Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: How Pay-TV content is bought

DIGITAL TV TALK: How Pay-TV content is bought

Pay-Television companies are not always the owners of content they broadcast. Often, pay-TV companies are vendors for content owners, who sell to them for re-sale to subscribers. Some others, like DStv, also develop sports and entertainment content, which cost huge sums of money.Programming content plays a central role in pay-TV competition. And in making a choice among pay-TV companies, a [...]

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    Buhari, ‘legislooters’ and the change agenda

Buhari, ‘legislooters’ and the change agenda

By Chido Onumah & Godwin Onyeacholem Wind the critically slurred legislative tape back to the first National Assembly of the Fourth Republic. It began sometime in 1999, you’d recall. That was the period the incautious yet irrepressible Chuba Okadigbo, then a brand new senator of our perpetually blighted Republic, first gave an inkling of what the legislators had in stock for [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: What they won’t tell you about Pay-As-You-Watch

DIGITAL TV TALK: What they won’t tell you about Pay-As-You-Watch

The budget-conscious segment of the pay-Television market in Nigeria has been strident in its push for a pay-as-watch (PAYW) model. This push is encouraged by the use of the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model in the telecommunications sector, which also adopted the per-second billing system after an initial reluctance.Pay-As-You-Watch, most pay-TV subscribers are convinced, will free them from monthly contracts and introduce [...]

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    There is no mess in Osun, only challenges

There is no mess in Osun, only challenges

By Adekunle Owolabi “Osun is in a mess”, written by Wale Fatade, makes a good reading especially for those in desperate search of materials with which to pillory the Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.The writer, though in some brief aspects of his piece, acknowledged that under Aregbesola’s watch, the state has witnessed landmark innovative ideas, many of which were the [...]

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    The mutiny of the temporary APC members

The mutiny of the temporary APC members

By Fesiyayo Abegunde In the United States of America, the term Black Friday usually refers to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States when most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional cheap sales to enthusiastic shoppers.In Nigeria, Tuesday 9th June 2015 can be best described as Black Tuesday.  On that day in [...]

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A call to Africans on Africa Day

By LINCOLN MALI As we remember the 52nd Africa Day commemorated on May 25, we need to individually and collectively work towards the elusive, yet highly desirable idea of our African Unity. This was the dream and purpose of the founders of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As we reflect on our past, consider our present and ponder [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: Why your TV signals are affected by rain

DIGITAL TV TALK: Why your TV signals are affected by rain

Adverse weather conditions have been known to affect the quality of the satellite TV signal reception. This is popularly called "rain fade". Usually, when this occurs, it is only for a short period of time.In reality, heavy rains and cloudy conditions can affect television signals enough to result in noticeable degradation of image quality.In very severe cases, reception can be effectively [...]

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    ‎In the driving seat, Tambuwal shows traffic offender the light in Sokoto

‎In the driving seat, Tambuwal shows traffic offender the light in Sokoto

By Imam Imam If your idea of a first day at work is one of a chief executive of a state attending to files and ruminating through hand-over notes of your predecessor, then a lesson from Sokoto will change that impression.Sworn in‎ just last Friday, Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, surprised people of Sokoto metropolis when he stopped an unruly [...]

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    What I wish I knew before saying ‘I do’

What I wish I knew before saying ‘I do’

BY OJELADE OJETUNDE Seven years ago, straight out of MSc, I was having a chat with the respectable Prof. Stuart Lambert – recruitment coordinator for London Metropolitan University – and I informed him about my ‘decision’ to get married. His first reaction was a question. “Why are you getting married now?” which then led to series of other questions. “Have you taken time [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: What you need to know about Pay-Per-View

DIGITAL TV TALK: What you need to know about Pay-Per-View

Pay-per-view (PPV) is a television service through which subscribers can buy events to watch via private telecast. Every subscriber who pays to watch an event gets to watch it at the same time. It is different from a video-on-demand service, like the one offered by DStv Catch-Up, that allows subscribers watch recorded broadcasts at their convenience.PPV is used for the [...]

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    7 secret addictions of ‘unsuccessful’ women

7 secret addictions of ‘unsuccessful’ women

BY EKOM LAWRENCE ATTAI When I was growing up, my dad would always say: “Too much of everything is not good even if it’s a good thing.” Very true!Many women are today struggling really hard to break some annoying addictions that get in between their work and family life.Addictions are negative traits with a positive front. They make you feel like [...]

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    All hail the ‘world wrapper-man’!

All hail the ‘world wrapper-man’!

BY PELU AWOFESO At about 2pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, David Adjarho Obaro (aka 'World Wrapper Man') set out on jogging/walking trip from the national stadium in Lagos. He is actually bound for Abuja (787km away), but his first main stop was to be Edo state, where he was to participate in the Okpekpe Road Race.Of late, the Internet has thrown [...]

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    Chad basin oil prospect or agric prosperity?

Chad basin oil prospect or agric prosperity?

By Ahmad Salkida and Abubakar Kundiri If you had to choose the fate of Lake Chad, which would you prefer: an oil and gas rich region or a rich eco-diversity driving prosperity through agribusiness? President-elect, Muhammad Buhari, has dropped the hint that his administration would re-open oil prospecting in the Lake Chad Basin. On a face value, this sounds wise and [...]

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Zoning of political offices: I disagree with Bisi Akande

BY MICHAEL OVIENMHADA The Nigerian federation is an assemblage of several nationalities striving to forge a more perfect union from peoples of diverse heritage.In furtherance of this objective, various forms of affirmative actions have been proposed and taken to promote the feeling of belonging and inclusiveness by all segments of the country. The terms federal character, zoning, rotation, uniform development, national [...]

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Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria: Regulator or tax collector?

BY CHUKWUDI UWAGA   The global recess that led to a number of corporate failures across the globe in 2008, redefined the need to enhance financial reporting and regulatory frameworks across the world. For instance, in Nigeria alone over the last few years, there have been two waves of collapse in the banking sector following reforms made by the Central Bank [...]

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Celebrating Sonala Olumhense (Ess Oh) at 60

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