LAGOS COMMISSIONER URGES PARENTS,YOUTH TO EMBRACE AGRICULTURE
     
      The Commissioner for Rural Development, Lagos State, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, says parents and the government must collaborate to encourage youths to embrace agriculture so as to end the unemployment problem and bring back agro-economy in the country.

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       HUNDRED NIGER -DELTA YOUTHS TO RECEIVE AGRIC TRAINNING IN ISREAL
       100 youths selected from the Niger Delta Area in Nigeria are to depart for Israel on training in  agriculture.
     The programme is part of  series of skill acquisition programmes being organised by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
     At a pre-departure briefing for the Youths, on Wednesday in Abuja, the Supervising Minister Arch. 
     Darius Ishaku, told the trainees that the Programme was one of the several initiatives being executed by the Ministry to address youth restiveness in the region.
     Ishaku said that the trainees were  selected from the  nine states in the Niger Delta.
     The Minister said the scheme was meant to encourage youths to engage in meaningful economic activities that would provide decent and sustainable sources of income and subsequently advance the overall socio- economic well being of the region.
     Ishaku further stated that the training would  hold at the ISAC Agriculture Centre Galilee, Israel.

     He urged the youths to make good use of the training opportunity to empower themselves and to contribute to  the development of the region and the country at large.
     He said at the end of the training programme, trainees will be evaluated based on individual performance.
      The Minister further advised the trainees  be good ambassadors of Nigeria.http://dailyindependentnig.com
 
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 DIETICIAN STRESSES ON NUTRITIONAL VALUE AND HEALTH BENEFIT OF BANANA
 GOV. CHIBUIKE AMAECHI VISITS BANANA FARM PROJECT  IN UEKEN-TAI, RIVERS

A dietician at the Garki Hospital, Abuja, Miss Yemisi Olowookere has described the consumption of banana as very ideal for the maintenance of normal blood pressure and heart function.
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Olowookere told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday 20th May 2014, that bananas were the best source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.

According to her, a medium sized banana provides 350g of potassium which helps the body to maintain normal fluid and electrolyte balances in the cells.
 
She remarked that ”Bananas help restore normal bowel activity, rich in non digestible fibres, help with constipation and diarrhoea and normalise the colon’s function to absorb large amounts of water for regular bowel movements.

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BBC REPORT SAYS MEDITERRANEAN DIET IS   IDEAL FOR THE BODY

    The combination of olive oil and leafy salad or vegetables is what gives the Mediterranean diet its healthy edge, say scientists.

     When these two food groups come together they form nitro fatty acids which lower blood pressure, they told PNAS journal.
     The unsaturated fat in olive oil joins forces with the nitrite in the vegetables, the study of mice suggests. 
 
     Nuts and avocados along with vegetables should work too, they say.
 
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          Hello great people, the rain are coming in droves especially here in Lagos. Its a very wet evening, so try any of these pepper delicacy to spice your night…..

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                         YAM OR PLANTAIN MEAT PEPPER SOUP… SPICY
                

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              AU Adopts Nigeria’s Wallet  Agriculture Strategy
The African Union, AU, has adopted Nigeria’s e-wallet agriculture strategy with a view to ending fertilizer corruption on the continent as African leaders re-focus on deriving highest possible outputs from the sector as a growth-driver in the years ahead.

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