Lagos to deploy 10,000 CCTV cameras for Smart City Initiative
The Lagos state government said that it has concluded plans to deploy additional 10,000 High Definition (HD) CCTV cameras across the State as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme that seeks to provide a 24-hour driven economy.
Why we sealed bank, firms in Uyo, Calabar by NCC
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has sealed the premises of some companies including a bank in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, and Calabar, Cross River states for failing to comply with the guidelines for the deployment of 5.4GHz frequency band, some
The rise fund leads $47.5m series c for Cellulant
The Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by growth equity platform TPG Growth, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a stake in Cellulant, a leading digital payments provider that reaches 40 million people across 11 African countries.
NOTAP advocates for a robust IP policy in Nigeria’s knowledge institutions
Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim, Director General of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has advised universities to develop a comprehensive IP policy in order to strengthen...
Nigeria spends $2 billion on IT projects yearly, says Pantami
Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has said that about $2 billion was being expended on information technology; IT projects on annual basis in Nigeria.
Adeoti, inlaks boss call for improved institutional operations to spur tech innovations
The ICT Personality of the Year recipient at the Beacon of Information and Communication Technology awards held recently in Lagos said in his keynote address that technology and innovation have touched and stimulated vast growth in different endeavours including mobile and digital payments...
AMMAN picks holes in shared network initiative of banks
Association of Mobile Money Agents in Nigeria (AMMAN) has pick holes in the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) and money deposit banks’ recently launched Shared Agent Network initiative, saying that infrastructure on ground does not support massive rollout of agent network in the country.
MDXI wins most connected Nigerian data centre award
Premier data centre operator in West Africa, MDXI (a MainOne Company) won the most Connected Tier III Data Centre award at the Beacon of ICT Awards (BoICT), organized by the Nigerian Communications Week over the weekend. Dubbed West Africa’s Telehouse, due to its status as most connected data centre, with proven competence to interconnect OTTs…
NCC lifts suspension on medallion over call masking
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has lifted the license suspension placed on Medallion Communications for allegedly engaging in call masking. Medallion Communications described the allegation of engaging in call masking as shocking. Call masking is a practice in which callers hide their true numbers when making calls, especially international calls, in order to evade the international…
Daily limits on USSD begins June 1
The new maximum daily limits of N100,000 set by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) when Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) option are used for mobile phone transactions takes effect from June 1. This is part of the apex bank’s plan to secure electronic payment services in the country. ‘Dipo Fatokun CBN director, Banking &…