Friday, 1st December 2023

Gbenga Adebayo

17 Nov
Possible shutdown of the unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) appears near as telecommunications operators have disclosed that the debts owed by deposit money banks (DMBs) have hit N200 billion. Telecom operators said no major resolution has been reached on the matter, stressing that though there have been talks, considerable actions largely on the part of…
16 Nov
Telecommunications operators on Thursday disclosed that the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) debts owed them by Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) have now hit #200 billion. Speaking under the aegis of Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), the body said the debt must be paid in total and would not hesitate blocking debtor banks…
9 Nov
Stakeholders are unanimous that Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), if untreated, has gone from certain death sentences to chronic disease people can live with.
9 Oct
Telecommunications operators have asked House of Representatives to intervene on some of the challenges confronting Nigeria’s $77 billion telecoms industry.
29 Sep
Telecommunications operators are considering jettisoning uniform tariffs, especially on voice services in the country. The implication of the move, if implemented, is that subscribers would be charged differently for telephony services depending on their locations.
24 Aug
Telecommunications stakeholders, especially mobile network operators (MNOs), have said the current pricing regime, including for calls, short message service (SMS) and data, is unsustainable under current cost scheme in the country.
11 Aug
Experts in the telecoms sector have developed highly secured networks and firewalls in order to address cybersecurity cases in the country.
12 Jul
Telecommunications operators have called on the Federal Government not to only suspend the five per cent excise tax on telecoms sector but to remove it completely from the Finance Act.
9 May
While there are ongoing conversations between the telecommunications operators and the banks at the regulatory level to find an amicable solution to the protracted crisis affecting the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data..
8 Mar
Telecommunications operators have commenced the hamonisation of shortcodes across all networks. The announcement, which was made, yesterday in Lagos by the umbrella body, the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria ...
6 Mar
Amid huge financial turnover recorded in the first three quarters of 2022 by banks in the country and claims of N100 billion investment in electronic channels, digital banking has remained very challenging for many Nigerians in the last few weeks since the introduction of the new cash policy.
19 Feb
In spite of its steady growth, Nigeria’s broadband penetration still trails those of peer countries. According to data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the mobile broadband penetration rates for South Africa, Egypt and Kenya are roughly 116 per cent; 77 per cent, and 54 per cent respectively.


8 mins ago
The authorities have been called upon to allow the electorates use their mobile phones to vote for their preferred candidates on election day. Dr Edward Perekebina Agbai who spoke yesterday during the launch of the book entitled: "The 2023 Election in Nigeria, Actors, Intrigues and Winners" in Abuja called on the national Assembly to create…
11 mins ago
Ethiopian Airlines has explained why a restriction was placed on “Ghana must go” bags at airports.
18 mins ago
A coalition of anti-corruption groups has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate a viral audio where some politicians in Delta State were allegedly discussing how they secured tribunal judgements in favour of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).…
40 mins ago
The UN's top court Friday ordered Venezuela not to take any action to upset the status quo with Guyana, two days before a potentially explosive referendum over a disputed oil-rich territory. Without expressly mentioning the vote planned for December 3, the International Court of Justice said Venezuela "shall refrain from taking any action which would…
47 mins ago
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria Chikaosolu Ojukwu has condemned the spraying of cash at a reception held to celebrate his swearing-in as a member of the Inner Bar. Ojukwu said in a statement that the act "embarrassed" him and was "unsolicited". He said it was done against his "earlier express verbal and written instructions against…
47 mins ago
The Nigerian Delegation to ECOWAS Parliamen presented its country’s report to the Second Ordinary Session of 2023 on Friday.
55 mins ago
Actress Uzo Aduba and her husband Robert Sweeting have announced the arrival of their baby girl, Adaiba Lee Nonyem. The couple shared the news on social media, expressing their joy and love for their new daughter. Aduba posted a photo of herself holding baby Adaiba on Instagram, writing, "We love you so much, Adaiba Lee…
59 mins ago
Scottish Playwright, John Byrne, known for his work on the BBC series Tutti Frutti and the Slab Boys theatre trilogy, dies at the age of 83, His wife, Jeanine, was by his side during his final moments. Born in Paisley and a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Byrne's creativity knew no bounds. His…
1 hour ago
Nigerian singer Dapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, has been cleared of rape and N-power fraud allegations by the Nigeria Police Force and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). In separate documents exclusively obtained on Friday, the police and the anti-graft agency gave the artiste a clean slate in separate clearance…
1 hour ago
The United States will continue to press for extending a truce in Gaza, the White House said Friday, as intense fighting erupted once again in the Israel-Hamas war. "We continue to work with Israel, Egypt, and Qatar on efforts to extend the humanitarian pause in Gaza," a White House National Security Council spokesperson said. Under…