For old-fashioned Italian villages, the future is looking lonely. Small towns in the country have fast-dwindling populations as younger residents move away in search of job opportunities.
So Italian municipalities outside major cities have been pulling extreme measures to try to create future residents, including giving away homes for free.
And now, in Candela a little town in Italy, some two hours outside of Naples, the mayor has pledged to pay people when they move in.
Reports according to CNN, Candela’s mayor, Nicola Gatta, is offering up to $2350 to anyone willing to relocate to the town.
Candela once boasted more than 8000 residents, but that number has since shrunk drastically to 2700. (That’s not that small in comparison with some other Italian towns—fewer than 90 people call the seaside village of Ostano home, and there were zero children born in the town between 1987 and 2016.) Candela’s origins date back to medieval times, but now, many of its houses stand empty. Located in the agrarian “breadbasket of Italy,” Candela was once known as “Little Naples” for its bustling city center.
The amount you will be paid is dependent on your status. If you’re single, you will receive around $950, while couples with no children will receive around $1400. Families up to three will get up to $2100, while families of four or more will receive more than $2350.
Here is the rule for this game.
Residents who wish to stay will have to rent a house in town for more than a year, and they have to work and make earnings an annual salary of $8800. According to CNN, a few new residents have already packed in.
What are you waiting for..Vacate for more than a year.
Thugs disrupt voting in Kano gubernatorial re-run election – (Video)
Governorship election rerun going on in some polling units in Kano state has been invaded by armed thugs, voters are being sent on their heels.
Video making its way on the internet shows Nigerians at Minjibir polling units running away from a point of attack by thugs.
The news coming out of Kano is disheartening. We are hearing of armed thugs attacking voters and disrupting the polls This video is out of Minjibir where voting was allegedly disrupted by armed thugs #NigeriaDecides2019 @inecnigeria @MBuhari @thecableng @PremiumTimesng pic.twitter.com/gaCPrm9H7b
— Kadaria Ahmed (@KadariaAhmed) March 23, 2019
The images below is from a tweet by a user, @_olayinka with the caption,
@APCNigeria thugs attacked @OfficialPDPNig agents and invaded the entire Polling Units in Kibiya LG.#KanoDecides2019 #KanoRerun.
AIT owner, Raymond Dokpesi, arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport
The owner of African Independent Television (AIT), Raymond Dokpesi has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport for reasons unrevealed.
The news is coming from the verified Twitter account of the television network, they wrote.
“Breaking: Chief Raymond Dokpesi has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport on return from medical treatment /operation at the American Hospital Dubai. Reasons have not been given yet for the arrest”.
Following the news, Chief Raymond has been released, according to the update from AIT.
UPDATE: Media magnate, Raymond Dokpesi, has been released after over an hour of detention at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday afternoon.”
Let’s talk about Raymond Dokpesi.
According to online sources, Dokpesi is Nigerian media businessman born in 1951 in Ibadan, Nigeria. His parents are from Agenebode, Edo state in a family including six sisters siblings. He entered the Nigerian mass media industry with his company DAAR Communications and set-up the Nigerian TV network Africa Independent Television (AIT).
Raymond Dokpesi was the organising committee chairman of the People’s Democratic Party national conference in 2015.
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