Wednesday

New UK Prime Minister kneels for Queen Elizabeth II, US unveils vehicle that powers homes, Consumers groan as bread price goes up and other major headlines you missed today!


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Just before you go to bed, here are the major political and crime stories you missed today.

Consumers groan as bread price goes up
Bread made in Nigeria
Consumers of bread in Rivers State are groaning following 20 percent increase in the price by the Association of Master Bakers.
The chairman of the Association of Master Bakers in the state, Kolawole Adelegan, at a press briefing shortly after a meeting with members of the association in Port Harcourt, said the increment became effective July 10.
Adelegan explained that the twenty percent increase was as a result of the high cost of baking materials.
Many members of the association said they have stopped producing bread due to the high cost of baking materials and multiple taxations in Port Harcourt.
Based on the new price increment, a loaf of bread that was initially sold for N250 now sells for N300 while the bigger loaf which currently sells for N400 will now sell for N450.
A baker complained that the prices of baking materials like sugar, butter, preservatives, flavours, flour and others have gone up.
An investigation carried out in Port Harcourt showed that besides bread, the prices of other snacks like meat pie, sausage roll, small chops and others have also gone up.
A bread consumer, Mrs Felicia Ihunwo complained that with the hike in the prices of bread and the byproducts of flour, consumers are finding it difficult to buy bread at the new price.


 Fear of demolition grips Port Harcourt residents

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State
Palpable fear has gripped residents of slums located in over 40 waterfronts in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, as the Nyesom Wike administration moves to demolish makeshift houses within the state capital.
Governor Wike gave the hint during a familiarization visit to the management of Nigeria Agip Oil Company in Port Harcourt. He said most makeshift houses serve as hideouts for criminals in the state.
The governor also directed the management of the Nigeria Agip Oil Company to provide electricity and good road networks to its host community Mgbushimini.
Meanwhile,the Obio/Akpor Caretaker Committee Chairman, Collins Onuwor, has called on the people to support government’s efforts to rid the state of cultists and criminal elements.
Onuwor made the call when the Bishop of Evo Diocese Anglican Church, Reverend Innocent Ordu paid him a courtesy visit at the council secretariat.
The Obio/Akpor CTC boss called on unrepentant cultists in the area to be remorseful and embrace Governor Nyesom Wike’s amnesty offer.
Reverend Ordu commended government’s efforts to dislodge criminals and cultists from the state.
The Bishop said its upcoming diocesan synod of Evo would treat issues affecting development of the state.


 3 artisans killed in Anambra building collapse
A two-storey building under construction at Ndiagu in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra has collapsed, killing three artisans.
The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
An eyewitness disclosed that three other persons, who sustained severe injuries, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Those that rushed to the scene of the incident and assisted in the rescue mission included the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Hosea Karma and the Divisional Police Officer in Ogidi, Mr Hassan Musa.
Karma, who described the death of the artisans as “unfortunate and untimely”, urged the people in the area to take heart and prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead.
The police boss said that the corpses of the deceased had been taken to Iyi-Enu Hospital’s morgue.
President-General of Ogidi community, Chief Chuka Onubogu, attributed the collapse to substandard building materials.
Onubogu appealed to contractors and those involved in building projects to ensure that genuine materials were used.

Buhari appoints BBOG founder, Ms. Hadiza new managing director, NPA

 

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, the founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Group as Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Her appointment is effective July 11, 2016, according to a federal government tweet at handle @AsoRock.The President also appointed three persons as Executive Directors at the NPA. They are: Mohammed Bello-Koko (Finance), Professor Idris Abubakar (Engineering) and Dr. Sekonte Davies (Marine Operations).
Hadiza, 40, takes over from Alhaji Habib Abdullahi, who was removed following the recommendations of Transport Minister, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, THEWILL can report.
Until her appointment, Hadiza was serving as the chief of staff to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai and is a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
She is married to Dr. Tanimu Yakubu, the once very influential former Chief Economic Adviser to the deceased President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

Nigeria spends $11billion to import 4 commodities annually-LASG 
Nigeria spends a whooping $11 billion (N3.1 trillion) annually to import wheat, rice, sugar and fish, the Lagos State Government has said.
The government disclosed this on Wednesday at a capacity building workshop for Heads of Agriculture, HODs of the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs in Lagos State, held at the State Government Secretariat, Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
At the event organized by the Lagos Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya said Nigeria’s importation rate had become worrisome.
Quoting from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, report, Onasanya over $11 billion was spent to import four consumable commodities-rice, wheat, fish and sugar annually, lamenting that the nation’s food import was growing at an unsustainable rate of 11 percent per annum.
He said relying on import of expensive food on global markets fuelled domestic inflation, adding that excessive imports putting high pressure on the naira is hurting the economy while import dependency is hurting the Nigerian farmers, displacing local production and creating rising unemployment.

Era of free, easy money is gone for good – Buhari
President Muahmmadu Buhari on Wednesday said that the era of free and easy money in the country had gone for good.
Bahari made this known when he inaugurated road and drainage projects in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara.
He inaugurated the 20km township road and 40km drainages in Tsafe Local Government amounting to N2.1 billion.
The president also inaugurated the 75-kilometre Wanke- Danjigba-Kucheri-Kigama-Bilbis Road with seven bridges valued eight billion nairaNara.
He vowed that his administration would enthrone good governance through vigorous prosecution of the ongoing war against corruption in the country.
Buhari pledged to continue the ongoing war against corruption, noting that corruption had retarded the growth of the country.

Defend yourselves, CAN tells Christians

In the wake of the cold-blooded murder of Mrs. Eunice Olawale, pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Kubwa, Abuja, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has charged Christians across the country to defend themselves against any form of attacks.
General Secretary of CAN, Musa Asake, in a statement yesterday, said since it was becoming obvious that those saddled with the responsibility of protecting the lives of Nigerians were failing, Christians have no option but to take every necessary measure to protect their lives.
CAN also charged the relevant authorities to stem the spate of attacks on Christians before the situation escalates into an unmanageable national crisis. “Nigeria is dancing a macabre dance of death, both for the nation and for its citizens. It is time to stop the beat and let common sense guide the nation out of the present quagmire. A stitch in time saves nine,” it said.
Mrs. Olawale, 42, mother of seven and wife of pastor of the Divine Touch Parish of the RCCG in Kubwa, Abuja, was gruesomely murdered while preaching around Gbazango-West area of Kubwa in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in what has been tagged “religious hatred motivated murder” last Saturday.
New UK PM meets, kneels for Queen Elizabeth II
Theresa May took over as Britain’s new prime minister on Wednesday, promising a “bold, new, positive role” for the country less than three weeks after its seismic vote to leave the EU.
Britain’s second female Prime Minister started her reign after a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, who invited her to form a government.
Of course, the world’s latest PM knows the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch is the real boss.
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 Shiroro power plant to operate at full capacity after N2.4bn repairs

The Shiroro Hydro Power Station has expended about N2.4 billion for the repairs of its four turbine generators to bring the plant to full capacity of 600 megawatts.
Dr Olubunmi Peters, SHPS Executive Vice Chairman, disclosed this on Wednesday to newsmen in Shiroro, Niger.
He said that the completion of the repairs of the intake gate of unit four of the plant would sustain the installed capacity of the station to generate 600mw power.

US unveils vehicle that powers homes

The automobile world is getting more excitingly high-tech by the day as automakers continue to research into new technological designs of bringing something novel to the table, all in a bid to beat competition and remain a force to reckon with in the industry.
There have been talks about self-driving cars, which are meant to arguably address the problem of distracted driving, reduce auto crashes and more. A number of automakers are also working on vehicles that can operate on the highway, in the air as well as sail well in the river/ocean, depending on the terrain the users find themslves.
The latest innovation is coming from the United States  where a 3-dimentional Printed Utility Vehicle created by the state’s Department of Energy has been unveiled to power any home completely wireless.
The PUV can be powered by a solar 3D-printed home, or send power to the home through vehicle-to-grid charging. It can use an electric-hybrid propulsion system, with a range-extending compressed natural gas generator, according to its maker.
The vehicle can send energy to or from a house completely wirelessly, according to the report. “This is one instance that our phones could learn a little something from a car, rather than the other way around,” it adds.

6 comments:

  1. Hmmm... People should start balong their own bread...lol

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  2. Building collapse in anambra ke. I don't know Anambra wit dis kind news, anyway RIP to d dead. Our government need to look into dis Seriously

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  3. congratulations theresa

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  4. yes o, brea i now very expensive, imagine one shikini bread is now 100

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  5. *Sighs heavily*
    @KFb,thanks a bunch for sharing.

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