By Niyi Tabiti
Internet giant, Yahoo! said that her contract with a Nigerian, Mr. Dominic Essien ended last year without renewal. The statement, which was sent to Gistmaster.com by Yahoo advertising unit followed a story published by gistmaster.com on the investigation and arraignment of Mr. Essien by the Economic and financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over a $2million (US Dollars) alleged fraud by management of MTN, a leading telecommunication company operating in Nigeria. Essien is the chief Executive officer of SEED Media.
In the said letter written by Ben Starkie, the Chief Executive of EMEA Communications, Yahoo! advertising unit, the organization stated “Dominic Essien’s relationship with Yahoo! came to an end last year. Currently we (Yahoo!) work directly with advertisers and agencies in Nigeria”.
Starkie further told gistmaster.com that the company has a Sales development Director, Sajid Abdul. He works with Africa companies including Nigeria to help them connect with their consumers through Yahoo!
Starkie could not give immediate reaction to why Yahoo! did not renew it contract with Mr. Essien.