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The agent has started threatening the poor elderly woman he represents with blacklisting her – Vector
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The agent has started threatening the poor elderly woman he represents with blacklisting her – Vector

Rapper Vector has served an update on his disclosure of elderly models being exploited and underpaid by agents contracted for jobs.   Vector who yesterday disclosed that elderly models who featured in a new video he shot were paid N9k each even though they budgeted N30K for the job, alleged that the agent has been threatening the model involved with blacklisting her.   He also revealed that the model's daughter has been worried with the calls they've been getting since he went public with the incident.   The rapper wrote;   The agent has started to threaten the poor elderly woman he represents. Her daughter said that they called for a blacklist of her mom from jobs simply because she told us they paid her 9k our of 30k (that the director said they ...
Nigeria lost N522bn in 2019, as oil firms flare 475bn SCF of gas
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Nigeria lost N522bn in 2019, as oil firms flare 475bn SCF of gas

Oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria flared 475.3 billion standard cubic feet, SCF, of gas in 2019, causing the country a loss of $1.7 billion, about N521.9 billion, according to data obtained from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA. According to the Gas Flare Tracker of NOSDRA, gas flaring was recorded in both onshore and offshore sites in the country. The report noted that the 475.3 billion SCF of gas that was flared in the year under review, represented an equivalent of 25.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, C02, emissions and was capable of generating 47,500 gigawatts of electricity per hour. In addition, the NOSDRA report disclosed that the companies are liable to pay a fine of $1 billion, an equivalent of N307 billion as penalties for flaring ...
Update On the 15-Year-Old Girl Married Off to An Old Man in Anambra
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Update On the 15-Year-Old Girl Married Off to An Old Man in Anambra

Few days ago, we reported on an incident in Anambra State where a 15-year-old girl was married off to an old man in the state. The 15-year-old girl, whose traditional wedding was held over the past weekend is set to be married off to Izuchukwu Igwilo, an allegedly demented man from the wealthy Igwilo family in Ozubulu community in Anambra state. Activist, Prince Harrison Gwamnishu, who visited Anambra state after the story went viral, said the said girl is from Ihiala community and is actually 15 year old and not 16 years as reported in the news. Harrison in an interview with LIB, said the girl is from a very poor family and that she had a child when she was in primary 5 and had to quit school. Her family couldn’t continue sponsoring her education and also taking care of her ch...
2019 elections: INEC Budgets N85bn On Logistics
Politics

2019 elections: INEC Budgets N85bn On Logistics

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has budgeted N85 billion for logistics during the election. Disclosing this when she spoke at a round table discussion between the Commission and the NURTW, RTEAN and NARTO, in Abuja, on Wednesday, INEC’s Head of Health and Welfare, Amina Zakari, said it will cost the Commission at least N10 billion, on logistics, to conduct a single election. “We have earmarked N85 billion on logistics for the 2019 general elections. For a two-day election, which is the least number of days to conduct election, it cost about N10 billion on logistics. You can imagine what would be involved if we had to conduct the elections in more than one day; like the presidential separately, National Assembly and even t...
2019 Election: ‘We Did Not Budget N6 Billion To Feed Police’ – INEC
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2019 Election: ‘We Did Not Budget N6 Billion To Feed Police’ – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has reacted to reports that N6bn was budgeted for Police feeding in the 2019 general elections. According to INEC, 'the estimated budget for this is more than 25% less than what is being bandied around and it covers all elections including bye elections, re runs, run offs and court ordered elections.'. INEC also said the budget covers 'feeding all election personnel on election days and it covers all INEC permanent and ad hoc staff, presiding officers, supervisors, monitors, collation and returning officers and all security personnel on election duty including the police, NSDC, Immigration, Prison & NDLEA officers, etc numbering in excess of a million people'.  

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