Economic Hardship: Go Beyond Promises And Get To Work – TUC Tasks FG

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) wants the Federal Government to go beyond promises and get to work to cushion the economic hardships facing Nigerians. Since assuming office in May, President Bola Tinubu ended the fuel subsidy and also floated the naira, resulting in a tripling of the prices of petrol and a hike in the cost of living. Although the Federal Government has rolled out plans to cushion the impacts of the moves with several meetings held between it and organised labour, the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Festus Osifo is lamenting the hardship in the country and wants actions to combat it. He spoke on Friday’s edition of Channels Television’s Politics Today. Rising food cost: Nigerians are tired of promises, rhetorics, and meetings and want results. People are really suffering, according to the TUC President Festus Osifo. “As an average Nigerian, one of the things you spend your hard-earned money on is actually food. The government must do something,” the TUC chief added. “We’ve had a lot of rhetoric: ‘We’ve declared a state of emergency on food …

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Despite untold hardship Nigeria ranked fastest-growing nation in global pizza consumption

Nigeria has emerged as the fastest-growing country in global pizza consumption. This was stated in a report released by Glovo Nigeria, a multi-category app, on Friday in Lagos. Lamide Akinola, Glovo Nigeria general manager, said Nigeria in 2023 recorded a 1,222 per cent increase in pizza orders delivered via Glovo. World Pizza Day is celebrated annually on February 9. Ms Akinola said the increase in pizza consumption catapulted Nigeria to the fastest-growing country globally for pizza consumption, followed by Tunisia and Armenia with 262 per cent and 164 per cent, respectively. She said in 2023, chicken-based pizzas were heavily consumed, representing 44 per cent of all deliveries. Ms Akinola added that notable shifts in consumer preferences were seen in specific pizza recipes, with pizza containing beef and sausages having a remarkable 14,471 per cent and 4,141 per cent surge, respectively. “Examining size preferences among Nigerians, ‘large’ pizzas were favourites, accounting for 45 per cent of total orders, while ‘regular’ or ‘medium’ and ‘small’ sizes closely followed with 28 per cent and 27 per cent, respectively. “In terms of cities, while …

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Super Eagles players observe minute silence for the four Nigerians who passed on during their match against South Africa

COTE’D’IVOIRE- The Super Eagles players on Thursday night, February 9, observed a minute silence for the four Nigerians who died during their match against South Africa on Wednesday, February 7. An APC chieftain, Cairo Ojougboh, an Ivory Coast based Nigerian businessman, a serving NYSC member as well as the Deputy Bursar of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Alhaji Ayuba Abdullahi, all died on Wednesday night, Feb. 7, while watching the semi-finals between Nigeria and South Africa in the ongoing AFCON. The players gathered and observed a minute silence in honour of the deceased Nigerians and went on to say prayers for the repose of their souls and for God to comfort their families.

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Inflation: PDP lawmaker asks Tinubu for urgent policy review

ABUJA- Ned Nwoko (PDP-Delta) has called for an urgent policy review, given the surge in the inflation rate. Mr Nwoko made the call in an interview in Abuja on Friday. He said the recent surge in inflation rates and the significant depreciation of the naira were issues of grave concern for every citizen and stakeholder investing in the nation’s prosperity. According to him, the inflation rate, which has reached alarming levels in recent months, is a threat to the well-being of the people. “We must take decisive action to address this concerning trend that has unfortunately become the norm. The nation’s economic team must urgently review and adopt effective policies to combat these challenges,” he said. Mr Nwoko said the CBN governor, at a briefing at the National Assembly, cited Nigerians’ schooling abroad as contributors to the high inflation rate and depreciation of the naira, among other factors. “The assertion may have some merits, but the impact of tuition expenses on the country’s foreign exchange reserves pales in comparison to the broader systemic issues at play,” the legislator stressed. The …

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High Cost Of Living: Tinubu Orders Release Of 42,000 Metric Tons Of Grains

By Ogechi Okorie ABUJA – President Bola Tinubu has directed the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to release about 42,000 metric tons of maize, millet, and other commodities in strategic reserves to address the rising cost of food in the country. Precise Post recalls that residents of Suleja in Niger State have taken to the street to register their displeasure over the high cost of living in the country. The protesters stormed the popular Moroko Road where the biggest market is located in the town. The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions such as “Leadership is all about improving the life of the masses,” and “Nigerians are suffering, stop the hardship now,” among others. Wednesday’s protest is coming after a similar protest in Minna, the state capital just two days ago. Suleja, the commercial nerve centre of Niger State, is only a few kilometres away from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja The Minister of Information and National Orientation Mohammed Idris said this on Thursday at the State House in Abuja after a meeting of the Presidential Committee on Emergency …

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Atiku Mourns Dr Ojougboh, The Man Who Slumped As Soon As That 89th Minutes’ Penalty Was Awarded To South Africa Against Nigeria

By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA – The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has mourned the demise of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, describing him as a shining example of patriotism. Precise Post recalls that Dr. Cairo slumped as soon as that 89th minutes’ penalty was awarded to South Africa against Nigeria during the AFCON semi-final match on Wednesday, and couldn’t be revived. Atiku who took to his X account to send his condolences, said late Cairo’s dedication to Nigeria was unwavering, and his departure is a personal loss that leaves a void in his heart. “As we mourn, let us remember the passion and zeal for Nigeria that defined his life”, Atiku added. The full condolence message reads: ‘The sudden passing of my close friend, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, deeply saddens me. His love for our country was profound. Cairo was a shining example of patriotism; his dedication to Nigeria was unwavering, and his departure is a personal loss that leaves a void in my heart. As we mourn, let us remember the passion and zeal for Nigeria that …

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