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Ex-CommTech Minister leads charge for startups amid $40m funding  

r Omobola Johnson, pioneer Minister of Communication Technology for Nigeria is leading a new charge to grow local startups following a $40 million funding for her venture capital. Johnson, who is Lead General Partner for TLcom, an international venture capital with Nigeria office sited in Lagos, says they have raised the $40 million seed funds […]

NIGERIA | Partner Mobile launches PS 3 smartphone

 Chinese device marker Partner Mobile has launched its PS 3 Android smartphone in Lagos as part of activity to mark its first anniversary in the Nigerian mobile market. According to Partner Mobile, the PS 3 smartphone is coming into the market to consolidate on the innovative ingenuity of the brand following the success of PS1 PS2 […]

MainOne | Restoration efforts gets underway amid cable cut

MainOne has told Technology Times that the company has commenced “restorative relief” for affected customer after its submarine cable was cut weekend around Portugal. Temitope Osunrinde, the company’s spokesperson told Technology Times in an exclusive interview confirming the cable cut and says that MainOne has already deployed a repair vessel from France to fix the […]

Etisalat Nigeria Debt | Mudadala, Etisalat of UAE ‘have not pulled out’

Etisalat Nigeria has told Technology Times that Mubadala Development Company and Etisalat, two of its shareholders from United Arab Emirates (UAE), have not opted out of debt renegotiation with creditors of the mobile phone company in Nigeria. Ibrahim Dikko, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria told Technology Times that the foreign partners are […]

Inside NCC | Meet the new telecoms watchdogs of Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is the influential watchdog that regulates the Nigerian telecoms industry. Within the walls of NCC heaquarted in Abuja, the nation’s seat of power is an elaborate organisational structure of departments and employees that report either directly or indirectly to Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer […]