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MTN fine: Government sets conditions for talks

February 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The government of Nigeria has called on MTN to make a down payment as a “show of good faith” before the teleco’s proposal for an out of court settlement will be considered, this according to a report in Nigeria Communications Week. Mr. Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communication, said in Lagos‎ that the federal government will not reenter [&hellip...

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Nigeria: Etisalat locks horns with MTN over Visafone buy

February 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Etisalat has raised objections to MTN’s recently-concluded purchase of Visafone Nigeria and has called on the regulator ,the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to reverse its approval of the deal. According to a report in The Guardian,...

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Nigeria: 16 million visit Facebook on mobile monthly

February 5, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Facebook announced 16 million people in Nigeria visit Facebook every month with 100% of them coming on mobile. Each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile. This announcement comes on with Friends Day (4 February), or Facebook’s 12th...

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Konga.com and mi-Fone launch Mi-Tribe

February 5, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In pursuit of its goal to constantly add value to the lives of customers, Konga.com has partnered with mi-Fone to launch the mi-Tribe series of mobile devices. mi-Fone founder and CEO Alpesh Patel said “The mi-Tribe offering is made exclusively for the...

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AG Mobile launches in Nigeria

February 3, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African mobile technology brand AG Mobile has launched in Nigeria. Recognised as one of the continent’s first ODM (original design manufacturer), it was the first South African brand to release its own mobile device in 2007. This is the ninth African...

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New platform offers free airtime to mobile users in Nigeria

February 2, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Sliide Airtime, a privately-held technology company with offices in Lagos and London, today announced Nigeria as the launch market for its Sliide Airtime service which provides users with a new way to access content from their mobiles and simultaneously earn...

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Nigeria: Airtel subscribers to open bank accounts via cellphones

February 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to deepen financial access in Nigeria, Access Bank in partnership with Airtel Nigeria has launched Smart Savers initiative. The initiative will enable Airtel customers open bank accounts directly from their mobile phones without the bureaucracy...

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Court adjourns MTN Nigeria hearing to allow settlement

January 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Court adjourns MTN Nigeria hearing to allow settlement

The MTN Group has revealed that the Federal High Court, located in Lagos Nigeria, has adjourned the hearing of the case between MTN Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) until 18 March, 2016. According to a statement issued by MTN, it...

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Gameloft opens office in Nigeria

January 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Gameloft opens office in Nigeria

French digital and social game publisher Gameloft has revealed that it has expanded into Africa with the announcement of a new trade office in Nigeria. According to the company the new addition will allow it to reinforce its presence in the fast-growing...

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Infographic: Jumia Nigeria looks back at e-commerce in 2015

January 25, 2016 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Infographic: Jumia Nigeria looks back at e-commerce in 2015

Online retailer Jumia has released a new Infographic with the objective of shining a light on the key facts and figures of the year that has passed as well as the promise of 2016. In 12 points, it goes back on its most memorable sales of the year, the records...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

January 22, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

The internet has been a rather unstable place this week. Not only was internet connectivity disrupted across the African continent, but social media platform Twitter also suffered an outage – on mobile and web – which prevented users from...

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Nigeria: Buhari tells telcos to adhere to NCC rules

January 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Buhari tells telcos to adhere to NCC rules

Telecommunications companies, operating within Nigeria, have been urged by the Nigerian President – Muhammadu Buhari – to adhere strictly to rules and guidelines set out by the Nigerian Communications Commission… Especially when it comes to...

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Top 5 high-end smartphones for Nigeria

January 20, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 high-end smartphones for Nigeria

According to Jovago.com it is no secret that Nigerian consumers are totally obsessed with smartphones. While there are a plethora of budget smartphones on the market… high-end smartphones manufacturers such as Sony, Samsung, and Apple are still doing...

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Lagos event to showcase solution for cybercrime in Nigeria

January 20, 2016 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lagos event to showcase solution for cybercrime in Nigeria

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are a reality and the African continent has seen an immense increase in these types of cyber incidents. Nigeria has been one of the worst hit countries during the past couple of months, according to Arbor Networks....

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MTN Nigeria could face bankruptcy

January 19, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria could face bankruptcy

According to a report via leadership.ng Ferdi Moolman, Chief Executive of MTN Nigeria, has stated that the USD $5.2 billion fine could “fold the network.” The report reveals that, according to Moolman, the fine imposed on the mobile operator...

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Uhuru Kenyatta to attend Africa CEO Forum 2016

January 19, 2016 • Events, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Uhuru Kenyatta to attend Africa CEO Forum 2016

The Kenyan Head of State, Uhuru Kenyatta, and his Ivorian counterpart will participate in the 2016 African CEO Forum together with an assembly of more than 800 key figures from across the continent and the entire world. The African CEO Forum  brings...