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Poor Services: Subcribers’ Association Threaten GSM Service Providers With Court Action



gsm_networksThe National Association of Telecoms Subscribers (NATCOMS) on Friday threatened to sue any telecoms operator that failed to improve in its service delivery.

The President of the association, Deolu Ogunbanjo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that Nigerians were tired of poor services by the operators.

According to him, telecommunication in Nigeria has continued to experience poor signals, service outage, drop calls and deductions for unsuccessful calls.

“Specifically, the Global System for Mobile telecommunication (GSM) operators have failed woefully in terms of good service delivery.

“For almost 12 years now, the operators are yet to provide satisfactory services to the Nigerian subscribers,” he said.

Mr. Ogunbanjo said the association would resist any attempt by the operators to further exploit subscribers.

“It is our right to demand quality service that is pocket-friendly; since they have failed to do this, the association will not hesitate to take legal actions. We want to start enjoying real value for our money,” he said.

He urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to strengthen its regulatory framework to compel quality service delivery.

He also accused operators of frustrating the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) exercise. He said the donor operators were making it difficult for subscribers to port to other networks.

A donor operator is the mobile service provider that is losing a customer that is porting to another network.

MNP is the ability for mobile telephone subscribers to switch to a new mobile service provider, while retaining their existing mobile numbers.

Mr. Ogunbanjo said that the donor service providers were delaying to approve the porting approval requests sent to them, thereby making the porting process take a longer time.

“The Mobile Number Portability is a very good concept; it creates competition and it gives the subscriber a variety of choices.

“So, it is a very good thing that the Nigerian Communications Commission has introduced it in Nigeria.

“Since April 22 when it was introduced, initially it was okay.

“But there are complaints now that some networks that subscribers want to leave to another are making it difficult for their subscribers to port,” Mr. Ogunbanjo said.

He said that Nigeria was the 64th nation to embrace the MNP, hence, it should have learnt from other nations to make the exercise viable.

The Director of Public Affairs, NCC, Tony Ojobo, however, said that the commission had commenced investigation into the allegation.

Mr. Ojobo added that any operator found wanting would be sanctioned, in accordance with the regulations guiding the MNP in the country.



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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

Ondo on map

Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying



BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying


A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


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