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Each House of Reps member earns N9.3m monthly — Hon. Simon Karu claims

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A member of the House of Representatives, Simon Karu, has claimed that each member of the House earns N9.3 million monthly.

 

The lawmaker, who represents Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe State, stated this on Thursday, October 1, in Abuja at an event to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary.

 

The event was tagged “FixingNigeria at 60- Sustainable and efficient democracy: Issues on accountability and transparency in governance”.

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The lawmaker, who was among the guest speakers, said the sum includes monthly salaries and the office’s running cost. He, however, said most of the monthly funds were spent on constituents’ high demands.

“The official salary of a member, House of Representatives which I also receive monthly is N800,0000. I told you I was going to say it, why don’t you wait for me to say it? The office running cost of a member of the House of Representatives is N8.5 million,” he said.

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“Those of you who know, know that I said exactly what it is. The problem is what the constituents demand and when you don’t meet (up), they begin to call you names.

“Just before I walked to the stage, I received three emails from my constituents demanding for money and demanding for jobs, when you don’t, it becomes an issue.”

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Another member of the House at the event, Nicholas Ossai debunked Mr Karu’s revelation, urging the audience to disregard same.

“I have never received such salary since I came to the National Assembly and I have been in the National Assembly before him,” Mr Ossai said.

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Update: Abductors of catholic priest demand ‘N100m ransom’

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The Kidnappers of Reverend father Matthew Dajo of the St Anthony Catholic Church in Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council in Abuja suburb, are reportedly demanding for N100 million ransom before the victim will be set free.

 

The Catholic priest was abducted on Sunday, November 22 around 9:47:pm. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the catholic priest’s residence with sophisticated weapons and then whisked him away.

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A member of his church told Daily Trust that contact was established with the kidnappers on Saturday, and they have demanded N100 million as ransom.

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“And you know since he was abducted, his abductors did not call until on Saturday and they are demanding for N100 million, but I don’t know at what figure has the man who is negotiating with them has been able to arrive at,” he said.

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The insider said members of the church are facing a major problem on how to raise the large sum as it’s against the rules of the church to pay for ransom. He also stated the church is solely depending on the family members and relatives of the victim to source for ransom.

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“And the other thing we are more worried about is that when a reverend father is abducted, it is against the rules of the church to pay for ransom, except the family members, friends or relatives of the victim can take such responsibility,” he said.

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Zahra Buhari reacts to the murder of rice farmers in Zabarmari

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Zahra Buhari-Indimi has reacted to the murder of 110 rice farmers in Zabarmari village in Borno state.

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The daughter of the president of Nigeria shared a newspaper shot of the Zabarmari massacre and wrote: “My heart bleeds”.

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Zahra Buhari reacts to the murder of rice farmers in Zabarmari

 

Her reaction comes two days after Boko Haram terrorists attacked rice farmers in their farms and slaughtered them. The death toll was initially at 43 but has now been updated to 110.

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Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

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A customer who asked a tailor to make her a dress was left disappointed at what was delivered.

 

The woman shared a photo of the dress she ordered and what was delivered.

 

She explained that a friend introduced her to the tailor who then sent her 5 dresses to choose from. She chose one and the tailor charged her 70,000 Naira.

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She haggled down to 65,000 Naira and made payment for the dress.

 

However, the dress was not ready on time for her birthday.  When it finally came, it was nothing like what she ordered.

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The Twitter user was told that she probably ordered an inferior material but she explained that the tailor handled everything, including sourcing the material for the dress.

 

She went on to share videos to show how the finishing was.

 

She added that she asked the tailor to keep 25,000 Naira and make a refund of 40,000 and she’ll return the dress, but the tailor refused.

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Below are tweets shared by the disappointed customer alongside videos of the dress delivered.

 

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Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

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Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

Disappointed customer shows dress she ordered and what her tailor made

 

 

 

 

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