Tiger nuts
By Funmilola Olukomaiya

Whether you eat tiger nuts, tiger nut milk, or tiger nut flour, indulging in this amazing superfood is a good way to boost your health.
Tiger nuts are also known as chufa nuts or earth almonds. They are small root vegetables (also called tubers). The presence of stripes on their exteriors gives them the name tiger nuts.
Tiger nuts have been cultivated since centuries. While the Egyptians and Nigerians appear to have used them first, the Spanish have been using tiger nuts to make horchata (a creamy drink) since the 18th century.
These nuts are now making a comeback, thanks … >>> Read Full Story

The Parliament of The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has called for the support of the UN and other development partners in solving problems across the region.
Moustapha Cisse Lo, the Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament, made the call during a courtesy visit of members of the ECOWAS Parliament, led by the Speaker; to the UN Diplomatic Corps in Monrovia.
The ECOWAS Parliament, media and communications unit disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.

Cisse Lo highlighted the parliament role has played in ensuring that peace and stability was maintained across the region “that the Parliament was strongly involved in all functions that concerns … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by David O Royal

West African Examinations Council WAEC, Registrar, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, has announced his retirement at the end of his tenure, which ends this month.
Dr Iyi Uwadiae, the Registrar of WAEC
Uwadiae disclosed this to newsmen at the WAEC International Office in Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos State, during a teleconference from Ghana headquarters of the examining body on Wednesday, that his seven-year tenure (consisting a five-year official tenure and two-year extension) as the 12th registrar of the council, was successful.

Recall that he took over from another Nigerian, Alhaja Mulikat Bello, on October 1, 2012.
34,000 children face acute malnutrition in Taraba — UNICEF
He has, however, … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Chijioke Jannah

There was mild drama on Thursday as the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jubril and its Secretary Senator Adolphus Wabara disagreed over the submission of an investigative report.
Briefing journalists shortly after a meeting of the Board at the party’s Abuja secretariat, the two elderly chieftains contradicted each other on the status of a report of the committee that investigated why PDP members in the House of Representatives elected Mr Ndudi Elumelu as Minority Leader, against the party’s choice of Mr. Kingsley Chinda.

The BoT chair, Jubril, had said the Board received the report of … >>> Read Full Story

Governor Udom Emmanuel wins at the tribunal
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo on Thursday affirmed the victory of Gov. Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 9, general elections.

Mr Nsima Ekere of the All Progressives Congress (APC) filed a petition challenging the result of the March 9 election in which INEC declared the re-election of Gov. Emmanuel as the Governor of Akwa Ibom.
Delivering judgment, the three-member tribunal headed by Justice A.M Yakuba, dismissed the case filed by Ekere and and the APC for lack of merit.
Justice Yakubu held that the petitioners failed to call witnesses in eight … >>> Read Full Story

By Ayodeji Ake
To curb the menace of counterfeit drugs in Nigeria and ensure safer medicines for users, healthcare stakeholders at the second African GS1 Healthcare Conference have adopted ‘Track and Trace System (TTS)’.
Speaking at the conference organised by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in collaboration with GS1, recently in Lagos, the Director General, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said the agency has shouldered the responsibilities of overseeing the manufacturing and distribution of quality medicines through the TTS barcodings.

She said: “We don’t have a good distribution system, secondly there are counterfeit and falsified medicines in our distribution system … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by Lawal Sherifat

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said that over 34,000 children in Taraba face severe acute malnutrition if serious measures were not taken immediately to save the situation.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Mr. Bhanu Pathak, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, raised the alarm during a courtesy call on Gov. Darius Ishaku on Thursday in Jalingo.
“Currently, Taraba has an estimated 34,419 severe acute malnutrition cases.
“With no health facility to provide treatment, these children will be at risk of dying, if the government does not intervene appropriately and timely.
“Many children who might survive malnutrition in early life … >>> Read Full Story