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NCC Collaborates With CBN To Checkmate Mobile Banking Fraud

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NCC Collaborates With CBN To Checkmate Mobile Banking Fraud

The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) on Thursday said it was partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sensitise customers on mobile money banking fraudsters.

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC made this known at the Consumer Conversation Forum held in Minna.

The forum was the fifth Consumer Conversation Forum organised by the commission within the North Central geopolitical zone.

Danbatta, who was represented by the Zonal Operations of NCC, Ms Helen Obi said it was important for the bank to talk to other banks to sensitise their customers on the issue.

According to the NCC boss, the sensitization is not to allow customers fall prey to fraudulent banking activities, especially as it regards to the disclosure of their Bank Verification Number (BVN).

“We entered a Memorandum of Understanding with the CBN to try and sort out the challenge customers are having with mobile money banking, especially with BVN.

“The reason for the MOU is to enlighten them to ignore deceitful or fraudulent message if sent to their mobile phones,’’ he said.

Danbatta said that the Consumer Conversation Forum was aimed at protecting, educating and empowering telecom consumers to know their rights as they played a strategic role in ensuring sustainable growth and development in the telecom sector.

He said that the commission was not leaving any stone unturned in ensuring that consumers got satisfaction from the services rendered by their telecom operators.

He debunked insinuations that the telecom masts transmit hazardous radiation as widely believed, saying `it is wrong’’.

“The antenna is positioned far away from human reach, therefore doesn’t pose any risk to human life.

“The commission has put in place guidelines that regulate the installation of telecom masts as well as consideration of environmental factors.

“Empowering the consumer is one of the commission’s driving forces for the year having declared it as the Year of the Telecom Consumer,” he said

He urged consumers to take advantage of sending “STOP” to the 2442 code to stop all unsolicited text messages, or “HELP” to the same code to be availed with options of interest.

He called on consumers to make their complaints to the commission via its toll-free line -622 if they were not satisfied with services from their telecom operators.

One of the participants, Mr Abdulahi Musa, the Desk Officer, Abdulsalami Youth Centre, Minna said that the forum was an opportunity for consumers to discuss the problems they encountered in their networks.

Musa said that the forum was a welcome development, adding that NCC should ensure that it was taken to every zone in the country.

Another participant, Mr Ahmed Bello said that NCC should ensure that all problems discussed in the forum were given adequate attention.

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Ayo Edebiri Says She Left The Church Because Of Her LGBTQ Friends

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Ayo Edebiri, a Nigerian-American actress, recently shared why she left the Pentecostal church she grew up in.

Edebiri, who won awards for her acting, said her beliefs changed a lot after moving to New York. Raised in a strict religious household by Nigerian immigrant parents, she attended a Pentecostal church with her mom.

The church had strict rules about clothing, not allowing jewellery, revealing clothing, or anything form-fitting. She also found the church’s teachings about the second coming of Jesus to be very anxiety-provoking. One of the things that most bothered her was the idea that her friends who were gay or Muslim wouldn’t go to heaven.

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Timini Egbuson Is The Highest Grossing Nollywood Actor For 2023

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Film distribution and production company FilmOne, after crunching the numbers, has crowned Timini Egbuson as Nollywood’s king of the box office in 2023.

This means the movies Egbuson starred in were the biggest money-makers of the year. It draws in the most viewers. But Egbuson wasn’t the only actor with box-office clout. Keep reading to see who else made FilmOne’s list of top earners for 2023!

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Timini Egbuson is a well-respected Nollywood actor. He’s known for his role in the long-running TV series “Tinsel” and starred in the 2023 blockbuster “A Tribe Called Judah.” He’s also an award winner, having taken home the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama back in 2020.

Last year was a busy one for Timini Egbuson; he appeared in a total of nine Nollywood films, including titles like “The Kujus Again,” “Honey Money,” and “Something Like Gold.”

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Why Fela Kuti Married 27 Women In One Day – Seun Kuti

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Seun Kuti, the son of the late Afrobeats pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has shared the reasons behind his father’s decision to marry 27 women. These women included his backup singers and dancers, all in one day.

In 1978, Fela Anikulapo Kuti made headlines worldwide by marrying 27 women in a single day. The act was seen as extremely bold and unconventional. This group marriage was not just a spectacle but had deeper motivations behind it.

Seun Kuti explained that Fela’s female dancers and band members were frequently subjected to harsh media scrutiny and were often labelled as prostitutes. This negative portrayal deeply concerned Fela, who has always challenged societal norms and media propaganda. To counter these damaging accusations and preserve the honour and dignity of these women, Fela decided to marry all 27 of them at once.

Seun elaborated that this act was Fela’s way of showing solidarity with his band members and dancers.

It affirmed their importance and value in his life and work. By marrying them, Fela aimed to protect them from societal stigma and ensure they were respected.

In a recent interview on the “Fresh Off The Boat” podcast via Skype, Seun shared these insights. He highlighted his father’s commitment to challenging societal norms and defending the people close to him. This act of marrying 27 women was another example of Fela’s rebellious spirit and desire to stand up against injustice and societal prejudice.

“My father was under immense media propaganda. He was very scrutinised. And most of it were directed to the women that were in his life—his female backup singers, dancers.”

“They all lived together with my dad, but the media started calling them prostitutes. So my dad, in order to preserve their honour and dignity, asked them if they would choose to be his brides, so nobody would call them names anymore, and they all agreed. That was how the marriage happened.”

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