- MultiChoice Nigeria Limited has been asked not to increase its tariffs and cost of products and services
- The order restraining the company was issued in Abuja by the Competition and Consumer Protection (CCP) Tribunal
- The court gave the order following an ex-parte motion moved by Festus Onifade, a legal practitioner
A Competition and Consumer Protection (CCP) Tribunal sitting in Abuja has restrained Multichoice Nigeria Limited from increasing its tariffs and cost of products and services scheduled to begin on April 1.
The three-member tribunal presided over by Thomas Okosun, gave the order following an ex-parte motion moved by Festus Onifade, a legal practitioner, on behalf of himself and the Coalition of Nigeria Consumers.
Other members of the tribunal include Sola Salako Ajulo and Ibrahim EL-Yakubu.
NAN reports that in the suit marked: CCPT/OP/1/2022, Multi-Choice Nigeria Limited and Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) are 1st and 2nd respondents respectively.
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The motion ex-parte filed by the applicants on March 29 was brought pursuant to Section 39 (1) & (2) of FCCPC Act 2018; Order 26, Rule 5 (2), (3) & 26 Rule 6 (1) & (2) Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019 and Section 47(a), (b), (c),(d), of Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2018.
The applicants had prayed for “an order of interim injunction restraining the 1st defendants/respondents, either by itself, agents, representatives, officers or privies, howsoever described, from carrying out the impending increase in tariffs and cost of its products and services intended to take effect from 1st April 2022, until the hearing and determination of the motion on notice already filed before this tribunal.
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Meanwhile, winner of the second edition of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show, Efe, has issued an official statement after he was accused of being rude to a top executive in the Multichoice organisation.
Recall that some weeks ago, Legit.ng reported that a concerned fan of the reality star took to social media pleading with executives of the organisation to forgive Efe’s shortcomings. The individual also mentioned how Efe had been completely sidelined from the activities of the organisation.
Well, in his recent statement, Efe made it clear that nothing of such happened as well as other narratives that have been making the rounds online.