In spite of the rising violence of Badoo cult group in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state, the residents have now grown more security conscious by employing the means of whistle-blowing against any suspicion.
As a result of this, the prices of whistles have now hiked in the local markets around Ikorodu area to an up-shoot of #200 or #250 from the initial #100 price.
Some of the market sellers that spoke with Vanguard attested to the unusual demands of whistles made them switch their business to the fast-profiting whistle sales.
“I was initially selling snacks, but when I saw that some traders were making swift sales from hawking whistles, I decided to join them.
“I investigated where they sourced whistles wholesale and I swiftly joined them. I now hawk whistles in my neighbourhood”, Mrs. Tifase Abiola, mentioned.
Mr. Muhammed Mutiu, a dealer in books, who suddenly ventured to the whistle business, said he has been making wholesome sales.
“Initially, I was selling books on wholesale, but when I discovered that a lot of hawkers in the market were going to Tom Jones market in Lagos Island to buy whistles, I decided to join them.
“I went to the market, bought in wholesale and to my surprise, it has been very rewarding as people from the Ikorodu hinterlands also now come to the market to buy in bulk,” he said.
Whistles are not items we sell everyday, but in the last two weeks, the demand for the item around here has compelled me to invest in the business”, Deji Onigunseye, another trader affirmed.
This development is coming after the Community Development Association (CDA) officials in Ikorodu have sensitized residents of the area on the need to have whistles, especially at night, to enable them to be able to alert their neighbours of any unusual developments.
However, the Lagos Police Commands also assured the residents of Ikorodu peaceful livelihood as the intend to embark on some serious security operations.
Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme
Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.
Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.
However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.
Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.
See his tweet below:
The poor refused to wait for the Government to lift them out of poverty ‘in ten years’ and they went lifting bags of palliatives.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 25, 2020
Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests
Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.
The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:
“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”
A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.
See tweets below:
Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake
Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.
His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.
Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.
A user identified as Tolani tweeted:
“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”
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