USSD war: 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#.
Bayelsa community seeks govt. intervention as criminals sack settlement
Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa has called on the state and Federal Governments to help in the restoration of normalcy after the sack of residents by criminals.
IDFP Send Strong Message To FG And Religion Leaders
The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) has called on Federal Government and religious leaders to work together to address the challenges of kidnapping, armed banditry, and other criminal activities ravaging the country.
The group also decried the incessant crises in different parts of the nation and advised federal and state governments to provide job opportunities, as well as skills acquisition for youths.
The battle for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest between Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, is causing more division among leaders and chieftains of the party within and outside the zone, The Nation learnt on Saturday. There are also strong indications that efforts by the leadership and other organs of the party to reconcile the warring factions in the zone ahead of Saturday’s rescheduled zonal congress, may have failed.
Gilbert Chagoury fined by the U.S. for campaign violations U.S. fines Gilbert Chagoury $1.8m for violating campaign Donations
Gilbert Chagoury, the Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire, owner of Eko Hotel and Eko Atlantic City has been fined $1.8million by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The fine arose over illegal campaign contributions to candidates.The 75 year-old eldest of the Chagoury clan, has already paid the fine, about N735 million, according to a statement released by the DOJ Central District of California.
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