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Costs of native rice, tomatoes drop in Enugu

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Barely 5 days to Christmas, costs of foodstuff, significantly native rice and tomatoes, have dropped barely in main markets within the Enugu metropolis, the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) experiences.

A survey carried out by NAN on Saturday confirmed that the costs of stoned and de-stoned native rice and tomatoes dropped compared with October costs.

A 50-kilogramme bag of de-stoned native rice sells between N24, 000 and N26,000 as towards N26,500 and N28,000, relying on the model offered two months in the past.

Additionally, a 25 kilogramme bag is offered at between N12,000 and N13, 500 as towards N14,000 and N15,000 in October.

A rice supplier at Ogbete Predominant Market, Mr Joe Maduka, attributed the slight fall in costs to the elevated variety of saved native rice introduced into the market by each rice farmers and wholesalers.

One other rice supplier at Garki Market, Mrs Chinwe Okwu, stated that patronage had been large on native rice as many residents might hardly afford overseas rice resulting from its excessive price.

“Many rice sellers, particularly farmers flooded the market with rice, so we’re pressured to cut back the costs,” Okwu stated.

Mr Uche Ojo , a rice supplier at Kenyatta Market, stated though the costs of native rice dropped, the worth of overseas rice had continued to soar.

“A 50kg bag of rice is now offered for between N38,500 and N41,000 as towards N37,000 and N39,000 in October.

“Whereas 25kg of overseas rice is now offered for between N18, 500 and N19,500 as towards N18, 000 and N19, 000.

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In the meantime, the survey additionally revealed that costs of tomatoes had decreased compared with what they have been in October.

The value of a giant basket of UTC tomatoes now sells between N14, 000 and N15,500, as it’s step by step flooding the markets.

A small basket of Gboko tomatoes, which comes from Benue State, prices between N9,000 and N10,000.

Mrs Ife Ogadi, a tomatoes vendor at Garki Market, attributed the drop within the costs of tomatoes to the harvest season.

Nonetheless, the costs of rooster have soared throughout the state as a middle-sized goes for between N3, 000 and N3,800 whereas the big-sized goes for between N5, 000 and N6, 800.

A rooster vendor, at Garki Market, Mrs Udoka Ude, attributed the worth enhance to the excessive price of rooster feeds within the nation.

The survey additionally confirmed that costs of cooking oil have elevated in some markets.

Mrs Louisa Ossai, who offers in cooking oil, stated {that a} 5 litre of groundnut oil is offered for between N4, 300 and N4, 500 as towards N3, 800 and N4, 000 relying on the model.

Ossai added {that a} 70-litre bottle of crimson oil goes for between N550 and N600 as towards between N350 and N400 two months in the past.

Mrs Chioma Akuchi, who sells crimson oil, stated that 20 litres of crimson oil now go for N22, 000 as towards N14, 000 in October.(NAN)

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APC behind disunity amongst Nigerians – Lamido

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Ex-Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido has faulted the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Buhari’s authorities for inflicting disunity amongst Nigerians because it took over in 2015.

Lamido dropped the hints yesterday on the formal inauguration of a 29 man reconciliation committee of the state Individuals’s Democratic Celebration (PDP), mentioned the APC had earlier than emerged victorious within the 2015 elections accused PDP of the mind behind Boko Haram, corruption and all types of evil bedeviled the nation.

His phrases:- “Regardless that they accused us with Boko Haram, at the moment extra daring criminality of banditry and kidnapping is being perpetrated underneath their nostril with none resolution in sight.

“Individuals are being maimed, killed of their houses, cities, and villages utterly sacked whereas their ladies have been subjected to utter humiliation underneath the watchful eyes of these in energy at the moment”.

Lamido cautioned members of the reconciliation committee to be simply and truthful of their strategy to aggrieved members for his or her work to be efficient.

In keeping with him, the committee was fashioned to satisfy the aggrieved members of our get together to forgive and neglect our perceived grievance to allow the therapeutic course of to happen for the sake of the nation.

Sule Lamido appealed to the aggrieved members to place the get together earlier than themselves and keep in mind that they have been as soon as chosen as both political appointees or elected members over and above another members that may not have been completely happy at the moment.

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On his half, the chairman of the state PDP Dr. Babandi Ibrahim mentioned the get together will do all the things humanly potential to make sure that each aggrieved member are contacted, expressed confidence within the committee.

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Joe Biden Sworn-In As US President

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Biden, 78, was sworn in by Supreme Court docket Chief Justice John Roberts because the 46th president of the US.

Mr. Joe Biden has formally been sworn-in because the 46th President of the US of America.

His operating mate within the US presidential election of November 3, 2020, Kamala Harris, was additionally sworn-in as Vice President.

Biden and Harris had arrived on the US Capitol on Wednesday for his or her official inauguration ceremony.

Biden, 78, was sworn in by Supreme Court docket Chief Justice John Roberts because the 46th president of the US.

Harris, 56, is the primary girl to develop into vp.

Donald Trump left Washington three hours earlier than Biden’s swearing-in, the primary American president to skip the inauguration of his successor in additional than 150 years.

The inauguration comes precisely two weeks after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to disrupt the certification by Congress of Biden’s November election victory.

Amongst these attending the ceremony are former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Invoice Clinton.

Vice President Mike Pence can also be current after skipping a departure ceremony for Trump at close by Joint Base Andrews earlier within the day.

Particulars later…

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14-Yr-Previous Schoolgirl Who Was ‘R*ped And Buried’ Alive Survives After Her Dad and mom Heard Her Cries

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In what is going to come throughout as a extremely startling improvement, a 14-year-old faculty lady was r*ped, bludgeoned and buried alive in India.

Nevertheless, she miraculously survived her ordeal after her dad and mom heard her determined cries for assist.

The lady was allegedly attacked near her house by a 35-year-old neighbour after she went out to change off a farm motor.

In line with SUN, the teenager was raped, earlier than being thrown right into a ravine and buried alive with stones and bushes.

Police say the attacker noticed the schoolgirl alone as she ran errand in her village within the Betul district of India’s Madhya Pradesh area at round 5pm on Monday, say officers.

He then launched the nightmare ordeal on his younger sufferer, mentioned Betul Superintendent of Police Simala Prasad.

The household searched within the darkness, till they heard “cries” and whimpering coming from a ravine near their farm.

“She had gone out at round 5pm, and when she didn’t return after a number of hours, her household started trying to find her,” mentioned Mahendra Chouhan, officer-in-charge at close by Sarni police station.

“They heard some cries close to a nullah – or ravine – near their farm. In torchlight, they adopted the cries and located the survivor.”


The report mentioned the household managed to free the lady from the pit and rushed her to a close-by medical centre, earlier than she was referred to Nagpur Medical School, round 120 miles from her village, due to the severity of her situation.

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She was “semi-conscious” when she was first taken to docs, added officer Chouhan, and instructed cops she knew the rapist.

“One group took the survivor to hospital and one other group was dispatched to arrest the accused,” he added.

“He was caught inside hours and her situation is secure.”


The alleged rapist has been arrested and booked for rape, in addition to charged beneath the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he mentioned.

The alleged rape is the most recent in a sequence of brutal assaults on younger women from India’s Dalit neighborhood.

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Supply: The SUN UK

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