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The Director, Corporate Communications, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Ibrahim Mu’azu, has disclosed that the deadline – Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – for registration of the Biometric Verification Number will not be extended.
According to Mu’azu, bank customers have been given suffice time and CBN expected they should have taken advantage of the period scheduled for the exercise to register.
Contrary to the speculation that customers who do not have BVN will be prevented from making transactions, such as payments and withdrawals, Mu’azu said only customers using remote access services: internet banking, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and other on-line services would not be able to transact.
He also confirmed that over 14 million bank customers have already registered.
For Nigerians in Diaspora to participate in the exercise, CBN has also directed banks to provide online platforms for those who have local accounts to register.
Meanwhile, here are 7 things you should know about the BVN:
1. The BVN is an initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
2. It was launched in February 2014
3. It is a unique number that enables one person to have a single identity in the banking system
4. It is aimed at protecting bank customers from identity theft
5. It wills serve the purpose of strengthening the Nigerian banking system
6. A customer is only expected to register at one bank, irrespective of the number of accounts he has
7. Customers will still be able to access cash after the BVN deadline ends but online transactions will be restricted
Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come to an end.
The former INEC boss, who took over from Professor Maurice Iwu, on June 8, 2010, during the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, handed over the mantle of leadership to the commission’s National Commissioner, Ambassador Mohammad Wali, on Tuesday.
Ambassador Wali, who hails from Sanyima town in Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State, north-west Nigeria, will therefore end, is tenure as acting chairman on August 11, 2015.
Many human beings like the euphoria that comes with weed, but this dog sure doesn’t.
In a video on YouTube, a Siberian Husky can be seen acting extremely stoned.
The poster of the video then revealed that ‘after investigating we established that he had went into one of our friend’s bag and ate his Rice Krispies treat filled with marijuana.’
Sad dog! Watch the video below!
Today marks the completion of his 5-year tenure as chairman, and Jega will now hand over the mantle to someone else.
Six National commissioners: Col. M.K. Hammanga (Rtd), Adamawa state, (North East); Dr Ishmael Jikiri Igbani, Rivers state, (South South); Prof. Lai Olurode, Osun state, (South West); Dame Gladys Nne Nwafor, Abia state, (South East); Mrs Thelma Amata Iremiren, Delta state, (South South); and Engr. Dr. Nuru A. Yakubu, OON, Yobe state, (North East) are also leaving their posts today.
Jega had been appointed in 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan, replacing former chairman Professor Maurice Iwu.
Jega, who was previously the Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University in Kano, has been widely applauded for his conduct of the 2015 general elections, and his successor will have to work hard to leave a better legacy.
The Fashion Designers’ and Craft maker’ Young Designer Awards invites young fashion designers from all over the UK who have excelled creatively and have the potential to be the next big stars of the international fashion stage, to compete for the coveted and very special title of Fashion Designers and Craft makers Young Designer of the Year. The theme of the award for London based designer is The Great Gatsby and the theme for all other young designers living in other parts of the UK is ‘Fashion Meets Art’ we are looking for the new design geniuses that can produce one innovative, creative, cutting edge or couture garment.
The Young Designer Award rewards exceptional design talent, and identifies those who have the potential to break through the boundaries of creativity and become fashion leaders of the future. The awards is designed to raise awareness of multi-cultural cutting edge UK fashion designers, and is open to young people ages 16-25 years that who have a passion for fashion, and who have an ability to do intensive research and have a natural enthusiasm for the subject. Winners will be put forward for selection to showcase in the FDC Collections Showcase in New York or Vancouver Fashion We are also inviting fashion designers between 21-29 years to take part in the Radical Designer Award; this award is aimed at emerging designers who have a fashion label.
Young Designers have to produce one innovative couture garment, it mush be inspired by the brief, however, must be fresh and creative and encompass technical design skills; Radical designers have to produce a mini collection the winners will be awarded the title of Designer of the year and given the opportunity to début
a collection in Vancouver Fashion Week, to an audience of international fashion journalists, photographers and buyers. The FDC Young Designer Awards aims to nurture raw talent, and encourage outstanding young people to follow their dreams by offering the chance of a successful place in the fashion world.
The Awards was founded by London based Knitwear Designer, Joanna Marcella whose aim is to increase the number and visibility of young and exceptionally gifted multi-cultural designers; the awards, encourages designers to reach their true potential and become as high profile as, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen or Vivienne Westwood.
Joanna says, “There are some extremely talented young people in our community, who deserve this great opportunity. The Young Designer Award offers award winners a chance to show collection in New York City as well as the opportunity showcase in Vancouver Canada. We are confident our young designers can rise to the challenge and produce the most flamboyant garments”.
This platform was founded to nurture raw talent, and encourage outstanding young people to follow their dreams. Joanna continues “This fashion design awards has given several Young British Designers who are still studying for their fashion degrees, an opportunity to showcase in New York Fashion Week, Maryland Fashion Week, Fashion Designers Expo Florida, Caribbean Fashion Week and Caribbean Fashion Week.“
There are still a few places left for designers who wish to enter the awards, application forms can be requested from email: email@example.com.
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Pop star Rita Ora is known for not being afraid to show off some skin and last weekend was no different. The 24 year old singer donned a bondage inspired ensemble, not very far off from what you’d expect to see in ’50 Shades of Grey’, the erotic movie which she appears in.
Ora initially appeared on stage in a leather jacket before ditching it to reveal a strappy bra top paird with hotpants, that seemed a size too small and sheer tights.
Her set warmed up fans who were looking forward to see Drake, the festival’s headlining act and they were not disappointed.
Other acts who wowed on Sunday include Katy B, Kid ink, Chase the Rapper and Public enemy.