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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Aisha Buhari Returns to Nigeria After Six Months in Dubai

First Lady Aisha Buhari is back in the country after spending six months in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Sources told Daily Trust that the first lady, who had quietly relocated abroad after Hanan, one of her daughters, got married in September, is currently at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

There were concerns about her whereabouts during her long absence but the presidency avoided making comments on the issue.

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FFK’s Estranged Wife Precious Chikwendu Vows to Continue to Fight For The Custody of Their Children

Precious Chikwendu, the estranged wife of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has vowed to continue to fight for the custody of their four children.

Precious shared adorable videos of herself with their children on her Instagram page this afternoon and wrote;

”It’s okay for them to say I’m crazy for not letting them break me, but the love you 4 and i share , they would never know . Till you are back in my arms, i wont stop exposing their lies .

Precious and FFK’s marriage has since collapsed and their four boys are currently in the custody of the former Minister.

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Banks, Telcos to Make Over Half a Billion Naira on New USSD Charge

Nigerian banks and telecommunication companies will realise at least N564 million in the next 12 months as proceeds from the new mobile banking fee approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria, according to PREMIUM TIMES estimates.

The CBN and the Nigerian Communications Commission this week settled a prolonged row between banks and telcos by imposing a new fee for the banks’ short-code service, known as USSD, which allows millions of Nigerians to use their mobile phones to access financial services daily.

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) said its members were owed N42 billion by banks and threatened to suspend the service.

Starting Tuesday, March 16, subscribers now pay a flat rate of N6.98 each time they use the USSD for banking transactions, the CBN said, a move that has angered customers and alarmed advocates of financial inclusion.

The regulators claimed the billing will “ensure a much cheaper average cost for customers to enhance financial inclusion”.

“To promote transparency in its administration, the new USSD charges will be collected on behalf of MNOs directly from customers’ bank accounts,” the CBN said.

A PREMIUM TIMES examination shows the parties involved will realise at least N564 million annually from the deal that has pushed the burden of payment to customers.

The estimates are based on the volume of mobile banking transactions in the country as reported by the central bank.

Its latest data for 2018 show that mobile payments in Nigeria stood at 59.9 million that year. The country recorded 43.9 million transactions in 2015, 47.1 million in 2016 and 47.8 million in 2017.

As of 2018, mobile banking took only a little slice of the country’s total e-payments. The ATM was the most patronised with 68.3 per cent, followed by PoS terminals and mobile payments with 23.1 and 4.6 per cent respectively.

Mobile payments have since exploded in the country with more people owning phones and the government introducing a financial inclusion initiative.

If a conservative growth rate of 35 per cent is taken between 2018 and 2021 (mobile transactions grew at 36.4 per cent between 2015 and 2018), it would mean the total number of mobile transactions in the country by 2021 would be at least 80.8 million.

That totals N564 million at N6.98 per transaction.

The amount is likely to be higher as the CBN acknowledged its data for mobile transactions were based on only mobile money operators that uploaded data to its database within a certain timeframe.

Financial Inclusion

The new charge is good news for Nigeria’s mega-profiting financial institutions and telecom companies, who many Nigerians view as deft at taking advantage of lax regulation to bill customers. But it has riled those pressing for more financial inclusion.

“An attack on USSD is an attack against the poor people. CBN didn’t think that one through at all,” a Twitter user, Oloye, wrote Tuesday. “Those who do not have access to smartphones are the ones most affected by USSD costs, i.e the poor.”

By December 2018, the percentage of banked adult Nigerians stood at 39.7, according to the CBN. The results were most dismal in the North-west, where 56, 70 and 62 per cent of adults were not financially included in 2014, 2016 and 2018 respectively. In the South West, the figures were 25, 18, and 19 per cent for those years.

The charge adds to a host of other fees paid by customers for financial service, critics note. For a single transaction, a customer would now pay for the USSD, SMS alert, interbank transfer and stamp duty. They also cover monthly ATM maintenance and transfer fees.

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Shots Fired! Bobrisky Shades a Certain Kayanmata Seller on Instagram

Bobrisky is shading a certain Kayanmata seller on his Instagram page.

Although he didn’t mention any names, he threw jabs at the seller who advertises the product to her followers for them to use it to ”catch” rich men.

See his post below;

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Blue Ivy Pictured Drinking From Her Grammy Award Plaque

Blue Ivy Carter has been pictured with her Grammy Award plaque.

Beyoncé’s daughter won a Grammy for best music video, alongside her mother.

Blue, 9, who is the second-youngest Grammy winner, is seen sipping from her Grammy Award trophy in one of the photos shared by Beyoncé.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

[Music] Mr Gbafun – Time

Mr Gbafun Time mp3 download.

Mr Gbafun is out with another banging tune titled “Time“.

He teams up with Dollar on tha beat for the production and M&M was by Blaqdan.

Sitback and enjoy this new sonic offering by Gbafun!

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[Music] Fan6boy – Sound Ft. Kudos Al Joonu

Fan6boy Sound Ft Kudos Al Joonu mp3 download.

Talented act, Fan6boy came through with a new banger titled “Sound“.

On this one, he teams up with the prolific indigenous rapper, Kudos Al Joonu for his amazing contribution,

Sound” was produced by Kentee.

Download and Enjoy Fan6boy – Sound Ft. Kudos Al Joonu below;

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[Music] RS – Bless Me Ft. Erigga

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RS (Relation Squared ) Duo musical act, RS makes a come back with a new single titled “Bless Me”.

This time they link up with Rapper, Erigga on this C Major produced we are from Ovwian Udu Delta State Nigeria, doing so great in the Nigeria music industry.

Download and Enjoy RS – Bless Me Ft. Erigga below;

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EFCC Orders Bank Workers to Declare Assets — Sets June 1 Deadline

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has ordered bank employees to declare their assets.

The anti-graft agency has also set a June 1 deadline for workers to comply with the directive.

Abdulrasheed Bawa, EFCC chairman, disclosed this on Tuesday, while speaking with journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said they discussed the efforts of the commission towards eradication of financial crimes in the country.

Bawa explained that the move is aimed at checking the role of banks in keeping funds acquired illegitimately.

“Let me just put this, we understood that at the tail end of every financial crime is for the criminal to have access to the funds that he or she has illegitimately gotten and we’re worried about the roles of financial institutions,” he said.

“And we have discussed, but we hope that all financial institutions, particularly the bankers, will declare their assets as provided for by the law, in accordance with the Bank Employees Declaration of Assets Act.

“And that the EFCC, come the 1st of June 2021, will be demanding for these asset declaration forms, filled by the bankers so that the line that we have drawn from the 1st of June is really complied with by bankers in particular.”

The EFCC boss lamented that the agency has arrested about 300 cyber criminals across the country between February and March.

“As a young man, I am appealing to all young Nigerians to desist from these cybercrime activities. It is bringing bad image to our country, it is giving bad name to our country, it is also chasing away a lot of foreign investment that we need,” Bawa said.

“And I call on all parents, guardians, and, of course, elders in the community, in the society to talk to these young people to desist from these crimes.

“These are crimes that they commit online. And of course, there is nothing like patting your back to say go and sin no more. Our laws does not provide for that. It is a crime and as we say in EFCC, EFCC will get you anywhere, anytime.”

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Here’s a List of COVID-19 Vaccination Centers in Lagos State

Earlier this month, Nigeria received approximately 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, from which Lagos State was allocated 507,742 doses of the vaccine on Tuesday.

The Lagos State Government has now authorised 8 health facilities to administer COVID-19 vaccination beyond the 20 local government areas in the state.

According to the Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, vaccination which will be carried out in four phases are prohibited “outside of these locations in Lagos State… and will attract heavy sanctions through our regulatory agencies.”

The first phase of vaccination for frontline workers such as health practitioners and response team, teachers, the press, security agents, police and the military has already begun in the state.

The second phase will be given to people living with underlying health conditions and those who are 50 years old and above while phase three is for people who are at more risk of disease and those who missed phases 1 and 2, and phase 4 for other residents of the state, The Nation reports.

How to register
According to The Nation, healthcare workers and other frontline workers will register via electronic self-registration using a dedicated URL. “Each enrollee is expected to pre-register on or to fill the form with their qualifying verifiable details, preferred vaccination site, date, and time. A vaccination ID will be generated, and this should be taken to the chosen health facility along with a means of ID. A confirmation text message and email will be sent to each enrollee after successfully registering for the vaccination.”

Akin Abayomi further stated that “although the registration portal is open to the public, only eligible participants within phase 1 should register for the vaccination now. More information on the vaccination of other participants in phases 2 to 4 will be communicated subsequently”.

He also says that, as most vaccines do, the COVID-19 vaccine my have common side effects like tiredness, joint pains, headache, fever, muscle pain and nausea, which should not exceed 24 to 48 hours.

Should any of these side effects become problematic, kindly call the number of the LGA Disease Surveillance Notification Officer—provided at the back of the COVID-19 vaccination card—for guidance, and/or return to the same health facility for further investigations and treatment.

All vaccinated persons are also advised to download the MED SAFETY app monitored by NAFDAC. The app can be downloaded on the iOS Store or Google Play store, and can be used to report any untoward event experienced after vaccination and/or any other Adverse Drug Reactions experienced with the use of concomitant drugs.

This is the list of COVID-19 vaccination centres in Lagos state, according to The Nation:


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Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari Appoints New AfDB Executive Director

Oyebode Oyetunde has been appointed as the Executive Director for Nigeria at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.

Oyetunde’s appointment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 16, The Nation reports.

Until his latest appointment, Oyetunde served as the senior special assistant to the president on finance and fiscal policy as well as legal matters in the office of the chief of staff to Buhari.

Apart from being a chartered accountant and a fiscal policy tax expert with over two decades of exposure in investment banking, Oyetunde, a fiscal/development expert and a Ph.D. graduate of Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

Added to these, the new AfDB executive director is a legal practitioner qualified in Nigeria, England, and Wales, being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

Congratulating Oyetunde on his new appointment, the minister of finance, budget, and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, said of him:

“Dr Oyetunde is one of the functionaries who worked assiduously for the finalisation of the Federal Budgets and the Finance Bills among others.
“He has the competence, experience, and pedigree to fit into the office.”

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Face Model Adetutu Says Life Is Hard And How She Makes Money To Survive Is Nobody’s Business (Photo)

Face model with tribal Mark’s, Adetutu took to her IG to get somethings off her chest, one of them is why brands are not using her? This is what her Rant is about

She says sex work is work!

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Photo: Covenant University Lecturer Arrested For Allegedly Raping a 17-year-old Student

A lecturer in the Department of Business Management at the Covenant University Ota, Dr. Stephen Ukenna was on March 11 arrested by men of Ogun State police command for allegedly raping a 17yrear old student of the school (name withheld).

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the 41yrs old lecturer was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ota area command by the parents of the victim who reported that their daughter called them on phone from the school that she was invited by the lecturer to his office on the said date under the pretence that he wanted to plan a surprise birthday party for her close friend.

”But on getting to the lecture’s office, he locked the office door and forcefully had sex with her on top of the table in his office.

Upon the report, the Area Commander Ota, Acp Muyideen Obe swiftly deployed his JWC team to the school where the randy lecturer was promptly arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect admitted having carnal knowledge of the victim, but was unable to give any reason for his action.”the statement read

Abimbola added that the state commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

“E no choke again, e hang” – Burna Boy Throws Shade After His Grammy Win (Video)

Award-winning singer, Burna Boy subtly throws a shade at Davido after making a big win at the prestigious Grammy’s award ceremony.

In a live video making rounds on social media, the Ye singer could be heard paraphrasing the catchphrase of Davido, ‘e choke’ as colleagues congratulate him for emerging as the winner of the “Best Global Music” award.

“E no choke again, e hang” – Burna Boy subtly throws shade davido
Burna boy could be heard in the video saying “e no choke again, e hang.”

Watch the video below;

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Actress Uche Ogbodo Shows Off Her New Look (Video)

Nollywood actress Uche Ogbodo has caused a stir on social media after she shared a new look of herself.

The actress shared a video on Instagram on Wednesday to flaunt her low-trimmed ‘fake’ blonde hair.

She captioned the post:


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APC Congratulates Nigerian Siongers, Burna Boy and Wizkid Over Their Grammy Award Win

As congratulatory messages continue to spring up from different angles as regards Wizkid and Burna Boy bagging their first Grammy award, the Nigerian political party, All Progressive Congress, (APC) congratulated the duo on their gigantic and rare achievement.

APC Grammy Wizkid Burna In a tweet from the official Twitter handle of the ruling political party in Nigeria, they celebrated Wizkid and Burna Boy for the massive win, while asserting that the best is yet to come.

In the words of the party:

“We celebrate Nigeria music and afrobeats stars Damini Ogulu @burnaboy and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun @wizkidayo on their #GrammyAwards. The best is yet to come.”

See the tweet below:

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“Buy Him Condoms Instead” – Pete Edochie Cautions Women Against Leaving a Cheating Husbands (Video)

Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has kicked against Nigerian women leaving their marriages on the ground of infidelity.

In a video shared via Instagram, the veteran stated that women who abandon their homes due to their husband’s sexual promiscuity are only copying white women. According to him, going through multiple divorce and marriages doesn’t play out well for Nigerian women.

Using the Biblical Solomon who had 300 wives and 700 concubines, he advised women with philandering husbands to remain in their marriages.

He went on to share an interesting piece of advice to women dealing with cheating husbands.

He said:

“If you think the husband is leaving the house to go and have an affair outside, put a packet of condom in his pocket. Psychologically, he’s gonna think, ‘this woman has my interest at her’. If it is his intention to stray, he’ll pull himself together.”

Watch the video below;

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