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Eight Vegetables You Should Eat Raw



The cooking vegetable is usually a good idea heat breaks down cell walls releasing antioxidants. But heating cruciferous vegetables actually destroy their unique anti-carcinogenic potentials. That is because crucifers unlike other types of vegetables are high in glucosinolate, a plant compound that produces naturally occurring small molecules called isothiocyanate which have been shown to fight cancer.

An enzyme in cruciferous vegetables converts gluconates to isothiocyanate when they are chopped or chewed. But this enzyme is easily destroyed by heat. This means that heating cruciferous vegetables reduce the convection of glucosinolaates to their active isothiocyanate’s which may reduce their cancer-fighting potential. You will preserve more photo chemicals in these vegetables if you steam them rather than boil or microwave them.

Here are eight of the most popular cruciferous vegetables that are best to eat raw to get the most out of their cancer-fighting powers – and also to prevent their water-soluble vitamins from leaching out during the cooking process. But if you’re got to add heat, less time is better, and don’t let them touch water. Light steam will help keep more of their nutrients intact.

The vegetables are….

1.   Arugula: In Italy, raw Arugula is often added to pizza after baking so that it doesn’t wilt, as coarsely chopped arugula is often added to pasta.

2.  Bok Choy: A type of Chinese cabbage ranked second for nutrient density out of 41 power bourn fruits and vegetables by the US centre for disease control.

3.  Broccoli: In addition to its anti cancer properties broccoli is high in vitamin C. But of all the cruciferous vegetables. Broccolis have the highest levels of careteniods which may reduce the risk of real cancer.

4.  Brussels Sprouts: Like other crucifers is Brussels Sprouts contain potential anticancer properties and they also have high levels of vitamin C and K and B vitamins like folic acid and vitamin E

5.  Cabbage: In addition to its possible cancer-fighting properties, cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C and K.

6.   Cauliflower: Low in fat and carbohydrate and high in dietary fiber, folate and vitamin C

7.   Kale:

8. Watercress: In addition to its anti carcinogenic properties watercress has significant amount of calcium, folic acid, iodine, iron, manganese and vitamin A, B, C and K.


Theme: Protect Your Joy

Text: Proverb 4: 23 ”keep your heart with all diligence. For out of it spring the issues of life”

Now that you know that the Lord has given you His joy it’s up to you to protect it, by not allowing anyone or anything to steal it away.

Sadly, some people have allowed worry; fear and anger steal their joy. Remember Job? He lost his joy and everything he had all because he gave his attention to and spoke worry and fear. (Job 3:25-26)

Therefore no matter what it is you are going through, always speak faith-filled words.

Remember you are born of God and you are an overcomer. So speak like the victor that you are.


 Say this

I declare that I am a victor and an overcomer in life. The joy of the Lord is my strength and I am laughing my way through life. Hallelujah.       

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#EndSars: Unfreeze Accounts of Protesters-Court



The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been ordered by a Federal High Court in Abuja to unfreeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS protesters who were alleged to be the influencers of the 2020 #EndSARS cum Anti-Police brutality and End bad governance Protests.

Ahmed Mohammed, Judge of the High Court on Wednesday, issued the order, unfreezing the accounts after the legal teams of both the CBN and the 20 defendants decided to end the case.

The 20 #EndSARS protesters targeted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after the 2020 anti-police brutality demonstrations were still being deprived access to their bank accounts despite the expiration of the court’s freezing order of November 4, 2020.

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The CBN had on November 4, 2020 obtained an ex parte order of the Federal High Court in Abuja freezing the protesters’ accounts for 90 days. By this calculation, the freezing order expired on February 2.

One of the affected protesters, Bolatito Oduala, popularly known as Rinu, confirmed in a twitter  message on Saturday that the restriction placed on her accounts and those of her colleagues had not been lifted.

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who is also their lawyer confirmed this.

Mr Falana said with the expiration of the order, his legal team “will file a motion to set the order aside.”

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Buhari seeks Senate confirmation of new Service Chiefs



After persistent clamour by Nigerians, Buhari appointed new service chiefs to take over from the ex-service chiefs to be able to bring in their security expertise towards combating terrorism, especially in the North-East part of the nation.

This was done, without getting the constitutional endorsement of the National Assembly. However, human rights lawyers including Femi Falana had said the President lacked powers to appoint the new generals without the constitutional endorsement of the National Assembly.

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On Tuesday, the Senate received a request from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for the confirmation of the newly appointed service chiefs.

“The appointees for confirmation are: Maj. Gen. Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea lrabor – Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao – Chief of Air staff.

“They are to replace the former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.”

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The request which was contained in a letter dated 27th January, 2021, was read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary on Tuesday.

According to a statement by Lawan’s aide, Ezrel Tabiowo, the letter from the President, read in parts, “In compliance with the provisions of Section 18 (1) of the Armed Forces Act. Cap A20 Laws the Federation of Nigeria 2004, I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of the under listed officer as the Chief of Defence Staff and Services Chiefs of the Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Herdsmen attacks: Seyi Makinde seems to be paralysed by fear, says sports minister



Following the various alleged attacks in various parts of the states in Nigeria wherein Oyo state is experiencing the same heat, Mr  Sunday Dare,  Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has advised Seyi Makinde the Governor of Oyo State, to be more proactive and decisive in tackling the security situation in the state.

In a statement on Monday, Dare implied that the governor is too scared to take a decision that would protect the indigenes of his state from attacks.

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There had been reports of alleged attacks, that some Fulani were kidnapping, killing, and raping residents in Ibarapa area of the state

Sunday Dare urged the governor to seek assistance from states and non-state actors and stop “responding out of fear that his political status is being damaged”.

Part of the statement termed, ‘Minister wants Makinde to be more decisive on security’, read, “For several months, citizens of Oyo state have watched with increasing concern as the security situation in our beloved state degenerated. Troubling accounts about killings, kidnappings, and herdsmen versus farmers conflicts abound.

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Like all the people of Oyo State, I expected the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde to act fast and prudently but with reasonable dispatch to quell the security situation before it got out of hand.

We all waited for proactive steps and responses from the state authority, but certainly in vain.

“Governor Makinde seems to be paralysed by fear regarding this important security situation. This is the first serious test of his leadership in the state.

“Instead of tackling it, he has retreated. His policy has not been proactive enough to resolve the issues so that the protection of lives will be guaranteed and our people spared the mourning over dead ones.

Instead, his policy has been to act as if nothing was happening in forlorn hope that all would simply go away as if it were a bad dream.”

“The worsening developments in the state in the area of security are a direct result of a temporizing fiddling leader.

The Governor has paid more lip service to the issue of security instead of offering solutions or taking proactive steps to stem the attacks and chart the path of resolution.

For this is a complex issue that requires political courage and vision to resolve.”

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