Infrastructure and Internet connectivity key to digital health in Africa

November 24, 2020 David Agba 0

The African technology landscape is changing, with increased ICT infrastructure and more Internet connectivity creating a situation that is ripe for the adoption of healthcare tech, delegates heard at the Africa Tech Festival’s “Industry Deep Dives- Healthcare.” The Africa Tech Festival is taking place this week from the 9 -12 November. Dedicated to accelerating Africa’s enterprise digital transformation, AfricaTech attracts over 11,000 Read More

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Buhari directs govt agencies to protect critical national infrastructure

March 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja directed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to work with all relevant government agencies to ensure full protection of critical national infrastructure. The president issued the directive at the unveiling of the National Broadband Plan 2020–2025, commissioning of the Communications and Digital Economy complex, flag-off of the Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training and Read More

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FCT residents commend Sen. Aduda on constituency projects

March 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

The residents of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have commended Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda for his commitment to providing basic infrastructure to the people his constituency especially those living in the rural areas. They made the commendation during the inspection of constituency projects attracted by senator Aduda in the six area councils of the FCT led by his Special Assistant on Read More

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Pantami co-opts advisory board into Abuja REAP-MIT programme

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

To deepen the emerging innovativeness among Nigerian youth and catalyse the economic growth of the country, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has championed the MIT REAP programme in Abuja. The team consist of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami as champion; executive secretary Petroleum Equalisation Fund Management Board Alh. Ahmed Read More

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ICAF seeks stakeholders support for improved service delivery

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Industry Consumer Advisory Forum (ICAF) has called for stakeholders’ collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) towards improving the Quality of Service (QoS) delivery by in the country. The advocacy group stated this during a presentation made at its first quarter 2020 meeting held in Abuja. At every meeting of ICAF, a corporate member Read More

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NCC deactivates 2.2m anonymous SIM cards

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

…Says 184m registered SIM database clean The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has rid mobile networks of improperly or invalidly-registered SIM cards. This was to ensure that over 184 million registered SIM cards/mobile lines across MNOs’ networks have valid data that are traceable and not anonymous, according to executive vice chairman of NCC Professor Umar Garba Danbatta. He said, “By our Read More

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Technology EXPO 2020 to begin 16th March

March 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has disclosed that the Technology Expo would take place between the 16th to 20th of March 2020. According to him that the event began since 2016 and hoping it gets better than the previous ones adding that Nigeria is blessed with so much natural resources to showcase and compete with the Read More

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Why Hackers are targeting African businesses-Microsoft

March 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Hackers are now focusing more on African Banks, telecom firms and many other corporate bodies on the African continent due to low implementation of safety measures, Microsoft has disclosed. According to Business Group Director, Security and Modern Workplace for Middle East and Africa Multi-Country Cluster (MEA MCC) covering Africa, Levant and Pakistan at Microsoft, Pratik Roy, all hands must be Read More

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Your calls, messages not monitored, Pantami assures Nigerians

February 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Meanwhile, the Minister of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) have debunked an online messages claiming that “devices are now connected to the Ministry’s systems and effective from tomorrow, it will commence the recording of phone calls and monitoring of all social media platforms.” The minister in a statement by his spokesperson Uwa Suleiman (Mrs) Read More

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FG committed to digital economy, as Pantami inaugurates expert review c’ttee on NDEP

February 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government is strategically placing itself in the global digital economic space as the value of digital economy is valued at over $16m, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has said.He stated this while inaugurating the Expert Review Committee for the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) in Abuja, Monday.  He noted that Read More

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Anxiety over unoccupied houses and ICPC’s threat

January 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

Until the anti-corruption agencies walk the talk with regard to taking over unoccupied houses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other major cities across the country, Nigerians say they take the recent threat by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) over such unoccupied houses with a pinch of salt. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. If the threat Read More

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NBP: Nigeria to secure $732m investment towards 2025

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has plans to work with operators to more than double the nation’s broadband coverage Broadband access in Nigeria is currently accelerating at an impressive rate, but it builds on very humble beginnings. In 2000, Africa’s most populous nation had a meagre 79,000 internet users out of a population of 122.5 million – less than Read More

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Kaspersky warns sub-Sahara African banks on looming cyber threats

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Multinational cyber security and antivirus expert – Kaspersky has warned banks in Sub Sahara Africa about looming cyber threats and loss of finances that could be made possible by a silent hacking group.   In a statement distributed by APO Group on behalf of Kaspersky media contact Mbali Fikeni, the malware used in the attacks indicates that the threat Read More

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FG condemns RoW increase by states

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    Minister of Communications & Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has condemned the increase of Right of Way (RoW) charges by some state governors.   An act he described as total disregard of the resolutions reached by the National Economic Council (NEC) in 2013.     “It is however disheartening to hear that some states have decided Read More

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Thriving ICT innovations from emerging economies

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Interaction of dynamic ecosystems comprising of government, academia, research institutes and increasingly educated populations are turning developing countries into hot beds for innovations. Firms across the world want to set their foot in developing regions for profits and inclusion of masses through a plethora of innovative services and products that could be developed in today’s opportune times by the incorporation Read More

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Data protection and cyber security: A wake-up call to all

November 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Information and communication data has become expensive to both users and operators. It is even more expensive in the dark web where all levels of governments, individuals and organisations’ sensitive information is hacked and sold for great sum without the knowledge of the original owner of the data. AYONI M. AGBABIAKA writes on some of the measures to guide Read More

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9mobile affirms support for youth entrepreneurs, tech-start-ups

September 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

9mobile, a telecom outfit has again affirmed its support for young entrepreneurs and technology start-ups, promising to assist them in achieving their growth and development plans in a competitive global economy. Acting Managing Director, 9mobile, Stephane Beuvelet, gave the assurance recently at the inauguration of the Vatebra Tech Hub, Ajah, Lagos, created by Vatebra Limited, with funding from the Bank Read More

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Phase3 begins network upgrade across enterprise segment

September 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Fibre optic infrastructure and telecommunications services provider, Phase3 Telecom, has announced it has commenced a strategic network technology upgrade to enhance communications for seamless regional and multi-location connectivity in Nigeria. This improved operational focus is targeted at expanding the scope of its on-going enterprise solutions drive for its increasing user portfolio of MSMEs, services sector and multinational companies, in contribution Read More

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QoS: NCC warns against vandalisation of tech infrastructure

September 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again appealed to telecom consumers to join hands with the commission in its efforts to ensure the protection of telecom infrastructure. The NCC wants citizens to take interest in the security of telecom infrastructure within and around their localities because safe and secured infrastructure is a correlate of good quality of service (QoS) delivery. Read More

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NITDA warns on use of Truecaller

September 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Says users exposed to data invasion     National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has revealed that Truecaller Privacy Policy has failed the compliance and global laws on data protection and the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) test.   According to NITDA, there has been potential breach of privacy rights of over seven million Nigerians by the Truecaller Service.   By Read More

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Why African nation’s must protect citizens against digital crimes

August 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Worried by the effect of bad innovations and other ills of Information Communications Technology (ICT) the African telecoms regulators have gathered once again in Nigeria to evolve plans, policies and strategies to safeguard interests of the end users of telecommunications services.  AYONI M. AGBABIAKA reports. President Muhammadu Buhari  tasked the African nation’s to explore ways to protect the citizenry as Read More

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Huawei unveils harmony, its new own operating system

August 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Huawei has launched its home-gown operating system, HarmonyOS, signaling plans to move from Android mobile platform. Unveiled at the Huawei Developer Conference on Friday, the company described it as “a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios.” CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group Richard Yu, said “We’re entering a day Read More

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Ondo first lady trains 1,000 girls in ICT, solar energy

August 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ondo state governor’s wife, Mrs Betty Akeredolu, has said that over one thousand girls in the state have been trained in ICT, solar renewable energy and other skill acquisitions since inception of the governor Rotimi Akeredolu led administration. Akeredolu stated this at the opening of a training programme tagged: “Bemore Summer Bootcamp for Girls in Naija” held in Ilara-Mokin, Ifedore Read More

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Rwanda to deploy drones in fight against malaria

August 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Rwanda will by the end of this month start using drones in spraying mosquito prone areas as it steps up efforts to eliminate malaria. According to the Director general of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, the pilot phase will begin in Gasabo District before being rolled out to other parts of the country by the end this year. Read More

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NCC lauds staff on policy awareness

July 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The NCC has commended it’s staff for winning the strategy, policy and process awareness quiz for staff.The commission had last Friday presented awards and gifts to three of its staff who scored highest in the Strategy, Policy and Process Awareness (SPPA) quiz. According to NCC director corporate planning, strategy and risk management Josephine Amuwa, the award is organised quarterly for Read More