NDLEA Warn Gombe Farmers Against Inducing Labourers With Hard Drugs

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has warned farmers in Gombe State against inducing labourers with hard drugs to work for them. Mr Aliyu Adole, the NDLEA Commandant in the state, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday. He noted that investigation reveals that some farmers were in [...]

By | August 16th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

NECA, LCCI React To President Buhari’s Directive To CBN On Food Importation

Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association and the Centre for Social Justice say the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria to withdraw foreign exchange for importation of food is coming at a wrong time. They made their views known on Wednesday in separate statements made available to our correspondents. The Lagos Chamber [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Lagos State Government Confiscates Truckload Of Poisonous Cowhide(Ponmo)

The Lagos State Government on Monday said it had confiscated a truckload of poisonous cowhide (ponmo) at Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Olayiwole Onasanya, who described the cowhide as  Ebola ponmo said the item was imported into the country [...]

By | July 9th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

NAFDAC Orders The Recall Of Eva Table Water(75cl) From The Market Over Suspected Contamination

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has directed the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited to recall Eva premium table Water 75cl over suspected contamination. The agency disclosed this in a Twitter post on Friday. According to NAFDAC, the production of the water has been suspended pending the outcome of investigation being [...]

By | July 6th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

To Prevent Explosion, Learn How To Check The Expiry Date Of A Gas Cylinder

Gas cylinders are essential components in our kitchens and almost every home owns it. it is important to know that a gas cylinder could be as dangerous as its importance if certain factors are not checked constantly. There have been many cases of gas cylinder explosions and when this happens, lives are lost and properties [...]

By | June 22nd, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Ahead Of Ramadan, Prices Of Tomatoes, Pepper, Others Increase By 60% In Lagos

Ahead of Ramadan, prices of tomato and pepper have soared by 60 per cent in some markets in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN survey conducted at Mile 12, Oke Odo, Oyingbo and Iddo markets, Lagos, reveals that a 40 kilogramme (kg) basket of tomato, which cost N5,000 two weeks ago [...]

By | May 4th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Beware Of Poisonous Kpomo Sold In The Markets, Lagos State Government Warns Residents

Lagos State government said it has arrested three persons connected with the sale of toxic cow-skin aka ‘Kpomo’ in Ojo Local Government area and Iba Local Council Development Area of the State leading to the confiscation of large quantities of poisonous 'Kpomo'. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, stated that the three persons [...]

By | April 29th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Health Benefits Of African Star Apple/Cherry

The botanical name for African Star Apple or Cherry is chrysophyllum albidum. It belongs to the family of sapotaceae. It is popularly called udara in Igbo, agbalumo in Yoruba, and otien in Edo. While many find the taste unpleasant, some find the sticky nature of the inner pulp of the fruit unappealing. The health benefits of [...]

By | March 6th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Price Of Chicken Increases By 66% In Asaba And Its Environs

Price of Chicken has increased by 66 per cent in Asaba and its environs due to the Christmas festivities, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. A survey by a NAN correspondent showed that the price of big cock which was sold for N6,000 in 2017 now sells for between N9,000 and N10,000 in Asaba and [...]

By | December 25th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

These Processed/Convenience Foods Could Be Increasing Your Risk For Cancer

Researchers have really been focusing on studying the complex links between the food we eat, and how our brain and body react. Could your lunch be increasing your risk for cancer? Recently, a scientific study conducted over a period of 8 years showed a significant link between the amount of processed foods consumed and the [...]

By | December 2nd, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

NAFDAC Trains Farmers Nationwide OnThe Use Of Agrochemicals

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has commenced nationwide training of its staff to sensitise farmers and grain merchants on the health implications of wrong application of agrochemicals. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Adeyeye said that NAFDAC [...]

By | November 10th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Moin Moin Plant Leaf Protects Against Kidney, Liver Damage

Nigerian researchers have demonstrated how Moi moi leaf plant (Thaumatococcus danielli) protects against the complications of diabetes such as kidney damage as well as liver failure. In fact, research has shown that Thaumatococcus daniellii seed is a natural source of antioxidant principles. It also showed that the in vivo antioxidant properties were favourable when compared [...]

By | November 10th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

There May Be Rice Shortage In 2019 – Ogbeh

Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development, advises farmers to use water that recedes from flood to replant rice to avoid shortage of the crop - Ogbeh says the government is planning to distribute rice seeds which are flood tolerant to farmers - NEMA warn that 12 Nigerian states will experience flooding Nigeria [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Prices Of Garri Crash In Enugu Markets

Prices of garri, a stable food on Nigerians table, continued to crash in some Enugu markets. A market survey in some major markets in Enugu metropolis on Saturday revealed that the prices of the white and red garri nosedived by about 36 per cent. Some sellers said that the fall in price was due to [...]

By | September 22nd, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Coca-Cola To Complete Acquisition Of Chi Limited By First Quarter Of 2019

Peter Njonjo, president of Coca-Cola West Africa, says the company is looking to complete the acquisition of Chi Limited by the end of 2019 first quarter. Coca-Cola had acquired a 40% stake in the company in January 2016 and had, at the time, expressed interest in increasing the ownership within three years. “We are still [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Until We Have Mechanised Farming, Any Talk Of Progress In Agriculture Is Cheap – Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says as long as Nigerians are not running mechanised farms, any talk of progress in the agricultural sector is cheap. Dogara said this in an interview he granted to Daily Trust. The speaker said there is no way the country could feed its increasing population if its [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Food Security Under Threat As Flood Submerges Rice, Maize Farms In Adamawa

The Adamawa Chapter of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria has said that with over 5,000 of its members affected by the flood, food security in the state is under threat. The chapter’s Chairman, made the assertion in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Yola. Maduwa said that the organisation, which [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Cocoa, banana, rice fast becoming money spinners in C/River

As soon as it became clear to Cross River State in 2012 that the Supreme Court judgment on the disputed 76 oil wells was in favour of neighbouring Akwa Ibom State, the government of then governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, looked towards the alternative of agriculture as an assured way to generate much needed revenue. In [...]

By | June 27th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

SALT MAKING; FASCINATING STORY OF THE INGENUITY OF EBONYI WOMEN

Salt, table salt or common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl). Salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous food seasonings, and salting is an important method of food preservation. Salt is processed from salt mines, and by the evaporation of seawater (sea salt) and mineral-rich spring water in shallow pools. Salt is used in many [...]

By | June 24th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Shea Tree And Shea Butter

Vitellaria paradoxa (formerly Butyrospermum parkii), commonly known as shea tree, shi tree or vitellaria, is a tree of the Sapotaceae family. It is the only species in genus Vitellaria, and is indigenous to Africa. The shea fruit consists of a thin, tart, nutritious pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed from which Shea butter is extracted. - [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Trends, news & info|0 Comments
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