Author: Somtoo Okoye

I loved modding JAVA apps and making WAP sites since I was a teen. Always opening my SEGA console and tearing up the inside as a kid. Journalist, entrepreneur, engineer & digital media producer - all rolled into one. Founder of Africa's biggest phone website, Bestmobs. I love technology.
How to prevent people from adding me to Facebook groups?

How to prevent people from adding me to Facebook groups?

Simple Tutorials, What's Hot
Facebook groups are a great way to communicate and share with people of similar interests, however, some people tend to abuse this feature by adding us to groups that we have no business with. Until recently, I get added to random Facebook groups I don't like on a daily basis. These are groups I know nothing about and haven't heard of for the first time except when I get a notification that Mr. XYZ has added me to the group. So today, I tried to find a way to stop this spammers from adding me to their groups. Yes, I can stop people from re-adding me to their pointless spam groups but it seems Facebook hasn't figured out yet that they should add a feature to enable users prevent just anybody to adding them to random groups. SOLUTION Since there's no way to pre-stop people from ad...
How To View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android and iPhone

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android and iPhone

Mobile, Simple Tutorials
Introduction It is very common to see public places like malls, cafes,offices that offers free WiFi  to their customers.Which you can view their passwords easily if you are with laptop but is a kind of difficult for smartphones to access the codes. People who are interested in using the WiFi  but find it difficult may ask the staff but it is faster to retrieve  the passwords from the smartphone if you can. Therefore, this program will also teach  and guide you on how to recover WiFi passwords for networks which you have used  in the past. How To  View Saved Passwords on iOS Devices Steps in Viewing saved passwords on iOS devices include: Install Network list from Cydia Head to WiFi  settings and tap on the Network Password icon. If your device runs on iOS 7, tap know
List of all banks in Nigeria with customer care number

List of all banks in Nigeria with customer care number

Business
We made this list to give you an insight into the number of commercial banks in Nigeria with direct access to their customer care phone numbers in case of any issue you want to report to the bank or any questions you might want to ask. This list is in no particular order. List of all Nigerian commercial banks with customer care phone numbers: Access Bank Plc (Diamond Bank) - 01 280 2500 Fidelity Bank Plc - 01 448 5252 First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB) - 01 279 8800 First Bank of Nigeria Limited - 0708 062 5000 Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTB) - 0700 4826 66328 Union Bank of Nigeria Plc - 0700 700 7000 United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) - 0700 225 5822 Zenith Bank Plc - 01 278 7000 Citibank Nigeria Limited - 01 279 8400 Ecobank Nigeria Plc - 0700 500 0000 ...
List of all FIRS offices in Nigeria

List of all FIRS offices in Nigeria

Technology: General
The Federal Internal Revenue Services (FIRS) is the body in charge of taxation of businesses, organizations and individuals domiciled in Nigeria. To help you locate the nearest FIRS office near you, we have made a list of all FIRS offices in Nigeria with their official phone numbers and email addresses for your easy location. List of all FIRS offices in Nigeria: ABIA, EBONYI & ENUGU S/N FIELD OFFICE ADDRESS EMAIL PHONE 1 STATES COORDINATION OFFICE NO. 4, JOHN NWODO CLOSE, GRA, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE [email protected] 09070327746 2 ENUGU MTO 1 BANK AVENUE (BESIDE FBN MAIN BRANCH, OFF OKPARA  AVENUE, G.R.A., ENUGU [email protected] 09070327560 3 ABA MSTO 176, AZIKWE ROAD, ABA, ABIA STATE [email protected] 09070327552 4 ABAKALIK
How to check 2019 JAMB admission status

How to check 2019 JAMB admission status

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board's UTME results are out. Candidates who took part in the higher institution screening examination should have checked their results by now. This article talks about how to check your admission status if you're a candidate for the 2019 JAMB. So, here are the steps to take for checking of your 2019 JAMB admission status: Go to JAMB’s official website at www. jamb.org.ng. Log into your electronic profile account and click on the ‘create e-facility account/login’ button. Provide your email address and password to access your e-profile account. Select your exam year by scrolling through the list of years. … Check and print your result slip. You should see your JAMB admission status by now.
All Nigerian banks USSD codes

All Nigerian banks USSD codes

Mobile, Simple Tutorials
Banking has become a lot easier with the recent introduction of USSD banking by local banks. These days you can buy airtime, pay for GoTV/DSTV subscription and transfer money to someone using only your mobile phone right in the comfort of your home. In this article, we'll be looking at the USSD codes for each bank in Nigeria. It is important to note that the codes are not network specific. Ie. *770# USSD code for Fidelity Bank works exactly the same way across MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile. However, your bank may require you to tie your bank account to your phone number before this service could work on your phone. If you already recieve credit and debit alerts using your phone number, you will likely not be needing any further action or activation before using USSD banking with your pho...
“Social media strike” commences on June 4th

“Social media strike” commences on June 4th

Internet, What's Hot
Some folks on the Internet are saying they will stay off social media on June 4th and June 5th as a way of showing dissatisfaction to the way social media platforms are being run. In a memo found on one LarrySanger.org, there's a proposal for something called "Declaration of Digital Independence" and the folks over there have launched a Change.org petition for people to show support to the cause and to stay clear of social media during the two-day strike starting on Thursday. Digital Independence as they put it, includes having full control of all private data belonging to a user by the user. They also want big social networks to stop acting like "silos" and allow posts to be seen across other social networks when posted on one. So far 512 people have signed the "Declaration of Di...
Trouble for Nigeria, other crude oil economies as Toyota, Honda produce cars that run on water

Trouble for Nigeria, other crude oil economies as Toyota, Honda produce cars that run on water

Autos, What's Hot
If you watched local TV channels at a lot in the late 2000s just like me, you must have seen that Bank PHB advert where they predicted that "one day, cars will run on water". The advert shows a man driving his car on the highway and when the fuel gauge signaled an empty tank, he stopped the car at a fueling station and refilled it with water before continuing his journey. Although Bank PHB is now defunct and transitioned into Keystone Bank or something, THAT day when cars are running on water is here and it doesn't look great for Nigeria. I will explain. World's largest car brand, Toyota, recently announced the 2020 Toyota Mirai HFC in Japan. Mirai is a Japanese word for future and the car itself is a hydrogen-powered sedan that is now being touted to replace our "normal" petrol-...
Odunayo Eweniyi of PiggyVest wins SME Entrepreneur of the Year at Wealth and Society West Africa

Odunayo Eweniyi of PiggyVest wins SME Entrepreneur of the Year at Wealth and Society West Africa

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Co-founder of PiggyVest, Odunayo Eweniyi, was recognized as the SME Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 during the annual Wealth and Society West Africa Awards ceremony held in Lagos on Thursday April 25th. Odunayo helped create PiggyVest alongside Joshua Chibueze and Somtochukwu Ifezue. She currently serves as the chief operations officer of the brand. PiggyVest itself is a smart online bank that helps users save money by automatically deducting a specified amount from their debit cards at specified intervals. The saved money can be accessed and withdrawn by customers anytime. “Nigerians are mostly tech-adverse,” according to Odunayo, “and so we try to convince them to trust more in tech; we are working a lot to make sure we can deliver on our promises so that our users can trust us.”
Innoson, a car manufacturer or just a company assembling cars?

Innoson, a car manufacturer or just a company assembling cars?

Autos, What's Hot
Ever since the first set of 100 cars were rolled out from the stables of Innoson in Nnewi, a heavily industrialized city in the Southeastern Nigeria state of Anambra in November 2014, the most common question on everyone's lips seems to be: does Innoson actually manufacture cars or do they just sell assemble? This particular question dominates discussions anywhere industry experts are discussing cars and the name Innoson is mentioned, so much that people rarely have time to discuss the reliability, speed and other aspects of Innoson vehicles like they do when Toyota, Honda or Mercedes Benz is mentioned. The question was again a fiercely-argued topic at a social event yours faithfully attended last week (the event didn't even relate to technology or cars ) so I decided to address this is...
How to delete file permanently without sending to recycle bin on Windows PC

How to delete file permanently without sending to recycle bin on Windows PC

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Sometimes you might want to remove files right away from your Windows computer without having to send them to the Recycle Bin (and then going there to permanently delete them). All you have to do is to Highlight the file you want to delete, press [Shift + Delete] and press confirm Or you can permanently set deleting of files to direct removal. This way you will disable the Recycle Bin and make files to be removed permanently from the computer once deleted. To set direct removal, right click on Recycle Bin, click on Properties and put the location settings to "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." Click on Apply and press OK.
MTN Nigeria data bundle plans and activation codes

MTN Nigeria data bundle plans and activation codes

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To choose from the ranges of MTN data bundles available, dial *131# on your phone. Data Plan Price Duration Activation Code 20MB 50 naira 24 hours SMS 114 to 131 50MB + 25MB night bonus 100 naira 24 hours SMS 104 to 131 150MB + 75MB night bonus 200 naira 24 hours SMS 113 to 131 150MB 300 naira 7 days SMS 102 to 131 500MB + 250MB night bonus 500 naira 7 days SMS 103 to 131 1GB + 500MB night bonus 1000 naira 30 days SMS 106 to 131 1.5GB 1200 naira 30 days SMS 130 to 131 2.5GB + 1GB night bonus 2000 30 days SMS 110 to 131 5GB 3500 naira 30 days SMS 107 to 131 10GB 5000 naira 30 days SMS 116 to 131 22GB 10,000 naira 30 days SMS 117 to 131 50GB 20,000 60 days SMS 118 to 131 100GB 30,0...
Whatsapp bans thousands of GB Whatsapp users

Whatsapp bans thousands of GB Whatsapp users

Mobile, News
Facebook-owned social network Whatsapp is banning users who installed a specially modified version of the chatting application known as GB Whatsapp. Whatsapp says that privacy becomes a huge concern when users install and use non-official mods of their app. A temporary ban was slammed on accounts of users who have been using GB Whatsapp on Thursday. Users took to Twitter to complain about the ban. This is not the first time Whatsapp banned GB Whatsapp users. Thousands of users were placed on a temporary account ban for using GB Whatsapp back in March. According to an official statement from Whatsapp, users who fail to start using official Whatsapp app might face being "permanently banned from using WhatsApp." The statement further says: If you don't switch to the official app ...
Doctors are free to leave Nigeria, we have more than enough – Labour minister

Doctors are free to leave Nigeria, we have more than enough – Labour minister

News
Nigeria's minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, has attracted criticism when he said that medical doctors are permitted to leave for greener pastures abroad, while also suggesting that the country has enough qualified doctors to take care of its patients. Ngige, who himself is a medical doctor, was speaking on Channel's TV Sunrise Daily on Wednesday. His words: "I am not worried (about doctors leaving the country). We have surplus. If you have surplus, you export. It happened some years ago here. I was taught chemistry and biology by Indian teachers in my secondary school days. "There are surplus in their country and we also have surplus in the medical profession in our country. I can tell you this. In my area, we have excess. "Who said we don’t have enough doctors? We have more th
How to check JAMB results 2019

How to check JAMB results 2019

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To see your results for the 2019 Joint Admission Matriculation Board UTME, candidates are to visit JAMB's official result-checking portal found on their website at https://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility The second step is to login with the same credentials (email and password) you used in registering for JAMB. In case you have forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password" link, enter your email address, retrive your password change link, click on it and set your new password. Login with your new password and email address afterwards. On the https://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility dashboard (after login), click on the ”Check 2019 UTME Examination Results” and viola, that's your results. Good luck to you all university admission seekers!
Electric cars failing already? Tesla loses $702m in three months

Electric cars failing already? Tesla loses $702m in three months

Autos, News
Tesla, the revolutionary company that brought practical electric battery-powered vehicles to mainstream is running into problems. The California, USA-based outfit just announced its earning reports for the first quarter of 2019 and it turns out the company blew away $702 million in losses during the first three months of the year. This is not Tesla's biggest loss yet as it lost $718m in the second quater of 2018. Tesla informed investors not to panic as it will soon be able to start turning around its fortunes for good when electric cars penetrate more markets. Billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla Elon Musk blamed the poor results on the "less than glowing trend for profitability in car manufacturing" and also said in a statement Wednesday, that as soon as the "impact of higher deliv...
Using Big Data to solve Lagos’ Traffic Problems

Using Big Data to solve Lagos’ Traffic Problems

Technology: General, What's Hot
Lagos State is the busiest activity hub in Nigeria. Located in the South-west region, Lagos can easily be said to be the most advanced area in Nigeria in terms of overall development, technological advancement, infrastructural growth and as well, revenue generation. The land, surrounded by water, has experienced an influx in the number of citizens residing there over the years. This has led to the increase in population density and the problems that arise with it, one of those being traffic jams. Government and individuals have devised ways over the years to combat this issue of traffic. Some work, others just relieve the problem for a while till it doesn't work anymore. Currently, big data (i.e large amounts of digitized data) is seen as a way through which the Lagos traffic pro...
How to revert to WordPress classic editor (old editor)

How to revert to WordPress classic editor (old editor)

Simple Tutorials, Webmaster
Updating WordPress to version 4.0 comes with so many exciting features. One of them include the new improved WordPress writing box or editor. Now not everyone loves new things. The principle of "if something is not broken don't fix it" comes to play. Some of us are so acquitted with the old dashboard, hate the new WordPress editor and want the old editor back even though we want to enjoy the other cool features that came with Wordpress 4 (and 5). To revert to old WordPress editor or classic editor, simply install the Classic Editor plugin from your WordPress dashboard. Activate and you're back to old Wordpress editor. It doesn't come with setup or anything so it's plug and play. To start using the new WordPress editor again simply deactivate the Classic Editor plugin fr...
I was banned from Reddit for posting that “Electric cars are not the future” (that Hydrogen cars are)

I was banned from Reddit for posting that “Electric cars are not the future” (that Hydrogen cars are)

Autos
Editor's note: This is a rant article. So I found a new article on Reddit technology sub that says "UPS will start using Toyota's zero-emission hydrogen semi trucks". When I clicked on the CNET link and finished reading the article, I came back to Reddit, and said something like, "hey, I expected things like this to happen. I even have an article on my blog where I predicted Hydrogen cars taking over the world some day." And then I proceeded to get this article where I talked about how electric cars will flop because of fossil fuel being used in generating electricity to charge electric cars issues and other stuff. So, it seemed the Reddit technology subreddit is anti electric car criticism. It took about 2 minutes for some guy to comment this demeaning insult on my...
Google’s AI lab launches in Ghana

Google’s AI lab launches in Ghana

News, Technology: General
For the first time in Africa, Alphabet, the parent company of search engine giant Google has opened an artificial intelligence lab in Accra, the capital of West African country Ghana. Last year, Google/Alphabet first disclosed its plans to create an AI hub in Ghana, one of the few African countries with uninterrupted electricity. The Silicon Valley, California-based tech outfit says that it plans to utilize the center in solving some of Africa's problems with AI. Via a press statement last week, the company said that it is excited to "combine our research interests in AI and machine learning and our experience in Africa to push the boundaries of AI while solving challenges in areas such as healthcare, agriculture, and education.” Google's other AI labs are located in Japan,