Friday, April 23

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My happiest moment in life was when I got out of my last relationship- BBNaija star, Ike Onyema, says
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My happiest moment in life was when I got out of my last relationship- BBNaija star, Ike Onyema, says

BBNaija star, Ike Onyema has said that his happiest moment in life has been when he got out of his last relationship. His statement comes few days after Mercy Eke, his love interest during the reality TV show, shared a video on YouTube where she stated that their relationship had ended. According to her, that ship has sunk. Mercy and Ike were lovebirds during the show and continued their relationship outside the house. They even had a TV show, Mercy and Eke, where they shared details of their lives as a couple. Sadly, they broke up and have gone their separate ways. Ike in a video he shared on his IG page, said that leaving his last relationship has been the happiest moment for him. In his words ''My happiest moment in life was when I got out of my last relationship. Freedom ...
Rappers, Bow Wow and Future’s baby mama, Joie Chavis says she doesn’t receive child support from them
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Rappers, Bow Wow and Future’s baby mama, Joie Chavis says she doesn’t receive child support from them

Joie Chavis took to social media to reveal that neither of her baby daddies, Future Hendrix and Bow Wow, pays her child support. In a Q&A session on her Youtube channel, Joie Chavis asked her followers to reveal their uninformed assumptions about her. While answering questions, Joie revealed she doesn't receive child support from either of her children's fathers. "Um, I don't get any child support (imitates a record scratching) - repeat that -- I don't get any child support." Joie was a background dancer for Bow Wow when he fathered her daughter, Shai Moss, 9. She also welcomed a son named Hendrix with Future in 2018. "I don't really need to ask for certain things for my kids 'cause I can do everything myself," she added I'm the video.
The Game Says his Woman will Never Pay a Single bill
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The Game Says his Woman will Never Pay a Single bill

The Game has said he will never allow his woman pay a single bill. The rapper said he might be called old school for it but that's where he stands. He tweeted: "Maybe I’m old school but my woman ain’t paying one damn bill. Not rent, not mortgage, not a car note, not nails, hair, clothes, phone or groceries.... if you’re taking care of home, cooking & fucking the shit outta me..... LIFE ON ME !!! Period." The Game has three children but has never been married. The 41-year-old rapper was engaged to Tiffney Cambridge. They dated for 8 years and have two children together, but they split before they could walk down the aisle.  
Friendship Kills the Business, it’s not a Must you will Produce a Movie when you Can’t Pay youe Cast – Actor Abimbola kazeem ‘Jigan’
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Friendship Kills the Business, it’s not a Must you will Produce a Movie when you Can’t Pay youe Cast – Actor Abimbola kazeem ‘Jigan’

Actor Abimbola Kazeem a.k.a Jigan has dished out an advice to his colleagues in the movie industry over payment of their cast. The actor who noted that not everyone should produce a movie, asked his friends in the movie industry to charge him because he will also name a price when invited for a movie role.  According to Jigan "friendship kills the business". He wrote; This is to my colleagues please if I call you for movie please I want you to charge me and if you also call me I am going to name my price , let’s stop using friendship to kill the business it’s not a must you produce a movie when you can’t pay your cast. Oremi oremi dey kill person oooo ( people Dey owe house rent )
I Won’t Pay Ransom Even If My Son Is Kidnapped – El-Rufai
Politics

I Won’t Pay Ransom Even If My Son Is Kidnapped – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai, has spoken against the payment of ransom to kidnappers, saying he won’t involve in such even if his son is kidnapped. El-rufai said this during a radio interview on Friday. “I mean it and I will say it again here. Even if my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven instead, because I won’t pay any ransom,” he said. The Governor also said his administration is not considering paying ransom to secure the release of the students abducted by bandits from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Kaduna, in March. According to him, the government is “absolutely not paying ransom” but considering other means to ensure the students are returned to their parents. The PUNCH reported yesterday that El-rufai said...
We Can’t Pay March Salary In Full – Kano Tells Civil Servants
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We Can’t Pay March Salary In Full – Kano Tells Civil Servants

The Kano State Government has said it is impossible for it to pay workers their full consolidated wages for March. The government, through its commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba in a release on Tuesday, said this is because of the drop in federal allocation for the period. “The drop in federal allocation for the period under review has made it difficult for the government to implement the new salary package,” he said. The state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had given the government a seven-day ultimatum to the state government to refund and stop what it described as “illegal deduction” from civil servants’ salaries or face industrial action. Chairman of NLC in the state, Kabiru Ado Minjibir, gave the ultimatum after an emergency meeting of the...
El-Rufai’s Wife, Hadiza Visits Her Farm Says Her Husband Won’t Pay Ransom If She’s Kidnapped
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El-Rufai’s Wife, Hadiza Visits Her Farm Says Her Husband Won’t Pay Ransom If She’s Kidnapped

Wife of Kaduna State governor Hadiza El-Rufai on Monday visited her farm and joked in a social media post that her husband Nasir El-Rufai had warned he would not pay a ransom if she were kidnapped. “At my farm today. Anyone thinking of ** me should not bother. The man has already warned me that he will not pay any ******,” she tweeted, preferring to have the words ‘kidnapping’ and ‘ransom’ in asterisks. Kaduna State has been enmeshed in communal clashes, attacks on communities by bandits and more recently kidnapping of students for ransom. About 39 students abducted at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State in early March have not been released.
Dangote Cement To Pay Over ₦97 Billion In Corporate Tax For 2020 Financial Year
Business

Dangote Cement To Pay Over ₦97 Billion In Corporate Tax For 2020 Financial Year

Africa's largest cement producer, Dangote Cement Plc has remained a major contributor to the economy with a tax charge of N97 billion for the financial year ended 31st December 2020, even as it proposed a dividend of N16 per share. According to the cement group's audited results released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the tax charge represents an increase of 95 per cent over the sum of N50 billion recorded in 2019. Dangote Cement's Nigerian operations during the period sold 15.9Mt for the full year 2020, compared to 14.1Mt in 2019. This includes both cement and clinker sales, which implies a 12.9 per cent growth for the full year 2020. Looking at the domestic sales alone, Nigerian operations sold 15.6Mt, up by 14.3 per cent year on year and resulting in an inc...
It Takes One to Know One – Putin Reacts to Biden Calling him a Killer
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It Takes One to Know One – Putin Reacts to Biden Calling him a Killer

Russia's President, Vladmir Putin has reacted to US President Joe Biden calling him a killer and saying that he would “pay a price” for 2020 US election interference. When asked about Biden’s comments during a video call on Thursday March 18,  that was aired on Russian state TV, Putin said he wished his counterpart in Washington good health and was saying that "without irony", but charged that the comments reflected America's own troubled past. The Russian leader who praised the American people, said the legacy of slavery and the country's treatment of Native Americans weighed heavily on its dealings abroad. He added that for Biden to call him a killer, it takes one to know one. Putin said; "In the history of every people, every state, there are a lot of hard, dramatic and bl...
FG, 36 States Can Conveniently Pay Minimum Wage If They Are Sincere – Bismarck Rewane
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FG, 36 States Can Conveniently Pay Minimum Wage If They Are Sincere – Bismarck Rewane

Bismarck Rewane, chairman of the Presidential Techni­cal Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage (PTAC), on Thursday, said both the Federal Government and state governments had no excuses not to pay the N30,000 minimum wage as they had the capacity to conveniently do so if they were willing. Rewane, an economic and financial expert, disclosed this while featuring as a guest on Channels Television pro­gramme ‘Politics Today’ mon­itored by Daily Independent. Nigerian workers, under the umbrella of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), had staged a nationwide pro­test, kicking against the plan by both the Federal and state governments to freely negoti­ate the minimum wage with their workers in line with the nation’s federal ...
ECOWAS Court Orders Nigeria To Pay German N63.6m, $10,000 Over Illegal Detention
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ECOWAS Court Orders Nigeria To Pay German N63.6m, $10,000 Over Illegal Detention

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered Nigerian government to pay a German national about N63.6million and $10,000 for his about 11 days of illegal detention by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) last year. Martin Gegenheimer married to a Nigerian citizen but based in Nairobi, Kenya, had in his suit filed at the court in Abuja claimed that he was illegally detained between February 24 and March 4, 2020. Mr Gegenheimer, a professional aviator with specialisation in commercial airline start-up, had said he was arrested at the boarding gate of the Kenya Airways aircraft while leaving for Nairobi on February 24, 2020. He said his passport was seized and he was held in a jam-packed detention despite the COVID protocol” and “without acceptable food as well as medical care.” ...
“N4.6M School Fees Is Cheap, I Pay More For My 3-Year-Old” – IROKO TV Boss, Jason Njoku
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“N4.6M School Fees Is Cheap, I Pay More For My 3-Year-Old” – IROKO TV Boss, Jason Njoku

IROKO TV boss, Jason Njoku has said that school fees of 4.6 million Naira is cheap and he pays more for his 3-year-old A Twitter user had shared the provisional bill for a school in Epe, Lagos State, with school fees of 4,643, 901 Naira. The Twitter user wrote, asking; "This is a really good school. But guys, is this fee actually worth it?" And iROKO boss, Jason Njoku, who has 3 children, responded: "Most Nigerians don't realise but most things in Nigeria are actually super cheap by African (forget global standards). For Tier 1 education in Africa (forget about globally) this for boarding school is cheap. I pay more for my 3-year olds montessori school."
Northern Traders Call-Off Strike, Say FG Agreed To Pay N4.75bn Compensation
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Northern Traders Call-Off Strike, Say FG Agreed To Pay N4.75bn Compensation

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN) has called off its nationwide strike after the Federal Government agreed to pay them N4.75 billion to them. President of AUFCDN, Comrade Muhammad Tahir, disclosed this after a meeting with the Federal Government presided over by Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello on Wednesday in Abuja. The Northern traders had blocked food supply to the South to demand the payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #ENDSARS protest and Shasha market chaos. The traders had also demanded the dismantling of all road blocks on federal highways and an agreement with state governments to withdraw services anytime their members were subjected to attack. Addressing reporters, Tahir said ...
Bandits Pay Informants Huge Amounts – Freed Kagara Students
Crime

Bandits Pay Informants Huge Amounts – Freed Kagara Students

Few days after their release, students of the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State have revealed more information they gathered about the bandits while in captivity. One of the students said the bandits claimed there was no way they could succeed in their attacks without the help of informants in all their targeted areas. Speaking to one of the students, (name withheld) on Monday, he said: “The bandits told us that their operations were always successful with the collaboration of informants whom they pay huge amounts of money.” Accordingly, he said: “They bragged that, they have just started and that they have informants everywhere including in Minna (the Niger State capital) and within the government. Before they attack any area or any location targeted for attack, ...
Nigerians To Pay N144,000 For Solar Panels, FG Plans For 5 Million Homes
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Nigerians To Pay N144,000 For Solar Panels, FG Plans For 5 Million Homes

The federal government says Nigerians will have the option to pay to own millions of solar panels it plans for 5 million homes as part of its Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP). The ESP was rolled out in 2020 in response to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. To own a solar unit, there will be the option of paying N4,000 monthly for three years. That translates to N144, 000 a unit. This was revealed in a statement issued by the Office of the Vice President on Thursday. It was not immediately clear what the other alternatives would be. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo called the programme a “game-changer” in terms of providing jobs and expanding the use of renewable energy in the country. The off-grid project is financed by UBA, Sterling Bank, First Bank a...
Ekiti State Taskforce Locks Children Inside their School after School Authority Fail to Pay Tax
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Ekiti State Taskforce Locks Children Inside their School after School Authority Fail to Pay Tax

Ekiti state Taskforce has been accused of locking up children inside their school because the school authority failed to pay up their tax. The viral video making rounds social media, shows a parent complaining about the maltreatment of school children by the Ekiti state government. She said that she came to pick up her kids from the nursery school, but was surprised after she couldn’t get inside because Ekiti state task force locked the gates with the school children inside. The disappointed mom also slammed the task force for not giving notice to the parents in order for their children to stay at home, as she claims the children were not being attended to, due to the situation. She also showed video of the locked gate, as she revealed that the school was locked since morni...
Reno Omokri Promises To Pay Buhari ₦1 Billon In Bitcoin If He Can Do This
Politics

Reno Omokri Promises To Pay Buhari ₦1 Billon In Bitcoin If He Can Do This

Reno Omokri shared a photo of former president Goodluck Jonathan doing a kick. Reno has promised to give President Buhari ₦1 billion, in Bitcoin if he can do the kick the same way Jonathan did it. Sharing the photo on his Twitter handle, Reno wrote; Dear General @MBuhari, I will pay you ₦1 billion, in #Crypto #Bitcoin, if you can do this kick! #BuhariTormentor
115 Mothers Arrested In Abuja Human Milk Factory, Where Customers Pay With Bitcoin
Crime

115 Mothers Arrested In Abuja Human Milk Factory, Where Customers Pay With Bitcoin

The Nigerian authorities rescued 115 mothers in Abuja, whose breast milk was being harvested every day and then turned into different dairy products like cheese, butter, and fresh milk. Some of these girls were as young as 16, the oldest being 22, and most of them were reported missing in the last 3 years. Police suspect that their capturers recorded everything they did to them for the past three years and uploaded it to the dark web to entertain their clients. The girls were raped and impregnated live on the internet, and after giving birth, they milked them like cows every day, and their milk was processed using some of the latest technology in the dairy industry. 3 starving cows were kept as a front in case police started to look into the place. The majority of products from t...
Jack Grealish Pays For Funeral Of Aston Villa Fan Who Died In Car Crash
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Jack Grealish Pays For Funeral Of Aston Villa Fan Who Died In Car Crash

  In a touching gesture, England international Jack Grealish has donated £2,000 towards the funeral of a young Aston Villa supporter who sadly lost her life in a car accident. Mia Craen, 18, was driving her Fiat 500 to her new home in Southwater, West Sussex on Saturday when she collided with a tree at around 12:30pm. The teenager tragically died at the scene. Mia, who was a huge Villa fan, mentioned that her favourite player was Jack Grealish; so friend Rosie Fletcher asked her friends and family to tag the 25-year-old midfielder in an Instagram post. "Given that she was a huge @avfcofficial and @jackgrealish fan, we would like to get recognition for Mia and the amazing person she was." Rosie wrote. The story was shared by many on the social media platform and it ev...
NIMC Staff Allegedly Selling NIN Enrollment Form For N500 To Applicants
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NIMC Staff Allegedly Selling NIN Enrollment Form For N500 To Applicants

Some staff of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, have been discovered to be allegedly selling forms for NIN registration in Makurdi, Benue State. We investigation reveals that the forms are sold to applicants at the rate of N500 each at the NIMC head office on Jonah Jang Crescent, Makurdi, Benue State. Our correspondent observed that copies of the forms applicants are compelled to purchase are stamped with the signature of a NIMC staff while the one without those appendages are rejected. A resident, Ahijo Ahire whose son was asked to obtain the form at the rate of N500 despite having the one given to him earlier corroborated our correspondent’s observation. Trying to further confirm this allegation, our correspondent purchased the form for N500 from a NIMC staff...
FG To Pay 24 Million Poor Nigerians N5,000 Each – Sadiya Farouq
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FG To Pay 24 Million Poor Nigerians N5,000 Each – Sadiya Farouq

The Federal Government on Tuesday said about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor. A statement issued in Abuja by her aide, Nneka Anibeze, said the intervention would serve as cushion for those further impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement read in part, “According to records, about 24.3 million poor and vulnerable individuals were identified at the end of 2020 and registered into the National Social Register. “Each beneficiary will receive N5,000 for a period of six months.” Farouq said the intervention database ...
NIN Holders To Pay N15,000 To Correct Date Of Birth, 5000 For Name, Address – NIMC
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NIN Holders To Pay N15,000 To Correct Date Of Birth, 5000 For Name, Address – NIMC

THE National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, yesterday, declared that correction of details in the National Identity Number, NIN, would attract varying charges. The NIMC Regional Coordinator in Alausa, Lagos, Funmi Opensanwo, who spoke on a Television Programme, Sunrise Daily, said the charges vary from correction of details like name, address, card renewal or replacement, and date of birth. Reacting to allegations that officials of NIMC have been demanding illegal fees from Nigerians to link their NIN to their sim cards, Opensanwo said: “The money we charge is for modification fee. “For the date of birth correction, the processing fee is N15, 000. For card renewal or card replacement, there is a processing fee of N5, 000. “For a modification of your name and address,...
Lagos Bye-election: PDP To Pay Voters N5,000 Each – APC Alleges
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Lagos Bye-election: PDP To Pay Voters N5,000 Each – APC Alleges

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised an alarm over the influx of miscreants and political thugs in some areas considered to be its strongholds by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party in a statement by Seye Oladejo, its Publicity Secretary also alleged that it has intelligence reports that the PDP has perfected plans to buy votes by giving electorates the sum of N5,000 each. Thd statement reads “Our attention has been drawn to certain developments that are capable of disrupting the by-elections for Lagos East Senatorial district and the Lagos State House of Assembly for Kosofe 2 slated for this Saturday”. “The members of APC in the areas where the elections will be conducted have observed the unusual mobilization of hood lums and mi...
Rapper Boosie Badazz shares graphic video of the gruesome leg injuries he sustained after he was shot in the leg
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Rapper Boosie Badazz shares graphic video of the gruesome leg injuries he sustained after he was shot in the leg

Boosie Badazz has shared a graphic video showing his gruesome gunshot wounds as he recovers from the shooting.   The American rapper, who shot in the leg last month is using videos of the gruesome injuries he sustained from the shooting to lure new subscribers to his OnlyFans account.   Boosie is asking his fans to pay over $29.99 per month for more videos of his injuries.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial)   The One of Them Days Again hitmaker's videographer @chuckstarfilms teased a video, along with the caption 'Go to @boosienewig and subscribe to his onlyfans to see his recover [sic]'.     ...
Mutiu Adepoju pay tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona
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Mutiu Adepoju pay tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona

Mutiu Adepoju, a member of the Super Eagle’s squad at the U.S.A. ’94 World Cup, on Wednesday, paid tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona, who died on November 25, describing the Argentine as one of the greatest to have ever played the game. . Adepoju in his tribute in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said that the late football icon was only able to outwit his teammates during the World Cup showdown when they lost concentration. . Adepoju, who was nicknamed ‘headmaster’ because of his prowess in the air with precise nodding of the ball, was one of the central midfielders that faced Maradona during Nigeria’s second match at the World Cup. . Nigeria lost the match to Argentina after Claudio Caniggia struck twice in quick succession from Maradona’s assists, in the 22n...
ASUU Strike – FG Will Continue To Pay ASUU Through IPPIS, UTAS Doesn’t Have Hardware Backing – Ngige
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ASUU Strike – FG Will Continue To Pay ASUU Through IPPIS, UTAS Doesn’t Have Hardware Backing – Ngige

THE Federal Government has said that for the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, to be used as an alternative platform to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, there must be a hardware backing the system. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had opposed the introduction of IPPIS as the payment platform, claiming that it did not take care of their peculiarities and had came up with UTAS. But the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said that even if the UTAS passed the integrity test, it required the hardware to protect it against hacking and other challenges that could affect its efficiency. Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari a...
428 Federal Agencies Will Find It Difficult To Pay Salary By The End Of November – Ben Akabueze
Politics

428 Federal Agencies Will Find It Difficult To Pay Salary By The End Of November – Ben Akabueze

The Director-General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, has stated that about 428 government agencies will find it difficult to pay the salaries of their workers by the end of November. Akabueze, who raised the alarm when he appeared before Senate Committee on Public Account today November 10, blamed the development on the new minimum wage that was implemented among federal workers in January this year. He said since the introduction of the new minimum wage, most of the agencies have been struggling to pay the salaries of their workers in the last 10 months. He, however, assured the committee that government will dip its hand into the service-wide vote to cater for the shortfall in the salaries of the affected workers in the said parastatals. “428 agencies will not be able to...
Why I Refused To Pay Ransom To Nigerian Kidnappers – Trump
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Why I Refused To Pay Ransom To Nigerian Kidnappers – Trump

America President Donald Trump explains why he refused to pay ransom To Terrorist Who Kidnapped An American In Nigeria. Instead he sent Navy SEAL To rescue the American hostage in Nigeria. An American hostage is safe and in the care of the US State Department, the Pentagon said Saturday, after a successful early morning rescue operation by US special forces in northern Nigeria. The hostage, Philip Nathan Walton, was abducted by armed kidnappers in southern Niger on Tuesday this week; his captors reportedly demanded a ransom of more than $1 million for his freedom. According to the Washington Post, Walton, 27, was rescued by members of the elite Seal Team 6. No US troops were harmed in the rescue, and the New York Times reports that all but one of the kidnappers were killed. ...
428 Federal Ministries, Depts, Agencies Can’t Pay Salaries
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428 Federal Ministries, Depts, Agencies Can’t Pay Salaries

At least 428 Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, in the federal civil service have reportedly exhausted their 2020 personnel costs and are, therefore, unable to pay salaries. Funds meant for personnel costs are domiciled in accounts overseen by the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, department in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, OAGF. But an official of the Ministry of Finance who pleaded anonymity, told Vanguard yesterday that it was strange for MDAs to claim to have exhausted their personnel budgets before end of a fiscal year. He said each MDA has a budget for personnel costs and wondered how anyone would claim there was no money to pay salaries. According to him, chief executive officers of such MDAs have to explain wh...
Niger, Benin, Togo Pay Nigeria N2.04bn Electricity Bill
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Niger, Benin, Togo Pay Nigeria N2.04bn Electricity Bill

Niger, Benin, Togo – who purchase power from Nigeria remitted a total of N2.04bn in the first quarter of this year as their outstanding electricity bill to the Market Operator of the sector in Nigeria. But special customers, Ajaokuta Steel Co. Ltd and its environs, did not make any payment in respect of the N0.27bn and N0.05bn invoices issued them by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc and the MO respectively, during the period of review. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission disclosed this in its report for the first quarter of 2020. It said a total of N4.05bn ($13.22m) invoices were issued by the MO to international customers including Societe Nigerienne d’electricite or NIGELEC; Societe Beninoise d’Energie Electrique or SBEE; and Compagnie Energie Electrique ...
Nigerians Pay N1.23 Extra On Petrol As Admin Charge
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Nigerians Pay N1.23 Extra On Petrol As Admin Charge

Nigerians now pay N1.23 extra on every litre of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol as administrative charge. The admin charge was N0.10 per litre before the hike. Producers of petroleum products, particularly lubricants, who gave this hint in petition to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, exclusively sighted by New Telegraph at the weekend, accused the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) of causing indirect hike in prices of petrol and other products across the country. The PPPRA, checks showed, has begun implementation of this over 1,100 per cent hike in administrative charges on products, a move that made it rake in about N1.845 billion from buyers of petrol in just one month. The downstream subsector has been deregulated, but Lubricant Pr...
Consumers To Pay Full Electricity Rates From July 2021
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Consumers To Pay Full Electricity Rates From July 2021

Power distributors have received approval to collect an average of 87.9 per cent of the recently increased electricity tariff from consumers across the country in the first six months of 2021. Latest tariff review documents issued to each of the 11 distribution companies by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission also showed that the Discos had been empowered to collect 100 per cent of the new tariff from July to December 2021. The approved new collection rates for the Discos means that consumers would be required to pay higher in the coming year, especially in the second half of the year. Although the increase in electricity tariff on September 1, 2020 had been kicked against by various groups, some of the power firms had already commenced its implementation, as they e...
Hairstylist Calls Out Yaa Jackson For Refusing To Pay Loan Wig
Scandals and Rumours

Hairstylist Calls Out Yaa Jackson For Refusing To Pay Loan Wig

A Ghanaian hairstylist has called out Yaa Jackson for refusing to honour her part of the bargain. Apparently, Yaa Jackson has refused to pay for a wig she loaned at her shop worth GHC 600. Taken to social media, Obroni Beauty Palace has exposed and disgraced Yaa Jackson. According to her, musician cum actress Yaa Jackson came to her shop with smelly hair but she kept quiet, treating her as a potential customer who had come to make her hands full. Instead, Yaa Jackson fixed the hair without paying. She noted Yaa Jackson only paid GHC 20 out of the GHC50 for fontal. The rest hasn’t been paid. She wrote, “@yaajackson4 you brought this stupid her to my end, smelling extremely bad but I didn’t wanted to tell you cos I thought you were going to put something down on my table b...
FG Not Financially Able To Pay Subsidy – Timipre Sylva
Politics

FG Not Financially Able To Pay Subsidy – Timipre Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, Thursday, disclosed that the Federal Government was not currently capable, financially, to pay the subsidy. Addressing newsmen men in Abuja, Sylva disclosed that since the introduction of the deregulation policy, the country has saved about N1 trillion. He further disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded plans to merge the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, and the Petroleum Equalisation Fund, PEF, into one agency called The Authority.
Pay Your Third Term School Fees, FG Tells Students
Education

Pay Your Third Term School Fees, FG Tells Students

The Federal Government has called on resuming Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 students that are yet to pay their third term school fees to do so without delay. Schools were shut down across the country in March 2020 to guard against the spread of COVID-19, resulting in massive disruption of the normal third term’s academic activities.But the Federal Government, which has 104 colleges (Unity Schools) spread across the country, said students in exit classes- JSS3 and SSS 3, who are expected to resume on Monday (today) will show evidence of school fees payment for the abridged term. “A lot of issues have been raised, especially on whether or not students are to pay third term school fees, and whether JSS 3 will have to resume on Monday. The answe...
Tyler Perry to pay for funeral of Rayshard Brooks, man killed by police in Atlanta
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Tyler Perry to pay for funeral of Rayshard Brooks, man killed by police in Atlanta

Media mogul Tyler Perry is going to pay for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, a black man killed by Atlanta police officers in a Wendy's parking lot Friday. Brooks' family and their attorneys held a press conference on Monday, during which attorney L. Chris Stewart revealed the offer from Perry. "We want to thank and acknowledge Tyler Perry, who we spoke with, who will be taking care of the funeral for the family," Stewart said. "It's support like that and it's people who are actually in this community — that love the community, that want healing and families like this to never have to go through something like this — to step forward." Stewart was also on the legal team helping the family of George Floyd, the black man whose death at the hands of police in Minneapolis sparked a nationwi...
Coronavirus: NPFL Clubs To Pay N2.5 Million Per Game For Tests
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Coronavirus: NPFL Clubs To Pay N2.5 Million Per Game For Tests

Nigeria Professional Football League clubs will spend a staggering N2.5m for COVID-19 tests per game as they gear up towards finding a way to complete the season. We understands that the tests will be crucial in ensuring the NPFL football season can restart amid concerns over the players’ safety. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, in an interview with Brila FM, said players and coaches of all NPFL clubs must undergo tests before the league could resume. “There will be no compromise on certain things when it comes to the health code, there will be no compromise,” Dare said. “I can tell you, there will be no audience participation; content will have to be beamed through radio, television and other means. “Tests will be conducted on the players and the coach...
Pastor Adewale Giwa Tell Members Not To Pay Tithes & Offerings Until After COVID-19
Religion

Pastor Adewale Giwa Tell Members Not To Pay Tithes & Offerings Until After COVID-19

Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa has begged his members to stop paying tithes and offerings until after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Government had announced the relaxation on the ban on religious gatherings in the country. It however comes with some conditions that worshippers should wear masks, properly sanitise their hands, among other health guidelines to tackle the spread of COVID-19. But Giwa while addressing his members in Akure said it does not make sense to ask members to be paying tithes and offerings in these trying times. Besides, the pastor also faulted the federal government for mandating worshippers to wear masks. He said: “I don’t think it makes sense for Pastors to ask their members to pay tithes or...
Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries
Politics

Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries

 former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has sacked staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, SaharaReporters says. In a letter by its Head of Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, Olanike Ogunleye, the management of the OPL said the organisation was overwhelmed by the adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and had found it hard to sustain its workforce. The letter reads in part, "As you are aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a toll on all our business significantly. This has resulted to making some difficult business decisions. Due to this situation, we regret to inform you that your employment will be put on hold till further notice. "You are to hand over all company properties in your possession to the human resource dep...
Sim Card: Anthony Okolie Gives DSS 24 Hours To Pay ₦10 Million Damages
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Sim Card: Anthony Okolie Gives DSS 24 Hours To Pay ₦10 Million Damages

Delta- based trader, Anthony Okolie, has written a letter to the Department of State Services demanding the payment of N10 million to him as ordered by a Federal High Court in Asaba last week . Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had last week ordered the DSS to pay Okolie N 10m for illegally detaining him for 10 weeks after purchasing a SIM card previously owned by the President’s daughter , Hanan Buhari. In a letter addressed to the Director - General of the DSS , Yusuf Bichi , the trader said a cheque of N 10 million must be issued to him within 24 hours. The letter, dated May 21, 2020, was signed by Okolie’ s lawyer, Tope Akinyode. In a copy of the letter sighted by MCI, one Mafala acknowledged and received it on behalf of the DSS . The letter read in part, “ We have been instructed by our ...
Why I Will Not Pay Hotel Demolition Cost, Adun Tells
Politics

Why I Will Not Pay Hotel Demolition Cost, Adun Tells

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), popularly called Kabaka on Tuesday described as laughable a notice sent to him by the state government to pay N18m as cost of demolishing his hotel earlier this year which the state government said was built on government land. The state government had in a letter through the state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development dated 6th May 2020 and signed Mrs. Pamela Osarenogwo on behalf of the Commissioner instructed Adun to pay the amount into the state government internally generated account and that it would adopt all legal means to recover the cost if he fails. The state government had on February 5th this year destroyed the hotel alleging that it was built on government land. But speaking through his lawyer, Barr...
China: If We Have To Pay For Coronavirus, U.S. Has To Pay For AIDS, 2008 Financial Crisis Too
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China: If We Have To Pay For Coronavirus, U.S. Has To Pay For AIDS, 2008 Financial Crisis Too

The Global Times and People’s Daily, two of the most prominent Chinese Communist Party media mouthpieces, have once again floated the prospect of international lawsuits against the United States for supposedly being responsible for the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a column Thursday, adding the 2008 financial crisis and the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic to the list. This is coming amidst global outrage over Chinese behaviour during the early stages of COVID 19 outbreak. American states, Missouri and Mississippi, have filed lawsuits against the Chinese Communist Party in U.S. court for its attempts to hide the outbreak when it began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in January. In their separate summations, Chinese was accused of preventing their health workers from sharing containment i...
Nigerians Will Pay Higher Electricity Tariffs – FG Promises IMF
Politics

Nigerians Will Pay Higher Electricity Tariffs – FG Promises IMF

Nigerians will pay much higher tariff for power in 2021, going by promises made by the Federal Government to the International Monetary Fund while seeking the $3.4bn emergency financial assistance recently approved for Nigeria. The Executive Board of the IMF approved the Rapid Financing Instrument, which the Federal Government plans to use to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, on April 28. A Letter of Intent, jointly signed by the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and addressed to the IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, indicated that the Federal Government made a number of promises to the fund in order to secure the financial assistance. One of the promises, or commitments, whic...
Trevor Noah To Pay Salaries Of Furloughed ‘The Daily Show’ Crew
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Trevor Noah To Pay Salaries Of Furloughed ‘The Daily Show’ Crew

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is keeping a safe social distance from his crew, but still trying to do right by them. It was learned that Noah is personally paying the salaries of 25 furloughed members of “The Daily Show” crew amid the industry-wide production shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Noah has informed crew members that he will continue to pay their salaries until production begins to ramp back up in the television industry. “These are the people who have been on the show with Trevor from day one and help him put on the show,” a source close to the production tells Variety. “Trevor is personally covering their salaries until the production business opens again. He respects his crew tremendously and feels it’s only right that they get thru this together.” Since s...
Yemi Alade Says She Was Unable To Pay Her Staff April Salaries
Celebs

Yemi Alade Says She Was Unable To Pay Her Staff April Salaries

Popular Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has revealed that she did not pay her staffs their complete salary for last months. The popular singer made this known after a fan asked her if she was able to. It all started after she took to her official Twitter handle to write: ” Your bank donated 1billion to the govt and now you are slashing down workers Salary, plus laying off staff ☹️. I am sorry but you cannot give, what you do not have. Focus on the most important asset “YOUR STAFF”. Instead of local for HYPE.” Replying to her tweet, the fan said: “Aunty talk true and shame the devil, did you pay your staff their full salary last month?” She then revealed that she didn’t but didn’t sack them by writing thus: “No but they still work for me ”   ...
Man And Wife Pay Assassins To Eliminate Neighbour Over Covid-19 Palliative
Crime

Man And Wife Pay Assassins To Eliminate Neighbour Over Covid-19 Palliative

Police operatives from Idimu Division in Lagos have arrested one Rasaq Babalola while his wife identified as Mama Raheem fled after they allegedly conspired and paid assassins to eliminate his neighbour, Emeka Anozie, over Covid-19 palliative during the current lockdown. P.M EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at Agbo Komolafe Street, Unity Estate, Idimu area of Egbeda, Lagos, where they reside. The suspect, Rasaq, has been arrested and detained at the Police Station while efforts were being made to arrest his wife, who he said fled after the plot was foiled and the assassins had escaped. Trouble was said to have started after the victim, Emeka Anozie, engaged the services of a chef to cook food in order to share to people in their neighborhood as palliative during the cu...
Coronavirus: 8000 Borussia Monchengladbach fans pay for cardboard cutouts of themselves to fill stadium if league returns behind closed doors
Sport

Coronavirus: 8000 Borussia Monchengladbach fans pay for cardboard cutouts of themselves to fill stadium if league returns behind closed doors

Fans of German club, Borussia Monchengladbach,  ave paid for more than 8,000 cardboard cutouts of themselves to fill their stadium if the Bundesliga returns behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The German Football League (DFL) suspended Bundesliga football in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, that has infected close to 3 million people worldwide, but the Bundesliga says it now plans to restart on May 9 with players already returning to training. Borussia Monchengladbach fans have now thought of a unique way to fill up their stadium in case fans aren't allowed to enter the stadium by starting a ‘Stay at home. Be in the stands’ campaign. As part of the campaign, Gladbach fans are able to buy cardboard cutouts of themselves for £16.50 to fill Borussia-Park, the...
COVID-19: Arik Cuts Salaries By 80%, Places 90% Of Staff On Leave Without Pay
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COVID-19: Arik Cuts Salaries By 80%, Places 90% Of Staff On Leave Without Pay

As the world battles the deadly Coronavirus outbreak that has halted social-economic activities and plunged economies world over into uncertainty and trying times, Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest commercial airline, has ordered 90% of its 1,800 staff to proceed on leave without pay until further notice. This was disclosed in an email signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Captain Roy Ilegbolu, and sent to all staff yesterday. It stated that the suspension would be subject to monthly review. In an internal memo obtained by Premium Times, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Roy Ilegbodu, informed employees that the management of the company has also decided that at least 90 percent of its workers will proceed on indefinite leave without pay from May 1. 2020. In t...
FG To Pay For Free Power Supply, Says Discos
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FG To Pay For Free Power Supply, Says Discos

The proposed two months free electricity supply to customers may not be entirely free as the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) said the Federal Government will pay for the electricity. ANED, the umbrella body of all the electricity distribution companies, had in an earlier statement noted that it recognises the challenging effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economic and daily lives of our customers, adding that in fulfilment of its commitment to the nation, align itself with the efforts of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to mitigate the hardships that are currently being borne by its customers and other citizens all over the country. The statement followed a proposal by the House of Representatives’ plan to consider a fresh Stimulus...

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