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US VP Kamala Harris to lead effort to close digital divide

by on April 30, 2021 0
The United States Vice President Kamala Harris is in charge of President Joe Biden’s initiative to close the digital divide, he has stated. Biden had expressed his plans to make broadband and internet access more affordable for low-income Americans. In his first address in a joint session of Congress, Biden said that the vice... Read More

Facebook plans for ‘social audio’ tools

by on April 19, 2021 0
Facebook plans to launch a series of new “social audio” products in the next few months, taking on buzzy audio-chat apps such as Clubhouse that have become more popular during the pandemic. “We think that audio is of course also going to be a first-class medium and there are all these different products to be built across... Read More

WhatsApp adds voice and video calling to desktop app

by on March 4, 2021 0
WhatsApp is rolling out support for voice and video calling to its desktop app, the Facebook-owned messaging service said Thursday, providing relief to countless people sitting in front of computers who have had to reach for their phone every time their WhatsApp rang. For now, WhatsApp said its nearly five-year-old desktop app for Mac and Windows... Read More

Nigerians blast NCC, Minister over SIM Card registration directive

by on December 16, 2020 0
By GFDNews correspondents The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami are under fire from Nigerians over the directive that mobile phone users should update their SIM Card with the valid National Identification Number (NIN) before the end of 2020 after which their SIM would be... Read More

Nigeria mulls deployment of tech in exploitation of solid minerals

by on December 8, 2020 0
Nigeria on Tuesday said it plans to deploy science and technology in the exploitation of solid minerals in order to accelerate the country’s economic diversification. Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed this when he received the House of Representatives Committee on Solid Minerals Development in Abuja. Onu said the deployment of relevant... Read More

Nigeria is committed to fight cybercrime, kidnapping ~NCC

by on October 12, 2020 0
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said seven people have been convicted for illegal SIMcard registration in a bid to curb the use of such cards to perpetrate cybercrime, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the country. In a statement, the telecoms industry regulator said through concerted enforcement efforts with the Nigeria Security and Civil... Read More

Nigerian banking future hinges on tech disruptions, says Ecobank chief

by on September 19, 2020 0
The future of Nigerian banking would continue to be shaped by innovations and technology disruptions, while only financial institutions that are amenable to such transformation will remain relevant in the sector, chief executive of Ecobank Nigeria Patrick Akinwuntan has said. Akinwuntan, who spoke at the just concluded 13th annual banking conference in Abuja stated... Read More