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The claim by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, that Nigeria recorded 12.99 million cyberattacks in four days during the presidential election, has been challenged by a cybersecurity expert, as the claim continues to generate reactions, especially within the cybersecurity ecosystem. Pantami had last week in a statement signed by his...

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Orange ended its exploration of Nigeria as a potential addition to its African footprint, as Middle East and Africa CEO Jerome Henique (pictured), bemoaned a lack of market conditions for the operator to enter.  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed in July last year, Orange sent a team to explore a possible entry into Nigeria, which according...

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In Nigeria, telecommunications is one of the sectors that consume the most electrical energy. As climate change accelerates, the telecoms regulator wants to introduce renewable energy sources to reduce the impact on the environment.  The Nigerian communications commission (NCC) has called on mobile network operators to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The initiative should not...

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After nearly five years in the making, Nigeria has unveiled a $618 million investment programme, to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital, technology and creative industries targeted at job creation. Nigeria vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the launch of the Investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises (I-DICE) programme, revealed the project...

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MTN Nigeria must strengthen itself to better meet the demand for broadband connectivity and face up to the competition. To achieve this, the company seeks to diversify its financing options. The telecommunications company MTN Nigeria has announced that it has raised 125 billion naira (271.4 million USD) through the issuance of its cash certificates. The company intends...

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Nigeria today will unveil the Investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises (i-DICE) program aimed at up-scaling entrepreneurship and innovation in digital technologies and creative industries. The program seeks to promote entrepreneurship in support of government’s job creation efforts. i-DICE is expected to create 849,970 new jobs (77,270 direct and 772,700 indirect),and add 77,110 new entrepreneurs to...

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Nigeria-founded fintech Flutterwave has denied losing $6.3 million in its home country through a hack, but says it identified an ‘unusual trend of transactions’ in some users’ accounts. This follows reports that last month hackers allegedly breached Flutterwave accounts in Nigeria, costing the company millions of dollars. Techpoint Africa reported on Sunday that police are...