God, just take it from me,,, that moment you look everywhere and there is no hope, that is when he proves himself God.

UNCOVERED !!! Passengers Panic And Forces Pilot To U-Turn Mid Air After Discovering Human Parts In A Plane

A passenger plane has had to make a U-turn mid-air after the crew members discovered a human heart on board the flight. 
it has been reported that a plane had to make a u-turn midair because someone had left a human heart on board.
The Southwest Airlines flight bound for Dallas, Texas, had to turn around and head back to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after the crew realised someone had forgotten to unload the heart.
Yahoo News UK reports that the captain said the heart should have been left in Seattle after an earlier flight from Sacramento and taken to a hospital.
After the u-turn, the flight landed in Seattle and the “life-critical cargo shipment” was unloaded.
Southwest spokesman Dan Landson said the return to Seattle was vital because it was “absolutely necessary to deliver the shipment to its destination in the Seattle area as quickly as possible.”
He said: “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and the safe delivery of the precious cargo we transport every day.”
Once the plane was back in Seattle, passengers also had to get off because of a mechanical delay.
It took off again after a five-hour delay, Landson reportedly said.

 

Protesting Air Transport Officials Shut FAAN, NAMA Agencies

Protesting officials of the National Union of Air Transport Employees on Friday shut down the offices of the aviation agencies at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, for the delay in the release of their Conditions of Service.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the union is protesting the delay in the release of the Conditions of Service of all aviation agencies by the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission.

The union members were seen at about 6.30 a.m. on Friday carrying different placards and chanting solidarity songs.

They barricaded the offices of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

Also shut down were the headquarters of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) at the Lagos airport.

However, the action did not affect flight operations at the nation’s busiest airport as airlines and passengers went about their respective businesses without harassment by the union.

The National President, NUATE, Mr Ben Nnabue, told NAN that for quite a long time the workers and the management of the aviation agencies had signed the conditions of service but it had yet to be implemented.

“We have the Conditions of Service which is the agreement between the managements and the aviation union.

“The Conditions of Service stipulates that it should be reviewed every three years and since 2015 this Conditions of Service has expired and the renewal is not coming.

“However, we have actually agreed with the new Conditions of Service with our management and we have forwarded it to the Salaries and Wages Commission but for the past five years it has not been implemented.

“So consequently, the spirit and morale of the workers as a result of the non- implementation of the Conditions of Service are very low and we felt that we have gotten to a stage where we can no longer keep quiet.

“The union cannot just keep quiet because at a point, the aviation workers had felt that we had compromised and we have to provide leadership,’’ he said.

Nnabue said after this protest, the union would embark on a total strike if the Salaries and Wages Commission failed to accede to their demands.

According to him, this is just a minor protest we are embarking on and if after today nothing happens, then we have to plan for a total strike for the whole of the industry.

The NUATE boss said the strike would not affect the operations of airlines as their management boards were already implementing the Conditions of Service.

He said: “The protest will not affect the airlines and ground handlers because we are already handling the Conditions of Service with their managements.

“Many of them have given us good Conditions of Service while others are at the point of signing it. At least 50 per cent of it has been implemented.’’ (NAN)

What are your thoughts on the protest?

African Airlines  Set To Be Deprived Of $300m In 2019 – IATA

According to the Geneva-based apex aviation body, International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted a $300 million net loss for African carriers next year. This is a slight improvement from the $400 million net loss recorded by airlines in the region in this year. IATA made the projection in a statement issued by its director-general, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac, in Lagos yesterday.

“The expected net loss per passenger is $3.51 (-2.1 per cent net margin). This makes Africa the weakest region, as it has been over the past four years.“Performance is improving, but only slowly. Losses are expected to be cut in 2019 as fuel prices decrease. The region benefits from higher-than-average yields and lower operating costs in some categories.

“However, few airlines in the region are able to achieve adequate load factors to generate profits,” de Juniac said.IATA forecasts the global airline industry net profit to be $35.5 billion in 2019, slightly ahead of the $32.3 billion expected net profit in 2018, he added.

The DG said that all regions, except Africa, were expected to report profits this year and next.He said: “North American carriers are expected to deliver the strongest financial performance in 2019 with a $16.6 billion net profit (up from $14.7 billion in 2018).

“European carriers are expected to report a $7.4 billion net profit in 2019 (down slightly from $7.5 billion in 2018), while Asia-Pacific carriers are expected to report a $10.4 billion net profit in 2019 (up from $9.6 billion in 2018).

“Middle Eastern carriers are expected to report an $800 million net profit in 2019 (up from a weaker $600 million in 2018) and Latin American carriers are expected to report a $700 million net profit in 2019 (up from $400 million in 2018).”

Passenger population was expected to reach 4.59 billion, up from 4.34 billion in 2018, he said.“Lower oil prices and solid, albeit slower, economic growth (+3.1 per cent) are extending the run of profits for the global airline industry, after profitability was squeezed by rising costs in 2018.

“It is expected that 2019 will be the 10th year of profit and the fifth consecutive year when airlines deliver a return on capital that exceeds the industry’s cost of capital, creating value for its investors.

“We had expected that rising costs would weaken profitability in 2019.But the sharp fall in oil prices and solid GDP growth projections have provided a buffer.“So we are cautiously optimistic that the run of solid value creation for investors will continue for at least another year.“But there are downside risks as the economic and political environments remain volatile,” the IATA boss said.

Still Happening Till Now!!! If You Visit People of These Tribes, You Will Be Offered Free Sex

In Namibia, two tribes have held age-long customs that seem to have defied all sorts of western agitation and influence.  These are the people of the Ovahimba and Ovazimba tribes that can be found in the Kunene and Omusati regions of Northern Namibia.

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With a population of over 50,000, the women engage in the daily activity of milking their cows, taking care of the children and other extensive duties while the men go hunting leaving, sometimes, for an extended period of time. These nomads’ wealth is determined by the number of cattle one has. A polygamous people, the Himba girls are married off to male partners selected by their fathers once they attain puberty.

 

You cannot ignore the red skin they have. The red colour seen on their skin is called, the otjize paste ( a combination of butterfat, omuzumba scrub and ochre) and its function is to protect their skin from the sun and insect bites. They are also guided by the belief that the colour red signifies “Earth and blood”. Rather than take their baths, the women take a smoke bath and apply aromatic resins on their skin.

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-Honour Is Relative-
Give honour to whom it is due: This saying is applied differently in this tribe. When a visitor comes knocking, a man shows his approval and pleasure of seeing his guest by giving him the Okujepisa Omukazendu treatment. This practice literally means that his wife is given to his guest to spend the night while the husband sleeps in another room. In a case where there is no available room, her husband will sleep outside.

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With a population of over 50,000, the women engage in the daily activity of milking their cows, taking care of the children and other extensive duties while the men go hunting leaving, sometimes, for an extended period of time. These nomads’ wealth is determined by the number of cattle one has. A polygamous people, the Himba girls are married off to male partners selected by their fathers once they attain puberty.

You cannot ignore the red skin they have. The red colour seen on their skin is called, the otjize paste ( a combination of butterfat, omuzumba scrub and ochre) and its function is to protect their skin from the sun and insect bites. They are also guided by the belief that the colour red signifies “Earth and blood”. Rather than take their baths, the women take a smoke bath and apply aromatic resins on their skin.

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This handed down tradition has its “benefits” in the community: it reduces jealousy and fosters relationships. The woman has little or no opinion in the decision making. Submission to her husband’s demands come first.  She has an option of refusing to sleep with him but has to sleep in the same room as the guest.

What do you think of this culture of the Himba people? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

Sorry Guys, But You Can’t Vote Next Year, Abike Dabiri Tells All The ”Abroad Guys”, See Why

Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has revealed that Nigerians in the Diaspora will not be able to vote in next year’s general election.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa said this during a meeting with Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Stanislaus Kamazi in Abuja.

She noted that Nigerians in the Diaspora had contributed significantly to the economy, and said there were ongoing efforts by the Federal Government to ensure that they participate in elections, but this would take place after 2019, NAN reported.

“Nigerians abroad have the touch of the government, Nigerians in the Diaspora have remitted about 22 billion dollars annually. But, beyond the remittance, they also want to vote and efforts are being made to achieve that; though, not in 2019. It is one of what we hope that will happen in subsequent elections,” she said.

In his remarks, the high commissioner said there were a lot of lessons to learn from Rwanda’s Diaspora policy, noting that Rwanda’s new administration had created a platform for the Diaspora to be part of the country and enjoy the same right as the citizens in the country.

OMG! 17 NYSC Members Involved In Car Accident

Blood, injuries were on sight when 17 National Youth Service Corp members alongside some officials of the scheme and state government officials got involved in a road accident

The accident happened along Charanchi road on their way to Kafur Local government for their primary assignment.

Although no life was lost, however, 10 of the Corp members are seriously injured with most of them having compound fractures and head injuries. The remaining 7 with minor injuries have been discharged.

The spokesman of the state NYSC, Mr Alex Obeameta while confirming the accident on phone said the injured are receiving medical attention at the Federal Medical Center and Amadi Rimi Orthopaedic Hospital.

Meanwhile, the state ministry of Education in a statement by its spokesperson Salisu Kerau said the state commissioner for Education, Dr Badamasi Lawal has visited the victims to symphatise with them and donated N100,000 to support their medical needs.

Receiving the delegation, the NYSC State Coordinator, represented by Mrs Kudirat Shitu, thanked the Commissioner for coming to the help of the Corp Members.

The Corp Members involved in the accident include Oladipo Miracle from Osun State, William Daniel Taraba State, Enoch Yahaya Benue State.

Others are Adamu Abdurrahim and Rejoice Tagwu all from Kaduna State, Mathias Samson from Adamawa, Julie Ejiyere Delta State and Chude Viola Irunaye from Enugu State.

The CLO Usman Ya’u and a Staff of Kafur Local Government Murtala Ibrahim are also among the Victims of the ghastly accident.

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