HOW HOTDOGS ARE MADE

The average business man would do pretty much anything to maximize profit at short run. Basically, this is the goal of any successful business, or enterprise, or industry. Lets look at the sausage/hot dog industry for a bit. You would feel that hundreds of thousands of cattle get slaughtered daily to provide for the large and ever-growing market for these processed meat produce, right? Well, wrong!

These company’s sometimes use pretty much any animal, to produce their processed products and unfortunately, you just can’t tell. What I mean is that if for instance, you are a muslim and your religion forbids you from eating pork, but you love eating Sausages/Hotdogs, there is a high possibility that you have been eating pork without your knowledge.

The images below show the unhygienic conditions in which these processed meat foods are made, and the inhumane way these animals are treated before processing.

A cocktail of animals, which might include dead pigs and piglet, dead horses, dead donkeys and even dead dogs are being grounded whole, using the machine above. Then treated and processed to what we eat. I would have uploaded a video but these pictures pretty much speak for themselves, about the terrible process and steps involved in meat processed food types.

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EAT THAT ONION! The Health Benefits of Onions

Onions, like garlic, are members of the Allium family, and both are rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent odors and for many of their health-promoting effects.

Onions are healthy whether they’re raw or cooked, though raw onions have higher levels of organic sulfur compounds that provide many benefits, according to the BBC. A 2005 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that there is a high concentration of flavonoids in the outer layers of onion flesh, so you’ll want to be careful to remove as little of the edible part of the onion as possible when peeling it. For example, a red onion can lose about 20% of its quercetin and almost 75% of its anthocyanins if it is “overpeeled.”

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Because of their use in cooking around the world, onions are among the most significant sources of antioxidants in the human diet, according to a 2002 report in the journal Phytotherapy Research. Their high levels of antioxidants give onions their distinctive sweetness and aroma. These antioxidants and flavonoids may help promote heart health, reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of cancer, in addition to a load of other good things.

Onions can help increase our bone density and may be of special benefit to women of menopausal age who are experiencing loss of bone density. In addition, there is evidence that women who have passed the age of menopause may be able to lower their risk of hip fracture through frequent consumption of onions. “Frequent” in this context means onion consumption on a daily basis!

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Onions’ sulfurs may be effective anti-inflammatory agents, according to a 1990 study in the journal International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology. Quercetin has been found to relax the airway muscles and may provide relief of asthma symptoms, according to a 2013 study in the American Journal of Physiology. Although, onion is not as well researched as garlic in terms of specific inflammatory health problems like rheumatoid arthritis or allergic airway inflammation, this allium vegetable has nevertheless been shown to provide important anti-inflammatory benefits.

Unlike the research on garlic and its cardiovascular benefits, research specifically focused on onion has mostly been conducted on animals rather than humans. In animal studies, there is evidence that onion’s sulfur compounds may work in an anti-clotting capacity and help prevent the unwanted clumping together of blood platelet cells. There is also evidence showing that sulfur compounds in onion can lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, and also improve cell membrane function in red blood cells.

Onion has repeatedly been shown to lower our risk of several cancers, even when we consume it in only moderate amounts. “Moderate” generally means 1-2 times per week, even though in some studies it has been used to mean up to 5-6 times per week. Colorectal cancer, laryngeal cancer, and ovarian cancer are the cancer types for which risk is reduced along with moderate amounts of dietary onion. For other cancer types, however, moderate intake of onion has not been enough to show significant risk reduction. For these cancer types—including esophageal cancer and cancers of the mouth—daily intake of onion is required before research results show significant risk reduction.

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The fiber in onions promotes good digestion. Additionally, onions contain a special type of soluble fiber called oligofructose, which promotes good bacteria growth in your intestines. One 2005 study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology found that oligofructose may help prevent and treat types of diarrhea. The phytochemicals in onions that scavenge free radicals may also reduce your risk of developing gastric ulcers, according to the National Onion Association.

The chromium in onions assists in regulating blood sugar. The sulfur in onions helps lower blood sugar by triggering increased insulin production. One 2010 study in the journal Environmental Health Insights revealed that this might be especially helpful to people with people with diabetes. People with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who ate red onions showed lower glucose levels for up to four hours.

In addition, Onions are assumed to be able to lower your risk of cataract formation, diminish replication of HIV, antimicrobial properties that may help reduce the rate of food-borne illness, Reduced risk of neurodegenerative disorders.

On the downside, although, not especially serious, eating onions can cause problems for some people. The carbohydrates in onions may cause gas and bloating, according to National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Onions, especially if consumed raw, can worsen heartburn in people who suffer from chronic heartburn or gastric reflux disease, according to one 1990 study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

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Eating a large amount of green onions or rapidly increasing your consumption of green onions may interfere with blood thinning drugs, according to the University of Georgia. Green onions contain a high amount of vitamin K, which can decrease blood thinner functioning.

It is also possible to have a food intolerance or an allergy to onions, but cases are rare, according to an article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. People with onion allergies may experience red, itchy eyes and rashes if an onion comes into contact with the skin. People with an intolerance to onions may experience nausea, vomiting and other gastric discomfort.

Inspite of these few minor allergic issues, why not grab an onion today guys and enjoy all these positive health benefits.

World Jollof Rice Day – How To Prepare Jollof Rice

So yesterday was World Jollof Rice Day; yes, you read right. People may wonder why we need a special day to celebrate a dish that is like pure water to some who eat it several times a week. But if it’s been a while since you tasted the orange stuff, then here’s a simple recipe to get your lips oily and your tummy satisfied.

Ingredients:
• 10 tomatoes
• 5 tatase
• 5 pieces rodo
• 1 cooking spoon tinned tomato puree
• 1 kg beef
• 2 red onion
• 5 cloves garlic,minced – optional
• 4 bay leaves
• 1 tbsp. Dry Thyme
• 1 tbsp. Curry powder
• 4 Seasoning cubes
• 5 cups rice
• Salt to taste
• Canola oil
• 1 cup green peas and carrots
• 2 cubes Maggi

Directions:

  1. Wash the rice thoroughly and place in a pot. Add enough water just enough to cover the rice and par boil for 10 mins. Wash the parboiled rice with cold water, drain and set aside.

  2. Wash and blend the tatase, rodo, tomatoes and 1 onion. Add the tomato puree. Set aside.

  3. Wash, season and boil the beef for about 15 – 20 minutes or until soft (make sure you have enough beef stock to cook the rice)

  4. Slice the remaining onions and garlic. Pour the canola oil into a pot, fry the onions and garlic for one minute and then add the pepper mix. Stir fry for about 5 minutes.

  5. Pour in the beef stock and mix well. Add the remaining seasoning (Maggi, curry, thyme and salt).

  6. Add the rice to the pot containing the pepper mix. Turn with a wooden spoon and allow to cook until water dries up. If water dries up and it is still hard, add some more water and allow to cook until soft

  7. Leave the rice to burn underneath till you begin to smell it. Once it completely dries up at the top, turn off the burner and open the pot slightly for the vapor to evaporate. Your jollof is ready…serve!
    Photo credit: Ingredient Matcher
    Recipe credit: Dobby’s signature

Man On Trial For Attempting ATM Fraud

Fifty-four-year-old Emmanuel Oti, who allegedly attempted to defraud a first generation bank in Ibadan of N7.1 million with an ATM card, is standing trial before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Oti, a resident of Gbwom, Jos, was arraigned for attempt to commit fraud.

The accused and a man still at large allegedly conspired to commit the offence on August 15 at 4.00 p.m. at a branch of Union Bank at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

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Prosecutor Sunday Ojeleye told the court that the accused and his accomplice went to the bank to demand for an Automated Teller Machine card.

He said, “It was discovered by a bank official that the account for which Oti was requesting ATM card belongs to another customer of the bank.

“The account owner (name withheld) had in his account about N7.1 million.

“The bank official discovered that the picture and signature of the account owner were different from Oti’s.’’

He said Oti requested for the ATM card to enable to him to have access to the account and withdraw all the money in it.

He said, “The official alerted bank’s security guards, who arrested him and handed over to the police.”

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The offence contravened Section 422 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The accused, if convicted, may be sentenced to seven years imprisonment according to the Criminal Code.

Chief Magistrate Abdulateef Adebisi granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adebisi said one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused and adjourned the case to September 21 for hearing.

Teenager Jailed For Allegedly Raping His 5 Year-Old Niece

A Kano Magistrates’ court on Monday remanded Musa Abdullahi, 17, in prison custody for allegedly raping his 5-year-old niece. Abdullahi was charged for rape, an offence which contravened section 283 of the penal code.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Suleiman Danladi, told the court that Jamilu Zaki from Kazaure LGA in Jigawa reported the case at Danbatta Police Division Kano, on July 2. Danladi said that on July 1, at about 5 p.m., the accused, who resides in Birnin Kara Village, Danbatta LGA, decieved and lured his 5-year-old niece into a room at their family house in Birnin Kara village.

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He said that the accused had unlawful sexual intercourse with the 5-year-old girl on different occasions and gave her N10. The prosecutor said that the victim was rushed to Danbatta General Hospital for treatment. The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibril ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till Aug. 25 for mention.

Credit: The Vanguard

Man Gets 6 Months Imprisonment For Attempting To Steal Car With Remote

A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced, Matino Jang, to six months in prison for trying to steal a car with remote. The Area Court judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, however, gave Jang an option of N50,000 fine.

Kagarko said he gave the convict an option of fine because he was a first time offender. Jang of Masaka, Nasarawa State, was arraigned on a one-count charge of theft.
The Prosecutor, Patrick Ebong, told the court that Bernard John of the Nigerian Air Force in company of Bature Nicholas reported the matter at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, FCT Command on July 1.

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Ebong said that Jang tried to forcefully open Nichola’s Prado jeep parked at the Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Abuja, on June 28. He further said that Nicholas had coincidentally sent John to remove the car from where he parked it when he caught Jang in the act.

Ebong said Jang opened the car with its remote and dishonestly jumped into the car with intent to move the car when he was immediately arrested. He said that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code. Jang pleaded guilty and prayed for leniency.

Credit: The Vanguard

Opinion: Indecent Dressing As A New Fashion Trend For Nigerian Ladies

Its no more news that “modernization” (Or Westernization) has reached Africa, but the question is, “Is Africa ready for “modernization”? I really can’t speak for the whole of Africa but I am quite sure I could speak on behalf of a few smart Nigerians. Today, let’s have a look at what “brand” of fashion, “modernization” has brought along, especially with the ladies. Let’s have a look at this trend. Does a lady really need to dress “indecently”, in order to be “trendy”?

Modernization brought along a whole lot of changes and for the love of all that is holy, “modernization” is still evolving, with new trends every day! I would explain: If you watch a 60s video (or magazine), you would notice its remarkably different from what you get when you watch an 80s video. While in the 60s, we were cool with Gilligan’s Island, we had to deal with Baywatch in the 80s. BAM!! Semi-Nudity hit us square in the face, right out of nowhere.

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These days, it’s not unusual to find a girl half naked walking down the streets, or a lady bucket naked, having a drink in a party and dressed on something completely transparent. Sure, this is exactly how far we have come. “Fashion morality” is pretty much at its lowest ebb, for lack of a better word, maybe we should say “rock bottom”. Why would a woman just decide to step out in public, dressed in her birthday suit is certainly beyond reasoning.

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In defence of this alarming trend, most ladies claim its “sexy”! I don’t get it, so some random bloke sees 90% of your titties and compliments you by saying, “You look gorgeous”… Who told you that you can’t look good if you dress properly! Thinking you look sexy by dressing half naked is a complete insult to your thinking and an abuse to women in general.

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Trust me, no sane smart Nigerian guy would like to get married to a loose chick, let alone one who with an appalling reputation for her style of dressing, none. Even if they are blinded by what they see, the average Nigerian mother-in-law has got pretty keen eye sight… Perhaps too keen! So after years of indecent dressing and no husband, these girls wind up in some random church, fighting the devil for their callous mistakes.

The average man is born promiscuous and if a guy marries you strictly on the grounds that he sees lots of tits or your fanciful butt, then trust me, as soon as he sees a firmer pair of tits and tighter butt, your marriage might be Gone with the Wind! So you might want to do yourself a favour and start dressing decently, trust me, the right guy will come along.

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There are also some who take it up a notch by taking photos of their cleavages and posting them over social media, just to attract petty attention or perhaps, a little more likes on Facebook on Instagram. In my opinion, you guys are the biggest losers. Trust me, you would get the likes, a few one night stands after a few bottles of champagne, but most likely with no spouse.

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Let me remind you that anything that goes on the net, never really leaves the net. When you have these “semi-pornographic” pictures of yourself all over the web, some sick, deluded bloke would probably have them saved somewhere and even if you take them down, they have a funny way of showing up when you least expect. Hell, if Kim K’s porno clip is still available for download all over the web, who do you think you are?

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If some absurd friend tells you its all good and that its what’s hot in the society now, then you are probably keeping bad company. If you post semi-nude pictures of yourself on the internet, you are even worse than a stripper. Because, when you think of it, the stripper is probably grinding for tips, after all its her job. While you would be snapping half naked for “likes” and “compliments”. It’s not a job, so no one pays you, the stripper gets paid at the end of the day. So who is worse off?

The same goes out to every video vixen out there. If you are going to dress indecently and start shaking your booty on screen for the world to see, at least get paid properly for your shameful effort. However, the best you can actually hope for is to be some rich brat’s play thing. Like the lady trying to steal Musa from Sister Caro. I haven’t seen the tramp in a while!

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One day, we might also talk about the guys who are thrilled by the disgusting act of having their trousers pulled down to reveal their ridiculous pairs of boxer shorts, as a trend and a basis for knowing how the average male’s self-esteem has reached its lowest ebb, for lack of a better word, maybe we should say “rock bottom”.

Nigeria isn’t ready for this kind of development, because there are still a lot of us whose parents once taught them how to tie our shoes straight and would like to pass on the virtues of good dressing to the next generation.