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Politics / Re: Governors Reject N60,000 Minimum Wage by sorepco(m): 7:17pm On Jun 07
So governors cannot pay a mere $40?
ForValour:
Rubbish
Sports / Re: Dictator’ Eto’o And Chaos In Cameroonian Football by sorepco(m): 6:59pm On Jun 07
What do you want to hear from him...the politicians in the Ministry of Sports are trying to undermine his authority....


hstar:
Let's hear from Eto'o first!
Sports / Dictator’ Eto’o And Chaos In Cameroonian Football by sorepco(m): 6:47pm On Jun 07
We Africans are terrible. Always coveting what belongs to another whereas our own is far far better than what we covet.

How can a minister of sports send his minions to usurp the job of an elected president of a football organization? Samuel Eto'o more courage!




Cameroonian football is in a state of chaos.

For a proud country which boasts five continental titles and the most World Cup finals appearances by an African nation, the past two months have seen a very public row play out over who should coach the Indomitable Lions.

Last week Belgian Marc Brys was removed as boss – only to be reappointed within 48 hours.

But the sideshow off the pitch ahead of crunch 2026 World Cup qualifiers is only the tip of the iceberg in a battle for control of the game.

The man now running football in the Central African nation is former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o, a legend of the game on the continent and Cameroon’s record goalscorer, who was elected football federation (Fecafoot) president in December 2021.

But Eto’o has been described as a “dictator” by one former international team-mate because of the way he is steering the organisation – epitomised by the spat with the nation’s Ministry of Sport (Minsep) over Brys.

“Samuel was the biggest player in Africa but there’s a lot of trouble around him,” the retired player, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of a backlash, told BBC Sport Africa.

“He does not listen to advice. When you manage people you do not need to [act] like a dictator.

“I didn’t know he would be like that, and it will be hard for him to continue.”

Players have issued a plea for the team to be kept “politically free” but some fans have become so desperate that they have called on world governing body Fifa to suspend Cameroon.

The curious case of Marc Brys
The arrival of Brys as coach in April, after the departure of Rigobert Song following a last-16 exit at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), created a storm few would have expected.

Fecafoot expressed its “great surprise” when Minsep announced the appointment of the 62-year-old whose coaching career has been with clubs in Belgium, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.

Eto’o's alternative list of high-profile candidates had reportedly included two-time Afcon-winning coach Herve Renard, Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro and ex-Nigeria boss Jose Peserio.

“The only problem was the salaries,” Cameroonian sports journalist Giovanni Wanneh told BBC Sport Africa.

“Brys is not the best, but we’re not talking about someone we picked from the gutters. Minsep has played this card before and it worked out fine for Cameroon.”

In Cameroon, as is the case in several other African countries, the government pays the salaries of the national team’s coaching staff and feels entitled to weigh into Fecafoot’s affairs.

Eto’o did not turn up to the presentation where Brys signed his contract on 8 April, and their first in-person meeting on 28 May quickly descended into an unseemly row.


IMAGE SOURCE,MICHEL MVONDO/BBC
Image caption,
Eto'o was absent for Brys' unveiling, with the Fecafoot president saying he only received an invitation two hours before the event and was busy organising his father's funeral

Fecafoot reacted by replacing Brys with an interim coach, only to quickly backtrack after pressure was applied by Minsep.

Yet a tense atmosphere continued this week when the Indomitable Lions squad assembled in Yaounde ahead of the visit of Cape Verde in World Cup qualifying on Saturday.

Players were met by two different sets of administrators at the team hotel, and Fecafoot did not provide kit for the first training session due to be held by Brys - leading forward Moumi Ngamaleu to call for unity.

“The responsibility is for you to help keep the team politically free and to maintain a clean environment for us to perform without problems,” his Instagram message read.

“We hereby approach you to overcome the differences, put the ego aside and remember we are all here to put the people of Cameroon on the map and give them honour.”

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana was among several players who reposted Ngamaleu’s message.

A senior Confederation of African Football (Caf) official said it is open to mediating in the row between Fecafoot and Minsep, although such a request is yet to be received.

‘Grave irregularities’ under Eto’o
Eto’o’s treatment of Brys is only the latest instance of his behaviour garnering negative attention since he assumed control of Fecafoot.

“The fact that you are a top footballer doesn't automatically make you a great administrator,” said Wanneh.

“When he came in, I thought he was going to change the narrative in our football. But Cameroon football is living its worst moment.”

In July last year, a group representing amateur clubs in Cameroon called on the 43-year-old to resign, citing "grave irregularities" in the organisation.

That included Eto’o taking an ambassadorial role with a sports betting company - potentially in violation of both Fifa and Fecafoot rules.

Moreover, an investigation by Caf into allegations of improper conduct against Eto’o is ongoing.

“He is the legitimate president of the federation. But nobody is above the law,” Caf secretary general Veron Mosengo-Omba told BBC Sport Africa.

A battle for control

IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
Image caption,
Several footballing decisions in Cameroon have been made "on very high instructions” from President Paul Biya (left), who has been in power since 1982

In Cameroonian sport, the influence of President Paul Biya has been keenly felt in the past.

He insisted on Roger Milla being included in the squad for the 1990 World Cup - with the then-38-year-old netting four times - while the appointment of Brys’ predecessor Rigobert Song in 2022 was made “on very high instructions” of President Biya.

It is the government financing and pumping in the money," said Wanneh.

“Fecafoot is not structured in a way that it can cater for its burden and expenditure,” the journalist added. “If it was then we would not have this scenario."

Countries whose governments interfere in footballing affairs are at risk of suspension by Fifa - a fate that has befallen many African nations in the past, including Cameroon - yet Minsep has so far trodden a path which has not provoked the Zurich-based governing body.

While Fifa’s social media channels have been bombarded by messages to take action, Eto’o retains the backing of many Indomitable Lions supporters in his bid to break free of perceived governmental control.


IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
Image caption,
Eto'o's running of the game has split opinion among Cameroon fans

“Eto’o knows the challenge he’s getting into,” said Heuyo Hubert on the streets of Yaounde.

“I can only wish him good luck because it’s not easy to have Cameroonians who can fight for their rights to be restored nowadays.”

Another fan, Calvin Ngimbond, felt the row with Brys “had its place”.

“There was need for things to be made clear. Marc Brys must align himself with the requirements of the Fecafoot president,” he added.

“We hope things will improve for peace to reign.”

Fecafoot, Minsep and Fifa were all contacted by BBC Sport Africa to comment on recent developments, but none of the parties responded.

World Cup qualifiers now loom large against two sides who out-performed Cameroon at the 2023 Afcon, with a trip to Angola on Tuesday following the tie against Cape Verde.

Brys has already endured a turbulent start to his new job and will be aware the pressure could soon increase.

“Cameroon are no longer the biggest national team in Africa,” the anonymous former international added.

“I am very sad when I look at what’s going on. If they want to be back at the top level, they need to reorganise everything.”

Headlines being made ‘for wrong reasons’
Analysis by Paul Njie, BBC reporter in Cameroon

The ruckus in Cameroonian football is not new, but the way the rift between Fecafoot and the Ministry of Sports has morphed is staggering.

Now, not only are football stakeholders divided, but Indomitable Lions supporters are also at odds over who is right and wrong.

In many ways the row has been seen as a true test of Eto’o’s leadership in a country where government interference in football is almost the norm rather than an exception.

Despite the deluge of allegations against his management and the investigation by Caf over alleged misconduct, the four-time African Player of the Year’s popularity has not waned much. He continues to enjoy widespread love, admiration and support in the country and beyond.

It is unclear how the uproar will end, but there have been growing calls for the country’s President Paul Biya to personally address it once and for all - especially as both rival camps claim to be implementing “high instructions” from him.

Until then, much of the discourse on the streets, in markets, bars, and local media, will continue to be dominated by doubts as to whether the Indomitable Lions will even play their World Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde and Angola.

Cameroonian football is once again making headlines across the world, but for all the wrong reasons.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/articles/c9xxny8w745o

Education / Re: Students' Impressive Sports Commentary Wow Audience by sorepco(m): 5:51pm On May 23
They are Cameroonians


Realdeals:
If they are Nigerians, Startimes should hire them to service as commentators for the Nigerian football league
Travel / Re: British Aviation Reports Air Peace by sorepco(m): 5:54am On May 20
I do not understand the infraction or fault committed by Airpeace. Pleasesomeoneshould explain it to me...



Exousiang01:
I don't see any pettiness here, I dont see any hate crime here.
In the UK safety is a priority.
In Nigeria you can drive around without a seatbelt, here in the UK you dare not.
People drive around with broken tail lights in Nigeria too.

We are so used to the lawlessness in Nigera that ww feel witchhunted when asked to do the right thing.

The UK CCA has not asked AirPeace to stop operations, they are simply asking them to follow thw rules.

If you are gonna fly people in and out of my country i need those people to be safe.
AirPeace will not be flying only Nigerians but Brits so what exactly is wrong with the UK CCA maling sure that those coming to and leaving the UK arr safe.

Nigerians always crying foul when they get caught doing something wrong.

Business / Re: Top Ten African Currencies Compared To US Dollar by sorepco(m): 5:20am On May 12
Exactly. That's why i also laughed at Ghanaians saying their currency is stronger than the naira just because they removed 3 zeros from their useless former cedis.
=129900472]Currency conversion ratio is of little significance when you consider that currencies can be adjusted.

For example, the Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) is the strongest currency in the world with a single Kuwaiti dinar buying $3.25 US dollars (or, put another way, one US dollar equals 0.31 Kuwaiti dinars) but can the Kuwaiti economy measure against USA or other advanced economies?
As a matter of fact, kuwaiti dinar was adjusted by taking away three zeros to make it the world's strongest. That's something anyone can do and become the worlds strongest currency but not necessarily the world strongest economy.

Money is a just a metric system that can change based on goods and service backing it or can be recalibrated to ease management of money system. [/quote]
Politics / Re: Yahaya Bello: American School, Abuja Refunds $760,000 Fees by sorepco(m): 5:00am On Apr 28
Read well. They didn't refund the full amount....read again well my friend


WizardOfNG:
This is a credit to AIS. Obvious they don't want the prestige and reputation associated with their educational institution tainted publicly with 'dirty' money.

They proactively asked for an authentic account to refund the payment Bello made and EFCC provided it. They have now refunded the full amount immediately.

Commendable.
Celebrities / Re: Who Advised You To Plead Guilty – Aisha Yesufu Queries Bobrisky by sorepco(m): 4:11pm On Apr 13
Did you hear what she said?

Howcould you say spaying is same ad mutilating?


Itiks:
For a video that the whole world saw ?
Foreign Affairs / Re: 20 Countries That Owe US Money by sorepco(m): 2:24pm On Apr 09
Na lie. China no owe USA anything. Instead na USA owe China billions if not a trillion dollar



backbone503:
Even China dey owe US. Hate it or love it, believe it or not, US still remains the greatest. The world without US would have been a very different and dangerous place. Look at China, look at Russia, then look at the US. In whose hands do you think on world is safer in?
Politics / Re: LP Crisis: I Didn’t Promise To Build New Party – Peter Obi On Convention by sorepco(m): 10:44pm On Mar 30
Why is he a dull man?


Fkmodhi:
This man is too dull
Politics / Re: Ozigbo Is Jobless, He Should Apply For Soludo's "One Youth Two Skill" Program by sorepco(m): 6:03am On Mar 25
Valentine comes across to me like a technocrat savvy in information technology and business....he might just be the right man for the position!

Look at the Ideani/Onitsha road has been cut off for a month now. It is a major road that has not been fixed leading to a great economic loss to the state!
Hoe does a concerned government stay mutr while such a calamity is going on?

Moreover is it the place of a party publicity person to criticise a governorship candidate in a state? Misplaced priorities i guess....



TonyRazor:
Ozigbo is jobless, he should apply for Soludo's "one youth two skill" program

By Mazi Ejimofor Opara




Valentine Ozigbo is suffering from midlife crisis, he needs to see a therapist and not the Press.



I read his uninspiring interview with the press yesterday, and all he said were just two things. First, that he was unimpressed with Soludo's two years in office. To this I expected to read what he would have done differently in two years or why he was not impressed.

Then the next thing I read was that he would do just one term in office and, according to him, Peter Obi knows this. What a man! He probably thinks saying this confers any advantage to his spineless ambition.

This is not the quality of mind I should be engaging for any reason. Val is obviously jobless and is currently in dire need of empowerment. I would recommend he applies for Soludo's "one youth two skill program", as he is well within the age for such active engagement.


If Val is not impressed at the transformation of Okpoko and Fegge, then he has no reason to ever wish to get the support of these million of urban poor now rescued by Soludo.


If he is not impressed with the changing outlook of Awka, he has no reason to contemplate going to Agu-Awka. If he is not impressed with the massive employment of teachers and health workers, he is probably a sadist. If he is not impressed with Anambra's rising profile as a fiscally responsible State, then he should focus on his "pimping" and night club business and forget governance or public service.



Val should come up with the issues with facts and figures, I challenge him to a debate on television and would be glad to have him tell the world how deeply ignorant and aloof he is.


Mazi Ejimofor Opara is the National Publicity Secretary of APGA and writes from FCT, Abuja.

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Politics / Re: Ozigbo Is Jobless, He Should Apply For Soludo's "One Youth Two Skill" Program by sorepco(m): 6:01am On Mar 25
Valentine comes across to me like a technocrat savvy in information technology and business....he might just be the right man for the position!

Look at the Ideani/Onitsha road has been cut off for a month now. It is a major road that has not been fixed leading to a great economic loss to the state!
Hoe does a concerned government stay mute while such a calamity is going on?

Moreover is it the place of a party publicity person to criticise a governorship candidate in a state? Misplaced priorities i guess....



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Politics / Re: Gov Sule To Peter Obi: Politics Is Over, Please Support President Tinubu by sorepco(m): 4:50am On Mar 19
OBI IS A NOUN!

Af0nja2:
What is Obi?

Is it an animal, place or thing?

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Business / Re: Can 1.5 Million start up a phone accessories business by sorepco(m): 5:17am On Mar 17
If u learn the business for 1 year u will be able to use 500k. If u lean it for 2 years then less than 500k. Use the remaining 1m to put in the businessafter you have mastered it!


raphemmanuel:
My good people of nairaland good morning to you all. Hope you have a wonderful night rest.

After so much pondering and fear of starting a business due to fear of the business collapsing because of our current economy crisis since early last year, I have decide to venture into phone accessories business.

The reason why I always resort to nairaland each time I want to take some certain decisions is because there are people with like-mind and are willing to give out tangible advise.

I have a budget of 1.5 million naira to start the business (shop rent and shop beautification included on the amount).

Please my good people, is it still advisable to venture into this business without regret, is the business viable?
What particular phone accessories device has much demand.

My location is Aba, Abia state. Any location or place I can buy this accessories in bulk at cheaper price.
Education / Re: “My Name Is” Or “My Names Are” Which Is Correct? by sorepco(m): 11:02am On Mar 05
MY NAME IS....




ify2016:
Introducing ourselves is something we do in our everyday life in Gatherings, Meetings, or in Classroom. We usually introduce ourselves by saying: “My name is Tochukwu”, “I am Tochukwu”, “Hello everyone, I’m Tochukwu”, “Hey guys, I am Tochukwu” or “My name’s Tochukwu”.

The duality of English language has however resulted into controversy in the appropriate manner we should introduce ourselves. While some are of the opinion that the appropriate and grammatically correct manner of introducing yourself is saying “My name is Tochukwu Anayo”, some others suggest that the appropriate way of introducing yourself is saying “My names are Tochukwu Anayo-Enechukwu” in order to show plurality of your name.

These conflicting opinion is the reason for writing this article which examines whether ‘My name is’ or ‘My names are’ is the correct form of introducing yourself.

cause to reveal his dual identity, the rare plurality will apply and the writer may introduce himself by saying: My names are Anayo Tochukwu and Charles Lee (pseudonym name).

The similarity with the two aforementioned exceptions is its resemblance of plurality and the use of the conjunction ‘and’ which we cannot normally use while introducing ourselves. Thus, these exceptions come in handy in very special circumstance and can never fall under the conventional form of introducing your name. Hence, saying “My names are” is wrong, while saying “My name is” is the correct way of introducing your name.

Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka, ACMC, is a lawyer and a certified mediator/conciliator in Nigeria. He is also a developer with knowledge in various programming languages. Samuel is determined to leverage his skills in technology, SEO, and legal practice to revolutionize the legal profession worldwide by creating web and mobile applications that simplify legal research. Sam is also passionate about educating and providing valuable information to people.


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Travel / Re: I Want To Relocate To Gabon. Advice Me. I’m A Teacher by sorepco(m): 10:25pm On Feb 26
Gabon is not bad. It'squite a bit above median African countries.
Living standards is better than Nigeria and the purchasing power us higher.

However have you investigated to see is foreign teachers are needed? What subjects..and in the French or English language? You also have competition from French or English speaking Cameroonians.
Is housing affordable ? Do you know or have some one there?
Why don't you visit first before deciding on a move? Better go there by ship if possible as you hearam for road through Cameroon


mkbessman:
Please I’ve been thinking about this since last year. I teach here In Nigeria. I can’t afford to go to the western or Asian countries but I think I can be able to save to move to Gabon to atleast teach.

I’ve checked their minimum wage, unemployment rate and their exchange rate snd I think it’s better off than Nigeria. Please advise me. I’m still single and in my mid 30s.

Is it worth taking a try? I know no one there.

I am willing to take the risk to go look for a job there with what I’ve saved so far. I’m projecting 500k.

Please I honestly and sincerely need your advice
Politics / Nigeria customs Investigates Deadly Crowd Crush During Sale Of Seized Bags Of Ri by sorepco(m): 5:46am On Feb 25
Why is it that most often t0han not tragedy strikes in this country when an arm of the government is organising something for the public. Is it due to lack of organisational skills or cheers carelesness on the part of government officials. How can you be auctioning such item in this hunger infested period with no adequate preparation and planning?









The Nigeria Customs Service says it is investigating reports people were trampled to death during a sale of bags of confiscated rice amid growing anger over skyrocketing prices of food in Africa’s most populous country.

“There was a chaotic situation caused by the impatience of people to follow the laid down procedures and rules that were set up for the exercise,” spokesperson for the service, Abdullahi Maiwada told CNN on Saturday. “I can neither confirm or deny any deaths but we are investigating,” he added.

Long queues have formed outside the Lagos customs office since the commencement of the sale as thousands of locals struggle to grab a bag of the 25-kilogram rice selling at a discounted price of 10,000 naira ($6.80).

Some eyewitnesses said they saw people “trampled to death” Friday.

“A man just died in my hospital, he was stamped on after falling at the custom office trying to get rice. He was on the queue with his wife when he fell down and couldn’t get up on time which resulted to people stamping on him. So sad. Survived by very young children,” said one Nigerian doctor on X.

Last week, anti-government protests broke out in parts of the West African nation as the country battles one of its worst cost-of-living crisis that has seen inflation accelerate to nearly 30% - the highest in 30 years.

The local currency has also significantly depreciated, losing over half its value to the US dollar following its second devaluation in less than a year.

More than 80 million Nigerians live on less than $2 a day, representing “the world’s second-largest poor population after India”, according to the World Bank.

The customs service said the distribution of the seized bags of rice was part of the government’s plan “to tackle the pressing issue of food insecurity.”


The cost of rice, a staple food in Nigeria, has surged in recent months. It is now priced at over N70,000 ($47.60) per 50kg bag, compared to a range of 45,000 to 50,000 naira previously.

The customs service says it has been confiscating contraband rice from smugglers following restrictions on foreign rice imports by the Nigerian government.

Analysts welcomed the rice distribution initiative but questioned its viability in tackling Nigeria’s worsening food insecurity.

“Interventions in terms of food supply look like a good idea but there should have been a policy rolled out to define how this will happen,” political analyst Sam Amadi told CNN.

“There is some distribution in Lagos now, what about other parts of the country? Is it just a Lagos intervention? Is it going to be a one-off, or a consistent sharing and does it have the potential to make some impact?” he asked, adding that “there is a lack of intelligible criteria and framework.”

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu, who has faced criticism over the spike in the prices of goods and services said he is “dedicated to evolving home-grown solutions to tackle our nation’s food security challenges head-on.”

His government came under fire last November over a budget that allocated funds for purchasing SUV vehicles for the presidency, amounting to N2.9 billion ($3.6 million), and to cover the cost of renovating the president’s residential quarters, estimated at N4 billion ($5 million) as the country grapples with mounting debts.

Tinubu said he trusts the country’s central bank to fix the issue of the plummeting local currency.

The Lagos government said Thursday it was rolling out plans to address the food crisis in the state. Its governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the opening of special markets “across the state to sell food items at really affordable rates.”

“We aim to serve over 500,000 Lagosians with essential food items at rates that defy inflation” in addition to the construction of food hubs, Sanwo-Olu added.




https://edition.cnn.com/2024/02/24/africa/nigeria-rice-crush-intl/index.html


Bags of confiscated rice for sale are seen in Lagos, Nigeria, in this photo shared by Nigeria Customs services on February 23, 2024.

Politics / Nigeria customs Investigates Deadly Crowd Crush During Sale Of Seized Bags Of Ri by sorepco(m): 5:37am On Feb 25
Why is it that most often than not tragedy strikes in this country when an arm of the government is organising something for the public. Is it due to lack of organisational skills or cheers carelesness on the part of government officials. How can you be auctioning such item in this hunger infested period with no adequate preparation and planning?

Bags of confiscated rice for sale are seen in Lagos, Nigeria, in this photo shared by Nigeria Customs services on February 23, 2024. 



The Nigeria Customs Service says it is investigating reports people were trampled to death during a sale of bags of confiscated rice amid growing anger over skyrocketing prices of food in Africa’s most populous country.

“There was a chaotic situation caused by the impatience of people to follow the laid down procedures and rules that were set up for the exercise,” spokesperson for the service, Abdullahi Maiwada told CNN on Saturday. “I can neither confirm or deny any deaths but we are investigating,” he added.

Long queues have formed outside the Lagos customs office since the commencement of the sale as thousands of locals struggle to grab a bag of the 25-kilogram rice selling at a discounted price of 10,000 naira ($6.80).

Some eyewitnesses said they saw people “trampled to death” Friday.

“A man just died in my hospital, he was stamped on after falling at the custom office trying to get rice. He was on the queue with his wife when he fell down and couldn’t get up on time which resulted to people stamping on him. So sad. Survived by very young children,” said one Nigerian doctor on X.

Last week, anti-government protests broke out in parts of the West African nation as the country battles one of its worst cost-of-living crisis that has seen inflation accelerate to nearly 30% - the highest in 30 years.

The local currency has also significantly depreciated, losing over half its value to the US dollar following its second devaluation in less than a year.

More than 80 million Nigerians live on less than $2 a day, representing “the world’s second-largest poor population after India”, according to the World Bank.

The customs service said the distribution of the seized bags of rice was part of the government’s plan “to tackle the pressing issue of food insecurity.”

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The cost of rice, a staple food in Nigeria, has surged in recent months. It is now priced at over N70,000 ($47.60) per 50kg bag, compared to a range of 45,000 to 50,000 naira previously.

The customs service says it has been confiscating contraband rice from smugglers following restrictions on foreign rice imports by the Nigerian government.

Analysts welcomed the rice distribution initiative but questioned its viability in tackling Nigeria’s worsening food insecurity.

“Interventions in terms of food supply look like a good idea but there should have been a policy rolled out to define how this will happen,” political analyst Sam Amadi told CNN.

“There is some distribution in Lagos now, what about other parts of the country? Is it just a Lagos intervention? Is it going to be a one-off, or a consistent sharing and does it have the potential to make some impact?” he asked, adding that “there is a lack of intelligible criteria and framework.”

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu, who has faced criticism over the spike in the prices of goods and services said he is “dedicated to evolving home-grown solutions to tackle our nation’s food security challenges head-on.”

His government came under fire last November over a budget that allocated funds for purchasing SUV vehicles for the presidency, amounting to N2.9 billion ($3.6 million), and to cover the cost of renovating the president’s residential quarters, estimated at N4 billion ($5 million) as the country grapples with mounting debts.

Tinubu said he trusts the country’s central bank to fix the issue of the plummeting local currency.

The Lagos government said Thursday it was rolling out plans to address the food crisis in the state. Its governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the opening of special markets “across the state to sell food items at really affordable rates.”

“We aim to serve over 500,000 Lagosians with essential food items at rates that defy inflation” in addition to the construction of food hubs, Sanwo-Olu added.




https://edition.cnn.com/2024/02/24/africa/nigeria-rice-crush-intl/index.html
Politics / Re: Stop Being Heartless, Fix The Economy, Leave Business Owners Alone – Obi To FG by sorepco(m): 5:23am On Feb 18
[quote author=yang post=128505781]Thiefinibiu is a fool

The same with Kano government




There are certain goods and services the government needs to control the prices of so that they remain affordable to majority of the masses i.e. petrol, diesel, bread,cooking gas,bread,food items in times of crisis,beer etc. That is the reason for the consumer protection agency. They are there to protect consumers and the masses. I also forgot to mention cement products!

Closing down and attacking businesses will lead to even more job losses and more poverty

Government has no business setting the price of goods and services, you cannot price what you don't produce, they have been unable to get the price of Naira vs Dollar right and they want to venture into consumer goods pricing

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Politics / Re: Stop Being Heartless, Fix The Economy, Leave Business Owners Alone – Obi To FG by sorepco(m): 5:22am On Feb 18
yang:
Thiefinibiu is a fool

The same with Kano government




There are certain goods and services the government needs to control the prices of so that they remain affordable to majority of the masses i.e. petrol, diesel, bread,cooking gas,bread,food items in times of crisis,beer etc. That is the reason for the consumer protection agency. They are there to protect consumers and the masses. I also forgot to mention cement products!

Closing down and attacking businesses will lead to even more job losses and more poverty

Government has no business setting the price of goods and services, you cannot price what you don't produce, they have been unable to get the price of Naira vs Dollar right and they want to venture into consumer goods pricing

Idiots

Someone opens a business buy diesel pay workers pay all sorts of bribery to stay open deal with exchange rate and puts the goods in warehouse and these APC bastards and their evil supporters will come to lock it up in the name of hoarding

Why will I keep doing business or bring business to an evil country like that

If you cannot govern please resign

APC is evil and Thiefinibiu is a big theif

If you voted this evil APC government to power at any level may the evil you have placed poor and illiterate people in befall you and your family
Science/Technology / Re: Guys Using Solar Energy Instead Of Nepa Or Gen. by sorepco(m): 9:06pm On Feb 17
How much did everything cost u?

matify83:
It's splendid!

I use a 3.5kva 12v kartel inverter and 4 220AH tubular batteries I connected in parallel to make 880AH.

I power virtually every thing in the house including an lg inverter AC for most of the afternoons , an lg inverter fridge/freezer and a bona solar chest freezer.

I've been fully off grid for going to 6 years by May and I don't have any regrets at all.

The installation was done DIY with little touch by my electrician.

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Politics / Re: Food Crisis: No Plan To Establish Price Control Board - Tinubu by sorepco(m): 8:43am On Feb 16
Most French former colonies have price control boards. There is an official price for fuel..beer...rice...gas..
Most products consumed by the masses. If your prices go beyond you shall be shut and fined!


nazicartel:
All these try and luck system of govt ehh. Was he planning to fix a general amount for commodities ?.... It has never worked anywhere....
It's funny that this man don't want us to import foods. Our market and locally produced foods are very expensive and can't sustain the country nah

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Politics / Re: There Is Deliberate Attack On The Naira ???? by sorepco(m): 10:01am On Feb 15
Do not say that. A few years ago when
the Ghana cedi was losing its value no one said it was under attack. They managed to remove 2 zeros from it...1000 cedis became 10 cedis! It some how brought a little stability up rill ladt year that the economy was mismanaged by Nana Kuffour.....

KnowAll:
All the countries around us in west Africa their currency are not running away. So why is the Naira fallen every single day despite all CBN has done to stop it.

There is a deliberate attack on d Naira to bring down d government.
Career / Re: NBA Rejects Agreement To Let UK Lawyers Practise In Nigeria by sorepco(m): 8:48am On Feb 14
Are the judges not different from the lawyers. The so called lawyers will still come before the corrupt judges!


Nahunger:


She has done it, cry me a river, the judiciary has been useless to Nigerians after all so its time for them to be fed with the same spoon they have been feeding the citizens.
Career / Re: NBA Rejects Agreement To Let UK Lawyers Practise In Nigeria by sorepco(m): 5:39am On Feb 14
Who ever? You must spend 1 yr at the laws chool before takingthe exam.


Eniolohunda:
In my opinion, what Nigeria lawyers authority should do is setting their practice exam, and whoever pass should be allowed to practice.

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Career / Re: NBA Rejects Agreement To Let UK Lawyers Practise In Nigeria by sorepco(m): 5:37am On Feb 14
I tell you. There are loads of imbeciles commenting on nairaland. How does a minister of trade take such a decision without consulting the attorney General or the NBA? How is such a policy going to work? Do the Brits know or understand Nigerian laws? Did they take the bar exam? Are they going to law school? Just thinking of this is sacrilegious! The NBA should fight tooth and nail against such nonsense.
To think that it is not reciprocal makes me boil with rage! How can she do such with no consultation?


BadMaster:

Another idiotic fool roaming the streets of Nairaland.

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Romance / Re: The Shocking Theft Of My Solar System: Pls Help by sorepco(m): 7:28pm On Feb 12
Nigerians are religious but terriblehuman beings....
So you see you stolen property and the purchaser of a stolen property has the guts to argue with the owner? And you ate here supporting a receiver of stolen property? They are lucky their whole family is not in cell for abating and supporting burglars....


Johilo:
You and ur bro "F" big time.... u should refund their money to them first before u get ur stuffs back.. and u just left ur useless so called brother out of this which is not good. kudos to the buyer's mum who stood against what u wanted to achieve.. guy think of refunding their money first

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Events / Re: Is 1.5million Naira Enough To Do A Low Budget Traditional And Church Wedding? by sorepco(m): 5:15pm On Feb 09
Do same on same day. Probably yhe girl's place.
Cook more of rice....

Buy your meat yourself and use anout 30 to 40 chickens
Use di rest buy more of soft drinks n a few beer....


Ketamine9000mg:
In today's Nigeria's situation, can someone manage 1.5million for a wedding?

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Business / Re: Nigeria Devalues Naira In Bid To Attract Foreign Investors - Financial Times by sorepco(m): 4:44am On Feb 02
It helps China. Can'tyou see the way America is forcing China to revalue her devalued currency??
A devalued currency helps a country that produces and manufacture things, not one that only imports because if you only import as we do in Nigeria then the more we need the dollars. Were we a massive producing country then the dollar will not be this high as more dollars will be coming in than going out!



chrisxxx:
If devaluing currency helps anyone America and the UK would have done it since.

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Romance / Re: My Ex Girl Friend Sent Me Note Of Suicidal Threats by sorepco(m): 2:10pm On Jan 20
Guyman that kind gurl fit poison you oh! Stop her from coming to your house and do not eat anything from her anymore.......u no de fear sef!




omaira:


Lol.. I built a house for my mom 5 years ago. What where u doing with ur life 5 years ago ??
Romance / Re: Want a vibrator from my husband by sorepco(m): 12:32pm On Dec 29, 2023
40years is elderly?
Chai

omoabu:
I need advice on this:

I am a young lady in my late 20s, just married an elderly man in his late 40s, delivered a set of twins about 3 months ago and since then no sex.

Anytime I try to make advance to the man he gives excuses of been tired and recently give excuses of been diabetic.

I wants to request from my husband to buy me vibrator or what can I do?

Please advice 😉😉

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