• Atiku distributes food items to IDPs to mark 70th birthday

    Atiku distributes food items to IDPs to mark 70th birthday

    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 […]

  • See the Igbo Traditional Marriage Items List Causing Controversy on Social Media

    See the Igbo Traditional Marriage Items List Causing Controversy on Social Media

    A social media user whose elder brother is set to marry a lady from the South-eastern part of Nigeria has raised an alarm about the money-gulping marital rite practice exhibited by her family.

    The issue of exotic bride-prices charged by Nigerian families on their daughters whose hands are being sought by men in marriage has been a topic of debate as the economic recession shrinks the pocket of men.

    According to the news poster who shared hard copies of […]

  • Ajimobi’s wife distributes food items to 2,500 women

    Ajimobi’s wife distributes food items to 2,500 women

    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 […]

  • CPC begins raid of supermarkets over sale of fake items

    CPC begins raid of supermarkets over sale of fake items

    The Ondo State Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it is ready to sanction any supermarket that sells expired drugs and drinks across the state.

    It said similar sanctions would be meted out on defaulting supermarkets across the country.

    The council Chairman, Alhaji Jimoh Bello, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Akure.

    Bello said that council had put all necessary machineries in place to ensure that any product sold in the state was not faked […]

  • Importation of food items promotes poverty, says Oshiomhole

    Importation of food items promotes poverty, says Oshiomhole

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State said that importation of food items that could be produced in country had promoted poverty in the country.

    Oshiomhole said this on Tuesday in Benin at the launch of the Central Bank of Nigeria Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.

    The governor said that production of local rice in the country had declined because of the cheap imported rice.

    He said, “With the high cost of the imported rice, the patronage on the local rice has surged.

    “This trend has encouraged […]