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4 Things to Look Out For Before Using an ATM

4 Things to Look Out For Before Using an ATM

ATMs have made sending and receiving cash very easy. You don’t really need to visit the bank to perform banking transactions. However, with the increased use of these machines, ATM related fraud has increased. In some cases, you will receive alerts when you have not used your card. So, don’t just insert your ATM card in any machine. We gather some signs to look out for whenever you use an ATM.

1. Pinhole camera

Almost every ATM comes with a pinhole camera. The camera captures every person who uses the machine. So, before you use the machine, you should check whether the camera has been tampered with or not. A cyber thief may just be waiting at the other end to pounce on your hard-earned money.

2. Check number pad

The number pad usually works alongside the camera. Another number pad is usually placed on the original ATM number pad by the ATM thief. Once the number pad is installed, anyone who uses that particular machine is at risk of losing his money.

3. Beware of the ATM location

It is safer to use an ATM which is located at the bank premises. It is difficult to walk into a bank and manipulate the ATM. It is advised that you avoid using random ATMs. And if you don’t trust ATM, you perform your transaction in the banking hall.

4. The wanderer

The wanderer doesn’t have anything to do than to observe and watch every person who uses the ATM in order to dispossess them of their money. This usually happens at weird hours of the day. Again, use the ATM situated at a bank.
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5 Baby Websites to Help Expecting Mothers

5 Baby Websites to Help Expecting Mothers

Having a baby can be an exasperating experience. So, it is important for you to seek knowledge. With this online trend of Googling everything, expecting mothers have access to thousands of materials at your fingertips. Hence, you have to be careful with the information you get online. And, you may have problems sieving the information. In order to prevent any confusion, we have compiled a list of five authentic baby websites where soon-to-be mothers can get information. It important to add that you must visit your doctor regardless of the information you get on these websites.

1. Babycenter

Babycenter is a well-known website to get all information about having a baby. It is platform that follows you at all pregnancy stages-prenatal, natal and postnatal. It is a website every mother should visit as soon as the baby bump appear. You can visit Babycenter website at www.babycenter.com

2. Parenting

Parenting is perfect for first time mothers. It offers you everything you need to know about being a parent. The website features information like early signs of pregnancy, common causes of miscarriages and many other relevant parenting ideas. You can visit Parenting website at www.parenting.com

3. What To Expect

With What To Expect, you can track your pregnancy weekly, interact with expecting mothers and know what is happening to your baby. You can also download the pregnancy tracker app. You can visit What To Expect website at www.whattoexpect.com

4. Contraction Master

You may not know about when your baby will be conceived but you will definitely get signs of contraction (which means labor is near). Contraction master is a website that help pregnant mothers easily and accurately know the time of labor contraction. This will ensure that you will be prepared! You can also download the Android or iPhone app. You can visit Contraction master website at  www.contractionmaster.com

5. Baby Connect

Want to keep track of the activities of your baby? Then you should check out the baby connect website or download the app. So, if you want to drop your baby with a nanny, you don’t need to worry. You have to ensure that the nanny records her activities like feeding, changing diapers and the baby’s mood temperature. You can even track the game the baby is playing. Anyone authorized to access this information can view it. Obviously, you have to ensure the nanny is trustworthy before handing her your baby. You can visit baby connect website at  www.baby-connect.com
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7 Must Know Tips For House Hunting in Lagos

7 Must Know Tips For House Hunting In Lagos

When you are in the city of Lagos, you are told to shine your eyes (be smart and observant). Lagosians don’t say this slang for fun. It is because if you dare to laggard, you will have yourself to blame. Same goes for persons who are house hunting in the city.

Renting an apartment in Lagos is a project on its own. It is time-consuming. It is even worse when you are desperately looking for an apartment. However, when you are house hunting it requires a lot of patience no matter how frantic you are. This is because the landlord and agent will not live with you in the house. So, if you don’t want to regret renting an apartment in Lagos, here are some tips that can help you. Again, it is strongly advised to shine your eyes.

  1. Never allow the agent to sweet talk you

  2. You must work with an agent when you are house hunting in Lagos. They know where all the houses that are available for rent. They are the reason for the unreasonable cost of houses in the city. This said, don’t ever allow an agent to bamboozle you into renting an apartment. If you don’t like firmly say you don’t and don’t be carried away by their niceties. It’s just for show. After they get their money, you are on your own. That is why you should keep the relationship strictly formal.

  3. Decide what you want based on money

  4. Most times than not, agents take advantage of house hunters who don’t know what they want. What kind of apartment are you looking for? Is it a room and parlour or a one room toilet and kitchen or a self-contain? You must define what you want or else the agent will tell you what you want without any options. Also, consider money. Importantly, seek advice from friends who already rented their apartment.

  5. The house itself

  6. You just have to inspect the house thoroughly before agreeing to rent it. Are there basic amenities like water, and electricity? What about the toilet and kitchen? Can you use them? The people? Is the environment neat that your partner will not complain about it? Are there any cracks in the ceiling? Are the pipes leaking? So, if your answers are yes and you don’t want to abandon your rented apartment for any guest house, don’t rent such a house.
House hunting tips

  1. Always go house hunting during the rainy season

  2. The best time to search for a house is during the rainy season. This is because you don’t want to return home one day and your house is flooded!

  3. The resident landlord

  4. Some landlords cannot mind their business. They keep puck nosing into the affairs of their tenants. If you don’t like a house where the landlord resides, you may just walk away. Sometimes you don’t blame the landlord, some tenants are a menace. Also, some landlords have sugar coated mouths, don’t lose your guard.

  5. Proximity to your workplace

  6. Rent an apartment that is close to your workplace because you will spend less on transport and don’t need to worry about the hectic Lagos traffic. But, the ultimate is the comfortability of the apartment. Don’t transact for proximity.

  7. The environment

  8. The environment is the ultimate. It must be secured and not prone to flood. What you should, perhaps, have in mind is that will your partner like the environment or house you rented?
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6 Lifestyle Changes to Make if You Want to Live to be 100

6 Lifestyle Changes to Make if You Want to Live to be 100

Over the years, the human lifespan has significantly declined. For example, the life expectancy in Nigeria according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is 54.5 years for both men and women as at 2016. However, there is a possibility that you can live longer than the recommended age of the WHO. The only thing you can do is to make lifestyle changes. In this post, we discuss some of the changes you can make if you want to live until 100.

1. Stop eating junk

Many of us eat junk food. This is probably because you don’t have time to prepare a proper meal. The fact is eating these junk food have a negative effect on your health. Some of the health effects of junk or processed foods include diabetes and heart diseases. You should eat more fruits.

2. Run away from alcohol

Alcohol has always being fingered as a major source of health problems. This is why you are encouraged to do away with alcohol. You may not feel the immediate impact of your incessant alcohol intake but it gradually cuts your lifespan. If you have an alcohol problem, you should seek help. So when you eat at restaurants or hotels, alcohol should not feature in your menu.

3. Quit smoking

There is no gainsaying that inhaling smoke can damage your lungs. Despite this, the number of smokers is rising daily and even the recession has stopped many from buying packs of cigarette. They ignore the instruction that smokers are liable to die young. A combination of alcohol and cigarettes can adversely affect your health.

4. Don’t skip sleep

Sleep is very important to reinvigorate your life. So, if you are one of those who rarely sleeps, it is advisable you stop this now and have a good nap. The lack of sleep can lead to depression and deterioration in overall performance. So, try to get few hours of good sleep every day.

5. Stop worrying

With the recession in Nigeria, many people are very worried about a lot of things. The fact is your worry won’t change anything. Worrying can lead to high blood pressure. Even if you have to worry, it should not affect your wellbeing.


6. Avoiding the Doctor

This is peculiar to the majority of us. If there is nothing wrong with us, we won’t visit the doctor. Ironically, when some persons are ill, they prefer to check in with their pastor instead of a doctor. A pastor is not a doctor. So, you should make it a point of duty to always visit your doctor intermittently. This will help in early detection of any ailment or disease.
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5 Things to do Before Hiring a Nanny in Lagos

5 things to do before hiring a nanny in Lagos

Finding and employing a nanny while visiting or living in Nigeria can be a painstaking and overwhelming process. From weighing the very safety of your children to judging the person’s personality to know if she/he will be a good fit for your family, you are required to make many critical considerations. Even more, with the frequent release of videos showing nannies in Nigeria and other parts of Africa maltreating their wards, it is important that parents visiting Nigeria remain skeptical when making a choice.

To help the visitors looking to engage a caregiver in Nigeria, here are five tips to help them not only hire a nanny while visiting Nigeria, but also remain confident about the situation afterwards.

1. Keep your expectations real

Before you contact that hiring agency or post your adverts for a nanny, make a list of your expectations and consider them to know if they are real or far-fetched. You must first decided on the kind of nanny you are looking for, disciplinary practices, demonstrated ability of any potential nanny to care for more than one child e.t.c. Ask yourself questions like: What days/hours do you need your nanny to work? Are you looking for a live-in or live-out nanny? What time will the nanny arrive and depart? What hourly rate can you comfortably afford in your household budget? Ensure you create a thorough list of "must haves" for your nanny search. Knowing your priorities will not only help you attract the right candidate, but also make the right decision

2. Interview the candidates

Even if you have employed an agency to contract the nanny on your behalf, ensure you first interview the nanny before going any step further. Pick the best 3 to 10 candidates and arrange a meeting at a neutral location, like an eatery or restaurant. Alternatively, you can interview them via video phone or Skype. This gives you a chance to consider each one with an eye towards professionalism and experience. You also get answers to such questions as: Do they have experience? Do their qualifications match your needs? How well do they convey why they want this job

3. Conduct an in-depth reference check

After the interview, do not just rely on the information the nanny has given to you by the nanny agency's background check. Conduct your own research. Contact the nanny’s past employers and make inquiries, do a thorough criminal background check, and identity verification. If hiring a nanny on your own, you can contact a private detective do these background checks. Most importantly, ask her for her medical records and ask her to take vital tests including HIV test, Hepatitis test and other tests to ensure she is healthy enough to work for you and your children are not at risk of any sort of infection from her.

4. Arrange an initial meeting with the finalist and your family

After the interview, go ahead and cut the list down to your top two candidates, invite them to your home for an in-person interview. Ask detailed questions about her background and child care philosophies and give them a chance to meet your child(ren) to see how she interacts with them. Take close note of how the children interact with the nanny. Is the nanny comfortable and acting natural? What is the child's response to the nanny? if they are old enough, ask them for their opinion. In all, do not be overbearing, rather, trust your instincts. If you do not think the nanny is the perfect fit for your family, keep looking; however, if it seems to be a good pairing, then move forward with the negotiations.

5. Include a trial period in the contract

After you have concluded on terms of employment with the nanny, draft a contract and ensure she signs it. However, it is important to include a trial period before full hiring. It could be a period of 4 weeks to about 12 weeks. During this trial period you train her and stay back for a while to see how well she gets on. If you are satisfied, you can seal a more permanent deal.
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3 Funny Things to do to Use Your Driver to the Full

3 Funny Things to do to Use Your Driver to the Full

Most people can’t hire professional drivers because they believe the drivers might not have enough work to do than to take them to work and return them home. In fact, some have complained of paying the driver to sit down all day when in actual fact his work occurs briefly in the morning and at night. However, FindADriver247 suggest 3 funny things you can actually use your driver to do to justify how much you’re paying him. Enjoy!

Use your driver to spy on your partner

Once the driver drops you off at work, send him to go out and spy on your partner if you do not trust your partner’s movements are legit. Ensure the driver follows your partner everywhere and provides a report to you of what he saw. Without your partner’s knowledge, you might be shocked by the kind of information he will uncover. This way, your driver is actually working for his salary since he’s on the road all through the day. By the time he’s done, you’re already at the backseat heading home.

Make your driver available for your colleagues

Make your driver available to drive your colleagues to meetings or grocery store. Instead of him just sitting down waiting till closing time, your friends or colleagues can actually use his help by sending him on errands to buy or pick up stuff. If your colleagues do not have any use for him, check with your friends in other offices within your office vicinity. By the time your colleagues are done using him, he will too tired to drive you home, and thus might be sleeping on the steering wheel.

Let him check how many fuel stations are selling fuel

It won’t be a bad idea to send your driver to check how many fuel stations are selling fuel. At the end of his touring fuel stations in the entire state, it would be time for him to drive you home. After all, you’re the one looking for how to use your driver to the full. So, engage him.
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5 Simple Tips to Make Your Home Eco-friendly

5 Simple Tips to Make Your Home Eco-friendly

The dilemma of developing countries like Nigeria are facing right now is whether to ignore warnings on climate change and go ahead with industrialization or cut back on development at the detriment of the environment. Deciding is not helped by the fact the already advanced nations are pressuring these emerging nations to reduce carbon emissions.

Besides, research shows that the impact of climate change is worsening. 2016 was recently declared the hottest year ever. The same was done for 2014 and 2015. Other impacts of climate change include the rapid expansion of the Sahara desert, severe flooding and earthquakes and food shortages.

At the end, developing countries will be most affected by this phenomenon called climate change. So, it is pertinent that you make efforts to make your environment more eco-friendly.

A viable and reliable tool to use is technology. The government cannot do it alone. You can start by making your home eco-friendly. In line with this, we shares tips to help you make your home eco-friendly.

Get rid of incandescent light bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs generate a lot of energy to produce light. Thus a lot of energy are wasted. Why waste energy when you can use light saving bulbs? There are LED bulbs that can help you preserve energy which you can use later.

Install prepaid meter

The manual meters are gradually being phased out in Nigeria. Beyond the fact that electricity companies have refused to read the manual meters, it has allowed Nigerians to use power indiscriminately. In some homes, they do not switch off their light bulbs. This will never happen if they had a prepaid meter in their homes. These meters will make Nigerians cautious of how they use energy.

Use Gas instead of charcoal or stove

Gas is now used in many homes today. But at the same time, charcoal and kerosene stoves are still used especially in rural areas and in a number of homes in the city. It is better to use gas because of it very clean.

Turn off devices on the wall

Don’t leave your TV and other appliances on because it is on standby mode. Turn it off when you are not watching or using them. If you don’t know, you are wasting energy by leaving it on.

Solar panel

An environment-friendly way to generate energy is via a solar panel. This alone should make it attractive but it is quite costly. But if you can afford, you should get rid of your carbon emitting generators and go the way of solar panels.
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6 Funny Reasons Some Lagosians Give For Skipping Work

6 funny reasons some Lagosians give for skipping work

Living and working in Lagos can be very tough. Aside from the horrible traffic situation around town, the hustle to earn a living can take a toll on you not just physically, but emotionally as well. Sometimes, little things happen around you and you feel the need to just seize the opportunity and take a break from work to just chill; other time, you just hate your job and need some time away from it. Either way, you figure the only way to get away with it, without losing your day’s pay or even your job is by calling in sick. While these excuses may not be too far from the truth, many Nigerians have, in attempt to be creative, gone all out to make their excuses seem more legit. Below are six of the most hilarious, ridiculous and outrageous but REAL excuses some Nigerians have actually given to miss work. Want to steal an excuse? Scroll down!

I entered one chance

The term “One chance” is commonly used in Lagos to refer to vehicles that load passengers and take them to unknown locations so as to rob them or murder them for their body parts. A number of Lagosians have survived encounter with “one chance” and so, some other now use it as a valid reason to skip work, switch of their contacts and call in a few days later to say they escaped a one-chance bus. Usually the employer cannot request for proof and is morally expected to be just sympathetic, but also probably extend a few more days off for the individual.

I have explosive diarrhea

This is the most common excuse most people in the labour force in Lagos use when they call in sick. Due to the numerous local food joints around town, there is always a high chance anyone could get food poisoning and eventually suffer diarrhea. Even better, diarrhea is easily contained with proper hydration and other home remedies, so the victim may not necessarily be required to issue a hospital report upon resumption.

I caught my spouse cheating on me

This excuse normally should be a personal issue that should not be announced, but Lagosians are not perturbed. A number of people have called in to explain they cannot come in for work because they caught their spouse cheating and are too disoriented to be productive at work. This may be a hilarious reason but sometimes is actually so serious the police are involved.

My mother had a bad dream

Lagosians are highly superstitious and it would not be surprising for someone to call in and state that they cannot come in for work because they got a call in the morning from their mother as she had dreamed they would meet their demise should they step out of their house on the day.

My dog gave birth

It can be difficult owning and raising a pet while working in Lagos, but some people are passionate about it. They not only have pets, but they make a side business out of it. These set of people, because of the strong relationship they have with their pets, consider such reasons as “my dog gave birth” legitimate enough not to come in for work.

My vehicle ran out of fuel

Fuel is a priced commodity in Lagos at the moment, as the city suffers bouts of fuel scarcity from time to time. During these times of scarcity, some people actually call in with excuses that they ran out of fuel and do not expect to get penalized in any way.

Your Turn: Have you ever skipped work before? Let us know your excuse by commenting below.
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5 Unnecessary Things That Lagos Girls Include in Their Packing List

5 unnecessary things that Lagos girls include in their packing list

If you ever see a pretty Nigerian lady with a large luggage in any airport, chances are she is a Lagos girl. Agreed, packing for a trip is often a struggle to decide on what you want to bring from what we need to bring. However, Lagos girls give into temptation and just pack everything they fancy into their travel bags. Unfortunately, doing that usually leads to overpacking which can eventually cost more. To help these Lagos women overcome their packing problems, here are five items they need to strike off their packing list as they are unnecessary and just dig a trap for them.

1. “You never know” clothes

Most Lagos girls like to think that they could have emergencies where they would need to wear certain kind of dresses that is not necessarily appropriate for the trip they are taking, so they pack for the eventuality. Truth is, most times, they never get to wear those clothes and they just end up hauling the excess weight back. Pack only the basics. In case of any unforeseen event, buy a dress from a clothing store in the destination; it never hurts to own something new.

2. Excessive amounts of cosmetics and beauty products

No doubt, Lagos girls love to wear makeup, apply perfumes and generally look good…but is packing gargantuan bottles of moisturizers and facial cleansers really worth being forced to check your bag at the airport? Most of the times, you realize that you do not necessarily use all the beauty products that you pack in. When it comes to travelling with beauty products, stick to the basics and try to opt for an all-in-one compact. Go for products that have multiple purposes, like BB creams or lip and cheek duos. Most hotels even provide mini versions of these cosmetics -especially moisturizers- for guests, so you may want to verify before packing.

3. Several High heel shoes

Pack one shoe that goes with everything! High heels are not entirely necessary, and if it is ultimately essential, do not pack more than one. Go for a neutral color that will blend with all the clothes you have pack and save colour coding for when you are at home.

4. Several handbag options

Bags are essential for women, but there is really no need to pack a number of bags for different occasions when you going on a trip. You do not need separate bags for touring during the day, another for shopping, another for a night out, and another for a business meeting. Go for the perfect all-round option, a simple shoulder bag usually works.

5. Heavy expensive Jewelry

Yes, it nice to look expensive, but..why risk it? Looking gorgeous and expensive is nice, however, when you are travelling, you need to consider the risk that may be involved as they can get missing in transit or stolen from your travel bag or even hotel room. The weight of the Jewelry also may not be comfortable, especially if you have to carry your luggage on your won for long distances. Take a couple of key sparkles, but leave the heirlooms at home.
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Annoying Things Nigerians do When They Visit New Countries

The last thing any Nigerian who travels abroad wants to do is look or be different. Nigerians generally put in the effort to blend in or endear themselves to the locals in whatever location they find themselves , however, it is amazing to know that despite their intention, certain actions still mark them out, not necessarily in a negative way, but certainly in a unique form.

Traveling out of Nigeria to a foreign location? Before you jump on that plane to head anywhere outside of the country take a look at our list of four annoying things Nigerian’s do abroad. It should serve as a starter to keep you from treading the same path.

Only eating the food they know

You would think that a visitor to a new location would explore its parameters, savoring its gastronomies…that is not the usual case with tourist Nigerians. Several African and Nigerian restaurants are booming in foreign countries not necessarily because of the number of the people in diaspora who patronize but for a large number of tourists who visit for local meals. Nigerian prefer to stick to their own food, and in situations where there are no local restaurants or foods around, they usually stick to staples like bread or rice.

Use Naija slangs

Nigerians are very proud of their local language and even more of the colloquial language prevalent in the nation. Most Nigerians abroad adopt these slangs in their normal English and use them while referring to all kinds of people, even those who have no clue of what it could mean. Do not be surprised to find a Nigerian in Beijing using such slangs as “Abeg”, “Shebi”, “Pele”etc. while communicating to a Local in the city.

Butcher the foreign accent

Nigerians tend to believe that they can pull off any accent or speak any language if they tried. They are usually empaths when it comes to speaking. In most cases, they mimic the accent of whoever they talk to. A reoccurring instance is a Nigerian faking an American accent on the first trip to the US. The thing, however, is that while they struggle to adopt the new accent, they ruin it and end up not communicating properly to the local, or sometimes even irritating whoever they are talking to.

Shop for Africa

It is no secret. Nigerians are the one with the heaviest carry-ons and the largest number of shopping bags. While some might not be shopaholics and rarely shop while in Nigeria, it is a different story when they travel, they shop till they drop as they most times mentally convert the cost of the purchase and keep buying because they feel it is much cheaper.
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The 6 Worst Gift Ideas Ever


All of us have heard at one time or another seller or buyer beware - but in this case, the saying now becomes gifter beware. Many of us give with the best of intentions, but never realize that the gifts we are about to give are truly nightmares - or worse - in disguise. No one ever means to make such a mistake, but these do occur and we are here to help you avoid these mishaps. The following are the six worst gift ideas ever to cross our paths.

The first and biggest of the six worst gift ideas ever to give is the item that tries to give a subtle hint for what you consider a needed change in this person's life. We think this is a polite way of doing it, but all in all we cause more pain and trouble than it is worth. Some examples of these types of gifts are things like books for losing weight, an audio book on helping someone with their memory, or even a book on finding the right guy or girl. For the recipient, all they experience is you calling them fat, stupid, and unable to meet good people for relationships. The gift causes pain and depression - the opposite of the intention you had for it.

The second of the six worst gift ideas ever given is giving something that shows how little, if any, thought you put into your gift. This happens more often than people like to admit to, and this is why it is number two on our list. Some examples of these gifts would be giving body jewelry to someone who doesn't even have an ear pierced, an 'I believe in Xenu" T-shirt for a Christian, or even a box of chocolates for a diabetic. If you truly don't want to put your heart into giving gifts, then don't even bother - those you call friends will appreciate it.

The third out of six worst gift ideas ever thought of would be the extremely large books often referred to as coffee table books. The typical thought when giving these books is that the large wrapped item will make the person so much more happy - but upon opening this tome of a book, almost always the person is anything but happy. Books can be a great gift, but remember that in this instance, regular sized or even pocket sized is better than extraordinarily huge.

Fourth of the six worst gift ideas ever attempted is giving a gift that the person has no way to exchange or even be able to give away. We all want the recipient to love our gifts, but we can't get it right 100 percent of the time. So please, do not give a gift from a specialty shop that does not exist in the recipient's part of the country unless you know for sure they want this item in question. If you don't, the person has the potential to be quite angry and disappointed in you and your gift.

Of the six worst gift ideas ever to see the light of day, number five may appear harmless enough, but don't allow it to fool you. We all forget a holiday or special occasion and find ourselves desperate to come up with a gift. We know we don't have enough time to go out and purchase something, and making something is out of the question. So we look through what we own and give the special someone a gift we ourselves were given before, or even something we had bought for ourselves. The problem is the immense guilt you feel after the fact for doing so. Remember, even items that at first appear free to give away - there is always a cost.

Finally, the sixth worst gift idea ever is the one where you buy the item, actually wanting it for yourself, but you figure the recipient will not want it and will give it back to you. Please know this: this type of plan will always backfire on you, and is horrible to attempt in the first place! If you want the item, buy it for you - or you will be ending up buying two when you could have only bought it once.

Always remember the golden rule: Buy for others, then buy for you as well. You will both be happy! 😊✌
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5 Signs That a Senior Should Stop Driving on Lagos Roads

5 Signs That a Senior Should Stop Driving on Lagos Roads

Driving is an uphill task in Lagos. There is a quantum of things that can frustrate your driving. The most obvious one is the notorious traffic while others are the reckless danfos who act as if they own the road and the shenanigans of the traffic wardens. This said, there are some seniors and elderly ones who still drive in Lagos. There is nothing wrong with this. But you have to look out for some signs to decide if it is time for the senior to stop driving. Here are some of the signs to you should look out for.
  1. They always dent their car — If you receive reports almost weekly that your aged dad is always denting his car, you should take action before you get news of their involvement in a fatal accident. Perhaps, it is time to get them a driver.

  2. They get lost in familiar locations — A senior has been driving this particular location for several years. But suddenly you receive a call that they do not yet return. Meanwhile, he has been driving around this familiar location for hours. If this is the case, you should just stop them from driving.

  3. They don’t want to drive at night — For a fairly young driver, it is difficult to concentrate while driving at night let alone a senior. So, if they are reluctant to drive especially at night, it may be a signal that it is time to quit the wheels.

  4. Their vision declines — Anyone with poor vision should not drive. Hence, the more you get older, the more your vision deteriorate. According to research, your vision declines significantly especially when you are 75 and above. So, don’t ignore vision complaints from a senior who drives.

  5. They get confused by traffic lights — If a senior cannot recognize simple traffic lights, it is time them to stop driving. For example, if a traffic light says stop and they move; you should be very concerned.
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