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NCC frees 9mobile from illegal frequency interferences

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again come to the rescue of embattled 9mobile. The Telecom regulator recently stormed Lagos state to identify organizations whose equipment had been interfering and degrading 9mobile’s services following the telecommunications operator’s complaints of frequency interference. Head, Enforcement Unit at the NCC, Mr. Salisu Abdu, on a search and rescue […]

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NITDA advises data processors on compliance with EU GDPR

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged Nigerians to comply with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The director general of NITDA Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami in a statement on Monday stressed that failure to comply will result to loss of income and create negative impact on Nigerian businesses. This businesses […]

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Airtel to launch 4G network in Abuja major cities soon

Abuja Airtel Nigeria has revealed plans to launch it’s 4G network in Abuja and other major cities in the country soon. The telecommunications operator gave this assurance while launching its 4G network in Ibadan, Oyo, South West, Nigeria. Other cities to follow include Lagos, Port Harcourt and Owerri. Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya said […]

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FG partners South Korea on e-government capacity building

The Ministry of Communications has initiated collaboration with South Korean government through the Korean International Corporation Agency (KOICA) on e-government capacity building for public servants. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi made this known at the closing ceremony of the In-Country e-Government Capacity Building training in Abuja. Abdullahi in a statement said […]

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Telecom operators to get new interconnect rate March

Telecom operators in the country are to get a new interconnect rate for termination of calls on each other’s network next month. Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this at a forum where the commission presented the findings on the cost based study for the determination of Mobile […]

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Security: 95% gov’t ICT facilities compromised– NITDA

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has revealed that over 90% of government IT facilities in Ministries, Departments and Agencies have failed the integrity test, putting the nation’s cyber security at risk. The Agency expressed dismayed at the rising number of failing IT projects within federal MDAs and other government establishments. In a statement by […]

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FG to launch 2 satellites in 2020

The Minister of Communications Technology, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed Nigeria’s plan to secure a $550 million equity from China for the purchase of two additional satellites for subsequent launch into the space in the next two years. The minister who said this after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ: The Guy Who Walked From China to Germany and Took Selfies Everyday For a Year!

By Falila Mohammed Facebook Have you ever thought of doing something radical and drastic? If you have, did you do it? Maybe we’ve all thought of doing something extreme, like swimming with great white sharks or climbing Mt. Everest. We wondered if we could do it, but we never really gathered enough guts (and maybe […]

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2017: ‘Nigeria would have lost Etisalat to indebtedness’

The year 2017 was not short of surprises as this was the year telecommunication company, Etisalat Nigeria became so indebted that the center could no longer hold, its partners and financial buddies together. This was the year the telecommunication regulator, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) tagged the Year of the Consumer. AYONI M. AGBABIAKA reports some […]

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Kaspersky Lab detects 360,000 new malicious files daily in 2017

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja The number of new malicious files processed by Kaspersky Laboratory reached 360,000 a day in 2017. This is 11.5 per cent more than figures for 2016. According to a new report by Kaspersky, this coming after a slight decrease in 2015, the number of malicious files detected every day is growing […]

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EFCC gets NITDA’s clearance for IT infrastructure upgrade

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has followed its pledge to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to support its activities in the fight against sharp practices through ICT procurement in government parastatals with action. EFCC has presented it’s ICT system upgrade to NITDA searchlight. NITDA through its mandate as the government clearinghouse […]

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Shittu commends Katsina on ICT accomplishment

Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has commended the Governor of Katsina state, Alhaji Bello Masari, for his giant strides in ICT development. The minister who led the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications, State Commissioners in charge of ICT, and Head of agencies under the Ministry and other participants on a courtesy call […]

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ICT to drive Economic Recovery and Growth Plan

Stories by Ayoni M. Agbabiaka with agencies The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications, Abdullahi Mashi, has said that ICT being an enabler of economic growth and development was envisaged to drive the successful implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) if harnessed effectively and efficiently. He stated this at the opening ceremony […]

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There ‘ll be more computer software attacks in 2018 – Kaspersky

In the coming year, there will be an increase in legitimate software being poisoned by groups targeting wider victim profiles and geographies, Kaspersky Lab’s Targeted Threat Predictions for 2018, has said. According to Kaspersky, such attacks would be extremely hard to spot and mitigate. The computer software company further said that other hard-to-block attacks, such […]

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ICT critical to quality education – FG

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja The federal government has assured of providing the right environment in schools for the teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono, gave the assurance in Abuja, when he declared open the Skool Media Start-Up workshop and capacity building for […]

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FG saves N24.7bn monthly through ICT

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that a total of N24.7 billion has been saved through the consolidation of over 20, 000 accounts and elimination of ghost workers through the deployment of ICT. The President who stated this on Thursday during the 10th annual eNigeria summit in Abuja stressed that “ICT plays a pivotal role with […]