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5 EASY KETCHUP RECIPES TRICKS YOU HAVE TO TRY  

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Compiled by: Dada Aanuoluwapo

Tomato sauce is considered a very tasty condiment, as it adds sweetness and sourness to many meals. It is often used as a dipping sauce for French fries and other fried dishes, as well as a common ingredient in many recipes.

These recipes are very basic, and you can adjust the ingredients to your taste. Here are 5 ketchup recipes to try:

1. Basic ketchup recipe

Combine 1 cup tomato puree, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Spicy tomato sauce recipe

Combine 1 cup tomato puree, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves in a saucepan. Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

3. Garlic tomato sauce recipe

Combine 1 cup tomato puree, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves in a saucepan. Add 1 clove of minced garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

 4. Smoked tomato sauce recipe

Combine 1 cup tomato puree, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves in a saucepan. Add 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika and sauté for 2 minutes. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

5. Maple Tomato Sauce Recipe

 Mix 1 cup tomato puree, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves in a saucepan.  Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

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Unrest As Thugs Invade Lagos School and Hunt Students 

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Up to 40 thugs invaded a private school, Shalom Group of Schools, in Baruwa, Ipaja, Lagos State, on Saturday.

We are told that students and school administrators have been denied entry to the facility because the main entrance has been blocked by squatters, commonly known as Omo-Onile.

School owner Adedayo Odeka confirmed the incident to reporters on Monday, saying the thugs were led by a man identified as Kaka.

According to her, thugs broke through fences and school gates to enter the compound, forcing residents to leave the school.

Odeka said she is not aware of any court rulings regarding the land, indicating that it was given to her by the federal government and that she occupied the land for 30 years.

She noted that the incident had been reported to the Ipaja police station and called on the authorities to arrest and prosecute the suspects.

She said, “Kaka claimed that they won a court judgment to take possession of our land. I told him to show me the judgment, as I was not aware of any court case, let alone a judgment, but he refused,” she added.

“Coming out overnight and claiming the land is uncalled for.” This land, we have been occupying it for 30 years; students have been graduating year in, year out. The land is a federal government allocation; we don’t have any dealings with Omo Onile; we have all our documents.

“When the case was reported, the police reluctantly followed us to the site after much pressure but could not act as the hoodlums continued with the erection of the structures.”

One boarding student at the school, Success Afolayan, said she felt hurt when thugs invaded the school. 

She added that the incident will disrupt their academic activities as students prepare for WASCE, NECO, and JAMB.

She said, “This is going to affect our education, as we do not know when it will be resolved.” The school principal, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Okafor, said the miscreants destroyed school property. They destroyed the wall and iron rails and burglarized the generator house.

“We were not given an audience; the security agents were standing by their sides with guns, threatening to shoot us if we talked.”

“We were left with no option but to call the parents of the boarders, who live in Lagos, to pick them up, while we pleaded with some teachers and parents to take those who live outside Lagos home with them.

“Our students are preparing for WASCE, NECO, and JAMB; they just came to disrupt the school activities.”

State Police public relations officer Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident, urged the parties to resolve it amicably.

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LASU Lists Dress Codes for Students on Campus

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The Ojo Administration of Lagos State University (LASU) has instructed all of its professors to ensure that they do not allow any students to dress indecently in the classroom.

In a statement by the Acting Director of the Center for Information, Press, and Public Relations, Mr. Olaniyi Jeariogbe, the university said that the university’s vice chancellor, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, is no longer comfortable with the continuous disregard for the university’s existing rules and regulations governing how students dress on campus.

He said the Vice Chancellor on this matter has informed the college provost, deans of faculties, heads of departments, as well as faculty officials at the main and subsidiary campuses, to implement the dress code policies jointly.

The university listed 15 styles of dress that the management considers indecent for students on campus.

These include the wearing of see-through skirts, skimpy skirts, and other clothing that exposes sensitive parts of the body, especially for ladies; wearing torn, dirty jeans with holes or obscene messages about the subconscious; wearing baggy, saggy, “yansh” (meaning bum), low-rise, and any other form of indecent pants; and wearing tight clothing such as shirts and tops with obscene, obscene, or seductive words.

It also includes wearing unbuttoned or poorly buttoned shirts, as well as rolled-up sleeves or collars; wearing a cap or covering your face (wearing very dark tinted glasses); piercing and tattooing; the fact that male students wear earrings and necklaces; and the large number of students wearing nose rings, earrings, and necklaces.

Others wear uncomfortable heels to class and the library; male students braid, knit, and stroke their hair; wear slippers; and wear ugly, messy, extraordinarily fake or dyed artificial hair, dyed hair/lashes/light brown, attached long eyelashes, artificial pigtails, and long fingernails.

The university said all students should dress modestly to be socially acceptable, stressing that any student who broke the rules would not be allowed into the classroom.

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Pediatricians Warn Parents Not To Treat Diphtheria At Home 

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Department of Pediatrics, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Olugbenga Mokuolu, has warned parents against treating their children for diphtheria at home.

He warns that while diphtheria is a vaccine-preventable disease, treating it at home can be dangerous and increase the risk of death.

Mokuolu, also a consultant pediatrician at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, says diphtheria is a very serious condition and not one that they can manage at home with over-the-counter medication.

The researcher revealed this in an interview, emphasizing that the solution to the epidemic is vaccination.

He recommends that parents ensure that their children are fully vaccinated from birth according to the national immunization schedule.

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection caused by a bacteria called Corynebacterium that affects an individual’s nose, throat, and sometimes skin.

The latest NCDC data shows that Nigeria has so far recorded a total of 123 diphtheria infections and 38 deaths in four federal states as of January 22. The data indicate that Kano state recorded the highest with 100 confirmed infections and 32 deaths, followed by Yobe with 17 infections and 3 deaths.

According to the NCDC, symptoms of diphtheria include fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, red eyes (conjunctivitis), and neck swelling.

Mokuolu said, “Typically, diphtheria is one of the so-called vaccine-preventable diseases, and it is part of the routine vaccination schedule.”

“At this stage, it is only necessary to ensure that children are vaccinated according to the national program on the immunization schedule from birth.” Since the baby was six weeks old, we’ve had the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine given to babies whose infants were supposed to be given at six weeks, 10 weeks, and 14 weeks.

“So it’s important that we’re sticking to this vaccination schedule to protect us against the kind of disease that’s happening.”

Child health experts blame the outbreak on falling vaccination rates. “People who live in areas with poor sanitation, people who live in crowded environments, and healthcare workers who are exposed to suspected or confirmed cases two to ten days after exposure to the bacteria”

“In severe cases, a thick gray or white patch appears on the tonsils and/or back of the throat, causing difficulty breathing,” says the NCDC. The health authority says complications from diphtheria include airway obstruction, heart muscle damage, nerve damage, and kidney failure.

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