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14 Jul 2015
NIGERIA’s 30 per cent broadband penetration target by 2018 will be achieved if the current market status can be reviewed and restructured, industry stakeholders have said. The country’s broadband penetration is currently at 10 per cent with additional 20 per cent penetration target plan to be realized in about 30 month’s time. Speaking at the…
14 Jul 2015
TO ensure that its products are in line with the changing world, a firm that produces tablets and smartphone has unveiled a new product, Lenovo. Being the world’s third largest personal computer (PC) producer, Lenovo has recorded $46 billion in sales of products across the world and 40 per cent of its smartphones are sold…
14 Jul 2015
VDT Communications is collaborating with the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), to sponsor this year’s Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) workshop, which begins this week in Lagos. VDT is co-sponsor of the IPv6 workshop jointly organized by ATCON and AFRINIC. The decision of VDT to sponsor the workshop is based on her leadership…
14 Jul 2015
TO deepen Internet usage in the country, Spectranet4G LTE, Internet Services Provider (ISP), has made public an offer of  30GB free for every new modem purchased on the network foe existing subscribers to enjoy rollover of unused data  to the following month. According to the firm, “the promotion is part of our repositioning strategy to ensure that…
14 Jul 2015
NIGERIA’s national telecommunications carrier, Globacom, has launched an online entertainment portal for the enjoyment of its teeming subscribers across the country. The portal, backed by a robust content aggregating platform tagged Glo Xcite, will offer customers the opportunity of downloading Games, High Resolution Pictures, Latest Music, Videos, Mobile Applications and other Entertainment-related content. According to…
14 Jul 2015
IT seems like just yesterday that Facebook Inc. went public. Now its market value has topped $250 billion. The social network company’s 2.4 per cent climb to a record close on Monday, just over three years after its IPO, made it the first company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to breach that market…
14 Jul 2015
WHEN Microsoft Corp. announced on April 25, 2014 that it had completed its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business unit, the market reaction, across the globe, including Nigeria, was ecstatic, with the conviction that the coming of the software giant into Nokia would revive the sudden declining fortunes of the Finland based mobile…
14 Jul 2015
GLOBAL online population is expected to increase by as much as 43 per cent by the end of 2015, going by the increasing access to digital technologies. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations (UN) specialized arm for the global development and regulation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), which predicted this, recalled that…
10 Jul 2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is swinging the axe again at the software giant. Up to 7,800 people will be laid off globally, the company announced Wednesday morning. Most of the jobs are within its smartphone hardware business. Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) had 118,600 employees as of March 30, with about 60,000 of those workers in the…
9 Jul 2015
Olubunmi Ekundare is the Managing Director, Intel Corporation West Africa. He has over 20 years of experience working in the country's technology sector. In this interview with ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, he spoke on how Nigeria can become digitally connected, stressing that availability of broadband facility will deepen PC penetration in the country. Excerpts…
8 Jul 2015
NIGERIA has emerged winner in Technovation Challenge world pitch held at San Francisco, USA. The winning team comprised four tech savvy young girls, including Praise David-Oku, Sonam Kumar, Nmesoma Ogbonna, and Grace Akpoiroro. They collectively developed a mobile app to tackle waste disposal challenge in Nigeria. They pitched their app called, ‘Discardious’. Founder of Women…
7 Jul 2015
WEST Africa’s Independent Fibre Optic Infrastructure and Telecommunications Services Provider, Phase3 Telecom, has added more wings to its previous solutions that would ensure optimal performance of Smile Communications’ network. The focus, according to the firm, is to amplify the company’s service quality, broadband internet access and other communications offerings via clear channel upgrade. This upgrade…

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Following the death of the Abia PDP gubernatorial candidate Prof. Eleazar Uche Ikonne on January 25, 2022, and the subsequent directive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct a fresh primary within 14 days to replace him, members of the Abia PDP State Caucus met today and zoned the vacant guber seat to Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area, the home LGA of the late Prof. Uche Ikonne.
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