Category Archive : Food

Undercover Reporter Expose Customs Officers Helping Rice Smugglers In Ogun State

An undercover reporter who likes to remain anonymous have exposed the activities of some bad eggs in the Nigerian Customs Service who help smugglers bring in banned items like rice and turkey into the country even though these items have been banned from entering through the land borders.

The reporter covered the area around Seme and Idiroko borders. A place called Totowu in Ogun State sharing a boundary with Lagos, is where the smugglers move heavy smuggled items everyday, with their peak day being Thursday.

As the investigation showed, the Custom officers might have an arrangement with the smugglers to move the products mostly on Thursdays.

Some pictures taken from the area;

Vehicles parked beside the river bank waiting to offload contraband into canoes heading to iyanaiba
Smuggled rice being transported along the Agbara axis on bikes

Credits: @Chiefojukwu.

Shocking: Anambra First Lady Abandons The Poor In Anambra, Travels To USA To Give Poor Americans Christmas Gifts

Gov Obiano and wife.

Wife of Anambra State Governor Ebele Obiano is under fire on social by the people of Anambra and all Nigerians alike since pictures emerged of her doing giveaways to homeless people in the United States, while abandoning the poor and less privileged of Anambra.

“The first lady decided to hop into a flight for 14 hours all the way from Nigerian to the United States of America to go and share the spirit of Christmas with Americans while thousands in Anambra State are poor and homeless”, one citizen of Anambra wrote on Facebook.

More pictures below:

It’s only months ago that Mrs Obiano was criticized on social media for using a Gucci eyeglass worth N1million, 2019 has really been a year for her.

The first lady and her Gucci

Our political class should learn to look inwards and help members of their immediate constituencies whom they owe accountability rather than try to impress the world and those who don’t pay taxes to them.

Agriculture Is The Sure Way To Eradicate HIV & AIDS – Cross River Governor

Cross River State Governor, Senator Prof. Ben Ayade while commemorating the World AIDS day today in Calabar, said that Cross River State is floating an industrial revolution in area of Agriculture which he described as agro economy and said its the fastest growing economy in the world. The Governor noted that Agriculture is a tool to eradicate poverty which is also one of the strongest factor to fight, when fighting HIV and AIDS in our communities.

Ayade

The Governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon Martins Orim at the 2019 World HIV & AIDS Day Road Walk and Sensitization in Calabar maintained that the more than 1trillion naira 2020 budget of the State will ensure completion of the three referral hospitals in the three senatorial district of the State to tackle health issues.

The World AIDS day is commemorated December 1st of every year to sensitive people further on the HIV virus and remind mankind of the need to continue to fight the deadly virus.

NAFDAC Warns Against Use Of Potassium Bromate In Bread

The National Food and Drugs Regulations Agency NAFDAC has launched a nationwide campaign to end the use of Potassium by bakeries in the production of bread due to its direct cause of cancer.

The agency noted that the ingredient which is an additive that bread makers add to flour to strengthen the dough and make it rise and also give an appealing white look to the bread is dangerous to human consumption as it can lead to cancer.

During a meeting with the Bakery Owners Association in Lagos, the agency sensitized the union on best practices in the production of bread and how to maintain hygiene in their facilities while charging them to educate their colleagues on these practices.

NAFDAC however, was very stern in the warning that it will soon embark on a nationwide tour of bakeries to enforce the stoppage of Potassium bromate in bread, and bakeries who are found culpable will be shut down.