Telecom giant, MTN, sues NCC over $3.9bn fine

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]frica's leading telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria Limited, has gone before a Federal High Court <!--more-->in Lagos to challenge the $3.9bn imposed on it by the Nigeria Communications Commission for failure to disconnect its unregistered subscribers. TVC NEWS reliably gathered that the company is urging the court to quash the $3.9bn imposed on it. Joined as a co-defendant with NCC is the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN). Leading its legal team, Wole Olanipekun, the plaintiff is urging the court to determine whether NCC can act pursuant to Section 70 of the NCC Act to impose a fine on it in view of the provisions of sections 1 (3), 4 and 6 of the 1999 Constitution. MTN argued that by imposing a fine on it, the commission was already usurping “the exclusive legislative powers of the National Assembly, as well as the judicial powers of the courts established...

The Watford man is a shoo-in for the prestigious Goal NPOTY

[dropcap][/dropcap]here are a number of reasons why, without doubt, Odion Ighalo has been Nigeria ’s standout footballer in 2015. Bigger and better: Goal Nigeria Player of the Year 2015 CLICK HERE TO READ MORE We know the numbers: his debut season in the Premier League, widely believed to be the best in the world (no, we will not have this argument), has yielded 12 goals, and this before Christmas. At this canter, he is on pace for 26 by the end of 2015/2016, a figure which would be a record for a Nigerian footballer in Europe’s top five leagues. This is all the more remarkable because there is not much precedent of a player so prolific after promotion to the Premier League. Jamie Vardy has been the toast of England, and rightly so in light of his record-setting scoring run. However, he only scored five times in 34 league appearances last term, and even though...