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Reps query N7.8bn life insurance payment


The  House of Representatives has alleged discrepancies in a N7.8 billion payment for group life insurance by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).
The lawmakers made the discovery during a public hearing by the Adekunle Akinlade-led Ad hoc Committee investigating alleged infractions in  insurance payment by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
The committee had called on a Deputy Director in ITF, Suleiman Ningi, who represented the Director-General of the fund, Joseph Ari, to explain how N7.8 billion was recorded as payment for premium to Leadway Assurance when the insurance firm claimed not to be aware of such transaction.
“We’re asking you to explain this because we got the figure from the submission you made to us. But after our investigations, Leadway Assurance said it never received such money from ITF. So, what happened to the money?”
In his response, Ningi, who was head of the Insurance Desk when the transaction was done, insisted that Leadway Assurance was paid the premium.
“We paid the money to Leadway, we don’t know how Leadway came about its records but, we paid the money to Leadway,” he said.
Ningi, despite insisting that ITF followed due process in its dealings with insurance firms, was unable to defend  the selection of unlicensed insurance and brokerage firms for its covers during the period under review. He, however, informed the committee that the submission made to it was not prepared by him which was why he could not defend some identified infractions.
The committee also demanded explanations on how the payment of N98 million and another N82 million were made to firms that denied receivership.
The lawmakers directed the author of the ITF presentation to appear before it at the next meeting, with additional information as requested by the committee.
Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), Vincent Akpotaire told the committee that the decision by his agency not to advertise for insurance firms to bid to cover it should not be categorised as a breach of the Public Procurement Act.
The committee had accused BPE of breaching the law for failing to advertise for the procurement of insurance cover for the organisation since 2009 against extant law that prescribed yearly advertisement.  Akpotaire told the lamwkaers that the decision not to advertise was to enable BPE enjoy 50 pre cent discount from selected firms based on existing relationships.
The  committee, however, told the DG that by that singular act, the organisation had committed a gross violation of the Procurement laws.

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12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

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A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.


The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

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Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.



In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Zimbabwean Church leader in s*x scandal as photos naked photos and sex acts with 33 girls is exposed

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A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
It was gathered that the Nyatsungo allegedly sent a nude picture of his Cape Town based ex–side chick, Shingi Mavenge, to his other girlfriend only identified as Beula who later broadcasted it on social media.
According to H-Metro, in an apparent fit of rage, Mavenge posted a WhatsApp chat she had with Nyatsungo’s wife identified as Nyasha Nhahumbi as well as a group chat with some of her former lover’s concubines.
According to Mavenge, she has gotten information that Nyatsungo has at least 33 girlfriends and has ditched his wife of eight years.
She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
According to H-Metro, Nyatsungo, a married father of two, has denied ever circulating the picture, labelling Mavenge as a bitter woman whom he just flirted with on Facebook and nothing more.
“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
He said he was still with his wife whose phone rang without response yesterday afternoon. Despite his denials, H-metro was furnished with pictures of Nyatsungo and Mavenge, the time they met in April.

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