Crack down on plastic bottles, cups, bags and cutlery

Plastic bottles, cups, bags and cutlery are to be phased out in Parliament, with MPs, peers and visitors encouraged to try reusable alternatives. This is according to the BBC which noted that the crackdown on single-use plastic will see 125,000 plastic water bottles removed from sale immediately. Please follow and like us:0

The first and largest Rice City in Africa!

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State  recently pushed for test run of the state’s Rice City project which is estimated over N70 billion yearly. Situated at the Ayade industrial park, Calabar, the state capital, the Rice City is said to be  the largest and first of its kind in Africa. Please follow and like us:0

European Union proposes ban on single-use plastics!

The European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastics to help protect marine life!  The proposals are aimed at outlawing many commonplace plastic items including straws, cotton buds, cutlery, balloon sticks and drink stirrers. The governing body also wants almost all plastic bottles to be collected for recycling by 2025. The plan will need to…

Hypertension as the most communicable disease in Nigeria!

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it. The experts spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as Nigeria recently  joined  other nations to celebrate the 2018 World Hypertension Day (WHD)….

Fear not – eat plenty eggs!

A study of nearly half a million people in China now suggest that  a daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. According to the BBC, experts stress that any egg consumption needs to be part of healthy lifestyle to be beneficial. But fears that eating too many eggs can be bad appear to…

Biggest rice seedling factory in Africa!

Cross Rivers State Governor, Ben Ayade has expressed optimistm at the state’s economy saying that it would soon record a giant leap with the expected generation of over N70 billion yearly from the state’s Rice City project. He described the Cross Rivers Rice City, as the largest and first of its kind in Africa. Please follow…

Eating more in the company of others!

How well do you remember the dinners you enjoyed with your friends, the ones where you left feeling as if you had eaten more than you could manage?Or in the opposite direction, the meals where you didn’t order a pudding, because nobody else did? Perhaps you can blame social cues for eating too much or…

Cranberry juice and urinary track infection!

Drinking lots of cranberry juice is no way to fix a urine infection, say new draft guidelines from health body the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Although some studies have claimed it may help, NICE says there is not enough good evidence to recommend it. Please follow and like us:0

Bee crisis in Europe! Ban on insecticide!

The European’s top court has backed an almost complete EU-wide ban on the use of three insecticides, which studies have linked to declining bee populations. Chemicals giants Bayer and Syngenta had gone to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) hoping to get the restrictions on neonicotinoids overturned. Last month EU governments agreed to ban all use…