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Punch Metro reports that about 10 persons including women and children were feared trapped under a building which collapsed in Abuja on Friday.   Unconfirmed reports said that one person died when the four-storied building under construction collapsed on the workers and food sellers in the Jabi area of the city.   It was gathered the building had been abandoned for over 15 years by the owner who recently mobilised workers to continue the construction of the structure.   Officials of the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority have arrived at the scene to commence the rescue of the trapped victims.

Buhari and Donald Trump   The Feed the Future, a U.S. government global hunger and food security initiative, has earmarked 12.5 million dollars for food security in Nigeria.   Dr George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI Nigeria office, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.   Mavrotas, who is also the Chief of the Project, The Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, said that the fund which has been released since 2016 would cover various agricultural and food security programmes in Nigeria for the next five years.   Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project is designed to address the need for policy research and capacity building and to ensure that Nigeria institutions are equipped to respond effectively to increase capacity, knowledge and information needs of the policy makers.   He explained that the initiative was a joint effort between the Michigan State University (MSU),…

  The battered student   A female student of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra state, has been badly battered and left with injuries by her roommate who flogged her mercilessly after alleging that she ate her food.   According to multiple online reports, the fight occurred at Migu Royal Hostel, Amaokpala, and the female student was beaten mercilessly by her roommate who got help from her friends.   Though it wasn’t disclosed if the incident was reported to the school authorities, however it was further gathered that pepper was reportedly used on the victim as punishment for ‘stealing’.   However, one Obianuju, who claimed her friend witnessed the incident, said the beating was over a man.   Here are photos below;    

Eniola Badmus   Some social media users have been linking these pictures with the size of Eniola Badmus who is presently 34.   The talented actress was pictured grabbing a bunch of bananas, loaf of bread, plantain, bottle of groundnut, drink suspected to be Coca-cola and a slice of watermelon.   She has told her fans to captioned the photos and the comments haven’t been shot of hilarity.     She came into limelight in year 2008 after she featured in the film Jenifa. Eniola was born in Ijebu Ode, a local government area of Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria where she completed her basic and secondary school education.   She proceeded to the University of Ibadan where she studied Theatre Arts and then Lagos State University where she graduated with an M.Sc degree in Economics.   Eniola’s career in acting professional started in the year 2000 until in 2008 when she…

File Photo   Farmers across the country have expressed fears that the rising costs of food items in the various markets will worsen this year owing to the activities of killer Fulani herdsmen who have taken over farmlands in most parts of the country.   They lamented that the inability of the Federal Government to address the dangerous trend might cause starvation in most homes as the people would pay more to buy inadequate food items in the market.   The Chairman, Benue State chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Aondoana Kuhe, who spoke on behalf of farmers in the state, told SUNDAY PUNCH that the current unchecked attacks on his members in the state by the killer herdsmen would definitely cause famine in the country.   Kuhe lamented that most areas, where the food crops were cultivated, had been occupied by the herdsmen while farmers, who escaped…

School feeding programme: Kaduna teachers eating food meant for pupils   It has alleged that some teachers in Kaduna state were eating the food meant for pupils in the ongong Federal Government’s School Feeding Scheme.   The School Feeding Field Monitors of the NGO – Connecting Gender for Development (COGEN), on Wednesday made the allegation during a town hall in the state.   Ms Rachael Musa, one of the monitors said during a Town Hall Meeting on the Federal Government’s Home grown School Feeding Programme in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government, said the ration do not usually go around.   Musa also said although every child was supposed to be given an egg once week, the eggs do not usually go round because of short supply.   Similarly, Mr Monday John, another monitor alleged that some politicians were collecting money from food vendors on the ground that they were not members…

  Three people lost their lives in the accident while others sustained injuries.   According to TheCable, when journalists visited the scene of the accident on Wednesday, street sweepers were seen dumping the broken piles wood under the bridge to clear way for traffic. Officials of the Lagos State Transportation Management Authority (LASTMA) were also seen controlling traffic.   Witnesses said the three victims who died were the driver of the commercial bus, the conductor and a passenger. A trader peddling food items at the scene said the incident could have claimed more victims but for the fact that the ill-fated vehicle just started loading when the incident happened; so, only a passenger had entered. The driver of the Mushin-bound bus was simply identified by Aro, his alias name.     “When the incident happened, there was still traffic on the road. I saw a pregnant woman and her child…

A 70-year- old man was killed while two persons sustained injuries at an internally displaced persons camps (IDPs) in Borno state, The Cable reports.   At a press conference in the state on Tuesday, Yabawa Kolo, chairperson of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), confirmed the incident, saying it happened during breaking of fast at the camp.   Kolo said the displaced person died while trying to access food items at El-Miskin IDP camp in Maiduguri, while two others were wounded at Madinatu IDPs camp.   She asked philanthropists and humanitarian organisation to strictly adhere to acceptable norms underpinning the protection of IDPs and also respect all guiding principles.   ”Separate exit and entry points, convenient facilities, screening and issuance of coupons, engaging camp leadership to capture diversity and complying with principles of gender, ethnicity, age, religion and disability should be considered while delivering assistance,” she said.   ”SEMA is appealing…

Emmanuel Udom gave out N500,000 to the woman   Akwa Ibom state governor, Emmanuel Udom yesterday gave out N500,000 to Eka Udo Kitchen, a foremost food services outlet in Uyo, that has run for 22 years and counting.   The food outlet owned by Mrs. Grace Bassey Etim, started in 1996 on a small scale at the same location it presently operates and has produced about 200 trained people in its line of business.   Mrs. Etim who started the business as a hawker for almost 7 years between 1996 and 2002, upgraded at the verge of shutting down. She has been consistent, growing from strength to strength, attracting and sustaining customers from high, middle and lower classes of individuals in Uyo, including visitors to Uyo.     She is suffering from eye problem, due to exposure to constant fire.   “Eka Udo” as she is fondly called, has recently…

An 18-year-old admission seeker (name withheld) on Wednesday narrated to an Ikeja Domestic Violence and S*xual Offences Court how her father used blackmail to have unlawful s*xual intercourse with her since she was 12-years-old.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that her father, 52-year-old Folorunso Oluwaseun was arraigned on February 8 on a two-count charge of r*pe and s*xual assault.   The teenager, the first prosecution witness, told the court that the sexual abuse spanned four years (2012 to 2016) before she was removed from Mr Oluwaseun’s care by her mother.   She revealed that Mr Oluwaseun blackmailed her by refusing to give her and her younger siblings aged five and two years food unless she gave in to his incestuous demands.   While being led in evidence by Babajide Boye, the State Prosecutor, she said: “When the abuse occurred, I was living with my father and four siblings…