On 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace all current data protection laws in every European Union country. The GDPR represents the most significant change to data protection law in more than two decades. However, the reach of the GDPR will not be limited to Europe.
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). Continue reading “NCC “Ogboju” and my alleged “Odaran” is now “Itiju!””
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
Information Technology is a very useful tool, to bring some level of accountability into our daily lives, using metrics, data gathering and analyses.
Facebook is very kind to remind me that I registered and joined the social network on 31st May 2008. That means I have been facebooking for the past 6 years!
In the initial days, It was just odd pictures and odd posts, jokes and little things to reconnect with my past and my very few friends. Then I discovered Facebook chat and there began my battle with the most intrusive and addictive component in Facebook. Continue reading “Beating the spook called Facebook”
I started my Quadrocopter story with
“Sunday 29th December 2013 started as a very slow day, with a rude Skype call at 6.30am from disgruntled Chinese domain name trader, who has promised to make me famous. Story for another day”.
After a friend drew my attention to the post on http://domaingang.com/domain-news/nigerians-favor-com-national-cctld/#comment-17988 I decided it was time to tell some of the story … in my own words. Unfortunately, you have to read a lot, to get the full gist.
I have been busy cooking …. Allow me introduce to you, the freelancing website created by Nigerians for Nigerians – https://free.lanci.ng
With computers everywhere and a reasonable Internet connectivity, it is now possible for everyone to work comfortably from the comfort of the home, working in diverse areas of interest and taking advantage of the various skills in Nigeria, and the various opportunities on the Internet. Most Nigerians who patronize popular freelancing websites face one or more of the following challenges: Continue reading “Introducing Free.lanci.ng”
I gave a Powerpoint presentation titled “Prepayment Vs Postpayment” at the DNS Forum organized by the Africa Top Level Domain Organization (AFTLD), www.aftld.org, hosted by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) www.nira.org.ng in Abuja, between Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th July 2014. Feel free to download and review.
As expected, the Central Bank of Nigeria have decided to press ahead with the introduction of the Bank Verification Number BVN. I expected this, having watched the successful introduction of the Nigerian Uniform Banking Account Number (NUBAN).
Whats is BVN?
BVN gives each bank customer a unique identity across the Nigerian Banking Industry that can be used for easy identification and verification at the point of banking operations. According to the BVN website (http://www.bvn.com.ng), BVN gives a unique identity that can be verified across the Nigerian Banking Industry (not perculiar to one Bank). Customers Bank Accounts are protected from unauthorized access and it will address issues of identity theft thus reducing exposure to fraud. The Customer’s unique BVN is accepted as a means of identification across ALL Nigerian Banks. The Banks will capture facials and the ten fingerprints of each customer that completes the registration at the Bank branches.
That Nairaland was hacked is no longer news. The hacker nicked the entire user database before zapping (/bin/rm -Rf /) the system.
Finally, restoration efforts came too late, because Nairaland maintained a backup into a media mounted on the same physical machine. The Site is back to some backup 5 months old. For the largest online rendezvous for Nigerians with over 1 million users, that is a disaster of the scale of 200 times Chernobyl.
GOLD has been found in Nigeria, and in large quantities. This finding is definitely another great and noteworthy achievement of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s leadership … much more than his discovery of Facebook or any other serious tweets or comments by the President’s friends … and I am not being cheeky!!!
The GOLD that has been found is not that non-rusting metal with the chemical symbol .au, but the digital gold with the International Standards Organization (ISO) digital symbol .ng