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Watch As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Speaks Yoruba During Visit To Nigeria
Twitter CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey arrived in Nigeria on Thursday evening as part of his listening and learning tour across Africa.
Infinix S5 Review, Specs, Features, Price In Nigeria
Infinix S5 Review, Specs, Features, Price In Nigeria
Infinix Mobility, Makers of Infinix phones, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 launched its latest flagship phones, Infinix S5 and Infinix S5 Lite in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lagos Gridlock: Google Announces Traffic Tab In Maps
Lagos Gridlock: Google Announces Traffic Tab In Maps
Google has launched a new Traffic tab on Google Maps in Lagos to help users manage their movement in Nigeria's commercial capital notorious for traffic gridlocks.
Bitcoin Drops To More Than Three-month Low, Briefly Trades Below $8,000
China Leaves Bitcoin Mining Out Of List Of Restricted Activities
China, one of the biggest manufacturers of bitcoin mining gear, has decided against eliminating the mining of the cryptocurrency, the state planner has indicated.
Mobile Data Prices: What Minister Asked NCC To Do Amid Complaints 'Every Day'
Costly Mobile Data: What Minister Asked NCC To Do As Concerns Grow
Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has vowed to ensure that prices of mobile data services go down in the country.
Facebook Rebrands, Unveils New Logo
Facebook Rebrands, Unveils New Logo
Facebook has unveiled a new logo and changed its name to ‘FACEBOOK’ in what is seen in some quarters as a desperate attempt to rebrand itself.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite To Pack 4,370 mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite To Pack 4,370 mAh Battery
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 series in March and promised to further expand the lineup with the launch of S10 Lite.
Twitter To Ban Political Advertisements
Twitter To Ban Political Advertisements
Twitter will ban political advertising on its platform next month, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday, a move that won praise from Democrats and scorn from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
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Social Media Giant Twitter Bans Political Adverts
Social media platform Twitter has said it would ban political adverts worldwide on its platform following growing concerns over misinformation from politicians. 
Cambridge Analytica: Facebook Agrees To Pay UK Fine Over Scandal
Facebook has agreed to pay a 500,000 pound ($644,000) fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Britain’s information rights regulator said on Wednesday.
First Egyptian Smartphone Maker To Export To Germany Next Month
First Egyptian Smartphone Maker To Export To Germany Next Month
Egypt’s first smartphone maker, SICO, said it would begin exporting its devices to Germany in November as part of its expansion plan to sell its products in Europe and Africa, its chairman told Reuters.
Google Makes Foray Into Fitness Industry, To Acquire Fitbit
Google Makes Foray Into Fitness Industry, To Acquire Fitbit
Google owner Alphabet Inc has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc, as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said.
China Mobile To Set Up $4 billion 5G Industry Fund
NCC Says 5G Will Be Trialed For Three Months Before Approval In Nigeria
The fifth-generation network technology, 5G will be trialed for three months in the country before actual approval and rollout, the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) said on Monday.
Bitcoin Drops To More Than Three-month Low, Briefly Trades Below $8,000
Bitcoin Holds Ground After China Declare Support For Blockchain
Following China President Xi Jinping's charge for the world’s second biggest economy to accelerate the development of blockchain technology, bitcoin held ground on Monday near a one-month high scaled over the weekend.
U.S. Expands Antitrust Probe Of Facebook
An antitrust investigation into Facebook ramped up on Tuesday with the announcement that 46 state attorneys general from across the U.S. have joined the New York-led probe.
Cambridge Analytica: Facebook Agrees To Pay UK Fine Over Scandal
Facebook Takes Action On Fake News Ahead Of 2020 US Election
Facebook announced new steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression on Monday ahead of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Uber Launches Boat Service In Lagos
Uber Launches Boat Service In Lagos
Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity’s notoriously congested roads.
Bill To Impose Tax On GSM, Cable TV Subscribers Scales First Reading At Senate
Adeleke Confirmed By Senate As NCC Executive Commissioner
The nomination of Adeleke Adewolu, as an Executive Commissioner on the governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) was has been confirmed by the Senate.
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GITEX: Truecaller Compelled To Protect 7 Million Nigerian Users
The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data...
China Mobile To Set Up $4 billion 5G Industry Fund
Communication Minister Declares Nigeria Ready For 5G
Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, said Nigeria was ready to deploy 5G network across the country to ease network flow in line with global requirements of communications.
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