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Soludo Calls For Mainstreaming Of Technological Innovation As National Policy, Declares Anambra Home Of Innovation

Posted: November 26, 2022 at 6:15 am   /   AFRICA, news, Technology, TRENDING

Governor Chukwuma Soludo has called for a National Framework for the development of innovation and technology. Governor Soludo made the call at the International Convention Center, Awka during a National Innovation Workshop, organized by the Senate Committee on Science and Technology.The event had the theme, “Promotion of Local Inventors of Science, Technology and Innovation.” According to […]

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#TwitterBan: SERAP takes FG to court, seeks compensations for Nigerians

No plan by FG to ban Twitter, other social media handles, says Mohammed

Posted: November 11, 2022 at 12:56 am   /   AFRICA, FEATURED STORIES, news, Technology, TRENDING

The Federal Government claims it has no plans to outlaw any social media sites, but it will not tolerate any tactics that can destabilize the nation. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, made this statement on Thursday when presenting the performance evaluation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration from 2015 to 2022. The minister […]

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Apple fined $20m for selling iPhones without chargers

Apple fined $20m for selling iPhones without chargers

Posted: October 13, 2022 at 6:12 pm   /   AFRICA, Business, Finance, news, Technology, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

A Brazilian judge fined Apple US$20 million on Thursday for selling iPhones without chargers, calling it an “abusive practice” that forces customers to buy an additional product. The decision, which can be appealed, came after Brazil’s justice ministry slapped a separate fine of nearly US$2.5 million on Apple in September over the same issue and […]

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Pantami advises FG against new tax on calls, data

FG suspends 5% tax on telecoms call, data

Posted: September 6, 2022 at 2:16 am   /   AFRICA, FEATURED STORIES, news, Technology, TRENDING

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Monday, said the Nigerian government has suspended the proposed excise duty on telecommunication services. Pantami, who announced the suspension at the inaugural meeting of the Presidential Committee on Excise Duty for the Digital Economy Sector in Abuja, said the telecommunications sector was already burdened by […]

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MTN rolls out 5G network in Nigeria

MTN rolls out 5G network in Nigeria

Posted: August 25, 2022 at 3:40 am   /   AFRICA, news, Technology, TRENDING

MTN Nigeria on Wednesday rolled out the fifth generation (5G) mobile network across 190 sites making it the first of telecommunication service provider to do so in Nigeria.MTN won the auction for the 3.5GHz 5G spectrum alongside Mafab Communications in December 2021 and switched on the 5G network in 190 sites across the country. Nigeria’s telecommunications […]

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Nigerian fintech founders jailed in US over $167million money laundering

Nigerian fintech founders jailed in US over $167million money laundering

Posted: July 18, 2022 at 7:54 am   /   AFRICA, news, Technology, TRENDING

The senior executives of Ping Express, a fintech business in the United States, were sentenced to 27 months in jail for violating money laundering regulations. Anslem Oshionebo and Opeyemi Odeyale, Nigerian fintech leaders, pled guilty to violating money laundering regulations after moving $167 million to Africa unnoticed in less than three years. While Oshionebo is […]

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#TwitterBan: SERAP takes FG to court, seeks compensations for Nigerians

Breaking: ECOWAS Court declares Buhari’s twitter ban unlawful

Posted: July 14, 2022 at 7:57 am   /   AFRICA, FEATURED STORIES, news, Technology, TRENDING

Following a challenge filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians, the ECOWAS Court “found unconstitutional the suspension of Twitter by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, and ordered the administration never to repeat it again.” SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare announced the news today. Following the deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s […]

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Expect 5G network in August, NCC tells Nigerians

Expect 5G network in August, NCC tells Nigerians

Posted: June 24, 2022 at 2:49 am   /   AFRICA, news, Technology, TRENDING

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that  Fifth Generation (5G) technology would be rolled out in Nigeria by August. This was disclosed by the Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, at the 90th Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) held on Thursday in Lagos, with the theme ‘5G Technology: Opportunities and Challenges’. According to […]

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Twitter, Instagram violate FG’s directive to delete porn posts in 24 hours

Posted: June 22, 2022 at 3:18 am   /   AFRICA, FEATURED STORIES, news, Technology, TRENDING

United States-based social networking sites, Twitter and Instagram, have defied the order given by the Nigerian government to delete porn posts within 24 hours, findings have revealed. On Monday, June 13, the Nigerian government issued a code of practice for all online platforms operating in Nigeria including social media interactive platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, […]

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APC victory not negotiable, Buhari says

Remove all non-consensual content within 24 hours, FG orders Twitter, Facebook, others

Posted: June 15, 2022 at 9:00 am   /   AFRICA, FEATURED STORIES, news, Technology, TRENDING

Within 24 hours of users posting non-consensual content that parades partial or full nudity, sexual acts, deep fake, or revenge porn, the Federal Government has issued a directive to social media interactive platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and TikTok to remove, disable, or block access to it. The order was included in the […]

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