Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Let us rally round our service chiefs in their fight against Insurgency-Biletiri Tunde advises

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Inspite his assiduous efforts and positivity  to restore the images of military in the  Nigeria, people are calling for the sack of the military army service chiefs .
Have we asked ourselves a question, what is the cause of Insurgency, crime and a whole lot?
The major reason alot of people take to crime is due to lack of employment, Oppression, Intimidation and until we find solutions to this problems we are going to continue blaming who ever is in charge.
One major issue affecting our country is bribery and corruption and it is one of the reason our country is facing various challenges. Nigeria is blessed with alot of brilliant officers who are diligently fighting Insurgency and other banditry. Every day and night they are combing various forests trying to flush out militants and protecting our sovereignty.
Few days ago the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, donated a three-bedroom flat to an 85-year-old retired staff sergeant of the Nigerian Army, Paul Ojo, who was forcefully evicted from his residence by the police and officials of the Kaduna State Government. He should be commended for his kind Gestures and also supports him with prayers.

Nigerians need to put hands on desk . We should be a constructive opinion to the this great country but not a destroyer.
We don’t have any other country except Nigeria.

May God bless Nigeria .

Citizens are hungry , FG spent N30.5bn on COVID-19 in four months

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The Federal Government says it spent N30.5 billion on efforts to curtail COVID-19 between April and July this year.

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who disclosed this, said the amount represented 84 per cent of the N36.3bn public funds and donations received by the Federal Government to tackle the pandemic.

He said there was a balance of N5.9 billion.

Idris said this in response to a Freedom of Information request jointly made by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project; and Connected Development.

SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, said in a statement on Sunday that Idris, in his undated response, also indicated that “the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 spent N22 billion; while 36 states spent N7 billion on COVID-19.”

Idris, according to the statement, added that the Nigerian Air Force spent N877 million on the deployment of assets in support of COVID-19 operations; the police spent N500 million on personal protective equipment; while N17,865.09 was paid as bank charges.

While commending Idris for honouring the FoI request, SERAP and CODE, however, urged him to respond to other information requested in the FoI letter, including the specific projects on which the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 spent N22bn and the list of Nigerians who benefitted from the projects.

The groups said, “It is refreshing to note that 115 ordinary Nigerians donated between N1 and N100 to support the authorities’ efforts to fight COVID-19, despite the fact that it is the country’s poorest and most disadvantaged sectors of the population that continue to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Of the N36.3 billion public funds and donations received, N1.4 billion came from Nigerians and companies through accounts at the First Bank; Access Bank; GTB, Zenith, and UBA, while N536 million donations were made through the Central Bank of Nigeria. The N536 million donations comprise of N89 million and N279 million from the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.

“In addition, China General Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria donated N48 million; the Petroleum Equalisation Management Board gave N50 million while the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board donated N70 million.

“We would be grateful if the requested details and additional information are provided to us within seven days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter. If we have not heard from you by then, SERAP and CODE shall take all appropriate legal actions under the Freedom of Information Act and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to compel you to comply with our request.”

EFCC arrests soldier and 26 others for alleged internet fraud in Lekki (photos)

 

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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested a serving military personnel, Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode and 26 others for alleged internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.

A statement released by the antigraft agency says Kayode, with service number NAF18/34732, was arrested in his military attire during an early morning raid at 6B, Fatai Idowu Arobike, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, following intelligence received from concerned members of the public about his alleged involvement in criminal activities.

EFCC arrests soldier and 26 others for alleged internet fraud in Lekki (photos)

He was arrested alongside Kalu Emmanue; Hassan Sunday; Odinaka David Okem; Victor Ochiabuito; Christopher Prince; Victor Ologhu; Alex Aka; Miracle Onyekwere; Habeeb Ayomide; Olakunle Ajeigbu, Rasheed Olanrewaju and Salam Hakeem.

Others are: Adeniran Nurudeen; Opeyemi Ojo Chris; Derrick Moris; Shehu Oluoti; Fuad Akinbayo; Babatunde Idowu; Uzo Igwe Nathaniel; Debowale Adedoyin; Shegun Emmanuel; Godswill Maduchem; Samson Kazeem; Oluwatobi Oluwatoba, Olaitan Ajao and Oyindamola Kareem.

In his statement to the EFCC, Kayode said the “big shot yahoo yahoo boys” who he was arrested alongside, were his friends and that they had been teaching him how to make money through cybercrime.

While the “boys” are alleged members of Organised Cyber Criminal Syndicate Network, OCCSN, the ladies arrested with them confirmed the alleged involvement of their “boyfriends” in internet fraud.

Items recovered from the suspects include diamond jewelry, exotic cars and expensive phones.

The suspects will be charged to court soon.

Graduate of UNILAG bags 50 years imprisonment for raping 19-year-old girl in Lagos

5f3af8841cc59A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, for raping a 19-year-old student of UNILAG on campus.

 

John Otema, a UNILAG graduate, was charged before Justice Abiola Soladoye with three counts of rape and assault occasioning harm on two female students.

 

The quantity surveyor and facilities manager was found guilty on two-counts of rape and assault occasioning harm in respect of the rape of the 19-year-old student (Student X), but was found not guilty on a charge of raping a 20-year-old student (Student Y) of the institution.

 

He bagged 50-years in prison for the rape and three-years in prison for the assault on student X with both sentences to run concurrently.

International Flights in Nigeria resumes August 29 – Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika says

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The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that International flights in Nigeria will resume from Saturday, August 29.

The Minister disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Monday evening, August 17.

According to Sirika, flights will first resume at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

His tweet reads

”Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience”

The airports were closed in March as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Lagos government imposes N20/trip levy on Uber, Bolt and others

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Ride-hailing operators in Lagos state w ill from August 27, start paying a levy of N20 known as road improvement fund on each trip their drivers make in a day.

The agreement was reached on Friday August 14, after a three-hour meeting between the Lagos state government and e-hailing ride operators.

 

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Gboyega Akosile and titled ‘Lagos govt, e-hailing operators agree on new regulations’, the Lagos state government stated that the new regulations were not initiated by the government to extort the operators and drivers in the business but to regularise the ride-hailing operations in line with security measures.

 

Lagos state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladehinde further revealed that Governor Sanwo-Olu offered a duty incentive to the operators, reducing their statutory operational licencing fee and renewal fee by 20 per cent.

 

The statement added;

 

“This implies that each e-hailing firm will now pay N8m per 1,000 cars fresh licencing and renewal, instead of N10m initially announced.

“We also discussed the issue of service tax, which was initially defined as 10 per cent charge. We have come to resolution that the levy will become a flat fee of N20 per trip. We no longer call it service tax; we now call it Road Improvement Fund, which will be levied per trip.”

 

It was also learnt that the state government had granted all drivers on the e-hailing platforms an extension of 90 days to perfect all documents and licences required for operation, including driver’s licence and Lagos State Residents Registration Agency cards.

Shoprite Sets To Leave Nigeria

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Shoprite, Africa’s largest food retailer, is planning to exit the Nigerian market after posting continuous losses from its operations in the west African country.

In a trading update filed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on Monday morning, the retail giant said it was planning to discontinue its operations in Nigeria.

“Following approaches from various potential investors, and in line with our re-evaluation of the Group’s operating model in Nigeria, the Board has decided to initiate a formal process to consider the potential sale of all, or a majority stake, in Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Shoprite International Limited,” the update read.

“As such, Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited may be classified as a discontinued operation when Shoprite reports its results for the year. Any further updates will be provided to the market at the appropriate time.”

Shoprite launched in Nigeria nearly 15 years ago, opening its first store in Lagos in December 2005.

That chain has grown from one to more than 25 retail stores across Nigeria — including some of the biggest retail stores in west Africa.

BBNaija 5 will be ban!

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There are indications that moves to end the Big Brother Naija season 5 reality TV show that kicked off days ago.
Lai Mohammed has called on the NBS to put an end to the reality show .
However, reports have it that MultiChoice, the producer of the programme, has secured the approval of the Lagos state government

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has called on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to end the Big Brother Naija show over fears that it might escalate cases of the coronavirus.

According to The Cable, Mohammed’s directives was forwarded to the acting director-general of the NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, who on Wednesday, July 22, relayed the order to management members of the commission.

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There are reports that MultiChoice Ltd, the producers of the reality, had explained to the NBS that it has secured the approval of the Lagos state government having promised housemates and the organising crew will strictly obey all the safety protocols against COVID-19 .

MultiChoice stated that it got the green light to go ahead with the show from Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC).

The announcement was recently made by the show’s organisers. According to the organisers, the announcement follows the conclusion of the online auditions back in May which recorded over 30,000 entries from interested persons across Nigeria.

Malaika releases Example video on Monday

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Fuji Music star, Malaika releases Example video album on Monday as Fujiipop magazine gathers . 

The much anticipated Music Video of Fuji Maestro Alhaji Sulaimon  Alao Adekunle Malaika will hit music store shelves on Monday 27th July, 2020 and the Fuji star is very happy and grateful to God that the work was completed, given great challenges posed during the shoot by Covid-19 protocols.
Despite this, Malaika says he is happy to be alive and to witness yet another addition to his long list of achievements in music.
According to his publicist, Tijani Adegbola , the much anticipated video is sequel to the self- titled hit song and it has been a long-awaited video by fans and well-wishers.
The album will also be on digital platforms nation wide .
“Grab your copy as from monday!” He concluded.

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NDDC MD, Pondei, leaves hospital

 

IMG-20200720-WA0057Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei has been discharged from the hospital – The acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) slumped yesterday .The incident was the number one trending topic on social media as Nigerians shared their thoughts on the issue.

Channels Television is reporting that the acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei has been discharged from the hospital.

Pondei was rushed to a medical facility after he slowly slumped on his desk on Monday, July 20 while being asked questions by the House of Representatives committee on NDDC. Speaker of the House of Representatives, informed the gathering after the NDDC boss was led out, that his doctor and some medical officials in the National Assembly were attending to him.

 

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