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Banks, MTN Dispute Over USSD, Airtime Fees Deepens
Business

Banks, MTN Dispute Over USSD, Airtime Fees Deepens

There were strong indications last night that some commercial banks may have yanked off their USSD, airtime purchase, and other online services from MTN network due to the disagreement between the financial institutions and the telecommunication company on the amount to be charged. THISDAY gathered that the bank Chief Executive Officers had at a recent meeting agreed to shut down purchase of MTN services across all their channels beginning from 11 pm last night until further notice. Attempt by THISDAY to purchase airtime from GTBank last night showed that the commercial bank had removed MTN among the network its customers could purchase airtime from. However, Fidelity Bank was still offering the service as of midnight. A source close to the banks explained that the disagree...
Lagos APC Crisis: Sanwo-olu, Ambode’s Rift Deepens, Avoids Each Other
Politics

Lagos APC Crisis: Sanwo-olu, Ambode’s Rift Deepens, Avoids Each Other

The crisis rocking the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which almost polarised it before the 2019 general elections, is far from over as investigations revealed that Akinwunmi Ambode, the outgoing governor of the state and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor-elect, are not on talking terms despite being members of the same party. Sources in the party said since he won the governorship election, Sanwo-Olu had failed to visit Ambode or acknowledged the governor’s role in his acceptance speech after being declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Instead of visiting Ambode, the man who would hand over the reins of governance to him, Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, however paid courtesy visit to Pr...

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