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Nigeria Data Protection Act 2023 signed into law by President Tinubu

Nigeria Data Protection Act is Now Law

Newly elected President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has signed the Nigeria Data Protection Bill, 2023 into law. The Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023 provides a...

94 Million Nigeria Nationals Pick Digital IDs

Digital identity verification provider Smile Identity has revealed 2022 Know Your Customer findings. The publication reportedly uses data from 50 million KYC checks across...
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Nigeria Government Shuts Down Okash and Other Loan Apps for Customer Privacy Violations

Digital loan apps have been growing over the last couple of years. However, over the last couple of months, the apps have been accused of...

Canadian Fintech Firm Periculum Sets Station in Nigeria, Seeks to Build Credit Assessment Infrastructure for Africa

Canadian fintech startup and credit assessment company, Periculum, has launched in Nigeria to tackle the challenge of domestic credit to the underserved markets. Focused on...

Twitter to Resume in Nigeria After Meeting Conditions Set by the Federal Government

Twitter will soon resume access in Nigeria after it was banned in June last year. People in the West African country had to resort...

Nigeria’s Digital Startups Receive $170 Million Investment from AfDB

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of $170 million to finance a digital and creative enterprises program...

Nigeria Has One of the Slowest Broadband Internet Connections Globally At 13.45Mbps

In the recently published Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index, cybersecurity corporation Surfshark ranked 110 countries based on their overall digital wellbeing. On the...

Months After Banning Crypto Transactions, Nigeria Launches Digital Currency Named eNaira

Crypto fans likely remember the case when Nigeria’s Central Bank stopped the West African nation’s banks and financial institutions from offering platforms for the...
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Twitter Agrees To Set Up Nigeria Office, Ban To Be Lifted

Twitter and Nigeria have had issues since early June when the platform deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s controversial tweet. the Nigerian Federal government suspended Twitter's...

Nigeria Disbands Controversial SARS Police Unit After Social Media Storm

A controversial police unit (SARS) in Nigeria was disbanded after nationwide and social media protest against its actions. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has...
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Facebook Invites Community Leaders in Kenya to Apply For Accelerator Programme

Facebook has announced the launch of the Community Accelerator programme which will be available in three countries in sub Saharan Africa: Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This...

Jumia to Cease Operations in Rwanda, Shuts Down Jumia Travel in Nigeria

Jumia is continuing with its optimization moves where they'll cease operations in Rwanda and shut down Jumia Travel in Nigeria

Nigeria Government Wants To Regulate Social Media

Nigeria's federal government is reported to be working on how to 'sanitise social media according to BusinessDayNg. Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture was...

Nigeria Senate Proposes New Tax on “Communication Services.”

The Communications Boom of the last decade has changed how we communicate. It has also required governments to catch up with laws to regulate...

Nigeria to Issue Unique Identity Numbers to Citizens for a Harmonized Database

The Nigerian government has suddenly felt the need to issue its people with an identity number that should be part of a harmonized database. The...
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Nigerian Online Marketpace Jiji Acquires OLX

OLX, the online marketplace that gained prominence in Kenya, will now be bought by a leading online marketplace from Nigeria, Jiji. The agreement, which is pending...

Nigerian ISP Blamed for “Accidental” Internet Traffic Hijack on Google Services

In layman terms, Internet hijacking can simply be explained as the rerouting of internet traffic through a path that it was not intended to...
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Nigeria’s Ruling Party Official Twitter Account Hacked or Probably Sold

I have been following up some very interesting changes that have been happening to Nigeria's ruling party official verified twitter account. There have been...

Nigerians Made a Twitter Bot to Help Them “Shoot Their Shots”

If you're on Twitter, then you're familiar with "shooting your shot", well, people have been shooting shots but Nigerians (the second largest users of...

Truecaller on Feature Phones is Coming to Africa, Soon

Truecaller has become one of the few apps that most smartphone users have installed and the app has users running into millions with the...
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Kenya Ranks Higher Than South Africa and Nigeria in Innovation

The World Economic forum (WEF) has released The Global Competitiveness Report for 2017-2018 and the report ranks different countries under 12 different pillars among...
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Google Set to Launch a $40 Smartphone in Nigeria

Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai paid a visit to Nigeria a couple of days ago and he had an array of gifts for Naira-land. Among his...
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Report: Kenyan Millennials Prefer Social Media For News, Love Texting And Downloading TV Shows

GeoPoll did a rapid survey on African Millennials from five countries where they seeked to find out their affinity towards mobile technology

Nigerians On Twitter Are Pissed That A Reality TV Show About Them Is Being Shot Elsewhere

Big Brother Nigeria is being shot in another countries and Nigerians are not too happy about the decision

Xiaomi is Back to Selling its Smartphones in Nigeria

Chinese device maker Xiaomi is back to selling its smartphones in Nigeria after a short hiatus. Xiaomi's temporary absence from the market was occasioned...

BlackBerry to Introduce Mobile Payments Service BBM Payment in Africa

BlackBerry has been on the African continent for quite some time. At some point, at the height of its success, its BlackBerry smartphones were...

Facebook has yet again activated Safety Check after bombing in a Nigerian city

Yesterday, there was a bombing in Nigeria in the city of Yola of which over 30 people were killed and dozens others injured. This prompted...
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Nigeria Optimistic About The Country’s Tech Investment Opportunities At GITEX 2014

Topping the investment priorities for Nigeria is connectivity, local content creation and knowledge transfer. The West African country is the Country partner for GITEX...

Samsung to ditch TouchWiz launcher in its smartphones in Nigeria

TouchWiz is more than just a launcher as most people tend to think. It is the whole interface that you see on every Samsung...

Nigeria Signs Deal to Generate 3000 MW From Solar Power

The Nigerian Government is partnering with SkyPower FAS Energy for the development of 3,000 megawatts (MW) power generation project. The project estimated at $5...

Lenovo smartphones to be launched in Nigeria

Reports of Lenovo's acquistion of Motorola's handset business aside, the Chinese company is also keen on making inroads in the African market. The company...

Galaxy Note 3 Up For Pre-order in Nigeria

Much has been said about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. From its faux-pas Leather back to its huge (5.7”) 1080p Super AMOLED display to...
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Nigeria: Business turns ugly as Tecno engages Mobile phone dealers in tussle

Business rivalry turning ugly started in the times of Cain and Abel, it's not a new thing. Just the magnitude and the players change....
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Blackberry launches Blackberry Q5 in Nigeria, prices it at $400

Nigeria is one important market for Blackberry as they have embraced the Blackberry for a long time, en-mass. This has been largely been assumed...

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