• Ebonyi state bans consumption of foreign rice

    Ebonyi state bans consumption of foreign rice

    Ebonyi State has banned consumption of foreign rice at public functions to pave way for the full return of the popular Abakaliki rice.

    Governor David Umahi, who stated this after inspection of Iboko and Ikwo rice mill clusters, said he had directed persons who cook for the state government to turn to indigenous rice forthwith.

    According to him:”The parboiling process Abakaliki rice undergoes makes it durable, unlike the imported rice which does not undergo parboiling.

    “That is why after six months it becomes […]

  • NAFDAC cautions against consumption of contaminated food, drugs

    NAFDAC cautions against consumption of contaminated food, drugs

    According to reports, the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again warned the public against the consumption of contaminated food and drugs in the country.

    NAFDAC Coordinator in Kwara, Roseline Ajayi, gave the warning at a sensitisation programme for market women on the consumption of quality products in Ilorin on Friday.

    She urged the traders to sell edible products that were duly registered by NAFDAC to ensure safety of the citizenry.

    Ajayi said that NAFDAC was determined to rid […]

  • Stop panic buying, we have 45-day oil consumption in stock – NNPC assures Nigerians

    Stop panic buying, we have 45-day oil consumption in stock – NNPC assures Nigerians

    The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) has assured that there is adequate petroleum products and advised that people should not embark on panic buying.

    A statement signed by Alhaji Garba Deen Muhammad, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs division, on Friday in Abuja, said the Corporation had commenced talks with the leadership of the industrial unions to address their grievances.

    “The Corporation has in stock enough products to satisfy local consumption requirements for the next 45 days.

    “There is no […]

  • 13 states to produce rice for consumption, says Buhari

    13 states to produce rice for consumption, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said 13 states have been identified to produce rice that will feed the nation in the next 18 months.

    Buhari spoke during the breaking of fast dinner with the business community.

    According to him, unless the economy is set right, Nigeria will continue to be in trouble.

    Despite the ongoing implementation of the flexible policy which has systematically devalued the nation’s currency, President Buhari insisted that he does not see any benefit in the devaluation of naira.

    He said: […]