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How secure is Nigeria’s cyberspace?

How secure is Nigeria’s cyberspace? Often, Nigerians are inundated with messages on their mobile telephone sets and e-mails asking them to subscribe to goods and services. The recipients, especially public service workers, are encouraged to apply for loans from micro-credit outfits on very liberal conditions, including not providing securities for the facilities. Repayments for such loans,...... more

How First Bank Fintech Summit contributes to bridging Nigeria’s financial inclusion

How First Bank Fintech Summit contributes to bridging Nigeria’s financial inclusion As financial solution providers continue to face stiffer competition globally from Fintech startups and emerging technologies, such as blockchain, cryptocurrency and crowdfunding, and the increasing level of disruption in the traditional mode of payment and business models, technology holds the key to unlock the potential in the financial service sector across...... more

UK to develop new national broadband plan for Nigeria

UK to develop new national broadband plan for Nigeria The British Government, through the Prosperity Fund’s Digital Access Programme is collaborating with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to develop a new six years National Broadband Development Plan. The previous National Broadband Plan (2013 -2018) expired on the 31st of December 2018. The project will require a...... more

Anticipation heightens for ‘Celebrating You 2019’ gathering of cream of Nigeria’s ICT ecosystem

Anticipation heightens for ‘Celebrating You 2019’ gathering of cream of Nigeria’s ICT ecosystem Anticipation and excitement are building up ahead of the 2019 edition of Celebrating You, an annual, year-end award and dinner party organised by Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and lifestyle products distributors, Technology Distributions Limited (TD), to celebrate its partners across Africa. Equally important, Celebrating You remains the most eagerly-awaited celebratory...... more

FG commissions e-Government Training Centre for capacity building

FG commissions e-Government Training Centre for capacity building The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim, has commissioned an e-Government Training Center, a brand new 36-seater Hyundai Bus as well as a 260 KVA Generator set to provide uninterrupted electricity to the Centre. The Centre is located at the premises of the Public Service Institute of...... more

Obiano creates Digital Entrepreneur Office in bid to tackle youth unemployment

Obiano creates Digital Entrepreneur Office in bid to tackle youth unemployment The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, on Monday announced the creation of a new office known as Digital Entrepreneurship Office. The office, which is to be manned by the Governor’s erstwhile Senior Special Adviser on Social Media, Mr Ifeanyi Aniagor, as pioneer Director General, is to serve as a...... more

African masts operator Helios Towers begins trading on London Stock Exchange, prices IPO at low end of range

African masts operator Helios Towers begins trading on London Stock Exchange, prices IPO at low end of range African mobile networks operator Helios Towers has priced its initial public offering at 115 pence per share, giving it a market capitalisation of 1.15 billion pounds ($1.45 billion). Helios shares began conditional trading on London Stock Exchange at 0700 GMT on Tuesday after selling a total of 250 million pounds of...... more

A Guide to What’s Happening in the Fintech Revolution

A Guide to What’s Happening in the Fintech Revolution Some quick facts on the biggest investors, hottest companies and where the action is taking place as compiled by Julie Verhage and culled from Bloomberg. Few industry combinations are as alluring to investors as finance and technology. For the past decade fintech startups have offered new ways to help people handle...... more

Nigeria ready for 5G, says Communication Minister

Nigeria ready for 5G, says Communication Minister In line with global requirements of communications, Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications, said Nigeria was ready to deploy 5G network across the country to ease network flow. Pantami said this on Monday at the ongoing 39th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) holding in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). GITEX is a...... more

MTN Nigeria’s new Board the best in Africa — Zinox Chairman

MTN Nigeria’s new Board the best in Africa — Zinox Chairman Serial Digital Entrepreneur and Chairman of Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, has described the composition of the new Board of Directors of MTN Nigeria chaired by Dr. Ernest Ndukwe as a pride to Africans and the best ever on this side of the Atlantic in the first quarter of 21st century....... more

Beware! Some mobile phones are hazardous – NCC

Beware! Some mobile phones are hazardous – NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians that using sub-standard telecom devices could adversely affect their health. Prof. Umar Danbatta, NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, said at a sensitisation workshop for stakeholders that using sub-standard and counterfeit telecom devices was dangerous to human health and safety. The workshop had as theme:...... more

Apple set to unveil new iPhone

Apple set to unveil new iPhone Apple sent out invitations on Thursday to a September 10 event on its Silicon Valley campus where it is expected to unveil a new-generation iPhone. In its trademark, tight-lipped style, Apple disclosed little about what it plans to spotlight in the Steve Jobs Theater at its headquarters in the city of...... more

Huawei to launch new handset without Google Apps

Huawei to launch new handset without Google Apps Huawei's next flagship smartphone will not come with Google's popular apps including Maps and YouTube. Google confirmed that due to a US government ban on sales to Huawei, it could not license its apps to the Chinese smartphone giant. It also means the next Huawei phone will not have access to...... more

Vandalism greatest threat to telecom growth in Nigeria, Says NCC

Vandalism greatest threat to telecom growth in Nigeria, Says NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has identified vandalism of telecom infrastructure as the greatest threat to the growth of the telecommunication industry in the country. The Director of Zonal Operations, Amina Shehu, made this disclosure yesterday in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nassarawa State at a Sensitisation Workshop on the...... more

Monarch advocates special funding for ICT education

Monarch advocates special funding for ICT education The Akarigbo and paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, has advocated special funding for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education by federal and state governments to ensure accelerated technological development in Nigeria. He made the call during a visit to the Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State. The monarch said...... more

Of telcos, OTTs and cyber-security threat

Of telcos, OTTs and cyber-security threat Issues bothering on challenges posed by Over-The-Top companies (OTTs) in Nigeria – which includes data protection and privacy issues – took centre stage at the 2019 Telecom Executives and Regulator’s Forum in Lagos, with telecom operators in the country calling on the Federal Government to explore ways of deriving economic value...... more

CBN awards financial services licence to MTN subsidiary

CBN awards financial services licence to MTN subsidiary A subsidiary of MTN Nigeria has been awarded a licence by the country’s central bank that would allow it to provide financial services, the telecoms firm said on Monday. Nigeria announced last year that it would allow telecom companies to provide banking services, aiming to give millions of Nigerians without bank...... more

Ijaw youths begin shutting down of MTN, Glo, Airtel masts in Bayelsa

Ijaw youths begin shutting down of MTN, Glo, Airtel masts in Bayelsa Ijaw youths have made good their threat to shut down masts belonging to MTN, Glo, Airtel and other telecommunication companies in Bayelsa State. The picketing was following issues bordering on complaints by the youths that the companies excluded indigenes from quick-win contracts especially the supply of diesel to their facilities. (The...... more

NCC facilitates spectrum infrastructure to boost broadband penetration

NCC facilitates spectrum infrastructure to boost broadband penetration The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working on ensuring the availability of spectrum to boost broadband deployment and penetration in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Dambatta, made this known during the 14th Annual Technology Africa Leadership Roundtable, held on Friday night in Lagos. The theme...... more

NCAA shelves destruction of over 7,000 telecom masts

NCAA shelves destruction of over 7,000 telecom masts Following public outcry and intensive moves by associations and major stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecommunication sector, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has finally shelved its earlier plan to demolish over 7,000 telecommunication masts across the country. Speaking through the NCAA General Manager, Public Relations, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, to newsmen, the...... more

ATCON, ALTON, others call for Executive Order to stem multiple taxes

ATCON, ALTON, others call for Executive Order to stem multiple taxes Major stakeholders in the telecommunications sector in Nigeria, led by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) in agreement, have called for a downward review of the 2.5% Annual operating Levy (AoL) charged by the Federal Government through the Nigerian Communications...... more

Vodacom concludes 2019 Annual Inter-School Robotics Training Workshop

Vodacom concludes 2019 Annual Inter-School Robotics Training Workshop Driven by its commitment to ensuring that Nigeria keeps pace with the evolution of telecommunications technologies by empowering the next generation with relevant technical skills in order to drive positive change in the Nigerian economy through the use of communications technologies, Vodacom Business Nigeria, a Lagos-based telecommunication outfit has organised the...... more

National Broadband Conference rescheduled

National Broadband Conference rescheduled The maiden National Broadband Conference earlier scheduled to hold on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos, has been postponed, the organisers said in a statement. The statement issued in Lagos by the organisers, News Express Media Group, said that the postponement became inevitable “in a bid to...... more

ATCON’s 5th Telecom Executives, Regulators Forum holds July 11, 2019

ATCON’s 5th Telecom Executives, Regulators Forum holds July 11, 2019 The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) will hold the 5th edition of Telecom Executives and Regulators Forum, one of its flagship events, on July 11, 2019 at the prestigious Fourpoints by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.  Mr. Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON, said in a statement that the association is...... more

Nigerian team excels in China global ICT competition

Nigerian team excels in China global ICT competition Following the feat by Nigerian students that clinched the third place at the finals of the Global Information and Communication Technology competition organised by Huawei Technologies in Dongguan, China this month, the firm expressed commitment to build capacity of Nigerian youths to have well cultivated ICT talents for the future to...... more

NCC, internet groups synergise to enhance Internet Governance in Africa

The African Regional At-Large Organisations (AfRALO) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is collaborating with DigitalSENSE Africa Media for the 2019 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum (NDSF) on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable, scheduled for Thursday, June 20, at the Welcome Centre Hotels, Murtala...... more

Switch launches App that eliminates transaction fee on transfer

A revolutionary new App that could offer Nigerians at home, in the United States of America and the United Kingdom a single entry point to Nigerian Financial market currently non-existence called Switch has been launched. The Apps which is designed to meet the unique financial needs of the Nigerian community is...... more

Huawei: US blacklist will harm billions of consumers

Huawei: US blacklist will harm billions of consumers A US move to put Huawei on a trade blacklist “sets a dangerous precedent” that will harm billions of consumers, the firm’s top legal officer said. Speaking at a press conference, Song Liuping said the trade ban would also “directly harm” American companies and affect jobs. Washington recently added Huawei to...... more

Airtel wins award for contributions to economy, job creation

Airtel wins award for contributions to economy, job creation Airtel Nigeria has been extolled for its role in driving economic development and employment opportunities. The company got an award for its contributions to the economy and for creating employment opportunities across the country. The encomiums were poured on the telecom giant at the colourful Businessday Next Bull award held on...... more

NSE clears MTN for listing in Nigeria

NSE clears MTN for listing in Nigeria The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday finally approved the listing of MTN Nigeria shares on the nation’s bourse. A senior management at the NSE, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that MTN Nigeria application for listing was approved on Tuesday. The source said that...... more

 

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