One of the leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has become the first mobile operator in the country to announce the availability of latest BlackBerry Z10 Smartphones in its show rooms across the country.
Airtel Customers who had pre-ordered for the device online and through its retail outlets across the country can now take delivery of the Smartphones at their preferred locations.
Speaking at the prestigious Ikoyi Club, venue of the launch, Airtel’s Chief Marketing Officer, Olu Akanmu said the company is delighted to be the first operator in the country to move beyond the pre-ordering process to the commencement of actual sale and distribution of the BlackBerry Z10 device to Nigerians. Continue reading →
Barely a week after the the local newspaper covered a story about the rising number of lesbians in Girls High Schools all over the country, the administration has now sent home eight girls over the matter.
The school’s principal, Pacifica Nyambong’i said that a group of eight students in Form Two, who were also jointly being investigated for arson claims, had been sent home and others readmitted after undergoing counseling and promising to change. The principal admitted that some Form Two students confessed to being lesbians who had lovers in the school while other girls denied the allegations. Continue reading →
As a follow up to the story on the relocation of Ikeja Computer Village, our correspondent, during a visit to Katangua Market, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, gathered that Katangua is the proposed site where the Ikeja traders may be resettled.
In terms of size, Katangua is bigger than the Computer Village, as the market covers about 26 hectares of land with most of the traders dealing in second-hand clothes. Katangua shows a vivid picture of a disorganised setting. While the major entrance to the market from Lagos-Abeokuta expressway is almost taken over by street traders, a large portion of the market has been overtaken by refuse. Continue reading →
Nigeria’s telecom giant, MTN have revealed that the unlimited data service that had become a hallmark of BlackBerry devices in most African countries will not be offered with the BlackBerry Z10 on network.
MTN gave the warning to customers that devices running on the new BlackBerry 10 platform will not support the existing BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) data packages.
Previously there was some industry speculation that certain BlackBerry services, particularly BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), might remain unlimited even if all other data use is capped.
Older BlackBerry devices need a subscription to BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) for features such as BBM and e-mail to work.
MTN has then released three (3) data plans for its blackberry 10 devices called BB10 lite , BB10 MiDi and the BB10 Maxi . All with options of weekly plan or monthly plan. (See plans details below).
The worry about the BB10 plans is the data cap, considering that same network provider gives unlimited data to older Blackberry devices for 1,500 Naira, while for the BB10 customers will have to pay 3,000 Naira to get 1GB of data.
Today (22nd February, 2013) marks the end of the pre-ordering of blackberry z10 from MTN in Nigeria and we expect to start getting the phones anytime from now.
Pre-ordering the blackberry z10 is also available by other networks but the data plan for them is yet to be known.
Contrary to news reports of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) budgeting N5 Billion for the rehabilitation of prostitutes which made the rounds last week, the FCT minister, Senator Bala Mohammed has debunked the claims stating that the actual amount set aside for the project was infact N150 million. He therefore called on all residents of FCT and indeed, the entire Nigerian populace to totally disregard the reports about the 2013 budget of the FCT pertaining to destitute and prostitutes rehabilitation, calling them an outright misrepresentation of the facts and figures of the budget.
In a statement signed by the Special Assistant (Media) to the FCT Minister, Mr. Nosike Ogbuenyi, the minister stated that “the entire budget of the Social Development Secretariat for the 2013 fiscal year is N4.7billion only. Out of this amount, the sum of N931.3 million is for personnel cost; N1.6billion for overhead expenditure and N2.2billion for capital expenditure. The sum of N150million only out of this is for evacuation and rehabilitation of destitute, prostitutes (commercial sex workers) and other vulnerable persons.”
Considered by gadget and sophisticated phone lovers to be too soon, the SamMobile fan site says that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone will be unveiled on the 15th of March, 2013. A report which has remained anonymous has stated that the S4 would begin selling by early April.
Attempts to get direct verification from Samsung, however, have not been fruitful, as they say it is their policy to comment on such rumors or speculation. I mean, why should they, since it is good for business? Speculation is always a good thing.
Some say that the Galaxy S series is Samsung’s way to compete with Apple’s iPhone in the Smartphone market. Some might even say that they are on the top rival list for the iPhone’s run. The anticipation and suspense which greeted the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 was pretty high, and it is expected that the launch of the S4 would beat that.
The Samsung fan site says that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 would be like that of its predecessors: Europe and Asia would be the first receivers of the phone at the beginning of April, then the S4 would reach Africa (and Nigeria), Australia and the Americas by May or June.
Would it be appropriate to say that the Galaxy S4 is being released too soon, considering the time space between its speculated release and the release of the S3?
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