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Beans Make You Tall?!? Checkout These 5 Facts About Beans



Anyone who grew up in Nigeria must have heard at one point in their life that beans is not only very rich in protein, it can make them grow tall rapidly. For this reason, many people ate beans alot, even though they dislike it. It’s surprising however that some grown ups still hold on to this belief without having made an effort to find out how true it is. To clear every wrong notion about beans, INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together this piece about beans…

– Beans doesn’t make people tall: We have often heard parent instruct their kids to eat beans because it will make them grow. This is false because height is majorly a genetic factor. However nutrition and environment may contribute to the height of a child and both may prevent a child from reaching his or her genetic potential. Environmental factors such as nutrition, exercise, and any underlying health problems also play a great role.

– Salting beans: Anyone who grew up in Nigeria has probably heard that adding salt to beans at the beginning when cooking beans can make it tough. However, there are many opinions about when to add salt to a pot of simmering beans. Some experts say to wait until the beans soften otherwise the beans won’t cook through. Others advise adding the salt right at the beginning of the cooking in order to season the beans through and through. On this one we are divided.

– Beans are a good source of fibre, vitamin C, folate (one of the eight vitamins in the B group) which keeps your blood healthy and helps you grow. It’s especially important for mums to get enough folate at the beginning of a pregnancy to help prevent some birth defects in the baby.

– Most beans contain at least 20% protein and are high in carbohydrates which provides long-lasting energy.

– Some ancient cults who believed in reincarnation, most notably the monastic followers of Pythagoras thought human souls traveled through the stems of bean plants to Hades, where they were then transmogrified for their next lives; it was therefore a sin to eat beans or even walk among bean plants.

If you didn’t know… Now you do!!!

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  1. jeni

    January 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Lies,beans make you grow tall

  2. John

    May 9, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    You grossly contradicted yourself in this post. First, you said, “height is majorly a genetic factor” which means that no matter what they eat or drink, genetic factors have already programmed the height. Then you also went ahead to say “nutrition and environment may contribute to the height” in other words, what a person eats or drinks may contribute to a person’s growth. This is a contradictory statement. What you ended up saying is that, if beans have such nutrients that can make one grow faster, then, beans indeed can make one grow faster as the people claim.
    If the height is genetically programmed then nothing nutrition can do to change it. For instance, if you are a white man/woman, nothing you will eat or drink will make you a black man/woman. This how genetic factors work, except the person is genetically modified.

    Besides, your opinion is baseless. Research has shown that beans have such beneficial nutrients that can help speed up growth in children. Do a search on that.

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN



Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Dr. Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to a statement by the Nigerian government demanding that CNN be sanctioned.

On Thursday, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, expressed that CNN should be sanctioned for its investigations which he described as irresponsible journalism.

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The minister also insisted that there was no mass killing at Lekki toll-gate, adding that it was a ‘Massacre with no bodies’

Reacting to the development, Ezekwesili, mocked the government over its threats at CNN.

She queried the reason for Judicial panels on the #EndSARS crisis if the government has closed its minds to information based on evidence.

She wrote:



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Man shares chat with mother who is trying to hustle a girl for him to marry



A Nigerian man identified as Opata Efungwu has shared his chat with his mother who is trying so hard to get a lady for him to marry.

From the chat with he shared, his mom sent a photo of a lady to him, and asked him to decide if he would want to see her when he comes home for Christmas.

“Check if you will like to see this girl in December when you come home for Christmas or not. If you will like to have her number or not. I still want to show you another person if you want me to”, his mom wrote.

Sharing the conversation on his Instagram page, he wrote;

“This life if someone told me when I was younger that a time will come when my mom will be hustling girls for me, I would never have believed it”.

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