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FG, Governors Blame EndSARS Protests, Banditry For Increase In Food Prices

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On Thursday, November 19, the Federal Government and state governors addressed the increase in food prices in the nation.

The resolution was made at a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The council, which is chaired by the Vice President, has all state governors and relevant ministers as members.

According to Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, the resolution was made after a presentation by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture, Dr Andrew Kwasari.

Akande said from the presentation, the council noted that food prices have changed between September and November involving commodities in Lagos and a few randomly selected states.

He said the council also identified “causes of the hike in food prices to include delay in going out to farm, which translates to delay in harvesting courtesy of COVID19 pandemic; EndSARS protest stalled food transportation and delivery and in some instances destroyed food stores; banditry in the North West effectively preventing farmers from harvesting fields cultivated; farmers/herders conflict destroyed farm produce in some states, and increased cost of transportation”.

On resolution, Akande said, “States and FG were urged to adopt urgent measures including social protection schemes to deal with the situation.

“The FG will also pursue the implementation of its ESP -Agric plan and others to positively improve the situation in the sector.”

Akande said the council also received presentation from the Federal Road Safety Commission on the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030.

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Peter okoye reacts after Osaze Odemwingie called him out for fraud

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Popular Nigerian artiste, Peter Okoye has reacted after Ex-Super Eagles striker, Peter Osaze Odemwingie called him out on social media and accused him of fraud.


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It was earlier reported that Odemwingie blasted him on Instagram and accused him of robbing people in broad daylight.

He wrote,

“What happened to you @PeterPsquare? you are robbing people in broad day light with that your nonsense business and now you want to take Christmas from them? You no dey fear God at all?”

In reaction to the accusation, the accomplished singer shared an old photo of them together and called for prayers for him because he strongly feels all is not well with him.

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Peter also shared a screenshot of their Instagram private chat, where he noted that his lottery business is registered and licensed.

According to him, he would have ignored Osaze’s accusations but he had to express his disappointment in the footballer, who he claims has been brainwashed and needs help.

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In civilised nations, leaders who fail to provide security will do the honorable thing and resign – Northern Elders Forum

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The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said that in civilized nations, a leader who fails to secure the lives and properties of his people would have resigned honourably.

The group said this in a statement released by its the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, on Tuesday, December 1, while reacting to the recent killing of over 43 farmers in Borno state by Boko Haram members.

According to the group, life has lost its meaning in the Buhari-led administration.

The statement in part reads

“These particular killings have been greeted by the most insensitive response by spokespersons of the president. The lame excuse that farmers had not sought permission from the military to harvest produce merely exposes the misleading claims that our military had secured vast territories from the insurgency.

Under this administration, life has lost its value and more and more citizens are coming under the influence of criminals. We do not see any evidence of a willingness on the part of President Buhari to honour his oath to provide security over Nigerians.

In civilised nations, leaders who fail so spectacularly to provide security will do the honourable thing and resign.”

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Regina Daniel driving at top speed while drunk causes scare on social media

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Popular Nollywood actress Regina Daniel has sent fears down the spine of her fans after she decided to drive on a highway under the influence of alcohol.


A video sighted on social media sees the mother of one driving at top speed on a highway after she decided to spend sometime out.

According to what we gathered, she went in for a party alongside her friends and took in too much alcohol making her sober.

The video shows her finding it difficult to drive but she still went ahead and drove her expensive car home.

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Read some comments from netizens:

_ah_daeze: “Or high on drugs because of the mouth bittering”

pretty_tonia1_: “He loves her when she’s drunk ? it’s the Song for me ?????”

mune_delz: “Person go carry me dey drive like this and I go dey video? Ehn alaye you go drop me for road make I enter cab go house oh…”

goodestguy1: “Looks like drugs”

chiddy10: “That’s drugs not alcohol ?”

bobosticka: “This shows that u shouldn’t envy any1. All that glitters isn’t always gold. This is definitely not alcohol. Bt atleast she use seatbelt coupled wit a Mercedes jeep. She is safe?”

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