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PH Subscribers Laud GSM Network Providers

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Subscribers in Port
Harcourt have praised network providers over what they described as a step up in the telecommunication services.
Some of the telecoms users who spoke with The Tide Tuesday in Port Harcourt said the success story could be linked to the Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) threat to sanction any network provider found wanting.
According to one Miss Clara Opara-Oeha, there is a remarkable improvement now in network service unlike before.
She narrated how poor network providers operated around October last year, saying that more network providers should be disallowed in the country in order to maintain the present rate.
Opara-Oeha, argued that the poor network challenge was not unconnected with the presence of too many service providers, which according to her was only interested in profit making.
Another subscriber, Mr Tunde Adura, suggested a modern post service system as the permanent solution to improved network provision.
He said until the Federal Government and its agencies considered a world class postal system, that the alleged improved network would still drop due to the large number of subscribers using the system at the same time.
Adura, noted that if there was an upgraded postal service, that many Nigerians including himself, would fall back to the postal system.
On the delay associated with the post, he said that if attention was paid to it, a lot of improvement would be recorded in the industry.
He said the network providers do not deserve any commendation yet, until they maintain or improve on the present network system for a period of one year.
Mrs Bright Akpan, a telecom products dealer, reasoned that the improved network, could be part of the network providers’ market strategy to prepare for the yale tide sales.
\Meanwhile, she has called on all regulatory bodies in the nation to close-monitor the service providers to ensure that they do not relapse.

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Electronic Results Transfer: Only Media Can Save Nigerians – Onuesoke

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Delta State governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has appealed to Nigerians and the media to sustain the pressure on the members of the Senate, Federal Government and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the merit of application of electoral transmission of voter’s result in 2023 polls.
Onuesoke’s appeal is coming on the heels of rejection of electronic transmission of voters’ results by Senators elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Reacting to the rejection while addressing journalists in Asaba, Delta State, he disclosed that with the rejection of elec­tronic transformation of votes, it is duty of vocal Nigerians and the media as the Fourth Es­tate that can rescue the helpless masses by crying out loudly to the world the oppression of the Senators against those who vot­ed them into office.
He alleged that the action of APC Senators was an assault on the sensibilities of Nigerians, who looked up to the Senate for improvement in our electoral process in a manner that would engender free, fair and credible process.
Onuesoke explained that the Senators claim that NCC had declared that only 43 per cent of the country was currently under effective telecommunications coverage is false as evidence abound that GSM phones are used in all the remote villages of Nigeria.

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Community Woos Telecoms Over Mast Erection

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The people of Ipo Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area have called on telecommunication companies in Nigeria to consider the need to erect communication mast in the area.
The Ipo Council of Chiefs Chairman, Chief Samuel Amadi made the call at a public function in the community recently.
Amadi said the call was unavoidable in that network provision in the area has become very poor.
He pointed out that as an Airport community, they deserve the best network provision as to enable it attain its international status.
According to him, the presence of mast in the area will also boost the business growth in the community.
He expressed regrets that the community could be lacking in such area even in this 21st century.
Though, was not particular about any network provider, but said that the community, would appreciate any of the telecommunication companies that came to their rescue.
He maintained that receiving and making calls in the community over the years has been a herculean task and wondered why the trend should continue.
“Lack of mast has been a challenge in our community. We can not make or receive calls with ease. Such a thing should not happen in this modern world” , he said.
The community leader, also blamed part of its plights on the nonchalant attitude of the Airport authority towards them as a host community.
“We have not benefited anything from the Airport authority. Even employment, they ignore us, while our graduates roam the streets in search of employment”, he said.
The Tide, however, gathered that the possibility of erecting telecommunication mast in Ipo is slim, due to its closeness to the International Airport, as mast are believed by experts to be a challenge to flight operations.

By: King Onunwor

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Reps Fail To Consider Two-Year SIM Swap Probe Report

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The House of Representatives last Friday failed to consider the report by its Ad Hoc Committee on the Increasing Incidents of SIM Swap Fraud, which was mandated to carry out the investigation two years ago.
The report of the committee was listed for consideration on Thursday and Friday but was stepped down for the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill and the Electoral Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2020.
The National Assembly has now proceeded on a two-month annual recess.
The House had on July 25, 2019 resolved to investigate the alleged Subscriber Identification Module swap by service providers in the telecommunication and banking sectors, following the adoption of a motion moved by Mr Ifeanyichukwu Ibezi, titled ‘Increasing incidents of SIM swap fraud’.
The lawmakers had unanimously resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to conduct an investigative hearing on the ‘increasingly emerging trend of SIM swap fraud, with a view to determining ways that banks and telecommunications operators can collaborate in devising measures to combat the menace’.
In its recommendation, the panel, said, “Banks should be urged to stop using SMS as a primary method of communication; they should rather use encrypted messaging apps that are not as prone to snooping as SMS.”
It also recommended that the NCC and Central Bank of Nigeria ‘be urged to ensure that all monies lost as a result of card/ATM and web-based frauds are refunded to the affected subscribers/customers’.

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