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Tacha’s Global Reach Surges; Leads BBN Worldwide

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The recently evicted Big Brother Naija (BBN) housemate, Anita Natacha Akide, popularly known as Tacha continues to grow in popularity worldwide despite her unceremonious eviction from the television show.

Google data showed the much talked about ex-BBN housemate, who has maintained 72.33 points average in worldwide search up until August, rose to over 83 points in September. 

While BBN global reach declined from 83.4 points to 77.5 points during the same period and average 81.61 points from the beginning to date as it’s global search has continued to drop from 100 points recorded in June, when the show first started airing. While Tacha has averaged 75.69 points to date. This was largely due to her relatively unknown name at the beginning of the show as shown in the Tacha Nigeria’s Growth chart.

Globally, Tacha is being searched in 42 countries, while BBN, the show itself, is being searched in 24 countries with the majority of those coming from African nations.

Countries Tacha Countries BBN
Nigeria 100 Nigeria 100
Zambia 29 Sierra Leone 48
Sierra Leone 24 Zambia 43
Lesotho 21 Malawi 43
Malawi 20 Botswana 39
Namibia 17 Namibia 39
Ghana 15 Lesotho 28
Cameroon 13 Eswatini 24
Zimbabwe 12 Ghana 21
Uganda 9 Cameroon 17
South Africa 7 Uganda 17
Kenya 4 Zimbabwe 13
Côte d’Ivoire 3 South Africa 11
Peru 2 Kenya 7
Tanzania 2 Tanzania 4
Mexico 2 United Arab Emirates <1
Spain 2 Canada <1
Colombia 1 United Kingdom <1
Guatemala 1 United States <1
Paraguay 1 Malaysia <1
Dominican Republic 1 Netherlands <1
Brazil 1 Italy <1
Chile 1 Germany <1
Ecuador <1 India <1
Panama <1 Total 24
Venezuela <1
Costa Rica <1
Argentina <1
United Arab Emirates <1
Portugal <1
United States <1
Canada <1
United Kingdom <1
India <1
Australia <1
France <1
Netherlands <1
Thailand <1
Italy <1
Saudi Arabia <1
Poland <1
Germany <1
Total 42

In Nigeria, Tacha’s growth kicked in earlier this month and rose more than 300 percent from 23 points to 100 points.

Currently, BBN is being searched in 35 Nigerian states as shown below, while Tacha leads in 32 states with Akwa Ibom as the number one.

States BBN States Tacha
Cross River 100 Akwa Ibom 100
Bayelsa 83 Rivers 94
Rivers 83 Cross River 87
Anambra 79 Ebonyi 74
Imo 74 Ogun State 74
Ogun State 72 Ekiti 68
Oyo 69 Oyo 65
Ondo 68 Anambra 62
Enugu 63 Edo 61
Akwa Ibom 62 Benue 61
Nasarawa 61 Abia 60
Delta 60 Gombe 58
Abia 60 Kwara 57
Osun 59 Taraba 56
Benue 59 Adamawa 52
Plateau 57 Delta 49
Kwara 56 Ondo 48
Taraba 56 Bayelsa 48
Ebonyi 51 Osun 47
Kaduna 49 Federal Capital Territory 45
Kogi 48 Sokoto 45
Edo 47 Imo 45
Niger 47 Niger 44
Federal Capital Territory 46 Enugu 42
Ekiti 45 Katsina 41
Borno 40 Lagos 37
Sokoto 39 Nasarawa 35
Adamawa 39 Plateau 34
Lagos 38 Kaduna 32
Kano 35 Kogi 24
Gombe 32 Kano 24
Bauchi 25 Borno 22
Kebbi 23 Yobe
Zamfara 17 Bauchi
Katsina 15 Jigawa
Yobe Kebbi
Jigawa Zamfara

The only time any other housemate beats Tacha’s global reach was between August 25th and September 1st, when Khafi sex scandal bolstered her global reach to 100 points, her highest throughout her period in the house. Tacha points dipped to 56 points during the period. Also, her lowest points.

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Nigerians Paid $1.26 Billion in Bribes Last Year, Survey Shows

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A recent survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed the extent of bribery in Nigeria with citizens paying an estimated N721 billion or $1.26 billion in cash bribes in 2023.

The report highlights a significant discrepancy between rural and urban areas, with rural residents bearing a higher burden of bribe payments.

According to the NBS report, “The frequency of bribery is, on average, higher in rural areas than in urban areas. In 2023, bribe-payers living in urban areas paid on average 4.5 bribes, while those living in rural areas paid on average 5.8 bribes.”

This extensive bribery, amounting to 0.35% of Nigeria’s GDP, shows the persistent challenge of corruption in Africa’s most populous nation.

Despite various government pledges to combat corruption, public officials continue to demand and receive bribes to perform their duties, affecting the delivery of essential public services.

The survey, conducted between October and November, indicates that the estimated number of bribes exchanged decreased from 117 million in 2019 to 87 million in 2023.

This decline appears to be linked to reduced interactions with public officials, which dropped from 63% of the population in 2019 to 53% in 2023.

Bribery was most prevalent among prosecutors, land registry officers, and customs and immigration officials, with judges and magistrates receiving the largest kick-backs.

Despite anti-corruption promises by successive governments, public officials have developed a reputation for converting public funds for personal use and demanding gratifications for performing their functions.

The NBS report also notes a growing resistance to bribery among Nigerians, with 23% refusing to pay bribes when demanded.

This defiance is partly fueled by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, exacerbated by currency reforms and the partial removal of a gasoline subsidy, which has heightened economic hardship.

The survey participants ranked corruption fourth on their list of priorities, behind economic hardship, insecurity, and unemployment.

Interestingly, bribe payments in the private sector more than doubled in 2023, though public-sector corruption remains dominant in the West African nation.

The data reveals that less than a third of Nigerians believe the government is effective in fighting corruption, a stark decline from more than half in 2019 during former President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.

Buhari, first elected in 2015 on promises to end corruption, left office with the nation still grappling with pervasive bribery and corruption.

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PSG Ready to Splash €200 Million on Napoli Stars Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia

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Victor Osimhen

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has reportedly set its sights on Napoli’s dynamic duo, Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

According to reports emerging from Italy, PSG is prepared to table €200 million bid to secure the services of these coveted talents.

The French giants, having recently seen Kylian Mbappe depart for Real Madrid, are keen to bolster their attacking prowess.

Osimhen, renowned for his blistering pace and clinical finishing, has emerged as a prime target.

The Nigerian striker’s performances have garnered attention from top Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United, and Chelsea.

However, Napoli’s steadfast insistence on Osimhen’s €130 million release clause has thus far deterred potential suitors.

Kvaratskhelia, the Georgian winger who dazzled alongside Osimhen during Napoli’s triumphant Serie A campaign, has also captured PSG’s attention.

Named Serie A Player of the Year, Kvaratskhelia’s electrifying pace and creativity on the wing have made him a sought-after commodity in European football.

Despite PSG’s substantial bid, Napoli remains resolute in their stance.

The Italian club rebuffed a €110 million offer for Kvaratskhelia earlier in the summer and is unlikely to entertain PSG’s current proposal, even with Osimhen included in the deal.

Sources close to the negotiations suggest that if Osimhen does make a move, Napoli is poised to secure Romelu Lukaku as his replacement.

The Belgian striker, currently with Chelsea, has reportedly agreed to terms with Napoli and expressed his eagerness to reunite with manager Antonio Conte.

Osimhen, meanwhile, harbors ambitions of playing in the Premier League, but PSG’s €200 million bid may force Napoli to reconsider their position.

Nevertheless, the Italian club’s resolve to retain their star players remains firm, leaving the footballing world on edge as the transfer saga unfolds.

PSG’s pursuit of Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia underscores their determination to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season, aiming to reclaim domestic glory and mount a serious challenge in European competitions.

As negotiations continue, all eyes are on Napoli’s response and whether PSG’s record-breaking bid will sway the Serie A club’s resolve.

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Kaizen Academy Nigeria Limited Announces NBA Presidential Chat with In-house Counsel Community

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Kaizen Academy Nigeria Limited is pleased to announce a virtual fireside chat featuring the presidential candidates for the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

The event, titled “NBA Presidential Chat with In-house Counsel,” will be held on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 2:00 PM.

This special session aims to foster dialogue between the in-house counsel community and the NBA presidential candidates, providing a platform for discussing the future of the legal profession in Nigeria and addressing the unique needs and perspectives of in-house counsels.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, July 12, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Registration: Register Here

Agenda:

  • 12:45 PM: Speakers Tune in for Final Technical Preparations
  • 1:00 PM – 1:05 PM: Introduction of Moderators – Titi Adeyemi
  • 1:05 PM – 1:10 PM: Introductions – Moderator/Co-Moderator
  • 1:11 PM – 2:20 PM: Questions to Panelists – Panelists
  • 2:20 PM – 2:25 PM: Questions from Audience – Audience
  • 2:25 PM – 2:30 PM: Vote of Thanks – Adeola Olumeyan

Moderators:

  • Titi Adeyemi, Analyst, Kaizen Academy
  • Yewande Giwa, Head, Governance & Sustainability, Honeywell Group Limited
  • Edem Aye, Company Secretary/Manager, Legal & Compliance, Mixta Africa

Panelists:

  1. Mazi Afam Josiah Osigwe, SAN – Senior Partner, LAW FORTE
  2. Chukwuka Nwabueze Ikwuazom, SAN – Partner, ALN Nigeria (Aluko & Oyebode)
  3. Mr. Tobenna Chigbo Erojikwe – Partner, The Law Crest LLP

The session will be co-moderated by Mrs. Yewande Giwa and Ms. Edem Aye, who will guide the discussion through various topics relevant to the in-house counsel community.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Vision and key goals for the NBA
  • Addressing the needs and voices of in-house counsels
  • Legal reforms and advocacy plans
  • Technological adoption and innovation within the NBA
  • Upholding and strengthening ethical standards
  • Addressing challenges in the legal profession, including regulatory issues and judicial inefficiencies
  • Recognition for exceptional General Counsels
  • NBA’s stance on national matters of interest
  • Career progression for in-house counsels
  • Marginalization of in-house counsels in NBA elections
  • Achievements in previous NBA roles and preparation for the presidency
  • Support for young lawyers in career development

Contact Information:

Kaizen Academy Nigeria Limited is committed to fostering continuous professional development and providing platforms for meaningful dialogue on critical issues facing the legal community. We look forward to an engaging and insightful session and encourage all in-house counsels to participate actively.

About Kaizen Academy Nigeria Limited:

Kaizen Academy Nigeria Limited is dedicated to advancing professional excellence through training and educational initiatives tailored for legal professionals. Our mission is to create opportunities for growth, learning, and impactful discussions that drive the legal profession forward.

For more information about the event and to register, please visit our website or contact us directly.

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