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Extinction: Thousands of Lions, Leopards and Elephants killed by humans summed up.

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@jemu_mwenda – A LIE IN:

KILL TO SAVE
Am only a few years old,but one of the injustices i have found with us humans,is when we place money in the hands of people to get a right to kill an animal,Not for anything else but to satisfy our ego.With all the greed and rapacity with men,it’s channel of benefiting off the blood of innocent beings,Drowned in prejudice and ego the killers carry away the “skulls” don’t assume I don’t know they call it trophy,to hang in their walls that reminds them of their commitment to increase the extinction of species.

The members of a species that are strong,healthy and carry strong genetic traits are targeted,Loads of cash paid and trigger pulled to bring them down,to the hunting firms and it’s affiliates they regard the returns support conservation precisely the communities,something I utterly disagree.Hunting for these reasons is one of the ways to prove mans crookedness and his inability to correctly handle what he was mandated to protect.

The only justice for sport-hunting would be if the quarry itself received the cash and sighed to die to save others,which isn’t possible.Their rights and justice being held in the hands of those who claim to own them.In the 19ths century there where hundreds of rhinos roaming and they thought careful introduction of such a sport would be fun,animals would just be shot at and their ferocity due to the pain of bullets and arrows gave them titles as the “big five”

Now today I and my colleagues wake up everyday to watching these last two Rhinos known of their kind.Ashamedly even as of now this vice of hunting still continues,Having witnessed the dark side of extinction I wish such people could swallow their ego and stop killing a being that can never defend itself.When you pay that money and pull that trigger,you undermine the rights of their existence,apparently their justice will be spoken in ways unheard by us! And it will be fatal.
May the Trophies on their wall hang to ashame and always remind them that they are murderers.
The greatest shame on a man/woman is when one has to kill a voiceless being to quench their ego,how would a human dare to prove ego to an animal literary.
*my thoughts
#sundayreflection

 

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Climate change: No country can fight it alone, Buhari tells UN summit

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President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that fighting climate change was not a task any single country could succeed in doing alone.

He noted that to succeed, nations worldwide must collaborate to confront climate change.

Buhari spoke in Katowice, Poland, while addressing the opening session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP24.

He cited rising temperatures, desertification, floods, low agricultural yields and drying up of water bodies as some of the manifestations of climate change.

For instance, the Nigerian President raised the case of the receding Lake Chad, North-East of Nigeria, where he said communities were already paying a huge price like fall in agricultural activities.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari as saying, ‘‘Obviously, no country can confront the phenomenon alone. In this regard, Nigeria believes in joint and cooperative efforts to tackle the problem.

‘‘We urge that efforts to address the challenges of climate change be pursued within multilateral frameworks. Concerted efforts should be made to strengthen sub-regional and regional organisations to serve as hubs for Climate Action and partnership.”

On the Lake Chad, Buhari informed the summit that up to 40million lives were at the risk of extinction if it completely dried up. He expressed Nigeria’s commitment to rescue the lake.

The President stated that an international conference held in February this year in Abuja looked into the possibility of channelling water from the Congo Basin into the Lake Chad Basin as part of plans to rescue it.

Buhari, on behalf of the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, thanked the Italian Government for donating 1.5 million Euros toward the completion of the feasibility studies on the proposed inter-basin water transfer project.

 

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With Halloween season by the corner, the roloff farms begin preparing their pumkin for harvest.

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The famous Roloff farm,  known for its pumpkin mastering product, is once again preparing to have it legendary pumkin season harvest, where the world is set to converge in harvest. Even though divorced,  the family come together to generate income during the season, that is considered a family business.

@amyjroloff – Fall is here! My favorite season. It also means we’re ready for Roloff Farms Pumpkin patch to open Oct 5th Fri-Sundays in October! We hope to see you there. 😊🍂🌻🍁🎃😊

Roloff Pumkin farm

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Man hails Buhari after making more than N1m from his rice farm

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I love Agriculture and agricultural product news, especially if it is a good news. A Hausa farmer identified as Umar Ango, has greatly appreciated President Buhari with praises of competence in the agricultural sector, after  he harvested and sold his rice for a satisfying price.

In his words: “President Buhari, may God continue to bless your life and Nigeria…… You advised us to go back to farming, for creation of wealth and self reliance, now this is the result.

I have never held N1,375,000 as mine, till when I sold my Rice harvest this week. I promise will do more by next year……God bless Buhari! God bless Buhari!! God bless Buhari!!!God bless Nigeria.”

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“Shift your attention away from Oil” Bill Gates tells Buhari.

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One of the richest men, and according to astonished Nigerians, the most important person at FATIMA Dangote’s wedding Bill Gates, has realistically advised the federal Government in the person of President Muhammad Buhari, to take its non creative eyes away from oil, and try to increase investment in the Agricultural sector to stabilize the revenue that is to be generated from it, yo improve the Country.

Bill Gates gave this advice at the special session of the National Economic Council meeting focused on human capital development held Thursday at the Banquet hall, Presidential villa, Abuja. Which was attended by the Vice President of the Country, Yemi Osinbajo, who happens to be the chairman of NEC, some Governors and Ministers, the CBN Governor, and the richest African/Nigerian man Aliko Dangote, and other development partners.

According to him, only four per cent of Nigerian farmers currently have loans to grow their business and this is unacceptable especially in a country where the sector accounted for a large proportion of the Country’s GDP, and during the oil price collapse and recession, helped cushion the economy.

He however lamented that the sector is not growing as it ought to,and many small scale farmers still lack access to loans that can assist with the expansion of their businesses.

Mr. Gates said the sector still has a lot of potential to grow but pointed out that what is hindering the growth is that majority of Nigerian smallholder farmers lack access to the seeds, fertilizer and training they need to be more productive.

“… Healthy people need opportunities to thrive and one of the most important of these opportunities is agriculture, the sector that nourishes Nigerians and supports half the population especially the poorest,” he said.

Mr. Gates said lack of access to finance is one of the barriers that continues to prevent smallholders from thriving.

“Where three quarters of people have mobile phones, digital financial services can offer the potential to boost the economy from top to bottom. Right now more than 50 million Nigerian adults are at the whim of chance and the informal economy. With access to digital financial tools, they can cope better with disaster that threatens to wipe them out, build assets and a credit history and gradually lift themselves out of poverty,” he said.

Mr. Gates urged the government to consider the impact this would have on businesses.

He said of the 37 million micro, small and medium enterprises in Nigeria, more than 99 per cent are micro and their lack of access to finance is a leading reason why their businesses cannot grow.

He said estimates reveals that digital financial services will create a 12.4 per cent increase in Nigeria’s GDP by 2025. Meanwhile, oil accounts for about 10 per cent of Nigeria’s GDP.

“Imagine adding another oil sector and then some of the economy, but one whose benefit spread far and wide and would reach almost every single Nigerian. There is another benefit to digital financial services that will make everything I’m urging you to do much easier. It will vastly improve the government’s ability to tax and spend efficiently.”

He commended the government for “some effort to fill these gaps”, with more investment and series of smart policies to encourage private sector investment.

He urged the government to do more because “these reforms lay the foundation for a booming agricultural sector that feeds the country, helps end chronic malnutrition and lift up tens of millions of smallholder farmers”.

The Vice President, in his remark said not only is the government aware of these issues raised, but it is prepared to take the challenges outlined head-on.

Mr. Osinbajo said the government in 2016 launched a Social Investment Programme comprising a job scheme for unemployed graduates, a feeding programme for public primary schools, a micro-credit scheme for small businesses and a cash transfer scheme for the poorest and most vulnerable households.

Highlighting the successes of some of the programmes, Mr. Osinbajo said the school feeding programme currently serves over 7 million school children across 22 states.

“There are important educational and economic benefits in guaranteeing one hot meal a day to these children, it has pushed school enrollment rate upwards in many communities where it is being implemented, he said

Mr Osinbajo also said the N-power programme has also engaged 200,000 young Nigerians and will be scaled up to 500,000 this year.

He said the government is leveraging on the creativity and innovation of the young people to grow the healthcare and education sector.

Source: Premium times Nigeria

My Opinion

It is evident that the President doesn’t know how to develop an economy, only to discipline it. And that would be even important to us, if discipline alone could grow the economy. But it doesn’t, so a good listening to Bill Gates’ advice, would go a long way in helping the very hungry citizens of the Nation. This would have been a good advice for someone who is actually looking to develop the Country, but we can’t say for sure if this is the plan of our Government. No one assists the poor and striving citizens,  all attentions,favours, gifts,  go to the rich and powerful, who no longer need these things to survive.

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“He lied” Thailand Ambassador calls out Nigeria Minister of Agriculture Ogbeh.

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Wattana Kunwongse, Thailand’s ambassador to Nigeria, has faulted a claim reportedly made by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, that Thailand accused Nigeria of being responsible for the collapse of its seven rice mills following the drastic fall in rice importation from the country.

The ambassador, in a letter sent to PremiumTimes on Tuesday, described the minister’s claim as “misleading and a distortion of the actual discussion that transpired between them”.

The minister had been quoted as saying: “just like two weeks ago, the Ambassador of Thailand came to my office and said to me that we have really ‘dealt’ with them.
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But I asked what did we do wrong and he said unemployment in Thailand was one of the lowest in the world, 1.2 per cent, it has gone up to four per cent because seven giant rice mills have shut down because Nigeria’s import has fallen by 95 per cent on rice alone”.

However, the diplomat said Mr. Ogbeh may have lied. “The report is not only misleading but a distortion of the actual conversation between myself and the honourable Minister on 30th January 2018, which was nothing short of positivity and optimism on both sides.

During which I praised President Buhari’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), the essence of which is the endeavour to move the country to a self-sufficiency and export-oriented economy.”

He added that the report could not have been farther from the truth as Thailand’s official figures demonstrate that its rice export to the world in 2017 reached 11.48 million tons worth $5.1 billion.

“Thailand’s rice export to the world in 2017 (January-December 2017) reached 11.48 million tons equalising to $5.1 billion (USD), a 15.54% increase compared to previous years, which is one of the highest figures on the history Thailand’s rice exportation. There is no proof of any shutdown of Thailand’s major rice mills,” he said.

My Opinion:

This is pretty much embarrassing enough, that it doesn’t need my Opinion.

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How efficient is your Kitchen to Garden relationship?

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You might not belief this, but I have immense respect for people who always have a good kitchen to garden relationship. The fact that they can harvest things from that garden and walk straight into the kitchen to have it freshly prepared. I respect this people enough, and I love it.

The waste you get from you kitchen, can be grown. The seed from your tomatoes, pepper,and many other fruits and vegetables that can be regrown. Some will say that they don’t have any garden to thrown their seeds into for it to grow, but people have come up with other ideas.

Get a flower pot and fill with up with good soil like I do, and then you can pour in all the seeds that come from your kitchen. You will be surprised at how much growth they can attain.

Your Job is to simply pour them out on the soil, and let nature do the rest. You will be impressed to see how much growth this things can do. You will feel fulfilled and it just might become a hobby for you. Imagine taking fresh fruits and vegetables from your backyard for your children’s meal. You are living a healthy life, and even eating a healthy meal. The hobby that you just might enjoy till the day you die. It helps your health and mental health. Helping something grow, no matter what, will give you a sense of satisfaction and importance. Try it today, and see the unforgettable impact.

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Nigeria becomes the second largest tomato producing Country in Africa.

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With our love of tomatoes consumption as Nigerians, it was a matter of time before we became biggest producers of it. The pride of the red colour in our food, is something the world is accepting from us.  Nigeria has been considered the second largest producer of tomatoes in Africa behind Egypt, and 14th in the world.

But this was not the interesting case here. While we produce fresh tomatoes for our sauce, rice, salad, soups, basically everything we consume on a daily basis in the Country, but the sad thing is that the  country Nigeria, even though the second largest producers of tomatoes, is also the world’s largest importer of tomato paste.
Has the same way we handle our crude and refined oil, been applied to our fresh tomatoes and tomato paste.? Other wise if we produce this much tomatoes in the Country, then the hard part is over. The easier side is to purchase the machines, needed to change it to a paste,package, and sell it to the already established market. Why do we intentionally torture our selves as Africans? We all know the right thing to do, but no one cares to do it.

Why then will you produce this much tomatoes and sell  to other countries and still go back to buy the product in refined form that is In a grinded form,and you expect other people to respect you?

This is the action of mentally deficient fellow. You would rather buy back your own thing, because you belief you can’t do it like they do, or because you are simply mental and physically for no reason.

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What you didn’t know about being a Vegetarian in Nigeria.

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So guys, happy Christmas Eve yehhhhhhhh. It is one day to Christmas and we are incredibly grateful for life. 💃🏾💃🏾So with that said, I wish to say thank you to you all, who are at the prime of  your holidays and have decided to spend some of it on my blog. Thank you for dropping by, I appreciate that. And please,don’t forget to subscribe to ObyOrijiblog right there 👈🏽. Thank you

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Vegetarians in Nigeria

So, back to the main issue. Many have been  fast to conclude that “it is Impossible to be a vegetarian in Nigeria”, without carrying out any research. Reasons being that’s no one can actually over look the delicious cuisine in our dear Country, and go right ahead to eat the food meant for goats. (In Africa, vegetables are always assumed to be meant for goats) .   FUNNY!!!!

With majority of our food being starchy and Carbohydrate, Nigerians are known to crave for their own local foods so much that even when they are living in a foreign land, they can’t live without them.

We have the famous local Nigerian meals that most Nigerian kids grew up eating, that they can’t  have anything  other than  what they Have known all their lives. These are known as the specialist type of humans, who love to remain in their comfort zone, never ready to take risk or try new things, and must have a routine to follow in live. And from research, these type of people, are known to easily go into extinction. Lol “this hypothesis, is actually meant for animals, and not humans” 🤓😝

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Vegetarians in Nigeria

Some other people sing it like a song to whoever cares to listen, that in as much as they are obsessed with their Nigerian foods, they are equally open minded to new foods and new ideas even, even if they have to later on, go back to eat their Nigerian meal.

I have a sister who travel the world, but whole there, She is compelled to  go in search of a Nigerian restaurant in all of theses big cities of the world, just to get an expensive Eba and Egusi soup. When ever she converts the money she just paid for a plate of Eba, to that of our Nigerian currency, it will surprise you to know that you would have been able to throw a birthday party for a One year old birthday party in the 90s. Not today parents though, because parents today, are always extra with birthday parties for their kids when they turn one.

We have asked a hand full of our fellow Nigerians even those who are mixed, what their favorite meal is.  And most of them say they cannot go a week without  having Eba or any other  kind of swallow in their system. (Swallow = edible mound balls made with Nigerian food)

This is to show that the fact that Nigerians are obsessed with their own food can never be over emphasized. For this reason, it is always hard mostly impossible, to see a Nigerian who is a vegetarian.  It is more common among those  who have lived or still live abroad in the diaspora, or undergoing a weight loss journey.

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Vegetarians in Nigeria

Now, for the small percent of people who are vegetarians in Nigeria, this is what you should know about your food.

The first thing to know Is that vegetables in Nigeria, are actually surprisingly  affordable in Nigeria. They are sold as low as N50 Naira in batches, and  N50 is not even as much as a dollar. It is 10% or less of a dollar ($1=N362), which means that you can get N50 worth of lettuce, Ugu, carrot, and many others from your Nigerian markets, to get your desired meal. I am not even conversant with the dishes of a vegetarian. But I very well know that Vegetables  are grown in large quantity here in Nigeria, precisely Jos Plateau state.  This is the reason why they are relatively affordable in Nigeria. Even though  other foods are a lot cheaper for people who are not vegetarians, which is the  reason why they just stick to the non- vegetarian  life style, they are sure of.

But this is to show that you can be a vegetarian in Nigeria. So please don’t conclude other wise.

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