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Uber investors agree to sell stake in SoftBank deal

Uber Technologies Inc. shareholders have agreed to sell a sizable stake in the ride-hailing leader to an investor group led by SoftBank Group Corp allowing the Japanese conglomerate to amass a piece of the company at a steep discount to the last valuation.

NCC plans new spectrum auctions to boost 30% broadband target

As part of efforts targeted at meeting the 2018 broadband penetration target of 30 per cent, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will soon auction and asign new spectrum to telecommunications operators in the country.

NCC to auction new spectrums to boost broadband penetration

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon auction and assignment new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country.

Bolder steps and stronger networks

As the Telecom industry summons the tribe of telecommunications experts, organizations, ICT gurus, regulators, investors and governments to the city of Busan in South Korea expectations are high for conquering new frontiers.

Telecoms sector adds N1.5tn to GDP – NCC

The country’s telecommunications sector contributed N1.549tn to the Gross Domestic Product in the second quarter of this year, representing 6.68 per cent increase from the first quarter’s figure of N1.452tn, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said.


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Six herdsmen caught destroying farmland in Benue – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has released a statement saying six herdsmen were arrested destroying a farmland in Benue State.

Mauritius celebrates 50 years of independence

The island nation of Mauritius celebrated its 50th year of independence Monday with fireworks and entertainment, just days after a financial scandal forced its president to announce plans to resign.

ERA/FoEN: Upward review of excise duty on Tobacco commendable

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the federal government over the increase of excise duty on tobacco products in the newly- approved amendment of excise duty rates which also affects alcohol.

2019: Ex-Imo SSG Jude Ejiogu joins guber race

Former Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir Jude Ejiogu, has declared his interest to run for the number one seat in the state, describing himself as the best candidate for the position.

Dapchi: President Buhari’s visit renewed our hopes – parents

Some parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Dapchi had given them more assurance of rescuing the girls safely.