Many friends and associates have been tagging me up and down on social media, that the promoters of the Airline-in-formation were not smart enough to pre-register their digital asset, and that some smart-alec registered nigeriaair.ng, nigeriaair.com.ng and all its variants, and is offering it for sale at N48m or more .
You see, .ng a Country-Code Top Level Domain(ccTLD) and the rules are different from a Generic Top level Domain (gTLD) such as .com.
The issues and options, for those who are curious …
A couple of these killers in Nigeria are cattle Rustlers.
If I had the opportunity to advise the President on the use of ICT to stop these killings, I will propose that we brand cattle with easily identifiable numbers, then later tag them with some RFID technology, but soonest.
In essence, a National Cattle Database. This will equip the police, Vet officials and those who need to know, the means of identifying stolen cattle just like you can now identify fake drugs.
Rustling will reduce extensively, we will be able to create and enforce some form of cattle tax, and probably open a more meaningful dialog for cattle ranching. We will have solved many problems, taking a very small step to start.
We must be pragmatic and stop sulking. We should not under-estimate the economic importance of cattle and its influence on the current level of conflicts in Nigeria today.
Go ahead, tell the President, Thank me later!
I finally tested Quikcash today, and can report how it works, for those of you out there who do not know. Just go through my notes here, to have an idea.
Quikcash is an instant Cash loan application that does not need data to run on your mobile phone. Think of it, as your lender of last resort. (more…)
The Nigeria Communications Commission has finally agreed that it is indeed women who carry pregnancies, and not men. How else can you explain the volte-face on call masking and call refiling? (more…)
Dear Nigeria Communications Commission,
I will like to draw your attention and that of the Security Analyst that wrote that piece published in the Guardian (http://guardian.ng/business-services/much-ado-about-call-masking-and-call-refilling-sunday-folayan-and-odaran-intervention/) and The Cable (https://www.thecable.ng/much-ado-call-masking-call-refilling-sunday-folayan-odaran-intervention), which is a rejoinder to my facebook post (https://web.facebook.com/sfolayan/posts/10155512284974107). (more…)
My right to reply.
I read the response (https://www.thecable.ng/much-ado-call-masking-call-refillin…) of the erudite Telecoms Analyst – Kunle Arowojobe, to my facebook post (https://www.facebook.com/sfolayan/posts/10155512284974107)
I was very amused at the attempt to go after the messenger while ignoring the clear message. Sadly, the “analyst” was too lazy to research and confirm my pedigree and motivation. It is preposterous to assert or assume that I was defending my pot of soup, just as it is preposterous to assume that Arowojobe was commissioned to write the rejoinder. One can however assert that the NCC should be noble in ignoring such sycophants. (more…)
A crime is in progress in the Telecommunications Industry. Unfortunately, some innocent operators are being hounded as the criminals, while the real barons are popping champagne, and smiling at the chaos because they are rich, powerful, connected and can toss the law and communications police the way they like. Sadly, it may degenerate into some technological genocide.
Two significant but fear-inducing events in the Nigerian e-commerce space in the last two weeks:
1. Zinox and or Yudala acquires the struggling Konga
2. Nasper’s OLX closes its office in Nigeria
I have often asked the question … How does OLX make money? If you know, please tell me. Can’t figure it out.
Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Hon. Minister of Communications Technology, Federal Republic of Nigeria, speaks on his stewardship so far.
R.SF. Honourable Minister sir, I will like to thank you for this opportunity to discuss some burning issues on ICT in Nigeria with you.
HM. It is my pleasure. (more…)