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Mob behead woman in Kano for blasphemy
were said to have slaughtered an elderly woman suspected to have
committed blasphemy Thursday evening at Kano textile market. Eyewitness
told Vanguard that the incident occurred at Kofar Wambai market by
Yan’roba when the activities at the textile hits it’s peak. The account
explained that the incident triggered pandemonium as shop owners
hurriedly lock up.
Moi-moi cooked in cellophane bag, sachet water, frozen chicken poisonous – Minister
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said
moi-moi (grind beans) becomes poisonous when prepared in cellophane
(nylon) bags. Nylon Moi-moi The minister made the disclosure at a
one-day public hearing on Food Security Bill, organised by the Senate
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, cellophane bags contain a large dosage of dioxins that are harmful to health.
advised lovers of the delicacy to make use of leaves in the preparation
rather than cellophane, adding that leaves do not contain such
poisonous substance. Ogbeh said beans and grains preserved with over
dosage of pesticides by farmers and sellers had killed many unsuspecting
He also said the consumption of (pure) water in sachets
exposed to sun at over 28 degree Celsius was poisonous and its
consumption responsible for many cases of kidney and liver failure among
Ogbe said the habit of over-boiling meat in Nigeria had
helped to prevent tuberculosis infection from under cooked beef. “Many
of the cows being moved from one place to the other by herdsmen are
already infected with tuberculosis. “But our practice of boiling meat
very well here has been the saving grace of people being infected with
the deadly disease’’, he said. The minister further disclosed that
smuggled frozen chicken preserved with formalin, a chemical commonly
used in the preservation of corpses, posed a serious health challenge.
wrong application of fertiliser by farmers has also led to consumption
of poisonous foods. “Unknown to many farmers, there is specific
fertiliser for specific crops in specific states in line with soil
texture’’, he said.
Muhammad Ali taken to hospital with respiratory issue
spokesman for the former world heavyweight champion, confirmed the
boxing legend was being treated by doctors as a precaution and his
condition has been described as “fair”.
House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Minister of Power, Mr
Babatunde Fashola, to appear before its members to explain reasons for
prevailing poor electricity supply in the country.
appear with the minister are Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc
(NBET), National Electricity and Regulatory Commission (NERC),
Generation Companies (Gencos) and Distribution Companies (Discos).
Fashola, the agencies and companies as well stakeholders in the power
sector are expected to be at a public hearing to be conducted by the
House on the power supply issue.
invitation followed a motion which came under Matter of Urgent Public
Importance through Rep. Johnson Agbonayinma (Edo-PDP), who called for
urgent an attention to epileptic electricity supply across the nation.
recalled that defunct power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) was
unbundled in 2010 into generation, transmission and distribution
companies because the Federal Government could not manage the company.
lawmaker, however, expressed dissatisfaction that in spite of
privatising the company at a “landmark 2.5 billion dollars’’, Nigerians
were yet to feel the impact of the exercise.
was gathered that the former President arrived at the Port Harcourt
International Airport on Wednesday before heading for his country home
in Otuoke, Bayelsa State by 9pm.
report by national newspaper had indicated that. Jonathan had been
given asylum in that Francophone country because of the fear of arrest
by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mrs. Gloria
Adebajo-Fraser, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a
credible chief economic adviser in view of the economic challenges
facing the country.
in a statement also asked the President to conduct surveys regularly on
controversial national matters in order to articulate the views and
expectations of Nigerians before taking major decisions.
PDP chieftain, while appraising President Buhari’s first anniversary in
office, said the President had recorded commendable progress in
tackling corruption by exposing looters of the national treasury.
statement partly read, “My advice, therefore, is for the President to
appoint a game-changing Chief Economic Adviser. With due respect to the
President’s economic team, we need to utilise innovative solutions with a
homegrown economic blueprint which would guarantee short-term results
while they are applying theoretical principles which would guarantee the
deliverables in the medium and long terms.”
Federal Government on Thursday declared that it has fulfilled its
campaign promise with respect to the clean-up of Ogoniland in Rivers
to the government, President Muhammadu Buhari had during his campaign
period promised to commence the clean-up of the Niger Delta, beginning
from Ogoniland once sworn into office.
Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, saluted the courage and
doggedness of President Buhari, stressing that he had continuously
pursued the programme in order to ensure that it succeeded even in his
her speech, which was made available to our correspondent, the minister
said, “I think it’s important to look at the back drop. First of all,
it was a campaign promise he (Buhari) made before coming into office. We
came into office in November (2015) and very quickly attended the
climate change conference that lasted two weeks.
the minister also stated that the $1bn set aside for the clean-up
exercise would not be enough for the programme, which experts had said
would last several years before it can be completed.
said, “We hope we will have funds managers take care of this money
because $1bn is not going to be enough. When we get the $1bn we need to
start the job, but we also need to use that to leverage on the funding
from the budget, from other donor agencies and from other opportunities
around the world.”
“Bill to Regulate Smoking in Public Places and for Connected Purposes’’
also provides three to six months imprisonment or fine of between N15,
000 and N50, 000 for violators.
assembly said that the bill was necessary for regulating smoking in
designated places, include shopping centres, restaurants, public toilets
the bill stipulates fine of N15, 000 or three month imprisonment or
both for first time offenders while any person guilty of repeated act
would be liable to a N50, 000 fine or six months imprisonment or both.
also stipulates that any person found guilty of smoking in the presence
of a child in a manner that exposes smoke to be injurious to the child,
would be liable to a month imprisonment with an option of N15, 000 or
states that refusal to place the sign or symbol by a corporate body,
director, manager, company secretary or any person concerned in the
management of the corporate body will be liable to N250, 000 fine upon
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the fire started
around 3pm from the second floor of the building and spread to the 6th
Berger Nigeria Plc, officials of the NEMA and Lagos State Emergency
Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Fire service were battling to control
the fire, NEMA spokesman, Ibrahim Farinloye earlier today.
said the fire affected the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors only, adding
that the 6th, 7th and 8th floors were not affected.