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|Politics / Re: Yoruba As Official Language Of Lagos House Of Assembly! by anonymous6(f): 11:17am On Apr 13|
thats good, see nothing wrong with that
|Culture / Re: Which Language Does The Child Learn First? by anonymous6(f): 10:54am On Apr 13|
Change can be anything, based on your opinion Nigeria's culture could have been wiped out during British colonization and it didn't. Nigeria is evolving with their language's in tact. What you are forgetting is it depends on the parents and the tribe, in the end of the day. So as you said you and me see two different things and were are both entitled to our opinions.
|Ethnic/Racial Politics / Nigeria Repatriates 22,000 Illegal Immigrants To Niger, Chad, Cameroon by anonymous6(f): 5:41pm On Apr 12|
The Federal Government on Friday said it had repatriated more than 22,000 illegal immigrants.
The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, said this while fielding questions from newsmen in Kano.
He said the measure was taken following discovery that some of the activities of insurgents were master-minded by some illegal immigrants.
‘’Just yesterday, 18 of such aliens were repatriated from Bauchi State. The only alternative for us is repatriating them since they cannot regularise their stay,” he said.
He said the affected aliens were repatriated to Niger Republic, Cameroon and Chad.
According to him, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) had taken stringent measures to check the ugly trend, adding that anyone found without relevant document would be repatriated.
“The ministry has, in collaboration with the National Boundary Commission, establish legally recognised routes in the country.
“We have identified 84 of such legal routes and deployed many personnel, especially in the northern planks, where insurgency has become rampant and the tendency to move across the borders is high,’’ he said.
He revealed that the Federal Government was in the process of acquiring appropriate technologies, which would be deployed for surveillance at the borders.
‘’We are also in the process of acquiring new operational patrol vehicles to enhance security at the various borders.
‘’We believe that a combination of electronic surveillance and human component, will secure the borders,” he said.
The minister, who was in Kano to inspect some facilities under his ministry, said he had discussion with the state governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, on the possibility of relocating Kano Central Prison.
‘’We have agreed that I will come back and see the facility myself, examine its desirability or otherwise, for us to collaborate,’’ he added.
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 10:53am On Apr 12|
onila: America gave us junk food
lol, you are right about one thing, America wins first prize in creating junk food
|Culture / Re: Culture Or Cruelty? Do We Still Need Tribalmarks? Let's Have Your Say! by anonymous6(f): 8:16pm On Apr 11|
in todays age no there is no use for tribal marks, in the past it had meaning but now it doesn't make sense
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 7:48pm On Apr 11|
SirShymmex: Food more time depends on your taste and what you like. So it's more or less an individual thing, however, that doesn't negate the fact that some foods are generally horrible.
Exactly, that's basically the bottom line. I was suprirsed to see American food when most of their food is processed, fast food or food borrowed from other cultures
|Culture / Re: Which Language Does The Child Learn First? by anonymous6(f): 7:44pm On Apr 11|
Originalsly: Hmmm...the big picture...well painted...very well said...no room for debate...I hereby nominate you as the Minister of National Unity...with immediate effect!
thank you lol
|Culture / Re: Stolen African Skulls Returned Back To Namibia - CNN by anonymous6(f): 6:27pm On Apr 11|
True you have a point, they can't say sorry for things they weren't part of, it's a complex topic when it comes to who says sorry and who doesn't have too.
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 6:21pm On Apr 11|
|Culture / Re: Which Language Does The Child Learn First? by anonymous6(f): 1:47pm On Apr 11|
I agree with TerryCarr, most cultures are becoming extinct?, which ones, many are still intact today, they are just evolving thats all. Language has nothing to do with whether there will be unity or not, it is mindset and prejudise that needs to change because that is what is causing dis-unity.
|Culture / Re: Stolen African Skulls Returned Back To Namibia - CNN by anonymous6(f): 1:40pm On Apr 11|
I think that was too much for the German government to do and handle when it comes to apologizing
|Culture / Re: Stolen African Skulls Returned Back To Namibia - CNN by anonymous6(f): 1:37pm On Apr 11|
mutvy: The heading should read 'Stolen African Skulls Returned to Namibia' and not 'Stolen African Skulls Returned BACK to Namibia'
well true but is basically means the same thing, it should be returned
|Culture / Re: Stolen African Skulls Returned Back To Namibia - CNN by anonymous6(f): 9:41am On Apr 11|
yup a disgrace
|Culture / Re: Which Language Does The Child Learn First? by anonymous6(f): 9:39am On Apr 11|
HandOfChukwu: Every Nigerian man and woman should teach their children Igbo. Igbo should be the language of Nigeria, Yoruba and Hausa should be secondary and Mandarin or English should come very last. We don't want be like Angola, they don't even have African names anymore they're a disgrace to Africa, they're proud to be a Portuguese colony.
That will never happen because there are three major tribes in Nigeria, English is what helps all tribes communicate with one another in Nigeria when it comes to business and etc but I feel igbo should teach their children igbo as the primary language, yoruba should teach their children yoruba as the primary language and Hausa should teach their children Hausa as the Primary language cause English will eventually be taught to their children as a default as a secondary language. Most of the times Nigerians end up knowing some other tribal language other then their own in Nigeria
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 9:33am On Apr 11|
onila: Miss Anonymous really likes food
everybody loves good food onila
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 9:33am On Apr 11|
true, that's why the list is flawed, I bet the ones who did the list never tried one cuisine from Africa
|Fashion / Re: The 10 Best Makeup Lines For Black Women by anonymous6(f): 11:23pm On Apr 10|
|Culture / Re: Which Language Does The Child Learn First? by anonymous6(f): 11:18pm On Apr 10|
Nigerians, at least majority of them appreciate their language and make sure they pass it to their kids. Nigerians should appreciate this cause many blacks of the diaspora wish they had a connection to that and they don't
|Culture / Re: Which Language Does The Child Learn First? by anonymous6(f): 11:16pm On Apr 10|
|Culture / Re: Stolen African Skulls Returned Back To Namibia - CNN by anonymous6(f): 11:12pm On Apr 10|
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 11:11pm On Apr 10|
glad I did the top 5 black cultural foods after seeing this CNN list
|Violent Crimes / Re: Child Bride Kills Husband And His Friends With Poisoned Meal by anonymous6(f): 11:02pm On Apr 10|
MRbrownJAY: well done but she should have also poisoned her parents (too) who forced her into this nightmare. the guests and friends of the groom had nothing to with this mess while her deluded parents do. as a juvenile she may be out very soon, unless they say she is a witch a deal with her "accordingly".
lmao, you have some points
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 10:59pm On Apr 10|
you have a good point but CNN is controlled by America, most of the time BBC and aljazerra beat CNN when it comes to being world savy channel.
|TV/Movies / Re: Lupita Nyongo's Oscar Win To Boost Kenya’s Fledgling Entertainment Industry by anonymous6(f): 10:53pm On Apr 10|
it means co-sign, That mean I agree with you
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 10:52pm On Apr 10|
so true, lol, thats why when I saw the list and CNN did I was surprised. I have tasted food from many cultures not put in the top ten list that beat some in that top ten list that I have tasted. There is some biasity in that list though
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 10:47pm On Apr 10|
True, and how many people in this world have done that; it's possible but few would take the time to do that without being paid to do it however that is the only way a person can be non biased and do a honest top ten.
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 10:43pm On Apr 10|
onila: they forgot Jamaica
I would have put Jamaica in my Top Ten they are number 1 as far as I am concerned when it comes to Caribbean cuisine
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 10:41pm On Apr 10|
Exactly, and that's why CNN's top ten is flawed. For me for example I would take out America, Greece and etc out of the list and put something else
|Culture / Re: Are You African If You Are Born Outside Of Africa? by anonymous6(f): 10:39pm On Apr 10|
If your parents are African like from a country(born and breed) in Africa then they are African by default but it's up to the parents to raise those kids in the culture to keep the cultural connection with their homeland, some african parents train their children with their culture and make sure their kids marry with in the culture and connect with their homeland; while other parents do the polar opposite and their kids become eventually lose their trace
When it comes to non-african blacks like Caribbeans and african americans, they are african by ancestry and that's where it ends, they have their own culture's now which is uniquely for them
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 10:32pm On Apr 10|
Nazcoj: What of Nigeria?
I know, The whole of Africa was ignored but this was CNN's top ten
|Culture / Re: Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 10:30pm On Apr 10|
Fulaman198: Best is opinionated. This looks like some Eurocentric type ratings.
Thank you, a few I think deserve to be in the top ten but I felt Africa, the Caribbean and the middle east were ignored. When they put the United states I laughed.
|Culture / Which Country Has The Best Food? - CNN by anonymous6(f): 10:16pm On Apr 10|
Italian food has enslaved tastebuds around the globe for centuries, with its zesty tomato sauces, those clever things they do with wheat flour and desserts that are basically vehicles for cream.
It's all so simple. Get some noodles, get some olive oil, get some garlic, maybe a tomato or a slice of bacon. Bam, you have a party on a plate.
And it is all so easy to cook and eat. From the cheesy risottos to the crisp fried meats, Italian cuisine is a compendium of crowd-pleasing comfort food.
Many people have welcomed it into their homes, especially novice cooks. Therein lies the real genius -- Italian food has become everyman's food.
Ragu alla bolognese (spaghetti bolognaise) -- the world's go-to "can't decide what to have" food.
Pizza -- mind-bogglingly simple yet satisfying dish. Staple diet of bachelors and college students.
Italian-style salami -- second only to cigarettes as a source of addiction.
Coffee -- cappuccino is for breakfast? Forget it. We want it all day and all night.
Buffalo mozzarella -- those balls of spongy, off-white, subtly flavored cheeses of water buffalo milk. The flavor's so subtle you have to imagine it.
The people who greet each other with "Have you eaten yet?" are arguably the most food-obsessed in the world.
Food has been a form of escapism for the Chinese throughout its tumultuous history.
The Chinese entrepreneurial spirit and appreciation for the finer points of frugality -- the folks are cheap, crafty and food-crazed -- results in one of the bravest tribes of eaters in the world.
But the Chinese don't just cook and sell anything, they also make it taste great.
China is the place to go to get food shock a dozen times a day. "You can eat that?" will become the intrepid food traveler's daily refrain.
China's regional cuisines are so varied it's hard to believe they're from the same nation.
It's not a food culture you can easily summarize, except to say you'll invariably want seconds.
Sweet and sour pork -- a guilty pleasure that has taken on different forms.
Dim sum -- a grand tradition from Hong Kong to New York.
Roast suckling pig and Peking duck -- wonders of different styles of ovens adopted by Chinese chefs.
Xiaolongbao -- incredible soup-filled surprises. How do they get that dumpling skin to hold all that hot broth?
Shark's fin soup -- rallying for Chinese restaurants to ban the dish has been a pet issue of green campaigners in recent years.
If you're one of those people who doesn't like to eat because "there's more to life than food" -- visit Paris.
It's a city notorious for its curmudgeonly denizens, but they all believe in the importance of good food.
Two-hour lunch breaks for three-course meals are de rigeur.
Entire two-week vacations are centered on exploring combinations of wines and cheeses around the country.
Down-to-earth cooking will surprise those who thought of the French as the world's food snobs (it is the birthplace of the Michelin Guide after all).
Cassoulet, pot au feu, steak frites are revelatory when had in the right bistro.
Escargot -- credit the French for turning slimey, garden-dwelling pests into a delicacy. Massive respect for making them taste amazing too.
Macarons -- like unicorn food. In fact anything from a patisserie in France seems to have been conjured out of sugar, fairy dust and the dinner wishes of little girls.
Baguette -- the first and last thing that you'll want to eat in France. The first bite is transformational; the last will be full of longing.
Foie gras -- it tastes like 10,000 ducks roasted in butter then reduced to a velvet pudding, but some animal advocates decry the cruelty of force-feeding fowl to fatten their livers.
Viva Espana, that country whose hedonistic food culture we all secretly wish was our own.
All that bar-hopping and tapas-eating, the minimal working, the 9 p.m. dinners, the endless porron challenges -- this is a culture based on, around and sometimes even inside food.
The Spaniards gourmandize the way they flamenco dance, with unbridled passion. They munch on snacks throughout the day with intervals of big meals.
From the fruits of the Mediterranean Sea to the spoils of the Pyrenees, from the saffron and cumin notes of the Moors to the insane molecular experiments of Ferran Adria, Spanish food is timeless yet avant garde.
Jamón ibérico -- a whole cured ham hock usually carved by clamping it down in a wooden stand like some medieval ritual.
Churros -- the world's best version of sweet fried dough.
Gazpacho -- it's refreshing and all, but it's basically liquid salad
Japanese apply the same precision to their food as they do to their engineering.
This is the place that spawned tyrannical sushi masters and ramen bullies who make their staff and customers tremble with a glare.
You can get a lavish multi-course kaiseki meal that presents the seasons in a spread of visual and culinary poetry. Or grab a seat at a revolving sushi conveyor for a solo feast.
Or pick up something random and previously unknown in your gastronomic lexicon from the refrigerated shelves of a convenience store.
It's impossible to eat badly in Japan.
Miso soup -- showcases some of the fundamental flavors of Japanese food, simple and wholesome.
Sushi and sashimi -- who knew that raw fish on rice could become so popular?
Tempura -- the perfection of deep-frying. Never greasy, the batter is thin and light like a crisp tissue.
Fugu -- is anything really that delicious that it's worth risking your life to eat? The poisonous blowfish recently killed diners in Egypt, but is becoming more available in Japan.
When a cuisine uses spices in such abundance that the meat and vegetables seem like an afterthought, you know you're dealing with cooks dedicated to flavor.
There are no rules for spice usage as long as it results in something delicious. The same spice can add zest to savory and sweet dishes, or can sometimes be eaten on its own -- fennel seed is enjoyed as a breath-freshening digestive aid at the end of meals.
And any country that manages to make vegetarian food taste consistently great certainly deserves some kind of Nobel prize.
The regional varieties are vast. There's Goa's seafood, there's the wazwan of Kashmir and there's the coconutty richness of Kerala.
Dal -- India has managed to make boiled lentils exciting.
Dosa -- a pancake filled with anything from cheese to spicy vegetables, perfect for lunch or dinner.
Chai -- not everyone likes coffee and not everyone likes plain tea, but it's hard to resist chai.
Balti chicken -- an invention for the British palate, should probably have died out with colonialism.
Traveling and eating in Greece feels like a glossy magazine spread come to life, but without the Photoshopping.
Like the blue seas and white buildings, the kalamata olives, feta cheese, the colorful salads and roast meats are all postcard perfect by default.
The secret? Lashings of glistening olive oil. Gift of Gods, olive oil is arguably Greece's greatest export, influencing the way people around the world think about food and nutritional health.
Eating in Greece is also a way of consuming history. A bite of dolma or a slurp of lentil soup gives a small taste of life in ancient Greece, when they were invented.
Olive oil -- drizzled on other food, or soaked up by bread, is almost as varied as wine in its flavors.
Spanakopita -- makes spinach palatable with its feta cheese mixture and flaky pastry cover.
Gyros -- late-night drunk eating wouldn't be the same without the pita bread sandwich of roast meat and tzatziki.
Lachanorizo -- basically cabbage and onion cooked to death then mixed with rice. Filling, but one-dimensional.
Flip through a Thai cook book and you'll be hard pressed to find an ingredient list that doesn't run a page long.
The combination of so many herbs and spices in each dish produces complex flavors that somehow come together like orchestral music.
Thais fit spicy, sour, salty, sweet, chewy, crunchy and slippery into one dish. With influences from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and a royal culinary tradition, Thai cuisine is the best of many worlds.
The best part about eating Thai food in Thailand though is the hospitality. Sun, beach, service with a smile and a plastic bag full of som tam -- that's the good life.
Tom yam kung -- a rave party for the mouth. The floral notes of lemongrass, the earthy galangal, freshness of kaffir lime leaves and the heat of the chilies.
Massaman curry -- a Thai curry with Islamic roots. Topped our list of the world's 50 most delicious foods.
Som tam -- the popular green papaya salad is sour, extra spicy, sweet and salty. It's the best of Thai tastes.
Pla som -- a fermented fish eaten uncooked is popular in Lawa, Thailand and reported to be responsible for bile duct cancer.
If you were only allowed to eat one type of food for the rest of your life, it would be smart to make it Mexican.
The cuisine of the Mesoamerican country has a little bit of everything -- you'll never get bored.
Amongst the enchiladas and the tacos and the helados and the quesadillas you'll find the zestiness of Greek salads and the richness of an Indian curry; the heat of Thai food and the use-your-hands snackiness of tapas.
It is also central station for nutritional superfoods. All that avocado, tomato, lime and garlic with beans and chocolates and chilies to boot, is rich with antioxidants and good healthful things.
It doesn't taste healthy though. It tastes like a fiesta in your mouth.
Mole -- ancient sauce made of chili peppers, spices, chocolate and magic incantations.
Tacos al pastor -- the spit-roast pork taco, a blend of the pre- and post-Colombian.
Tamales -- an ancient Mayan food of masa cooked in a leaf wrapping.
Tostadas -- basically the same as a taco or burrito but served in a crispy fried tortilla which breaks into pieces as soon as you bite into it. Impossible to eat.
10. United States
No one ever says "let's go out and get some American food tonight." And yet we eat it all the time.
This may be because most of the popular American foods originate in some other country. The pizza slice is Italian. Fries are Belgium or Dutch. Hamburgers and frankfurters? Likely German.
But in the kitchens of the United States, they have been improved and added to, to become global icons for food lovers everywhere.
Don't neglect the homegrown dishes either.
There's the traditional stuff like clam chowder, key lime pie and Cobb salad, and most importantly the locavore movement of modern American food started by Alice Waters.
This promotion of eco awareness in food culture is carried on today by Michelle Obama.
Cheeseburger -- a perfect example of making good things greater.
Chocolate chip cookie -- the world would be a little less habitable without this Americana classic.
All overly processed foods such as Twinkies, Hostess cakes and KFC
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