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Fact-Check: How True Are Soludo’s Claims Made During Anambra Governorship Debate?

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Sharpernews is conducting an instant fact-check of the major claims by candidates taking part in the debate.

Claim 1: Charles Soludo (APGA) claims he was three times winner of the best governor of the Central bank award.

Verdict: True

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The Central Bank’s document on Soludo’s service indicates that he won the Global and African Central Bank Governor of the Year, in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Different international media institutions, including The Banker Magazine published by the Financial Times of London, gave him the awards.

True, Anambra has the lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Claim 2: Charles Soludo (APGA) said Anambra State has the lowest unemployment rate at 17 per cent.

Verdict: True

Verification
According to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Anambra State has the lowest unemployment rate, with 17 per cent in the second quarter of 2020.

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Men Please Try And Reduce Your Stress And Live.. Real Life Lesson

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I’m trying to encourage our men here to take good care of their health, physically and mentally.

It’s not like women don’t have theirs but those of the men are very much noticeable in the sense that it takes a toll on their physical and mental health.

(1) I entered lagos two weeks ago and I needed to take uber, this uber driver as I can guess will be bw his 50s and 60s.He needed to send money to his wife (3k)but somehow he couldn’t do transfer since he was driving me but I helped him with my bank app while he gave me cash. Do you know after transferring the money his wife was ungrateful and demanded he returns home immediately (that was around 8pm).Now,the man started complaining to me how whether he brings money or not how his wife keeps complaining and he said he’s pitying Nigerian men who are getting married to strange women and giving birth without knowing what they’re going into. He looked stressed out and trying to make ends meet but yet his wife added more burden, not just financially but mentally. So tell me how this kind of stressed man won’t die out so sooner than later. He was lucky somehow that one of his children got a scholarship to study in India.

(2) I attended a friend’s wedding and to my utmost shock both fathers of the celebrants are late. Only their moms are still alive while other relatives represented their fathers. So I was wondering how their moms are still alive while their fathers are late.
Some may say men marry younger women that’s why they die out but from the mothers of those celebrants they’re not up to 60 years, so how much age difference that will make the two men be late?

Im saying this because I have noticed lots of people esp men are passing through a lot of stress, please men don’t allow your wives, siblings or anything infact to overstress you to the point of dying out in time. We men aren’t super beings, try to take things easy.

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Do They Really Sell Employment Slots In Nigeria

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So I’m wondering do they really sell job offers or it’s a myth. Really wanna know abd please what are the price range for notable agencies and bodies, might consider buying

this was the question asked by one of our readers.

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The seat of the president is already up for sale for 2023. Bidding presently ongoing, if you know what I mean. As for price, it depends on the sector and position.

They still use this tactics to collect 150k from my babe last month, now she Dey cry.

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When I wanted to do my housemanship, I met lot of people that claim they sell slot, they are all 419, if you know your way you won’t pay a dime, who go hell you Dey one office Dey wait you

Not really selling, u may be employed and remit some % from your salary.

Drop your coment or your experience

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Constitution Review: Senate Should Be Scrapped – Akeredolu

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As the process of amending the 1999 Constitution is ongoing, the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has called for a unicameral legislature for the country.

Specifically, the governor said the upper chamber of the National Assembly should be scrapped while the Assembly should be on part-time basis to reduce the cost of governance.

Akeredolu stated this at the Akure Centre of the South-West Zonal Public Hearing on the review constitution, held at the International Cultural and Event Center, Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday.

Represented by his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the governor said the position of the state was for the Federal Government to be reduced in weight and responsibilities.

He said, “The position of the Ondo State Government has been made public. We advocate for a Federal Government largely reduced in size and scope of engagement. We want to see a Constitution that will enhance the performance of public office holders at all levels.

“It is possible to have a government that will serve the people in deed and truth. The law of the land must aid this realistic expectation. We must reduce the cost of governance and shift attention to service delivery in this trying period.”

He added, “The country may consider dropping the current bicameral structure of the National Assembly and adopt a unicameral legislature. The membership of the Assembly should be part time. No member should earn allowances not known to the Revenue Mobilisation and Allocation Committee and, more importantly, people they claim to serve.

“Legislators should earn under a uniform salary structure. Allowance peculiarities must not be about obscenity. The Senate should be scrapped. The House of Representatives too should not be unwieldly. A maximum of four representatives should come from each zone.”

He mentioned the position of the state to include, creation of state police, devolution of powers, state control of resources, decentralization of supreme court among others.

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