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Chief Justice of Nigeria earns N279,497 per month – Lawmaker reveals
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Chief Justice of Nigeria earns N279,497 per month – Lawmaker reveals

The Chief Justice of the Federation, Ibrahim Tanko, earns N279,497 as monthly salary, Luke Onofiok, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary has disclosed. Onofiok stated this on Wednesday, October 6, while moving a motion on the floor of the House on the need to increase the earnings of the judicial officers. Onofiok, a former Speaker of Akwa-Ibom House of Assembly disclosed that low salaries paid to judicial officers can make them vulnerable to corruption. He added that the President of the Court of Appeals is paid N206,425 monthly. He said: "Code of Conduct Tribunal Act restrains Judicial Officers from generally receiving gifts and operating private businesses except farming." He explained that the "poor remuneration of judicial officers is a ...
Americans raise $2 million for soldier imprisoned after he blasted his military superiors over Afghan withdrawal
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Americans raise $2 million for soldier imprisoned after he blasted his military superiors over Afghan withdrawal

Over 27,000 Americans have contributed $2 million for the U.S. Marine who criticized his commanders for mishandling troop withdrawal in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller took to Facebook Live in August to blast his superiors for embarrassing the country in a number of videos that quickly trended on the internet. In the video he said that he didn't mind losing out his military benefits, salary and pension due to the criticism. Before the video, Scheller just had two years before his retirement. After the video trended, Scheller was  detained and placed in solitary confinement at Camp Lejeune with the military saying he went against his superiors, a clear breach of his military vows. Scheller's parents, Stu and Cathy Scheller, voiced their concerns last week about the...
Black widow’ actress Scarlett Johansson agrees to end lawsuit against Disney
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Black widow’ actress Scarlett Johansson agrees to end lawsuit against Disney

Hollywood actress, Scarlett Johansson has ended her lawsuit against Disney. In July the actress filed a lawsuit against Disney (DIS), alleging the production company breached her contract by releasing "Black Widow," a Marvel film starring the actress, on streaming app, Disney+ on the same day it was released in theaters. The suit alleged that putting "Black Widow" on Disney+ reduced Johansson's financial stake in the film because she had agreed that her salary would be based, in large part, on the film's box office haul. Disney responded in July by saying that "there is no merit whatsoever to this filing." The studio added at the time that the company "fully complied with Ms. Johansson's contract and furthermore, the release of 'Black Widow' on Disney+ with Premier Access has si...
Aguero denies existence of Messi-related release clause at Barcelona
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Aguero denies existence of Messi-related release clause at Barcelona

  The Argentine has insisted that he remains fully committed to the project he signed up for at Camp Nou despite the departure of his compatriot Sergio Aguero has denied the existence of a Lionel Messi-related release clause in his contract at Barcelona. Aguero signed for Barca on a free transfer following his departure from Manchester City in June, committing to a two-year contract at Camp Nou. It was initially suggested that one of the main reasons the 33-year-old chose to join the Blaugrana was to link up with fellow Argentina international Messi, but he ended up having to bring his 21-year accusations to the club to an end due to their struggles to get below La Liga's salary cap.  
Barcelona did not need Griezmann, he does not fit our system – Laporta
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Barcelona did not need Griezmann, he does not fit our system – Laporta

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has said Antoine Griezmann was not the player they needed. According to him, Griezmann did not fit into their system, which has led to Griezmann being sent back to Atletico Madrid on loan. The France forward arrived at the Camp Nou in 2019 for a fee around £108million. However, he failed to recapture his best form for Barca, although he managed 35 goals in 102 matches. This summer, the club became eager to cut his £300,000 a week salary off their wage bill and sent him back to his former club. Laporta told Onze: “We know what kind of player he was and is, he’s a great player. I think he didn’t fit in our system, but I think he showed a very good attitude. I sent him a message wishing him well, because he’s always had the correct attitude....
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...
Barcelona snap up Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong
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Barcelona snap up Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong

  Barcelona have snapped up Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong. De Jong will join Barcelona. The Catalan club have reached an agreement to sign the Dutch striker on loan from Sevilla. Barça will pay little or no fee for the loan, but will pay his full salary. The move should be made official in the coming hours. De Jong was first offered to Barça 10 days ago. Coach Ronald Koeman knows him well from the Dutch national team and was keen, but the club looked for other offers. Sevilla gave the green light to the loan after signing Spain striker Rafa Mir from Wolves. As De Jong arrives, Antoine Griezmann leaves. He is joining Atletico Madrid on loan for a €10m fee, with the deal to be made permanent for €40m next summer.
Chelsea defender Christensen close to new four-year contract
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Chelsea defender Christensen close to new four-year contract

The Blues centre-back has found a breakthrough in his talks with the west London club and is set to extend his deal Chelsea have agreed a new four-year contract with Andreas Christensen, which includes a club option to keep him for an extra year beyond that. The 25-year-old's current deal was set to expire in less than a year and had he failed to agree with Chelsea, he would likely have left the west London club. However, after two months of talks, the Denmark international has finally come to terms with the Stamford Bridge outfit over a new deal which will see him increase his salary.
Will Smith was paid $40 million to star in King Richard, the new movie about Venus and Serena Williams’ father
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Will Smith was paid $40 million to star in King Richard, the new movie about Venus and Serena Williams’ father

Will Smith was paid $40 million for his role in the upcoming HBO Max biographical drama film, King Richard. The film is based on the true life story of Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, who coaches his daughters to become two of the most prominent tennis stars in the world. The movie was filmed in Los Angeles during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and prevented Smith from reprising his role as Deadshot in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad. In a recent article by Variety detailing the biggest movie stars salaries for recent projects, it was revealed that Smith's salary for his role in King Richard was $40 million. This figure is noticeably higher than the typical paycheck for a movie star in a big project, which currently sits at around $20 million. ...
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...
Real Madrid president speaks on influencing Messi’s departure from Barcelona
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Real Madrid president speaks on influencing Messi’s departure from Barcelona

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has insisted he didn’t influence Barcelona’s decision to allow Lionel Messi leave the club. Messi had agreed a 50 per cent reduction in salary with the Catalans, only for a dramatic U-turn to happen last Thursday. This has led to the 34-year-old signing for Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent. Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, blamed the club’s decision on LaLiga’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) controls. However, Jaume Llopis, a former board member of the Espai Barca project accused Laporta of bending to Perez’s will, after resigning from his position. “Messi’s departure is a move that helps Florentino. Imagine that (Kylian) Mbappe now signs for Real Madrid. “Laporta was convinced by new CEO Ferran Reverter that he can...
IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers
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IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers

The Anambra state government has threatened to withhold the August salary of any of its workers who fail to show up at work on Monday, August 9 because of the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. This was contained in a circular to the heads of all the Ministries and parastatals by the Head of Service HOS, Harry Uduh. The circular directed all Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries to monitor compliance in the State and report back ''The Government of Anambra State has directed that all workers in the State must attend to their duties on Monday 9th August 2021 as failure to do so will result in severe sanctions including loss of Salary for the month of August. All Hon. Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries are to monitor and report compliance ple...
Lionel Messi: PSG to Pay Player €769,000 Per week
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Lionel Messi: PSG to Pay Player €769,000 Per week

Departing Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, is set to earn a huge €40 million a year salary after tax at Paris Saint-Germain, L’Equipe reports. After leaving Barcelona on Thursday following LaLiga’s refusal to accept a new five-year contract he had agreed with the Catalan club, Messi now looks poised to begin a new challenge at the Parc Des Princes. And while Messi had earlier accepted a significant pay reduction at Barcelona, the newspaper is now reporting that the Argentine captain will be earning a massive salary at PSG. The report added that the forward is being offered an initial two-year contract with the option for a further year. This means that Messi will be taking home a mind-blowing €769,000-a-week and could potentially rake in €120 million overa...
Messi ’emotionally Destroyed’ by Unexpected Barcelona Decision
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Messi ’emotionally Destroyed’ by Unexpected Barcelona Decision

Lionel Messi has been left “shocked” and “dejected” by Barcelona’s failure to renew his contract. Messi has been a free agent since July 1, but believed a long-term deal on a slashed salary had been agreed. The 34-year-old even looked forward to meeting up with his teammates to resume training on Friday. However, Barcelona announced Messi will not be staying at the club, due to financial restrictions placed upon them by LaLiga. Messi’s father, Jorge, flew to Barcelona to meet with the club’s officials to close the deal and sign the new contract. But he was left stunned when the president, Joan Laporta, said that the club was not in a position to register the Argentine. According to Diario SPORT, the decision has “emotionally destroyed” Messi as he did “not ex...
46 Cows but you’re owing salary – Dr Cherry to Cubana Chief Priest
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46 Cows but you’re owing salary – Dr Cherry to Cubana Chief Priest

Reality TV star, Dr Cherry has called out Cubana Chief Priest for buying 46 cows and lavishing bundles of cash to celebrate late mother of Obi Cubana, while allegedly owing staff who work with him. She also accused him of allegedly requesting for sex from job applicants before employing them, and also deducting from workers’ salaries at any given excuse. She described the likes of Cubana Chief Priest as Instagram Buffalos with fak£ness and also pointed to the fact that a dirty tout will always be a dirty tout regardless of the camouflaging face they show off. See her post below:
Griezmann Set to leave Barcelona after new Messi contract
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Griezmann Set to leave Barcelona after new Messi contract

  Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are in talks over a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez, ESPN reports. Griezmannleft Atletico for Barca in 2019 for a transfer fee of €120 million. But the casht-strapped Catalan club are willing to let him leave this summer. The 30-year-old hiimself is ready to leave if Barca no longer want him, despite having a contract at the club until 2024. Barcelona have reached an agreement with Lionel Messi to extend his contract, but still need to make cutbacks to be able to register their captain’s new deal with LaLiga. After Messi, Griezmann is the biggest earner at the club and his departure would create the most room on the wage bill. Losing Griezmann’s salary and replacing it with Saul’s would help Barca reduce th...
Barcelona Strikes new Contract Agreement with Messi
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Barcelona Strikes new Contract Agreement with Messi

  Barcelona has reached an agreement in principle with captain Lionel Messi for the renewal of a new contract. Diario Sport reports that the agreement between Barcelona and Messi includes a five-year contract. Messi also agreed to cut his salary by 50% in the new deal. The report added that money was never a problem in the negotiation, adding that it was the issue of taxation, a fragile matter because neither party wants to take the wrong step. The Argentina captain accepted the conditions that Barcelona has imposed because he understands that the economic situation of the Catalan club is very complicated and he must be the first to set an example. The announcement of Messi’s new contract with Barcelona is scheduled to take place at the end of July. Messi’s pr...
Messi Could Leave Barcelona over wage bill
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Messi Could Leave Barcelona over wage bill

  LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has warned Barcelona they might not be able to register Lionel Messi next season, if they don’t reduce their wage bill. Messi’s deal expires June 30, with a final decision yet to be made over his future. Barca president, Joan Laporta, is optimistic the cub’s captain will sign new terms at Camp Nou. But Tebas has said the Catalans must ensure they remain within the league-imposed salary cap. “Barcelona have exceeded their wage cap,” Tebas said on Monday. “I hope they can keep Messi, but to do so, they will have to make cuts elsewhere.” Before the outbreak of COVID-19, Barcelona had the largest cap in Spain’s top flight in 2019/2020 at €671 million. However, LaLiga’s new limit for the 2020/2021 season was €382.7m....
Cristiano Ronaldo Buys £1.4m Customized Supercar after Skipping Juventus Training to visit Ferrari Garage
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Cristiano Ronaldo Buys £1.4m Customized Supercar after Skipping Juventus Training to visit Ferrari Garage

Cristiano Ronaldo skipped training with his Juventus mates to visit Ferrari's factory in Maranello and then treated himself to a £1.4m Ferrari super car according to reports. Ronaldo, 36, decided to give himself Monday off just a day after the crushing 3-0 defeat against AC Milan that leaves their Champions League dreams in tatters as they sit in fifth spot with just three games to go. And instead of taking part in a recovery session ahead of Wednesday's away trip to Sassuolo, Ronaldo showed up at Maranello home of Ferrari's F1 headquarters in Italy. He was accompanied by club chairman Andrea Agnelli and the 45-year-old's cousin John Elkann, who is the CEO of Exor and Ferrari. Whilst at Ferrari's HQ, Ronaldo posed for a photo with F1 drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz...
Labour rejects FG’s plans to slash salaries of workers
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Labour rejects FG’s plans to slash salaries of workers

The Organised Labour has condemned and rejected the plan by the Federal Government to slash the salaries of workers in the country.   Ayuba Waba, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. He noted that the plan was tantamount to a “mass suicide” wish, for Nigerian workers. According to him, NLC was shocked at a statement credited to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on the plan to reduce the high cost of governance by cutting down on the workers’ salaries.   ”The minister also allegedly directed the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), to immediately review the salaries of civil servants as well as the number of federal agencies in the country. ”It is almost unthinkabl...
Messi to Take Pay Cut to Support Barcelona’s Move for Haaland
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Messi to Take Pay Cut to Support Barcelona’s Move for Haaland

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, would be willing to accept a salary cut, if that means the club can pursue Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, according to Eurosport. Messi has been informed by new president, Joan Laporta, that he may have to accept a slash in his wages, in order to renew beyond 2021. The Argentine is however more concerned about Barca’s plans in the summer transfer market. But Messi’s main priority is ensuring Barca are ambitious in the upcoming transfer window. Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, is on Barcelona’s radar as they continue their search for a new striker. Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez was previously their top target and there is still rumour of Sergio Aguero joining on a free transfer from Manchester City this summ...
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...
Nigerian Lady Reveals What her Husband did after She Gave him Almost all her Salary
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Nigerian Lady Reveals What her Husband did after She Gave him Almost all her Salary

A Nigerian lady has shared her husband's reaction after she gave him almost all her salary. In a Twitter thread, the lady with the handle, @jagzangel, said she offered to reduce the financial burden on her husband after she received her salary and she could see how relieved he was when she took up some of the bills. According to her, she is a helper to her hubby and not a responsibility. She said in appreciation, her husband went to the market without telling her, stocked up their home, and thereafter, cooked and served her . Read her tweets below ''My salary came yesterday and immediately I received alert, I rushed to my husband and asked him how much he needs me to contribute after informing him that my salary has been paid. Oga thought I was joking and mentioned a figure t...
The Greatest Waste of Education is Sitting in an Office From 8 to 5 Because of Salary – Reno Omokri
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The Greatest Waste of Education is Sitting in an Office From 8 to 5 Because of Salary – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri is of the opinion that the greatest waste of education is sitting in an office from 8 to 5 because of a salary. The former Presidential aide opined that even with an 8 to 5 job, an employee should run a business by the side. He wrote; ''The greatest waste of education is sitting in an office from 8 to 5 because of salary. Make your education count. Start a business even if you have a job. Make something or sell something. But don’t spend your life just existing in an office prison''
Oscar Opens up on Return to Chelsea, Ending his Career at Stamford Bridge
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Oscar Opens up on Return to Chelsea, Ending his Career at Stamford Bridge

  Former Chelsea midfielder, Oscar, has revealed his plans to return to Stamford Bridge to ‘finish’ off his career. The Brazilian left Chelsea in 2017 to join Chinese side, Shanghai SIPG, in a £60m deal that has seen him earn £400,000-a-week salary for the last four years. However, the 29-year-old is keen to return to the West London club that helped him win two English Premier League titles, the League Cup and the UEFA Europa League. “I think about finishing at Chelsea because I had good times before at Chelsea,” Oscar told talkSPORT. “Chelsea helped me a lot to improve and to do what I always dreamed [of], which was to play in the Champions League, and they helped me to play in the World Cup and to win the Premier League. “I’ve a lot of friends at Chelsea. If I...
I Didn’t Collect Salary for 8 Years as Governor of Osun State – Rauf Aregbesola Says
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I Didn’t Collect Salary for 8 Years as Governor of Osun State – Rauf Aregbesola Says

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that he never collected any salary all through his eight years in office as governor of Osun state. Aregbesola who is currently serving as Nigeria's Minister of Interior Affairs, stated this while dismissing reports published by online that he received 96-month salary arrears in secret when he served as the governor of Osun state. A statement from Aregbesola’s media aide, Sola Fasure, described the report as a fiction written by elements bent on casting “aspersion on the integrity of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola” “The report is entirely a piece of fiction, a good exemplar of fake news and disreputable journalism. Let me state categorically again, that Ogbeni Aregbesola did not receive any salary in the entire duration of his eight-ye...
“My husband deserves all my salary, I owe him my Success Story” – Nigerian Lady
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“My husband deserves all my salary, I owe him my Success Story” – Nigerian Lady

A Nigerian lady with the handle @seerhaw on Twitter has said that her husband deserved all her salary for his support. While celebrating her husband, the lady disclosed that he was paying her school house rent and also the house rent were they reside in Lagos. She revealed that her husband bought her a car after she gave birth to their first child. She ended her tweets by saying that her husband deserves everything she's willing to give as he made studying medicine easy for her. She wrote: "My husband was paying two rents yearly, my school house rent and our house in Lagos. We have everything in twos, TV set, Auto washing machine, microwave, generator and also got me a new car after I had my first baby just to make life easy for me as a medical student. "If I am sendi...
EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes
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EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes

Referees in the English Premier League are paying for their mistakes, missing out on annual performance-related bonuses of up to £50,000 with each error, SportsMail reports. Referees are awarded marks for every fixture they officiate, depending on whether their decisions are deemed right or wrong. These scores are tallied by their bosses in a ‘merit table’. A typical Premier League referee earns a basic salary of around £110,000 to £120,000, but bonuses can take it up to £160,000 or £170,000. Bonuses are determined by the ‘merit table’ produced by referees’ body PGMOL at the end of each season. The top-ranked referee will receive the highest bonus and the bottom-ranked official gets the lowest. It is believed that a typical mark for a referee might be 8.4 out of 10. If ...
Rauf Aregbesola Received 96-Month Salary Arrears In Secret, Claims He Did Not
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Rauf Aregbesola Received 96-Month Salary Arrears In Secret, Claims He Did Not

Facts have emerged on how a former governor of Osun State and the incumbent Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, was secretly paid 96 months salary arrears towards the end of his administration in 2018. DAILY POST recalls that the former governor had boasted publicly on many occasions on how he sacrificed his salaries throughout the eight years of his 2-term tenure in office as a result of his personal conviction on inclusive governance. However, DAILY POST authoritatively gathered that the former Osun State governor, towards the expiration of his administration in 2018 ordered the Ministry of Finance, through the Accountant General Office to effect the payment of his salaries for the whole eight years in office, amounting to several millions of Naira, which was paid to his per...
Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard £75,000-a-week Salary
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Chelsea to Continue Paying Frank Lampard £75,000-a-week Salary

  Chelsea will continue to pay their former manager, Frank Lampard, his £75,000-a-week salary till the end of the season unless the Englishman decides to take a new managerial job, according to The Sun. The Premier League club sacked Lampard on January 25, 2021, and appointed Thomas Tuchel as their new manager. The Blues didn’t decide to pay up the remainder of Lampard’s contract following his sack and have kept his weekly salary on the wage bill. Lampard would have to forfeit the wages should he decide to take up a new managerial role before the end of the 2020/21 season. Lampard guided Chelsea to a fourth-place finish last season on the Premier League table and secure a Champions League spot after spending 18 months in charge of the club. The 42-year-old was li...
Ahmed Musa’s Proposed Move to West Brom cut off due to club’s Reluctance to Pay his £60,000 weekly salary
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Ahmed Musa’s Proposed Move to West Brom cut off due to club’s Reluctance to Pay his £60,000 weekly salary

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa's proposed transfer to English Premier League club, West Brom has been terminated. Musa, who terminated his lucrative contract with Saudi Arabian Pro League side Al-Nassr last October, passed a fitness test under the supervision of West Brom's sports science and performance team at the training center last week Thursday. The club had earlier planned to sign him on a short term deal but club bosses have now reportedly rejected Musa saying his salary package of £60,000, with the club's board agreeing that the salary was too high for a player with a low resale value The club also pulled the plug on the deal because they have a limited transfer budget. According to reports from England, Musa's agent gave a deadline to West Brom to complete his t...
NEMA Sacks Over 42 Workers After Denying Them 1-year Salary
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NEMA Sacks Over 42 Workers After Denying Them 1-year Salary

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has sacked over 42 of its newly recruited workers without paying them a one-year salary. DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the sacked workers were recruited in December 2019 – a couple of months before the sack of former Director-General Mustapha Maihaja. While trying to finalise documentations and settle in the new workplace, the new NEMA management led by AVM Muhammadu Mohammed wrote to the new staffers, informing them that their appointment was illegal, adding that some civil service regulations were not duly followed. The letter, dated June 30, 2020, asked them to stay action pending the outcome of conclusive investigation. Issuing a second letter, dated January 25, 2021 and signed by a NEMA Deputy Director, Musa Zakari, NEMA to...
Fenerbahce President Asks Fans To Help Fund Mesut Ozil’s £13m Salary By Donating
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Fenerbahce President Asks Fans To Help Fund Mesut Ozil’s £13m Salary By Donating

Fenerbahce have asked fans to help fund Mesut Ozil’s £13million wage packet by donating money through a text message campaign. The German playmaker is currently in Istanbul arranging a free transfer to the Turkish giants after reaching an agreement with current club Arsenal to terminate his contract in north London. Ozil was earning around £18million-a-year in wages from Arsenal and will be taking a pay cut when he completes a move to Fenerbahce, but the Turkish club’s president Ali Koc admitted his side needs financial support to complete the move. Koc announced: ‘We have a request for our fans. Please continue to support us, we are also dependent on your financial support. ‘On the day of the signature, I will ask you to break a record. With an SMS campaign. ‘Maybe 300,000, 500,0...
Before You Give A Pastor Your January Salary, Think About This – Daddy Freeze
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Before You Give A Pastor Your January Salary, Think About This – Daddy Freeze

  Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian, has been named the Africa’s richest man for the tenth consecutive year, according to the 2021 Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List released on Friday January 22. The leader of free nation church Daddy Freeze reacting to the list tells Nigerians that before they give out their January salary to a pastor, they should think carefully about Dangote being the richest man in Africa for tenth consecutive year without paying tithes, giving first fruit or sowing dangerous seeds. In his words: "Aliko Dangote remains the richest man in Africa for the 10th consecutive year, without paying tithes, giving first fruit or sowing dangerous seeds. The only other Nigerian on the top 5 is Otunba Mike Adenuga who I also believe doesn’t pay tithes or first fruit. Be...
I Was Paid N4,000 As Monthly Salary – Says Remi Ajiboye, ASUP Chairman
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I Was Paid N4,000 As Monthly Salary – Says Remi Ajiboye, ASUP Chairman

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics have decried the lapses in the controversial payment system introduced by the Nigerian government, the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, saying it has led to the disruption of activities in the nation’s polytechnics. ASUP stated this on Thursday, even as it warned that it could embark on an industrial action. Speaking in a chat in Lagos on Thursday with Vanguard, the Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech Chapter Chairman, Mr Remi Ajiboye, said salaries of members were being cut indiscriminately, citing an instance in which he was paid N4, 000 as monthly salary. Ajiboye is a Senior Lecturer whose salary should be over N300,000 monthly. This is as many federal workers are complaining about the irregularity in ...
Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50%
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Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50%

As Nigerians gear up to face the impending hardship as a result of the recession already steering in the face of Nigeria, Niger state government has concluded plans to slash the salaries of civil servants in the state by 50 percent to be able to cope with the present economic reality. But the Organized Labour in the state have vowed that any attempt to slash the salaries of workers would be met with stiff resistance and this has set the stage for a possible showdown between the government and the labour. Indication to this emerged on Monday when Government told officials of the NLC and those of the Trade Union Congress at a meeting held in the office of the Head of Service that it can no longer afford to pay 100% salaries to workers effective from December, 2020. Our correspon...
428 Federal Agencies Will Find It Difficult To Pay Salary By The End Of November – Ben Akabueze
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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...
Sowore Reveals New Police Salary, Says No Policeman Should Earn Less Than N100k
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Sowore Reveals New Police Salary, Says No Policeman Should Earn Less Than N100k

As shared by Omoyele Sowore: #EndSARS No policeman should earn less than N100,000 a month but we must also fight police brutality! #RevolutionNow You fought for them and here is the new salary approved for the @policeng officers eager to kill you without provocation 1. Police Constable (PC) II N84,000 2. Police Constable (PC) I N86,000 3. Sergeant Copral (SC) N96,000 4. Sergeant Major (SM) N119,000 5. Inspector Of Police (IP) II N167,000 6. Inspector of Police (IP) I N254,000 7. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) II N271,000 8. Assistant Superintendent of Police(ASP) I N296,000 9. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) N321,000 10. Superintendent of Police (SP) N342,000 11. Chief Superintendent of police (CSP) N419,000 12. Assistant ...
Buhari Approves Special Salary For Teachers
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Buhari Approves Special Salary For Teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers across the country. The approval coincided with commemoration of the World Teachers Day on October 5. He also increased the number of years of service from 35 to 40. Buhari stated these in Abuja on Monday during celebration of the 2020 World Teachers Day. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who represented Buhari, said the new salary scheme is to motivate teachers for greater productivity and effectiveness.
Lionel Messi’s £95MILLION Salary Is More Than Neymar And Kylian Mbappe Combined
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Lionel Messi’s £95MILLION Salary Is More Than Neymar And Kylian Mbappe Combined

Lionel Messi's enormous salary means a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer is 'impossible', according to reports in France. It was announced on Tuesday night that the Barcelona captain handed in a transfer request to the Catalan side in a move that has stunned the world of football. Messi could even leave on a free transfer if he wins a legal battle to activate a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for no fee. However, Barcelona claim that clause expired in June, meaning he or his new employers could have to pay his £630million release clause.
Leave if you Feel Nigeria is Stifling You But Don’t Forget to Give back – Nigerian Professor Writes
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Leave if you Feel Nigeria is Stifling You But Don’t Forget to Give back – Nigerian Professor Writes

A Nigerian Professor of Public Health, Ann Amuta has advised Nigerians who feel the country is stifling them to leave. Amuta who told prospective migrants not to forget giving back when they become successful in the country they settle in, backed her tweets by recounting how a married couple she's friends with migrated to the US in 2010 and now earn a combined salary of $750k annually. She tweeted;   A married couple I am very good friends with who went to med school in Nigeria migrated to the US in 2010. They told me they could barely afford their flights. In 2020, their combined salary is around $750k annually. The guy is in general surgery, his wife pediatrics. They have so much now and have done so much for their families back home. Even built houses and started a...
TOP 10 Highest Paid Africa Presidents In 2020
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TOP 10 Highest Paid Africa Presidents In 2020

Africa is a resource-rich continent a reason African presidents are ranked among the highest earners in the world. Despite their countries being underdeveloped, this does not stop them from taking home inflated wage bills. Although the position of the president of a country can be regarded as the highest that can be achieved in a country. This position comes with a lot of responsibilities, power as well as financial benefits. Just like in other parts of the world, politics is becoming a very lucrative career where leadership skill is in high demand. African presidents are not just powerful, but also very wealthy. These political leaders amass wealth in a continent where the majority of her residents are living in abject poverty. There are quite a good number of presidents earn...
Saka Set to Sign New Arsenal Deal
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Saka Set to Sign New Arsenal Deal

Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka, is set to sign an improved contract with the club, The Athletic reports. Saka will be offered a significant pay rise, despite the Gunners agreeing pay cuts with the squad amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Both parties have already settled on a 12.5 per cent cut due to lost revenue. However, Saka will earn much more than his current £5,000-a-week salary, when the new deal is signed. The 18-year-old winger has enjoyed an impressive breakout season at the Emirates this season despite playing at left-back. His current contract was set to expire in June 2021 and he is already attracting interest from Liverpool and other clubs on the continent.
FAAN Slashes Staff Salary Over Revenue Losses
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FAAN Slashes Staff Salary Over Revenue Losses

Following the dwindling revenues occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it may not be able to pay full salary of staff as from May 2020 until the industry returns to normalcy. The agency however assured that as soon as the revenue situation improves, the balance would be paid. Daily Trust reports that there has been fear over salary payment by FAAN following the suspension of both local and international flights in April. Daily Trust learnt that with the flight suspension, the main source of revenue of the agency has been shut. The authority announced the decision to cut staff salary in an internal memo with reference number FAAN/HQ/ADMIN/2020O5 dated May 19, 2020 and signed by General Manager, Administration, FAAN, M.D. Musa...
Imo Journalist, Vivian Ottih Suspended Indefinitely For Requesting Salary On Facebook
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Imo Journalist, Vivian Ottih Suspended Indefinitely For Requesting Salary On Facebook

A journalist with the Imo State government, South-East Nigeria, has been suspended indefinitely from her job for taking to Facebook to request her three months unpaid salary and the wages of her co-workers. Officials said the Facebook post was an “embarrassment” to the Imo State government. The suspended journalist, Vivian Ottih, is a lawyer and a senior editor with the government-owned IBC Orient FM radio station. She is the chairperson of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), in Imo State. Mrs Ottih, on May 4, posted a message on Facebook, appealing to Governor Hope Uzodinma’s media aide, Modestus Nwamkpa, to make a case to the governor on behalf of the workers in the government-owned radio and television stations who were yet to get their February, March,...
Kane says Premier League players came in for ‘unfair criticism’ during coronavirus pandemic
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Kane says Premier League players came in for ‘unfair criticism’ during coronavirus pandemic

The Tottenham and England forward has defended his fellow players after their response to the pandemic was questioned by some Tottenham striker Harry Kane believes Premier League players were the subject of “unfair criticism” during the coronavirus pandemic. Players were unwittingly dragged into a political debate last month when UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock publicly called on them to take a pay cut and “play their part” in the country’s response to the outbreak. The Premier League had held talks with players over a 30 per cent reduction in salary, but the proposal proved unpopular.
Ighalo Named Richest Nigerian Footballer in UK
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Ighalo Named Richest Nigerian Footballer in UK

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has been listed in the prestigious Sunday Times Young Sports Rich List for 2020. Only individuals and families residing in the UK are eligible to be included in the Young Sport Rich List aged 30 and under. The former Super Eagles star comes in at number 15 and he’s the only Nigerian-born sportsman in the top 18, as boxer Anthony Joshua, who ranked second, was born in Watford, England. Ighalo is worth £18million, same with Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck and West Ham’s Jack Wilshere. A large chunk of Ighalo’s wealth comes from his salary at Shanghai Shenhua, where he was earning around £300,000 per week before he arrived at Old Trafford in January. Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, is the hig...
Juventus Midfielder, Adrien Rabiot Reportedly Goes On Strike In Protest Against His Club Cutting £7m Of His £28m Salary Amid The COVID-19 Crisis
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Juventus Midfielder, Adrien Rabiot Reportedly Goes On Strike In Protest Against His Club Cutting £7m Of His £28m Salary Amid The COVID-19 Crisis

Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot is reportedly on strike in protest against his club for cutting £7m of his £28m salary in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. According to La Stampa, the french star has remained in France where he has been isolating after the pandemic halted Italian football on March 9, and is refusing to return to Italy amid the disagreement with the club. The report in the Turin-based newspaper claims Rabiot is staying put in France in a 'personal strike' against his club after they cut £7m off his £28m salary as they look to protect their finances during the crisis. In March players agreed to defer four months' wages, reportedly worth around £80m to the club. Juventus squad including Cristiano Ronaldo are already back in training at their Continassa co...

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