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South Africa’s MTN engages diplomatic push in Nigeria

South Africa’s MTN Group’s top brass and Nigerian shareholders have launched the equivalent of a major diplomatic push in Nigeria following a series of “strategic sessions” with top government officials, including Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Nigerian government regulator recently announced that the local subsidiary, MTN Nigeria has so far paid over N165 billion of […]

VOLTE market revenue to hit $280b by 2021, study says

DERMALOG, Nigeria’s BVN contractor gets biometrics prize

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Germany’s largest biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG and solutions for Africa with the “2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award” for its achievements in 20 African nations including Nigeria, where it closed the Bank Verification (BVN) deal. In Nigeria, DERMALOG currently cooperates with the Central Bank and 23 other banks in a […]

Nigeria refocuses military space strategy at security forum

FG: Buhari, reason Nigeria shifted compulsory ID number deadline to January 2016

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the Issuing Authority for National Identification Number (NIN) says the shift in date for the take-off of the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) was prompted by a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari. [blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”NIMC”]NIMC, the nation’s identity manager said the deadline was moved from September […]

CommTech Minister: FG did not import 490,000 PCs

Buhari to Govt agencies: Harmonise biometric data of Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has told government agencies to harmonise collection and use of biometric data of Nigerians they have collected rather than replicating their efforts. The President said this on Monday in Abuja in what again reflect position of experts and analysts that have underscored the need for harmonised data of biometric information of Nigerians […]

National ID system will ‘better secure Nigeria’