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

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

Nigeria is at 13% broadband penetration — NCC

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on Friday said that presently, broadband penetration in the country was at 13 per cent. Danbatta made this known during ‘The 2016 Nigeria ICT Impact CEO Forum and Awards’ Africa Digital Awards (ADA)’, organised by ICT Watch Network in Lagos. The News

Minister orders NCC to stop unsolicited text messages, others by telecom service providers

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has directed the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to stop unsolicited messages and dropped calls by telecommunication service providers. Shittu said unsolicited messages and dropped calls had become “a source of worry” to telecom subscribers. He gave the directive when he met with NCC officials in Abuja on Wednesday.

LG Electronics launches mosquito-repelling TV

The Indian arm of South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc says it has begun selling a TV with a feature that repels mosquitoes, which spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue. The company said late Thursday in Seoul the TV tagged: “Mosquito Away Technology” uses ultrasonic waves that are inaudible to humans but cause mosquitoes

NCC to auction 2.6GHz Spectrum for $224m – Official

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday said that it would auction 14 slots of 2.6GHz Spectrum for 224 million dollars. The Director, Spectrum Administration of NCC, Mr Augustine Nwaulune, made the disclosure at an interactive session with journalists on the proposed 2.6GHZ licence auction in Lagos. Nwaulune said that the Generic Reserved Price for

Facebook-Owned WhatsApp starts ‘end-to-end encryption’ to protect users

The popular messaging service WhatsApp said Tuesday it had implemented “full end-to-end encryption,” a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies. The Facebook-owned mobile application with one billion users worldwide made the announcement following weeks of intense debate over efforts by US authorities to compel Apple to help

Warri residents kick as NCC destroys illegal DSTV facilities in Delta

In an interesting twist on Thursday, several residents of Warri, Delta State justified the illegal tapping of broadcast signals belonging to Multichoice limited, a satellite television service provider. The respondents who spoke when the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) destroyed pirated broadcast equipment estimated at about N4.5 million, called on the company to either reduce the

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