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Two years after, Niger Delta states continue controversial spying programmes

Two years after, Niger Delta states continue controversial spying programmes

Two years after PREMIUM TIMES revealed that four South-South states were running illegal surveillance programmes to intrude into privacy of their residents and target opposition, latest findings by this newspaper suggest that the states have not backed down on the controversial operation. Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States were named in the 2015 investigation that

SHOCKING: Why Nigerians can’t receive more than 4,600MW of electricity no matter volume generated – Official

The Association of Power Generation Companies, APGC, Thursday, said it has the capacity to generate 12,000 MW to reduce the electricity needs of Nigerians. Joy Ogaji, the Executive Secretary of the association said the generation companies have an installed capacity that could provide 12,500 MW of electricity to Nigerians. ‎“Then they have an available capacity

Your WhatsApp may not be as safe as you think

WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies A security backdoor that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service.

Reps to investigate GOTV licence

The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to investigate the licence status of GOTV in the provision of digital terrestrial television services in Nigeria. The committee is also to engage the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to enforce the pay-per view scheme on the digital television broadcasting

FG forces GSM operators to charge Nigerians more from Dec. 1

Subscribers of the Global System of Mobile telecommunications across the country would pay more for data with effect from December 1, 2016, The PUNCH learnt on Monday. Although the telecoms companies declined to speak on the matter, top management workers across the networks confirmed the story to our correspondent, saying that the directive was from

LMC appoints IT Partners for Fantasy Games, Mobile Content Distribution

The League Management Company (LMC) on Tuesday signed two separate commercial partnerships with two service providers that are geared towards deploying technology to drive engagement, monetize content and expand the fan base of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The LMC signed an agreement with Kari Xchange, a software development company for the design, development

Report: Yahoo gives FBI access to emails

Internet technology giant Yahoo reportedly built a custom software program last year to scan all users’ incoming emails so as to comply with a classified order from U.S. intelligence. In a Reuters exclusive report published on Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told the British media that the U.S. company has searched hundreds of millions

Buhari appoints Saudi Islamic University don as head of Nigeria’s IT agency

The Federal Government has appointed Dr Isa Pantami, a specialist in Information and Communication Technology(ICT), as the new Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs of the agency, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. According to Umar, the new D-G, who will be taking over

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