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January 4, 2012

The much talked about subsidy is like a man living in Lagos, but flying to Abuja to buy his recharge cards

The objectives of the IMF/ World bank and the developing nations run on parallel lines and they can never meet! Failure to understand this simple fact is the reason why we keep trying to understand or justify the removal of fuel subsidy or better put corruption/inefficiency/incompetence subsidy!!

December 25, 2011

So we worry our way through Christmas and right into the New Year

Once upon a time, the above sentence would have ended with an exclamation mark to express the joy that came with it.

December 22, 2011

No one has time to type out a simple ‘Happy Birthday’ anymore. Or ‘Happy Married Life’

HBD. GGMYB. LLNP – (Happy birthday. God go make you bigger. Long life and prosperity).

December 20, 2011

The budget also covers provision for the Vice President's household, which will spend N6.2m on cooking gas

The Federal Government has budgeted spend a whooping N992.57 million on food and general catering services for President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo in 2012.

According to a report, out of the N4.749 trillion budget presented by Jonathan to lawmakers last week, N18.34billion was budgeted for the state house and from that, the cost of purchasing food stuffs, catering supplies and kitchen equipment for the president, his vice and their offices, will cost the nation N992.57 million, approximately N1 billion.

December 20, 2011

The budget also covers provision for the Vice President's household, which will spend N6.2m on cooking gas

The Federal Government has budgeted spend a whooping N992.57 million on food and general catering services for President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo in 2012.

According to a report, out of the N4.749 trillion budget presented by Jonathan to lawmakers last week, N18.34billion was budgeted for the state house and from that, the cost of purchasing food stuffs, catering supplies and kitchen equipment for the president, his vice and their offices, will cost the nation N992.57 million, approximately N1 billion.

December 19, 2011

Growth in food prices, the largest contributor to the consumer index, fell slightly to 9.6 percent year-on-year in November from 9.7 percent the previous month

Nigeria's headline inflation remained unchanged from the previous month at 10.5 percent year-on-year in November, as a relatively good harvest moderated growth in the food prices, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.

Growth in food prices, the largest contributor to the consumer index, fell slightly to 9.6 percent year-on-year in November from 9.7 percent the previous month.

Nine economists polled by Reuters last week expected consumer inflation to rise to 10.9 percent year-on-year.

December 13, 2011

A new TV Show is set to redefine food and eating as we know it.

The Tai Show– has been receiving acclaim from those who have seen the pilot episodes. For some food enthusiasts it is the best culinary show to grace Nigerian Television and have described it as a program that will inspire Africa and beyond.

December 2, 2011

The scheme will lead to job creation, food production and increased revenue for the state

The Katsina State Government says it has commenced the utilisation of 3,450 hectares of land, which it acquired for its irrigation scheme.

The Permanent Secretary, Katsina State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Maikaita Ango, also said more land would be acquired to expand the scheme in the nearest future.

Speaking in Abuja, he said the irrigation scheme was sited in Zobe and Jibia, both in Katsina State.

He expressed optimism that the scheme would lead to job creation, food production and increased revenue in the state.

November 30, 2011

The federal government and banks sign an MoU with the farmers to increase agricultural input next year

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has announced that the federal government has developed a mechanism that will provide N30 billion financial support to agriculture.

November 29, 2011

How does the Hollywood dad teach his son to take his career seriously when his own example is of blowing off his career so he can hold up a camcorder at a Thanksgiving pageant?

“Women and children can be careless but not men.” – Don Vito Corleone

The image of what a father should be as espoused by Hollywood is certainly interesting. By their reckoning, a father should be a mother as well. He should be willing to cheerlead for his kids, kiss their bandages when they have scrapes, and blow off important business meetings so he can attend school plays. It is also implied in the movies that if you don’t do all the above, you’re a bad father.

November 28, 2011

So I will try to bring the import home. The figure means that, every day, throughout the world, 40 000 children die

There are certain things that need no definition; hunger is one of them.

November 28, 2011

And many men have also given up their ‘girlfriend material’ to marry their ‘wife material’ who then turned out to be a nightmare from hell.

A blogger friend of mine recently wrote about the popular saying: “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. He tried to relate it to modern day happening and the expectations of a wife. Of course this attracted a wide range of commentators; all alluding to various schools of thought. These can be grouped as follows:

Group 1: Those who believe that a woman’s place is in the kitchen and as such she should cook, clean and still have enough energy to play in the sheets. After all, their mothers did it so who is she to complain?

November 20, 2011

The Central Bank of Nigeria governor also says exposure to Chinese currency will be increased

Central Bank’s governor, Samusi Lamido, believes the naira has attained desired stability and does not have any major concerns over inflation.

According to him month-on-month figure has shown a decrease in inflation in on all three components: headline, core and food inflation.

November 18, 2011

The president says the nation can no longer rely on rice imports so as to encourage local production

A pending policy shift in the area of food imports awaits the country, especially on the importation of rice.

President Goodluck Jonathan has also vowed to make a radical pronouncement on the importation of food that Nigerian farmers have the ability to locally produce.

Nigeria currently spends about N365 billion on the importation of rice into the country.

November 18, 2011

If we want our marriages to work, yet spend so much time being proud and arrogant, we might as well be pouring water on top of a rock.

Marriage is an agreement which two people enter into and acquire not a slave or punching bag, but a life-long partner; one who will be there through sadness and joy, one who will understand you even when others don’t, a partner that sees no wrong in assisting wherever necessary.

November 17, 2011

The federal government urges local bakeries to promote self-sufficiency in food production

The use of 50 per cent cassava flour by local bakeries would save Nigeria N315 billion annually, the federal government has announced.

Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ayo Adesina, made this known while briefing journalists on the outcome of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Adesina noted that Nigeria was the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual production of 35million tonnes of the commodity, and lamented that Nigeria had been spending N635 billion annually on the importation of wheat.

November 15, 2011

The lack of water and electricity in the area has resulted in residents spending huge amounts on purchasing generator fuel and water

Residents of the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State have appealed to the state government to do something about the continued scarcity of water and power supply in the area.

The residents complained that the situation has resulted in them spending more than they can afford on buying water, and fuelling their generators.

Bola Adebayo, a resident of the Cele Nica section of the area, lamented that she spends a lot of money buying water, fuelling her generator, yet still pays huge electricity bills for power not supplied.

November 10, 2011

The proposed action aims at showing disapproval with government’s recent plans to remove the fuel subsidy.

On November 11, 2011, Wale Ajani plans to stage a huge campaign by encouraging young people to stay away from food that day. This course of action is going to be taken as a protest showing disapproval with government’s recent plans to remove the fuel subsidy. He spoke to us briefly about it.
1. Who is Wale Ajani? What do you do?
I am currently the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria. The authoritative voice of over 60 million Nigerian Youths.

November 9, 2011

Over 100 pilgrims were affected by suspected food contamination from vendors.

 

Not less than 100 Kaduna State's hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia have been affected by an illness suspected to be gastro-enteritis, Dr. Ibrahim Kana, the head of the Federal Medical Team, confirmed.

November 5, 2011

A ram seller said the insecurity in the northern part of Nigeria had contributed to the hike in the price of rams.

It was a flurry of activities in markets in Lagos, on Friday, as Muslim faithfuls besieged them to purchase items to be used in celebrating the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

November 4, 2011

The company's turnover for nine months grew 19 percent compared to the same period a year ago

Cadbury Nigeria said its pre-tax profit grew 24 percent to 2.2 billion naira in the nine months to the end of September, on a turnover of 24.6 billion naira, the food drinks and confectionery group said on Friday.

Cadbury, a local unit of North America's largest packaged food company, Kraft Foods Inc, also said in a statement its turnover for the nine months grew 19 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Source

November 4, 2011

The company's turnover for nine months grew 19 percent compared to the same period a year ago

Cadbury Nigeria said its pre-tax profit grew 24 percent to 2.2 billion naira in the nine months to the end of September, on a turnover of 24.6 billion naira, the food drinks and confectionery group said on Friday.

Cadbury, a local unit of North America's largest packaged food company, Kraft Foods Inc, also said in a statement its turnover for the nine months grew 19 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Source

November 2, 2011

The increase has been attributed to the high demands caused by the approaching Eid-il-Kabir celebrations

Ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, prices of rams and other food items in Abuja have gone beyond the reach of ordinary Nigerians.

The Eid-el-Kabir or the "Festival of Sacrifice” is a yearly religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, to mark the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismaila.

A market survey carried out on Tuesday, showed that prices of food items, including tomatoes, onions and fresh pepper had gone up by 20 percent.

November 2, 2011

The former president wants army engineers to invest in mechanised agriculture

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has challenged the Nigerian Army Engineers, popularly known as SAPPERS, to refocus attention from their conventional duties to food production.