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    County Spreads
    How do you like to have your bread served? With jam or mayonnaise spread in-between or with some delicious stew? Well, for those of us who love to indulge in some fatty goodness, any of the following spreads should present a healthy choice. Besides, you might find them useful as intensifier or a fitting condiment for doing your baking.

    Blue band: Blue band is certainly not an unfamiliar brand in Nigeria. It is one of the few brands that has so far stood the test of time. This spread which is made from top quality vegetable oil, has low fat content, and it is rich in vitamins A, D and E as well as some essential minerals.
    Blue band is good for kids as it promotes growth and development; adults are, of course, not left out from enjoying its tastiness. It is available in 250g, 450g and 900g packs, and it could cost between N600 - N1,400 depending on the size.

    Golden penny: Golden penny spread is another nutritious one that is filled with goodness for gourmets. It is a rich source of essential vitamins like vitamins A, B6, B12, D, E, folic acid and niacin. Like Blue band, it is also available in 250g, 450g and 900g pack sizes. The price is between N300 – N1,500. It will make a great complement on your meal whether you just spread it on your toast or use it in some other ways.

    Mamador: By producing the ‘Classic spread' through its Mamador brand, PZ Wilmer continues to sustain its commitment towards doling out healthy and tasty edibles – Mamador vegetable cooking oil should definitely ring a bell here. Mamador Classic spread contains vitamins, soy lecithin, sodium and essential fat. It is free from cholesterol and trans fat. The product is only available in 250g and 450g packs; the price for the 250g pack is N350 while the 450g pack is between N650 and N750.

    Oldenburger: German dairy product manufacturer, Oldenburger abides by its rule of making quality consumables with this highly nutritious butter. Oldenburger butter will make such a wonderful delicacy that your taste-bud will find too hard to resist. It contains essential fat, protein as well as other vital nutrients. The butter is available in two varieties – the salted and unsalted. The salted 250g Oldenburger butter sells for between N1,200 - N1,500 while the unsalted variety cost about N3,200. The price is on the high-side, no doubt, but I make bold to say that it is the price paid for good taste + appetizing flavour.

    Flora: I find it hard to leave this (Flora) butter out of this review…the reason is down to the nutrients and rich buttery taste every scoop delivers. It is made from vegetable oils sourced from Sunflower, linseed and rapeseed, and it is rich in vitamins A and E. It is available in different blends with each having varying mixture of ingredients. By the way, Flora used to be a Unilever brand before it was sold off to KKR. Based on my submission earlier; this is not supposed to make the cut as it is somewhat scarce to come by but for its richness I couldn't just leave it out. So, whenever you come across this buttery delight, you should not hesitate to lay your hand on it and savor the taste. The 500g pack of Flora cost about N3,300.

    Summerfield county: To bring this review to a close, I shall take a look at a spread made wholly from plant-based ingredients. Summerfield is cholesterol-free and contains essential fat as well as some beneficial vitamins. The quality put into making the spread is simply top-notch and you will certainly love the taste. It is available in 500g pack which cost between N950 - N1,100.

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    Re: Re: [Review of Always Ultra](lady care & Diva sanitary Pads)

    Stepping out in confidence means a whole lot to a lady. This is why she will always ensure that everything from her hair down to the toe-nail is spot on – not necessary to catch anyone's attention; she just wants to be cool. As such, she is conscious to have the right accoutrements readily available for her use. But it is not always about clothing apparels, pairs of shoes, wrist-watches and other niceties, she does care about that which is hidden from public’s view. This is one of the reasons why she will carefully select a good sanitary pad brand that will not reveal or cause any mess, and is capable of keeping 'secret things’ secret why she’s on the go.

    So without further ado, we bring you a review of 5 top sanitary pads that ladies love to use:

    Always Ultra Thin: As you might have already known, Always is from the stable of Procter & Gamble, a company known for quality. Why the Always brand has a variety of products, we will like to focus on Always Ultra thin, an hygienic pad that has been designed to make you feel comfortable and collected. With its Leak guard core, you are assured of getting up to 8 hours of protection; staying fresh and Furthermore, the flexing-wings attached to it will give you better coverage without making you feel awkward in any way.

    Pros

    • Good fit
    • Wonderful protection
    • Very comfortable
    • Absorbs well and leaves no leak

    Con
    None

    Price: N850 per pack of 8 pads


    Angels Secret: Looking for another well-made sanitary pad that gives great comfort and keeps things tidy? Then you may not have to look any further than this piece from JM Ocean Avenue. The unique feature about Angels secret sanitary pad is the negative ion core integrated into it. This helps to balance pH and hormone levels, and reduces inflammation and odor. And what is even more amazing is it anti-leakage design; it has got seven different layers but it is yet very soft. The first layer is made of 100% cotton so you do not have to worry about irritation. It is also claimed that this pad enhances circulation of blood, regulation of menstrual cycle, and also relieves cramps.

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Efficient Leak-proof design
    • Very soft
    • Anti-bacterial capability
    • Quick absorption

    Con
    None

    Price: N2,300 - N2,500 per pack of 8 pads


    Diva: Diva sanitary pad is another popular one in the market today. This sanitary pad is quite affordable, considerably soft and comfortable. Some persons who have previously tried it have however complained about it being somewhat thick thus bringing about some feeling of discomfort. This may just be an exception as many other customers have shown satisfaction after using the product to keep the flow in check. A pack of 50 Diva Long Slims pads goes for N2,600 while Diva Regular slims cost N1,600 per pack of 10 pads.
    Pros

    • Very affordable
    • Secure fit
    • Breathable

    Con

    • May be somewhat bulky

    Lady care: Lady care is a quality brand of sanitary pad made by Sankin Nigeria Limited. Its range of products entails Lady care Regular and Lady care Premium. The pad is made from cotton material and it is designed for heavy flow. Plus, it is equipped with wings to ensure that it is held in place thus preventing side leakage.

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Very soft
    • Good quality
    • Breathable

    Con

    • None

    Price
    Lady care Regular: N450 – N550 per pack of 10
    Lady care Premium: N450 - N550 per pack of 8


    Virony: Here is a sanitary pad that is currently enjoying rave review for its efficiency in providing ladies with good protection. Though it is thin, it absorbs really fast, and it is able to take care of heavy flow. Virony sanitary pad is also equipped with extended wings for an appreciable coverage. The pad is scented with menthol which may impact anti-bacterial function and also improve blood circulation.

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Reasonably priced
    • High absorbency
    • Good coverage

    Con
    None

    Price: N1,200 - N1,500 per pack of 30.

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    Traders of african is a pan-africa company that source for and supply various products offline for buyers.
    we have soybean available for sale.!

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    Traders of african is a pan-africa company that source for and supply various products offline for buyers.
    we have soybean available for sale.!

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    Contact us on 081003477196 for more details. thanks.

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    As the curtain draws close on the 2019 Presidential/NASS elections with congratulatory messages raining in on the winners and losers being urged to be magnanimous in defeat, we will like to take a look at some of the highlights of the just concluded elections. So, here are six (5) things we learnt from the exercise:

    Low participation
    One thing that was obvious across board was the low turn-outs of registered voters at different polling stations. It is estimated that, barring the voters who were disenfranchised in one way or the other, about 35% of the 84,004,084 registered voters participated in the election. This means that less than half of the electorate partook in a process that eventually determined the political destiny of a nation as vast as ours. Well, retrospectively, one cannot but consider that the sudden last-minute rescheduling of the election [from February 16 to February 23] could have taken its toil on the response of the electorate. Nonetheless, there is no ruling out the fact that a host of legible voters seemed to be disinterested in partaking in the process as they did not have faith in any of the top aspirants thus choosing to tread the path of abstinence. At the end, the February 23 Presidential/NASS election was greeted by poor turn-out.

    The third force that never was
    The likes of Omoyele Sowore, Kingsley Moghalu, Fela Durotoye and some others did their bit – or may be gave their best shot – but it was never going to be enough. We all knew beforehand that each of them will not be able to stand up to the crowd-pulling capability of the top two (political parties/presidential aspirants) but they deserve some commendation for staying in the race to the very end. And though we may not know the impact their collaborative effort might have generated but it was certain that, some Nigerians would have very much appreciated the existence of a third force that is capable of shaking the political landscape for the emergence of a new Nigeria – the third force was just a daydream at the end.
    That said, I do not think we have to wait for years to see that third force. As the saying goes, “the journey of a thousand mile begins with a single (purposeful) step”; these individuals have started something and now is not the time for them to hole up. They have got to make attempts to remain relevant in Nigeria’s political schematics; becoming notable and constructive oppositions [through their party platforms] with an overarching objective of contributing to nation-building. More so, they got to devote time, effort and resources towards the advancement of politics at the grass-root level. Having a third force [that is well-founded and proactive] could be essential in ensuring that we do not towards becoming a one-party state especially at the centre.

    Democracy under siege?
    Democracy avails the citizens of a nation the opportunity to choose their leaders without any impedance. As such, it is imperative that the necessary machinery be set in place to ensure that people freely express their opinions through the vote they cast without nursing fears. However, seeing people scampering about for safety as they were faced with threats while at the polling unit coupled with the burning of sensitive electoral materials and hearing of the discrepancies that trailed the past electoral exercise does auger ill for our democracy – there is an attack on the democratic process. Plus, I wonder if the obsessive power mongers – the political desperadoes – will ever embrace the tenet of fair play as we often see in the game of football.

    The Northern and Southern divide
    The presidential election showed us that Nigerians are highly divided along ethnic lines even when it comes to issues of national development. While the top two presidential aspirants are of northern origin, their running mates came from different geographical zones, and one could see [from the voting trend] that this played a part in swaying voters. But this is not to say that there were no few remnants who were out to vote for national development. However, it has to be stressed that there is a need for Nigerians to look beyond ethnicity in such a matter like deciding who takes over the mantle of leadership. National development is only going to be possible if we, as a people, stand together in unison – maintaining a good bond – to speak against the ills of our leaders as we chart the course for a new Nigeria.

    Upset is possible in the Nigerian political space
    We have also seen some upsets in the just concluded election. The major talking point is, of course, about the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who lost his constituency’s mandate, having been upstaged by a certain Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Another one (upset) is Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s loss to Mr. Bolaji Tunji while vying for the Oyo South Senatorial District seat. Also, the likes of senators George Akume, Godswill Akpabio and Andy Ubah were taken to the cleaners in their bid to claim a seat in the 9th Senate. Looking at the other side of the coin, that these top politicians failed in their ambition goes to show the people’s need for a change. The people might have succeeded in passing a message that performance trumps personality/name to these veteran political stakeholders. Additionally, I feel the umpire (that is, INEC) deserves some commendation for allowing event follow due course in this respect.

    The Presidential/NASS election might have come and gone but with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar rejecting the results, most recently tabling his demands to the Abdulsalami led peace committee and looking to go to the tribunal, more drama could unfold in the days ahead. In the meantime, it is hoped that, with President Muhammadu Buhari retaining the seat of power, the next level promised will be an all-inclusive nation-building [and nation-bonding] drive that put the interest of the masses first above other sentiments.

    Note: These are the personal opinions of the Writer.

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    Section 254 A (i) of the CFRN (third alteration) Act established the NIC of Nigeria.

    Composition of National Industrial Court – The president and such other number of judges as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly

    Constitution of National Industrial Court – one judge or a panel of three judges as may be directed by the president of the court.

    Appointment to National Industrial Court – appointed by the President on recommendation of NJC and senate confirmation. Other judges are appointed by President and on recommendation of NJC – section 254 B (1) & (2).

    Qualification for National Industrial Court – qualified to practice as a legal practitioner and has been so qualified for a period not less than 10 years and has considerable knowledge and experience in the law and practice of industrial relations and employment conditions in Nigeria.

    Jurisdiction of National Industrial Court – section 254 C. The jurisdiction of the NIC has to do with employment conditions and industrial relations, labour. It covers Factories Act, Trade Dispute Act, Trade Union Act, Labour Act, Employees’ Compensation Act, International Conventions relating to labour, employment, workplace, industrial relations or matters connected therewith, chapter IV as it relates to employment, labour, industrial relation, trade unionism, employer’s association. The jurisdiction of the NIC is extant notwithstanding the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, High Court of States and High Court of FCT.

    In case of dispute involving federal government and its employees, the cases of NEPA v. EDEGBERO, KRPC LTD v. ONUORAH should be used in determining which court between the Federal High Court and NIC has jurisdiction. The question of jurisdiction is very important as a court without jurisdiction hearing a matter would amount to effort in nullity.

    Where a court lacks jurisdiction and party bring a matter before it, it can lead to abuse of court process, also non-professionalism and show of incompetence in the legal practitioner. It can lead to delay of justice. It can make the subject matter of action statute barred.

    Parties cannot by themselves confer jurisdiction on a court. If a counsel brings an action to the wrong court and the court denied jurisdiction and the case becomes statute barred, the legal practitioner has breached the rules of RPC on competency – Rule 16 RPC.

    The legal practitioner can be sued for negligence which amounts to professional misconduct. RULE 14(5) RPC.

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    The Court of Appeal, for election to the office of the president and vice president. This is an election tribunal for the purpose of elections and appeal from it lies to the Supreme Court.

    The National and State House of Assembly election tribunal as contained in section 1 of the CFRN (second alteration) Act, sixth schedule.

    Composition – is a chairman and two other members. The chairman shall be a judge of a High Court and other members (two) shall be appointed from judges of a High Court, kadis of a Sharia Court of Appeal, or judges of a Customary court or other members of the judiciary not below the rank of a chief magistrate. Section 1(2) CFRN (second alteration) Act.

    Appointment – the chairman and other members are appointed by the president of the Court of Appeal in consultation with the chief judge of the state, grand kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the state or the president of the Customary Court of Appeal of the state. Appeal from the National and State House of Assembly lie to the Court of Appeal and ends there – section 7(3) CFRN (second alteration).

    The governorship election tribunal has the same as the National and State House of Assembly in section 2 of CFRN (second alteration) Act. Appeal from the governorship election tribunal lie to the Court of Appeal and then to the Supreme Court. Section 6(2)(e)(vi) CFRN (second alteration) Act. It is the only election tribunal that enjoys two appeals.

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    The jurisdiction of the Magistrate court has a flat rate. In Lagos state under the Magistrate Court Law, the flat rate is N10, 000, 000 (ten million). Their jurisdiction is in the following areas

    • Personal actions arising from tort and contracts
    • Action between landlord and tenant for possession
    • Action for recovery of any penalty, rates, expenses etc
    • Appointment of guardian ad litem
    • Power to grant injunctions

    A Magistrate court would have jurisdiction when excess of claim is abandoned. It does not have jurisdiction in issue of title to land or any interest in land; issue as to the validity of devise, bequest or limitation under any will or settlement.

    District courts have civil jurisdiction in north. The Sharia Court of Appeal must be established for the FCT but for other states, it is optional. Same for Customary Court of Appeal.

    Customary and Area Courts
    In the south, it is the Customary court. In Lagos state, the AG of Lagos state is empowered under the Customary Court Law to establish a single grade of customary court. The Customary court has jurisdiction over persons who are subject to customary law. In the north, appeal lie from upper Area court to Sharia Court of Appeal.. The jurisdiction of the Area court is subject to that contained in the warrant establishing it.

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    Section 270(1) CFRN, 1999 creates a High Court for each state and section 255(1) CFRN, 1999 create the High Court of the FCT.

    Composition of States High Court – a chief judge and such number of judges as prescribed by law of the House of Assembly of that state or Act of National Assembly for FCT.

    Constitution of States High Court – at least one judge of the court. If the state high court is more than one judge then all the judges must be judge of the state high court. This is the decision of Oloriegbe v. Omotosho.

    Appointment to State High Courts – chief judge is appointed by the governor on recommendation of NJC and confirmation by the House of Assembly of the state. For other judges, no need of confirmation by House of Assembly – section 271(1)(a) & (b) CFRN 1999.

    Qualification to State High Court – at least 10 years at bar.

    Jurisdiction – subject to section 251, 254 of the third alteration of the CFRN, 1999. The National Industrial Court and Federal High Court are courts of enumerated jurisdiction. Thus once a matter is not within the jurisdiction of the state high court. Despite the restriction on the jurisdiction of the state, it is still the court with largest jurisdiction. Once jurisdiction given to other court is not specify to be exclusive, it share concurrent jurisdiction with such court. Original jurisdiction relate to wills, title to land inter alia. It has appellate jurisdiction to hear matter from the Magistrate (south) or District (north) and supervisory jurisdiction over Customary and Area courts.

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    Section 249 (1) of CFRN, 1999 created the Federal High Court.

    Composition – a chief judge and such other number of judges as prescribed by the Act of National Assembly.. section 249(2) CFRN 1999.

    Constitution – section 253 CFRN at least one judge

    Appointment – section 250, same as Court of Appeal

    Qualification – at least 10 years at the bar.

    Jurisdiction – section 251(1) (a)-(s) CFRN, 1999. In addition to other jurisdiction to be conferred by an Act of National Assembly, it has exclusive jurisdiction in the following matters

    • Revenue of the government of the federation whether it or its organ as a plaintiff or defendant.

    • Taxation of a company, bodies established to carry on business and persons subject to federal tax. Companies Income tax – Federal High Court; Personal Income Tax – state of residence; residents of Abuja are subject to federal taxation but those in other states, Personal Income Tax.

    • Customs, excise duties, export duties, claim against Nigeria Customs Service or any member or office relating to performance of their duties.

    • Banking, bank, other financial institution. Action between bank and bank. Action against CBN relating to final measures. However, no exclusive jurisdiction as between transaction involving a customer and his bank. There is a difference between banking policy and transaction (concurrent with State High Court), policy-mergers, revocation of banking license, capital, examination of banks, fiscal measures are within the exclusive jurisdiction of Federal High Court.

    • Operation of CAMA or any law replacing CAMA. For instance, removal of a director by Federal High Court

    • Any law on intellectual property, copyright, patents, business name, trade mark, industrial designs.

    • Admiralty matter, shipping, carriage by sea, River Niger, River Benue, other inland waterways designated to be international waterways, federal ports.

    • Diplomatic, consular and trade representation

    • Citizenship, deportation, extradition, immigration, emigration, nationalization

    • Bankruptcy and insolvency

    • Aviation and safety of aircraft

    • Arms, ammunition, explosives

    • Drugs and poisons

    • Mines and minerals

    • Weights and measures

    • Interpretation of the constitution that affect federal government or any of its agencies.

    • Action, declaration, injunction affecting validity of executive or administrative

    • Such other exclusive civil jurisdiction to be conferred on it by an Act of National Assembly.

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