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Lagos Governor Announces 6,000km Metro-fibre Project

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state, Nigeria, has announced a 6,000km Metro-Fibre Duct Project to accelerate digital transformation. He remarked this recently during the opening ceremony of the Art of Technology Lagos 5.0 conference, while delivering a lecture on the theme “The Creative Economy and a Digital Lagos.” The governor stated that one of …read more →

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DG NITDA says Blockchain Technology will Revolutionize Governance, Enhance Transparency

Mallam Inuwa Abdullahi Keshifu, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, says Blockchain technology, with its inherent principles of transparency, security, and decentralization can streamline governance and enthrone accountability. He said NITDA is fully committed to supporting and nurturing the growth of the blockchain and digital assets ecosystem in Nigeria as …read more →

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ATC to Manage MTN’s N390Bn Towers Business in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria Communications PLC has selected American Tower Corp. (ATC) to take over its Nigerian tower operations from IHS Holding Ltd beginning from the year 2025. The company said it was pro-actively re-negotiating its tower contracts in Nigeria as the lease of approximately 2,500 of its network sites in its largest market, for which IHS …read more →

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Digital Sector: FG Gets $500m for Local Funding – Minister

Communications and Digital Economy Minister, Dr. Bosun Tijani, has disclosed that the Federal Government has secured a $500 billion loan for a local funding programme. This initiative, he said, is aimed at boosting innovation and entrepreneurship within the country’s digital sector. The minister, who stated this at a dinner Friday organised in his honour in …read more →

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Tinubu Meets Oracle Chief, Hints at Partnership with Big Techs for Efficiency

President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, expressed his support for new partnerships with global technology companies to ensure that data from public institutions are accurate and transparent in providing templates on which proper public sector planning and accounting can occur across sectors. Speaking at a meeting in the State House with the Global Vice President of …read more →

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NCC Showcases Indigenous Telecom Achievements at NTICE 2023 Expo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to showcase achievements so far recorded in the promotion of indigenous content in the telecommunications sector at the second edition of the Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo (NTICE 2023), which holds in Lagos from August 22-24, 2023, at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. Themed: “Harnessing Indigenous Content for …read more →

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NCC Approves 2,155 Phone Brands, Models for Sale in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval for the sale of 2,155 phone models in the country as of July 2023. These diverse devices, originating from various brands and models, have successfully met the rigorous type approval standards set by the telecom’s regulator, qualifying them for sale to consumers in Nigeria. Since April of …read more →

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Danbatta Advises Businesses to Adjust with Disruptive Technologies

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has advised businesses to adjust to the potentials of disruptive technologies which have been adopted across the globe for enhanced productivity and sustainability. He told industry leaders and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovators, who gathered at the 2023 edition of the …read more →

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Telecoms Investments Hit $76bn, 5G Subscriptions Now 60,000 ­­— NCC

Total investments into the telecommunication sector rose to $75.6bn as of the end of 2021, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has disclosed. According to him, this comprises foreign direct investment and local investment as of 2021. He stated this at an interactive session with stakeholders in the communications …read more →

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NCC Says Over 100m Sims Produced Locally

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) says over 100 million  Subscribers  Identity Module (SIM) has so far been  produced locally within a year of the first Nigeria  Telecommunications  Indigenous  Content  Expo. This was made known by Aderonke Sola-Ogunsola, NCC’s Head of Financing and Stakeholders Engagement Team at this year’s AfricaNXT  in Lagos. Sola-Ogunsola spoke on: Mandate and Strides …read more →