GLO ANNOUNCES BONUS DATA BUNDLES IN PROMO

Huge bonus data bundles await Globacom’s subscribers as the telecommunications provider announced a new season of Smartphone Festival which will give up to 36GB of data to customers who buy two smartphones from its sales outlets across Nigeria.

Globacom disclosed that the models of handheld devices available for purchase include iPhones, Samsung, Tecno, Vivo, Infinix, Nokia, Imose and Itel. It stated that subscribers should “be rest assured  of the genuineness of the phones which come with warranties and after sales support from the manufacturers”, adding that the prices at the Gloworld outlets are also the most competitive in the market. 

The company which said in a press statement  that  the data bonuses will be enjoyed by customers who buy two smartphones from Gloworld shops across the country disclosed that it was delighted to  excite  its customers with the mouth-watering promo.

Globacom disclosed that the data slabs on offer range from 3G to 36G spread over six months  depending on the choice of smartphone devices picked by customers. 

According to the company, the offer is its way of adding flavour to its customers’ Valentine seasons enjoyment.  “We expect that our customers will be engaged in a lot of online activities on  February 14 and the days after, so we decided to make it easier for them to buy devices at affordable prices for themselves and their loved ones. They will also use the free data bundles accruing from the promo to access their loved ones to express their feelings of love and commitment,” Globacom added.  

The offer starts on February 8th and ends on February 22nd,  2021.

Glo-sponsored African Voices ChangeMakers engages two social re-orientation campaigners

Two social re-orientation activists of African descent are guests on this week’s African Voices ChangeMakers, a magazine programme of the Cable News Network (CNN) sponsored by telecommunications services provider, Globacom.

The duo of Kennedy Odede, a Kenyan  social entrepreneur and canvasser for free education,  and Stephen Asante, a mental health advocacy campaigner, will be engaged on the programme.

Odede, 37, a polyglot who is fluent in six languages, founded Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) which makes clean water and medical care accessible to urban slums across Kenya. He also runs free education   for girls in the densely populated demographics of the country as well as helping individuals start small businesses.  

He is a Young Global Leader (YGL) at the World Economic Forum and an Obama Foundation Africa Leader. He is also a New York Times Bestselling author who was awarded the 2010 Echoing Green Fellowship, and listed on the Forbes Under-30 Top Social Entrepreneurs in 2014.

On his part, Asante is the founder of a non-governmental organization, Mental Health Advocacy Foundation, in Accra, Ghana, which promotes the prevention and control of mental illnesses in Ghana and fights to change perceptions on mental health in the same country by providing education and advocacy for the mentally challenged and their families.

His organization equally collaborates with the Ghanaian government to improve mental health services while working with local organizations to reduce the stigma associated with mental afflictions in the country.

African Voices ChangeMakers will be on DSTV Channel 401 on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. Repeats of the edition will be aired  the same Saturday at 12 noon; on Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m. and  7.30 p.m. and on Monday at1.30 a.m.

Pink Box Project

We intend to reach tens of thousands of girls and women across Africa – Oma Areh

Girls With Period Initiative (GWP) recently launched ‘the Pink Box project’ at the Tejuosho Shopping Complex on the 2nd of December, 2020. The Pink Box project seeks to provide and distribute free sanitary pad dispensers at public places such as malls, schools and churches to counter the emergency period issues of girls and women across Africa.

In attendance at the socially distanced event were Secondary school students, young girls and women, amongst others.

Speaking at the event, Founder and Project Manager for Girls With Period Initiative (GWP), Patricia Vin-Okopi said;

This project and event are so dear to me because of my own personal experience. There are many times women and girls have had to hide or feel embarrassed due to seeing their period unexpectedly in public places. Asides from us providing the sanitary pad dispensers, we also want to encourage women to never be ashamed of their period through this event.

Actress and member of Board of Trustees for Girls With Period (GWP) Initiative, Mercy Johnson-Okojie also encouraged women to never hide or feel ashamed about their period.  In a statement to the attendees, she said;

Being a part of this project is really important to me, mostly because it’s one of the many projects we plan to work on to eliminate period poverty. A girl child or woman is out there somewhere with little or no access to proper menstrual hygiene and with this project, we hope to reach them and provide the proper and necessary menstrual care they need. I urge parents to do better in educating their children about periods and never make them feel it’s something they should hide or be embarrassed about. We need to normalise periods and stop projecting it as something dirty, strange or shameful.

Founder of WildFlower PR & Company and Chairman, Board of Directors for Girls With Period (GWP) Initiative, ‘Oma Areh addressed the stigma attached to periods and how GWP is tackling them.

Our goal with Project Pink Box is impacted; we intend to reach tens of thousands of girls and young women across Africa who are still dealing with less than sanitary periods. Our goal is to ensure that whenever a girl gets her period, she will be able to walk into a public place and pick a pad for free. This year, through the Pink Box Project, we want everyone to realise, understand and contribute towards ensuring that every girl deserves a free sanitary pad.

At the event, guests were educated on menstrual hygiene, including the stigma associated with women and periods. The men were not left out as they were also taught on how to approach and assist women that might have found themselves in an emergency period situation in public. A Q and A session was also conducted while the first Pink Box was stocked and displayed for the audience.

ABOUT GIRLS WITH PERIOD INITIATIVE (GWP)

Over 10,000 young girls across Africa have received menstrual kits courtesy of the Girls With Period (GWP) Initiative (GWP). GWP is on a mission to completely eradicate period poverty across Africa through the provision and distribution of sanitary pads to women and girls. It is a social movement that also educates women and girls, especially the underprivileged about menstrual hygiene, self-esteem and sex education. Notable trustees include Actress and Movie Producer, Mercy Johnson-Okojie. Advocates include Reality Star, Khafi Kareem and Princess Ekeinde.

To support the Pink Box Project, contact at +234706594161 or info@girlswithperiod.org.

NIN registration commences at Glo retail shops

Registration of citizens for the National Identification Number (NIN)  has commenced at several of  Globacom’s one-stop  retail shops across Nigeria.

The company disclosed in a press release issued on Friday that it has already deployed devices aligned with NIMC standards and kick-started  the exercise in several Gloworld shops, while arrangements have been concluded for retail outlets  in other parts of the country to join presently.

This is sequel to the approval licence granted the telecommunications giant  by Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for the enrolment of Nigerians  who are yet to register.

The statement said it had commenced the exercise in several Gloworld outlets,  adding that arrangements are being concluded for retail outlets that are not live yet for NIN enrolment to also begin soon.

“Subscribers who  have secured  their NIN but have not linked them with their mobile numbers can do so by simply texting their NIN to 109. Alternatively, they may dial *109# to submit their NIN. Customers can also call 109 to update their NIN via voice call,” Glo said.

The total telecommunications solutions provider enjoined those  having additional enquiries to contact any of its customer contact channels or visit https://www.gloworld.com/ng/nin​ for further support.

It equally restated commitment to seeing to it that customers enjoy seamless experience on its network while pledging continued support for Government’s efforts geared towards creating  a secure and sustainable communications industry in Nigeria.

Glo propels growth in telecoms sector in Q3, 2020

Data grandmasters, Globacom, drove the growth in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry in the third quarter of 2020, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The data showed that the sector grew substantially in the quarter propelled by data subscriptions which rose by 23 percent year on year to stand at 151,063,413 million subscribers at the end of September, 2020. The figure for the corresponding period of 2019 was 122,792,291.

While Globacom recorded a 33.2 percent growth in its internet subscriber base between September, 2019, and September, 2020, MTN which came second had a growth percentage of 24.5 during the same period. Airtel, on its part, recorded 21.4% growth year on year. On the other hand, the NBS report showed that the fourth operator, 9mobile, witnessed a decline during the period under review. The network suffered a 14% slide in its internet subscriber figures between September, 2019, and September, 2020.

Glo data services are powered by the huge capacity international submarine cable called Glo-1, a wholly owned facility that brought unprecedented bandwidth from Europe to Nigeria and other West African countries.

Globacom’s remarkable performance in the sector is believed to be a result of the continuing network upgrade which has enhanced data service delivery to its subscribers. Company sources say Globacom is also continuing the extension of its massive fibre routes pan Nigeria at an accelerated pace so as to further improve broadband penetration and the range of Glo 4G+ data services to all parts of the country.

In addition to this, Globacom offers subscribers attractive data packages with unmatched value. For instance, 7GB goes for only N1500, while N10,000 gives the subscriber 50GB. It also has the Mega Data plans meant for Home Broadband users such as Small Office Home Office (SOHO) and SME customers as well as high end customers who have the need for higher data benefits with longer validity periods. Apart from these, Globacom also has numerous social data plans which meet every customer’s social needs.

Subscribers to enjoy another season of Glo Rewards Cashtoken

Globacom has unveiled another season of its recharge-based loyalty programme, Glo Rewards Cashtoken. It is open to all existing and new Glo prepaid subscribers.

The first season which ended in October, 2020, recorded many winners across the country including  a Civil Engineering student of  Cross River State University, William Ubi, who won  N200,000; Warri-based Anthony Iyemi who smiled home with N100,000; Mohammed Tijani, a Kaduna-based farmer, who picked N20,000 as prize; Ugochi Nwaobikeze, a businesswoman in Onelga, Port Harcourt, N20,000 and Sarah Sadiq, a student of  Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, N20,000.

Globacom, in a statement released in Lagos, said that the new season was unveiled to further delight Glo subscribers, particularly those who missed out on prizes in the first season. It added that subscribers participating in the Rewards Program, just like in the first season, will earn Cashtokens each time they recharge their lines and that each Cashtoken will give an assured cashback.

Globacom added that subscribers also stand a chance to win between N5,000 and N100 million in weekly lottery draws.

 “To enroll for GloRewards, subscribers will Dial *777*6# and start recharging to earn Cashtokens. However, welcome Cashtoken awaits new customers on first recharge of N200 only, after which they will earn more Cashtokens on every cumulative recharge of N1000 during a calendar month”, Globacom explained.

For existing customers, the company said that they will earn Cashtokens on every N1000 cumulative recharge within a calendar month.

According to Globacom, subscribers will continue to earn and accumulate Cashtokens as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. Thus, there is no upper limit to accumulating Cashtokens. All cashtokens will be credited in a virtual wallet that is linked to the customer’s mobile number.

“Subscribers will be able view and redeem their cashtokens by dialing *6700# to purchase airtime/data, pay electricity bills, pay CableTV bills or other payments. They can also transfer their accumulated cash tokens to the bank and cash out the equivalent value”, Globacom explained.

The second season of Glo Rewards Cashtoken runs from 18th December 2020 to 31st March, 2021.

Media entrepreneur, Mo Abudu, graces Glo-sponsored African Voices

Media entrepreneur, Mo Abudu, is guest on this week’s edition of CNN African Voices Changemakers  sponsored by Globacom.

Born in London in 1964, Abudu is reputed as one of those pushing the frontiers of film and television in Africa. She  created Moments with Mo, an educative and entertaining programme which was on television for many years until 2006 when  she founded  EbonyLife Television. The station airs in Nigeria as well as in 49 other African countries, the Caribbean Island and the United Kingdom.

The resourceful and unrelenting entrepreneur  has produced or been  executive-producer of several television drama series including  Desperate Housewives Africa in partnership with Disney, Sons Of The Caliphate, Castle & Castle, On the Real and The Governor, all of which have aired on ELTV.

She established EbonyLife Films in 2014 which has produced  fantastic films such as  The Wedding Party which was adjudged  the highest-grossing title of all time in the Nigerian film industry;  The Wedding Party 2, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Chief Daddy, Your Excellency  and Òlòtūré.

For her myriads of achievements, Abudu, has been rewarded with several awards among which is the  Forbes Africa recognition  as the first African woman to own a Pan-Africa TV channel  in 2013. She was also  listed as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Global TV by The Hollywood Reporter in 2013  and was a  recipient of  the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Women Work in New York  in 2014. 

Glo customers to get 22 times value on every recharge

To further give its customers a delightful experience, national telecommunications company, Globacom, is availing all inactive prepaid customers who have not used their lines for 30 consecutive days with 22 times value on every recharge of N100 and above.

With the 22X offer, subscribers who recharge with N100 will be credited with N2,200 value. First, they will receive the N100 recharge amount in their main account, which they can use on any Glo product as they wish. In addition, they will receive a bonus value of N2,100, which can be used for voice calls to all networks in Nigeria and for data. Similarly, customers who recharge with N1,000 will get N22,000 worth of value comprising N1,000 credit in their main account, which they can use on any Glo product as they wish and a bonus value of N21,000 for voice calls to all networks in Nigeria and for data.

Globacom  in a statement in Lagos on Thursday stated that subscribers can enjoy an unprecedented 5GB free data and hundreds of bonus minutes every month for 3 months, depending on the amount recharged, adding that this is by the far the biggest of such bonus being offered by any operator in the market.

“The plan which empowers customers to satisfy their browsing and calling needs is another effort by Globacom to give its subscribers more value for their money. The customer does not need to dial any USSD code to migrate or memorize a special recharge string, rather they will get the offer automatically when they simply recharge their lines with N100 or more. What’s more, the customer still gets the full recharge amount in his/her main account, with 100% freedom to use it the way he or she wants”, Globacom said.

It added that the voice and data bonus received on each recharge is valid for seven days from the recharge date. Value credited to the main account does not expire.

The 22X benefit applies to both physical and electronic recharges. Confirmation messages will be sent to customers’ phones after every recharge. Where confirmation message is not received, customers can dial #122# to view their bonus.

Globacom called on all its subscribers who have not been using their Glo lines to make utmost use of the opportunities provided by the 22X offer to recharge their lines and avail themselves of this amazing benefit for the next 90 days.

‘We have reasons to be thankful’, Glo says in New Year message

Globacom has congratulated Nigerians on the dawn of the New Year, saying that there are reasons to be thankful despite the daunting challenges of 2020. 

The company in a New Year goodwill message said,  “We believe we should be grateful for getting through  the year as individuals, families and nation in spite of the challenges occasioned by the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. We were able to survive the challenging times to witness the New Year together”. 

Globacom advised Nigerians to be positive about the future, and to embrace the New Year with hope, determination to win and a commitment to forge ahead and achieve great feats for self and for the nation.  

“As we strive to achieve personal accomplishments in 2021, let us also embrace one another and aspire to expand the social and economic frontiers of the country in an atmosphere of love, peace and unity,” Globacom added.

The telecommunications giant restated its resolve to continue to invest in technology and innovation in 2021, and reminded Nigerians to take advantage of its bouquet of voice, Short Messaging Service (SMS) and data products to enable them to achieve their goals in the New Year. 

It equally assured its subscribers across the country of seamless services during and after the New Year holidays, encouraging them to avail themselves of the 10% bonus offer on E-Top Up recharges it recently unveiled. 

Glo Rolls Out Additional NIN Update Channels

Nigerian telecommunications service provider, Globacom, has rolled out additional channels for its customers to seamlessly complete the National Identity Number (NIN) update process.

The update is in compliance with the directive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for subscribers to link their SIMs to their NIN.

According to Globacom, “We have further simplified the process for our esteemed customers to link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their mobile numbers by giving them more options to conduct the process. Firstly, they can simply text their NIN to 109. Alternatively, they may dial *109# or *109*your NIN# directly. Customers can also call 109 to update their NIN via voice call.”

Customers who do not have their NIN can dial *346# to retrieve the number if they have already registered with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

The company noted the newly announced update options were part of its commitment to ensuring that customers have uninterrupted experience on its network, and a demonstration of its support of Government’s efforts to create a secure and sustainable industry.

Customers without a NIN are reminded to visit any NIN enrollment center to get one.

Globacom subscribers with additional enquiries are equally encouraged to contact any of its customer contact channels or visit https://www.gloworld.com/ng/nin for further support.

Glo International Calling Bundles now available on E-Top Up, Direct Recharge

Glo customers can now subscriber to its popular International Direct Dialling (IDD) bundles for international calls via E-Top Up channels and Direct Recharge.

The Glo International Calling Bundles allow subscribers to enjoy high quality international calls at very competitive prices. They are available for existing and new prepaid subscribers.

 For the Direct Recharge option, the customer is required ddial *605* recharge PIN#, while the E-Top Up can be made via electronic channels such as bank USSD codes, Bank ATMs, Mobile Banking Applications, Online/web payment platforms and PoS terminals.

 Subscribers can also buy the Glo IDD bundles by dialing *777# or through the Glo Café app.

 Glo IDD bundles include the N100 pack for 9 minutes with 3 days’ validity, the N200 for 19 minutes with 7 days’ validity, N500 for 43 minutes with 14 days’ validity and N1,000 bundle which is for 93 minutes and is valid for 30 days.

The bundles can be used to call popular destinations such as the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, Porto Rico, South Korea, Israel, Romania, Denmark, Mexico, Luxembourg, Magnolia and Norway.

Glo felicitates with Nigerians, urges them to share love at Christmas


Leading telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas, charging them to spread love, joy and peace which are the focal points of the teachings of Jesus Christ.

In a goodwill message released in Lagos on Thursday, Globacom charged Christians to be exemplars of the true essence of Christmas, as demonstrated by the love of God for mankind through the birth of Jesus Christ.

“Christ came to the world in human form to show the love of God towards mankind.  His love and concern for humanity are shown  by the sacrifice He made by leading man back to God. Jesus made himself a perfect example of the values of love, humility, kindness, righteous living and fruits of the spirit which would guarantee eternal life”, Globacom said. 

“We all should allow the birth of the Prince of Peace to engender progress and amity in the society by displaying acts of good neighbourliness, selflessness and unity amongst citizen”, it added.

The telecommunications solutions provider further committed to providing seamless voice, data and Short Messaging Service (SMS) during and after the Christmas and New Year holidays, encouraging all its customers to take advantage of the 10% bonus offer on E-Top up recharges it recently announced.  

Glo Rolls Out Short Code to Assist Subscribers with NIN Registration Update

 Following the recent directive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for all SIM registrations to be paired with a National Identification Number (NIN), Globacom has announced a shortcode for its subscribers to seamlessly complete the process.

 According to Globacom, “all our esteemed customers can now link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their mobile numbers by simply sending ‘UPDATENIN NIN FirstName and LastName’ to 109. For example, send ‘UPDATENIN 12345678903 Chidera Abdul-Ola’ to 109.”  

Customers can dial *346# to retrieve their NIN if they have already registered with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). 

The company noted in its announcement that it was rolling out this measure to make it easy for subscribers on its network to comply with the new directives of NCC and as part of its commitment to ensuring customers have uninterrupted access to the various service offerings it provides.

Globacom also advised customers without a NIN to visit a NIN enrollment center to get one. 

Last week, the Federal Government licensed 173 centers and 30 State Governments/Public Sector Institutions to conduct the enrollment of the National Identity Number (NIN) across the country.  

Glo subscribers with additional enquiries are encouraged to contact any of its customer contact channels or to visit https://www.gloworld.com/ng/nin for further support

Anthony Joshua again demonstrates resilience of Nigerians – Glo

Leading telecommunications operator, Globacom, says Nigerian–born British boxer, Anthony Joshua, has again demonstrated the resilient spirit of Nigerians through  the successful defence of his world boxing titles on Saturday. 
Reacting to Joshua’s defeat of Bulgarian challenger, Kubrat Pulev, in the 9th round of the fight held at SSE Arena in London, Globacom praised the boxer for his focus, tenacity and boxing prowess which earned him the victory. 
“We are indeed very proud to have him as one of our brand ambassadors,” Globacom said in a statement.
By knocking out Pulev, Joshua, who became a Glo brand ambassador last year, retained his four world heavyweight titles, International Boxing Federation  (IBF),World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organisation (WBO), and International Boxing Organisation  (IBO). 
Globacom said that Joshua’s win underscored the message, “Champions go the distance and they go further”, in its advert, “Heart of a Champion“, which it released a few days before the fight.  
“Like you stated in the television commercial, ‘I was born hungry for success, it’s the Nigerian way’, you clearly demonstrated, right from the start of the fight, the determination to excel, the resilience and the ‘can-do’ spirit which Nigerians are known for,  thus achieving the remarkable victory”, the company said. 
With this victory, Anthony Joshua’s professional boxing record has now moved to 24 fights, 23 victories, with 22 knock outs and one loss.
His next fight is expected to be a heavyweight unification bout against World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, which will determine who becomes the undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the world.

U.S. Consulate Announces Application for 2020 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The United States Consulate General in Lagos on Monday announced a call for applications for the 2020 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. Government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.

For the second annual AWE, we will select 120 female entrepreneurs from across southern Nigeria to receive virtual and in-person training and mentoring. To support the comprehensive rehabilitation and reintegration of returned migrants, we will select 20 female returnees to take part in the program.

During the intensive program scheduled to run from November 2020 to March 2021, successful applicants will receive lessons on business management, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors, and learn the practical skills required to create and run successful and sustainable businesses.

United States Consulate Acting Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Foltz explained that the goal of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs is to teach women around the world to become successful entrepreneurs.

According to her, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy, the U.S. Consulate General aims to work with the AWE participants to develop their businesses.

“One of the U.S. government’s goals is to promote entrepreneurship worldwide. Through the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, we are doing just that by giving ambitious businesswomen the skills they need to take their ventures to the next level. For this year’s program, we encourage motivated and self-driven female entrepreneurs to apply,” Acting Public Affairs Officer Foltz said.

Leading local business leaders will help facilitate the workshops. In addition, participants will receive access to DreamBuilder, a blended business-training course developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan.

The U.S. Consulate General has partnered with Ascend Studios Foundation to administer this program. Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Studios Foundation, Ms. Inya Lawal, said “We are excited that the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has partnered with us for the second time to implement this important program tailored for women’s economic empowerment.

“With the challenges and opportunities the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, a lot more women are looking for new ways to pivot their businesses, and AWE is on the lookout for such women.”

Female entrepreneurs interested in participating in the AWE program can apply at no cost by filling out the application form via shorturl.at/bqGT6. Application closes on November 8, 2020.

The AWE is a component of the White House Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, designed to empower women worldwide to fulfill their economic potential, thereby creating conditions for increased stability, security, and prosperity for all. The first edition of the program was held in Lagos in September 2019.