Five African countries ‘backtrack’ on UN Internet pledge

Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Somalia, and Nigeria had a total of 16 internet shutdowns or restrictions after they committed to the 2021 UN resolution.
Amindeh Blaise Atabong

President Tinubu pledges to reboot Nigeria with a million tech jobs

President Tinubu is in a bid to reduce youth unemployment by a third, and sees digital economy as the catalyst.

Nigeria approves blockchain policy to shore up economy

The Nigerian government has since directed relevant regulatory bodies to start work on developing regulatory instruments for deployment of the technology.
May 4, 2023

Mecho Autotech bids for Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar automotive market

The digital start-up that connects vehicle owners with mechanics is set to  launch a marketplace for aftermarket spare parts.
Mar 28, 2023

MTN, Microsoft hasten public cloud projects in South Africa, Nigeria

MTN, Microsoft and Accenture to migrate the telco’s business support system and operations support system applications to Azure cloud.
Sep 8, 2017

Nigeria's 'perfect storm of opportunity'

Siemens Nigeria CEO Onyeche Tifase says Nigeria has the potential to become Africa's first global superpower – but this depends on sufficient access to end-to-end electrification.
Jul 14, 2017

Microsoft appoints former Dell exec as GM for Nigeria

Akin Banuso appointed to head up company's regional operation.
Jul 5, 2017

Exclusive: Infinix Mobility exec Olamide Amosu on Nigeria's mobile device market

OEM's Communications Manager speaks frankly about the realities of doing business within Nigeria's mobile industry.
Jun 29, 2017

ZTE to stake claim in projected US$1.29 trillion IoT industry

ICT company to focus on 5G network as an enabling technology for IoT as part of its value proposition in Africa.
Jun 27, 2017

Nigeria misses June digital switchover deadline

Regulator's Director General says this was only a 'benchmark date' and process had been 'misconstrued'.
Jun 6, 2017

Targeting Nigeria's N200bn online payment market

Service providers, including PayU, look to tap into growth.
May 22, 2017

Nigeria questions WannaCry report

NITDA head claims contrary to how a Fortinet report evaluates Nigeria, there were no major incidents reported within the West African country.