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Social Media Tax: Why African Countries Dare to regulate Internet

*Mobile users in Uganda to pay OTT tax to access Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, others *Nigeria’s NCC insists it will not regulate the internet   Isaiah Onwuanumba Government of Uganda has joined the list of countries that dare to regulate the Internet as the Government announced recently the beginning of social media tax from second quarter of 2018. Government of Morocco ...

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy J4, J6 and A6+ in Nigeria

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Samsung Electronics Co. Limited of  Korea (“Samsung”)has launched the latest additions to its Galaxy J family, Galaxy J4 and J6, as well as the Galaxy A6+, in Nigeria. The devices were formally unveiled in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018. The J-series is a mid-range Smartphone series whilst the A6+ is in the high-end category.Samsung Electronics ...

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NCC Holds Public Inquiry on Visafone Licence and Resources Transfer to MTN Nigeria

*Public Inquiry on the Transfer of Licence and Resources from Visafone Communications Limited to MTN Nigeria   IT NEWS NIGERIA: The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta on June 25, 2018 hosted a public inquiry on the transfer of Licence and Resources including 800MHz Spectrum from Visafone Communications Limited To MTN Nigeria, in line ...

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Nigeria 30% Broadband Target: End in Sight to Right of Way Issues?

*Nigerian Government insists it is possible to hit 8% broadband in 6 months and that 54 million citizens must have access to high speed internet by year end   Isaiah Onwuanumba Apex industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has revealed that there is a solution in sight to the lingering Right-of-Way issues in the country and insists that 30% oof ...

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Nigerian Academy of Engineering Inducts NCC’s Danbatta As Fellow

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, EVC of NCC has been inducted as a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (FNAE) at the 2018 Annual Lecture and Investiture ceremony of the NAE, holding at the University of Lagos, today, 21st June 2018. Speaking to the media after the being conferred with the honour, Dambatta  said it is an honour ...

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Facebook Launches NG_Hub In Lagos, First In Africa

Facebook has launched NG_Hub in Lagos, its first hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub   IT NEWS NIGERIA: Facebook announced today the launch of NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria – its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. The Social Media giant also added that: in a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, ...

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Hard Questions: What Information Do Facebook Advertisers Know About Me?

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   *Facebook has provided responses to some of the frequently asked questions regarding how the company manages user data   This was made public by Rob Goldman, Facebook’s Vice President, Ads in the latest edition of Hard Questions, a series from Facebook that addresses the impact of its products on the society. “To build a product that connects people across ...

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Chinese Mobile Phones Dethrone Samsung – IDC

International Data Corporation anniunced in a report recently that Chinese Mobile Phones have dethrone Samsung from  top position in India.   India is the fastest growing market for smartphones with a 14 percent annual growth in 2017. The collective share of China-based vendors reached 53 percent in 2017, compared to 34 percent a year ago. Sputnik reports that  Chinese mobile ...

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Nigeria: Apple Launches iPhone X In Lagos

iPhone X , Apple’s most recent product right after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus,  berths in Africa’s most populous country   IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Apple has announced the launch of  iPhone X last Friday in Lagos, Nigeria. The company said  iPhone X is Apple’s most recent product right after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus.   It ...

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