is Meta Lifts Restrictions on Trump’s Facebook and Instagram Accounts

Meta announced on Friday that it is lifting certain restrictions previously imposed on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. The company stated that the decision was made to ensure that Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has equal access to the platforms as Democrat President Joe Biden. “Our responsibility to allow…

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FG Unveils First Technology-Based Audience Measurement System

The Federal Government has introduced Nigeria’s first technology-based media audience measurement system. This groundbreaking initiative was formally launched by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, to provide accurate and reliable data on television viewership in the country. Minister Idris emphasized the significance of the Audience Measurement System in ensuring broadcasting efforts are…

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FG Establishes Committee to Revise Intellectual Property Policy

The Federal Government has inaugurated an inter-ministerial steering committee to review Nigeria’s intellectual property policy and strategy draft. The committee includes Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, as the chairperson; Ms. Hannatu Musa Musawa, the Minister of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy, as co-chairperson; and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce as a member….

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NCC Reaffirms Commitment to Competitive Telecom Industry

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its dedication to fostering an efficient, accessible, and competitive telecommunications industry in Nigeria. Dr. Aminu Maida, NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, made this commitment during the launch of a two-day public inquiry into three key regulatory instruments. He emphasized the Commission’s consultative approach to ensure inclusivity in regulatory development….

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NCC Halts Issuance of Licences for Three Categories

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has temporarily suspended the issuance of new licences for operators in three specific categories, effective May 17, 2024. Reuben Mouka, NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, announced that the affected categories are the Mobile Virtual Network Operator Licence, the Interconnect Exchange Licence, and the Value-Added Service Aggregator Licence. This suspension aims…

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NITDA and Cisco Forge Partnership to Boost Productivity

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cisco International to enhance skills development and implement national training programs aimed at nurturing new talent while reskilling and upskilling existing professionals to meet future demands. Dr. Kashifu Abdullahi Inuwa, the Director General of NITDA, and Clayton Naidoo, Cisco’s…

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TikTok Content Creators Arrested in Kenya for Faked Robbery Video

Four individuals associated with the popular social media platform TikTok have been formally charged with spreading false information. This action follows their apprehension subsequent to the filming of a fabricated robbery scene outside a police station in coastal Kenya, as reported by local media outlets. The incident, which garnered significant attention globally through social media…

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NPA and TTP Introduce Electronic Tags to Enhance Cargo Delivery Efficiency

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Truck Transit Parks Limited (TTP) have collaborated to introduce Electronic tags (E-tags) aimed at enhancing cargo delivery efficiency at ports. The Managing Director of TTP, Mr. Jama Onwubuariri, highlighted that this innovative solution will be provided to truckers at no cost and is expected to bring about significant improvements…

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Electricity Tariff Rollback Requires N3.2 Trillion Subsidy, States NERC

In a recent address at a convened stakeholders meeting spearheaded by the House of Representatives committee on Power, Sanusi Garba, the Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), underscored the necessity of a staggering N3.2 trillion subsidy injection to revert the recent surge in electricity tariffs. Garba underscored the insufficiency of current investments in…

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NITDA, NIMC Join Forces to Enhance Nigeria’s Data Exchange Capabilities

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have revealed a strategic partnership focused on bolstering National Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) to foster synergy among digital identity frameworks, payment systems, and facilitate seamless data exchange in Nigeria. Announced through NITDA’s official communication channel on…

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Global artificial intelligence market share to reach $15.7 trillion

By Afolabi Hannah Artificial intelligence (AI) market value is projected to soar to $15.7 trillion globally, with Africa potentially claiming $1.2 trillion of this figure. The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, has indicated that Africa’s economy could see an impressive increase of $1.5 trillion if it secures a mere…

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Cyber security: NCC advises telecom users on ways to beat hackers

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has advised telecommunications subscribers to opt for strong passwords to prevent unauthorized access to their mobile devices. The NCC gave this advice through its official Facebook page, Cyber security remains one of the big problems confronting Nigeria’s digital space but NCC believes that with conscious efforts, the security threat could…

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