Monday, 3 May 2021

Labour Day: Glo Applauds Nigerian Workers





Nigeria’s leading telecommunications service provider, Globacom, has commended workers in Nigeria for their diligence and resilience despite daunting odds against them.

The network in its statement commemorating 2021 International Workers’ Day stated, “Nigerian workers deserve commendation for their unrivalled dedication to the economy, which has significantly aided the country’s stability and development.”

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Monday, 26 April 2021

Recharge, Borrow Airtime/Data, Pay your Bills, Watch your favourite videos and Much More! All on the Glo Café app!



Glo Café is a full 360-degree solution to help you manage your Glo account easily and conveniently!

With the app, subscribers can easily buy, share, and gift data on the go, they can also borrow credit and data, as well as recharge any Glo account and pay postpaid bills. Glo café users who want a more personal interaction also enjoy quick access to contact call center executives, raise service related requests, chat with agents and so much more.

Beep Call Service by Glo continues to delight Nigerians






A customer-oriented offering, Beep Call Service packaged by national telecommunications company, Globacom, has continued to delight millions of subscribers on the Glo network.

 

The package which enables Glo subscribers with low or zero airtime balance to reach out to any other number, both Glo and others, has brought relief to many customers who use it as a last resort to passing messages to their friends, family and loved ones.

Friday, 9 April 2021

African Rugby Takes Center Stage on Glo-sponsored African Voices




The former African rugby playing duo of Kenyan-born Humphrey Kayange and Tendai Mtawarira, a Zimbabwean resident in South Africa, will this week inspire viewers with stories of their successful careers on the Globacom-sponsored Cable News Network (CNN) African Voices Changemakers programme.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Subscribers to Enjoy up to 12GB Bonus Data in Glo Smartphone Festival




Telecoms giant Globacom is making this April extra special for its subscribers with another edition of the exciting Smartphone Festival.

Available at any of the GloWorld outlets spread across the country, the offer will run until April 30, 2021, and  will be enjoyed by subscribers who purchase at least one smartphone from any of the shops. They will receive  up to 12GB of free data spread over 6 months as well as other amazing prizes.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Glo-sponsored African Voices features 2 Nigerian changemakers



This weekend’s edition of Globacom-sponsored African Voices Changemakers on CNN International will have two change agents of Nigerian origin as special guests.

 

According to a vignette of the magazine program released by the telecommunications company, the guests are Chuks Collins, a fashion designer, and Adenrele Sonariwo, an art curator. 

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

REGISTER YOUR NIN EASILY WITH GLO APPOINTMENT MANAGER


 


To make it easy to register for the National Identity Number (NIN), telecommunication solutions provider, Globacom, recently launched Appointment Manager, an app designed to assist subscribers to book appointments online for registration.

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Bill to Contain Environmental Pollution in Nigeria Scales Third Reading in Reps


By Moses Idika

A bill seeking to enhance the protection of the natural environmental in Nigeria, especially from activities of crude oil exploration has scaled third reading in the House of Representatives.

The bill titled, "A Bill for an Act to Amend the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency Act, 2006; and for Related Matters (HB. 351)" sponsored by Hon. Livinus Makwe is intended amend the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)(establishment) act of 2006.

Hon Makwe who represents Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while enumerating the details of the amendment to the NOSDRA Act  stated that the new act when it eventually becomes law will: "Introduce 2.5% statutory deduction from Ecological Fund annually as funding for the agency for procurement of oil spill response equipment and materials, management of oil spill disasters and remediation of impacted sites arising from 3rd party interference such as vandalism, oil theft, etc

"Provide statutory power for the agency to charge adequate fines and penalties in line with present day realities and also to serve as deterrent to offenders and ensure strict compliance with existing environmental legislation in the petroleum sector.

And provide that "the governing board be expanded to include [specific] important and relevant agencies like NIMASA instead of Ministry of Transport, Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency (NCAA) instead of Ministry of Aviation, Nigerian Environmental Society, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association Nigeria."

According to the lawmaker, other areas of the NOSDRA act that is affected by the new amendment include to "Give the agency power to enter premises with a court warrant and the responsibility to inspect records of integrity tests of pipelines and storage assets of oil companies to ensure that they are fit for purpose."

The amendment now also provides "that NOSDRA has responsibility to monitor the process of decommissioning and abandonment to ensure that there is spillage in the course of the exercise."

With the scaling of third reading in the House, the bill will now await final legislative actions including concurrence in the Senate before being presented to the President for assent.

Friday, 12 March 2021

Digital economy: Why N'Assembly must repeal NITDA Act now, Dr. Inuwa


As Nigeria's economy continues to drift from oil and gas to digital economy and data technology, the Director-General (DG) of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Kashifu Inuwa, has called on both chambers of the National Assembly to repeal the NITDA Act of 2007.

Dr. Inuwa made this call Thursday evening, while playing host to the Senate Committee Chairman on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Bashiru at NITDA headquarters, Abuja.

According to Inuwa, the NITDA Act, which was signed in 2007, has become obsolete, irrelevant and unfit to assist Nigeria achieve her objectives of digital economy and green energy policies.

He added that, the agency was already on the right pedestal to make information and data technology, artificial intelligence development and other components of digital economy work for Nigeria, but expressed fears and worries that such policies would not work without an enabling laws, such as repealing the NITDA Act.

"We need a law to help us institutionalize and make it work. Even some of the vocabularies used in that law are obsolete and no longer in use. We need to change a lot of things and we need to do that as soon as possible, to enable us succeed in the area of green energy and information technology.

"We see IT or digital devices as enabling everything we do.  About 80% of what we do everyday is powered by digital technology.

"How do we use artificial intelligence to improve our farm products and how to predict and share information about our farm. It is through the technology made available to us", Inuwa said.

He said the agency was already working with the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and relevant authorities, to submit a clean amendment Bill to the National Assembly for legislative work.

When repealed, the new NITDA Act would guarantee the safety of personal data of Nigerians as well as empowering NITDA in implementing the digital economy and data technology. 

The law would also give the agency the capacity to regulate information technology based on Federal Government's objectives, while promoting local and indigenous products and making Nigeria a hub for innovations.

Earlier, the Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Bashiru expressed satisfaction, on behalf of the Senate, over the progress made by NITDA in information technology and digital economy.

The lawmaker, while assuring the agency of possible collaborations in its duties, also alluded to the need for an enabling law to allow the agency function optimally.

"The 9th Senate would not hesitate to work with any agency that is willing to help the country move.

"We have a country that the population is growing and it is projected that in the next 10 years it would overshoot. The areas of green energy, ecosystem and agricultural productivity would be a great challenge, if we do not plan ahead. We look forward to your agency to assist in information technology by giving the needed guide for the growth of agriculture and our national economy.

"We should be net exporters of foods and not to he relying on other countries for food productions", the lawmaker said.

Senator Bashiru also charged the DG to stern the capacity of his organization to be able to match the workforce needed for the education of the younger generations and in meeting up with the global trend of digital technology.

NITDA was established by President Olusegun Obasanjo in year 2001, as a hub for developing information technology for Nigeria. The agency , under the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, is expected to champion the roadmap for the implementation of digital economy policy of the Federal Government.

Wildlife preservation in focus as Glo-sponsored African Voices airs


As the Glo-sponsored CNN African Voices Changemakers goes on air this weekend, the issue of wildlife and the importance of preserving them will be discussed by two conservation enthusiasts.

Kenya's Sheila Funnell and South Africa's Marumo Nene are the two guests on the program who will be talking about the need for the protection and preservation of the African continent's animal life.

Funnell is a research manager at the Grevy's Zebra Trust who dedicates her time to the protection of zebras as she believes that the conservation of the animals will help sustain the livelihoods of the people. Grevy's zebras are important in the Samburu culture where she hails from as they lead the way to water during droughts, alert herders and livestock to the presence of predators. They also believe that their presence signifies the coming of the rains.  

Similarly, Nene works with South Africa's Wildlife ACT team and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife as part of an Alien Plant Removal project in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve.  She completed her Community Guide Training, worked as an assistant on the African Wild Dog monitoring project, and as a Community Environmental Educator.

African Voices Changemakers will be on air on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on DSTV Channel 401 and on Sunday at 3.30 a.m., 6.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., and 6.30 p.m. The last repeat edition is at 4.30 a.m. on Monday.

Friday, 5 March 2021

FG should maximum use of social media for peace, development - Hon. Kwamot


Hon. Kwamoti Bitrus Laori representing Numan/ Demsa/Lamurde Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to make maximum use of the social media to explain its policies and programmes to the people for peaceful coexistence and rapid development.

The former Speaker of Adamawa State Hiuse of Assembly who described social media practitioners as agents of change believes the government is underutilising the social media, especially in the area of reportage.

 "If the government has been up and doing and optimizing your work properly, there are lots of government policies and programmes that can easily be sent to the people and people will be well informed. For instance, this era of Covid-19 pandemic where there are conflicting reports and sceptism about the disease and even the vaccine, I think this is the area the government needs to utilize the expertise and professional prowess online media to the fullest to achieve the desired results.

The lawmaker stated this in Abuja Tuesday where he was honoured with an award of "Icon of Transformation" by Natiinal Assembly New Media Forum (forum of Online Journalists).

He said the Online journalists, in doing their work as watchdog of society, have put him on a radar that he cannot rest on his oars as he paddles the murky waters and ensure that he even increases the speed as he goes. 

"I know that you people are doing onerous task which sometimes is not much appreciated, but I'm telling you today that you are agents of change; you are the social drivers. 

"We are in this digital age now where the social media is the in thing and most of the young people today hardly go in to pick any document or paper to read. They find it very easy in the palm of their hands, they can use their handset, palm top, laptop to access all the information they need in the world.

"Being agents of social drive, I will plead with you that you have to maintain the tempo and ensure that the negative toga that is being thrown at social media is done away with. I so much believe being the watchdog of society and the fourth estate of the realm, you have a big responsibility to keep the society informed and also get feedback from the society so that the government can listen. 

He said the award will really spur him to do more and that his office was open at any time for the media to either "ask questions, for clarifications or there areas you think I should improve, and I will be willing and ready to listen".

"In this business, if you don't have an open mind and you cannot take criticism, you don't need to come in here because you won't go far. It will be the proverbial living in a glass house. You cannot throw stones without receiving some knocks as well.

"I hope we will be partners in progress for the development of our country. I assure you, all my performance will now have to double because I now believe that I'm now on a radar and know that whatever in doing now somebody is watching me from behind.

Earlier, the Chairman of National Assembly New Media Forum, NMF, Yemi Itodo, while presenting the award to Honourable Kwamoti said the Online media in Nigeria are capable of changing the negative narratives about the country and projecting her image in a positive light to the international communities.

"One way of doing that is by recognising those who have stood out and made the country proud in their respective endeavours such as the efforts Hon. Kwamoti and his colleagues at the 9th House of Representatives are putting into people-oriented legislation", Itodo said.

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Again, Glo leads Nigeria's telecoms industry growth ... as data subscribers swell by 39% in 2020


Globacom has continued to lead the growth in Nigeria's telecommunications sector with an impressive 39% jump in its internet subscriber figure in the twelve months of 2020.

According to statistics published on the website of the telecom industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the sector grew by 28,145,458 new internet users from 125,728,328 at the end of December 2019 to 153,873,786 in December 2020. This represents a 22 percent growth.

NCC on Monday released a statement showing that the telecoms sector played a huge role in getting Nigeria out of recession with a contribution of 12.45% to the country's Gross Domestic Product. Growth in internet subscriptions in 2020 was principally responsible for the contribution.

Data grandmasters, Globacom, recorded the most growth among the operators, moving from 28,934,439 data users at the end of 2019 to 40,106,659 at the end of 2020. This is an addition of 11,172,220 new data subscribers or 39% growth in the telecoms sub-sector. The figure is also by far higher than the 22 percent growth recorded in the sector in the review year.

Globacom is followed by MTN which grew its data user figures by 21%, while Airtel recorded a 20% increase to place third. Conversely, 9mobile recorded a loss during the period as data users on its network declined by 12%. 

The latest update is consistent with the data released last month by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The bureau noted that Globacom led the growth in Nigeria's telecommunications industry in the third quarter of 2020.

Glo data services are powered by the huge capacity international submarine cable called Glo1, a wholly-owned facility that brought unprecedented bandwidth from Europe to Nigeria and other West African countries.

In addition to Glo 1, Globacom owns a robust infrastructure and is the only operator in Nigeria with an integrated domestic and international network. Its high-speed optic fiber network spans thousands of kilometers covering almost the entire Nigerian landmass. The network is configured in multiple 'self-healing' rings to ensure undisrupted service.

Globacom's remarkable performance in the sector is believed to be a result of the continuous network upgrade which enhances data service delivery to its subscribers. It also offers subscribers attractive data packages with unmatched value.

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Saturday, 20 February 2021

Glo’s Appointment Manager to facilitate easy NIN registration

 


To help Nigerians fast track registration of their National Identity Numbers (NIN), national telecommunication company, Globacom, has unveiled a new app, Appointment Manager,that facilitates easy on line booking of appointments.

Globacom, in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday, said the app helps customers in choosing day, time and Gloworld of their choice, thus providing platform for them to register for their NIN effortlessly.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

We 'll partner with online media professionals to counter fake news phenomenon -NEXIM Boss, Bello

The Managing Director of Nigeria Export, Import Bank (NEXIM), Mr. Abba Bello has bemoaned that fake news has become global phenomenon, saying there was need to counter the phenomenon with facts.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Reps to investigate Alter Semper over unlawful waiver to co-own 'Health Plus' Pharmacy


By Yemi Itodo

The House of Representatives is set to commence investigation into 
allegations of unlawful waiver, obtained by a private equity firm, Alta Semper Capital, to co-own a popular retail pharmacy, Health Plus, in Nigeria.

Monday, 1 February 2021

NIN: Globacom Begins Registration of Nigerians

 


Globacom has fully commenced the enrollment of eligible Nigerians for National Identification Number (NIN) at several of its retail outlets across the country following the licence it secured from the Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Friday, 29 January 2021

Glo propels growth in telecoms sector in Q3, 2020

 


Data grandmasters, Globacom, drove the growth in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry in the third quarter of 2020, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The data showed that the sector grew substantially in the quarter propelled by data subscriptions which rose by 23 percent year on year to stand at 151,063,413 million subscribers at the end of September, 2020. The figure for the corresponding period of 2019 was 122,792,291.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Subscribers to enjoy another season of Glo Rewards Cashtoken


 

Globacom has unveiled another season of its recharge-based loyalty programme, Glo Rewards Cashtoken. It is open to all existing and new Glo prepaid subscribers.

The first season which ended in October, 2020, recorded many winners across the country including  a Civil Engineering student of  Cross River State University, William Ubi, who won  N200,000; Warri-based Anthony Iyemi who smiled home with N100,000; Mohammed Tijani, a Kaduna-based farmer, who picked N20,000 as prize; Ugochi Nwaobikeze, a businesswoman in Onelga, Port Harcourt, N20,000 and Sarah Sadiq, a student of  Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, N20,000.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Glo customers to get 22 times value on every recharge

 


 

To further give its customers a delightful experience, national telecommunications company, Globacom, is availing all inactive prepaid customers who have not used their lines for 30 consecutive days with 22 times value on every recharge of N100 and above.

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