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BBnaija 2020 Winner: Laycon, Dorathy, Nengi, Neo and Vee Fight for N85m

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BBnaija 2020 Winner to be Announced Today

As the Big Brother Naija 2020 reality TV show comes to an end today September 27, 2020, here is a look into BBnaija 2020 likely winner of the grand prize of N85 million.

Our first pick is Laycon, the viewers’ obvious favourite for several reasons.

Laycon

Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon, is the most likely to win the entire thing given the millions of votes he has received since the show started about three months ago.

Laycon, 26, known for his mental alertness and intelligence has managed to build the largest fan base the show has ever witnessed with over 1.4 million on Instagram and more than 2 million across social media platforms while still in the house.

Week after week, Laycon has won one task after the other to imprint his person, commitment and rare intelligence in the hearts of millions of fans in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Millions of fans donated money and organised events to mobilise others to vote for the rapper, whose songs are now trending in Nigeria and other African nations.

Laycon, for the first time in the history of the show, has won the heart of Nigerians not by beauty or sympathy but pure intelligence and years of hard work now in the public domain.

A Laycon fan said, “Laycon, since the commencement of the contest has been a good team player who relates freely with every member of the house, as well as contributing meaningfully to every discussion and activity.

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Dorathy

Dorathy, 24, is another strong contender that has managed to win the hearts of Nigerians through her calmness and personality. Dorathy has survived three evictions on her way to the grand finale while building her fan base.

Viewers have described Dorathy as the most focused and calculative of all the five housemates that made it to the finals. Also, described as fake due to the way she monitored the cameras and some of her behaviour that suggested she was not real.

Dorathy at some point was involved in a love triangle with Ozo and Nengi, and later with Wathoni and Brighto.

According to a viewer, Dorathy is one person that could pose little challenge to Laycon. The viewer said “The only person I see that will pose a little challenge to Laycon is Dorothy because many people also like her performance and how she relates with other housemates.

Nengi

Another strong housemate for the money is 22-year-old Rebecca Nengi Hampson from Bayelsa state. A model and an entrepreneur that has managed to get viewers talking the very moment she stepped into the house.

The University of Port Harcourt graduate won the first and the last Head of the House game. Nengi’s best friend in the house was Ozo, who was eventually evicted from the show.

She was involved in a love triangle with Dorathy and Ozo before Dorathy backed out to allow the two build what is now one of the most talked-about friendships formed in the house.

In the last week of the show, both Nengi and Laycon, following Ozo eviction, have continued to forge a new friendship that has got viewers talking about the two that have won the most money and tasks in the house.

Neo

Emuobonuvie Akpofure, popularly known as Neo, is the second male that made it to the finals. Neo, with his strategic relationship with Vee, has managed to evade evictions and tricked the remaining housemates not to nominate Vee for eviction in the final week while Vee did the same for him in her group.

Generally, Neo is seen as a friend to all, even though he nominated Prince and some of his closest friends for eviction. We do not see Neo as the likely winner given the social media presence, data and fan base reach. However, he is a worthy contestant with his lovely personality.

Vee

Popularly called Vee, Victoria Adeyele, is a 23-year-old London born and raised musician that now lives in Lagos. Bold, calculative and sometimes annoying as she has been in the last week just because she made it to the final.

She has managed to infuriate some of her fans with the way she treated Neo after they both made it to the final. While she is not likely to win, a friendship with Laycon and blatant disregard for others, either those still in the house or evicted, has made her one of the most talked-about in the house.

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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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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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