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Why is Nigeria So Anti-Tech?

The Nigerian federal government has, within the last 12 months, enacted a series of bans and restrictions across a country that has one of the most vibrant tech ecosystems in Africa. Africa's most populous country has a booming tech industry...

Nigeria’s Central Bank Launches eNaira Website

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has officially launched its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) website for the eNaira. Last month, the CBN announced that it was working with Barbados-based fintech firm Bitt Inc as a technical partner to launch...

MTN Commits $1.5-Billion for Broadband Access Across Nigeria

MTN Nigeria plans to invest 640-billion naira (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of...

Nigerian Government Intensifies Internet Control Bid After Twitter Ban

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has begun ramping up efforts to regulate online media in Nigeria, just two weeks after Twitter was indefinitely banned in the West African country. Now, the federal government has asked that the House of...

How Nigeria’s Latest Gas-Related Power Crisis Could Have Been Avoided

On 28 May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to 3,059 MW and for the subsequent seven days remained below 4,000 MW, 6% below-average production. Low pressure on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) left several gas turbine power plants...

Facebook, Instagram & Other Social Media MUST Register with Nigerian Govt to Continue Operations

A week after the country indefinitely suspended social media service Twitter, the Nigerian Federal Government has said that any social media giant, including Facebook, Twitter and others must register in the country to continue to be able to do...

Airtel Nigeria Awarded “Best in Test” – An Interview with Hakan Ekmen of umlaut

Hakan Ekmen, CEO of Telecommunications at umlaut - an international, full-service, cross-industry, end-to-end company that offers advisory and fulfilment services to clients all over the world - chats with ITNA about umlaut's recently published telecommunications report in Nigeria and...

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,...

Nigeria Bans Twitter Indefinitely After It Deleted President Buhari’s Tweet

Twitter's operations in Nigeria have been "indefinitely suspended" says the Nigerian government, following an announcement, ironically on Twitter, by the Ministry of Information and Culture. https://twitter.com/FMICNigeria/status/1400843062641717249 "The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service,...

New COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Designed “For Nigeria by Nigerians”

Rapid Trace, a new innovative contact tracing mobile app has been developed by Cadnetwork Enterprise, burgeoning Nigerian tech firm. The app is being touted as a key in Nigeria's fight against COVID-19. The Guardian writes that the app is designed...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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