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Cashless Nigeria | e-payment transaction hit N29trn in 2017

A total volume of 461,980,541 transactions valued at N29.44 trillion were recorded in Q4 2017 in electronic payment channels across Nigeria. Statistics obtained by Technology Times from Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have revealed this rising tide of cashless money adoption by Nigerians. The upsurge is one of the key highlights from the NBS report […]

NCS, NITDA square up over IT registration in Nigeria

Nigeria confirms licensing of two more Infracos

Nigeria’s vision of promoting a digital economy has recorded another boost with the licensing of two more infrastructure companies (Infracos) to roll out fibre optic links across the country. Zinox Technology Limited, which was authorised to cover South East and Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited, for North East are two new players swelling the Nigerian Infraco […]

NCS, NITDA square up over IT registration in Nigeria

Interview | From BuyRight to buying Konga, LeoStan Ekeh on e-commerce foray

Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman of Zinox Group, the Nigerian technology conglomerate that bought e-commerce giant, Konga in a key e-commerce drive sees a thriving Nigerian market landspace, after his pioneering effort over a decade ago with BuyRight. The Zinox Chairman tells Technology Times in an exclusive interview, ahead of the announcement of the Konga acquisition, […]

NCS, NITDA square up over IT registration in Nigeria

NCC rules out licence revocation in ‘call masking’ row

The telecoms regulator today ruled out operating licence revocation as sanction against six companies allegedly implicated in call masking activities in the Nigerian telecoms market. The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) had issued a January 31, 2018 deadline to six interconnect operators to show cause why their licence should not be revoked over call masking allegations. […]

NCS, NITDA square up over IT registration in Nigeria

Exclusive | Airtel, Helios petition Nigerian government over 9mobile sale

Bharti Airtel International, owners of Airtel Nigeria and UK private equity firm, Helios Investment Partners, have petitioned the Nigerian government over the ongoing process to sell 9mobile formerly Etisalat Nigeria. Technology Times can exclusively confirm that the two companies that ended up among five bidders shortlisted to buy 9mobile have petitioned Nigerian telecoms and banking […]

NCS, NITDA square up over IT registration in Nigeria