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Facebook joins hands with partners across Africa for a safer Internet

Aim - Raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 6, 2018/ -- Celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) (https://goo.gl/EGR7dd) under the connected theme of “Create, connect and share respect: A better...

Telecoms’ Tariffs Crash Looms As 60 Firms Seek Broadband License

By Adeyemi Adepetun The move to enthrone a broadband-driven economy in the country has got a boost with the revelation at the weekend that about 60 firms are currently bidding for five Infrastructure Companies (InFraCo) licences in the telecommunications sector. Just like the generating and distributing...

Nigeria’s internet consumers hits 91 million

As MTN tops leads other telcos with 600,464 internet subscribers in May. Nigeria hit the 91 million mark in terms of internet users in May, Naija247news reports. According to NCC report on Monthly Internet Subscribers Data. seen by our correspodent, the number, which has risen from...

Steady Rise in Internet Subscription; Stood At 138.3m in Q1 2020

The latest data released by the NCC, the industry regulator, show that internet subscriptions stood at 138.3 million in April, representing y/y growth of 16%. The figure implies density of 70% in a population estimated at 198 million, placing Nigeria well above the African...

Nigeria’s internet users rise to 92m in August – NCC

The internet users and data subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks marginally increased to 92 million in August. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) made this known in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data made available on its website on Thursday. According to the commission, the overall figure showed...

IIoT set to drive African manufacturing to the next level of competitiveness

The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye, SADC regional head, says IIoT will significantly enhance manufacturing: “By enabling the acquisition...

Nigeria IT agency lambasts govt agencies over inactive websites

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has berated Federal Ministries and agencies over inactive websites and poor online service delivery. A statement signed by Isa Pantami, Director General of the agency, said an assessment done by the NITDA revealed that some government agencies do...

Nigeria partners US tech giants to regulate social media

The Federal Government has said there was no going back on its move to regulate social media in the country. As a proof to that, it has contacted the two major social media platforms — Facebook and Google — over the...

Nigerian internet registrar targets 1 mln .ng domain registrations by 2023

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) is targeting the registration of about 1 million .ng domains names in another five years, reports Vanguard. The president of NiRA, Sunday Folayan, said there has been about 50 per cent year-on-year growth from 3,000 to over 100,000...

Internet infrastructure security guidelines for Africa unveiled

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June. The guidelines will help Africa create a more secure Internet infrastructure and are...
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