Tag: Communications

Mobile drives payment as instant pay users hit 11m
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Mobile drives payment as instant pay users hit 11m

A PoS terminal and mobile phone There are indications that the country’s electronic payments ecosystem is today driven by mobile means of communications as the number of Instant Pay users in the system is put at 11million with mobile and USSD accounting for 77 percent of this figure, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek […]

CSEAN asks Buhari to assent Electronic Transaction Bill
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CSEAN asks Buhari to assent Electronic Transaction Bill

[FILE PHOTO] President Muhammadu Buhari. PHOTO/TWITTER/APCng Cyber Security Expert Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) has called on President, Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Electronic Transaction bill, which has been passed by the Senate in May last year. The cyber security advocacy group, said that assenting to the bill becomes very […]

FG to enforce mandatory use of national IDs from january 2019
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FG to enforce mandatory use of national IDs from january 2019

National identity card by NIMC The Federal Government said it is enforcing the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) beginning from January 1, 2019, according to Aliyu Abubakar, director-general of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Abubakar said the mandatory usage of the identification number was sequel to […]

Paga to further accelerate growth with $10m series B2 investment
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Paga to further accelerate growth with $10m series B2 investment

Paga has announced that it has closed a $10 million growth financing led by the Global Innovation Fund.Also participating in the round were existing investors Goodwell (managed by Alitheia Capital), Adlevo Capital, Omidyar Network and Unreasonable Capital. This new financing brings the total Paga has raised since inception in 2009 […]

Associations decry MTN fines, expert says it is “corporate mugging”
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Associations decry MTN fines, expert says it is “corporate mugging”

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) The dust has yet to settle over the recent order given to MTN Nigeria by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to refund $8.134 billion illegally repatriated between 2007 and 2015; and the allegation of $2 billion tax evasion. Telecom […]

NCC threatens to shut down illegal broadcast stations over piracy, theft
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NCC threatens to shut down illegal broadcast stations over piracy, theft

NCC Boss, Umar Garba Danbatta Officals of the Nigerian Copyrights Commission (NCC) have threatened to shut down ABG Communications and QQTV Digital Satellite Station for piracy and illegal broadcast of foreign television contents, after a surveillance visit to the transmission site in Kaduna. Led by the NCC Director of Enforcement, […]

Nigerians risk cancer, others as counterfeit phones flood market
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Nigerians risk cancer, others as counterfeit phones flood market

The use and sale of counterfeit and substandard mobile phones in the country telecommunications space have been increasing to the extent that it has become a menace. Simply put, counterfeiting means copying an original item, especially consumer products, with the intent of deceiving or defrauding the buyers. Consumers are constrained […]

NCC threatens to seal satellite firm over unauthorised channels
Business Communications Mr. Augustine Alewo Amodu NCC Nigerian Copyright Commission

NCC threatens to seal satellite firm over unauthorised channels

Director- General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission(NCC), Mr Afam Ezekude The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) yesterday threatened to suspend operations of Hashtronics Satellite Limited failure to produce evidence of authorisation for broadcasting and re-broadcasting of satellite channels to subscribers. Director of Enforcement, NCC, Mr. Augustine Alewo Amodu, who issued the […]

Whistleblower led to the MTN $8.1 billion probe – Official
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Whistleblower led to the MTN $8.1 billion probe – Official

FILE PHOTO: An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo According to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, a whistleblower prompted an investigation into alleged MTN infractions that last week led to a demand for […]

MTN’s $236 million offering in Ghana falls short of target
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MTN’s $236 million offering in Ghana falls short of target

MTN Group’s unit in Ghana raised 1.1 billion cedis ($236 million), selling about a third of the shares made available in an initial public offering, according to a document seen by Bloomberg MTN, Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company by subscribers, sold 1.5 billion securities of the initial agreed 4.6 billion shares […]

Finserve targets Nigeria, others in expansion into e-commerce, remittances markets
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Finserve targets Nigeria, others in expansion into e-commerce, remittances markets

Fintech business, Finserve is betting on a new payment platform for customers and businesses across East, Central Africa as well as Nigeria to tap into the region’s e-commerce and remittances markets. Finserve plans to work with financial services providers and businesses to merge payment options in East and Central Africa […]

Danbatta calls for policies to fast-track digital growth
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Danbatta calls for policies to fast-track digital growth

Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta. PHOTO: YouTube Prof. Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has called on stakeholders in the telecommunication sector to put in place right polices to fast track digital growth in Africa. Danbatta made this call at the International Telecommunication Union […]

Global accelerex wins Nexgo best partner award
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Global accelerex wins Nexgo best partner award

Electronic payment Global Accelerex, the innovation leader in payment technology in Nigeria, has received the Best Partner Award from Nexgo, China’s technology giant. Hailed as the corporation’s highest tribute, the Award honours enduring partnerships as well as consistency in delivering superior e-payment solutions. The Award was presented at an elaborate […]

Danbatta tasks government on fourth industrial revolution
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Danbatta tasks government on fourth industrial revolution

Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta. PHOTO: YouTube Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has urged government to tap into the enormous opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution. Speaking yesterday in Abuja at the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) yearly regional […]

A case for rebranding Nigeria’s reality
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A case for rebranding Nigeria’s reality

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed PHOTO: NAN When in 2008, the then Minister of Information and Communication, Dr. Dora Akunyili launched the Rebranding Nigeria project, many Nigerians were in agreement that the country’s image needed a revamp. The nation had gone through 8 years of civilian rule led […]

Sidmach applaud pioneer interns of its appfactory program
Communications Peter Arogundade Sidmach Technologies Nigeria

Sidmach applaud pioneer interns of its appfactory program

Peter Arogundade, managing director of Sidmach Sidmach Technologies Nigeria has graduated the first set of graduate interns under its Sidmach AppFactory Program which runs like a software academy.A total of 12 fresh university graduates participated in the six months programmes; an offshoot of Microsoft App Factory initiative. Speaking at the […]