NIMC + JAMB Courtship wey the Parents?

Some early-morning muses.

On the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) courtship,  I am here trying to connect some dots. What you will call conspiracy theory of the lowest order …

1. JAMB was going to get NIMC to capture and have the candidates just submit NIN so that JAMB can pull the data from NIMC … 2 million odd candidates. Way to go. Kudos.

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The registration and domaining prospects of

Image result for niraMany 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, and all its variants, and is offering it for sale at N48m or more [1].

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 …

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Curbing cattle rustling and insurgency

A couple of these killers in Nigeria are cattle Rustlers.Image result for Fulani cattle

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!

NCC “Ogboju” and my alleged “Odaran” is now “Itiju!”

Dear Nigeria Communications Commission,

Image result for what does Deja vu mean?I will like to draw your attention and that of the Security Analyst that wrote that piece published in the Guardian ( and The Cable (, which is a rejoinder to my facebook post ( Continue reading “NCC “Ogboju” and my alleged “Odaran” is now “Itiju!””

The sacred Art of “Intelligent Intelligence” and lopsided Telecommunications Analyses.

My right to reply.Image result for sunday folayan

I read the response (…) of the erudite Telecoms Analyst – Kunle Arowojobe, to my facebook post (

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. Continue reading “The sacred Art of “Intelligent Intelligence” and lopsided Telecommunications Analyses.”

Much ado about Call masking and Call refilling – NCC’s “Ogboju” and Non-neutrality

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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.

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