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RedHot Promo: ‘Airtelonaire’ Adesanya Smiles Home with N10m

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(L-r): Joshua Ngada, head, Consumer Protection Council, Lagos Zone; Dipo Jolaosho, general manager, Mass Market Segment; Oluwasegun Adesanya, N10million cash prize winner; Oladokun Oye, regional operations director, Lagos Region, Airtel Nigeria, and Fidelis Ajibogun, zonal coordinator, Nigerian Lottery Regulatory Commission, at the Airtel Red Hot promo  prize presentation that held in Lagos on Wednesday.

It was a special moment for Oluwasegun Adesanya, a traffic officer in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area in Lagos, as he and his immediate and extended family members danced to popular inspirational tunes during a prize presentation ceremony to reward the second batch winners in the on-going Airtel RedHot promo.

Adesanya, Civil Servant, was the biggest winner of the week as he danced home with N10 million Naira in the on-going consumer promotion, after picking his cheque at a colourful prize presentation, which held in Ikeja, Lagos, during the week.

The event was attended by officials of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and TCQ & A, leading systems and process audit firm.

An elated Adesanya, who was decked in a similar uniform (read asoebi) as his immediate and extended family members, said: “God has answered my prayers through Airtel Nigeria. I prayed every day for a miracle, and God has answered my prayers through this amazing promo.

“As a matter of fact, I was so happy after receiving the news from Airtel that I had won N10m. I called my wife, children, older brothers and his family, to inform them and I declared a party instantly, asking everyone to make their orders.

“Indeed, this is a special moment for me – it is amazing and a wonderful time for me and I thank Airtel very much.”

Aside Adesanya, other winners were also rewarded during the prize presentation.

Mr. Olawumi Olaosebikan an iron fabricator based in Ogba, Lagos state, emerged winner in the N1m category.

“After learning iron fabrication, I have always wanted to start up my own business but I needed the sum of N500, 000 to do this. Airtel Red Hot Promo has given me the opportunity to be my own boss. This promo has changed my life and that of my family,”an excited Olaosebikan said.

Another N1Million winner, Mrs Chinwe Okpanumee, says Airtel has written her name in gold.

“In this recession, while things are turning down for others, things are turning up for me. For me, I see this N1 Million as N10 million. Airtel Nigeria has superceded my expectations this yuletide season,” she said.

Speaking during the event, Joshua Ngada, Head, Lagos Zone, Consumer Protection Council said, “Airtel Nigeria is an example of a good corporate citizen and this promotion has followed the laid down process set by our organisation. RedHot Promo has proven its credibility through the prize presentation ceremony.”

Airtel will give away N200million in cash prizes in the Red Hot promo while over 360,000 customers will win different prizes in this year’s edition, making it the biggest ever, since the launch of the Red Hot promo four years ago.

Also, eight lucky customers will win the weekly grand prize of N10, 000,000 each while 60 Customers will become instant millionaires, winning N1, 000,000 daily.

600 telecoms consumers will smile to the bank as N100, 000 daily prize winners. Over the 60 day period, 6,000 participants will also emerge as N500 airtime winners, bringing the total number of winners in this year’s Red Hot promo to over 360,000.

To participate and win in the promo, Airtel customers simply need to recharge their lines, buy any voice or data bundle or take  the deal of the day by dialling *340# to enter into the daily draw. The promo is point based and customers earn points based on the value of recharge or bundle they buy.

According to Airtel, multiple recharges earn customers more points, which in turn increase their chances of being selected in the daily draws.

Customers who take the deal of the day by dialling *340# also earn additional points, which increase their chances of winning. Points represent the number of entries a subscriber has in the promo and the more points a customer has accumulated, the higher the chances of winning.

The Airtel Red Hot Promo 4 will run till February 3rd 2017.

  

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Ndukwe, Okigbo, Others for Anambra ICT Summit

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By peter oluka

Anambra is seeking a new positioning on digitlization as it prepares for its flagship Information and Communication (ICT) Summit with Willie Obiano, the executive governor of the State as Special Guest of Honour.

Anambra State, blessed with tech titans, has made brave moves towards digitalization, as Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, former executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Dr. Pius Okigbo (jr.) former president of ISPON, lead other speakers at the Summit.

The Summit organised by Oliswanen Group in collaboration with Akulueuno Foundation holds this week Thursday, October 27, 2017 at Best Western Meloch Hotel, Ifite, Awka, Anambra State.

“Anambra government is edging towards digitizing the entire state”, a statement credited to Governor Willie Obiano reads.

The set objectives, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek learnt, include,

“To signal the beginning of a digital revolution in the state;

“To position Anambra State as the main ICT hub in the South East;

“To provide the right vessel for Anambra IT firms based outside the state, to establish their presence in the state in harkening to the AkuLuo Uno;

“To establish IT enthusiasts of new trending technologies and create an avenue to network with IT professionals and experts;

“To bring ICT and allied companies to display their goods and services and avail also customers of discounted prices;

“To harness the IT potentials of youths in the state by bringing together all computer / IT-compliant in the state; from Secondary Schools, Tertiary Institutions, young graduates and exceptionally IT-gifted youths that are not in the educational system for a grant IT contest;

“To avail the government of new ICT solutions that will enhance their revenue management and administrative processes.

“An avenue for government to appreciate the enormous opportunities that IT offers and propound new ICT policies in the state”.

Confirmed business participants, electronic solution providers; gadgets and application developers; telecommunication companies; electronic/digital product manufacturers and retailers; mobile phone dealers and ICT services provides.

Other speakers expected at the Summit include: Mr. Gerald Ilukwe, Mr. Uche Nworah, Mr. Marcel Manafa, Mrs. Uchenna Onwuamaegbu, Mr. Pascal Okeke, Mr. Emeka Okeke, among others.

High profile ICT seminar; startup mentors and angel invectors; IT contest for secondary schools; digital and manual entertainment are part of programmes slated for the event.

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Operators Kick over Exclusion from National Broadband Council

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Key stakeholders in the country’s information and communications technology have been left out in the newly reconstituted Nigeria National Broadband Council.

 

A document of the new council obtained by Nigeria CommunicationsWeek contains list of members of the council.

 

The list, however did not have any telecommunications operator in the country or industry association such as Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON); Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) among others as members of the council.

 

This was as against the practice in the old council membership where telecommunications operators and representatives of ATCON, ALTON and others were members.

 

The present scenario raises doubt over the ability of the council to supervise effectively the implementation of the national broadband plan to achieve 30 percent broadband penetrative by 2018 without the people that will implement the policy.

 

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, chairman, ALTON, said: “I am of the view that critical industry players should be members of the council otherwise it will be more of an advisory council than implementation council. The object of the council is to make things happen and it is operators that can make things happen, they are the ones that understand the challenges of the industry in terms of providing broadband services in the country.

 

Adebayo who was a member of the defunct Council said that “If operators were not carried along there is the tendency that the council will loss vital information in the process of writing report for the implementation of the broadband plan. We as operators will cooperate with them to ensure that the objectives of the plan are realized, but, the ideal practice would have been to involve operators as members of the council just like the old council,” he said.

 

National Broadband council sees to the implementation of National Broadband plan; the council plays a supervisory role in the implementation of the plan. Although, the council does not implement, implementations are done by operators, various ministries as well as Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

 

It is the job of the council to ensure that different time line as contained in the National Broadband Plan are achieved, where there is delay, the council invites the agency responsible to ensure that any obstacle responsible for the delay is removed.

 

Lanre Ajayi, immediate past president, ATCON who was a member of the old council representing ATCON, said that it is ideal and appropriate for operators playing in the deployment of broadband services to be represented in the council if the council wants to achieve its objective and functions effective.

 

“In absence of the operators that will implement the Broadband policy and industry associations expected to represent the views of its members, I wonder how the new National Broadband Council will function effectively, this means that they will not get the right input to perform their role,” he noted.

 

Members of the new council consist mainly of Communications ministry, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and representatives of some agencies under the ministry of Communications.

 

 

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USPF Shortlists 30 Innovations for Change-maker Challenge

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The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), an arm of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it has selected 30 innovations to further compete for its Change-maker Challenge 2017.

The USPF Changemaker Challenge 2017 is a nationwide competition open to innovators, software developers, UX designers, students and other ICT enthusiasts in Nigeria.

The objective of the challenge is to empower Nigerian youths by challenging them to create technology-driven solutions for the needs of their communities and the nation at large.

According to the fund, five entries each from the six geopolitical zones have pre-qualified for the National Finals of the USPF Change-maker Challenge 2017.

It posted on its website on Sunday that the submitted entries from each region were assessed based on certain criteria.

“The entries were assessed based on originality of the idea, level of innovation, local content, pitch quality and impact as well as documentation and video.

“Congratulations to the pre-qualified teams who have already been contacted by the USPF Change-maker Challenge 2017 Team, with invitations to the National Finals and instructions on next steps.

“For those that did not pre-qualify from their respective regions, we will like to encourage them to upgrade their solutions as well as continue to innovate.

“Truly, innovative solutions will invariably attract opportunities for investment, mentorship and eventual success,’’ it said.

It stated that the USPF National Finals will hold in Lagos from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2017.

According to the fund, Nigerian youths are tasked through the competition to engage their ingenuity to solve relevant problems and bring positive change through creativity and innovation.

“The intention is to encourage participants to tackle a selection of identified problems based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as they apply to Nigeria, and offer working solutions to them.’’

It said that top three finalists would be selected by a panel of judges at the finals and would win N2, 250,000 cash prizes.

“The 1st prize winner will go with N1,000,000, the 2nd prize is N750,000 and the 3rd prize, N500,000; the winners will all get acceptance into incubation programme.

“The incubation programme will involve mentorship, a two-week entrepreneurship boot camp and support in attempting to get the three final solutions to market.’’ the fund said.

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