• Rice producers raise alarm over increased smuggling

    Rice producers raise alarm over increased smuggling

    Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN) has raised alarm over the massive smuggling of finished rice into the country from the Republic of Benin, Niger and Cameroon.

    They alleged that their investigation have shown that the product are berthed and warehoused in the countries at very little import duties and then pushed into the Nigerian markets where they sell at exhorbitant rate.

    The Chairman RIPAN, Abubakar Muhammed, during a media briefing yesterday in Abuja pointed out that among countries in West Africa, […]

  • Why we increased petrol pump price – NNPC explains

    Why we increased petrol pump price – NNPC explains

    According to reports, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has provided a justification for its recent adjustment of petrol pump price at its retail outlets.

    The corporation also denied ever meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to lobby for his approval of an increase in petrol pump prices.

    According to a statement from the corporation’s Group General Manager Public Affairs, Mallam Garba Deen Muhammad, on Monday in Abuja, the NNPC said there was no time its management met with Buhari to push for […]

  • NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    According to reports, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has blamed the surge in demand for hard drugs in the North East to insurgency in the area.

    The agency’s Commander in Niger State, Joseph Iweajunwa, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Saturday.

    Iweajunwa said: “The insurgents use potent drugs, especially improved cannabis, known as skunk, imported from Ghana and Republic of Niger to stimulate themselves into action.

    “The activities of the insurgents have made skunk […]

  • Why I increased workers’ minimum wage – Oshiomhole explains

    Why I increased workers’ minimum wage – Oshiomhole explains

    The Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday explained the reason behind his decision to increase workers’ minimum wage in his state at a time about 27 state governments cannot pay salary.

    He said as a former leader, he wanted to prove to his colleagues who were against the upward review of minimum wage that it could be done and salaries could be paid promptly.

    The governor spoke with State House correspondents shortly after meeting the Chief of Staff to the […]

  • Price of Bread Officially Increased in Lagos? AMBCN Speaks on Viral Reports

    Price of Bread Officially Increased in Lagos? AMBCN Speaks on Viral Reports

    Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN), Lagos State chapter, has spoken out on the alleged authorized increase in the price of bread from the prevailing prices in the state.

    As bread consumers in Lagos State continue to la­ment on the recently reported price increase in the popular product, the Lagos State chap­ter of the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN), has said it never autho­rised an increase in the price of bread from the prevailing […]