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MTN maintains lead as subscribers hit 153.2m in Sept

MTN shop

Latest telecoms statistics released by the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has shown that active users of telecommunications services in the country stood at 153.2 million in September. The telecommunications industry regulator made this known in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data released in Lagos. It said that the active telecommunications service customers increased by 495,426 in September as against the ...

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Nigeria’s smart cities drive must stand on IoT pivot— Vodacom

The Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria, Lanre Kolade, has allayed the trending fears of Nigerians that building the smart city will be extremely disruptive. A Smart City epitomizes an urban scenario of gleaming metropolis of clean streets and punctual public transport, where issues of crime, congestion and pollution have been engineered into irrelevance. But Kolade, who spoke at the ...

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Obiano goes tough on IGR, pulls down 850 illegal signage in 10 months

Gov Obiano

The steady drop in monthly allocations to states are now forcing governors to look inwards and reviving comatose means of generating income. In Anambra State, the Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency (ASSAA) in 10 months has collapsed over 850 illegal sign boards for non-compliance with standard regulations and tax remittances to the government. This was revealed by the Managing ...

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Recovered loots wired into FG’s account —EFCC opens up

Efcc magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed after so much pressure on the side of government that all looted funds recovered by it are paid into the consolidated revenue account of the Federal Government. This was disclosed on EFCC’s Twitter handle, @officialefcc in response to a question from one of its followers. In a tweet to the commission ...

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CBN certifies 34 IMTOs, warns Nigerians in Diaspora over illicit transfers

Emefiele CBN

Barely less than 24 hours after an international agency rated Nigeria as leading in international remittances, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned Nigerians in Diaspora against sending money through illegal International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs). This is as the apex bank has listed all 34 operators franchised to do the job. Top in the list include Aftab Currency ...

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MainOne’s Data Center, MDXi partners SAP to boost solutions for W/Africa

MainOne, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solutions provider, has announced a service partnership between its Tier III Data Center, MDXi and SAP, the world leader in enterprise applications for software and software-related service to deliver high-quality cloud and infrastructure operations services for customers running SAP solutions in West Africa. MDXi which was recently certified by SAP for Infrastructure ...

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Anxiety as Africa’s PC shipments ‘dropped 3.3% in Q3

International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) totalled 17.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016, showing a 3.3 percent decline from the previous quarter. The group however, linked the drop in EMEA PC shipments in Q3 to continued effects of uncertainties, such as exchange rate fluctuations, currency weaknesses, ...

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Ambode to deepen Smart City drive with launch of ‘Code Lagos’ Friday

Ambode, lagos gov

Logistics have been put in place for launch of “Code Lagos” programme to promote the smart city project of the State on Friday by the Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education disclosed this during a press briefing in his office, saying the initiative is aimed at making coding curriculum accessible to every ...

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Nigerian Army ready to partner Ukraine in military technology transfer

The Nigerian Military has expressed its readiness to partner with the Ukrainian government in the areas of Military technology and equipment. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin made this known on Wednesday when the Ambassador of Ukraine to Nigeria, Dr. Valerii Aleksandruk visited him at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja. The CDS noted that it is ...

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Deloitte Digital to deepen service network in W/Africa

Africa’s leading innovator in digital transformation, design and development, Deloitte Digital, has said it is bringing world-class knowledge and resources to the West African market. Deloitte Digital operates at the intersection of strategic and innovative thinking, emerging and exponential technologies and creative design, to help organisations remain relevant in an environment that is being rapidly changed by digital innovation. Speaking ...

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