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MIKE ADENUGA’S GLOBACOMM COMUNICATIONS DARES NCC OVER DEBT MESS….. + Documents Attached!

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Globacom Nigeria is calling the bluff of the regulatory commission based on petitions sent to the commission by the Wireless Applications Services Providers Association of Nigeria (WASPAN).
The association sent the petition over debts owed by Globacom to its members totaling over N2billion.
In the petition; WASPAN alleged that Globacom refused to pay them their 20% portion of revenue made by Globacom from Value Added Services rendered to Globacom subscribers since 2013. They also complained that Globacom refuses to give a detailed log of their services to show how much Globacom truly owes them. It is believed that the debt owed by Globacom, if fully investigated, is far in excess of the N2billion claimed as the total outstanding by Globacom.

In its mediatory function as a regulators; NCC had mandated Globacom to produce within 30 days the detailed logs of the services rendered by the vendors and also make immediate payment to all Wireless Applications Service Providers that are being owed by Globacon.
The 30 days ultimatum expired on October 15 without Globacom complying with any of the directives of the NCC.
In one of the attached internal memos; see that Globacom was owing the vendors N805,022,709 as at December 2014 which till today remains unpaid. Also note that some vendors’ services have not been paid from February 2013, almost 3 years now!!! The memo is dated April 1, 2015.

An approval attached; via internal memo dated June 1, 2015 but was signed by the signatories in August 2015 shows outstanding amount for January 2015 to be N208,974,917. Even though you can see an instruction from Dr. Mike Adenuga to pay, that payment has not been done till today. Globacom management raised this memo after the ownership of company claimed that they can only pay a maximum of N200m to vendors at any time; that is why you can see all sorts of extrapolations to arrive at the N208m.
Now into simple arithmetic, if the average invoice of the vendors is N200m per month and they have not been paid this year at all (10months as at October 2015), the outstanding amount due for this year alone is N2billion plus the previous amount of N805,022,709 that was outstanding as at December 2014 which makes a total of at least N2.8billion being owed to the vendors.
Based on the contract signed with the vendors; Globacom earns 80% of the revenue on Value Added Services while the vendors earn 20%; this revenue share to the vendors is also the lowest in the industry. In essence, it means Globacom has already pocketed their share of the revenue being N11.2billion conservatively put.
We believe Globacom is relying on its existence as a Nigerian company to influence the decision of the regulatory body as it has done in past dispensations. Even the second letter written to Globacom has not made Globacom to pay up because they wrote back to NCC saying that they are working on the payments. Globacom is just out to kill Nigerian companies.
Globacom cannot claim to be verifying the authenticity of the figures because the internal memos attached by the marketing dept accountant (Ambrose), head of revenue assurance dept (Sharma), head of internal audit (Awojulu), director of finance (Toluhi) and director of treasury (Disu).

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Police Deploy More Personnel To Seaports In Lagos Over Nigerian Students, NANS’ Protest

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Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.

The Nigeria Police Force has announced that it has deployed personnel to adequately secure seaports across the nation following a threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to shut down commercial activities at the nation’s busiest seaports ¬¬¬¬¬¬- the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.
The aggrieved students who protested on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport also reportedly threatened to ground commercial activities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos State.
Disclosing the security beef up to Daily Trust, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Western Port Authority Command, Jonathan Towuru, said security was tightened around the Western Ports to avoid any breakdown of law and order although the student body did not show up as threatened.
The commissioner said, “People went about their businesses while operations at the terminals went on seamlessly, without any hindrance. But if the students eventually turn up, we will engage them in discussions. I must say that they conducted themselves well on Monday at the airport even though you still saw police monitoring the protest.”

 

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Evans The Billionaire Kidnapper Bags 21 Year Imprisonment

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia.

They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos and were alleged to have captured and detained Hafia and demanded a ransom of $2m.

But they pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

The judge held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers

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Poverty, Hunger in the Country, Okowa Blames APC

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…says Delta healthcare will curb medical tourism

Delta State Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, weekend, said that poor management of the nation’s economy by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) caused the rising hunger and poverty in the country.

He stated this at an empowerment programme for the people of Ika Federal Constituency at Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North Council by the member representing the constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr. Victor Nwokolo.

The governor, who commended Nwokolo for his gesture, described the event as “empowerment programme with a difference. He said Nigeria was troubled because people were hungry and out of job due to mismanagement of the nation’s economy.

He added that even students were having lots of challenges because their parents could not meet their needs owing to the level of poverty resulting from ineptitude of the APC-led Federal Government.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to support the PDP, saying it was the only party with clear understanding of the nation’s challenges and had clear solution to rescue the nation.

Earlier, Nwokolo said his motive for the empowerment was to restore hope to the hopeless amid rising hunger and poverty in the land.

MEANWHILE, Okowa, also at the different forum, said the huge investment being made by his administration in the health sector was to improve healthcare delivery and reduce medical tourism in the country.

He disclosed this in an interview with journalists shortly after inspecting facilities at the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre and Mother and Child Hospital, Owa-Alero in Ika Council of the state.

He said the twin medical facilities would, on completion, reduce medical tourism as it would provide first-class medical services to people who would have sought medical treatment abroad.

“I am glad we have gotten to this stage. I had high hopes that by today, we would have inaugurated these projects.

“The equipment are fully on site and we are trying to get things fully sorted out and I am sure that in the next one month, it should be ready and opened to the public for use.

“The two projects are obviously very important. The Mother and Child, as it is so stated, is supposed to take care of every illness concerning our women and children,” he said.

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