LAKE Rice Scarcity Heightens

By Akinwale Kasali The Lagos-Kebbi Rice production collaboration popularly known as LAKE Rice has become scarce in the market. The local rice which is always flood the market during festivities has become a scarce commodity, as Lagosians lament the scarcity of the commodity which is cheaper than the foreign rice sold in the market. A 50kg bag of LAKE Rice sells for N12,000; 25 kg at N6,000; and 10kg goes for N3,000. A visit to major markets in the state, the traders are lamenting the scarcity of the commodity, saying…

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Nigeria Economy In Bad Shape, Buhari laments

By Akinwale Kasali President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the Nigeria economy is in bad shape. The number one citizen’s statement is in contrary to what is party, All Progressives Congress, APC, his media aides and loyalists had earlier said, claiming that the Buhari administration has stabilized the economy and fashion out a roadmap for the nation to grow economically. Sadly, in a meeting today with the governors of the 36 states of the federation on the minimum wage issues that has been at the front burner of discourse, in…

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Minimum Wage: Buhari In Close Door Meeting With Governors

President Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with 36 state governors of the federation on the lingering disagreement between the organised labour and state governments on the proposed N30,000 national minimum wage. The News Agency of Nigeria observed that some of the governors were represented by their deputies at the meeting which lasted for about 30 minutes. President Buhari, had, on November 19, held similar meeting with representatives of Nigerian Governors Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where the same issue of national minimum wage was deliberated upon. Representatives of the…

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Magu Mocks Senate

By Akinwale Kasali The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has sarcastically mocked the Senate, saying that he is happy that the Senate didnt confirm his appointment as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. Magu added that if he had been confirmed by the Senate he would perhaps not have been able to discharge his duties appropriately as he is doing presently. Magu made this statement at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja where he was testifying in a libel suit he filed against The…

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Police Nabs 29 Junior Secondary School Cultists

By Akinwale Kasali 29 Junior secondary students of Baptist Boys High School and Saje Secondary School in Abeokuta, Ogun State, were paraded by the Adatan Divisional Police Headquarters today. The ages brackets of the students arrested were between 12-15 years. The male students were 24, while the female were five. The cultists were nabbed by the police after a tip-off that the students were going to be initiated into the cult group by their leaders. The police in a commando style stormed the bush in Saje Secondary School where the…

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Sex Slavery In Abeokuta

By Akinwale Kasali   The area is no doubt a cynosure of all eyes. A first timer in the area would be attracted by the lights that illuminates the area, either there is power from the Ibadan Electricity company or not. The power generating set is always on as from 7pm. Ladies of easy virtue from ages between 15-21 years dressed half nude line up at the front of the hotel named Five Star Hotel, on Sapon-Ake road, Abeokuta, for prospective clients to come and have a quickie or swell…

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Mourinho Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali Following the abysmal display of the Manchester United players over the weekend against Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford during the 0-0 draw against the London Club in the Barclays English Premier League match, coach of the team, Jose Mourinho has told the players to stay back at their respective homes if they are unable to withstand the pressure the Manchester club is facing at the moment. Mourinho said the words is directed at the underachieving players to “stay at home” if they cannot handle the pressure to…

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Buhari Cancels Casual Leave To Honour Boko Haram Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his planned five-day “casual leave’’ as a mark of respect for victims of Boko Haram attacks across the battlefields in the Northeast zone of the country. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the President had planned to spend the casual leave at his home country, Daura, Katsina State from November 27 to December 2. The president, according to NAN, had earlier cancelled his official trip to Benin City, Edo, where he was initially billed to inaugurate the Edo-Azura Power Plant and grace the Chief of Army Staff Annual…

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Okorocha Pledges Allegiance To APC

By Akinwale Kasali Imo State Governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha has said that he is still an active member of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and he remains unshakable in his quest to lead the party to victory come 2019. Okorocha made this known at the Government House, Owerri, during a media parley. He also stressed that the candidate of the party in the state for the 2019 gubernatorial poll, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, remained the best candidate for the election in the state. The outspoken governor said that national chairman…

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AFCON 2019: Bafana Bafana Gears For Super Eagles Clash

By Akinwale Kasali With less than two weeks to the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers match between Stuart Baxter led Bafana Bafana of South Africa and three time AFCON champions, The Super Eagles of Nigeria, the coach of the former apartheid country is not leaving any stone unturned as he has named a strong 23-man squad that will trade tackles with Gernot Rohr side in Pretoria on Saturday November, 17th, to know who tops Group E. The Southern Africa country had earlier defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 at the…

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