SOCIAL FUNCTIONS IN NIGERIA: WASTE OR REVENUE GENERATION

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SOCIAL FUNCTIONS IN NIGERIA: WASTE OR REVENUE GENERATION
Social functions have long been known to be one of the avenues through which people enjoy themselves, reconnect and unwind from the stress of work and the society in general.

seeIn a country like Nigeria, particularly amongst the Yoruba, a lot of attention is paid to social functions. In fact, per time, no Saturday passes by without you seeing one ‘owambe’ (Social functions) or the other. Accompanying these social functions are elaborate and beautiful headgears accompanied with expensive brocade. In fact, a typical owambe is a display of wealth and affluence as a lot of money is put into these functions.
However, impressive the prospect of attending a social function may be, because of the free-flowing drinks, spicy jollof rice amongst other things, it sad to know that a lot of people go bankrupt because of these functions. Lots of people, in a bid to satisfy their friends, family and colleagues, go the extra mile to borrow money from obscene sources for that grand day. At the end of the day, they are unable to pay and become heavily indebted even to the tune of getting the famed high blood pressure. Sad, right? On the backdrop of this, can we call social functions a waste of money?
Maybe your answer is yes, it could be that yours is no; however, before you put social gatherings to the sword, you have to look beyond the person that wastes money on the function to the economic aspect. Is social gathering a means of revenue generation?
On this aspect, if we were to be living in a developed country like the USA, it wouldn’t be a disputable matter because the government has put a lot of measures in place to make sure that everything generates revenue in a way. However, in Nigeria, how is it possible to generate revenue from social functions. Let’s look at these statistics; on the average, a typical societal wedding in Nigeria cost at least 10 million naira, what this means is that, if these monies a re taxable, it would resort in more money entering the coffers of the government. The ripple effect of this is that, the government would be equipped with more money to do developmental projects in the society. Not only that, the money given to the caterers who cater for the welfare of guests, money given to the rental services among other things, if properly taxed would rake in more money int government coffers. That way, societal functions won’t be a means to waste money without getting it back.
Lastly, though it is important to create ways to make societal functions a means of revenue generation, it is equally important for the government not to misappropriate such funds when they eventually rake into government coffers. This would create for a better and well organized Nigeria.

If you’re part of the beard gang, you need to know how to take proper care of it.

The amount of attention you give to growing your beard is also what you need to give when grooming it.

Growing a beard is one thing while grooming it is another thing entirely. With the recent cravings for beards, it’s only right if you know how to groom it well. Remember, no good beards happen by accident, you need to put in some work.

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A clean beard prevents itchiness and keeps it soft, which eventually makes it attractive. If you do not wash and condition your beard, chances are you will grow dry and wiry beards. All you need to do is scrub your beard several times each week with a specialized cleanser or a good shampoo while conditioners will soften the beards.

Always use a clean towel to dry your beards as dirty or old towels can be a breeding space for bacteria.

2. Trim your beards

Trimming your beards will play a vital role in keeping your it healthy but you need to get the right tools for the job. Also, have a set time when you get to trim your beard, maybe once a week, or two weeks depending on how fast you grow. Finally, get a trimming technique that works well with your face.

3. Make beard oil your best friend

Use oil on your beards often

Using a beard oil will get your beard fluffier. It would also tame the beards as well as giving it that shinning appeal. Also, you can get these oils in a variety of manly scents. Not only are you getting nicer looking beards, you get to smell great.

4. Don’t neglect your mustache

Growing your beards also means your mustache will grow in the process. To keep it looking pretty, trim the area under your nose with a pair of grooming scissors and sculpt it with some medium-hold wax.

5. Eat the right diet

Do you know consuming the right diet contributes to the grooming of your beards? You need the food with the right nutrients that will help your beards to be well groomed. Foods that contains Vitamins B5, B3, and B9 like lean meats, nuts, egg yolks, milk, and plenty of leafy greens are good for beards.

Facts, stats that show that women cheat more than men

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Women are not always victims of cheating as we have been made to believe. These stats and figures seem to be proof.

The occurrences of cheating and its effects on relationships cannot even be argued or denied.

What can be argued, however, is the popular perception people have about the major perpetrators of the vile act.

Many times when we hear of cheating, many are quick to link men to its commonness. And that is really understandable. The numerous cheating stories shared on social media and the Internet are posted by more women than men. Seeing this, it’ll seem that men are breaking hearts and betraying trust more than women.

But is this really conclusive evidence of anything? Facts, stats that show that women cheat more than men Well, it certainly seems so.

There’s a video circulating on social media where a female relationship expert tells Hafeez and Chris, the anchors of the Roommates Podcast that in her experience, women actually cheat than men

Hers is not the only claim indicting women of being more terrible at cheating than we previously thought.

Recently, the result of a certain study was shared on social media which apparently shows that Nigerian women are only second to Jamaican in the world when it comes to lying to men about the paternity of their kids.

The genuineness of that study has however been thrown into doubt here

The popular belief remains that when women cheat, they have a greater ability than men to hide the affair. Because they are hardly suspected while men are usually caught in the act, it has helped to further fuel the idea that men cheat more than women.

Dr. David Holmes, a psychologist at Manchester Metropolitan University said that, “The biggest difference [between men and women who cheat] is that women are much better at keeping their affairs secret.”

Women are so good at hiding their affairs, in fact, that Dr. Holmes seems to affirm the claim about paternity in that paragraph above.

“If you look at the studies into paternity, even conservative figures show that between 8% and 15% of children haven’t been fathered by the man who thinks he’s the biological parent,” he says.

The rise in the number of cheating women could be due to the use of social media. With social media, private chats and dating sites being available to everyone, avenues to cheat and get into side relationships have become increased.

Work place proximity has also been listed as a possible cause. Compared to the decades before now, more women are no longer staying at home as caregivers, neither are they content to take the traditional gender roles of the past years. The fact that there are more women in the workplace and all sectors provides more opportunities for workplace romance to blossom.

And apparently, just like men, women are jumping at the opportunity to get frisky with their colleagues and other people connected to them through work.

Finally, while there can be endless studies and research trying to establish a final truth to this unending argument about cheating between the genders, one thing remains obvious: men cheat and women cheat. That can’t be argued.

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