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Seven ways to celebrate Children’s Day on a budget

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Children’s Day is a commemorative date celebrated annually in Nigeria on May 27 in honour of children. It is a day to commemorate the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1959.

Due to today’s economic climate, it can be challenging to mark occasions as desired. However, celebrating your kids does not have to be expensive to be fun, memorable, and meaningful.

You can create the most memorable Children’s Day on a budget with a little creativity and planning.

Here are some budget-friendly ways to celebrate your kids.

Movie date at home
Movie date does not have to be at the cinema, you can turn your living room into a movie theater.

Select a family-friendly movie, prepare popcorn and snacks, and create a cozy viewing area with blankets and pillows.

To make it even more fun for the kids, you can make DIY movie tickets and make the kids buy them with paper money. This will spice up the movie date.

Picnic
Picnic is another way to celebrate your children in a minimal but memorable way.

You can visit a park around you to organise a mini family picnic. All you need is to pack some inexpensive snacks or have homemade snacks, foods, drinks, and games.

If visiting a park is not feasible, you can enjoy the picnic in your own space — balcony or compound. Spread out a blanket or mats, bring in some games, foods and have a nice time outside your house.

Buy simple gifts
Children love gifts and will be appreciative no matter how small or inexpensive you think it is.

Get budget-friendly toys, and games that can be educative and entertaining as present for your kids to celebrate them on this day. Such gifts include puzzles, colouring books, comic books, and novels.

You can even make or buy customised gifts to add that personal touch. You can print their names or pet names on water bottles, jewelry, pens, or journals/diaries.

Cook together
Involve your children in baking and cooking to make them feel involved and proud of themselves.

You can plan to bake simple pastries with the kids and assign them simple tasks like mixing ingredients and decorating.

It can also be a meal, you can make it special by trying out new recipes, dazzling them with a meal they have not had before. Make them involved in all of the processes.

To keep these memories, you can also set up your camera and record the process.

Volunteer
Aside from celebrating your kids’ awesomeness, Children’s Day can also be used to teach them good values and morals.

You can organise a small visit to the less privileged or care house with your kids in your locality. Encourage your kids to give out some old and new toys, clothes, shoes and snacks.

Making them participate in these simple acts of kindness will help foster empathy and a caring spirit in them.

Sporting activities
Organise a mini sports day for your kids in your available space to have fun and create memories.

You do not have to buy any sporting materials, you can just use what you have in the house. So activities can include board games — snake and ladder, scrabble, sack races, and ball games.

Exploring culture
Children’s Day is also an opportunity to teach your kids history, culture, and art.

You can take them to museums and galleries to make them aware of your cultural and natural heritage.

To make it even more budget-friendly, you can just share traditional Nigerian stories and songs with your children in the comfort of your home.

You can also have a traditional dance party in the house where you introduce them to your cultural songs, dances, and games.

This is a great way to pass down cultural heritage and spend quality time together.

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Justin Timberlake’s lawyer talks tough over his arrest for drunk driving

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The legal representative of Justin Timberlake, on Wednesday, broke his silence following the singer’s arrest in the United States.

The ace singer was arrested by the police on Monday night at Sag Harbor, on the eastern end of Long Island, for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI).

Timberlake was arraigned on Tuesday and charged with one count of driving while intoxicated along with citations for failure to keep right and failure to stop at a stop sign.

He was, however, released without bail on Tuesday after being formally charged. He is scheduled to appear virtually in court on July 26.

According to TMZ, Edward Burke Jr, Timberlake’s lawyer, vowed that he would “vigorously” defend him against the allegations.

Burke added that he wants to see what prosecutors have on his client.

“[We] look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake against these allegations. He will have a lot to say at the appropriate time,” he said.

“He is currently awaiting full discovery from the DA’s office.”

Timberlake is on a tour to promote his latest album, ‘Everything I Thought It Was’.

The ‘Forget Tomorrow World Tour’ is scheduled to play host to Chicago’s United Center on June 21 and June 22, before heading to New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 25 and June 26.

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Saida Boj finally apologizes to Nigerians for over N20 million claims from men (Video)

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Controversial social media influencer Sarah Idaji Ojone, popularly known as Saida Boj, has issued a public apology to Nigerians, addressing the controversial claims involving over getting N20 million from various men.

The influencer took to her Instagram page to express her remorse and clarify the situation, stating that she did not mean to miseducate people with her claims.

Saida Boj became viral online after revealing that she can sleep with any man who gives her N20 million weekly during Wazobia Nedu’s podcast ‘The Hunch Podcast’.

However, she acknowledged her mistakes and stated that she regretted her actions. In her words, “Good morning guys, I just came to say I’m sorry for the late podcast. Initially, I did not want to apologize because I did not do anything wrong. You guys should not get me wrong, I did not mean to say N20 million, but if you have camera all over your face, you won’t know when you will say some things”.

“It was suppose to come out from my mouth, I am here to apologize to the men, women, boys, girls. I am so sorry for the. Actually, I be wan say N19.8 million. N29 million for what, shey na me give am money to keep for me. I wanted to say N19.8 million, I am not that wicked”.

Watch the video below:

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‘I’m flyest man on earth’ — Wizkid brags

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Wizkid, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, has bragged about being the “flyest man on earth”.

Flyest refers to a person of great importance who knows how to handle money and is assertive in all aspects.

The ‘Superstar’ hitmaker boasted about his personality on Wednesday via his Instagram story.

“Flyest nigga on earth,” he wrote, without providing context to back his braggadocio.

The post was shared a few hours after the singer and Jada Pollock, his manager and baby mama, appeared at the Paris Fashion Week.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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