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You Will Go To Jail If You Spray Naira Notes

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned Nigerians to stop mutilating, defacing, squeezing, and especially spraying and selling the naira notes.

The apex bank has condemned the high rate at which Nigerians treat their currency.

According to CBN the “abuse of the currency attracts a penalty of not less than six months or a fine of not less than N50,000 or both.”

Aladeen Badajo, assistants to the Department of Currency Operations, said this on Thursday at the start of the two-day CBN awareness fair in Abeokuta.

Badejo urged the public to regard the currency of Nigeria as a symbol of their national identity.
Badejo, who underlined the need for the careful and dignified handling of the banknotes, voiced concern over the considerable sum spent on repression.

He said, “Abuse of the currency attracts a penalty of not less than six months or a fine of not less than N50,000 or both.”

In a recent development, the Central Bank of Nigeria disclosed that Nigeria can’t stop borrowing especially when it is necessary.

On Friday, the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele disclosed this development in Abuja at the National Dialogue on Nigeria’s rising debt profile themed: “The Rising Public Debt in Nigeria and the Challenges of National Development”. This was organized by the Action Aid Nigeria (AAN).

According to the CBN Governor who was represented by Dr Tawose Joseph, the Assistant Director, Monetary Policy Department, CBN said debt is never a crime or a sin but it is part of a fiscal responsibility.

He added that there the money borrowed should monitored and evaluated careful and its purpose taken into consideration.

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Bribery: Court sentences ex-federal lawmaker, Lawan to seven years in jail

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The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo has convicted a former member of the House of Representtives, Farouk Lawan, over $3 million bribery case and sentenced him to seven years for count 1, 7 years count 2, and 5 years for count 3 to run concurrently.

The court also ordered for restitution of the collected sum of $500,000.

The court gave its decision in the case brought before it by the Federal Government against Lawan, a former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy in 2012.

While delivering the judgment, Justice Angela Ataluka, stated that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.

In Suit No. FHC/HC/CR/76/2013, a $3 million bribery charge was filed by the Federal Republic of Nigeria against Farouk Lawan for asking for $3 million and obtaining the sum of $500,000 from Femi Otedola to remove his company from the list of indicted companies before the House of Reps Adhoc committee on fuel subsidy.

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AV – Big Thug Boys

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Young and talented Nigerian singer, songwriter and performing artiste, AV comes through with a brand new melodious record titled; “Big Thug Boys”.

The record which is currently trending on Tik Tok owes production, mixing and mastering credit to fast rising Nigerian music producer, Kullboy.

“Big Thug Boys” happens to be his first official project of the year. The song serves as a follow up to his previous project, “Hustle” which was released in December last year and has been streamed over 8,000 times on Audiomack.

AV is set to make a major impact in the music industry with this latest single. “Big Thug Boys” is to whet the appetite for more music.

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Think You’re The Next Best African Film and TV Creative? Then Apply to Join the MTF Academy Class of 2022!

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Do you desire to be one of Africa’s leading lights in the film and Tv industry? If so, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy is where you should be!

The MTF Academy now in its third year, has announced the call to entry for its sought-after film and TV training programme! The application which commenced on 1 June, 2021 is open to only Nigerians and Ghanaians. So what are you waiting for? The call is open to all emerging filmmakers with either some industry experience or a relevant post-school qualification in film, to apply for the exciting opportunity to hone their television and film production skills.

 

Like in 2018 and 2019, 20 students alongside select members of the public will get to participate in the MTF Masterclasses which are powered by various international partners including Dolby, CBS Justice and Jasco Broadcast Solutions to name a few. The illustrious New York Film Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (NYFA) continues its commitment as an MTF partner, to award its annual 8-week NYFA Scholarship at the New York Academy to the top performing student.

 

To start your application journey to the MTF Academy, follow these 5 easy steps:

Step 1: Go to https://cte.multichoicetalentfactory.com/Home/MTFHome and click on the ‘APPLY’ tab at the top to register your details with an active email account. Then go to your inbox and wait for a verification email. Also check your junk/spam folder if you don’t receive the notification.

Step 2: Once you have received the verification email, click on the link which will take you back to the MTF

website, where you will then ‘LOGIN’ to start the application process. You can also go straight to ‘login’ if you previously registered in 2019 and use those details to logon.

Step 3: Once the application tab opens, click on ‘START THE APPLICATION PROCESS’ and fill in all the

required information in ALL the fields (Do not forget to save each stage so that your information remains

available to you). Also, make sure you include/upload ALL the necessary and required documentation in PDF or Word doc format.

Step 4: Click SAVE and COMPLETE the application process.

Step 5: It’s a wrap! You will get an e-mail in your inbox to confirm successful registration.

 

You can join the conversation using the following hashtags: #MultiChoiceTalentFactory #MTFClassOf2022Entries #IgnitingAfricasCreativeIndustries

 



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MUSIC: Shatta Wale – Best Of Myself

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Barely an hour after releasing “Like Nyame“, Shatta Movement boss, Shatta Wale hits the studio again to produced another record titled; “Best Of Myself.

The song which was produced by himself talks about his lifesytle. Real name Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, the ‘Enter The Net’ hit-maker is expected to release his fifth studio album titled “Gift of God (GOG)” soon. He has also announced his retirement after the release of this album.

Shatta Wale won the artiste of the year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2015. He also bagged eight awards at the 3Music Award in 2019. He won the ‘Best Virtual Entertainer of the Year’ Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) this year.

Shatta Wale aka ‘1Don’ has been featured in movies such as Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives.

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Work or School: Balance Portability and Productivity with the Infinix INBook

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The Infinix INBook which was launched alongside the Infinix Note 10 in a thrilling online launch is out in the market and is set to transform the way you work or school, as the case may be. If you’re looking for the best choice in specs for your laptop and affordability at the same time, look no further.

The Infinix INBook X1Pro is lightweight and holds a lot of power. This brings a perfect union between productivity and portability. A perfect blend of innovation, intelligence, and craftsmanship. It comes with an all-aluminum alloy body, screen brightness, high color gamut, 65W fast charge, a long standby, and an ultra-thin and ultra-light body.

Most people want a laptop with guaranteed high performance, long battery life, and fast charge for enhanced productivity and a better entertainment experience. The Infinix INBook offers all this and more, including a new cooling technology that is highly efficient, comfortable, and silent. If you are one of those that gets slightly irritated at the disturbing noise that usually comes with the previous cooling technologies, you can call the INBook X1Pro your efficient silent buddy.

Imagine a laptop that comes with a very narrow frame and has a lightweight feel of only 1.48kg weight, slim and full metal body with 16.3mm thickness…you’ve just imagined the INBook X1Pro. The portability of it lets you carry it along on long or short trips, from class to class, without the weight being a bother.

The INBook is extremely fast with a 10th Gen Intel® Core, powered by a 55Wh Polymer li-on Battery that supports fast charge (65W/20V Type-C) and can charge up to 70% capacity in just 1 hour. Also, a DDR 4X Speed of up to 3200MB per second to perform tasks efficiently and effectively. This laptop might come with a small body but it sure has a big engine.

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It offers users a multi-screen collaboration that allows them to connect their mobile phones to the computer for ease and convenience of carrying out tasks. It also comes with a unique fingerprint power button, and a hidden camera for optimum security.

Other features include the 180° rotated screen, vivid display, FHD+IPS, 300nit brightness, Camera Privacy-Switch, 4 Speakers, DTS sound effect, and a premium design. All these features come together to offer the user a simplified high technology experience and the highest level of productivity without having to break a bank. Just call the INBook X1Pro a perfect balance between productivity and portability that doesn’t drill a hole in your pocket.
Asides from the beautiful specs and affordability, there’s another catch. The first 50 people to purchase an Infinix INBookX1Pro will be rewarded! Just upload your details on https://www.infinixmobility.com/laptops/INBook to win a Boom Box and a laptop kit there will also be special gifts for people that purchase the laptop in the first week but don’t fall among the first 50 people. Needless to say, time is ticking, so go get your Infinix INBookX1Pro here now.

INBook X1 series is available in Nigeria and retails at the following rates – INBook X1 i3 (8+256) retails for N267700.00 or INBook X1 Pro i7 retails for (16 + 512) retails for N406700.00

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