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Politics / Breaking: President Buhari Returns to Nigeria!
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According to a statement by the Presidency, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to return to Nigeria today after spending over 100 days in London for medical reasons.

Buhari left the country on May 7 after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.

Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m. on Monday, Femi Adesina, his spokesperson confirmed.

"He thanks all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge," Adesina said.

Source: daily post
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10 Health Benefits of Honey
Discover the health benefits of one of the oldest sweeteners on earth, plus some interesting trivia, some great recipes and a few cautions.

Bees swallow, digest and regurgitate nectar to make honey; this nectar contains almost 600 compounds.

Honey is a natural good powerfood that should be in your kitchen right now.
"My son, eat thou honey, for it is good" -- King Solomon - Proverbs: 24:13

Health Benefits:
1. Prevent cancer and heart disease:
Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.

2. Reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.

3. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal:
"All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide," said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

4. Increase athletic performance.
Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. This has now been verified with modern studies, showing that it is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners.

5. Reduce cough and throat irritation:
Honey helps with coughs. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.

6. Balance the 5 elements:
Honey has been used in ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 4000 years and is considered to affect all three of the body's primitive material imbalances positively. It is also said to be useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea, and nausea.
Honey is referred as "Yogavahi" since it has a quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body. When honey is used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach the deeper tissues.

7. Blood sugar regulation:
Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is NOT the same as white sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its exact combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels.

8. Heal wounds and burns:
External application of honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazine. It is speculated that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey's antibacterial nature combine to create this effect.

9. Probiotic:
Some varieties of honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria. This includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. This may explain many of the "mysterious therapeutic properties of honey."

10. Beautiful skin:
Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with the other ingredients, can also be moisturizing and nourishing!

Wise people are now getting more concern about their health, thus running to natural foods. SHANPEPE FOODS is aware of this important fact, has gone and will always go extra miles to bring you pure natural honey, no mixture whatsoever.

Contact us for purchase or distribution opportunities on 08084877111, 08091450426, shanpepefoods@gmail.com or simply inbox.

Ant and Grasshopper

Original Story:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool
and laughs dances plays the summer away. Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.

Indian Version:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool and laughs dances plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and demands
to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

NDTV, Times Now, CNN IBN, BBC, CNN , Asianet show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper
next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be that this poor Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.

Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .

Mayawati states this as 'injustice' done on Minorities.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the Grasshopper

CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and

Railway minister allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the 'Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act'[POTAGA] , with effect from the beginning of the winter..

Education minister makes 'Special Reservation' for Grasshoppers in Educational
Institutions in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, it's home is confiscated by Government
and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV, Times Now, CNN IBN, BBC, CNN.

Arundhati Roy calls it 'A Triumph of Justice'.

Railway minister calls it 'Socialistic Justice'.

CPM calls it 'Revolutionary Resurgence of Downtrodden'


Many years later...

The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar company in Silicon Valley ,

100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere in India ,


As a result of losing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the grasshoppers, India is still a developing country...!!

P.S.: I have no idea whose creative mind this has come out from, but this piece is awesome. Does it sound familiar ? Does it resonate ?  Your sharing with other groups would be appreciated.
MUTA Educational Scholarship
2017 MUTA Educational Scholarship Program for Home (Nigeria) Applicants.
- Deadline: October 15th, 2017
Call for Applications
The MUTA Educational Scholarship Program is for Tiv students from the 14 Tiv-speaking Local Government Areas of Benue State and Tiv students in Nasarawa and Taraba states who are enrolled in undergraduate studies in the sciences and science professions in Nigerian universities including polytechnics.  The awards are based on merit and will be awarded to the science student with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in each LGA.  However, no award will be made to a student with a CGPA lower than 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or 4.4 (on a 5.0 scale).  Thus, even the student with the highest CGPA in his or her local government will not be eligible for the award if his or her CGPA is below 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or 4.4 (on a 5.0 scale).  The value of the award is N25, 000.00 per recipient. Send the completed application form with the required documentation (see below) to: mutasecretary@gmail.com and copy mutapresident@gmail.com

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, a candidate must:
Be enrolled in an undergraduate science program such as medicine (human or veterinary), engineering, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, agricultural science, architecture, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, geophysics, or geology.
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 or higher (equivalent to second class upper degree).

Method of Application
Qualified persons should provide the following application items:
A Completed application form, attached excel sheet (Home_Scholarship_Personal_Data).
In a 500 word essay, explain why you consider yourself deserving of the MUTA scholarship (250 words) and your thoughts about giving back to our community (250 words.
A statement of declaration that you not belong to any cult or related organizations anywhere (to include university campuses);
Local Government (e.g., a certificate of local government origin) and State (e.g., Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba) of origin; signed letter from the appropriate Head of Department indicating the candidate's current CGPA.

Note. Any candidate found to have falsified information will be disqualified.

Direct all inquiries to mutasecretary@gmail.com and copy  mutapresident@gmail.com
Awards will be made by November 15th, 2017.  Check MUTA website:  http://www.muta.org for updates.
There is something about the official colour of the Tiv people that freaks me to the bone. The Black and White. Funny enough they are my favourite colours and then again, I see them as the mother and father of all colours.

When I saw these pictures this morning on Fabmimi's blog I was taken completely.

Please share your own pictures and thought about this colour...

Nollywood actor, writer, and producer, John Teryy Tumeun was attacked and heavily beaten and injured with six of his friends last Sunday in Gboko, Benue State.

According to an eyewitness who witnessed the event first hand, the actor was said to be coming from a friends place with six other people in a Toyota Picnic mini van, when the vigilante people stopped them, pounced on them and started beating them up injuring more than three of the actor's friends.

The eyewitness who simply identified herself as Janet said she is a student of College of Health Technology, Akaajime, Gboko and stays in a lodge close to the College where the incident took place. According to Janet, "I went to the road, close to my lodge to buy indomie that I will cook for dinner, I saw some of the vigilante people block the road with logs of wood but I did not know why because it was just 9pm. Suddenly a car was coming and vigilante car was packed by the road side, many vigilante were inside, before the other car, toyota picnic got to the road block, other vigilante who were standing outside started throwing logs of wood at the car trying to stop it, the car stopped, then the vigilante people from their own parked car and the ones standing rushed to the picnic, they opened the doors and started dragging the people in the picnic to the ground and hitting them in the face and kicking them, some of the vigilante had big big sticks and some cutlass and canes. I was very scare. I was thinking the victims are thieves. What touched me was that one of them was a girl like myself. She kept shouting that they are not thieves, they are not thieves, someone then slapped her mouth and told her to shut up or she will kill her here. Another who was trying to explain himself was hit on the head with small axe, blood was rushing out."
"Many people started gathering, students and indegines of that place. Some were shouting that they should burn them, they are thieves. Area boys came and joined them, they were beating and dragging them on the ground. Police people now appeared, they took the people, seven of them and put them in their hilux and drove away, also with the toyota picnic."

Yesterday evening, the actor who by now was probably free reported the incident on his Facebook timeline with some disturbing pictures of the incident.
What he wrote in parts;
"2nd July 2017, @ 9pm, I experienced Human Rights abuse first hand. Hoodlums under the guise of vigilante group at Tom-anyiin Akaajime, Gboko, Benue State stopped our car by throwing hefty logs of wood at it. We pulled over, without any of them asking who we were, where we were coming from or going to, they bounced on us with more logs, planks, koboko and other weapons, one of us got hit on the head with an axe.
I remain grateful to the Almighty for allowing the police to intervene in time and rescue us before the hoodlums concluded their plans to set us ablaze."

The concluding part of his Facebook post read;
"These incidences happen now and then in Gboko LGA mostly perpetrated by hoodlums under the guise of vigilante. THIS MUST STOP!
When good people keep quiet, evil thrives. From this day on, I am dedicating myself to fighting human right abuse with a percentage of my every earnings.
The ball is set in motion. First case filed. This one's must pay.
One person you don't beat, injure, steal from and get away with is a trained journalist/movie maker and business man. "
John Teryy Tumeun appeared in Nollywood around 2010 and is known for two movies he wrote, produced and also acted in, the movies "Chudi" and "Dangerous Choice" all had the cast of Jim Iyke, Ngozi Ezeonu, Chinwetalu Agu. He is a grad, Uche Odoputa, Chinelo Oloh and others. He is a graduate of Tansian University, Anambra State. Soon after working on this films, he disappeared from the screens, until few weeks ago, he announced on his Facebook Timeline that his six years break from movie making was well spent and he was ready for a come-back. He also stated in that post that he was currently working on a story.

There are many stories of Jungle justice and mob actions in Nigeria which has claimed the lives of many innocent people. These crimes must be stopped. No one should take laws in their hands. We must all stand up to fight this menace.

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