BREAKING: NCC Approved Unified USSD Codes for all mobile networks in Nigeria
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved unified USSD codes for all mobile networks in Nigeria. The harmonized shortcodes (HSC) will work across all mobile networks in the country.
This means all mobile network services will be using the same customer care number, the same code for checking data balances, the same code for credit recharge, etc.
The code 996, is now for verification of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration/NIN-SIM linkage.
The Code 2442, is retained for Do-Not-Disturb (DND) unsolicited messaging complaint management.
The common Code 3232, is also retained for porting services, otherwise called Mobile Number Portability.
The old and new harmonised short codes will run concurrently up till May 17 2023, when all networks are expected to have fully migrated to full implementation of the new codes.
Unified USSD codes for all mobile networks in Nigeria:
⏺️ Call Centre: 300
⏺️ Borrow Services: *303#
⏺️ Stop Service: *305#
⏺️ Check Balance: *310#
⏺️ Credit Recharge: *311#
⏺️ Data Plan: *312#
⏺️ Data plan balance: *323#
⏺️ Share Services: *321#
⏺️ DND: 2442
⏺️ Porting services: 3232
⏺️ NIN Verification and NIN-SIM Linkage: *996#
Bobrisky Sleeps with Me Every Night, I Left Because I Can’t Cope With His Demands – Former PA, Oye Kyme
Oye Kyme, an Ivoirian influencer and former personal assistant to Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky, has revealed new details about their previous relationship.
She claimed on Instagram that the celebrity crossdresser used to sleep with her every night when she lived with him.
Bobrisky adopted Oye as his daughter in 2021, but they split up a few months later after the Ivoirian complained that she couldn’t keep up with his demands.
She posted an old video of them together in which Bobrisky revealed to fans that she was his daughter
But Oye Kyme criticized the daughter-mother relationship as a ploy, criticizing the socialite for exhaustingly sleeping with her on a daily basis.
This comes months after Kyme revealed that she has given her life to Christ and wishes people to respect her choice.
She made the announcement during an Instagram live session. However, fans lambasted her over the things she has done with Bobrisky and other men, but she replied that she should not be judged by her past mistakes.
Oye said she never claimed to be perfect or a virgin and the fact that she has decided to turn a new leaf should earn her praises not criticism.
She said she is the only person who knows what she experienced that made her decide to accept Jesus Christ into her life.
The brand influencer who said it is never too late to change for the better, noted that none of the people judging her are superior beings.
Return Nigeria to republican constitution, NADECO writes Tinubu
The National Democratic Coalition has written a letter to President Bola Tinubu, seeking Nigeria’s return to the republican constitution.
In the letter signed by its spokesperson, Ayo Opadokun, the pro-democracy group noted that the 1963 republican constitution ensures true federalism and guarantees peaceful co-existence among regions and tiers of government in the country.
“NADECO is gratified that one of its most prominent leaders, who, in fact, contributed significantly to the titanic democratic struggle and campaign that the organisation had to embark upon on behalf of Nigerians to restore democracy to Nigeria, has, by divine destiny, become the elected President of the country of our birth.
“We like to remind you of the most important demand of our common and just struggle, which was centred on the imperative necessity to return Nigeria to a federal constitutional governance upon which we secured our independence.
“Nigeria remains a country, not a nation to date, because the military had without Nigerians democratic approval truncated, illegally suspended, abrogated and replaced our negotiated independent constitution and replaced it with unitary constitution to date.
“The deceptively choreographed, 1979 and 1999 constitutions which preserved all the grave damages which successive military governments have forcefully imposed upon Nigeria remain the bane of Nigeria’s backwardness, stunted growth and unacceptable level of poverty.
“NADECO is more than convinced that a return to the independence/republican constitution will restore responsive and responsible government in the minimum as we grapple with the business of reconstructing our country.’’
Mobile subscriptions shrink by three million
Nigeria’s mobile subscriptions shrank by 3.49 million mobile subscriptions in the last three months, leaving a dent in the country’s march toward mobile inclusion for all.
Since mobile subscriptions hit an all-time high of 226.84 million in February of this year, it has been on a steady decline.
It first fell to 225.82 million in March, before slumping further to 223.34 million, according to new industry data from the Nigerian Communications Commission. This is also the first time since June 2021 that mobile subscriptions have fallen consistently.
In 2020 and 2021, a Federal Government policy to link SIMs to National Identification Numbers affected the mobile industry and caused a steep decline in mobile subscriptions. Since then, subscriptions have improved, and risen to record highs.
MTN Nigeria is the only telecommunication firm to have lost mobile subscriptions in the period under review, losing 4.03 million (from 92.71 million to 88.68 million), while retaining its spot as the largest mobile network operator in the country.
Other telcos had better fortunes, with Globacom marginally growing by 172,867 from 60.76 million to 60.93 million; Airtel added 31,705 new subscriptions and grew from 60.30 million to 60.33 million; and 9mobile witnessed the largest growth, adding 330,003 new subscriptions to hit 13.40 million from 13.07 million in the period under review.
Within the three months, teledensity (the number of active telephone connections per one hundred (100) inhabitants living within an area) fell to 117.17 per cent in April from 119.01 per cent in February.
In MTN’s first quarter report, MTN Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola, noted that global macroeconomic factors, inflation, and cash shortages, among others, were affecting its consumers.
He said, “We continued to experience headwinds in our operating environment in the first quarter of 2023. The impacts of the ongoing global macroeconomic and geopolitical developments on energy, food, and general inflation were exacerbated locally by petrol and cash shortages experienced during the period. This placed additional pressure on economic activity, consumers, and businesses.”
Nigeria’s mobile population is the largest in Africa and the prior steady growth in the number of mobile subscriptions had been attributed to increased productivity and efficiency in other sectors
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