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Man Makes Stew With Frog Meat As He Lists 10 Health Benefits Of Eating Frogs

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Frogs are normally considered as ‘waste’ in our various communities and people don’t look in its direction as a source of food.

One main reason is that the reptile resides in dirty gutters or wet areas that are mostly polluted.

Hence, it’s considered as a ‘taboo’ for eating a frog.

Well, a Nigerian man, Baptist Amah from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria says ‘to hell’ with all the misconceptions you have about frog meat.

He took to Facebook on Thursday, to share photos of the frogs he used to make stew.

According to Amah, who rears all sorts of animals, frog meat “cures impotence in men” and he listed other 10 benefits of eating the meat.

Read his post and see more photos below”

Good Evening Friends

A N O T H E R P R I M I T I V E P O S T

Today I decided to come up with something special
This is a Poached Frog. I caught it from my Poached Frog Pond. This particular specie is edible. Our Great Grand Fathers ate this and nothing happened to them rather they lived long………! So friends do come around to have a taste of this meat. I promise you wont regret eating it.

Please come and join me Poached Frog meat with Rice and Stew
10 IMPORTANT OF POACHED FROG MEAT(NTIKUN)

1)Treating Impotence in men

2)Overcoming Heart Damage

3)Overcoming stroke damage

4)Good for diabetes patients

5)Animal protein sources

6)overcoming cancer

7)Heal injuries quickly

8)Prevent Bronchitis

9)prevent Asthma

10)As Antibiotic
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Food Inflation Up By 108% Since 2015, Despite Billions On Agriculture

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Nigeria’s food inflation has more than doubled since August 2015, exactly 5 years after the Buhari Administration took charge of the Nigerian economy.

This was determined by comparing the composite index for food inflation rate in August 2020 versus same period in 2015. The difference is a whopping 108% increase in inflation rate, in just 5 years. Within this period, Nigeria’s exchange rate has been devalued by 49%.

Whilst the Nigerian economy has been ravaged by a very low oil price environment, since it fell from over $100 per barrel in 2014, most of the reasons for the increase in cost of living are partly attributed to some of the policies of the government.

Since 2015, the government has focused on a ‘grow-what-you-can-eat’ policy, pouring billions of naira into the agricultural sector. Since its inception in 2015, the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP), has received about N190billion disbursement from the CBN.

Another N622billion was lent through banks under the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme. Add the various grants, tax incentives, and concessions, that’s almost N2 trillion spent in the last 5 years on helping Nigeria to achieve food self-sufficiency.

Whilst modest successes have been recorded, the cost of staple food items remain high – galloping in each passing month. Since the border closure was announced in August 2019, the food inflation rate has risen every month, from 13.17% in August of 2019 to 16% last month. It is projected to hit 20% by the first quarter of 2021, when the effects of the increase in petrol and electricity prices are accounted for.

Nigerians have never had it this bad. Despite the good intentions of the government, things have not particularly turned out well. A common challenge in trying to solve a problem is not being able to manage what is outside of your control. In agriculture, a lot seem to be outside of the control of this government.

Yield per hectare for most farming is well below global standards, driving up the cost of whatever is left to be sold to Nigerians. Farmers also face insecurity, flooding, and sometimes famine affecting their ability to plant and harvest. Even after harvesting, supply chain challenges still persist, leaving farmers to contend with middlemen, transportation, and storage. The result is far less farm produce reaching the final consumer.

For items under its control, it still cannot determine the outcomes, and the causes and effects. Just last week, it announced the banning of maize, only to flip-flop after learning that poultry farmers lacked maize feeds to grow their chickens. It quickly granted licenses to four companies to import maize.

Thus, while the government attempts to manage what it can control such as banning of imports, denying access to forex, and of course border closure, it cannot solve all these problems with CBN funding and banning. They are structural, and require a better approach that is private sector driven, yet pragmatic. The government also needs to tell itself the truth; Nigeria cannot be self-sufficient by banning.

So long as we continue to avoid relying on data and objective reasoning, to balance the need for local agro-processing and imports to meet demand, food inflation will remain high and galloping. Who knows, by the time this administration’s tenure is up, we could be looking at a state of emergency driven by a full blown food crisis.

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Reason Why Namibians Eat The Poisonous Giant African Bullfrogs

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In Namibia, the Giant African bullfrogs are considered a delicacy

There are scores of foods whose deadliness equals their deliciousness. In Namibia, the giant African bullfrogs (Pyxicephalus adspersus) locally known as efuma or omafuma are considered a delicacy, even though eating them results in possible kidney failures or what the locals call Oshiketakata.

The bullfrogs are eaten, especially during the rainy season. According to reports, apart from the people who eat the bullfrogs within Namibia, there are others in southern Africa who enjoy the delicacy.

Reportedly, the Nsenga people in the eastern Luangwa Valley (Eastern Province, Zambia) also consume whole bullfrogs.

Bullfrogs barbecue. Pic Credit: Facebook/Gondwana Collection Namibia

While the dangers can usually be avoided through proper preparation, its association with danger is irresistible to adventurous diners. People are generally advised to dine “after the third rain” or when the bullfrogs start croaking and breeding.

The unpleasant-looking specimen grows to the size of a house cat and it contains enough poison to be lethal. However, the lovers of these foods argue that deliciousness outweighs the danger.

According to reports, “The African bullfrog lives in a variety of arid and semiarid habitats in central and southern Africa. This frog has long ridges on the skin of its back and a huge head.

“The pet trade is supplied by captive-bred and wild-caught specimens. African bullfrogs are often called “pixie” frogs, derived from their genus, not their size. It is theorized that a number of different subspecies or species are now sold in the trade as African bullfrogs.”

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Nigerians Spent ₦4.6 Trillion Eating Out In 2019

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Nigerians spent N4.598 trillion on food consumed outside the home, the National Bureau of Statistics has revealed.

This is the highest share of expenditure on food and on general food and non-food expenditure in the country for the year 2019.

Most of the nation’s expenditure came in from Lagos, Oyo, Delta, Rivers, and Kano states — making up 33.71 percent of total national expenditure, while Taraba, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, Yobe, and Gombe, account for less than five percent.

The FCT and 31 states account for 66.29 percent of the nation’s spending.

“At the national level the total household expenditure on food and non-food for 2019 was N40,207,388,459,367 (N21,620,601,543,613.90 in 2009/10),” the NBS consumption expenditure pattern for 2019, read.

“Of this total, 56.65% (60.2% in 2009/10) of total household expenditure in 2019 was spent on food with the balance of about 43.35% (39.8 % in 2009/10) spent on non- food items.

“Food consumed outside the home, followed by transportation costs and starchy roots, tubers and plantains were responsible for the largest proportion of household expenditure representing a combined 24.16 percent of total household expenditure in 2019.

“Lagos State recorded the highest consumption expenditure at N5,068,032,243,934.00 or 12.60% of total
household expenditure followed by Oyo (5.83%), Delta (5.38%), Rivers (4.99%) Kano State (4.91%).”

The last time the consumption expenditure pattern report was published was about 10 years ago, the bureau said.

Item
Money spent in 2019 (In Trillion Naira)
Eating out 4.6
Transport 2.6
Starchy roots, tubers & plantain 2.5
Health 2.5
Education 2.4
Telecom services 2.2
Rent 2.1
Electricity/fuel 2
Rice 1.97
Clothing & Footwears 1.82

SUGAR OVER ALCOHOL, FISH OVER MEAT
Nigerians spent more on non-alcoholic drinks and sugar-related products than they did over alcohol, in the time frame considered.

Households spent N551.2 billion on non-alcoholic drinks, N205.5 billion on sugar, sweets and confectionary, and N150.3 billion on alcoholic drinks.

The nation also spent more of fish and fish products than it did on meat and its derivatives.

Nigerians spent N1.33 trillion on fish and seafood, while N1.19 trillion was expended on meat.

TRANSPORT OVER EDUCATION AND HEALTH
The report also shows that Nigerians are spending a sizeable portion of their income on transportation, than they do on education and health.

According to NBS, Nigerians spent N2.59 trillion on transportation, while only N2.46 trillion was spent on healthcare.

The households also spent N2.3 trillion on education — more than the federal budget assigned to the same in 2019. It should, however, be noted that education is the responsibility of both the states and the federal government.

Nigerians spent N197.6 billion on water in the year under consideration.

 

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