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CBN Governor Proposes Mobile Phone call Tax Above 3 Minutes.

Will you love it if you start paying tax after every three minutes calls you the caller initiated? few days ago, at 2016 Annual Bankers’ Dinner organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, proposed a mobile phone tax targeted at the middle, upper and long phone call makers.

In his words, “There are several ways we can raise additional revenue to finance the increased expenditure that is needed to engender fast and sustainable growth in the economy,” Emefiele said.“I think we can consider introducing a negligible telecom surcharge to be entirely borne by the initiator of a call.

In order to protect the poor and vulnerable among us, we could structure it to only take effect after the third minute of talk.“Some analyses have indicated that the government couldearn about N100 billion per annul from this alone.

 Obviously this surcharge will mainly be borne by middle and upper class people since I do not know many poor people who make calls for more than 3 minutes!”As the initiator of a call, how will you feel if you are taxed on every 3minutes calls and above you make

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Finally Etisalat 4G is now live how to check yours is activate

For the past few days we’ve been other networks including MTN and GLO NG, launch their 4G LTE network on our devices, so this kept us watching when Etislat 4G LTE will follow suite.

Just this morning, users in some major cities across the country reported seeing Etisalat 4G LTE active and live on their devices.So far, Etisalat 4G LTE is now Live in Lagos, also patiently waiting for other cities to confirm presence of Etisalat 4G LTE in their locations.

For Etisalat 4G LTE, you don't need any sim swap, because your Etisalat sims are automatically USIM (Universal Subscriber Identity Module) which doesn’t need sim upgrade to enjoy 4G LTE service, unlike MTN 4G LTE and Glo 4G LTE service.

Below is a screen shot of Etisalat 4G LTE speed test;Also Etisalat 4G LTE Network will appear in most 4G smartphones because it’s on a popular band, while Glo 4G LTE is on a lonely planet; band 28, which is forbidden on most 4G smartphones.

How to Activate Etisalat 4G LTE.

*.As an Etisalat user, all you need is just turn on my 4G network and scan for it.

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MTN 4G LTE Is Now Available For Everyone - See How To Subscribe For A Data Plan

has been on test for months now, and the uplifting news is that, MTN 4G LTE
is now open for all MTN subscribers, whether you are on MTN regular network (MTN Sim card) or VisaFone. Are you ready to rock MTN 4G LTE on your phone? If yes, i will teach you how to go about subscribing for an MTN 4G data plan and enjoy an amazing browsing and download speed.

For The Visafone SubscribersIf you were migrated from Visafone to MTN, then you are qualified to use MTN 4G without additional stress.

But note that, you won't be able to subscribe to MTN normal data plan, you will be restricted to Visafone’s data plans only. To subscribe, kindly dial *444# and follow the on-screen instructions.For The MTN SubscribersIf you are a regular / normal MTN subscriber, allyou have to do is to swap your MTN sim card for a 4G compatible Sim card.

To swap your sim card, kindly visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer for a SIM swap.After successful Sim swap, just dial
to subscribe to any regular MTN data plan and enjoy 4G service on your phone.


You need a 4G LTE enabled smartphone with LTE Band 7(2600). Also a 4G compatible Visafone Sim card or MTN Sim card.


MTN has made it easy for you to confirm whether both your smartphone and SIM card are compatible with their 4G service.

Just sms 4G to131and you will receive a text message inresponse telling you if either of both are compatible with the 4G LTE network.As you can see in my below screenshot, my smartphone is compatible but i need to performa Sim swap to 4G before i can be able to use the 4G network on my phone.

I received a reply that reads;

Yello! Your device is 4G ready but you need to upgrade your SIM to enjoy MTN 4G LTE. Please visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer for a SIM swap now.For more information of MTN 4G LTE, including 4Gcoverage location; please visit or walk-in to any of our service centers nationwide.

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LEAK OUT : Samsung Galaxy C9 Smartphone With 6GB of RAM and FingerPrint Coming soon

According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy C9 will be coming with a 5.5 or 5.7-inch display screen and massive 6GB of RAM, as we expect retail price of $255, however expected to be released late October or sometimes early NovemberThe Samsung Galaxy C9 is powered by Snapdragon 652 chipset processor, which is cloaked at 2.0 GHz and an Adreno 506 GPU, 64GB of internal storage and 6GB RAM power, the device will however come out of box with latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

You may like to see :Tecno Phantom 6Other interesting features of Galaxy C9 includes 4G LTE as expected, Bluetooth v 4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS, it also features a front fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button, and a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0.You can also check out :Tecno Phantom 6 PlusAlso Samsung Galaxy C9 will be available in two variant, which sports a 4GB RAM version 64GB of internal storage.

Both variants features 16mp back camera with an 8MP front-facing camera.More pictures and launch date coming soon

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Game lovers: Mortal Kombat XL Coming Soon On PC

We have good news, for all game lovers, Ed Boone, creator of the Mortal Kombat series has reveled that the amazing Mortal Kombat XL is coming to PC soonest.

In addition to that Shadow of Mordor 2 was a no-show performance at E3 2016,aside fromLego Star Wars.Batman remasters are still a way off, so Mortal Kombat XL coming to PC users might seem like only major release this year.

Previously Mortal Kombat Xwas limited to the PS4 and Xbox One, according to NetherRealm's Community Specialist Tyler Landsdown. "Mortal Kombat XL and Kombat Pack 2 will available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only,"but the Mortal Kombat XL contains Kombat X and all its downloadable content (DLC).
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Freebrowsing: opera lets You Have Its Free and Unlimited with VPN for Android

I know you must have used an opera product, maybe it's VPN on iPhone. Now for android users, and you’ve searched for a decent VPN on Androidthat won’t smoke your credit card, then your wait is over. After launching on iOS few months ago, Opera’s popular free and unlimited VPN services is finally available for all Android users. Opera VPN allows you connect the web safely, which can be used to spoof your location online but Opera VPN lets you route your web traffic through Canada, Germany, Singapore, or the Netherlands so you can access sites like Netflix. Which makes it seem like you are based in the United states, while you are somewhere else.

Currently they are working to add more virtual locations.

The nice feature of Opera VPN, lets you block ads and ad trackers, check the safety of any Wi-Fi connection with its built-in security test, which checks any connection for better encryption and alerts you of any potential security threats. And to top it all, it’s a 100% free service, no subscription is needed, no login details or Ads flooding your mobile, just install and start surfing.

According to Chris Houston, the president of Opera’s SurfEasy VPN division “The Opera VPN app for Android sets itself apart from other VPNs by offering a completely free service­ without a data limit, no log­in required, advanced Wi­Fi protection features and no need for a subscription,” Click here to download Opera VPN which is 46MB in size takes few seconds to set up.
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Kodi: Guide to watch your Favorite Movies Online

If you are yet to download Kodi mobile app, its either you are lost in the Kodi setting area or you don't like good things.

Today you can now watch your favorite movies online using your Kodi app, which is one of my favorite entertainment app.

Kodi also known as XBMC allows you to watch your favorite channels on your mobile devices or any other supported devices including PC users. Kodi currently trends over any other mobile TV app including TV on The Go or Mobdro.

This latest and improved version brings the Estouchy & Estuary themes on your devices.

However, Kodi version 17 beta brings a new look to the app that turns your smart phones into a media center with better music library, Live TV/DVR tweaks, clearer Settings area compared to the previous version.

How to Download Kodi Mobile TV App

*.You can download Kodi Mobile TV App from visiting or download from Google play store here.
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FCMB Bank Response to CBN Sanction over TSA Funds

FCMB’s Response to CBN Sanction over TSA Funds First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has officially responded to the sanction imposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over Treasury Single Account (TSA) Funds.

The statement issued by the bank reads: “Yesterday, the Central Bank of Nigeria announced a temporary suspension of FCMB along with eight other commercial banks from access to the foreign exchange market.

This suspension is based on the Treasury Single Account Directive, which stops banks from holding funds on behalf of government entities and instead, effect daily remittances to the CBN. For our bank, this scenario is based on our non-payment/transfer of the remaining $125m NNPC fund with us to TSA.

As a financial institution with strong corporate governance rules, we have always fully disclosed the outstanding TSA funds in our books and have continued to work assiduously to fulfill our outstanding obligations. The members of the NNPC Management Team have been kept fully in the picture on the funds. This development is really because of lack of foreign exchange availability and the prevailing fall in oil prices rather than concealment or willful non-compliance by FCMB. It is actually a widespread industry issue.

In conjunction with the other institutions, we are working closely with the Central Bank of Nigeria for an amicable and mutually beneficial resolution of this scenario. As an institution, our fundamentals remain strong, our franchise is still growing and we remain firmly committed to our professional values”.
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How to Make Your iPhone Flash When You Get a Text

Today, we show you a simple trick for iOS users on How to Make Your iPhone Flash When You Get a Text, rather than the usual sound when you receive an SMS or incoming calls, which will come handy when in meetings or you just want your smart droid to be set to silent, this is an ideal way to visually see when a message comes through without any noise.

To enable this Changes, Head first, to your iPhone's "Settings" menu, then scroll down to select the "General" option. From the "General" menu, tab, head over to "Accessibility" options.

Then, scroll down and look for the section entitled "Hearing." The LED flash setting is part of Apple's suite of tools to help the hearing impaired.
Now you need to select the "LED Flash for Alerts" to on, so you see a green oblong under the virtual button. Also, when your iPhone's screen is locked and you get any alert including SMS, MMS or Call, your Apple iPhone's flash will go off several times to alert you.


When You Get a Text To turn this amazing functionality off, you need to toggle the "LED Flash for Alerts" option back to off, from step 3 above.
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Good Deal: How to Get the Honor 5X for $40 less

If your're currently in the US , and you would like to have one of the best smart phones ever made by the Huawei, known as Huawei Honor 5X, we got a pretty good deal that we think you should consider right now. You can now get the Huawei Honor 5x for a tiny price of $160 in the country and for this good price, you get the Silver colored unlocked version directly from Newegg, an amazing online smartphone retailer when it comes to good deals.


*.Once you head to their website right now you find the phone listed for an amount of $189.99, don’t fret yet because that’s how is supposed to look like.

*.Go ahead and order one for yourself, but before you check out, use the promo code ESCEMGE24EDU.

To know how interesting this offer is, the Huawei Honor 5x is selling for nothing more than $40 extra than this offer gives you.

If you are interested, head over now and make an order. Currently we don’t know if this offer is a limited time offer or when it would end.
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Good News : Microsoft will Pay You Use The Edge Browser.

Today, Microsoft announced of its latest plan in changing Bing rewards now to Microsoft rewards, which is a platform that will pay you to use the Edge browser and Bing search. Currently Edge browser users who sign up for Microsoft Rewards, which is for now only US-based, would be awarded points simply for just using the browser.

How Is this Possible?

Microsoft would deploy techs that would monitor whether you are using the program for up to 30 hours a month, also you need to use Bing as your default search engine to earn points.

This Points can then be traded in for vouchers or credit for places such as Starbucks, Skype, Amazon and ad-free Considering the situation, if Microsoft would make the Edge browser available to all,, rather than be limited to only Windows 10 users,this would make the numbers triple.
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Google Duo takes over Pokemon Go Top-Spot on Android

In less than three days after Google unleashed its new Google Duo video- calling service, the app has taken over the the No. 2 spot on top-free apps on Google Play store edging out the popular Pokemon Go, which we thought would never leave the top spot so soon.

Facebook Messenger, for now is still the current champion on top of the list, as we still expect more changes soon, which you can view from your droid device.

Google Duo app, currently stands as Google's answer to Apple's FaceTime calling service, is also gaining users on Apple devices as well. Right now it's No. 22 for iPhone users in the free apps category and coming strong to No. 4 in the free social-networking app category, according to AppShopper.

Google's response to FaceTime, Google Duo launched in May at I/O developer conference, and what makes Google Duo stand out is that you can see a live video feed of who's calling you even before you pick up the call.
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Is it love blind: 18year old man and 71 year old granny to celebrate one year wedding anniversary

18 year old Gary and 71 year old Almeda Hardwick of Tennessee are ready to celebrate their one year wedding anniversary and say they have so much chemistry despite the massive 53 years age difference between the pair. According to USA Today, the relationship began in June 2015 when they met at the funeral of Almeda's son Robert. "It was like an instant connection. (There was) so much chemistry there," Gary told USA Today. We both loved music. I had prayed about my soul mate for like two years, so, you know. ''I was lonely," said Almeda. I had no one, so God sent him to me." ''When I looked into her eyes I knew it," Gary continued. "Her eyes were a dead giveaway." "His were too ... I knew," she said.After dating three weeks, they got married on Oct. 26, 2015, inside Harrell's condo. As at the time of marriage, Gary who had always been attracted to older women was 17, not yet up to the age of consent, but his mum permitted the marriage. The pair will celebrate their one year anniversary by October 26,2 015.

Almeda had been married to her previous husband for 43 years until he passed away in 2013 while Gary was dating a 77 year old woman before he met Almelda. "I just knew she was the one, and she knew I was the one, and we just knew we were right for each other, so it really didn't matter," he said "Everybody was happy for us really," said Gary.

"Like the day after the wedding, I posted the wedding pictures on Facebook, and obviously (they were) shocked that we got married because nobody even knew we were dating or anything until I posted the wedding photos. They were like, 'Whoa.' But, I mean, they were happy for us. They didn't say anything about the age difference. Our family and friends support us." I've never dated anyone my age. Even in school, I was never interested. ... I don't know why. It's just my attraction, my preference I guess," he said.Almelda has three children and eight grandchildren. Two of her grandchildren, a 22-year-old and a 17-year-old, live with her and Gary.

"It's good," said Gary, describing his relationship with the grandchildren. "We get along really well. ... We have a lot in common obviously. Well, we connect on everything," Almelda continued. We've never had an argument. Never fussed about anything. We always talk about things we like to do and places we want to go, and we act a fool all the time. He's always teasing me."

"She gives me respect, honesty, and we're committed to each other," said Gary. "She takes pride in her appearance (and) herself."

"He's good looking, handsome and he takes pride in himself too," she said. "I couldn't ask for a better husband. He's the best. . Source: USA Today
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Photos: Nigeria's U-17 Golden Eaglets pay courtesy visit to Governor Tambuwal

Nigeria's under 17 Golden Eaglets paid courtesy visit to Gov Tambuwal ,the team was led by the Secretary General Nigeria Foot ball Federation Dr Sanusi Mohd. Governor Tambuwal congratulated them all for being part of the team that is going to play a qualifier match in Niger republic,he charged them to go dominate the play and win all the goals and qualify. "Take the challenge and play as if it is going to be your last match that will make or mar your career." said Tambuwal The Governor said he believed with the determination he saw on their faces victory is certain.,and it is his obligation as Nigerian to give the team the necessary support they required since they are going to represent Nigeria. Sokoto state government according to the Governor intends to encourage youth in the state to go in to sporting activities ,though the resources are scarce this days, he will get development partners to partner with them in developing state owned foot ball teams, particularly the younger ones in secondary schools up to university level. " Foot ball provides empowerment and employment and it supports health and physical development of individual involved." Tambuwal added He directed the state commissioner for youth and sports to support the team to Niger republic. The Secretary General NFF Dr Sanusi Mohd thanked the Governor for always being there for them and what his support to the NFF even before he became the Governor. He said Sokoto was one of the makers of footballers in those days, and with Tambuwal as Governor he is optimistic that the lost glory is coming back, adding that two Sokoto indegines are presently in Reo they are Shehu Abdullahi and Usman Mohd.
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President Buhari's special message to Team Nigeria in rio olympics 2016

As the 2016 Olympic Games opens in Rio De Janeiro, President Buhari has expressed optimism that the country's team will put up an impressive showing to delight fellow countrymen.

In a message to the Nigerian Olympic contingenton Friday, President Buhari said he hoped that the victory of Nigeria’s Under 23 football team, the "Dream Team Six" over their Japanese opponents in the early hours of thisday will serve as an inspiration to the entire contingent of the grand show Nigerians expect from our athletes.

"On behalf of the government and people of our great country, I wish to express my support to our athletes who have arrived in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. I am particularly delighted by the outcome of the football match early this morning in which our football team defeated their Japanese counterparts.

The sweetness of the victory comes from the fact that it came against all odds. Our team overcame several challenges to put up a sterling performance. This is a good beginning." President Buhari also praised the resilience, hardwork and patriotism that the athletes have put into their preparations; "I am already aware that you have made personal sacrifices in your journey to the Olympic Games.

The motivation comes from strong discipline and the love of the nation. As you embark on the search for honours for the nation, I seize this opportunity to assure our Olympians that you have my support and those of all Nigerians. Go! Win and return with laurels, I wish you the best," the President added.
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Goodluck Jonathan departs Nigeria for Zambia for his AU Election observer assignment (photo)

Former President Goodluck Jonathan departed Abuja earlier today for Zambia ahead of the southern country's General Election scheduled to take place on October 11, 2016.

Jonathan will be leading the Short Term team of African Union Elections Observation Mission (AUEOM) from the 1st to 15 of August

Image credit: Build Up Nigeria
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President Muhammad Buhari orders security agencies to deal decisively with Herdsmen and farmers clashes

President Buhari has ordered security agencies to deal decisively with all acts of banditry and criminality perpetrated in the name of herdsmen/farmers clashes. He gave the order while delivering his address at the graduation ceremony of course 24 at the National Defence College in Abuja today August 5th.

“On the matter of herdsmen/farmers' clashes, I wish to state that this Administration will not tolerate or condone acts of banditry and criminality, under any guise. As such, our security agencies have been mandated to deal with such acts decisively"he said
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Photo of Moroccan boxer who is in Rio Olympics 2016 arrested for attempted rape

22 year old Moroccan boxer, Hassan Saada, has been detained by the Brazilian police for allegedly attempting to rape two ladies in the Olympic village at Barra de Tijuca in Brazil on Tuesday morning According to the police, Saada invited one of the women to take a selfie with him before pushing her against the wall and trying to kiss her. He allegedly attacked the other one by groping her breast, making sexual graphic gestures and further offered her money for sex.

“It has been necessary to arrest Hassan Saada to investigate the allegations against him. If he was at liberty there would be a risk that he could interfere with witnesses.

And there is a risk that Hassan Saada could reoffend.’” said Judge Nunes Saly, stressing that Brazilian laws apply to both Brazilians and visitors Saada had been scheduled to fight in his first bout on Saturday August 6th against Turkish competitor Mehmet Nadaradade Una. Saada has been stripped of his Olympic competitor status due to the allegations.
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Photos: Dele Momodu honored with a doctorate degree by a Ghanaian university

Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu was today honored with a doctorate degree by the University of Professional Studies in Accra, Ghana. Congrats to him. The ceremony was atteneded by his family and the President of Ghana, John Mahama. See more photos after the cut...
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Photos: Minister of Women Affair, Aisha Alhassan, returns to Taraba state after a successful knee surgery in the US

Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, returned to Taraba state today July 30th after a successful knee surgery in the US. More photos after the cut...
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