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Minister applaud BPE, seeks support for NIPOST agenda

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) is being reformed to undertake e-commerce and e-government services, the Minister of Communications, Alhaji Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu has said. According to the Minister, the development is a strategic response to technological challenges “that have affected mail services globally”. Shittu, who stated this at a meeting ...

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Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs to Receive Tech Support

TEF- Microsoft 1: L-R – Philanthropy & CSR Lead MSFT Nigeria, Sola Amusan; Director, Group Marketing and Corporate Communications, Heirs Holdings, Pelumi Fadairo ; GM Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso; CEO Tony Elumelu Foundation, Parminder Vir; Marketing and Operations Director Microsoft Nigeria, Ade Ajayi, during an MOU signing between the Tony ...

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Apple launches $999 iPhone X in bid to regain innovation lead

Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” The launch contained few surprises, with leaked details on the phone and other products including an ...

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Access Bank provides N4bn impairment on 9mobile loan

Access Bank said on Wednesday it had booked a N4 billion impairment on its loan to troubled telecoms firm 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria. Access Chief Executive Herbert Wigwe said the bank had a direct exposure of N11 billion to 9mobile, as well as an exposure of N35-39 billion ...

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UBA makes prudential provision on 9mobile loan

The United Bank for Africa Plc says it has made a prudential provision on loans made to 9mobile, the mobile operator formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria. The lender did not give details of the provision but said it had a N38bn ($125m) exposure to 9mobile. UBA said the exposure was ...

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CBN, NCC to tighten SIM card swap process

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would soon come up with regulations to tighten the process of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card swap for telecom subscribers. The Director, Banking and Payments System Department, CBN, Mr. ‘Dipo Fatokun, disclosed this at the weekend, when he ...

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MTN Ghana loses 1.9 million subscribers H1 2017

  MTN Ghana’s subscriber base reduced by 10.3% to 17.3 million for the first half of the year. The drop represents a loss of 1.9 million of its subscribers. This was contained in the interim financial results released yesterday by the MTN Group for the six months ended June 30, ...

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NCC restates the supremacy of the Telecom consumer

The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), says it recognises the centrality of the consumer among several stakeholders in the telecom ecosystem and this explains the declaration of 2017 as Year of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, represented by Head NCC Zonal Operations, ...

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NCC intervened in 9Mobile saga to safeguard investors, staff and subscribers, says Danbatta

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), took the interest of investors, subscribers and employees of Etisalat into consideration to align with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in order to resolve the issues of Etisalat Nigeria (now 9Mobile) and consortium of 13 banks. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and ...

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Ghana: MTN deletes 3.4 million inactive lines from network

    MTN Group has redefined who an active subscriber is and that has led to MTN Ghana deleting a whopping 3.4 million inactive lines from its network in the first quarter of 2017 alone. Within the same quarter, however, MTN Ghana gained over 800,000 new active customers, and the ...

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