In early January 2018, a mega acquisition that would alter the equation in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, was about to go down. On one side and spearheading this landmark acquisition was the Zinox Group, a Nigerian-headquartered but globally renowned technology group that had overseen over three decades of sterling and […]

Galaxy Backbone, the government agency responsible for delivering connectivity services to public and private organisations, has partnered DataSixth Consulting to offer cybersecurity as a service. The partnership was expected to cover service offerings ranging from Security Operations Centre as a Service (SOCaaS), State of art SIEM (managed and leveraged), Ransomware […]

Africa’s leading ride-hailing platform, Bolt, has launched a vehicle financing programme that will enable drivers to own a car with low equity repayment. This first-of-its-kind offering in Nigeria is part of Bolt’s commitment to improving earnings for drivers while allowing them to maintain flexibility as vehicle owners. The vehicle financing […]

NetBlocks, a watchdog organization that monitors cybersecurity and the governance of the Internet, has reported that Nigeria has lost N24.72bn ($60.14m) in 10 days to the Twitter ban that took effect on June 5. According to NetBlocks’ Cost of Shutdown Tool, Nigeria loses N102.9m ($250,600) every hour to the ban. The […]

Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has warned against the fresh plan to introduce excise duty on telecoms’ airtime charges, arguing that it will lead to double taxation. ALTON, the official industry body for all providers of telecommunications and subsidiary services in Nigeria, was reacting to reports that […]

Crowwe, the social media platform being promoted by Mr. Adamu Garba,  former presidential aspirant and strong supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has applied for a licence from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The application is in line with the Federal Government’s new drive to register all social media platforms in […]