Bad market: MTN loses 4m subscribers after N780bn NCC fine

The fine imposed on MTN Nigeria has taken a toll on the company as the communications giant has reportedly lost 6.9 per cent of its subscriber base with 4.5 million subscribers disconnected in February 2016. The drop related to the registration compliance process led to MTN Nigeria subscriber dropping to 57 million at the end […]

Arik reveals how much it really owes FAAN

Arik Air Nigeria has finally waded into reports that it owes the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) N12.5 billion, explaining that it has paid N18.9 billion to date in excess of the said amount of debt. The said debt brouhaha resulted in a delay of flights on Wednesday which left hundreds of passengers stranded […]

Just like Barca: Brazil and Chelsea lock horns over Willian

Willian hopes Chelsea and Brazil will come to an agreement over his participation at the Copa America and Olympic Games. Chelsea attacker Willian hopes the club will allow him to represent Brazil in both the Copa America Centenario and the Rio Olympic Games later this year. Willian has been a rare bright spot in an […]

The US report on Nigerian Prisons that you really have to read

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A report entitled, “Country reports on human rights practices for 2015” written by the United States Department of States, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour has revealed that the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) leads government agencies engaging in rape, human rights abuses, extra-judicial killings and illegal freedom to inmates. The Nigerian Armed Forces, the […]

University Girls strip naked to protest rape in South Africa

In a bid to combat the incessant number of rapes in the country, students of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa marched topless with the words ‘this is mine’ scrawled on their breasts. The protest however turned awry as police eventually tried to disperse students using pepper spray and stun guns. The students started demonstrating […]

Nasarawa Imbroglio: A Case of Party Divided Against Itself

  All hell was let loose on Monday April 5, 2016, when members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly engaged one another in a free-for-all over the appointment of Sole administration for 11 local government councils by Governor Tanko Al-Makura. The free-for-all fight, which involved mostly members of the ruling party, the All Progressives […]

Aliko Dangote: World Class Businessman and Philanthropist

When Niccolo Machiaveli the popular Italian Historian, Diplomat and Writer stated that “Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity, and are able to turn both to their advantage”. He, in fact, was describing billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Listed by Forbes Magazine as Africa’s Richest Man, many […]

Almighty Fuel Subsidy: To be or not to be

  In 2012, January 1 to be precise, the whole country was shut down by civil society groups, human rights activists, labour unions and the general public. In what was referred to as the greatest standoff in labour unionism since the 1945 General Strike led by the Pa Imoudu of blessed memory. An attempt by […]

DANGOTE TURNS 59, BEGINS $1bn OKPELLA CEMENT PLANT CONSTRUCTION

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Story by: Temitope Ogunleye The Dangote Group, owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, recently began the construction of a $1 billion cement factory in Okpella, Edo State while simultaneously celebrating the billionaire businessman’s 59th birthday. The project slated to complete 26 months will create 6,000 direct jobs and 45,000 indirect jobs in the community. […]

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