FG releases 70,000tns of garri, maize to Nigerians
The Federal Government has begun the release of 70,000 metric tonnes of assorted food items to vulnerable Nigerians as part of efforts to cushion the effect of the lockdown
‘Prevent Lassa infestation with proper food storage’
The panacea for the menace of Lassa fever rests solely on the adoption of appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices along the value chain for safe handling, packaging, and storage of food products
Coronavirus, Lassa: Experts alert on harmful biological agents
To contain the threat posed by the Coronavirus and Lassa fever scourge, experts have alerted Nigerians on the dangers of harmful biological agents
Woman allegedly brutalizes grandkids, robs pepper on them for drinking garri
A52-year-old woman, simply known as Mama Vera, living with her two grandchildren following the death of their mother three years ago, has been reported to the police for allegedly brutalizing her grandchildren
What Makes Drinking Garri Healthy?
Garri, otherwise known as Cassava Flakes, is one of the main sources of carbohydrates and a popular staple food in Nigeria. It is a local delicacy eaten across Nigeria, usually mixed with sugar, milk, etc and eaten however you desire. But this go-to-meal is one whose health benefits are unknown or not paid attention to…
How women empowerment can improve productivity
Despite a critical role women play in agriculture and their efforts to contribute to feeding about 200 million Nigerians with wholesome foods, they are faced with a number of difficulties that hinder productivity and sustainability.
Cross River community where trade by barter thrives
The Esuk Mba community market in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River is still practising trade by barter as a means of exchange for food items since the market was established in 1956, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The market, which is located in a remote village in Esuk Mba in Akpabuyo,…
Staying healthy during harmattan
The harmattan has brought in its trail dust and dry air. Curiously, in place of what was supposed to be cold weather, there is intense heat, which could lead to dehydration, if not properly handled. To avoid or minimise the harsh effects of the weather, medical experts have advised that people should avoid unnecessary exposure.…
Prices of garri crash in Enugu markets
Prices of garri, a stable food on Nigerians table, continued to crash in some Enugu markets. A market survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in some major markets in Enugu metropolis on Saturday revealed that the prices of the white and red garri nosedived by about 36 per cent. Some sellers said that…
Food prices fall in Asaba
Mrs Angela Okonta, a food dealer, told NAN that a sac of garri which was previously sold for N20,000 now sold for 17,000. According to her, a bushel of garri which was sold for N1,000 in June now went for N700.