• Security agents, Shiites clash in Kano, nine feared killed

    Security agents, Shiites clash in Kano, nine feared killed

    Nine persons were feared killed yesterday when security agents and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites clashed in Kano over the yearly procession of the group.

    Eight Shi’ite members and one policeman were killed while others from both sides suffered serious injuries.

    Confirming the clash, the state Police Commissioner, Rabi’u Yusuf, said: “At about 0800 hours, thousands of Shi’ite members obstructed motorists’ and other road users’ free access to Kano-Kaduna expressway between Kwanar Dawaki and Tamburawa […]

  • BBOG reacts to return of another Chibok girl, commends Buhari, security agents

    BBOG reacts to return of another Chibok girl, commends Buhari, security agents

    According to reports, the Bring Back Our Girls Group, BBOG, has reacted to the release of another Chibok girl by the Boko Haram group.

    It was gathered that the released girl, Maryam Ali Maiyanga (number 198 on the list of the missing girls) was rescued Saturday morning by troops in Pulka, Gwoza area of Borno State.

    Maryam was abducted along with her twin, Halima Ali (number 197), who is yet to return.

    This is coming barely three weeks after the degraded Boko Haram […]

  • MTN Nigeria Denies Mass Sack Of Call Centre Agents

    MTN Nigeria Denies Mass Sack Of Call Centre Agents

    MTN Nigeria has denied allegations of online media reports claiming that the company has sacked thousands of workers at its call centres.

    Responding to the reports, MTN Executive, Amina Oyagbola, said “The reports are incorrect. The second phase of a change-in-vendor process took place last week, offering interested workers the opportunity to join the new call centres owned and operated by the vendor; ISON BPO.  “MTN signed an outsourcing contract with ISON BPO Limited in 2015 following a competitive bid process. […]

  • $15m scandal: Those Who Pleaded Guilty Are EFCC Agents – Patience Jonathan

    $15m scandal: Those Who Pleaded Guilty Are EFCC Agents – Patience Jonathan

    According to reports, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, says the four persons who pleaded guilty to money laundering charges on behalf of the four companies linked to her are agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The former president’s wife stated this in a statement on Thursday by her media aide, Chima Osuji.

    She alleged that the EFCC presented four unknown persons, who were not authorised by the companies’ boards to plead guilty on behalf of the […]

  • FG to sack agents collecting hajj fares

    FG to sack agents collecting hajj fares

    According to reports, the Federal Government may abolish the use of agents to transport and provide other services to intending pilgrims to Mecca.

    This is against the backdrop of a series of complaints by pilgrims of some states, who alleged that some of the agents they patronised either short paid them in basic transport allowance (BTA) or failed to pay them.

    Some pilgrims from Ekiti State complained to the Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) Abdullahi Mohammed Mukhtar, during […]

  • Jonathan’s agents offered us N2bn to compromise outcome of 2015 elections – TMG

    Jonathan’s agents offered us N2bn to compromise outcome of 2015 elections – TMG

    According to reports, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) – a coalition of over 400 civic organizations –alleged yesterday that agents of the Jonathan administration offered it a bribe of N2 billion for the  purpose of  compromising the outcome of the 2015 elections.

    The bribe offer came by way of  what the  TMG chairman, Comrade Ibrahim  Zikirullahi, branded a dubious proposal.

    ”Specifically, some errand boys from the Presidency at the time came to us with a dubious proposal that 50,000 agents of the […]