Category Archives: Technology

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

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Alas! The Berlin Wall Still Stands

It was beamed to the screens on the 9th day of November, 1989 as the almighty¬†Berlin Wall was being chipped down by countless people who felt free to be part of the ‘real’ world. The wall, built in August of … Continue reading

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Snowden Effect: Would Nigerians mind such intrusions?

It used to be Julian Assange that’s heralded as the world’s chief whistleblower, bringing tothe public emails and cables of governments with respect to diplomatic deals and inactions through Wikileaks. But the emergence of Edward Snowden (the former US NSA … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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