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Business Hilights unveils App to grow national, global news service access

Leading authoritative publishing group, Business Hilights, weekend unveiled its App in Lagos to grow news access and deepen value added services to current and prospective advertisers in Nigeria and across the world. Business Hilights is an online business news channel conceptualized and structured to report and track on a daily basis; latest developments in critical business sectors of the economy ...

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MainOne, Ogun State team up to drive Smart City development, 250km Optic Fibre

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Communications service and network solutions group, MainOne, has sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ogun State government to build two hundred and fifty (250) kilometres of Optic Fibre cable. The key target is to deepen internet connectivity for service institutions in commercial areas of the state, with a view to becoming the smart city. Explaining more on the ...

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Nigeria’s social media space soars as mobile phone usage climbs to 147m—NCC

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Telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has revealed that the nation’s social media space is now on astronomical rise as phone subscriptions jump to 147 million at January this year. This was revealed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the federal agency, Prof. Umar Danbatta during the NCC Special Day at the ongoing 29th Enugu International Trade Fair. The ...

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Swift Network begins deployment of 10,000 Wi-fi in Lagos Red Cheetah campaign

Swift Networks

Leading internet connectivity solutions provider, Swift Networks, is set to colour Lagos with cloud enhancing services as it plans to wire the mega city with not less than 10, 000 wi-fi hotspots between March and September. The deal, according to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Charles Anudu, will be driven by partnership with leading global brands. Whereas the service rollout ...

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NCC, Obaseki seal deal to deepen telecoms connectivity, access in Edo State

NCC Danbatta

Edo State Government and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have restated their resolve to work together to improve access to telecoms infrastructure and provide citizens of Edo State with world class telecoms and ICT facilities. The resolution was made manifest during a meeting between the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and the NCC, led by the Commission’s Executive ...

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Comms. Minister, Shittu fails to present tidy performance note on 2017 budget

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For the second time, the Ministry of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu has been asked to go back and rework his ministry’s 2018 budget estimates for representation at the floor of the House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications. Exactly the same scenario of shoddy documentation played out during the defence of 2017 budget. Proceedings during the failed budget presentation on Tuesday, ...

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3rd condition of fresh NCC’s terms on sale of 9mobile unfair to Teleology—Analysts

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Even though Teleology Holdings on Wednesday, beat deadline for the initial payment of $50m to rest Smile’s media campaigns, a serious crack in the genuineness of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in driving the sale of 9mobile has emerged following a letter written by the board Chairman, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, to the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. ...

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Matrix in final arrangements to unveil pre-owned devices in Nigerian market

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Smartphone penetration is set to receive a big boost in Nigeria as Matrix, a foremost telecoms company, is on the verge of offering access to a suite of high-end smartphones for millions of Nigerians. These devices, neatly packaged and accessible nationwide, will be available for purchase online from Monday, March 26th 2018. Among the first set of devices set to ...

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UN, others put NCC under pressure to use USAF in bridging ICT access gap


Latest research report from the Web Foundation, Alliance for Affordable Internet and United Nations Women, made public at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women, has accused several governments of not doing enough to connect women and other offline populations, upon the availability of funds for same purpose in every country. The fund, known as Universal Service and ...

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Confusion as BVN is linked to frustrations pushing financial inclusion drive

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Rather than being on the ascending order, latest report and statistics obtained from the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), has shown that banks may have lost well over two million customers 2016 and 2017. The scenario, therefore raises fresh fear on whether the efforts of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) drive to promote financial inclusion is actually effective. However, ...

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