Antivirus software guru, John McAfee, is dead

June 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee was found dead in his jail cell in Spain on Wednesday, a prison official said, shortly after a court approved his extradition to the United States where he was wanted for tax evasion. The 75-year-old was found dead in his cell in the Brians 2 penitentiary near Barcelona “apparently from suicide”, a spokeswoman for the Read More

Confusion among Oando shareholders as SEC insists on AGM suspension

May 3, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reiterated that Oando Plc Annual General Meeting (AGM) stands suspended in the latest twist in the long-running battle between the regulator and Oando. SEC in a statement at the weekend quashed conflicting reports that the suspension has been lifted. The commission recalled that in 2017, it received petitions from two shareholders of Oando Read More

Equitable resource sharing policy‘ll reduce boundary

April 12, 2021 Patrick Andrew 0

The federal government needs to adopt a policy on the equitable sharing of straddling resources between states and even local government areas to tame the tide of boundary crises in the country. The Director-General, National Boundary Commission (NBC), Surveyor Adamu Adaji said the suggestion if adopted and implemented would not only drastically cut down on cases of interstate boundary disputes Read More

My Igbo brothers, before It Is too late

April 11, 2021 Dr Hassan Gimba 0

The Igbo are a resilient lot, an egalitarian and industrious people. Defined as a meta-ethnicity native and one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa, they are predominant in South Eastern and mid-western Nigeria. Though there is a claim by some of them that they descended from Jews, the World Culture Encyclopaedia has it that the Igbo people have no Read More

Imo: Use force against IPOB, ESN, IGP orders personnel

April 7, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Outgoing Inspector – General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed, Tuesday, directed officers and men of the Nigeria Police to use brute force against members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN)whom he described as outlaws. This is even as he assured that “the attackers (of Imo Correctional Centre) have no hiding place as they will Read More

Is the video game industry in Nigeria about to explode?

April 1, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria has one of the youngest video game markets in the world, and it has only really been gaining traction since 2015. But since the rise of internet availability across the country, coupled with the growing popularity of mobile, more people than ever are interested in playing. The country could soon represent a lucrative market for start-up companies in the Read More

Nigeria lagging behind in $11trn digital economy – NITDA

March 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

As far as digital economy in the world is concerned, which is valued at $11trillion, Nigeria despite its huge population and potentials, is lagging behind, according to the Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency ( NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa. This is as the Senate has urged the agency to fast track the process of making the country an Read More

Seplat shows commitment to environment, others

March 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company, has said it was committed to deploying resources and expertise to create and deliver sustainable value to meet the expectations of its various stakeholders. Its chief executive officer, Mr. Roger Brown, stated this at the Facts Behind the Sustainability Report presentation made to the Nigerian Stock exchange (NSE) through Read More

Vodafone, AST SpaceMobile to launch network for equatorial Africa

December 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Vodafone Group, the parent company of South Africa’s largest mobile network operator, Vodacom, has concluded a partnership with AST SpaceMobile to launch the first phase space-based commercial mobile communications service in 2023. This will be the first service of its kind to connect standard mobile phones at 4G and 5G speeds using AST SpaceMobile’s patented space-based network, after securing funding Read More

Authentication failure trips up Google services

December 22, 2020 David Agba 0

Google has revealed that an authentication system outage, caused by an internal storage quota issue, is the reason behind a global outage of its services on Monday.On Monday afternoon, Google’s services that include Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs, Maps, AdWords and AdSense, Google Pay, Google Home, Nest and Google’s Chromecast went down in various countries around the world. In Read More

US-based Parallel Wireless partners Hotspot to deliver broadband services across Nigeria

December 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Parallel Wireless, a US-based open radio access networks (RAN) company that delivers software-defined end-to-end open RAN solutions, announced that it has been selected by Hotspot Network, a network-as-a-service (NaaS) provider, to deliver 2G, 3G and 4G coverage across 2 000 villages in Nigeria. The deal forms part of a connectivity initiative that includes Digital Farmers Club (DFC), Universal Service Provision Read More

Minister scraps National Identity Number charge

December 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s Communication Minister Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has scrapped the N20 (0.053 United States dollar) Unstructured Supplementary Service Data fee imposed on subscribers for National Identity Number (NIN) retrieval requests across all mobile network providers in a bid to make the process smooth and affordable. Pantami gave the directive after meeting representatives of mobile network operators and agreed that subscribers Read More

Mobile data traffic in Africa to grow 6.5 times by 2026

December 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Mobile data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa is set to grow by an estimated 6.5 times, from the current 0.87EB per month to 5.6EB per month by 2026, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. The report also shows that average traffic per smartphone in the region is expected to reach 8.9GB over the forecast period.At the same time, service providers Read More

5G: Oman plans to accelerate growth, innovation

December 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The economic and social benefits of 5G has prompted more wireless infrastructure investments across the world. Oman in particular, is accelerating plans to become a technology hub in the Middle East; to nurture innovation, sustain progress and develop competitive advantage. 5G subscriptions in the MENA region is estimated to reach 80 million by 2025, representing 10% of total mobile subscriptions, Read More

The 2021 digital communication trends that will boost your business

December 8, 2020 James Bayhack 0

Enhanced customer experience has become a non-negotiable for businesses that want to attract and retain customers. As the world continues to move into the digital space, new communication channels and advanced data platforms have created opportunities for organisations to improve their customers’ experience and adapt to new ways of doing business.2020 has been a year full of upheaval, but it’s Read More

Nigeria ponders strategies to combat corruption

December 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has called for the digitization of government processes to curb corruption that is stunting the full realisation of economic growth. Pantami’s speech was read on his behalf by the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi during the seminar on anti-corruption recently in Abuja . Read More

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