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The Final Verdict Between Ghanaian Jollof VERSUS Nigerian Jollof Rice

A never ending argument, a battle of two passionate cultures or a matter of taste and preferences. Call it whatever

The age old debate between Ghanaians and Nigerians about their respective ‘’jollof’’ has to come to an end at some point. Although there is no ‘’jollofmeter’’ to measure the quality or otherwise of each, we can conclude this long fought battle for supremacy by taking the respective meals through these few parameters.

What is Jollof? - Legend has it that the Wolof people of Senegal invented this meal presumably because of it’s name. It is made with rice, tomatoes, tomato paste sometimes with spices and vegetables. It is accompanied by either meat, chicken, fish or eggs.

Some even go the extra mile of adding ‘’cole slaw’’. But if it’s original name was ‘’Wolof’’, can Ghanaians and Nigerians stop the battle now and explain to us why the name ‘’Jollof’’? Well, now that we have identified what it is, let’s put both of them on the table. Which qualifies as jollof and which does…

The rate of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals in Nigeria is on the rise -

NOIPolls, the premier organization for country specific polling services in West Africa has released a Social Perception Survey on Lesbian, Gays and Bisexual Rights showing an increase in acceptance rate of Lesbian, Gays and Bisexuals in Nigeria.

Commissioned by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a non-profit organization working to protect the rights of sexual minorities, the report showed a rise in family acceptance from 11 percent in 2015 to 13 percent in 2017. Findings also show that 39 percent of Nigerians now say that Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual persons should be allowed to have access to public services, a 9 per cent increase from 30 per cent of respondents in 2015.

 One of the highlights of the report was the fact that 17 percent of respondents answered in affirmative when asked if they know someone who is Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual- a family member, friend, or someone within their locality.

The survey method involved a random nationwide sampling of 2,000 respondents who wer…

Acting President,Yemi Osinbajo issues Executive Order on resumption of 24-hour operations at Apapa port

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the resumption of 24-hour operations at the Apapa port and outrightly banned touting by officials or unofficial persons at any port; be it air, land and sea ports in Nigeria.

Prof. Osinbajo had on Thursday signed three Executive Orders dealing with the business environment, local content in public procurement and timely budget submission. The Orders take effect immediately.

The Acting President said in the Order that, “the Apapa Port shall resume 24-hour operations within 30 days of the issuance of this Order and there shall be no touting whatsoever by official or unofficial persons at any port in Nigeria.’’ According to the directive on port operations, “on duty staff shall be properly identified by uniform and official cards while off duty staff shall stay away from the ports except with the express approval of the agency head. The FAAN Aviation Security (AVSEC) and Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Security shall enforce this order.’’ …

Yemi Osinbajo,Acting President finally recieves 2017 Budget

The details of the 2017 appropriation bill recently passed by the National Assembly has been received by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

The National Assembly passed a N7.441 trillion budget last week.

The document was handed over to Mr. Osinbajo by the presidential aide in charge of Senate, Ita Enang.

The handover was done behind Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has received the details of the 2017 appropriation bill recently passed by the National Assembly.

The National Assembly passed a N7.441 trillion budget last week.

The document was handed over to Mr. Osinbajo by the presidential aide in charge of Senate, Ita Enang.

The handover was done behind closed doors.

Mr. Osinbajo had said on Wednesday that he would sign the budget when is satisfied with its contents.

Speaking after submitting the budget, Mr. Enang said:

“The budget as passed by the National Assembly has just been transmitted to the Acting President. I just delivered it.

“Let me use this opportunity to clarify an issue. The Act…

Salvation Ministries Reacts To Kemi Olunloyo’s Claim On Pastor Ibiyeomie, Iyabo

The Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt, Rivers State has responded to a report making the rounds that the senior pastor, David Ibiyiomie, is having a s*xual affair with Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo.

Reports making the rounds have it that the actress allegedly uses ‘juju’ to lure the pastor, who has allegedly been showering her with expensive gifts.

The report by popular US trained journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, on her Instagram page @hnnAfrica revealed that a letter was allegedly sent to her from an unnamed Salvation Ministries church member.

The member accused the actress of using juju to make her pastor sleep with her and spend lavishly on her.

According to Daily Post, they reached out to the church on Friday via its Help Desk mobile contact.

A man, who declined disclosing his identity told Daily Post,

“You can go on and do the report but I assure you, you will see the end result.
“Go and ask Naij in Port Harcourt the last time they tried to publish this kind of rubbish.
“You know the truth, …

Militants abduct four Itsekiri leaders.

The Delta Police Command has confirmed the abduction of four Itsekiri leaders and some officials of Elcrest, an indigenous firm, by suspected militants in Delta. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the abduction in Warri, Delta, on Friday. “The police backed by the military are on the trail of the hoodlums,” Aniamaka said. Maj. Abubakar Abdullahi, Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre of Operations Delta Safe (OPDS), also said that OPDS was on top of the situation. A reliable source in Warri said that the victims were kidnapped in a community in Benin River in Warri North Local Government Area at 5:00p.m. on Tuesday. The source said that the victims were returning to Warri from Ureju Community when they were abducted. “The community leaders had gone to show the officials of Elcrest, a location for the firm’s proposed free medical outreach. “The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N36 million from the company and also requesting their inclusion in…

Ex-militants flay alleged attack on protesters at NDDC

BOMADI—Niger Delta ex-militant leaders have condemned last week’s alleged attack on protesting ex-militants at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, office premises in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over what it called the commission’s non-compliance to series of correspondence to the management. In a statement, the national chairman, Phase II ex-militants, Mr Stephen Ebisinte, narrated that leaders of the ex-agitators under Phase II wrote series of letters to the new management when they came on board, felicitating with them and informing them of the existing relationship between the Commission and ex-militant leaders, but no response was given. He noted that the Commission had a cordial relationship with ex-agitators since 2010, considering efforts made in the struggle for a better treatment from the Federal Government, stressing their main purpose was to discuss issues concerning beneficiaries of the amnesty programme. He said all efforts to meet with the new management were …

Mother successfully donates womb to her daughter in India’s first womb transfer

43-year-old mother has successfully donated her womb to her 21-year-old daughter, who was born without a uterus, with the hopes that her child can experience childbirth. The surgery was the first of its kind in India and was performed by a team of doctors at Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital in the city of Pune in south-west India.

Ther womb transfer took place yesterday, led by the hospital’s medical director, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar. It lasted for nine and a half hours in total and both mother and daughter are fine and in recovery. The 21-year-old will have to wait for one year to give her body enough time to heal and adjust to the new uterus before she considers trying to get pregnant via in-vitro fertilization (IVF). She is currently under observation and will be kept in Intensive Care Unit for some days

“The patient was born without a uterus and she wanted to have her own baby and was not ready for adoption or surrogacy. Since they knew about the uterus transplant, they approached us …