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The persistent fuel scarcity, insecurity and foreign exchange restriction may have forced the prices of tomatoes, fresh pepper and chili pepper and other food items up by about 30 percent. Prices of the items had soared by 30 per cent in most markets in Lagos on Monday.  The survey showed that a big basket of tomatoes which previously sold for N9, 100 at the Mile 12, Iddo and Whitesand markets now sells for N13, 000.

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A medium-size basket of fresh pepper now sells for N8, 000.00, from N5,600, while a basket of chili pepper goes for N12, 000 as against N8,500 it sold the preceding weeks. A jute bag of onions goes for N33, 000 from N25, 000, while a 25-litre keg of vegetable oil goes for N8,800 as against N8,200 previously.

At the Daleko Market, Isolo, the prices of the various brands of a 50-kilogramme bag of rice, which previously sold at N9, 500 now sells for ‎N12,000. Traders attributed the lingering fuel scarcity, insecurity, foreign exchange restriction and lack of storage facility as reasons for the increase in the prices of food items.

Mr Femi Odusanya, spokesman for Mile 12 Perishable Food Traders Association, said fuel scarcity had affected the movement and prices of goods to the Lagos market. “The number of trucks that bring goods to the market has reduced. “We get less than 10 trucks from the 40 trucks that usually bring goods to the market daily because there is no fuel to transport the goods to Lagos.

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“The delay affects the goods as most of them rot before they get to the market. Traders usually add the expected margin to minimise their losses,’’ he said. Odusanya urged the government to address the issue of recurring fuel scarcity, post harvest storage of goods and improved mechanised farming to sustain food security.

Alhaji Tajudeen Saka, a butcher, attributed the increase in the price of livestocks to the insecurity in the north-east and cost of transporting cows to the southern parts of the country. He said: “The Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, the clash between Fulani herdsmen and some communities are factors that have affected the rearing of livestocks’’.

Mrs Iyabo Adebowale, a cloth seller at Docemo market, said sales had dropped. “We pray and hope that business activities will improve in the few days preceding Christmas celebration.’’

 

 

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Prophet Fasola launches inspirational book, ‘Knowing Your Position in Christ’ on Amazon

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Prophet Fasola launches inspirational book, ‘Knowing Your Position in Christ’ on Amazon

 

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Upwardly mobile Evangelist, Prophet Idowu Fasola, otherwise known as Broda Woli has launched his inspirational book, ‘Knowing Your Position in Christ’ on Amazon.

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‘Knowing Your Position in Christ’ is an exciting book that uncovers the reader’s identity and purpose as a Christian.

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According to the author, in the book, readers will “learn that, through your faith in Jesus, you’re welcomed into God’s family with open arms. You gain salvation, righteousness, and an incredible inheritance. This book will help you grasp your new identity in Christ and inspire you to live in a way that truly honors God.”

 

Prophet Fasola (Broda Woli) is the Shepherd-in-Charge of Celestial Church of Christ Hirahjahman Parish. He has a deep understanding of the teachings of Christ and a passion for sharing them with others.

In addition to his spiritual gifts, Prophet Fasola is also versatile in many other areas, including Writing, Songwriting, Content
Creation, Video editing, Graphics Design, and using social media to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Through his book, Prophet Fasola aims to inspire and guide others to better understand their position in Christ and to live out their faith in meaningful ways. With his passion for sharing the message of hope and love found in Jesus Christ, Prophet Fasola is dedicated to helping others grow in their relationship with God and to live a life of purpose and fulfillment.

 

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AAS $87m Theft Case: Abayomi Oluwasesan Remanded In Suleja Prison As Police Arrest Prince Humble, Engineer Oma

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AAS $87m Theft Case: Abayomi Oluwasesan Remanded In Suleja Prison As Police Arrest Prince Humble, Engineer Oma

 

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Abayomi Segun Oluwasesan who confessed to have committed the heinous crime of defrauding the leading global crypto space known as Afriq Arbitrage System to the tune of $87m has been remanded at the Nigerian correctional service, Suleja Custodian center.

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AAS $87m Theft Case: Abayomi Oluwasesan Remanded In Suleja Prison As Police Arrest Prince Humble, Engineer Oma

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The suspect along side his wife, Tijani Anjolaoluwa were unable to perfect the stringent bail conditions given them by the high court. Thus, they were remanded at the Suleja prison till the next hearing.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, two of the major suspects fingered in the allegation of cyber bullying and cyber stalking of the Chief Executive Officer of Afriq Arbiritage System, Prince Humble Eteng and Engineer Fimienye Awajioma have been arrested by the police.

 

 

It would be recalled that the board of directors of Afriq Arbitrage Systems after an emergency meeting last week condemned in strong terms the attitudes of Prince Humble Otu Eteng, Michael Okoh, Okoi Daniels, Engineer Awajioma and others about their nefarious activities to injure the longstanding reputation the organisation has maintained and in a final resolution, resolved that the above parties be sued for defamation and has slammed a ten million dollar lawsuit with a suit number w/2011/2024 against them at the High court of the Federal capital territory in the Abuja judicial division on Monday, April 15th, 2024 on charges bothering on cyber bullying, attempt to life and property, lies and unlawful incitement and instigation against him, his family and organisation.

 

 

 

After due diligence in their investigation, we reliably gathered that the police were able to track the two suspects and are currently being interrogated at the IGP special investigation unit.

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Milan Industries claims N850 billion damages against AMCON

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Milan Industries claims N850 billion damages against AMCON

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That The Milan Industries Ltd, owners of Intercontinental Hotels, Lagos has filed Eight Hundred and Fifty Billion Naira (N850,000,000,000.00) damages claim against Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) over wrongful sale of Intercontinental Hotels Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

Milan Industries claims N850 billion damages against AMCON

 

 

 

 

 

 

The firm had earlier filed a suit against AMCON and Polaris Bank challenging the sale of the hotel over Milan’s alleged indebtedness to Polaris, following a banking relationship between them. AMCON allegedly acquired Milan’s alleged indebtedness from Polaris, and in a bid to recover the alleged debt, purportedly sold Intercontinental Hotels – the security for the loan, to a third party. However, in December 2022, the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, set aside the sale of Intercontinental Hotels Limited, by AMCON as being unlawful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The claim is contained in a suit against AMCON at the Federal High Court Lagos in which Milan Industries is claiming that as a result of the unlawful sale and takeover of its hotel, it has suffered an estimated loss of more than Eight Hundred and Fifty Billion Naira (N850,000,000,000.00 ), which sum, it is now seeking from AMCON as damages in court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The firm in its statement of claim, said “despite lodging an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, AMCON in clear abuse of court process, is also attempting to recover the unsecured part of the debt, which it estimates to be Forty Billion Two Naira (N42,000,000,000.00 ). Remarkably, at the time the hotel was sold to the third party, it was valued at Eighty-five Billion Naira (N85,000,000,000.00) whereas Milan’s indebtedness stood at Fifteen Billion Naira (N15,000,000,000.00) only, at most.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According Milan Industries, “To date, AMCON and Polaris have not informed Milan how much the hotel was purportedly sold for, and whether as a result, the debt is fully liquidated or not. The directors of Milan Industries Limited are vigorously contesting the bankruptcy proceeding commenced against them by AMCON.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a result, the directors of Milan Industries have already instructed the law firms of Prof A. B. Kasunmu L.P, Ahmed Raji & Co., and A. B. Sulu Gambari & Co. to represent them in court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The bankruptcy proceeding is a grand design by AMCON to divert attention from the monumental damages they have inflicted on Milan Industries Limited which they, along with Polaris, must surely pay for”, the firm stated in its statement.

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