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Working on Apps to drive increase in voluntary tax compliance belated—Expert

Kemi Adeosun

An ICT consultant and leading App developer, Mr. Chinedu Ugboaja has faulted the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun for putting the cart before the horse in her crusade to grow tax compliance amongst Nigerians. The Minister had on Monday said the Federal Government would rely heavily on technology to increase tax compliance under the recently launched Voluntary Asset and ...

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Review data price floor now to raise investment in infrastructure, QoS–ALTON

Gbenga Adebayo

The chairman of Association of Licenced Telecoms of Nigeria (ALTON), Engineer Gbenga Adebayo has join the barrage of clarion calls on the federal government and mainly the telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to review the current floorless status of the nations data price segment. Giving insights on the dangers of the scenario during an interactive session with members of ...

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Why NITDA warned all IT service providers on service delivery standards

NITDA pantami

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has revealed that it has for some time now, been inundated with barrage of complaints from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA), the organised private sector and individual consumers of IT goods and services on the poor quality of services being rendered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Electronic Commerce ...

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Asia’s mobile ecosystem created 16m jobs in 2016 GSMA Report

Mobile Ecosystem

Latest report released by leading global ICT survey group, GSMA has shown that Asia’s mobile ecosystem created approximately 16 million jobs in 2016, directly and indirectly, and made a substantial contribution to the funding of the public sector. GSMA said it is estimated that the ecosystem made a tax contribution to the public finances of the region’s governments of around ...

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Remove telecoms equipments from 41 items barred from CBN’s forex access—ALTON

Gbenga Adebayo

To tame the observed fall in Quality of Service (QoS) amongst all the telecoms services, the Association of Licenced Telecoms of Nigeria (ALTON) has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria to delist telecoms equipments from the list of 41 items barred from easy access to foreign exchange (forex) immediately. Speaking in an interactive session with members of Nigeria Information ...

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Etisalat: Window of hostile acquisition widens with Belo-Osagie’s resignation


Following the resignation of the Chairman of Etisalat Nigeria, Hakeem Belo-Osagie, from the telecommunications company over the $588.6m debt owed a consortium of 13 banks, pundits following the development has argued that chances of a possible acquisition of the company by new investors are getting brighter. In statement from Etisalat Nigeria explained that Belo-Osagie had planned to leave immediately the ...

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MTN’s September listing plan on Nigerian Stock Exchange alive—Tsaagane

MTN shop

MTN General Manager in Abuja, Mr Nikiwe Tsaagane, has again renewed the hope of listing its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) this year during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Science and Technology. Dr Ogbonnaya Onu. The official noted that whereas efforts are on to fast-track improvement in the Nigerian economy, “It is going to offer important ...

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Rising demands force Yudala to extend Tech Week sales promo


Yudala online and offline e-commerce outfit weekend announced an extension of the ongoing nationwide sales event tagged Yudala Tech Week to Saturday July 8th 2017. The drive is a promotion designed to offer Nigerians a chance to enjoy rock-bottom prices and free delivery on a wide range of technology products. The Chief Executive Officer of the group, Wole Ogundare, said ...

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Vodacom deepens gender equality for women in ICT with workshop, field trip

Vodacom Women in ICT

As part of its strategic drive to address the gap between women and men in the ICT sector, Vodacom Business Nigeria on Thursday conducted a one day ICT field trip for female students from Baptist Girls Academy, in Lagos to motivate girls to choose future careers in ICT. In her presentation at the Girls in ICT workshop organized by the ...

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DSO: FG excited over Pinnacle Communications deal with Gates Air group in US

NBC Kawu Modibbo

Relief for possible delivery of Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) in a record time after three failed deadlines may be underway in the United States of America (USA). This is coming on heels of a recent visit by the entourage of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Members of the delegation include the Director General of National ...

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