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Not reviewing DPF may dampen investors’ confidence @ ITU —BH Report


A survey by Business Hilights Economic Research team (BHERT) relating to the massive build up by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), ahead of leading Nigerian delegation with the Minister to the fast approaching International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017, in Korea has made some salient revelations. Top in the findings include that “If Nigeria attends to raise international awareness ...

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Why 13 creditor banks suddenly seized fire on 9mobile, formally Etisalat

9Mobile shop

Two weeks of undercover investigations by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) on why the rush and aggression deployed by the consortium of 13 banks fighting for their trapped $1.2bn at Etisalat Nigeria, now 9Mobile suddenly eased has paid off. Result; They have noticed that efforts of the combined team of telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central ...

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MDAs not leading in use of local products like PCs, cars bad for EO3—BH survey

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Latest report by the Business Hilights Economic Research team (BHERT) has show that contrary to the ongoing campaign by the federal government through the issuance of the Executive Order (EO) 3 of May 18th , 2017 to drive local contents and patronization of locally made products, many of the Personal Computers in use by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) ...

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NCC helpless, silent as GSM majors squeeze ISPs with floorless data price regime


If the current suspension of the review of Data Price Floor (DPF) by the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) continues, chances are that more Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will shut down and go out of business. Investigations by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) show that all the ISPs in Nigeria are operating below profit line and may close ...

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How Shittu failed to accomplish repositioning NIPOST for digital banking services

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Two months after several assurances that arrangements have been concluded by the Ministry of Communications to effectively return moribund Nigerian Postal Agency (NIPOST) to relevance and profitability by introducing delivery of digital banking services across its outlets in Nigeria, the plan is still in the pipeline. According to the Minister, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, the provision of digital banking services by ...

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Narcotic epidemic, gambling craze rising to kill youths’ productive future—BH Survey

FRSC drunk officials

A new wave of double jeopardy is gradually building up amongst Nigerian young population especially in cities and schools to the detriment of the nation’s productive future, Business Hilights can authoritatively report. The first danger according our investigations is the craze to use very cheap but dangerous seductive medications while the second penetrating craze is lotto bet gambling whose shops ...

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Bad Port access roads: Like Lagos, like Onne—BH Report

Hadiza on Intels tour, onne

Barely one month after the dishing out of Executive Order (EO) to drive ease of doing business at ports and 24 hours port operations, studies by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) has shown that the situation at both Lagos Ports and Onne has become worst by deplorable port access roads. The difference between Lagos and Onne ports’ road is ...

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Etisalat’s 18.5m subscriber base bad for foreign buyers, good for Glo—BH Analysis

Etisalat banks

Contrary to speculations that Etisalat Nigeria loan default crisis will finally terminate with foreign investors coming to acquire its assets and liabilities, analysis of facts and figures on ground has shown that the possible deal in this circumstance is merger with a local operators. A study carried out by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) has suggested that foreign investors ...

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Nigeria’s demurrage-free days at ports lowest among neighboring West, Central Africa

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Another angle frustrating ease of doing business at the Nigeria ports has been uncovered by the Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT). A new report it released weekend in Lagos, it said “All most all shipping companies operating in Lagos Ports are taking advantage of the limited free demurrage days which is five to bleed importers of billions of naira ...

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