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Subscribers Commend Glo Talkmore

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 Globacom has been lauded by subscribers for crashing call rates to 30 kobo per second on its Talkmore package.
Mr. Eugene Eboka, who runs a manufacturing concern in Lagos, while on a business visit to the Lagos Regional Office of Globacom, said his business has received a major boost since he upgraded to Glo Talkmore, as it allows him to make more calls to his clients. He said the crashing of call rate to 30 kobo per second meets the yearnings of a majority of Nigerians going by the volume of calls that they make on daily basis.
 “If you are an entrepreneur like me, who makes many calls in the course of overseeing my business, then you will appreciate the benefits of being on the Talkmore platform, which has enabled me  to maximise my investment”, Eboka stated.
In the same vein, Andrew Onwumere, a student of one of the tertiary institutions in Lagos, said he has been enjoying the benefits of savings offered by Glo Talkmore, since it was introduced.
 “I never knew I could save so much on calls until I read about the offer. I immediately activated it on my line and have been able to make more calls for the same amount of money that I used to spend before now.”
Alhaji Shehu Ahmed who deals in foreign exchange at Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano also expressed delight at the introduction of Talkmore by Globacom. He was full of praises for Globacom for the heavy reduction in call tariff for subscribers. He said the savings from the Talkmore package has had a positive effect on his business as it has helped him make considerable savings while at the same time enabling him to reach more customers than before.
For Tawa Bakare, an Abuja based trader, however, it was her son who brought home the good news a few weeks ago and activated it on her line.
 “Since then, I have noticed that my credit does not burn out so quickly any more. I am able to call more people and I have also got my friends to sign on to the package so that we can all enjoy the benefits (of Talkmore)".
Glo Talkmore, which was introduced last December, gives Glo subscribers the opportunity to make Glo-to-Glo calls at the rate of 30 kobo per second and a maximum of N18 per minute. Similarly, Glo subscribers pay 60 kobo per second and a maximum of N36 per minute for calls to other networks. The package is available to existing and new Globacom prepaid subscribers.
Buoyed by the positive testimonies by users, Globacom, in a press statement, conveyed its appreciation to Nigerian for keeping faith with the Glo brand over the years.
Describing the package as a subscriber-win-all, Mr. Mohamed Jameel, Globacom’s Group chief operating officer, said he was quite happy Glo Talkmore achieved its objective of giving subscribers the freedom to make more calls to their friends and family across the country.
 “We are encouraged by the fact that Nigerians appreciate this gesture from Globacom and the value that Glo adds to their lives and businesses”.
He disclosed that the platform, in recent times, has witnessed an upsurge in the number of subscribers signing on to it, which is indicative of the tangible benefits derivable from the package.
Jameel, who described Talkmore as a reward for subscribers’ loyalty, said the company appreciates the contribution of Nigerians in building the Glo network through their patronage and has designed a number of products, based on consumer insight, to demonstrate its commitment to offering Nigerians the best quality of service in telephony.
 “Though the cost of operation has continued to rise in this environment, we feel compelled to give our subscribers more value for money at an affordable cost,” Jameel said.
To migrate to the Talkmore platform, all a subscriber needs to do is dial the code *100*1*2#, press SEND or the green button on the phone and then begin to enjoy the world of the lowest call rates across Nigeria.

 


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Police Suspends eMotor Registry Enforcement Following Outcries

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Kayode Egbetokun, inspector general of police, has announced the suspension of the the enforcement of electronic central motor registry registration otherwise e-CMR for vehicle owners in the country.

Police Suspends eMotor Registry Enforcement Following Outcries

Muyiwa Adejobi, force spokesperson, had on Saturday said the IG ordered that the enforcement of the e-CMR should commence on July 29.

The enforcement order sparked an outcry from Nigerians, who accused the police of creating an opportunity to extort vehicle owners.

John Aikpokpo-Martins, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Public Interest and Development Law, said the directive by Egbetokun to begin enforcing the digitised Central Motor Registry was a blatant disregard for the rule of law.

But in a statement on Sunday, Adejobi announced that the IG has suspended the enforcement of the e-CMR.

He added that there was the need to sensitise the citizens on the initiative, which he said was designed to secure vehicles.

He said, “Following the reconfiguration and commencement of the electronic central motor registry registration process the Police have deemed it necessary to highlight the benefits and effectiveness of the e-CMR initiative which is designed to ensure the safety and security of all types of vehicles including motorcycles by collating data imputed into the system by vehicle owners and acting on such to flag the vehicles if reported stolen.

“The e-CMR will provide a firsthand database to the Force for curbing vehicular crimes as dedicated officers can access real-time comprehensive data of every vehicle on their tablets.

“Similarly, the e-CMR will prevent multiple registrations of vehicles and serve as a database to collate biometric and other data of vehicle owners and individuals, adding value to the national database and incident report portal generated from other Ministries, Departments and Agencies towards general security.”

Adejobi denied that the e-CMR was a revenue-generating platform.

He said, “Furthermore, contrary to news making the rounds and insinuations about the e-CMR, the NPF wishes to state categorically that the e-CMR is not a revenue-generating platform but an initiative to digitalize policing for effectiveness and general safety of lives and property of Nigeria residents. “

Adejobi said the IG ordered the immediate suspension he had earlier given.

He stated, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has ordered an immediate suspension of the proposed enforcement of the e-CMR initially scheduled to commence on the 29th of July, 2024. This is to give ample opportunity for mass enlightenment and education of all citizens and residents on the process, benefits and effectiveness in solving the challenge of vehicle-related crimes, and protection of individual and corporate vehicle ownership.”

Adejobi sought the understanding of the citizens and key into the initiative.


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Osagie Okunbor, Shell Nigeria MD Honoured for Exemplary Leadership

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Osagie Okunbor, managing director, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, and country chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, has been recognised for his “Invaluable contributions to the  Nigerian energy sector and his service to humanity.”

Osagie Okunbor, Shell Nigeria MD Honoured for Exemplary Leadership

Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, and Director, Heritage for Life Foundation, Tunde Lemo (left), presenting the Foundation’s  Award for Exemplary Leadership and Service to Humanity to the Managing Director, Shell Petroleum Development Company and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, at a ceremony in Lagos on Thursday.

Osagie received the Award for Exemplary Leadership and Service to Humanity from a Lagos-based NGO, Heritage for Life Foundation, at a ceremony held in Lagos.

Tunde Lemo, director of the Foundation, and former deputy governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), handed out the award which he said was instituted to promote “moral qualities and attitudes pivotal to the growth of a stable and functional society” by recognising individuals who exbibit the virtues.

An elated Okunbor said: “I’m pleased at this recognition which calls for greater commitment to the highest standards of leadership and service to humanity. With the support of my colleagues and other stakeholders, I hope to continue to  contribute to the development of our country.”

The award from the foundation was the second bestowed on the longest serving Country Chair of Shell companies in Nigeria in the past month.

At the 60th anniversary of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Okunbor was conferred with the Diamond Ambassador of Brand Nigeria as part of NIPR’s Diamond Jubilee National Awards.

Presenting the award, Dr. Ike Neliaku, president and chairman of Council, NIPR noted that Okunbor earned the award having demonstrated exceptional leadership as Chairman of the largest energy company in Nigeria that had made significant contributions to the socio-economic development of Nigeria in more than seven decades.

Okunbor’s contributions to the energy sector are the highlights of a career in Shell which has seen him serve in Nigeria, the UK, Brunei and the Netherlands before his appointment as Managing Director, SPDC and Country Chair in 2015.

In May, the executive council of the Nigerian Gas Association recognised Okunbor for “outstanding contributions towards the advancement of Nigeria’s gas sector.”

 

 

 

 

 


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NNPC Cuts Investment In Dangote Refinery From 20 Percent to 7.2 Percent 

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Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has reduced its investment in the Dangote Refinery from 20 per cent to 7.2 per cent, according to Aliko Dangote, chief executive officer, Dangote Refinery.

NNPC Cuts Investment In Dangote Refinery From 20 Percent to 7.2 Percent 

Aliko Dangote

Dangote, who made this known in Lagos on Sunday and the NNPC confirmed the development, saying it assessed its investment portfolio to align with its goals.

“NNPC no longer owns a 20 per cent stake in the Dangote refinery. They were met to pay their balance in June, but have yet to fulfil the obligations. Now, they only own a 7.2% stake in the refinery,” Dangote said.

In September 2021, NNPC had acquired a 20 per cent stake in the Dangote Refinery for $2.76 billion.

NNPC had initially financed the 20 per cent stake through a $1.036 billion funding from Lekki Refinery Funding Limited, of which $1 billion was paid to Dangote Refinery and $36 million was for transaction costs.

The remaining $1.76 billion was to be paid through a combination of a $2.5/barrel discount on 300,000 barrels per day of crude oil supplied to the refinery, and 100 per cent of NNPC’s portion of any dividends declared by the refinery.

Reacting to the statement by Dangote, the NNPC in a press release on Sunday evening, said the company “made a commercial decision to cap our investment at the amount already paid.”

“Several months ago, we made a commercial decision to cap our investment at the amount already paid. This decision was taken by NNPC Ltd and has no impact on our business.

“NNPC Limited periodically assesses its investment portfolio to ensure alignment with the company’s strategic goals.

“The decision to cap its equity participation at the paid-up sum was made and communicated to Dangote Refinery several months ago,” Olufemi Soneye, spokesman, NNPC, said in a statement on Sunday evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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