Food Inflation Looms As Farmers Avoid Farms Over Rising Killings

This is despite the entreaties by the state government for them to return to their communities and farmlands and continue with food production to prevent food shortages and famine. Farmers in Niger State have reportedly fled their farmlands to take on other ventures for fear of being victims of abductions and killings ravaging the state. […]

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Times are hard, food prices keep increasing — Workers

Ehi Ogwiji in her mid-twenties is troubled over the bad state of the country’s economy which affects critical sectors. The graduate of Agriculture who also has a side hustle tailored towards surviving the harsh economic climate told Sunday PUNCH that she was worried over the soaring prices of foods. Her background as an agriculturist offers […]

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House of Representatives To Ban Rice Importation Into Nigeria

The House of Representatives has begun the facilitation of the bill to end rice importation into the country. The bill, which also prescribed life imprisonment for the offenders under the bill was underway in the House of Representatives. The Bill was made available to NPOreports Sunday is entitled:” An Act to Provide for the Prohibition […]

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Afenifere Condemns Trial Of Seven Yoruba Men, Exclusion Of Hausa, Fulani Suspects In Shasha Incident

The Afenifere noted that the trial of only Yoruba suspects in the aftermath of the clash showed partiality in an incident that was a clash between two parties. The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has expressed disgust at the charging of seven Yoruba men to court over the recent ethnic clash and killings in the Shasha […]

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Food Blockade: Lagos, Ogun Traders, Butchers Defy Anti-beef Day Campaign Championed By Afenifere, Igboho, Others

Visits to some abattoirs and beef markets on Friday showed a lack of compliance with the boycott order as they were fully opened. Beef traders in Ogun and Lagos states on Friday disregarded the “Anything But Cow Day Campaign” launched by some Yoruba elders in response to the blockade of food items from the Northern […]

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Court Remands Seven Yoruba Men Over Shasha Market Mayhem, Killings

The suspects are Tajudeen Oladunni, 50; Saburi Lawal, 37; Ojo Joshua, 25; Adekunle Olanrewaju, 38; Olagunju James, 24; Rasaq Yahya, 32 and Olaide Olawuyi, 20 with six counts bordering on conspiracy, arson and murder. Seven Yoruba men were on Thursday remanded at Abolongo correctional facility in Oyo for alleged arson and murder during the Shasha […]

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Northern Traders Agree To Lift Ban On Food Supply To South

The development follows a meeting between the AUFCDN’s leadership and some governors in Abuja on Wednesday. The leadership of cattle and foodstuff dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) has agreed to lift its ban on the supply of food to the southern part of the […]

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‘We’d Rather Lose Our Goods Than Transport Them To The South’ —Northern Traders Insist On Food Blockade

If you are alive, you can plant another thing, you can rear another cattle. But if you’re dead, you can’t do that again. Only the living can go to the farm. The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) says it prefers that farm produce goes to waste rather than tolerate continued […]

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Igbo Can Survive Without Food Supplies From North, South-East Group Says

The union noted that the blockade on food supplies to Igboland by the North would not make them cower, shake or scamper for help. Following the threat by some Northern groups to end the supply of food items to the South, the Association of South East Town Union has said the people of the region […]

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Farm Produce Now Sold At Ridiculous Prices In North, Traders Count Losses

Farmers said before the protest, they usually transport a minimum of 20 trucks to the southern part of the country daily, but the strike has affected them badly. Farmers and traders in Kano are lamenting as farm produce, which can’t be sent to the South due to the ongoing strike by sellers of cows and […]

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