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The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq has assured all beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s youth empowerment scheme, N-Power, that all their stipends arrears will be paid as soon as the handing and taking over processes are concluded and the grey areas addressed.

She gave the assurance while reaffirming the commitment of the ministry to the success of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP)

Farouq, in a press briefing on Monday in Abuja, said the N-power initiative is one of the four clusters of NSIP that were designed to stem the growing tide of poverty, unemployment and social insecurity in Nigeria, NAN reports.

“I have received an initial briefing from Heads of Agencies and Programmes reports to the minister from October 2019. However, on account of technicalities involved, the Minister said. (NAN)

N-POWER Set to pay Beneficiaries soon - Minister for Humanitarian.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 30 students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, as well as those of Olabisi Onabanjo University.
The anti-corruption body arrested FUNAAB, MAPOLY students on Wednesday, after storming the Ibogun campus of the OOU in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State to arrest some students of the school.
A student of OOU, Samson Adeyemi, who is also the students’ spokesperson, claimed the EFCC agents took away 18 students from the Ibogun campus.
According to him, the agents arrived at some students’ hostels around 12am on Tuesday and broke in through the windows and the doors before making arrests.
Our correspondent learnt that operatives raided student apartments, claiming that they were Internet fraudsters. Some cars, laptops and phones were taken away.
It was learnt that they carried out the operations in Safari, Abule-Ojere, Gbokoniyi, Kemta and Alabata, all in Abeokuta, reportedly dominated by MAPOLY and FUNAAB students.
An eyewitness, who recorded a 25-second video of the raid on a building in Abule-Ojere, said the operatives carted away from a car, laptops, but could not get the suspected Internet fraudsters living in those apartments.
A student, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was accosted on his way home by EFCC officials, but was later released after they searched him and could not find any incriminating material on him.
Our correspondent also obtained a 50-second video from one of the victims whose apartment was allegedly raided by the EFCC.
In the video, the victim believed to be a student of MAPOLY lamented that he was not a fraudster, but his apartment was raided.
The victim claimed that the operatives broke into his room through the windows and ransacked his apartment.
Our correspondent also obtained a video where a vehicle carrying the EFCC operatives was moving around Abeokuta.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Student Union, Johnson Idowu, said the school had not received any report of arrest of MAPOLY students by the EFCC.
He said, “We learnt that the EFCC came to Abeokuta, but there was no pictorial evidence to prove that.
“We have not received any report that our students are among those arrested.”
However, spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the operations.”
Uwujaren told our correspondent that they arrested about 30 people over alleged Advanced Free Fraud.
He said, “Yes, our people are there for an operation and made some arrests.
“At the moment, they are screening them and once they finish the screening, those who are not linked to the crime will be allowed to go home while we will continue with further investigation.”
When asked of the whereabouts of the students, Uwujaren said “I don’t think that is an issue. They are safe. About 30 people are involved.”

EFCC Invades OOU, FUNAAB, MAPOLY, Abducts Students

Hey Guys the long awaited Headies Awards is here, and awards are been presented to the best deserving artiste

List below:-

Barry Jhay (Winner)

Teni (Winner)

Wurld (Winner)

Chinko Ekun (Winner)

Teni – Uyo Meyo (Winner)

Falz – Talk (Winner)

Johnny Drille – Finding Efe

Falz – Moral Instructions (Winner)

AQ – Crown (Winner)

‘Killin’ Dem’ – Burna Boy featuring Zlatan (Winner)

Yemi Alade

‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay featuring Runtown (Winner)

Teni – Case

Mayor of Lagos – Mayorkun


‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters (Winner)


Moral Instruction – Falz

Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy featuring Duncan Mighty and Wizkid

Rema (Winner)

Burna Boy – Ye (Winner)

Burna Boy (Winner)

Headies 2019: All the winners at the 13th edition

Pretaz photography interview 2019 

Can we meet you? 

Yeah , my Name is Remilekun , CEO and Head Photographer at Prestaz Studios 

How was growing up like with your parents and siblings 

Like every regular family, I have just one brother He his a fashion Designer @16th_Pieces On Instagram . But it’s all love and care 

Your educational background? 

Started Primary school , went to secondary school and finished university 

How did the love of photography start? 

I don’t even know , I stumbled on Blawz Page  on Facebook that year , he was always taking dope pictures of ordinary people,  he makes ordinary pictures look amazing he still does and takes amazing pictures.  I always wondered how he did it so I pursued it. I actually tried to recreate all of those images that year .

Did your parent supported your choice for photography leaving your certificate in the box? 

Oh ! My parent ! I started when I was in the university, they didn’t disagree or entirely support . Their own na say make I go school , graduate , get job and start my own family . 

How do you cope with rude client? 

What’s my own , Clients are always right . Yes sir ! Yes Ma ! Am sorry Sir ! I will send them soon ma. If you know , you know lol . 

What are the basic photography tools ?

Your Camera first first , it depends on the kinda Photography you want to do that will determine if you need background or Tripod stand 

Which is your most cherished photography  gadget? 

My Camera and my Godox Ad600 like this like this . 

Have you done any personal project as a photographer? 

Yes and currently working on one now . 

What is the difference between PRESTAZ
photography and the regular photographer on campus?  

Visit my page on Instagram : @prestaz 

Who are your role model? 

I don’t really have but I love a couple of my bosses them not just their works plus their personality . 
But I really like Tope Horploads . I just like the bros 

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everywhere , All I wanted is to be taking beautiful pictures but it’s getting deeper than that . 

Do you take interns?  Where you once an intern?  

Yes , interned with Mr Adore his my boss. 

What type of photographer do we call you?  Photo journalist or portrait photographer  ?

Fashion and Portrait Photographer.
I Also Shoot Weddings too  Just in case lol

Why are you different from other photographers? 

I don’t know o , I guess my work would tell 

List few of your cherish or treasured shoot? 

I have done couple of commercial shoots for some big brands but I still want to shoot more .

Do you work in a studio?  Where is your studio located?  

Yes ! Both studio and outdoor .
We have two studio space now , One at Yaba and Badagry . The dream is to have more all around Lagos, Nigeria the Whole World As A Whole. By Gods Grace 

Have you work with any top photographer ?

No ! I have a few I’ll like to collaborate with . But I’m still working on myself, I’ll prefer them to notice me with my works.

We Heard you are celebrities choice photographer, can you name some of the top celebrity you have worked with 

 Loool where did that come from ? But I shot Actress Nkechi Blessing and The 2018 big brother house mate Tedy A, Bisola , Tobi . 

Where do you see your self in the next 5years ?

I have talked to God about it . Come and see for yourself in 5 Years .

"You are Handsome while holding the camera "what is your view about this remark? 

I guess that’s someone’s thought out loud . I take it as a compliment . Thank you

How do you relax? 

Just by being around my family and friends jisting and catching up because I don’t get to be with them all the time , I’m always here and here . 

How do you cope with female client? 

95% of my clients are females, I’m Used to this in “ Drake’s voice “

Your favorite qoute ?

If you treat me well , I’ll defiantly treat you better . that’s my Motto too

What are you advice for today's youth? 

Find a side hustle asides school but go to school it’s important . Go to school

Any vote of thanks or appreciation / special dedication?

I really appreciate everyone supporting the PRESTAZ Brand since day 1 , Without you there’s No PRESTAZ. God bless you all. Shoutout to RosaNation for putting me on this.

Contact Rosanation for any publicity interview or content 


President Muhammadu Buhari will assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill if passed by the National Assembly, a presidential aide has said.

The president will approve the legislation if it does not have “conflict or reservations”, the aide said Wednesday.

The Senior Special Assistant to the president on National Assembly matters (Reps), Umar El-Yakub, gave the hint Wednesday evening, while addressing journalists at the House of Representatives.

The National Assembly had, in 2017, passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill, but the president withheld his assent, citing paucity of funds and duplication of duties of the already existing agencies, as reasons.

But just last month, the House of Representatives reintroduced the Bill which has since passed second reading and awaiting final passage.

Responding to questions on Wednesday as to whether the president would assent to the Bill if passed again by the National Assembly, Mr El-Yakub said, “With the renewed relationship (between the executive and the legislature), I’m sure there will be more work that will lead to the expeditious passage of the Bill and of course, Mr President will assent to all Bills passed by the National Assembly, which do not have conflict or reservations.

“I’m sure that many important Bills, including the one that you have mentioned (Nigeria Peace Corps) are being reintroduced; and some are even being reintroduced as executive Bills, like the PAC Bill, which was tabled on the floor of the Senate,” he stated.

Mr El-Yakub also said, “Mr President does not withhold assent to a Bill that is in the interest of this country; and certainly all bills that are sent to him, be it non-executive Bill, they go through the same scrutiny and opinions are sought and whenever he declined his assent, he actually communicates the reasons to the National Assembly.

“And if those reasons are addressed, certainly Mr President will assent to the Bill. But you will find that some Bills have flaws, some are technical issues, some are issues bordering on legality of the Bill to the extent that it conflicts with provisions of the constitution or a treaty that has been signed by the country, which means assenting to such a Bill will be a matter of conflict of interest. All these are looked at by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and relevant agencies that are stakeholders in that Bill.”

The House of Representatives had slated the Peace Corps Bill for final passage Thursday last week.

But due to the debate on the general principles of 2020 Appropriation Bill, the Chief Whip sought the leave of the House to step it down till later date.

After passage by the Reps, the Senate is expected to pass a concurrent vote on it before a clean copy of the Bill is sent to the President for assent.

Premium Times.

Buhari Plans To Sign Peace Corps Bill - Aide

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investment, Maryam Uwais, has disclosed that the Nigerian government was working on how to “disengage” over 200,000 beneficiaries of the government’s social intervention programme, N-Power.

Uwais made the disclosure while featuring on Nigerian Television Authority, NTA.
She disclosed that the government was in talks with the Finance ministry on the next plan for those to be disengaged.

“We are trying to see how we can address some of these gaps through these N-power beneficiaries that are meant to be disengaged by end of the year.

“We are looking out loans to be made available to them, it has not be finalized yet with the finance ministry,” she said.

Daily post.

N-Power: Buhari govt moves to disengage 200, 000 beneficiaries

Have you ever been in a relationship where your partner abuses you, not only emotionally or verbally but physically? I have never understood why some men need to use physical force to settle issues with their partners. I say men because there are only very rare cases where you find women beating up their male partners.

Many women are facing violence in their relationships but don’t understand how to deal this these partners. Many are times they just let everything lie because of fear and or threats from their partners. But little do they know; the physical abuse can cause deaths. So, how do you deal with a violent partner?

1.Do Not Tolerate Abuse behaviours

Immediately you notice your partner is being abusive warn them. Don’t let them get comfortable with slapping you are pushing you around because this is what graduates to serious beatings. Understand that it is very common for abusers to lead victims to believe that the abuse is the victim's fault. A boyfriend acting aggressive, violent, or manipulative towards you is not your fault. So, don’t let them get comfortable with that.

2.Get Help

When your partner starts getting violent get help as soon as possible. Don’t sit and let it aggravate to something unrepairable. You can let the neighbours know so that next time they hear you shout they show up to help. If your partner proves to be difficult and does not listen to advice from friends and neighbours then take it to the next level. Report to the police, women rights activists and any relevant organization.

3.End The Relationship

Physical and emotional abuse should be considered a deal-breaker for a relationship. Regardless of your love for one another, how long you've been together, whether you have kids or pets, or whether you live together, a relationship that involves physical or psychological abuse needs to be over.  Continuing to stay may create the impression that you are comfortable with the abuse and your partner will get comfortable abusing you. While ending the relationship do it safely, through correct authorities, document your abuse.

4.Never Offer A Second Chance

Enough is enough. Once you break up, don't go back, attempt to contact, or reconcile with your partner. It's over. Let your abuser get the message clearly. No matter what they say, they will never change, if he has ever abused you once he will always do it. Remember a cheater never loses its spots. Go find love somewhere else.

It is important for victims to understand that physical abuse is illegal and no one has the right to abuse you no matter the amount they paid for your dowry, you are still human and your rights still stand.

How To Deal With A Violent Partner