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NCC Says Nigeria Among Best Phone, Internet Users

Nigeria’s Telecomms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has described Nigeria as one of the highest users of the mobile devices and Internet connectivity around the globe with the population of phone subscribers standing at 140 million as at September 2017. NCC has also pledged to apply stringent penalty against any of the communication service providers in Nigeria who deviate from the standard set by the commission. The Executive Vice Chairman,Nigeria Communications Commission Prof Umar Danbatta made this clear at the 39th Kaduna International Trade Fair. He further emphasised that the country’s communication indices had shown positive signs of steady growth and...

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CSR Initiative: Enyo Powers Training of Auto Technicians

Given the enormous but yet to be fully tapped potential in the Nigerian automotive industry towards employment generation, foreign direct investment and huge contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Enyo Retail and Supply-a customer-focused and technology-driven, fuels retailing company as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has embarked on the training of 5000 auto mechanics across Nigeria. While flagging off the first batch of training in Lagos during the week, the company in partnership with Auto Medics a leading motor mechanic consultancy and training outfit said its aim was to give back to the society by helping to...

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Panasonic, Trend Micro partner on cyber security for connected cars

Panasonic Corporation and Trend Micro Incorporated yesterday announced a partnership on cyber security for connected cars. The security arrangement is aimed at detecting and preventing cyber-attacks against autonomous and connected cars. It is expected to detect and prevent intrusions into Electronic Control Units (ECUs), which regulate such driving behavior as acceleration, steering and braking. Also included are in-vehicle infotainment devices, including automotive navigation systems and telematics maneuverings. According to the firms, the need to implement control in each vehicle, was necessitated by the new security vulnerabilities being discovered every day. Also included are the risks of hackers taking control of...

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VoguePay Partner Interpol on Crime Control

The International Criminal Police Organization, INTERPOL, has partnered with VoguePay, a leading online payment and security infrastructure provider for the design and delivery of its citizen focused action and information portal for crime control in Nigeria. Aptly named interPort, it is a platform to access information, manage stakeholder engagements and manage crime reporting. The multi-channel digital platform enables INTERPOL to improve citizen engagement and improve collaboration with its partner networks for control of crimes in Nigeria. Speaking on behalf of the agency, its commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Olushola K. Subair noted that “the partnership with VoguePay will help the agency...

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Failed IT projects: NITDA begins registration, licensing of indigenous IT contractors

The management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of all Information Technology (IT) Contractors, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), other government establishments, the organised private sector and the general public that it has put measures in place to register and license all Information Technology (IT) Contractors and Service Providers for the purposes of procurements, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and other forms of engagement with Government establishments and Private Sector. The Agency is dismayed at the raising number of failing IT projects within Federal MDAs and other government establishments. NITDA’s investigations revealed that...

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NCC Board approves two new Infraco Licences for South East and North East

In order to deepen broadband penetration in the Country, the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently approved two additional Infrastructure Company (Infraco) Licences. The two new Infraco licencees are Zinox Technology Limited for South East and Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited for North East. With this approval, the number of Infracos licenced so far is now four. Over a year ago, MainOne Cable Company Limited, had been licenced to provide services in Lagos while IHS got its licence to cover the North Central geopolitical zone including Abuja. The Infraco licences are based on the NCC’s Open Access Model (OAM) in line with...

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VoguePay launches its multi-currency payment platform; declares bold ambition to transform to a digital bank.

London, England and Lagos, Nigeria. 7th February, 2018 – VoguePay.com launched a multi-currency payment platform to enable businesses send and receive payment from local and international customers. VoguePay.com, a leading online payment aggregator in Nigeria launched its new platform (VoguePay 3.0) with focus on empowering businesses to improve their revenue collections. The new platform simplifies the way that medium and small scale businesses can send and receive payment from local and international customers as they can now sell to global audience. At the press briefings held at its Lagos office, the CEO of VoguePay, Michael Femi Simeon announced that the new platform...

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Child Online Protection: CECAD Advocates Safer Internet Culture

CECAD Make Case For Child Online Protection Law as Nigeria joins the globe to mark World Safer Internet Day 2018 President of the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD) has yesterday made case for Child Online Protection Law in Nigeria. Dr. Bayero Agabi said this during his opening remarks at a forum to mark World Safer Internet Day 2018 in Lagos organised by CECAD. According to him, some government across the world have evolved laws to protect children because they are easy victims in the internet. “Because of the vulnerability of children in the cyberspace advocacy groups and government have partnereed...

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CECAD Unveils Child Online Protection Debate

The Center for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), yesterday unveiled a child online protection debate, as part of efforts to safeguard the Internet, especially among the Nigerian students. The debate was unveiled at a Cyber Security Awareness Forum, the Non-Governmental Organization organized in partnership with the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), as a commemoration of this year’s World Safer Internet Day. According to the Executive Director CECAD, Dr. Bayero Agabi, the essence of the debate among students is to highlight the dangers of uncontrolled Internet access for children, adding that children are experiencing cyber bullying and...

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POSTAL EFFICIENCY: NIPOST commission’s new kits, motorbikes

As part of the spirited efforts at transforming the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) for the needed growth and development, the Post Master General, Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi has commissioned 95 new motor bikes, with full compliments of new kits. Adegbuyi who was full of excitement remarked that the launch of the equipment was a fulfillment of promises kept upon his assumption of office over a year ago which he says is a ‘Game Changing’ initiative. With the explosion in e-Commerce and exponential growth in the logistics sector, the PMG believes NIPOST will through improved productivity in postal services in Nigeria enhance economic development...

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