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StarTimes Invests $220m in Nigeria

StarTimes a Chinese firm which offers a direct-to-home pay-TV service said it has invested over $220 million in Nigeria in the last nine years to boost entertainment and enrich the country’s television viewers’ experiences. The Vice President of StarTimes, Ms Guo Zi Qi, said this in Abuja at the formal launch …

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FG Assures Scientists on Use of Research Findings

Federal Government has expressed its readiness to give massive support to Nigerian Scientist to convert research and innovation findings into products and services so as to enhance economic development of the nation.  The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed this when a delegation from the Chemical Society …

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Zinox Acquires e-Commerce Outfit, Konga

After months of strategic negotiations with foreign investors, Naspars and AB Kinnevik, the Nigeria’s ICT solutions conglomerate and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Zinox group is now the majority shareholder in e-commerce giant, Konga. The development, according to Zinox group, signifies a remarkable return to e-commerce for the Zinox Group af-ter …

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NITDA Preaches Vigilance Against Cyber Attacks, predicts massive Cyber-attacks on Banks

Stories By Rabiyat Usman with agency report National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), private sector and the public to be vigilant and proactive ahead of possible cyber-attacks in 2018. The Director-General of the agency, Dr. Isa Pantami, made the call in a statement issued recently …

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Telecoms: It is Do-or Die- For Africa in 2018

No industry will remain undisrupted in 2018 and the years to come. But for African telco providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount. In a market where the average business lifespan is 12 years (compared to …

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NCC: New interconnect rate takes off March

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) set March 1, 2018 for effective take off of a new interconnect rate for the telecoms industry Interconnect rate is the fee an operator (carrier) charges another for connecting and terminating a call on its network. Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Garba Umar Dmabatta, who spoke …

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‘How FG Loses $2bn Annually’

By Rabiyat Usman An Information Technology professional has revealed that the, Federal Government may be losing $2 billion annually due to duplication of biometrics data collection by government agencies. A professional of Information Technology unit of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Jacob Edo, disclosed this during a press …

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ICT Contributes 10% GDP Annually—Danbatta

By Rabiyat Usman: The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta , has said the quarterly contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased to N1.6 trillion from 1.4 trillion. He added that the ICT sector was …

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