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IHS Nigeria, TechQuest partner to bring STEM training to 1,000 teachers and pupils

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:14 CET | Nigeria

Mobile telecommunication infrastructure provider IHS Nigeria has partnered with TechQuest STEM Academy to facilitate the training of 1000 teachers and pupils in July as part ...

Major telecom firm seeks to lay 160 km of fibre in Nigerian state Ekiti

Published 10 Jul 2020 09:42 CET | Nigeria

A major telecommunications infrastructure provider has approached the Ekiti State government for approval to lay 160 kilometre of fibre across the state, BusinessDay ...

NCC creates new department to accelerate digital economy agenda

Published 09 Jul 2020 10:27 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has created a Digital Economy Department to implement programmes and policies aimed at supporting and promoting the national ...

Smile introduces 'MySmile' self-service app

Published 09 Jul 2020 10:24 CET | Nigeria

Smile Nigeria has introduced a new self-service application called MySmile App. It enables customers to check their balances, recharge data plans, top up voice plans, redeem ...

Nigerian govt writes off 60% of debt owed by radio, TV stations

Published 09 Jul 2020 10:20 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian government has granted 60 percent debt forgiveness to all debtor broadcast stations in the country effective 10 July, to help ameliorate the impact of the ...

Lagos Film Academy criticises amendment to NBC code

Published 09 Jul 2020 10:18 CET | Nigeria

The Lagos Film Academy (LFA) has criticised the recent amendment to the sixth edition of the NBC Code, which was announced on 27 May by the National Broadcasting Commission ...

MeCure plans to add 10,000 doctors to telemedicine platform by year-end

Published 08 Jul 2020 10:40 CET | Nigeria

Nigeria's MeCure Smart mobile application for remote consultations has tied up with HelloDocApp to bring more than 10,000 doctors to its platform, The Daily Trust reported. ...

Nigerian president asks Senate to confirm Danbatta as NCC CEO

Published 08 Jul 2020 10:38 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Umar Danbatta as the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). In June, the ...

IBAN urges NBC to suspend implementation of 6th broadcasting code

Published 08 Jul 2020 10:30 CET | Nigeria

The Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (IBAN) has asked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to suspend implementation of the amended sixth broadcasting ...

Glo cuts cost of international calls by up to 55%

Published 08 Jul 2020 09:45 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator Globacom has cut international call tariffs by as much as 55 percent. Globacom said the reduced tariffs come without any subscription fee and cover major ...

Showmax launches Showmax Pro including half-price mobile version

Published 07 Jul 2020 20:39 CET | Kenya, Nigeria

Showmax has announced a new service called Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with live sport streaming from SuperSport. Showmax Pro ...

Konnect Africa provides free broadband to Sokoto quarantine centres with Coollink

Published 07 Jul 2020 13:24 CET | Nigeria

Eutelsat Communications subsidiary Konnect Africa is offering internet lines to Covid-19 isolation centres in Sokoto state in north-western Nigeria. Connecting centres will ...

Vodacom Business appoints Chime as new MD

Published 07 Jul 2020 09:49 CET | Africa, Nigeria

Vodacom Business (Nigeria) has appointed Valentine Chime as its new managing director for its operations. The operator said Chime joins it from Aruwa Capital, a private ...

Nigeria's OPay shuts down e-commerce services to focus on fintech

Published 06 Jul 2020 08:56 CET | Nigeria

Opera-founded Nigerian company OPay has announced that it will shut down some of its business units, including ride-hailing (ORide, OCar) and logistics (OExpress) services to ...

BudgIT launches 'Open Nigerian States' data portal

Published 03 Jul 2020 10:48 CET | Nigeria

Nigeria's BudgIT Foundation has launched its Open Nigerian States data portal. It was developed under the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) programme, funded by the ...

Samsung starts selling products at Cash'N'Carry branches

Published 03 Jul 2020 10:38 CET | Nigeria

Samsung West Africa is making its brand and services available in all Cash 'N' Carry stores in Nigeria. The aim is to make its products available in one, easily accessible ...

Nigerian court jails Airtel staff member for 5 years over fraud after 2017 arrest

Published 03 Jul 2020 10:23 CET | Nigeria

Lagos Magistrates' Court has handed down a five-year jail term to Airtel Nigeria customer service representative Jeremiah Mustapha, for facilitating fraud to the tune of NGN ...

Nigerian government expects digital broadcasting switch to yield USD 1.1 billion

Published 03 Jul 2020 09:52 CET | Nigeria

Information minister Lai Mohammed says the Digital Switchover (DSO) will fetch Nigeria USD 1.1 billion from the collection of TV licences and digital access fees, Premium ...

Multichoice Nigeria may not renew broadcast rights for EPL, UEFA - report

Published 03 Jul 2020 09:31 CET | Africa, Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria says its considering not renewing rights for the English Premier League (EPL) and the UEFA Champions League at the end of the 2020/21 football season, ...

Nigerian telecoms subscribers ask for free voice calls, more data help amid coronavirus crisis

Published 02 Jul 2020 14:01 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian telecom subscribers are asking telecom companies to provide them with free voice calls, in addition to more data help. The National Chairman of the National ...

MultiChoice Nigeria claims over USD 2 bln contribution to economy in 5 years

Published 02 Jul 2020 10:39 CET | Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria has commissioned Accenture to measure the socio-economic impact of its business in the country between 2015 and 2019. It estimated that MultiChoice ...

NCC seeks stakeholders input on commercial satellite communications services

Published 01 Jul 2020 14:46 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is organising a stakeholder consultation on a regulatory framework for Commercial Satellite Communications and related ...

KaiOS offers phones with educational apps and MTN SIM cards to low-income pupils in Lagos state

Published 01 Jul 2020 11:32 CET | Nigeria

KaiOS Technologies has announced that its smart feature phones are being distributed in the state of Lagos to help school children continue their education during the ...

First Bank upgrades mobile banking app

Published 01 Jul 2020 10:19 CET | Nigeria

First Bank of Nigeria has announced that its mobile banking application, FirstMobile, has been upgraded with new features and improved security. Its cool blue colour ...

Danbatta redeploys 4 directors at NCC

Published 29 Jun 2020 11:04 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has undertaken a major restructuring at its senior management cadre, ThisDay reported. Sources close to the commission said this ...

 

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