Ekiti residents jubilate as women’s leader forces down prices of goods — Daily Nigeria News

Ado Ekiti – Prices of foodstuff were forcefully reduced at markets in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday by a taskforce led by the President of the Market Women’s Association, Chief Omowaye Oso. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team visited the Oja Oba and the Bisi Egbeyemi markets, both in the state capital. Oso ordered the stoppage of foodstuff sold at exorbitant prices, after which, she personally sold to buyers at lower prices. Buyers had accused the sellers of deliberately selling at excessive prices on the excuse of the non-appreciation of the American dollar. Some of the commodities forced to sell at reduced prices included garri, beans, local rice and palm oil. Consequent, a measure of garri, which used to sell for N200 was reduced to N100. A 20-liter container of palm oil which sold at N22,000 was reduced to N15,000, while a measure of local rice, which initially sold at N500 was reduced to N400. Oso said she had henceforth ordered that small measure of Okro and locust beans be sold at N20 as against N50. She said the raid was supported by the state government and the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe. “Both the Ewi of Ado Ekiti and the state government are concerned about the exorbitant prices of goods and services in the town. “The cost of goods, especially foodstuff, is too high in Ado Ekiti, whereas, as the state capital, prices of goods and services should be the cheapest here. “The market men and women should have mercy on the poor because things are too expensive here, unlike other towns and villages in Ekiti State. “It is very unfortunate that market women in other communities don’t want to sell at their places anymore; they now bring their wares to Ado, believing they will sell at twice the price of what they sell in their communities. “As the Iyaloja, one of my responsibilities is to ensure price control of goods and today’s exercise shall be a continuous one and shall be repeated in all markets in Ado. “It is unfortunate that 20 liters of palm oil which sells at N14,000 in Ikole is being sold at N22,000 in Ado, but we have sold it at N15,000. “Ado is now developing a bad reputation for high prices of goods and services, but we will not allow this to continue; the Kabiyesi has said he does not want hardship for the people of Ado. “We will continue to carry out our raids until our market women comply and anyone who cannot comply, must look elsewhere to sell her wares. “If you can’t sell your palm oil at lower prices, don’t bring it down to Ado again,” she said. NAN reports that buyers at the market and other residents commended the market raid, describing it as a respite to the poor and hungry people.

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The pied piper of the U.S. 2016 presidential election — Daily Nigeria News

US President-elect Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB / AFP The votes have been tallied and presidential level political machinations and shenanigans have been put aside, at least for now. To the utter shock and consternation of the whole world Donald Trump, a political neophyte and apprentice has emerged victorious. The court jester has become king of…

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Nigeria to begin rice exportation by 2017, says CBN …50Kg bag of rice is now N8, 000 in Ebonyi — NaijaMotherland News Headlines

Yenagoa – The Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) on Tuesday said it’s Anchor Borrowers Programme for the promotion of Agriculture had set the country to begin exportation of rice by 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Anchor Borrowers Programme of the CBN and the Presidential Committee on Rice Production launched in…

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How Secularism Will Benefit Zimbabweans — NaijaMotherland News Headlines

Zimbabwe stands to gain a lot from the spread of secular values in the country because faith groups are taking advantage of the dire economic situation to further exploit the people and undermine their potentials. And this has to stop. Some secular minded individuals who are concerned about this dangerous trend are beginning to organize.…

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Local Pastor searches for missing mother from Tennessee wildfires — WSAV-TV

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A Savannah pastor is currently searching for his mother who was in her Gatlinburg home at the time of the fire. Alice Hagler is the mother of Pastor Lyle Wood out of Compassion Christian Church. James Davis, a worship pastor with the church, told News 3 his brother had been on the…

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Recession And Our Overdependence On Oil — NaijaMotherland News Headlines

Recession – the state of decline of the economy – is biting hard across the country. The causes and solution of the economic recession we are currently facing has become the major topic of discussion on the lips of major actors in Nigeria. Prices of food items, consumables and luxury goods have skyrocketed. With the…

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Hymn to Mother Nature — emotionsoflife2016

Mother!!! I come to you with no color. It is me and none other Please don’t wonder. Accept my words as an offering As a sorry for all the suffering That my brothers and I have caused to you It was not our intention to make you feel blue. Please accept this ode in praise […]

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