Drama ensued yesterday, in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a team of stern-looking task force led by the Iyaloja, Mrs. Omowaye Oso, raided some markets to force down ‘high’ prices of foodstuffs.
Oso said she decided to deal with some sellers she described as ‘shylocks,’ for imposing exorbitant prices on buyers on the flimsy excuse of fluctuation in the dollar exchange rate.
The task force stormed Bisi Egbeyemi Market, at Okeyinmi and ordered a sharp reduction of prices of goods, […]
Pastor Gideon Johnson of No 4, Boripe St., Basorun-Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday accused his wife of poisoning his driver who then allegedly ran mad after eating a meal she prepared for him to eat.
Gideon said this at a Grade C Customary Court sitting at Agodi-Ibadan, where he had gone to seek the dissolution of his 17-year-old marriage to with his wife, Oluwatoyin.
He accused his wife who had four children for him of bad character and threats to his life […]
Rising from concerns in some quarters of outbreak of famine in Nigeria next year, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, has urged the Federal Government to immediately stop the export of food items to neighboring countries.
Tambuwal expressed his opinion in Isa LGA of the state at the flag off of the 2017 dry season wheat farming. He also called on the FG to come up with emergency plans to purchase excess grains from the farmers so as to boost grain reservoirs […]
Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President, on Tuesday, distributed food items to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, residing in Yola town and environs to mark his 70th birthday.
Mr. Abubakar, who addressed the IDPs at a ceremony in Yola, said that the gesture was to show concern on the plight of the IDPs and to assure them of his commitment to continue to support them.
He said “I have told my friends and associates not to waste money buying birthday cards and other […]
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that foreign exchange constraints and the availability of arable land in Nigeria makes the case for improved local agricultural production in Nigeria an imperative, rather than continued importation with its significant pressure on dwindling foreign earnings of the country.
He gave this explanation earlier on Thursday while receiving in his office a Russian delegation led by the Russian Minister of Agriculture who is also the Co-Chair of the Nigeria-Russia Joint Commission, Mr. Alexander Tkachev.
“The oil […]
As part of her Future Assured program for Children and vulnerable people in the country, Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Thursday flagged off the distribution of Nutrition Food and non-food items to internally displaced people at Beneshiek, one of the liberated towns in Borno state.
Hajiya Aisha Buhari, who personally did the launching of the materials at Benisheik in Kaga Local Government of Borno State, informed that the food donation is from the Get Involved project which is […]
A man has consumed 3 loaves of bread, 8 chapatis, 10 eggs, several bottles of mineral water, 2 raw cabbages, 4 apples, and more as he was declared a winner a food competition.
In a fierce food competition in Sierra Leone, a man who won the competition, went back home smiling with a Shs10,000 cash prize.
According to a Facebook user who posted the photos online, the eating champion ate three loaves of bread, eight chapatis, ten eggs, several bottles of mineral […]
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 […]
A medical practitioner, Dr. Festus Olalekan of the Graceland Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, has warned against excessive consumption of food seasoning, saying it can damage the brain.
Olalekan told newsmen on Thursday in Ilorin that most of the food seasoning contained Monosodium Glutamate, which poses serious health damage.
According to him, the amount of sodium in the food seasoning over stimulates the brain cells until the cells die off.
He said that food seasoning with high sodium content should be avoided.
He explained that […]
According to reports, the wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, on Thursday distributed food items from the Ajumose Food Bank to more than 2,500 women in Ogbomoso and its environs.
The beneficiaries benefited from the various items which including foodstuff and beverages.
Ajimobi said the exercise, which was continuous, was aimed at addressing economic hardship through boosting the wellbeing of women and children in the state.
The governor’s wife said that the desire to change lives and positively impact on […]