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. Continue reading “Innovative and Functional Financial Help”
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? Continue reading “NCC’s Call Masking U-Turn”
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. Continue reading “The sacred Art of “Intelligent Intelligence” and lopsided Telecommunications Analyses.”
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.
Continue reading “Much ado about Call masking and Call refilling – NCC’s “Ogboju” and Non-neutrality”
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.
Continue reading “Konga and the travails of e-commerce in Nigeria”
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. Continue reading “Stewardship of Barrister Adebayo Shittu in ICT”
Nigerians will get new ministers and ministries tomorrow. If the President scraps the Communication Technology Ministry, it will be a colossal loss for those of us who worked hard to nurture the ICT industry, but i will not blame PMB one bit. When the President came 30 years ago, there was NITEL. There was no Facebook, no google, no twitter and no MTN. Oil was the only earner.
Today, Google is worth $360bn, Facebook is worth $200bn, and NCC is worth $5bn. Reckoning just the fine MTN has to pay Nigeria within the next 2 weeks, while ignoring the cost of digital mobile licenses.Of course, NITEL is dead.
Continue reading “Waiting for Buhari’s Saint Ministers”
Nigeria is a blessed country. We have a lot of things in abundance. In fact, we are the classic illustration of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner:
- Day after day, day after day,
- We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
- As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.
Information Technology is a very useful tool, to bring some level of accountability into our daily lives, using metrics, data gathering and analyses.
Continue reading “Reducing Wastage in Nigeria, the role of ICT in Metrics, Data and Accountability”