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Benefits of dates


One thing that cannot be overemphasized is dates and its health benefits. Dates (pheomixdactylifera) are fruits of the date palm tree which are found in many tropical regions of the world.

Depending on the variety,fresh dates are fairly small in size and range in colour from bright red to bright yellow.There are dry and fresh dates. The most commonly consumed varieties of dates are Medjool and Deglet Noor.

Dates are chewy with a sweet flavour,they are also high in some important nutrients, and have a variety of advantages and uses.

Regarding dates and its health benefits, they have excellent nutritional profits. The calorie content is higher in dried fruits than most fresh fruits. Despite their calories,dates contain some important vitamins and minerals in addition to significant fibre. A 3.5 Ounce (100 gram) serving provides the following nutrients.

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Carbs:75 grams



Protassium:20% of the RDI

Magnesium:14% of the RDI

Copper:18% of the RDI

Manganese:15% of the RDI

Iron:5% of the RDI

Vitamin B6:12% of the RDI

Dates are a very delicious and much liked food in most of the countries of the world. Dates are used as food in some parts of the world and has a lot of importance is some nations.These countries are Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Libya, etc.

The Nigerian Date palm industry is described as a new goldmine embedded with enormous economic potentials. Besides the benefits of dates, date palm is also very important to the manufacturing sector. Local fans, ropes,Baskets, foot mates, bags, beds, bird cages, traps, blankets, chairs, cushions, doors, window frames, fire wood, etc. can be manufactured from dates palms

The date palm tree is an important resource for people who live in the desert because it provides them with the best food along with building materials. Most farmers do not have to spend much money on the building. Date palm tree is also produced mostly in the hot dry areas of south west Asia and North Africa, it is sold all over the world as a high value confectionery and fruit crop.

Dates have a very special place in the Muslim faith. Muslim fast for month during the holy month of (to learn about Ramadan when a breaking this fast), it is customary to eat three dates. Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) broke his fast in the way in the Quran. The date palm tree itself is also important in Islam.

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Customs Corner

COWA PTML Command Spreads Love to Orphans, Vulnerable Children



Author: Lucy Nyambi.

The Customs Officers Wives Association (COWA) Port and Terminal Multi-Services Limited (PTML) has reached out to orphans and vulnerable children in the spirit of the season.

The women visited the Chosen Child Orphanage and Care Centre and So-Said Charity Homes, both in Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos, on Tuesday, 13 February, 2024.

Donating cash gifts and household items to the children of both homes, the Chairperson, COWA PTML Chapter, Princess Ojoede stated that the gesture is one that is being carried out both at National and State level.

“Our National President, Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi, has mandated us, as our core objectives to make sure that we carry out this outreach to the children, to empower them and to show them love and care”. She said.

“She is also happy that we are delivering and implementing her core mandates of putting smiles on the faces of children and doing this welfare program”.

She emphasized the importance of the outreach saying that, it is their burning desire that all children should live happily and be well taken care of.

“As COWA members, we care with humility, and we want to show that care and love to the children here so this is just a little minute pack of the achievement we want to deliver in Lagos, Zone A”. She said.

While Fielding questions from the women, the Coordinator of Chosen Child Orphanage and Care Centre, Mrs Loiusa Ayuba noted that the home is registered with the Lagos State Government and caters to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children.

“We want to take them further in life, not having a father or mother is no longer an excuse to deny any child the opportunity to have the priviledge that other children enjoy”. She said.

She expressed gratitude to the women for their visit and donations.

Similarly, the Admistrative officer, So-Said Charity Homes, Pauline Okoro, expressed deep appreciation to the women for their kind gesture towards the children, while also offering prayers for them.

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Customs Officers Thwart Illegal Elephant Tusks Export



Three Arrested in Joint Wildlife Protection Operation

Author: Lucy Nyambi.

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, Special Wildlife Office and the Customs Police Unit, in an intelligence-led, joint enforcement operation with the Wildlife Justice Commission, have arrested 3 suspects for facilitating the illegal export of Wildlife to Asia.

The 3 illegal Wildlife Traders were arrested during the sale of 5 pieces of Elephant Tusk on the 25th of January 2024, the 4th and 6th of February 2024.

The items weighing 25.35kg are worth about 16,000 USD in the Country of destination, which is equivalent to N23,520,000.00.

According to the Officer in charge of the Nigeria Customs Services’ Special Wildlife Office, Assistant Comptroller Abimbola Isafiade, “trafficking of Wildlife is a criminal offence punishable under law, and so Nigeria Customs Service will continue to support the global effort to fight Wildlife crime.”

“This act contravenes the Endangered Species Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Nigeria Customs Service Act.” She emphasized.

AC Abimbola restated the Nigeria Customs Services’ commitment to leaving no stone unturned to end Illegal wildlife trade.

She assured that the Service is determined to dismantle the Wildlife criminal networks operating within the country.

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Customs MMIA Holds Free CGC’s Medical Outreach to Mark International Customs Day



Author: Lucy Nyambi.

The Nigeria Customs Service, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, in partnership with Rotary Club District 9110, has held a free medical outreach as part of activities to mark International Customs Day (ICD).

The free medical outreach held at the Medical Centre, Nigeria Customs Training College Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday, January 26, 2024, during the ICD celebration.

While Inspecting the exercise, the Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR commended the medical Officers’ support and the synergy during the outreach.

He expressed delight at the quality of service with the quantity of medication for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The CGC further expressed optimism for future partnership with the Rotary Club, saying, “We hope that this will not be a one-off thing; we will explore other areas where we can partner together.”

He also commended the Customs Area Controller, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, Comptroller Charles Orbih, for the initiative.

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