The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has appealed to landlords in Nigeria to consider the plight of low income earners and to start collecting their rents in arrears beginning from today , July 6 , 2018. The former governor of Lagos state argued that salary earners who could afford to pay rents, were not receiving their salaries in advance but in arrears.
Fashola made this known at an event organized by the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria REDAN in Abuja yesterday July 5th.
“If you ask me to go and bring in advance, one year’s rent, to what I am going to earn monthly in arrears, how feasible is that?
“Even my salary as a minister is paid at the end of every month, not even at the beginning, then why should landlord be asking for next year’s salary. And we are complaining that there is corruption?” Fashola said
Speaking further, Fashola said the Nigerian masses cannot afford to pay house rent yearly like the well to do in the society.
“I believe this meeting is about the critical mass of Nigerians, the taxi drivers , market men and women who earn their money daily and are not even sure of making any revenue for that day . Meanwhile , landlords expect advance payments. Those who get paid weekly pay their rents weekly; those who get paid monthly pay monthly rents,” he said
He also recommended that there should be a Landlord-Tenant-Employer’s relations, whereby the landlord would reach an agreement with the tenant’s employer to ensure deduction of rent on a monthly basis from the tenant’s salary.
Nigerian dancer, Korra Obidi has been accused of tendring a false accusation against a police officer whom she said slapped her and smashed her mobile phone on the ground.
Korra Obidi shared on Instagram:
“Phone smashed and physically assaulted by a police officer OLORUNISOLA ISMAIL on Etim Nyang Victoria island
Who gained access into my car gave me a dirty slap and grabbed my wrist and my phone. Smashes my phone and keeps shouting. This was after I attempted to record him sitting on my Bonnet. I forgot I was in Lagos, not America. But is it not our right? am still dizzy from the slap...
Actor turned politician, Yul Edochie has been appointed by as the senior special adviser to governor of Willie Obiano of Anambra state.
Taking to Instagranm, Yul Edochie shared the news of becoming the SSA on creativity and entertainment in the state.
I thank His Excellency Chief Dr Willie Obiano(Akpokue Dike) Executive Governor of Anambra State for appointing me SSA to the Governor on Creative & Entertainment Media.
Thank you sir for seeing the zeal in me to serve the people and believing in me.
Special thanks to Ndi Anambra, Ndi youth for your support and prayers, I will not let you down.
Thank you to Senator Victor Umeh(Ohamadike), Chief of Staff of Anambra Primus Odili, Hon. Chinedu Obidigwe (Egbe ana agba Anyanwu),
SSA on Project monitoring, parks and markets Hon. Chiejina Obieze(Onye rikanne) and many more.
To all my fans and friends all...
Facebook has entered talks for what could be the biggest reality TV show which will be about Cristiano Ronaldo. Sources say the footballer could get a paycheck of around $10 million for the series which will be of 13 episodes.
The series will be produced by Matador Content and Religion of Sports, a sports-media firm founded by Gotham Chopra, Michael Strahan, Tom Brady and production company Dirty Robber.
Ronaldo is the most popular athlete on Facebook with more than 120 million followers for his official page. The former Manchester United player, whose continued stay at Real Madrid is doubtful following a reportedly bid from Juventus, is among the most-recognized sports celebrities in the world.