Category: Food News
Reports coming all the way from Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital, Nigeria has revealed that there was pandemonium on Saturday and Sunday near the Trailer Park at Ebubu in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers. This was as a result of scores of youth, women and children descending on a burrow pit.
They reportedly dug out and took home several tonnes of chicken condemned and buried by men of the Nigerian Customs. The scavengers reportedly came with shovels, pans, basins and buckets to cart their loot home.
THE SENATE IN NIGERIA AD HOC COMMITTEE ON RICE WAIVERS HAS REPORTEDLY SUMMONED THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF CUSTOMS, COLONEL AHMED ALI (RETIRED), TO EXPLAIN WHY HE LIFTED THE BAN ON THE IMPORTATION OF RICE THROUGH THE LAND BORDERS.
THE RESOLUTION FOLLOWED A MOTION MOVED BY SENATOR ADAMU ALIERO DECRYING THE COMPTROLLER-GENERAL’S DECISION. HE SAID THE ACTION WOULD FURTHER UNDERMINE LOCAL PRODUCTION OF RICE BY NIGERIAN FARMERS.
ALIERO, WHO RECALLED THAT THE BAN ON IMPORTATION OF RICE THROUGH THE LAND BORDERS WAS PLACED BY THE ADMINISTRATION OF FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, SAID THE COMPTROLLER-GENERAL DID NOT HAVE THE POWER TO UNILATERALLY LIFT THE BAN.
A frozen fish seller, in Lagos, Nigeria has reportedly appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N3.9 million frozen fish under false pretenses.
This is according to the News Agency of Nigeria which reported that 55-year-old Tawa Kollington, whose is address unknown, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretences.
A husband in Lagos, NigeriaOlufade Adekoya who became “totally fed up” with his wife because she didn’t prepare his food on time has reportedly divorced his wife.
Adekoya was granted a divorce from his wife of 25 years, Olusola, by a judge in Lagos, Nigeria, after he insisted she made him feel “hungry” on numerous occasions.
Angola is planning to destroy 11 million eggs imported illegally into the southern African state.
This is according to the agriculture minister Afonso Pedro Canga who revealed that the chicken eggs were brought in without an official health certificate.
The Nigerian Presidency has stressed the need to diversify Nigeria’s economy through a massive food production programme that will commence soon.
This is according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Sonny Echono.
The Nigerian Customs Service is reportedly applying statutory process towards recovering the N23billion debt owed the Federal Government of Nigeria by four defaulting rice importers. For more gist, visit http://leadership.ng/blogposts/451472/rice-duty-default-and-national-food-sufficiency-agenda. Please follow and like us: