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NCC: Nigeria to Hit 70% Broadband Penetration By 2024

*Internet users hit 100m The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has disclosed that the next national Broadband plan will see the country achieving 70 per cent broadband penetration by 2024. He made this disclosure yesterday at the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja. Danbatta, while addressing the management

Nigeria Loses $400m Annually to Foreign Software Developers

Experts have decried the huge loss Nigerian incurs annually on foreign software. According to them, Nigeria spends over $400 million annually on foreign software licence renewal without recourse to indigenous software that could perform the same task. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) stakeholders who gathered in Lagos, at a recent roundtable on

FEC approves N27.4bn for states affected by flooding, conflicts

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved N27.4 billion for intervention in states ravaged by flooding and conflicts. Vice Chairman of the National Food Security Council and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly FEC, presided over by

Breaking: Nigeria ranks 85 on Global Happiness Report

As the world marks the International Day of Happiness, Nigeria is ranked 85 out of 156 countries and second in sub-Saharan Africa. This is according to the annual Global Happiness Policy Report produced by the Global Happiness Council, which was released on Wednesday. It was edited by John F. Helliwell, Richard

Workers laud Senate for approving N30,000 as minimum wage

A cross section of civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday in Abuja lauded the Senate for approving the N30,000 minimum wage. Mr Moses Oga, a civil servant praised the Senate for taking the bold step after several negotiations between labour and the Federal Government. He said the new development

Kenyan police seize $20m of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

Kenyan police on Wednesday seized 20 million dollars of counterfeit banknotes that had been stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the Directorate of criminal investigations said. Police had also arrested six people, including two of the bank’s staff, the directorate said late on

Things you want to know about Google’s Stadia game streaming service

Google’s Stadia is an impressive piece of engineering to be sure: Delivering high definition, high framerate, low latency video to devices like tablets and phones is an accomplishment in itself. But the game streaming services faces serious challenges if it wants to compete with the likes of Xbox and PlayStation,

Apple has announced the second-generation AirPods.

The new AirPods are fitted with the H1 chip, which is meant to offer performance efficiencies, faster connect times between the pods and your devices, and the ability to ask for Siri hands-free with the “Hey Siri” command. Because of its performance efficiency, the H1 chip also allows for the AirPods

Polls: You’ve betrayed us, Army tells police, INEC

The 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has expressed disappointment over the report of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fact-finding committee on the circumstances that led to the suspension of the Rivers State electoral process, which report allegedly indicted the army in the violence. A statement issued on

Rivers: Stop daydreaming, PDP tells Amaechi

Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Minister of Transportation and factional leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chibuike Amaechi, to stop daydreaming about governing the state for a third term, by plotting to foist a neophyte to administer