MTN faults Industrial Court order to pay ex-staff N4.8Bn
MTN Nigeria Communications Limited has faulted the judgement of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Akure Division, which ordered the company and MTN International, Mauritius, to pay its former Network Group Operations Manager, Mr Paul Odunewu, $13,419,728.54, £10,000 and N2,540,000 (totalling N4, 825,036,735.9) following alleged wrongful termination of... Read more
Shittu emerges chair of Buhari, Osinbajo support group
The Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group has named the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, as the chairman of its board of trustees. The group’s National Coordinator, Usman Ibrahim, said Shittu’s choice marked the end of its rigorous search for a mentor, backbone, leader and father who believes... Read more
China FA bans Villas-Boas for eight games over ref ‘insult’
China’s Football Association has slapped an eight-game touchline ban on Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for lobbing an “insult” at a referee, effectively ending his Super League season. The association said on its website that Villas-Boas was fined 40,000 yuan ($6,000) as well as barred from the touchline for... Read more
Insurgency: USAID trains 7,169 teachers in Borno
The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) says it has trained 7, 169 teachers in Borno to mitigate the shortages of teachers caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state. Malam Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to Gov. Kashim Shettima on Communication and Media Strategy, made this... Read more
Edo sacks Perm Sec, suspends 3 others over fraud
The Edo State Government on Friday sacked a permanent secretary in the State Ministry of Youth and Special Duties, Dr. (Ms) Osayuware Idahosa and three other civil servants over  allegation of padding the budget for the conduct of primary school examination to the tune of N283 million. Dr. Idahosa, who served as Permanent Secretary... Read more
LAUTECH to resume October 3
The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, has declared that lectures in the campus by October 3. The Chairman Governing council Prof Dayo Afolabi, said “What we did was that we have spoken with the two Governors who has started bringing in their quota and the... Read more
PDP suspends ex-party chairman for four years
The National Disciplinary Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended a former chairman of the party in Anambra State, Mr. Ken Emeakayi for four years. The suspension order was conveyed vide a letter dated September 26, 2017 and signed by the chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Chief... Read more
Yobe sign contract for over N11 billion cargo airport
Yobe State Government Friday signed an agreement with JM & AS Enterprises Limited for the construction of the over N11 billion cargo airport to be located in Damaturu, the state capital, the first of its kind in the entire northern Nigeria. The signing ceremony which was held at the office... Read more
We will rescue kidnapped ACP, Police boast
The Kaduna State Police Command on Friday said it had deployed its anti-kidnapping squad and other personnel to rescue the Assistant Commissioner of Police kidnapped in the state on Wednesday. ACP Emmanuel Adeniyi was abducted along with his driver on Funtua-Birnin Gwari road.   The Command Public Relation Officer,... Read more
Star Lager Beer Sign partnership agreement with Chelsea FC In Nigeria
Nigeria’s leading premium beer, Star Lager, has signed a new partnership agreement with top English Premiership club, Chelsea Football Club. The partnership agreement, which was recently announced at a press conference in London, will see Star Lager Beer become the official beer partner of Chelsea FC. Coming on the... Read more