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Smile, RenMoney seal deal on bundled offer financing for subscribers


For seamless access to services, RenMoney, the simple money solutions provider, has unveiled of a flexible financing initiative in partnership with Smile Communications Nigeria Limited, the leading mobile broadband telecommunications service provider. By design, the initiative offers Smile subscribers the opportunity to own a Smile 4GLTE device that includes a data plan, especially for individuals and families. A statement issued ...

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Come 2018, applicants for new passport, permit renewal must have NIN

NIMC DG explaining issue during a press conference in Lagos

In line with the growing awareness for the National Identity Number (NIN), driven by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), from January next year, applicants without NIN will not access international passport (IPP). The announcement was renewed during a recent interactive session with select ICT editors in Lagos by the Director General of NIMC, Engineer Aliyu Aziz. Business Hilights recalls ...

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Angola begins installation of first direct subsea link between Africa, S’America

Angola Cables

Angola is set to overtake Nigeria in growing the advantage of subsea data cable from abroad as it flagged off on Wednesday, the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano. Before now, over five subsea cables had arrived Nigerian shores from Europe in the last couple of years, but were stocked at the coast due to ...

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StarTimes struggling for DSO market share, introduces Digital TV sets


Pioneer Digital Switch Over (DSO) driver in Nigeria, StarTimes has introduced digital television sets at a lower price to wrestle slipping market share from peers The pay TV Company said it is committed to new innovations and technologies that enhance digital TV experience for Nigerians over the years, and is now offering one of the most endurable Digital LED TVs ...

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Digital is future cities, Nigeria can’t afford to lag behind—Osinbajo

Smart CS Abuja

…Says implementation’ll be difficult The acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja on Tuesday, made it clear that as the entire globe is drifting towards digital economy and allied city infrastructures, Nigeria cannot stand alone but join the comity of nations. However, he was quick to hint that “As much as the initiative of smart cities is incredible and rational, ...

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Shittu seeks faster passage of bill to enable unbundling of NIPOST

Shittu 66

The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has called on the National Assembly to expedite action in passing the Postal Reform Bill designed to drive the restructuring of the nation’s postal flagship, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). The new bill aims to unbundle the hitherto moribund federal agency so as to operate on a commercially driven orientation including strategic banking ...

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Like Nigeria, multiple taxation frustrating telecoms in Ghana


Telecoms operating in Ghana seem to be under pressure of multiple taxation like their counterparts in Nigeria. This stemmed from the recent alarm raised by the Ghana Chamber of Commerce (GCC), who has urged the Government to take a critical look at taxation of the telecommunication sector and review the mobile sector taxes to avoid collapse of Quality of Service ...

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Govs, Lai Mohamed, Dangote, others set for GOCOP 2017 Summit

GOCOP Online

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), umbrella group for Nigerian media professionals in online publishing, has secured firm assurances of the presence of eminent Nigerians at its conference. Coming with the theme; ‘Sustaining Growth through Diversification of the Economy,’ the conference will hold on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Renaissance Hotel, Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. In a ...

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Why Nigeria’ll lead sub-Saharan subscribers’ in Teraco, Microsoft data centres in S’Africa

Shittu 66

Barring last minute hitch, South Africa by year end, will join the likes of China, US, India and Israel to drag for control of world leading hosts of data centres. Two facts attest to this; one, the largest data centre in Africa, and one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, developed by Teraco, is almost complete and will be ...

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Criminal justice system lacks knowledge of Cybercrime Law, administration

NITDA pantami

Indications showing that the nation’s criminal justice system and its administrators may not be well acquainted on issues bordering on cybersecurity matters have been revealed. A good number of cybersecurity experts who gathered recently in Lagos to look at the dangers inherent in criminal justice system as it concerns cyber threats, attacks and remedies expressed displeasures on lack of a ...

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