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Huawei phone joins Samsung GA7, explodes barely one month after purchase


A report yet to be confirmed by leading smartphone manufacturer, Huawei has that one of its brands of smartphone caught fire has gone viral. An Instagram user took to the social media to narrate the experience with a Huawei phone that was purchased about a month ago. He said the phone suddenly kept its flashlight on and before that could ...

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Yudala Research Report lists 6 ways to protect your device while on public Wi-Fi


Fresh report released by the Research and Development Unit of Yudala, Nigeria’s fastest growing composite e-commerce outfit, has revealed that whereas public Wi-Fi is rosy and attractive, there is every need to be highly cautious. Here in Nigeria, whereas data connection rates remains comparatively pricey in Nigeria, Wi-Fi hotspots are often a source of joy for most smartphone/device users in ...

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NBC working on systematic rollout template to achieve DSO nationwide

launch of Abuja DSO

Clearer indication has emerged that even though nationwide transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) may not feasible at a time, come next 18 days, that is June 17, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) said it has worked out a systematic roll-out that will see regional switchover in batches. Already, some parts of the North are on Digital Switch ...

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Kano joins Lagos, other in RoW access to telecoms, grants MTN N221m waiver


Another State, Kano has joined the likes of Lagos and Bayelsa to provide soft landing for telecoms wishing to deploy fibre optic cables along its streets and major roads by granting permit fee of N221m to MTN Nigeria. This was made possible vide an unscheduled visit to the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje by the the Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. ...

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NASCAM mulls training for newsmen on cyber threats, solutions

cyber attack

As part of its drive to raise awareness on the dangers and solutions for tracking issues of cyber threats, the National Cyber Security Awareness Movement (NASCAM); a not for profit organisation, is set to hold a Master Class programme for Nigerian journalists. The training is to acquaint practitioners with the provisions of the Cybercrime Act 2015, as it relates to ...

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Frustrations in accessing CAC website for company registration rising daily


More confusion and anxiety are brewing since last two weeks Monday when the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) struck out manual company registration in five states of the federation including Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, and Port-Harcourt. It would be recalled that federal government has directed the Corporate Affairs Commission to commence full online application process, as well as eliminate the ...

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GOtv subscribers’ decries momentary seizure of channels, recharge card extortion

Several GOtv subscribers’ in parts of the country and Lagos State in particular have lamented what they described as momentary disappearance of choice channels from the signal receiver without any form of refund from the service provider. Many of the subscribers say in one week, access to complete channels is not up to three days and several complains are not ...

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IT hiccups hit BA, Lagos-London flights, others cancelled worldwide


Though the authorities are economical with words on the cause, British Airways’ (BA) crash OF internet network have led to thousands of passengers having their plans disrupted, after all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled. Passengers recounted “chaotic” scenes at the airports, with some criticising BA for a lack of information. Already, the airline has apologised, but was silent ...

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Ganduje announces scholarship for 100 indigenes at DBI, Emir, other hail NCC


Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has announced scholarship to 100 youths in the State to bridge the gap in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Making the announcement at the maiden matriculation ceremony of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), National Innovation Diploma programme in Kano, the Governor said 60 males and 40 females will be the initial beneficiaries. Elated ...

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NITDA warns MDAs, steps up monitoring of EO on local content in IT procurement

NITDA pantami

Proactive agency, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has notified Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that the Agency has put measures in place to facilitate compliance with the Executive Order (EO) on ‘Support for Local Content in IT Procurement’. In a statement issued late in Abuja and emailed to Business Hilights, the Director General of the agency, Dr Isa ...

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