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DSO’ll grow broadband penetration by freeing more spectrums next year

Adebayo Shittu

Indications have emerged that the recent activation of Abuja Digital Switch Over (DSO) will not only grow digital terrestrial viewing experience in Nigeria but will on complete digitization of the country free more strategic spectrum that are critical in the delivery of broadband by telecoms companies. The meaning of this is that whereas the frequencies will be used by telecoms ...

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Nigeria, other developing economies to access seed money from new UN Tech Bank

In what can be described as the last legacy of United Nations outgoing Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon to less developed nations, the UN General Assembly has unveiled Technology Bank for developing economies. The Technology Bank would be financed by voluntary contributions from Member States and other stakeholders, including the private sector and foundations. It is expected that the Technology Bank ...

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Experts hints on how SMEs can leverage on social media marketing platforms

Leading analyst in the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Mr. Ephraim Adeoti has called on startups and owners of budding small businesses in Nigeria to take to certain social media platforms that provide easy access to free but wide awareness in driving the visibility of their products and businesses. Explaining that whereas placing an advert in a newspaper, ...

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‘Ease of doing business in Nigeria cannot be solved with FG’s N700m GCC’

Shittu, Comm Minister

Barely 24 hours after the federal government inaugurated a N700 million Government Contact Centre (GCC) in Abuja, business experts have started understudying the key roles of the centre. The government had explained during the launch that the key factor considered for establishing the complex was to enhance ease of doing business through technological innovations and information dissemination. In an interview ...

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MTN reduces fine to N200bn by paying additional N80bn—Minister


The minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu has revealed that government has receipted additional N80bn from telecoms giant, MTN Nigeria, being part payment for the fine imposed on it by the regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). It would be recalled that the regulator had on confirmation that the company has violated its 2011 Regulation on SIM card registration and deactivation ...

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Conflicting data on internet access flood Africa, latest keeps usage at 9.3%


There have been rising number of data reports from outside the continent on internet penetration in Africa over the years owing to lack of strong and reliable continental database. Only last month, one of the technical committee at African Union (AU) decried why the leaders of the continent had over the years left issues of development data in the hands ...

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FG deepens Digital Access Fund to grow content, DSO consolidation

launch of Abuja DSO

More details have continued to emerge following last Thursday’s activation of Digital Switch Over (DSO) at the nation’s capital city of Abuja. As part of consolidated efforts to grow the digitization of TV experience in Nigeria after the successful transition from analogue to terrestrial TV services, federal government has announced the Digital Access Fund (DAF), to provide facility for content ...

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Whistle-blowing Policy: Experts fault minister in proof of submission

Kemi Adeosun

Barley one week after the unveiling of an innovative financial crime fighting platform, the Whistle-blowing Policy by the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), forensic experts have welcomed the idea but faulted the preferred evidence of information submission. Findings by our correspondent at the portal (www.finance.gov.ng) showed that on completion and submission of needed whistle blowing information, the system only generates ...

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How Buhari activated timely delivery of Abuja DSO, by Kawu, DG of NBC

Buhari M

The Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu has opened up on the reasons that lead to the timely delivery of Abuja digital terrestrial transmission. Explaining the details in his address of welcome during the recent switch on of Abuja platform, he said “I want to place on record the incredible support that the National Broadcasting ...

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Dematerialisation at capital market hits 100% electronic share certification

Ten years after the plan was initiated, relief is on ground as the Nigerian capital market has finally achieved full dematerialisation of share certificates. Analysts in capital markets say dematerialisation is the conversion of physical share certificates of investors in the capital market to electronic forms to aid seamless trading. In order to address the various problems associated with share ...

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