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Nigeria Now Earns $2bn Annually From Deep Offshore Production Sharing Contracts
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Nigeria Now Earns $2bn Annually From Deep Offshore Production Sharing Contracts

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that amendment to the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act has increased remittances from the sharing contracts into the federation account from $260 million to $2billion annually. He also vowed that “demons” frustrating the passage of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) within the last fourteen years will be defeated this year by the 9th National Assembly. Lawan stated this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists on his 62nd birthday celebration in Abuja. He said the patriotic zeal used by the National Assembly in October 2019 to pass an amendment to the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act would be deployed for expeditious consideration and passage of the PIB already before it, latest by...
Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll
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Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told associates he has coronavirus, according to people familiar with the matter, adding to the outbreaks connected to the White House. It wasn’t immediately clear when Meadows learned that he had contracted the virus or whether he had developed symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. He informed a close circle of advisers after Tuesday’s election, one of the people said. Meadows didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment. White House spokespeople didn’t respond to numerous e-mails and phone messages requesting comment. A Trump campaign aide, Nick Trainer, is also infected, according to two people familiar with the matter. He and campaign spokespeople declined to comment. Meadows has remained inv...
Akpabio Denies Accusing NASS Members Of NDDC Contracts Fraud
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Akpabio Denies Accusing NASS Members Of NDDC Contracts Fraud

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, Tuesday, denied that he accused members of the National Assembly of fraud concerning contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The minister had, during an investigative hearing at the House of Representatives, claimed that 60 percent of NDDC contracts went to the federal lawmakers. However, as the House threatened to initiate a criminal complaint of perjury and explore the possibility of a civil defamation suit against him, Akpabio denied he ever referred to members of the 9th House of Representatives as beneficiaries of contracts in NDDC. He noted that NDDC was yet to fully implement any budget since the commencement of the 9th National Assembly. Also, Akpabio while responding to questions after a vi...
WASSCE Candidate Contracts COVID-19 In Akwa-Ibom
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WASSCE Candidate Contracts COVID-19 In Akwa-Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom on Monday said a student taking the ongoing West Africa Examination Council examination in the state had tested positive for COVID-19. Emmanuel, who made the disclosure in a media chat in Uyo, did not mention the name of the student and the school involved. The governor said the student had an asymptomatic situation, adding that he took normal precautions to avoid spread. He, however, said the state government had begun random testing of students for the virus in secondary schools across the state. “We have tested over 100 students and it is only one young man that tested positive for COVID-19 in the state,” the governor said.“We did what we ought to do medically; I want to believe that by now, the young man should be okay,” he said. ...
Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated
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Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated

Juventus have decided to terminate the contracts of Gonzalo Higuaín and Sami Khedira. New Juventus, manager, Andrea Pirlo, has not included Higuain and Khedira in his plans for next season. This was revealed by respected Italian sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, via his Twitter handle on Friday night. Romano tweeted: “After Matuidi deal with Inter Miami completed for free, Juventus have also decided to terminate contracts of Higuain and Khedira. They’re out of the Pirlo project. “Talks on to find an agreement on the payout (both have still 1year contract left with Juve).” DAILY POST had reported that both Higuain and Khedira are among the six players Pirlo put up for sale this summer.
‘Osinbajo’s Aide, Donald Wokoma Collected N250M Without Executing Contracts’ – EFCC Investigator
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‘Osinbajo’s Aide, Donald Wokoma Collected N250M Without Executing Contracts’ – EFCC Investigator

After receiving N250 million, Dr. Donald Wokoma, a Special Assistant to the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, allegedly failed to execute some contracts awarded to his firms in 2018. The Economic Confidential gathered that Mr Wokoma was a signatory to the bank accounts of the companies when he was Special Assistant to the Vice President on the National Economic Council, NEC. A seasoned investigator at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) exposed the deal while testifying before the Justice Isa Ayo Salami Presidential Investigative Panel on Thursday. The Justice Ayo Salami panel is a Presidential Investigative Committee examining activities of EFCC under the stewardship of suspended Acting Chairman of the agency Ibrahim Magu between 2015 and 2020. The anti-corrup...
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Contracts Coronavirus, Now In Isolation
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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Contracts Coronavirus, Now In Isolation

Nollywood actress Omotola Jolade-Ekehinde has just disclosed that she contracted the dreaded coronavirus disease. In a post she made on her Instagram page, the actress wrote that many of her fans must have been wondering about her whereabouts these past few weeks. She further revealed that she contracted coronavirus and she has been in isolation ever since. She wrote: Hello All, I know Mist if you Have been Wondering where I’ve been.Well, i Contracted Covid. I have been ill , in Isolation and Now getting better. More on this details of this soon.However, I have been Reading on the devastating News of How our Youths are Needlessly Dieing getting crushed by Trailers/containers ! This is disheartening and has made my heart really troubled!
N11.5bn School Chairs Contracts Smuggled Into NDDC Budget – IMC
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N11.5bn School Chairs Contracts Smuggled Into NDDC Budget – IMC

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has decried N11.5bn non-essential contracts smuggled into its 2020 budget ostensibly by members of the National Assembly. The Acting Executive Director, Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh, said the contracts were for supply of desks and chairs to schools in the Niger Delta region. A statement by the NDDC Corporate Affairs Director, Charles Odili, quoted Ojuogboh as saying henceforth the commission would only give priority to projects that would impact meaningfully on the region. He insisted the commission would no longer yield to requests of including such projects in its budget to satisfy selfish considerations. According to him: “This year alone, they put N11.5billion in the budget for the supply of ...
Only God can make an Igbo man President of Nigeria- Billionaire Businessman, Arthur Eze
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Only God can make an Igbo man President of Nigeria- Billionaire Businessman, Arthur Eze

Billionaire oil magnate, Arthur Eze has said that only God can make an Igbo man become the President of Nigeria. In a media chat with newsmen in Anambra on Sunday, July 12, Eze stated that the Igbos are not united and do not love themselves. According to him, the Northerners put him in the oil business and gave him mouthwatering contracts even without knowing him or taking into consideration where he comes from. He wondered if an Igbo man will ever do such a thing. In his words “For the Igbo to be President, they must love themselves. Do they love themselves? The North is very kind. If you go to northern Nigerian, you will see churches everywhere. There are churches in Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Abuja and others yet they say there is hatred. Do we (Igbo) love ourselves? Only ...
Top Players Whose Contracts Finish At The End Of The Season
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Top Players Whose Contracts Finish At The End Of The Season

Everyone loves a bargain and there's certainly going to be some very good ones to be had at the end of the season with this out of contract XI showing who can be signed. It might only be the beginning of October but some players are already playing as if they've moved elsewhere and come January this lot can start negotiating to move for free in the summer. In goal Gianluigi Buffon might have only just re-joined Juventus this season but if the Old Lady decide they don't want that deal to go over a year and he fancies another crack at Champions League glory then he could be a good signing. Walter Benitez was statistically one of the best keepers in Europe and at just 26-year-old the Nice number one would be a great free signing. There's plenty of options across the defence and Sp...
Premier League Striker Completes Move to China
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Premier League Striker Completes Move to China

West Ham have completed the sale of Marko Arnautovic to Shanghai SIPG for £22.4m (€25m), according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old passed a medical with the Chinese Super League side over the weekend, with the deal expected to be made official early this week. West Ham decided to accept a “terrible deal” for Arnautovic, because everyone “wants him out”. The London club were running out of patience, after comments made by his brother claiming they are “using” him. The Austrian striker scored 21 goals in 59 Premier League matches in his two seasons at the club since arriving from Stoke City. Arnautovic had asked to leave in January, but ended up signing a contract extension. The new deal saw his wages rise by 20% to £120,000 a week, ...
Real Madrid Finally Decide Date to Unveil Hazard after Reaching Agreement with Chelsea
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Real Madrid Finally Decide Date to Unveil Hazard after Reaching Agreement with Chelsea

Real Madrid have finally decided when to unveil star player, Eden Hazard, after reaching an agreement with Chelsea to sign the forward. According to HLN, Real Madrid will officially sign contracts and unveil Hazard after Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifiers later this month. The Belgian newspaper claimed that the La Liga giants and the Blues have agreed to negotiate, with the Santiago Bernabeu club willing to pay €120million (£106million) for the Belgium captain. This is coming after Real Madrid completed the signing of £52million striker, Luka Jovic from Frankfurt on Tuesday afternoon. Hazard has been on manager, Zinedine Zidane’s summer wish list as he plans to bolster his squad ahead of next season. The 28-year-old, who will be wearing the No. 7 shirt at Madrid, said “goodb...
Two more veterans to follow Lichtsteiner out of Arsenal
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Two more veterans to follow Lichtsteiner out of Arsenal

Arsenal are ready to cut loose more veteran defenders after Stephan Lichtsteiner confirmed his departure yesterday. The Swiss is leaving Arsenal after one season — and he could be followed by Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal, says The Sun. Gunners boss Unai Emery is planning a major shake-up of his dodgy defence after missing out on Champions League qualification. He wants to revert to a back four at Arsenal next season after his experiment of playing with a three-man defence failed to plug the leaks. And that will mean big changes to a defence which conceded 70 goals in all competitions last season. For now, Lichtsteiner becomes the fourth member of Emery's squad to depart after Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck all reached the end of their contracts.  ...
Gary Neville Reveals Solskjaer Wants Four Man Utd Players to Leave Club
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Gary Neville Reveals Solskjaer Wants Four Man Utd Players to Leave Club

Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville, has said Manchester United manager, Ole Gunner Solskjaer, has ‘four or five’ players he wants to sell. The Red Devils won again at the weekend, beating Watford 2-1 in Solskjaer’s first match since being handed the reins permanently. Neville believes Solskjaer faces a massive task to turn the squad into title challengers and says his former teammate will need the support of a Director of Football, to make the changes required. Speaking on The Gary Neville Podcast, he explained: “There’s four or five players that he will want to keep that are out of contract that he needs to tie down. “There are four or five players that he’ll need to bring in. And there are probably four or five players that he needs to get out. “So if you think about that...
Ajimobi Awarded N30bn Last-minute Contracts In One Day, Says Seyi Makinde
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Ajimobi Awarded N30bn Last-minute Contracts In One Day, Says Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde, Governor-elect of Oyo State, has accused Abiola Ajimobi, outgoing Governor of the state, of awarding contracts worth N30billion in one day. Berating the move, he, however, promised to review all contracts awarded in the state. . Read his statement: “Events of the past two weeks have shown characteristics of targeted contract awards that were compiled in a haste and randomly awarded to empty government purse before the May 29 swearing-in date. “While the government remains in place till May 28, awarding a N30bn new set of contracts in one day as was the case during last Wednesday’s executive meeting was curious and an aberration, especially when debts, as old as 2011 are left unpaid.”
I’ll Review Ajimobi’s Last-Minute Contracts – Seyi Makinde
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I’ll Review Ajimobi’s Last-Minute Contracts – Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, has promised to review all contracts awarded by the state government after the March 9 governorship election. Makinde made the promise in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday by his spokesman, Mr Dotun Oyelade. He said, “Events of the past two weeks have shown characteristics of targeted contract awards that were compiled in a haste and randomly awarded to empty government purse before the May 29 swearing-in date. “While the government remains in place till May 28, awarding a N30bn new set of contracts in one day as was the case during last Wednesday’s executive meeting was curious and an aberration, especially when debts, as old as 2011 are left unpaid.” The governor-elect pointed out that information from civil servants wh...
Kano Govt Revokes Contracts Of Contractor Who Filmed Ganduje Bribe Videos
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Kano Govt Revokes Contracts Of Contractor Who Filmed Ganduje Bribe Videos

The Kano State Government has revoked three contracts awarded to Tiamin Multi Services Ltd, a company belonging to Aminu Mohammed. Mr Mohammed is believed to be the contractor behind the videos showing the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, receiving money from contractors. The three projects were worth N1.6 billion. The state commissioner of information, Mohammed Garba, announced the cancellation at a widely reported press briefing on Friday, on the resolutions of the State Executive Council. The state government gave “non-performance” as the reason behind revocation, which affected Tiamin and one other company, FNL Engineering Limited. It is unclear if the second company is also linked to Mr Mohammed. Last year, an online newspaper, Daily Nigerian, published a series of vid...
Stop Expecting Appointments, Contracts As Reward For Voting -Senator Akpabio
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Stop Expecting Appointments, Contracts As Reward For Voting -Senator Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, a former minority leader of the senate, has advised Nigerians to stop viewing appointment and contracts as the dividends of democracy. Akpabio, who is also a former governor of Akwa Ibom, gave the advice in an interview with NAN on Sunday. “Nigerians should ensure that they elect good and committed leaders at all elections, and stop expecting patronage in terms of appointments or contracts,” he said. “Good governance and delivery of critical infrastructure are the best reward system that any leadership can give the citizenry, and any leader that does these deserves mass support.” Akpabio urged politicians to run decent campaigns and stop politicising tragedies as the elections approach. He said Nigeria’s unity is more important than politics and urged t...
Ugwuanyi Awards Contracts for Road Projects
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Ugwuanyi Awards Contracts for Road Projects

In line with his administration’s vision to develop the rural areas in accordance with the government’s four-point agenda, Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has awarded contracts for another set of development projects across the state, totaling over N1 billion. Briefing newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Greg Nnaji, stated that the projects duly considered and approved by the council include the extension of the construction of Ogurute-Mkpamute – Igogoro-Ikpamodo-Okpo-Amaja road and the Ogurute – Umuogbo-Umuokpu-Ette road, both in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state. Nnaji noted that the present administration had constructed phase one of the two roads, adding that the newly awarded pr...
How I Was Rejected By Ritual Killers Because Of Scar On My Head – Kidnapped Man Narrates
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How I Was Rejected By Ritual Killers Because Of Scar On My Head – Kidnapped Man Narrates

A man who was taken captive by ritualists in an attempt to use him for ritual purpose has narrated his near-death encounter. A 25-year-old bricklayer from Ijebu-Igbo who was kidnapped in Ibadan, Oyo state, last month, has revealed how he was freed from the den of the men of the underworld. Speaking with Omo Edema in an interview in Lagos after he was reportedly rejected by the arrowhead of the ritual killers because of a scar on his head, he said: “I am a bricklayer. I went to work at Ojoo in Ibadan last week Monday(10/9/2018). And on Wednesday I was still on the work plastering an ark on the building. Then a man came around and told me he liked the way I was doing the work. He later introduced himself as a civil engineer and requested for my phone number with a promise to...
Fabregas Makes Contingency Plans For Chelsea Exit
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Fabregas Makes Contingency Plans For Chelsea Exit

The veteran midfielder is in the early stages of planning his future as he battles to impress his new boss and earn a contract extension. Cesc Fabregas Cesc Fabregas is working on contingency plans to find a new club in case Chelsea decide not to offer him a contract extension before his deal runs out at the end of the season. Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea have yet to give the Spanish midfielder assurances over his long-term future, prompting Fabregas' representatives to explore potential opportunities. The signing of Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho, as well as increased game time for Ross Barkley, present a fresh challenge this season for Fabregas, who is trying out a new position under Sarri. He is now operating as the back-up option for Jorginho, a specialist in quick, one-...
Strike: NNPC To Intervene In Oil Workers, Chevron Dispute
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Strike: NNPC To Intervene In Oil Workers, Chevron Dispute

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, said it would intervene in the labour dispute between Chevron Nigeria and its workers to prevent the situation from degenerating into a crisis. Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru In a statement in Abuja, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, also urged oil workers under the auspices of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, to halt their planned industrial action over the dispute. Baru directed the management of the NNPC to work with other stakeholders to resolve the issue raised by the leadership of NUPENG and PENGASSAN. While thanking the oil workers for their exemplar...
Clapping For Ngige With One Hand
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Clapping For Ngige With One Hand

The Minister of Labour  and Productivity, Chris Ngige, is wondering why we’re not clapping for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari first thing every morning and, perhaps, last thing at night before going to bed. Ngige In case we have forgotten, Ngige reminded us, we were sinking in the mire of falling oil prices and had almost been brought to our knees by deadly Boko Haram attacks before salvation came. “I want you to take something away,” he said, “and that thing is that any other person handling the situation – economy and security – it would have been worse. “We came in and oil nosedived to $37 a barrel with a production of 600,000 per day, a drop from 2.2million bpd, and yet we managed the economy out of recession.” Ngige refused to listen to suggestions that the ...
Ali Kiba’s Ex-lover Shocks Many After Saying She’s Ready To Be A Surrogate For $9,000
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Ali Kiba’s Ex-lover Shocks Many After Saying She’s Ready To Be A Surrogate For $9,000

Tanzanian music sensation Ali Kiba’s ex-lover Sabrina Omary, popularly known as Sabby Angel recently left many shocked after confessing she’s ready carry any Tanzanian celeb’s child but at a fee. Taking to social media, the controversial actress revealed that she’s ready to get pregnant by any celeb but at a fee of TSh20 million.(About $9000) “I will sign contracts with women seeking surrogacy services from me. My price is TSh20 million. A Pregnancy can make someone look withered. I need money to restore my body beauty,” Sabby said in a post that has now been deleted.
NDDC Revokes 600 Contracts
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NDDC Revokes 600 Contracts

The Niger Delta Development Commission says it has revoked more than 600 contracts and projects as part of efforts to restructure the commission. The NDDC Managing Director, Nsima Ekere, told newsmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday that the commission’s management and board took the decision to adopt a “4R” initiative as roadmap to development. According to Ekere, the commission’s 4R initiative is Restructuring the balance sheet, Reforming governance protocols, Restoring core mandate and Reaffirming commitment to doing what is right and proper. Ekere, who said that the commission’s balance sheet was over bloated with contingent liabilities in excess of N1.3 trillion, added that this justified the reform. He said: “The move became imperative looking at the resources coming on...
Senate Probes Alleged Contracts Fraud In TETFund
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Senate Probes Alleged Contracts Fraud In TETFund

The Senate on Wednesday began investigation to ascertain the level of unexecuted contracts with a view to returning monies collected by contractors from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. The Senate in its resolution mandated its Committees on Tertiary Education Trust Fund and Public Procurement to conduct holistic investigation on awarded contracts in the agency. The Senate’s decision was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Jubril Barau, who revealed ‎how some unnamed contractors ran away with public funds without performing contracts awarded to specification, urging that the offenders be prosecuted. He said: “In the past years, TETFund has had to award numerous contracts for the benefit of several higher institutions across the country in keeping with the statute that establ...
Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself
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Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sack of a Permanent Secretary, who has been allegedly using his office to defraud the Federal Government through the award of phantom contracts worth billions of Naira to himself. The permanent secretary, was appointed by Buhari in 2015, was fired, Tuesday, on the orders of the President. A source in the ministry confirmed that two police officers drove the sacked permanent secretary from the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, raising concerns as to what might have led to such an action. A Presidency source confirmed to Vanguard that the President ordered the immediate removal of the top civil servant, who presided over the affairs of one of the strategic ministries handling intervention programmes in the country following evidence that he awarded ...
EFCC Arrest Former FCT Minister Bala Mohammed Over 1 Trilion Fictitious Contracts And Property Deals
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EFCC Arrest Former FCT Minister Bala Mohammed Over 1 Trilion Fictitious Contracts And Property Deals

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed. A top source in the anti-graft agency has revealed that the former FCT minister was arrested around 10.39am on Monday and taken into custody for interrogation by a team of operatives. It was gathered that the commission commenced discreet investigations into the activities of the man following a petition against him in 2013 while he was still in office. An insider said, “We have been on the probe for some times. As we are talking now, the former minister is writing his statement.” It was learnt that the EFCC was investigating the ex-minister for alleged fictitious contracts worth N1billion and the allocation of 12 properties and 37 commerci...
MTN Suspends Contracts of Their Celebrity Ambassadors
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MTN Suspends Contracts of Their Celebrity Ambassadors

MTN Nigeria has suspended the ambassadorship of many of their ambassadors. Minus their regional ambassadors, Project Fame ambassadors including Iyanya, Praiz and Chidinma, and other ambassadors like Falz, Skales, Tekno and Nkem Owoh, everyone else has been suspended. MTN told them that they had no roles for them at the moment and didn't want to renew their contracts immediately. So right now, everything is pending. Their reason? It may not be unconnected with the fact that the giant telecommunication company is paying over three hundred billion Naira fine to the Nigerian Govt for not disconnecting subscribers when they were supposed to.