Showing posts with label Ramadan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ramadan. Show all posts

Thursday, July 25, 2013

People lament as Ramadan pushes up food prices

The surge in the prices of some major foods items, including fruits, due to the Ramadan fasting and the effects of violence in some northern areas of the country has become a source of worry for Nigerians.
Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the prices of some staple foods had recorded over100 per cent increase in recent times.

For instance, the price of a bunch of banana, had increased from N800 before the commencement of the Ramadan fasting to N1,500 in most markets in Lagos, representing an increase of 87.5 per cent, while 12 pieces of orange, which sold for N700 a month ago, is now selling for N1,200, representing 71 per cent.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Man Beats 85yr Old Observing Ramadan Night Prayer To Death In Ibadan

Residents of Abiola Central Community, Moniya, Akinyele Local Government area of Oyo State were thrown into mourning as a young man, Mutiu Tiamiyu, beat to death an 85-year-old man, Nasir Adigun, on Ramadan eve.
The octogenarian, who was physically impaired, was said to be observing Tarawhi (Ramadan night prayer) on Tuesday when Tiamiyu pounced on him.
It was learnt that the old man was persuaded by his family members to observe the prayer at home, while other members of the household went to the mosque.  The attention of residents and worshippers in a nearby mosque were drawn to the old man’s plight by an unnamed teenager, who raised the alarm.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ramadan: Sokoto Sets Aside N56.7m For Grains, Clothes

The Sokoto State Government has earmarked N56.7 million to buy food and clothing materials for indigent persons during the Ramadan, an official said on Saturday.
Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, the Chairman of Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Committee, made the plan known  in Sokoto.
Maidoki said the items included 6,300 bags of grains and 6,420 clothing materials, adding that the grains, namely millet, maize and guinea-corn, would cost N 50.4 million.
“No fewer than 6,300 indigent persons, both men and women, including widows and widowers, would benefit from the annual gesture by the state government.


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