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” No Security Breach” Says Access Bank, Assures Customers Of Safety Of Funds, Data




Following the reaction of Nigerians to a viral video of a hacker Ihebuzo Chris who alleged that he was in possession of data such as BVNs, and Account Numbers, of customers banking with Access Bank, the bank has reached out to assure it’s customers of the security of their accounts stating that ‘there is no security breach with customers banking details’.

Contrary to the claims of the supposed hacker, Access bank in a statement said,

“ Your safety is our priority and we will never disclose any information that will result in loss of your funds.”
it stated that the bank is working with appropriate authorities to bring the perpetrator to book.

“ Please note that our customers financial security is a top priority, we will never disclose any information that will jeopardise the safety of your account”, the bank further affirmed. ”

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itel P37: First Impressions and Unboxing




You know of itel P36, don’t you? But have you heard of itel P37, itel’s latest big battery smartphone? The tagline of the phone, ‘Play With Power’ got me. So, I kept thinking… does this smartphone really live up to its tagline? Its promises of endless fun and play for someone young, vibrant, and on the go like you and me? Well, this article is a review of the device and my unfiltered opinion of it.

Without further ado, let’s unbox the itel P37 together!

Device Specifications

6.5” HD+ Waterdrop FullScreen Display
2GB RAM, 32GB ROM + AI Gallery
5000mAh Battery + Upgraded AI Power Master
Android ™10(Go edition)
SC7731E Quad-Core 1.3GHz
8MP+VGA AF Rear Camera + 5MP FF Camera
Face Unlock + Fingerprint Sensor
What’s In The Box?

The itel P37 comes in a red, compact box with Olamide’s, itel’s brand ambassador, image on it and his signature. The box looks very appealing and quite premium from all angles.

Unsealing and opening the box shows the itel P37 with a nylon cover showing you the key specifications of the smartphone. It comes with a 6.5” HD+ FullScreen Waterdrop Display and 2.5D design that’s absolutely stunning, and runs on Android ™10(Go edition). Honestly, the phone looks good on the outside. My itel P37 is in a gradient purple colour which itel says is inspired by the art of light and shadow. They got this right.

The phone comes with a 1600*720 resolution, 84% colour gamut, and a 90% screen to body ratio which makes the display brighter, sharper, and more visually appealing.

Inside the box are the accessories packed with the phone- earphones, a USB cable, charger head, and a protective phone case.

At the back, the itel P37 has an 8MP AI dual rear camera with multiple photography modes like Face Beauty 4.0, HDR, smile shot, AI stickers, and dark light mode. The phone also comes with itel Selfie 4.0- an AI algorithm that gives me a smarter selfie experience. For a smartphone like this, the camera is quite outstanding in dark environments.

For storage, itel P37 has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and an AI Gallery while the itel P37 Pro has 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM version (I’m eagerly waiting for the Pro). With this, the smartphone can run up to 12 apps without hanging, and can store up to 13,000 photos, 9,000 short videos, 300 TV episodes, and like 100 movies. A major plus for itel. The gaming experience on the phone is also much smoother compared to its predecessor, the itel P36. Hmm… itel seems to have made the itel P37 better from battery, to memory and display.

The smartphone is equipped with a lithium polymer inbuilt 5000mAh battery that has been upgraded with a new and revamped AI Power Master. So far, this seems to work as I use the phone for long periods without charging- it lasts 10% longer than the itel P36. itel also added a safe charging feature that turns on automatically when I plug in the phone as extra protection. Oh, boy, itel didn’t scrimp on this device.

For extra security, itel P37 has face unlock and a multi-functional fingerprint sensor. itel added an extra surprise to this phone that I didn’t see coming- a flip mute feature. itel P37 goes silent when you flip it over. And then with a three-finger swipe on my phone screen, I take screenshots easily. How cool is this? Whatever itel has been drinking these days is working for them.

Its colours are also very fashionable- dark blue, gradient blue, and gradient purple are just the colours you need to brighten up your outfit or day.

itel P37 First Impressions

For a device with a N38,000 price tag, the itel P37 is good money spent. It is one of the most beautiful and powerful entry-level devices I’ve ever used, and I recommend this device to anyone who wants a big battery smartphone for endless fun and play. The smartphone definitely lives up to its ‘Play With Power’ tagline, and would give you value for your money. The itel P37 is available in online and phone retail stores for purchase. You can get yours and let me know what you think of it.

By the way, it is also possible for you to win the itel P37, itel TV, headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and other itel accessories in itel’s ongoing promos. So, if you don’t want to purchase the device but would like to get one for free, itel has so many contests for you to join on socials.

Unbox With Olamide Contest On Vskit

This contest is actually quite easy. To get a brand-new itel P37, itel says you should unbox anything you love on the Vskit app using #UnboxWithOlamide to get it. The Vskit app can be downloaded on your favourite app store.

iFamily With My Family Contest on Facebook and Instagram

OK. So, all itel wants you to do here is upload a picture of you and your family with an itel product, post it on Facebook or Instagram using #iFamilyWithMyFamily and itel TVs, P37 smartphones, and other itel Family products could be yours.

Then, there’s the Play With Power Challenge.

Do you love football or having fun in general? This contest needs your entry! All you need to do is join the hashtag #PlayWithPower on the Vskit app, shoot a video of you kicking a ball, and wait for itel to announce the winners.

Easy peasy, right?

Just check out @itelnigeria on socials to get started.

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NCC To Balance Competition, Disruptive Technologies, For Sustainable Telecoms Growth




The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it was keen on balancing healthy competition with entry of disruptive technologies to ensure sustainable telecoms industry growth and development in Nigeria.
The NCC’s Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this in a statement signed by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, the commission’s Director, Public Affairs, and made available to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.
The statement said that Danbatta expressed the desire when a delegation from SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportations services company, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.
The commission’s Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Mr Ubale Maska, represented Danbatta.
The EVC said that the commission would work on necessary modalities to ensure that it balanced the need for healthy competition as regards new technologies to protect all industry stakeholders.
He said, “as the regulator of a highly dynamic sector in Nigeria, the commission is conscious of the need to ensure that our regulatory actions are anchored on national interest.
“We have listened to your presentation and we will review it vis-à-vis our regulatory direction of ensuring effective and a sustainable telecoms ecosystem where a licencee’s operational model does not dampen healthy competition among other licencees.”
He further stated that the commission was interested in making necessary regulatory efforts to drive the coverage of rural, unserved and underserved areas of the country.
He said that it would be done through the accomplishments of the lofty targets contained in the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP), 2020-2025.
He noted that the plan’s target of 70 per cent broadband penetration target, covering 90 per cent of the population by 2025, was also in line with government expectations in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), 2010-2030.
According to him, Section 70 (2) of the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA), 2003, empowers the Commission to regulate the provision and use of all satellite communications services and networks.

According to him, the regulation is in whole or in part within Nigeria or on a ship or aircraft registered in Nigeria.
“This is for the purpose of ensuring a well-developed and organised satellite communications market with appropriate legal framework that meets international best practices.
“It encourages innovation, promotes competition and guarantees public safety in the rendering of commercial satellite services.”
The SpaceX’s Starlink Market Access Director for Africa, Mr Ryan Goodnight, and the company’s consultant, Mr Levin Born, provided an overview of its plans, expectations, licencing requests and deployment phases during the meeting.
They disclosed that SpaceX was in the process of launching a low-earth orbiting (LOE) constellation of satellites to provide low latency, high bandwidths Internet to all corners of the globe and.
They had also identified Nigeria as a critical market.
“SpaceX has been in discussion with NCC virtually over the past several months to begin the process of pursuing all necessary licences to bring Starlink, its satellite-based broadband services, to Nigeria.
“Having made substantial progress in the discussion, the commission granted SpaceX’s request for a face-to-face discussion to gain better insights on the prospects of their proposal.’’

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China’s Internet Users Reach 900 million, Live-Streaming E-commerce Boosting Consumption




Report By Wan Lin

The number of people using the internet in China reached 900 million as of March, 2020, an increase of 75 million from the end of 2018. Around 710 million Chinese people shopped online in 2019, and 37 percent of them were live-streaming shoppers, according to a report published on Tuesday by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on internet development in China.

With 900 million internet users, China now ranks first in the world, followed by India with 560 million and the US with 313 million, according to Internet World Stats.

China’s internet penetration rate has reached 64.5 percent, up 4.9 percent from 2018. More than 99 percent of users surf the internet via mobile phones, the report said.

Qin An, head of the Beijing-based Institute of China Cyberspace Strategy, attributed the growth of China’s internet usage to the widespread popularity of smartphones and development of the internet industry in the country.

Qin also noted that online applications play an increasingly important role in people’s everyday lives.

Short videos, livestreams, ecommerce, online payments and other applications have reduced the threshold of internet use and enriched people’s entertainment, said Zeng Yu, director of CNNIC.

As of March, 2020, 710 million people shopped online, an increase of 100 million compared to 2018. The transaction volume reached 10.63 trillion yuan ($1.5trillion), up 16.5 percent year on year, leading the world’s largest digital consumer market for seven consecutive years.

Among all online shoppers, about 265 million shop through watching live broadcasting on ecommerce platforms, accounting for 47 percent of livestreaming users.

Livestreaming ecommerce has become a new driver for China’s online consumption by activating users’ perceptual consumption and making real-time interaction to improve users’ experience and stimulate their desire to purchase, said the report.

The report also presents the income structure of Chinese internet users.

About 72 percent of internet users in China (about 650 million people) have a monthly income of around 5,000 yuan ($715). Meanwhile, 33 percent have an income ranging from 2001 yuan ($285) to 5000 yuan, and 21 percent earn less than 1,000 yuan ($140) every month, according to the report.

CNNIC said that they conducted the survey via phone interviews with respondents selected among residents aged six or above who have used the internet in the past six months in the Chinese mainland.

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