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Indian garri, plastic rice and Brazilian hair

Indian garri, plastic rice and Brazilian hair

MANY Nigerians are angry. They discovered that their prized garri, the cassava flakes staple food they assume proprietorial ownership over, is being imported from India! The outrage seems justified as we produce eighty percent of world cassava (Manihot Esculenta) across 33 of our 36 states. Also, we are the world’s largest exporter of cassava.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Importation of Indian gari, Nigerian paradox

NEWS ANALYSIS: Importation of Indian gari, Nigerian paradox

REPORTS of imported gari packaged as “Ïndian gari” displayed and sold to the public in a Lagos supermarket, came as a rude shock and complete surprise to millions of Nigerians. Previously, it was unimaginable that Nigeria could ever get to the point of importing gari, a popular West African staple food made from cassava tubers.

Indian girls aged two, five ‘gang-raped’ in New Delhi

Indian girls aged two, five ‘gang-raped’ in New Delhi

A toddler and a five-year-old girl were raped in separate attacks in New Delhi overnight with at least one gang-raped, police said Saturday, as activists warned of an “epidemic” of sexual violence in the capital.