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Nigeria’s Internet Subscribers Hit 114.75Mn

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) reported that Internet users in Nigeria increased to 114,752,357 million in February 2019. The latest data showed that overall internet users increased by 850,153 in February from the 113,875,204 users recorded in January. The commission gave these figures in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for February posted on its website. […]

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Zuckerberg Seeks New Regulations For Internet Governance

The chief executive officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has canvassed the need for new global regulations governing the internet. Specifically, he recommended tough rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, privacy and data portability, among other regulatory imperatives. In a statement that was published as an op-ed in some newspapers, the Facebook chief said the […]

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NERC Flaws Discos’ Stance On Meter Supply

Nigeria’s power sector regulator, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has flawed the position of the electricity distribution companies (Discos) on meter supply to consumers, saying the responsibility is that of the companies based on the provisions of the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) Regulations 2018. The commission, in a statement maintained that the DisCos’ role […]

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NIMC Extends Diaspora Enrolment to UAE, United Kingdom

Barely three weeks after it successful launched its Diaspora enrolment initiative in South Africa, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)  on Monday stated that it had extended the programme to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK). According to the commission, the NIN enrolment in UAE and the UK  is in collaboration […]

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CMC Mulls Dematerialization Of Unlisted Firms’ Shares

The Capital Market Committee (CMC) has recommended that the ongoing dematerialization of shares being traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) should be extended to unlisted companies to boost the market’s capitalization. The Acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Mary Uduk, gave this hint while briefing journalists on the decisions taken […]

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Tax Reform, Digitisation Key To Financing Africa’s Devt – ECA

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has set a four-point agenda for African governments to implement in order to enable Africa achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063. The ECA, in its Economic Report on Africa released on Sunday at the Conference of Ministers and distributed by the […]

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NIMC Commences Diaspora Enrolment in South Africa

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Friday stated that it was set to begin the enrolment of Nigerian adults and children in South Africa into the National Identity Database (NIDB) for the issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN). Specifically, it hinted that the South Africa NIN enrolment exercise scheduled to hold at 205 […]

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Osinbajo Launches Free WiFi Services In Wuse Market 2

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday launched the free wifi zones in Wuse 2 market of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT – Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, quoted the Vice President as describing the occasion as “a very exciting day […]

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FG To Leverage ICT For Productivity, Economic Diversification

The Federal Government on Monday restated its determination to anchor major ongoing economic growth agenda, including the diversification of the nation’s economic base, on  Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools and solutions. The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Communications, Mrs. Nkechi Ejele, made this disclosure at the opening ceremony of the sixth Regular […]

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NACC, Facebook, Digivate 360 Empower 50 Nigerian SMEs

The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), in collaboration with Facebook and Digivate 360, has trained about 50 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on growing their businesses leveraging digital media. The training which was held in Lagos at the Facebook NG Hub, attracted participants from various sectors of the SME value chain nationwide. Commenting on the […]