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Saturday, June 19, 2021

BBNaija’s Alex Lists The Factors That Leads to a Failed Marriage

Big Brother Naija reality star, Alex Unusual, has given her opinion on the factor that leads to a failed marriage.

She told her followers that enduring in a relationship that which you cannot endure in marriage is the beginning of the end of most marriages.

She warned her followers against expecting that their partners will change in marriage.

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Toke Makinwa Laments About Being a Prey to Her Staff Despite Being a Good Boss

Toke Makinwa has complained about staff who take their employers for granted and prey on them, despite being treated well.

She wrote on Instagram: “Sometimes being good to people really be exhausting. You treat your staff so decent yet they prey on you like they expect you to be trash to them that when you are good they take it for granted and take the piss.

She continued: “Maybe we should should be selfish. After all they say the wicked people live the longest.”

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Stunning Photos of President Buhari’s Daughter, Hadiza Bello and Her Beautiful Daughters

Hajia Hadiza Buhari-Bello, the daughter of President Buhari is pictured with her four beautiful daughters. 

See more photos of Buhari’s grandaughters below…

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Nigerian Prankster, Zfancy Narrowly Escaped Death, Involved in a Car Accident (See Photos)

Popular Instagram entertainer, Zion Ubani Chibuike who is popularly known as Zfancy narrowly escapes a car accident with minor injuries. 

The talented prankster and his team got involved in an auto crash that ruined their vehicles nearly on all sides somewhere on a popular highway in Lagos.

Taking to Instagram to glorify God over the minimal damage from the crash and the zero record of life lost, Zfancy wrote;

“Life is a gift, appreciate it while you have it. Thank God for saving my team and I. Always be grateful.”

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Friday, June 4, 2021

USSD: Telcos Insist On Disconnecting Banks

Telecommunications operators in the country are again planning to disconnect commercial banks from the use of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), New Telegraph has learnt. This is even as the banks’ debt for the service is said to have risen to over N47 billion as of end of May. Sources within the industry told our correspondent that the banks had indicated that they were not ready to pay the debt while they continue to enjoy the service.

“The disconnection of the banks from our USSD platform is inevitable as we have now realised that the banks are not willing to pay the debt, which is accumulating every day and now over N47 billion “They want to continue to make money through our platforms and they are not ready to pay,” one of the sources said. This is coming in spite of the recent intervention by the Minister of Communi-cations and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, which led to the suspension of the earlier threat of disconnection by the telcos.

To address the issue, the minister on March 15, 2021, summoned a meeting involving representatives of mobile network operators, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), banks (represented by the Chairman, Body of Bank CEOs) and the sector regulators – Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). A statement issued after the meeting said there was a resolution that “effective March 16, 2021, USSD services for financial transactions conducted at DMBs and all CBN – licensed institutions will be charged at a flat fee of N6.98k per transaction.

This replaces the current per session billing structure, ensuring a much cheaper average cost for customers to enhance financial inclusion. This approach is transparent and will ensure the amount remains the same, regardless of the number of sessions per transaction.” Specifically, on the existing debt, which was put at N42 billion then, the statement, jointly signed by the Head, Corporate Communications, CBN, Osita Nwanisobi, and Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said: “a settlement plan for outstanding payments incurred for USSD services, previously rendered by the MNOs, is being worked out by all parties in a bid to ensure that the matter is fully resolved.” However, telecom operators said nothing had been done to implement any of the resolutions months after.

“Nothing has changed after the meeting. The banks continue to use the USSD platforms without paying and the debt continues to mount. “We cannot continue this way, hence, we have decided to disconnect the banks. In fact, we would have disconnected them this week, but the NCC asked us to hold,” an official of one of the telecom operators said. Meanwhile, a few weeks after the joint meeting, the banks were reported to have claimed that they were not indebted to any telecom operators. “There is no such thing as an obligation due from banks to telcos,” Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, was quoted to have said at an investor call in Lagos.

“We chose not to make a public statement out of it because it is not appropriate for us to be found fighting with telcos in public,” he added. The telcos had earlier threatened to disconnect the banks from March 15, 2021, which prompted the meeting that led to the suspension. In a statement released through their umbrella body, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), the telcos had said that the withdrawal of the service became inevitable as the banks have refused to pay their debts.

“Our members are initiating a phased process of withdrawal of USSD services, starting with the most significant debtors within the Financial Ser-vice Providers (FSPs) effective Monday, March 15, 2021. While the withdrawal of USSD service is in place, we encourage our subscribers to kindly explore alternative channels with their banks,” ALTON had said in a statement signed by its Chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo. According to Adebayo, it had been more than eight months since the NCC issued an updated pricing methodology for USSD services for financial transactions in Nigeria.

The methodology, he said, explicitly restricted mobile network operators from charging the end-user for the services and mandates the banking sector to enter into negotiations to settle outstanding obligations and agree on individual pricing mechanisms to be applied going forwards. “During this time, mobile network operators have continued to provide access to USSD infrastructure and our members have continued to pay all bank charges and fees to access the banking industries assets and customers, despite the fact that obligations due from banks to telecoms companies for USSD services has reached over N42 billion,” Adebayo had said in the statement.

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Kemi Olunloyo Urges Tacha to Stop Discrediting BBNaija

Self-acclaimed investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has issued a stern warning to reality star, Tacha over her statement on the Big Brother Naija reality show.

It would be recalled that Tacha made headlines some hours ago after she insisted that the reality show did not help her life.

This statement sparked a lot of reactions from fans with some slamming Tacha for being an ingrate.

Kemi Olunloyo while reacting to the news has now urged Tacha not to berate the reality show as she does not know what lies ahead.

The popular journalist urged Tacha to disassociate herself from rude fans who are trying to put a stain on the good name she has built herself in the entertainment industry.

Read Kemi Olunloyo’s message to Tacha below:

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See Photos as Laycon Meets Wande Coal

BBNaija lockdown winner, Laycon who is also a rap singer has hinted on a new collaboration with veteran singer and former Mo’hit member, Wande Coal.

This comes as Laycon recently met with Wande Coal who he described as one of his idols.

The Lockdown winner disclosed that Wande Coal called him and told him he would love them to work on a project together.

Laycon wrote via Twitter, ”Just got off the phone with one of my idols. He just told me he can’t wait to work with me.

I can’t wait to work with you too !!!”

However in a recent update on Thursday, Laycon wrote, ”And we met today @wandecoal  Sneek-a-boo ”

 

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

If You Can’t Afford My Lifestyle, Don’t Tell me About Relationship – BBN Star, Khloe says

Big Brother Naija star, Kokoby Khloe has issued a stern warning to any man trying to get into a relationship with her, noting that she’s not settling for less. 

Khloe has become popular on social media for showcasing her hot physique and in a new post on her Instagram story, she noted that any man who can’t afford her lifestyle should stay away from her path.

According to the popular influencer, she has suffered a lot and would not want to go back into her former lifestyle.

Khloe who couldn’t hide her frustrations noted that she’s not a gold digger but she knows her worth.

She added that it’s a shame for a broke man to be trying to find love in someone rich, urging them to go for a woman their wallet can afford.

Read her message to men below:

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Monday, May 31, 2021

Bobrisky Shows Off The Result of His Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery (See Video)

Controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky has finally given fans and lovers a glimpse of his enlarged butt. 

It will be recalled that Bobrisky made headlines some hours ago when he shared a video of himself undergoing butt surgery.

This move sparked reactions from fans with some claiming the cross-dresser is only chasing clouts.

Bobrisky in a new video posted on his timeline showed off his new butt as he continues to receive treatment.

All eyes will be on the cross-dresser when he finally leaves the hospital and shows off the new butt on social media.

See video below:
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Friday, May 28, 2021

Acting IGP Says The Disbandment of SARS Created a Vacuum in Fight Against Insecurity

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has said the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) created a vacuum in Nigeria’s Police effort at fighting insecurity.

Speaking at the weekly Ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Alkali said the morale of the personnel of the force had remained dampened with aftermath of the #EndSARS protest and the recent attacks in the Southeast.

Insisting that police officers have not been able to fill the vaccum the disbandment created, the IGP added that the security situation stabilizes most times but with pockets of problems around the country.

Alkali also said they’ve recorded successes against secessionists and criminals in the southeast, but have been unable to prosecute and bring them to justice because of the ongoing strike by judiciary workers.

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Seun Kuti Says The Yoruba’s Can Break Away From Nigeria Through A Referendum

Seun, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, has suggested a way the Yoruba nation can actualize Oduduwa Republic.

He said the Southwest can break away from Nigeria through a referendum.


He says : “England just left the EU recently; did they fight anyone before leaving? The Scottish are agitating to leave England. Why are they not saying they want to fight war before they can leave England? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying these people don’t fight but understand the narrative.

“Referendums now put the decision in the hands of the people.

If Nigeria truly wants to divide we must pose it in a referendum program, yes or no vote to all the people in this country so that we can make our argument for and against and the people would be carried along every step of the way because we will need them to make the final decision.

If the Yoruba people want to leave Nigeria, it is not overnight. Anybody wey tell you say Yoruba people can leave Nigeria over a ten-year period, that person is trying to put you in another long jump. Our problem needs like fifty years of dedication to see front before everything balance.

Even before we do constitutional conferences, democratically in any country, before you do a constitutional review, you must put it to the people, the people will now decide a yes or no vote for the review before you carry your review forward.

But when only a handful of people want to make decisions for hundreds of millions of people, this is what you now get. Everybody is only discussing one angle, one way of separating Nigeria which will kill millions of us in the name of separating Nigeria.”

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Toyin Lawani Shares Sultry Photos of Herself and Her Fiance, Says Business Becomes Easy When You Work With Your Soul Mate

Toyin Lawani, on Monday morning, May 10, shared sultry photos of herself and her fiance, Segun Adebayo.

According to the mum of two, working with one’s soulmate makes everything easy.

”When you do Buisness with your soul mate, everything becomes easy”she captioned the photos.

See more photos below.. 

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Comedienne, Wofai Fada “Aunty Sandra” Quits "My Flatmates"

Comedienne, Wofai Fada “Aunty Sandra” annoices that her time on TV show, My Flatmates, has come to an end.

Wofai Fada who stars alongside veteran comedian Okey Bakassi as his wife on the family sitcom has said that she’s grateful for all the support the fans have shown her over the years. In her words:

Its been such a pleasure to be a member of the flatmates family. My time on the show has come to an end. I am grateful for all the support you have shown to my character ‘Sandra’. I hope this answers all your messages. Love you guys.

Thanks for all your support. Can’t wait to share my new adventures/ up coming projects with you

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I Will Lock Aso Rock If My Child Is Kidnapped – Sheikh Gumi says

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a well-known Islamic cleric, has threatened to lock Aso Rock if his child is kidnapped.

He said this in an interview with BBC Pidgin on Friday.


On Wednesday, the cleric urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the abductors of Greenfield University students who were abducted in April the N100 million requested by the abductors.


On Friday, Gumi addressed the issue once more, saying that the federal government would choose between saving students’ lives and paying the N100 million.


“Life versus material; that is how you will look at it. It is the absolute responsibility of the government to protect lives. Now we have lives or N100 million at stake and these lives of 17 innocent young children,” he said.


“I can’t imagine if my child is there. I can never keep quiet. I will go and lock Aso Rock, if my child is there. They are my children too.


“What is N100 million? So, what I’m saying is, free these children then the field is open for you to whatever action you have. It is between bandits and N100 million. I do not want the struggle between bandits and lives.


“This is just simple logic. It does not require any rocket science. How can you play with lives? You can play with your money, but you can’t play with peoples’ lives. They just went there to study.”

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Davido Smacks His Daughter, Hailey For Attempting To Twerk At A Party (See Video)

A trending video on social media shows the moment Davido playfully spanked his daughter, Hailey for twerking at a birthday party. 

In the video, three-year-old Hailey who is Davido’s second daughter was captured attempting to twerk as she danced at the party, much to the displeasure of her superstar dad.

Watch the video below;
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Linda Osifo Tried Her Best to Bleach Her Skin to Avoid Discrimination

Nollywood actress, Linda Osifo has opened up on what she had to go through due to her skin colour and how she tried to bleach her skin. 

The beautiful screen diva who has featured in many blockbuster movies revealed this during a chat with TVC, sharing details on how she grew up in Canada and was racially abused.

According to Linda, the pressure of being abused due to her skin colour almost pushed her into using bleaching cream.

In her words;

“I was discriminated as a young girl, I had tried to bleach at one time. I tried to use a lighter cream but when I came to Nigeria, I started seeing more people like myself, more people who looked like me, who are just like me and I started appreciating myself I’ve been looking for a way to get darker because I want to be that typical African woman.”
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“If Not For You, We’ll Be Worshiping Some Artistes Like Gods” Rapper OlaDips says as He Praises Davido

Famous Nigerian Rapper, Oladips has nothing but words of praise for Davido over what he has been able to achieve in the past ten years despite the competition in the music industry.

Davido has become the talk of the town for the past few days as fans and lovers of good music join him to celebrate his tenth year in the music industry.

The singer also took to his social media platforms to celebrate the milestone with a post that showcased some of his achievements.

Reacting to the post, Oladips stated that Davido’s presence in the industry has ensured that some artists are not worshipped as gods.

Oladips noted that some artists would have become gods in the industry if Davido has not been helping young talents. 

Read his post below:

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

OAP Kemi Smallz Heartbroken After She Lost Her Father

OAP Kemi Smallz has lost her father.

She tweeted;

My daddy died. I can’t breathe. That’s my guy , my friend. What am I going to do now ? If I’m missing , I’m not lost . I’m just trying to remember how to breathe . Don’t ask if I’m okay, I’m not .

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“Fairly Used But Still in Good Condition ” – Princess Shyngle Jokes About Her Divorce

Princess Shyngle took to Instagram to joke about her divorce.

The actress, who has survived quite a lot this year, including alleged domestic violence, a divorce, and a suicide attempt, seemed in good spirits as she took to Instagram to share a meme.

The meme reads: Do you still remember when I said I was taken… They have returned me…”

She added in the caption: “They’ve returned me oh. Fairly used but still in very good condition.”

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Feminist Coalition Publishes Audited Accounts Of #EndSARS Donations

The Feminist Coalition shares an update on the completed Audit of the EndSARS funds donations. 

The feminist coalition which financed EndSARS was audited by the company, SIAO, for six-month period which ended on 31 march 2021.

Recall that in March 2021, the Feminist Coalition was called out after their bitcoin transfer. They promised to be audited..

They published audited reports, but only sent to their donors. An act which has now sparked outrage on social media.

The Feminist Coalition wrote on Twitter:

Donors to the October 2020 peaceful #EndSARS protests have been emailed a copy of the completed audit.

Thank you again to all who donated.

The Feminist Coalition continues to work on women-focused projects.

FEMINIST COALITION • ENDSARS PROJECT AUDITED ACCOUNT FOR THE SIX•MONTH ENDED 31 MARCH 2021
NOTES TO AUDITED ACCOUNTS

1 Donations The Feminist Coalition is an NGO registered in the United Kingdom that is estabished to fight the cause of women in the society. The Organisation became interested in the struggle to end Police brutality in Nigeria and got involved in its support by mobilizing finance to help fund the EndSARS protests across the Country. The protest, which took place between 9th October to 22nd October 2020, was partially coordinated by the organisation through the mobilisation of fund through online Flutterwave, Wallet platform, Kude Bank and Cryptocurrency.


The total sum of N150,062,460.57 (One Hundred and Fifty Million, Sixty Two Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty Naira, Fifty Seven Kobo ) only was realized from the donations platforms made which was opened on October 9th to October 22nd, 2020. The money was received through various currencies such as USD, CAD. GBP, EUR, GHS, KES, and BTC.


The disbursement of these donations across the various protest centres was strategic In the sense that contact persons were identified at each of the centres, through whom the funds were disbursed.


2 Major items of Expenditure The major items of expenditures are as follows: EndSARS Response Project Unit (Note 2.1) 36,285,605.00 EndSARS Mental Health Support (Note 2.2) 6,121,678.73 EndSARS Reponse Medical (Note 2.3) 20,114,087.25 Victims Fund (Note 2.4) 45,682,000.00 Support for memorial (Note 2.5) 2,000,000.00 110,203,37018.


2.1 EndSARS Response Project Unit This represents the fund that was given to the EndSARS Response Unit team for medical aid, emergencies and mecurity. EndSARS Response Unit is a team of volunteers dedicated to connecting peaceful protesters to dical aid nationwide.


2.2 EndSARS Mental Health Support This represents the money spent to provide mental health support for some survivors of police brutality. EndSARS Mental Health Support was a group of mental health professionals who volunteered and rendered mental health services to Nigerians across the country.


2.3 EndSARS Response (Medical) ) This represents money that was used to settle the medical bills of all those who were brutalised as well as those who lost their lives during the protests.


2.4 Victim’s Fund This represents the money donated to survivors of Police brutality and families of deceased victims.


2.5 Support for Memorial of Victims This represents funds spent on immortalising the lives of victims of police brutality in the form of a memorial video hosted on YouTube.


2.6 Legal Aid Network This represents money that has been set aside to help seek legal opinion on certain actions that was taken in respect of the protest and to provide legal support to all those who were arrested by police. The money is in the bank account of Feminist Coalition for subsequent disbursement pending the official registration and proper organisational structure of the Legal Aid Network. The Legal Aid Network team have requested that the funds be held until they are ready. The Legal Aid Network is a team of volunteer lawyers working to help secure the release of arrested EndSARS peaceful protesters all over Nigeria.


Cash and Cash Equivalents Balance at bank 15,741,460. The balance in the account is in the bank account of Feminist Coalition in Kuda Bank.

Accumulated Fund Balance as at 31 March, 2021, 15.741.460.


5 Contingencies and Commitments a Contingent Liability To the best of our knowledge and based on the information and explanations communicated to us, the Project do not have any legal action.


Commitment The Project committed the sum of N15,741,459 to a Team of Lawyers known as Legal Aid Network who volunteered to provide legal opinion on certain actions that was taken in respect of the protest and to provide legal support to all those who were arrested by the Police.


6 Events alter the reporting period. The Project has made a commitment to Legal Aid Network to the tune of N15,741,459 to help volunteer Lawyers pursue all legal cases relating to the protest.


7 Comparatives Figures These accounts do not have comparative figures since this is the first set of accounts.


8 Approval of Accounts The accounts were approved by the Project Managers.

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