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DStv explains why MultiChoice reduced tariff in others except Nigeria

MultiChoice

Leading Africa’s Pay TV conglomerate, MultiChoice have opened up on why it reduced tariffs in all African countries where they are doing business excluding Nigeria. In an interview, Caroline Oghuma, public relations manager of DStv insisted that Nigeria remains the country with the lowest rate and that is why it was not affected in the Africa wide tariff cut. She ...

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Abuja, Niger State ready for DSO as Minna invest N600m on digitization

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All is getting set for Niger State to follow the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) closely in the ongoing drive to migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial TV transmission. Whereas sources at the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Tuesday confided on our correspondent that all is set for next week Digital Switch Over (DSO) of the FCT, the Niger State Government said ...

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ATCON flags off TERF today in Lagos

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) will today, Thursday in Oriental Hotels, Lagos hold its 4th edition of the Nigeria’s Telecoms Executives and Regulators Forum (TERF). Whereas Professor Garba Danbatta, the Executive vice chairman of the Nigerians Communication Commission (NCC) will deliver the keynote speaker, he will also lead discourse on Quality of Service, Multiple Tax, Forex Sourcing, ...

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NCC plans fresh scientific study on data pricing, explains tariff hike confusion

NCC Danbatta

The leadership of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given more insights to what actually transpired on the botched data tariff changes. Explaining the development at a Senate Committee hearing Tuesday, the Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta said the choice of words and language in the announcement by some networks on the increase may have been wrongly presented to mean ...

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How Ghana used 4G license to drag MTN, others to list on the Exchange

MTN shop

The Ghana National Communications Authority (GNCA) at inception, made it clear in its regulatory requirement that winners of 4G LTE licenses must offload 35 per cent shares in its company to Ghanaians after acquiring the 4G license. This is expected to be done either via an open public offer or a private placement on the Ghana Stock Exchange, or any ...

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Danger as MMM, other online ‘wonder banks’ gallop in Nigerian membership

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Despite warnings by Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), that these schemes including MMM are wonder banks, it seems to be growing like wide fire. Digital and financial pundits have already predicted that MMM Nigeria is a ticking time bomb. According to Pageone, the founder is a Nigerian pastor, Mr Ernest Mbanefo, based in South ...

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Uadiala drives away Yudala’s New Kia Rio after raffle draw in Lagos

Humble but highly excited Samuel Uadiala has emerged the winner of a brand new Kia Rio in a raffle draw conducted at the Yudala Head Office in Gbagada on November 29th 2016. Uadiala, a frequent shopper at Yudala, had beaten thousands of other contenders drawn from attendees at the Yudala Zero Gravity Concert held in the three cities of Lagos, ...

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Banks, technology driving high end shoppers to online, leaving unbanked

Indications have emerged that majority of shopping done in Nigeria today by people living between middle and upper class are online while other who are yet to fight the fears of frauds still shop offline. Business Hilights investigations on why many are yet to join online shopping show that even those that are within the upper class also have cold ...

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GSM majors by-pass clearing houses, apply direct peering to kill new firms

NCC Danbatta

Operators in internet retailing services are now crying out over what they describe as plans by telecoms giants to squeeze life out of the growing sub sector in internet marketing business. According to them, most telecoms majors are now by-passing the clearings houses and are adopting direct peering option to the detriment of clearing houses as well making it difficult ...

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Airtel supports Zaria virtually impaired boy with Braille, other relief materials

Employees of leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, have come to the aid of Sadiq Usman, a four year old boy, whose eyes were  removed by suspected ‘ritualists’ in Zaria, Kaduna State, earlier this year. A delegation of Airtel employees led by the Regional Operations Director, North Region, Wole Abu, visited Sadiq Usman on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in his home ...

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