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Blackberry, Samsung deny takeover report


Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry’s shares jumped then fell back Wednesday amid rumors of takeover talks with South Korea’s Samsung, which both companies promptly denied. BlackBerry’s share price gained US$2.89 in the last hour of trading, closing on the Nasdaq up almost 30 percent at US$12.60 before falling back sharply to $10.53 in after-hours trading. The […]

Please use the self-help lines, ALTON advises Nigerians

Gbenga Adebayo ALTON Chairman

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) on Wednesday advised subscribers to use self-help lines provided by the service providers to resolve their telecoms issues. The ALTON Chairman, Mr Gbenga Adebayo, told NAN in Lagos that operators were doing the best they could to ensure that subscribers’ problems were solved. Adebayo said service […]

Glo Seeks Peaceful Christmas, Rejoices With Christians

Mike Adenuga Jr, Chairman, Globacom

National Telecoms provider, Globacom, has wished Christians in Nigeria a season full of love, unlimited happiness and celebration. The company urged the Christian faithful in the country to use the season of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ to spread the joy of the season and pray for the progress of Nigeria. In […]

FG approves sale of NITEL/MTEL for $252m

Director General BPE, Benjamin Dikki

The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) on Thursday approved the sale of the liquidated Nigeria Telecommunication Plc. and its subsidiary, Mtel, to NATCOM Consortium for $252million. The Chairman of NCP’s Technical Committee, Mr Atedo Peterside, told State House correspondents in Abuja that the approval was one of the decisions taken at a meeting of the […]

EFCC arraigns contractor, 2 ex-MTN staff over N1b fraud

EFCC operatives

Eromosele Ebhomele The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a contractor, Mutairu Babatunde, and two former staff of MTN, Victor Akintunde and Gani Mustapha, as well as their companies Primavera Engineering and Construction Limited, and Mabo Dredging Limited, before Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja. They were […]

NCC clamps down on 4 telecoms firms

Eugene Juwah, NCC Boss

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday clamped down on four telecoms companies for engaging in illegal usage of spectrum frequency. NAN reports that the four operators are Steam Communications, Netcom Africa, SwiftTalk and Multi-dimension Technologies, all located in Lagos. Mr Salisu Abdu, Head of Enforcement Unit of NCC, told newsmen during the enforcement that […]

Glo Stuns Subscribers With Overload, Allawee Promos

Glo Xchange

Nigeria’s national telecommunications carrier, Globacom, has launched two mega promos, Glo Overload and Glo Allawee to spice up the season for its customers. Glo Overload instantly gives 200 percent airtime and data bonus and an opportunity to be 100 times richer every time they recharge with N200 or more. Subscribers will win N120 million cash […]

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