Author: The Geek

Telcos send SoS to NCC, say we are dying

Telcos send SoS to NCC, say we are dying

Broadband companies – Tier II telecoms operators have urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to save the industry from imminent collapse.They also warned that factors crippling their operations could also derail the National Broadband Plan (NBP) of the federal government, if not addressed. The operators made this known when they visited Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Read More

‘How Lagos can become smart city with technology’

‘How Lagos can become smart city with technology’

With the drive to make Lagos a ‘Smart’ city now more intense than ever, the state handlers have been urged to push the vision with all enthusiasm and needed policies. According to experts at the International Conference tagged: ‘Towards a Smart City’, as part of the Lagos at 50 celebrations, the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode led Read More

Ikokuonline.com Launches to be Nigeria’s Biggest eCommerce Platform for Car Parts

Ikokuonline.com Launches to be Nigeria’s Biggest eCommerce Platform for Car Parts

Ikokuonline is an ecommerce platform that claims to be an online shop for all ‘your car needs’. Ikokuonline is currently providing this service to just Port Harcout residents, with plans to expand to other states. According to the founder, “the auto parts market in Port Harcourt, can boast of at least N25million a day and Read More

Smile, Spectranet, Swift, Others The broadband Internet industry is really struggling right now

Smile, Spectranet, Swift, Others The broadband Internet industry is really struggling right now

Broadband internet service providers (ISPs) are not finding it easy as Nigeria’s economy continues to hurt businesses. The lead cause in this case is that the ISPs are not making enough money to expand or improve their services while their cost of operation continues to rise. In 2016, the number of licensed ISPs dropped from Read More

GTBank launches GTWorld, Nigeria’s first fully biometric mobile banking app

Built on the back of the bank’s customer-centric digital strategy, GTWorld (available for download from the Google Playstore for Android phones and the Apple App Store for iPhones) features biometric authentication such as facial recognition and fingerprint, which recognizes a customer and adapts to how and when they want to bank Foremost African financial institution, Read More

New Nokia 3310 Goes On Sale For N18K

New Nokia 3310 Goes On Sale For N18K

The newly refurbished Nokia 3310 is now available for sale in Nigeria for N18,000, the General Manager, HMD Global, West, East and Central Africa, Joseph Umunakwe has said. “The Nokia 3310 has been available in Nigeria from the 29th of May 2017. Click here to view complete post at thewhistler.ng Read More

MTN prepares to acquire MultiChoice Africa – owners of DSTV and GoTV

MTN prepares to acquire MultiChoice Africa – owners of DSTV and GoTV

There are strong indications that telecoms giant, MTN is edging towards making an official announcement on rumored plans to acquire MultiChoice Africa and a decision could be reached as early as this month. It revealed that MTN and MultiChoice have been discussing since the last quarter of 2016 on the acquisition deal and it is Read More

A Guide On Buying Used Phones In Nigeria

A Guide On Buying Used Phones In Nigeria

Buying a used phone can save you alot of money. In a country where the minimum wage is #18,000 , not many people can shell out #50,000 to buy a “decent” smartphone. But you can get a used phone even with a low budget. Unfortunately buying used product is risky, as there are a lot Read More

FG Denies Plans to Wire-tap Nigerians

FG Denies Plans to Wire-tap Nigerians

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, denied the report via a statement signed on his behalf by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi. He likened the report to classic disinformation that has permeated the media space, insisting that government has no intention to wiretap phone calls made or received by members Read More

Why some Nigerians are scared of talking on phone

You are probably already wondering: Why on earth would anyone be scared or have the fear of talking on the phone? The funny truth is that the fear of making and receiving phone calls is so common it has its own name: phone phobia (also telephone phobia or telephobia). A number of Nigerians who have Read More

The “Silicon Valley” of Lagos is facing tough questions about its future as a tech cluster

The “Silicon Valley” of Lagos is facing tough questions about its future as a tech cluster

For the past few years, the biggest question over Yaba, the old Lagos neighborhood that has grown to become Nigeria’s ground-zero for startups and techies, has been what to call it. Some settled on “YabaCon Valley”, but in truth, Yaba faces a much bigger question about its validity as a tech cluster for startups. The Read More

Bitcoin: Hackers’ ‘anonymous’ currency

Bitcoin: Hackers’ ‘anonymous’ currency

“Bitcoin is digital cash. The transactions are totally anonymous and non-refundable. However they are totally traceable, Nicolas Debock of London-based Balderton Capital that specialises in virtual currencies said. “All the transactions are stored in databases called blockchains. It’s anonymous but anyone can monitor a bitcoin address and see how the money moves,” Debock said. “No-one Read More

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