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‘African Telcos prioritize new skills to stay afloat’

TELECOMUNICATION companies across Africa are increasingly focusing on effectively maximizing their return on investment from data and on monetizing emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive and afloat, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has said.

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Nigerian music: all sounds without sense —Smart Oshoko

With proper investment in tourism, lasting peace and security of life and property in Nigeria, Obudu Cattle Ranch will be a huge source of sustainable wealth to Nigeria. It is a pure act of God that a real performer, Ben Ayade, is now the governor of Cross River. I believe that Cross River and the entire nation stand to reap huge economic benefits if Buhari and Ayade work in concert in Cross River.

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Re-thinking capability readiness of the public service

lDeveloping and obtaining presidential approval for a National Broadband Plan (2013-2018). lDevelopment of a National e-Government Master Plan. lStandardization of the websites of Federal Government Ministries and agencies. lAdoption of the ‘.gov.ng’ domain name across Federal and state governments. lCreation and adoption of “@fedcs.gov.ng “ email address system for all Civil Servants. lCreation of the Council of Heads of ICT of Federal Government MDAs to engender unity of purpose in implementation of ICT budgets within the FGN.

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Airtel MPLS for Enterprise Customers

In a bid to enhance connectivity options for its corporate customers, telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has launched a secure Multiprotocol Label Switching, MPLS, network. The network, which is aimed at facilitating superior and cost effective branch connectivity both locally and globally, combines the intelligence of private Internet Protocol (IP) routing with the added performance of label switching.

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‘Reform bill could make NIPOST biggest bank in Nigeria’

“The postal reform bill as it is called, is expected after the passage into law by NASS to empower the NIPOST from public sector postal service and there are a lot of things we can do. For instance we are going to be involved in the financial inclusion drive, in terms of payment, receiving deposits and rest of them. “The biggest bank in Japan is a Postal Service bank. If the bill is given to us, NIPOST will now go fully into becoming a public sector entity,” he said.

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NBC to tackle anti competitive practices in Nigerian broadcasting ecosystem

The committee which shall be formally constituted soon, NBC said shall work to reduce the possible impact of such rights on the cost of our local TV rates. It would be recalled that there was a court action against Multichoice Nigeria Limited (DSTV) on the indiscriminate increase in their subscription fees. Meanwhile, Nigerian pay-tv market is under the stranglehold of DSTV due to its early entry into the broadcast market and its already established dominance in South Africa.

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NCC wields the big stick over unsolicited messages

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC said it could drop the hammer without further warnings on any operator found violating the rule against sending offensive, unwanted and , unsolicited messages to subscribers. The commission which admitted that its office was inundated with complaints from subscribers on the development, has on several occasions warned operators to desist from sending unsolicited texts and calls to subscribers or risk sanctions.

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