FAMILY OF FIVE WIPED OFF AFTER MEAL OF RICE IN ANAMBRA STATE

 Samson Folarin  and Tony Okafor The Umuatuegwu Okija community, in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been thrown into mourning after a family of five was wiped out in a day after a rice meal. The victims were identified as a commercial motorcyclist, Albert Ndenemenu; his wife, Nwanne, and their three children, whose names had yet to be ascertained as of press time. PUNCH Metro gathered that Albert and his three children had eaten the rice, which was reportedly prepared by his wife, shortly after he returned from work on…

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SUYA WITH A DIFFRENCE: GIRL TRANSFERS 275,000 NAIRA TO COUPLE’S ACCOUNT AFTER EATING LACED SUYA

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE A young lady, Bisola Awoniyi has not come to terms with what happened to her after she reportedly ate ‘suya’ meat bought for her by a couple, Daniel Egbeyinka and his wife, Omolara and thereafter transferred N275,000 in her mother’s bank account to the couple. The incident happened at Church Street in Onipanu area of Mushin in Lagos where they reside and attended the same church. The couple has been arrested and charged before a Lagos court for the alleged conspiracy and fraud and remanded in prison custody.…

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NIGERIA TO JOIN RICE -EXPORTING COUNTRIES SOON – OYEGUN

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said Nigeria will be net exporters of rice by the end of this year. Odigie-Oyegun said this at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja when he received political leaders from Delta Central Senatorial district who defected to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Chief Johnson Boro, a former Commissioner in the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC). The APC National Chairman said that the diversification efforts of the President Muhammadu…

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AFRICA’S LARGEST RICE MILL OPENED IN KEBBI

The Federal Government’s diversification programme yesterday received a boost, with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo commissioning Africa’s largest parboiled rice mill in Argungu, Kebbi State. The over N10 billion state of the art WACOT Rice Mill, which is privately owned, is capable of processing over 120,000 metric tonnes of paddy rice annually. Speaking at the commissioning, Prof. Osinbajo said that the project  underscored the policy of the government that the private sector must be the engine of economic growth and sustainable job generation. He noted that the project had proved that…

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LAGOS ACQUIRES 32 TONNES PER HOUR RICE MILL FROM SWITZERLAND€TO PRODUCE 2.6M 50KG BAGS OF RICE PER YEAR

Move will enhance south west economic integration, create 200,000 jobs, says Ambode. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday in Zurich, Switzerland led a team of the State Executive Committee members to sign an agreement with Bühler AG (“Bühler”), a leading rice-mill producer in the world, for the acquisition of a 32 tonnes per hour Rice Mill. The Governor, who spoke shortly after the signing ceremony, said the development was in furtherance of his vision of enhancing food security and creating employment in the State. It is estimated that…

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FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN!! COCA-COLA PANICS AS EARNINGS DROP OVER SODA TAX

Coca-Cola launches revamped Coke Zero as earnings drop Punch Newspapers / Olusola Babarinsa / 59 minutes ago Coca-Cola announced plans Wednesday to launch a revamped “Coke Zero” in the United States as it expands offerings of low-sugar and non-carbonated beverages amid flagging demand for sweet sodas. The soda, “Coke-Cola Zero Sugar,” which is already on the market in much of Europe and Latin America, will be available in the US starting in August. The launch comes at a time when more cities around the US have enacted, or are weighing,…

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PRICE OF YAMS GO OVERBOARD AS EXPORT MARKET TAKES TOLL

Derrick Ata, local yam seller The prices of yam in Benue State have continued to soar since the Federal Government began exportation of the commodity to the United Kingdom within the past three weeks. Farmers and traders in yam communities in the state are delighted at the development as most of them now confidently smile to their banks but consumers are worried over the high cost of  the produce. While the farmers and traders believed that the long awaited opportunity to boost their income had arrived, those who mainly consume…

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HOW 6 COUSINS DIED AFTER CUCUMBER MEAL IN CROSS RIVER

MUDIAGA AFFE writes about the death of six members of the same family after eating cucumber It was supposed to be harmless childhood banter: I will chase you around the yard until I get what I want from you. But for eight-year-old Desmond Achia and 16-year-old Sonia Olia, their innocent repartee ended tragically. At about 6pm on July 5, Olia had pursued her little cousin, Achia to have a bite of cucumber which was part of the family meal for that evening. Olia possibly did not envisage that the cucumber…

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MAN DIES AFTER EATING PREGNANT CAT

The community of Asare in the Jaman South District of Brong-Ahafo Region in Ghana, are mourning the death of one Kwadwo Robert who allegedly died after consuming the meat of a pregnant cat. Kwadwo, 30, who’s popularly known in the community as Asampian started putting up a strange display after he ate the meat. He was reportedly rushed to the Sampa Government Hospital but died on arrival on Wednesday.Daily Guide reported that Kwadwo Robert was invited by his friend, Kofi Tawiah, to his house to help him kill a cat…

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I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE STILL EAT ISIEWU SAYS OLUWO, OBA AKANBI

Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi is the controversial traditional ruler of Iwo, a community in Osun State. He is probably one of the most misunderstood traditional rulers in the country following the controversy that has trailed him. The flamboyant monarch whose title is the Oluwo of Iwoland, sees himself as revolutionary. In an interview with GBENGA ADERANTI, he explained his understanding of the traditional institution, why he is being criticised, his spiritual powers, among other issues. There were hues and cries when you decided to put the crown on your wife’s head.…

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