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Do You Know The Functions Of The National Human Rights Commission Of Nigeria?

Human rights in Nigeria are protected under the most current constitution of 1999. Nigeria has made major improvements in human rights under this constitution though the American Human Rights Report of 2012 notes areas where significant improvement is needed, which include: abuses by Boko Haram, killings by governmental forces, lack of social equality, and issues with freedom of speech. The Human Rights Watch’s 2015 World Report states that intensified violence by Boko Haram, restrictions of LGBTIQQ rights, and government corruption continues to undermine the status of human rights in Nigeria.

DID YOU KNOW? LifeBank Has Launched COVID-19 Drive Through Testing

Drive-through testing has been something Nigerians have had to look on at and concluding it would not happen in Nigeria. Even as the coronavirus is still taking its toll, it appears that the testing process will soon enjoy the addition of a new drive-through testing centre thanks to health tech start-up, LifeBank. They are carrying through the project in partnership with government agencies NIMR (Nigerian Institute Medical Research) and NCDC (Nigerian Centre for Disease Control).

Did You Know? Nigeria’s Notable Mountains

Of all the places in Nigeria, Nigeria’s northeast region is replete with notable mountains and hills worth exploring. Below are some of the most popular ones:

A Brief Overview of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s Successes

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a Federal agency in Nigeria charged with eliminating the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs. The agency was established by Decree Number 48 of 1989. The NDLEA is present in international airports, seaports and border crossing. It tries to eradicate cannabis by destroying plantings. The NDLEA also targets the leaders of narcotics and money laundering organizations. Its head office is in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Nigerian Cooking 101: Cooking Terms you should know (I)

The culinary art like most disciplines has terms associated with it. A beginner who wants to learn the art of cooking must first familiarize...

Nigeria is the World’s Fifth Largest Producer of Millet

Millet is widely available across northern Nigeria, where it’s used in a variety of food preparations. The pale yellow-brown cereal is harvested from a...

Why You Need Baking Soda in Your Kitchen

Baking soda is an alkaline white powder that is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It is commonly used in baking because it has leavening...

Did you Know? 9 Traditional Spices from the Nigerian Kitchen

From time immemorial, spices have been used in the Nigerian kitchen to flavour and preserve food. These spices are derived mainly from plants. Some...

Did You Know? 8 Foods with High Protein Content

On the other hand, when the body is deficient in this nutrient, it causes muscle atrophy. It also impairs the normal functioning of the body. The following are high quality protein foods that we should consider incorporating into our diet.

Past And Present Political Figures In Abia State

Abia is a state in the southeastern part of Nigeria. The capital named Umuahia. Aba is another major city in the state standing as one of the industrial cum commercial nodes in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. 

Nigerians You Should Know: Olatoye Babatunde

The globe is currently fighting the corona virus pandemic which has claimed lots of lives and left families mourning the death of loved ones. As soldiers are at the fore during wars, medical practitioners around the globe have been at the frontline in the battle against the deadly virus to curtail its spread and aid the recovery process for people already infected. Doctors, Nurses, and other health officials in parts of the globe affected must have lost count as regards the number of nights they have slept like we do as human beings owing to the fact that they need to attend to corona virus patients in health facilities; putting their lives at risk to see the world conquer the virus. It is necessary to emphasize the fact that the fight against the pandemic is a collective one, thus, health workers need all the help they can get from the globe in this fight.

Do You Know: Kanayo O. Kanayo’s Full Name is Anayo Modestus Onyekwere

The popular Nigerian actor popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo was born March 1, 1962 and hails from Mbaise, Imo State. However, Kanayo O. Kanayo’s is full name is Anayo Modestus Onyekwere.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Tiger Nuts

Tiger nuts are a street snack in Nigeria. The main vendors of this food are the Hausa-Fulani. They move from place to place with wheelbarrows full of them. Tiger nuts are so popular that the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria have different names for it. The Igbo call it aki Hausa. The Hausa-Fulani call it aya while the Yoruba refer to it as imumu.

Did you Know? 6 Low Carbs Nigerian Swallow

Nigerians are soup lovers. Each ethnic group has its own soups. These soups are usually served with one form of Swallow or the other. This combination of Soup and Swallow is what Nigerians consider  a full meal. Eba,  fufu also known as loi loi, pounded yam, Amala,  semo are some examples of Swallow enjoyed by Nigerians.

Did you Know? 9 Traditional Spices That Are Still Popular Today

From time immemorial, spices have been used in the Nigerian kitchen to flavour and preserve food. These spices are derived mainly from plants. Some...

Did You Know? Nigeria’s ₦198 Billion Aviation Industry

For over 90 years, airplanes have flown over the Nigerian skies. They have carried hundreds of thousands of people between locations in the country,...

Did You Know? Drinking Water Aids Weight Loss

Water is a life giving gift of nature. It is associated with birth, fertility, purification and refreshment. Sixty percent of the human body is...

Did You Know? Nigeria’s Most Historical And Prominent Museums (Part 1)

Nigeria has a total of more than 30 museums and galleries, which are spread throughout the country and in particularly good supply in Benin...

Three Sectors Bigger Than the Oil Industry in Nigeria

It had performed slightly better than many analysts (including those at the IMF) had expected. But it will need to grow even faster if it’s to affect the lives of regular people in any truly significant way.   

Did you Know? The Health Benefits of Soymilk

Soymilk is a nutritious drink that is produced when the legume soybeans is soaked, ground, and boiled. This beverage is a dairy-free source of...

Facts You Should Know about Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company

Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd., shortened as IVM, is a Nigerian automobile and bus manufacturing company. It was founded by Innocent Chukwuma Nwala and...

Did you Know? 7 Foods that can Help You Stay Hydrated

The weather is so hot that no matter how much water you take, you still want more. In this season, nothing is as refreshing...

Did You Know? When 60 Kobo Equaled $1

But the regular person on the street does this with a different set of tools. Transport fares, food prices, and average wages are indicators closer to home for many of us. We can understand these more than the complex numbers that the experts deal in because these other measures relate directly to our wallets and meal tables.

Did You Know? Obafemi Awolowo’s Major Contributions To Nigeria’s Politics

Obafemi Awolowo was born in Ikenné, Western State, Nigeria, on March 6, 1909. He received his early education in the mission schools of Ikenné, Abeokuta, and Ibadan. Often he worked at odd jobs to raise money for tuition fees, and his entrepreneurial spirit continued to express itself in the various careers which he subsequently sampled: journalist, teacher, clerk, moneylender, taxidriver, produce broker. His organizational and political inclinations became evident as he moved to high-level positions in the Nigerian Motor Transport Union, the Nigerian Produce Traders’ Association, the Trades Union Congress of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Youth Movement, of which he became Western Provincial secretary.

Did You Know? Obafemi Awolowo’s Major Contributions To Nigeria’s Politics

Obafemi Awolowo was born in Ikenné, Western State, Nigeria, on March 6, 1909. He received his early education in the mission schools of Ikenné, Abeokuta, and Ibadan. Often he worked at odd jobs to raise money for tuition fees, and his entrepreneurial spirit continued to express itself in the various careers which he subsequently sampled: journalist, teacher, clerk, moneylender, taxidriver, produce broker. His organizational and political inclinations became evident as he moved to high-level positions in the Nigerian Motor Transport Union, the Nigerian Produce Traders’ Association, the Trades Union Congress of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Youth Movement, of which he became Western Provincial secretary.

Did you Know? 8 Plantain Food Products

Plantains are the less sweet, starchier equivalent of banana. They are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. Plantains are a staple food in most...

Did You Know? The Ishan Cotton of Edo State

The history of Nigeria’s pre-colonial societies isn’t just about conquerors, treaties, and mass movements. It’s also about ordinary communities living off their commerce and...

Farm4me, Nigeria’s Online Farm Equipment Rental Service

Although agriculture is not as widely accepted and invested into like crude oil, many Nigerians have created a platform for themselves to invest the little they have to support this growing sector of the economy. Over the last decade, the infusion of technology in agriculture has made it more accepted and easily accessible to the digital generation who are still involved in white collar jobs but believe in providing resource for people, usually in the rural communities, to expand their production process.

Did you Know? 6 Meals You can Prepare from Garri

In the world of food, this is no different. Most of the recipes we enjoy today are a product of other people’s curiosity. Think about it. If people had stuck firmly to the as it was in the beginning rule, our menu would consist primarily of fruits and roasted meat. So, before I share the six meals one can prepare from garri with you, I must acknowledge the legends of the food world, the people (known and unknown), who we owe the different recipes we use today.  

02/02/2020: The World witnesses a Palindromic Day

Did You know that a palindrome is a word, number or phrase that reads the same way backwards and forward. Words such as deified,...

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