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Nigerian Dishes: Vegetable Sauce and Boiled Plantain

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This is just simply yummy and healthy. We are sure one look at this, all you can think of right now is how to get this down your salivating throat. The good thing is, the veggies are gradually coming back after a short break due to dry season. For lovers of greens, this would be a perfect breakfast or lunch or dinner. Let’s run through how you can make this at home this week!

What you need for the sauce

Fresh tomatoes

Fresh pepper

Onions

Stock cubes

Assorted meat (liver, kidney, intestine, tripe, etc.)

Roasted fish

Pumpkin

Crayfish.

Vegetable oil.

Salt to taste

How to start

Wash and slice the tomatoes, pepper, onions and set them aside in a plate.

Wash the fluted pumpkin and slice to tiny bit. In Nigeria, women who sell pumpkin leaves in the market slice them but be sure to wash them before you slice.

Parboil the meat with two stockcubes, beef seasoning spice, sliced onions, allow to simmer for 5 minutes, add a cup of water and cook for more 30 minutes. Add half teaspoon of salt and cook till the meat softens (this should take extra 10 minutes).

Cooking proper

Set your cooking pot on heat, add veg oil, allow to heat before adding the sliced tomato,pepper and onions. Allow to fry and dry for the next 10-15 minutes, remember to stir occasionally to avoid burning.

Then add the cooked meat, stock cubes, roasted fish, salt to taste, crayfish and stir, allow to simmer on low heat for 3 minutes. Add the leaves (vegetables), stir properly and taste for salt.

Allow to simmer on low heat for 3-4 minutes and there you go, your vegetable sauce is ready to go down with your boiled plantain or rice or yam, or potato fries.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross

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Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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COVID-19: Cross River Govt Kicks Against Stigmatisation, Urges Residents To Get Tested

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The Cross River Government has kicked against stigmatisation of people with COVID-19 in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu stated this on Monday while sensitizing the residents of Yakurr and Abi Local Government Areas of the state.

Dr. Edu while sensitizing the residents of the area pointed out that the disease is not a death sentence, rather residents should go for test to know their status.

Also Read: Cross River Govt Issues Strong Warning To Biafra Agitators

She went on to emphasize the need for leaders within the communities to get involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to prevent the disease, and preventable deaths adding that testing centres have been established in both communities.

She also reiterated the need to strengthen the health system and promote health within the communities.

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PTF: Despite Presenting Negative COVID-19 Results, 40 Percent Of Passengers On A Single Int’l Flight Tested Positive

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Sani Aliyu

The Federal Government has raised the alarm over COVID-19 test results being presented by international flights passenger.

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, raised the alarm while appearing before a joint Senate committee on health and aviation.

Read Also: The Right Ways To Enlist Nurse Call System To Fight Covid-19

Ibrahim Oloriegbe, chairman, Senate Committee on Health, at the meeting, had expressed concern about the protocols for international flight operations about COVID-19 test requirements.

Responding to the concern, Aliyu expressed that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for thereon arrival in Nigeria.

Aliyu said there was an instance in which 40 percent of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID-19, despite presenting negative COVID-19 results before boarding.

Speaking further, he justified the measure put in place for flight operations, while he also revealed that the validity period of test had been reduced to four days from the initial seven days to prevent repeat occurrences.

 

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