Consumers of bread in Rivers State are groaning following 20 percent increase in the price by the Association of Master Bakers.
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
Adelegan explained that the twenty percent increase was as a result of the high cost of baking materials.
members of the association said they have stopped producing bread due
to the high cost of baking materials and multiple taxations in Port
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.
complained that the prices of baking materials like sugar, butter,
preservatives, flavours, flour and others have gone up.
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
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
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
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.
made the call when the Bishop of Evo Diocese Anglican Church, Reverend
Innocent Ordu paid him a courtesy visit at the council secretariat.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
40, takes over from Alhaji Habib Abdullahi, who was removed following
the recommendations of Transport Minister, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, THEWILL
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).
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
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,
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.
president also inaugurated the 75-kilometre Wanke-
Danjigba-Kucheri-Kigama-Bilbis Road with seven bridges valued eight
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
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
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.
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
expended about N2.4 billion for the repairs of its four turbine
generators to bring the plant to full capacity of 600 megawatts.
repairs of the intake gate of unit four of the plant would sustain the
installed capacity of the station to generate 600mw power.
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
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
United States where a 3-dimentional Printed Utility Vehicle created by
the state’s Department of Energy has been unveiled to power any home
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
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.