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Daddy Freeze responds to Biodun Fatoyinbo on behalf of the “community of nonentities” after the COZA pastor called those who condemn tithing “nonentities”
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Daddy Freeze responds to Biodun Fatoyinbo on behalf of the “community of nonentities” after the COZA pastor called those who condemn tithing “nonentities”

Daddy Freeze has responded to COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, after he slammed those who criticize payment of tithes. Fatoyinbo, while preaching to his members to keep paying tithe, said that most critics of tithe payment use Elon Musk, an atheist, as an example that you can still succeed despite not paying tithe. Fatoyinbo told his members that Elon Musk has "a covenant with some other person" and added that Christians who have a covenant with God should keep paying tithes. He then said that those who condemn tithe payment are "nonentities". Responding on behalf of "the community of nonentities", media personality Daddy Freeze, who speaks against the payment of tithe, invited Fatoyinbo to a debate on tithe payment. See below.
Hidden N19.3bn Kogi salary bail-out fund returned to CBN – EFCC
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Hidden N19.3bn Kogi salary bail-out fund returned to CBN – EFCC

The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has acknowledged the receipt of the sum of N19, 333,333,333.36 (Nineteen Billion, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Naira, Thirty-six Kobo) it recovered from the Kogi State Salary Bail-out account domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc.   The commission had earlier announced that the Kogi State Government stashed the bailout funds released by the Federal Government in 2019 for payment of salary arrears owed civil servants in the state.   However, Kogi State Government had denied hiding the money, claiming that the said funds were disbursed since October 2019.   Kogi Commissioner of Informa...
Al Sadd confirm Xavi’s move to Barcelona
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Al Sadd confirm Xavi’s move to Barcelona

Qatar club, Al Sadd, have confirmed that Barcelona have paid the release clause which will see Xavi Hernandez return to the Catalan club as manager. Al Sadd disclosed this in a statement on their official Twitter account on Friday. The statement read, “Turki Al-Ali: The #AlSadd administration has agreed on Xavi’s move to Barcelona after the payment of the release clause stipulated in the contract. “We’ve agreed on cooperation with Barcelona in the future. Xavi is an important part of Al-Sadd’s history and we wish him success. “Xavi informed us a few days ago of his desire to go to Barcelona at this particular time, because of the critical stage his hometown club is going through, and we understand this and decided not to stand in his way. “Xavi and his family will remain w...
Update; Pilot admits he arranged illegal flight that crashed into the Channel causing the deaths of Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala
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Update; Pilot admits he arranged illegal flight that crashed into the Channel causing the deaths of Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala

A pilot admitted organising the flight that crashed into the Channel causing the deaths of a footballer and another pilot. David Henderson, 67, pleaded guilty to one charge over the death of striker Emiliano Sala, 28, who was killed on the trip to Britain from his French club to join Cardiff City. Henderson admitted that he was the operator when his plane took payment for Sala to fly "without permission or authorisation" from outside Britain. The formal charge read: "On the 21/1/19 as the operator of aircraft registration N264DB attempted to cause N264DB an aircraft register elsewhere that the UK to discharge a passenger Emiliano Sala at Cardiff in the UK for valuable consideration without permission or authorisation." He is denying another charge after recruiting fellow ...
Two men who specialize in stealing and selling car batteries, copper wires arrested in Bayelsa
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Two men who specialize in stealing and selling car batteries, copper wires arrested in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Vigilante Service (BSVS) has proposed the identification and registration of scrap dealers and scavengers operating within the State, after apprehending, one 18-year-old Matthew Izibefiezem, who specializes in stealing copper wires, which he subsequently sells to scrap dealers in Yenagoa metropolis. According to the chairman of the BSVS, Hon. Doubiye Alagba, after stealing the copper wires, the suspect sold it to a northern scrap dealer, Mr. Bubarak Abdulahi, who hails from Kano State. Explaining further, he said luck ran out of them, when the duo had a misunderstanding over price and payment, raising suspicion that led the Bayelsa state Vigilante Service their arrest on Saturday, October 9. Hon. Alagba said that as a result of series of complaints from resid...
10 Bethel Baptist students released in Kaduna
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10 Bethel Baptist students released in Kaduna

Bandits have released 10 kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, on Saturday, while 21 others are still being held, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) confirmed on Saturday. According to him, 10 students were released this evening and have reunited with their parents. “We are now hoping that the remaining 21 who are still with the bandits will be released,” he said. Recall that bandits had kidnapped scores of Bethel Baptist students in Kaduna in June. They have been released in batches after payment of huge sums as ransom.
Court orders DSS to pay N20bn to Igboho
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Court orders DSS to pay N20bn to Igboho

An Oyo state High Court has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay N20 billion to Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. The payment is for damages done to his Soka home in Ibadan during the July 1 invasion by the DSS. Justice Ladiran Akintola gave the order Friday, September 17, in a suit filed by Igboho, who is currently in detention in Benin Republic. Igboho had demanded N500billion for the damages done to his home. The court declared the raid illegal and criticized the DSS for "arbitrary aggression and prejudices". The judge also dismissed an application challenging its jurisdiction for hearing the suit. Igboho was arrested in Benin Republic while trying to escape to Germany following the invasion of his residence by the ...
End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors
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End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has appealed to resident doctors in the country to end their ongoing strike. Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have embarked on a strike over irregular payment of salaries, among other issues. Addressing this at the briefing of the presidential committee on COVID-19 on Monday September 13, Ehanire said the striking doctors should resume duty as all debts will be settled when verified and validated. He insisted that this administration has a "sound track record" of paying debts, even if they are inherited from or ignored by preceeding administration. The Minister said;   “Last week his excellency, the president received the leadership of the Nigerian Medical...
Delta community halts protests over sacked workers at SPDC site as Okowa intervenes
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Delta community halts protests over sacked workers at SPDC site as Okowa intervenes

The Ogulagha Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State today promised that its youths will halt a protest at the Forcados Terminal of the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, with the hope that all agreements reached will be implemented. Ogulagha Community’s Chairman, Mr. Johnbull Ogobiri, made the promise during a meeting with Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and SPDC officials at the Government House Annex, Warri. This is coming as Governor Okowa intervened in the matter with a promise to take over the payments of the 20 workers who were allegedly sacked by SPDC in the community in 2020. Ogulagha Community youths had barricaded SPDC’s gate during a peaceful protest at the front of Forcados Terminal over the alleged sack of 20 workers from the company in 2020 wi...
ICPC discovers irregularities, shady projects execution in Yobe
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ICPC discovers irregularities, shady projects execution in Yobe

Constituency projects tracking team led by the officials of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has discovered irregularities and shady deals in executing as well as citing of some constituency projects in Yobe State. The tracking team that went to Sabon-Gari in Nangere Local Government on Friday to track a borehole that was supposed to have been sunk under lawmaker’s constituency projects found none in existence. ICPC Team B leader in the state, Laban Emmanuel, who made this known on Friday noted that the project contact which was awarded in 2019 suppose to provide overhead tank, filter, motorised borehole, generator, generator house and a tap stand. He said, “Payment voucher with Reference No. 253C1 showed that the contractor, LRB Global Ve...
Police to recruit 20,000 people very soon – IGP
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Police to recruit 20,000 people very soon – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has said that the Nigeria Police in its bid to ensure community safety, will soon commence recruitment of not fewer than 20,000 officers across the 774 local government areas of the federation very soon. He stated this on Thursday during a one-day working visit to Katsina State. IGP Alkali also disclosed that recruitment for community policing will go on simultaneously though without salary payment for the who are expected to be citizens who are already gainfully employed but they will be exposed to rigorous police duty training. He made the disclosure while paying a courtesy call to Governor Aminu Bello Masari at the state government house on Thursday. The IG further disclosed that from the support they are enjoying fro...
I Am Pained, My Child Died In Captivity, I Couldn’t Bury Him – Father Of Kidnapped Tegina Pupil
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I Am Pained, My Child Died In Captivity, I Couldn’t Bury Him – Father Of Kidnapped Tegina Pupil

According to a report by Daily Post, the Proprietor of Tanko Salihu Islamic school Tegina, Rafi local government area of Niger State, Mallam Idris Umar and father of an abducted child who died in captivity said he is pained that he is unable to give his son a proper burial. Umar whose four children were among the 91 children kidnapped on the 30th of May,2021, said this while fielding questions from Journalists in Minna. The deceased child was said to be between 8 and 9years old. Umar said he sees the death of his child as the will of God said he would have felt better if he was buried properly. ”Though, I see the death of his child as God’s will, I would have been more fulfilled if the child had died at home to give him a befitting burial. I thank Allah that the other three are...
Undefeated Boxing World Champion Jermall Charlo arrested for allegedly Stealing Money from bar waitress
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Undefeated Boxing World Champion Jermall Charlo arrested for allegedly Stealing Money from bar waitress

American professional boxer, Jermall Charlo has been arrested, with police alleging that he stole cash from a waitress after an incident in a San Antonio bar. Jermall Charlo who has held the WBC middleweight title since 2019 and previously held the IBF light middleweight title from 2015 to 2017, allegedly stole on Wednesday, August 25, the night before his twin brother, Jermell Charlo's world title fight against Brian Castano. According to local authorities, Jermall was with a large party of other patrons when a waitress gave the group their bill at the end of the evening. Police claim Jermall then had his debit card declined multiple times and when the waitress asked if he had another form of payment, he reacted in a bad way Police say CCTV footage shows Jermall was "upset a...
We’ve appealed Rivers court judgment on VAT collection – FIRS
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We’ve appealed Rivers court judgment on VAT collection – FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has announced that it has appealed a recent judgment of the federal high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State which stopped it from collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) in the South-South state. Justice Stephen Pam who issued a restraining order against the federal agency, had said that there is no constitutional basis for FIRS to demand and collect VAT, withholding tax, education tax and technology levy in Rivers state or any other state of the federation The court further declared that the defendants are not constitutionally entitled to charge or impose levies, charges or rates (under any guise or by whatever name called) on the residents of Rivers state and any state of the federation. The judgement implied that FIRS is also barred from c...
Arsenal to pay €1million after losing 2-0 to Brentford
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Arsenal to pay €1million after losing 2-0 to Brentford

Arsenal paid €1million to Flamengo after Pablo Mari played in their 2-0 defeat to Brentford in the Premier League on Friday, Globo Esporte reports. Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard scored in either half to fire the newly-promoted side to victory in the season opening fixture. Mari’s lack of pace was constantly exposed as the Brentford attackers appeared to target the 27-year-old as an area of real weakness. As part of the package that saw the defender join the Gunners in June 2020, the Brazilian club have a series of appearance-related add-ons. Mari was making his 20th appearance for Arsenal, triggering a clause that left the Premier League side with a bill of €1m (£850,000). The payments won’t stop there however, as Flamengo are in line for another million for every 10 ap...
Doctors strike: We have mobilized all consultants and youth corpers – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire
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Doctors strike: We have mobilized all consultants and youth corpers – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said that medical consultants and corps members have been mobilised  to ensure that the hospital services do not collapse following the ongoing strike by resident doctors. Resident doctors embarked on a nationwide strike on August 2 over irregular payment of salaries, hazard allowances, among other issues. Ehanire in a press briefing on Thursday August 12, maintained that it is wrong for doctors to embark on a strike during a "vulnerable period" as only one or two percent of eligible Nigerians have received the Coronavirus vaccine. The Minister said;   “Although the resident doctors have gone on strike, and as I said before, we are appealing to them not to use this very vulnerable period when the country is facing a war. “For ...
Lawyers, litigants stranded as JUSUN begins strike in Ogun
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Lawyers, litigants stranded as JUSUN begins strike in Ogun

Legal practitioners and their clients were left stranded on Wednesday as members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Ogun state chapter, embarked on an indefinite strike over alleged short payment of salary by the government. On Wednesday, courts in Abeokuta were under lock and key as a result of the indefinite strike. Some of the workers, who spoke anonymously to newsmen, said the industrial action may continue until the government agrees to their request to pay them in full. Tajudeen Edun, the Chairman of JUSUN in Ogun, disclosed that the strike was in compliance with a directive of JUSUN’s National Secretariat that ordered its commencement on August 11. Edun explained to newsmen that the union took the decision to embark on strike after a series of meetings with...
Messi to sign new Barcelona contract after La Liga receives €2.7bn loan injection
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Messi to sign new Barcelona contract after La Liga receives €2.7bn loan injection

The league has seen a massive injection of funds that will help clubs recover from the economic issues caused by the coronavirus Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with Barcelona on August 5, Goal can confirm, after the Spanish club received a significant loan payment from La Liga. After battling economic problems due to the coronavirus, Spain's top-flight league has secured an incredible €2.7 billion (£2.3bn/$3.2bn) loan from CVC Capital Partners, with a majority percentage to be distributed to each club. Barcelona will receive €280m (£238m/$331m) from La Liga, with €42m (£36m/$50m) of that figure being allocated to transfers and wages, meaning that the Messi renewal is able to be completed.
Messi to sign new Barcelona contract after La Liga receives €2.7bn loan injection
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Messi to sign new Barcelona contract after La Liga receives €2.7bn loan injection

The league has seen a massive injection of funds that will help clubs recover from the economic issues caused by the coronavirus Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with Barcelona on August 5, Goal can confirm, after the Spanish club received a significant loan payment from La Liga. After battling economic problems due to the coronavirus, Spain's top-flight league has secured an incredible €2.7 billion (£2.3bn/$3.2bn) loan from CVC Capital Partners, with a majority percentage to be distributed to each club. Barcelona will receive €280m (£238m/$331m) from La Liga, with €42m (£36m/$50m) of that figure being allocated to transfers and wages, meaning that the Messi renewal is able to be completed.
FIFA Bans Issa Hayatou
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FIFA Bans Issa Hayatou

  The Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, on Tuesday banned Issa Hayatou, its former interim president, for alleged wrongdoing in a commercial deal for African football. Hayatou was banned for a year over breach of “duty of loyalty” rules, FIFA said while announcing the ruling of its ethics committee. The 74-year-old, who was Confederation of African Football (CAF) president for 29 years until 2017, was also fined $33,000, though it is unclear how FIFA can enforce payment. The FIFA investigation team concluded the Cameroonian signed CAF “into an anti-competitive agreement with Lagardère Sport,” a media rights agency based in France. Hayatou was a long-time FIFA vice president and its stand-in president for several months between Sepp Blatter’s su...
Youths in Rivers State suspend 7 days protest over failed portion of East-west road
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Youths in Rivers State suspend 7 days protest over failed portion of East-west road

Youths of Eleme local government area of Rivers State protesting the bad section of the East-West road on Sunday suspended their protests The protest which lasted seven days had economic activities in the area grounded by the aggrieved youths. The youths were demanding a federal government’s action on the failed portion of the road. The suspension of the protest followed the arrival of the contractors at the site to commence repair works. Addressing journalists at the protest ground, the Eleme local government chairman, Obarilomate Ollor who announced the suspension of the protest, warned that the youths will not hesitate to resume the protest if the federal government fails to live up to expectations. “We had warned that this is supposed to be a warning protest, which has l...
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Judge Rules Shakira Must Face Trial in Spain Over Claim the Colombian Superstar Evaded £13million in Tax

A judge in Spain has ruled that Shakira must face trial for dodging €14.5 million in tax. The Colombian singer, 44, is accused of six offences, which could result in jail time if she is convicted. Prosecutors claim that the Hips Don’t Lie hitmaker stopped paying taxes in Spain in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Shakira previously said that during those years she lived in the Bahamas and was not a resident of Spain, only visiting the country 'sporadically'. Now a judge has concluded there are 'sufficient indications' for Shakira to go to trial for allegedly avoiding the payment of 14.5 million euros, Euro Weekly reports. Shakira plans on presenting an appeal to the Barcelona Court against the judgment, it is believed. The musician has previously insisted she is innocent of tax e...
Another Ekiti Monarch Abducted by gunmen
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Another Ekiti Monarch Abducted by gunmen

The traditional ruler of Eda-Ile Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area, Benjamin Osho was on Friday June 25 abducted by gunmen. Ekiti police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu said the monarch was abducted from his farm alongside his wife by gunmen. The monarch’s wife was said to have been immediately released by the gunmen apparently to enable her to mobilize for payment of ransom. Abutu said the police is now collaborating with other locals to ensure that Mr Osho regains his freedom and the perpetrators are brought to book. This is coming two months after the monarch of Ilemosho Ekiti, David Adegboyega was abducted and later released after spending five days in the abductors’ den.
Businessman Prevented from Fleeing to the US after being Accused of Defrauding GTBank of N125m in Lagos
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Businessman Prevented from Fleeing to the US after being Accused of Defrauding GTBank of N125m in Lagos

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Andrew Warri before Justice Sherifah Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a seven count charge bordering on stealing, obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheques. Warri was arraigned on Friday, June 25, 2021, alongside two companies: A.M. Projects Consultancy Limited and Ranez Medical Consultancy Limited. One of the counts reads: "Andrew Warri, A.M. Projects Consultancy Limited, sometime in May 2012 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, fraudulently obtained the sum of N125,000,000 from Guaranty Trust Bank Plc under the guise that the proceeds of the Rural Health Care and Referral contract with Niger Del...
Tonto Dikeh takes delivery of her Bentley and reacts to Uche Maduagwu’s post mocking her after she announced she had bought the luxury car
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Tonto Dikeh takes delivery of her Bentley and reacts to Uche Maduagwu’s post mocking her after she announced she had bought the luxury car

Tonto Dikeh has taken delivery of the Bentley she purchased in 2019. The mum of one disclosed this on her IG page on Tuesday June 22.   In December 2019, Tonto via her Instagram page announced that she had bought the luxury car.   Shortly after her announcement, actor, Uche Maduagwu, took to his Instagram page to throw shade at her. While clearly doubting her claim, Uche asked her to wake from her ''audio Bentley dream.''   ''”Even a #Fulani herdsman can buy a brand new Bentley in his dream, madam, wake up from your AUDIO Bentley dream… If you had 160 thousand Pounds or less to allegedly buy a #Bentley, how come you did not #travel to Dubai in a private jet? This question is to all the Nigerian celebrities who can not afford a G wagon in #Naija, but alleg...
Doctors begin two Weeks Warning Strike in Ondo
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Doctors begin two Weeks Warning Strike in Ondo

Doctors in Ondo under the aegis of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, have embarked on a two-weeks warning strike over some pressing issues in state. The doctors are alleging that the state government had failed to pay their salary arrears for some months and also failed to resolve the issue of exodus of doctors and other health workers, among other issues. A letter signed by the state chairman and secretary of the NAGGMDP, Roland Arohunmolase and Richard Obe respectively, and titled  ‘Notice of Withdrawal of Service’ read; “With due respect to your office, we write to notify your office of the immediate withdrawal of service by our members working under Ondo State Government Civil Service. “Following Ordinary General Meeting of o...
Nobody Should Pay Ransom if I’m Kidnapped – El-Rufai’s wife
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Nobody Should Pay Ransom if I’m Kidnapped – El-Rufai’s wife

Hajia Asia El-Rufai, wife of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that there should be no payment of ransom should she be kidnapped. Asia who addressed participants of a peace and security training organized for Kaduna women by Equal Access International (EAI) on Wednesday June 9, stated that Nigerians must sacrifice to end banditry and kidnapping. She also said that she is ready to die in the hands of kidnappers if it will bring peace to the country. The Kaduna state Governor's wife said; "We must sacrifice to bring this to an end. I am ready to die in the hands of kidnappers if it will bring peace to this country. “For as long as you continue to pay ransome, it is like you are adding kerosene to fire. you are giving bandits, kidnappers money for ammunition to...
“They Rant Online then later go to Collect bag” Davido’s former PA, Aloma warns Nigerians not to Trust Celebrities
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“They Rant Online then later go to Collect bag” Davido’s former PA, Aloma warns Nigerians not to Trust Celebrities

Davido's former PA, Aloma, whose birth name is Busari Idris Seun, has said most celebrities who act as activists online are not to be trusted. He claimed that most of them "will always tweet and rant" only to later go and collect payment from the same people they are joining the members of the public to criticize. He added: "Most of them dey work for them."
Mofe Duncan reacts as Michelle Page finally Reveals the Debt he’s being owed
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Mofe Duncan reacts as Michelle Page finally Reveals the Debt he’s being owed

Crossdresser, Michelle Page, has finally disclosed to actor, Mofe Duncan, that his ex wife owes him. Recall that Mofe Duncan recently bought a new car and Michelle Page took to Instagram to accuse him of "buying car and owing". Michelle Page later sent Mofe Duncan a DM to inform him of the debt. According to screenshots from the DM shared by Mofe, Michelle said the debt is for makeup done 6 years ago for Mofe Duncan's ex-wife, Jessica. Mofe asked Michelle why he was the one called out over the unpaid debt, instead of his ex-wife who had the makeup done. He added that he spoke to his ex-wife and she wants the drama behind her so she's agreed to pay. Towards the end of the chat, Michelle Page confirmed receipt of the payment. Towards the end of the chat, Michelle Page c...
Prostitutes now Accepting Beans and Maize as Payment for their Services
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Prostitutes now Accepting Beans and Maize as Payment for their Services

Prostitutes in Dema Growth Point, Zimbabwe are reportedly now accepting buckets of maize and cups of beans as payment from their cash-strapped male clients. Some of the sex workers who spoke to New Zimbabwe, appealed to the government and other organisations for low-interest loans to start income-generating projects to fend for their starving families. One of the sex workers who only identified herself as Alice, said; “Gone are the days when we used to charge US$5 for the whole night. These days even one dollar is accepted, so that you are able to buy vegetables and tomatoes and cook something for your starving children." Alice disclosed that she has three children, one of which is in Form 4. The child needs ZIMSEC (Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council) registration fees while ...
Ondo varsity non-teaching staff suspends strike
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Ondo varsity non-teaching staff suspends strike

The non-teaching staff union of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, have suspended their five weeks-old strike action over non-payment of salaries and unremitted pension deductions. NAN reports that the suspension notice was contained in a statement jointly signed by Mr Temidayo Temola, Mr Peter Akindehinde and Mr Bobola Bamigbola for SSANU, NASU and NAAT respectively on Sunday. The unions’ executives thanked all members for their cooperation and solidarity, saying the offer by the institution’s management was considered by Congress and there was no need to continue the industrial action. The unions’ executives urged their members to resume work on Monday, May 10 as agreed by JAC. “The leadership of JAC (SSANU, NASU and NAAT), OAUSTECH bra...
End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre
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End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi on Friday, received the final report from the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegation of Human Rights Violation Against Police Officers including Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Persons with an assurance that his government would implement the decisions of the panel to the letter. This came barely two months after the government paid compensation to the first batch of 24 victims as recommended by the panel. The governor, while receiving the report from the Chairman of the Panel, Justice C.I. Akintayo at the conference hall of the Governor’s office, Ado – Ekiti, noted that the outcome of the report was an opportunity for the government to further strengthen its intervention in the promotion and protection of human...
We have retired civil servants who collect N5,000 as monthly pension – Yobe NLC
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We have retired civil servants who collect N5,000 as monthly pension – Yobe NLC

The Yobe State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress has described as grossly inadequate the monthly take home of the state’s retired civil servants as some of them are still collecting five thousand naira monthly. NLC State Chairman, Comrade Muktari Musa Tarbutu, gave the indication in the spirit of the 2021 edition of Workers’ Day celebration held on 1st May. Tarbutu also said that the monthly 100 million naira disbursement for the payment of retirees’ gratuity is inadequate and that will lead to spill over on a monthly basis. “More so, the monthly take home pension is inadequate as it is on record that we have pensioners that are collecting only N5,000 as pension monthly. “In view of the above, on behalf of the entire pensioners of Yobe state, the Congress enjoined the gove...
EFCC Arrests Lagos Banker for N34m Fraud
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EFCC Arrests Lagos Banker for N34m Fraud

A Lagos banker identified as Elizabeth Modupe Osunjuyigbe has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an alleged fraudulent diversion of funds to the tune of over ?34m. The suspect was arrested on Friday April 29, 2021 after she allegedly sent a fraudulent request sometime in January to the Branch Service Manager of Access Bank, Adeola Odeku, Lagos State, to issue a draft of the sum of ?31,330,165 in favour of one Best Timland Nigeria Limited as payment of rent to the landlord of one of the bank’s branches in Akwa-Ibom State. The statement read; “The suspect, who was arrested on Friday April 29, 2021, allegedly sent a fraudulent request sometime in January to the Branch Service Manager of Access Bank, Adeola Odeku, Lagos State, to issue a draft o...
Reps To Probe Payment Of ‘High Acceptance Fees’ In Public Varsities
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Reps To Probe Payment Of ‘High Acceptance Fees’ In Public Varsities

The house of representatives has asked its committee on tertiary institution and services to investigate “high acceptance fees” charged by some government-owned tertiary institutions in the country. Acceptance fees are usually paid by students offered admission in universities. The resolution of the house to order an investigation into the payment of “high acceptance fees”, followed a motion moved by Julius Ihonvbere, lawmaker from Edo, during plenary session on Wednesday. Leading the debate, Ihonvbere said arbitrary high acceptance fees charged by some public universities for new students across the country has become a matter of great concern to many families. The lawmaker noted that acceptance fees in some institutions of learning have become “mere internal revenue-gener...
Bala Mohammed Approves Payment Of 2021 UTME, NECO Fees For Bauchi Students
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Bala Mohammed Approves Payment Of 2021 UTME, NECO Fees For Bauchi Students

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has approved the payment of UTME registration fees for 3,810 students who got grades A and B in the recently concluded SSCE Aptitude Test in the State. The Commissioner for Education, Bauchi State, Aliyu U. Tilde, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday. The statement said the governor has also approved payment of NABTEB exams fees for all the 1,751 SS3 students of Government Technical Colleges along with the 499 students sitting for NBAIS exams from Government Arabic Colleges. “Next year, these categories will also be subjected to passing the Aptitude Test. “As usual, NECO registration fees for 11,580 successful candidates who scored A, B and C in the Aptitude Test will also be paid. “The total cost of these sponsors...
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 )
We Rescued Two Chinese Nationals Without Payment Of Ransom – Ogun Police
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We Rescued Two Chinese Nationals Without Payment Of Ransom – Ogun Police

The Ogun state police command said it had reached two chinese nationals abducted from their farm in Oba town in the Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun state last week Wednesday, without payment of ransom. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Tuesday shortly after the victims were released by their captors in Abeokuta . Oyeyemi said the Chinese were rescued from their captors following serious efforts by men of the state police command . The two Chinese nationals were kidnapped 24 hours to the inauguration of the state’s wing of the South-West Joint Security Outfit known as, “Amotekun.” The Chinese nationals working with a fishery and poultry company in the state were whisked away from the farm last week Wednesday ...
Kidnappers Abduct, Kill 36-year-old China-based Businessman in Akwa Ibom after Collecting N2m Ransom
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Kidnappers Abduct, Kill 36-year-old China-based Businessman in Akwa Ibom after Collecting N2m Ransom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has exhumed the body of a 36-year-old China-based businessman, Onyeka Oliver Ezewulu, who was abducted by kidnappers, killed, and buried in a shallow grave after collecting N2m ransom from his family. Operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) Special Tactical Squad of the Command had stormed the kidnappers den in Mbiaso community in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state on Monday, March 29, and killed three of the hoodlums during a gun battle. It was gathered that the deceased businessman was shot on the leg while attempting to flee when the heavilly armed kidnappers laid ambush close to his house located along Idoro road, in Uyo on March 5, 2021. The gang thereafter bundled their bleeding victim into a White coloured Toyota Camry...
How AGF Ignored Warnings While Pushing For Payment Of Suspicious N159B Debts
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How AGF Ignored Warnings While Pushing For Payment Of Suspicious N159B Debts

Mr Malami received at least three warnings, including an EFCC report intimating him that at least a part of the debts is unjustifiable. But he seems to have disregarded them all. By Ade Adesomoju The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has for years disregarded repeated warnings against the suspicious $418 million judgment debts said to be owed by the states and their local governments with respect to the Paris Club refunds, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. But despite the warnings, including a report by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), against the legitimacy of the debts, the minister has been contributing to what anti-corruption activists consider a desperate push for the settlement of the purported cr...
774,000 Jobs: Buhari Orders The Release Of Funds For The Payment Of Stipends
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774,000 Jobs: Buhari Orders The Release Of Funds For The Payment Of Stipends

President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously directed a release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW programme. I have consequently directed the NDE to begin processing the payments and participants should begin to receive payments soon. In order to eliminate fraud and/or double payments, I have also directed that every payment to participants should be made using the BVN of their accounts so we can have an audit trail of every single payment. Those who registered with different names shouldn’t expect payments Festus Keyamo, SAN, Hon. Minister of State, Labour & Employment. 20-03-2021
Meghan Markle asks Mail on Sunday to Publish Front Page Apology and Pay up £750,000 after she Won case Against the Publication
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Meghan Markle asks Mail on Sunday to Publish Front Page Apology and Pay up £750,000 after she Won case Against the Publication

Meghan Markle has demanded that the Mail on Sunday publish a front-page apology and pay up £750,000 of down-payment towards her legal costs after she won the court case against them. Mail on Sunday is the sister paper of Daily Mail and is owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), The Duchess of Sussex took legal action against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, over a series of articles which reproduced parts of the letter sent to her father in August 2018. Ms Markle claimed the articles, which were published in February 2019, involved a misuse of her private information, breached her copyright and breached the Data Protection Act. She won against the newspaper’s publisher last month. The High Court granted summ...
Lizzy Anjorin Demands Payment From Women Who Want To Meet With Her Husband
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Lizzy Anjorin Demands Payment From Women Who Want To Meet With Her Husband

Nollywood actress Lizzy Anjorin has said that any women who wants to sleep with her husband will have to pay her. The Lagos-born actress said this in an Instagram post on Monday. In the video she said, “You want to do a private meeting with Mr Lawal then you have to contact me since we are business partners. “You all knew what Mr Lawal looked like before wedding and what he looks like after. It is not easy, it’s as if one is nurturing a baby. I know he is an handsome man, very tall and cute. Lizzy got married to her husband in July 2020. She has produced several movies in Yoruba category such as Olani Gbarada, Gold, Iyawo Abuke, Kofo Tinubu, and Kofo De First Lady. https://youtu.be/LQPCRSJ89r4
Cattle Traders Begin Strike Today
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Cattle Traders Begin Strike Today

Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) on Thursday February 25, began a nationwide strike following the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum given to the federal government to attend to their demands. The union had demanded payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protest and Shasa market chaos, and dismantling of all road blocks on federal highways due to problems its members get subjected to when carrying out their duties. Grand Matron of AUFCDN, Hajia Hauwa Kabir Usman who announced commencement of the strike asked the police not to disturb task force of the union who will carry out enforcement of the strike by ensuring that no food and cattle ...
Kagara Abduction: Lai Mohammed Denies The Payment Of N800m To Bandits
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Kagara Abduction: Lai Mohammed Denies The Payment Of N800m To Bandits

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Saturday, said the Federal Government won’t pay ransom to secure the release of the abducted students and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara. He stated this today while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ monitored by The PUNCH. There have been unconfirmed reports circulating on social media that the government had paid a huge amount of money to secure the release of the Kagara abductees. But when asked on Saturday whether the government had paid ransom or was considering the payment of ransom, the minister said, “No.” Mohammed added, “We employ kinetic and non-kinetic (measures), you don’t throwaway invitation to engage but the overall strategy you keep to your chest.” The minister ...
Tesla Buys $1.5 Billion Worth Of Bitcoin, Says May Accept It For Payment For Car
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Tesla Buys $1.5 Billion Worth Of Bitcoin, Says May Accept It For Payment For Car

Telsa (TSLA) revealed in a securities filing that the electric car company has purchased $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin and expects to accept the cryptocurrency for its products in the future. “In January 2021, we updated our investment policy to provide us with more flexibility to further diversify and maximize returns on our cash that is not required to maintain adequate operating liquidity. As part of the policy, we may invest a portion of such cash in certain specified alternative reserve assets. Thereafter, we invested an aggregate $1.50 billion in bitcoin under this policy,” the company wrote in a 10-K filing with the SEC. According to the fling, Tesla said it expects to begin accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment for its products “in the near future,” where it’s permitted....
Caretaker Allegedly Kills First Year Nekede Poly Student Over House Rent
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Caretaker Allegedly Kills First Year Nekede Poly Student Over House Rent

A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, identified as Anthony Chinweotito Emmanuel, has been allegedly killed by his caretaker over issues surrounding payment of rent. The incident happened at one of the off campus hostel called Ezinwanne Lodge on Tuesday but the deceased, a first year student of the Department of Building Technology, died in a hospital on Saturday night, February 6. It was gathered that the caretaker whose name could not be ascertained, hit the student with a wood on his stomach. According to some of the students in the hostel, the caretaker had locked up the water supply because some students refused to pay the full house rent. However, the students who argued that they did not live in the hostel between March 2020 and January, 2021 ...
Lala Akindoju, Others Slam Actor Femi Durojaiye for asking Upcoming Actors to Pay for Movie Roles
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Lala Akindoju, Others Slam Actor Femi Durojaiye for asking Upcoming Actors to Pay for Movie Roles

Lala Akindoju and others have slammed actor Femi Durojaiye for demanding money from up-and-coming actors to give them roles in his movie projects. Femi took to his Instagram account to ask interested actors and actresses to start their career by joining his movie projects. He asked them to pay 35,000 Naira to participate and once payment has been confirmed they will be added to a "working group to start shooting". Actress Lala slammed him for this and told young actors and actresses not to fall for it. She added: "Nobody should collect money from you in exchange for a role. It is robbery and it wrong. Run!!!"   Below are more reactions.
SERAP Gives FG 7 Days To Release Details Of Payment Of ₦729Bn To 24.3m Nigerians
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SERAP Gives FG 7 Days To Release Details Of Payment Of ₦729Bn To 24.3m Nigerians

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Ms Sadia Umar-Farouk, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development to “publish details of proposed payments of N729bn to 24.3 million poor Nigerians for six months, including the mechanisms and logistics for the payments, list of beneficiaries, and how they have been selected, projected payments per state, and whether the payments will be made in cash or through Bank Verification Numbers or other means.” SERAP also urged her to “explain the rationale for paying N5,000 to 24.3 million poor Nigerians, which translates to five-percent of the country’s budget of N13.6 trillion for 2021, and to clarify if this proposed spending is part of the N5.6 trillion budget deficit.” Ms Sadia Umar...
Kidnapped Chinese Expatriate Released After Payment Of N100m Ransom In Ekiti
Crime

Kidnapped Chinese Expatriate Released After Payment Of N100m Ransom In Ekiti

The Chinese expatriate, who was abducted by some unknown gunmen in Ado-Ekiti, has regained freedom, after payment of N100m ransom. The Chinese, simply identified as Wang, was one of the Engineers handling the dualisation of the new Ado-Iyin road. He was abducted last Friday evening at the site by gunmen who also killed a policeman attached to him. He was released by his abductors after five days in captivity. A source close to the road construction company said the abductee was released around 11 pm on Tuesday after payment of N100 million ransom. He explained while the ransom was collected at a place in Kwara state, the expatriate was released around Ilawe-Igede road in Ekiti state. According to him, “The Chinese was released very late yesterday (Tuesday) after payme...

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