Blackmailers Threatening To Expose My Nude Pictures, Skitmaker Lizzy Jay Cries Out

Nigerian skit maker and Actress, Adebola Adeyela, popularly known as Lizzy Jay, has expressed her frustration over an attempted blackmail she’s s currently facing.

She shared a video on her verified Instagram page, revealing that someone threatened to release her nude photos.

Stating how the blackmailer gained access to video of her private areas, she revealed that she was ill and taking antibiotics a few months before now.

She claimed she had a severe reaction to the medications, including itchy skin, rashes in her intimate areas, and bleeding in her vagina.

On account of that,she sent pictures of the affected areas, to her doctor, who is also her close friend, for him to give her a prescription.

She is receiving threats, as regards the video,adding that the man accessed her Snapchat account by hacking her email account and getting hold of the footage.

She said: “I have been receiving calls for some days now from someone who claims he has my nudes.

“The video in his hands was the video I recorded through Snapchat when I reacted to a certain medication, and I had rashes all over my body, including my private part. I couldn’t have a physical examination with my doctor, so I made a screenshot of the part I wanted him to see in the video.

“I sent it and deleted the video immediately. The man trying to blackmail me hacked into one of my email accounts and used it to access my Snapchat. I will be visiting the police PRO to make a formal complaint and give them every detail and picture I could find connecting to the blackmailer”.

“For the past few days, I have received calls and messages from someone who claims to have my nudes. The calls and comments on my page are aimed at forcing me to a negotiation table to become a victim of blackmail,” Lizzyjay narrated.


Chevron Companies Give Education Support To Rivers,Yobe,Oyo Communities

Mohammed Shosanya

Chevron entities in Nigeria including Chevron Nigeria Limited (“CNL”), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (“NNPCL”) and CNL (“NNPCL/CNL JV”), Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited (a Chevron company) and its parties in the Agbami field have donated health facilities and equipment to hospitals in Rivers and Yobe States as part of the company’s strategic support to improve education and healthcare delivery in the country.

Besides, Star Ultra Deep Petroleum Limited (a Chevron company) and its co-venturers in the Oil Prospecting Mining Lease (OPL) 140 donated educational equipment to schools in Oyo State and organized computer training programme for teachers.

In Rivers State, Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited and the Agbami parties including NNPC Limited, FAMFA Oil Limited, Equinor Nigeria Energy Company Limited, and Prime 127 Nigeria Limited handed over a fully built and equipped chest clinic to the General Hospital, Eleme as a demonstration of its continued pursuit of quality healthcare delivery in line with the expectation of being socially responsible to the people and communities around and beyond their areas of operations.

Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited and the Agbami parties have built and commissioned twenty-eight (28) chest clinics with state-of-the-art equipment in different parts of the country.

The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, represented by Dr. Chidinma Oreh, Rivers State Commissioner for Health, thanked Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited and the Agbami parties for helping to expand the frontiers of healthcare delivery in the State. She stated that “The conceptualization of this chest clinic shows the commitment of the Agbami parties to supporting the government’s fight against diseases as this facility is built to allow for testing of presumptive tuberculosis cases amongst others in support of the government’s mandate to eradicate TB before 2035.”

Earlier, the NNPCL/CNL Joint Venture donated newly constructed and fully equipped Mother and Child Referral Centers to General Hospital Yunusari, General Hospital Fika, Yusufari Comprehensive Health Center, and Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu. The Yobe State Governor, Mallam Mai Mala Buni (CON), represented by the deputy governor, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana described the donation of the referral centers as a timely intervention that would help in delivering quality healthcare to the people.

He said:“We thank the NNPCL/CNL Joint Venture for this and other previous interventions in Yobe State. These have helped to facilitate the implementation of many reforms and capacity building of health workers as well as programmes such as Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; support to pregnant women and children under the age of five and accident victims.”

In Oyo state, Star Ultra Deep Petroleum Limited and its co-venturers in OPL 140 comprising Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL); Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited; and Lukoil Company Nigeria Limited donated and handed over 100 Computers, projectors, printers, Science laboratory equipment and School textbooks to five schools in the State. The schools include Christ Apostolic Grammar School, Aperin Oniyere, Ibadan; Queen of Apostle Secondary School Agugu, Oluyoro, Ibadan; Anglican Grammar School, Ogbomosho; Ogbomosho Grammar School and Ibadan Grammar School. Star Ultra Deep Petroleum Limited and the OPL 140 partners also organized a training programme for 50 teachers focused on computer appreciation, use of basic Microsoft Office programmes like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde who was represented by Mr. Olusanjo Joel Adeniyi, Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Education, commended Star Ultra Deep Petroleum Limited and the OPL 140 co-venturers for their support towards improving the quality teaching and learning in the State.

Bala Wunti, Chief Upstream Investment Officer, NNPCL Upstream Investment Management Services (NUIMS) who was represented at the various events stated that NUIMS is committed to working with its partners in undertaking community development projects like the donation of health facilities and equipment that help to improve the quality of life of the people.

Esimaje Brikinn, CNL’s General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, said the donations are part of the company’s intervention projects in support of improved access to quality healthcare in Nigeria. “These efforts fit into our overall strategy of supporting government’s efforts in improving the nation’s health system, which we view as critical to the social and economic development of the country,” he said.

Mohammed Shosanya

The National Bureau of Statistics,says headline inflation rate in August 2023 increased to 25.80% relative to the July 2023 headline inflation rate which was 24.08%.

It noted that looking at the movement, the August 2023 headline inflation rate shows an increase of 1.72% points when compared to the July 2023 headline inflation rate.

On a year-on-year basis, the headline inflation rate was 5.27% points higher compared to the
rate recorded in August 2022, which was 20.52%. This shows that the headline inflation rate (year-on-year basis) increased in August 2023 when compared to the same month in the preceding year (i.e., August 2022).

On a month-on-month basis, the headline inflation rate in August 2023 was 3.18%, which was 0.29% points higher than the rate recorded in July 2023 (2.89%).

This means that in August 2023, on average, the general price level was 0.29% higher relative to July 2023.

The percentage change in the average CPI for the twelve-month period ending August 2023
over the average of the CPI for the previous twelve-month period was 22.38%, showing a
5.31% increase compared to 17.07% recorded in August 2022.

On a year-on-year basis, in August 2023, the Urban inflation rate was 27.69%, this was 6.73% points higher compared to the 20.95% recorded in August 2022. On a month-on-month basis, the Urban inflation rate was 3.29% in August 2023, this was 0.24% points higher compared to July 2023 (3.05%). The corresponding twelve-month average for the urban inflation rate was 23.46% in August 2023. This was 5.87% points higher compared to the 17.59% reported in August 2022.

The rural inflation rate in August 2023 was 24.10% on a year on year basis; this was 3.98% points higher compared to the 20.12% recorded in August 2022. On a month-on-month basis, the rural inflation rate in August 2023 was 3.08%, up by 0.34% points compared to July 2023 (2.74%).

The corresponding twelve-month average for the Rural inflation rate in August 2023 was 21.39%. This was 4.81% points higher compared to the 16.58% recorded in August

The food inflation rate in August 2023 was 29.34% on a year-on-year basis, which was
6.22% points higher compared to the rate recorded in August 2022 (23.12%).

The rise in food inflation on a year-on-year basis was caused by increases in prices of oil and fat,bread and cereals,fish, fruit, meat, vegetables and potatoes,yam and other tubers,vegetable,milk,cheese and eggs.

On a month-on-month basis, the Food inflation rate in August 2023 was 3.87%, this was
0.41% points higher compared to the rate recorded in July 2023 (3.45%).

The rise in food inflation on a month-on-month basis was caused by increases in prices of bread and cereals, potatoes,yam and other tubers,fish,oil and fat,coffee,tea, and cocoa.

The average annual rate of Food inflation for the twelve months ending August 2023 over
the previous twelve-month average was 25.01%, which was 5.99% points increase from the average annual rate of change recorded in August 2022 (19.02%).

Before July, “all items less farm produces” is referred to as the Core inflation. This was be
cause the prices of items that constitute energy were regulated by the government e.g., Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS). Due to the deregulation of the sector and the removal of the fuel subsidy, all the items that constitute energy are now determined by market forces and hence their prices are termed volatiles. Therefore, Core inflation is referred to as all items index less farm produces and energy.

The “All items less farm produces and energy” or core inflation, which excludes the prices of
volatile agricultural produces and energy stood at 21.15% in August 2023 on a year-on-year basis; up by 4.03% points when compared to the 17.12% recorded in August 2022.

The highest increases were recorded in prices of passenger transport by air, passenger
transport by road,medical services,vehicle spare parts,maintenance, and repair of per
sonal transport equipment etc.

On a month on month basis, the Core Inflation rate was 2.18% in August 2023. It stood at 2.11% in July 2023, up by 0.07%. The average twelve month annual inflation rate was 19.18% for the twelve months ending August 2023; this was 4.38% points higher than the 14.80% recorded in August 2022.

In analysing price movements under this section, it should be noted that CPI is weighted by consumption expenditure patterns which differ across States and locations.

Accordingly, the weight assigned to a particular Food or Non-Food item may differ from state to state making interstate comparisons of consumption basket inadvisable and potentially misleading.

In August 2023, all items inflation rate on a year-on-year basis was highest in Kogi
(31.50%), Lagos (29.17%), and Rivers (29.06%), while Sokoto (20.91%), Borno (21.77%) and Nasarawa (22.25%) recorded the slowest rise in headline inflation on a year-on-year basis.

On a month on month basis, however, August 2023 recorded the highest increases in
Kwara (6.07%), Osun (4.36%), and Kogi (4.35%), while Sokoto (1.38%), Borno (1.73%) and Ogun (1.89%) recorded the slowest rise on month-on-month inflation.

In August 2023, Food inflation on a year-on-year basis was highest in Kogi (38.84%), Lagos (36.04%), and Kwara (35.33%), while Sokoto (20.09%), Nasarawa (24.35%) and Jigawa (24.53%) recorded the slowest rise in Food inflation on a yearonyear basis. On a month on-month basis, however, August 2023 Food inflation was highest in Rivers (7.12%), Kwara (5.89%), and Kogi (5.80%), while Sokoto (0.50%), Abuja (1.30%) and Niger (1.40%) recorded the slowest rise in Food inflation on a month-on-month basis.

Micheal Cardoso Is New CBN Governor

Mohammed Shosanya

President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso to serve as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

He is to serve a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending his confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, made the disclosure on Friday in a terse statement.

According to him,the directive is in conformity with Section 8 (1) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Act, 2007, which vests in the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the authority to appoint the Governor and Four (4) Deputy Governors for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), subject to confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Besides Cardoso, President Tinubu also approved the nomination of four new Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate, as listed below:

They include Mrs. Emem Nnana Usoro, Mr. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Mr. Philip Ikeazor and Dr. Bala M. Bello

“In line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda, the President expects the above listed nominees to successfully implement critical reforms at the Central Bank of Nigeria, which will enhance the confidence of Nigerians and international partners in the restructuring of the Nigerian economy toward sustainable growth and prosperity for all,” Tinubu noted.

NNPCL Rakes In N18.4bn In First Quarter

Mohammed Shosanya

Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari,Friday that the NNPC for Retails Limited made a profit of N18.4 billion in the first quarter of 2023.

The company now has over 900 fuel stations spread across the country, while controlling about 30 percent of market in the down stream sector of the petroleum industry.

Kyari,who spoke at the resumed investigative hearing of the Ad-hoc Committee on the acquisition of OVH Energy by NNPCL said the organisation did nothing wrong in the acquisition as it was purely a business decision that has began to yield result less than one year after it was done.

He said “This company came into existence as a result of the passage of the Petroleum Industries Act which included the creation of a commercial company oil company that will work for all.

“You also decides that the shareholders of the this company will be the federation meaning that the overall 200 million Nigerians are shareholders in this company. The PIA also mandate this company to be the energy guarantor for. This country. So, it is not an option for this company to do otherwise.

“It is part of the law that we should protect national interest in way to guarantee energy security. It is very clear that there is huge relationship between energy security and national security anywhere in the world. Countries go to war to ensure energy security.

“It is on the basis of this and to discharge our responsibility as proscribed by the law, we do need to have capacity to have control over the down stream sector of the economy.

“We started NNPC Retail Limited in the year 2000 and until the period of acquiring the OVH chain, we were not able to grow organically. We only had 48 stations that we owned and a mirage of companies that are affiliates all over the country, some of which were not functional fuel stations, they could not serve the purpose because there were dealers who could not pay for the cost of the products and we had locations were we could not guarantee either the quantity or quality of the products sold.

“We failed to grow organically for 23 years. The only way to bridge that gap is to do something strategic and this is very difficult in our industry. You have to acquire other people’s assets I’d you want to grow to achieve the objective of the PIA and grow this company to the business we want it to be.

“The corporation has been a loss making corporation for many years. With the transformation they came into the company before the PIA and after the PIA, this company is now a net profit company declaring profit for its shareholders.

“We saw the opportunity to acquire this asset and add to our portfolio so that we can meet the requirements of the law. Right now, we are in control of 30 percent of the market in the down stream by this acquisition. No company will come to the public to announce that but is selling the company except by auction or acquisition.

“Acquisition of companies are always within internal processes of the company and every company has its own internal processes.
In the case of OVH, they had two options. It is either they go to the exchange and sell 100 percent equity or do a management buy out.

“This is not new and this what OVH opted for. We had no idea that they were doing this. They got to the point of sale. We saw the opportunity and waited for the deal to be closed and then latched on it and we are, proud that we made this acquisition.

“We have nothing to hide, but this is a commercial relationship. But we did nothing wrong. We know that there are acquisition that has taken place in this country, far less in scale and value than what we got.

“We have taken this acquisition through all the gamut of processes and procedures established by the Companies and Allied Matters Act, the PIA and memorandum and article of association. So, there is nothing hidden.

“We have seen it in the media that it was a corrupt acquisition and this is far from the truth. It is painful, but we have agreed. To serve the country and it will come at a cost’.

On the gains recorded from the acquisition, he said :”Five years backward, the NNPC Retails Limited highest profit came in 2021 of N6. 593 billion. But in the first quarter of 2023, after. The acquisition of OVH,we had a profit of N18.4 billion. It is nothing because we have expanded, we have more footprint, have better brand and greater capacity in terms of our market share.

“We were struggling to reach 15 to 20 percent in 23 years. But we are hitting 30 percent of market share in less than one year. This is the dramatic change that has happened to this company as a result of this acquisition. We are proud of this acquisition.”

He disclosed that: “Petitioners had earlier written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to establish whether anything wrong took place. They did an investigation into this and it was concluded that we did nothing wrong.”

He said they have no plan of moving through headquarters of the company. This is a private company with registered head office in Abuja. You go to CAC to obtain permission.

According to him, 70 percent of the operation of the NNPPL is done around the Lagos area, adding that “if you move everyone involved in this operation from Lagos to Abuja, it will increase cost geometrically and take you away from your operations.

“What we did was to merge our operations with OVH Limited, move the right people to turn right places and keep the registered head office in Abuja. The biggest market for this operation is in the Lagos area and we did not create this company to lose money.

“That is why we moved some of our staff to those locations because we have assets there. We are proud to say that this acquisition has paid off because we made N18. 4 billion profit in on quarter”.

On employment or expertise in the NNPC retails, he said:”You created a national oil company with international affiliation, a company that must do business with the world. There no company of our size that does not have expertriate employees. The MD they are talking about, I had to beg him to stay because he had the option of leaving. We are currently recruiting expertriate into areas where we don’t have the expertise.

“Many people will tell you that our country is a war zone and the only way you can dilute this is to show them world that you are a peaceful country and there is no better way than to show that expertriate agree to come and work with you.

“As we speak today, we have combined 320 companies owned dealers operated assets, 619 dealer owned, dealer operated assets, amounting to about 939 fuel stations different from what you used to know”.

The Chairman of the Committee Hassan Nalaraba commended the NNPCL GCEO Mele Kyari for clearing the air on the petition .

He noted that the committee will conduct an oversight visit to the OVH facilities to ascertain what is on ground.

He said much is expected from the GCEO and like the saying goes “ to whom much is given , much is expected”

“Let me talk like the president, I don’t envy you , I don’t envy you at all, you requested for the job and so we expect much from you

He said the GCOE could be re-invited for further clarifications because the committee still had a week to submit its report, adding that there was need to have an interface with him in the course of oversight.

In his remarks presented by the House Leader, Prof Julius ihonvbare said the investigation was not aimed at witch hunting anybody, saying “there is no way the House will witch hunt an agency of government”.

” It is not going to be based on, conflict, but shared understand and exchange of ideas, mutual respect and the commitment to doing the right thing. There is nothing the NNPC will do that will not attract public interest. This is a very critical one. You may have taken the best decision”.

We May Exhume Mohbad’s Body For Autopsy-Police

The Nigerian Police may exhume the body of the late Afrobeat singer, Oladimeji Aloba popularly called Mohbad,to conduct autopsy on the cause of his death.

It said that all measures that could unravel causes of the artiste death would be adopted and implemented to apprehend anyone that may have been involved circumstances that led to Mohbad’s demise.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin,disclosed this during a social media live session with a popular media personality.

“If need be, the body will be exhumed. It’s not too late. The body can be exhumed and autopsy can be performed”.

Hundeyin appealed that Nigerians should approach the police with genuine information that could fast-track their investigations.

He cautioned Nigerians that they should not flood the police with less relevant evidence, saying, this will slow down the probe into Mohbad’s death.

He assured that the police will protect the identities of anyone that provide information that could aid the police on this investigations.

He added:”We want Nigerians with genuine evidence to come forward to fast-track the investigations. We assure you of the protection. And they can reach me through my phone numbers and social media handles, I will forward it to the team investigating the case”.

He had earlier said in a statement on Thursday noted that the police would probe the singer’s death.

He said:“The Force PRO issued a statement this evening saying that investigation will commence and that’s what we’re going to do.

“The statement also states that people should bring whatever information they have to the commissioner of police in Lagos State.

“That’s because we don’t want to do hierarchy anymore. Take it to Force CID, bring it to Lagos Command. It doesn’t matter. We’re going to harmonise it within ourselves and ensure that justice is done.”