Tuesday 2 May 2017

MTN Nigeria explains why they sacked 280 of their workers

It was earlier reported this morning that the Mobile Telecommunications Company sacked about 280 of its workers across its different operational units in Nigeria. Well, the company has explained why it sacked hundreds of its workers who have served the company for five years and more.

In a statement signed by MTN’s Spokesperson, Funsho Aina, the company said it sacked some of its workers in order to increase opportunities for professionals with fresh perspectives.

Pandemonium in Ondo community over soldiers, militants’ clash

Following the clash between the troops of the Nigerian Army under Operation Delta Safe and a militant group at Ajakpa creek in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, which led to the death of the leader of the militant group, Ossy Ibori, some of residents of the community have reportedly left the community.

No fewer than three soldiers and 15 members of the militant group lost their lives while several others were seriously injured in a gun battle which occurred Monday morning.  Although, the Coordinator of the Joint Media Centre, Abubakar Abdullah, said in that only one soldier was killed in the battle.

Woman can’t tackle Fulani herdsmen – Agatu people reject APC candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue, today, staged a protest, rejecting Mrs Comfort Echoda as their candidate in the forthcoming local council election.

The protesters alleged that due to incessant attacks on the community by Fulani herdsmen, a woman was incapable of piloting the affairs of the area creditably.

President Buhari resumes office, holds private meeting with key officers

President Muhammadu Buhari, today, resumed at his office in the presidential villa, Abuja. Although the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had explained that Buhari needed time to rest and would work from home, the president who has not appeared at any public function for a while now resumed at his office on Tuesday.

JUST IN: Oba of Lagos Palace on Fire

According to reports making rounds, the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu is currently on fire. The monarch is said to have been taken to a safe place.

Sources say, officials of Lagos state fire service are within the palace trying to put out the inferno and the real cause of the fire outbreak is still unknown at the moment.

People criticising #BBNaija are hypocrites - Bisola

Big Brother Naija 2017 1st runner-up and Nollywood actress, Bisola Aiyeola has tagged people criticizing the reality TV show as 'hypocrites'.  Some non-fans had during the show called on the NBC to stop the show because according to them, the content of the BBN reality show was foreign to our indigenous culture.

Bisola during a radio interview on SoundCity FM reacted to the criticisms insinuating that even religious shows get criticised.

'Men don't have the balls to ask me out' - Actress, Yvonne Okoro

Ghanaian actress of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent, Yvonne Chinyere Okoro, revealed she has been single for more than two years because men just do not have the courage to approach her.

In an interview during the launch of Glam Africa Magazine in Accra, the 32-year-old said

I don't sleep at public functions, I only pretend - Kano State Governor says

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has responded to his political opponents who have been accusing him of sleeping at public functions. He said, he won't bow to blackmailers who said he was not working but sleeping.

Speaking during an interactive session with labour unions as part of May Day celebration at the Government House, Kano, on Monday, he said that his critics could not differentiate between sleeping and pretending.

Cairo attack: Three policemen confirm dead

The Ministry of Interior says militants on Tuesday killed three policemen and injured five others in a shooting in Cairo.

The ministry in a statement said the attacks on security forces are common in Egypt’s northern Sinai, where the country is battling an Islamist insurgency, but targeted assaults in Cairo are rare.

The ministry said the shooting comes amid a campaign by militants to spread violence to the country’s mainland.

Pay me now - Washerman to Anthony Joshua Claims Boxer Still Owes Him £120

The owner of Anthony Joshua’s local launderette, who the heavyweight champion boxer owes £120 for washing his kit, has revealed he used to give the millionaire boxer financial advice when he was a penniless hopeful.

Muqeem Bakhtari, 32, known locally as Max, said Joshua was still regular at his Launderette in Golders Green, north London, near the ex-council flat where the fighter still lives with his mother.

Magistrate Court Remands Former Jigawa Governor Lamido In Prison Custody

Magistrate Court in Jigawa State has remanded a former governor of the state, Sule Lamido, in prison custody.

The Chief Magistrate, Usman Lamin, said in his ruling that Lamido would be in the Dutse prison until May 4 when applications for his bail were decided.

2014 CONFAB Delegates Meet In Abuja

Former delegates to the 2014 National Conference are currently meeting in Abuja. The meeting, which is being chaired by Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, is also being attended by former delegates from the six geo-political zones of the country.

The former delegates are currently debating how to convince the Federal Government to look at the reports of the conference and implement them.

TY Bello says she was sexually abused as a child

Nigerian singer and photographer TY Bello, says she was molested as a child and that it had a negative effect on her during her formative years.

The singer shared this with ace film director Kemi Adetiba on the ‘King Women’ series on Accelerate TV.