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NITDA: Cybercriminals defraud Nigerians

The National Information Technology Development Agency has said, Cybercriminals are now using a variety of ways, like swapping of mobile phone SIM cards, to defraud Nigerians of their hard earned money. In a statement made available to our correspondent in [...]

October 24, 2018 Technology

NCC raids Lagos in fight against sale of pre-registered SIMs

NCC raids Lagos: The Nigerian communications Commission (NCC), has warned Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) against hiring agents that will put them into trouble through the peddling of pre-registered Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) cards. NCC gave this warning in Lagos, at [...]

October 2, 2018 Technology

Kachikwu joins others to address energy infrastructure deficiency

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, will join other speakers to address energy infrastructure deficiency in Sub-Sahara Africa at the Africa oil and gas summit scheduled to hold next month in Nairobi, Kenya. Convener of the summit, [...]

September 6, 2018 Technology

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook said Tuesday it shut down 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent “coordinated” effort to stoke hot-button issues ahead of November midterm US elections, but could not identify the source although Russia is suspected of involvement. It [...]

August 1, 2018 Technology

Google To Provide Free WiFi For Nigerians

Good news for Nigerians, Google To Provide Free WiFi For Nigerians! Google has announced that, in its bid to make the internet more easily accessible to Nigerians, it is launching Google Station for Nigeria. The program aims to provide high quality, [...]

July 27, 2018 Technology

Ambode extends ‘operation restore sanity to Lagos roads’

The order by the Lagos State government to remove all containerised trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway has been extended by 48 hours. Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson, disclosed this after monitoring the progress of the exercise. [...]

July 23, 2018 Technology

NBC cautions radio station over alleged partisanship

National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) yesterday stated that the Ekiti Radio had become highly unprofessional and dangerously partisan in its reportage of the gubernatorial democratic process in the state. NCB’s Director General, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, disclosed this in a statement yesterday. [...]

July 12, 2018 Technology

Nigeria Internet registrar targets 1m .ng domain registrations by 2023

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) is targeting the registration of about one million .ng domains names in another five years. The President of NiRA, Rev. Sunday Folayan, at a post event interview in Lagos, at the weekend, said there has [...]

July 11, 2018 Technology

Federal Government plans to close Third Mainland Bridge for repairs tomorrow

The Federal Government yesterday said consultations were ongoing for the closure of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos for repairs. Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, who disclosed this in Lagos, said the Ministry of Works would hold a [...]

July 11, 2018 Technology

FEC okays N206 billion for Second Niger Bridge link roads

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N206 billion to facilitate the construction of associated infrastructures that would link the Second Niger Bridge in the southeastern part of Nigeria. The approval by the council yesterday was in addition to the [...]

July 5, 2018 Technology

Niger Delta $10b infrastructure fund: no trace of such fund anywhere, say stakeholders

Close to two years after the Federal Government launched the $10b Infrastructure Fund to stimulate development in the Niger Delta, there is no trace of the fund anywhere.In October 2016, the Federal Government launched the $10b Infrastructure Fund to end [...]

June 10, 2018 Economy, Technology

Stop auto-renewal of data or pay N5m fine – NCC warns mobile network operators

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has directed all service providers in the country to stop automatic or unwarranted renewal of data packages without the consent of the subscribers or risk N5million fine. It said the warning became imperative in view [...]

June 1, 2018 Technology

Road projects: Nsukka communities applaud Gov. Ugwuanyi, Enugu lawmaker

Residents of Lejja and Eha-Alumona communities in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, weekend, hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi over the government’s plans to commence work on the Lejja Road as well as the Eha-Alumona-Eha-Ndiagu-Mbu Road. The commendation came during [...]

May 21, 2018 Technology

Lagos-Ibadan rail gauge December deadline not negotiable, says FG

The Federal Government has said that the December 2018 deadline for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan railway gauge is not negotiable. Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated this yesterday after inspection and meeting with the contractors involved in [...]

May 9, 2018 Technology

Nigerian hackers steal thousands of dollars from shipping firms

Nigerian hackers, grouped as Gold Galleon, are menacing shipping firms and bleeding them of thousands of dollars. Network security firm Secureworks has red-flagged the group, whose focus appears solely to be the maritime industry. The group, according to a report [...]

April 26, 2018 Technology

Firm donates boreholes, learning materials to Osun community

In line with its mission to attract development to communities nationwide, Beltij Limited, a gold-mining company, has donated three boreholes and learning materials to Igun Ijesa community in Osun State. During the inauguration recently, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. [...]

April 16, 2018 Technology

NNPC pledges to back local investors, tech development

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it will encourage initiatives targeted at enhancing Nigerian investors in the oil and gas sector. Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, said yesterday, that the national oil company would support engineering development to [...]

April 14, 2018 Technology

Aviation unions threaten strike over N45b Nigeria Airways pension arrears

Workers’ unions in the aviation industry have threatened to shut the airspace and ground all flight activities in protest against the Federal Government’s refusal to pay N45b pension and gratuities of Nigeria Airways ex-workers. The unions, comprised of National Association [...]

March 26, 2018 Technology

Minister unveils technology orientation centre in Abuja

Minister unveils technology orientation centre in Abuja: DR Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of Science and Technology, said science and technology is the key that will enable Nigerians to become the true masters of their own destinies. Onu said this during the [...]

March 23, 2018 Technology

Philanthropist builds 4.5km road in Enugu

A Philanthropist, Prince Lawrence Eze, has constructed a 4.5km road with streetlights for his Mburubu community, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, to enhance the evacuation of farm produce from the area to Enugu and neighbouring states. [...]

March 14, 2018 Technology

Trailer park project in Apapa 95 % completed, says Supervisor

The trailer park currently under construction  in Apapa, Lagos State  is 95 per cent completed, and will soon serve as the holding bay to 340 trucks when it becomes operational . The engineer supervising the Project, Mrs Osarieme Osaka who [...]

March 1, 2018 Technology

PHEDC to begin installation of 12,000 prepaid metres by April

The Head of Consumer Services, PHEDC, Godwin Oroewiro disclosed this when he led other management staff of the company in a meeting with a coalition of civil society and youths’ groups in Yenagoa on Wednesday. The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution [...]

March 1, 2018 Technology

Community, others sue Cross River over superhighway project

Cross River over superhighway project: The Okuni community in Ikom Local Council of Cross River State, the Olulumo/Okuni clan head, Okim Anthony Ori Ndoma and three others have sued the state government and two other defendants for N2 billion, as [...]

February 20, 2018 Technology

‘Nigeria, foreign countries now share data on bank accounts, property of Nigerians’

THE Nigeria government and some foreign countries, including the United Kingdom (UK), have commenced the Automatic Exchange of Tax Information (AETI), particularly on overseas assets owned by Nigerians. Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said this yesterday in Abuja during the [...]

February 3, 2018 Technology

I did not steal motorcycles – Innoson boss

The embattled Chairman of Innoson Group, Innocent Chukwuma, has faulted the fraud charge slammed on him and two others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He also denied stealing containers of motorcycle spare parts and raw materials. Chukwuma, [...]

December 28, 2017 Technology
Group decries Nigeria’s poor ranking on ICT development index

Group decries Nigeria’s poor ranking on ICT development index

Broadband 2018 Coalition has expressed deep concerns over Nigeria’s poor ranking on the latest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Development Index (IDI) published in the annual “Measuring the Information Society Report (MISR)” by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) where the [...]

November 24, 2017 Technology
Fourteen countries have been ranked ahead of Nigeria in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Nigeria ranks behind Mauritius, Seychelles, 13 others in ICT development

Fourteen countries have been ranked ahead of Nigeria in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development in Africa. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) stated this yesterday in a report on the 2017 ICT Development Index (IDI), which measured the information society. [...]

November 16, 2017 Technology
Nigeria Biometrics

Insecurity: FG moves to harmonise biometric database of Nigerians

ABUJA— The Federal Government has intensified moves to harmonise the biometric database of Nigerians as part of measures to ensure greater security of the country.   Acting Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Dr. Habiba Lawal, who disclosed this [...]

September 22, 2017 Technology
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: Why Nigerians Shouldn’t Fear Over Loss Jobs

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine to machine are what we will be expecting in  the future! As machines become increasingly capable to to do things without supervision and having the abilities to take on some functions just like humans, AI  [...]

August 2, 2017 Technology
Florence Seriki

Florence Seriki. Nigeria’s Pioneers In Information Technology Is Dead

One of Nigeria’s pioneers in Information Technology, Florence Seriki, is dead. She was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Omatek Plc, the the first indigenous IT company to be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. She died  at the Lagos [...]

March 6, 2017 Technology