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#BBNaija: Housemates Undertake A Group Task From Biggie; Market A Flutterwave Product

#BBNaija: Housemates Undertake A Group Task From Biggie; Market A Flutterwave Product

August 4, 2020 Victor Jamzy 0

The Big Brother Naija Lockdown Season 5 housemates have been tasked to undertake a task on marketing a product using the Flutterwave platform. READ ALSO: BBNaija: “Lilo Just Left, Why Are You Rushing Me Into Her Bed” – Wathoni Fires … (Video) They formed 4 teams where their team name is also their store name, […]

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#BBNaija: “Erica Is Using You And Kiddwaya To Catch Cruise For The Internet” – Kaisha Advises Laycon

BBNaija: “Erica Is Using You And Kiddwaya To Catch Cruise For The Internet” – Kaisha Advises Laycon (Watch Video)

August 4, 2020 Thanni Hussain 0

Kaisha has advised Laycon to speak with Erica so he would know his fate and position in her life in other not to be used to catch ‘cruise’. READ ALSO: BBNaija: “Lilo Just Left, Why Are You Rushing Me Into Her Bed” – Wathoni Fires … (Video) Laycon still has Erica at heart but can’t […]

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Reno Omokri Gives An Idea Of A Show Far Better Than #BBNaija

Reno Omokri Gives An Idea Of A Show Far Better Than #BBNaija

August 4, 2020 Victor Jamzy 0

Former Nigerian presidential aide, Reno Omokri has opined that there are far better shows out there that the nation can pay attention to and disregard the Big Brother Naija. He has urged the government to halt the show and produce shows that promotes youth businesses and not the sex and drama BBNaija portrays. He noted that […]

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#BBNaija: ‘Ask Erica Out She’s Playing With Kiddwaya’s Heart’ – Kaisha Advises Laycon

#BBNaija: ‘Ask Erica Out She’s Playing With Kiddwaya’s Heart’ – Kaisha Advises Laycon (Watch Video)

August 4, 2020 Thanni Hussain 0

BBNaija housemate, Kaisha has given sound advice to Laycon to shoot his shot with Erica and see whatever thing that would resort out of the relationship. Kiasha has now worn the show of a relationship expert and adviser as she advised Laycon on the next move to take to win Erica’s heart. READ ALSO: Don […]

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#BBNaija: Dorathy’s Birthday Message To Ozo That Is Making Fans Go Emotional

#BBNaija: Dorathy’s Birthday Message To Ozo That Is Making Fans Go Emotional

August 4, 2020 Prince Samzy 0

Big Brother Naija housemate, Dorathy Bachor has written an emotional message to housemate, Ozo over the way he has treated her ever since they met at the house. She gushed over him and showered him with encomium as he turned a year older today with her fans joining in to write an emotional message to […]

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President Buhari Orders NDDC To Pay Stranded Nigerian Students Abroad

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the payment of fees and stipends of stranded scholarship students of the Niger Delta Development Commission studying abroad.

This was contained in a statement titled ‘NDDC invites President Buhari to Commission Signature Project’ and signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, on Tuesday.

Odili said Buhari conveyed the directive to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

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The statement reads, “Under the Commission’s finance protocol, only the Executive Director (Finance) and the Executive Director (Projects) can sign for the release of funds from the vommission’s domiciliary accounts with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“With the death of Chief Etang, the remittance has to await the appointment of a new EDFA. Senator Akpabio, the Honourable Minister, said President Buhari who has been briefed on the protest by students at the Nigerian High Commission in London, has ordered that all stops be pulled to pay the students by the end of this week. We expect a new EDFA to be appointed this week. As soon as that is done, they would all be paid.”

The order comes barely 24 hours after the abandoned students protested at the Nigeria High Commission office in London.

The 2018 and 2019 scholars lamented that they had been abandoned by the government and left to survive in foreign countries without necessary allowance paid by the NDDC.

They also revealed that the commission had failed to process and release their tuition, which has led to the ejection and warning to cancel their scholarship programmes.

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Civil Society Group Demands Sack Of Akpabio, Pondei Over Corruption In NDDC

August 4, 2020 Aderinola Adeyemi-Suenu 0

A civil society group, Centre for Good Governance, has called for the immediate sack of Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof Daniel Pondei, over massive fraud and financial misappropriation in the agency.

The group expressed regrets that President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to relieve both men of their duties despite all the revelations of the sleaze going on in the organisation that had come to light.

In a statement, Head of Research and Documentation of CGG, Mr Douglas Azubuike, disclosed that a member of Aso Rock cabal had been shielding Akpabio from being sacked by the President.

He said, “We equally read with dismay a press statement by the President’s spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, that President Muhammadu Buhari should not be stampeded into taking decisions over the high level of corruption in the Niger Delta Development Commission and that Nigerians should allow the processes to run their full courses.


“We found the statement distasteful, embarrassing and astonishingly disturbing. What more do we need to unravel.

“Nigerians have watched on television the monumental shame, disparagement and opprobrium the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC had brought upon the nation and the nauseating drama that characterised the probe.

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“Just last week, we read a report in one of the national newspapers that Nigerian scholars abroad now resort to menial jobs to survive. Monies meant for their school fees and upkeep had been fraudulently diverted to private pockets of NDDC staff. Indeed President Muhammadu Buhari admitted in an interview he granted on Salah day of a breach of trust.

“Mr President, the NDDC scandals have revealed the wickedness of the Nigerian elites and sheer criminality.

“We have seen the plight and deprivation of the Niger Delta people, it is difficult to believe that this is what their elites are doing with the little opportunity given to them.

“Mr President, the buck stops with you. Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for you and not members of the cabal.

“The right thing must be done to ameliorate the sufferings of the people of the region.” 

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Yoruba Lawyers’ Group, Egbe Amofin, Calls For Cancellation Of NBA Election

August 4, 2020 Aderinola Adeyemi-Suenu 0

A group of Yoruba lawyers, Egbe Amofin, has called for the cancellation of the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association election.

The association in a statement by its Chairman and Secretary, Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) and Oluwole Akintayo, said the election was conducted in breach of the constitution of NBA.

It said the election was riddled with electronic fraud while the electoral server was loaded with predetermined data.

Egbe Amofin said the conduct of the election was not only a violation of all known values of the profession but was also capable of bringing disgrace and dishonour to the association and the legal profession.

It, therefore, called on the Body of Benchers to cancel the election and constitute a caretaker committee to conduct fresh elections within six months.


The statement reads, “The 2020 election of national officers was conducted in breach and flagrant violation of the mandatory provisions of the NBA constitution and its electoral guidelines in several material particulars, including, but not limited to the following: creation of a Diaspora branch of the NBA for voting – a phenomenon that is strange and unknown to the NBA constitution.

“Over 4000 ‘voters’ appeared on the emergency voters’ list used for the election and these ghost voters have no identifiable branches or are not linked or traceable to any branch. From time immemorial, every member of the NBA is attached or linked or registered with a particular branch and this is very sacrosanct. It is also mandatory that any member of the NBA must not only pay the annual practising fee to the national association through the Supreme Court of Nigeria, but also pay the local branch dues and other charges; otherwise such member can neither enjoy any facility or privilege in the Association nor apply for or occupy statutory position, including applying for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) or seeking to go the Bench. Again, this appears to be the first time the NBA is witnessing this / these miracle/ miracles.

“Failure to make available the final voters’ list 28 days before the election as mandatorily prescribed by the constitution; Whereas, the NBA constitution mandates the ECNBA to engage the service provider for the e-voting, after clearance from NBA NEC, and also, allow both NEC and candidates to interrogate the said service provider, the engagement of the service provider, its name, address, antecedents etc were shrouded in secrecy, and it has now been revealed that it was the NBA President who engaged the service provider and virtually made and dictated every arrangement for the election.

“Large scale disenfranchisement of a significant number of lawyers who underwent the verification process; As at the time election results were purportedly declared, not less than 13,000 verified / accredited voters had not voted; they were precluded access to the link; yet the total number of verified / accredited voters was 29,000. Removal from the final voters’ list of the names of voters without lawful justification which led to their disenfranchisement.

“The unlawful inflation of the number of voters assigned to some Branches. The unlawful return of candidates as winners of the election notwithstanding the fact that the number of verified voters who were unlawfully disenfranchised was significant to affect the final outcome of the election. Despite the random criticism of INEC in the conduct of national elections, the Egbe Amofin believes that the national electoral umpire could and would not have returned any candidate under the circumstances that the NBA foisted on itself in the last election.”

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Nigerian Government Spent N500m On School Feeding Programme During Lockdown – Minister

August 4, 2020 Aderinola Adeyemi-Suenu 0

The Nigerian government spent about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.


Farouk made the revelation against the rumours and speculations surrounding the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

She said that the programme was modified and implemented in three states following a March 29 presidential directive.

“It is critical at this juncture to provide details that will help puncture the tissue of lies being peddled in the public space.

“The provision of ‘Take Home Rations’, under the modified Home Grown School Feeding programme, was not a sole initiative of the MHADMSD.

“The ministry, in obeying the presidential directive, went into consultations with state governments through the state Governor’s Forum, following which it was resolved that ‘take-home rations remained the most viable option for feeding children during the lockdown.

“So, it was a joint resolution of the ministry and the state governments to give out take-home rations.

“The stakeholders also resolved that we would start with the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, as pilot cases,” the minister said.

According to her, each take home ration was valued at N4,200 and that the figure was arrived at with proper consultation.

The minister said the figure was generated from statistics provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

“According to statistics from the NBS and CBN, a typical household in Nigeria has 5.6 to six members in its household, with three to four dependents.

“So, each household is assumed to have three children.

“Based on the original design of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme, long before it was domiciled in the ministry, every child on the programme receives a meal a day.

“The meal costs N70 per child.

“When you take 20 school days per month, it means a child eats food worth N1,400 per month.

“Three children would then eat food worth N4,200 per month, and that was how we arrived at the cost of the ‘take-home ration’.

“The agreement was that the federal government would provide the funding while the states would implement it.

“To ensure transparency in the process, we partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) as technical partners.”

She said that her ministry invited government agencies like the EFCC, CCB, ICPC, DSS and some NGOs to monitor the process.

“TrackaNG monitored and gave daily updates validating the programme.

“In the FCT, 29,609 households were impacted, 37,589 homes in Lagos and 60,391 in Ogun, making a total of 124,589 families affected between May 14, and July 6.

“If 124,589 households received take-home rations valued at N4,200, the amount will be N523,273,800.

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Ijaw-Apoi Communities Write Governor Akeredolu, Protest Exclusion From Bitumen Mapping

August 4, 2020 Aderinola Adeyemi-Suenu 0

The Ijaw-Apoi communities in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State have kicked against their exclusion from the ongoing mapping of areas with “bitumen deposits” in the state. 

The communities, in an open letter, described their exclusion from the bitumen map “as unfair and unjust” noting that it had created tension among the indigenes.  

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The letter was written on behalf of the communities by Barrister Success Taiwo Torhukerhijo, a member of the State House of Assembly, and addressed to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

They explained that Ese-Odo local government is blessed with tremendous and enviable human and natural resources, and they wondered why they were excluded from the mapping. 

The communities said that historical documentation, scientific and academic research materials with empirical evidence showed that Ese-Odo has rich and substantial bitumen deposits. 

While justifying their claims, the communities said an academic researcher, Mr Adekunle Olatumile (PhD), in his recent research work published in volume 3 of Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences (2012) stated with data analysis that Ese-Odo is the third largest local government with bitumen deposit in Ondo State.

The letter partly read, “May it please your Excellency to know that following the discovery of bitumen deposits by Shell “D” Carey in 1900, Igbobini has Well 307C while the deposit in Igbekebo( with Well 308B) is said to be the second-largest bitumen well in the whole world, amongst other Ijaw-Apoi communities with large deposits of bitumen in Ondo State.

“Therefore, the apparent exclusion of Ese-Odo local government from the map of areas with bitumen deposits in Ondo State is worrisome.

“It is imperative that this anomaly is immediately corrected in order not to create tension and unease in Ese-Odo. The people see the exclusion as a deliberate ploy to reverse their gains on the discovery of bitumen in their communities from pre-colonial times and thus deny them of the accrued benefits of exploration and exploitation of same.”

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