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No Partnership Will Solve Nigeria’s Massively Complex Security Situation, Others —UK |The Republican News

British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge

By SAINT MIENPAMO


The British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has described Nigeria’s security situation as massively complex.

He said no partnership would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problems, whether it is Boko Haram insurgency or a number of other issues.

Duddridge was fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday during his courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

“The situation is massively complex and no partnership is going to resolve the multiplicity of problems whether it is Boko Haram or a number of other issues,” Duddridge said.

“In the UK, you have a strong partner across the full gamut of issues. So, it’s not just about intelligence and hard security and military, it’s about societies, it’s about humanitarian support, it’s about education and development partnership.

“It is not an end game, we don’t get to a point where we would say ‘this is the end of our relationship with Nigeria’ because we got what we want, we set a higher bar, we’re long-term partners.” he said.

He also recognised the role that Nigeria played in Africa, saying both Nigeria and the UK would deepen post-COVID-19 relations and work together to tackle climate change.

He also sought the need for both countries to realize the objectives of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Earlier, Onyeama had said Nigeria was dealing with very difficult challenges, especially the unconventional nature of the fight against Boko Haram insurgency and terrorism.

“It is asymmetrical warfare, and we’re dealing with very difficult situations. We have an intelligence fusion unit with our partners -the US, UK, France,’’ he said.

He said Nigeria was struggling with unemployment and high inflation level, but that the country was gradually overcoming the situation.

He commended the British Government for all the support given to Nigeria to tackle her numerous challenges, especially in the Northeast.

Meanwhile, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who also received Duddridge on Tuesday, sought the support of the British Government to address Nigeria’s security challenges.

Duddridge was at the National Assembly in company of the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing.

“We believe that our country, our government has to do a lot to secure the people, their lives and their property and this is the time that all our friends across the world need to support us, give us the kind of support that we need.

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To Keep Your Penis In Good Shape, Use It Regularly |The Republican News

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There’s no organ in the human body that is as amazing as the penis.

And we don’t just mean in terms of delivering earth-shattering orgasm, but also in terms of its versatility, considering that the penis is the only organ that can alter its shape, size, and constitution in a matter of nanoseconds!

The penis delivers a lot of services, and it’s in the best interests of the owner to spend quality time caring for it.

If you want your penis to always stand up to the occasion as the decades fly by, then the following health tips are must-dos, as recommended by a urologist, Dr Andrew Siegel.

• Be sexually active. To keep your penis in good shape, use it regularly. Scientific studies have clearly demonstrated that men who are more sexually active tend to have fewer problems with erectile dysfunction as they age.

• Maintain a healthy weight. Sex experts warn that obesity will steal your manhood and reduce your testosterone level. Abdominal fat converts your male hormone testosterone to the female hormone oestrogen. You are also more likely to have fatty plaque deposits, which clog up your blood vessels, including the artery to the penis, making it harder to obtain and maintain a good-quality erection.

• Eat well. Instead of feasting on fast foods, sweetened drinks and other unwholesome foods, eat wholesome and natural foods. They will prevent the build-up of harmful plaque deposits within your blood vessels that compromises blood flow to the penis. Poor dietary choices with meals that are calorie-laden and nutritionally-empty create clogged arteries and greatly harm sexual function.

• Reduce your stress. Physicians say stress causes the release of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline narrows blood vessels, which negatively impacts erections. So, avoid stress.

• Stop smoking. Apart from causing cancer, tobacco narrows your blood vessels, impairs blood flow, decreases the supply of oxygen, and also promotes inflammation, compromising every organ in your body.

• Drink moderately. In large amounts, alcohol can be a major risk factor for erectile dysfunction.

• Enjoy good sleep. Sleep has a restorative function for the brain and the body. If you are exhausted, your penis is going to be weary as well.

• Exercise regularly. Exercise has remarkable effects on sexual function. It reduces stress, improves mood, prevents fatigue, and increases energy. Exercises that work out the muscles involved in sex — the core muscles, the external rotators of the hip, and the all-important pelvic floor muscles — will improve your sexual performance.

• Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles play a vital role with respect to both erections and ejaculation. When you are sexually stimulated, the pelvic floor muscles activate and engage to maintain penile rigidity and a skyward angling erection. (Punchng.com)

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