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Nigeria ends 2017 with 101,695 domain names

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) said on Friday that 101,695 domain names existed in the country’s domain registry as at 2017, up from 76,907 names recorded in 2016. The President of NIRA, Mr Sunday Folayan, made this known in...

Technology: Expert urges govt to invest in local content

Mr Goodwill Akor, an expert in technology incubation, has called on government to invest more in local content. Akor said in Abuja on Thursday that though government is doing a lot in building capacity in  technology creation, most inventions  waste...

Subscribers decry poor services from some network providers

Subscribers of some mobile networks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried their inability to make calls for over 48 hours. Many of the subscribers, who spoke on Thursday in Abuja, complained that they could not make or receive...

Google processes 40,000 search queries every second in 2017 – Official

The Google search engine processes more than 40,000 search queries every second from Nigerian users in 2017, its official has said. Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, the Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa of Google, said on Thursday in Lagos. TBI...

Airtel impacts on 25 families with“Touching Lives” initiative

Airtel Nigeria on Monday said it had directly and positively on impacted 25 families with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) initiative tagged: ”Airtel Touching Lives”. The Managing Director of Airtel, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, made this known in a statement issued...

Sub-Saharan Africa mobile telephone subscriptions to hit 990m by 2023

Network solutions provider, Ericsson said on Friday that that mobile telephone subscription in sub-Saharan Africa would increase to 990 million by 2023. The Head of Customer Unit, West Africa of Ericsson, Mr Nicholas Blixell, made the disclosure while presenting the...

NITDA urges MDAs, private sector to patronise Nigerian data centres

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Monday, called on Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as private organisations to patronise Nigerian Data Centres across the country to develop the economy. The Director-General of the agency, Dr Isa...

9mobile MiFi subscribers lament depletion of data

Some 9mobile MiFi subscribers on Monday expressed concern over the depletion of their data, in addition to the rising costs of the data bundle. The customers made this known in Lagos. According to them, the depletion is causing a lot...

NCC seeks partnership of advocacy groups on toll-free 622 line

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is seeking the partnership of consumers’ advocacy groups to increase consumers’ awareness of its 622 toll free line. Its Director (Consumer Affairs Bureau), Mr Abdullahi Maikano, made the call in Lagos during the Fourth Quarter...

Facebook to unveil NG_Hub to boost innovation in Nigeria

Facebook is set to open its first community hub in Nigeria to encourage innovation. The hub is to be known as “NG_Hub from Facebook’’. Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East and Africa, Mr Emeka Afigbo, made this known during a...

Ministry of Communication establishes 3 ICT centres in Daura.

Federal Ministry of Communication has established three Information and Communication Technology Centres (ICTC) in Daura, Katsina State, to promote the quest for improved information and technological education, Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communication, said. The minister made this known...

Technology firm launches software to aid learning

eSoft Content Limited, an educational technology-focused organisation, on Wednesday, launched Exammate 360, Exammate 5 and Exammate 3 software to aid learning among secondary school students. The Managing Partner of the company, Mr Thomas Uketjor, said at the launch in Abuja...

NCC seeks Senate’s cooperation in regulating telecoms industry

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called on federal lawmakers, especially the Senate Committee on Communications, to cooperate with it in regulating the telecommunications industry. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, made the call on Friday in Lagos,...

NDDC to reposition Niger Delta through ICT devt

 The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has reiterated its commitment to re-position the region through the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT). The Chairman, Governing Board of NDDC, Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) said this when the Managing Director of the...

8m Nigerians activate Do-Not-Disturb code

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says eight million Nigerians have activated the Do-Not-Disturb (2442) code. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, made this known at the maiden edition of the Nigerian Technology Innovation and Telecommunications Awards (NTITA)...

Ministry invests N700m on IT infrastructure, others not website

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has expressed concern over news making the rounds, especially on the social media, that it spent N700 million to create a website for the sector. “The ministry considers it incumbent to react swiftly...

Broadband penetration: NCC plans new spectrum auctions 

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it would soon auction and assignment new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, made this known in Lagos during the Telecom Executives and...

Official urges Nigerians to develop interest in NIGCOMSAT

Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development, Nigeria Communication Satellite Company Limited (NIGCOMSAT), Mr. Samson Osagie,has called on Nigerians to develop interest in the country’s satellite company. Osagie said on Thursday in Abuja that Nigeria must learn to develop interest and...

Lagos advocates 50% science, technology jobs for females

In a bid to empower the girl-child, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, has suggested that 50 per cent of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs should be given to females. Adebule made the call at the Stemma...

FG to deploy 18,000 km optic fibre to boost broadband penetration

The Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council has agreed to implement initiatives across five core areas and enablers, including deployment of 18,000 km fibre optic bandwidth in the next 12 months. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr.OkechukwuEnelamah,...

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Obasanjo successfully completes PhD programme at NOUN

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is among 14,771 persons expected to receive honours at the 7th convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria...