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NCC, central bank move to nip rising e-banking fraud

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Value Added Services (VAS) providers have recommended 21 steps to nip the prevalence of electronic banking fraud which have cost bank customers losses running into billions of naira in the country.

Court dismisses Globacom’s N50 million suit against EFCC

A Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court has dismissed a N50 million suit brought against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by telecommunication giant, Globacom.

Facebook to make political ads more transparent on platform

Social media giant, Facebook, will roll out new measures to increase transparency of political advertisements on its platform.

Three finalists emerge for 9mobile photography competition

The 2017 edition of the 9mobile Photography Competition, a talent development initiative by 9mobile, is coasting to the climax with the announcement of the three finalists and the Voters’ Choice winner.

Google committed to enhance tourism with digital maps – official

Google Nigeria is committed to providing digital maps to ease movement, encourage tourism and create jobs in the country, Mrs Titi Akinsonmi, Public Policy Lead of the organisation, has said.

NCC moves to checkmate SIM Swap fraud

Ms Helen Obi, Head of Zonal Operations, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday said that the commission has put in place a regulation to checkmate SIM Swap fraud.

Airtel Nigeria unveils ‘SmartRecharge’

Airtel Nigeria has unveiled ‘SmartRecharge’, an “offer to reward” its customers during the festive season.

McAfee stops permitting government source code reviews

U.S.-based cyber firm McAfee said it will no longer permit foreign governments to scrutinize the source code of its products, halting a practice some security experts have warned could be leveraged by nation-states to carry out cyber attacks.

Weak sales plague Nokia

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia said Thursday its net loss deepened in the third quarter due to falling sales, as it presented a gloomy outlook that sent the share price plunging.

Mobile number porting activities decline by 1,323

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday said that Mobile Number Portability (MNP) activities carried out by telecommunications operators decreased from 34,837 in August to 33,514 in September.

Active telecoms subscribers increase by 458,986

Active users of the services and products of Nigeria’s telecommunications networks increased by 458,986 in September, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said.

Senate to probe $1.2 billion loan default by Etisalat Nigeria

Nigeria’s Senate voted in favour on Tuesday of launching an investigation into the default on a $1.2 billion loan earlier this year by Etisalat Nigeria and into how the funds were used.

Internet users hit 93m in September – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced on Tuesday that subscribers browsing the internet through its network increased to 93 million in September from 92.1 million the previous month.

Facebook apologizes after wrong translation sees Palestinian man arrested for posting ‘good morning’

The man is a construction worker near Jerusalem, reports The Guardian. He posted a photo of himself last week leaning against a bulldozer with the caption “يصبحهم”, or “yusbihuhum,” which translates as “good morning.

Cambridge website crashes after Hawking fans devour free thesis

A Cambridge website on Tuesday crashed because so many people wanted to read an online doctoral thesis by British astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking, the university said.

Microsoft drops lawsuit after US government revises data request transparency rules

Microsoft said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DoJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their information.

Bitcoin blows past $6,000 for the first time

Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.

Web giants vow to remove online extremist content within hours

Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter will work with G7 countries to block the spread of extremist content online.

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Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

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Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.