Author: Adeniyi Ogunfowoke

Nigeria: Our Masts Don’t Pose Health Risks, NCC Insists

By Christopher Isiguzo and Gideon Arinze Enugu — The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) THURSday in Enugu for the umpteenth time dismissed out rightly misconceptions that mobile phones and telecom masts cause cancer or other health related problems. The telecom regulatory agency also reaffirmed its commitment to educating the public on issues of public health and Read More

Nigeria: Subscribers Accuse Telecoms Operators of Over-Billing, Others

By Adeyemi Adepetun Billing-related issues have topped the various complaints put up by subscribers against telecommunications service providers in the second quarter of the year in Nigeria. Although the complaints dropped in Q2 compared to Q1, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) was still inundated with over 15,000 complaints with billing-related issues accounting for 58 per Read More

Nigeria: As Police Go High-Tech

The recent deployment of the latest technology tools by the Nigeria Police for community policing, will no doubt stem the upsurge in criminal activities in the country, writes Emma Okonji The world is currently going through crisis almost like no other time in history. Unrests rule across several cities. Every corner not occupied by terrorist Read More

Paylater.ng Now Issues 1,000 Loans Daily

Nigeria’ Paylater.ng,  a startup that offers small loans has disclosed that it now disburses 1,000 loans daily to Nigerians. This is a far cry from the 200 loans a day it issues earlier this year. The startup made this revelation on its Medium page. They wrote: “We set ourselves what we felt was an aggressive Read More

Paga Announces That It Is Now Fully Integrated Into Nigeria’s Banking System

Paga, one of the early payment platforms in Nigeria, has announced it is now fully integrated into Nigeria’s Banking System. This is according to Tayo Oviosu, the CEO and founder of Paga. Explaining Paga’s mode of operation before the integration, Oviosu said that it took about two hours to verify a transfer. As a result, they Read More

Nigeria: Coding Among Youths, Children Will Trigger Revolution, Say Experts

By Emma Okonji In furtherance of efforts to ensure Nigeria’s place in the emerging digital economy, experts have called on the government to support initiatives to teach children coding as this can precipitate a silent revolution. Speaking at the closing ceremonies of ‘A Summer to Code’ training in Alimosho, Lagos State, the Chief Content Officer Read More

Nigeria: Operators Lose 4 Million Subscribers in One Month

By Adeyemi Adepetun Although the telecommunications sector added about N1.5trillion to Nigeria’s economy in the second quarter (Q2), but growth of the service providers however contracted. Checks by The Guardian showed that the number of active telephone lines plummeted by four million between June and July. Subscriptions to telephone services fell from 143 million in Read More

Nigeria: Challenges of Using Mobile Money Applications

By Elizabeth Adegbesan Network problem is my greatest challenge–Igbashio Manaseh THE mobile money application is good but not 100 percent reliable. Using the app saves time but it can disappoint you sometimes. I have experienced a lot using mobile money. The worst experience I had was when I had to transfer fund to my sister. Read More

Nigeria: Former Governor of Niger Supports Monitoring of Social Media By Military

Dr Babangida Aliyu, the immediate past governor of Niger, has voiced his support for monitoring of the social media by the military to ensure security and unity of the nation. Aliyu made the remark in Minna on Sunday during a media chat with newsmen. He said it was not bad if the Federal Government decides Read More

South Africa: Statement by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Invasion of Privacy

Photo: GCIS Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. document In response to questions put to him by the Sunday Independent – which have been circulating on social media since Friday 1 September 2017 – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has made the following statement: “It has… Source link Read More

Africa: Facebook Lambasted Over Ransom Video of Traffickers Abusing Migrants

By Emma Batha and Ros Russell U.N. migration agency said it was inappropriate for Facebook to host a video showing the faces of vulnerable people being abused People smugglers are using Facebook to broadcast the abuse and torture of migrants in order to extort ransom money from their families, the U.N. migration agency said on Read More

Infinix Set To Launch New Smartphone In Partnership With Jumia In Nigeria

The new smartphone themed ‘Mobile cinema’ will be unveiled this Month in Nigeria with Jumia. The smart phone model ‘X559’ is from the product series, which delivered one of the best –selling smartphones on Jumia across 15 African markets in… Source link Read More

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