The Nigerian senate is seeking a bill to make it illegal for landlords to demand payment of advance rent from tenants of residential and office buildings and spaces beyond three months.
Sponsor of the bill Senator Smart Adeyemi who spoke to newsmen about the bill, said it would enable tenants to make a maximum advance payment of three months’ rent, with subsequent monthly payments.
Pointing out that landlords have been compelling tenants to make one-year and two-year advance rent payments before renting their apartments, which sometimes is not affordable for many Nigerians, Adeyemi revealed that the proposed legislation stipulates a maximum advance rent payment of three months and after the expiration of the three-month rent, the tenants are expected to pay monthly.
2023: You Are The One To Decide Because I’ve Come With Not Just Naira But Also Dollars, Pounds And Euros For You – Governorship Aspirant, Senator Adeleke Tells Voters
Osun State governorship hopeful, Senator Ademola Adeleke, during his campaign told the crowd that he has come with lots of money to give to voters so they can elect him in the forthcoming elections.
The Senator who represented the Osun-west senatorial district between 2017 and 2019, is contesting for the governorship position under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking during a campaign, Adeleke told voters that he arrived with money for them.
“If it’s about money, I have come with money,” Senator Adeleke says in Yoruba while patting his pocket.
He tells them he isn’t there with only Naira but also with Dollars, Pounds and Euros.
“Fire for fire,” he adds as his audience hail him.
Primaries: Politicians Buy Up Fuel, Hotels Booked Out For Delegates
Many Abuja hotels have also been fully booked on Saturday, including smaller hotels on the outskirts. THISDAY checks showed that some presidential hopefuls paid for fuel in most petrol stations.
A source told THISDAY that one top politician paid for fuel in eight filling stations for the benefit of his delegates.
“You are seeing long queues everywhere because the politicians involved have purchased fuel in most of the petrol stations,” stated the source. “One popular politician paid for petroleum products in eight filling stations while others are also competing to buy up fuel in other stations to enable the movement of their delegates.”
The source also mentioned that political parties had secured accommodation in various hotels in Abuja for delegates.
“All the hotels in Abuja are fully booked. My boss sent me to secure a hotel which we were initially told was available, but when I got there, we were told another group beat us to it,” revealed the source. “Even in Gwagwalada and other hotels in the outskirts, it is the same thing. They are all booked.”
Another source said, “The same politicians buying up petroleum products as we were told even booked hotel accommodation two weeks ago.”
During political party primaries, most parts of Abuja are flooded with party delegates and their teeming supporters. Some delegates sleep inside party support vehicles and sometimes on the streets.