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Nigerian governors resolve to address Right of Way challenges

Published 24 Jan 2020 10:05 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian State Governors, under the auspices of the Governors' Forum, have resolved to address the issue of Right of Way (RoW) telecom charges, to expand broadband ...

NigComSat appoints new board chairman

Published 24 Jan 2020 10:02 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian satellite operator NigComSat has appointed Yusuf Kazaure as its new board chairman. He was previously part of the pioneer team that deployed Galaxy Backbone, the ...

Jumia Nigeria appoints Spalazzi as new CEO

Published 24 Jan 2020 09:56 CET | Nigeria

Jumia Group has named Massimiliano Spalazzi as new Jumia Nigeria CEO, replacing Juliet Anammah. Spalazzi had served as CEO for Jumia Emerging countries between January 2015 ...

9mobile launches customer service chatbot Enin

Published 22 Jan 2020 11:08 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator 9Mobile has launched the 'Enin' personal digital customer assistant to provide virtual assistance to customers and interact with them as a human would. ...

MTN Nigeria launches 'Turn It Up' campaign for 2020

Published 22 Jan 2020 10:53 CET | Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has launched a thematic campaign for 2020 under the slogan 'Turn It Up!' It concerns transformation, progress and success in the new decade. It seeks to encourage ...

NCC says SIMs inactive for 180 days may be reassigned after arrest for use of president's daughter's card

Published 22 Jan 2020 10:39 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that telecommunications companies have the right to reassign SIM cards once they have been inactive for a maximum of 180 ...

Nigerian govt signs digital skills training agreement with IBM

Published 20 Jan 2020 11:31 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian communication and digital economy ministry has agreed a partnership with IBM in digital skills development. The scheme will start in February and will train ...

Nigerian government plans NGN 265 bln broadband project to boost economy

Published 20 Jan 2020 10:57 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian government is planning a NGN 265 billion investment in broadband infrastructure over the next four years to achieve nationwide coverage and boost the economy ...

9mobile runs 'Super 50 Offer' for roaming in US, UAE, 44 other countries

Published 15 Jan 2020 09:35 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator 9mobile has announced roaming packages for customers travelling to the US, UAE and 44 European and African countries. With the "Super 50 Offer", customers ...

Nigeria urges states to drop higher rights of way levies

Published 14 Jan 2020 15:57 CET | Nigeria

Nigeria has called on state governments to drop high levies on rights of way for deploying infrastructure. In a statement, Issa Ibrahim, minister of communications and ...

Nigerian operators allegedly fail to pay 1% of turnover to NITDA to fund infrastructure

Published 14 Jan 2020 09:26 CET | Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will join a parliamentary committee to investigate telecom providers for allegedly failing to remit 1 percent of annual ...

ALTON insists voicemail does not require regulation

Published 13 Jan 2020 09:49 CET | Nigeria

The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has insisted that voicemail services on mobile telephone lines do not require policy or regulatory ...

Nigerian mobile operators add 10 million lines in first 11 months, Globacom gains most

Published 13 Jan 2020 09:37 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian mobile network operators activated a total of 10 million lines between January and November 2019, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), reports ...

Nigerian govt prohibits exclusive sports broadcasting rights

Published 13 Jan 2020 09:34 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian government has prohibited exclusivity for sports event broadcasting rights, reports CommunicationsWeek. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai ...

Nigerian Attorney General withdraws USD 2 bln claim against MTN, refers matter to tax and customs offices

Published 13 Jan 2020 09:19 CET | Nigeria

Nigeria's Attorney General has withdrawn a tax claim of USD 2 billion against MTN and referred the matter to more relevant authorities. MTN Nigeria said that its legal ...

Paga appoints Cleverly as new group chief financial officer

Published 10 Jan 2020 10:19 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian payments provider Paga has announced the appointment of Ian Cleverly as its group chief financial officer. Cleverly joins Paga with over 20 years of industry ...

9mobile offers bonus airtime, data, cakes to mark 11th anniversary

Published 09 Jan 2020 09:59 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator 9mobile is offering its customers bonus airtime and data to mark the eleventh anniversary of its launch. The operator is giving its customers gifts ...

Galaxy Backbone and Eko-Konnect tie up to enhance RENs

Published 09 Jan 2020 09:54 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian infrastructure provider Galaxy Backbone and the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative (Eko-Konnect) have agreed to collaborate on a backbone network for ...

Nigerian govt expects 2020-2025 broadband plan to be ready in Q1

Published 09 Jan 2020 09:46 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian government says the 2020-2025 Broadband Plan is expected to be ready within the first quarter of 2020, The Guardian reported. Minister of Communications and ...

MTN Nigeria claims to have paid over NGN 1.7 trln in taxes to government

Published 08 Jan 2020 10:42 CET | Nigeria

MTN Nigeria says it has so far paid over NGN 1.7 trillion in taxes to the government, BusinessDay reported. CEO Mazen Mroue said that MTN continues to contribute to the ...

ALTON says higher Rights of Way levies could force operators to raise prices

Published 08 Jan 2020 09:50 CET | Nigeria

The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) says members may have no choice but to increase tariffs for voice calls and data after fourteen state ...

9mobile partners with Nextsat TV for domestic entertainment

Published 07 Jan 2020 10:53 CET | Nigeria

Nigerian operator 9mobile is collaborating with Nextsat TV to provide video and audio entertainment, reports CommunicationsWeek. They will supply output from the Nigerian ...

NCC awards NGN 6 mln to technology innovators

Published 06 Jan 2020 11:13 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has granted NGN 6 million to three technological innovators at a three-day competition and exhibition in December. First prize ...

Prewin Games trivia quiz launches in Nigeria

Published 03 Jan 2020 11:29 CET | Nigeria

A trivia quiz game called Prewin Games is being launched on WhatsApp with the aim to educate and reward players, according to ThisDay. There will also be a web and mobile ...

Airtel Nigeria launches mobile TV app

Published 03 Jan 2020 10:39 CET | Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria has brought out the Airtel TV application to provide live television, music videos, news, sports and lots more. It is available on Android and iOS, is ...

 

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