Author: Ade

Ade is consistent in the world of politics, tech and entertainment. He is really updated on the recent happenings in the world and has a skin in the game.

Nigerian shoppers, beware! The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has raised serious concerns about deceptive pricing practices employed by many supermarkets across the country. In a recent interview, the Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the FCCPC, Mr. Babatunde Irukera Abdullahi, shed light on these tactics and the commission’s efforts to protect consumers. Undisplayed Prices and Price Switching: A Recipe for Confusion One of the most common deceptive practices identified by the FCCPC is the failure to display prices on shelves. Mr. Abdullahi emphasized that this is a clear violation of Nigerian law. “Consumers have the right to make…

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The ancient world was shaped significantly by a chain of teacher-student relationships that profoundly influenced Western thought and civilization. The intellectual lineage of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Alexander the Great is a testament to the enduring impact of Greek philosophy and education. This blog explores the lives and contributions of these extraordinary figures, illustrating how their ideas and teachings cascaded through history to shape the foundations of Western philosophy, science, and politics. Socrates: The Gadfly of Athens Socrates (c. 470-399 BCE) is often heralded as the father of Western philosophy. Born in Athens, he was a unique figure who eschewed…

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Nigerians, get ready for a PoS revolution! The Federal Government, through the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), has announced a crackdown on illegal Point-of-Sale (PoS) operators. This move aims to streamline the PoS ecosystem, enhance security, and boost financial inclusion nationwide. The PoS Problem: A Breeding Ground for Illegality For years, the PoS system in Nigeria has been plagued by a significant number of unregistered operators. This lack of regulation has created a breeding ground for fraudulent activities, including money laundering and financing of criminal enterprises. Imagine using your hard-earned cash at a PoS terminal, only to discover later that the…

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A glimmer of hope for justice has emerged in the case of Dorcas Adeyinka, a Lagos socialite who fell victim to cyberbullying. The Chief Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja, has summoned two individuals, Tolulope Adeoye, also known as Abike Jagaban, and Tolulope Odegbami, alias Olowosibi, for allegedly sharing Adeyinka’s nude photo online. This landmark case has resonated deeply with Nigerians, particularly women, who have long faced the threat of online harassment and revenge porn. The court summons, dated Thursday, May 9, 2024, offers a ray of hope that such perpetrators may finally be held accountable. A Public Humiliation:…

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Introduction to the Political Realignments in Ebonyi Ebonyi State, Nigeria, several key members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have shifted their allegiance to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This move marks a notable consolidation of power within the APC and highlights underlying regional dynamics affecting political loyalties in the state. Prominent Defectors and Their Motivations The defection includes notable figures such as Hon. Sylvester Ogbaga, a former representative of the Abakaliki/Izzi Federal Constituency and a former gubernatorial aspirant, and Senator Sylvanus Nguji Ngele, an ex-Senator and previous member of the PDP’s National Working Committee. Their departure from the PDP…

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ABUJA, May 7, 2024 – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all commercial banks to halt the imposition of charges on cash deposits until September 30, 2024. This directive comes as a relief to bank customers who have been vocal about the additional costs associated with depositing large sums of money. Background of the Directive The CBN’s decision was detailed in a circular issued on May 6, 2024, signed by Adetona Adedeji, the Director of Banking Supervision. The circular references a previous notification from December 11, 2023, which initially suspended these fees. The fees in question included a…

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ABUJA, May 7, 2024 – The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Tonobok Okowa, expressed strong confidence that Nigeria will secure all its relay spots for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. This confidence comes after a successful performance at the World Relays held in the Bahamas, where four of Nigeria’s relay teams successfully qualified for the Games. Strong Foundation for Olympic QualificationsDespite the women’s 4x400m relay team missing their event due to visa issues and an injury to key runner Omolara Ogunmakinju, Okowa remains positive about their chances. He cited multiple upcoming competitions as opportunities for the team to…

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OGUN, May 7, 2024– In a significant operation on the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode-Benin expressway, Ogun State Police Command successfully neutralized two kidnappers during a rescue operation, recovering N7.9 million and 1500 Indian Rupees. The operation, which took place around 4:30 PM, also led to the safe release of three kidnapped Indian nationals. Details of the Police OperationOn Tuesday, the police engaged in a confrontation with a gang of kidnappers who had been terrorizing travelers along the key expressway. The operation was supported by local vigilantes, who played a crucial role in tracking down the kidnappers. During the intense gunfight, two kidnappers were…

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Abuja, Nigeria Long queues of vehicles have returned to major filling stations in Abuja and five other states across Nigeria as fuel scarcity bites hard. The affected states include Lagos, Anambra, Imo, Enugu, and Kogi. Causes of the Scarcity According to sources within the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the scarcity is caused by a combination of factors, including: Impact on Motorists and Commuters Fuel scarcity has created significant challenges for motorists and commuters in the affected areas. Many people have had to wait in line for hours, if not overnight, to buy gasoline. The situation has also led to an…

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Lagos, Nigeria – Consumers across eight states in Nigeria have expressed concern over the alarming rise in food prices, with a 30% increase recorded in the past eight months. The affected states include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Kogi, and Kwara. Soaring Prices of Essential Commodities Rice, beans, gari, yam, tomatoes, pepper, and onions are among the essential foods that have seen price increases. A 50kg bag of rice, previously priced at N15,000, now costs N20,000. A bag of beans now costs N24,000, up from N18,000, and a 10kg bag of garri costs N6,000 rather than N4,500. Impact on…

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