With the Covid19 lockdown, job losses and unknown source of income for many, more are still about to lose their jobs in Nigeria as the famous South African supermarket ShopRite are planning to exit the country after 15 years of its existence.
For the grocery retailer to make the rather certain decision to exit the Most populated Country of the Continent after 15 years of activities, then it most have suffered a significant issue.
According to Instablog9ja, the Cape-Town retailer has started a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its supermarkets in Nigeria, it said in a trading statement for the 52 weeks to end in June released on Monday.
I’m the statement , ShopRite said the results for he year do not reflect any of their operations in Nigeria, as it will be classified as discontinued operation.
The supermarket contributed 11.6% to group sales, and reported 1.4% Decline in sales since 2018. South African operations contributed 78% of overall sales and saw 8.7% rise for the year. As a result of lockdown , customers visit declined 7.4% but the average basket spend increased by 18.4%
The issue now being that this retail supermarket for 15 years has given Nigerians some sort of hangout spots, Jobs, cheaper purchases and a sense of excitement and that is about to me taken away from them.
But they are hoping that the local one man supermarkets will take advantage of this exit to grow their own chain of supermarkets and promote the locally own goods, there by giving jobs. Nigerians are also hoping that the president and law makers will equally come up with a way to take advantage of this exit.
Even though I’m not a big fan of abacha, I know it is a special delicacy for the Enugu people. Buy good thing is, that table caught my attention. From the fresh palmwine, to the peppered bush meat and may the cute Abacha.
Knowing that most homes ate rice or swallow the typical Sunday meals in Nigeria, it is nice to see a very different meal on someone else’s table. Well done guys..
Following the Australian fires the country world has been so heartbroken about, The one and only Thor has something to say about his Homeland while she battles to protect what’s left of her rich land of nature while nature ravages her.
from @chrishemsworth – Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars. Hopefully you guys can chip in too. Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated. In my bio I’ve added links to support the fire fighters, organisations and charities who are working flat out to provide support and relief during this devastating and challenging time. Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep! Love ya. – #regrann
Can you believe this is Michelle’s natural hair? never knew she had this much folic in her. My girl is basically folically advantaged.
I kept look to see the wig side if this who hair brush, and to be honest she has such luscious hair. My favourite hair girl used to Eva Mandes, but Michelle is about to take that title away from Eva.
Ofcourse I could be wrong, because I have a very low cut that I Rock like not man’s business. So for those of you who are more experienced in that area, can help a sister decide if that is her natural hair length, or just a well inserted procedure.
Reposted from @officiallindaikeji – Mr Femi Otedola should be father and humanitarian of the year. OMG! He just donated N5billion to Save The Children Foundation through his daughter @cuppymusic foundation for children in need in Nigeria. Was so overwhelmed I had to post it here. Massive thank you to him on behalf of all the children that will benefit from this. Incredible! Dangote also donated N100million #inspired #livealifeofservicetoothers #postanddelete
from @instablog9ja – Billionaire Femi Otedola donates 5 billion naira to @cuppyfoundation project with @SaveChildrenNG. .
Tonight in Abuja, @CuppyMusic put together her foundations inaugural event #CuppyGoldGala to raise money to support the initiatives of Save The Children Foundation in Nigeria. Wow. 5 billion Naira.
Reposted from @delemomoduovation – I have been patronising this OMUTUO joint in Labadi, Accra for about two decades but time has not permitted me lately as I travel globally and also spend time as a Visiting Scholar at the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, in the UK. So when I showed up today, I was specially invited into the kitchen to point at whatever I wanted… They were happy to see their customer ‘CHIEF CHIEF’ from the great country Nigeria… I love them too.. – #regrann
Whoever gave the order to burn down all those smoked fishes, is only not a smart person, but no fit to occupy a decision taking position as the one he/she currently occupies. Why will you burn it when 80% of the people in that locality and region as a whole, are all malnourished and lavishing in abject poverty?
Wouldn’t this fishes have been a very good meal addition if it was given to the IDP camp? Were the fishes proven to be poisoned? Were they going bad? Non of these was happening in that huge pile of fish, Instead it was a huge commercial goods for the Boko Haram sect to generate income to run their well structured terrorist group. No kind of test was done on this fishes to certify them safe or unsafe for consumption which will thereby be a reason to have them burnt. But this uniform men acted all unwise.
While you read the post below that explains in detail this dumb Move, I will like to say on behalf of my readers ( All over the world), that the Nigerian Army has once again disappointed the heck out of Nigerians and other people fighting poverty in the world with this move. Just know This. A whole lot of fishes have been wasted by them. Dumb and Dumber 👌👍
Credit to from @channelstelevision The Nigerian Army has intercepted and burnt down four vehicles conveying smoked fish allegedly belonging to Boko Haram insurgents on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State.
Having discovered that they use proceeds from the sale of fish to sustain their activities, Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi, said one of the military’s strategies for fighting the insurgents is to cripple their economy.
Can you just imagine????
Credit to from @ticokitchen – This guy made my day eh @omahs.foodgallery this for sending this to me ❤️
Have watched this clip like 20 times and I laughed so hard all through …….Infact I am exalted from laughing😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 My son have been checking up on me if I am okay each time he hears me laughing 😆😂.This is so hilarious eh .
But who invented this spoon sef really 😂😂😂😂I know it’s Lagos people 🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️ @forevercfr This spoon cannot leave this country oooo 😂
#justforlaughs #ticokitchen – #regrann
Credit to from @cnn – Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, which is roughly half the size of the US and produces 20% of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere 🌎 Scientists warn that if fires continue at this rate, the rainforest that has been called the planet’s “lungs” could be reduced to a dry savanna that emits CO2 rather than absorbing it. (📸: Planet Labs, Inc)
Credit to from @c.syresmith (@get_regrann) – The AMAZON Rain FOREST IS ON FIRE THIS IS TERRIBLE IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST CARBON SINKS IN THE WORLD, Spread The Word. #theamazonrainforest
Credit to from @caradelevingne (@get_regrann) – #PrayforAmazonia 🙏🏽 – #regrann
#Roommates, the world’s largest rainforest is currently ablaze with no end in sight. Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest is reportedly burning at the highest rate since the National Institute for Space Research began tracking it in 2013. Now, scientists worry this could be a major setback in the fight against climate change.
According to @cnn, the Amazon is often referred to as the earth’s lungs because it is responsible for the production of 20% of the oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere. There have been almost 730,000 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region.
The rainforest is the largest rainforest on the planet, measured at almost half the size of the United States. According to reports, smoke from—click the link in our bio to read more! (📸: @ecohealthnyc)
The war against drugs has offically made its way to all strata of the functional Nigerian society, from consumption back up to the importation/infiltration point, and I am here for it.
Contrary to what many have been saying about the government agency turning a blind eyes when these drugs are being imported, they are however making the biggest drug burst for our society.
A truck-load of the banned drug, tramadol and others illicit drugs worth N5 billion have been intercepted by the Nigerian Customs Service in Lagos.
If a N5million drug is confiscated, that simple means that this is a very big business for a group of people. And if they can buy a quantity this much, then they can convince the government to release this one too.
The spokesman for the service, Joseph Attah, said the smugglers believed that festive period was a time of merriment and less vigilance, “but our officers intercepted the illicit drugs as the smugglers attempted to move it from Lagos to other parts of the country’’.
It is always going to be an easy dispersion whenever the goods find their way into the country. And this no exception.
“On Aug. 13, at about 2 a.m, operatives of the Headquarters Strike Force Zone A intercepted a truck laden with dreaded codeine, tramadol and other controlled pain killers along Maryland, Ikeja road.
The shocking number of people who have lost their minds to these illicit drugs, will only make you understand the extent this fight will have to go.
The team leader of the force, Assist. Comptroller of Customs Usman Yahya, deepened preliminary investigation that led to the discovery of a warehouse along Oshodi-Mile 2 road.
Of course it is a huge business. The information on the endless supply and use will give you the height of solid structure this business has.
The warehouse was stocked with tramadol, codeine and other unregistered pharmaceutical products without the National Agency for Foods Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) number,” Attah said.
Attah said the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), had already directed a thorough investigation with a view to bringing all those connected to the drugs to justice.
Good Job gentle men.
While many weight-loss enthusiast will work all year and spoil themselves rotten in their birthdays, Mrs Angela is not one of them. She is letting us know that the cake is not coming into her mouth this time around. If at 61 she looks this good, then you know there must have been so much sacrifices to get that body and that perfection. Happy 61 birthday Queen.
Credit to from @im.angelabassett – Annie Mae might be eating cake, but not me! But hey! I’m still getting my birthday party on! Come on through Birthday Broccoli! #thisishowwedoit #gonnahavemorebirthdaysthisway #stillkindawannapieceofcakethough
Credit to from @im.angelabassett – Hey Everybody you good? Feeling good this morning w/my sweet girl Piper & loving my new birthday sneakers from @cykling_trainin7 making me feel like a birthday princess! Thanks Taz! Y’all go on & make it a great day! xoAng
Now I know this man will call out the president for everything, but I’m glad he did this one because I know the President puts on a pai of $640bpair of Gucci shoes.
Credit to from @renoomokri – General @muhammadubuhari wears imported @Gucci shoes worth $640. He wears EXPENSIVE imported glasses and wristwatches. Yet, he wants the CBN to stop providing forex for the masses food. It is LUXURIES, like the ones General Buhari wears, not NECESSITIES, that DRAINS forex. #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosDarts
We all know that the reason for most gatherings been for the food. But if the food is poisonous? At events food helps you stay away from unnecessary chitchat, helps you stay away from excessive talking, and gives you the peace that is mostly hard to find.
Now you can have that suspicion at every street party and every low key party, but you can’t expect that at a former first lady’s party.
According to News making rounds no fewer than 240 people became sick before being rushed to hospital on Wednesday for alleged food poisoning at a birthday party for former Philippine First Lady, Imelda Marcos, authorities said.
The guests, who suffered from dizziness, vomiting and diarrhoea, were taken to 10 different hospitals in the city of Pasig near Manila, according to Bryan Wong, head of the city’s emergency response office.
The party, which held on Tuesday at a sports complex in Pasig to celebrate Marcos a day after she turned 90, was attended by 2,500 guests.
Marcos, the widow of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was seen shaking hands with some of the guests at the party before the people became sick.
According to the Philippine National Red Cross, guests at her party got ill after eating from food packs which contained boiled egg, chicken adobo stew with potatoes and rice.
Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Junior, the son of Imelda, has issued a public apology, saying in his statement: “Organizers are determining the cause of the food poisoning and are prepared to cooperate with the authorities.
I apologize. We will help everyone until they are completely well.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed a manufacturing and packaging warehouse where honey was being poorly and unhygienically packaged in Nigeria’s federal capital city Abuja.
In a statement by Prof. Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC’s Director-General, the action was based on information on social media which indicated that the product, produced in Durumi, Abuja was adulterated. “NAFDAC officials clamped down on the facility in Abuja where honey was being packaged. “We acted based on information (video) of honey purchased from a certain supermarket in Abuja, circulated on social media by a customer alleging that the product was adulterated. “The product was produced by Upon the Rock Church of God, Durumi, Abuja,’’ Adeyeye said.
She said that tests on the product, which was initially registered with NAFDAC, confirmed that the product had become unwholesome and unfit for consumption and for that reason, had his licensed revoked.
Despite the fact that NAFDAC registers business, it also revokes it if the business mangers is trying to deceive the general public and poison them for his own personal greed. We know Sars and EFCC are constantly on the look out for the indivisuals who are acting suspicious on social media, but who would have thought that NAFDAC equally looks out for these things on social media.
I’m social on pressed with them for going after this factory. Ladies and gentlemen, you can now freely report poisonous foods making rounds in the society. Good to know NAFDAC… 👏👏👏
from @kensingtonroyal – 🍃 Today The Duchess of Cambridge welcomed Her Majesty The Queen to her #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden.
The Duke and Duchess showed Her Majesty some of the features of @The_RHS Garden, and introduced her to some of the activities that those experiencing the Garden can enjoy, including Reed Boat making ⛵ – #obyorijiblog
from @theroyalfamily – Today, The Queen, accompanied by members of The Royal Family, attended The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.
The Queen has attended many Chelsea Flower Shows including this visit in 1952, alongside The Duke of Edinburgh (Picture 2). This year The Duchess of Cambridge has designed a garden on the theme of “Back to Nature”. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied The Queen on a visit to the garden today.
The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra also attended the annual show. – #obyorijiblog – #regrann
from @theroyalfamily – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) ‘Back to Nature’ Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous.
@the_rhs Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature.
Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular.
Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate the garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den.
Tomorrow Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by other Members of the Royal Family, will attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. – #obyorijiblog – #regrann