Technology

FG to commence Virtual NEC Meeting

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami says President Mohammadu Buhari has directed the ministry to organise virtual National...

Facebook mulls shutting off political ads to curb misinformation

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and other company executives have been discussing a “kill switch” to shut off political advertising after the election is...

Agritech firm, Hello Tractor, joins Mastercard’s accelerator programme

Hello Tractor, an agritech startup with operations in Nigeria and Kenya is one of the eleven firms selected into the Start Path accelerator program...

Alibaba revenue up 34 percent as coronavirus fuels online spending

Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba on Thursday reported solid 34 percent growth in revenue for the April-June quarter in the latest sign that the coronavirus,...

Tech experts canvass improved cyber security to optimise CBN’s cashless policy

Technology experts have urged stakeholders in the financial industry to invest and build a well-secured channel for online financial transactions to encourage and fully...

Power grid records peak of 5,420.30MW

The nation’s power sector has achieved an all-time national peak of 5,420.30MW, which was effectively transmitted through the national grid at a frequency of...

TikTok removes 380,000 videos for violating hate speech policy

TikTok has removed more than 380,000 videos in the US for violating its hate speech policy so far this year, the short-form video app...

Firm seeks ICT, petroleum industry participation in industrial games challenge

Engr. Paul Ugoji, a representative of the company made this call at the third edition of the industrial games challenge finals which took place...

Funding in Nigerian fintech firms rise 197% in 3 years as payment dominates

Companies in financial technology (Fintech) services have secured $560 million representing a 197 percent growth between 2017 and 2020, according to a report by...

How growing unemployment widens digital inequality in Nigeria

Nigeria’s rising unemployment is not so great news for the country’s efforts to reduce digital inequality which has widened in recent times due to...

Nigeria tops bitcoin search on Google as naira devaluation spikes interest

Nigerians interest in bitcoin has seen the country ranking tops on the list of countries with most search results about the cryptocurrency in the...

COVID-19: Airbnb issues global ban on house parties

Airbnb has announced a global ban on parties and events listed on its platform in a bid to comply with COVID-19 health protocols. The San...

COVID-19: CommPass App targets safety of estate residents

CommPass App, a suite of tools that enable seamless administration of residential estates and estate residents with emphasis on health, safety and security has...

TIKTOK: Oracle receives Trump’s backing in bid to buy US operation

Oracle’s bid for the US operations of TikTok received the backing of US President Donald Trump, bolstering the software maker’s attempt to derail takeover...

BlackBerry set to return with 5G smartphones

BlackBerry, the once-dominant smartphone manufacturer in Nigeria, has secured a partnership with OnwardMobility and FIH Mobile Limited to commence the production of a new...

Virtual PayPal Terminal to unveil new payment platform for small businesses, cryptocurrency traders

After sealing a transaction which gives it a 70% stake with major Nigeria-based Cryptocurrency Traders and companies in Nigeria, Virtual PayPal Terminal has taken...

Google Services Restored For Users Around The World

  Popular Google services including Gmail, Docs and Drive were down for many users around the world on Thursday, but were restored after a few...

Startups with digital business strategy attain profitability faster

Startups with digital business strategy attain profitability faster than others.    According to Learntor, a digital consultancy firm focused on Strategic Agile Transformation, Digital Marketing Training...

RoW reforms key to unlocking Nigeria’s digital economy — Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Ibrahim Pantami says the ongoing Right of Way (RoW) reform is the key to...

Bitcoin still 40.3% below 2017 all-time high despite recent gains

The world’s largest cryptocurrency by valuation, bitcoin (BTC) would need an additional growth rate of 40.3 percent to breach the all-time high of $20,089...

CashBox sees 40% rise in digital savings as it plans life in wealth management

CashBox, a Nigerian-based digital savings platform, has seen an impressive lockdown response from its over 100,000 users who tucked away more money than the...

23 benefit from Lagos’ science research and innovation seed fund

In line with the vision of transforming Lagos into a 21st century economy, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor, has awarded 23 innovative and tech-inclined...

Savings culture returns: CashBox receives N1b deposits in eight months

Savings culture may have started a gradual return to stay among Nigerians, as digital savings platform, CashBox said it has received up to N1...

Samsung rolls out five new devices for seamless work, play

In a manner that suggests readiness to reclaim the top spot of Nigeria’s mobile market, device maker, Samsung Electronics has injected five new devices...

ICT contributed 14% to GDP in Q1 of 2020 —NITDA boss

THE Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr Kashifu Inuwa has said that the Information and Communications Technology  (ICT) sector’s contribution to the...

Software Alliance wants governments to capitalise on 5G potential

Governments across the globe have been advised to capitalise on the potential that comes with the fifth generation (5G) technology.     Business Software Alliance (BSA), which...

Exchange rate crisis keeps investors wary of Nigerian tech startups

Victor Anaele (not real names) founder of a fintech company based in Lagos had planned to complete a funding round before January 2020 but...

StarTimes banks on Longrich partnership, content addition to keep subscribers

Digital payTv operator, StarTimes says part of its customer relations strategy is to ensure that everything a subscriber cannot get from competition is on...

Now, the CIO gets celebrated

The Chief Information Officer of an organisation, is usually on the back end of hordes of technical equipments, and so, he is rarely seen...

CIOs’ role in innovation value-addition to be recognised

The role of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in driving innovation and business value continues to expand and change at pace, driven by the emergence...