Rice dealers in Nigeria have attributed the rise in price as well as the scarcity of the commodity to the activities of the government and some specific stakeholders.
Just a year ago a bag of rice that was sold at N9000 is now sold at N18,500. Although prices have plunged temporarily in a few state owing surplus availability of the commodity.
Massive importation of food, especially, rice, wheat, sugar and fish, has continued to bleed the nation’s economy, with the four items accounting for a whopping N1 trillion loss to the nation annually.
This is according to the Executive Secretary, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, ARCN, Professor Baba Abubakar.
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In Nigeria, Groundnut farmers in some Northern States are already forcasting poor harvest due to several factors.
The farmers, who expressed worry that they may not get bumper harvest, attributed the ugly situation to three main factors: the inability of the federal government to make fertiliser available to them early, erratic rainfall and herdsmen’s attacks on their farms.
Well the news is all over the internet! Hillary Clinton has said that if she is elected president, she won’t have Bill pick out the china. Another thing the former president won’t be doing? Facing off against Melania Trump in the Family Circle First Lady Cookie Contest.
That’s not to say the Clintons aren’t participating in the 24-year-old contest, which opened its public ballot today on the magazine’s Facebook page. But the recipe they submitted isn’t Bill’s — it’s Hillary’s original recipe from 1992, now called the Clinton Family’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.