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Coronavirus lockdown pushes South African PMI to record low in April

South African private sector activity fell to a new record low in April, a business survey showed on Wednesday, as company closures due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown led to a collapse in demand.

NCC, IHS, NERC push for PPP to grow broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and IHS Nigeria, on Tuesday made a strong case for private-public partnership (PPP) to drive innovative solutions that will enable the country to meet its growing demand for broadband connectivity.

MTN lifts partial ban on calls from Glo network

This came after a breakdown in mobile communication between 46.6 million Globacom subscribers and MTN network users, which lasted more than five days. This cost both companies a huge loss in revenue.

NCC guarantees telecoms subscribers uninterrupted service despite disconnection notice

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has guaranteed that telecommunications subscribers in the country will enjoy uninterrupted service.

NCC grants telcos disconnection approval as interconnect ‘debt crisis’ worsens

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval to Airtel, MTN and IHS to disconnect eight telecommunications operators over non-settlement of interconnect and facility charges.

Kogi unseals telcos facilities after NCC intervention

Indication yesterday emerged that a looming telecom blackout which threatened about 13 states, including some parts of Abuja, might have been averted following the intervention of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.
Secretary-General of OPEC, Mr. Mohammed Barkindo

OPEC: Global spare oil capacity shrinking

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo on Tuesday said global spare oil capacity was shrinking.

NCC: $100 million debts delay takeover of 9mobile

Fresh facts have emerged on why the sale of 9mobile still lingers despite the declaration of Teleology Holdings Limited as the preferred bidder by Barclays Africa, the financial adviser handling the sale.

Deploy infrastructure in one year or lose licence – NCC tells Infracos

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has said that Infrastructure Companies (Infracos) must roll out visibly in one year after issuance of the licence, or they have their licences withdrawn.

NCC won’t approve 9mobile sale to bidder without technical competence

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will not approve the sale of 9mobile to any bidder without technical competence, the Executive Vice-Chairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta, said on Monday.

House of Representatives temporarily lifts ban on IHS masts installation nationwide

‎The House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications has relaxed the directive preventing IHS Towers, a mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider, from completing about 243 telecommunication masts under construction across the states of the Federation.

NCC approves new infraco licences for Southeast, Northeast

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) board has approved two additional infrastructure company (infraco) licences for the south-east and north-east regions of the country.

MTN assigns $231m shareholder loan to phone tower group

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, said on Thursday it had assigned a $231 million shareholder loan to phone tower group, IHS Holding Ltd, impacting its 2017 profits.

Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs

Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini, racing-red Ferrari, or stately Bentley at some of the globe's toniest addresses is a practical SUV. With the sport utility vehicle market growing by leaps and bounds, they increasingly want in on those profits.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
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.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

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.