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A Federal High Court in Lagos, has barred telecom operators from deactivating any line or sim whose subscriber did not link to the National Identification Number (NIN). The trial judge, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa, has now restrained the telecom operators from taking such action on February 22, 2024. Lewis-Allagoa gave the ruling on an application for restraining orders by a rights activist, Olukoya Ogungbeje. Ogungbeje had in the suit, dragged the federal government, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and Airtel Networks Nigeria Limited before the court. READ ALSO: Davido Offers Advice To American Rapper, Kanye West After He Called Out Adidas Ogungbeje had asked the court for an injunction pending appeal, restraining all the respondents jointly or severally, whether by themselves, their agents, outlets, agencies, privies, officials, servants, men, parastatals, units, organs, or anybody or person, however, so called, from taking any step or action capable of enforcing the judgment in anyway and from further outright barring, deactivating and or restricting any SIM cards or his phone lines, or of any Nigerian citizen, slated for February 28, 2024, or any other scheduled date, pending the hearing and determination of his appeal at the Court of Appeal, against the court’s judgment delivered on May 8, 2023, by Justice Lewis-Allagoa. He listed 10 grounds for seeking of the application, which include “that sometime in April 2022, the appellant/applicant herein took out a suit against the respondents, challenging the action of the respondents in undermining the judicial powers of the court and the Nigerian legal system and thus infringing on the applicant’s fundamental rights “That this court in a well considered judgment delivered on May 8, 2023, dismissed the appellant/applicant’s suit. “That the appellant/applicant being dissatisfied with the judgment has exercised his constitutional right of appeal by lodging a notice of appeal against the judgment of this Honourable court on July 26, 2023, by the lower court. “That the appellant/applicant’s appeal is against the whole decision contained in the judgment of this court.”

 Fulham star Calvin Bassey offered a damning verdict of Manchester United, claiming Marco Silva’s side ‘wanted it more’ after their first win at Old Trafford in 21 years.




Bassey had fired Fulham into the lead from a corner midway through the second half, only for Harry Maguire to score an 89th-minute equaliser.

Fulham rallied and got the winning goal their performance deserved when Alex Iwobi converted a smart counter-attack in the 97th minute.

Asked if United have become a soft touch, particularly in midfield, after a 10th Premier League defeat, Bassey felt it was down to desire, not quality.


“I don’t think you can just come here and overrun them. You can see the quality of the players they have,” Bassey said via Daily Mail.

“They have got top players and a top manager and players that can have an effect off the bench, but we were just at it more and I felt we wanted it more today. That showed in the way we played.”




Fulham pitched up at Old Trafford with the second worst away form in the league. But United were unpredictable and depleted by injuries last week to Rasmus Hojlund and Luke Shaw, Fulham sensed an opportunity.


“Of course we had belief,’ Bassey added.




“If you saw the last games we played, even the one we played at home (against United) when we lost right at the end, it was just the details and making sure we got the details right. It worked out for us, thank God.”

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