Wednesday, 28 May 2014


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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Agriculture products

PRODUCTS TO YOU (OUR ESTEEMED CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE) AT COMPETITIVE PRICES.                                                     
Dear Sir/Madam,                                                                                                                
Please permit me to introduce our company to you. We are;TAYE AGRO-ALLIED
MULTI-PURPOSE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD,is one of the leading Export and Import
service provider in Nigeria.We are involved in International Trade of
Agricultural Products & Foodstuff(Such as,Natural Honey &
Beeswax,Natural Sesame Seed(White/Brown 98% Cleaned),Ginger-Cleaned Dry
Split/Slice,Garlic,Gum Arabic-1,2 & 3,Cassava Chips/Starch/Flour,Shea
Butter/Nut,Groundnut (Peanut)/Groundnut(Shelled/Unshelled),Snail,Hibiscus
Flower-Red Sorrel,Ogbono,Egusi(Mellon)-Shelled /Unshelled,Dried Fish,Smoked Cat
Fish & Stock Fish,Dried Crayfish-White/Brown & Shrimps &
Prown,Chilli Pepper-African Bird Eye/Powder/Red Long/Dry/Stalk,Nuts &
Spices,Fresh Fruits & Vegetables,Palm Oil/Kernel Shell/Cake,Livestocks
Cattles/Sheeps/Goats & Chicken,Vegetable/Groundnut Oil,Cocoa Beans(Graded),Cotton
Seeds/Yarn/Seed Oil-refined/Seed Meal,Gari
White/Yellow(Naturally & Hygienically processed in 2kg & 10kg
bags,Cynide free & vitamin A fortified),Instant Pounded Yam Flour(Made
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Horns,Crab Shells,Yellow Corn(good for animal feeds),Plantain
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Cane,Sunflower Oil,Soybean Oil,Charcoal,Potato Sweet/Irish,Dry Bitter Leaf
& Ugu Leaf,Black Pepper(various origin &
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Works & Furnitures,Cashew Nut/Kernel,Gallstones Cattle/Oxen/Bezoar(more
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Eye,Agate,Aquamarine,Bitumen,Beryl,Koalin & Emethyst,Limestone,Granite);
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Work & Bronze,etc),and  Raw Materials
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Why choose,TAYE
1,Years of experience in Import/Export business.
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of the world.Also,we have reputable contacts in our main Market Place such as
NIGERIA & AFRICA respectively.
5.High quality products based on quality standards set by Customers.
About Taye Agro-Allied Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society Ltd;
MULTI-PURPOSE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD,is a corporation duly and certifiably
incorporated by virtue of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,Companies and Allied
Matters Act,1990,by the Ministry Commerce & Industry(Co-operative
Office-KOGI STATE),with registration number,RC:KGS/20543.We are also Backed and
Licensed by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council(NEPC-Akure),which is the highest
authentic Export Regulatory Body for genuine International Trade Business
Transaction in NIGERIA,as regards Export Trade Business in Nigeria. Reg.
Through the use of
modern automation and qualified personnels,the Innocent Global is fully
involved in the Exportation of Agricultural Products & Foodstuff,Solid
Minerals,Semi Processed Products as well as 
Raw Material Products.
1.International Trade Networking.
2.Import/Export and Trade Development.
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customer requirements and needs.Over the years we have gained the Trust and
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LTD,comprises of Young Vibrant Nigerian Professionals with cutting edge
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Amazing healing power of lemons

  • Lemons contain citric acid which can help to dissolve calcium deposits, kidney stones, and gallstones.
  • Lemons are rich in vitamin C which is regarded s the detox vitamin that removes free radicals that cause inflammation and pain and helps with illnesses as well.
  • Lemons contain hesperetin which could help with diabetes as it lowers blood sugar levels.
  • Helps restore the body’s PH and makes you more alkaline.
  • The peel of the lemon contains a phtyonutrient called tangeretin which has been proven to be helpful for brain disorders.
  • Rutin can be found in lemons and has been found to relieve the symptoms of eye disorders.
  • Lemon contains terpene limonoids which have proven antiviral effects.
  • The hesperetin found in lemons helps with allergy symptoms.

Health Benefits of Nut Consumption


2 handfuls of cashews is the therapeutic equivalent of a prescription dose of Prozac. Inside you, the essential amino acid L-tryptophan is broken down into anxiety-reducing, snooze-inducing niacin. Even more important, tryptophan is also made into serotonin, one of your body’s most important neurotransmitters. Serotonin gives a feeling of well-being and mellowness, or as the Australians would say, “no worries.” This is such a profound effect that Prozac, Paxil and similar antidepressants usually either mimic serotonin or artificially keep the body’s own serotonin levels high. You can do the same thing with your food. And no one can tell us that beans, peas, cheese, nuts and wheat germ are toxic if you eat a lot of them!
Plenty of carbohydrates (starches) in your meals help tryptophan get to where it does the most good: in your brain. In order to cross the blood-brain barrier to get in, carbos are required. So cheese and crackers provides a better effect than the cheese standing alone. An egg or two on toast is better than just the egg. Beans, peas, and nuts already contain carbohydrate, so you are all set there.
Consider that five servings of beans, a few portions of peanut butter, or just one big handful of cashews provides one to two thousand milligrams of tryptophan, which will work as well as prescription antidepressants… but don’t tell the drug companies. Some skeptics think that the pharmaceutical people already know. Here are two quotes in evidence:
“Pay careful attention to what is happening with dietary supplements in the legislative arena… If these efforts are successful, there could be created a class of products to compete with approved drugs. The establishment of a separate regulatory category for supplements could undercut exclusivity rights enjoyed by the holders of approved drug applications.” (Source: FDA Deputy Commissioner for Policy David Adams, at the Drug Information Association Annual Meeting, July 12, 1993)
Here are 15 other Amazing Health Benefits Of Cashew Nuts
Who doesn’t know about cashew nuts? Caju is what we call them in India. We use them mostly in sweets and children love to eat them as they are. They are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals which are required for the normal functioning of the body. They actually belong to Brazil but Portuguese brought them to India in the 16th century. The kidney shaped or bean shaped nuts have many health benefits, a few of which are presented below:
1. Prevents Cancer:
Proanthocyanidins are a class of flavonols which fight against tumor cells by stopping them to divide further. These proanthocyanidins and high copper content in cashew nuts help fight against cancerous cells and keeps you away from colon cancer. This is one of the major cashew nut benefits.
2. Healthy Heart:
Cashews contain low fat content when compared to other nuts and that too in the oleic acid form which is very healthy for heart. They are cholesterol free and the antioxidants present keeps you away from heart diseases.
3. Lowers High Blood Pressure:
Cashew nuts lower your blood pressure with the help of magnesium present in them.
4. Helps Hair:
Copper is the mineral which helps your hair get that color. So if you take cashews which are full of copper content, you can get that black hair that you always wished for.
5. Healthy Bones:
Like calcium, magnesium is also important for bone health which is the main content in cashew nuts.
6. Healthy Nerves:
Magnesium is stored on the bones surface which prevents calcium from entering the nerve cells and thus keeps the blood vessels and muscles relaxed. Insufficient amount of magnesium can lead calcium to enter the blood vessels leading them to contract. It also leads to high blood pressure, migraine headache etc.
7. Prevents Gallstones:
Daily intake of cashewnut can reduce the risk of developing gallstones up to 25%.
8. Helps in Weight Loss:
Even though cashew nuts are considered as fats, it contains good cholesterol. So contrary to popular belief, those who eat cashews at least twice a week gain less weight when compared to those who eat less.
9. Anti-oxidants:
Selenium, copper, magnesium etc. act as co-factors for many enzymes.
10. Helps Digestion:
Cashew nuts help in growth and development, nucleic acid synthesis and digestion.
11. High on Vitamins:
Cashew nuts are rich in vitamins like riboflavin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, niacin etc. These vitamins keep you safe from sideroblastic anemia, pellagra, etc.
12. Healthy Gums and Teeth:
As mentioned before, the magnesium content present in cashew nuts is very good for bones. So it gives healthy teeth as well as strong gums to hold them.
13. Pleasant sleep:
After menopause, these cashew nuts can give you relaxed and pleasant sleep during nights.
14. Free Radicals:
Cashew nuts help our body to utilize iron properly and eliminate free radicals which cause health problems.
15. Macular Degeneration:
Cashew nuts have the ability to filter Sun’s UV rays and protect us from macular degeneration.
Now that you know the health benefits of Cashew nuts, ensure that you eat a few once every week I am sure you already love them.

15 Amazing Health Benefits Of Cashew Nuts

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A young single preacher took his first part-time church while he was going to seminary. He preached a message one Sunday called, “10 Facts On How To Raise Perfect Children.” A few years later, he got married and they had their first child. He pulled out the old sermon to preach it again, but decided to retitle it, “10 Suggestions on How to Raise Healthy Children.” After the second child was born a couple of years later, it was time to preach it again. This time he titled it, “10 Possibilities for Parenting Children.” Well, the third child came. This time he revised the whole thing and called it “10 Prayers for Parents.” Several years later when they became teen-agers, he burned the message and wrote a new one simply titled, “Help Me Jesus.” By no stretch of the imagination is parenting an easy job. While parenting can be one of the biggest blessings God gives us, it can also be one of the most frustrating. When parents leave the hospital with their newborn babies, they aren’t given an instruction manual. At least we aren’t given one by the hospital. But God’s Word gives very specific instructions on how to raise our children the right way. That is what we’re looking at this morning. We’re looking at this very familiar passage that we love to pull out on our kids every time they mess up. But they aren’t the only ones this passage speaks to. Be careful mom’s and dad’s when you start to poke them with that elbow. Because this passage pokes an elbow in all our ribs. In it, Paul continues with the subject of submission that he started back in verse 21. Except here he does it in the context of the parent / child relationship. Some of you might think this message doesn’t apply to you. But, guess what? You’re wrong. Everyone here is either a parent or a child. All of us are in different stages of our lives, but so were the Ephesian Christians Paul was writing to. Remember that his teaching on parents and children is in the bigger context of verse 21 that we looked at a couple of weeks ago. All Christians should be filled with the Spirit. And in order to be filled with the Spirit, we must submit to one another. The first picture of submitting to one another he gave us was the marriage relationship. This morning we’re looking at the second picture—the parent/child relationship. The next time you find yourself complaining about the way kids act today, I want you to ask yourself a question—is that the way I act in the church? Do I act spoiled rotten and selfish? Do I throw a tantrum when things don’t go how I think they should? See, even though these verses talk specifically about parents and children, in reality they talk to each of us. We’re going to be looking at the two requirements for having a Spirit-filled home. Whether it’s the family that lives under the roof of your

Top 10 sermons on Genesis 1

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided [a]the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. [b]And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a [c]firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth [d]grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide [e]the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light [f]to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the [g]moving [h]creature that hath life, and [i]fowl that may fly above the earth in the [j]open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that [k]moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb [l]bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree [m]yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is [n]life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

How One Preacher Responds to the Faith vs. Science Debate: E

For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). And, “The just shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11).
Some fellow writing in to our local paper thought he was slamming Christians when he said, “Religious people do everything by faith; science deals with hard facts.”
Give them credit. When I wrote a response to that slanderous statement, the editors ran my letter.
The simple fact is everyone on the planet lives by faith.

LIFE Is A Faith Thing, For Everyone.

We wake up in the morning without a thought as to whether the air in the room will be breathable and the oxygen in the air will be sufficient for everyone on the planet. Without a conscious effort and no hesitation or doubt, we inhale and begin to stir and head to the bathroom, where we turn on the faucet. We have never been to the water filtration plant and have no knowledge of all the steps unseen people there take to purify the water, making it safe for us to bathe in and even to drink. We use it by faith.
We open the pantry and refrigerator and take out foods for breakfast. The strawberries are from California, the blueberries from Chile, and the milk from a dairy in another state. The cereal was produced in Battle Creek, Michigan, and the coffee originated in South America. Will you be poisoned today? It has happened, you know. You were not alongside the inspectors of those berries or the FDA people overseeing those plants or the agricultural people checking out the coffee beans at the port. However, you give this no thought and open the newspaper and eat your cereal. By faith.
You live by faith.

On The Highways, You Live By Faith.

You will pass hundreds of automobiles today, many of them at high rates of speed and going in opposite directions from you only a few feet away. Anything could happen, and has happened. A driver could fall asleep, be distracted, be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or suddenly have a seizure of some kind. His car would then veer out of control and do great damage. And yet, you give this no thought as you merge into interstate traffic.
You drive by faith.
Even with excellent drivers, something could happen to one of the cars, and has happened. A tire could blow, an engine could shut down or brakes could fail. Suddenly, bedlam erupts on the interstate and bad things happen. And yet, you scarcely give this possibility a thought. You are a person of incredible faith.
Faith in what? You have faith in thousands of drivers you have never seen and do not know, as well as faith in their vehicles and in the system that is supposed to keep them in good repair.

You Have Faith In The Medical System.

You go to a doctor whom you have never met who diagnoses a problem you’ve never heard of. They give you a prescription you cannot read, which you take to a pharmacy where you never see the druggist. Later, you open the dispenser and take out a pill you do not recognize and, following the directions on the label, you open wide and swallow.
You have incredible faith, my friend. Admirable faith.
When your doctor prescribes tests, you obediently submit to the battery of procedures in some unfamiliar building where strange machines probe your body and invade your orifices. Later, when the doctor produces odd-looking printouts and describes some foreign-sounding condition you’ve never heard of, you agree to go into the hospital for surgery. People you do not know and have never met will take you to the edge of death, do life-threatening things to the inside of your body and (hopefully) bring you back again.
Tell me you don’t live by faith! What a joke.

Everyone Who Goes Into A Restaurant Lives By Faith.

Where did your food originate? Did the handlers in the kitchen observe safe practices? Do they wash their hands? Did anyone cough on your food or even—perish the thought—spit in it? Did another diner reject the plate you are now being served? Did that steak fall on the floor in the kitchen and they merely picked it up again and replaced it on the plate? You have no way of knowing.
When was the last time the health department inspected this restaurant? What grade did they receive? Have they done anything about their cockroach problem? Are the floors and countertops clean?
No one—well, not one person in a thousand—checks out these things. We live by faith.
Well, we could go on like this all day.
Schools: We do not check out each teacher of our children or monitor everything that goes on in the classroom or the playground. We take a major chance when we allow strangers to teach our children. It’s called faith.
Churches: Your kids are traveling with the youth minister to that distant event. Is he trustworthy? Will everyone be kept safe? Is the church van road-worthy? Is the driver attentive? Are the pastors and the teachers of your church people of integrity? You have faith that they are.
Police: We give incredible respect and liberty to law enforcers to come and go in our communities. What if they are not honest and not moral? They could do great damage, and this has been known to happen. And yet, we sleep securely at night in the faith that they are doing the job they were trained and assigned to do.
Modern transportation: Trains, ships and airplanes have pilots and engineers, controllers and mechanics. Every trip we make, we put faith in a host of people whom we will never meet without the slightest idea whether the faith is well-grounded or not. And almost daily, we hear of accidents caused by an inattentive engineer, a distracted pilot or a drunk captain.

Everyone Lives By Faith. Everyone On The Planet.

There are questions, however, that should be asked and issues that need clarifying...
1. We live by faith, but faith in whom?
2. Is our faith well-founded or are we giving blind confidence to someone or something?
3. Why do we do a thousand things by faith in people we do not know, then look suspiciously at Scriptures which call on us to place our faith (our confidence) in a holy and loving God?
4. Where did the idea originate that scientists deal only with cold hard facts? Pardon me while I laugh at the idea. No one on the planet lives with nothing but cold hard facts, least of all researchers who are forever carrying out experiments in search of something or other.
5. The question is not “Will I live by faith?” but “faith in whom?”
6. No one has earned our faith and trust like the Lord Jesus Christ. We can trust the One who died for us. And we can trust what He says after heaven and hell, the devil and the Heavenly Father, life and death because of His credentials.
It was to this issue Jesus was speaking when He said to Nicodemus, “No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from Heaven, even the Son of Man” (John 3:13).
Recently, a skeptical man said to me, “You ask us to take everything by faith.  Show me someone who has come back from the dead to tell us and I’ll believe.” I said, “Where have you been, friend? Jesus came back from the dead.”
He did not accept that, which was not surprising. He simply had made up his mind not to believe; therefore no amount of evidence was acceptable to him.
As our Lord said in His story of the rich man and Lazarus, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone rises from the dead” (Luke 16:31). (Note: The term “Moses and the Prophets” refers to the Old Testament scriptures.)
7. The Lord does not require great faith from us. He said, “If you had faith as a mustard seed, you could do miracles” (see Luke 17:6).
Those who trot out that lame excuse that “I don’t do anything by faith” should open their eyes and use their brains. They do a thousand things a day by faith. So this excuse holds no water.
People disbelieve in Jesus Christ because they have made up their minds not to believe. And they do that because to admit that He is Lord would require wholesale lifestyle changes, and that’s what they are unwilling to do.
Truth matters less to them than their own pleasures.
And that is the cold, hard fact of the matter.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

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Support continues to grow for #BringBackOurGirls campaign

Movement to find kidnapped girls stages protest in Los Angeles

Yahoo News

The movement to raise awareness and ultimately secure the return of hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian girls continues to gain momentum both online and off, thanks to the efforts of celebrities and political leaders alike.
Anne Hathaway attended a protest in Los Angeles. She and her husband, Adam Shulman, reportedly surprised the protestors, showing up and leading the crowd in chants.
Filmmaker Ramaa Mosley was also in attendance. She told Entertainment Tonight that Hathaway's "voice was louder than everybody else. They were yelling at all the cars (passing by)!"
Speaking to Yahoo's own Katie Couric, Mosley, who helped popularize the #bringbackourgirls hashtag, said she first heard about the mass kidnappings on April 23 on the radio. "I was heartbroken, I was sickened. I couldn't believe this could happen in 2014."
Mosley continued, "I am completely inspired and have so much respect for the Nigerian people. … They raised their voices up that we could hear it. I am so honored that I could help in the ways I have been able to.”
When asked how regular folks can support the cause, Mosley encouraged people to "write our government, (Secretary of State) John Kerry, and the White House to tell them that we care."

First lady Michelle Obama recently posted a photo to Twitter using the hashtag  #bringbackourgirls.
Celebrated author and activist Malala Yousafzai also posted a much-viewed photo and wrote an editorial for Time magazine imploring people around the world to take a stand against the actions of the Nigerian group Boko Haram, purported to have orchestrated the mass kidnapping.
Malala writes, "These are innocent young schoolgirls with their whole lives ahead of them. They have families who are going through unimaginable pain. Their only crime was no different than my own: all they wanted was to get an education."
 Angelina Jolie spoke openly about the #bringbackourgirls campaign while promoting her upcoming film "Maleficent."
"This epidemic of men thinking women do not have the right to have an education and that they feel that they can get away with this kind of behavior and that its fine to just take a woman to sell a woman, to abuse a woman, to rape a woman. We have to end this culture of impunity," Jolie said.
Other celebrities to post messages of support for the kidnapped girls include Amy Poehler and Alicia Keys.
While many of the most outspoken supporters of the #bringbackourgirls movement are women, men are also lending their voices in support. NBA All-Star Pau Gasol posted a photo and wrote, "These situations can’t be tolerated. Help spreading the message."
 Follow Mike Krumboltz on Twitter (@mikekrumboltz).
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