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Kenyans will now be able to rent out post office boxes using their mobile phone numbers and consequently receive letters and parcels through a service provided by the country’s biggest telecoms operator Safaricom.

MPost: Kenyans to use mobile phone numbers as post office boxes

Kenyans will now be able to rent out post office boxes using their mobile phone numbers and consequently receive letters and parcels through a service provided by the country’s biggest telecoms operator Safaricom.

Nigeria’s film industry draws global entertainment brands

“Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up.
Kenyans have taken to social media to eulogise Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer Robert William Collymore, who the company said died after a nearly two-year long battle with cancer.

Kenya’s Safaricom boss dies of cancer

Kenyans have taken to social media to eulogise Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer Robert William Collymore, who the company said died after a nearly two-year long battle with cancer.
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South Africa’s Vodacom to sell some operations in five African markets

South African mobile phone operator Vodacom Group Ltd said on Friday it had entered into agreements to sell some of its Business Africa operations, which offer business-managed services to enterprises.
Hisham Hendi

Tanzania’s top telecom executives charged over $2.5m economic crimes

Tanzanian authorities on Wednesday charged the managing director of Vodacom Tanzania and other telecom executives with economic crimes, court documents seen by Reuters showed.
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Election: DR Congo cuts internet services to avert crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.
DR Congo presidential election

Internet shut down in DR Congo after presidential election

The internet has been shut down in key cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after the much-delayed presidential election.
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5G: Lesotho, South Africa move ahead of Nigeria

Findings of the survey carried out by Ovum showed that telecommunications companies in the two countries have already commenced 5G applications in different sectors of the economy.

Babatunde Fowler urges developing countries to grow VAT, digital economy earnings

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has advised developing countries to grow Value Added Tax (VAT) and tax revenue from the digital economy to lessen dependence on revenue from natural resources.

NCC orders fresh due diligence on preferred bidder for 9Mobile

Confusion has again hit the bid for 9Mobile as the communications sector regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Wednesday said it had ordered fresh due diligence on the preferred bidder selected for the telecom firm.

Dangote emerges most admired African brand

Dangote Group from Nigeria has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers ahead of telecommunication giant, MTN according to the South African based Brand Leadership Movement in collaboration with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Google releases new app to beat slow internet speeds in Africa

Google is releasing an app in Africa that will help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data on the continent.

MTN announces $279 million annual profit

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, returned to annual profit in 2017 in the absence of one-off charges related to a $1.1 billion Nigerian fine.

MTN, Airtel among 16 firms bidding to acquire 9mobile

Sixteen firms have launched a bid to acquire 9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest network operator, according to ThisDay.

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Jamal Lewis is mobbed by his Norwich teammates – and substitutes – after scoring his first Premier League goal to cut down Leicester. JASONPIX-Shutterstock

Norwich secure crucial 1-0 win against Leicester

Norwich boosted their bid for Premier League survival as Jamal Lewis fired the bottom club to a crucial 1-0 win over third-placed Leicester on Friday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Coronavirus: Don’t fall for fake news – minister

The Federal Government is asking Nigerians not to fall for the antics of purveyors of fakes news and disinformation on social media over the new case of Coronavirus recorded in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Enugu council poll: Police announce restriction of movement

Police Command in Enugu State has announced the restriction of human and vehicular movements in the state on Saturday, Feb. 29, for Local Government Elections.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Coronavirus: Nigeria urged to suspend flights from affected countries

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, says it is time the federal government suspends flights from countries that have been affected by the coronavirus.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

Coronavirus: Nigerians should hold President Buhari responsible – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday, urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if Coronavirus leads to any major calamity in Nigeria.