Sunday, January 24, 2021

NBS: Internet Subscribers In Nigeria Grew To 151million In Three Months

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its telecoms sector report says active internet subscribers grew from 143.63million in Q1 to 151.51 million subscribers in Q2 2020. This reflecting a 4.59 percent increase in voice subscription quarter on quarter. “Telecoms data for Q2 and Q3 2020 reflected that a total of 196,242,456 and 205,252,058 subscribers were...

Osinbajo Welcomes Microsoft’s Offer To Support Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan

Just as global technology giants including Google Inc., HUAWEI, and top social networking company, Facebook, another international tech heavyweight, Microsoft Corporation, has disclosed plans to partner with the Federal Government for the benefit of the Nigerian people, especially young people. Specifically, Microsoft is now offering support for the Digital Transformation pillar of the Federal Government’s Economic Sustainability Plan....

Before NCC blocks your SIM CARD, Dial this code to verify your National Identity Number

You might be wondering what is Federal Government saying to all SIM Cards users that you are not aware of. The Federal Government in conjunction with the Communication Industry has beckoned on all Nigerians using any kind of SIM card be it Glo, Airtel, MTN, or any other Sim Cards to be very sure...

C&I Solar Provider Secures Local Currency Debt Facility In Nigeria

In West Africa, a commercial and industrial (C&I) solar power provider Starsight and Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (NIDF) have announced the successful closing of a N3.6 billion ($9.2m) senior debt facility. This C&I local currency transaction represents the first time that a solar power-based energy company in Nigeria has been successfully backed...

BREAKING: FG Suspends Buying And Registration Of SIM Cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission has announced a suspension of sale and registration of SIM cards. Below is a statement from the commission on the directive; “In line with the Federal Government desire to consolidate the achievement of the SIM Card registration exercise of September, 2019, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has directed the...

Lagos-Ibadan Rail Commences Commercial Operations

The Federal Government has announced the commencement of Commercial Operations on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line. The Presidency in a Tweet on Monday said the commercial operations commenced today and formal commissioning will be held in the first quarter of 2020. Also, the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi via his...

‘A Huge loss’: Giant Puerto Rico Radio Telescope Collapses, Following Damage

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"It was a jewel of science," said a Puerto Rican meteorologist about the Arecibo observatory, which was until recently the world's largest observatory. Dec. 2, 2020, 2:27 AM +12 / Updated Dec. 2, 2020, 5:22 AM +12 / Source: Associated Press By Nicole Acevedo and The Associated Press The Arecibo Observatory, a huge and previously damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that played...

MTN, Vodacom Launched 5G In Sub-Saharan Africa In 2020 – GSMA Report

The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) 2020 report revealed that Vodacom and MTN launched their first major 5G networks in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020. The telecoms operators offered 5G mobile and fixed wireless access (FWA) services in several locations across South Africa – this appears to be a welcome development, as the South African government had...

SpaceX Brings NASA Astronauts Safely Home In Milestone Mission

America’s first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico. The mission, carried out jointly by NASA and the private company SpaceX, demonstrated that the United States has the capacity once more to send its astronauts to...

Trump Gives TikTok 6 Weeks To Sell Itself To US Company

US President Donald Trump gave popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations to an American company, saying Monday it would be “out of business” otherwise, and that the government wanted a financial benefit from the deal. “It’s got to be an American company… it’s got to be owned here,” Trump...

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