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Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by AbuMaryam1(m): 11:57pm On Apr 22, 2011
The management of Mile 12 Market in Lagos on Wednesday said that the crisis and curfew imposed on some parts of the north had led to higher prices of food items.

Alhaji Shehu Usman, Financial Secretary of the committee, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that only few articulated vehicles had arrived in the market since curfew was announced on Monday.

He said that the curfew had restricted movement of trucks in the north from where food items were brought to Lagos as many of these articulated vehicles preferred night journeys.

“The truck owners have lost a lot of revenue because goods are stuck in the trucks bound for the southern part of the country.

“We all know that the food items are perishable items.

“Foods items in the market are those that were brought in by trucks that were already on their way to the south before the curfew was announced.

“This is the reason prices of food items have already soared by more than 50 per cent,” Usman said.

He said that the market leaders had begun talks with the government in the affected states.

“We want them to allow these trucks to bring food items down to the south because if this is not done, it will affect consumers as the Easter celebration approaches,” Usman said.

A check by NAN at the Mile 12 Market showed that a basket of tomato or pepper, which sold for between N4000 and N6000 last week, now sells for N10000.

At the Oyingbo, Mushin and Apongbon markets, a tuber of yam, which was sold for between N250, is now N500.

A sack of onion is now N9000 from N7000 last week.

NAN reports that Mile 12 Market in Lagos is the first destination of most food items coming from the north.  (NAN)

http://www.dailytrust.dailytrust.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17638:curfew-in-north-affects-prices-in-south&catid=3:business&Itemid=3
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by EzeUche3(m): 11:59pm On Apr 22, 2011
Who cares? We can get our food from somewhere else. angry

The South will not starve.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by AbuMaryam1(m): 12:00am On Apr 23, 2011
This shows how we need each other grin grin grin grin
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by abadaba(m): 12:00am On Apr 23, 2011
Abu-Maryam:

.The management of Mile 12 Market in Lagos on Wednesday said that the crisis and curfew imposed on some parts of the north had led to higher prices of food items.

Alhaji Shehu Usman, Financial Secretary of the committee, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that only few articulated vehicles had arrived in the market since curfew was announced on Monday.

He said that the curfew had restricted movement of trucks in the north from where food items were brought to Lagos as many of these articulated vehicles preferred night journeys.

“The truck owners have lost a lot of revenue because goods are stuck in the trucks bound for the southern part of the country.

“We all know that the food items are perishable items.

“Foods items in the market are those that were brought in by trucks that were already on their way to the south before the curfew was announced.

“This is the reason prices of food items have already soared by more than 50 per cent,” Usman said.

He said that the market leaders had begun talks with the government in the affected states.

“We want them to allow these trucks to bring food items down to the south because if this is not done, it will affect consumers as the Easter celebration approaches,” Usman said.

A check by NAN at the Mile 12 Market showed that a basket of tomato or pepper, which sold for between N4000 and N6000 last week, now sells for N10000.

At the Oyingbo, Mushin and Apongbon markets, a tuber of yam, which was sold for between N250, is now N500.

A sack of onion is now N9000 from N7000 last week.

NAN reports that Mile 12 Market in Lagos is the first destination of most food items coming from the north. (NAN)


What a load of rubbish.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by jason123: 12:04am On Apr 23, 2011
Abu-Maryam:

This shows how we need each other grin grin grin grin
LOL
You don craze!!! grin grin grin
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by Sunofgod(m): 12:05am On Apr 23, 2011
Let the food rot up there,
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by aljharem(m): 12:05am On Apr 23, 2011
Abu-Maryam:

This shows how we need each other grin grin grin grin

thank you

this people understand nothing about nigeria and the balance of system
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by EzeUche3(m): 12:07am On Apr 23, 2011
I don't need beef. Frankly, most Igbos can't even eat beef this weekend. angry

The other food we produce locally.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by AbuMaryam1(m): 12:08am On Apr 23, 2011
@Jason Though i'm not an advocate of split, but when it's necessary let it be, Everyone has his on type of skelaton in his cupboard.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by aljharem(m): 12:09am On Apr 23, 2011
EzeUche__:

I don't need beef. Frankly, most Igbos can't even eat beef this weekend.  angry

The other food we produce locally.

like onions, tomatoes, pepper, corn, millet, etc
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ZnO: 12:15am On Apr 23, 2011
alj harem:

like onions, tomatoes, pepper, corn, millet, etc
Like Plantain, Banana, pepper, Cassava, Yam, Rice, Corn, Fish, fresh fruits (not rotten fruits like they eat in the north), some tomato.
The only ace the north has is cow meat. And that can be imported quite easily.
Actually many southern farmers now raise their own herds of something (cow, goat sheep etc)
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ektbear: 12:16am On Apr 23, 2011
Who cares. Nobody will starve. Higher prices are only temporary. Worst case scenario, we import from Cameroon or Benin Republic. Or cultivate more farmland in the SW. No wahala.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ezeagu(m): 12:20am On Apr 23, 2011
The thing that killed the east during the war was salt, apart from that there's nothing that can't be grown in the Equatorial belt, sorry.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ektbear: 12:22am On Apr 23, 2011
Plus. . . let's not get ahead of ourselves. Most of the middle belt voted for PDP.

That is where most of the food comes from, and where much more can be grown.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by AbuMaryam1(m): 12:28am On Apr 23, 2011
ekt_bear:

Plus. . . let's not get ahead of ourselves. Most of the middle belt voted for PDP.

That is where most of the food comes from, and where much more can be grown.
Except Yam, all are coming frm far north, tomato, onion,cattle etc
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ektbear: 12:31am On Apr 23, 2011
Abu-Maryam:

Except Yam, all are coming frm far north, tomato, onion,cattle etc
Tomato we can grow in the south. Onion too.

Cattle, we'll just bring in our own Fulani cattle herders. In fact, they are many in the middle belt and south already. Or used the Zimbabwe dairy farmers that Kwara has to provide us beef.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by EzeUche3(m): 12:31am On Apr 23, 2011
Cut the Middle Belt from the North and why would we worry about food? The Middle Belt produced more food than the Core North so why should we complain?
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ektbear: 12:34am On Apr 23, 2011


Naija will be fine, even without Buharistan

Though I'd like to see Niger State and Southern Kaduna and parts of Bauchi stay in naija
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by EzeUche3(m): 12:35am On Apr 23, 2011
^^^

That map looks beautiful!
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by Nobody: 12:36am On Apr 23, 2011
@Poster

You can come here and list how the chaos in the North is affecting prices in the south. Only lil minds like yourself will never understand that life is priceless.

Let the prices rice, as long as we still live to see another day.

SMH!
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by AbuMaryam1(m): 12:39am On Apr 23, 2011
ekt_bear:

Tomato we can grow in the south. Onion too.

Cattle, we'll just bring in our own Fulani cattle herders. In fact, they are many in the middle belt and south already. Or used the Zimbabwe dairy farmers that Kwara has to provide us beef.
most of crops from middle belt are tubes and tubers, the environ is acidic. unlike far north where most of the land is alkaline suitable for arable crops, meaning if North secede you have to buy those food items in an exorbitant price, may be you will give 5 barelsof oil to one bulb of tomato, lol!!! grin grin grin is very dangerous,
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ektbear: 12:41am On Apr 23, 2011
Abu-Maryam:

most of crops from middle belt are tubes and tubers, the environ is acidic. unlike far north where most of the land is alkaline suitable for arable crops, meaning if North secede you have to buy those food items in an exorbitant price, may be you will give 5 barelsof oil to one bulb of tomato, lol!!! grin grin grin is very dangerous,

And the only place tomatoes are sold on Earth is in Buharistan. We could not buy them from other countries, right?
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by AljUche: 12:42am On Apr 23, 2011
Ileke-IdI:

@Poster

You can come here and list how the chaos in the North is affecting prices in the south. Only lil minds like yourself will never understand that life is priceless.

Let the prices rice, as long as we still live to see another day.

SMH!

ileke idi angry

you have started supporting igbos now abi

i hope it is not ezeuche that has changed your mind because he as not changed himself undecided
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by Nobody: 12:44am On Apr 23, 2011
Alj Uche:

ileke idi angry

you have started supporting igbos now abi

i hope it is not ezeuche that has changed your mind because he as not changed himself undecided


First of all. . . . EzeUche who? Na him be my papa?

Secondly, the dude is trying to tell us how the prices of food products are increasing in the South because a curfew was assigned to minimize the ongoing riot. How foolish is that?

Do you think people won't mind if 1 tomatoes cost N5000 as long as they dont have to live in fear? Ridiculous.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ektbear: 12:47am On Apr 23, 2011

Growing Tomatoes in Nigeria
Tomato can be grown anywhere in southern Nigeria, but the best area is the
Savannah zone because some diseases of tomatoes are less common in the
Savannah.


Expected yield
20-30 tons/ha can be obtained in the rain forest zone but in the savannah, a
yield of 40 tons/ha is attainable.
http://www.ics-nigeria.info/publications_files/tamatoes_01.pdf

Tomatoes can be grown in the south. Nobody should feel blackmailed because of tomatoes undecided
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by Ystranger: 12:48am On Apr 23, 2011
A lot of ignorant posters on this thread.


Ezeuche, i seriously advise you to at least spend a day in Nigeria before you start posting dumb comments on NL.

You are beginning to sound reeetarded and just plain ignorant of anything Nigeria.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by alex14(m): 12:54am On Apr 23, 2011
They can shove their food/produce up their stinking a.rses. Phucking cowards angry
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by Ystranger: 12:57am On Apr 23, 2011
ekt_bear:

http://www.ics-nigeria.info/publications_files/tamatoes_01.pdf

Tomatoes can be grown in the south. Nobody should feel blackmailed because of tomatoes  undecided

Absolutely!

No one is denying that. In secondary school, we cultivated Tomato.

But the point here is large scale production. The south is more educated and most people find it beneath them to go back to the farm. Even graduates of Agricultural economics/extension/engineering want to work in the banks.

The people working on farms right now, in the south, are mostly older folks with little or no education. Frankly, 10 years from now, I doubt there would be much southerners on the farms, making us more dependent on the farmers up north for our daily needs.

As long as the trend continues, we will continue to rely on our more hardworking, benevolent brothers in the North for our needs WRT staple foods.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ektbear: 1:00am On Apr 23, 2011
^-- We don't need a large # of people farming, lol. We just need to shift from primitive farming techniques to modern ones. 40% or so of the economy is agriculture, but a lot of that is a guy with a hoe laboring by himself over a field. Not using a tractor, fertilizer, chemicals, etc.

The PDF I posted is for commercial farming, which again doesn't require as many people.

I'm GLAD that people are moving off of the farm. Hopefully those old farmers will sell of their farmlands so we can consolidate and have huge, efficient farms.

Moving off of the farms is a good thing. . . the US already went through this process.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ektbear: 1:03am On Apr 23, 2011
What we need is to make capital more available to farmers. Farm unions, agricultural co-ops. Bigger farms (no more of this one man/family scraping some tiny plot of land, or several tiny plots somewhere.) More technology.

Don't really need the north to farm, just need to farm more productively.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ZnO: 1:09am On Apr 23, 2011
The North will also depend on the South (or get from elsewhere) for the following
Plantains, banana, oranges, Yam, rice, cassava palm oil (okay they will eat g/nut oil lol)

Frankly, it takes a couple of Igbo importers to flood southern Nigeria (or at least Igbo land if the country is dividing) with food produce as a stop gap. Meanwhile large scale food cultivation goes on. In parts of the East, namely Imo and Anambra, land will no longer be an issue because we (the Igbo intelligentsia) will introduce landless farming to augment land still abundantly available in Ebonyi, Enugu and Abia.

The days land dictate agriculture are coming to an end.
Re: Curfew In North Affects Prices In South by ektbear: 1:14am On Apr 23, 2011
^-- What is landless farming? Do you mean hydroponics. . . ?

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