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Amid increasing anxiety, Nigerian Government pledges to restore Twitter

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) - Nigeria's Federal Government has again pledged to restore Twitter services in the country, hundred days after the tech giant was banned in the . Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this on Wednesday,...

South Sudan joins Nigeria, 47 other countries as ATU member

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The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has welcomed its 49th member state after the Republic of South Sudan was officially admitted into the Union through an announcement made in Nairobi Kenya at the ATU Headquarters. South Sudan will be joining 48...

SERAP wants end to communications shutdown in northern Nigeria

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By Ola Modupe (LAGOS) - Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to immediately reverse the apparently unjustified suspension of...

Globacom’s business premises in Abuja may be sealed over $3.158m debt

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By Paul Adaji (ABUJA) - Nigeria's Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), has threatened to seal up the business premises of M/S Globacom Nigeria Limited in Abuja if it fails to pay up the over N1.3billion (about $3.158 million) debt...

Book on Danbatta’s speeches, 2 other strategic projects for unveiling

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By Mbafan Ade (BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT) - All is now set for the historic launch of the compendium of landmark speeches and presentations of the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar...

Indian firm unveils Microblogging App in Nigeria after Twitter ban

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An Indian microblogging and social networking app, Koo, was on Tuesday launched in Nigeria to deepen online expression,  thoughts and ideas among people. Co-Founder of Koo, Mr Aprameya Radhakrishna, made this known during a virtual press briefing organised to...

Nigerian government extends NIN-SIM verification deadline to Oct 31

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By Tom Chiahemen (ABUJA) - The Nigerian Government has approved the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to  October 31, 2021.   Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ikechukwu Adindeand the Head,...

Why electronic transmission of election results not possible in Nigeria – Commission

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By Tom Chiahemen (ABUJA) - The hopes of many Nigerians that results of subsequent elections should be transmitted electronically appear to have been dashed with the disclosure that Internet coverage in the country will not support the idea. This followed the...

India: Twitter’s immunity from user-generated content revoked

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According to Indian government, twitter would no more enjoy liability protection against user-generated content in India as the U.S. micro blogging giant has failed to comply with new IT rules. This is the first statement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration...

Nigerian Government extends NIN-SIM verification deadline to July 26

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By Mbafan Ade (ABUJA) - The Nigeria Government announced today the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to July 26, 2021. According to a joint statement in Abuja by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity...

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Energy Capital Power confirms sponsors for South Sudan Oil & Power...

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Energy Capital & Power (ECP, formerly Africa Oil & Power) has announced the official confirmation of several high-profile sponsors for the fourth edition of...

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