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2016 Cowbellpedia National Competition Is Here Again!

For those who have been waiting for the next competition, here it is. Cowbell National Secondary Schools competition is here again! This year, in the month of march, who will emerge the winner?

The winners of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show in both Junior and Senior categories will be going home with a whooping sum of N1 Million EACH.

2nd and 3rd place winners will get 750,000 and 500,00 cash prize respectively.

So hurray and register your school at www.cowbellpedia.ng

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Hellofood To Sell Food Online In Kenya

KFC Kenya and South African sea food restaurant, Ocean Basket, have partnered with Hellofood to sell food online. According to Hellofood it will now deliver food bought from the two restaurants on its online platform to customers across Nairobi.

More and more people have realised that they can order for food online from their mobile phones or computers and have it delivered to their office as they work.  According to MD, Hellofood, Duncan Muchangi he said  ”We are happy to partner with KFC and Ocean Basket to continue to offer this convenience.”

In line with the partnership, both food chains will be looking to maximise on sales by tapping into the robust online market fuelled by a young tech savvy generation and a rapidly ballooning middle class in the country.

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African Food Delivery App For Nigerians Living Abroad – Ojaexpress .com

A new app for food delivery service that will bring hard-to-find African grocery items like smoked goat, melon seeds and garri right to your door is now available.

Gone are the days of spending hours in traffic just to get to the market and facing the hustle of the crowded market or waiting in long lines for your cultural food. Since I heard about this app in my opinion, I would say it is food stuff shopping made easier.

This new app know as ”OjaExpress” allows users to utilize their time more effectively, and spend time doing things they find more valuable and enjoyable.

It is  available to those who resides outside Nigeria mainly in Chicago area but would son be extended to those in New York .

The co-founder said customers can make special requests and can also use the app to look up the recipe.  While Sobitan said they’re in the process of partnering with local African restaurants.

Anyone with a smartphone can download the free app and create a profile. The operation is similar to Peapod, an online grocery delivery service. Boyede Sobitan, 34, of Bronzeville, and co-founder Fola Dada launched OjaExpress  this last month of November

According to the founder, the app takes away the inconvenience and commute outside of the neighbourhood. There is also same-day delivery, and the service is available throughout Chicago.

Culled from dnainfo.com

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Reasons Why NAFDAC Fines Guinness Nigeria 1billion Naira

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has fined Guinness Nigeria Plc, N1bn for violating laid down rules.

According to Punch Newspapers, reports have it that NAFDAC accused Guinness of allegedly revalidating expired products without authorisation and supervision, and exposing its raw materials to rodents.

An excerpt of the letter from NAFDAC, which was obtained from Punch, reads “In view of the above, you are further required to take the following actions: disclosure of all your warehouses in the country and submission of inventory level of the stock thereof; submit a written voluntary consent of forfeiture for destruction of the expired and revalidated raw materials discovered in your warehouse; and submit a notarised undertaking to comply with all the guidelines, rules, regulations and enactments of the agency, and to refrain from any future violations.”

Guinness Nigeria Plc is expected to pay the fine, in two weeks.

 

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Types Of Processed Meats You Should Avoid That Causes Cancer

The cancer research arm of World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that the consumption of processed meats like hotdogs, ham, sausages and meat-based sauces causes colorectal cancer, while eating red meat like beef, pork and lamb is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” this means eating red meat from any of the above have the tendency to cause cancer.

Red meat refers to all types of mammalian muscle meat, and includes the following:

  • beef
  • veal
  • pork
  • lamb
  • mutton
  • goat
  • horse

So this meat  when processed  means that  they have been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavour or improve preservation.

The research agency sited examples of processed meat which includes hot dogs, or frankfurters, ham, sausages, corned beef.

On the other hand, non-processed poultry like fish, fresh chicken and turkey have long been recommended as good sources of protein, and options to replace red or processed meat in the diet.

The experts “concluded that each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent,” according to a press release issued today.

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10 Healthiest Foods Of All Time And Why You Should Always Eat Them

A registered dietitian Tina Ruggiero, author of The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook,  have listed some essential fruits we should eat daily and why each of these foods is a powerhouse.

Its important we bear in mind that eating healthy shouldn’t be complicated. So to make it simple, TIME.com has curated a list of the 50 healthiest foods you should be eating now. But I would mention just 10 of them.

banana

Bananas and Why are bananas good for you: They are actually classified as an herb and they are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium – that is ; it contains nutrients that protect the heart. Bananas also help to increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

oranges

Oranges and why they are good for you: Oranges are one of the most potent Vitamin C sources and are essential for disarming free radicals. Thy help protect our cell and sustain a healthy immune system

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Blueberries and why they are good for you: Blueberries are rich in anthocyanin and blueberries helps to protect vision, lower blood sugar levels and keep the mind sharp by improving memory and cognition.

Tangerines

Tangerines and why they are good for you: Thorough research has shown that Tangerines has more antioxidant than an orange,and this powerful little fruits soluble and insoluble fiber that play a role in reducing heart disease risk. Tangerines also help lower risk of  chronic eye disease like cateracts and may be protective against type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Avocado

Avocados and why they are good for you: Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Substituting one avocado for a source of saturated fats like butter or cheese  may reduce your risk of heart disease.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes and why they are good for you:  As little as they  are in shape, Tomatoes are a nutritional powerhouse. They are rich i Lycopence, a potent weapon against Cancer. Lycopene protect our cells’ DNA with its strong antioxidant power.

Mushroom

Mushrooms and why they are good for you: Mushrooms are antioxidants that fight cancer too. They are a good source of riboflavin, a vitamin that supports the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms and they are the highest source of vitamin D.

Garlic

Garlic and why they are good for you: Garlic boost immunity and support healthy joints. It is well known for its cardioprotective benefits and its also an effective antiviral.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes and why they are good for you:  Although they have a bit more natural sugar than white potatoes, they are packed with nutrients. A large sweet potatoes contains more than a days worth of vitamin A, essential for eyesight and reproductive health. It also has B vitamins, fiber and potassuim and a  antioxidant which may enhance immunity and support metabolism

Sardines

Sardines and why they are good for you: Sardines contains omega-3 fatty acid and calcium content. This fatty acids go to improve blood flow, feeding our brain, stabilizing heart rhythms and keeping inflammation in check.

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Nigeria Food Items To Be Banned Permanently By 2016 – NAFDAC

At a public presentation of the special edition of the National Mobilizer magazine by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Abuja, the  Director General of NAFDAC, Paul Orhi, said Nigeria has been given June 2016 deadline to improve in the processing of its foodstuffs or risk permanent ban from the international market.

The Director General of NAFDAC said that food items from Nigeria were being rejected in the international food market because of the unhealthy procedure used in processing them.

If you recall , the European Union earlier banned exportation of food from Nigeria due to reports that they are preserved with pesticides. You can read more reasons  here .

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Nigeria Would Be Major Food Exporter By 2019 – PMB

Buhari  is determined to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production. In his speech delivered on his behalf through the permanent secretary of Agriculture, Arc. Sonny S.T. Echono, The president said the government had moved to establish the youth employment in Agriculture program which will benefit 20,000 school leavers and rural youth leaders in each State of the federation and develop 18,500 university graduates into young agricbusiness entreprenuer called ”negroprenuers”.

Buhari noted that the GRP programme has become more important “at this time our national life when oil has ceased to become the cash cow of our economy we have no option than to turn to agriculture.”

What do you think about this brilliant move of the president to boost food production in Nigeria?

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Benefits Of Nigeria And Brazil’s Food Production And Houses For All Partnership Scheme

The governments of Nigeria and Brazil have reached an agreement to provide a good life for the Nigerian Citizens. The Brazilian government have agreed to help Nigeria accomplish several projects like; To boost food production- by producing rice in other to meet up with the extra demand by the  Nigerian people.

According to the Leader of the Brazilian delegation, Evaldo Silva Junior, Brazil produces 70 per cent of total production of rice in south America.  He continues ” We are here to help Nigeria produce rice, develop rice production in Nigeria and to go into discussion about supplying rice to meet up with extra demand of that will not be met by the production in Nigeria

Also included in the agreement is the provision of Brazil’s construction technology to assist Nigeria build houses for the poor and people of low income class at cheaper costs and faster rate, using the model known in Brazil as “My Life, My Health”, he said.

Nigeria sewage system too is also included in this agreement. He said, “Concerning the sewage management, we are here to have a project, which will help manage the sewage, and change what is coming from the sewage, into bio-fuels through selective process,”.

Nigeria’s Permanent Secretary, Bulus Lolo has urged Nigerians to hold their selves ready to partner with those who will give us impetus for change.

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How Govt. Plans To Fight Food Shortage In Dry Season Farming

In order to avert food shortage this year, the Sokoto state government has promised to distribute assorted fertilizers and other farm implements for dry season farming so as to encourage the farmers to engage in irrigation farming. This fertilisers would be sold to farmers at subsidized prices.

The Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State added, “We will also buy other agricultural inputs and implements that will be distributed to our farmers.‎

“The state government will also sustain its gesture of buying improved seeds and seedlings, pesticides and herbicides, among others.’’

He further explained that his administration would sink tube-wells for the farmers, construct more earth dam and water reservoir to conserve water for the farmers.

“This proactive action is aimed at supplementing for these huge losses to avert food shortages this year and beyond,’’ he added.

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