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Nigeria Announces New Regulations for Facebook, Twitter & Other Platforms

The Nigerian government has announced new regulations for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other internet platforms operating in the country. This comes after Nigeria lifted its Twitter ban in the country. Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) released the regulations...

Telcos Bar 75-Million Unlinked SIMs in Nigeria

On Monday, telecommunication companies in Nigeria heeded the Federal Government’s command to bar every unlinked Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card without National Identification Number (NIN) on their various networks, in a bid to control insecurity, extortions, and abductions. According to...

Nigeria Air’s Much-Anticipated Launch Date Finally Set

Nigeria's Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has announced today that it is "working around the clock" to succeed in making Nigeria Air fully operational by June 2023. The airline, a spiritual revival of the company Nigeria Airways which became defunct...

Nigerian Users Remember #EndSARS Protest 1 Year After Deadly Marches

Today, 20 October, marks 1 year since the deadly #EndSARS protests in Nigeria that saw the largest manifestation of protesters in the country's modern history. At least 56 people nationwide lost their lives along the deadly week marked by...

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 Now Expects to Lift Twitter Ban by End of Year

Last week, IT News Africa reported that Nigerian authorities were expecting to lift the country's ban of social network Twitter "in the next few days or weeks", according to Nigeria's Information Minister, Lai Mohammed. The Minister said that the Federal...

Nigeria to Lift Twitter Ban “In The Next Few Days”

Nigeria is soon expected to lift its ban on Twitter, according to Information Minister Lai Mohammed who relayed as much on Wednesday. This comes after the apparent resolution of some of the differences between the country's Federal Government and...

‘Information Blackout’ – Nigerian Media Pushes Back at Government Censorship

The front pages of several major Nigerian newspapers, including The Punch, the Vanguard, the Nation, ThisDay, the Guardian and the Daily Sun, amongst others, ran on Monday with an image decrying the latest push into media censorship launched by...

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...

Nigeria: NCC appoints new commissioners

According to a report by TelecomPaper, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye as chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). According to the report, Buhari requested the Senate confirm the nominees into the positions of Chairman, Executive...
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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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