9mobile Upgrades Offerings on MiFi

9mobile upgrade offerings on MiFi, Router devices
One of the country’s  telecommunication companies, 9mobile, has upgraded its MiFi and Router offerings .
At the virtual unveiling of the offer,Chief Commercial Officer, 9mobile, Stjepan Udovicic, explained that it demonstrated 9mobile`s commitment to boosting individuals and businesses with affordable data connectivity.
“Customers can now get up to 380GB for N60,000, plus a free router device valid for one year and up to 200GB at N36,000, plus a free MiFi device also valid for one year. “MiFi devices can be connected to a cellular network to provide internet services for up to ten devices, while routers can be connected to a cellular network to provide internet services for up to 30 devices.
“We are committed to providing affordable offerings, especially as COVID-19 has altered the world of work. “Nowadays, more people are working remotely as they need affordable data to deliver their tasks and stay connected online with colleagues and business associates. “Our refreshed MiFi and Router offers will see our customers enjoying more for less.
 “For instance, a customer gets a 20GB instant sign-up data bonus and additional 15GB data every month for 12 months, plus a free MiFi device at N36,000.”
“Also, customers will get 30GB instant sign-up data bonuses and additional 20GB every month for 12 months, plus a free Router device,’’ he said. Udovicic added that the MiFi and Router devices also came with other variant data offers.
 UBA Introduces Mobile Banking App for 20 African Countries

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has  launched a new mobile banking for Nigeria and 19 other African countries.
The bank said the  app is loaded with security features to protect all financial transactions on the bank’s platform and  focused around customer experience, based on the feedback received from customers.
The Head, SME Banking at UBA, Mr. Sampson Aneke, who spoke at an online presentation of the app,explained that  it  was all about re-imagining banking operations across the 20 African countries, while distancing itself from any form of competition.
According to him:“The app comes with a lot of features that are engaging to customers and have made banking transactions a lot more easier, while addressing customer’s needs, through inbuilt emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI).The app is interactive with lifestyle services and gives customers the opportunity to make choice of transactions and services.”
He stated some of the features of the app to include transfer of money from UBA to other UBA branches and to other banks; send money from mobile phones to beneficiaries and to self for cardless withdrawal, personal financial management, card control and transfer of money to virtual wallets.
He said for the card control, the customer could set parameters through which the debit card can be transacted on Automated Teller Machine (ATM), Point of Sales (PoS) terminals, web, among others, in order to protect the card from unauthorised handling and use.
Speaking, Chief Information Officer at UBA, Mr. Onyebuchi Akosa, said the app was designed with multiple-factor authentication security features, which makes it extremely difficult to hack.
He advised customers not to reveal  personal information to third party, in order to keep the line of transaction fully protected on the part of the customer.
“With the multiple-factor authentication security features, the app uses secured codes, which will be sent to all account holders, to verify and authorise any financial transactions before payments are made,” Akosa said.
He explained that activation of each security features on the app, would depend on the policy regulation of countries where UBA currently operates.
Chief Digital Officer at UBA. Mr. Kayode Ishola, said the app would offer unique digital baking experience to customers across the Banks’s 20 African operations.
“Mobile technology is our strategy in UBA and we have devoted a lot to ensure that we are able to deliver banking services using mobile devices that are connected with mobile technologies.
“Mobile phone penetration is on the rise in Africa, and UBA is leveraging the mobile phone growth to provide unique mobile banking services for all its customers,” Ishola said.
He added that the app was designed as multilingual and multi-currency app to address the needs of all categories of UBA customers, irrespective of their education and tribe, be it Individual customers, SME customers or corporate customers.
NITDA  Commences Specialised Digital Literacy For States

NITDA kicks-off specialised digital literacy, skills programme for States

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commenced Digital Literacy and Skills Programme  in pursuit of strengthening digital strategy in the country.

The agency said  the  programme is aimed at equipping Nigerian youths with the necessary digital literacy skills that can facilitate Nigeria’s transition from commodity to the digital economy. It is also aimed at training about 540 youths from each state of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja


The Director-General of the NITDA, Mallam Abdullahi Inuwa explained that  the programme is in line Digital Literacy and Skills pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a digital Nigeria.

“It is expected that about 20,000 Nigerians will benefit from the programme. Registration for the first phase of the programme commences on Monday 8th March 2021. The beneficiary states for the first phase are Gombe, Kano, Lagos and Rivers States. The schedule for the subsequent phases will be advertised in due course. “Specific areas of focus for the programme include IT Management of Productivity Tools understanding Digital Marketing and Basics of Content Creation; and entrepreneurial Skills including Basics of Career Development.”