GSM

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 28th, 2013
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“It [is] beautiful and simple as all truly great swindles are”. O. Henry, 1862-1910; slightly modified. (VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS p 239). Nigerian GSM network owners are swindling Nigerians and smiling all the way to the banks – whose ATM machines also rob depositors mercilessly. If the government...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 22nd, 2012
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NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA is a woman who speaks her mind. Just over a year into her second stint as Nigeria’s finance minister, she has written a new book that she describes as a road map for low-income oil-exporting countries and poor countries committed to reform. If she really does have an effective roa...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
May 24th, 2012
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In our series of viewpoints from African journalists, writer Sola Odunfa considers the difficulty of making a phone call in Nigeria. If you must make a call to anybody’s mobile phone in Nigeria, you need to be understanding and patient – it can be a very frustrating and annoying experienc...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 9th, 2012
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I was one of those people who fought against President Obasanjo De-regulation of the communication and phone industry and I was really angry and hurt on the hardship it was going to cause the common man in Nigeria in year 2001/2002. I protested, I wrote articles in 2001 and 2002 against it. My articl...
By benim
In News
Nov 17th, 2010
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From penis-stealing and ‘killer’ GSM calls in Lagos, to the mindless exorcism of ‘child-witches’ in Akwa-Ibom, to the bone-strewn forest shrines of Okija, to the stories of Abacha’s and Turai Yar’Adua’s armies of imported marabouts, to the principalities-and-powers fixation of much of contemporary pe...