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Fairmoney raises EUR 10 mln, improves mobile banking app in Nigeria

Published 17 Sep 2019 14:02 CET | Nigeria

FairMoney, a France-based fintech startup, has closed a EUR 10 million Series A round of investment led by Flourish, a venture of The Omidyar Group, the partners of DST ...

NCC says 6.7 mln of 9.2 mln irregular mobile lines have now been correctly registered

Published 17 Sep 2019 10:30 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says some 6.75 million of the 9.20 million SIM cards that had been  improperly registered, have now been rectified. Some 2.42 ...

Microsoft appoints Lawal as MD of African Development Centre in Nigeria

Published 17 Sep 2019 09:42 CET | Nigeria

Microsoft has appointed Gafar Lawal as the managing director of its Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Nigeria, launched in May. The centre aims to recruiting world-class ...

Nigerian government orders NCC to block 9 mln unregistered SIM cards

Published 16 Sep 2019 14:05 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian government has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to block about 9 million unregistered mobile phone SIM cards, reports CmmunicationsWeek. Isa ...

MultiChoice Nigeria offers new discounts under DStv Thanks loyalty scheme

Published 16 Sep 2019 10:50 CET | Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria is offering rewards under the DStv Thanks scheme in September for customers who pay their DStv subscription on time. They are eligible to offers including ...

Nigerian operators port 1.83 mln subscribers in 5 years

Published 12 Sep 2019 10:37 CET | Nigeria

A total of 1.83 million subscribers in Nigeria exchanged their network providers through the mobile number portability (MNP) scheme between 2013 to 2018, according to the ...

Phase3 Telecom begins network technology upgrades across enterprise segment

Published 11 Sep 2019 15:16 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian company Phase3 Telecom said it has started a strategic network technology upgrade to enhance communications and connectivity efforts for seamless regional and ...

9mobile leads in number porting wins in Q2

Published 10 Sep 2019 10:07 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator 9mobile gained the most customers through number porting in the second quarter, according to the latest report from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS). ...

Nigcomsat to support virtual ISPs with new BSS from PortaOne

Published 10 Sep 2019 09:50 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian satellite operator Nigcomsat plans to develop services for virtual providers with the adoption of the BSS  PortaBilling, provided by PortaOne. VISPs will rent ...

VDT opens experience centre in Lagos

Published 10 Sep 2019 09:28 CET | Nigeria

Nigeria's broadband service provider VDT Communications has opened its flagship customer experience centre for its LTE service in Ikoyi, Lagos. The experience centre ...

Nigerian ruling party calls for takeover of South African firms

Published 09 Sep 2019 14:14 CET | Nigeria, South Africa

Nigeria's ruling party urged the government to nationalise South African companies operating in the country in retaliation for xenophobic attacks on its nationals, Bloomberg ...

NCC enlists security agencies in fight against fake phones

Published 05 Sep 2019 11:30 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has enlisted security agencies and other parties to end imports of fake phones and devices, reports CommunciationsWeek. Amina ...

MainOne graduates 100 AI trainees, launches reseller programme in Edo

Published 05 Sep 2019 11:24 CET | Nigeria

MainOne has celebrated the graduation of 100 youths sponsored in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) training in partnership with EdoJobs. The 30-day intensive ...

Polaris Bank offers transfer discount to customers signing up for new mobile banking up

Published 05 Sep 2019 11:03 CET | Nigeria

Nigeria's Polaris Bank has introduced its new Polaris Mobile Banking App and is offering customers a 50 percent discount on all transfer fees for 30 days after registration ...

MTN closes stores as precaution after xenophobic attacks

Published 04 Sep 2019 15:02 CET | Africa, Nigeria, South Africa

MTN Group has reiterated its stand against any form of xenophobia and damage to property and said it remains concerned about the situation in its markets, especially in ...

Multichoice starts reward deal for DStv subscribers with NSIA Insurance

Published 03 Sep 2019 13:57 CET | Nigeria

NSIA Insurance has started a partnership with Multichoice on the DSTV Thanks Programme, to reward loyal DSTV subscribers with a 10 percent discount on four identified ...

MultiChoice re-launches DStv and GOtv customers up-selling campaign

Published 03 Sep 2019 11:06 CET | Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria has announced the return of its "Step Up" campaign aimed at DStv and GOtv customers. It runs from 02 September to 31 October and encourages customers to ...

Nigerian attorney-general says TCN contract termination with Phase3 was illegal

Published 03 Sep 2019 10:51 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has advised against Transmission Company of Nigeria's (TCN's) termination of its USD 100 million concession ...

MTN Nigeria launches mobile money transfer service

Published 30 Aug 2019 10:25 CET | Nigeria

MTN Nigeria subsidiary Y'ello Digital Financial Services (YDFS) has launched a mobile money transfer service aimed at people without bank accounts. The company announced the ...

NCC records 271,112 complaints in 4.5 years

Published 29 Aug 2019 09:38 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it recorded 271,112 complaints between January 2015 and July, of which 95 percent have been successfully resolved, reports ...

Nigerian presidents approves licensing of online radio and TV stations

Published 27 Aug 2019 11:40 CET | Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved broadcasting industry reforms, including licensing online TV and radio stations, CommunicationsWeek reported. Minister of Information ...

9mobile secures USD 230 mln loan from Africa Finance Corporation

Published 26 Aug 2019 11:02 CET | Nigeria

The Africa Finance Corporation has approved a USD 230 million loan for Nigerian operator 9mobile. The money will be used to honour existing debts, finance its costs and ...

NCC asks other African regulators to prioritise consumer protection

Published 26 Aug 2019 10:26 CET | Africa, Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has asked telecom watchdogs in Africa to prioritise consumer protection by putting in place relevant regulatory measures, ...

MTN, Glo suffer more cases of vandalism in Nigeria

Published 26 Aug 2019 10:22 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operators MTN and Globacom continue to suffer more cases of vandalism than other telecommunication firms, Blueprint reported. An MTN official said that most of the ...

Oppo Mobile opens new service centre in Ikeja

Published 22 Aug 2019 10:16 CET | Nigeria

Oppo Nigeria has announced the opening of a new service centre in Ikeja in Lagos. It said this complements the existing after-sales structure in every state of the country ...

 

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