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“Salary Can’t Cure the Disease called Poverty” – Reno Omokri
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“Salary Can’t Cure the Disease called Poverty” – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has stated on social media that salary can’t cure the disease of poverty but only manage it. According to him, salary earners are suffering from a disease which is poverty which can never be cured unless they break away from the status. Taking to his social media page, he revealed that no matter how big or small it is, the earner should still consider himself poor. He wrote; “Salary is medicine for managing the disease of poverty. It cant cure it. Only your own business can cure poverty. Poverty isn’t just about money. Time is more valuable than money. If another man controls your time, you’re poor even if you earn much. “Salary is like a cage. Some cages are big. Others are small. They are still cages because you can only move around within the boundaries of t...
Father’s Day: Uche Elendu Blasts Trolls Calling Her Father Poor On Instagram
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Father’s Day: Uche Elendu Blasts Trolls Calling Her Father Poor On Instagram

Uche Elendu has responded to trolls who attacked her dad after she shared a picture of him on Father's day. In her words; ' the money her Daddy gave me to start a business, most of you will have to sleep with 34 men to get half of it'. Makes one wonder why her choice example to make money is sleeping with men. Below is the message she shared before the trolls descended on her timeline. Happy Fathers day to my Sugar rush, my no1 fan, my driving force, my britico, my first love..your simplicity, wealth of knowledge and humility has taught me a lot,May God bless you for all you do for me and my siblings. You're the best Father in the entire universe.. You surely will reap the fruits of your Labour Dad. I love you Below are the series of exchange that ensued afterwards. My only ish ...
Governor Ayade Cries In New Video As He Exempts The Poor From Paying Taxes
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Governor Ayade Cries In New Video As He Exempts The Poor From Paying Taxes

Governor Ben Ayade, In a bid to reposition the economy of Cross River State following the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic, has announced tax exemption for low income owners including okada and taxi riders, food vendors popularly known as mama put, small barbing shop owners, farmers, hotels with less than 50 rooms and others. The governor who struggled to hold his emotion said if God should take all he has to make the people of the State rich, he and his family can sacrifice it all. In a video obtained  the governor expressed dissatisfaction that despite instructions from his office that tax officials should not collect tax from petty traders, it is observed in the breach. He said his dream for the state when he took over as governor has not been fully actualised, maintaining that...
We Don’t Celebrate Unexplained Money – Actor Zubby Michael Takes Shot at Hushpuppi after Being Compared with him
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We Don’t Celebrate Unexplained Money – Actor Zubby Michael Takes Shot at Hushpuppi after Being Compared with him

Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael took shots at Hushpuppi after being compared with him by a follower in an Instagram post he shared. The actor had shared a photo from a movie scene with the caption; Any body trying so hard to prove he is rich is very poor physically ,mentally and spiritually, wealthy people are not noisy   However after a follower compared him to Hushpuppi who he (follower) said is rich and loud, Zubby Michael claimed that the Instagram big boy has "unexplained money". The follower had written; You wey no dey talk and @hushpuppi wey loud, who now get money pass? Oga shut up and live your life Zubby Michael wrote in response; @Praise.Arinze1 mumu we don't celebrate unexplained money, grow up
I Vowed Never to Date a Broke Guy – Moesha Boduong
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I Vowed Never to Date a Broke Guy – Moesha Boduong

Ghanaian actress, Moesha Boduong has revealed why she would never date a poor or broke guy. The actress defended her statement with a bitter experience she claims she had with her 1st boyfriend who cheated on her severally despite being poor. The actress further stated that she will not date a man without a car. “My first boyfriend was a man without cash and we were struggling together but he cheated on me severally and got my heartbroken. After such experience, I vowed never to date a broke guy. I can’t date a man without a car, a man with at least a Corolla or a Hyundai isn’t bad for a guy who wants to date me,” she explained. The actress also advised other ladies against dating several men, saying it is not enough to make a woman rich. “Sleeping with different men wil...
I Helped Collins Ezenwa E-Money Kidnap Rich People But He Left Me Poor – Suspect
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I Helped Collins Ezenwa E-Money Kidnap Rich People But He Left Me Poor – Suspect

A suspect, Ifeanyi Asiegbuelam, has narrated how he helped the late billionaire kidnapper, Collins Ezenwa, popularly known as E-money, to kidnap many rich people from the South-East, especially in Imo and Abia states. However, Asiegbuelam, 32, lamented that despite aiding Ezenwa to perpetrate the crimes, he did not make him rich. Ezenwa, a dismissed police corporal, was killed in January 2018 during a gun duel with policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command when he attempted to kidnap a South-African-based Nigerian businessman in Owerri. More than 13 buildings including a hotel, belonging to the late kidnapper were reportedly traced by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team to Abia, Imo and Enugu states,...
Actress, Chacha Eke-Faani Pens Words Of Wisdom To Parents On IG
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Actress, Chacha Eke-Faani Pens Words Of Wisdom To Parents On IG

Nigerian actress, charity Eke also known as cha-cha eke faani pens a heartwarming message to parents out there about their children’s behavior Taking to instagram, she said if your children lie to you it depends on the way you reacts to things the do, that’s why. She wrote Dear Parent(s) 1. If your children lie to you often, it is because you over-react too harshly to their inappropriate behaviour. 2. If your children are not taught to confide in you about their mistakes, you’ve lost them. 3. If your children have poor self-esteem, it is because you advice them more than you encourage them. 4. If your children do not stand up for themselves, it is because from a young age you have disciplined them regularly in public. 5. If your children take things that do not belo...
China seizes over 89 million shoddy face masks
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China seizes over 89 million shoddy face masks

China has confiscated over 89 million poor quality face masks, a government official said Sunday, as Beijing faces a slew of complaints about faulty protective gear exported worldwide. Demand for protective equipment has soared as nations across the globe battle the deadly coronavirus, which has infected nearly 2.9 million people. But a number of countries have complained about faulty masks and other products exported by China, mostly for use by medical workers and vulnerable groups. As of Friday, China’s market regulators had inspected nearly 16 million businesses and seized over 89 million masks and 418,000 pieces of protective gear, said Gan Lin, deputy director of the State Administration of Market Regulation, at a press conference. Regulators had also seized ineffective di...
How Govt Will Use BVN To Identify Poor, Vulnerable Nigerians, Minister Clarifies
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How Govt Will Use BVN To Identify Poor, Vulnerable Nigerians, Minister Clarifies

The Federal Government is set to expand the social register for palliative distribution by employing digital models including the use of Bank Verification Number (BVN). The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, while responding to questions at Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19. She noted that this digital measure will be faster and make the distribution more effective. “We are using other models including BVN to identify bank accounts. We are also using mobile phone networks to identify poor and vulnerable people in the society. “This is going to be faster, transparent and give room for more accountability,” she said. She added that the conditional cash transfer to poor households which is c...
South African President, Ramaphosa Condemns Stealing Food Provided For The Poor
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South African President, Ramaphosa Condemns Stealing Food Provided For The Poor

The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has totally condemned the food packages allegedly to be stolen which is meant to provide relief for the poor during the coronavirus lock down. A statement released by the President affairs report which are “disturbing and disgusting” adding that the individuals involved in the hoarding, selling or diverting of food aid would be dealt with “harshly”. “Over the past three weeks, we have been confronted with distressing images of desperate people clamouring for food parcels at distribution centres and of community protests against food shortages.” He added that the government will improve and increase the welfare packages as the lock down continues.
Really? O’Neil attacks Norwich for announcing BOSMAN signing Sinani
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Really? O’Neil attacks Norwich for announcing BOSMAN signing Sinani

Former Norwich City midfielder Gary O'Neil has criticised the signing of Danel Sinani. Despite the F91 Dudelange attacker's arrival being a Bosman arrangement, O'Neil chose to attack the club for announcing the signing amid the coronavirus lockdown. “I thought the timing of announcing a new player was poor. It was a strange one," he said on talkSPORT. “I don't have a problem with Norwich furloughing some of their staff. They are not a club who are financially up there with the big clubs. They are not going to be rolling in money and have all this spare cash to keep paying people when they don't have any income coming in. “I am fine with the people of Norwich saying we need to furlough some staff. I get that. They are trying to run a business. I just think while you are furloughing...
Declare You Are Poor, Recharge N100 And Be Eligible To Receive Relief Fund
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Declare You Are Poor, Recharge N100 And Be Eligible To Receive Relief Fund

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said poor people dwelling in urban areas who recharge just N100 credit on their phones will be eligible to receive the Federal Government Conditional Cash Transfer. The minister made this known when she fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, April 14. She said: “You are also aware that Mr President in his broadcast yesterday (April 13) has directed that we expand the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer by one million. “In this regard, we are going to focus more on the urban poor. These are people who depend on informal sector to earn their livelihood – They are daily wage earners and these are people we are really going ...
COVID-19: Boss Mustapha Reverses Self, Says He’s Aware Of Poor Healthcare System
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COVID-19: Boss Mustapha Reverses Self, Says He’s Aware Of Poor Healthcare System

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has reversed his earlier remark that he never knew Nigeria’s healthcare system was in a very bad state until the coronavirus global pandemic. Mustapha who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce Force (PTF) on COVID-19, said this on Friday in Abuja at the ninth joint national briefing of the PTF on COVID-19. According to him, his comment was taken out of context and didn’t reflect what he said on Thursday while briefing the leadership of the National Assembly. He said that when the committee met with the leadership of the national assembly regarding the pandemic that his role as the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 opened his eye to the current state of Nigeria’s healthcare in...
Ekiti Adjusts Lockdown Timing As Gov. Fayemi Approves Palliatives For The Poor
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Ekiti Adjusts Lockdown Timing As Gov. Fayemi Approves Palliatives For The Poor

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, relaxed the total lockdown imposed on the state since March 29 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Fayemi made this known in Ado Ekiti, while flagging off Covid-19 Response/Food bank and distribution of palliatives to 20, 000 indigent citizens in the state. “I just got out of self isolation this morning and this is the first state function I will perform. ” Residents are now allowed to move and trade between 6 a.m to 2 p.m on Tuesday and Thursday this week, to restock and undertake economic pursuits that will keep their households till the curfew is finally lifted. ” I decided to keep away from you in order not to return to self isolation that I had observed, as part of the ways to checkmate the spread of this virus”, he sai...
Drama As 6 Soldiers Storms NEPA Office, Beat Official On Duty Over “Poor Power Supply”
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Drama As 6 Soldiers Storms NEPA Office, Beat Official On Duty Over “Poor Power Supply”

It was just like a scene out of an action movie when about 6 soldiers attached to the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala Barracks, Abeokuta, Ogun State and led by one Major Musa, stormed the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company ( IBEDC ) substation – Olumo business hub, Rounder – on March 6 and beat up Salau Adekunle, the man on duty, over poor power supply. Workers of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company say they have become fearful in their office when the soldiers descended on Adekunle, the substation’s distribution officer, with horse whips, because, presently on the average, the barracks and environs get 5 hours supply daily, which falls short of the soldiers’ expectation. “They told me to get up and without explanation, they started beating me. They complained that the...
COVID-19: Peter Psquare Shares 10 Million Naira To The Poor
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COVID-19: Peter Psquare Shares 10 Million Naira To The Poor

Peter okoye is a twin brother to Paul okoye, Peter okoye and Paul okoye are twin brothers popularly known as psquare before they both separated. Following the recent pandemic disease called coronavirus that entered Nigeria, some of the well meaningful Nigerians have been donating huge amount of money to help fight against the spread of this pandemic disease called coronavirus virus. Peter okoye decided to be amongst the top celebrities to donate some huge amount of money to the poor . According to a recent updates made by Peter okoye on his Instagram and Twitter account, Peter okoye made it known to the public that he will be giving out huge Amount of money to the people in need. This is a nice move from Peter Okoye, I hope other celebrities emulate from this act of kindness. ...
Emeka Offor Donated N12b To Tackle The Virus; A Good Example Of Robbing The Poor To Impress The Rich
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Emeka Offor Donated N12b To Tackle The Virus; A Good Example Of Robbing The Poor To Impress The Rich

Following the outbreak of Covid-19 in Nigeria, individuals and cooperate organisations, have donated food items, money and equipment to help Tackle and the virus, and Igbo Billionaire Emeka Offor, is not left out as he donates a whopping N12b equipment in support to Tackle the pandemic. The business mogul made the donation through his foundation, SEOF. He is the owner of Emeka Offor’s Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). His actions towards the donations is Commendable. In my own opinion is that Emeka Offor N12b donation is a good example of robbing the poor to impress the poor. He is a bill merchant that make mostly southeast business men and women, including poor masses to shade tears every month end, with the elaborate electricity bill, you will see a house with just...
Buhari Didn’t Consider Poor Nigerians Before Announcing Lockdown – Bode Geordge
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Buhari Didn’t Consider Poor Nigerians Before Announcing Lockdown – Bode Geordge

Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari should have considered the plight of poor Nigerians before issuing the order to lockdown Lagos, Ogun and FCT. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland said there is a state of hopelessness in the country as Nigerians are hungry and angry. “I don’t support the total lockdown. I don’t! What about the poor people? Who is making any arrangement for them? These are people who live on daily income. How will they survive with a lockdown for two weeks”. Did the Lagos state government support it? They are trying to do something for the poor here before the lockdown was announced and yet they are both members of th...
‘Coronavirus Has Exposed Nigeria’s Poor Healthcare System’ – Gbajabiamila
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‘Coronavirus Has Exposed Nigeria’s Poor Healthcare System’ – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated that Nigeria’s poor healthcare system has been exposed due to its inability to handle the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. Gbajabiamila took to his Twitter page to share a couple of video clips on Tuesday. In the video, the speaker of the House of Representatives said; “None of us living in Nigeria today has ever experienced a time such as this. At this moment, when our determination to succeed is surpassed only by our recognition of the dire consequences of falling short; we’re hopeful that our best efforts will be enough. “This crisis has exposed in the worst possible way the evident weaknesses of our health system. “After this is over and moving forward, we must do everything in our power to e...
Chris Oyakhilome Donates N1billion Faculty to Benson Idahosa University
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Chris Oyakhilome Donates N1billion Faculty to Benson Idahosa University

President of the Love World Nation also known as Christ Embassy, Reverend Chris Oyakhilome has built a 1 billion naira faculty of Engineering in Benson Idahosa University. The man of God while commissioning the building on the 12th of March, handed it over to the Chancellor of Benson Idahosa university, Archbishop Margaret Benson-Idahosa, wife of the founder and late Archbishop of Church of God Mission International.   According to Pastor Chris, the move is purely motivated by love towards the late Benson Idahosa and his family for being a blessing to him and of course to spur Nigerians into giving. Oyakhilome said: “When I gave in to the university, I was taking the opportunity afforded me to say thank you. I am one grateful person, just one among so many, I am ...
Take Politicians With Coronavirus To Poor Health Centres – AY Comedian
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Take Politicians With Coronavirus To Poor Health Centres – AY Comedian

Popular comedian, Ayo Makun simply known as AY says all the politicians that have tested positive to coronavirus in Nigeria be taken to the poor health centres they built left for the poor. Speaking via his official twitter handle on Wednesday, the comedian added that the deadly disease would no doubt have some impact on the Nigeria system of government. He wrote: “ All the politicians testing positive should be taken to the poor health centers they initially left for the masses. Either we like it or not, the Covid19 will have a positive impact on the Nigeria system of govt, particularly the health sector.”  
Parents Contribute to Wards’ Poor Academic Performances ― WAEC
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Parents Contribute to Wards’ Poor Academic Performances ― WAEC

Mr Oladele Oluremi, Cross River Branch Controller of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has blamed parents and guardians over the spate of poor academic performances of their wards in the country. Oluremi stated this at a pre-varsity forum titled ‘Admission Processing: Laying a Solid Foundation,’ on Saturday in Calabar. The symposium was organised by the Deeper Life Schools Outreach in collaboration with WAEC and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Represented by Mr Aderibigbe Adeniyi, the Head of Result and Certificate Department of the Council, Oluremi noted that many parents contributed to their children poor performances by aiding malpractice which in-turn made them lazy. He alleged that parents pestered officials of the Council to change grades...
Kenyans Blast Designer For Poor Design Of Kenya Olympic Kits
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Kenyans Blast Designer For Poor Design Of Kenya Olympic Kits

Part of Team Kenya kits for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games has triggered mixed reactions from Kenyans on social media platforms, as they consider it extremely poor in design. Most of the critics of some of the kits said it was poorly designed and lacked a Kenyan theme. Nike on Tuesday in New York unveiled part of Team Kenya’s competition kit and had world 1,500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot model men’s athletics competition kit alongside other countries like the USA, Nigeria and Brazil.
1 Billion Witches And Wizard Can Never Make Me Poor – Bishop David Oyedepo
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1 Billion Witches And Wizard Can Never Make Me Poor – Bishop David Oyedepo

The founder and general overseer of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel Worldwide, Dr. David Oyedepo who late in December 2019 during their annual Shiloh event “Breaking Limit” asked the government to focus on curbing hate act in the country rather than hate speech; as issued a stern warning to demonic forces during today Sunday Service at OTA Canaan Land. During his sermon, he said 1 billion witches and wizard can never make him poor even if they commence prayer and fasting, that they’ll just die of hunger. In his words, “1 billion witches and Wizard can never make me poor, even if they fast 40 days and 40 night, they’ll only die of hunger”… God told me that even if I want to be poor, it is too late”. The popular preacher said, every believer should practice giving, s...
Only poor people ask Nigerian celebs how they make their money – Swanky Jerry defends Toke Makinwa
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Only poor people ask Nigerian celebs how they make their money – Swanky Jerry defends Toke Makinwa

Celebrity Stylist, Swanky Jerry, says it is only poor people that go about questioning the source of income of Nigerian celebrities. In a post shared on his IG page, Swanky said rich people never ask how celebs make their money but it is only those who have not eaten well enough that make such inquiries. Making particular reference to those who question the sources of income of Toke Makinwa and Hushpuppi, Swanky wrote: It’s so funny how you never see a rich person asking how celebs make their money ... it’s mostly people who never chop bellyful asking these questions .... Why must celebrities be your only inspiration ? There are people like dangote , folorunsho alakija , femi otedola , mark Zuckerberg , bill gates ,and many more that could inspire you ..... shebi you know their source...
Ondo State Is Poor — Governor Akeredolu
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Ondo State Is Poor — Governor Akeredolu

Akeredolu said this on Thursday at the launch of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed “Amotekun” (leopard), a joint security initiative by south-west governors. Reacting to the absence of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, at the event which held in Ibadan, Oyo state, Akeredolu said his Lagos counterpart wanted to fly into Oyo but could not do so because of the weather. Akeredolu said he that is from a poor state had to travel down by road but because Lagos is rich, Sanwo-Olu opted to fly in. “I must convey the apologies of two of our governors who are not here. What has happened is part of problems you face in harmattan period, particularly when you are from a rich state that you believe you can come with helicopter but helicopter now say that it cannot l...
Truck Crushes Four People Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
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Truck Crushes Four People Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Expressway, on Thursday, January 2nd claimed the lives of four persons while leaving four other passengers with various degrees of injuries. The Public Relations Officer Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the crash occurred around 4.30 a.m. He highlighted that the truck, with registration number TKP 653 XA, which was loaded with yams, lost control. He said the red coloured Man Diesel truck, which was coming from the North and in bound Lagos, had 14 passengers, presumed to be owners of the products, sitting on the top of the yams when the accident occurred .“The casualty was much because some of the passengers, who are also likely owners of the yam, were seating on the yam in the open space at the back. Thus, when it lost control d...
We Must Tax The Rich Mercilessly – Aregbesola
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We Must Tax The Rich Mercilessly – Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, says for Nigeria to solve the problem of poverty, the rich must be taxed mercilessly. Speaking at the 70th birthday of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, he said tax from the rich could be used to create wealth to help the poor. “We must mercilessly tax the rich, if we are to cure the problem of poverty. We have two contending forces, the poor and the privileged rich,” he said. “The rich have no problem, they are comfortable. The problem is the poor and they are in the majority. And the point is if the rich failed to address this problem, the comfort of the rich will be taken away, so they must release much of their money to help the poor.” This is not the first time that Aregbesola will make known his position on taxing wea...
Halima Abubkar blasts ‘girls’ who insulted her as she shares their ‘dirty photo’
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Halima Abubkar blasts ‘girls’ who insulted her as she shares their ‘dirty photo’

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar has shared a photo of 'girls' who insulted her after posting a photo of herself. We believe one of the girls did. The actress went to the follower's page, picked a photo and put her and her friends on blast. She called them poor, pigs, local and dirty. Halima's words; ''A whole boobs out and insulting me smh, thank God I block you local angry girls???see nipples mtchew kobo kobo dirty dirty pigs?Let me be ur Pr ✍?Attention right?Take it?Filter your destinies away.''
Recovered N31.8 Billion Abacha Loot Was Spent On The Poor, Says FG
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Recovered N31.8 Billion Abacha Loot Was Spent On The Poor, Says FG

The Federal Government (FG) has disclosed how the recovered $104 million Abacha loot was spent. The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais announced that the money was spent on programmes designed to address the plight of poor and vulnerable Nigerians thereby alleviating poverty in the country. Uwais disclosed this during her keynote address at a two-day Experts’ Training and Advocacy on Tracing and Recovery of Illicit Funds and Assets organised by the Human Environmental Development Agenda HEDA, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The Presidential aide said the total amount disbursed from the Abacha loot from August 2018 to the October payment cycle was $76,538,530 and $27,099,028 from the IDA credit. She explained that the funds were sent to beneficiaries ...
I Will Fight For The Poor – Buhari
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I Will Fight For The Poor – Buhari

According to media reports, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Daura, Katsina State, said he will use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians by paying close attention to the poor and those on the lower rungs of society. Addressing leaders of various communities from five Local Government Areas of Daura Emirate, who paid him a visit as part of Eid El-Kabir celebration, the President said he is convinced that majority of Nigerians understand who he is and his mission, on account of which they returned him for a second term in office with larger margin of votes than 2015. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President said “You know how much I laboured to get here. I ran three times in the past. The...
Aremu Afolayan throws shade at his brothers as he shares his life story to mark his birthday
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Aremu Afolayan throws shade at his brothers as he shares his life story to mark his birthday

Actor Aremu Afolayan seems to be throwing shade at his siblings in his birthday post.   The tension between Aremu and his siblings is no secret, especially between him and filmmaker Kunle Afolayan.   Recall that last year, Kunle called Aremu "stupid" for claiming they grew up poor. Also, Kunle didn't offer him support when he received heat for calling out the President and Vice President of Nigeria and the Lagos State governor after he suffered an embarrassing incident at the Lagos Airport. What Kunle did, instead, was to correct those who mistook his brother for him.   To add to that, Aremu doesn't feature in his brother's movies and he once addressed that in an interview.   Well, with these on ground, Aremu took to Instagram to wish himself a h...
Airport driver returns 888,000 Naira forgotten in his cab to the owner
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Airport driver returns 888,000 Naira forgotten in his cab to the owner

An airport cab driver is being celebrated for returning a huge sum forgotten in his cab to the owner.   Adeniyi Olayinka, who is in his late 30s, is a driver who works at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) taxi park in Lagos.   The driver, who doesn’t have a car of his own, but works as a commissioned driver to a member of the Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria (ACHAN), found an envelope forgotten by a passenger in the backseat of his cab.   He had met the passenger, Dele Ayeni, at about 1:30 am on Monday, July 29, shortly after the latter arrived from Cairo, Egypt.  Olayinka drove Dele from the airport to his destination at Ibese, Ikorodu. However, upon returning to the airport, he noticed an envelope belonging to Dele sitting in the ba...
Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances
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Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances

While recognising that he has been far from his best in Brazil, the Barcelona star believes the grounds-keeping has also been sub-par Argentina captain Lionel Messi took aim at the state of the pitches at the 2019 Copa America after helping his team through to a semi-final clash with Brazil. Messi, however, once more failed to reproduce his best form, with a penalty against Paraguay his only goal in four matches so far in the tournament. Leo recognises that he has been far from his strongest; although according to the Barcelona star the Copa's groundsmen are also at fault. "I am not having my best Copa America," he told reporters at the final whistle in Rio. "In truth, the pitches are shameful. It is hard to control the ball and carry it. "The ball looked like a rabbi...
Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Not Helping The Poor — World Bank
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Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Not Helping The Poor — World Bank

The Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank, Laura Tuck, who spoke at the ongoing World Circular Economic Forum in Helsinki, Finland , stated that Nigeria’s fuel subsidy is not helping the poor.  Tuck who spoke on the theme ‘Scale it up! The Next Era of the Circular Economy', revealed that the the continuous payment of huge sums of money as subsidies on fossil fuels has worsened resources consumption and increased greenhouse emission and pollution. “Strong evidence shows that a lot of countries put subsidy on fossil fuels, and these subsidies are insufficient to support the poor. They aggravate resources consumption, pollution and greenhouse gas. Globally, subsidies on fossil fuels are huge,” she added. Tuck said, “We cannot achieve a circular economy if we continue to...
Nigerians Became Poorer In Buhari’s First Term – The Economist
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Nigerians Became Poorer In Buhari’s First Term – The Economist

The Economist reviewed the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari and concluded that Nigerians became poorer during his first four years in office. The London magazine, in the publication, which was posted on its website on Thursday, said while the Nigerian economy was “stuck like a stranded truck,” average incomes fell during the four-year period covering 2015 to 2019. The Economist in its report said based on the thinking of the International Monetary Fund, the average income of Nigerians “will not rise for at least another six (years).”The report partly reads; “The Nigerian economy is stuck like a stranded truck. Average incomes have been falling for four years; the IMF thinks they will not rise for at least another six (years). The latest figures put unemployment at 23 per c...
Pastor Giwa Speaks on Pastors Buying Private Jets
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Pastor Giwa Speaks on Pastors Buying Private Jets

The Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Gospel Church in Nigeria, Pastor Adewale Giwa has advised pastors who own private jets, to sell them and use the proceeds to support the poor. Giwa stated this in a statement to DAILY POST on Monday, and backed his assertion with the Biblical passage about the ‘Rich and the Kingdom of God’. The clergyman insisted that it would be difficult for pastors who gather treasures on earth to make heaven. “The young rich man who came to meet Jesus in Matthew chapter 19 said he had fulfilled all the commandments of God. But, Jesus replied him to go sell his possessions to the poor so as to have treasure in heaven. In Vs 22, the young man went away sad because he had great wealth. “Nobody i...
“This Is Why Nigeria Is Poor” – Senator Ben Bruce
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“This Is Why Nigeria Is Poor” – Senator Ben Bruce

The Nigeria senator and CEO of Silverbird TV, Ben Murray Bruce has come out to tell why the nation is poor and also the way forward. See what he wrote... "We are poor, majorly because our population is growing faster than our economy. We must introduce population control policies so we can slow population growth and hasten economic growth. If we do not do that and do it soon, I shudder to think of what will happen to Nigeria."
Dangote: North Will Remain Poor Except…
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Dangote: North Will Remain Poor Except…

African richest and Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has said Northern Nigeria will continue to remain poor except states governments move to close the development gap between the north and the south. Dangote, who spoke at the 4th edition of the Kaduna Investment Summit (KadInvest 4.0) in Kaduna on Wednesday, berated Northern governors for doing little to end poverty in the region. According to him: “Nigeria is ranked at 157th out of 189 countries on the human development index. While the overall socio-economic condition in the country is a cause for concern, the regional disparities are in fact very alarming. “In the North Western and North Eastern parts of Nigeria, more than 60 per cent of the population lives in extreme poverty. “It is instruc...
VAT Designed To Support The Poor, Says Babatunde Fowler
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VAT Designed To Support The Poor, Says Babatunde Fowler

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) yesterday explained that Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax primarily designed to support poor people, and not to create hardship for them. The Chairman of FIRS, Babatunde Fowler allayed fears that the increase in VAT may cause hardship for the poor, stating that VAT is charged on consumption and capacity to consume. He said: “When you don’t consume certain categories of goods and services, you are not liable to pay VAT charges on those items. VAT is not charged on all medical and pharmaceutical products. It is not charged on basic food items. It is not charged on books and educational materials. It is not charged on baby products, fertilizers, locally produced agricultural and veterinary medicine. VAT is not charged on farming ma...
President Buhari Will Address Gap Between Rich And Poor – Aisha Buhari
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President Buhari Will Address Gap Between Rich And Poor – Aisha Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to betray the confidence of Nigerians from the last elections, saying his victory is a sign that Nigerians are satisfied with the change that his government embarked upon and shows confidence in his promise of its consolidation as idealized by the next level campaign. He was speaking at the victory dinner organized by wife of the President, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Conference Center, Abuja on Saturday 2nd March, 2019. President Buhari spoke of the abuse that Nigeria went through during past governments and explained why it had to take long to reposition the country back to its due course. He promised to use the next four years to conclude what he had started. The President also recognized the significant role w...
Nigerians: It’s Your Choice To Remain Poor – Aisha Buhari
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Nigerians: It’s Your Choice To Remain Poor – Aisha Buhari

The wife of the president Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has asked Nigerians as they go to the polls on Saturday, to decide whether the poor should become poorer and the rich richer or a society where the gap begins to be reduced. She stated this on Thursday while presenting empowerment packs to 1,250 women and youths from the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja. In a statement by her media adviser Adebisi, Olumide Ajayi, quoted Mrs. Buhari, as saying that poverty is one of the indices that encourage people to embrace vices like terrorism, kidnapping, and begging. Earlier, the Director-General, National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Dr. Nasir, Mohammed Argungu, disclosed since 2014, the revenue allocation to the agency had not changed. However, the agency was ...
Lagos State To Establish Social Register For Poor And Vulnerable People
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Lagos State To Establish Social Register For Poor And Vulnerable People

The Lagos State Commissioner of Economic Planning & Budget (MEPB), Olusegun Banjo has inaugurated the State Operations Cooperating Unit (SOCU), as part of efforts to create a Single Social Register that would lead to the conditional and unconditional fund transfer to the poor and vulnerable segment of the State. Banjo explained during the inauguration that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode recently approved the establishment of the SOCU while the validation of the constitution of the Unit was done by the National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Office of the Vice President, Abuja.   Noting that the programme would assist the State to achieve more in its strides to reach the poor and vulnerable segments of her population, the Commissioner emphasised that the initi...
I’m Seeking Reelection Because Of My Pact With The Poor – Buhari
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I’m Seeking Reelection Because Of My Pact With The Poor – Buhari

President Buhari who revealed who spoke at Karakanda Stadium in Katsina while rounding off his presidential campaign for Saturday’s election, disclosed that he is seeking reelection because of his pact with the poor. President Buhari who spoke in Hausa, stated that all his government programmes since he became the President were geared towards uplifting the poor and making their lives comfortable. The Nigerian President who said he will continue with all the programmes and come up with more innovations that would further alleviate the sufferings of the poor if he was reelected, mentioned the fight against Boko Haram insurgents, the anti-corruption war and promotion of agriculture, particularly the ban on importation of rice as some of his achievements. “My administration is makin...
Mining Must Make Africa Rich Not Poor – Ghana’s President
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Mining Must Make Africa Rich Not Poor – Ghana’s President

Ghana’s President has said that Africa must enrich itself from its natural resources. Nana Akufo-Addo said the countries on the continent must consider adding value to its natural resources. He added that African countries must also negotiate well with mining companies. Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that Africa’s mining industry must enable the economic transformation of countries on the continent instead of make them poor. He was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment conference. Nana Akufo-Addo said that it is not right for Africa to be inhabited by the poorest people in the world even though the continent is so rich in minerals that are sought after by the world. He sai...
Ezekwesili Pledges Equality among Nigerians
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Ezekwesili Pledges Equality among Nigerians

                                          oby ezekwesili The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has pledged to foster unity and equality among Nigerians if elected as the president of the country. In a statement issued yesterday, the ACPN presidential candidate said she was determined to ensure that the constitutional rights of Nigerians always upheld by government. Noting that there was a need to address the growing rate of poverty in Nigeria, Ezekwesili said that she was ready to ensure constitutionalism and uphold the rule of law in the opportunities available to every Nigerian regardless of their region, religion, status or gender. “There is no doubt that Nigeria is a multi-plural nation. We are different people...