Archive for July, 2010
Nigerians, NCC wants to track your movement
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I was attracted by the headline of a news report on, this dawn: Commission to tackle kidnapping with technology The spate of kidnapping in the country can be curtailed by embracing the use of telecommunications technology. The acting vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) expressed this view yesterday, following the release of the four recently abducted journalists. Bashir Gwandu, addressing chief executives ...  [Read more]

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

The 5th edition of Big Brother Africa tagged Big Brother All Stars starts tonight at 1700GMT. M- Net made a dramatic announcement confirming that the show is set to be a fully fledged ALL STARS version, featuring some of the most unforgettable, outspoken, entertaining previous housemates. Big Brother All Stars will see 14 housemates from 14 African countries come together to compete 24/7 for 91 days in the search for the ultimate¬†winner prize ...  [Read more]

Interview: Ahmad Mukoshy shares the vision behind &
Friday, July 16th, 2010

Ahmad Mukoshy is a young Web Developer based in Sokoto, northern Nigeria. He describes himself as: ... a young 20 year old Nigerian serial entrepreneur who founded of Yarnable, an elegant micro-blogging platform and YRN.ME a URL shortener. I recently granted him an interview after meeting him at BarCamp Nigeria 2010. He shared the motivation behind his social networking websites, his plans for the future and a little bit about his personality. ...  [Read more]

Opera Mini 5.1 for Android released
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Opera spreads the love to Android mobile phone users. Opera Mini 5.1 is now available for phones built on the Android platform, offering better browsing performance and improved user experience. With over 61 million users worldwide, Opera Mini is the world's most popular browser for mobile phones, allowing much faster browsing speeds, while keeping the costs to a minimum. Browse at lightning speed today by downloading the free Opera Mini ...  [Read more]

Blogging in Africa: Oluniyi speaks to Radio Netherlands
Thursday, July 8th, 2010

I was interviewed via telephone by Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) in June 2010, and was asked some questions about blogging as part of their Blogging for a living: it's catching on in Africa. "Blogging for a living" was part of an episode of Bridges with Africa. Bridges with Africa is RNW's radio programme linking Africans in Africa and Africans in the diaspora. Every week we bring you interviews, feature stories and African music. From ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

South Africans may not be the best football players but they surely can sing and dance. I watch TV reports about South African workers on strike, with amusement. Labourers who have dropped their tools to make a point often sing and dance as part of their protest marches. Many of the songs might be "war songs" but the mere fact that music is involved, thrills me. This is unlike another African country that I know, where any form of "strike" is ...  [Read more]

SMS messaging gets to work
Monday, July 5th, 2010

By: Dr Pieter Streicher, Managing Director of SMS, the happy accident of mobile technology that turns 17 this year, shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, maintains Pieter Streicher, managing director of, if anything SMS is going to accelerate its stellar trajectory thanks to increased business adoption. Figures released recently by mobile maven Tomi Ahonen show that SMS is the most widely used data application on ...  [Read more]

President Goodluck Jonathan on Facebook, but…
Sunday, July 4th, 2010

President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has been making waves among the young Nigerian populace on social networking website Facebook in recent times. Through a Facebook page opened on 28th June 2010, he has systematically been sharing his belief in Nigeria and his dream for Nigeria. Things seem to be looking very good for him so far. For a page unleashed barely a week ago, he has done tremendously well with followership as he has already ...  [Read more]

How to watch free channels on DStv Africa. Channels & Settings.
Friday, July 2nd, 2010

For those who do not know already, there a few unencrypted channels on Eutelsat W4 and Eutelsat W7, both located at 36¬į East. DStv was formerly on W4 but is now beaming its signals from W7. The information I am sharing relates to how to view the unencrypted channels that share the same satellite as Multichoice's DStv, and not how to illegally hack into DStv's encrypted channels. DStv decoders are designed, manufactured and sold to receive ...  [Read more]