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5 Shocking Benefits Of Dates

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Dates were cultivated since approximately 6000 B.C, it is also one of the sweetest fruits that can significantly boost energy levels within half an hour of consuming it. They are a sweet and rare fruit that are used for a large amount of things yet, they’re considered the most medicinal fruits on earth. From the prevention of abdominal cancer to the development of bones, modern medical survey approves that dates are extraordinary. Among the listed benefits, here are some of the other health benefits of dates

1. It relieves constipation

It is known that fiber is very effective when it comes to aid bowel movements. Owing to the insoluble and soluble fiber found in dates, it helps to clean out the gastrointestinal system, therefore, allowing the colon to work at greater levels of efficiency.

2. It helps in boosting heart condition

Just like it helps in the promotion of colon health, fiber is also known to boost heart condition. And one dates per day will help do the magic.

3. It is an anti-inflammatory agent

Dates are very rich in magnesium, and magnesium is a mineral known for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Furthermore, inflammation in the arterial walls was also reduced with magnesium intake. Based on magnesium’s anti-inflammatory properties and the findings of this study, magnesium can effectively reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other inflammation-related health ailments.

4. It helps reduce blood pressure

Apart from having anti-inflammatory benefits, magnesium has been shown to also help lower blood pressure; and again, dates are rich in magnesium. Additionally, potassium is another mineral in dates that has several functions within the body. It helps put the heart to a proper working condition and also help reduce blood pressure.

5. It helps reduce stroke risk

After evaluating 7 studies published over a 14 year time period, researchers found stroke risk was reduced by 9% for every 100 milligrams of magnesium a person consumes per day. This research can be found in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely

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NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely
NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Sunday announced the suspension of the ongoing Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations (SSCE) indefinitely.

This was made known in a statement by NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani.

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The examination body explained that the action was taken due to the closure of schools and the curfew imposed by some state governors to safeguard lives occasioned by the #EndSARS protests.

“Arising from that meeting, the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE (Internal) be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges, occasioned by the #ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country,” the statement partly read.

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

Also Read: #EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”

 

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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