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Telecoms Operators Loses 1.7million Subscribers in March- NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that telecommunication operators lost 1,653,286 subscribers in March. The telecommunications industry regulator made this known in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data released on Friday in Lagos. It said that the active telecommunications service customers, which was 154,120,484 in February, declined to 152,467,198 in March, 2017. According to the data, 151,999,197 of the 152,467,198 active numbers subscribed to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services. The GSM operators’ active customers decreased by 1,662,350 on the 153,661,547 subscribers recorded in February. The report stated that of the GSM operators, MTN had 60,391,959 users in March, showing a decrease of...

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NASCAM Plans Cyber Threats Masterclass for Journalists in Lagos

The National Cyber Security Awareness Movement (NASCAM); a not for profit organisation, is organizing a Master Class programme for Nigerian journalists in order to acquaint practitioners with the provisions of the Cybercrime Act 2015, as it relates to media practice, particularly online journalism. The Executive Director, NASCAM, Mr. Aaron Ukodie, while announcing the plan to empower media practitioners with the requisite capacities for maintaining legal decorum online said that the theme of the workshop is: The Nigerian Cybercrime Law: What Journalists Need to Know. During the workshop media practitioners shall be educated and engaged on the rudiments of the cyber...

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SAMSUNG Launches NEW Galaxy S8, S8+ into Nigerian Market

Following its successful unveiling in New York USA, Samsung’s latest smart phones Galaxy S8 and S8+ has been launched to the Nigerian market. The latest addition to the Samsung galaxy series were launched into arguably Africa’s biggest ICT market at an elaborate event held at the Renaissance Hotel Ikeja Lagos. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ features polished metal chassis covered by curved Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. The devices are available in three unique colours of Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold. It also comes with internal memory of 64GB and up to 256GB microSD support. The Galaxy S8...

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Ridesharing: Taxify, Uber Race on Price Slash

The operations of the ridesharing apps in Lagos is getting more competitive as earlier predicted. First, it was newcomer, Taxify who announced a reduction in prices which pegged its average trip at N950 as against competitor, Uber which stood at over N1, 500. Taxify’s operators were still in celebrations mood when Uber responded with a 40percent reduction in prices with effect from May 4, 2017. “Decreasing the fares should get more people requesting more rides with Uber, which leads to drivers spending more time with paying riders and standing a chance to earn the same or more!,”...

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IFF 2017: Paradigm Initiative Unveils New Identity

Paradigm Initiative, formally known as Paradigm Initiative Nigeria recently unveiled a new identity in line with its new aspirations and focus at the just concluded Internet Freedom Forum 2017. According to Paradigm Initiative’s Executive Director, ‘Gbenga Sesan; “We are an indigenous social enterprise, registered corporately in Nigeria, and our programs have been completed across several states in all geopolitical zones in Nigeria. We currently operate out of 5 offices in Kano, Lagos, Abuja and Aba. The removal of ‘Nigeria’ from our name reflects the on-going expansion of our work to the rest of Africa.” Speaking further, Sesan said, “Paradigm Initiative is...

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Paga Partners NIPOST for Financial Inclusion

The Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST has joined forces with foremost mobile money agent, Paga to increase financial inclusion in Nigeria. The deal was announced via a tweet by Paga founder, Tayo Oviosu on tweeter. The partnership is said to be geared towards Paga ensuring a continued expansion of its mobile money agent network to include post offices in all the local government areas of Nigeria while giving priority to areas where banking services are limited or otherwise difficult to access. The initial set of services to be offered are deposits and withdrawals from bank accounts and mobile money wallets, utility bill...

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NIRA Emphasize Promotion of Nigerian Identity Online

At the second edition of the NIRA .ng awards, The president of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NIRA Executive Board of Directors, Rev. Sunday Folayan has underlined the need for Nigerians to be identified with their domain brand online. Mr. Folayan said this in his welcome address at the recently held .ng awards at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos. The president who acknowledged the recent visibility of the .ng brand on social media platform in the last one year, said the brand is not very visible in other states as it is in Lagos. The NIRA Boss revealed that the...

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Nollywood to Contribute 10percent to Nigeria’s GDP

Managing Director of the Nigerian Films Corporations Dr Chidia Maduekwe has revealed his readiness to reposition the Nigerian Films Corporations, NFC to be able to strengthen the movie industry in a bid to contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP. Maduekwe in his opening speech at the recently held stakeholder’s interactive workshop on job creation held at the corporation’s zonal office in Lagos, said the country’s film industry will move from its current 2percent contribution to the nation’s GDP and move to a level of 10percent contribution to GDP. Speaking at the event, Maduekwe said, “In the United State of America,...

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Unemployment: FG Begins Online Registration of Jobless Youths

The Federal government has started the online registration of unemployed young Nigerians. The portal for the registration was opened on Wednesday April 5. A statement by the Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Edmund Onwuliri, says the portal, www.jobsforall.ng, will serve as a job exchange platform that will link job seekers and employers. According to a statement by Edmund Onwuliri, “The online portal which goes live today Wednesday April 5, 2017, is designed to capture the relevant details of any unemployed person. It will equally serve as a job exchange portal that will link job seekers...

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81 Young Innovators Win N756 Million Grant

A total sum of N756.3 million has been approved by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment for disbursement to 81 Nigerian innovators as part of Federal Government’s economic empowerment initiatives. Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment,Aso Villa Demo Day (AVDD). According to him, the project targets young Nigerian entrepreneurs with innovative business models who will contribute to the growth of the economy. In his words, “Having awarded grants to the best three innovators that emerged winners from the 2016 AVDD national competition, the presidency engaged GEM to scale up the programme for...

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