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Journalist, Others Win 20 Brand New SUVs From MTN Nigeria



20 Nigerians have received brand new SUVs, courtesy of MTN Nigeria’s 20th Anniversary. The new car owners were awarded their gifts at an exclusive executive meet and greet media event held at the MTN Nigeria Head Office, Falomo, Ikoyi, on August 22, 2021.

Recipients of MTN 20th Anniversary Honda SUVs with Karl Toriola, Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria and Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, OFR, Chairman, MTN Nigeria

The winners emerged from 10 states from different states across the country including Lagos, Abuja, Plateau, Borno, Zamfara, and others.

The Editor of The Guardian on Saturday Newspaper, Chuks Nwanne, was one of the 20 MTN customers to receive a brand new Honda HRV SUV from MTN.  Nwanne, who bought his MTN SIM while undergoing the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, said he is ‘beyond grateful for this thoughtful gift from MTN.

From L-R: Ms Hafsat Lawal, Deputy Director, Consumer Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission presenting a key to a brand new Honda SUV to Chuks Nwanne, Editor, Saturday Guardian, courtesy of MTN Nigeria’s 20th Anniversary, on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021

Another winner, Alfred Iserhienrhien, from Lagos state shared that he bought his MTN SIM on the very first day that MTN Nigeria began commercial operations in Nigeria 20 years ago. Sharing his experience, he said, “I got this SIM card in 2001 and everywhere I go, it has been going with me. I am happy about this gift; in fact, my mind is blown and on behalf of all the gifted persons I say thank you to MTN. We are all happy and grateful and will continue to dance because of this incredible gift.”

Alfred Iserhienrhien, an MTN customer since 2001 receiving the key to a brand new Honda SUV courtesy of MTN Nigeria’s 20th Anniversary, on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 at the MTN Nigeria Headquarters, Ikoyi, Lagos

MTN Nigeria, in a show of gratitude to media professionals across the country, invited a range of media personnel across print, online, radio, television and social media platforms to reminisce, share news on the company’s plans over the next few years and celebrate its 20th anniversary in Nigeria.

MTN  Nigeria Executives with representatives from Nigeria’s leading media platforms

From L-R: Odunayo Sanya, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Frank Edoho, Popular TV host, Adekunle Adebiyi, Chief Sales and Distribution Officer, MTN Nigeria and Ugonwa Nwoye, Chief Customer Relations Officer, MTN Nigeria, at the MTN 20th Anniversary Exclusive Media Meet & Greet which held at the MTN Headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Sunday August 22, 2021.

From L-R: Karl Toriola, Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Odunayo Sanya, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Recipient, MTN 20th Anniversary Honda SUV, Francis Chuks Nwanne, and ace comedian, Tunde ‘Tee A’ Adewale at the MTN 20th Anniversary Exclusive Media Meet & Greet which held at the MTN Headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Sunday August 22, 2021.

MTN Nigeria Executives at the MTN 20th Anniversary Exclusive Media Meet & Greet which held at the MTN Headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Sunday August 22, 2021.

Also in attendance were celebrities influential personalities such as Tee A, Frank Edoho and Ogbeni Dipo, who all showed up to commemorate the important milestone.

Serenading the media and other guests present at the event was popular Nigerian poet, Sage Hasson who delivered an attention-grabbing spoken word performance, detailing MTN’s journey in Nigeria over the past 20 years.

Sage Hasson, Nigeria’s Premier Spoken Word Poet Performing at the MTN 20th Anniversary Exclusive Media Meet & Greet which held at the MTN Headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Sunday August 22, 2021.


Multiple Fraud Rocks Eko Electricity (CLO Indicted)




The Eko Electricity Distribution PLC, EKEDP is being hit by some huge corruption scandals.


The company according to a report monitored on Streetjournal Magazine has been facing issues of inadequacies and the absence of optimal service provision with customers groaning under the yoke of inefficiency and struggles.


The report stated that the company is faced with a significant level of corruption which involves top officials. The racket running in the company is linked with payment of ghost workers milking the company of millions of Naira.


Sources within the organisation that revealed this hinged the amount at about 300 million Naira while fingering EKEDP’s Chief Legal Officer, Wola Joseph as the head of the cartel.


Wola who has worked with the company as the Head of Human Resources before becoming the CLO has been alleged of multiple illegalities.


The lady was said to have been using her influence and relationship with some Board members to get away with many things.


The company’s Managing Director, Tinuade Sanda is said to have been helpless in the situation.


Wola is alleged to have been paying staff members who were sacked from the company and she also recommend and inflates salaries beyond the original payment scale of the company.


Her matter which has been reported to the National Union of Electricity Employee is under investigation.

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Style Meets Class At Billionaire, Tunde Ayeni’s Daughter Wedding Introduction




Placing all the odds that hounded his life recently in a paternity scandal behind, billionaire, Tunde Ayeni staged a superlative wedding introduction for his daughter some days ago.

It was an assembly of the rich and the super rich  who witnessed the wedding introduction of Bolaji, the pretty daughter of billionaire, Tunde Ayeni on Saturday, December 2, 2023.


The 15A Herbert Macaulay crescent, GRA, Ikeja home of the billionaire who headed the defunct Skye Bank wore a colourful look, as the lord of the home, his wife and all their kids in a themed act displayed their rarest form of hospitality and embraced the full Yoruba culture in heralding the first stage of matrimony as they welcomed friends into their home.


As expected, the guest list was grand! Ayeni’s friends did not disappoint, they came in their intimidating numbers.

Former NDDC boss, Timi Alaibe, former Attorney-General, Bayo Ojo, former Governor of Western Region, General David Jemibewon, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Mogaji Wole Arisekola, Femi Falana, Chike Obi, Jide Omokore, Dakuku Peterside, Segun Awolowo, Orile of Ile-Ogbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao, Senator Idris Umar, Yomi Awoniyi and many other dignitaries were spotted at the ceremony.


The Ayenis while expressing their appreciation after the event in a statement said ‘this auspicious occasion marks a significant milestone in our lives, and we are excited to share this momentous event with our dear friends and respected guests’.



Credit;  Streetjournal Magazine





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IG Orders Investigation Into Mohbad’s Death




The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun has waded into the crisis surrounding the sudden death of singer, Mohbad, real name Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba.


Revealing this was the force PPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi who released a statement that the Inspector General has instructed the Lagos Commissioner of Police to make full investigation into the artiste’s death.


The order was given at the private wing of the Lagos International airport where the IG was spotted interacting with the Lagos Police Commissioner.


Mohbad’s death has sparked off a wide protest on social media, with people calling for investigation while also demanding justice for him.


The singer, 27 died last week under some circumstances where the public are calling the police to step in.

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