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Cement costs have risen 67 p.c within the southeastern states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, studies the Nigeria Information Company (NAN). A market research carried out by NAN in numerous wholesale and retail shops within the zone exhibits that the product value has virtually doubled in comparison with the value in 2020. A cement dealer within the Kenyetta market within the capital of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Amadi, stated the value of the product started to rise final yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and the rise within the greenback. He famous {that a} trailer load of 600 sacks of Dangote cement was initially bought for N 1.5 million in 2020, however was bought for N 2.3 million within the first quarter of 2021. N. “Costs change every day. As we converse, I can not assure that the costs will likely be bought tomorrow,” he stated.One other retailer…

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai just lately stated he wouldn’t pay a ransom to bandits even when they kidnap his son. The governor additionally stated that anybody caught negotiating with bandits on behalf of his authorities will likely be prosecuted. “I am critical and I am going to say it once more right here. Even when my son is kidnapped, I’d moderately pray that he’ll make heaven as a substitute as a result of I’m not paying ransom, ”he stated throughout a radio chat. When requested what his authorities was doing to safe the discharge of the scholars kidnapped on the Federal School of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna, the governor stated the federal government would proceed to hunt different methods to get them again to their households, however insisted that the federal government doing this could pay completely no ransom. However in 2016, El-Rufai admitted that his authorities had traced…

The federal government of Kaduna state has said that its major accountability is to develop the state, not simply to pay civil servants’ salaries. This follows a latest announcement that the workforce shall be minimize as a result of public funds have been hit by increased wage prices at a time when Federation Account Allocations Committee (FAAC) revenues haven’t elevated. An announcement signed by the Particular Adviser on Media and Communications to Governor Muyiwa Adekeye mentioned: “The federal government was elected to develop the state, not simply to pay civil servants’ salaries. It was chosen to advertise equal alternatives, construct and function colleges and hospitals, enhance infrastructure, and make the state safer for the personal sector and extra enticing for jobs and funding. ” The federal government identified that what it has acquired from FAAC since mid-2020, like most different subnationals, can barely pay salaries and overheads. “Whereas the Kaduna…

Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, or folks loyal to him have began handing out branded baggage of rice and different groceries to Kano residents. In a number of photographs and movies that made the rounds, the residents had been seen with baggage of rice labeled “JAGABA – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu”. A At this time’s Life Basis Instagram username @mansurah_isah uploaded footage of the occasion with a caption recognizing Tinubu’s basis for the meals. The event rests on claims that Tinubu is cherishing the president’s ambitions earlier than 2023, though he has not publicly confirmed it. The motion extends additional to what many believed to be calculated strikes by the previous governor to achieve assist from the North. The nationwide chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) celebrated his 69th birthday in Kano state final month. The choice had generated varied feedback, however Tinubu claimed the transfer…

A Catholic priest, Izu Marcell Onyeocha, was kidnapped by gunmen in Imo state. The priest is claimed to have been kidnapped on Sunday at round 7:00 am within the Ihube parish within the Okigwe authorities district of Imo state alongside Enugu-Port Harcourt Specific Street. The sufferer, a lecturer within the humanities college at Imo State College, is from the Avuru neighborhood within the Ikeduru council space. He’s mentioned to have been on his approach from Enugu to Owerri when the incident occurred. In accordance with a resident of Okigwe Metropolis, the clergyman was driving when the armed males spoke to him. The armed males are mentioned to have shot indiscriminately within the air to pressure him to cease. It was not clear whether or not the clergyman was driving alone, however one resident mentioned, “The abductors sporadically shot into the air to discourage different highway customers on the website of…

The Presidency plans to increase President Muhamadu Buhari, who has been within the UK since March 30, for a routine medical examination as protests proceed on the Nigerian Mission Home in London. SaharaReporters realized that whereas Buhari was unable handy over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President was requested to take care of his capability to behave whereas the enlargement was being labored out. Though Buhari’s particular advisor on media and public relations, Femi Adesina, had not given a particular date, he had introduced that the president can be again within the second week of April 2021. Nigerian authorities makes an attempt to bribe a London-based activist to interrupt down anti-government protests @ MBuhariMedical trip | Sahara reporter SaharaReporters realized that the federal government is doing every part potential to maintain them calm and … #BuhariMustGo READ MORE: https://t.co/vkzS0BK3mU pic.twitter.com/tBTjOrGNEg- Sahara Reporter (@SaharaReporters) April 9, 2021 SaharaReporters realized…

The senior pastor of Trinity Home Church in Lagos state, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for a medical journey to London, UK, saying Nigerians had good docs. Ighodalo famous in an interview on Come up TV that Buhari mustn’t journey overseas if the outdated President of the USA, Joe Biden, didn’t consider coming to Nigeria for medical remedy. The clergyman warned that political leaders mustn’t seize energy to “carry folks into bondage” however to free them. He mentioned, “How lengthy will a person reside? I am 60 now. How a lot vitality do you may have left? How a lot life do you may have left? What number of garments will you put on? That is the place folks die. “My president is leaving this nation and going to London for medical remedy. What for? I can solely forgive him due to his age. However actually, why would…

A Nigerian soldier with the 145th Battalion in Damasak, Maiduguri, Borno state, has resigned over alleged famine and abuse by the commanding officer, a army supply mentioned. The supply informed SaharaReporters that the soldier angrily dropped his rifle on Tuesday and stop the job due to the plight of troopers on the entrance. He mentioned, “Right this moment a soldier dropped his rifle and stop his job due to frustration and the hardship we face right here.” He had beforehand knowledgeable SaharaReporters that the battalion’s commander, Lieutenant Colonel SA Ochalla, starved him and his colleagues for 4 days with out rationalization. The soldier mentioned the troopers who fought insurgents whatever the scenario had been saddened as a result of their two-month cigarette allowance had not but been paid. He mentioned, “We, the troopers of Battalion 145 in Damasak, Maiduguri, are dying of starvation. Our commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel SA Ochala,…

Affected residents of the eight counties within the native authorities of Shiroro in Niger state have mentioned that if the federal government doesn’t discover a everlasting answer to the banditry, they are going to discover refuge within the authorities constructing in Minna. The displaced villagers mentioned bandits have taken over their native authorities territory and devastated over 100 communities, the Punch reviews. The President of the Lakpma Youth Meeting, Jibrin Allawa, shouted when he spoke to journalists on Monday in regards to the plight of the individuals in Minna. Allawa mentioned the bandits have now made Allawa Video games Reserve their cave “as a result of the federal government ceded our land to them.” Allawa mentioned: “With out prejudice to the above, the federal government seems unable or unwilling to do what is important as latest occasions point out that the Allawa, Bassa authorities, and certainly the complete Lakpma space,…

Former Kaduna Central District Senator Shehu Sani has warned Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be cautious when coping with northerners, particularly their political class. The ex-senator mentioned a lot of the politicians within the north have been hypocrites who would betray him if he was persecuted by the president. Whereas explaining his newest tweet on his 69th birthday, Sani Tinubu suggested the previous governor of Lagos State to get somebody he trusts all the time to translate what he says in Hausa when visiting the north He mentioned nearly all of the frequent folks within the north don’t assist the touted ambitions of the President of Tinubu in 2023. He suggested Tinubu to be taught from the exams of the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, betrayed by northern northerners regardless of his assist and achievement within the north. Sani, who spoke in Osogbo…