Author: Adeniyi Ogunfowoke

Nigeria: Alibaba Hosts Nigerian Startups in China

Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is hosting alongside three other Nigerian entrepreneurs are currently taking part in the first Alibaba eFounders Initiative Entrepreneurship Training Programme, titled Shaping Champions for the New Economy, hosted in the city of Hangzhou, China. The pilot eFounders Initiative Entrepreneurship Training Programme runs from 10 to 23 November 2017. It… Read Read More

Nigeria plans to spend N25.5b on hi-tech surveillance equipment

Nigeria plans to spend N25.5b on hi-tech surveillance equipment By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed to spend N25.5 billion on hi-tech gadgets to achieve surveillance activities across Nigeria next year, according to the details of the 2018 Appropriation Bill he transmitted to parliament. Since the country is not immuned to ongoing Read More

Access Bank: we’re not threatened by fintechs

Access Bank: we’re not threatened by fintechs By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria Access Bank says it is not threatened by the emergence of financial technologies (FinTechs) in the country. Rather than seen them as threats, they are more of collaborative to the desire of the lender to deepen products and market development. Mr Victor Etuokwu, Read More

Africa:Customers Are Demanding Mobile Always

[CAJ News] FOR many of us, reaching for our mobile phones is the first thing we do when we are bored, curious or looking for something new, when we’re commuting to work, showing friends what we did last weekend or the new pair of sunglasses we really want to buy. When it comes to getting Read More

Data analysis is one of the most lucrative skills to have

Data analysis is one of the most lucrative skills to have Data analysis is rated as one of the most sort-after and lucrative skills to have and represents a great career opportunity for anyone with the right aptitude. “The advent of the big data era has resulted in data analytics becoming integrated into almost every Read More

Nigerians to Get 14-Day Grace to Roll Over Unused Data – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, is set to issue a directive to telecommunications operators to give 14 days’ window to subscribers to enable them roll over their unused data. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Umar Danbatta, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. Mr. Danbatta spoke at the NCC Special Day at Read More

Nigeria: Govt to Install 18,000KM of Fibre Optic for Broad Band Penetration

By Olawale Ajimotokan Abuja — The Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (Industrial Council) has commenced initiatives aimed at accelerating the country’s industrialisation efforts by installing18,000km of fibre optic across the country to improve broad band penetration. The installation of the fibres to promote digital economy was one of the several initiatives the… Read Read More

Africa: 4G Connections in Africa to Hit 300 Million By 2023

By Margaret Njugunah Nairobi — 4G subscriptions will expand tenfold from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to a report by Ericsson, mobile subscriptions in the region are also expected to grow by 6 percent from 700 million to 990 million during the same period. Mobile traffic in Read More

Nigeria: MTN Restates Commitment to List On NSE in Six Months

By Emma Okonji with Agency Report MTN Group in South Africa has reiterated its commitment to list its Nigerian subsidiary on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in the next six months as part of the settlement of the $1 billion fine imposed on it in 2015 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) over the failure Read More

Nigeria: NCC – We Will Continue to Fight Against Cyber-Criminality

By Emma Okonji The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it will not relent in its fight against cybercriminals until the cyberspace is completely free from attacks. The NCC reiterated its commitment to cybersecurity at a workshop of the Industry Working Group (IWG) on electronic banking fraud at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) Kano, last Read More

Nigeria: eSet Takes IT Security to Universities, Offers Millions Free Subscription

By Peter Oluka The increasing usage of the internet is at an all-time high particularly among the academia ever since e-learning, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives and free Wi-Fi access on campuses sprung up into the education system. This evolution however makes users vulnerable to large scale data breaches, ransomware attacks, uncertainties about the Read More

Nigeria: NCC Sets Up 12-Man Taskforce to Curb Improper SIM Card Registration

By Emma Okonji Disturbed by the imminent dangers of rising incidences of improperly registered, unregistered and pre-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned that the situation, if left uncontrolled, could cause serious security breach in the country. The Commission therefore said it would no longer tolerate any telecoms… Read Read More

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