Friday, 5 February 2016
Friday, 29 January 2016
Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) Chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, while addressing a press conference on the state of the industry yesterday said Ogun, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Osun and Kaduna states are treating telecoms industry as an extractive sector by imposing myriads of taxes on operators and closing down the Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) sites arbitrarily.
We learnt Ondo Town MTN Network has since seized to function for past 7days. Though we couldn't get an official statement to ascertain if the BTS of the town has been shutdown, but ALTON's chairman said many sites in the listed states have been shut down or about to be shut by agents of government not minding the security and economic implications on their states.
According to him, the Association has resolved that its members will not reopen any sites closed by state or local government authority.
"The arbitrary sites closure without following the Nigeria Communications Commission, (NCC) guidelines and best practices will no longer be tolerated," he added.
He noted that ALTON's members continue to record cases of sites closures in many states in an attempt to force service providers to pay local taxes and levies.
He said some of these levies and taxes are multiple in nature because most of them are only aimed toward telecom operators.
He said, "We are considering very carefully the situation of site closure and harassment of our members in some of those states and we may begin anytime soon to have them feel the impact of their actions on telecom operators if they do not desist from deliberate disruption of our operations."
He said ALTON will serve the necessary warnings and if such practices continue: "we are then faced with two options: first is to pay the charges by such state government, and to increase the tariff chargeable for calls originating and terminating from networks in such states: With all the attendant service delivery issues.
"Where such actions on the part of government continue: we shall then advise all our members, after due consultation with relevant authorities, because of the security and economic implications, to shut down the entire network in such state for one full day as a final warning to such state or local government area. Enough is enough."
He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to place a presidential declaration on "telecom Infrastructure as Critical National Security and Economic Infrastructure" as provided by the cybercrime law of 2015.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Not only is she upset that Linda described her as 'stunning'... She's particularly upset with comments that followed.
She sent Linda a mail which she wanted her to share with readers. But somewhere along the line, she educated Linda and her readers on Newton's Law.
Read her Mail Below:
Hi Linda, I hope you're well. I saw your blog post about my picture and although I am flattered that you think I'm stunning, I find the comments rather offensive. The comments could be classified under two categories: either made by perverts or made by people who used the opportunity to disregard my father's marital affairs. I am aware that you cannot control your viewer's opinions, but you violated My right of privacy by putting up pictures of me on your blog, when you don't even know me personally.
There is more to a person than meets the eye. By putting up my pictures and describing me as "pretty" and "stunning", you are judging me based on my physical appearances. Truth is, this is exactly what is wrong with the world. We reduce people and describe them using shallow and physical adjectives. For the commenter who insisted that I was only pretty with make up on, we live in a world full of Nigerians who spend hundreds, and even thousands on Brazilian and Indian wigs, bleaching creams and fake nails. And you are looking down on me because I am wearing make up?
And, in case you do speak to your commenters, please tell them that I am not married for "royal ties". And yes, I am older than my father's last wife, but why should that be anybody 's business? To the ignorant commenter who shamed my father for marrying a young wife: My father is a Muslim and his marriage is legal before Islamic Law (look up Prophet Muhammad S.A.W 's marriage to Nana Aisha). If The Almighty God permits his marriage, who are you to condemn it? Why should he please you, the creation, when he can please The Creator?
Going forward, I will appreciate it if you would be as kind as to remove my pictures from your blog so as to stop similarly insulting comments.
But do feel free to post this email on your blog because a lot of ignorant people that read your blog need an educated response."For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction".
- Khadija Yusra Muhammad Sanusi II.
Taking into consideration her final quote that says; "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction".
She just taught both Linda and her readers Newton's third Law of Motion.