The House of Representatives team charged with overseeing programmes designed to help Nigeria defeat poverty and achieve its millennium development goals (MDGs) has approved Zain’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.
Hajia Sadauta Sani, chairperson of the Committee, at the recent commissioning of the mobile communications and internet facilities provided for the United Nations
Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau, executive governor of Kano state, has charged the state ministry of science and technology to make proper use of the local potentials available within the ministry in order to become proactive in various technological skills and develop resources that would make life better for the people of the state.
This he said at the opening of the presentation of a work
Intel Corporation and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) have confirmed Zinox Technologies, manufacturers of certified branded computers as Africa’s emerging technology powerhouse.
At the Intel Solutions Summit held in Prague, the Czech Republic, Zinox Computers was voted the Intel Global Award winner for mobile computing in Africa, Middle East and Turkey
Endy Chiakpo is the country general manager, IBM Nigeria and West Africa. He has a 20-year career with IBM in Nigeria and the U.S, spanning hardware and software as systems engineer, senior engineering manager and programme director. He was part of the team that crafted the IBM Linux strategy and the successfully commercialized IBM Blue Gene supercomputer. He has scores of technical
Political and professional landmines have been laid for the present management of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), all in a bid to discredit and oust Ernest Ndukwe, the regulatory body’s chief executive who has just seven months to the end of his second tenure in office; Nigeria CommunicationsWeek’s investigations have shown.
Blackmail and subterfuge are now the order of the day
The software industry lost a whooping sum of $132 million in Nigeria last year alone due to increasing amount of pirated and counterfeit software being manufactured and distributed overseas, according to recent reports by Business Software Alliance (BSA), the voice of the world's software industry.
This figure shows an increase from losses in 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004, which were put at
Nigeria Internet Registration Association (Nira), which has just achieved the redelegation of the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for Nigeria has initiated moves to propagate the Internet top-level domain by lobbying 100 popular organizations in the country to the domain reserved for Nigeria, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
The top 100 organizations penciled down
The unveiling of Etisalat innovative Easy Cliq youth package recently in Lagos has allowed subscribers to the new package to update their Facebook status, upload pictures and videos and comment on their blogs all via SMS and MMS. The Facebook update service allows subscribers on Easy Cliq to provide their many friends and families with regular updates of their activities on the go without
Frank Kirkitie, vice chairman, Mti Plc has said the company; a notable infrastructure provider which is also into power distribution has effectively installed about 14MHZ capacity from PHCN to co-located sites.
Mti-Unitower is positioned to fully combat the issue of incessant epileptic power supply which has been identified as the major handicap of telecommunications companies in Nigeria
Skye Bank Plc has launched the first of its kind intelligent cash-deposit Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).
Mr. Kayode Akinyemi, head corporate affairs, Skye Bank Plc in a statement said the ATMs allow customers to deposit cash into their accounts anytime of the day and get immediate value. It also said customers are at liberty to deposit up to 200 notes at a time, without having to
Suburban Telecom, a subsidiary of SubUrban West Africa, has successfully deployed an inland fiber optic cable Network that now link Nigeria to Ghana and some francophone countries of Benin Republic and Togo.
The telecom giant which is one of the domestic and an international long distance carrier of I P backbone provider is collaborating with a leading GSM operator, that has much
Telecommunications operator in the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) space, Visafone has upgraded its core switch capacity to 6 million subscribers.
Ninan Thomas, managing director, Visafone said at a media interaction that the upgrade will ensure excellent service quality and voice clarity on the network that promises to give Nigerians a passport to reach the world.
The West African International Telecommunications and Information Communication Technology Exhibition (W.Afri.Tel), along side West African Information and Communications Technology (Wafict) Congress opens in Lagos this Tuesday, June 2, 2009. The exhibition, regarded as the premier medium for showcasing the latest ICT technologies by leading ICT companies within and outside the region, is in
Nigeria last week achieved a historical milestone with the activation of the online payment of taxes, using Federal Inland Revenue Service, portal, FIRS Online.
The development signaled the the birth of a new tax payment regime in the country abd the directors and staff of the revenue agency and their technology partners (solution providers) are happy with the achievement.
The long awaited Postal Bill has got the adrenalin of courier operators flowing because it is now feared that like in the financial sector, the bill entail shoring up the capital base of operators in the sector, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
Already, some private courier operators who are not well footed in the industry are jittery over what will become their fate if the
Dimension Data has clinched the 21st position on BusinessWeek’s InfoTech 100.
BusinessWeek magazine is a premiere international business publication, which annually ranks technology companies based on performance.
To qualify, companies had to have revenues of at least $500 million. Companies whose stock price had dropped more than 50%, whose sales shrank 5% or more, or where other
New Core i7 processors from Intel have surfaced on retail sites, giving early details of the new Nehalem-based processors ahead of the company's official launch of the chips.
Multiple retail sites last week were taking orders for two quad-core Core i7 chips, which are targeted at high-end desktops and workstations. The chips were scheduled for a May 31 launch, according to one Web-based
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun a new process for the sale of the 2.3GHz Frequency spectrum band following the cancellation of the earlier sale enmeshed in controversies, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has learnt.
This will lay to rest the claims and counter charges that greeted the previous sale which saw the emergence of Mobitel, MultiLinks and Spectranet Ltd and the
Brace up for war! An epic battle for broadcast rights to the English Premier League (EPL) looms between the two major pay-TV operators in Nigeria – MultiChoice Nigeria, operators of DStv, and HiTV; now positioning themselves for lion shares of the rights for African continent, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
The EPL broadcast rights are currently divided between three pay-TV
Some banks are still issuing magnetic stripe cards to customers in apparent disregard of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s directive to all commercial banks to stop issuing the old Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can reveal.
CBN directed all banks to upgrade their e-payment channel to Europe MasterCard and Visa (EMV) standard by issuing chip and pin
Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (Lasimra), established by the state to regulate the building of infrastructure, will anytime now begin the demolition of 1,500 illegal masts and towers, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has learnt.
The agency has identified these illegal masts mostly erected by cyber café operators and cable television receivers and has also written
CellTrust of Africa has positioned to make a mark in mobile banking and payment in Nigeria, with solution for micro and macro financial institutions.
The company’s advanced mobile banking solution facilitates secure mobile deposits,
withdrawals, payments, remittances, transfers, secure mobile information, among other advanced mobile banking services. Banks can then offer full and
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) said that it will this week commence the evaluation of technical proposals harvested from prospective core investors for the privatisation of Skypower Aviation and Handling Company (SAHCOL).
The deadline for the submission of technical and financial proposals is Friday, May 22, 2009. It would be recalled that the data room for the enterprise which
Nokia, world’s number one manufacturer of mobile devices has with the announcement of its two new mobile products- the Nokia 2720 fold and Nokia 2330 brought Internet in emerging markets closer to the people to open the way for information, entertainment, family and friends. The Nokia 2720 comes Internet-ready, and works with Nokia’s range of emerging market services such as Nokia Life Tools
MTI-Unitower Networks Services Limited, a subsidiary of MTI Nigeria Plc has commenced full scale operations based on a shareholders agreement signed by MTI Nigeria Plc and SPAN LLC of Miami, USA.
With the development, the company is now ready marshal and deploy, manage and maintain the infrastructure needed to keep the networks of telecommunications operators running efficiently and
True to Microsoft’s promise that it would deliver Language Interface Packs that will make Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office packages more locally-relevant and easier to understand for Nigerian end users, all is now set for the national launch of the program slated for Abuja on May 29. The event commemorates with Nigeria Democracy Day and Microsoft has said the date was chosen to show the
ACER, HP, Toshiba and Zinox, leading international Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs) in Nigeria have come out strong under the Computerize Nigeria Project to inject 750,000 laptops into the country at low costs aimed at making more Nigerians have access to computer.
CNP explained the exercise was primarily aimed at enhancing computer ownership, information technology competencies
Galaxy Backbone partners National Economic Council and Nigeria Governors’ Forum on 3rd Public Sector ICT Infrastructure Forum, a 2-day stakeholders’ meeting on National Information Communication and Education Programme (Nicep), holding this Wednesday and Thursday at Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
The forum, which is an outcome of the decision of the last National Economic Council meeting at the
Some N15.9 billion was stolen from Nigerian banks in 133 raids and 171 attacks on cash in-transit vehicles last year pointing to growing activities of the lethal band of thieves exploiting lapses in the system and poor law enforcement, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
Bank robberies have assumed a national problem from the reported 15 cases in Lagos in the year 2000, requiring
Nigeria last week finally achieved her .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) redelegation, fourteen years after she began the journey to carve out own Internet top-level domain, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has learnt.
In simple terms, with the Nigerian registry, anyone can register a .ng in seconds and be sure that the name would always be available and visitors to the websites would