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Inspiring; Mother Of Nine Sponsors Five Through Tertiary Education With Roasted Yam Business

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Mother Uses Roasted Yam Business To Train Five Graduates

Woman trains five graduates selling roasted yam

Nwosu At Work

Mother of nine, Mrs Franca Nwosu, narrates the inspiring ordeal of how she sponsored five of her children through their tertiary education from the proceeds realised out of her roasted yam business.

The Minna, Niger State resident, who sold roasted yam along the busy Shiroro Road, explained that she had been making good sales and her business was doing well, despite the economic upheavals currently facing the country.

In her correspondence with City News in Minna on Thursday, Nwosu said that she began the business about 15 years ago, adding that the profit realised from the trade had helped in lifting her family above poverty.

She said, “I started this business over 15 years ago and with the proceeds, I was able to train five graduates. So, as far as I am concerned, the business is booming, no matter the hardship in the country, people must eat, you cannot avoid food.”

The mother of nine said also that she usually opened for business at 7 am daily and began serving her customers who comprised majorly commercial motorcyclists, artisans, pedestrians and motorists.

Nwosu told Punch correspondents that she roasted nothing less than 150 tubers of yam per day, adding, however, that the economic recession had forced her to reduce her daily production quantity to about 100 tubers instead.

The middle-aged woman said that her husband’s meagre earnings from his workshop where he practised the trade of welding was inadequate for keeping up with the family’s expenses, and this was a major inspiration behind her decision to engage in selling roasted yams by the roadside and from all that has been observed, the business venture has turned out to be quite successful.

“My husband is a welder by profession but with the current situation of things in the country, what he is getting cannot sustain the family; so,  I engaged myself in the yam roasting business to support him so that our family will not suffer,” Nwosu explained.

One motorcycle operator, Samuel Edom by name, attested to patronising Nwosu’s yams daily because of the affordability of her servings.

“With between N50 and N100, I can feed myself and this is far cheaper than eating at a restaurant where a plate of food would cost me between N300 and N400. Almost all the Okada riders in town have their lunch at her spot.

“I leave home early for my Okada business, so, most times, I have no other choice but to patronise the roasted yam seller because I cannot afford to go back home for a meal.”

Another motorcycle rider, Abubakar Mohammed, also said that roasted yam was about the cheapest meal that anyone could get in Minna.

“I patronise Madam Nwosu because I can afford roasted yam compared to other foods in town. We (Okada riders) are comfortable with  her roasted yam; most of us eat there two times a day and she sometimes sold on credit to us, she is our ‘mother’ in town,” he stated.

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CJ Asabe’s failure to retire honourably has brought undeserved insult to my husband – Zainab Bagudu

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Zainab Bagudu

The first lady of Kebbi state, Zainab Bagudu has condemned the former acting Chief Justice of the state, Justice Asabe Saratu for not retiring from her position honourably.

Recall that her husband, governor Atiku Bagudu had sacked Saratu for complaining to the National Judicial Council (NJC) that her appointment was no confirmed by the state house of assembly because she is a Christian.

Zainab, who took to her Facebook page to react to this said although she celebrated her upliftment to the number one legal post in the state, but condemned what she termed her selfish attempt.

“As a female born to parents who both belong to the legal profession, I loudly celebrated the rise of Justice Asabe Karatu as the first female Chief Justice of Kebbi state. More so, I attended the university with her daughter. Now, I totally condemn her selfish attempt to hang on to position instead of retiring honourably.

Zainab who pointed that her allegations have brought about undeserved insults and criticism one her husband, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and others, noted that sadly, that is one of the burdens of leadership.

“It is worrisome that as a Nation, we allow religion to quickly divide us rather than use reason to search for reasons to avoid conflict.

“The statement below will not clear every mind, but it is necessary to set the records straight and we owe it to our children to always do what is right. Most of all, We should ALWAYS try to be bigger than our personal ambition. ”

Read the statement below from the state government on the issue.

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Police Arrest 50 Year Old Woman For Buying Newborn Baby In Anambra State

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Police Arrest 50 Year Old Woman For Buying Newborn Baby In Anambra State

The NIGERIA NEWS gathered that a 50-year-old woman buys a newborn baby at the sum of 500 000 nairas and at the moment she is at the custody of the police.

The incident occurs at No 3 Onyekwore street, Awada, Onitsha, Anambra state. The culprit’s name is Juli et Onweagoba and her colleague in the evil act is Edith Ewudo who is also 49 years old. They confessed that they used to buy the newborn baby from Ndidi Egeonu.

The police arrested them after it leaked out that a baby was stolen from a delivery mother. A police representative from Anambra state, Haruna Mohammed said that the baby has been recovered back from the culprits.

Mr. Haruna said:

“On the 12/6/2019 at about 7:00 pm, Police detectives attached to Awada division arrested one Juliet Onweagba ‘f’ aged 50 years of No 3 Onyekwore Street Awada

“Suspect conspired with one Edith Ewudo aged 49 years of Orsumoghu street Awada and bought a newborn baby girl at the sum of N550,000 from one Ndidi Egeonu ‘f’ aged 35 years of Odume Obosi.

“The baby was stolen from the mother one Udechukwu Faith ‘f’ aged 23 years of 3-3 Onitsha shortly after delivery on the 2/6/2019.”

All the suspects are expected to be charged to court soon as the investigation continues.

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