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NSIA - Resuscitate Fertilizer Firms.

Sovereign Wealth Fund Resuscitates 11 Fertilizer Blending Firms, Crashes Fertilizer Price

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), also known as the Sovereign Wealth Fund, has resuscitated 11 fertilizer blending plants across the country, which substantially brought down the price of fertilizer, ended fertilizer subsidy and ensured the availability of the commodity.

The Fund's Managing Director Uche Orji disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, while receiving the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who paid a courtesy visit to the Authority.
"We have delivered over 6 million bags of NPK 20:10:10 at 30% below the market price without subsidy. In the process of that, we have also created over 50,000 jobs. We have rehabilitated 11 blending plants that had either been under capacity or moribund," he said.

He said six other moribund fertilizer blending plants across the country are at various stages of rehabilitation and will come on board by the end…

Can A Baby Be Over Fed?

A healthy baby is a well-fed baby, right? Most parents would agree that there’s nothing sweeter than those chubby infant thighs.

But with childhood obesity on the rise, it makes sense to consider nutrition from the earliest age.

Is it possible to overfeed a baby, and should you be concerned about how much your baby eats? Here’s what you need to know.

Formula vs. chest-Feeding
When it comes to preventing overfeeding in babies, chest-feeding seems to have an advantage over bottle-feeding. The AAP says that chest-fed babies are better able to regulate their own feedings by eating to demand.

Parents can’t see how much a baby is eating from a chest, while parents who are bottle-feeding may try to push their baby to finish a bottle. chest-fed babies also digest chest milk more fully. This affects how a baby’s body will use those calories. As a result, chest-fed babies are rarely at risk for overfeeding.

With a bottle, parents may be tempted to add supplements to a baby’s formula, like rice cereal…

Port Harcourt Hosted African Bar Association.

Over 1000 Lawyers  from different  countries  of Africa have converged  on Port Harcourt  for the African Bar Association 2017 Annual Conference, where participants are discussing   ways to rapidly  develop the continent.
 Declaring open the 2017 African Bar Association Annual Conference in Port Harcourt on Monday, Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated that the great task before African leaders is to provide the enabling fiscal and regulatory environment for the private sector to create jobs and provide economic prosperity and security for the people.

He charged African lawyers to be shining lights in the continent and  to help reshape it for the good of the people.
He said: "It is against this background that we note with satisfaction the decision of AFBA to organize this conference.

"The upswing of stable democratic governments and appreciable investments in development infrastructure has contributed in no small measure to positively change the continent's …

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Gets 12 Years Jail Terms.

The Vice Chairman of  Samsung Electronics, Jay Lee was in tears when he was denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant.

Lee, the de facto leader of one of Asia’s largest conglomerates, has been in detention since February on trial for charges ranging from embezzlement to perjury, in a scandal that gripped the country for months and led to the ouster of former president Park Geun-hye.

He will face the longest prison term on record for a South Korean conglomerate executive if the court finds him guilty when it makes a ruling Aug. 25, two days before Lee’s current period of detention ends.

Other charges he faces include wrongfully transferring assets overseas and hiding the proceeds of a crime.

“I have never asked anyone, including the president, for anything for the company or my personal gain,” said Lee in a final statement, his voice wavering.

He stopped sev…

"Why I Kept My Marriage Secret" - D'banj

Nigerian musician D’banj, has disclosed to newsmen why he keeps his private life and marriage a secret.

D'banj explained why he is not very open about his marriage, he said that he did not want the usual complications that plagues celebrity relationships.

In his words;

“I decided to keep my marriage to Didi a secret because based on experience relationships like this get mixed with media hypes and speculations and then it becomes complicated,” said D’banj.

“I want to thank my close friends, parent and families for keeping this secret. You know the pressure to get married was this high and mum told me she wants to see the girl I am dating and would want to marry. I told her that there was this babe and we didn’t want to marry yet but she insisted that she was the one for me that we should have a small ceremony and the rest is history. I’m glad I listened to her” further said the pop singer.

The Causes Of Chest Pain.

When to See the Doctor for Chest Pain
Chest pain. The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes. In fact, as much as a quarter of the U.S. population experiences chest pain that is not related to the heart. Chest pain may also be caused by problems in your lungs, esophagus, muscles, ribs, or nerves, for example. Some of these conditions are serious and life threatening. Others are not. If you have unexplained chest pain, the only way to confirm its cause is to have a doctor evaluate you.

You may feel chest pain anywhere from your neck to your upper abdomen. Depending on its cause, chest pain may be:

A tight, squeezing, or crushing sensation

Here are some of the more common causes of chest pain.

Chest Pain Causes: Heart Problems

Although not the only cause of chest pain, these heart problems are common causes:

Coronary Artery Disease, or CAD.
A blockage in th…

The Health Benefits Of Eating Fruits And Vegetables.

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Fruit and vegetable safety

Fruits and vegetables are very nutritious, but they can become contaminated with harmful bacteria.
Always wash fruits and vegetables with water before you eat them.
Store fruits and vegetables at the appropriate temperature and humidity level.
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a well-balanced diet. The United States Department of Agriculture advises diners to fill half their plate with fruits and veggies at every meal. Adult women should eat about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 2 1/2 cups of vegetables every day. Adult men should eat about 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day.

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower your risk of many health conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and certain kinds of cancers. But if they’re not handled properly, fruits and veggies can also become a source of food-borne pathogens. For example, they can becom…