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To realise his dream of satellite-powered internet, tech billionaire, Elon Musk, needs to install antennas around the world. In northern France, a village hopes he’ll decide to keep those antennas far away.
The Nigerian-American Chambers of Commerce (NACC) says Nigeria would be short-changed in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) if the dilapidated infrastructure remains unfixed.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) will be liable to pay capacity charge for rejecting load allocated to them due to constraints on their networks.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has inaugurated a Downstream Remote Monitoring System (DRMS) for transparency and accountability in monitoring transportation of petroleum products in the country.
Instagram is toughening its stance on hate speech in direct messages. The company announced today that it’ll start disabling the accounts of people who repeatedly send hateful messages. First-time offenders won’t be able to send messages for an undefined period of time, but if they send hateful messages again, their account will be disabled.
The World Bank has approved $500 million to support the federal government in improving the country’s electricity distribution companies’ (Discos) operations.
Police detained more than 200 people in Russia’s Far East and Siberia on Saturday as protesters defying bitter cold and a ban by authorities staged nationwide rallies to demand the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
“I’m an American!” a young Russian under the username Neurolera exclaims in English on the popular video-sharing app TikTok as she explains how to impersonate a tourist to avoid arrest at a street demonstration.
Russia has asked social networks, including video-sharing app TikTok, to stop the spread of posts encouraging minors to take part in unsanctioned rallies on Saturday in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
President Muhammadu Buhari ordered yesterday that no subscriber should be blocked from telecom operators’ networks till February 9, 2021.
Internet was partially restored in Uganda on Monday almost five days after a near-total blackout was imposed across the country ahead of elections the opposition says were rigged.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, on Wednesday backed the messaging platform’s ban of US President Donald Trump, but said it sets a “dangerous” precedent and represents a failure to promote healthy conversation on social networks.
Mr Bayo Olugbemi, President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) says the banking sector in Nigeria has a good capital base to facilitate the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
American social networking service Facebook on Tuesday tossed off Iranian-owned news network, Press TV from its app, the state-run firm has said.
Atiku Abubakar urges new Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s president to sustain cooperation with ethno-social groups
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged the newly elected President-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, to sustain and improve upon the cooperation between the group and other ethno-social groups in Nigeria.
The total number of active internet subscribers increased to 151.51 million in the third quarter of last year (Q3 2020) compared to 143.63 million subscribers in the preceding quarter and 136.20 million in Q1, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) said it will spend N1.6 billion on 30 electricity network expansion projects within the South-East.
Over the past several months, Parler has become one of the fastest-growing apps in the United States. Millions of President Trump’s supporters have flocked to it as Facebook and Twitter increasingly cracked down on posts that spread misinformation and incited violence, including muzzling Mr. Trump by removing his accounts this past week. By Saturday morning, Apple listed Parler as the No. 1 free app for its iPhones.
The Kaduna State Government on Friday described as false, the news in circulation that helicopters supplied gunmen with arms at Ungwan Dankali and Tsallaken Dogo in Zaria Council Wednesday.
The Court of Appeal has upturned the judgement of the High court that quashed the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for Ibaji state constituency re-run election in Kogi State.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that it is prepared to take its renewed campaign against the use of illicit drugs to nuclear families.
Experts in the technology and digital advocacy group have urged the Federal and State governments to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible to the children and girls in vulnerable communities to enable them acquire skills to compete favourably and fairly among their peers.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday announced the arrest of five suspects for alleged engagement in the fraudulent registration and sales of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.
The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to fund the 104 unity schools across the country to enable them deliver quality education.
Some motorists and commuters in the South-West zone of the country have commended the Federal Government for its strides in infrastructural development, particularly in the areas of road construction and rehabilitation.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday celebrated the party’s sweeping victory in the election that took place in the 23 local government areas and 319 wards in Rivers State.
Chadian rebels said on Friday their command centre was bombed overnight in an attempt to kill their leader, hours ahead of the funeral of President Idriss Deby who was killed on the frontline on Monday.
Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has welcomed his team-mate David Alaba's reported move to Real Madrid, saying Los Blancos are a logical next step for the Austrian.
An unidentified number of students of Green Field University located along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have been abducted when armed men attacked the school.