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  • EFCC ta tabbatar da binciken jaridar Daily Trust da Dubawa dangane da rigar maman lu’u-lu’un Diezani

    Kasa da makonni biyu bayan da jaridar Daily Trust da Dubawa suka wallafa sakamakon bincikensu dangane da ko akwai rigar maman lu’u-lu’un da ake zargi ita ce mafi tsada a cikiin kayayyakin da tsohuwar ministan man fetur da ma’adinan karkashin kasa Diezani Alison-Maueke za ta yafe, hukumar EFCC ta tabbatar da gaskiyar sakamakon wannan binciken.

    Rahoton da wata jarida ta wallafa ya yi zargin cewa daga cikin kayayyakin da tsohuwar ministar wadda ake zargi da sama da fadi da dala biliyan biyu da rabi, har da “gidaje a Banana Island da ke jihar Legas.” Ya kara da cewa akwai rigunan aure 125, kananan rigunan saw a 13, rigunan maza 11, dammarar tumbi 41, rigunan mama na musamman 11, da sauransu.

    To sai dai masu amfani da soshiyal mediya sun yi gaban kansu har suna zargin cewa daga cikin kayayyakin ma akwai rigan maman da aka sanyawa lu’u-lu’u kuma irin shi ne mafi tsada a duniya domin farashin shi ya kai dalan Amirka miliyan goma sha biyu da rabi.

    Binciken da jaridar Daily Trust da Dubawa suka wallafa ranar 7 ga watan Oktoba, 2021, ya bayyana cewa zargin wai tsohuwar ministar man fetur na da rigar maman da ya fi tsada a duniya karya ne.

    Binciken ya yanke wannan shawarar ne bayan da ya bi diddigin gano tushen tarihin rigar mama mafi tsada a duniya zuwa wata rigar mama mai suna “heavenly star bra” a turance, wanda aka kirkiro a shekarar 2001 a kamfanin Victoria Secrets wani kamfanin rigunan mata na Amirka wanda Heidi Klum, bajamushiya kuma shahararriya a fanin kawa ta sanya lokacin wani bukin kwalisa a shekarar 2001.

    Binciken ya gano cewa masu zargin Madam Alison Madueke da mallakar rigar maman sun yi amfani da hotunan daya daga cikin wadanda kamfanin Victoria Secret ya kirkiro ne. Wanda ya rubuta wannan labarin kuma ya nemi karin bayani dangane da batun daga ofishin Antoni Janar na kasa wanda ke kula da irin wadannan kayayyakin.

    Mataimakin Antonin a fanin watsa labarai Malam Umar Gwandu wanda ya yi mana karin bayanin ya karyata zargin.  A yayin da shi kuma shugaban hukumar EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa ranar laraba ya fayyace batun a daya daga cikin shirye-shiryen tashar TVC mai suna “Your View” inda ya ce: “Sau da yawa kuna zargin mu da gudanar da shari’a a kafofin yada labarai amma a tunani nay a kamata a rika kamanta adalci wa kowa da kowa. Babu wata rigar mama. Masu amfani da soshiyal mediya ne kawai suka kulla wannan sharrin.”

    Ya kuma kara da cewa: “Zan iya gaya muku wannan kyauta tunda ni ne jagoran binciken kuma ban ga wani abu kamar haka ba. Idan da akwai, da na sani. Ya kamata a ce na sani tunda ni na jagoranci binciken. Shi ya sa na ce daya daga cikin manyan matsalolinmu it ace halayarmu. Ya kamata mu canza dan a sami gyara.” 

  • Does Nigeria have the biggest Yam market in the World?

    A news report by Daily Trust claims the 200,000 capacity yam facility at the Zaki Biam International Market in Benue State is the largest in the world.

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    A news report on June 9, tweeted by Daily Trust, caught the attention of many with the headline “Osinbajo commissions biggest yam market in the world”.

    The paper made this claim while reporting Vice President Yemi Osibanjo’s commissioning of the yam market in Benue.

    The report also said the market accounts for about 70 per cent of the yams cultivated in the country with over 200 trucks loading two million tubers of yams weekly.

    Verification

    Dubawa conducted a keyword search which showed several reports with the mention of Nigeria as the largest producer of yam in the world.

    Also data by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) name Nigeria as the major producer of yam.

    Our analysis of states producing yam in the country in relation to global yam production, threw up Benue State as the largest yam producing state.

    In Benue, the biggest yam market is the Zaki Biam market, a market consistently identified as Nigeria’s largest yam market.  A YouTube video by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) showing a documentary titled “Zakibiam Market: The heart of Yam in Nigeria” corroborated this claim.

    Zaki Biam yam market is in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, which is known as the Food Basket of the Nation. 

    Nigeria Yam production

    The Food and Agricultural Organisation in a report on root and tuber crop production said the world production of yam was estimated at 28.1 million tons in 1993 and that 96% of this came from West Africa; the main producers being Nigeria with 71% of world production; Côte d’Ivoire 8.1%; Benin 4.3% and Ghana 3.5%.

    A report by the National Bureau of Statistics stated that Nigeria is the largest producer of yam as it contributes two-thirds of global yam production yearly.

    “Nigeria is the largest yam producer in the world, contributing two-thirds of global yam production each year”

    Excerpt from NBS report

    A report by FAO in 2018  presented data showing the top 10 yam producing countries in the world. Nigeria topped the list, with 47,532,615, followed by Ghana with 7,858,209.

    In 2019, data from Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) ranked Nigeria as the largest yam producing country in the world with 66.7% of global output.

    The report made this claim based on Nigeria’s total production which stood at  44million  tonnes ($30.8bn).

    The data showed Benue, Cross River, Delta, Taraba, Nasarawa, Ebonyi and Anambra state, are the top yam producing states in the country.

    Conclusion

    The claim that Zaki Biam is the biggest yam market in the world is TRUE as various reliable data gathering organizations across the globe support that Nigeria is the largest yam-producing country in the world.

    Also, the claim that the Zaki Biam market trades in most (70%) of Nigeria’s yam production is also true as the market has been identified as the largest transaction point for yam in Nigeria.

    Given that Benue State has been identified by several food market researchers as the single largest producer of yam in the country, it is logical that the Zaki Biam market in Benue state is the biggest yam market in the world.

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