Zenith, Diamond & Standard charted banks suspend use of Naira ATM card for International Transactions


Due to current volatility in foreign exchange market, the following banks below has started restricting their customers from use of Naira ATM card on international transactions.

  • Zenth bank – Most Zenth bank customers receive the notification of the suspension on June 13 and 14.

 Dear valued customer,

This is to notify you that effective Monday, June 13, 2016, your naira card will no longer be enabled for international transactions.

Please be informed that your naira denominated cards will only be used for naira transactions across all payment channels.

For international transactions, please obtain any of our dollar denominated cards from Zenith Bank branches nationwide.

Thank you for your continued patronage.

Zenith bank suspends use of Naira ATM on International transactions

  • Standard Charted bank

Standard charted bank use of Naira ATM card suspension on international transaction kicks off on 1st June.


Dear customer,

Please be informed that your Naira Dominated Debit and Credit cards will no longer be functional for international transactions effective June 1st, 2016. This is due to current volatility in foreign exchange market. Your naira denominated cards can only be used for local transactions at POS terminal, ATM and online for Nigerian retailers.


 Standard Charted bank suspend international transaction on Naira ATM Card

  • Diamond bank

Diamond bank suspension has long existed.

Other banks on our watch list are;

  • GTBank
  • Fidelity bank
  • Access bank .                                                                                                     Though they have not joined the queue but I envisage they are warming up.

 Once they join, we will update this post. I will suggest that if you are customers to any of the above banks, you visit your bank, open a dollar domiciliary account and obtain dollar dominated ATM card for your international transaction.

MTN 7GB for 2000 naira – newest MTN data plan!

My friend just sent this message to me. This is too good to be true!

mtn latest data plan; 7gb for 2000 nairaMTN Nigeria has roll out a new data plan last week at the Africa’s Biggest Technology event in Lagos-Nigeria by TechPlus. This data plan is 7GB for 2000 naira. Is this data plan real! Yes o. It is a worthy data plan that gives you 100% value of what you pay for. MTN 7GB data plan is an upgrade of MTN 3.5GB data plan.  MTN Nigeria at TechPlus applied the multipliers effect that gives you real-time 100% bonus of 7GB data plan for just N2000. This is the latest CHEAPEST data plan from MTN.

Check it out now: Cheapest data plans in Nigeria – MTN, GLO, ETISALAT and AIRTEL

How much is MTN 7GB Data Plan

You can get the 7GB data plan at 2000 Naira.

How to Subscribe for MTN 7GB Data Plan

MTN 7GB data plan subscription code

  • To subscribe for the 7GB data plan, simply recharge N2,000 airtime on your line then  send 2016 to 131 and you’ll receive a message that you have been credited with 7GB on Tech+ 100% Dealzone.

How long does this new MTN data plan last?

  • This data plan is valid for 2 months

Does it Work on all Device?

  • Yes, it will work on all eligible devices.



 MTN data weekend promo (WowWeekend)

Get 9GB for just 2000 Naira; you can use this data plan for the weekend and the next 2 months.

This is how wow weekend works, when you recharge any amount, you get free data.  Example, when you recharge N200, you get free 100MB. When you recharge N500 and above, you get free 1GB.
Load your MTN line with airtime of N2, 000 and you’ll get free 2GB usable only from Friday to Sunday, then SEND 2016 to 131 to get 7GB data making it 9GB.



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