Weekly Roundup: Nigerians React as MultiChoice Increases DSTV Subscription Rates
How do you feel about MultiChoice’s recent tariff increase? Well, we’ve compiled bits about this and other tech news so you don’t have to.
So, in case you missed all that happened during the week, let’s take you down memory lane.
Nigerians React as MultiChoice Increases DSTV Subscription Rates
MultiChoice has increased the subscription rates for DStv while reducing the prices for GOTV. This got many Nigerians lamenting on the popular social media platform, Twitter after the company sent out messages to subscribers.
— Mazi Ubadire (@maziubadire) July 9, 2018
Nigerians are not happy with the development and have refused to be quiet about it.
— Gbemi Dennis (@GbemiDennis) August 6, 2018
Dstv is on the verge of losing many of its 4 million Nigerian subscribers, having lost several thousand last year after its increase in subscribers.
Introducing Concatenate.io, a Global Conference for Software Developers
A few months ago, popular Nigerian developer and tech evangelist, Christian Nwamba, took to Twitter to vent about a very familiar issue: visa. As a superstar developer, he gets a lot of requests to participate at various conferences across the world, but each time these events hold, he never gets to attend because his visa application is usually rejected.
— Jer 31:15 (@rainmekka) July 17, 2018
Working together, these developers have come up with a fix for this problem: Concatenate.io. Basically, Concatenate.io is a free conference for Nigerian developers. and its happening today in Lagos Nigeria.
#ConcatenateConf if you not here and you are a developer resident in Lagos U are missing out – one talk gone already by @simona_cotin building nodejs API using serverless@ConcatenateConf @nodejs @technextdotng pic.twitter.com/ypehzHKkUx
— FAMOUS EHICHIOYA (@Cyberbird20) August 10, 2018
If you are a software developer who may not be able to attend, you can livestream it!
Access Bank Joins Other Banks to Launch Banking services on Whatsapp Business
After three Nigeria’s foremost banks–GTBank, First Bank, and UBA launched their banking services on the Whatsapp Business Platform, Access bank is definitely not planning to be left out, as it has joined too.
— Tweety Chinwe (@TweetLikeChinwe) August 9, 2018
The bank’s presence on the Whatsapp Business platform is aimed at providing easy banking experiences to its customers.
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