Nigerian Newspapers, read top Naija News headlines today, January 23, 2023 below.
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Outrage As Gov Ikpeazu’s 21 Years Old Son Arrive Event In Convoy And Police Escort
The magnificent entrance of the governor of Abia State’s son, Okezie Ikpeazu, to an event has sparked outrage online.
After the video went viral, Chinedu Ikpeazu, who is reportedly 21 years old, has been trending on numerous social media sites.
The governor’s son is seen entering the site with a large motorcade that includes vehicles that have police escorts.
“Son of His Excellency is also His Excellency,” the MC said while singing his praise in the video shared online.
Gunshots ring out to welcome the 21 years old son of the state governor, who is seen being greeted by women.
Nigerians were outraged by the big arrival and resorted to social media to point out that there were a lot of workers in the state are still being owed arrears in salaries, yet the governor’s son is receiving praises from the people.
US Government Speaks On Preferred Presidential Candidate
The US gvernment has insisted that it has no favoured candidate for Nigeria’s general election .
At a town hall meeting held by the Niger-Delta Open Observatory, NOGO, on Saturday in Asaba, Delta State, the US Consul General, Will Stevens, said this.
Stevens also issued a warning that the US government would refuse visas to anyone who incited electoral violence.
“The US does not have a preferred candidate, full stop! We are not interested in a particular party or candidate.
“What we are interested in is free, fair, and credible elections that represent the people,” Stevens said.
He added that “the United States will discourage any politicians, citizens, or other parties who are encouraging electoral violence or seeking to undermine the electoral process.”
Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello Set To Abandon Bola Tinubu … See Why
KOGI State governor and member of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Yahaya Bello, may have tactically withdrawn support for his party standard-bearer, Senator Bola Tinubu.
Sunday Tribune source revealed that the Kogi governor’s new stance is informed by permutations in the North-Central State ahead of November governorship election.
The source revealed that Governor Bello, who incidentally is the National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, has since developed apprehension towards a Tinubu presidency as a result of feelers reaching him that the lawmaker representing Ikeja Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and Secretary of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Honourable James Faleke, may throw his hat into the ring for the APC governorship ticket in the state.
Faleke is a confidant of Tinubu and was running mate to the APC governorship candidate in the November 2015 governorship election, Abubakar Audu, who died shortly after casting his ballot.
Checks revealed that political parties are expected to conduct their governorship primary between March and April, 2023, almost immediately after the general election.
Sources revealed that Governor Bello is in a quandary as his confidants have cautioned him to review his open support for Tinubu, whom they noted would be holding the yam and the knife on who gets what in the party if he wins next month’s presidential race.
Kogi West’s agitation for power shift Another chieftain of the party in Kogi State who craved not to be named said Bello is not favourably disposed to power shift to Kogi West and has already given his word to the incumbent Accountant General in the state, Jubril Mommoh, who is from Kogi East, as his anointed choice.
He said: “The governor wants a close confidant, who can cover his tracks as his successor.
“So, he is wary of Tinubu winning the presidential election. He knows that Tinubu will look at how he emerged, with the support of northern governors for power shift and may look in the direction of Kogi West and Faleke.
“The PDP may also settle for a candidate from Kogi West in the November election.”
The source further dis- closed that apart from the sitting Kogi Accountant General, the incumbent Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, who is a former Chief of Staff, also from Kogi East, is also interested in the APC ticket for the Lugard House.
It could not, however, be confirmed if the Secretary of the APC PCC, James Faleke, has signified interest for the party ticket.
The APC source further revealed that Tinubu, who personally signed the appointment letter of Governor Bello as the National Youth Coordinator for his campaign issued to the latter last September was already aware of the governor’s half-hearted commitment to his aspiration.
He said: “He knows some of the governors who could undermine him. That’s why he is relying on the Independent Campaign Council he created to drive his cam-“Faleke is from the state. Same is the Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Ha- jiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, Hon- ourable Baba Ali and a host of others who have been galvanising support for Tinubu in the state.”
Source : TRIBUNE
Youth Corper shows the deplorable state of the accommodation he was given at his place of primary assignment
A youth corper has shared a video showing the deplorable state of the accommodation he and his colleagues were given at their place of primary assignment, NAIJA NEWS NG reports.
The video showed the rooms, toilets and bathrooms looking shabby.
You Are An Anti Christ If You Have Not Collected Your PVC- Eucharia Anunobi
Nollywood actress Eucharia Anunobi has called Nigerians who have not collected their Permanent Voter’s Card, PVC, antichrist .
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Eucharia Anunobi made this statement via her Instagram page yesterday, January 21, 2023 .
Eucharia Anunobi said : ”If your pastor preaches anything that hurts your feelings or offends you but is in line with the word of God, he or she is not out of line which means you an antichrist.
If you are a husband or wife snatcher, you are an antichrist. If you are sleeping with an underaged, you are an antichrist. If you you are a landgrabber, you are an antichrist.
If you are sleeping with persons of the same gender or in the same sex marriage, you are an antichrist. If you are a politician and you have no intentions to redeem your promises, you are an antichrist. And if you are a Nigerian and you have been complaining that Nigeria is a mess and you have not gotten your PVC to vote in the coming election, you are an antichrist” .
Apostle Suleman Slept With Me During My Monthly Period- Halima Abubakar
Halima Abubakar has again gone public with secrets of her relationship with Apostle Johnson Suleman .
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that in her latest rant on Gistlovers Live anchored by Princess , Halima Abubakar revealed that the Omega Fire Ministry Founder slept with her during her monthly period .
In the video below, she alleged that she always saw something like a shadow coming over her when they got intimate.
She also said that she got pregnant for Apostle Suleman three times .
Watch below .
Speaking on their sexual life, Halima revealed that she discovered that everytime they had sex, she would always bleed but since she wasn’t spiritual, she didn’t read meaning to it.
To prove herself, Halima shared old photos she took of the clergyman while in a hotel on Valentine’s day. She berated media personality, Daddy Freeze for pitching tent with Suleman, who he is friends with.
Halima added that she had a tattoo of his name on her hand when their relationship was good and when she discovered he was married, he had calmed her down.
7 Facts you should know about the National Domestic Card Scheme
Here are 7 facts you should know about the National Domestic Card Scheme that destroys all the myths rumor mills are spreading .
Check them out below .
MYTH: ATMs, Cards will no longer be in use as CBN, and NIBSS move to unify Payment through the National Domestic Card Scheme.
FACT: This is FALSE. Existing ATMs, Cards and POS will still function without interruption.
MYTH: The establishment of the National Domestic Card Scheme will affect the usage of other card scheme cards such as Mastercard, visa and Verve in Nigeria.
Fact: All other card schemes will go on without disruption. All the schemes will co-exist.
For those who say there are no benfits to having a National Domestic Card Scheme, read below .
MYTH: There is no benefit to having a National Card Scheme.
FACT: The advantages are enormous. This is the national card scheme which aims to facilitate the growth of Nigeria’s payment eco-system, promote more customized payment services, tighten payment security, deepen financial participation, ensure data sovereignty, eradicate FX dependence as well as many more benefits to the nation. Cardholders will enjoy improved affordability and more flexible payment options.
MYTH: CBN is the beneficiary of this new scheme, not the users.
FACT: There are numerous government social programs that DSCC Cardholders will enjoy. There will also be opportunities for the growth of financial inclusion, collaboration and employment opportunities.
MYTH: There are no direct benefits from using this card.
FACT: Robust reward system, ease of transaction processing and improved affordability.
MYTH: There is no difference between the National Domestic Card Scheme card and other card schemes.
FACT: This is a national domestic card scheme, fully homegrown, owned by Government and controlled by the banking industry focused on the Nigerian banking end users.
MYTH: There are no added security features on National Domestic Card Scheme.
FACT: The scheme is driven by the best local and global security standards (compliant with EMVco and other global card security standards)
See The Email Google CEO Sundar Pichai Sent To The Sacked 12,000 Workers
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Friday shocked the tech world with the announcement that it has sacked 12,000 of its global workforce.
This development has made Google the second tech company to layoff most of its workers, Google is now second to Jeff Bezos’ Amazon with 18,000 layoffs .
NAIJA NEWS NG brings you the email Sundar Pichai, Google CEO sent to workers to announce the latest layoffs . Read below .
I have some difficult news to share. We’ve decided to reduce our workforce by approximately 12,000 roles. We’ve already sent a separate email to employees in the US who are affected. In other countries, this process will take longer due to local laws and practices.
This will mean saying goodbye to some incredibly talented people we worked hard to hire and have loved working with. I’m deeply sorry for that. The fact that these changes will impact the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and I take full responsibility for the decisions that led us here.
Over the past two years, we’ve seen periods of dramatic growth. To match and fuel that growth, we hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today.
I am confident about the huge opportunity in front of us thanks to the strength of our mission, the value of our products and services, and our early investments in AI. To fully capture it, we’ll need to make tough choices. So, we’ve undertaken a rigorous review across product areas and functions to ensure that our people and roles are aligned with our highest priorities as a company. The roles we’re eliminating reflect the outcome of that review. They cut across Alphabet, product areas, functions, levels and regions.
To the Googlers who are leaving us: Thank you for working so hard to help people and businesses everywhere. Your contributions have been invaluable and we are grateful for them.
While this transition won’t be easy, we’re going to support employees as they look for their next opportunity.
In the US:
We’ll pay employees during the full notification period (minimum 60 days).
We’ll also offer a severance package starting at 16 weeks’ salary plus two weeks for every additional year at Google, and accelerate at least 16 weeks of GSU vesting.
We’ll pay 2022 bonuses and the remaining vacation time.
We’ll be offering 6 months of healthcare, job placement services, and immigration support for those affected.
Outside the US, we’ll support employees in line with local practices.
As an almost 25-year-old company, we’re bound to go through difficult economic cycles. These are important moments to sharpen our focus, re-engineer our cost base, and direct our talent and capital to our highest priorities.
Being constrained in some areas allows us to bet big on others. Pivoting the company to be AI-first years ago led to groundbreaking advances across our businesses and the whole industry.
Thanks to those early investments, Google’s products are better than ever. And we’re getting ready to share some entirely new experiences for users, developers and businesses, too. We have a substantial opportunity in front of us with AI across our products and are prepared to approach it boldly and responsibly.
All this work is a continuation of the “healthy disregard for the impossible” that’s been core to our culture from the beginning. When I look around Google today, I see the same spirit and energy driving our efforts. That’s why I remain optimistic about our ability to deliver on our mission, even on our toughest days. Today is certainly one of them.
I’m sure you have many questions about how we’ll move forward. We’ll be organizing a town hall on Monday. Check your calendar for details. Until then, please take good care of yourselves as you absorb this difficult news. As part of that, if you are just starting your work day, please feel free to work from home today.
The Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote .