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9MOBILE SALE: PLAY BY THE RULES, … Experts Advise

A prominent developmental economist Mukoro Okotete had commended the contribution of the telecoms sector to the nation’s economic growth and development. Speaking at a seminar in Lagos with the theme “Nigeria: Sustainable Growth After Recession” Okotete noted that the impressive growth of the telecoms sector would be enhanced by the planed sale of 9Mobile. He however cautioned that for the sale of 9Mobile to yield the desired dividends, it has to be done transparently. He expressed dismay that some vested interest had sought to derail the sale by announcing the emergence of a preferred bidder. That the...

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Call Masking: Sanctions, License Revocation or Suspension Looms in the Telecoms Industry – Consumer Satisfaction Data Indicate Noticeable Reduction in Masking following NCC’s Actions.

The Nigerian Communications Commission will impose the maximum possible penalties on any of its licensees implicated in the practice of masking of international telephone calls. As such, it is likely that the operating licenses of some of the interconnect exchange and other licensees involved in the practice would either be revoked or suspended in the coming week. It was gathered that the Commission and senior operatives from the nation’s security services met with representatives of the said licensees at the Commission’s Abuja Offices on Wednesday last week to confront them with some of the evidence at the disposal of the...

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NIPOST to operate electronic money order in February

Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, has declared that Electronic Money Order will debut in Nigeria in February, just as Postmaster General of the Nigerian Postal Service (NPS), Mr. Bisi Adegbuyi said the planned restructuring and modernisation of the Service will not lead to job loss. Also, the Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr. Alex Okoh, said the reform would lead to the unbundling of NIPOST to have standalone business components that will project the agency brand, provide efficient service and be put on a profitable path. The DG disclosed this when the Postmaster General of the Nigerian Postal Service (NPS),...

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WhatsApp launches new service to target SMEs

Social media platform, WhatsApp has launched a new service, WhatsApp Business, aimed at small businesses that have thus far been using their accounts, a move that brings it closer to monetising its free platform. While the focus, at present, is to get small businesses on the platform for free, the firm plans to charge them in the future.The app was launched on Google Play in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. last week, and will be launched around the world in the coming weeks. “Through our research, we know that over 84 per cent of small businesses who use Whatsapp...

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Lagos State Government Mourns Late Deji Tinubu

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of Mr. Deji Tinubu, the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives. The Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan expressed "shock and disbelief' over the sudden death of Mr. Tinubu and has reached out to his immediate family to commiserate on this huge loss to the family and the citizens of Lagos State. "We are still in shock. All of us at the State Executive Council are in disbelief. He was a good and committed patriot who brought his passion to his job. He was...

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Union Bank share scam: Investments and Securities Tribunal exonerates Akande, Okoloko

The Investments and Securities Tribunal, sitting in Abuja over the illegal procurement of the Bank’s own shares with its funds has exonerated Onikepo Akande and Onajite Okoloko from the shares scam perpetrated on behalf of Union Bank against its investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had dragged Union Bank and 21 other Individuals comprising of Directors and Company Secretary who had served on the Board of the Bank between 2007 and 2008 before the Investments and Securities Tribunal. The aggrieved Applicant, SEC had informed the Tribunal, that the 21 respondents engaged and/or participated in a scheme and or artifice that...

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NCC hosts Stakeholders Forum on Mobile Voice Termination Rates

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will on Thursday, February 1, 2018 host a Stakeholders session for the Presentation of findings on the Cost based Study for the Determination of Mobile Voice Termination Rates in Nigeria. The study which was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will be unveiled to Stakeholders at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Cappa, Oshodi, Lagos. The Forum will avail stakeholders the opportunity to listen to the findings of PwC in the study and discuss issues of concern to all parties. The forum will serve as a prelude to the release of the report and the Determination of the Mobile Termination Rates...

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Skye Bank’s website records improve rating, bags Web Jurist Awards

Phillips Consulting has rated Skye Bank’s website www.skyebankng.com ahead of that of Access Bank; Zenith Bank and United Bank for Africa, and have subsequently clinched two prestigious awards at the highly coveted Web Jurist Award. The award, which was conducted by Philips Consulting, one of Nigeria’s leading consulting firm, saw Skye Bank Plc going home as the overall winner in two categories, namely; “web content” and “accessibility” of the 2017 edition, putting the Bank in a strong leadership position in online innovations in the Nigeria’s banking industry. This year’s rating is an improvement from the previous year’s performance when it...

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2018 Digital Sense Forum on IG4D, IPv6 roundtable get dates

This year’s edition of the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable has been scheduled for June. This was disclosed in a statement by the organizer of the 2-day annual stakeholder engagement, DigitalSENSE Africa Media. The statement signed by the Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Mrs Nkemdilim Nweke, noted that the dates for the 2018 NDSF series on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable have been fixed for Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7, at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Cappa, Lagos. The main themes for the two-day...

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OBASANJO’s OPEN LETTER GETS FG’s RESPONSE

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohamned, thanked Obasanjo for taking time of his busy schedule to write such a lengthy letter to the President. The statement issued by the Minister reads in full:“We have read the press statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the State of the Nation. For the record, Chief Obasanjo is a patriot, and he has proven this time and time again. We appreciate what he said concerning the Administration’s performance in two out of the three key issues that formed the plank of its campaign: Fighting corruption and tackling insurgency. Specifically, the former President said President...

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