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MTN Nigeria offloads 280 foundation staff, contractors

MTN boss

Leading telecoms group, MTN Nigeria has sacked about 280 of its employees made up of 200 permanent employees and about 80 contract staff. The staff right seizing exercise showed that many of the affected staff may have explored a new exit window introduced by the company known as voluntary severance scheme (VSS). VSS was designed to provide a window for ...

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Signal distributors’ soft paddle over planned blackout of DSO subscribers in Plateau

dso symbol

There are indications that the planned blackout of signals in the set top boxes (STBs) after April 30 in Plateau State may have been put on hold to encourage subscribers to the digital terrestrial TV experience in the state to subscribe for another one year. The first one year free subscription had expired two days ago, but users of the ...

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Logistics in working out PPP slowing relocation of Computer Village to new site—Survey


Contrary to feelers that Lagos State Government may have abandoned its gazette move to relocate the famous Computer Village, Ikeja to a permanent site along Agbado/OkeOdo axis of Lagos State, the challenge of reviewing some understanding reached in 2009 when the deal was first struck is currently hampering the move. The Computer Village, one of the biggest and highly patronized ...

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TECNO leads in media presence across Nigeria, others, Samsung rebounds on GS8–Report

A fresh report by Teksightedge Limited (TSE), a Lagos-based PR agency has revealed that first quarter 2017 has presented a make-good opportunity for Samsung Mobile to redeem lost glory with the unveiling of its much talked about Galaxy S8/S8+ The Korean Mobile giant had sustained strategic and holistic positive customer relations throughout Q3 and Q4 2016 in an attempt to ...

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NCC speeds up moves for early release of spectrums, gives 14 days to operators


Going by the time the new ultimatum on the immediate release of spectrums by operators which was last Thursday, today, Monday will make it just 10 days to possible sanctions by the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Otherwise, the NCC is now giving operators hot chase ahead of efforts to drive broadband delivery and target of 30 per cent ...

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Ambode deepens digital education, launches world class eLibrary in Lagos

Gov Ambode

After years of proposition and planning, the Lagos State Government weekend launched the State Digital Library and assured the preparedness of the administration to boost electronic access to education for all. Giving more details on why his government though it wise to complete and deliver the infrastructure, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said Lagos cannot afford to lag behind when the entire ...

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ATCON @ AGM, seeks removal of ICT equipments from 41 items restricted in forex access


The Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has traced the observed drop in the level investments in the telecoms sector to the prevailing restriction of forex access to some basic equipment needed in the development of the sector. The group said most of the items needed for the industry are contained in the 41 items currently banned from access ...

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Experts that can detect, protect and respond to cyber attacks limited in Nigeria—KPMG

KPMG Consulting

That Nigeria as a country is under serious threats of cyber attacks is no more news, but the major problem according to the Director, Technological Advisory, KPMG, John Anyanwu, is that skilled people who could detect, protect and respond to cyber security threats was small in number at the moment. Explaining issues at a press conference in Lagos, he said ...

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BEEC felicitates with NCC, Danbatta over BPSR rating, hails leadership direction

NCC Danbatta

More bodies and prestigious agencies have continued to congratulate the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on the recent honour and world class rating received from the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPRS). Only recently, the Business Education Examinations Council (BEEC) has congratulated the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on the recent platinum rating the regulatory body received from the Bureau of Public ...

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Nigeria needs 80,000 base stations to drive Smart Nigeria Project—Danbatta, EVC of NCC

NCC head office, Abuja

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has opened up on the volume of infrastructure needed by Nigeria to actualize the dream of joining fast developing and well developed countries in making Internet of Things (IoT) a reality using 4G and 5g networks. According to him, lead in the needs include at least ...

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