Wednesday, 6th December 2023

Food Prices

19 Nov
As food prices continue to surge, as witnessed this year, food security challenges will continue to persist, further reducing African continent’s capacity to achieve zero hunger by 2030.
31 Oct
As the festive season approaches, procuring 1kg bag of rice may become a tall order for an average Nigerian family due to its rising cost. Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that the average price of 1kg of rice locally sold increased by 60.59 per cent...
15 Sep
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says prices of food items such as beef, tomatoes, beans, and yams witnessed increases in July.
28 Aug
Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have decried the continuous rise in the prices of food items in Abuja amidst the removal of fuel subsidy.
23 Aug
With global incidents such as COVID-19, rising cost of living and food prices and many more people falling into poverty as a result of income loss, sickness or even inflation, more and more people are finding it difficult to eat and get by in general. Armed with a mission to change lives by alleviating hunger…
19 Jul
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has said it will sanction members of trade associations who engage in indiscriminate hiking of prices of food items. Chief Executive Officer of FCCPC, Babatunde Irukera, said this on Tuesday at a forum organised by the commission to discuss fair food prices - themed, ‘Fair food prices…
4 Jul
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says prices of food items such as tomatoes, rice, and yams witnessed increases in May. It made the declaration in its Selected Food Prices Watch Report for May issued in Abuja on Tuesday. The report stated that the average price of 1kg of tomato on a year-on-year basis rose…
2 Mar
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said that prices of food items such as yam, rice and beef witnessed increases in January.
5 Feb
Prices of grains and other food items have fallen in Katsina State as the current cash crunch continues to bite.


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