Wednesday, January 20

Tag: Patronage

Nigerian rice not properly processed, packaged – Trader laments
News

Nigerian rice not properly processed, packaged – Trader laments

Poor processing and packaging are the key factors hampering patronage of locally produced rice, a cross-section of foodstuff sellers said in Lagos on Friday. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), they explained that the scarcity of imported rice after the closure of Nigeria’s borders would have boosted patronage of local rice but that poor processing of the Nigerian variety had forced many consumers to stick with foreign rice. One of the foodstuff sellers, Mr. John Nwabueze, who operates a shop at Alimosho in Lagos, told NAN that Nigerian rice farmers needed to do more work on their produce to make their rice acceptable. “The Nigerian rice industry is presently not doing so badly. It is just that our local rice processors need to improve on their final product. I ...
What Police did to a Man Caught Dumping Refuse on the Streets of Lagos
News

What Police did to a Man Caught Dumping Refuse on the Streets of Lagos

The police and waste managerment agency in Lagos state caught the man pictured above, dumping refuse on the median in Ejigbo LCDA. As punishment for his improper act, he was made to clear all the refuse on that spot with his car and led to his house where he explained his nefarious act to members of his community. He was also reportedly made to keep the refuse within his premises for a while, and was later asked to seek the assistance of an assigned waste operator to remove the refuse and register the premises for patronage. See more photos below.
APC: The Dogs of War
News

APC: The Dogs of War

Don’t mind me abeg, this title is too dramatic but how else will I catch your attention if I don’t shock you? You see, what we have seen from the videos circulating on the recent APC campaign opener in Lagos is more or less a small war o. As I watched the video, I shook my head in amazement and disgust. As my friend Ambode was talking, hailing his performance and that of the APC in Lagos, the thugs were going at themselves. Multiple gunshots were heard, people were scampering and lives were being dispatched to the great beyond. I am writing this piece at 5a.m in the morning, unable to sleep, not because of APC wahala but for other issues I will not mention here, I am not privy to the official position of the APC but knowing them very well, this would be the work of PDP thugs who were ...
Residents Lament Losses over Gridlock
News

Residents Lament Losses over Gridlock

Hamid Ayodeji Residents, commuters and Business owners of Ajah Community, Lagos state, have called on the Lagos State Government and the Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) to intervene by timely completing the abandoned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Terminal bus stop in the area. They expressed this concerns that the state government had neglected the projects. This, they insisted had made the roads leading to their business outlets almost inaccessible as it has generated gridlocks, causing businesses, as well as commuters a lot of damages and loss in their business patronage. They stated this while interacting with journalists, recently in Lagos, lamenting the undue pressure it has exerted on means of livelihood for several people. While stating the reason for the loss...
Peace Mass Transit Unveils New Ultra Modern Depot At Nkpor
News

Peace Mass Transit Unveils New Ultra Modern Depot At Nkpor

Residents and business people in and around the Onitsha satellite town of Nkpor, have been ecstatic over the opening of a new branch office of the Peace Mass Transit (PMT) Ltd in their neighborhood recently. The Nkpor depot, an ultra modern complex not common in the vicinity, is the latest in the series of eye popping edifies commissioned around the country by PMT, the leading mini-bus transport company in Nigeria. Operations at the new depot have since commenced, and are fully automated, according to Executive Director in charge of Operations, Collins Uche. Mr. Uche said the Nkpor depot would offer customary top-notch services to PMT customers within the Nkpor-Ogidi-Obosi axis, and save them the inconvenience of having to travel down to the Upper-Iweka, Onitsha mainland area to ...
THE IMO STATE OF MY DREAM
Lifestyle

THE IMO STATE OF MY DREAM

Emeka Ihedioha lists what he will do differently if elected governor of Imo State According to the 2010 UNESCO survey, more than half the people of Imo State above the age of eight can read and write. This not only confirms the fact that our people are traditionally sophisticated, intelligent, enterprising and industrious, it also explains why they are ever prepared to help government fast track development through self-help projects encapsulated in the spirit of “Igwebuike”. It is therefore no surprise that a great number of our people in the Diaspora are highly educated professionals, particularly in the medical and engineering sectors. These men and women are also ever prepared to make valuable contributions to the development process in the state. But only if and when the enviro...
Cheap Petroleum Products Prices Affecting Economy Negatively — NAEE
News

Cheap Petroleum Products Prices Affecting Economy Negatively — NAEE

President of the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics, Professor Wumi Iledare, Monday, disclosed that cheap petroleum products prices is negatively affecting the country and is also making the country’s economic inefficient. Nigerian engineers call for sustainable petroleum exploration reforms Addressing newsmen in Abuja, as part of activities to mark the Fourth NAEE World Energy Day Celebration, Iledare warned that the energy sector cannot be governed with patronage and sentiment, adding that doing so might have dire consequences for the country. He explained that the Federal Government can intervene in the petroleum products market instead of regulating the industry and fixing prices. Some of the intervention measures, according to him, might include the use of fiscal t...
Why Some Women Prefer Fairly-Used Underwear
News

Why Some Women Prefer Fairly-Used Underwear

The business of fairly-used female underwear now enjoy high patronage among the womenfolk in Umuahia, Abia. The dealers of the materials locally called “okrika’’, are also recording high traffic of customers daily from neighbouring communities to the state capital. Some of the women, mainly middle-aged, who shoved themselves around to enable them pick their choice of the underwear at Isi Gate Market, Umuahia, told NAN that they preferred the “okrika’’, especially pants, to new ones. One of them, who made selections of different colours and designs, said she and most women now preferred the fairly-used underwear often imported from abroad. Asked if she was not ashamed being seen buying the materials, the lady who pleaded anonymity, queried why she should be ashamed of her choice of u...
Uncertainty Pervades S-East Over IPOB’s sit-at-home
News

Uncertainty Pervades S-East Over IPOB’s sit-at-home

*IPOB alleges betrayal by Ohanaeze, S-East govs *We’re not against IPOB—MASSOB *Ignore IPOB, BIM tells Ndigbo *IPOB remains illegal—Police By Chioma Gabriel, Vincent Ujumadu, Anayo Okoli, Dennis Agbo & Chinedu Adonu AWKA—UNCERTAINTY yesterday enveloped the entire South East following the sit-at-home threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, today, with many making panic buying and traveling to their villages. IPOB members The Onitsha and Awka main markets witnessed large purchases, especially of food items, while petroleum sellers enjoyed unusual patronage as many people bought fuel in cans and filled their vehicles. The police, on the other hand, exhibited a show of force in the entire zone by patrolling the various cities and blaring sirens that scared many people...
Lagos Unveils Free Wi-fi Internet Service In Public Parks
News

Lagos Unveils Free Wi-fi Internet Service In Public Parks

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. PHOTO: LASG As part of activities to mark 50 years of the existence of Lagos State, the Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has launched a free public Wi-Fi Internet service initiative. Starting with the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Alausa, Ikeja, Ambode informed that virtually all the parks in Lagos would have the free Wi-Fi Internet access facility. Wi-Fi is a facility that allows computers, smart phones and other devices to connect to the Internet or communicate with one another without cable connection within a particular area. Ambode unveiled the facility, a partnership with MainOne Cables yesterday.Represented by the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Olufemi Odubiyi, the governor said the provision of free public Wi-Fi at the park was part of...
AMCON May Sack Over 1,500 At Arik Over Low Revenue
News

AMCON May Sack Over 1,500 At Arik Over Low Revenue

There were strong indications yesterday that more than 1,500 of Arik Airline’s estimated 2,000 workforce may be retrenched this month as new management’s cost-saving measures to keep the airline alive. Arik Air has about 2,000 workers spread across its local and foreign operations, while it operated a fleet of 28 aircraft at optimal capacity, which enabled it to generate enough revenue to meet its over N1 billion wage bill. But reliable insider sources told Daily Sun yesterday that the airline currently under the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) receivership is now operating with only eight functional aircraft in its fleet which makes retain its 2,000 workforce uneconomical. Daily Sun learnt that the company’s expatriate staff may be the first to be disengaged, espe...