Monday, 16 July 2018

25 Persons Dead, 90 Houses Destroyed As Flood Batters Katsina State

25 Persons Dead, 90 Houses Destroyed As Flood Batters Katsina State

At least 25 persons have been feared dead while 90 houses destroyed after torrential floods – a result of the heavy downpour – wreak havoc in 10 communities of Jibia Local Government area of Katsina State on Monday morning.

It was also gathered that more than 260 livestock were confirmed dead while several other persons were declared missing and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the flooding.

ThisDay reports that some of the communities badly affected by the floods are Kwata, Dantudu, Sabuwar, Tukare, Tsohuwar Tukare, Ungwar Mai Kwari.

The downpour, which started around 11pm on Sunday and stopped by 1am on Monday, caused river channels in the affected villages to overflow their banks resulting in the loss of lives and sweeping away several vehicles, motorcycles and farmlands.

Many residents have also been sacked from their homes and shops as the natural disaster left an indelible mark, thereby rendering thousands homeless.

It was also learnt that three out of the 25 persons killed, included a food vendor and her two children, whose container shop was swept away by the flood around Sabuwar Mosque area of Jibia.

Confirming the incident on Monday while on an assessment tour of the affected areas, the District Head of Jibia, Alhaji Rabe Rabi’u, described the development as “highly devastating”.

“As I speak to you, we have discovered the corpse of 25 persons including mothers and children and many are missing. Over 260 cows, sheep and goats were killed by the flood. The heavy rainfall started around 11 pm on Sunday night and stopped by 1am Monday,” he said.

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All The Things You Should Know About Flight Attendants

There is a need for you to know the secrets about air travel, as doing so can make you have a safer and happier flying experience. Flight attendants know more than a few things that can not only make you enjoy your trip but also determine the type of trip you’d have.

Here are a number of things you should know about flight attendants.

Passengers are Quite Rude
Some passengers steal, curse and are generally troublesome. Flight attendants have the responsibility of keeping order and they mostly disarm unruly passengers by introducing themselves and calming the situation.

They Don’t Have A Boyfriend In Every City
While they travel round the world, most people expect them to have more than a few boyfriends in major cities but that isn’t the case.

They Want You To Keep An Eye On Kids
If you’re travelling with a small child and you keep hearing bells and chimes, you may want to check to see if it’s your child playing with the flight attendant call bell. If you have a baby, bring diapers. This will help to reduce the burden on them.

If you’re diabetic, bring syringes. If you have high blood pressure, don’t forget your medication. That way, they don’t have to try to make a diaper out of a sanitary pad and a pillowcase or asking over the intercom if someone has a spare inhaler.

They Want You To Put Other Passengers In Consideration

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, there are other people on the airplane besides you. As such, don’t snore with wild abandon, or do any type of personal business under a blanket!

Have A Pen On Your Travels
Lots of people travel without a pen but they usually need one to fill immigration forms. While most flight attendants carry some, it won’t be enough to go round.

They Detest Been Poked Or Grabbed
No one likes to be poked, but it’s even worse on the plane because you’re sitting down and they are not, so it’s usually in a very personal area.

They are Not Lazy
The rules of a lot of airlines don’t allow their flight attendants to lift the luggage of passengers into the overhead bin for them, even though they are allowed to “assist.” Have this in mind before abusing the next air hostess you come across.

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“We Dated For Six Years” – DJ Jimmy Jatt Reveals How He Met Wife

Legendary Nigerian DJ, Oluwaforijimi Adewale, popularly known as DJ Jimmy Jatt has opened up on how he met his wife, Jennifer.

In a recent interview with PUNCH, DJ Jimmy Jatt revealed that he met his wife when he was 22 years of age at a party where he was performing and their courtship period span up to six years.

While narrating how he met the love of his life, the father of two girls said;

“We met at a party. Where else should a DJ meet a lady? Also, don’t mind the Yoruba who say a wife you meet in a dance house will later dance away. It is a big lie. My friend met his wife in the church and she is gone.

I met mine at a party, we danced and we are still dancing. When you tell people you met a girl in the club, they would have a wrong impression of her. But the club is not the devil’s place of hangout; it is just a fun place.”

On how he convinced her to marry him;

“It was a progression. I dated my wife for six years before we got married. We never planned to get married from the start. When we met, I was very young. I was 22. ,I thought she was pretty and she thought I was sociable. Before we knew it, we had spent years together”.

Speaking further, DJ Jimmy Jatt stated that at the time he married his wife, DJ’s were perceived as unserious and wayward.

In his words;

“For her parents to even accept her to marry a DJ, I must commend them. The truth is that no one would like his or her daughter to marry a DJ at the time I got married to my wife, but this made me determined because I knew people expected me to disappoint and I wanted to make a point that being a DJ didn’t mean one would be wayward.

People thought a DJ was unserious, unreliable and irresponsible. I needed to show that I was not all they thought of me. I feel I have done well in that direction. We have been married for 22 years.”

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Salebrate: Join in the biggest sales party as Jumia Nigeria turns 6

Join in the biggest sales party as Jumia Nigeria turns 6

To make this party one to remember, Jumia has partnered with other household names like HP, Intel, Fero and Infinix, to give customers over 1 million worth of deals.

Jumia is marking their 6th year anniversary this year with their Salebrate campaign from 16th - 29th July - Quite an interesting play on words, that promises to be the biggest sales party in Nigeria.

It commences today with a flash sale on Infinix’s hot series smartphone, the Infinix Hot 5 1gb. This opening deal will be sold at N27, 990, reduced from the original price of N37,000. Customers with the fastest fingers will certainly be beneficiaries of Jumia’s flash sale deals happening at 12am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 8pm daily via the Jumia APP, so get ready - No African time.

To make this party one to remember, Jumia has partnered with other household names like HP, Intel, Fero and Infinix, to give customers over 1 million deals on phones, home appliances, diapers, fashion and more. With 500,000+ FREE vouchers up for grabs for the fastest fingers and flash sales. Customers will also enjoy 5% off their total order when they pay with Jumia Pay and FREE shipping in major cities, on orders above N10,000.

 

Some of the deals customers will find during Jumia’s Salebrate campaign include:

- HP Notebook 15 Intel Celeron (4GB,500GB HDD) 15.6-Inch Windows 10 Laptop, which was originally priced at N95,990 and is now at the Last Price of N87,490.

- Fero Royale Y2 Smartphone, which was originally priced at N45, 000 and is now at the Last Price of N39, 200.

- Samsung 40-Inch M5000 Full HD TV, which was originally priced at 140,000 and is now at the Last Price of 110, 990.

- Oud Touch For Men-100ml, which was originally priced at N12, 000 and is now at the Last Price of N6, 149.

- Canon EOS 1300D DSLR Camera With 18-55 MM F/3.5-5.6 Lens - Black + FREE Sony 16GB SD Card, which was originally priced at 131,990 and is now at the Last Price of N125, 990

- Forever 21 Court Shoe, which was originally priced at N7, 900 and is now at the Last Price of N5, 890.

- Elepaq 4.5KVA Key Start Generator, which was originally priced at N85,000 and is now at the Last Price of N66, 999

- Spaghetti 500g X 20 Sachets (1 Carton), which was originally priced at N4,800 and is now at the Last Price of N3, 750

-  Olympus CAMERA GIFT PACK VG170 RED+SD CARD+POUCH, which was originally priced at N48, 900 and is now at the Last Price of N44, 920.

- Iphone X available for buy now, pay small small for only N110,000 per month via Jumia Flex.

- Maybelline FITME MATTE + PORELESS FOUNDATION, which was originally priced at N3, 600 and is now at the Last Price of N3, 050

For the Salebrate campaign, Jumia is giving exclusive access to these deals, only to customers who visit www.jumia.com.ng/anniversary and those who download the Jumia Mobile App.

What are you waiting for? Click here to join in the #Salebration with Jumia.

 

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The Shack: 3 important faith lessons I learned from this incredible movie

The Shack:3 faith lessons I learned from this incredible movie

Trust me, this movie will change how you see God, religion, and humanity.

The Shack came out in 2017 but I finally got around to seeing this past weekend and I have to say its really incredible. The film is an adaption of a 2007 bestseller by first-time author William P. Young.

It is a beautiful, tear-jerking movie of a young kid with an alcoholic and abusive father, who later gets married to a loving wife. These two have three cute kids, who have a closer relationship with  God than their father, Mack. When a tragedy strikes Mack's family, it threatens to ruin everyone until God steps in and changes the story.

Here are some of the important faith lessons I learned from it.

God really is good

The Bible talks a lot about God's goodness (Psalm 100:5) but it can be easy to forget or ignore this in a crazy, seemingly evil world like ours.

This movie is a beautiful reminder of just how good God really is, so good that He blesses an older Mack (played by Sam Worthington) with a great wife, who is able to hold on the family together when her husband is unable to.

God's goodness is displayed when He shows concern for Mack's traumatic life by taking on the shape of a woman who was a kindly, pie-offering neighbor to a younger Mack (played by Carson Reaume). Hence, God is played by Octavia Spencer.

Relationship over religion

A lot of us grew up on religion. Like Mack, we grew up with churchy parents who sadly did despicable things which in turn negatively affected how we saw God.

This movie changes this popular narrative that God is a moral monster waiting for us to mess up so that He can punish us and eventually send us to Hell.

Instead, God is portrayed how He really is, as a loving, good, merciful, kind, just God who wants a relationship with His creation, above everything. He wants us to choose Him, choose to open up and tell Him stuff and in general, for us to do life with Him.

He does not want slaves or prisoners, but willing children who know and trust that His way is better than theirs could ever be, especially when things look like they don't make sense.

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope."

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Forgiveness is key to spiritual growth

The movie character, Mack, is like so many of us. We go around filled with anger over all the terrible things that have happened to us. Like him, we focus only on the pain until it takes over and changes everything. As God (played by Spencer) aptly puts it, 'When all you see is your pain, perhaps then you lose sight of me.'

The movie reminds me of the incredible power of forgiveness. When Mack finally forgives his father and the serial killer who took his daughter, he becomes a lighter, joyful person who can finally pursue and have a deep relationship with God.

 

Holding on to anger or bitterness at whoever hurt you is liking drinking rat poison and expecting that person or people to die. The reality is that you die a slow death as you go from the loving person God intended for you to a bitter, resentful person.

I learned that forgiveness on my own can seem impossible but with God's help, it is totally doable.

Extra lessons on God and spirituality

The movie also showed me why it is important not to judge as we never really know other people's stories. It also reminded me of how much God loves each and every one of us even when we hurt Him with our terrible choices.

Regardless of the criticism and controversy around the movie, I have to say that it is a really great faith-based film that will hopefully encourage the viewer to seek a deeper relationship with God over religion.



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Finance: Volpi to pay 60% of $600m while Tinubu to pay 20% owed to Ansbury: London Court of International Arbitration Rules - Oando not involved

Volpi to pay 60% of $600m while Tinubu to pay 20% owed to Ansbury: London Court of International Arbitration Rules - Oando not involved

This was made in a ruling on July 6, 2018 by the London Court of International Arbitration.

Lawyers representing Wale Tinubu and Mofe Boyo the Group Chief Executive and Deputy Group Chief Executive of Oando PLC and co-owners of Whitmore Asset Management Limited, have come out to say that contrary to a statement issued by the Legal Counsel to Ansbury Investment, Mr. Andrea Moja, the amounts owed to Ansbury Investments Inc, owned by Mr. Gabriele Volpi, is in fact $80m owed by Whitmore Asset Management Limited, while the balance $600m is owed by Ocean and Oil Development Partners (OODP) BVI.

Ocean and Oil Development Partners (OODP) BVI Ltd, is owned by all three parties Wale Tinubu, Mofe Boyo and Gabriele Volpi, hence the judgement by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) implies that Volpi as part owner of OODP BVI owes himself by virtue of his ownership in the company.

This was made in a ruling on July 6, 2018 by the LCIA. OODP British Virgin Islands owns 99.99% of OODP Nigeria which in turn owns 55.96% of Oando PLC.

The principals have chosen to speak as there were concerns that Volpi’s press release implied that they, Whitmore Limited, had a total indebtedness of $680 million.

Sources have indicated that payment terms for the personal debt are being ironed out by both parties whilst payment terms for the $600 million owed by OODP will be determined by the LCIA which is reputed to be one of the world's leading international institutions for commercial dispute resolution.

The dispute between Gabrielle Volpi and the principals of Oando has been ongoing for over a year and has been a cause of concern for companies and individuals alike who look for investments to grow their business via individuals in the form of equity or debt.

Gabrielle Volpi, a significant shareholder in OODP invested in the company during Oando's acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigeria assets. At the time it would have seemed like the investment of a lifetime, unfortunately shortly after the price of oil crashed and saw many oil and gas companies fold. That Oando is still alive today is testament to its principals resilience and hard work.

The assumption would be that against this backdrop Gabrielle Volpi would wait for OODP to start to reap the rewards of its investment however he has faced near financial ruin in his home country Italy and it seems is now by any means necessary trying to recoup his investments.

Since the upturn in commodity prices, Oando has recorded 6 consecutive quarters of profits. The company kicked off 2018 on a positive note also, through continued restoration of value to its shareholders via profits in the first quarter of the year.



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Tech: Nigerian ad-tech startup secures over $50, 000 seed funding to expand to other cities

Nigerian ad-tech startup secures funding from several investors led by Beta.Ventures

Other investors are Collins Onuegbu of SASWARE, Sam Senbanjo of Neon Ventures and several other individuals.

Nigerian advertising-technology company, TaxiTV, has secured more than $50,000 in a seed funding round led by Beta.Ventures.

Beta.Ventures is a Nigeria-based investment company funding early-stage entrepreneurs scaling tech and tech-enabled startups to become market leaders.

Other investors that participated in the seed funding are Collins Onuegbu of SASWARE, Sam Senbanjo of Neon Ventures and several other individuals.

Akinbola Asalu, CEO of TaxiTV told Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa that the funding will help the startup to expand to other parts of the country.

We are really excited about this, it would help us achieve the vision we have for the company and get the product to other parts of the country.

He told Business Insider that the seed funding worth between $50,000 to $100,000 without further details.

On what to expect from TaxiTV, Asalu said the firm is testing a self-service feature that allows advertisers to pay for ads and upload ads directly on TaxiTV platform.

Launched in October 2017, the startup is working to make the ad-tech startup a feature in every premium cab available in every city across Nigeria by 2019.

Taxi TV is an in ride entertainment system for riders to enjoy content in ride-hailing cars. The startup provides advertising channels for corporate brands and SMEs in Nigera. As at June 5, 2018, the startup has about 150 drivers on its platform.

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Tragedy As Gunmen Kill 4 Policemen, Set Corpses Ablaze In Edo

Tragedy As Gunmen Kill 4 Policemen, Set Corpses Ablaze In Edo

Saturday, July 14, was a tragic day in Edo state after four policemen of the Sabongida-Ora division of the Nigeria Police Force were ambushed and murdered by unknown assailants at Oke-Ora and Avbiosi in Owan West Local Government Area of the State.

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 It was gathered that the policemen who were on routine security patrol were shot as they were about to alight from their Toyota Hilux patrol van on Saturday evening around 6pm.

The patrol vehicle was said to have been set ablaze with the bodies of victims inside burnt beyond recognition even as their weapons were allegedly taken away by the assailants.

It was also learnt that the gunmen later fled the scene before the arrival of a team of policemen from the Sabongida-Ora Police Division.

Narrating the incident to newsmen, a community member, who witnessed it, disclosed that one of deceased policemen managed to come out of the vehicle but died few minutes later.

The source said, “Just as they (police rescue team) arrived, the next thing they saw was smoke. It was not really possible to say exactly what happened.

“But the first people that arrived there were able to see somebody coming out from the burning vehicle. He happened to be one of the shot policemen. But he died; he came out with the last spirit of a man and fell by the side of the vehicle.

“Apparently, what people are looking at is that they (deceased cops) did not come out of the vehicle before they were shot.

“Perhaps, they (assailants) were prepared for them. The vehicle was not involved in an accident because they (victims) could have come out of it.”

Also speaking, the Chairman, Owan West Local Government Area, Mr. Frank Ilaboya, said:

“From information available to me, the policemen were about to alight from their vehicle when the assailants opened fire on them.

“They were said to have set their vehicle ablaze and took away their guns. I cannot confirm whether they were armed robbers or not.

“As I speak with you, the communities in the area are in total confusion. However, I have convened an emergency security meeting for this afternoon (Sunday) to look at the issue because there is no eyewitness that can give an account of what really happened.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Chidi Nwabuzor, said he had yet to be briefed about the incident.

“I just received the information from the media. We are yet to be briefed,” he said.

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Daddy Showkey: Singer says there are plans to kill him [Video]

Daddy Showkey

Some people are allegedly after Daddy Showkey's life and he wants everyone to know.

Daddy Showkey isn't a happy man at the moment as he has revealed that there are plans to kill him.

In a video released by the veteran singer on his Instagram page on Monday, July 16, 2018, he highlighted his frustration with the Federal government who he claims gave an unidentified man the right to park petroleum tankers in Ajegunle.

"Information reaching me is that are planning to kill me I dey I look una, The Tankers and Trailers Parking around our neighborhood should leave now. We are Crying Out Now #showdonshow #daddyshowkey #lionclan #asalamamovement #ajegunletotheworld #ajegunle pls my people #repost to save a life," he captioned the video.

 

This kind of allegation Daddy Showkey is leveling on some certain elites is quite huge and can spark up a lot of uproars especially from the people of Ajegunle community. We've noticed that lately, Daddy Showkey has been calling out a number of people as we can still remember the incident with the Mamuzee twins.

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Couple blessed with quadruplet after 7 years  gets a visit from Daddy Showkey

 

Daddy Showkey paid a courtesy visit to a couple who finally welcomed a set of quadruplets after seven years of marriage back in February 2018. The veteran musician took to his Instagram page on Monday, February 5, 2018, where he posted a photo of himself and the couple with the babies. Daddy Showkey didn't mince words as he was excited about the birth of the babies.

"Who say God dey sleep, look at this family after 7 Years of marriage No Child but when God want to show is Power he blessed them with 4 boys , we always thank you God, Lagos State Government Officials to Says because the Children were not delivered in Lagos hospital them will not be celebrated che na una bi God after una go go for Church dey God name Congratulations to this great family #showdonshow #daddyshowkey #lionclan #ajegunletotheworld #ajegunle," he wrote.

 

Daddy Showkey isn't just your everyday musician as he made waves in the 90s and early 2000s with his street style of music. He famously known for the introduction of the dance moves 'Galala' which till date remains one of the most popular Nigerian dance moves.



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#ALitFest18: Abuja Literary Society organises first ever literary festival

Abuja Literary Society organises first ever literary festival

Abuja Literary Society launched the Abuja Literary and Arts Festival in July 2018 to commemorate its 20th year of existence.

Nigeria is establishing itself as a hub for African literature, with the emergence and success of Literary Festivals all around the country.

The annual success of the Ake Book and Arts Festival and the just concluded Abuja Literary and Arts Festival (ALitFest18) proves that Nigeria is slowly becoming a centre for book and art lovers all over Africa.

For almost 20 years, the Abuja Literary Society (ALS), founded by Victor Anoliefo, has brought together writers, aspiring writers, book-lovers, intellectuals, and generally anyone with an interest in the literary arts to relax, share ideas, and grow their craft in a creative atmosphere. The Literary Society gathers every Friday of the month, where activities such as open-mic poetry sessions, book readings, book discussions, literary workshops, take place.

To mark its 20th anniversary, ALS organized the first ever ALitFest18 which lasted a total of three days, from July 5-7 at the Abuja Exhibition Pavilion, Abuja, Nigeria.

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The festival, themed 'Nigeria to the world', featured book readings, panel discussions, masterclasses, poetry grand slam, nature hike, food fair, writing and arts competitions and lots more.

Nigeria to the world

Championed by young persons, the event was so named with an aim to showcase the best of Nigerian art and literature while analyzing the different sectors of the creative industry to better understand how to further it.

With the presence of major book vendors such as Roving Heights, Cassava republic, and Adam’s Pages, a festival bookstore was set up where fantastic books were sold, and at discount prices too. At the same time, a reading lounge was in place for book lovers to borrow, read and swap books.

A huge part of the festival was the art exhibition where I can draw Africa gave talented artists the chance to exhibit their beautiful art works.

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The festival also involved panel discussions around the different facets of Nigerian arts including theatre conversations, Spoken Word poetry as a career, adapting Nigerian literature to film, etc. The theme's panel in itself was a conversation on how to better tell the Nigerian story using the Arts. On the panel were young artists – musician Jon Ogah and Visual artist, Sen. Bernard Caron, alongside award winning Nigerian writer, Ukamaka Olisakwe.

There were also book readings from notable industry heavy weights such as Segun Adeniyi, with his bestselling book ‘Against the run of Play’, as well as Ayisha Osori and her ground breaking memoir, ‘Love does not win elections’. Both of them appeared on a scintillating panel where they discussed writing about politics, especially in the lead up to the general elections in less than 8 months.

 

For the aspiring writers, ALS, in conjunction with the British council for Arts and Culture, organized a poetry and prose masterclass, facilitated by famous poets, Dike Chukwumerije, Bash Amuneni and Su’eddie Agema. A Creative Hustle program was also organized to better expose the upstarts in the vagaries of the industry. This was anchored by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, the NLNG prize for prose fiction winner in 2016 for his book ‘Seasons of Crimson Blossoms’, as well as Anwuli Ojogwu, co-founder of Narrative Landscape, and Musa Ikhilor, the ALS Book Club anchor.

Other writers such as Layla Ali Othman, Othuke Ominiabohs, Demola Adeniran, Michael Afenfia were present to sign autographs as well as engage with fans, other writers and aspiring writers.

 

Notable bloggers such as Ono Bello, Noble Igwe and Eketi Edima Ette were also present to discuss blogging and share their rich founts of knowledge.

Attendees were also given the opportunity to cheer at the Poetry Grand Slam with contestants coming from as far as Maiduguri and Ibadan, to contest for the grand prize of N200,000 and a chance to represent Nigeria in an international Poetry competition in Chad.

The curtains were drawn on the festival with a fantastic performance by Dike Chukwumerije for his acclaimed theatre show, Made in Nigeria.

Hopefully, we get to see #ALitFest19!



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Tech: San Francisco's minimum wage is now $15 an hour — here's how that stacks up to other major cities

A pedestrian walks by a McDonald's restaurant on January 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

The Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think-tank, has compiled a list of minimum wages in cities across the US. In some areas, workers who receive tips can make as little as $2.13 an hour.

San Francisco has raised its minimum wage from $14 to $15 an hour, largely as a response to out-of-control housing prices. The law went into effect on on July 1.

An hourly wage of $15 is more than twice the federal rate of $7.25, but it's still not enough to live in San Francisco comfortably, according to an SFGate analysis of data from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. With a minimum-wage job, the numbers suggest, San Franciscans still need to work 160 hours per week to rent a two-bedroom home.

Minimum wage levels differ by city, but many activist groups in other metros are pushing for their own bumps to $15 per hour.

The Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think-tank, has compiled a list of minimum wages in cities across the US. In some areas, workers who receive tips can make as little as $2.13 an hour.

Many cities follow state or federal minimum wage standards — even though the cost of living tends to be higher in urban areas than the rest of the state or country. In a process called indexing, some metros will soon begin adjusting minimum wage levels annually to account for inflation (based on the state or metro area's Consumer Price Index). Just six states currently have mandatory indexed increases, though several more have legislation in the works.

Take a look below at the minimum wage in 13 major US cities — the list is ordered based on each city's median rental cost for all housing types.

Detroit — $9.25 an hour

Minimum wage: $9.25 an hour

Tipped wage: $3.52 an hour

Upcoming increases: Statewide annual indexing will begin in April 2019, unless the unemployment rate is high. The hourly wage will rise to $10 in 2019, $10.65 in 2020, $11.35 in 2021, and $12 in 2022. Yearly inflationary adjustments could follow based on Michigan's Consumer Price Index. Under another proposal pending approval, tipped employees would be paid full minimum wage on top of their tips by 2024.

Median rental housing price: $800 per month

Note: Every city in Michigan follows state minimum wage standards.



Louisville — $7.25 an hour

Minimum wage: $7.25 an hour

Tipped wage: $2.13 an hour

Upcoming increases: None

Median rental housing price: $1,195 per month

Note: Every city in Kentucky follows federal minimum wage standards. In 2016, the state ruled that cities do not have the authority to raise the minimum wage.



Iowa City — $7.25 an hour

Minimum wage: $7.25 an hour

Tipped wage: $4.35 an hour

Upcoming increases: Annual indexing will begin in January 2021.

Median rental housing price: $1,325 per month

Most cities in Iowa follow federal minimum wage standards. In 2017, the state's former governor Terry Branstad signed a bill that limited the minimum wage in Johnson County (where Iowa City is located) to $7.25 — before a proposed $10.10 raise could take effect there.



Los Angeles — $13.25 an hour

Minimum wage: $13.25 an hour

Tipped wage: $13.25 an hour

Upcoming increases: The minimum wage will increase to $14.25 an hour starting in July 2019, then rise to $15 an hour in July 2021. Annual indexing is slated to begin in July 2022, based on LA County's Consumer Price Index.

Median rental housing price: $1,360 per month



Phoenix — $10.50 an hour

Minimum wage: $7.25 an hour

Tipped wage: $2.13 an hour

Upcoming increases: None

Median rental housing price: $1,395 per month

Note: Every city in Arizona except Flagstaff follows state minimum wage standards.



Baltimore — $10.10 an hour

Minimum wage: $10.10 an hour

Tipped wage: $3.63 an hour

Upcoming increases: None

Median rental housing price: $1,400 per month

Note: Most cities in Maryland follow state minimum wage standards.



Philadelphia — $7.25 an hour

Minimum wage: $7.25 an hour

Tipped wage: $2.83 an hour

Upcoming increases: None

Median rental housing price: $1,550 per month

Note: Every city in Pennsylvania follows federal minimum wage standards.



Houston — $7.25 an hour

Minimum wage: $7.25 an hour

Tipped wage: $2.13 an hour

Upcoming increases: None

Median rental housing price: $1,550 per month

Note: Every city in Texas follows federal minimum wage standards.



Chicago — $12 an hour

Minimum wage: $12 an hour

Tipped wage: $6.25 an hour

Upcoming increases: Minimum wage will increase to $13 an hour starting in July 2019. Annual indexing will begin in July 2020, with the hourly wage raising to $13.63 and the tipped wage to $6.53 in Chicago based on the metro area's Consumer Price Index.

Median rental housing price: $1,800 per month



Denver — $10.20 an hour

Minimum wage: $10.20 an hour

Tipped wage: $7.18 an hour

Upcoming increases: The minimum wage will go up to $11.10 per hour starting in January 2019, then rise again to $12 an hour in January 2020. Annual indexing will begin in January 2021, based on Colorado's Consumer Price Index.

Median rental housing price: $2,195 per month

Note: Every city in Colorado follows state minimum wage standards.



Miami — $8.25 an hour

Minimum wage: $8.25 an hour

Tipped wage: $5.23 an hour

Upcoming increases: None

Median rental housing price: $2,450 per month

Note: Every city in Florida follows state minimum wage standards.



Washington, DC — $13.25 an hour

Minimum wage: $13.25 an hour

Tipped wage: $3.89 an hour

Upcoming increases: Minimum wage will go up to $14 per hour in July 2019, then to $15 per hour in July 2020. Annual indexing will begin in July 2021, based on the DC metro area's Consumer Price Index.

Median rental housing price: $2,650 per month



New York City — $13 an hour

Minimum wage: $13 an hour

Tipped wage: $8.65 an hour

Upcoming increases: Minimum wage will go up to $15 an hour starting in January 2019.

Median rental housing price: $2,900 per month





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Labarin Kannywood: Sani Danja yayi murnar cika shekara 11 aurensa da Mansura Isa

Sani Danja tare da matar sa Mansura Isa

Fitaccen jarumin yayi murnar cika shekara sha daya auren sa da tsohuwar jarumar fim, mansura Isa.

Fitaccen jarumin masana'antar fim ta Kannywood kuma tauraro a masana'antar Nollywood, Sani Musa Danja yayi murnar cika shekara 11 da aure.

Jarumin ya raya ranar auren sa da matar sa kuma tsohuwar jarumar fina-finan hausa, Mansura Isa.

Ma'auratan sunyi murnar zagayowar wannan ranar ranar hutun kashen makon da ya shude.

Jigo a masana'antar Kannywood yayi farin cikin zagayowar wannan ranar a shafin sa na kafar sada zumunta. Ya wallafa hoton shi tare da uwardakin sa tare da rubuta sako mai narkar da zuciya.

 

Auren su wanda aka daura cikin watan Yuli na shekarar 2007 sun samu albarkacin yara hudu, mace daya da maza uku.

Dalilin barin masana'antar Kannywood

Mansura Isa tana daya daga cikin tsofafin jarumai yan fim da suka nishadantar da al'umma shekarun baya. tauraron ta ya haska matuka.

Sai dai bayan aurenta aka daina jin duriyar ta a farfajiyar fim.

Hirar ta da Premiumtimes kwanan baya, jarumar ta bayyana cewa duk wani nasara da take bukata a rayuwa ta samu yayin da take yin fim.

Mansura tace ta daina fitowa a fim bayan tayi aure domin ta kula iyalinta da gidan su.

"Hakika na daina damawa a harkar nishadantarwa tunda nayi aure domin in kula da gida na da iyalina. Allah ya bani sa'a da na samu miji nagari wanda ke kaunata kuma muna taimakon juna wajen inganta auren mu. Abun kamar mafarki, kusan shekara 12 kenan da auren mu kuma muna da yara hudu wannan abun farin ciki ne sosai" tace.

Da take bada amsar tambayar da aka yi mata na cewa ko tana kewar fitowa a fina-finai tace;

"Gaskiya bana kewar yin fim domin na samu nasara na kololo kafin na bar kannywood domin sanadiyar fim na gina gida na kaina, na siya mota, na tafi aikin hajj bugu da kari na auri gwarzon kannywood. Babu abun da zan iya cewa sai dai inyi ma Allah godiya".

Tsohuwar jarumar ta kasance mace ta farko da ta fara aikin edita a masana'antar kannywood.



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Pulse Blogger: PFN: The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria & Daddy Freeze

Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria

Regardless of nuances in beliefs and approach to the Scriptures, true Churches in Nigeria are sort of similar. And they have a parallel mission, and (say )vision.

There is (probably)  a part responsibility of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria [PFN] to address, in far greater details,the mainline of Pentecostal doctrines in Nigeria, and the role of the Church in society.

However, with the recent controversies and agitated hate for true Churches, it is important to find a backbone in the PFN.

The misinformation war, on the internet, against Churches had been developing for years – underground, only to be championed in recent months – and aggressively – by Daddy Freeze.

It is unnecessary – and not advisable – to respond to every stupidity he spews, but regarding the main areas of doctrines, evident in the Scriptures – major detailed responses should be found on PFN’s webpages.

Also Read: Churches are NOT business centers

He started from tithes, but he wasn’t the first to think that tithing is wrong. Some people neither liked it nor were fully compliant from time, due to reasons from hardship, to optics of some of what they saw or believed about the Church or Pastor and may be not a lot of New Testament emphasis.

But for genuine Christians, tithe is NOT a scam. True Churches are NOT business centers. Sincere Prayers are NOT useless. Commitment to GOD is not brainwashing. True Churches are neither responsible for the poverty in Nigeria, nor are they responsible to lift people out of poverty. True Churches are for Hope and Faith. The Church is not the State Government or the Federal Government.

Also Read: Pray for Nigeria or not?

 

All of these, for true Christians in true Churches were distorted by daddy freeze and his groupies – on the internet. His attacks and the vileness against Churches had become a fulltime engagement for him.

His campaign is defeated, disgraced, frustrated, stale, irritating, boring, and hollow. But he continues to try. He mastered the use of social media as a weapon and uses any news or story to say negative stuff about Churches and Pastors. Daddy freeze is an enemy of the Church – 100%. And the PFN should – probably – have recognized this, and should have – had – their central doctrine list or articles of faith – with detailed explanations.

Also Read: Is Christianity Brainwashing?

The rich man whom Christ told to sell all his possessions, give to the poor and follow Him – but became sorrowful, maybe had a problem with giving or with following Christ fulltime; he didn’t have a problem with keeping the commandments – from his youth up. When Christ got on the boat of Peter, he allowed it and helped Him thrust out a little. Later when Peter caught excess fish, on the instruction of Christ, Peter kneeled to Him saying he was a sinful man. Maybe Peter did not have a problem – giving, but had a problem with sin.

So giving in Church, as tithes, offerings or first fruit does not cancel out being truly born again. They are – allimportant together. In the Epistles, maybe the things they had problem with were mentioned more, not giving. Though, Apostle Paul said to the Church in Corinthians that he did not bother them when he lacked, but he got what he needed from the Brethren from Macedonia.

Also Read: Is RCCG Responsible for Makoko?

 

So tithe [or Church related giving] is not a scam, if you believe – as a genuine Christian; but no worries – or town crying – if not believed or not willing to give – voluntarily. Giving is a constant in following the Lord GOD. He gave, and expects true Christians to give – praise, thanks, time, resources, energy, life, testimonies, what they have learned, etc.

PFN needs a detailed doctrine page, addressing areas ‘misunderstood’ to pour cold water on the – various – sham understanding against true Churches.

Yes, there may – at one time – have been words, actions and optics of a truly born again leader of a true Church that were not so cool. Those are not for the PFN to always – publicly – get into. However, regarding defense of doctrines, explaining and links to the webpages from social media – are vital.

Nigeria is painfully underdeveloped, and sometimes scarily dangerous – because of several kinds of risks. If government has failed, good knowledge for development could be tried, by those who truly know and are really willing. True Churches should continue to work on building Faith, Hope, Fullness of Joy and great character development for truly born again Christians or those sincerely willing – to become.

Also Read: Why daddy freeze’s mission failed

Daddy freeze’s campaign had already failed – all of it had been like dipsomaniac nuisance. But as his stupidity festers, the PFN should take up the doctrinal defense dutifully, aggressively and imminently.

Written by Nneka Okumazie

Twitter/IG: Okumazie



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Auto Crash: Customs loses 2 officers to road accident - Spokesperson

Full story of the tanker accident that burnt several in Lagos

Mr Saidu Abdulahi, the Public Relations Officer of the command told the NAN in Badagry on Monday that the accident involved three of officers of the command.

The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command, said it lost two of its officers in an  accident on Badagry/Seme road in Badagry area of Lagos State.

Mr Saidu Abdulahi, the Public Relations Officer of the command told the News Agency of Nigeria in Badagry on Monday that the accident involved three of officers of the command.

“On July 14, a custom officer, named George, who was driving a Toyota Avalon lost control of his car while approaching the Gbaji Checkpoint on the Badagry/Seme road.

“In the process, he rammed into two other custom officer, namely Usman and Kabiru, who were at a checkpoint a development that  resulted to their death.

“The driver of the car is presently at the Badagry General Hospital, receiving treatment as he is in delicate and fragile state,” he said.

He dismissed the insinuation that the cause of the accident was speeding by the driver of the car.

“There wasn’t any case of speeding as being said in some quarters. It was just an unfortunate event and it is a sad day for the command.

Abdullahi described the victims as “some of our best behaved officers.“

He noted that appropriate measures had being taken in reaching out to the victim’s families.

“We have reached out to their respective family and measures have been taken in ensuring that they don’t feel the loss of their loved ones.”



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Relationships: This is why couples look alike after a long time together

Why lovers who have been a couple for a long time tend to look like each other.

Have you ever wondered why old couples look alike so much that they could even be confused for siblings? Well, here’s an answer to that, as provided by scientists.

Trying to understand what could be responsible for this phenomenon, psychologist Robert Zajonc of the University of Michigan conducted his popular ‘Facial Likeness’ study in 1987 and found that couples who have been together for as long as 25 years looked so similar in appearance that participants in the study did not have any trouble pairing them together despite having no prior knowledge of their marriage.

During the study, Zajonc and his team asked volunteers to look carefully at photographs of men and women and match them based on facial similarity. The researchers found out that couples who'd been married for 25 years were rightly paired together a lot.

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An explanation for this, according to Zajonc, is that couples who have been together for that long would have had a lot of shared experiences that left similar lines on faces, and that couples would therefore begin to look more similar. In essence, couples would have had a lot of moments of shared laughter, shared sadness, and would have gone through a lot of emotions together, which leaves the same facial lines on them.

 

As you grow old together, you tend to adapt yourself and change in accordance with your partner. Your life experiences are reflected in your face. Couples that have shared a happy and joyful life together develop muscles and wrinkles related to smiling and laughter, whereas couples that have been unhappy have frowns, anger and depression reflected in their faces.

On the other hand...

In some other cases, when partners look alike, it could have nothing to do with how long they’ve been together. According to a 2010 report from Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people tend to be attracted to members of the opposite sex who look like them or their parents.



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Fayose Reacts As EFCC Taunts Him |”We’re Expecting You Soon”

Fayose Reacts As EFCC Taunts Him |”We’re Expecting You Soon”

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has reacted after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) taunted him following the failure of his preferred candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, at the polls.

The anti-graft agency had threatened to arrest him via a Twitter post it released on Sunday, July 15, over an alleged failed poultry project.

In a tweet, that has already been deleted as of the time of writing this report, the EFCC reminded Fayose that his tenure is coming to an end in less than three months, coupled with the loss of his immunity. It further urged the governor to begin to prepare to visit the commission.

Fayose Reacts As EFCC Taunts Him |”We’re Expecting You Soon”The commission hinted that investigation into Fayose’s alleged N1.3bn poultry project during his first term from 2003 to 2006, would be reopened and the prosecution would be able to continue

The tweet read, “The parri (party) is over; the cloak of immunity torn apart and the staff broken.

“Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project/Biological concepts Limited N1.3bn fraud case file dusted off the shelves. See you soon.”

The tweet was however met with outrage from a large section of Nigerians as they accused the anti-graft agency of being unprofessional and fighting a one-sided anti-corruption war.

In his reply, the undaunted governor said he will not abscond from Nigeria when his immunity from criminal prosecution elapses in October.

“He is not afraid of anything. What are they going to do to him. Is EFCC the court of law?” Mr Fayose’s spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, told newsmen on Sunday night.

“The governor will hand over when the day comes in October,” Mr Olayinka said, adding that “and if it is necessary that he should go to the EFCC for questioning after leaving office, he will go and meet them.”

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Lookbook: Fashion brand IMAATU Fulani releases stunning new campaign

Fashion brand IMAATU Fulani releases stunning new campaign

With a name change and brand overhaul Imaatu Fulani releases new photos shot by Stefan Gergely and it's a must-see.

Nigerian-Austrian fashion brand Fulani of modern luxury designs has released new campaign photos from their Quiet storm collection to announce the change of their brand name from Fulani to IMAATU Fulani and releases stunning new campaign.

This comes months after the brand laid out its vision to transform and grow beyond the Fulani brand to create up-to-the-minute luxury styles, defined by authentic, unique products and fashion innovation.

For the campaign images which emanates from the 2018 Quiet Storm collection and was inspired by Young M.A’s song “Quiet Storm”, Imaatu Fulani braved the wind-chilled Austrian terrain for a calm yet blissful campaign shot by Stefan Gergely, giving the campaign photos life and a special landscape feel.

Among the highlights is the vibrant lavender, yellow viscose with geometrical prints which dominates the collection. Gorgeous couture gowns made of chiffon and silk - red carpet ready.

Party and cocktail outfits, blouses, skirts and pants with a touch of sexy, for your everyday styling.

 

Credits

Designs: @imaatufashion

Photography: @stefan_gergely



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Strategy: The world’s population is 7.63 billion and more than 50% live in these 7 countries

The world’s population is 7.63 billion and more than 50% live in these 7 countries

According to the United Nations estimates, about 3.97 billion people are concentrated in the seven countries.

As the world's population hits 7.63 billion, more than 50% of all people around the world live in just seven countries.

According to the United Nations estimates, about 3.97 billion people are concentrated in the seven countries.

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These countries are:

1. China - world’s largest population 1.42 billion

 

2. India 1.35 billion

 

The next five most populous nations

3. United States 326.77 million

 

4. Indonesia 261.1 million

 

5. Brazil 207.7 million

 

6. Pakistan 193.1 million

7. Nigeria 186 million

 

As at 2014, half the world’s population was concentrated in just six countries – the same nations as above, with the exception of Nigeria.

But in a World Population Day report, Pew Research said the recent population growth has been faster in the rest of the world than in these six nations, meaning that the top six now hold slightly less than half (49.4%) of the world’s people.

Also from Business Insider Sub-Sahara Africa:



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Tura ta kai bango: Magidanci ya kashe uwardakin sa bayan ya kama ta da aikata zina

Bello Muhe ya kashe matar sa kan zargin aikata fasikanci

Bello Muhe ya kashe matar sa Husse Ali bayan tayi kunnen kashi da umarnin da ya bata na daina fasikanci.A

Wani magidanci a jihar Niger mai suna Bello Muhe ya kashe uwardakin sa bayan ya zargi ta da yin zina.

Magidancin ya kashe matar sa Husse Ali mai shekara 25 bayan da ya bayyana cewa tayi kaurin suna wajen aikata fasikanci duk da gargadin da ya bata na daina hakan.

Kamar yadda rahotanni suka bayyana Bello Muhe wanda asali dan karamar hukumar Bagudu ne na jihar Kebbi, ya tura matar sa gidan iyayen ta bayan ya kamata da aikata fasikanci da wani. Ta cigaba da aikata mummunar aikin bayan komawa gidan iyayen ta.

Labari ya bayyana cewa bayan roko da jama'a suka yi masa na ya dawo da ita gidan sa. Amma duk da dawowar ta ta cigaba da aikata abun takaicin.

Bello ya zantar ma jaridar Northern city news yadda ya kashe matar tasa kamar haka:

"Na tsare ta da adda bayan ta bijire ma umarnin da na bata. Ya bata umarni na daina aikata fasikanci da mazaje amma ta ki kuma bisa ga haka na fusata har na kashe ta. Tayi kunnen kashi da gargadin da nayi mata don haka ta gamu da wannan mummunar sakamako".

Kakakin rundunar yan sanda na jihar Niger, Muhammed Abubakar, ya tabbatar da faruwar haka kana ya kara da cewa ana cigaba da bincike kan lamarin kuma bayan haka za'a gurfanar dashi gaban kotu.



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Lookbook: BB Naija's Anto is the new face of Ayaba's latest collection 'Liberation'

BB Naija's Anto is the new face of Ayaba's latest collection 'Liberation'

Ayaba's latest collection is not just about the clothes, it celebrates women coming into their own and features Anto as its muse.

Ayaba Woman releases its latest lookbook titled 'Liberation' which stars BB Naija's Anto as the face of the campaign.

According to the brand, this collection celebrates a woman coming into her own. It features staple colours and simple cuts while retaining the statement elements Ayaba is known for.  

In this collection the brand played with a lot of black and white in different fabrics, textures and patterns as well as detailed sleeves to create silhouettes befitting for various occasions from corporate to casual and black-tie.

"In this age where women are beginning to know their rights, take their stand and have a voice, we decided to create a collection that showcases the emancipation of the girl child. This collection features a lot of toned colours with details in every piece which reflects the boldness that comes with the realization of who you are as a woman.",  Tomiwa Oladele, Creative Director of AYABA WOMAN says about the new collection.

Credits

 

Brand: @ayabawoman

Muse: @antolecky

Stylist: @derinfromisaleeko

Makeup: @simijosh

Hair and nails: @maneandco

Creative Direction: @stylebyayaba

Photography: @shobeesphotography



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