NCC Urges Network Subscribers To Use Short Code 2442 To End Unsolicited Messages
Telecommunications network subscribers can use the short code 2442 to end unsolicited messages by the Value Added Services (VAS) and network providers, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The Zonal Controller, NCC, Enugu, Ogbonnaya Ugama, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Enugu.
Ugama noted that most often, the VAS providers and network forcefully send unsolicited messages and marketing calls to its customers which they did not request.
He described the provision of the shortcode by the NCC as “protection of the right of the consumers” to choose freely, the services they desire.
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“To stop unsolicited messages, use our do not disturb code of 2442 by typing ‘STOP’ and sending to 2442, to stop all unsolicited messages, or send ‘HELP’ to the same code and follow the prompts to choose the options of the types of messages you want to receive.
“You can also send ‘STATUS’ to 2442 to see if your choices have been implemented”, Ugama advised.
The zonal controller also advised Nigerians to use the 112 toll-free line provided by the commission in any event of an emergency.
He said the number was easy to remember and toll-free to reach any first responders they want to call.
“You can use the number to call the Police, Road Safety, Fire Service, Ambulance and health authorities,” he said.
On SIM card porting, the zonal controller said with it, consumers could easily move from one network to another and still retain the phone number they were using. (NAN)
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BREAKING:Nigeria Air Launch A Fraud – Reps
The House of Representatives on Monday faulted the purported launch of Nigeria Air in the last days of the administration of former President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The Chairman of the House Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji, declared the launch of Nigeria Air a fraud after the major stakeholders in the deal between the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines denied knowledge of the launch.
The Ministry of Aviation claimed Nigeria Air was only unveiled and not launched, which the committee dismissed as an attempt to divert the lawmakers’ attention.
Members of the committee were shocked when NAMA disclosed that the aircraft bearing Nigerian colours was on a chartered flight to Nigeria.
Other stakeholders who confirmed the disclosure noted that a chartered flight could be painted in any colour and with any inscriptions.
BREAKING: CBN Speaks On Devaluation Of Naira To N630/$1
The Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) on Thursday denied devaluing the naira .
This clarification came from the
Acting Director, Corporate Communication, Dr. Isa AbdulMumin, in a statement titled, “CBN Has Not Devalued the Naira”.
He said: “The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been drawn to a news report… titled “CBN Devalues Naira To 630/31”.
“We wish to state categorically that this news report, which in the imagination of the newspaper is exclusive, is replete with outright FALSEHOODS and destabilizing innuendos, reflecting potentially willful ignorance of the said medium as to the workings of the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the exchange rate at the Investors’ & Exporters’ (I&E) window traded this moming (June 1, 2023) at N465/US$1 and has been stable around this rate for a while.”
The bank advised the public to ignore the news report in its entirety, saying it’s speculative and calculated at causing panic in the market.
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BREAKING: After Subsidy Removal, NNPC Increases Petrol Price To Over N500
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) on Wednesday adjusted the pump price of petrol by over 100% to between N488 and N557.
The development followed the announcement by President Bola Tinubu during his inaugural address on Monday that fuel subsidy was ‘gone’.
However, it was learnt that the president will meet with organised labour from 2pm Thursday (today) afternoon.
The prices have now been adjusted upward from between N189 to N194 to N537 per litre in Abuja and other North-central States.
For Lagos and other South-west states, a litre of fuel now sells for between N488 and N500 per litre.
In the South-east, the price will range from N515 to N520, while in the North-west, the price of the product was raised to N540. In the North-east, it moved from N199 to N557 per litre.
For the South-south, it is now from N511 to N525 per litre. Nigeria’s subsidy budget of N3.6 trillion for this year, expires in June, 2023.
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