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GLOBACOM NIGERIA; CORPORATE GIANT WITH A FAILED CUSTOMER SERVICE ON A GIANT SCALE.

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Globacom Nigeria Ltd, also known as Glo Mobile Nigeria, started business operations in Nigeria in the year 2003. No doubt, it brought the relieve we all Nigerians needed from expensive per minute call charges, by introducing the per second billing, thereby crashing the high cost of making calls using the Global System of Mobile Communications (GSM).

However, the true Glo Mobile Nigeria has unravelled itself. The same company (Glo Mobile Nigeria) that brought respite to the masses of Nigeria has now consciously shut its doors of communication (the only bridge to its end-users) against the same masses that were made to believe that they were a company for the people, for Nigerians and truly Nigerian.

A telecoms company (Globacom Nigeria Ltd); a supposed 100% Nigerian owned company, has now shut-out its own Nigerian subscribers, the same people who made them who they are today by virtue of their extensive and wide patronage.

Today, Globacom Nigeria Ltd also known as Glo mobile Nigeria, h…

Intercontinental Bank PLC

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This post is in reward to my bank (Intercontinental Bank PLC) for being a worthy service to me and its other customers.
Intercontinental Bank PLC, Nigeria, has been and is an epitome of excellence. Right from the door, you are welcome like a king and while inside, you are treated with respect. They do not base their respect on the value of money in your account. Everyone is treated with love and equity.
I must also commend Intercontinental Bank Plc for their innovation drive and also, because they do not believe in being second best. They always aim for the best, and we as shareholders and customers of the bank are living testimonies to that. As a student, the launch of the new Intercontinental Bank Prepaid MasterCard has made me register my presence on the internet without stress. Now I can shop online genuinely just like my foreign counterparts who had this monopoly for a long time now. I now also check my account statements online and confirm payments without needing to go to the ban…

ATM SECURITY

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ATM Security
ATMs keep your personal identification number (PIN) and other information safe by using encryption software such as Triple DES (Data Encryption Standard). But there are lots of things that you can do to protect your information and your money at an ATM. Note: Your ATM PIN should be a number that you can easily remember, but that would not be readily available to thieves.
Bank ATM Security Advice
ATM bank cash machines have been incorporated in our way of life. They offer a real convenience to those on the run, but at the same time offer an element of risk. Using a bank ATM machine safely requires awareness and a little planning. Just because a bank ATM machine is open and available 24-hours a day doesn't mean it is always safe to use it.
ATM ROBBERY FACTS

Most bank ATM robberies occur at night between 7pm and midnight when the machine only produces 10% of the daily transactions. Between 7pm and 4am, the ATMs handle only 11% of the total daily transactions but suffer 60% of …

Do You Think Landlords Need to Get a Guarantor For Their Tenants?

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Should landlords be looking for the security of a guarantor for new tenants?

Landlords - we are all aware of the deteriorating economic climate. Rents have been falling although the latest figures show some signs of stability in average rents, and tenant unemployment is an increasing and potentially growing problem for landlords.

I have been warning landlords for some time that they might want to consider rent guarantee insurance to protect themselves against tenants defaulting on their rent.

Protecting a landlords rent - There are other measures that savvy landlords can use to protect their rent as well as tenant guarantee insurance. This is by a landlord using a guarantor. A guarantor undertakes to pay the rent of the tenant if they stop making rental payments. Essentially it creates a safeguard from a third party who underwrites the tenants rent and provides a buffer against default.

Traditionally, guarantors have been used by landlords when letting to student tenants. It is also synon…

LIVING LEGEND – DEAD OR ALIVE

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His name is Michael Jackson, also known as the “King of Pop”. He was born on the 29th of August, 1958, unfortunately no one at then would have imagined that the greatest musician of all time had been born.
He shared a lot with my sister; they were both born on the 29th of August. And while my sister was born in the year 1985, Michael Jackson was born in the year 1958, just a reverse of the last two figures.
Before the age of six, he was a television personality. He thrilled crowds and audiences with his wizardry in music and dance. He never knew what it was to have a normal childhood with friends and all; he never experienced the fun of childhood because of the glamour and fame that encompassed him at a very early age.
This man happens not only to be the greatest musician of all time, but also my greatest musician of all time. My greatest wish, of which I always told my friends, was to have the opportunity to see Michael Jackson ‘The Legend’ live on stage in my city (Calabar, Nigeria) or…

A TRUE WIFE – HER QUALITIES

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A wife of distinctive character who can find? She is worth more than silver and gold. A woman of such value is a gem to behold and her husband has full confidence in her. She brings him good and not sorrow all the days of her life. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. A wife of noble character is strong and positive in all her task. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes clothing for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
A wife of noble character is priceless and her husband is respected at the city gate where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. A wife of noble character is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the…

DONALD DUKE – A LEADER WITH SIX-SENSES

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He came from Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State. Was barely known in the society, then suddenly, in 1999, he came into power as the Executive Governor of Cross River State and then “CHANGE CAME”.
A man of vigour and great influence had assumed the seat of power. His visions were divine; they could not be comprehended by normal men. His walk was charismatic and his looks could cause ships to move on dry-land. This factors he possessed, made him sell out and made people follow up on his dreams even when they did not believe in it, as his dreams and vision for a state that was almost lost in history and politics of the nation was above mortal standards.
He rose up like an Eagle, with a dream to place the map of the world in Cross River State and not vice-versa, and “He did IT!” The world was coming to Cross River. This living legend, whose name has been printed in diamond in the sands of Cross River State and never to be forgotten, re-engineered and revitalised the los…

CALABAR CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL 2008

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The 2008 Christmas Festival started in the City of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, on the 1st of December, amidst fun and excitement. The festival was marked opened with a city-walk against HIV which was then rounded up at the Cultural Centre Calabar by the launching and opening of the Christmas Village by the Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency, Senator Liyel Imoke and his dear wife Her Excellency, Obioma Imoke.















Amidst lots of shows and activities that brought international and local artistes to perform free to the delight of citizens and foreign tourist including holiday-seekers, the main event that drew celebrities, individuals and corporate organizations from all works of life was the 2008 Christmas Carnival held on the 27th Dec. 08. The Carnival has been a routine since 2005 and the one of 2008 showed that there was always an upgrade every year.













Turn-out was awesome and overwhelming, in attendance were local celebrities like Ramsey Noah, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, 2Fa…

MEET JENNA THE ASTROLOGER

Three weeks ago, out of boredom, I decided to go online. After checking my mails and checking out if I had any new alerts in my Facebook and MySpace accounts , I came across this horoscope website by Jenna. I was browsing over the testimonials on how gifted she was in foreseeing events in the future. After all the great reviews of Jenna's clients, I decided to give it a try so I signed up for an initial reading of my "stars". Three days after, I received an email from Jenna herself. The email surprised me.
In a way everything she said was "somehow" true. I however decided to research more about Jenna and her website www.aboutastro.com. I was more surprised with what I have found out about her. She was a fraud. Her site does free astrology reading but you have to pay $60 to her by credit card in order for her to continue with the readings and if you delay, she will reduce it to $45. There were alot of reports from her clients that after paying, they received n…