A4AI seeks mobile phones tax reduction
The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), has challenged governments of member countries, including Nigeria, to reduce taxes and duty on mobile phones.
Firm to train 1000 youths in Agro Value Chain
TrucksPoint Logistics will be training over 1,000 Nigerian youths on agricultural value chain ranging from product sales, logistic, supply to end-users, as part of activities marking the 20th anniversary of Datapoint Microsystem, its parent company. Mr. Lucky Uduikhue, Managing Director, Datapoint Microsystems, said the training will be offered both online and physical and will cut-across…
How mobile phones cause cancer, depression
There is now 'clear evidence' that cell phone radiation can cause cancers of the heart, brain and adrenal glands, a landmark United States (U.S.) National Institutes of Health (NIH) study warns. A final report, released last week, confirms the preliminary findings that were released in 2016 after scientists were alarmed by early indications that cell…
Cyber threats to mobile devices in Nigeria rise, hit 35%
Threats, especially through cyber vulnerabilities to mobile devices are on the rise in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries.
Feature phones steep decline to impact mobile ecosystem
The mobile ecosystem is expected to be altered negatively following the continuous steep fall in the adoption of feature phones in Nigeria and other part of the globe. Feature phone is said to have reached its maturity with most consumers upgrading to smartphones lately. Euromonitor International, a strategic market research, data & analysis…
Sri Lanka restricts car imports as currency crashes
Sri Lanka announced a raft of restrictions Saturday in a bid to slow down imports of cars and luxury goods as the country faces a foreign exchange shortage. The finance ministry banned the import of vehicles for all state institutions for one year and said public servants will not be allowed to import cars at…
High broadband rate, slow connectivity cut mobile phone shipment by 6.4%
Shipment of mobile phones to Nigeria in quarter one fell by 6.4 per cent, owing to two identified challenges of expensive broadband rates and slow Internet connectivity.
Ecobank targets 100 million customers through mobile phones
Beyond its premier banking, Ecobank, has set a target of bringing a minimum of 100 million people into the financial system by the end of 2020, leveraging on mobile phone. The Group Executive for Consumer Banking, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Patrick Akinwuntan, stated this at the bank’s breakfast meeting held in Lagos. He noted that…
Government decries influx of fake phones to Nigeria
The influx of substandard and fake mobile phones has been described as a bad omen, and an economic sabotage for Nigeria, which requires urgent attention to reverse the trend. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who stated this, while inspecting the Computer Village market, Lagos, at the weekend, said it has become necessary for…