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SAP Africa Code Week

SAP Africa Code Week to invest in Nigeria’s teachers

August 17, 2017 • Education, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Founded in 2015, ACW seeks to empower African youth with coding skills through hands-on and playful learning. Spearheaded by SAP, world leaders in enterprise software, and with the support of UNESCO, YouthMobile, the Cape Town Science Centre, the Galway Education Centre, Google and over 100 public and private partners, this year’s digital literacy...

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Airtel Nigeria Launches Unlimited Data Plans

Airtel Nigeria Launches Unlimited Data Plans

August 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has introduced Unlimited Data plans which, according to the company, will empower and create more opportunities for telecom consumers as well as boost mobile broadband connectivity. Airtel officially began the roll out of the Home Broadband...

Sierra Leone Mudslide

Twitter Reacts: 300 Dead, 600 Missing After Sierra Leone Mudslide

August 16, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In the early hours of Monday morning, heavy rain struck Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown. Although the country is prone to flooding, no one could have predicted the devastation that these particular floods would bring. As heavy flooding...

9mobile

Nigeria: 9Mobile to escape full repayment of $1.2 billion debt

August 16, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In the latest development of the ever changing story of 9Mobile, formerly Etisalat Nigeria, the consortium of 12 banks involved in the $1.2 billion 9Mobile loan – a loan the firm took out four years ago; however, failed to repay due to a currency...

Nigeria cybercrime

Nigeria: EFCC Arrest 100 Students for Various Cybercrimes

August 16, 2017 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, over 100 undergraduates of tertiary institutions across the Southwest of Nigeria have been detained for various cybercrimes by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

internet growth in Africa

These Are Africa’s Top 10 Internet Titans

August 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Internet growth and digital transformation go hand-in-hand both in Africa as well as globally. In order for a country to keep up with the digital revolution, more commonly known as the fourth industrial revolution, it needs to ensure that the majority of the...

Nigeria, NCC, Pre-Registered Sims, Telcos, Warning, Punishment

Nigeria- NCC Threatens Telcos To Scrap Pre-Registered Sims or Face Punishment

August 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to reports by the Nigerian Communications Week, the Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) has demanded that all mobile telecommunications firms block the use of pre-registered sim cards. The use of these sim cards are believed to be what...

Nigeria, NCC, Pre-Registered Sims, Telcos, Warning, Punishment

Nigeria- Regulator Blocks Free Data Day

August 11, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to reports by Buzz Nigeria, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has decided to intervene and prevent Nigerian telecommunications company, Globacom, from proceeding with its planned free data day promotion. Globacom’s planned...

mobile internet, Opera, Worldreader

African women use mobile internet more heavily than men

August 10, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

A study undertaken by global software company Opera and digital reading non-profit Worldreader has found that women in Africa use mobile internet to empower and entertain themselves. Opera ran a survey of 1,500 women and men aged 14 to 44 in Nigeria, Kenya,...

PayU, Nigeria, Subscription, recurring bills, Fintech

PayU Nigeria introduces new payment solution for recurring bills

August 10, 2017 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

PayU Nigeria, a fintech company focused on online payments, announced on Tuesday that the company has introduced PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers who have recurring...

Nigeria, Minister of Cmmunications, Federal Government, Huaei, Smart Cities, Partnership

Nigerian Government and Huawei partner on Smart Cities initiative

August 10, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to reports by the Nigerian Communications Week, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, speaking at a Smart Cities summit held in Abuja this week confirmed that the Federal Government would partner with Huawei, a global...

Tigo, data, internet

Tigo provides connectivity for business districts in Ghana

August 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Telecom operator, Tigo has announced that it completed point-to-multipoint base stations in four major business districts across Ghana. Businesses and residents within the Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Sunyani central business districts now have access to...

Muhammadu Buhari, Buhari, Bet, Odds, Return, Nigeria

Gaming site takes bets on Buhari’s return to Nigeria

August 4, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Gaming site takes bets on Buhari’s return to Nigeria

A popular Nigerian sports gaming site, NaijaBet.com, has opened betting on when the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, will return to his country. Buhari left Nigeria on May 7 on yet another medical trip to the UK, now NaijaBet.com is asking those...

Lagos

NIPOST Gears Up For Nigerian e-Commerce Surge

August 1, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NIPOST Gears Up For Nigerian e-Commerce Surge

Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST,  announced today the adoption of the innovative global addressing system- what3words. The move has seen Nigeria become the seventh country globally to adopt what3words, and the third in Africa. The system, which is...

Nigeria, NCC, 90% of ISP's Dead, License Renewal,

90% of Nigerian ISPs Are Dead

August 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 90% of Nigerian ISPs Are Dead

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that only 10 per cent of the 103 licensed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have approached the commission for licence renewal. This leaves around 90 per cent of ISPs in Nigeria out of...

Google, Release, $40, Smartphone, Nigeria, Cheap, Phone, Internet, Access

Google to Launch $40 Smartphone in Nigeria

July 31, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google to Launch $40 Smartphone in Nigeria

Google is set to launch an affordable mobile device for the Nigerian market- the ICE 2 smartphone. Sundar Pitchai, Google‘s chief executive officer, said, “Yes, Google is set to launch an Android device in September. One cool thing about this device is...