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4 things you can do when meeting with her parents for the first time

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Meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time can be difficult but it’s important to remember that impressing her parent’s may be crucial to your relationship.  While meeting her parents may seem like a big step, it may not be as huge as it seems.  Women value the relationships they have with their families and respect the opinions of family members about their boyfriends.  Wanting you to meet her parents may be more about getting their opinions on you as it is about making a serious commitment.  Consequently, it is in your best interest to do everything in your power to impress her parents. 

Doing your homework and asking your girlfriend plenty of questions about her parents before the first meeting is the first step to surviving meeting her parents.  This gives you the opportunity to learn a little about her parents before you even meet them.  This preparation will pay off immensely because it will enable you to avoid anything that you know will be a touchy subject and brush up on subjects that are of interest to them.  Knowing a little about their interest beforehand will give you a chance to bring up some of these interests to impress her parents.  A bonus to this tactic is that your girlfriend will be flattered that you are showing an interest in her parents before you even meet.  A few pieces of personal information obtained before the first meeting will really help you to survive meeting your girlfriend’s parents.
Below are things you can do when meeting with her parents

1.DRESS TO IMPRESS

When the day of the meeting arrives, be sure to dress to impress but also dress appropriately.  A chaotic appearance may be damaging to your potential relationship with your girlfriend’s parents because they may be insulted by your appearance before you even open your mouth to speak.  Failing to take care of your appearance is a sign of disrespect to many people so exercise caution and dress nicely for your first meeting with your girlfriend’s parents.  Taking care of your appearance is important to surviving a meeting with your girlfriend’s parents but dressing appropriately for the situation is also important.  For example, a pair of dress pants and a button down shirt would be proper for a lunch meeting but would look ridiculous on a tennis court.  Be sure to know exactly what is planned for the meeting so that you can not only dress well for the occasion but also appropriately.  It’s important to remember that first impressions do count and that a well-groomed appearance can help you survive meeting your girlfriend’s parents.

2.BRING AN APPROPRIATE GIFT

Bringing an appropriate gift on your first meeting may also help you to survive meeting the parents of your girlfriend.  A little bribery never hurt so try to find out what they might like so that you can choose a proper gift.  If you are unable to get information about what type of gift they would like, flowers are always a welcomed gift in so many parts of the world and are very proper in a  situation like this.  Bringing a small gift when you meet your girlfriend’s parents can help you get the relationship off on the right foot.

3.AVOID CONTROVERSIAL CONVERSATION

Take care to avoid conversation topics that can be controversial.  In general, religion, politics and sex are topics to avoid.  The last thing that you want to do is to spend your first meeting debating political issues.  While this may be an activity you normally enjoy, getting involved in a heated debate with your girlfriend’s parents is definitely not a good idea.  Keep the conversation light and you will most likely survive meeting her parents.

4.AVOID BEING TOO AFFECTIONATE

Finally, try not to be too affectionate with your girlfriend when meeting her parents.  While she may be a grown woman, she is also their daughter and many parents would not be comfortable with unconcealed displays of affection.  Too much affection can send the wrong message to her parents and put them on guard regarding you.  This can be harmful to your relationship with your girlfriend because she will sense tension between you and her parents.
If you want to make sure a long-lasting relationship with your girlfriend it is important to set up a good relationship with her parents.  Creating a good first impression and not giving them any reason not to like you, will lead them to approve of you and not send their daughter any subtle signals that they don’t think you are right for her.  It is likely that your girlfriend will be influenced by her parent’s opinions so establishing a good relationship with them is critical to your relationship with your girlfriend.
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Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.

Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.

He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.

“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.

“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.

“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.

“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.

“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?

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Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)

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According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.

The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.

See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..

This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm

Beating for your son for playing football? My God.

Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii

There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria  we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.

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UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL

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The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.

Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.

Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.

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PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA

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Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.

“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”

He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.

 “Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”

Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.

He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”

On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.

“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”

He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part  Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019

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The NANS JCC Chairman Comrade. Ekanem Utibe seeks for partnership with wema bank

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****Pleads with Bank to erect an Atm machine at heritage polytechnic and other tertiary institution in state
Akwa Ibom State NANS JCC Chairman Comrade Ekanem Utibe, accompanied by the Secretary General Comr. Akanimo Ifiokonon, Director of sports Comr. Akan Udom, P. R. O Comr.  Kokoette Udom and Enoima Monday Udosoh Monday, were today received by the Dir of Special Duty of WEMA BANK Mr Victor Akpan at Eket LGA branch who directed to the office of the branch service manager.
The chairman appealed to the bank management to assist the students community by erecting an Atm Machine at the campus for the benefit of Nigerian students and the bank. 
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