It is good to separate work life from personal life, even when you are relating with customers on various social media. One for your personal and the other for your business. Officially, it is impossible to run two WhatsApp account on a smartphone, but smartphone manufacturers has provided the opportunity to do that.
If you owned smartphone like Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo, Huawei, Samsung, OnePlus, Realme, you can set up a secondary WhatsApp account right on your primary device using the Dual Apps feature.
Dual Apps feature allow you to run two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone. The feature is pretty straightforward.
How to Set up Dual WhatsApp on Your Smartphone
1. Open Settings from the home screen.
2. Scroll down and tap on Apps.
3. Navigate to Dual apps and create
4. Toggle the app you want to clone like WhatsApp
5. Toggle Dual Apps and wait for the device to set up a WhatsApp dual app.
That’s it! Once you clone an app, you’ll see two icons for that specific app on your home screen, with the cloned version featuring an indent that indicates that it is the secondary app.
Each instance has its own data and settings, but uninstalling the original app will result in the cloned app being deleted as well.
These steps are for a Xiaomi device. The name of the feature and the steps could vary depending on the smartphone manufacturer. In Oppo devices, the feature is called App Clone. Similarly, it’s Dual Messenger in Samsung devices; Twin Apps in Asus devices, App Twin in Honor devices, and App Cloner in Realme devices.
FG Issues New Cryto Rules
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a set of new regulations guiding the issuance, exchange and custody of digital assets in Nigeria.
According to SEC, a digital asset means a digital token that represents assets such as a debt or equity claim on the issuer.
In 2020, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directed financial service providers to halt cryptocurrency transactions.
But, in its new regulations, SEC said mandates the registration of “the offering and sale of digital tokens that are considered securities”. This signifies that Nigeria is attempting to balance outright prohibition and unregulated use of crypto-assets.
The new rule shall apply to all platforms that facilitate the trading, exchange, and transfer of virtual assets, all issuers and sponsors of virtual/digital assets, including international and non-resident issuers and sponsors, and any operator that aggressively targets Nigerian investors.
“The commission may reject any application for registration of digital assets if, in its opinion, the proposed activity infringes public policy, is injurious to investors or violates any of the laws, rules and regulations implemented by the commission,” the regulator added.
The regulation provides that issuers may only raise funds within a limit of N10 billion. It, however, added that it could adjust the ceiling from time to time.
According to the regulation, SEC said it would accommodate digital assets offering platform (DAOP) — an electronic platform operated by a DAOP operator for offering digital assets — provided it tendered evidence of a minimum paid-up capital of N500 million and a current fidelity bond covering at least 25 per cent of the minimum paid-up capital.
The regulation requires applicants seeking to register a DAOP to pay N100,000 for the filing or application fee, N300,000 for the processing fee, N30 million for the registration fee, and N100,000 for sponsored individuals.
SEC’s new rules could help provide the needed regulatory lucidity for the scope of a digital asset or security.
NPower Batch C Stream 2 Can Now Proceed for Biometric Capturing
Late in February, it was rumored that Batch C stream 2 Npower applicants should check if they’ve been shortlisted for biometric verification, but FG debug the news as false. Now, the Federal government has officially announced that Npower Batch C stream 2 should proceed with biometric capturing.
Given the above, Npower Applicants are advised to kindly check the NASIMS portal or dial the NSIP self-service code *45665# to check their application status and follow the instructions for biometric capturing.
How to Check Npower Application Status for Biometrics
- Visit the Self-service portal via https://nasims.gov.ng or dial the code *45665# to check your application status.
Note: If you have already done your biometrics fingerprint capturing, kindly check your verification status on the Nasim portal to see that it was properly captured. If it was done successfully, you will see the fingerprint captured ✓ icon at the end of your verification page on NASIMS. If you see the icon “capture fingerprint” then it means that your fingerprint is yet to be captured.
The N-Power program is built to address the issue of youth unemployment and help increase social development. The Program is designed to target Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 “to acquire and develop life-long skills for becoming change-makers in their communities.