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Buhari Government Approves 5G Deployment In Nigeria

Buhari Government Approves 5G Deployment In Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council has approved the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) Networks in Nigeria. The 5G Policy, aimed at catering for the country’s digital economy, was approved at the Council meeting on Wednesday, following the presentation by the [...]

September 9, 2021 Economy, Technology
T-Mobile says 40 million affected by data breach

T-Mobile says 40 million affected by data breach

T-Mobile said Wednesday that hackers may have obtained sensitive personal information on more than 40 million current and past customers of the US wireless carrier. The stolen data included social security and driver’s license numbers, which could be used for [...]

August 19, 2021 Technology
‘Households in 17 states unable to pay for airtime’

‘Households in 17 states unable to pay for airtime’

Households in 17 of 33 states in Nigeria are experiencing more difficulty paying for airtime, while in the other 16, Internet data was a trickier expense to meet, a recent survey has revealed. North Central, North West and South West [...]

July 29, 2021 Technology
Realme Launches The World's Cheapest Snapdragon 888 Smartphone

Realme Launches World’s Cheapest Snapdragon 888

Realme GT 5G debuts in Europe for just €449: Cheapest Snapdragon 888 device on the market Realme launched the Realme GT 5G a few months ago in China as its affordable performance-focused device positioned against the Redmi K40 Pro. The [...]

June 23, 2021 Technology
70% of govt agencies host data abroad

70% of govt agencies host data abroad

With as much as $220 million investments in about 11 data centre operations in Nigeria, utilisation of this huge infrastructure is still below 30 per cent in the country. The Hopefornigeriaonline gathered that a data centre requires between $10 million [...]

June 8, 2021 Technology
Kogi govt spent N90 million on a N300,000 software

Kogi govt spent N90 million on a N300,000 software

The Kogi State Government last year spent N90 million on software that the developers now offer for only N300,000.  The software, approved by a COVID-19 sceptic, Governor Yahaya Bello, was for tracking coronavirus cases in the state. However, the software [...]

March 26, 2021 Technology
Kwik Delivery

Kwik Delivery launches delivery service in Abuja

Kwik Delivery  has launched its breakthrough, just-in time delivery service to businesses, government agencies and merchants in Abuja. Kwik Delivery offers 1-hour delivery through its fleet of bike delivery partners and also provides access to a host of reliable, efficient [...]

March 22, 2021 Technology
China's Tecno

China’s Tecno sold thousands of smartphones with malware in Africa

China’s Tecno software that eats up mobile data and registers people for unwanted subscriptions has been found pre-installed on thousands of low-cost Chinese smartphones in Africa more than two years after it was first detected. The Triada malware signs mobile users up [...]

August 27, 2020 Technology
Ajeokuta Steel Mill

Ajaokuta Is 90 Percent Complete, May Be Functional Early 2023 – Minister

The Minister of Mines and Steel, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Monday, said the Ajeokuta Steel Mill is 90 percent complete and may be functional by early 2023. Adegbite made the remarks while making an appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise [...]

August 18, 2020 Technology
TikTok

India Bans 59 Chinese Mobile Apps (Full List)

As tensions along the border continue, the Government of India has decided to ban Chinese apps diverting data and those with privacy issues. Government has announced a ban on 59 such Chinese apps, including Tik Tok. Government has decided to [...]

June 30, 2020 Technology
Samsung

Samsung Leads In 5G Smartphones In Q1 2020

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global 5G smartphone shipments surged past 24 million units in Q1 2020. Demand from China was higher than expected. Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics said “Global 5G smartphone shipments grew to [...]

April 29, 2020 Technology
Limpopo developer

Limpopo developer creates ‘Hi-Chat’ to help users stay in touch at a lower cost

Limpopo developer, Jeff Shibani, better known as G-boy, says his data-friendly messaging app will soon be available for download . LIMPOPO – The US’ ban of Huawei users unable to use the Android mobile operating system, inspired 34-year-old Jeff Shibani [...]

March 6, 2020 Technology
FG Budgets N600m For National Theatre Despite Banks’ Takeover

FG Budgets N600m For National Theatre Despite Banks’ Takeover

A total of N600.39 million was budgeted for the National Arts Theatre in the 2020 Appropriation Bill despite the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee obtaining Federal Government’s approval to take over the cultural landmark. New Telegraph [...]

October 23, 2019 Technology
Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk

Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk, Brought Power To His Village, ALL Learned From Library Books!

Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk Get this boy in a prominent position, make him famous, let him inspire! We are joining a call from Anonymous who posted a very simple message, they say the [...]

October 13, 2019 Technology
first all-electric X-plane

NASA To Test Its First All-electric X-plane (photos)

NASA has officially announce about the future involves flying taxis, NASA is set to test its first all-electric X-plane to encourage and develop certification standards for an electric aircraft. NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is now at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research [...]

October 6, 2019 Technology
5G Trial In Nigeria

NCC Approves Spectrum For 5G Trial In Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved spectrum for the 5G trial services in Nigeria. The Commission has also concluded negotiations on the counterpart funding to the Infrastructure Companies.  This will support the deployment of the broadband infrastructure on which [...]

August 28, 2019 Technology
9-Year-Old Nigerian Programmer

Meet 9-Year-Old Nigerian Programmer Who Has Built More Than 30 Games

Meet 9-Year-Old Nigerian Programmer Who Has Built More Than 30 Games Lagos, Nigeria(CNN) Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria’s commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard. [...]

August 7, 2019 Technology

PMB To Commission 1MW Solar Power Plant At FUNAI, Ebonyi State (Pictures)

President Muhammadu Buhari would soon be at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi State to commission a 1MWsolar power plant built in the university by the Federal government. Also to be commissioned by the president is eight-kilometre [...]

May 21, 2019 Technology
Microsoft Corporation Visits Abuja

Microsoft Corporation Visits Abuja, Launches Africa Development Centre In Lagos

Microsoft Corporation visited the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) on Friday, May 18, to discuss their plans for Nigeria. The Microsoft delegation was led by the Executive Vice-President of Gaming, Phil Spencer and was received by the Executive Secretary/CEO of [...]

May 21, 2019 Technology

Alibaba And Falz React As Nigerian Company Starts Manufacturing Armoured Carrier

Alibaba and Falz took to their social media pages, to react to report of a Nigerian company based in Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun manufacturing armoured personnel carriers for Nigerian Police and Army with massive local contents from the scratch. Twitter [...]

April 30, 2019 Technology
mini excavator

12-Year-Old Boy Builds Mini Excavator All By Himself (Photos)

Nigerians have got some raw talent out there, check out this talent of a Brilliant 12years old boy who singlehandedly builds a fully functional mini excavator all alone by himself. This is really pure talent that needs to be developed [...]

April 22, 2019 Technology
A young promising Nigerian whose name is Nicholas Kajoh (@nicholaskajo on Twitter) worked on video-based vehicle counting system as his final year project.

See Video-Based Vehicle Counting System Built By A Young Nigerian As His Project

A young promising Nigerian whose name is Nicholas Kajoh (@nicholaskajo on Twitter) worked on video-based vehicle counting system as his final year project. He was able to actualize the video-based vehicle counting system using Python programming language. Young Nicholas’ bio [...]

April 11, 2019 Technology
federal government will ensure free access internet in public places across Nigeria.

Free Internet Access For Nigerians Coming, Says FG

Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications, has said that the federal government will ensure free access internet in public places across Nigeria. Mr Shittu said this in Abuja at a one-day stakeholders workshop on the role of the Public Internet Access [...]

April 5, 2019 Technology
Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Completion Bill

Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Completion Bill, National Housing Fund, others

President  Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declined assent to a bill seeking to fund the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company, which was forwarded to him by the National Assembly in February this year. The President equally declined assent to seven other [...]

April 3, 2019 General, Technology
Nigerians spend N767.23bn on airtime in three months

Nigerians spend N767.23bn on airtime in three months

This figure is based on the number of subscribers in the three months under review, which was obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission, and the industry’s Average Revenue Per User provided by network operators. In November 2018, the monthly subscriber [...]

March 28, 2019 Technology
Okorocha

Imo workers reject Okorocha’s electronic payment

Trouble seems to be looming between Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over move by the state government to conduct a biometric verification of workers in the state. The state government [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology

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