MTN begins embedded SIM services trial in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria Plc, on Wednesday, began the trial of embedded Subscriber Identity Modules, e-SIM, services on its network, making it the first to do so in West Africa. e-SIM is basically a small chip inside the phone which does not require physical SIM cards or swapping. It enables the phone work in a similar way […]

Tasks before Nigeria Digital Identity Ecosystem leadership

There is no gainsaying the fact that national development requires actions, especially in the 21st Century where countries are moving at the speed of light. From Sweden to China, Germany to the UK, USA to Japan, Singapore to UAE, and South Korea to Switzerland, one thing has been significant – the level of development remains […]

Phone vendors lose 30% of capital to lockdown

• Seek government’s intervention• Refurbished smartphone sale rises Phone and other allied products vendors have lost about 30 per cent of their invested capital to the economic lockdown. This was revealed on Monday by the President, Phone and Allied Product Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN), Ifeanyi Akubue, during a chat with The Guardian. Akubue said […]

Nigeria: NITDA Seeks Withdrawal of Publication Alleging N1 Billion Funding From NCC

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has sought the discontinuation of a publication alleging that the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) is funding the agency to the tune of N1 billion. The publication, an article published by the online news platform, Sahara Reporters, alleged that a directive was given by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, […]

Nigeria: Discard 5G Network Rumours, NCC Tells Nigerians

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator has called on Nigerians to disregard information making the rounds that telecoms operators were laying 5G cables in Lagos and Kano, in readiness to switch on their 5G network. The NCC described the information as misleading and called on Nigerians to disregard it. The purported information […]

Nigeria: 5G Network Not Inimical to Human Health, NCC, Telcos Insist

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) have reiterated that electromagnetic emission from 5G network has no adverse effect on human health. They also said the technology had no link with COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the world. They spoke in separate telephone interviews with THISDAY, while reacting […]

Nigeria’s tech experts step in to help those losing livelihoods under lockdown

LAGOS(Reuters) – Tech startup founder Ebun Okubanjo watched with dismay as his home city of Lagos entered a coronavirus-containment lockdown, knowing well that millions of Nigerians on the margins could be left with nothing. So he and his team used their expertise to create a crowdfunding site, “We Are Together”, to distribute cash to those […]

Onu to unveil first Nigerian-made ventilator today

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure has produced the first made in Nigeria ventilators. The development is aimed at combating the COVID-19 disease in the country. Ventilator is a vital equipment ýin the treatment of coronavirus patients. NASENI has equally produced mobile sprayers, which are to be used to disinfect Nigerian cities and […]

[Nigeria] Mastercard launches Girls4Tech programme to address skills gap

Mastercard has launched the rollout of its first 2020 Girls4Tech programme in Nigeria. A total of 60 girls between the ages of nine and 12, currently attending the Holy Child College in Lagos, were  encouraged to consider careers in science and technology. The hands-on, inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program incorporates Mastercard’s deep […]