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Category Archives: Business
Is The New Pension Act Inimical to Labour Welfare?
The Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, signed the new pension reform act 2014 into law on 1st July 2014. The new Act of course repealed the previous Act of 2004, on which the current obligatory contributory pension scheme was built. … Continue reading
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Reintroduction of ATM charges: Good, not good enough!
For many, it was horrific waking up to hear the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announcing the reintroduction of third-party access charges of N65 per transaction for ATM usage. For them, it is the resurgence of capitalistic tendencies spearheaded by … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Government, Lifestyle, Technology, Telecoms Tagged atm, atm fees, banks, cbn, nigerian banks, reintroduction Leave a comment
Multiple Levies on Telecoms Operators……Killing The Goose
When the telecommunications sector in Nigeria got fully deregulated in 2001, many were more fixated on the social benefits – all Nigerians are now at liberty to carry mobile phone(s). Not many is really bothered about the real economic contribution … Continue reading
Will The Number Portability Flop in Nigeria?
With the eventual launch of the long awaited mobile number portability in the Nigerian telecomspace on 22nd April, not few people believe this is the time for the Nigerian mobile phone users to exact their own pound of flesh from … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Technology, Telecoms Tagged airtel, glo, globacom, mnp, mnp ghana, mnp kenya, mobile number portability, mobile number portability in nigeria, mtn, mtn nigeria, ncc 1 Comment
Winning The Mobile Number Portability War
In the days of the gladiators in the colosseums of the ancient Rome, it is a sin to floor your opponent and not strike him dead to the euphoric noise of the spectators. To the crowd, it’s entertainment; but to … Continue reading
A pin nu ‘ya: Happy New Year’s Homophone?
It is common place, in my area of Nigeria, to hear or read locals Yorubanize some English words or phrases. Such pronunciations may sometimes be due to contempt or sheer mockery; while at times, illiteracy or ignorance may be the … Continue reading
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Employee’s Remorse And What To Do About It
Getting an offer of employment, or being just employed may come with excitement and celebrations. It may also come with nostalgia and some teeth grinding. Just like some people experience buyer’s remorse when they make a purchase and later detest … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Lifestyle Tagged career enhancement, employee's remorse, job allocation, job review, remorse, skill assessment 2 Comments
The Noise Over $75 Benchmark for Nigeria’s 2013 Budget
It’s no more news that President Goodluck Jonathan has laid before the joint sitting of the National Assembly (NASS), the 2013 Appropriation Bill (the 2013 Draft budget). The timing was commendable being a massive 3 months before the end of … Continue reading
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Why Nigeria Telcos Lost Mobile Money To The Banks
It is a service that has been proven to assist in bills payment, airtime purchase, funds deposit and withdrawal, and importantly money transfers especially between remote locations. Mobile money – a service expected to bring the unbanked populace into the … Continue reading
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Between Apocalyptic 2012 And 2013 Goals
In November 2009, an American science fiction disaster film, 2012, was released to the market. The film, with John Cusack as the leading actor, attempted to finally bring into the viewers’ consciousness the oft-repeated concern of some people, the possible … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Lifestyle, Religion, Sciences Tagged 2012, 2012 film, 2012 phenomenon, goal setting, mayan calendar, zig ziglar 2 Comments