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Emefiele heads for court as anger spreads over presidential ambition
The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele’s alleged involvement in politics on Sunday attracted more strong condemnations, with senior lawyers and other eminent Nigerians calling for his immediate resignation.
Senior lawyers and top politicians, who spoke separately to The PUNCH News Today, stated that Emefiele’s continuous stay as the CBN governor was dangerous to the economy.
They said this as the Chairman of Ward 6 in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr Nduka Erikpume, in a telephone chat with one of our correspondents on Sunday, said the CBN governor had registered as an APC member.
UK excludes Nigerian graduates as it begins high-potential visa application
The United Kingdom yesterday announced plans to begin issuance of new visa that allows holders of first degrees, masters, and doctorates to travel to the country and work in fields, such as science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship by May 30.
The visa, known as high potential individual visa, allows applicants to relocate to the UK without a prior job offer or sponsorship.
Meanwhile, some of the requirements exempted those who graduated from Nigerian universities.
2023 Elections: Face-off looms as Gov Akeredolu, Deputy disagree on choice of candidates
Ahead of the forthcoming primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, a fresh crisis is brewing in Ondo State between Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, over the nomination of candidates.
DAILY POST gathered that the deputy governor, some cabinet members, and Akeredolu’s aides from Ilaje Local Government Area are currently working for aspirants other than those whom the party leadership and the governor had ‘anointed’ for specific positions.
Petrol scarcity back in FCT, Oil marketers seek payment of N100b debt
Petrol scarcity and long queues at filling stations returned to the streets of Abuja, the Federal Capital City (FCT) yesterday.
The alleged indebtedness of the Federal Government has crippled the marketers’ effective procurement and distribution capacity, it was learnt last night.
According to the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), the government was owing more than N100 billion in overdue bridging payment.
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Tension in Abuja as shop owners, Okada riders clash
There is tension at the Deidei area of the Federal Capital Territory over the death of a yet-to-be-identified person.
According to a PUNCH correspondent, the commercial motorcyclists and Building materials dealers in the area are engaged in A fight. A resident of the area told newsmen that a commercial motorcyclist knocked down a woman who died on the spot.
He said building materials dealers nabbed the Motorcyclists who later called his colleagues to rescue him.
The resident reportedly said that policemen had yet to arrive at the scene at the time of filing this report.
Where is Deidei in Abuja ?
Deidei is in Saburi residential district in the FCT
Where is Saburi in Abuja?
Whereas Saburi is around Kubwa.
Subscription-Revenue Decline: Netflix Sacks 150 Staff
Netflix has laid off 150 full-time employees in the United States.
This is a result of a fallout of a significant drop in its revenue. According to reports, the recent retrenchment affects employees across departments in the organization. This includes 70 part-time positions in the animation, social media, and publishing divisions.
At least 26 contractors working on the company’s fan-focused Tudum website, which acts as an addition to Netflix’s content were also affected. Last month, the Tudum subdivision was exclusively impacted by a similar fate, with over 25 roles in the marketing section.
This new decision is coming less than a month after the streaming giant laid off at least ten full-time employees and contractors from its editing and marketing departments. The Netflix management has explained that the choice is unrelated to individual performances. They also said that the laid-off employees will be compensated.
Netflix’s revenue income has been on a decline recently. For the first time in a decade, it disclosed a sharp reduction in subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, with a net loss of 200,000 streaming clients. The business also forecasted a 2 million subscriber drop in the second quarter. On April 20, the company’s worth dropped by $54 billion as a result of this.
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BREAKING: Lagos Gov bans Okada in Apapa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, 3 other LGs
Total Ban on Okada in Lagos
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has banned the operations of commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada, in six Local Governments.
The governor announced that the ban is “indefinite and total”.
The six local governments listed by the governor are Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, and Apapa.
The Governor gave out the directive at a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) at the State House in Alausa.
The fresh Okada ban followed the February 2020 restriction placed on the activities of commercial motorcycles.
Sanwo-Olu said the Government took the decision in line with the State’s Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 to immediately address the chaos and menace created by the operations of Okada in the listed areas.
He told the police to enforce the order without compromise.
He said, “After a critical review of our restriction on Okada activities in the first six Local Government Areas where we restricted them on February 1, 2020, we have seen that the menace has not abated. We are now directing a total ban on Okada activities across the highways and bridges within these six Local Government and their Local Council Development Areas, effective from June 1, 2022.
“This is a phased ban we are embarking on this period, and we expect that within the short while when this ban will be enforced, Okada riders in other places where their activities are yet to be banned can find something else to do. We have given the notice now and we expect all commercial motorcycles plying the routes in the listed councils and areas to vacate the highways before enforcement begins. The enforcement will be total.”
The ban is coming days after Okada riders killed a young man in the Lekki area of Lagos State over N100 balance.
It was learnt that the victim, who was a sound engineer, was lynched and burnt to death after a misunderstanding ensued over the N100 balance with one of the commercial motorcyclists.
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