I Regret Creating SARS In 1984 — Former CP Fulani Kwafaja

A retired Commissioner of Police, Fulani Kwajafa, has expressed regrets for establishing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force. . . Kwajafa while speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa said the unit had completey derailed from its founding objectives. . . “I entered the Nigeria Police Force in 1984. Then robbery was prevalent. Buhari, the then Head of State, got a lot of complaint. He told me and Mr Inyang, the then IGP, that we must do something about it or be fired. . . Mr Inyang called me and told me to come up with a plan to save the country from thieves, so I said okay. . . After four months of creating SARS, there was peace, those who were not caught ran, and those who were caught were sent to prison. . . This thing frustrates me, there is no reason why because someone commits a crime that the person should be killed. There are laws and no one will give an order that if you see armed robbers kill the person. . . I’ve been hearing disheartening news, to the extent that…

10 Amazing Things You Never Knew About Talcum Powder

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Long associated with kids’ bath times or a visit round your grandmother’s house, talcum powder has been a bathroom staple for generations.
But how many of us actually use it between the ages of 10 and 75? Some of these brilliant uses for the sweet-smelling stuff will have you rummaging in the back of the cupboard in no time:

1. Talc can soothe dry skin and .....treat eczema

Talcum powder can work like a moisturiser to help soothe extra-dry skin. If you have areas of irritated skin, rub a bit of talcum powder in to calm it. Consultant Dermatologist Dr Justine Hextall says: “If you find that eczema prone areas of skin get hot and sweaty throughout the day and are making the irritation worse, use Cuticura’s Mildly Medicated Talcum Powder to calm the affected skin, particularly concentrating on skin folds and the groin area to prevent a sore flare up. The zinc and allantoin in the Mildly Medicated product will help to soothe the symptoms and therefore prevent scratching.”
Keep it on hand throughout the summer and winter months when your skin tends to get really dried out.

2. Talc can thicken your eyelashes

Dust them with talcum powder before you apply mascara. The powder acts as a primer which gives you fuller, longer-looking lashes.

3. Use talc to set your make-up
Talc can absorb and remove facial oils, acting as a primer to help set your makeup for the day or night and prevent you from looking too shiny. Talcum powder can also be mixed with a powder or bronzer that is a bit too dark to lighten it up.

4. Talc can prevent chafing
On a hot summer’s day or before you begin exercising, try dusting some talcum powder between your thighs to prevent chafing. It will help to eliminate friction when you run so your skin will stay smooth and pain-free avoiding the risk of sores.
5. Use talc to wipe away sand
There’s nothing more frustrating than applying sun cream to parts of your skin covered in sand, so sprinkle the powder on areas that have sand stuck to you and wipe off.
The sweat, oil and water that’s causing the sand to stick will be absorbed by the powder meaning the sand can be easily wiped off your skin. Better still, you’ll know your car and house won’t turn into a sandy mess either.

6. Use talc instead of dry shampoo
Sprinkle some talcum powder underneath the top layer of hair at your roots to absorb excess oil.
If you have dark hair, mix the powder with cocoa powder and for red hair, mix in some cinnamon. Gently brush through to evenly distribute the product evenly and no-one will ever know!

7. Use talc to cool your sheets
During a hot summer’s night, sprinkle some talcum powder on your bed sheets before heading to sleep and you’ll feel cool and dry all night long.

8. For silky smooth legs
After exfoliating, apply talcum powder to the area of skin you’ll be waxing before you begin. It will absorb any excess oil on the skin’s surface so the wax will be able to grab your hairs better. Better still, your skin will be soothed by the cooling effect of the powder.

9. Talc helps to freshen up your wardrobe
If your wardrobe is smelling a bit musty – guess what? You can freshen it up with talcum powder.
Sprinkle a small amount of talc into a jar or dish and leave it in your wardrobe. The moisture removing properties of the powder will keep it free from that musty smell. You can also you can use it to freshen up your carpets as well. Sprinkle a light covering on your carpets, let it sit for about 15 minutes and then hoover up – this works wonders for removing tough smells, such as pets or cigarettes.

10. Use talc to stop shoes from smelling
If you or someone in your house has smelly shoes, talcum powder works wonders to eliminate the smell in your hallway.
Simply sprinkle a light dusting of talcum powder inside the shoe and leave them overnight. In the morning, shake out the baby powder and you’re good to go. Try this tip with your trainers before you go to the gym too, and the powder will absorb any sweat leaving your shoes smelling fresher.

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