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COVID-19: Kind-Hearted Landlord Stops Tenants From Paying Rent

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A landlord has left his tenants stunned and excited after he asked them not to pay rent for two months as a result of the challenges brought by coronavirus.

Michael Munene, the landlord, said he understood the situation brought upon people by the pandemic which is also affecting economies of countries.

Munene left the tenants smiling after telling them he was well aware of what is going on and that as a human being, this was one way to touch those around him.

Munene, while speaking with a TV station in Kenya, said he was touched by the plight of his tenants who may experience challenges in raising their rents.

“I have stayed with these people for quite some time and I have always had an agreement with them to pay their rent before the tenth of every month but most of them have challenges.

“When this pandemic (coronavirus) came to Kenya, life became unbearable and some of them could not afford to raise the rent early enough resorting to borrowing, that’s why I have decided to not to charge them for the next two months,” he said.

Soon after he made the announcement some of his tenants rejoiced and thanked him for the good gesture.

“He is Dr Michael Munene a dentist who works with North Kinangop Catholic Hospital. He has a heart of gold, He has warmed my heart. He has said if the situation worsens he will add them more free months until the situation is contained.

“It’s no longer about material gain, but service to humanity. God bless you for all this,” Macharia Wangui said.

The tenants were paying between N10,500 and N17,500 monthly, the report by Tuko.co.ke said.

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We Have Issued Identity Numbers To 41 Million Nigerians — NIMC

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The National Identity Management Commission says it has enrolled and issued 41 million Nigerians with National Identity Number as of today.

The Director-General of the NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, in an interview with journalists, said enrolment was ongoing for Nigerians in the Diaspora in 15 other countries.

Aziz said the NIN has been approved by the Federal Government as the only valid means of identification for government services by law and is a requirement for the application for a new and renewal of an expired Nigerian passport, among others.

Speaking on the challenges retarding the rate of enrolment, he said inadequate electricity, Information Technology infrastructure, inadequate enrolment centres and devices and insufficient sensitisation and awareness of the public, among others, still persisted.

According to him, the challenges are being addressed in collaboration with all the relevant stakeholders, government and with the help of the media.

“As of today, we have reached record 41 million by sheer determination and hard work. I owe all of this to the great staff of the NIMC who pushed themselves beyond their limits to see this happen,” he said.

“Diaspora enrolment was greatly received by the Nigerians in other countries and it has been going well since the launch. Enrolment is happening in over 15 countries across the world, with more countries to come on board in the near future.”

He said the plans to implement the strategic road map for accelerating digital identity in the country in June 2020 had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to him, the project will either begin in September or December this year.

Aziz said the $433m it secured from the World Bank, Agence Francaise de Development and the European Union would be used for the expansion of enrolment centres to 4,000.

“The funding covers digital ID enrolment, issuance and usage; strengthening of the enabling law, security, privacy, data protection and cybersecurity mechanisms; as well as strengthening the IT and other backend infrastructure,” the NIMC boss stated.

He added, “There is still a need for funding on the card aspect of the programme as well as on the other regulatory functions of the commission. We are consulting with the Federal Government on these aspects.”

Aziz stressed that the commission was working on strategies to scale up card production and issuance in partnership with the private sector.

However, he said NIN was sufficient to prove or assert the identity of Nigerians anytime, anywhere.

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Ministry Of Communications Twitter Handler Goofs — Tweets On ‘Indaboski’

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The Federal Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy is under fire on Twitter after its handler sent out a tweet on personal issues – Indaboski!

One of the social media handlers of the agency, Bilyaminu Ibrahim Gusau was having a social media altercation with a user on the platform when he tweeted from the agency’s handle thinking it was his handle.

He had responded to a Tweet on London football club, Chelsea and in his forgetfulness, sent out an abusive tweet with the government’s Twitter page.

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Upon realising his mistake, Bilyaminu took down the post, but not after some users on the platform had saved the tweet.

See reactions:

~ Wow! Is that not the office twitter account of the Federal Ministry ofCommunication? Wow!

~ Tweeting this with the official handle of Federal Ministry of Communication. Guy even ended it with Indaboski Bahose. wetin person no go see with this government.

~ This is what they reduced the Federal Ministry ofCommunication and Digital Economy handle to? Whoever wrote this tweet must be an Indaboski die-hard fan. Everything APC touches degenerates.

~ I know the person forgot to switch accounts but I’m worried that this is the type of English the person behind the account of the Federal Ministry ofCommunication types. What does he mean by Lampards Twin?

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3 Brothers Allegedly Kill Their Sibling Over Proceeds They Gathered From Their Mother’s Funeral In Imo

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Men of the Imo State Police Command are currently on the trail of three brothers, Patrick Obieshieke, Chinonso Obieshieke and John Erieka for allegedly killing their blood brother, Remigius Obieshieke, over money realized from the burial of their 75-year-old mother.

A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu today May 25, said the incident happened last Friday May 22 at their father’s house in Umuolowoshe in Umuoshochie Autonomous Community in Obowo council area of Imo State.

“On the 22/05/2020 at about 0600 hrs, upon credible information, operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Obowo, moved to Umuolowoshe, Umuoshochie Autonomous community, Obowo and it was discovered that the above named persons killed one Remigius Obieshieke during a disagreement arising from money realised for the burial of their mother late Angelina Obieshieke, 75 years old.

“Meanwhile effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects, while investigation has commenced in ernest” the statement read.

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