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Phase3 Telecom appoints new CEO and chairman

Published 24 May 2019 15:28 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian company Phase3 Telecom said it has appointed its founder and former chief executive officer Stanley Jegede as chairman and Olusola Teniola as new CEO. This follows ...

Flaim messaging app exceeds 100,000 downloads in first week

Published 23 May 2019 10:00 CET | Nigeria

Messaging app Flaim has launched in Nigeria, generating over 100,000 downloads in its first week, reports the Guardian.  It is designed to replace outdated and insecure apps ...

NCC orders MTN Nigeria to pay remaining NGN 55 bln of SIM infraction fine by 31 May

Published 23 May 2019 09:46 CET | Nigeria

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has given MTN Nigeria until 31 May to pay the balance of NGN 55 billion out of the NGN 330 billion fine imposed on it for SIM ...

MainOne to invest NGN 25 bln in 'Digital Lagos' scheme

Published 23 May 2019 09:16 CET | Nigeria

MainOne has launched its "Digital Lagos: Broadband for All" campaign. CEO Funke Opeke said the company is keen to collaborate with the Lagos State Government and all the ...

9mobile introduces WhatsApp customer service platform

Published 22 May 2019 13:02 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator 9mobile said it has introduced a personalised WhatsApp Customer Care channel on 09092000192. Adebisi Idowu, vice president of marketing, said WhatsApp can ...

NSE responds to concerns about illiquidity of MTN Nigeria shares following listing

Published 22 May 2019 12:40 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has responded to concerns regarding the listing by introduction of MTN Nigerian on the bourse, especially the unavailability of the stock ...

Premium.Free provides 13 more channels

Published 22 May 2019 09:20 CET | Nigeria

New Nigerian free-to-air (FTA) local channel bouquet, Premium.Free, is providing thirteen new channels custom-made for African viewers. These include multinational language ...

MTN Nigeria pays NGN 235 bln out of NGN 330 billion fine

Published 22 May 2019 09:12 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said that MTN Nigeria has paid a total of NGN 235 billion out of the NGN 330 billion fine that the NCC imposed on MTN in August ...

Nigerian mobile internet user base rises to 115.94 mln in March

Published 21 May 2019 10:49 CET | Nigeria

The number of mobile internet users in Nigeria increased by 1.21 million to 115.94 million in March from 114.73 million in February. According to Nigerian Communications ...

Globacom encourages schoolgirls to take interest in ICT as a career

Published 20 May 2019 13:50 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator Globacom, has partnered with e-Business Life Communications, the publishers of e-Business Life magazine, to celebrate the 2019 Edition of the International ...

Microsoft opens development centre in Nigeria

Published 20 May 2019 13:34 CET | Nigeria

Microsoft has officially opened its first Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Nigeria. The centre, which is Microsoft's seventh globally, is recruiting African engineering ...

Airtel Nigeria launches 4G service in Owerri

Published 20 May 2019 10:08 CET | Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria has extended its 4G service to Owerri region, the Imo State capital. CEO Segun Ogunsanya said a total modernisation of the Airtel Network infrastructure in Imo ...

MTN Nigeria signs 7-year NGN 200 bln medium term loan

Published 20 May 2019 09:40 CET | Nigeria

MTN Nigeria Communications has signed a seven-year NGN 200 billion medium term facility with a consortium of seven banks. Chief executive officer Ferdi Moolman said the ...

Glo repackages Caller Ring Back Tunes service

Published 16 May 2019 10:17 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator Globacom has repackaged its Glo Caller Ring Back Tunes service. The personalised service entertains the calling party by playing music from a genre of their ...

MTN Nigeria receives approval to list on stock exchange from 16 May

Published 15 May 2019 10:21 CET | Nigeria

MTN Nigeria said it has received approval to list on the Premium Board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The listing is set to proceed on 16 May and will be done by way ...

NCC begins second round of SIM card registration verification

Published 14 May 2019 13:59 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon begin the second phase of its audit of SIM card registration data and processes on all mobile network Operator ...

Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Akwa Ibom State

Published 14 May 2019 13:34 CET | Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria has launched a 4G network in Akwa Ibom State to boost internet use in the area. Airtel Nigeria CEO Segun Ogunsanya said the launch serves as a testimony of its ...

MTN Nigeria to raise NGN 200 bln for expansion

Published 14 May 2019 12:23 CET | Nigeria

MTN plans to raise about NGN 200 billion in 2019 from a variety of sources including bank loans and bonds to expand operations in its Nigerian unit, Bloomberg reported. MTN ...

9mobile runs Hajj roaming offer on Mobily and Zain networks

Published 14 May 2019 11:08 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator 9mobile, has launched a new season of its Hajj Roaming Offer to enable pilgrims to make and receive calls, send and receive SMS, and use data at cheaper ...

MTN Nigeria could list shares on 16 May - report

Published 10 May 2019 10:25 CET | Nigeria

MTN Nigeria may list shares on the stock exchange on 16 May, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. It is almost three years since it agreed to ...

Xiaomi offers accessories with Redmi Note 7 at Raya and Pointek branches in Nigeria

Published 09 May 2019 14:05 CET | Nigeria

Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Note 7 in Nigeria and it comes with Xiaomi accessories worth more than NGN 10,000 for customers who buy the smartphone from Raya or Pointek ...

Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu

Published 09 May 2019 14:00 CET | Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria has launched its 4G network in Enugu to help boost communications in the region. Dapo Dosunmu, regional operations director, said Airtel is committed to the ...

StarTimes' Nigerian investment reaches USD 220 mln

Published 09 May 2019 10:24 CET | Nigeria

StarTimes says its investment in Nigeria has reached over USD 220 million, reports CommunicationsWeek. David Zhang, new CEO of StarTimes Nigeria, said it has provided ...

MTN Nigeria service revenue up 13.4% in Q1, subscribers rise 3.6%

Published 09 May 2019 10:16 CET | Nigeria

MTN Nigeria's service revenue increased by 13.4 percent to ZAR 10.85 billion in the first three months to 31 March from ZAR 8.23 billion in the same period of 2018. This was ...

MTN Nigeria says tax lawsuit will be heard on 26 June after court rejects Attorney General's objection

Published 07 May 2019 15:44 CET | Nigeria

The Federal High Court of Nigeria has rejected the Notice of Preliminary Objection filed by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) in response to MTN Nigeria's lawsuit. ...

 

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