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Nigerian Dishes: MVP of all Nigerian parties = Jollof Rice

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Show me a party without Nigerian jollof rice and I will show you a carpenter that flies a plane. Jollof is bae, jollof is divine, jollof is the food of the god. Everyday with jolof rice, is a happy day. Nigerian jollof just by itself makes the dream of every party goer   come through. The second most poplar reason why people buy aso-ebi for owambe.

When it comes to Nigerian jollof, other jollof take a bow and here is a run-through on how to make this meal we all love

What you need

 

Parboiled rice

Fresh tomato and thin tomatoes

Chicken (whole chicken, drumsticks or chicken breast)

Pepper and salt (to taste)

Onions

Stock cubes

Thyme

Curry powder

Vegetable oil

Preparation

-Prepare the tomato stew. Hit up oil, fry onions , then add  blended tomato, pepper, allow to fry for a while, add your stock cubes, curry and salt to taste.

-Wash your beef or chicken, put in a pot, slice in some onions, add stock cubes, curry, thyme and salt to taste. Allow to cook for a while. then fry on medium heat.

-Wash rice, put in a pot, put some water, then parboil an for some minute. Rinse the parboiled rice and put in a sieve to drain.

How to cook

Put the chicken stock and the tomato stew into a sizeable pot and leave to boil.

Add the drained parboiled rice, curry powder, salt and pepper to taste. The water level should be the same level of the rice. This is to ensure that all the water dries up by the time the rice is cooked.

Cover the pot and leave to cook on low to medium heat. This way the rice does not burn before the water dries up. The rice should be done by the time the water is dry. Taste to confirm. If not, you will need to add more water and reduce the heat to prevent burning. Keep cooking till done.

Your Jollof rice is ready and ready to go down with fried plantain, vegetable salad or Moin-moin or with all of the above

 

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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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