Nigerian Premier League Broadcast Partner Denies Asking For Money From Globacom
Nigeria Premier League broadcast partner Total Promotions has denied demanding N1.5B ($9.5M) from Globacom as "condition for relinquishing" the NPL title right to the telecoms company, according to THE GUARDIAN. In a release from Total Promotions, the company stressed that it demanded from Globacom N250M ($1.6M) for "an outright buy-out as the custodian of the title right in the last two years." The release said, “What we told Glo is that Total Promotions would have made N1.5B in television activation if MTN had been allowed to sponsor the league. How they arrived at that N1.5B figure is part of their agenda to call dog a bad name so that they can hang it. But it will never work." It added, “We are not a charity organization. We got the title right because we are in business and we won’t have to fold up because we demanded for a buy-out, which is the norm everywhere in the world" (THE GUARDIAN, 2/17).