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North-East On the Brink of Catastrophic Food Crisis, Says UN

North-East On the Brink of Catastrophic Food Crisis, Says UN

The United Nations has raised the alarm that North-eastern Nigeria is on the brink of catastrophic food insecurity as 4.4 million people in the area are expected to face critical food shortages. A statement issued yesterday by the United Nation Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) said: “In North-east Nigeria, the outlook is […]

Easy Sources of Protein You Might Be Overlooking and Shouldn’t

Easy Sources of Protein You Might Be Overlooking and Shouldn’t

Have you seen the recent headlines about canned tuna losing its popularity? This high-quality, convenient form of protein has seen sales drop by 40% in recent years, according to the USDA. Apparently, this is largely due to millennials not buying it, because they favor fresher fare. If you also prefer to pass on canned tuna, you may be looking for […]

COVID-19 and Your Nutrition

COVID-19 and Your Nutrition

The importance of a healthy body system and well-being cannot be overemphasized. And this is largely influenced by the substances we consume, particularly food. Eating healthy meals tend to boost the body’s immune system. And as a result, it produces antibodies that fight diseases. It has not been established that COVID-19 can be spread through […]

Seven Facts On Global Hunger As World Food Programme Wins Nobel

Seven Facts On Global Hunger As World Food Programme Wins Nobel

The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger around the world and improve conditions for peace in areas affected by conflict. For more than 50 years the WFP has worked to improve food security around the world, but conflict, climate shocks and […]

IMF Raises Aid To U.S.$4.5 Billion

IMF Raises Aid To U.S.$4.5 Billion

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved Angola’s request for increased financial assistance and immediately disbursed USD one billion. This measure brings the total assistance programme to almost USD 4.5 billion, a statement from the international financial body noted. According to the fund, this third positive assessment of financial assistance is given under the […]

Food Insecurity In Africa

Food Insecurity In Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown measures have had a huge negative impact on producers and consumers. Food production has been disrupted, and incomes have been lost. But a far more devastating welfare consequence of the pandemic could be reduced access to food. A potential rise in food insecurity is a key policy point for many countries. The World […]

How To Boost Your Immune System Against COVID-19

How To Boost Your Immune System Against COVID-19

With COVID-19 still a threat and the flu, common cold, and other bugs lurking, you want to make sure your immune system is ready to mount a strong defense and keep you from getting sick. “The best strategy at this point is two-fold: both prevention of infection and strengthening the immune system,” Valerie LeComte, DO, an […]

The Story Corner : The Good Cook

The Story Corner :  The Good Cook

On the streets of twitter, something is happening. Peradventure, you aren’t abreast of what is happening, I shall tell you.  So, about two days ago, one of the most reverend pastors in Nigeria, took to his twitter page and advised his sons not to marry a woman who cannot cook cos it’s not every time […]

World Food Day : Global Index Finds Climate Change Driving ‘Alarming’ Hunger Levels

World Food Day : Global Index Finds Climate Change Driving ‘Alarming’ Hunger Levels

Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being […]

‘Immigrant Food Has Been Embraced, I Want This Country To Embrace The Immigrant Too’ – Asma Khan

‘Immigrant Food Has Been Embraced, I Want This Country To Embrace The Immigrant Too’ – Asma Khan

When Asma Khan first arrived in Britain from India to join her husband in 1991, the racism was so bad she had to learn to cycle fast to avoid being hit by the bottles lobbed at her. Now, the award-winning chef is using her success in London – where her restaurant has a celebrity clientele […]

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