Tuesday, November 30

Tag: Foodstuff

Bandits kill one, abduct scores in Sokoto
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Bandits kill one, abduct scores in Sokoto

One person has been confirmed dead with several others kidnapped after unknown gunmen attacked Tangaza Local Government Area, Sokoto State. The spokesperson of the state’s police command, ASP Sunusi Abubakar, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Saturday, said the incident occurred on Friday evening. “We received a report of an attack by unknown gunmen who stormed the headquarters of Tangaza LGA on Friday evening. “The bandits killed one of the traders, abducted an unspecified number of persons and also carted away foodstuffs and drinks. “However, investigations are currently going on and the police, working in collaboration with other security agencies to rescue the kidnapped persons and arrests the perpetrators of the act,” he said. Also, a source who spoke to newsme...
PDP condemns, demands investigation into Rivers boat shooting
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PDP condemns, demands investigation into Rivers boat shooting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, expressed shock over the reported shooting of a civilian market boat ferrying foodstuff and other household goods, allegedly by a military helicopter in Dutch Island area of Rivers State. It was reported on August 27, 2021 that, a yet-to-be-identified helicopter allegedly shot at a local passengers’ boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State, resulting to several casualties In a statement on Saturday by, Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party, he said the PDP was alarmed by reports of how the said military helicopter allegedly circled, targeted and shot at civilians, who were ferrying foodstuff and household items from Nembe-Bille jetty, in a bloody assault, in which the traders sustained gunshot ...
Boko Haram Kill One, Loot Foodstuff In Borno LG
Crime

Boko Haram Kill One, Loot Foodstuff In Borno LG

Suspected armed members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on Wednesday invaded the Azir community in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state killing one resident with scores injured. The insurgents also looted foodstuff and livestock without confrontation, after setting ablaze some residential houses. Azir is about a 15km drive south of Damboa and is the only settlement with resilient people along the 100km Damboa – Biu road, as over 10 settlements were Displaced and remained ghost communities for over five years. Some fleeing residents who spoke to our Correspondent on phone said, “We are currently taking refuge in Damboa with no shelter and food despite this harsh harmattan weather. “The insurgents wreaked havoc on our community without confrontation and we managed...
Outcome Of Food Blockage Shows North, South Need Each Other – APC
Politics

Outcome Of Food Blockage Shows North, South Need Each Other – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said the outcome of the blockade of foodstuff from the North to the Southern part of Nigeria has demonstrated the fact that Nigerians need each other to survive. Northern traders lost millions of naira and sold their farm produce at ridiculously low prices as a result of the four-day blockade while the amounts of foodstuffs such as cattle, yam also skyrocketed in the South. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Yekini Nabena, the APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary said the event has underscored the need for unity between the north and south. According to him “It is a two-way thing. Everybody needs each other. The north needs the south and the south needs the north. Yes, cattle and agricultural products co...
Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes
Politics

Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes

After about six days, the Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern part of the country to the southern region. It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting. About a week ago, northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country. Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, garri, amongst others, had gone over the roof with many southerners groaning and complaining about the incr...
ACF Asks Union To Lift Ban On South-bound Food
Politics

ACF Asks Union To Lift Ban On South-bound Food

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN) to put a halt to the blockage of foodstuff from the North going to the South. The Chairman of ACF, Chief Audu Ogbe, in a statement issued in Kaduna, said: “Nigeria is not at war with itself and such a drastic action is not necessary, but will only further complicate the socio-economic and political problems facing our country today. “ACF shares the concerns of Nigerians over the decision of the AUFCDN to stop movements of needed food from the North to the South. “We call on the leadership of the union to put a halt to their so-called embargo and blockade.” Ogbeh further said, “The members of the union were said to have suffered severe ...
Northern Tomato Farmers, Traders Lose Over ₦10 Billion In One Week, Cry Out
Business

Northern Tomato Farmers, Traders Lose Over ₦10 Billion In One Week, Cry Out

Following the blocking of foodstuff by northern traders to Southern part of Nigeria, MCI has gathered the traders have lost over 10 billion naira in one week. MCI had reported that members of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria across the Northern part of the country have started diverting their goods and all consumables to the neigbouring countries of Niger Republic and Cameroon They have also begun blocking trade routes to the South by stopping food item-laden trucks from going south. Speaking via telephone, a trader, Musa Tijani said they have lost over N10Billion in just one week and pleaded with the group to allow them bring their foodstuff to the Southern part of the country. According to him, "most of the perishable foodstuff have spoiled...
Northerners Begin Diversion Of Food Items To Niger And Cameroon
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Northerners Begin Diversion Of Food Items To Niger And Cameroon

Foodstuff and cattle dealers across the Northern part of the country have started diverting their goods and all consumables to the neigbouring countries of Niger Republic and Cameroon. They have also begun blocking trade routes to the South by stopping food item-laden trucks from going south. Truckloads of food items from the northern part of the country were on Friday stopped by northerners from entering Kwara State and neighbouring states in the South West.
COVID-19:FG sets up task force for free movement of farm produce
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COVID-19:FG sets up task force for free movement of farm produce

The Federal Government will soon inaugurate a joint task force to ensure unrestricted movement of farm produce across Nigeria. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono,  made this known in a 10-point communiqué issued at the end of a meeting on Emergency Response to COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Defence, Interior and Police Affairs, Gen. Bashir Magaji, Rauf Aregbesola and  Mohammed Dingyadi, respectively, among other stakeholders. Nanono said it was resolved that law enforcement agents under the guidance of the four ministries would set up joint technical task team to draw guidelines for proper operation. According to him, the guidelines will ensure proper operation of grains markets, livestock and poultry market...
Richard Mofe-Damijo Suggests That Nigeria Customs Service Should Donate Seized Food Items
Celebs

Richard Mofe-Damijo Suggests That Nigeria Customs Service Should Donate Seized Food Items

Richard Mofe-Damijo, veteran Nollywood actor has called on the government to ask Nigerian customs where they keep seized foods. The actor wants the seized foods to be giving to poor Nigerians who are on lockdown happening across the country. Also, he said thatt this lockdown would be a good time for the government to release seized foods items by the Nigerian customs. Furthermore, he listed the food items which includes rice, tomato, vegetable oil and other foodstuffs.
Coronavirus: Deji Adeleke Donates N500M, Shares Foodstuff Across Osun State
Health

Coronavirus: Deji Adeleke Donates N500M, Shares Foodstuff Across Osun State

Davido’s father, Deji Adeleke has donated the sum of 500 million naira to the federal government. He also distributed foodstuffs worth 500 million naira as confirmed by Dele Momodu. He made this known via his official twitter handle @DeleMomodu. In his statement, he wrote, DR ADEDEJI ADELEKE CONVID-19 DONATION... Dr Deji Adeleke (aka BABA OLOWO) Donates N500milliion worth of food stuff across Osun State and N500million to FG. MAY GOD REPLENISH SIR...
Tacha returns back to Nigeria amidst airport lockdown; plans on sharing relief materials
Celebs

Tacha returns back to Nigeria amidst airport lockdown; plans on sharing relief materials

Ex-bbnaija housemate and reality TV star, Tacha has finally returned back to Nigeria from the Uk despite the ban on all International flights. Earlier this month, she had said she wasn’t coming back to the country soon because she preferred UK lockdown. Furthermore, she took to her Instagram page to share a video of her returning back to Lagos. She captioned the video saying ; SO STRESSFUL 10hrs STOP IN DUBAI 8HOURS TO LAGOS!! Anyways I’m BACK!!! Deliberating between sharing HAND SANITIZERS, FOODSTUFFS or just SENDING MONEY 
Dancer, Kaffy Blasts Market Traders Using Coronavirus To Inflate Prices Of Foodstuff
Celebs

Dancer, Kaffy Blasts Market Traders Using Coronavirus To Inflate Prices Of Foodstuff

Popular Nigerian dancer, Kaffy took to social media to blast market traders for hiking the prices of their goods and blaming it on coronavirus. The enraged dancer shared a video of food items donated for the less privileged as she complained bitterly about how the price of ginger went up 5 times the normal price. The mother of two also accused Nigerians of being their own problem. In her words, “You people already make enough profit on the goods. This is not just an economic let-me-make profit situation, this is a ‘we all can die’. When you save all the money, I want you to chop it in heaven because you will die with it. God is willing to help us when we help one another. We are the ones in this country causing problems for ourselves. The profit you’re adding more is actua...
How Lilian Esoro Intends To Care For The Helpless In Nigeria Is Heartwarming
Celebs

How Lilian Esoro Intends To Care For The Helpless In Nigeria Is Heartwarming

Nollywood actress Lilian Esoro has announced that her foundation, The Lilian Esoro Foundation has officially kickstarted a new campaign tagged “Be More.” According to the actress, the campaign is aimed at caring for the helpless in Nigeria, from single mothers to widows and also sending children back to school. Read her post below: You all know how i feel about LENDING A HAND, GIVING BACK, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT and the zeal to #BECOMEMORE. It saddens my heart when I see little children roam aimlessly on the streets of Lagos begging for alms so that they can feed. I am torn apart when I hear stories of how WIDOWS and SINGLE MOTHERS suffer without assistance even from immediate family members. I feel saddened by the unwritten rule of uselessness and helplessness placed on the handicapped. ...
Governor’s Wife Presents N12m Foodstuff To Women In Daura
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Governor’s Wife Presents N12m Foodstuff To Women In Daura

The Wife of Katsina State Governor, Hajiya Zakiya Masari, has presented foodstuff worth N12 million to less privileged women in Daura Senatorial Zone. Presenting the items at a ceremony in Daura on Monday, Mrs Masari said that the items were donated by her and wives of political office holders from the zone. She said the items included 120 bags of rice, 120 bags of sugar, 120 bags of millet, and clothing materials. The governor’s wife explained that 10 bags of each of the items would be distributed to each of the 12 local governments in the area. According to her, the target is to support up to 3,000 indigent women in the area with food. The local councils in the zone comprise of Daura, Sandamu, Baure, Mai’adua, Kusada, Kankiya, Ingawa, Mashi, Mani, Dutsi, Zango and Bindawa....
Eniola Badmus Spends Valentine’s Day at The Orphanage
Entertainment

Eniola Badmus Spends Valentine’s Day at The Orphanage

Nollywood actress/comedienne, Eniola Badmus decided to share her Valentine's Day with the lovely children at SOS Children's Village, Isolo. The actress took lots of foodstuff and household items to the home and spent some quality time with the children. According to the actress who lost her mum on Febuary 14th, 'It is important to give back to society especially at such a time as this. Things may be tough but always remember no matter how tough it is for you there are others who have things even tougher.'

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