Monday, February 11, 2013

Think Agric

First thing on Monday mornings, 9:30 am on the radio: 99.3 NigeriaInfo , Oluwaseun hosts the inspiring programme Think Agric.
This morning I almost cried to hear the vision of the guests for Nigerian agric-driven dignity and prosperity.
The programme is rerun on Friday evenings too, in case you miss it. 

Meanwhile, here's an introduction to Agricultural transformation in Nigeria, by a young lady named Tola Sunmonu who I've showed on upnaira before.  Please check it out (Tola Sunmonu: Agriculture - Nigeria's food for thought)

Other really important stuff:
Last night, we won at AFCON.  Oh how wonderful.  Nigeria, that didn't even qualify last year, slayed the giants, chickens, and eagles, and emerged the champions.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Make it stopppp! How I unsubscribed from the pesky PM News Alert Service from Glo

I tried a few things in the past: "Unsubscribe", "Unsub", "Cancel", I even tried a web search on how to stop it, and tried typing in "Menu" or "Help" to get the correct codes for ending the messages.  They didn't work.  I got messages like, "Dear subscriber, sorry the command format is wrong.  Please check and try again."

I have no problem with the messages really, except that they claim to be taking money out of my "phone credit".   I get texts like, "Congratulations your Glo-PM news subscription has been successfully renewed ... for N25 only for the entire 7 days."

Just now, in a moment of inspiration, I replied to one of these messages with four characters: Stop (enter) and it worked.  Victory! 
Stop receiving unwanted texts from phone networks
It says: "You have just been unsubscribed from the PM News Alert Service.  To subscribe again, send news to 30367."    Next I'll see if what worked for 30367 also works for the other nagging codes from Glo: 7728 (caller tunes) and others.  Just type STOP. 

Any tips on how to stop unwanted messages from other networks? Please write in the comments. 

Previously on UpNaira