google-site-verification: google7d8ad46e34536b98.html
Home ICT

ICT

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,...

Nigeria will no longer be dumping ground for foreign ICT products – minister

Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has said the Federal Government would ensure that Nigeria would not continue to be a dumping ground for Information Communication Technology (ICT) products and other foreign goods. Shittu gave the promise while speaking at...

Google’s Startup Boot camp: Entrepreneurship key to national devt – Official

Google Country Director, Mrs. Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, has said entrepreneurship is key to national development. Ehimuan-Chiazor made the assertion at the inaugural Google Developers Launchpad Programme in Lagos on Monday. TBI Africa reports that the Google Developers Lunchpad Programme is in partnership...

‘Africa set to top 1billion mobile internet connections in 5 years’

Africa’s mobile internet connections will rise from 419 million at the end of 2017 to 1.07 billion by the end of 2022. A report by research and consulting firm Ovum in London estimates that mobile broadband connections“Data connectivity is growing...

Truecaller hits 6.2m Nigerian mobile subscribers – Official

The Chief Commercial Officer, Truecaller, Mr Ted Nelson, said on Friday that the company out of the 150million phone subscribers in Nigeria, 6.2million had subscribed to Truecaller. Nelson disclosed this on the side-line of the launch of its Developer programme...

NCC restates commitment to give qualitative telecommunication services

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),Prof. Umar Danbatta, has reiterated the commission’s readiness to give qualitative telecommunication services to Nigerians. Danbatta said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the public inquiry on draft guidelines on spectrum trading. TBI Africa...

MTN calls $4.2b claim by Turkcell “opportunistic, baseless”

MTN on Tuesday called a 4.2 billion-dollar claim by Turkcell in a South African court over a disputed Iranian mobile phone licence “opportunistic and baseless”, the company said on Tuesday after filing a defence plea. Turkcell first sued MTN in...

Digital map saves Nigeria N200b annually – minister

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said reduced travel time through the use of digital map saves Nigerians nearly N200 billion a year. Mohammed said this at the inauguration of the Economic Value of Geospatial Services by Google...

NCC moves to checkmate SIM Swap fraud

Head, Zonal Operations, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),Ms. Helen Obi, on Friday said the commission has put in place a regulation to checkmate SIM Swap fraud. Obi stated that in Jos.A SIM is a smart card inside a mobile phone, carrying...

Global cybercrime loss to hit $6t by 2021 – U.S. Consul-General

The U.S. Consulate in Nigeria says by 2021, the global community will lose about six trillion dollars through cybercrimes. The U.S. Consul-General, Mr. John Bray disclosed this during a programme to commemorate the 2017 National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The cyber...

Internet users hit 93m in September – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced on Tuesday that subscribers browsing the internet through its network increased to 93 million in September from 92.1 million the previous month. The telecommunications industry regulator made the disclosure in its monthly internet subscribers’...

IT expert advises journalists on data journalism

The founder of Orodata Science, Mr. Blaise Aboh, has advised media practitioners to develop skill for data journalism. Aboh, a Citizen Data Scientist, made the call on Saturday in Lagos, at the Hack/Hackers Lagos event, with the theme, ”Hack a...

Internet users increase to 92m in August – NCC

The internet users and data subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks marginally increased to 92 million in August. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) made this known in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data made available on its website on Thursday.According to the...

MOST COMMENTED

Buhari’s achievements laudable in spite inheriting empty purse

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration recorded laudable achievements, in spite of terrible economic downturn and...