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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

WEF: Nigeria not in global social mobility ranking

Despite the federal government’s effort on technology, Nigeria could not be ranked among 82 countries in the Global Social Mobility Index 2020.

NCC records 5.53 percent broadband penetration in 10 months

The Nigerian Communications Communication, NCC, says it recorded 5.53 percent broadband penetration between January – October 2019.
Pix of Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State flanked by Professor Fatima Sawa (Provost) and Mohammed Tukur (Registrar), Federal College of Horticulture, Dadin-Kowa, Gombe State, after the Governor was conferred with an Award of Fellowship by the College.

President Buhari commends Gombe governor for prioritising agriculture

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Gombe State Governor, Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya, for his administration’s effort in giving much priority to the agricultural sector in the State.
The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.

Qualcomm fined $272 million in latest EU antitrust fine

The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari plays video to counter Atiku Abubakar, PDP evidence on INEC server

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday played a video clip at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal showing the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, expressing reservations on the possibility of deploying electronic transmission of results for the 2019 general elections.
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Nigeria’s Internet speed ranks low amid rising 3G, 4G subscriptions

The Internet speed in Nigeria has remained slow despite recording increasing subscriptions to third generation of wireless technology, 3G and fourth generation of wireless technology, 4G in the past one year.

Nigeria surpasses broadband penetration target by 0.9 percent

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday disclosed that broadband penetration in the country has reached 30.9 per cent, thus surpassing the 30 per cent broadband penetration target by a margin of 0.9 per cent.

How regulation, policy reform can boost digital economy

Global Systems Mobile Association (GSMA) says modernised regulation and policy reform are crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating internet access through increased mobile broadband penetration.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN: Africa not ready for super fast 5G network

Africa is not ready for next-generation 5G network but would likely be ready to embrace the super-fast technology in about five years from now, MTN’s chief executive officer said on Tuesday.

INEC seeks collaboration with NIGCOMSAT for e-results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sought collaboration of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited on satellite coverage for successful electronic transmission of general elections results in 2019.

Dangote Group, Helios Towers in early lead in 9mobile bid

The race to acquire 9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest telecoms network operator, is taking a new dimension, as Dangote Group and Helios Towers are already emerging as the top two contenders among the 16 local and international companies bidding to acquire it.

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Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.

Professor warns against ‘over-slimming’ of body

Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.
FILE PHOTO- Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar meets Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (not pictured) at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, January 17, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas

Libya strongman ready to fight Turkish forces if talks fail

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar vowed on Friday to fight Turkish forces if peace talks in Geneva failed, in comments to a Russian news agency.
Lionel Messi has demanded that Barcelona should go all out for Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos who is currently on loan at Arsenal, according to report in Fox Sport.

Lionel Messi finally reacts to Manchester City’s UEFA ban

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, has finally reacted to the UEFA ban on Manchester City.
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Jadon Sancho wants to keep breaking records with Erling Haaland

England winger Jadon Sancho is “in his happy place” alongside Erling Braut Haaland as the Borussia Dortmund teenagers look to continue their record-breaking form at Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
UK’s National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), said it recently discovered that international students’ bank accounts are being used as conduits for money laundering in the country.

UK: Foreign students in used to launder money

The British Government has raised the alarm that foreign students in the United Kingdom (UK), are being used by some agents to launder illicit funds.