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Experts worried on Minister’s poor knowledge of existing ICT roadmaps


One of the key comments of the Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu while addressing the State House Correspondents after last week’s federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting was that part of the targets of the approved new 3-year ICT roadmap between 2017 – 2020 is to achieve broadband penetration by 30 per cent come 2020, has raised serious disquiet in ...

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CWG explains motive behind ongoing rebranding, innovations


Realities of the internal and external business terrain were the key reasons behind the ongoing rebranding drive at pioneer data service centre in Nigeria, the Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Plc. This was the submission of the Head of Brand and Marketing Communications, in the company, Mrs. Anthonia Ehanmo, during an interview. She said “the restructuring was basically to reflect the ...

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nTel met nothing useful in NITEL infrastructure nationwide—Abass

Ntel Kamar-Abass-

More revelations have emerged on why the expected nationwide outreach speed from nTel, the new investors in NITEL was slow after all. In an interview, Chief Executive Officer of nTel, Nigeria’s leading latest entrant to GSM services, Kamar Abass said “Nothing was on ground when we bought NITEL. The cables have been destroyed, exchanges were not working, the BTS, among ...

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Why NBC was unable to shut down Biafra TV

The Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, has given reason why the agency was unable to shut down ongoing transmission of Biafra Television, currently airing illegally on Nigeria airwaves. The TV station is purportedly owned by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). While explaining that the security agencies have been able to stop the Boko Haram-owned ...

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NASENI develops indigenous eVoting machine, presents to Minister

Ogbonnaya Onu

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has broken the jinks of further importation of electronic voting machine with the formal presentation of prototype solar –powered eVoting Machine to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu in Abuja. Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Sani Haruna made the presentation. ...

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Business Hilights tit-bits on Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention Act 2015


This news portal, having observed that several Nigerians surfing the internet and posting materials at recklessly seem not to be aware of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention Act 2015, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Critical previsions of the Act that need to be well known by social media followers to limit breaches are as follows; (1) Any person who ...

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Can ease of doing business thrive when contacts on MDAs websites don’t work?

NITDA pantami

A scenario of not matching actions with words seems to be playing out at the level of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the ongoing drive to deepen ease of doing business being championed by the federal government. According to experts, first factor in ease of doing business is seamless communication and contact, but a recent report presented by the ...

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NCC has failed, compromised its statutory duties to protect telecoms consumers—Senate

Nigerian Senate

The Nigerian Senate may be set to weld the big stick on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on grounds of rising telecoms consumers complains over galloping cases of dropped and unconnected calls which they were equally charged. At plenary on Wednesday, the lawmakers rose in unison to call on the NCC to invoke appropriate provisions of the law and other ...

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Huge data hunger frustrating quality of service—CEO of Spectranet, David Venn


Leading investors and pundits in Nigeria’s data market have again, called on the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to as a matter of urgency review the nation’s data price floor to drive investments and Quality of Service (QoS). Driving the campaign at a recent BusinessDay Broadband Summit in Lagos is the chief executive officer of Spectranet, Nigeria’s leading 4G ...

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Yudala reveals 6 things smartphones could do for the owners


Yudala, Nigeria’s fastest growing composite e-commerce outfit has come up with a report on six new things smartphones can do for holders. Ordinarily, Smartphones are amazingly useful machines. Indeed, they are not just called smart for nothing. That device in your hands could do so much more than you know it is capable of, yet most of us miss out ...

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