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NIGERIA | NIMC CEO dissects how to milk National ID ‘cash cow’

ngineer Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, Director General/CEO of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) explains the dynamics and roadmap of National ID programme in Nigeria in this exclusive interview with Technology Times. Interview and photogaphy by Shina Badaru Technology Times: If we have to look at your mandate to deliver a world-class identity solution for Nigeria; so […]

President stops ‘takeover’ of NITDA, NIGCOMSAT, Galaxy Backbone

TheCable of Nigeria lands MacArthur Foundation grants

heCable, Nigeria’s fast-growing online newspaper, has received a grant from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to advance investigative journalism in the country. Simon Kolawole, CEO of TheCable, had early this month announced that TheCable’s partner, Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), won a three-year grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation […]

President stops ‘takeover’ of NITDA, NIGCOMSAT, Galaxy Backbone

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola | Norms ‘to guide conduct in cyberspace’ underway

bdul-Hakeem Ajijola, the Nigerian cyber security expert who was named Commissioner at Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) has told Technology Times that the body is developing norms to guide conduct on the Internet. Ajijola was recently named as part Commissioners for the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace, says GCSC is […]

President stops ‘takeover’ of NITDA, NIGCOMSAT, Galaxy Backbone

Govt finally wades in to ‘oversee’ Internet in Nigeria

  The Federal Government says it can no longer stand aloof with growing local online communities and is now to oversee Internet in Nigeria. Nigeria is home to a growing connected communities counting 155,064,812 active phones and Internet users split among GSM networks, (91,274,446); CDMA networks, (30,309) and ISPs (390,794), according to January 2017 market […]

President stops ‘takeover’ of NITDA, NIGCOMSAT, Galaxy Backbone

Regulators save Etisalat Nigeria from receivership

Regulators of the telecoms and banking sector say they have managed to stave off receivership of Etisalat Nigeria over owed a group of local banks. Etisalat Nigeria, the number four mobile phone company in the country by subscriber numbers came under a looming threat of takeover by the bank consortium over alleged debt payment default. […]

President stops ‘takeover’ of NITDA, NIGCOMSAT, Galaxy Backbone