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Nigerians Spent N7.2Bn to Vote on BBNaija

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Statistics emanating from the final day of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ episode shows that Nigerians spent a whopping N7.2 billion on votes.

 

Announcing the results on Sunday, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the host, said that the season got over 240 million votes, out of which over 50 million votes were cast in the final week of the season.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that it costs N30 to cast a vote on the BBNaija Reality TV Show.

 

With the figure, Nigerians spent over N7.2 billion on votes alone.

 

Announcing the winner of the show, the host also disclosed that a record-breaking over 50 million votes amounting to N1.5 billion were garnered in the last week of the show.

 

The N7.2 billion figure spent on votes is higher than the allocation received by three Nigerian states for the month of January.

 

Meanwhile, Mercy Eke has become the winner of Big Brother Naija season four, winning with a wide margin.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ‘Queen of Highlights’ was crowned winner during the finale on Sunday.

 

This win makes Mercy the first woman to win the Big Brother Naija reality show since inception.

 

Popularly known as ‘Lamborghini’, Mercy was touted as the possible winner for the season by show fans and celebrities alike.

 

The light hearted diva made the top two with her show best friend, Mike Edwards, who emerged first runner up.

 

As winner, Mercy walked home with cash prize worth over 40 million Naira, brand new Innosson SUV, Dubai trip for two and other prizes.

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DStv Emerges Preferred Pay TV Option for Nigerians

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MultiChoice Nigeria’s DStv and GOtv platforms have emerged as Nigerians’ preferred Pay TV service providers for home entertainment during the festive season of November and December 2019, into January 2020.

DStv Emerges Preferred Pay TV Option for Nigerians

This was revealed in a newly published independent report which surveyed hundreds of Nigerians from various walks of life in 27 states across the country.

According to the report published by Nigerian Entertainment Today (theNETng), 52% of respondents say that watching some form of TV at home is their preferred festive season activity, while over 48% of Cable TV customers say that DStv is their preferred service provider throughout the festive period, including during the Christmas and New Year holidays. 33% chose GOtv as their primary source of TV content.

The survey which had over 80% of its respondents under the age of 35 also suggests that watching TV was the overwhelmingly most popular activity amongst young people during the festive season. Only about 30% of respondents say they spend most of the festive season going out to visit family and friends or to party.

The report also provides some insight into the most popular programming types among young pay TV subscribers in Nigeria. 47% of respondents say they watch mostly foreign movies on their pay TV services, while 12% watch mostly Nigerian movies on channels such as Africa Magic. 16% of respondents watch mostly football and sports, while 11% spend most of their time watching music shows during the holiday season.

While highlighting the consumption behaviour of content consumers in the country during the end of year festive season, this report has further reconfirmed the acceptance of DStv and GOtv amongst Nigerians. With the recent launch of new DStv packages; DStv Confam and DStv Yanga which are specially customised for Nigerians, MultiChoice aims to unlock a new level of entertainment and value for customers, giving them improved choices and a brand new, more-value-for-money experience.

 

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APC Drags Adamawa Media Houses before NBC

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Adamawa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), accusing some media houses in the state of not giving it right of reply.

   APC Drags Adamawa Media Houses before NBC

The APC brought the development to the notice of newsmen in the state capital, Yola, yesterday via a letter in which it stated, “After observing with grave concern in the past few months the inability of some media houses in the state to accord us the right to reply, we wrote to the National Broadcasting Commission seeking clarification.”

The APC did not mention names in its communication with newsmen, but its grouse would most likely rest against the media houses owned by the state government.

The petition by the APC brought to mind how incumbent governor, Umaru Fintiri, had complained shortly after he became governor-elect last year, how public media houses were servicing the interests of the government of that time as if the media houses were not run with tax payers’ money.

The letter from the APC, signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon Mohammed Abdullahi, was attached with a reply from the NBC in which the commission advised the party to take steps for redress.

The NBC made clarifications in its response letter from Musa Birniwa, Zonal Office in Maiduguri, signed by the Zonal Director, stating how broadcast media houses are required to give right of reply to complainants on false accusations.

It urged the APC to consider applying the appropriate measure to get right of reply.

Adamawa State is home to a number of media houses, including those owned by the state government, namely Adamawa State Television (ATV), Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC, a radio house), Adamawa Publishing Ltd, publishers of Scope weekly newspaper.

 

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Multichoice’ Back to School Season with DStv Thanks is Here Again

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It’s January, the holidays are over, and children are back to school. That comes with a whole lot of expenses. Buying almost a whole new wardrobe; School shoes, bags, socks and the rest.

MultiChoice with DStv Thanks has a back to school reward package with discounts on every purchase made from School Kits; a professional school supply and outfitting company and Nigeria’s pioneer one-stop shop for all school requirements.

With DStv Thanks, you get to enjoy a 10% discount on every purchase made from School Kits. Without stress, children can be fitted for school with products ranging from school wears, dress accessories, stationery, books, footwear, bags, boarding house requirements, sportswear, costumes, extra-curricular activities’ wear & accessories and ballet gear amongst others.

Everyone can then enjoy a slice of pizza after a hectic day at school with Domino’s Pizza giving out 15% discount off selected pizza pies.

With Addide’s 10% discount, stocking up on the children’s favorite things for school is made easier.

Lunch is not a problem with a discount of 5% on any purchase from The Place. So the kids can enjoy their favourite meals.

Get more value for less this season with the DStv Thanks. Simply pay your DStv subscription on time and enjoy all the benefits. Eligible customers can check and access their rewards by logging on to www.dstv.com/thanks using their last name or mobile number to access their voucher codes.

 

 

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