Wednesday, December 7, 2016

See Warning Message Access Bank Sent To MMM Nigeria Participants

See Warning Message Access Bank Sent To MMM Nigeria Participants

Access Bank of Nigeria has issued a warning letter to Nigerians involved in MMM Nigeria scheme not to deposit money in any business that is not insured by the Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).

In a letter the bank is currently sending to its customers, Access Bank cautioned that those that are participating in the controversial "ponzi" scheme, MMM, adding that the customers who are involved in the MMM, stand a risk of loosing all their money.

Below is the sample of the letter Access Bank is sending to customers:
It has come to the attention of the Bank that some customers are engaged in the ponzi scheme called MMM. please be advised that this scheme is not in line with any applicable or known investment product and may ultimately leads to loss of funds on the long run.
We advise that customers avail themselves of genuine and approved investment product in the Nigeria banking environment
Thank you for choosing Access Bank


What do you think?
Reason Why MTN Is Urging FG To Ban WhatsApp, Viber In Nigeria

Reason Why MTN Is Urging FG To Ban WhatsApp, Viber In Nigeria

MTN cries out that WhatsApp, Viber, others adversely affecting their business in Nigeria and urges the Federal Government of Nigeria to take action.
mtn ban whatsapp
Over the past two months, we have heard serial bad news and Impending doom in the telecom industry which if implemented, will surely affect the common man. First, the CBN Governor, proposed that tax should be placed on phone calls in Nigeria and recently, NCC directed all telcos in Nigeria to review and increase the prices of data plans in the country and now, MTN is suggesting WhatsApp to be banned. What is all this?

The MTN boss who also appealed to the senate yesterday implement the data price floor set by NCC is suggesting that the federal government should take action against WhatsApp because its affecting their services. In order words, ban whatsapp in Nigeria.

READ ALSO... Meet The Senator That Said No To Data Price Hike

According to a report from Dail Post, The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ferdinand Moolman, disclosed that the activities of ‘over-the-top’ companies like WhatsApp, Viber have adverse effects on its business and affects the sustainability of Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.

… the MTN boss pointed out that these companies were eroding gains of Nigeria’s telecom companies and asked Nigeria to take action like the United Arab Emirates did.

Recall that in the United Arab Emirates, both WhatsApp and SnapChat calls were banned seriously that it might even get you to jail if you dare try it.

SEE ALSO... How NCC Suspends Data Price Hike

So should we emulate UAE? Why can't we emulate the good parts of UAE that made them what they are today? Why can't we emulate their infrastructural and human development?

Ladies and gentlemen, what do you think about this? Imagine WhatsApp is casually banned in this country, what will you do? Considering the huge benefits of the application in our daily lives.
Introducing Facebook Group Ads: Facebook To Make More Money From Adverts Via FB Groups

Introducing Facebook Group Ads: Facebook To Make More Money From Adverts Via FB Groups

Facebook is currently testing ads in Groups to even diversify its streams of income apart from the regular feeds ads. I was greeted by this message few hours ago when i stumbled on some Facebook groups;
We’re testing ads in Groups,

facebook groups ads
On further research, i found out that even TechCrunch has contacted Facebook to know more about the new ads in Groups and below is the reply.
“We have started to test delivering ads to people in Facebook Groups, and will be evaluating the response before determining how we will move forward,”.

According to Facebook, the ads will appear similar to News Feed ads and these ads will be targeted by Group topic as well as the standard identity-based targeting and ground members interest.

Apart from the groups ads, the social media giants is also testing new forms of Live video mid-roll ads as well as Sponsored Messages from businesses in Messenger.

Facebook continues its tremendous growth and success as it recorded 500 million group users in the year 2014 and now it has doubled thanks to buy-and-sell Groups for commerce and other communities. Other popular group categories are families, love, cliques and silly meme sharing, football and professional discussion places, Groups have grown into a major part of the Facebook experience to the extent that it now has its own separate application just like Messenger app.

This new invention will definitely make Facebook richer and further strengthen its grip as the most popular social media platform on Earth.
Huawei Enjoy 6s Specifications, Price In China, India and Nigeria

Huawei Enjoy 6s Specifications, Price In China, India and Nigeria

Huawei Enjoy 6s is a similar device to the recently released Enjoy 6, the major difference being their processors - while the former uses Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 chipset and Adreno 505 GPU, the later uses Mediatek MT6750 chipset and Mali-T860MP2 GPU. The Huawei Enjoy 6s launch price is $232 USD which is roughly 15,737.94 INR in India, 1,598.38 CNY in China and about 73,186.12 NGN in Nigeria.
Below is the full specifications of the device.

HUAWEI ENJOY 6S SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNOLOGY
NETWORKS: GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
huawei enjoy 6s
PLATFORM
OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)

BODY
Dimensions 7.6 mm thickness
Weight -
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY
Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Emotion UI
Colors: White, Gold, Silver

HARDWARE
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435
CPU Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505

MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 32GB, 3GB RAM

CAMERA
Primary 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP

MULTIMEDIA
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

CONNECTIVITY
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0

SENSORS
Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass

OTHER FEATURES
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
MP4/H.264 player
Document viewer
Photo/video editor

BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh battery

STATUS
Announcement: 2016, December
Launch date Exp. release 2016, December

PRICE
Launch Price $232 USD
Check and Download 2016 Nigerian Police Recruitment Full List Of Successful Candidates Online

Check and Download 2016 Nigerian Police Recruitment Full List Of Successful Candidates Online

The full List of 8,500 successful candidates for 2016 Nigerian police recruitment exercise is now available online for you to check and probably download.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has released names of successful applicants for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force in the Federal Government’s 10,000 policemen recruitment programme.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said the candidates comprised of 500 cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP), 500 cadet Inspectors and, 7,500 constables.

Mr. Ani said that names of the successful applicants had been uploaded on the websites of commission and the Nigeria Police Force.

He said the commission also concluded the recruitment of 80 per cent of the 1,500 specialists into the force.

Mr. Ani said the commission shortlisted applicants who applied under some disciplines that required further professional and expert interview.

He said the disciplines included engineering, laboratory science and community health.

Mr. Ani said the exercise was based on merit, federal character and geographical spread, adding that all successful candidates went through the required processes.

“These include state screening which involved the screening of credentials of the candidates and physical screening such as height, sight, chest, etc,” he said.

He said that the commission electronically received a total of 911,438 applications comprising 262,462 for cadet ASP, 211,832 for cadet inspector and 437,144 for constable.

“A total of 338,250 applicants were later shortlisted, also electronically, and invited for screening at the state commands of the Nigeria Police Force.

“This figure was made up of 44,684 shortlisted for cadet ASP, 87,736 for cadet inspector and 205,830 for constable.

“This process was followed through from command to zone and finally, the national level, where the successful candidates were selected,” he said.

He said that the commission was guided by its enabling law, recruitment guidelines and the federal character as enshrined in the constitution.(NAN) Press release: Premiumtimes

Below is the full list and download links in pdf format

1. GENERAL DUTY CADET ASPs and CADET INSPECTORS
✔ Check the list here
✔ Download the full list here

2. SPECIALISTS CADET ASPs and CADET INSPECTORS
✔ Check the list here
✔ Download full list here

3. POLICE CONSTABLES (GENERAL DUTY AND SPECIALISTS)
✔ Check the list here
✔ Download full list here

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Reason MTN Is Urging The Senate To Approve Data Price Floor Set By NCC

Reason MTN Is Urging The Senate To Approve Data Price Floor Set By NCC

The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, Mr Ferdinand Moolman yesterday appealed to the senate to consider the Data price floor as set by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, saying that data price is among the lowest in the continent.

Moolman who made presentations in Abuja, at the Senate hearing on Data price floor,also noted that the inability of telecom operators to access forex and that of the activities of the unlicensed providers of “over-the-top” telecoms services, contribute to the dwindling fortunes of licensed operators in the country.

He described the OTT operators as people
who do not have any physical presence; nor pay any taxes; nor make any significant contribution to employment or other socio-economic objectives of government in Nigeria


According to him, “MTN is committed to continue its efforts to provide the best data network to the people of Nigeria. In this regard, however, there are a number of factors that impact the sector’s sustainability such as the rise of headline inflation to about 17.9%

The depletion of operator revenues by unlicensed providers of “over-the-top” telecoms services who do not have any physical presence; nor pay any taxes; nor make any significant contribution to employment or other socio-economic objectives of government in Nigeria
There’s also the inability of operators to access foreign exchange. This is particularly debilitating given that most of our inputs are sourced off-shore. This has very significantly increased both operating and capital expenses.


“Despite these macro-economic challenges, telecom tariffs have declined significantly to over 67% between 2007 and 2016 and data prices are amongst the lowest on the continent.

“With this in mind, MTN looks forward to the cost study as confirmed by the NCC, and remains committed to working with the Regulator and Industry to ensure fair value and fair competition in the Nigerian market”.

Moolman added that MTN actively contributed to the development of the National Broadband Plan, and has consistently taken every step to facilitate the achievement of Government’s objectives of pervasive, cost-effective and sustainable access to data services by all strata of Nigeria’s population. The company continues to be an ICT development partner to the government and people of Nigeria.
source: Vanguardngr

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Latest Etisalat & MTN Do-Not-Disturb Codes To Opt Out Of Unsolicited SMS

Latest Etisalat & MTN Do-Not-Disturb Codes To Opt Out Of Unsolicited SMS

Telecom giants MTN and Etisalat has launched Do-Not-Disturb (DND) codes to opt out of all the Unsolicited SMS messages that are sent in your phone without your consent.

Recall, in the month of May 2016, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) issued an order to all telecommunication industries in the country to stop sending useless SMS and adverts to their customers lines without their consent or face being fined heavily for it. Now, i think MTN don't want to face the situation they met at the very end of last year so they are now the one to Kickstart the process in compliance with NCC direction.
Etisalat DND code

We all know how painful and disturbing it is when your phone keep on beeping because of messages that doesn't interest you. We have even gone as far as using some apps to block certain numbers known for sending those Unsolicited messages but after everything, the network providers would still device a way to intrude into our lines and bombard us with adverts.

Thanks to MTN for complying

How To Stop Receiving Unsolicited SMS From MTN Via DND
Just Send HELP to 2442 for free and you’ll see options to opt out from any particular sms campaign ranging from educational, health, sport, banking etc..

The Messages reads as below

"ent/IT,
SMS 7: Tourism & Leisure
SMS 8: Sport
SMS 9: Religion
STATUS: To check your DND status.

DND options. Send any option below to 2442. STOP: To stop all sms. ALLOW: To receive all SMS.
SMS 1: To receive Banking / Insurance/ Financial Products. SMS 2: Real Estate. SMS 3: Education. SMS 4: Health.
SMS 5: To receive Consumer goods & Automobiles sms.
SMS 6: Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment"

How To Opt Out Of Etisalat Unsolicited SMS
Text STOP to 2442

banking,insurance & financial products: SMS 1 to 2442
=> real estate: SMS 2 to 2442
=> education SMS: 3 to 2442
=> health: SMS 4 to 2442
=> consumer goods & automobiles: SMS 5 to 2442
=> communication/broadcasting/entertainment/IT: SMS 6 to 2442
=> tourism & leisure: SMS 7 to 2442
=> sports: SMS 8 to 2442
=> religion: SMS 9 to 2442

READ ALSO 📖

How To Opt Out Of Annoying Etisalat Unsolicited SMS

See How To Schedule SMS On Android, iPhone And IPad

So to opt out from any of the adverts or services, just reply with the corresponding number from the lists.
I am still expecting something like this from other network providers in the country. Thanks to NCC though.
Download CyanogenMod12.1 Custom ROM For Gionee M5 Mini (CM12.1)

Download CyanogenMod12.1 Custom ROM For Gionee M5 Mini (CM12.1)

Using Gionee M5 Mini? You can now download CM12.1 (CyanogenMod12.1) Custom ROM For Gionee M5 Mini with beautiful user interface and new features to give your Gionee device a new look.
CM12.1 custom rom for gionee m5 mini

Last month, i posted the article on Gionee M5 Mini Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update and today, i have more good news for you - I will show you how to install, flash, and download CM12.1 CyanogenMod12.1 Custom ROM For Gionee M5 Mini mainly designed for tweakers and geeks.

You can recall that similar CyanogenMod12.1 ROM was available for Tecno Boom J8 sometime ago and it packs almost the same features as that of J8. The custom ROM is smooth, responsive, beautiful and sleek. Below are the main features of the ROM.

FEATURES OF CYANOGENMOD12.1 ROM FOR GIONEE M5 MINI
  • It comes with some nice pre-installed themes
  • You can as well use any fonts from the pre-installed fonts
  • Likewise you can freeze any app you so desire in order to free up space and ram
  • Gapps supported
  • USB OTG works smoothly
  • WiFi Hotspot
SCREENSHOTS OF GIONEE M5 MINI CYANOGENMOD12.1 CUSTOM ROM
CyanogenMod12.1 Custom ROM For Gionee M5 Mini

CyanogenMod12.1 Custom ROM For Gionee M5 Mini
WHERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ROM (Links)
  1. Download Gionee M5 Mini CM12.1 : CyanogenMod12.1 Custom ROM 
  2. Download Gapp here (NOTE: download and flash this only if Google playstore does not work after installing this rom )
  3. Download Camera fix here (which is the noticeable bug on the ROM)
  4. Download TWRP for Gionee M5 Mini here
NOTE:I advise you to follow the steps on this tutorial very carefully as I won't be held resposible if you brick your phone in the process of flashing this ROM. Make sure you have a backup of your current ROM and data. You should be conversant with flashing of ROMs and use of SP Flash tool to be on a safer side. Having read and agree with the above disclaimer, you can go ahead and flash it.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD & FLASH CYANOGENMOD12.1 CUSTOM ROM ON GIONEE M5 MINI
  1. Ensure you have TWRP installed on your Gionee M5 Mini
  2. Once the above step is met, you may proceed to download CM12.1 ROM for M5 Mini from the link above
  3. After that, move the downloaded files to the root of your SD card (not inside any folder)
  4. Now, Switch off your M5 Mini device and boot it into recovery mode by pressing and holding power button + volume up the same time for 6secs )
  5. Once in recovery mode, scroll to wipe and select
  6. After that, go back to the recovery main menu and click “Install”, now locate the rom you downloaded on your SD card and select it to start installation.
  7. As soon as the installation is completed, go back to the recovery menu and click on reboot
NOTE:
Relax, take a cup of cofee or water and wait for your device to reboot as it might take up to 10 minutes for first reboot.

After that, you will see the new look of your Gionee M5 Mini.
ROM credit goes to Swiss carter
Relief: WhatsApp Extends Support For Those Using BB OS and Nokia Symbian OS Till July 2017

Relief: WhatsApp Extends Support For Those Using BB OS and Nokia Symbian OS Till July 2017

Contrary to the earlier date (December 31) set by whatsapp to stop working on Blackberry and Nokia phones running BB OS and Symbian OS respectively, people still using these devices has been given more grace period to upgrade to an Android or iOS device in order to continue enjoying WhatsApp or kiss goodbye to the worlds most popular IM applications.

In recent notifications sent to users, Whatsapp Has Extended Support Until July 2017 so if you are still using a Blackberry device that runs the BB OS or the old-school Nokia devices, do yourself a favor by upgrading.

Meanwhile, this extension excludes handsets using Android 2.3 and earlier versions, Windows Phone 7 or iOS 6.

I still don't get it why some people still stick with BB. I even saw one guy last week pricing a BB device that costs around N40k. What for? Let's get it right. BB OS is old school and far behind Android and iOS.

Monday, December 5, 2016

HTC Desire 650 Specifications, Features, Price in India and Nigeria

HTC Desire 650 Specifications, Features, Price in India and Nigeria

HTC Desire 650 features a 5-inch LCD HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset. It comes with 2GB of RAM and16GB of internal storage, which can be increased to 2TB with a microSD card. All these at the price of Rs. 12,000 in India and NGN55,299.54 in Nigeria (roughly $175 USD)

HTC DESIRE 650 SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNOLOGY
  • NETWORKS: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600)
  • Speed HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes

htc desire 650
PLATFORM
  • OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
BODY
  • Dimensions 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.4 mm (5.78 x 2.79 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight 140 g (4.94 oz)
  • SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • DISPLAY
  • Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 5.0 inches (~66.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch Yes
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  • HTC Sense UI
  • Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • CPU Quad-core
MEMORY
  • Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
  • Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA
  • Primary 13 MP, f/2.0, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash
  • Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary 5 MP, f/2.8, 34mm, 1080p, HDR
SOUND
  • Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
CONNECTIVITY
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC Yes
  • Radio To be confirmed
  • USB microUSB v2.0
SENSORS
  • Accelerometer, proximity
OTHER FEATURES
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser HTML5
  • Java No
  • MP4/H.264 player
  • MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer
BATTERY
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
  • MISC
  • Colors Dark blue, White
STATUS
  • Announced: 2016, November
  • Launch Date: Expected 2016, December
PRICE
  • Launch Price: $175
  • Price In India: Rs. 12,000
  • Price in Nigeria: N55,299.54