Airtel alleged illegal lottery: Court joins NCC as defendant

Airtel ScamA Federal High Court in Lagos has joined the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, as a defendant in a suit seeking to revoke the operating licence of Airtel Nigeria Limited for allegedly operating an illegal lottery.

Trial judge, Justice Saliu Saidu, in a ruling on a motion filed by the initiator of the suit, Benjamin Owiadolor, also joined the National Lottery Regulation Commission, NLRC; Consumer Protection Council, CPC, and Secure Electronic Technology Plc, all as defendants to the suit.

Justice Saidu equally ordered Airtel to provide the call logs of Owiadolor in court.

Owiadolor, who is a lawyer, had filed the suit urging the court to mandate Airtel to refund all sums expended by subscribers who participated in the competition known as “wake up a millionaire promo” by way of credit, which should be done under the supervision of the NCC. Continue reading

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Manuchi Abii seeks help from TB Joshua

Its been largely rumoured that she’s having problems getting a ‘suitable’ man that will marry her and her age is running, others say its just some family issues she’s battling with and needs help.

Whatever the case may be, the gist is that former most beautiful girl in Nigeria, Manuchi Abii, who got many talking with her boobs exposing dress on her birthday recently, is seeking spiritual help from the man of God at the Synagogue, Prophet T.B. Joshua.

A source told reporters that Muna, who was seen sneaking into the church, is not the only Lagos babe who goes to the Synagogue for help, in spite of the many criticism against the popular Prophet.

Whatever she’s looking for, hope she finds it and eventually learn to live right.

RE: My Second Marriage is a Compensation from God

Emotionally bound and conscience trapped

It is common place that the best way to swing pendulums from one marriage to another and keep going with a broadly expressed smile that hides under the disguise of happiness is to become a Celeb. Going by the rate at which Nigerian socialites jump from one bed to another under the pretence of pursuit for happiness and someone to “love”, I can only but say that some role models are not worth having.

I want to quickly build on a role and pattern of a known actress in the emerging Western-Nigeria movie industry. She is someone we all know, and am sure several boarding (and wannabe) actors and actresses would have mirrored and patterned their lives and careers unto.

It is nothing but shame for a woman to like, admire, crush, fall in love and marry another woman’s husband; and a greater gross disgrace to not only admit the act but also to add that marriage the said man is a compensation from God after the first marriage failed. But the question the woman has failed to ask herself is; if this second marriage (which she claims is a compensation from God) fails and the need arises for her to shift to a third, will it still be a compensation from God?

And what example will she be making for her children to model by engaging in the act act and practice of husband snatching. The children might innocently agree with their mother now because she would only explain to them the perspective that makes the man not worthy to be their father, and hence the reason why he is worthy to be tagged ‘ex-husband’. No wonder mother earth differentiates a woman from a wife, and a wife from a mother.

And now, what do you call a man who for self gratifying and ego-centred reasons leaves his original wife with no prior notice or legal documents, requesting or seeking a divorce  to marry another woman. And the height of the annoyance, he claims 65 pastors told him to marry the voluptuously-endowed actress, that it was never his plans to do so. It was also confirmed by Bride Number 2 (Foluke Daramola) that Bride Number One has not been divorced. And she still went ahead to join the list is an imperative proof that she has a hand in the failed state of things between Bride Number One and her husband

There’s been several reactions and response to this modern-day sacrilege committed by both Foluke Daramola and Kayode Salako. I have  just three to give and that will be all for the mean time,

  1. Any man who leaves his first love and mother of his children for another woman does not deserve to be called a husband by the new woman or father by his children. He has by so doing said there is no law that bind one man to his wife and children i.e. you can walk-out any relationship when you are tired (when you are tired of fried rice, you can shift your curve to jollof rice)
  2. A man who walks out of his first marriage is capable of making the second wife miserable because his motives are egocentric. He does not care who is hurt so long as life goes on for him
  3. In life, there is a law described as The Law of Compensation (Karma). One of the law’s features states that ‘the treatment you met to others will be meted unto you, several times more.

I would have love us to also cross-examine another character in this conception of emotional-matrimonial-misplaced-priority, but I would leave hers till I very verify my claims and findings further.

Till then… This is my confession.

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Funke Akindele says ‘I DO’ to Osuofia (PHOTOS)

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Nigeria lacks good leaders – Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Saturday, said Nigeria lacks good leadership to administer her enormous potentials.

Obasanjo, who identified lack of quality leadership, among other factors, as major hindrances to development in Nigeria as well as other African countries, lamented the lack of leadership that could harness the resources to the point of noticeable development.

The former president spoke in Abeokuta during the final of Africa Region Inter-collegiate Debate on Human Security Africa, organised by Centre for Human Security (CHS), an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

The occasion featured universities and secondary school students from Nigeria and other African countries who participated in a debate as part of the activities marking Obasanjo’s 76th birthday. Continue reading

NCC Fines Mobile Operators N22m

ncc n 6dasFor violating and contravening the ban on promotions and lotteries on their respective networks, the telecoms regulatory agency, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC Thursday  slammed a total of N22 million fine on the  four GSM operators including MTN, Globacom Limited,  Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Ltd (Etisalat)  and Airtel.

The ban covered proposed and approved promotions and lotteries after the Commission was inundated with several complaints from consumers and stakeholders against various promotions in the various networks.

It would be recalled that  the four top telecoms firms in the country were fined a total N1.17 b  by the industry regulator by middles of last  year   for not meeting stipulated quality of service benchmarks called key performance indicators.

Accordingly, MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, is to pay N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira) on account of five promotions at N2,000,000(Two Million Naira) for each promotion while Etisalat  is to pay N6,000,000 (Six Million Naira) for three promotions in its network.

Similarly, Airtel is to pay N4,000,000 (Four Million Naira) for running two promotions against the ban while Globacom will pay N2,000,000 ( Two Million) for one promotion.

The notice of the sanctions, signed by the Commission’s Director of Legal and Regulatory Services, Ms. Josephine Amuwa, said,  “in the event of further non-compliance with the ban, and or refusal to pay the sanction amount within the stipulated time, the Commission shall have no other option than to impose stiffer penalties in accordance with the powers of the Commission, including but not limited to payment of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) for each day that the contravention persists”.

The notice  further stated that the failure of the service providers to discontinue the promotions in accordance with the commission’s directives is a direct contravention of Guidelines on adverts and promotions, as well as the Nigerian Communications (Enforcement Processes, etc) Regulations 2005.

She said that  all  the operators have seven days to pay their respective sanction amounts from date of receipt of the sanction notice on February 22, 2013,  adding that the operators were  liable for   payment of the sum of N1,000,000 ( One Million Naira) for any day that the contravention persists.

It would be recalled that the Commission had earlier in a letter dated November 8, 2012, directed all the licensees to discontinue all promotions and lotteries running on their networks with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, sanctions on MTN were as a result of five promotions including,  Free Airtime for MTN to MTN calls (8AM – 5PM), MTN to MTN SMS and free MB for Data. Dial *559#, Free N100.00 airtime for MTN to MTN calls, Airtime Bonus valid for life. Dial *559#, MTN Super Saver, get 500%, bonus valid till midnight. Dial *507# and  Recharge with N100.00 today and get N500 FREE credit instantly. Hurry and recharge before January 22nd.

For Etisalat, three promotions that attracted it sanctions  will include buy a MIFI device and get 1GB free for six months, buy a router device and get 50 MB free data spread over four months and get 30% instant bonus on every plan subscription/renewal over 200MB.

On the other hand, Airtel is being sanctioned for two promotions including dongle and MIFI offerings and reverse auction service.

In addition, Globacom has been  sanctioned for  engaging in one promotion  of  BUY Samsung Galaxy SIII, or Galaxy Note II and get free 500 MB on activation, and free 100MB X 6 Months.

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Ikeja Computer Village to be relocated to Katangua Market

As a follow up to the story on the relocation of Ikeja Computer Village, our correspondent, during a visit to Katangua Market, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, gathered that Katangua is the proposed site where the Ikeja traders may be resettled.

In terms of size, Katangua is bigger than the Computer Village, as the market covers about 26 hectares of land with most of the traders dealing in second-hand clothes. Katangua shows a vivid picture of a disorganised setting. While the major entrance to the market from Lagos-Abeokuta expressway is almost taken over by street traders, a large portion of the market has been overtaken by refuse. Continue reading

Meet the muscular Chichi Igbo, A Nigerian Tomboy Football Player In Denmark

Muscular Chichi Igbo, A Nigerian Tomboy Football Player In Denmark

WOULD YOU CALL THIS PRIDE OR PREJUDICE?

BIZZARE: Woman who stabs friend in the breast for bedding lover

Two women identified to be Blessing Nwosa and Aminat Kehinde threw decency to the wind and fought publicly in Ijora Badia area Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, over a lover – nawa ooo! It was gathered that Blessing was angry that her friend, Aminat slept with her lover called Kenny who she claimed was planning to marry her.

The fighting resulted in Blessing allegedly using a broken bottle to stab Aminat in the breast.

Her breast was badly injured and she was rushed to a private hospital where she is being treated.

The 27-year old Blessing was arrested and charged to Apapa Magistrate’s court for assault occasioning harm.

On the day the incident happened, Blessing allegedly ambushed Aminat along the Railway line at Ijora-Badia and engaged her in a fight. Continue reading