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USSD: MTN Snubs Banks, Links 77 Million Subscribers To FINTECH Platforms
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USSD: MTN Snubs Banks, Links 77 Million Subscribers To FINTECH Platforms

MTN customers in Nigeria now have alternative electronic payment platforms to recharge their phones as the mobile network operator on Saturday announced that customers can recharge airtime through payment solutions platforms such as Flutterwave, Jumia Pay, OPay, Kuda, Carbon and BillsnPay for customers to recharge virtually. MTN in a statement on Saturday by its Senior Manager, External Relations, Funso Aina, also said customers could recharge airtime by dialing *904# and *606#. This is coming barely 24 hours after commercial banks on Friday disconnected MTN customers from banking channels including the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data and banking apps, leaving millions of MTN subscribers frustrated as they were unable to recharge airtime via USSD amid the Easter celebrati...
IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation
Politics

IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is believed to be under serious political pressure to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, for calling for the secession of the Yoruba from Nigeria. It was learnt that the police may again attempt to carry out a covert operation to take Igboho into custody having failed to arrest him last month. Findings indicate that the police authorities are in a dilemma on how to contain the activist who has been demanding the secession of the Yoruba from the country, following the failure of the Federal Government to curb the insecurity in the South-West. Security sources said the police are being careful not to upset the delicate security situation in the South-West, which may become aggravated if Igboho is for...
Biden Snubs Buhari In First Calls To Africa
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Biden Snubs Buhari In First Calls To Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden made his first call to an African leader last week, apparently choosing not to speak to Nigeria’s President Buhari, an omission experts say reflects not only America’s diplomatic priorities but Nigeria’s estimation at a time the continent’s largest democracy faces staggering domestic problems. Mr Biden reached out to Africa Thursday after more than a month in office and a flurry of phone calls to American allies around the world. He spoke to President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, while Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. Mr Biden had earlier spoken to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa in November 2020, days after his election. The obvious sidestepping of Nigeria, long se...
Mourinho Snubs Cristiano Ronaldo Picks Messi In His Top Three Players In History
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Mourinho Snubs Cristiano Ronaldo Picks Messi In His Top Three Players In History

José Mourinho has subbed Cristiano Ronaldo and choose Messi above him in his opinion about best players in the history of football. José Mourinho said: “For me the top three players in history are Messi, Pelé and Maradona.” Despite being from the same country with Cristiano Ronaldo and having been his manager at Real Madrid, Mourinho still believes that Ronaldo is not worth to be among his best three in the world of football. Mourinho, known for his controversial attitude and boastful comments, has criticised Ronaldo at different in his career. He said this about Ronaldo when he was the manager at Real Madrid: “I had only one problem with him, very simple, very basic, which was when a coach criticises a player from a tactical viewpoint trying to improve what, in my view, cou...
Waje Snubs Stingy Women, Pledges Loyalty To ‘Cheerful Givers Association’
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Waje Snubs Stingy Women, Pledges Loyalty To ‘Cheerful Givers Association’

Singer Waje has pledged her loyalty to the Cheerful Givers Association of Nigeria. The 40-year-old shared a picture of her Identification (ID) card on Instagram on Thursday. She was appointed as the minister of budget and national planning of the association. “With tears in my eyes and with gratitude. With my full chest of pride I pledge my loyalty to this office that I have been given. “I was fine with my matron role but someone found me worthy and sent this,” she wrote. The Cheerful Givers Association of Nigeria came to be after the ‘Stingy Men Association’ trended on Monday. Musician Seun Kuti who founded the association said, “What is this STINGY MEN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (SMAN) Trying to give us a bad name. We Nigerian men that understand the art of taking care of our...
Ifeanyi Ubah Snubs Innoson Ambulance, Buys Foreign Vehicles (Photos)
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Ifeanyi Ubah Snubs Innoson Ambulance, Buys Foreign Vehicles (Photos)

The Senator Ifeanyi Ubah led Anambra Progressives has shunned Nigeria’s only vehicle manufacturing company, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing(IVM), and has purchased foreign medical ambulances, for the launching of the two (2) isolation centres built by the group in Awka and Nnewi. The pictures and videos of the delivery of the two (2) Japanese medical ambulances were shared proudly on social media by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah's media team. Senator Ifeanyi Ubah who is representing Anambra South Senatorial District hails from Nnewi, the same town and base of Innoson vehicles and the founder, Chief Innocent Chukwuma. It will be recalled that Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, who won the Anambra South Senatorial election with the campaign slogan of "The Recovery of Igbo Economy" was alleged to have ...
Father’s day: Actress Yvonne Jegede snubs ex-husband, abounce as she celebrates other men
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Father’s day: Actress Yvonne Jegede snubs ex-husband, abounce as she celebrates other men

Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegege has snubbed her ex-husband, Olakunle Fawole on fathers day, by deliberately ignoring and refusing to wish him a happy fathers day. The couple share a son and they co-parent the child together. The mother of one who divorced before the birth of her son, disclosed that her husband changed completely towards her after she got pregnant with their son, Xavier. She took to social media to wish fathers a happy father’s day. She captioned her post “To every GREAT DAD out there, happy Father’s Day. Your children shall only bring joy to you.Tag a great dad you know to see this beautiful/funny video to put a smile on their faces. God bless you all for all you do. HAPPY FATHERS DAY”
Buhari Snubs Magu, Gets Senate Confirmation For 207 Appointees
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Buhari Snubs Magu, Gets Senate Confirmation For 207 Appointees

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has been able to get the 9th Senate to confirm at least 207 appointees for him in the last one year of the existence of the current Senate. The 207 already confirmed include judges, ministers, ambassadors, commissioners and heads of agencies. However, Buhari has not considered the re-appointment of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Magu was appointed by the President on November 9, 2015 subject to confirmation by the Senate. But he has remained in acting capacity since then. He was rejected twice by the 8th Senate, under the leadership of Dr Bukola Saraki, based on a security report by the Department of State Services. He, however, remained in office. Saraki’s tenure a...
Governor Matawalle Snubs Humanitarian Minister, Hajia  Sadiya Umar Faruk
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Governor Matawalle Snubs Humanitarian Minister, Hajia Sadiya Umar Faruk

Zamfara State governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle, on Sunday, allegedly snubbed the Zamfara State-born Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk while the latter was on a courtesy visit. The minister who was to present palliatives to the people of the state had earlier arrived on Saturday evening and was lodged at one of the VIP lodges at the Government House, Gusau for the night in preparation for today’s event. The minister and her entourage were allegedly shunned as they waited for many hours at the Government House for Matawalle or his representatives to receive her on a courtesy visit. Angered by the lukewarm attitude of the state government towards her, the minister and her entourage allegedly left the Government House, Gusau and ...
Tammy Abraham Snubs Nigeria, Accepts Call Up To Play For England
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Tammy Abraham Snubs Nigeria, Accepts Call Up To Play For England

Tammy Abraham has expressed excitement over his call up to play for the Three Lions of England in Euro 2020 qualifiers. The Chelsea striker of Nigerian decent opened up about the call up by England saying “(I’m) Always proud to get the England call up”. If Tammy Abraham should feature for England in the games against Czech Republic and Bulgaria, his eligibility to play for the Super Eagles will be ruined. Meanwhile, England manager Gareth Southgate, who spoke on why he called Tammy Abraham to join the Three Lions said, “He (Abraham ) and Tomori are both in on merit and have been part of our junior system right the way through , so we see them as English players and they have a huge desire to play for England at senior level. “It was a fairly easy decision ( to pick Abraham ...
Ademola Lookman Snubs Nigeria, Pledges Future To England
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Ademola Lookman Snubs Nigeria, Pledges Future To England

Everton youngster, Ademola Lookman, who was born in England to parents from Nigeria, has snubbed his home country to play for the English side. The young footballer reportedly pledged his future to England after holding face-to-face talks with Under-21 head coach Aidy Boothroyd over stories linking him to Nigeria. This comes weeks after Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr who is preparing his squad for next summer's Africa Cup of Nations said he 'wanted to change his mind so he can play for us as he will add something to our team'. England Under-21 head coach Aidy Boothroyd confirmed on Tuesday evening the youngster who was part of the Under-20 squad that won the World Cup in 2017 has pledged his future to his birth country. "Every time I see him I have a little joke with him ab...
Ousted PDP Chairman Sheriff Snubs Caucus Meeting
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Ousted PDP Chairman Sheriff Snubs Caucus Meeting

The sacked National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, was absent at the party’s national caucus meeting held Monday night. The meeting was held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. Among those in attendance were: former President Goodluck Jonathan, Governors of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom; Nyesom Wike (Rivers); Darius Ishaku (Taraba); Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); former governors of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam; Ramalan Yero (Kaduna); Jonah Jang (Plateau); Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); former senate president, David Mark; former PDP national chairman, Ahmadu Ali, etc. Jonathan called on stakeholders to rebuild the party, to reclaim power in 2019. Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu said God gave the PDP victory at the Supreme Cour...

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