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5 Ways to Prepare for Potential Rising Electricity Tariffs in Nigeria

Panic buying seems to be the go-to when citizens are faced with economic hardship. A recent report shows Nigerians panic buying electricity to beat the impending tariff hike on electricity that is potentially set to rise in July. According to...

Liquid Intelligent Secures Slice of Equiano Subsea Cable

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced it has acquired a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable, allowing Liquid to transport traffic up to 12 Terabits, bringing a much-needed increase in...

Nigeria Struggles to Gather Enough Vaccines for its Massive Population

Yesterday, Nigeria received another 3.6-million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from the United States. The second major shipment of vaccines the country has imported in the last 2 months, having received 4-million Moderna jabs from the US in...

Nigerian Lawmakers to Investigate Government’s Twitter Ban

Nigeria's House of Representatives passed a new resolution to investigate the legality of the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in the country. The investigation was announced on Tuesday. This represents the first major move by the legislative body on the...

Nigeria Threatens to Arrest & Prosecute Users Avoiding Twitter Ban

The Nigerian government has ordered federal prosecutors to arrest and prosecute users of the Twitter app in the country after a blanket ban on the social media company went into effect on Friday. Nigeria's Attorney General and Minister of Justice,...

Google Launches Nonprofits Initiative in Nigeria

Google has launched the "Google for Nonprofits" in Nigeria, aiming to empower NPOs across the country by providing them with free premium services. Google for Nonprofits will give access to a collection of premium apps to organisations that qualify for...

Understanding African Markets During COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has swept throughout the world, and governments globally have taken drastic measures to stop the spread in an attempt to save lives. In February 2020, as African countries watched Asia and Europe begin...

5G Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa will Reach 28-Million by 2025, Says GSMA

The Global System for Mobile Telecommunications Association (GSMA) has stated that about 28-million devices in Sub-Saharan Africa - representing a total of 2.7% of total mobile connections - will be connected to a 5G network by 2025. Akinwale Goodluck, Head...

How Technology Can Help Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

In the second quarter of 2018, youth unemployment peaked at 38% in Nigeria. Although there are no recent statistics, experts in the labour sector say the figure has surged year-on-year. Now with the worldwide reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Platform Simplifies Access to COVID-19 Interventions in Nigeria

Beating Corona Nigeria, the country's leading virtual intervention database has restructured its model to help disadvantaged Nigerians in need of interventions connect with the relevant non-profits. The platform itself kicked off last month, 9 April, and has recorded a massive...
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Transforming Zimbabwe’s Connectivity: Tech Collaboration

A joint venture between SATCOM Technologies and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the top supplier of satellite solutions...
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