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Investment / Re: Us Stocks Pick Alert by DeLaRue: 10:07am On Jul 08
Please which Bank's naira master card or visa can I use to fund a Trading212 Account from Nigeria.

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Politics / Re: Tinubu's Camp Unhappy Over Caretaker Tenure Extension, Says We Are Strategising by DeLaRue: 9:01am On Jul 08
tunapawizzy:
Tinubu wey dun lose out already...e just dey share rice for Kano for nothing

Way too early to say that.
Politics / Re: Tinubu's Camp Unhappy Over Caretaker Tenure Extension, Says We Are Strategising by DeLaRue: 8:50am On Jul 08
People also forget that if the younger generation of Messrs Buni succeed, the political career of many of the northern old guard will come to screeching end.

Governors, like the guy in Kano, & other conservative political heavyweights will do everything in their power to protect their personal interest.

That means stopping Mr Rufai's clique from gaining control of the government post 2023.

Mr Ganduje will be well aware that he could end up in jail if those people come into power. So, I see him doing whatever it takes to frustrate them. I see him parking his political bus in Mr Tinubu's or someone else's garage.

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Politics / Re: Tinubu's Camp Unhappy Over Caretaker Tenure Extension, Says We Are Strategising by DeLaRue: 8:30am On Jul 08
kcnwaigbo:

So in your mind you believe if elections are held today Tinubu will win in Kano,Bornu and even Akwa Ibom states? What brand of weed exactly are you smoking?

I was talking about APC's presidential primaries. Based on today's calculations, Tinubu will take the majority of delegates votes from the aforementioned states. You expect most delegates votes from Kano or Lagos to go to Fayemi or anyone else from the South as against Tinubu?

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Politics / Re: Tinubu's Camp Unhappy Over Caretaker Tenure Extension, Says We Are Strategising by DeLaRue: 8:03am On Jul 08
No one knows how this will end, but it appears the anti - Tinubu people are not yet there in terms numbers.

They"re bringing in as many pdp governors as possible,but it remains to be seen whether this strategy will help them.

Generally, it appears they have lost momentum. Having Lagos, Kano, Bornu, Akwa Ibom in the Tinubu camp is a big challenge. These states, particularly Kano, contribute very large votes in any internal voting arrangement. Kano's vote is a nightmare �

They may have to use a nuclear option, ie, find a way to ban/make sure Tinubu's name doesn't make it on to the eventual candidates list for their primaries but this may cause considerable falling out in their party.

Messrs Buni, Fayemi, Rufai, and the Kogi governor don't come across as being particularly popular even within APC. Nor are they political heavyweights as such. They're relying on Buhari for their plan to succeed.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Kenneth Kaunda Dies Aged 97 by DeLaRue: 4:07pm On Jun 17
Nyerere there in the picture. Keneth Kaunda.

Great men.

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Politics / Re: Twitter: We’re Ready To Negotiate With The Nigerian Government by DeLaRue: 5:26pm On Jun 11
I was told yesterday by a highly placed source that twitter has been pleading with the government in private for some days now.

Forget about their gra gra in public, Twitter is desperate for the ban to be lifted.

They don't want Nigeria to set a precedent that other countries may follow.

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Family / Re: How To Get Over Trauma Of Wife Past Life by DeLaRue: 1:54pm On Jun 10
Seems odd tha
Politics / Re: Buhari, Osinbajo's Absence At Late Army Chief's Burial: A Major Gaffe by DeLaRue: 11:44am On May 23
SeriouslySense:
cheesy cheesy cheesy So they cannot secure the place wow


I was speculating. I could be wrong.

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Politics / Re: Buhari, Osinbajo's Absence At Late Army Chief's Burial: A Major Gaffe by DeLaRue: 11:26am On May 23
That location yesterday would have been an obvious target for terrorists.

The President and VP may have been advised to give the events a miss.

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Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 1:20pm On May 11
sayso:
Just a slice of the question I asked before. What variety did you plant?. I wish you well in your harvest.

Rosa F1. Sent from abroad. Not sure it's available here.
Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 9:17pm On May 10
Farmerakinloye6:
This year will be an interesting year for tomato Farmer..housa basket was sold 24-25k yesterday,18-20k today and crate was sold 6.5k this morning.

Interesting indeed. With Salah on Wed/Thurs those basket prices could return to around 25k later this week.
Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 5:04pm On May 06
emmaachile2:

What's wrong with mop? What variety is this?

I am planting Jarrah Rz F1 in grow bags though it meant for dry season. I learnt if gap is followed, I should get up to 70 fruits of 100g each. Some get more but fertilizers to achieve this are Urea 46:0:0, npk 15:15:15, mop 0:0:60, limestone with a magnesium supplement like Epsom salt. A magnesium fertilizer will be best if available.


MOP is ok and cheaper. I would use it if I was applying it myself. With about 14,000 plants, we are forced to rely on day-jobbers for things like fertilizer application, and I'm sorry to say this, but they don't follow instructions. With MOP, you have to apply it carefully, at a safe distance from the tomato stem. If MOP touches a tomato plant's stem, it dries the stem and ultimately weakens the plant. Basically, you need a patient & experienced hand to apply it.

With Potassium Nitrate, application to the root area poses less risk of harm to the plant. Easier for an inexperienced person to apply.

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Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 4:48pm On May 06
vonxe:


From experience, comparing farms should take a lot of things in cognisance

1. Are both lands fertile same way? Farm close to each other may have almost thesame fertilty
2. Did both of you follow thesame agronomic practices ?
3. Did you plant thesame time?

Aside,
What was the total N , P and K you used?
Once I transplant am planning to use supergro with both my pesticides every week, is this ok?
Seems your staking method is different, can you please share your method

I think it can be useful to check what others in your field are doing & compare to see what works best. If my colleague's Platinum performs better than my variety, then I'd probably plant half of one & half of the other next time. The chap is also looking to do the same. It's all about getting the most bang for our efforts. We are not shareholders in the seed companies, so no head-in-sand allegiance to any particular seed.


I use Florida weave staking method. Google or You tube search should yield useful materials.
Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:39pm On May 05
There are two plants here with over 25 fruits

Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:35pm On May 05
This plant has many tomatoes, 10 of which are big and chunky already.

Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:33pm On May 05
Picture taken today at 69 days. Compared to a neighbour's Platinum tomato variety of similar age, my variety is only about half as tall. The fruits on my tomatoes are bigger. We are going to compare total yield of both varieties at the end of the season. Platinum is a formidable variety, buy I think my variety will give it a run for its money.

Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:25pm On May 05
One of our zones. We have 4 zones. Each zone has about 3,200 tomato plants.

Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:21pm On May 05
Farmerakinloye6:
smile cheesy nah me get website? Am learner too! Pls do.

Great.
Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 9:11am On May 05
I hope to post pictures of my tomato plants later today. Hopefully, FarmerAkinloye would not mind.
Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 9:08am On May 05
ritzyluv:


Thank you very much. So which fertilizer can I use that has higher phosphorus in case of next time?

Phosphorus is essential for boosting tomato flowering, but there's usually enough of it in a balanced (e.g 15-15-15) NPK fertilizer that you probably don't need to worry about buying a high phosphorus blend. The issue with your current fertilizer is that it is not balanced - the Nitrogen content is too high (relative to the phosphorus and potassium) for the flowering and fruiting stages of tomato plants.

Please re-read my original content, as I have added a potassium element. A high potassium fertilizer is more relevant to you as a tomato farmer in Nigeria than using additional phosphorus as, in most cases, the latter will not be necessary. Potassium on the other hand is key to high yield. If you want to go down this route, try and replace your current fertilizer with a balanced one (eg 15-15-15) and add some extra potassium nitrate or muriate of potash (MOP) now that your plants are starting to fruit. I don't like MOP personally, but it's an option.
Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 8:38am On May 05
vonxe:


I put grinded Limestone powder (Lime) as a basal fertilizer?
Will it do what calmag or CN would do?

If yes, i put 120kg of lime in half acre, is the quantity enough?

Lime is supposed to boost calcium availability for plants, so yes, it can be a good alternative to CN.

Your Soil's PH should determine how much Lime to use, but since most of us don't do soil test, the quantity used is usually down to guess work. Generally speaking, if your farm is in a very high rainfall area, a more generous application may be needed.
Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 11:10pm On May 04
ritzyluv:


I have only applied the 20:10:10 twice( 2 weeks interval). I used the camag once before I noticed the end-rot.
There is no 15:15:15 in my area(I heard it has been band here) that is why I used 20:10:10
Please what can I do?

20-10-10 is manageable in the early stages of tomato plants life. However, once the plants start showing signs of flowering, the high-nitrogen 20-10-10 should be replaced with a fertilizer with a higher phosphorus and lower nitrogen rate. This is also the time you should be getting ready to apply Calcium Nitrate.

When fruits start forming, then fertilize with slightly more potassium.

Dont wait until fruits are set before you start applying Calcium Nitrate otherwise blossom end rot will affect some of the tomatoes. Once a tomato fruit has BER, there's no remedy. By the way, I feel some tomato varieties are probably more susceptible than others. Something to think about in your next planting.

In your present situation, I advise you pluck affected tomatoes off the plants as soon as possible so the plants can grow new fruits quicker.

In order to prevent newer fruits from succumbing to BER, you need to up your Calcium Nitrate (preferable) or CalMag game.

CN applied through the roots is probably the best medium term option but it takes several days for plants fully absorb it, so not idea when urgency is a factor. A faster option would be to mix at a ratio of 1 tablespoon CN in 4 litres of water and spray on top and under the plant leaves. If you're using a 12 litre pump, that would be 3 tablespoon. Don't heap the spoons as that will take you above the recommended dose which can result in leaf burn and harm your plant.

All the best.
Politics / Re: Amaechi: We Have Been Printing Money, But Swore Oath To Lie - Peoples Gazette by DeLaRue: 12:44pm On May 03
You swore on oath not to disclose it. Yet, you disclosed it.

Mr Amaechi can't keep confidence.
Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 9:23am On May 03
Interesting to see that the crate does not have to be full to the brim.
Crime / Re: Princess: Baba Ijesha Licked Her Ears, Pressed Her Boobs, Rubbed Her Vagina by DeLaRue: 1:40pm On Apr 30
So, sexual molestation went on for 30mins and adults were watching from a distance in the name 'catching' the culprit 'red handed'. That's very disturbing. Should never have happened.

The sick man licked poor girl's ear, you waited and watched. He touched her...you watched more. He touched her some more, you waited again. All for 30 mins.

What kind of crude evidence collection is this Basically, they inadvertently facilitated the girl's sexual molestation again.

The whole thing is sickening. They've ruined the poor girl's life.

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Business / Re: Adesola Adeduntan: CBN Queries First Bank As CEO Is ‘Purportedly Forced Out" by DeLaRue: 1:08pm On Apr 29
HarunaWest:

From ED level and above in every bank, CBN ought to vet the candidate..In fact DSS vets the nominated candidate.. This banks have a lot of CBN funds and interventions injected into them moreover CBN is the regulatory body for banks in Nigeria. So ideally, they ought to communicate key decisions to the CBN.



The tone and publication of that letter is so unprofessional. It reads like a rant typical of communications between opposing Nigerian politicians.

The CBN could have done its investigation, compel the bank's response, take action and choose an appropriate time to publicise its penalty.


Rushing out an unabridged, too-detailed public communication in this manner dents the CBN's professional standing and ironically harms the systematic banking stability that the CBN alleges First Bank's actions were likely to undermine.

A central should not be engaged in media wars.

Bank of England will not behave like this.

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Politics / Re: Dakkada Tower: When Are IOCs Relocating their Headquarters To Akwa Ibom? by DeLaRue: 8:12am On Apr 24
Most large oil companies operating in the North Sea (UK/Scotland) have their HQ in London, not Scotland.

Dangote's HQ is in Lagos, not Obajana.

There's a reason for that. Companies typically locate their HQ in the most cosmopolitan cities.

That said, I see no reason why oil companies can't move some departments to Akwa Ibom, Rivers and othe SS states.

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Agriculture / Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by DeLaRue: 2:00pm On Apr 10
hargbolahan01:
hi sir... I'm also planting platinum and it's at nursery stage now but it's not germinating well...out of over 3000 seeds in the pack only less than 1000 comes out
any advice?

It could be due to planting the seeds too deep in the tray/soil.

Most vegetables seeds germinate poorly when planted too deep.

It could also be that the seeds were too old. The older the seeds, the greater the likelihood of poor germination.
Fashion / Re: Lagos Restaurant, Grills By Delis, Denies Lady Entrance Over Her Outfit by DeLaRue: 1:33pm On Mar 29
Make the girl sef look am now.

Restaurant is not night club na.

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Politics / Re: 2023: Tinubu Is My Strong Ally - President Buhari by DeLaRue: 7:51pm On Mar 24
Sheriman:
Baba is teasing Tinubu. He would be shock how Fulani man from Daura will totally disappoint him

Buhari has a right to support whoever he wants as his successor. If he supports somebody other than Tinubu, there'll be no shock there.

What would be shocking would be for Buhari to block Tinubu from contesting the primaries, as his henchmen are currently trying to do.

Tinubu did a lot for Bihari, and has remained loyal throughout. He deserves better.

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Food / Re: The Way To A Man's Heart Is Through His Stomach (Photo) by DeLaRue: 5:35pm On Mar 12
Most Nigerian meals are anything but healthy.

Portion sizes are huge. We eat too much protein and carbs. Fried plantain. People still fry food . No vegetables in sight. Even when there's vegetables, it is cooked for so long, a cardboard is more nutritious.

We need to change the way we approach cooking & meals in general.

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