Medicine Woman’s Larder -Walnuts are all they are cracked up to be!

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Evidence of walnut consumption was dug up, literally, in Southwest France during excavation on Neolithic archaeological sites dating back over 8,000 years. It appears that there were walnut groves in the hanging gardens of Babylon and in Greek mythology the walnut was highly revered and temples built to honour it.

The Latin name for the tree, Juglans Regia, comes from the Roman civilisation where it was called Jove Glans or the Royal nut of Jove. The nut and the oil have been used since ancient times, both as a food and for dyeing wool and are now worldwide commodities.

Walnuts are very versatile – chopped up on savoury or sweet dishes or used as a snack between meals they give you a very healthy nutritional punch. Omega 3 fatty acids are a special type of protective fat, rather than harmful fat, and it is something that the body does not…

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Upsurge in kidnapping, robbery in South West raise concerns

What sort of brazen criminality! Policemen paid to protect the people now turn out to rob the same people? Nemesis is catching up with them.


Growing number of reported cases of kidnapping and armed robbery in various parts of the Southwest and other areas in the country has become worrisome.

The reports of course ordinarly suggest, a sudden upsurge in crime throughout the country.

Nigerians, who daily contend with all manner of attacks, ranging from kidnapping to terrorism, are increasingly worried about the new trend and want urgent steps taken to tackle them.

People are frightened by the threats to life and property even as the  police under the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Idris Kpotum Ibrahim appear not able to contain the menace.

Following ceaseless kidnappings and killings by gunmen in Lagos and Ogun states, Ibrahim made an emergency visit to the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.

More frightening is the reported cases of the police getting involved outright in robbery.

For example, few months ago, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Mr. Fatai…

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Remaining Niger Delta Avengers Of Imo State Surrender Their Arms Prior To Deadline |The Republican News

AK47 and explosives! Militants?

The Republican News

Image result for rochas okorocha Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State

Forty-Eight hours to the expiration of the deadline given to the remnants of the Niger-Delta Avengers fighting in the Oil Producing Areas of  Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta, a leading Commander of the Militants, General Felix Omereji Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Surrendered with his fighters and embraced peace.
The event which took place at the Imo International Convention Centre (IICC)  Owerri,also had Security chiefs in the State in attendance.
General Felix said  his group boycotted the first phase of the disarmament programme last week to see what the State Government would do with the Commanders and their fighters who had surrendered .
He explained that he was encouraged to surrender  weapons and embrace peace when they saw the Sincerity of Governor Rochas Okorocha with regard to the first disarmament programme. General Felix and his fighters had surrendered guns including AK47 and explosives.
General Felix regretted all…

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Isaiah 54

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Isaiah 54 has the prophet letting God’s children know that He is going to restore them.  The picture is painted of barrenness that carried shame and disgrace, but God assures His people that He will come and bring them to Himself.  “Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more”.  Just as God compared the disgrace of Israel to the shame of barrenness, now He compares their humiliation to the reproach of widowhood. Here, the Lord promises rescue from their shame.

God doesn’t leave His people.  “For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called”.  Forsaken…

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Troops recapture border town, Boko Haram claims killing 40 soldiers



By Karls Tsokar

• ‘Army frees two million’

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has recaptured Malam Fatori, a border town on the shores of Lake Chad, from Boko Haram after a fierce battle, the military said yesterday.

However, a statement purportedly posted online by the West African arm of the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed the insurgents killed 40 soldiers.

A statement issued by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army Col. Sani Usman said the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole fought off the terrorists with the aid of aerial support from the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) fighter jets, as they came out reinforced around the border communities with Niger Republic.

Eventually, according to the statement, the troops withdrew to a better position to ward off further attacks.

Usman said as part of Operation Gama Aiki, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and the regional coalition force captured Mallam Fatori in northernmost…

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Driver foils Taraba Speaker’s daughter’s kidnap



By Odita Sunday

Kidnapped Isheri landlords are safe, police insist
Timely information crucial to tackling kidnapping, says Ambode

A driver attached to the speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly was yesterday stabbed with a knife by a kidnapper, who attempted to take away a daughter of the lawmaker at his house in Jalingo, the state capital.

According to one of the drivers attached to the speaker, who was in the house at the time of the incident, the kidnapper came with a lady, who stayed close to the gate of the house, which is located at the Legislative Quarters in Jalingo around 6:00a.m.

The driver said the kidnapper alerted his colleague that something was wrong with the vehicle that he was conveying Oga’s daughter to school.

“When he stopped and bent down to check, he came with a knife and stabbed him while the lady, who was standing beside…

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Ikimi: We’ll Stop Oshiomhole’s De Facto Third Term



Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tom Ikimi, in a recent interview with journalists spoke about the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State and the factors that could change some of the dynamics of the exercise. Shola Oyeyipo presents the excerpts:

Why is this gubernatorial election in Edo State the fiercest in recent time?
My dream of a Nigerian nation as one that is politically guided by a structure founded on two balanced political parties, which provide viable alternative choices for our people has been partially fulfilled by the existence of the PDP and the APC. I am proud to have played very prominent and historical roles in both parties. It was a very exciting experience for me to be the first elected National Chairman of the National Republican Convention (NRC) from 1990 to 1992, during that very successful experiment of a two-party…

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