Watermelon: The super fruit (3)

To really maximise your lycopene intake, let your watermelon fully ripen. The redder your watermelon gets, the higher the concentration of lycopene becomes. Beta-carotene and phenolic antioxidant content also increase as the watermelon ripens. Watermelon seeds are also very nutritious, especially if they are sprouted and shelled. They are high in protein, magnesium, vitamin B and good fats. But do not substitute the seeds or the rinds for the fruit itself. Other benefits of watermelon are: Controls diabetes Diabetics, who are supposed to have a low energy and low sugar…

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Angst in APC over ‘marginalisation’

The bottled-up anger in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is gradually being let out with series of protests by members who feel marginalised, writes ONYEKACHI EZE   There is no doubt that all is not well in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Events in the last few weeks confirmed this. First, is the news making the rounds that the party’s planned April 29 midterm national convention might not hold due to lack of funds. In fact, many people had expected this to happen because the APC leadership has cried…

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FG, Agro dealers bicker over N66bn debt

We ‘ve paid N20bn – Govt We’ve not received a kobo-Dealers There is confusion over the alleged N66 billion debt the Federal Government is reportedly owing the agro dealers and suppliers that participated in the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES). The Ministry of Agriculture has said that it has paid over N20 billion of the debt to the agro dealers and suppliers that participated in the scheme. Speaking with Sunday Telegraph in a telephone interview, the Director of Agribusiness, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Engineer Ohiari Badmus Jatto, said that…

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God’s covenant of peace and blessing

Today is a special day in the Calendar of Christian religion. It is so because we are commemorating the highest event in Christendom which happens to be the focal point of our belief, for if Christ did not die, buried and resurrected, our belief will have been in vain and there would not have been any hope of restoration of the covenant we had with God before our foreparents severed it through sin. It is at Easter that we are reminded of how God sent His son to die as…

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Happy Easter: What is your resolution?

At one point or the other in life, we find ourselves making resolutions. However, it isn’t enough to make resolutions, one must develop the discipline required to live by them. Discipline is simply the ability to keep doing what is right whether it is convenient or not. Many make resolutions cheaply but fail the test of discipline, hence, miss the reward attached. They fail to see that the cause of their setback is their lack of discipline. For every promise of God there is a reward attached, likewise, for every…

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World’s oldest person dies at 117

The world’s oldest person has died in Italy at the age of 117, reports say. Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living. She had attributed her longevity to her genetics and a diet of three eggs a day, two of them raw. Ms Morano was the oldest of eight siblings, all of whom she has outlived. She died at her home in the northern city of Verbania. Her life not only…

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World’s oldest person dies at 117

The world’s oldest person has died in Italy at the age of 117, reports say. Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living. She had attributed her longevity to her genetics and a diet of three eggs a day, two of them raw. Ms Morano was the oldest of eight siblings, all of whom she has outlived. She died at her home in the northern city of Verbania. Her life not only…

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